Investor News

Factor Advisors launches spread ETFs on NYSE Arca

New York-based asset management firm Factor Advisors has launched a family of spread exchange traded funds (EFT) enabling investors to simultaneously hold a bull and a bear position in a single leveraged ETF.

Feb 25, 2011

Lynx Asset Management unveils Ucits-compliant fund on DB platform

Quant driven alternative investment management firm Lynx Asset Management has launched a Ucits III-compliant fund on the Deutsche Bank DB Platinum IV Platform.

Feb 25, 2011

Managers risk shoehorning illiquid investment strategies into Ucits format, says COO

Shoehorning illiquid investment strategies into Ucits wrappers could cause irreparable damage to the Ucits brand and hurt end investors in the event of liquidity drying up.

Feb 23, 2011

Emerging markets hedge funds lead the way for 2010, says HFR

Emerging markets hedge funds produced the best industry returns in 2010 with the HFRI Emerging Markets (Total) Index increasing by 11.79%, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Feb 18, 2011

Former JP Morgan executive to launch hedge fund

Bill Winters, the former co-chief executive of JP Morgan Investment Bank, is to launch a hedge fund in London.

Feb 17, 2011

Events in North Africa could provide opportunities, according to fund manager

The political upheaval being witnessed in North Africa could provide substantial opportunities for Insparo Asset Management‘s newly launched African long/short equity hedge fund.

Feb 16, 2011

Smaller Asian economies offer best growth potential, according to RBC Capital Markets survey

Hedge fund and private equity managers expect strong growth to come from the smaller Asian economies such as Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea, according to a study commissioned by RBC Capital Markets.

Feb 14, 2011

Institutionalisation of investors prompts greater risk management and fee concessions

The institutionalisation of hedge fund investors is having a significant impact on the industry with managers enhancing their risk systems and reducing fees, according to a survey by research specialist Preqin.

Feb 11, 2011

Hedge fund directors should sit on fewer boards and be paid more, according to industry experts

Capping the number of hedge fund boards directors can sit on while simultaneously increasing their remuneration could significantly improve corporate governance standards in the alternatives space, according to industry experts.

Feb 10, 2011

Ucits III absolute return funds could experience more inflows than Cayman funds

Capital allocations into Ucits III-compliant absolute return funds in 2011 could significantly outstrip the inflows into Cayman funds, according to a Deutsche Bank survey of sophisticated investors.

Feb 08, 2011

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