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Vanguard bringing lower costs to target retirement fund investors

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

Vanguard is expanding its family of low-cost target-date funds, with plans to introduce a new Institutional Target Retirement Fund lineup.  »

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Alternative asset fund management fees need to improve, say institutional investors

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

Over half of investors in each alternative asset class feel improvements in the alignment of interests between investors and fund managers can be made by focusing on management fees. »

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Hedge fund industry trend forecast for 2015

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 21:45

At the end of 2014, Preqin conducted surveys with hedge fund managers, investors and alternatives investment consultants around the world to ascertain their views on the hedge fund industry over the past year and their outlook for the year ahead. Selina Sy looks at the upcoming trends and developments these industry professionals have identified for hedge funds in 2015. »

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Evenlode adds analyst to investment team

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 18:30

Oxfordshier-based independent fund manager Evenlode has strengthened its investment team with the addition of analyst Chris Elliott. »

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S&P DJI and NZX enter into strategic index agreement

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 18:10

S&P Dow Jones Indices (A&P DJI) and NZX have entered into a strategic agreement to develop, produce and commercialise co-branded investable indices featured on NZX platforms and related data products.  »

How to protect fund information shared on the go

How to protect fund information shared on the go

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 16:38

Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications an »

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Landesbank Baden-Württemberg becomes new clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:30

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) has become a further clearing member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps.  »

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Silverfinch appointed by Franklin Templeton as Solvency II data deadline looms

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:50

Silverfinch, has been appointed by asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments to handle the huge quantity of look-through data requests the firm expects to receive from its insurer clients as a result of Solvency II. »

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Tournant joins Advisors & Partners as managing partner

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:30

Former Amstrong Investment Managers COO and Newedge top executive, Vincent TOURNANT, has joined Advisors & Partners LLP in London as managing partner. »

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Advent expands UCITS offering with Global Absolute Return Strategy

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:00

Advent Capital Management is to launch a new UCITS regulated umbrella fund domiciled in Ireland, which will include the Advent Global Absolute Return Strategy, during the second quarter of 2015.  »

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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... »

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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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