Institutional investors increasingly launching operational platforms for hedge funds

An increasing number of institutional investors are building internal operational platforms or umbrella platforms for emerging portfolio managers to leverage upon.

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

KKR shutters hedge fund operation

KKR, the $102 billion private equity house, has shut down its $510 million equity-focused hedge fund and will return capital to external investors following a failure to attain scale at the business.

Posted on: 03 Jun, 2014
Posted in: People Moves

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

COOConnect Summary of 2013: Part 1

In the run up to Christmas, COOConnect will be publishing a five-part series summarising the key trends and events to impact the global hedge fund industry in 2013.

Posted on: 13 Dec, 2013
Posted in: Investors

'40 Act funds advised to tread cautiously with turnkey platforms

Hedge fund managers launching regulated products, such as ’40 Act funds, have been advised to tread carefully when using traditional turnkey platforms that offer outsourced back office and legal services.

Posted on: 20 Nov, 2013
Posted in: Operational Risk

Primes increasingly targeting RIAs amid growth in regulated alternatives

Capital introductions teams at prime brokers are increasingly working with registered investment advisers (RIAs), brokerage platforms and other fund distributors as growth in liquid alternatives such as ’40 Act hedge funds continues, a senior exec

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Gottex partners up to provide seed capital for Asian managers

Gottex Fund Management, the Swiss fund of funds, is partnering with Headland Strategic to provide seed capital for hedge fund managers in Asia.

Posted on: 08 Oct, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Funds of funds model under threat while direct investing grows, says Towers Watson survey

A minority of funds of funds will survive, although consolidation is likely to continue, while hedge funds saw their overall share of alternative assets increase, according to a survey of the Top 100 alternative investment managers running $3.1 tr

Posted on: 08 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Regulated alternatives likely to surge and target DC plans, says SEI

SEI has become the latest service provider to prophesise a surge in regulated alternatives, while stating defined contribution (DC) pension plans could be ideal targets for such products.

Posted on: 11 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Investors

This week's top hedge fund news

Here is a summary of the biggest hedge fund news stories of the week ending June 7.


Posted on: 07 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Investors


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