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Hedge Funds Care Gala Raises Nearly $200K for prevention of Child Abuse
Nov 10/14
Toronto ON November 10, 2014 – Well over 200 Canadian hedge fund and financial services industry professionals and supporters gathered at the Spoke Club in Toronto November 4 for the 11th annual “Open Your Hearts to the Childr...Read more

A New Growth Path for Crystalline Management
Nov 06/14
A New Growth Path for Crystalline Management Merging the Activities of Sigma Alpha Capital with our Operations Crystalline Management is pleased to announce that effective November 1st 2014 it has integrated the activities...Read more

Growing Institutional Use of Smart Beta Strategies
Nov 04/14
Growing Institutional Use of Smart Beta Strategies Posted 11.03.14 From DailyAlts Staff | 0 Comments The ...Read more

Alternative Investment Regulatory Impact Session
Oct 30/14
The Canadian regulatory environment for alternative investment managers has followed a patte...Read more

Mergermarket has released its M&A roundup report
Oct 30/14
  Mergermarket has released its M&A roundup report for the third quarter (Q3) of 2014 for Canada. Take a look at the full report HERE.   A few key findings include: · In line with the ove...Read more

Annual Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala
Oct 27/14
Canada’s Alternative Investment Industry Once Again Open Their Hearts in Support of the Prevention of Child Abuse  Eleventh Annual Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala to be held November 4 http://hfc.org//docs/2014Pre...Read more

CommonWealth Fund Services Named Best Canadian Hedge Fund Administrator
Oct 23/14
CommonWealth Fund Services Named Best Canadian Hedge Fund Administrator TORONTO October 23, 2014 - CommonWealth Fund Services Ltd., a leading Toronto-based fund administrator, has been named "Best Canadian Hedge F...Read more

Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Bets on Crude as Prices Tumble
Oct 21/14
Plunging oil prices spurred hedge funds to cut bullish wagers by the most in six weeks, losing confidence in the willingness of producers to constrict supply. Money managers cut net-long positions in West Texas Intermedi...Read more

World’s Top-Ranked Pension Funds Probed for Hedge Fund Use
Oct 21/14
Denmark, home to the world’s top-ranked pension system, will toughen oversight of the $500 billion industry after regulators observed a surge in risk-taking linked in part to more widespread use of hedge funds. The Financi...Read more

Maxam Capital Management Ltd.
Oct 02/14
Active management for dynamic markets. We are pleased to let you know that Travis Dowle, fund manager of the Maxam Diversified Strategies Fund, was recently featured in the Financial Post’s Buy & Sell column. In thi...Read more

AIMA Announces New Council
Sep 23/14
London – 19 September 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the formation of a new AIMA Council, AIMA’s global board of direc...Read more

Sep 03/14
London – 3 September 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body, has published an updated edition of its flagship due diligence questionnaire (DDQ), the AIMA DDQ ...Read more

Spartan adds Carl James to sales team
Sep 03/14
Toronto, Ontario – September 2, 2014 – Spartan Fund Management Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl James as Vice-President, National Sales.   Mr. James joins Dejan Knezevic in the role of dis...Read more

AIMA Canada Announces New Board for 2014-2016 Term
Sep 02/14
Michael Burns Succeeds Gary Ostoich as Chair   Toronto ON – September 2, 2014 - AIMA Canada, the National Group of the Alternative Investment Management ...Read more

The Honourable Louise Arbour Joins BLG
Aug 28/14
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is delighted to announce that one of Canada’s leading jurists, the Honourable Louise Arbour, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada...Read more

Circle Partners acquisition of Caledonian Global Fund Services Ltd.
Aug 25/14
Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Circle Partners, an independent financial services provider with headquarters in the Netherlands, today announced the acquisition of Caledonian Global Fund Services Limited based in Orlando,...Read more

AIMA releases "The Case for Hedge Funds" -- compilation of AIMA's thought-leadership research
Aug 21/14
London – 21 August 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body, has published “The Case for Hedge Funds”, a compilation of AIMA’s thought-leadership research since the gl...Read more

Unlocking the Mystery; Why US 10 Year Treasury Yields are Down at 2.4%, Ten Things You Need to Know
Aug 18/14
Special thanks to Robbert Van Batenburg of Newedge who Co-Authored this report. How could Wall Street economists have been so wrong?  On January 1st the consensus forecast of the 66 most senior economists for the year end ...Read more

Goldman Sachs Dumps Weaker Hedge-Fund Clients
Aug 05/14
Bank Jettisons Some Less-Profitable Clients as New Capital Rules Take Their Toll By  Justin Baer and Juliet Chung  Aug. 4, 2014 7:21 p.m. ET Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS +0.85% is upend...Read more

AIFMD implementation incomplete uncertainty remains - AIMA
Jul 23/14
London – 22 July 2014: The implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is incomplete and significant uncertainty remains, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), th...Read more

Jul 22/14
NAPIER PARK GLOBAL CAPITAL ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF CITI’S $2.4 BILLION REDEMPTION; CLIENT AUM AT APPROXIMATELY $6 BILLION Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”), the $6 billion global alternative asset manag...Read more

More Amendments, Less Harmony?
Jul 16/14
More Amendments, Less Harmony?: Canadian Regulators Propose Amendments to OTC Derivatives Trade Reporting Rules On November14, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) published OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and ...Read more

Global alternative AUM hit US$5.7 trillion
Jul 15/14
Pension funds at the forefront of investing in new alternatives Investors worldwide now have a total of US$5.7 trillion devoted to alternative assets, according to new research from Towers Watson.The firm reports ...Read more

SS&C Signs Two New Global Wealth Platform Customers
Jul 09/14
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, would like to share  the enclosed announcement with you about VanCity and Lucie an...Read more

AIMA Launches OTC Derivatives Clearing Guidelines
Jul 02/14
London – 1 July 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has launched OTC derivatives clearing guidelines for asset managers.   AIMA’s Guide to Sou...Read more

Former dealer rep fined $2 million over hedge fund scheme
Jul 02/14
An MFDA panel emphasized the problems caused by the former rep’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation By James Langton | June 26, 2014 18:10 A former fund dealer rep has been fined $2 million after a hearing panel of ...Read more

AIMA signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Asset Management Association of China
Jun 26/14
London - 26th June 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AMAC, the Asset Management Association of China. ...Read more

AIMA/Barclays Survey Shows Strong Trend to Investor/Hedge Fund Partnerships
Jun 24/14
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) today released a new survey conducted with Barclays on Investor/Hedge Fund partnerships (see attachment). The survey of investors and managers, called ‘The Extra M...Read more

Man Investments Canada now Next Edge
Jun 12/14
Next Edge to rebrand the funds it manages Man Group plc and Toronto-based Man Investments Canada Corp. (MICC) said Wednesday that after receiving all necessary approvals they ha...Read more

3 of the Biggest Hedge Fund Failures in History
Jun 11/14
Rule No. 1 of investing, as Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett famously put it, is to never lose money; rule No.2 is never forget rule No. 1. As intuitive as this rule is, it’s not actually straightfo...Read more

Hedge funds' allure pulls in $18.6 bln in new cash in April
Jun 11/14
The allure of hedge funds grew in April when investors added $18.6 billion in new money to these portfolios, according to a survey, even as their performance again lagged behind stock and bond markets' returns. In...Read more

Interactive Brokers Offers Complete Prime Broker Turnkey Solution...
Jun 05/14
Interactive Brokers Offers Complete Prime Broker Turnkey Solution for Hedge and Mutual Funds that provides trading, clearing, custody, and reporting capability on over 100 market destinations worldwide.Our Hedge and Mutual Fu...Read more

Sprott Asset Management Selects SSCNet for Automated Settlement Notification
May 28/14
SSCNet Expands Post-Trade Connectivity for Sprott’s Counterparties WINDSOR, CT, May 28, 2014 – SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services...Read more

Hedge Funds Buy Oil as Supply Drops Before Memorial Day
May 26/14
U.S. crude inventories declining from a record before the Memorial Day weekend spurred speculators to increase bullish bets on oil for a second week. Hedge funds raised their net-long position in benchmark West ...Read more

The top 10 hedge funds by assets
May 14/14
In the nearly $3 trillion hedge fund universe, the rich keep getting richer and the big keep getting bigger, according to Institutional Investor's Alpha Hedge Fund 100 list. As it has in previous years, investor money in 2013...Read more

Hedge funds continue downward slide
May 13/14
Hedge funds posted their second consecutive month of negative returns in April with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index down 0.15% as global markets continued to falter amid a sluggish start to the year. Read: Conservative...Read more

Hedge Funds Report: Impact of Size And Age On Performance
May 01/14
A new report from eVestment looks at the relationship between the size and age of hedge funds on the one hand, and their performance on the other. Personally, though, I found the tables relating standard deviation to those f...Read more

Making Greed Great: How Hedge Funds Can Help Save the World
Apr 30/14
"Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all its forms--greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge--has marked the upward surge of mank...Read more

AIMA releases educational guide to understanding hedge fund performance
Apr 28/14
London – 28 April 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published a new educational guide to understanding hedge fund performance.   The guide, ...Read more

Why do Investors Love Large Hedge Funds?
Apr 24/14
It’s the always present question mid-size and start-up funds ask themselves day in and day out. Why do investors keep plowing money into the largest of the large hedge funds when the statistics have shown time and again that t...Read more

Can Absolute Return and Hedge Funds Turn it Around?
Apr 24/14
Hedge funds have seen their slowest start to the year since the financial crisis in 2008 and yet investors continue to allocate funds to the asset classHedge funds have seen their slowest start to the year since the financial cr...Read more

IIROC moves ahead on HFT study
Apr 24/14
IROC has selected two project teams to assess the impact of high frequency trading and related activity on Canadian equity marketplaces. The work is part of the final phase of IIROC's HFT Study. The two project teams are com...Read more

Apr 17/14
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Hedge funds end 'record' ag commodity buying spree
Apr 15/14
Hedge funds' longest run of bullish positioning by agricultural commodities in recent history ended as investors took profits on gains, as well as placing more bets on falling prices. Managed money, a proxy for speculator...Read more

Funds of Funds Fundraising in Q1 2014 - April 2014
Apr 15/14
During Q1 2014, Preqin recorded 19 fund of funds vehicles holding a final close and raising an aggregate $3.6bn. The total capital raised has dropped slightly in comparison to the fundraising data from Q1 2013, whereby 18 fund...Read more

2013 AIMA Canada Research Award Winners Announced
Apr 15/14
Paper Shows Value of Option-Implied Information in Portfolio Construction The Alternative Investment Management Association-Canada Inc. (AIMA Canada) today announced the winners of the 2013 AIMA Canada Research Award. Thi...Read more

AlphaNorth's Hedge Fund Back on Top - Ranked #1 in Globefund Database Over the Past 5 Years
Apr 14/14
AlphaNorth Asset Management's flagship hedge fund – The AlphaNorth Partners Fund's (the "Fund") Class F shares ranked #1 (excluding ETFs) across all fund categories in the Globefund database which consists of over 19...Read more

Hedge funds attract US$30 billion in Q1
Apr 09/14
Hedge funds sealed the first quarter of the year with another month of negative returns, down 0.18% in March as managers navigated through a choppy start to the year. Read: Global hedge fund AUM hits record high However,...Read more

The perfect storm: Why alts make sense
Apr 02/14
High equity prices, low bond yields and geopolitical risk all make this once-shunned allocation a new staple The modern financial advice industry may have never experienced a time when the case for allocating assets int...Read more

Canada regulator seeks wiretap powers for insider-trading cases
Mar 28/14
Canada's largest capital markets regulator is pushing for an amendment to the country's Criminal Code that would allow investigators to use wiretaps to investigate insider trading. Such a step would give Canadian investigator...Read more

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