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Mike Byrne, Jersey FSA

Jersey sees uptick in number of fund managers choosing the island’s private placement regime

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 18:11

A growing number of Jersey-registered fund managers are opting to future-proof their strategies and market into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to the latest figures from Jersey’s regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). »

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PAAMCO expands solutions platform with PAAMCO Alternative Beta

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 18:06

Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) has launched PAAMCO Alternative Beta, the latest tool in the firm’s suite of institutional liquid alpha solutions.  »

Michael Sanders, LRI Invest

LRI Group launches VolatilityIncome fund with QC Partners

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 17:59

LRI Group, an independent investment services company, has partnered with QC Partners to launch its VolatilityIncome fund. »

Michael Sanders, LRI Invest

LRI Group launches Equity Long/Short Market Neutral UCITS Fund for M17 Capital Management

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 10:12

LRI Group, an independent investment services company, has partnered with M17 Capital Management, a Swiss based investment company, to launch its European Market Neutral UCITS Fund. »

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RMB Asset Management launches new global strategy

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 09:20

RMB Asset Management, in partnership with Mendon Capital, has launched a new global long/short financial strategy. »

Brian Sullivan, GCM Grosvenor

GCM Grosvenor closes Secondary Opportunities Fund II at USD700m

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 09:53

GCM Grosvenor has completed the final close of its Secondary Opportunities Fund II (GSF II) with USD700 million in committed capital. GSF II, which held its first close in May of 2017, reached its hard cap. »

Michael DePalma, PhaseCapital

PhaseCapital launches first mutual fund

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 09:26

PhaseCapital, the new York-based quantitative investment firm backed by Jim Pallotta, has launched its first mutual fund offering, PhaseCapital Dynamic Multi-Asset Growth Fund (PHDIX). »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

How hedge funds can reduce tail risk during a market sell-off

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 18:11

By Don Steinbrugge (pictured), Agecroft Partners – On Friday the Dow Jones Industrial average fell 665 points causing many investors to wonder if the nine-year bull market has come to an end. History has proven that most investors are terrible at predicting the direction of the market. To do so successfully requires two correct decisions: when to get out and when to get back in. Investors’ emotions often drive their investment decisions. As a result, they typically buy near market peaks and exit near market bottoms. »

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Credere Capital launches Trium Credere Fund

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 09:47

Credere Capital, a London-based alternatives asset manager, has launched the Trium Credere Fund, managed by hedge fund specialist, Oliver Dobbs. The fund adopts a traditional arbitrage and relative value strategy, trading in hybrid securities and derivatives markets globally. »

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VIA AM launches two Smart Income equity funds in partnership with Société Générale

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 17:53

VIA AM has partnered with Societe Generale to launch two Smart Income equity funds, which aim to offer exposure to companies benefitting from high dividend payouts and solid fundamentals, while halving the risks associated with equities. »

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