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New Solactive index to capture opportunities as Cuba opens up

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Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:52

Solactive AG has launched the Solactive Cuba Focused Caribbean Index, designed to follow North and South American companies likely to gain from the recent opening up of Cuba to the US. ...Read more

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Weekly Brief: Hedge funds have limited direct exposure to Greece

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds helped protect portfolios in June

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 16:34

Hedge funds suffered a blow in June, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 2 per cent. The industry is nonetheless outperforming traditional asset classes in a context in which the correlation between equities and bonds is positive. In June, the MSCI World was down 2.6 per cent and sovereign benchmarks were down on both sides of the Atlantic (the 10-year Bund price is down 2 per cent; 10-year Treasury price down 1.7 per cent). »

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Record Year for Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:12

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has reported comprehensive income of CAD992 million and net assets of CAD11.1 billion for the year ended May 31, 2015. »

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LIFE New York appoints new chairman

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:00

LIFE, the global diaspora organisation of Lebanese finance executives, has appointed Wissam Kairouz as the new chairman of its New York Committee.  »

Georges Gutman

EI Sturdza Investment Funds launches European Smaller Companies Fund

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:34

EI Sturdza Investment Funds has launched of the EI Sturdza Strategic European Smaller Companies Fund, which will be managed by Bertrand Faure and his team of European equity investment experts. »

Lyxor: A New Era for Hedge Funds?

A new era for hedge funds?

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 13:51

The lack of hedge funds’ excess returns since the financial crisis put the industry under rising pressure. In this 12th edition of the White Paper, we review the causes and identify the key hedge fund performance drivers. We put to test these drivers under three long-term macro-economic scenarios. It is reasonable, in our view, to expect hedge funds to deliver an annual excess returns in the 5-6 per cent range above the Libor 3M, with low volatility.  »

Beverly Chandler

Insch launches actively managed gold strategy

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 10:13

Insch Capital Management SA, the investment adviser to the Insch Insight Limited funds, has launched Kintore – an actively managed gold/currency investment strategy. »

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Investor research: Have your say!

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:40

The current economic climate may be difficult to read but it does present investment opportunities. Identifying these opportunities and the systems to support them is becoming an increasing challenge. »

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Download Intralinks' guidelines on assessing vendor security

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:38

Curious about a vendor’s security? Download Intralink's guidelines on how to get a more in-depth look at privacy and data security controls when considering a cloud SaaS provider. »

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New report looks at how leaders can create an ethical high performance culture in financial services 

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 07:39

As governments around the world place the financial services industry under closer scrutiny than ever before, there is a real need for strong leadership to drive the shift in cultures, behaviours and mindsets needed to restore public confidence.  »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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AlphaQ – April 2015

AlphaQ – April 2015

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:00

The hunt for diverse streams of alpha is intensifying, and skill-based risk-adjusted returns are the Holy Grail for all investment managers. Global Fund Media (GFM) brings you AlphaQ, a bi-monthly compendium of investment ideas, skill and talent across all asset classes, and a network of the best asset management talent... »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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AlphaQ - June 2015

AlphaQ – June 2015

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

AlphaQ, a bi-monthly compendium of investment ideas, skill and talent across all asset classes, and a network of the best asset management talent... »

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SIze of ‘No’ vote adds new dimension to Greek situation

Salman Ahmed, Lombard Odier

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 10:37

Salman Ahmed (pictured), Global Strategist...»

China is clear leader in Asia

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Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:12

Sean Yakota, head of Asia strategy at SEB,...»

Japan earnings forecasts don’t paint the full picture for 2015

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Wed, 17/06/2015 - 13:05

Genzo Kimura, economist at SuMi TRUST,...»

Developments in the reform of China’s state-owned enterprises

Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 12:38

Dr Mark Mobius (pictured), Templeton...»

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