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 Man Group names  Desmyter Head of Responsible Investment 

 Man Group names Desmyter Head of Responsible Investment 

Man Group today announced the appointment of Steven Desmyter (pictured) as Head of Responsible Investment and Chair of Man Group’s Responsible Investment Committee. This position recognises his instrumental role in developing and driving forward the firm’s responsible investment capabilities, in support of clients’ needs. Steven, who is member of Man Group’s Executive Committee and Head of Sales across EMEA, will[Read More…]

by 20/06/2017
Accendo Capital Appoints Senior Advisor

Accendo Capital Appoints Senior Advisor

Accendo Capital has appointed Mr. Jaakko Kivinen as Senior Advisor to the Fund. Jaakko Kivinen has previously been Partner in Altor Equity Partners and Soros Private Equity Partners. Mr. Kivinen brings to Accendo Capital extensive international private equity experience in deal sourcing, executing transactions, and helping lead businesses as a board director. Mr. Kivinen has an outstanding track record of[Read More…]

by 15/05/2017
HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY EMPLOYS NEARLY 400,000 PEOPLE

HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY EMPLOYS NEARLY 400,000 PEOPLE

The global hedge fund industry employs close to 400,000 people, an increase of about a third since 2010, according to research by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, and data provider Preqin. There are around 115,000 staff at hedge fund management firms worldwide and around 275,000 at businesses that provide services to hedge[Read More…]

by 01/05/2017
European Short Observer December 2016

European Short Observer December 2016

This report explores insights from the European Short Disclosure Regulation (ESMA). From the daily lings, Novus tracked over thirty billion euros in short investments across over two hundred managers. Here Novus presents changes in sector exposures and track the best short picks from the previous month. Also ranked are the most shorted securities, the most covered ones, and the top new shorts[Read More…]

by 12/01/2017
Lyxor Weekly Brief

Lyxor Weekly Brief

It would be an understatement to say that active investing has been challenged in 2016. Political risks loomed large and the switch from deflation fears to reflation hopes in H2 led to sizeable trend reversals across the board. This took most investors by surprise. Hedge funds underperformed global equity and bond indices in 2016, while active mutual funds failed to[Read More…]

by 03/01/2017
Emerging-market debt investing: A Nordic perspective

Emerging-market debt investing: A Nordic perspective

Nordic-based investors, recognising the long-standing investment challenges facing institutions, are again exhibiting their receptiveness to investment solutions that lie outside the historical comfort zones of their local investment universe. Recent years have seen Nordic-based investors allocate meaningfully to global real estate and private equity assets, and today, other alternative asset classes have also come into sharper focus. With interest rates[Read More…]

by 05/12/2016
Man FRM Early View – Hedge Funds (Nov 16)

Man FRM Early View – Hedge Funds (Nov 16)

The recovery in Equities seen following the Trump victory in the US election has been positive for the hedge fund industry as a whole. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index returned 0.87% in November. At the margin, most strategies saw slightly better pricing of fundamental themes driven by a normalization of the Bond market and increased expectations of higher inflation[Read More…]

by 05/12/2016
61 per cent of hedge funds report outflows in October

61 per cent of hedge funds report outflows in October

Investors redeemed an estimated USD14.2 billion from hedge funds in October, bringing year-to-date outflows to USD77.0 billion, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flows Report, HedgeWeek.com reports. The report reveals that the breadth of redemption pressure in October was the industry’s largest in 2016 with 61 per cent of reporting funds estimated to have net outflow during the[Read More…]

by 25/11/2016
Man AHL launches second annual coding competition for students

Man AHL launches second annual coding competition for students

Man AHL, Man Group’s diversified quantitative investment manager, today announces that applications are now open for the second annual Man AHL Coder Prize, a coding competition for students with a top prize of £5,000. The Man AHL Coder Prize, which launched last year for students in the UK and Ireland, is now also open to entrants based in the EU1[Read More…]

by 16/11/2016
European Short Observer October 2016

European Short Observer October 2016

The European Short Observer report displays insights from the European Short Disclosure Regulation (ESMA). From the daily filings Novus track over 30 billion Euros in short investments across over 200 managers. Here Novus displays changes in the sector exposures and tracks the best short picks from the previous month. Also ranked are the most shorted securities, the most covered ones and the[Read More…]

by 10/11/2016
Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk

(AIMA)– 25 October 2016: Adding leverage to an alternative investment fund does not necessarily increase the risk, according to a new study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, and the CAIA Association, the global leader in alternative investment education.  The AIMA/CAIA study suggests that there is no direct relationship between hedge fund[Read More…]

by 27/10/2016
Innovation to play critical role in managing hedge funds

Innovation to play critical role in managing hedge funds

(AIMA) – Hedge fund managers are innovating and increasing their investment in technology to create new competitive advantages and to address regulatory and operational issues, according to a new study by KPMG International, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and Managed Funds Association (MFA) titled Transformative Change: How innovation and technology are shaping an industry. An overwhelming percentage of hedge fund[Read More…]

by 20/10/2016
Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report – August 2016

Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report – August 2016

Investors allocated an estimated net $6.3 billion into hedge funds in August, according to the latest asset flow report by eVestment. Inflows in August followed redemptions totaling $60.8 billion in June and July, the industry’s largest two-month span of outflows since April 2009. August inflows brought YTD flows to negative $51.8 billion. Performance was also accretive to total industry AUM in[Read More…]

by 23/09/2016
Kames  warns of risks from ‘overbought’ EM debt

Kames warns of risks from ‘overbought’ EM debt

London – Investors need to treat emerging market debt with caution following a strong period of performance in 2016, with the more hawkish tone now emanating from the US Federal Reserve a potential threat, Kames Capital’s Scott Fleming (pictured) has warned. Emerging market debt has delivered double-digit returns year to date, with the JP Morgan Emerging Market Bond Index Global[Read More…]

by 09/09/2016
Changes for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Changes for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

As Hedgeweek.com reports, Nasdaq Nordic is planning to make changes to the Alternative Investment Funds market on Nasdaq Copenhagen. The changes include renaming the current market segment OMX CPH Other Collective Investments and adding two new instrument subtypes, AIF and Capital Associations. In addition, Turnover Lists Foreign funds – indicativeNAV and Other Collective Investment Schemes will be renamed. Related List[Read More…]

by 28/07/2016
Brexit drove inflows into ETFs in June – Thomson Reuters Lipper

Brexit drove inflows into ETFs in June – Thomson Reuters Lipper

The latest European ETF Market Review from Thomson Reuters Lipper shows that despite the increased volatility prior to the “Brexit” voting in the United Kingdom, the promoters of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed net inflows for June. Nevertheless, the assets under management in the European ETF industry declined during June to €453.6 bn, compared to €455.5 bn in May.Further insight and analysis[Read More…]

by 26/07/2016
Luke Ellis to success PIMCO-bound Manny Roman as Man Group CEO

Luke Ellis to success PIMCO-bound Manny Roman as Man Group CEO

Luke Ellis is to succeed Emmanuel (Manny) Roman as chief executive officer of Man Group on 1 September 2016. Roman is stepping down from Man Group’s board on 31 August 2016 to take up the role of chief executive officer at PIMCO from 1 November. Ellis (pictured) has worked alongside Roman since 2012 as president of the firm. Jonathan Sorrell will continue as[Read More…]

by 20/07/2016
Alternative risk premia weathering Brexit storm well

Alternative risk premia weathering Brexit storm well

Dr Lars Jaeger, head of quantitative research in GAM’s Alternative Investments Solution (AIS) team, comments on how the growing alternative risk premia industry has delivered strong performance in the uncertain Brexit environment – proving once again its strong diversification and market neutral properties. Against the volatile Brexit backdrop, many alternative risk premia products have performed very well, with gains between 1.5%[Read More…]

by 15/07/2016
GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM today announced the launch of a new merger arbitrage strategy in July 2016, subject to regulatory approval. The strategy intends to benefit from inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions or spin-offs. Arbitrage opportunities may also arise after company-specific news, such as the inclusion of its[Read More…]

by 05/07/2016
Forward Redemption Indicator for June at 4.88%

Forward Redemption Indicator for June at 4.88%

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2016 measured 4.88 per cent, up from 4.38 per cent in May. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2016 came in at 4.88 per cent, up slightly compared to the 4.72 per cent reported a year ago for June of 2015,” says Bill Stone (pictured), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SS&C[Read More…]

by 26/06/2016