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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



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



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
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

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