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Marlin Naidoo, Deutsche Bank

Investors have renewed optimism for hedge funds in 2018, says Deutsche Bank survey

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 10:07

Hedge fund investors are optimistic in their outlook for the industry in 2018, expecting hedge funds to receive USD41 billion in net new investor capital for the year versus USD10 billion last year. »

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Linedata launches enhanced Global Hedge platform

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 09:22

Linedata has launched a new version of its Linedata Global Hedge platform, designed to meet asset managers’ evolving challenges by improving efficiency, product delivery flexibility, data management and automation across the portfolio management lifecycle. »

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Hedge funds up 2.18 per cent in Jan, says Preqin

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 09:06

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated 2.18 per cent in January. This is the strongest start to a calendar year since 2013 (+3.49 per cent) and the highest return in a single calendar month since July 2016 (+2.24 per cent). »

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LuxHedge reports large inflows and strong January performance for alternative UCITS

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 19:17

In line with the broader hedge fund market, Alternative UCITS funds profited from the rising volatility in fixed income and equity markets towards the end of the month. The LuxHedge Global Alternative UCITS index advanced with +0.93 per cent, the largest monthly gain since October of 2015.  »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index up 2.61 per cent in January

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 18:17

The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, indicates a 2.61 per cent gain in January. All of Barclay’s CTA indices enjoyed a positive return in January. »

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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Japan Exchange Group live with Cinnober’s clearing and risk solutions

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:47

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has successfully launched its new clearing system for exchange traded derivatives, based on Cinnober’s TRADExpress RealTime Clearing, and a CCP Risk solution. »

Yyves Choueifaty, TOBAM

Bitcoin has potential to become standard measure of value, says TOBAM’s CEO

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:39

Cryptocurrencies have been a hot button topic among investors over the last 12 months but amid all the hype, the key question is: Is this a de facto asset class? Or merely an exotic star that will burn brightly only to end in a spectacular supernova? Just look at what has happened to the price of bitcoin in recent days. »

Will Goodhart, CFA UK

Investor confidence in emerging markets down, says CFA

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:32

Investors are less confident that they can find value in emerging market equities than previously, according to the CFA UK latest quarterly Valuations Index, which measures investors’ perceptions of the values of bonds, equities and gold in Q4 2017. »

Rob Walton, Intelliflo

Intelliflo and Brookland Computer Services launch GDPR toolkit and readiness assessment

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 09:39

Intelliflo has collaborated with Brookland Computer Services, a specialist technology solutions and advisory firm with 20 years’ experience working for regulated clients in the financial services and legal markets, to produce a comprehensive GDPR toolkit ahead of the new regulation coming into force on 25 May 2018. »

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