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CTAs unimpressed by Bitcoin futures

Commodity trading advisors (CTAs) are uncertain about the investment value of the Bitcoin futures contracts offered from December 2017 by CBOE and CME.

SocGen launches alternative risk premia index

Societe Generale Prime Services has launched the SG Multi Alternative Risk Premia Index.

India and China focused hedge funds produce stand-out performance gains for 2017

The global hedge fund industry ended 2017 on a high. Over 80 per cent of reporting funds posted positive returns, according to eVestment data.

Saudi Arabia to introduce further changes to improve stock exchange functioning

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has announced a series of measures to improve market access and efficiency, enhance liquidity, bolster investor security, mitigate risk and further align market practices with global best practices.

Investors prefer hedge funds delivering alpha while increasing allocations to ARP

Investor interest in strategies that can hedge against any sell-off in risk assets is growing, according to GAM Alternative Investment Strategies (AIS) investment committee’s 2018 hedge fund outlook.

2017 best year for hedge fund performance for five years

Hedge funds gained in December to end 2017 with positive returns in every month, the first 12 month winning streak since 2003, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

NY deal makers losing faith in Trump bump

Many middle-market deal making professionals in New York have lowered their expectations of the Trump administration having a positive effect on the private equity market.

AllianceBernstein launches alternative risk premia product

AllianceBernstein (AB) has jumped on the alternative risk premia bandwagon, launching AB Alternative Risk Premia Portfolio. The product is aimed at institutional investors.