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AIMA calls for regulatory reforms to support nonbank lending
Feb 01/16
London, 1 February 2016: The European Commission must prioritise non-bank finance and deeper capital markets as part of its regulatory review, according to the Alternative Investment Management Associa...Read more



Swiss Alternative Funds Awards, April 7th, 2016
Feb 01/16
HedgePole, in cooperation with Hedgegate and Crossbow Partners, is pleased to present the 2016 edition of the Swiss Alternative Funds Awards which will form an integral part of the 5th Swiss Asset Management Day on April ...Read more



Toronto hedge fund manager settles with SEC
Jan 29/16
QED Benchmark Management LLC and Peter Kuperman agree to reimburse investors US$2.9 million in losses The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced that a Manhattan-based investment advi...Read more



Hedge fund assets up to USD2.90tn in Q4 despite performance declines
Jan 21/16
otal global hedge fund capital rose to USD2.90 trillion in Q4, as financial market volatility, driven by concerns about slowing Chinese growth and energy market weakness, accelerated into year-end, according to the latest HF...Read more



Exempt market: OM exemption takes effect in Ontario
Jan 14/16
Under the new exemption, any investor can participate in these private offerings, subject to receiving upfront disclosure from the issuer. The exempt market is getting a boost on Wednesday as rule ch...Read more



Artemis names new president and CEO
Jan 06/16
Robert Kidd steps into the top job after serving as the firm’s vice president of business development Toronto-based Artemis Investment Management Ltd. has appointed Robert Kidd as its new president and CEO. ...Read more



Former hedge fund manager arrested on securities fraud charges
Dec 18/15
A boyish-looking entrepreneur who became the new face of corporate greed when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug fiftyfold was led away in handcuffs by the U.S. FBI on unrelated fraud charges Thursda...Read more



BlackRock’s got a problem
Dec 18/15
Yes, he runs the biggest asset management firm the world has ever seen. But right now, Laurence D. Fink has a little hedge-fund problem.   Fink’s BlackRock Inc., the $4.5 trillion behemoth known for its mutual fu...Read more



Alternatives and Enterprise Risk
Dec 17/15
More pension funds are looking at enterprise risk, but when you’re invested in alternatives, it’s harder to incorporate these assets into your analysis, explained Frances Barney, head of global risk solutions consultin...Read more



Bulls, bears and contango: What’s in store for crude
Dec 17/15
It’s been a rough year for commodities in general, and crude in particular. What will the new year hold?“We’re very optimistic about commodities long-term,” says Tim Pickering, CEO and lead portfolio manager at Auspice...Read more



Almost 50% of hedge fund firms plan to launch a new hedge fund by the end of 2016
Dec 14/15
The hedge fund industry is expanding, while distribution models are evolving, according to joint PwC / AIMA survey   London - 14 December 2015: Around half of hedge fund firms intend to ...Read more



Hedge fund assets up 34% since 2012: IOSCO
Dec 12/15
Global survey says use of leverage modest in most countries The global hedge fund industry's use of leverage is mostly modest and liquidity is not a concern, according to a survey by the International Organization of Securi...Read more



Mawer Appoints IFDS Canada to be their Primary Transfer Agency and Service Solutions Provider
Dec 07/15
Mawer Appoints IFDS Canada to be their Primary Transfer Agency and Service Solutions Provider TORONTO, December 7, 2015 – International Financial Data Services (IFDS) Canada, a leading provider of technology and outs...Read more



#GivingTuesday at HFC
Nov 19/15
Help For Children has kicked off its 2015 Annual Appeal - Stand Up for a Child - and we hope you will partner with us again this year.  HFC's Annual Appeal provides critical resources that we need to continue to carr...Read more



Hedge fund diversification highlighted by AIMA, CAIA Association report
Nov 16/15
London - 16 November 2015: Hedge fund diversification and the particular benefits that hedge funds offer to a variety of investors is highlighted in a new report by the Alternative Investment Managemen...Read more



Myths about hedge funds
Nov 04/15
Perceptions of hedge funds are often coloured by myths. Here are four of the most common. Myth 1: Hedge funds are risky and highly leveraged Hedging is a strategy used to guard against the risk of loss. The perception of hed...Read more



CommonWealth Fund Services Wins Top Administrator Award
Nov 04/15
CommonWealth Fund Services Ltd. has been named Top Canadian Hedge Fund Administrator at the Canadian Hedge Fund Awards for the second year in a row. The company, which provides investment fund...Read more



Ontario to introduce OM exemption
Oct 30/15
Several other provinces will revise their OM exemption with a focus on strengthening investor protector By James Langton | October 29, 2015 11:35 The offering memorandum (OM) exemption will finally be availab...Read more



Quant-loving Canadian pension fund backs new hedge fund
Oct 30/15
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested money with hedge fund firm Engineers Gate, its latest bet on so-called "quant" managers whose market bets are guided by elaborate computer algorithms, ...Read more



Hedge Fund General Counsel Kher Sheng Lee joins AIMA
Oct 26/15
26 October, Singapore - Kher Sheng Lee has joined The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in its Singapore office.   Mr Lee joins AIMA from Azentus Capital, where he held the position of G...Read more



Alternative IQ Announces Winners of 8th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards
Oct 22/15
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Alternative IQ today announced the winners of the 2015 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, the highest honour in Canada's hedge fund industry. The awards were presented yester...Read more



Leaders of Canada's Alternative Investment Industry Open Their Hearts...
Oct 22/15
Leaders of Canada’s Alternative Investment Industry Once Again Open Their Hearts in Support of the Prevention of Child Abuse Twelfth Annual Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala to be held October 29 Toronto ON, October 22, 2...Read more



AIMA releases guide to liquid alternative funds
Oct 20/15
London - 19 October 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers, has published a new guide about setting up and mana...Read more



Charity A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest
Oct 20/15
  Charity A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) 12th ...Read more



Front Street Capital 2004 Assumes Portolio Management Services From ...
Oct 17/15
Front Street Capital 2004 Assumes Portolio Management Services From Front Street Investment Management Inc. Front Street Capital 2004 ("Front Street Capital") today announced it has completed the transfe...Read more



What's Worrying Hedge Fund CFOs and COOs?
Oct 14/15
The results are in. Compliance and regulation top the list of concerns, along with the repercussions of unbundling research and trading. In late June, ITG survey...Read more



New York and Chicago Finance Communities Join Together...
Oct 13/15
New York and Chicago Finance Communities Join Together To Support The Children’s Charity A Leg To Stand On At Hedge Fund Rocktoberfes...Read more



AIMA and MFA form joint Global Steering Group
Oct 13/15
The AIMA Council and the MFA Board are pleased to announce the formation of a joint Global Steering Group (GSG) with the goal of achieving synergies that will benefit the combined membership and the...Read more



Strategic investors to acquire controlling stake in Front Street Capital
Oct 10/15
Toronto-based Front Street Capital 2004 (Front Street Capital) announced on Friday that a group of strategic investors will acquire a controlling ownership interest in the asset-management firm.FS Group Holdings Ltd...Read more



AIMA publishes Guide to Sound Practices for Cyber Security
Oct 06/15
London – 6 October 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers, has published new cyber security guidance for hedge ...Read more



Eze Names Former Factset Exec Maria DeSousa as Chief Administrative Officer
Oct 06/15
BOSTON – October 06, 2015 – Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of strategic IT solutions and private cloud services to the investment industry, today announced it has hired Maria DeSousa as its chief admin...Read more



AIMA WELCOMES CAPITAL MARKETS UNION PROPOSALS
Sep 30/15
London – 30 September 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers, has welcomed the publication today by the European C...Read more



BMO Launches Global Long/Short Equity Fund
Sep 23/15
BMO Global Asset Management recently launched a pair of new mutual funds, one of which is a liquid alts fund: The BMO Global Long/Short Equity Fund (BGAQX), which employs an alternative long/short strategy, buying U.S. and int...Read more



Report finds women-owned hedge funds outperform male peers
Sep 23/15
This year’s KPMG hedge fund report was done in partnership with Hedge Fund Research and focused on the role of women in the industry. The ‘Women in Alternative Investments Report (WAI Report or Report)’ shows, that the alte...Read more



Reinsurance: The perfect hedge fund strategy to enhance a portfolio’s Sharpe ratio?
Sep 23/15
By Donald A Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners – Reinsurance is one of the few hedge fund strategies that has almost no correlation to the stock or bond markets and has the potential to generate high sin...Read more



Most consistent top performing hedge funds
Sep 23/15
Drawing on data compiled for the recently-released 2015 Preqin Alternative Assets Performance Monitor, Preqin has created league tables of hedge funds that have most consistently delivered strong, stable performance. The le...Read more



Fiera Capital announces executive appointments
Sep 16/15
John Valentini has joined the Fiera Capital global team as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. The firm has also promoted Sylvain Roy to President and Chief Operating Officer of it’s Canadian division, eff...Read more



World Alternative Investment Summit Canada 2015
Sep 14/15
TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Wolf of Wall Street Fact or Fiction? Gregory Coleman to speak at the 14th annual World Alternative Investment Summit Canada (www.waisc.com) on September 15th & 16th in Niagar...Read more



AUSTRALIA’S HEDGE FUND SECTOR SET TO PASS A$100 BILLION
Sep 07/15
Sydney – 7 September 2015: Treasury reforms, financial innovation and growing demand is driving interest in Australia’s hedge fund industry, according to the Alternative Investment Management Associ...Read more



Cayman Islands is confident of being granted AIFMD passport
Aug 19/15
London – 19 August 2015: The Cayman Islands is confident that the pan-European marketing ‘passport’ will be extended to alternative investment funds (AIFs) set up in the jurisdiction, according to the ...Read more



SS&C Acquires Citi's Alternative Investor Services Business
Aug 18/15
WINDSOR, CT, August 18, 2015 - SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (“SS&C”) (Nasdaq:SSNC), a leading global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced the acquisition of Citigro...Read more



New survey launched to examine impact of Basel III on hedge funds and asset managers
Aug 12/15
London – 12 August 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, and S3 Partners, the leading provider of financial analytics and services for...Read more



SRZ AIFMD Update: ESMA Advice on Extension of Marketing Passport Published
Aug 12/15
On 30 July 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESMA’) published its advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the extension of the marketing passport to non-EU alternative investm...Read more



AIMA urges progress on passport for third country jurisdictions
Aug 04/15
London – 31 July 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, welcomed the recommendation to extend a pan-European marketing ‘passport’ to...Read more



Virtus selects SunGard's VPM to launch new credit hedge fund administration service
Jul 27/15
July 22, 2015 — Virtus Partners has launched a new hedge fund administration service focused on credit and fixed income managers. The offering is built on SunGard’s VPM portfolio accounting and reporting solution, part of...Read more



PAUL ORWICZ JOINS DEIMOS ASSET MANAGEMENT
Jul 08/15
PURCHASE, N.Y. – July 8, 2015 – Deimos Asset Management LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager, announced today that Paul Orwicz has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. ...Read more



SS&C Completes Acquisition of Advent Software
Jul 08/15
Acquisition establishes leading global provider with more than 10,000 customers worldwide; Combined revenues approximate $1.2 bi...Read more



Burchell out, Anderson in at Aston Hill
Jul 02/15
Asset manager shifts executives, fund management responsibilities By Rudy Mezzetta | Investment Executive - June 30, 2015 17:30 Aston Hill Financial Inc. is undergoing a major shift in its front office and ...Read more



ROUNDTABLE LAUNCHES OFFSHORE FUND IN CAYMAN ISLANDS
Jun 29/15
CAYMAN ISLANDS – Roundtable Asset Management, Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of the Roundtable Growth Fund, Ltd. (th...Read more



New rules for hedge fund firms could transform Australian sector
Jun 22/15
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