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Hedge fund assets to surpass USD3bn by year end, says Deutsche Bank survey

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds assets are expected to surpass USD3 trillion by year end 2015, growing a further 7%, according to Deutsche Bank’s 13th annual Alternative Investment Survey. »

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Citi to sell OneMain Financial to Springleaf

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:30

Citigroup is to sell OneMain Financial Holdings to Springleaf Holdings (NYSE: LEAF) for a purchase price of USD4.25 billion in an all-cash transaction. »

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Morningstar obtains FSB licenses to launch SA investment management business

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:00

Morningstar has launched a new investment management business in South Africa – Morningstar Investment Management South Africa – which has been granted Category I and Category II licenses from the Financial Services Board (FSB. »

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Towers Watson appoints Hollis to credit research team

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:30

Towers Watson has appointed industry veteran Kate Hollis to its credit research team. This follows the recent change to the firm’s manager research team, which is now structured in line with investment return drivers. »

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40% of European equity returns since 1970 generated by dividend payments, says AllianzGI study

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:00

Dividends have been a key driver of investment performance when real interest rates are low, a study of data from the last forty five years shows. »

Let’s Be Clear: Investor survey shows transparency improving in alternative investments—still work to be done

Let’s Be Clear: Investor survey shows transparency improving in alternative investments—still work to be done

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:08

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. »

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RS Investments launches two new long/short alt mutual funds

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00

RS Investments has launched two new long/short alternative mutual funds: the RS Focused Opportunity Fund (RSFOX) and the RS Focused Growth Opportunity Fund (RSFGX). »

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Brown launches trading platform for US corporate bonds

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:00

Automated trading specialist Alistair Brown – co-founder of Lime Brokerage – is turning his attention to  fixed income with the launch of OpenBondX, an electronic “all-to-all” trading platform for US corporate bonds.   »

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Trez Capital holds initial closing of Trez Capital Finance Fund V at USD139m

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:00

Trez Capital has held the initial closing of Trez Capital Finance Fund V LP (TCFF V) with USD139 million of committed capital. »

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FINSAPP partners with Volante Technologies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:00

FINSAPP and Volante have formed a new partnership to build business domain solutions based on interbank, intrabank and bank to corporate financial data message flows. »

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Special report
Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

Special report
Lyxor Asset Management - Why trend-following strategies are back on track

This Hedgeweek Special Report explains not only why managed futures should be reconsidered by investors, but also how a more effective risk allocation strategy can benefit investor portfolios in both correlated and non-correlated markets... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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