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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

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

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

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

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