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New JPMorgan Chase Institute Research explores hedge fund trading during Swiss franc floor period

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 10:23

On the fourth anniversary of the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) removal of the Swiss Franc (CHF) floor, the JPMorgan Chase Institute has released a new study exploring the trading behaviour of hedge funds during the SNB’s Minimum Exchange Rate policy period.   »

Rohtas Handa, MPI

Rising concerns over slowing economic growth in 2019 could drive changes in hedge fund investing, says new survey

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 09:20

Hedge fund investors are growing more concerned over slower economic growth in the year ahead, which could be prompting a noted shift toward global macro managed futures strategies, according to the results of a survey published today by BarclayHedge, now a division of Backstop Solutions, and Markov Processes International (MPI). »

Hedge funds end 2018 with near historic performance woes, says eVestment

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 10:26

The global hedge fund industry ended a volatile 2018 in the red, with aggregate performance for December at -2.15 per cent and for the year at -4.86 per cent, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data. »

Tanguy van de Werve, EFAMA

EFAMA and AMIC publish joint report on liquidity stress tests in investment funds

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 19:50

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and the International Capital Market Association’s Asset Management and Investors Council (ICMA’s AMIC) have published a joint report on Liquidity Stress Testing (LST) in investment funds. »

Edwin Conway, BlackRock

Global institutional investors shifting risks from public to private markets, says BlackRock survey

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 10:53

Amid rising concerns about a downturn in the economic cycle, institutional investors are looking to mitigate risks by increasing allocations to private markets, according to BlackRock’s annual survey of global institutions. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Globe Op

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 4.86 per cent for December

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 10:25

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2018 measured 4.86 per cent, up from 3.96 per cent in November. »

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Hedge fund redemptions slide to USD20.7bn in October as markets sink worldwide

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 10:32

Hedge fund redemptions slowed in October after spiking to a five-year high the month before, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, published by BarclayHedge. »

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Demand for RegTech solutions to intensify as regulatory burden looms larger

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 08:42

An overwhelming majority (85 per cent) of financial services professionals predict that demand for RegTech solutions will continue to grow until at least 2020 as the wave of new regulation a decade after the financial crisis shows no sign of abating.  »

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L/S Equity and CTAs underperform month-to-date

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 10:53

Hedge funds continued to decline in December, largely driven by L/S Equity (and to some extent CTAs), according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

Hugues Gillibert, Fitz Partners

Quant funds are 27 per cent cheaper to manage, says Fitz Partners

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 10:26

Fitz Partners Fund Charges databases will now include new criteria intended to allow an even more precise fee benchmarking of funds falling in between active and passive management. »

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