News

Barclays has appointed Steve Rickards as head of offshore funds. He will lead the creation and...

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion to the European Union (EU)...

The Department of International Tax Cooperation has issued a further advisory confirming the extension of...

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2015 measured 4.68%, up from 3.36% in April....

LMAX Exchange, the FCA-regulated MTF for FX, has announced its first full year of profitability, with...

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a new share class hedging solution in Korean won...

The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has announced that it has created a national framework that will...

Managed futures traders lost 1.27% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge....

Societe Generale Prime Services, formerly Newedge, has announced that it now offers CME Group portfolio...

With a relative paucity of attractively priced assets available to long-term investors, European...

Dexion Capital plc has announced the launch of Dexion Liquid Strategies, an alternatives UCITS platform. The...

FRM, Man Group’s $16.7 billion fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business, has announced in its...

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA), the trade body representing the largest sector of the financial...

Centaur has achieved a significant milestone by reaching its five-year anniversary. In this time, Centaur...

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for April 2015 measured 0.34%. Hedge...

Marshall Wace LLP, the alternative asset manager with offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, is to...

The HFSB has added an Administrator Transparency Reporting (ATR) template to its Toolbox. This template is...

Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments (TPAI), the alternative investments arm of Tullett Prebon, one of the...

Lansons becomes the first UK communications consultancy to become a member of the Alternative Investment...

The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended April up +0.41%, driven by strong global equity markets. Global...

According to the Endowment & Foundation (E&F) Group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in London,...

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group plc, is pleased to announce that it...

Man Group has announced its trading statement for the quarter ended 31 March 2015.

Key points...

Aquila Capital, the European alternative asset managers, has announced the launch of the Aquila European...

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking has announced a new organisation and...

Societe Generale Prime Services, a multi-asset brokerage and clearing, has announced that its Futures...

In April, initial gains in several markets reversed as US data weakened versus expectations. In addition to...

Hedge fund firms and other alternative asset managers are playing an increasingly important role in...

WallachBeth Capital, a provider of institutional execution services, has announced the appointment of Ilya...

Unigestion, an institutional asset manager, has surveyed the hedge fund and private asset managers it...

SkyBridge Capital, an alternative investment firm with approximately $13 billion in assets under management...

Visium Asset Management, a multi-strategy alternative investment firm with $6.9 billion in assets under...

Candriam Investors Group, the European multi-specialist asset manager, and part of the New York Life...

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA), which represents the largest segment of the international...

Citi has hired Murray Roos as global head of sales for its equities and prime finance divisions. In this...

The People's Bank of China has announced the granting of a RMB 50 billion RQFII quota to Luxembourg. The...

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published...

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. has reported its financial and operating results for the quarter ended 31...

Belgium and Luxembourg regulators have announced that they require non-EU feeder AIFs to report on their...

Unigestion, an institutional asset manager that focuses on providing its clients with a tailor-made range of...

Features

HAMLIN LOVELL, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
New hedge fund manager launches are at decade lows, and escalating costs of regulation are blamed. However regrettable this may be, if we widen the definition of seeding...
HAMLIN LOVELL
Global macro has attractive opportunities in 2015 following on from 2014. In April 2015 some macro funds had their best ever month, having shorted German bonds on negativ...
2015 KPMG/AIMA/MFA GLOBAL HEDGE FUND SURVEY
The hedge fund industry is in the midst of a transformation. The growth environment is constantly changing and, as a result, managers have become more focused than ever o...
AREF KARIM, CEO AND CIO, AND ERSHAD HAQ, DIRECTOR OF MACRO RESEARCH, QCM
The word ‘robustness’ in systematic investing is used to describe the resilience of a rules-based strategy to market shocks, except that it is subjective and there is no...
EDWARD GRISSELL, PRIME BROKERAGE SALES, AND JOHN DUCKITT, FINANCING RISK, NOMURA INTERNATIONAL
On 15 January 2015, Nomura Prime Finance hosted an AIMA Hedge Fund Manager Training event. The topic for discussion was the potential impacts of Basel III regulations on...
BLU PUTNAM, CHIEF ECONOMIST AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, CME GROUP
Volatility is back! Depressed for years after the financial crisis of 2008 by zero-rate and quantitative easing (QE) policies of major central banks, markets are again re...
IN CONVERSATION WITH ROD SPARKS
The Hedge Fund Journal spoke to Marc E. Elovitz and Michael L. Yaeger of law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP about the growing need for cybersecurity policies for hedge...
DOUGLAS A. RAPPAPORT, PARTNER, AND CHRISTINA PRUSAK CHIANESE, ASSOCIATE, AKIN GUMP
Uncertainty surrounding insider trading liability and the severe consequences associated with a violation present challenges for legal and compliance personnel in evaluat...
IN CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY PAYNE, FOUNDER AND CEO, PEREGRINE
Anthony Payne is a corporate and financial communications consultant with more than 25 years’ experience. Prior to founding Peregrine in 2003, Payne was managing director...
HIGHLIGHTS FROM A BRIEFING HOSTED BY EY
A combined CFAUK and CAIA London event was held on 24 March 2015 to discuss GIPS and alternatives. EY kindly hosted the event. Whilst Chatham House rules will often apply...

Reports

Lyxor Weekly Brief - 15 April 2015
A Cost Comparison of Futures and ETFs
Financial Market Indices: Facilitating Innovation, Monitoring Markets

Video

Video
Q&A: Molly Blincow, Murano
Murano's Molly Blincow discusses growing assets under management for funds under increasingly stringent investor demands, the resurgence of CTA macro managers in early 2015, and matching strategies to investor appetites.