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Hedge fund allocations turn positive in February, says eVestment

Positive performance

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 09:26

After a long string of redemptions, eVestment has reported positive sentiment in the hedge fund industry this month, with hedge funds netting an estimated USD7.9 billion in inflows in February. ...Read more

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Adam Brass, BRI Partners

BRI Partners launches investable hedge fund benchmark indices

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:48

BRI Partners has launched the first in a new range of investable hedge fund indices designed to deliver the beta of hedge fund strategies – the BRI Long/Short Equity Index (BRILSE), calculated by Wilshire Associates. »

Research reveals currency hedging crucial for real estate funds

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 14:50

Non-listed real estate funds that use currency hedging strategies have experienced a reduction in risk of between 25 per cent and 36 per cent compared with unhedged funds, according to new research commissioned by INREV and carried out by academics at Western Sydney University. »

Ashley Schulten, BlackRock

BlackRock launches Green Bond Index Fund

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 08:57

BlackRock has launched a Green Bond Index Fund in response to growing demand from investors for this part of the fixed income market. »

Jean Baptiste Berthon, Lyxor

Hedge funds down slightly in second week of March, says Lyxor

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 08:53

The Lyxor Hedge Fund index was marginally down this week with weaker oil and dollar contributing to the underperformance of macro funds, according to Lyxor’s latest Hedge Fund Weekly Brief. »

Alap Shah. Sentieo

Consumer-grade apps don’t work for equity analysts

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 09:13

By Alap Shah, Co-Founder and CEO of Sentieo – Investment analysts, by and large, are a pretty smart group. If they can find a better way to do their job, they will. So it’s no surprise that an industry that relies so heavily on information has adopted a number of consumer-grade apps to enhance their workflow. And while better than nothing, this practice can create more problems than it tries to solve. »

Steve Nadel, Seward & Kissel

Sharp rise in hedge funds using non-equity strategies

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:43

A rising number of newly launched hedge funds are employing non-equity-based investment strategies, according to The Seward & Kissel 2016 New Hedge Fund Study. »

CyLon launches eight cyber security firms in fifth cohort

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 14:24

Cyber London (CyLon), the dedicated cyber security accelerator, has announced the eight security start-ups participating in its fifth programme. CyLon has already accelerated 31 companies since its launch in April 2015. »

Demand for bitcoin ETF high says Global Advisors

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 13:52

Jersey-based bitcoin fund manager Global Advisors has announced that ETF industry veteran, Laurent Kssis (pictured), will be interim managing director of their subsidiary, XBT Provider AB, the is »

Team leaves Deloitte to help lead innovation in business banking

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:47

Aspiring challenger bank, Beyond Funding, a new start-up based in Manchester’s business district Spinningfields, has just appointed two directors from Deloitte. »

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