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Absolute Return Partners adds to research team with hire of Railpen’s Alison Lépine

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 21:00

Alternative asset manager and investment adviser, Absolute Return Partners (ARP) has strengthened its research team with the appointment of Alison Major Lépine as investment manager.  »

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BMAM doubles Managed Portfolio Service risk profile offering

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 19:00

Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (BMAM) has launched five new risk-rated, segregated investment portfolios within its Managed Portfolio Service (MPS). »

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Alpha smarter than beta, but smart beta assets still double in two years, says Towers Watson

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 17:00

Towers Watson’s institutional investment clients allocated over USD8bn to smart beta strategies in 2014, bringing the total exposure to around USD40bn (in 550 portfolios), across a range of asset classes.  »

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BNPIP adds to equity capabilities

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 16:30

BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPIP) has appointed four senior global equity managers to build a new institutional Global Equity capability.   »

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Eurex launches new single stock dividend futures contracts

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 16:00

Eurex Exchange has enhanced its dividend derivatives product suite with the launch of 31 new single stock dividend futures in two phases. »


Guernsey moves to allow flexibility of benefits to international pensions

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 15:00

Guernsey’s Treasury and Resources Department has announced that it intends to bring proposals to allow flexibility of benefits to international pensions. »

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Morningstar reports US mutual fund and ETF asset flows for January 2015

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 14:00

With the exception of US equity funds, all active Morningstar category groups had positive flows for the first month of the year, led by municipal-bond and sector-equity funds.  »

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Waverton and Odey partner to manage European fund

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 11:30

Investment Management and Odey Asset Management have partnered to manage the existing Waverton European Fund. »

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IA Clarington makes portfolio manager changes on three funds

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 10:30

IA Clarington Investments is to appoint three portfolio managers to replace the current sub-advisor on the IA Clarington Tactical Income Fund, IA Clarington Tactical Bond Fund and IA Clarington Global Tactical Income Fund. »

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Vertical Capital to launch Vertical Capital Defined Risk Fund

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 09:00

Vertical Capital Markets Group is to launch the Vertical Capital Defined Risk Fund (VCDRX, VDRIX), a fund sub-advised by Lido Advisors, Inc. of Beverly Hills. »

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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... »

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... »

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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