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Wilshire liquid alt index family outperforms investable HF index counterparts in 2014

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:30

The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index finished virtually flat in December, down -0.05%, while the Barclays US Aggregate Index was modestly positive, finishing up 0.09%.  »

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Russell Investments and Integral launch comprehensive execution service for institutional investors

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 06:00

Russell Investments and Integral Development Corp have launched the Russell FX Network (RFX Network), a new end-to-end trading solution for the buy-side community for netting, execution and allocation of foreign exchange transactions.  »

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Kames Capital appoints Peter Ball as director of its institutional business

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 21:00

Kames Capital has appointed Peter Ball as director of institutional business and also as head of business development at its parent Aegon Asset Management. »


AXA Investment Managers appoints Head of Global Regulatory Development

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 20:30

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Stéphane Janin as Head of Global Regulatory Development.   »

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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.  »

Special report
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... »

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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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... »

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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