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Model risk management provides cause for concern for majority of asset management professionals

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:00

The vast majority of asset management professionals have significant concerns over the use of financial and economic models and believe the financial services industry is not doing enough to manage model risks. »

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Cyber security complacency persists in global investment industry

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 09:00

While the global investment fund industry has woken up to the growing cyber security threat, an alarming degree of complacency still exists among some managers as to the dangers employees can pose.  »

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Quantmetrics joins Lyxor’s AIFM managed account platform

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 06:00

Quantmetrics Capital Management is to join Lyxor Asset Management’s AIFM managed account platform enabling Lyxor to launch its first AIFMD-compliant strategy on the platform. »

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Fifth Street Asset Management closes USD309.5m debut CLO

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 21:00

Fifth Street Asset Management has closed the Fifth Street Senior Loan Fund I (FS SLF I), a USD309.5 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO).  »

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Standard Life AUM up 38%

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 20:30

Standard Life’s assets under management rose 38% to nearly GBP300 billion (USD460 billion) last year as it benefited from rising financial markets and its acquisition of a rival fund manager. »

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GFI Board Supports BGC's USD6.10 per share tender offer

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

BGC Partners and GFI Group have entered into a tender offer support agreement in which GFI's board of directors unanimously agreed to support BGC's tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of GFI common stock at USD6.10 per share in cash. »

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Nasdaq-100 recognised as benchmark for innovation

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX), which celebrated its 30th anniversary on 31 January, 2015, has emerged as the de facto benchmark for broad-based innovation, representing the "new global economy," according to a recent Nasdaq study titled The Nasdaq-100 Turns 30: Tracking Innovation in Large Cap Growth. »

Preqin Global Infrastructure Report 2015

Preqin Global Infrastructure fund manager survey results

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 08:59

The newly released 2015 Preqin Global Infrastructure Report features exclusive fund manager survey results, made available this week via a special complimentary report. The report provides insight into the future investment activity of infrastructure fund managers and their views on the current market. »

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Confluence appoints UK-based COO

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 06:00

Confluence, a specialist in data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, has promoted Salvatore Pent to Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the firm’s global operations. »

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EFAMA 2014 report highlights record year for European investment fund industry  

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 21:00

The European investment fund industry enjoyed a reciord year in 2014, according to a new report published by European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) »

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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... »

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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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