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Amateur Quants Are Suddenly Everywhere in China

(Bloomberg) China’s individual investors are catching quant fever. Armed with cheap computing power and free online software, thousands of amateurs across the country are building trading algorithms that were once only available to market pros. JoinQuant, China’s most popular do-it-yourself […]

Alma Capital to Acquire DWS Global Hedge Fund UCITS Business

(HedgeWeek) Alma Capital Investment Management is to acquire DWS’s Hedge Fund UCITS business, which provides investors with access to liquid alternative investment strategies in regulated UCITS funds through the DB Platinum fund range. The DWS Hedge Fund UCITS business selects […]

India’s Exotic Funds Are a $40 Billion Time-Bomb for Investors

(Bloomberg) Even as the fate of India’s shadow banks swings precariously between unexpected defaults and sudden downgrades, there’s trouble brewing in another unlit corner of finance. Exotic funds, designed for wealthy investors, have grown to $40 billion from nothing in […]

StatPro acquires ESG research and index business

(Opalesque) StatPro Group plc, the AIM listed provider of cloud-based portfolio analysis and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry, has acquired the environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and index business unit (ECP”) from ECPI Group Srl […]

Japanese stocks buoyed by oil shares; Sony surges on hedge fund’s break-up call

(Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei rose on Friday, with energy shares rallying after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman pushed crude oil prices sharply higher. To read this article:

Align appoints senior business development associate

(HedgeWeek) Align, a global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and managed IT services, has appointed Vernon Bratton as senior business development associate. Bratton brings twelve years of sales experience, with five years in the alternative investment industry. Prior to Align, […]

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down at -0.92% in May

(Opalesque) The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index May 2019 measured -0.92%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.19% in June.”SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement Index showed a gain of […]

Alma Capital to acquire DWS global hedge fund UCITS business

(Hedgeweek) Alma Capital Investment Management is to acquire DWS’s Hedge Fund UCITS business, which provides investors with access to liquid alternative investment strategies in regulated UCITS funds through the DB Platinum fund range. To read this article:

Amateur Quants Are Suddenly Everywhere in China

(Bloomberg) China’s individual investors are catching quant fever. Armed with cheap computing power and free online software, thousands of amateurs across the country are building trading algorithms that were once only available to market pros. To read this article:

Hedge Fund Telemetry’s Thornton Says Short the S&P 500 E-Minis

(Bloomberg) On this edition of “Charting Futures,” Hedge Fund Telemetry’s Thomas Thornton discusses the performance of the futures market and his investment strategy with Bloomberg’s Abigail Doolittle on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.” (Source: Bloomberg) To read this article:

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index down 1.27 per cent in May

(Hedgeweek) The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned -1.27 per cent in May, underperforming the -0.68 per cent monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. […]

After Woodford fund suspension, focus turns to its stewards

(Reuters) – The suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship fund has put the focus on a little known firm tasked with ensuring his investors were being looked after properly. To read this article:

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