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Hedge funds post 4th consecutive month of gains
May 21/15
Hedge funds posted their fourth consecutive month of gains returning 0.99% in April, while the MSCI World Index was up 1.25%, according to the Eurekahedge Report. Here are some takeaways for April 2015. Hedge funds return...Read more



Hedge funds step up financing of the 'real economy' - new AIMA paper
May 06/15
London – 6 May 2015: Hedge fund firms and other alternative asset managers are playing an increasingly important role in financing the economy, according to a new paper published by the Alternative Invest...Read more



AIMA publishes updated guide for fund directors
Apr 29/15
London – 29 April 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published an updated Fund Directors’ Guide.   ...Read more



SunGard Launches New US Transfer Agency Utility
Apr 09/15
April 9, 2015 – New York, NY – To address the changing dynamics of the fund services industry, SunGard is expanding its transfer agency capabilities by adding a full-service industry utility offering to its managed service...Read more



Alternative Investment Industry Goes All In to Support...
Mar 18/15
Alternative Investment Industry Goes All In to Support Career Mentorship at StreetWise Partners’ Annual Charity Poker Event   More than 300 Hedge Fund and Private Equity Industry Leaders and Special VIP Guest...Read more



Report calls for exempt market data repository
Mar 16/15
Major participants and regulators should work together to create an "exempt market data repository", suggests a new report produced by the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy. This collection of data w...Read more



Hedge fund managers eagerly adapt to changing markets investors and products according to...
Mar 12/15
HEDGE FUND MANAGERS EAGERLY ADAPT TO CHANGING MARKETS, INVESTORS AND PRODUCTS, ACCORDING TO NEW INDUSTRY SURVEY   ·        Public sector pension and sovereign funds will account for over 25% of hedge f...Read more



APEX EXPANDS U.S. AND CANADIAN PRESENCE WITH ACQUISITION OF PINNACLE FUND ADMINISTRATION
Mar 03/15
March 3, 2015: New York: Apex Fund Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pinnacle Fund Administration, affirming Apex’s market position as one of the largest independent adm...Read more



Deimos Asset Management Launches ...
Mar 03/15
Deimos Asset Management Launches Hedge Fund Management Business with Strategic Investment from Ares Management PURCHASE, N.Y. – March 3, 2015 – Deimos Asset Management LLC (“Deimos”), a multi-strategy hedge fund ma...Read more



ACTIVIST HEDGE FUNDS DRIVING IMPROVEMENTS IN COMPANY PERFORMANCE – AIMA PAPER
Feb 24/15
London – 24 February 2015: Activist hedge funds globally are driving improvements in the share price, operating performance and governance of the companies in which they invest, according to a new paper by AIM...Read more



Bull Wealth wins investment analysis award
Feb 23/15
Bull Wealth Management has been named the Best Alternative Investment Analysis Firm in Canada by the BarclayHedge 2015 Hedge Fund Awards. James A. Bull founded Bull Wealth in 2000. Its clients are wealthy families, non-profit...Read more



Catalyst Re-Engineers Compression to Save Hedge Funds $mlns Through OTC IRS Portfolio Optimisation
Feb 18/15
London-based Catalyst Development Ltd, market leaders in clearing, risk and regulation, have issued an advisory briefing for hedge funds explaining how they can save $ millions each year through a bran...Read more



Alternative funds framework coming by year’s end
Feb 12/15
CSA provides update on the regulation of alternative investment funds Canadian regulators are aiming to prop...Read more



TAX PAID BY UK HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY AT RECORD LEVELS
Feb 11/15
London – 11 February 2015: The tax contribution of the UK hedge fund industry has never been greater than it is today, according to new research from AIMA, the global hedge fund industry body.   The ...Read more



AIMA Parliamentary Reception discusses how hedge funds can help to close the 'pensions gap'
Feb 03/15
London – 2 February 2015: A reception at the UK Parliament hosted by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has heard how hedge funds can help pens...Read more



AIMA and CAIA launch series of hedge fund papers for pension fund trustees
Jan 28/15
London - 28 January 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, and the CAIA Association, the global leader in alternative investment education, have jointly...Read more



Hedge funds bearish on oil
Jan 27/15
Data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission finds hedge funds are calling for a further drop in oil prices, reports Bloomberg. Last week, it adds, the CFTC found “money managers increased short positions in Wes...Read more



Activities of Fund Manager Cause Fund to Be Engaged in U.S. Trade or Business
Jan 19/15
The United States taxes non-residents on income that is considered "effectively connected" to a trade or business carried on in the United States. Canada and most other countries adopt a similar a...Read more



If there must be an OM exemption, make it safer
Jan 19/15
Protecting the public from OMs’ misuse isn’t just important for the sake of investors; it’s also necessary to help small businesses gain sustainable access to capital Bringing the offering memorandum (OM) exemption ...Read more



What's Ahead for Hedge Funds?
Jan 13/15
Considering all the blows that hedge funds have endured in recent years—from the insider-trading scandal at SAC Capital to stock-focused funds charging astronomical fees only to miss an historic rally in stocks—a simple whit...Read more



Consensus amongst hedge fund managers may lead to investment shocks in 2015
Jan 08/15
The world's hedge fund have a benign attitude towards 2015 market conditions and the investment outlook for the year ahead despite a deterioration in observed financing conditions and tightening of liquidity.  That’s a...Read more



State Street Recognized as Top Employer in Toronto
Jan 08/15
Award Received as State Street Marks 25th Year Operating in Canada TORONTO - January 8, 2015 - State Street announced today that it has been recognized by Canada’s Top 100 Employers. State Street was selected as one of Toro...Read more



BMO GAM starts alternative strategies fund
Dec 18/14
BMO Global Asset Management is starting the BMO Alternative Strategies Fund. It seeks to provide investors with an additional source of portfolio diversification and return over varying market environments. GAM now offers 48 ...Read more



SW8 and East West join forces
Dec 15/14
Toronto-based asset management firms East West Investment Management and SW8 are joining forces. East West and SW8 manage money for high-net-worth individuals, families and third-party advisors. The East West Canada Fund and ...Read more



SS&C Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index
Dec 11/14
  SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index   S&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance 1.13%; Capital Movement Index: December net flows advan...Read more



AIMA PUBLISHES UPDATED GUIDE FOR SELECTING A PRIME BROKER
Dec 08/14
AIMA PUBLISHES UPDATED GUIDE FOR SELECTING A PRIME BROKER London – 8 December 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published an updated guide for he...Read more



Eurekahedge and MPI announce new benchmark index tracking the top 50 hedge funds
Dec 04/14
SINGAPORE (DECEMBER 03, 2014) - Eurekahedge, a market leading alternative fund data and research house, announced today the launch of a new index, the Eurekahedge 50, created in partnership with Markov Processes Internationa...Read more



Investors shifting strategies driving hedge funds towards new products
Dec 04/14
New products offer potential for growth, but challenges persist As asset growth in traditional hedge funds from institutional investors continues to slow, hedge fund managers are considering new products to attract investor...Read more



AIMA Canada / ITG Research Award 2014: Call for Submissions
Dec 04/14
AIMA Canada / ITG Research Award 2014 Final Call For Submissions ...Read more



BullWealth Charges Forward
Dec 03/14
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Bull Wealth Management Group Inc. ("BULLWEALTH") announced today that it has acquired the assets of KCS Fund Strategies Inc ("KCS"). KCS is a Vancouver based, leader in Canad...Read more



Spartan is pleased to announce the launch of the qmetrica fund
Dec 02/14
Spartan is pleased to announce the launch of the qmetrica fund Toronto, Ontario – December 1, 2014 – Spartan is pleased to introduce a new fund to our line-up: the qmetrica fund, a quantitative, non-discretionary long-short e...Read more



2014 Morningstar Awards
Nov 27/14
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Morningstar Research, Inc., a Canadian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced the winners of the 2014 Morningstar...Read more



Want returns? Choose alternative investments
Nov 24/14
Everyone’s looking for an edge. And for investors, that can mean choosing non-traditional strategies and asset classes. Managed futures, real estate, and timber funds were among the alternatives explored during a panel sessio...Read more



Help HFC Give the Gift of Caring
Nov 24/14
We probably all like presents. We often get them for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and once in a while for no reason a...Read more



The CSE brings NASDAQ's Corporate Solutions to Issuers
Nov 24/14
NEW YORK and TORONTO, November 20, 2014 - (GLOBENEWSWIRE) – Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced a new partnership with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) in Toronto, to further its co...Read more



AIMA announces new Council directors
Nov 24/14
London – 24 November 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the appointment of two new directors to the AIMA Council, ...Read more



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



AIMA UPDATES FLAGSHIP DDQ FOR HEDGE FUND MANAGERS
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

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