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Alternative UCITS funds slide further in August

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 19:13

Close to 60 per cent of Alternative UCITS funds posted losses in August, pushing broad-based indices lower. The LuxHedge Global Alternative UCITS Index lost -0.41 per cent, bringing 2018 YTD to -1.43 per cent. »

Mariana Enevoldsen, Estera

Hipgnosis is new No1 hit for Guernsey

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 12:08

Mariana Enevoldsen (pictured), Director at Estera, explains how the recent IPO of music investment fund Hipgnosis demonstrates how Guernsey continues to be popular and trusted by advisers and investors, and highlights the attractiveness of the island for alternative asset classes… »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Investors expect more from alternative fund providers, says new AIMA survey

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:11

Investors are increasingly tuned into overall outcomes as opposed to simply raw performance of alternative investment fund managers, and are demanding better and customised strategies, according to a new survey by AIMA and PwC. »

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Caspian raises USD16m from CSP token pre-sale

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 08:34

Institutional-grade crypto trading platform Caspian has raised USD16million in a pre-sale of its CSP token. The platform is now live and no longer in beta testing. »

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Most hedge fund strategies were down in the first half of September

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 08:07

Most hedge fund strategies were in negative territory for the first half of September, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

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bfinance survey finds institutional investors using new strategies and cutting costs

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 12:38

A new survey of 485 investors with assets approaching USD8 trillion from investment consultants bfinance finds that investors are adding new strategies, investing more in private markets and cutting overall costs. »

HyperChain Capital launches HyperBlocks Pro staking service

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:05

Digital asset management company HyperChain Capital has launched HyperBlocks Pro, a professional proof of stake service – the first in the world backed by a major blockchain firm.  »

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More than half of institutional investors are still uncomfortable with quant strategies

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 08:54

More than half of institutional investors are still uncomfortable with quantitative investment strategies, according to a new survey by global investment firm Cambridge Associates. »

Fani Titi, Investec

Investec to demerge and list its asset management firm IAM

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 11:11

South Africa’s Investec is to demerge and publicly list its asset management division, IAM. IAM is currently an independent global asset manager, within the group, that has grown third party assets under management from GBP40 million in 1991 to GBP109 billion as at 31 August 2018. »

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SEC takes first enforcement action against cryptocurrency hedge fund

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 10:48

The Securities and Exchange Commission has taken its first-ever enforcement action for an investment company registration violation by a hedge fund manager investing in digital assets. »

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