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Mutual recognition scheme offers asset managers long-term opportunities in China

The mutual recognition scheme between mainland China and Hong Kong will provide traditional asset managers with long-term opportunities in terms of accessing Chinese capital although it is still unclear if the liberalising measures will be extende

Posted on: 03 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Launches

AIMA hits back on hedge fund performance criticism

Comparing hedge fund performance with that of the S&P 500 is misguided, according to a new paper published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund industry body.

Posted on: 28 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Liquid alternatives growing at faster rate than hedge funds, says Barclays study

The liquid alternatives industry is growing at a faster rate than traditional hedge funds as investor interest in these regulated structures shows no sign of abating, according to a study by Barclays Prime Services.

Posted on: 02 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

ALFI: HNWIs returning to hedge funds although AIFMD causing distribution challenges

Appetite among high-net-worth-individuals (HNWIs) for hedge funds is growing, although the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is causing distribution challenges within the EU, it has been said.

Posted on: 18 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Hedge fund assets could reach $3 trillion, according to Deutsche Bank

Hedge fund Assets under Management (AuM) are expected to reach $3 trillion by the end of 2014, up from $2.6 trillion in 2013, according to the Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance Alternative Investment Survey.

Posted on: 18 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

J.P. Morgan warns hedge funds on Basel III implications

Hedge funds will be forced to reassess their prime brokerage relationships once Basel III capital requirements are imposed on investment banks while some managers should consider developing internal treasury functions to enable direct access to fu

Posted on: 14 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Family offices warned on operational due diligence shortcomings

Family offices and endowments, increasingly returning to direct hedge fund investing, need to make wholesale improvements to their operational due diligence processes.

Posted on: 07 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Operational Risk

ETFs' AuM could overtake hedge funds, says EY study

Assets invested in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) could surpass the size of the global hedge fund industry over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY).

Posted on: 27 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Investors

AIFMD compliance still found wanting at managers, says BNY Mellon study

Less than 20% of AIFMs have submitted an application to their local regulator for AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) authorisation, according to a survey by BNY Mellon.

Posted on: 20 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

First-time hedge fund launches outperform but investor interest is muted

Hedge funds launched by first time managers offer the best return prospects in comparison to funds launched by established firms, although institutional investor interest in emerging managers continues to decline, according to research by Preqin.

Posted on: 27 Nov, 2013
Posted in: Investors

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