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#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

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

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

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

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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Validus Risk Management breaks into the North American market through Ontario
Jun 15/15
Validus Risk Management Opens New Office in Toronto Validus, a specialist financial risk advisor to Alternative Investment Funds and Corporates across the globe continues to expand its activities in North America....Read more

AIMA publishes due diligence questions for selecting a fund of funds manager
Jun 03/15
London – 3 June 2015: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published an updated edition of its due diligence questi...Read more

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

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

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

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