AlphaQ - Daily News http://www.alphaq.world/ en Hedge fund allocations turn positive in February, says eVestment http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/24/249950/hedge-fund-allocations-turn-positive-february-says-evestment <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/24/249950/hedge-fund-allocations-turn-positive-february-says-evestment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:26:32 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249950 at http://www.alphaq.world BRI Partners launches investable hedge fund benchmark indices http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/22/249876/bri-partners-launches-investable-hedge-fund-benchmark-indices <p><em><strong>BRI Partners has launched the first in a new range of investable hedge fund indices designed to deliver the beta of hedge fund strategies &ndash; the BRI Long/Short Equity Index (BRILSE), calculated by Wilshire Associates.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/22/249876/bri-partners-launches-investable-hedge-fund-benchmark-indices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:48:17 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249876 at http://www.alphaq.world Research reveals currency hedging crucial for real estate funds http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/21/249831/research-reveals-currency-hedging-crucial-real-estate-funds <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/21/249831/research-reveals-currency-hedging-crucial-real-estate-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate Surveys & research Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:50:46 +0000 beverlychandler 249831 at http://www.alphaq.world BlackRock launches Green Bond Index Fund http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/21/249782/blackrock-launches-green-bond-index-fund <p><em><strong>BlackRock has launched a Green Bond Index Fund in response to growing demand from investors for this part of the fixed income market.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/21/249782/blackrock-launches-green-bond-index-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:57:23 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249782 at http://www.alphaq.world Hedge funds down slightly in second week of March, says Lyxor http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/21/249781/hedge-funds-down-slightly-second-week-march-says-lyxor <p><em><strong>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&rsquo;s latest Hedge Fund Weekly Brief.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/21/249781/hedge-funds-down-slightly-second-week-march-says-lyxor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:53:35 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249781 at http://www.alphaq.world Consumer-grade apps don’t work for equity analysts http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/15/249636/consumer-grade-apps-don%E2%80%99t-work-equity-analysts <p><em>By Alap Shah, Co-Founder and CEO of <a href="https://sentieo.com/?utm_medium=Content&amp;utm_source=HedgeWeekly&amp;utm_campaign=HedgeWeekly" target="_blank">Sentieo</a>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<strong>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&rsquo;s no surprise that an industry that relies so heavily on information has adopted a number of consumer-grade apps to enhance their workflow.&nbsp;And while better than nothing, this practice can create more problems than it tries to solve.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/15/249636/consumer-grade-apps-don%E2%80%99t-work-equity-analysts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:13:00 +0000 mkitchen 249636 at http://www.alphaq.world Sharp rise in hedge funds using non-equity strategies http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/16/249659/sharp-rise-hedge-funds-using-non-equity-strategies <p><em><strong>A rising number of newly launched hedge funds are employing non-equity-based investment strategies, according to&nbsp;The Seward &amp; Kissel 2016 New Hedge Fund Study.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/16/249659/sharp-rise-hedge-funds-using-non-equity-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:43:33 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249659 at http://www.alphaq.world CyLon launches eight cyber security firms in fifth cohort http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/14/249610/cylon-launches-eight-cyber-security-firms-fifth-cohort <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/14/249610/cylon-launches-eight-cyber-security-firms-fifth-cohort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Launches & Fundraising Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:24:46 +0000 beverlychandler 249610 at http://www.alphaq.world Demand for bitcoin ETF high says Global Advisors http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/14/249606/demand-bitcoin-etf-high-says-global-advisors <p>Jersey-based bitcoin fund manager Global Advisors has announced that ETF industry veteran, Laurent Kssis&nbsp;(pictured), will be interim managing director of their subsidiary, XBT Provider AB, the is</p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/14/249606/demand-bitcoin-etf-high-says-global-advisors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bitcoin ETFs Crypto currency Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:52:26 +0000 beverlychandler 249606 at http://www.alphaq.world Team leaves Deloitte to help lead innovation in business banking http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/13/249539/team-leaves-deloitte-help-lead-innovation-business-banking <p><em><strong>Aspiring challenger bank, Beyond Funding, a new start-up based in Manchester&rsquo;s business district Spinningfields, has just appointed two directors from Deloitte.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/13/249539/team-leaves-deloitte-help-lead-innovation-business-banking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:47:21 +0000 beverlychandler 249539 at http://www.alphaq.world Optima chief defends hedge funds of funds http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/08/249403/optima-chief-defends-hedge-funds-funds <p><em><strong>Dixon Boardman, CEO and Founder of Optima Fund Management with USD3 billion under management comments on the famous Warren Buffett bet with Prot&eacute;g&eacute; Partners.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/08/249403/optima-chief-defends-hedge-funds-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds of Hedge Funds Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:19:07 +0000 beverlychandler 249403 at http://www.alphaq.world Systematic fund Garraway to build assets http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/07/249364/systematic-fund-garraway-build-assets <p><em><strong>London-based Garraway Capital Management has announced that it is to build on its strong 2016 performance with a programme designed to build its assets. Its Irish UCITS fund, Garraway Financial Trends, was launched in 2012, becoming a &lsquo;pure&rsquo; UCITS strategy in February 2014. </strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/07/249364/systematic-fund-garraway-build-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dublin Fund Services European Distribution for Hedge Funds Investing in Hedge Funds UCITs Single Manager Hedge Funds Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:28:19 +0000 beverlychandler 249364 at http://www.alphaq.world CTA performance in the positive for February http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/07/249321/cta-performance-positive-february <p><em><strong>According to the data from Societe Generale Prime Services February was a strong month for managed futures strategies, with all three CTA indices (the CTA index, the CTA mutual fund index and the Trend index) producing performance in excess of 2 per cent.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/07/249321/cta-performance-positive-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market data Prime Services For Hedge Funds Single Manager Hedge Funds Results and performance Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:18:56 +0000 beverlychandler 249321 at http://www.alphaq.world Profits down but assets up at Man Group http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/01/249140/profits-down-assets-man-group <p><em><strong>Man Group&rsquo;s results for the financial year ended 31 December 2016 show funds under management went up 3 per cent over the year to USD80.9 billion, from USD78.7 billion at 31 December 2015.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/01/249140/profits-down-assets-man-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:15:50 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249140 at http://www.alphaq.world Survey finds recent financial regulation has had little impact http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/27/249075/survey-finds-recent-financial-regulation-has-had-little-impact <p><em><strong>Financial regulation has done little or nothing to improve stability in the financial services market, according to senior financial services professionals polled by valuation and corporate finance advisor, Duff &amp; Phelps.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/27/249075/survey-finds-recent-financial-regulation-has-had-little-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Surveys & research Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:21:33 +0000 beverlychandler 249075 at http://www.alphaq.world Investors moving to alternatives says Lyxor http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/27/249067/investors-moving-alternatives-says-lyxor <p><em><strong>Lyxor reports that risk assets have continued to edge higher over the recent weeks, with the MSCI World reaching new highs last week. Yet, equities in developed markets have been essentially fuelled by the US market, the firm says.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/27/249067/investors-moving-alternatives-says-lyxor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investing in Hedge Funds Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:11:20 +0000 beverlychandler 249067 at http://www.alphaq.world Insch launches gold income product http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/27/249066/insch-launches-gold-income-product <p><em><strong>Insch Capital Management has launched the Gold Income Actively Managed Certificates (AMC) powered by Insch&rsquo;s award-winning Kintore (Bidirectional Gold) strategy.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/27/249066/insch-launches-gold-income-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commodities & Resources Launches & Fundraising Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:06:31 +0000 beverlychandler 249066 at http://www.alphaq.world Emerging market hedge funds reach record capital levels http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/23/248986/emerging-market-hedge-funds-reach-record-capital-levels <p><em><strong>HFR reports that total capital invested in Emerging Markets (EM) hedge funds climbed to a record level to begin 2017, as energy commodities and the US dollar posted strong gains. Assets dedicated to EM funds increased to USD200.7 billion (1.38 trillion RMB, 622 billion Brazilian Real, 13.4 trillion Indian Rupee, 11.6 trillion Russian Rouble, 753 billion Saudi Real) to end 4Q16.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/23/248986/emerging-market-hedge-funds-reach-record-capital-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Single Manager Hedge Funds Results and performance Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:05:46 +0000 beverlychandler 248986 at http://www.alphaq.world Oxford Capital calls for simplification of EIS rules http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/23/248964/oxford-capital-calls-simplification-eis-rules <p><em><strong>More money will be invested in small businesses, creating jobs and growth if The Chancellor makes it easier for people to invest through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in The Budget, says Oxford Capital.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/23/248964/oxford-capital-calls-simplification-eis-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wealth EIS Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:26:15 +0000 beverlychandler 248964 at http://www.alphaq.world Eurekahedge reveals hedge funds up in January http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/21/248897/eurekahedge-reveals-hedge-funds-january <p><em><strong>January data from Eurekahedge reveals that hedge funds started the year up 0.87 per cent in January with managers reporting performance-based gains of USD1.3 billion.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/02/21/248897/eurekahedge-reveals-hedge-funds-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market data Single Manager Hedge Funds Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:15:02 +0000 beverlychandler 248897 at http://www.alphaq.world