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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



NAPIER PARK GLOBAL CAPITAL ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF CITI’S $2.4 BILLION REDEMPTION
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
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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



AIMA PUBLISHES NEW AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES
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



CAPITAL MARKETS FUEL ECONOMIC GROWTH – NEW PAPER
Mar 20/14
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Global hedge fund AUM hits record high
Mar 19/14
Hedge funds posted their best performance in the last 12 months, up 1.79% with fund managers delivering performance-based gains of US$15 billion and recording net asset inflows of US$11 billion during the month, according to...Read more



Hedge Funds’ Assets and Appetite Seen Growing
Mar 17/14
Hedge funds’ assets under management and their appetite for investments, including equities, are expected to grow this year, according to a new survey. Credit Suisse released its sixth annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey, title...Read more



Ontario pension plans are now able to hold unlimited amounts of U.S. government securities
Mar 17/14
Ontario pension plans are now able to hold unlimited amounts of U.S. government securities. Pension plans registered in Ontario are prohibited from directly or indirectly investing o...Read more



Hedge fund AuM to reach new peak, according to Credit Suisse survey
Mar 13/14
Hedge fund Assets under Management (AuM) will grow by 12% or $300 billion to reach an all-time high of $2.8 trillion, according to the sixth annual Credit Suisse investor survey. These inflows come as the hedge fund industr...Read more



Hedge funds recover from January’s losses
Mar 12/14
Hedge funds were up 1.83% in February, recovering from losses in the start of the year as the MSCI World Index posted gains of 3.87% during the month. Key takeaways: All investment strategies yielded positive returns duri...Read more



Hedge funds look to put strategies into ETFs to lure more investors
Mar 11/14
More client-hungry hedge fund managers are looking to put their investment strategies to work in exchange-traded funds, a move that could exponentially expand their pool of investors but requires them to slash investment man...Read more



Hedge funds raise Brent oil bets to highest since October
Mar 11/14
Hedge funds and other large speculators last week raised their bets on a rise in Brent crude oil prices to the highest level since October, exchange data showed, highlighting the effect of Ukraine tensions on sentiment. Mon...Read more



Hedge funds guard data more, give clients new reason to grumble
Mar 10/14
After years of complaining about high fees and lackluster returns, hedge fund investors have something new to grumble about: It is getting harder to see even the most basic data about what's happening with their money. Big-...Read more



Hedge fund self-service; the ultimate hedge fund app
Feb 26/14
It has been the elusive terrain of many a software developer and hedge fund marketer, but giving investors and managers the ultimate hedge fund sourcing solution has been the dream revisited by many over the years and 2014 i...Read more



Sprott Bets on Mexico as Hedge Fund Boosts Bonds: Canada Credit
Feb 25/14
Sprott Asset Management LP is betting Canada’s bond market will be on the losing side of a deepening North American rivalry with Mexico for the fruits of a recovering U.S. economy. Michael Craig, fix...Read more



Hedge fund exit requests rise slightly in February
Feb 24/14
Hedge fund investors asked to pull out just slightly more money in February than they did the previous month, largely sticking with their managers to help them navigate financial markets, data showed on Friday. The pe...Read more



Hedge funds start 2014 in negative territory
Feb 24/14
According to Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst, hedge funds made a loss of 0.17 per cent in January 2014, the benchmark’s first month in negative territory since August 2013. The decline in equity markets led to negative returns ...Read more



ETFs cash in by copying hedge fund stock picks, but some see risks
Feb 24/14
Small investors who have longed to benefit from the brains of top hedge fund managers can now purchase those same stock picks without paying hefty fees or tying up a large amount of money. The catch is that Global X Funds and...Read more



Hedge Fund Association Announces 2014/2015 Board Election Results
Feb 24/14
Hedge Fund Association Announces 2014/2015 Board Election Results   Mitch Ackles elected to second term...Read more



Index returns blew past hedge funds in 2013
Feb 24/14
While the S&P 500 rewarded investors with a 32.4% return in 2013, hedge funds investors got 9.8%, says Business Insider. Most of the underperformance is from short positions the funds held, says BI. Had the funds...Read more



Hedge fund assets to top US$3 trillion by year end
Feb 20/14
Nearly half of institutional investors increased their hedge fund allocations in 2013 Hedge fund assets are expected to top US$3 trillion by the end of 2014, according to Deutsche Bank's latest annual alternative ...Read more



Alts: Are They ‘Alternative’ Anymore?
Feb 14/14
Over the last couple years, we’ve written time and again about the mainstreaming of alternative investments with the rise of alternative mutual funds and ETFs. But data released by Cerulli Associates gives even more crede...Read more



Hedge funds beat index in January
Feb 12/14
Hedge funds were down 0.44% in January, outperforming underlying markets as the MSCI World Index declined 3.74% during the month with global markets off to a bumpy start in 2014. Key takeaways for January 2014: Hedge fu...Read more

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