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OFA: Some fund managers could charge advertising to funds post-JOBS Act

There is debate as to whether fund managers can offset advertising and marketing expenses in the post-JOBS Act environment to the fund instead of paying for it through the management fee.

Posted on: 06 Mar, 2014
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OFA: Investors bullish on hedge funds

Investor interest in both large and small hedge funds, not to mention managers running liquid alternative strategies is set to grow exponentially, it has been said.

Posted on: 05 Mar, 2014
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OFA conference: Hedge funds should focus more on TAMPs

Smaller hedge funds should devote more attention to Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs) if they want to raise meaningful capital going forward.

Posted on: 05 Mar, 2014
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Shaming dogs with data is better than asking regulators to shoot them

The revelation this week that the United Kingdom government will after all force retirement funds to disclose management and performance fees and transaction costs is good news for alternative fund managers.

Posted on: 03 Mar, 2014
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Towers Watson clients ramp up alternatives exposure

Towers Watson clients invested four times as much capital in alternative investment strategies as they did five years ago.

Posted on: 19 Feb, 2014
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BNY Mellon study highlights investor enthusiasm for alternatives and risk management

Institutional investors are planning to increase their allocations to alternatives over the next five years in order to improve diversification and mitigate downside risk, according to a white paper by BNY Mellon.

Posted on: 18 Feb, 2014
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We need adventurous investors, not reckless conservatives

Institutional investors, with some honourable exceptions, have an insatiable appetite for worrying about the wrong things.  At present, their highest priority seems to be safety.

Posted on: 17 Feb, 2014
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The "Canadian UCITS" set to institutionalise a sub-scale hedge fund sector

A recent trip to Toronto in the heart of winter revealed a number of interesting insights into the $30 billion hedge fund industry in Canada.

Posted on: 17 Feb, 2014
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Divisions over the development of Canada's hedge fund industry

There are divisions as to whether Canada’s hedge fund industry will grow as many domestic managers continue to struggle to attract foreign and domestic institutional capital.

Posted on: 11 Feb, 2014
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Alternative assets could reach $13 trillion by 2020, says PwC

Assets managed by alternative investment strategies could reach $13 trillion by 2020, an increase from $6.4 trillion in 2012, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Posted on: 10 Feb, 2014
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