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  • Could AIFMD be a catalyst for European asset growth?

    29 Jul 2015

    JP Morgan report assesses whether AIFMD could have a similar impact to UCITS

  • Hedge funds zero in on alternative credit finance boom

    29 Jul 2015

    Spurred by bank deleveraging and the post-crisis reform of the finance sector, alternative credit looks set to play a big role in the growth of the alternative investment industry over the next few years – opening up new opportunities for borrowers, managers and investors

  • Maverick-backed Westray starts well on Trium platform

    29 Jul 2015

    Seeded by Lee Ainslie’s Maverick Capital and backed by the infrastructure of Trium Capital, experienced long/short manager Selvan Masil’s nascent hedge fund boutique has got off to a strong start with its focus on high-conviction, long-term fundamental stock-picking – and expects to gain from global investors’ renewed appetite for exposure to European equities

  • The value of diversification: Algebris broadens its reach

    29 Jul 2015

    Having recovered its $2.5 billion asset base after a challenging spell in 2011, the TCI-backed investment firm led by founder Davide Serra is repositioning itself as a broader institutional asset management operation with a diverse range of offerings

  • Will new Fed monetary policy cycle spark performance?

    29 Jul 2015

    New research suggests hedge fund returns are set to pick up again, after a period of relatively lacklustre performance, as the Fed moves into a new monetary policy cycle

  • CIAM activist boutique continues strong run, plans expansion with UCITS vehicle

    26 Jun 2015

    The Paris-based merger arbitrage and event-driven manager is profiting from an increased focus on shareholder activism and a steady level of M&A activity, while also expanding its team and planning the launch of its second fund – in a UCITS structure – before year-end

  • Cost, consolidation, regulation reshape admin business

    26 Jun 2015

    The opportunities and challenges faced by the fund administration industry within Europe are growing apace, at a time of significant changes in the strategies of individual firms and in the overall dynamics of the business

  • Dexion targets separation of distribution and managing

    26 Jun 2015

    Former Dalton Strategic CEO Magnus Spence is leading the development of Dexion’s new UCITS fund platform – which aims to capitalise on the fast-expanding global demand for UCITS product, on the need for investors worldwide to allocate to new types of strategies and asset classes and also on the growing separation between distribution and manufacturing in the alternative investment industry

  • Hendry's Eclectica rides ups and downs in global macro

    26 Jun 2015

    Eclectica founder Hugh Hendry has strong views – and he can be spectacularly right as well as sometimes spectacularly wrong. But, for those investors who can tolerate high volatility, his firm’s frequently contrarian macro strategy is certainly one that is driven by conviction

  • Thum on a roll with German-biased CT Invest European long/short equities strategy at Mako Global Investors

    26 Jun 2015

    A veteran of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Marble Bar, Christian Thum is making good progress so far this year with his new fund at Mako Global Investors – applying his long-running and distinctive approach to European long/short equity investing with a dual emphasis on cyclical industries and the German-speaking markets

  • Major changes ahead for prime brokers and clients

    29 May 2015

    On the face of it, the landscape for the European hedge prime brokerage business has not changed much over the past year. Under the surface, though, an onslaught of new regulation has tipped the industry into a state of flux – and there are some major changes ahead, both for the prime brokers and for their clients too


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