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Apsley joins forces with industry heavyweight to tackle AIFMD insurance requirements

London: New Insurance provider Apsley Specialty (“Apsley”) has come together with major industry player PartnerRe to launch a specialist underwriting service to the Hedge Fund sector to deal with the new AIFMD requirements. The agreement, which has a long term […]

Is your fund prepared for the SEC’s heightened regulatory focus?

User Contributed News – Changes stemming from the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and other fallout from the financial crisis mean that hedge and private equity funds face a higher degree of scrutiny from the SEC than […]

Top Hedge Fund Third Party Marketers Are More Important Than Ever to Investors

Average hedge fund performance has been mediocre at best over the past five years, which is not surprising because most of the asset flows have been concentrated in a small percentage of firms with the largest assets under management. Many […]

PEGCC Statement on Chairman Camp’s Tax Proposal

Steve Judge, President and CEO of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, made the following statement in response to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) tax reform discussion draft, as referenced in his  Wall Street Journal op-ed this morning: […]

Emerging Markets Drag Hedge Fund Portfolios Down

Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index decreased -0.18% in January (-0.18% YTD), while the S&P 500 dropped -3.56% (-3.56% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -5.30% (-5.30% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index dipped […]

Hedge Fund Launch: QCP Alpha Source

The emergence of social trading websites has opened up unique new sources of unexploited market intelligence, and a fund started by industry veterans is positioned to profit. “Like most investment managers, we are always on the lookout for original new […]

Wall Street Gives Back – BTIG Upcoming Event

BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will host its 12th Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day is a celebrity-filled event. During the […]

Hedge Fund Launch: Humanitarianism Through Capitalism

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Food Fund Advisors is rolling out of the U.S. Food Fund, LLC, a hedge fund with the investment goal of “Humanitarianism Through Capitalism”. The USFF has multiple main purposes, as stated in its investment goal of […]

Morningstar Reports Hedge Fund Performance for December

The Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index rose 0.9% in December and 9.2% in 2013. In aggregate, single-strategy hedge funds experienced net inflows of $590 million in November, but for the year-to-date through November, they have lost $4.7 billion, with […]

Alternatives Reality: What to Expect from Future Allocations

Commonfund today announced the release of the white paper, “Alternatives Reality: What to Expect from Future Allocations” by Verne O. Sedlacek, President and CEO, Commonfund. The paper explains why alternative strategies, especially private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, have […]

Hedge Fund Agecroft Predicts 10 Industry Trends for 2014

Agecroft’s predictions for 2014: 1. Continued strong positive flows into the hedge fund industry driven by large institutional investors. 2014 should see the hedge fund industry reach a new all-time peak in assets as institutional investors continue to shift money […]

ABN AMRO Clearing voted ‘Proprietary Traders Clearing Firm of the Year’ in industry awards

User Contributed News – ABN AMRO Clearing was last night named ‘Proprietary Traders Clearing Firm of the Year’ in the annual international awards of Futures & Options World (FOW) magazine, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor. The awards were voted for […]

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