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Why are hedge fund assets reaching all time highs while they underperform the S&P 500?

There is a constant flow of articles in the media articulating that hedge funds have performed badly because they have underperformed the S&P 500 index. Many of these articles suggest that it is just a matter of time before investors […]

RWC Launches Global Dividend Fund

RWC has launched the RWC Global Enhanced Dividend Fund managed by its Equity Income Team. Ian Lance, John Teahan and Nick Purves, all of whom joined RWC in 2010, currently manage $4bn in Equity Income funds. The RWC Global Enhanced […]

Lawyers as SEC Enforcement Targets, What a Fund Manager Needs to Know

In a move that should place securities lawyers and their clients on notice, Commissioner Kara Stein of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently indicated that lawyers may become targets of SEC enforcement actions when a registrant has been poorly […]

Hedge Connection’s Global Fund Forum 2014 Presents Charity Casino Night

Atlantic City, NJ –  Hedge Connection, the premier patented hedge fund marketing platform in the alternative investment industry, will host a special charity Casino Night on the first evening of the Global Fund Forum 2014 set for June 10 to […]

Virtus Investment Partners Selects SS&C for Middle- and Back- Office Services

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced that Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) has chosen SS&C to provide middle- and back-office services for approximately $20 billion of separately managed, […]

Global AgInvesting opens today featuring over 115 industry expert speakers and attracting hundreds of international attendees

More than 115 expert speakers from top investment and ag companies will present at the 6th annual Global AgInvesting (GAI) conference, opening today at the iconic Waldorf Astoria here and running through Thursday, May 1. This premier agriculture investing conference […]

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. The liquid alternatives space grew by […]

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 […]

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