News

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has announced that assets under management of...

BAWAG P.S.K. and Amundi have announced the signature of a definitive agreement to enter into a long-term...

Managed futures gained 2.14% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. After...

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2014 measured 3.12%, down from 3.25% in...

Hedge funds lost 1.18% in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. At...

Total hedge fund capital increased to a record level in the third quarter as financial market volatility...

Franklin Templeton Investments has announced that international investors can access its first multi-manager...

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF), a leading nonprofit organization for investors and professionals in the...

Man Group has released its Interim Management Statement for the quarter ended 30 September 2014. A selection...

Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets in September with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index returning a...

Peter Hugh Smith is to join Capita Asset Services as managing director of Capita Financial Managers Limited...

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2014 measured 0.24%....

GSX Limited (GSX), Gibraltar’s first ever regulated stock exchange, has announced that it has now been...

Tzur Management and the Gilboa Fund of Funds have announced the publication of the Tzur Gilboa Israeli Hedge...

Finisterre Capital, the absolute return emerging market specialist, has added Christopher Buck to their team...

Global macro performance leads the way in September as other strategies and broader risk assets sell off...

The Alan Howard Foundation/JW3 Speaker Series features conversations, talks and entertainment delivered by...

NewSmith have announced that Charles Hopkinson-Woolley is joining them as Head of Alternatives and Product,...

Max Nardulli has joined Dexion Capital plc, the alternatives investment bank, as Head of International Sales...

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), the global nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, has...

The field of finance is changing rapidly, largely in response to regulations designed to protect market...

GBST Holdings Limited, a provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the...

Deloitte has strengthened its hedge fund practice with two key appointments for the UK and EMEA regions....

Old Mutual Global Investors have announced that Ashton Bradbury has decided to retire from the company, as...

International law firm Akin Gump has announced that the London and Frankfurt offices of Bingham McCutchen,...

Despite perceived political uncertainty and rising inflation, the valuation case for emerging markets is...

Cattegatt Secondaries, the London-based broker for private equity and illiquid hedge funds interests,...

International law firm Akin Gump has announced that four partners in the corporate, restructuring and funds...

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg has been mandated by Auriga Global Investors S.V....

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

The French Ministry of Finance has announced that Carmignac and BNP Paribas IP are the only two companies in...

Omni Partners LLP, the alternatives specialist set up by trading veteran Steve Clark in 2004, is preparing...

UBS, in partnership with Campden Wealth Research, has launched a report on family offices in Europe, North...

Below is a summary of the weekly performance of the UCITS Alternative Index series as of 17 September 2014...

Old Mutual Global Investors has announced that Joshua Crabb will join the business on 1 October 2014 as Head...

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for August 2014 measured 1.10%. Hedge...

Amundi has recruited a new Head of International High Yield Bond Management, Kenneth Monaghan, who joins...

Hedge funds rebounded strongly in August with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.36% while the MSCI World...

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been mandated by Worldline, a subsidiary of the Atos group,...

Maples Fund Services has opened an office in Boston, solidifying its North American presence. The Boston...

Features

HAMLIN LOVELL, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
That the largest US pension plan, CalPERS, will finally divest its remaining, relatively small, 1.3% hedge fund allocation, does not indicate a broader trend of pension f...
TILLMANN SACHS, HUI YU CHEN, ROBERT L.K. TIONG
During the summer of 2014, we conducted a survey to establish “The Common Denominators in the CTA and Managed Futures Industry”. The survey was sent to over 3,500 financi...
THE OPALESQUE UK ROUNDTABLE
The academic literature of the last 30 years is filled with papers and research that support the existence of certain premia in various asset classes. Risk premia product...
DAVID HEFFRON, ADDLESHAW GODDARD
The practice of requiring senior management to attest to their firm’s compliance with regulatory requirements is becoming increasingly common and causing significant conc...
EUREKAHEDGE
UCITS, as defined by the EU, refers to the term ‘Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities’. They arose out of calls for an increase in the regula...
PETER ASTLEFORD, PARTNER, AND MIKHAELLE SCHIAPPACASSE, ASSOCIATE, DECHERT LLP
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive” or “AIFMD”) states in Recital 94 that its objective is:...to ensure a high level of inves...
LIAM O’BRIEN and C. MARK LASKAY, MCCORMICK & O’BRIEN LLP, with LAUREN PARRA and JOHN S. KEATING
For many years the legal and regulatory environment applicable to the private investment fund industry (which includes hedge funds, private equity funds and similar vehic...
JONATHAN MASTER, ANDREW HENDERSON and STEFANIE SAHLA-JONES, EVERSHEDS
The Level 2 process for MiFID 2 and MiFIR (together MiFID II), which are expected to come into force by the beginning of 2017, is underway. Like MiFID, MiFID II sets out...
PAUL DUPREY
Foreign exchange pricing is a particularly topical subject at the moment, given the recent press coverage of benchmark fixings and the potential issues around using them...
BRIAN T. DALY, MARC E. ELOVITZ, BRAD L. CASWELL and JACOB PREISEROWICZ, SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL
On 9 September 2014, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) staff granted broad relief intended to remove an obstacle to the ability of market participants...

Reports

Short Term CTAs to the Rescue
Ride the M&A Wave With Merger Arbitrage
Hedge Funds In Strategic Asset Allocation

Video

Video
A.R.C Directors Ltd
Founder and Managing Director, Alan Tooker, and Raymond O'Neill, Director, talk to The Hedge Fund Journal's contributing editor Hamlin Lovell.