AlphaQ - Daily News http://www.alphaq.world/ en Annual private equity research from MJ Hudson shows increased fund governance http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/27/251103/annual-private-equity-research-mj-hudson-shows-increased-fund-governance <p><em><strong>MJ Hudson&rsquo;s annual Private Equity Fund Terms Research for 2017 finds that there has been improved GP/LP alignment through stronger fund governance in the private equity world. </strong></em></p><p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/27/251103/annual-private-equity-research-mj-hudson-shows-increased-fund-governance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> White papers Private Equity Surveys & research Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:45:03 +0000 beverlychandler 251103 at http://www.alphaq.world Aussie investors want ethical ETF investments http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/26/251064/aussie-investors-want-ethical-etf-investments <p><em><strong>BetaShares Managing Director Alex Vynokur (pictured) and Dr John Hewson, Chairman of Asset Owners Disclosure Project, have taken part in a media briefing, discussing the increased recognition from investors that there is a financial risk involved in climate change and why ethical investments are an attractive solution.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/26/251064/aussie-investors-want-ethical-etf-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commodities & Resources ETFs Ethical and Sustainable Investing Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:23:39 +0000 beverlychandler 251064 at http://www.alphaq.world The top eight questions energy investors are asking right now http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/25/250986/top-eight-questions-energy-investors-are-asking-right-now <p><em><span style="color:#1F497D"><strong>Managing Director and Portfolio manager, Brian Kessens (pictured), of</strong>&nbsp;</span><strong>Tortoise Advisors writes on current issues in the energy sect</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/25/250986/top-eight-questions-energy-investors-are-asking-right-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commodities & Resources Oil Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:03:36 +0000 beverlychandler 250986 at http://www.alphaq.world Cushman & Wakefield forecast global real estate volumes to hit USD1.39tn http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/21/250880/cushman-wakefield-forecast-global-real-estate-volumes-hit-usd139tn <p><em><strong>Real estate services firm Cushman &amp; Wakefield has published The Atlas Summary for 2017, revealing that global real estate investment volumes are expected to hit USD 1.39 trillion in 2017.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/21/250880/cushman-wakefield-forecast-global-real-estate-volumes-hit-usd139tn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market data Real Assets Real Estate Surveys & research Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:28:04 +0000 beverlychandler 250880 at http://www.alphaq.world IFC and Amundi create largest emerging market green bond fund http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/21/250877/ifc-and-amundi-create-largest-emerging-market-green-bond-fund <p>IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi have created the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets&mdash;a USD2 billion initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and e</p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/21/250877/ifc-and-amundi-create-largest-emerging-market-green-bond-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commodities & Resources Funds Launches & Fundraising Ethical and Sustainable Investing Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:18:05 +0000 beverlychandler 250877 at http://www.alphaq.world AlphaQ April 2017 http://www.alphaq.world/special/alphaq-april-2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-specials-description"> <div class="field-label">description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AlphaQ can be read online or in its PDF form for the full magazine experience. This month’s cover story looks at the digital currencies bitcoin and Ethereum. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AlphaQ April 2017 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-articles"> <div class="field-label">Articles:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250745/alphaq-april-2017">AlphaQ April 2017</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250746/long-and-short-it">The long and the short of it</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250747/banking-regulatory-change-reaps-opportunities-specialist-fund">Banking regulatory change reaps opportunities for specialist fund</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250748/legalising-weed-raises-shorting-potential">Legalising weed raises shorting potential</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250749/bitcoin-and-ethereum-challenge-capital-markets">Bitcoin and Ethereum challenge the capital markets</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250750/alternative-secondary-volume-set-rise">Alternative secondary volume set to rise</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250751/cest-bonn-appeal-german-real-estate">C&#039;est Bonn: The appeal of German real estate</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250752/relative-value-opportunities-credit-markets">Relative value opportunities in credit markets</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250753/defending-against-ransomware-attack">Defending against a ransomware attack</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250754/smart-cube-think-outsourced-data-scientist">The Smart Cube: Think outsourced data scientist</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/04/18/250755/loneliness-whale-hunter">The loneliness of the whale hunter</a> </div> </div> </div> AlphaQ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:18:37 +0000 mkitchen 250744 at http://www.alphaq.world S-Network launches ESG based IndexAmericas http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/18/250719/s-network-launches-esg-based-indexamericas <p><em><strong>In their latest collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), S-Network Global Indexes, a firm that supports socially responsible investment publishing best-practice benchmark indexes in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, has created the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index (IndexAmericas).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/18/250719/s-network-launches-esg-based-indexamericas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ETFs North America South America Launches & Fundraising Indexes Markets Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:08:17 +0000 beverlychandler 250719 at http://www.alphaq.world SEI's Codify takes on three new participants http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/11/250589/sei-codify-takes-three-new-participants <p>SEI has welcomed three new participants to Codify, the company&rsquo;s new Regulation Technology (RegTech) incubator. Codify is the first London-based incubator designed solely for financial regulation technology developers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/11/250589/sei-codify-takes-three-new-participants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Compliance Cybersecurity Technology and software solutions Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:00:56 +0000 beverlychandler 250589 at http://www.alphaq.world Hedge funds generate alpha driven by global macro outperformance, says Lyxor http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/10/250554/hedge-funds-generate-alpha-driven-global-macro-outperformance-says-lyxor <p><em><strong>Hedge funds generated alpha last week, with global macro funds outperforming thanks to higher dollar and oil prices, according to Lyxor&rsquo;s latest hedge fund weekly brief.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/10/250554/hedge-funds-generate-alpha-driven-global-macro-outperformance-says-lyxor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Indexes Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:51:07 +0000 Emily.Perryman 250554 at http://www.alphaq.world FinTech Network examines smart contracts and their use in banking http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/10/250548/fintech-network-examines-smart-contracts-and-their-use-banking <p><em><strong>A white paper from the FinTech Network looks at potential use in banking for smart contracts. Smart Contracts &ndash; From Ethereum to Potential Banking Use opens with a description of computer scientist Nick Szabo&rsquo;s 1994 description of smart contracts:</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/10/250548/fintech-network-examines-smart-contracts-and-their-use-banking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crypto currency Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:29:40 +0000 beverlychandler 250548 at http://www.alphaq.world Duff & Phelps survey finds majority of financial services firms increasing cybersecurity spend http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/05/250367/duff-phelps-survey-finds-majority-financial-services-firms-increasing-cybersecurit <p><em><strong>Corporate finance advice firm Duff &amp; Phelps has published new research which reveals that 86 per cent of financial services firms intend to increase the time and resources they spend on cybersecurity in the next year.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/05/250367/duff-phelps-survey-finds-majority-financial-services-firms-increasing-cybersecurit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Surveys & research Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:04:09 +0000 beverlychandler 250367 at http://www.alphaq.world Study finds upgraded rail links top list of real estate opportunities http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/04/250292/study-finds-upgraded-rail-links-top-list-real-estate-opportunities <p><em><strong>A new study from Amicus Property Finance finds that nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of property investors rated new and upgraded rail and tram links as providing the most attractive real estate development opportunities from the government&rsquo;s GBP23 billion infrastructure scheme over the next five years.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/04/250292/study-finds-upgraded-rail-links-top-list-real-estate-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Assets Real Estate Surveys & research Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:21:07 +0000 beverlychandler 250292 at http://www.alphaq.world Hedge fund branding drives asset flows http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/04/250257/hedge-fund-branding-drives-asset-flows <p><em><strong>Since the market correction of 2008, a vast majority of hedge fund net asset flows have gone to a small minority of hedge funds with the strongest brands.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/agecroft-partners">Agecroft Partners</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/04/250257/hedge-fund-branding-drives-asset-flows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Surveys & research Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:27:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 250257 at http://www.alphaq.world Event-driven hedge funds outperform, says Lyxor http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/03/250251/event-driven-hedge-funds-outperform-says-lyxor <p><em><strong>The Lyxor hedge fund index was up 0.2 per cent last week, taking it to an increase of 0.5 per cent in March and 1.1 per cent in the first quarter.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/03/250251/event-driven-hedge-funds-outperform-says-lyxor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:18:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 250251 at http://www.alphaq.world Amundi and CEA in joint venture to create Supernova Invest http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/03/250248/amundi-and-cea-joint-venture-create-supernova-invest <p><em><strong>European asset manager Amundi, with over EUR1 trillion in assets, has established a partnership with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), creating an independent asset management company: Supernova Invest.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/04/03/250248/amundi-and-cea-joint-venture-create-supernova-invest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Equity Investments Venture Capital Deals and Transactions Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:47:05 +0000 beverlychandler 250248 at http://www.alphaq.world Second bitcoin ETF knocked back by the SEC http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/30/250143/second-bitcoin-etf-knocked-back-sec <p><em><strong>The US regulatory body, the SEC, has knocked back a second attempt to list a bitcoin ETF in the US. Last week saw Winklevoss Capital&rsquo;s proposed COIN ETF on the Bats BZX Exchange turned down as the SEC deemed that the significant markets for bitcoin are unregulated.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/30/250143/second-bitcoin-etf-knocked-back-sec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bitcoin ETFs Crypto currency Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:57:49 +0000 beverlychandler 250143 at http://www.alphaq.world Research finds rising inflation challenges real value of bond yields http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/30/250125/research-finds-rising-inflation-challenges-real-value-bond-yields <p><em><strong>Research from Managing Partners Group reveals that 98 per cent of institutional investors globally have some degree of concern that inflation will reduce the real value of bond yields over the next 12 to 24 months.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.alphaq.world/2017/03/30/250125/research-finds-rising-inflation-challenges-real-value-bond-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Surveys & research Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:52:15 +0000 beverlychandler 250125 at http://www.alphaq.world 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