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Over half of private debt investors expect to increase allocation in the next 12 months

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 10:26

Investors’ plans for future activity in the private debt space are revealed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Debt, Q1 2015. »

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Ropes & Gray adds two mutual funds partners

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:00

Ropes & Gray has appointed Paul H Dykstra and Paulita A Pike as partners in the firm’s investment management practice in Chicago. »

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ISS launches Governance Risk Reports

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 06:00

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has launched Governance Risk Reports, a new offering for global asset owners seeking to better monitor governance risk across participating investment managers‘ portfolios. »

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TMF Group expands Structured Financial Services Group

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 20:00

TMF Group has appointed Michael Adams as global Head of Structured Finance.  »

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ERI Scientific Beta adds High Profitability and Low Investment smart factor “quality” indices to range

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 18:00

ERI Scientific Beta has launched two new families of smart "quality-type" factor indices – High Profitability and Low Investment, allowing investors to benefit from well-documented additional risk premia.  »

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Classic Capital joins Buckingham Asset Management

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 17:00

Classic Capital, based in Short Hills, NJ, has merged with Buckingham Asset Management, a Focus Financial partner firm headquartered in St Louis. The merger brings Buckingham additional scale and increases its total locations to eight. »

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B Riley Financial launches Great American Capital Partners

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 16:00

B Riley Financial has formed Great American Capital Partners (GACP) with an anchor investment from Corporate Capital Trust, a business development company advised by CNL Financial Advisors Company and KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC. »

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Speakers added to line up for Guernsey Funds Forum 2015

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 15:45

Representatives from PwC, Coller Capital, Dexion Capital, Baring Vostok, Hermes GPE and Metric Capital have been added to the roster of speakers for the Guernsey Funds Forum 2015. »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

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Welcome to AlphaQ – The Journal & Network for Institutional Investors, Wealth Advisers and Asset Managers

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 monthly compendium of investment ideas, skill and talent across all asset classes. »

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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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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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