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Risk-AI brings hedge fund portfolio analysis to iPad

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 20:00

Investors, consultants and hedge fund managers are now able to conduct sophisticated risk analysis, construct and optimise portfolios and generate reports on hedge funds' performance and risk via a native iOS Risk-AI Fusion app. »

Preqin 2015 Global Alternatives Reports

2015 outlook for alternative assets

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:26

Preqin has been busy preparing its end-of-year investor and fund manager reports across all major alternative asset classes: hedge funds, private equity, private real estate and infrastructure. The following article summarises the key findings from these reports at a broad strokes level.  »

Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report 2015

Hedge Funds – Value Under the Spotlight

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:10

Preqin has launched its 2015 Global Alternatives Reports, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »


Nikko AM hires Naoki Kamiyama as chief strategist

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 17:30

Naoki Kamiyama has been appointed as Chief Strategist of Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management. »

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Neonet and Quod Financial offer integrated trading solution

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:30

Neonet Securities has integrated with Quod Financial to offer mutual customers using Quod Financial’s technology access to trading with Neonet as an agency broker. »


Acadian Asset Management opens new office in Japan

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 13:45

Acadian Asset Management, a specialist in active global and international investing, has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, located at the Marunouchi Trust Tower.  »

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Training The Street hires Bob Wieczorek as head of asset management and capital markets practice

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 12:45

Training The Street (TTS), a corporate training provider for Wall Street firms, has appointed Bob Wieczorek as head of its asset management and capital markets practice. »

Charalambos Psimolophitis, CEO of FxPro

Prime-of-Prime service launched for institutional investors

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:45

FxPro Financial Services Limited (‘FxPro’) has launched a Prime-of-Prime service in a bid to attract institutional investors and enable them to benefit from greater transparency and trading cost efficiencies. With FxPro Prime, hedge funds, in particular start-ups (as well as other asset managers), will be able to trade against the high quality liquidity pool that FxPro has across 11 liquidity providers and avoid having to establish prime brokerage relationships. »

Jack Seibald, Concept Capital Markets

Threat of rising funding costs

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:39

“Our history is that we’ve been very welcoming to start-up hedge funds. Even as the opportunities to service larger managers grow, we’re not just walking away from what has been a significant part of our business,” says Jack Seibald (pictured), managing member at Concept Capital Markets LLC, one of North America’s leading introducing brokers.  »

EJ Liotta, PrimeOne Solutions

Basel III set to create a richer array of prime brokers

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:36

By James Williams – On 4 August 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that Goldman Sachs had commenced culling its hedge fund client roster, offloading managers who simply weren’t generating enough return on equity. Fast forward to 7 December 2014. Reuters reported that Credit Suisse was considering scaling down its prime brokerage business, as Switzerland contemplates imposing a tier one capital ratio of 4 per cent on its banks by 2019, 1 per cent higher than the Basel III ratio. »

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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... »

Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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