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  • California is now the third largest state by hedge fund assets, after New York and Connecticut.

California is magnet for alternative funds with hedge funds leading the shift to a more diverse market

California’s alternatives market has been growing and diversifying as other private capital and hedge fund managers are drawn to the area, according to Preqin research.
  • All stale reference price events are long enough for an algorithm in the market to observe and act on but the top 1 per cent is long enough to be perceived by human traders.

FCA dark pool study reveals level of stale prices impact on venues

Dark pool reference prices are sometimes stale in every dark pool in a sample research conducted by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • The system will use crypto currency tools to connect traditional and crypto currency financial systems.

Bold initiative to use crypto currencies for hedge fund investments

An open investment recording system built with intelligent lending and hedge fund administration in mind and leveraging Blockchain technology been launched by BKCM.
  • The creation of the team, known as Axa IM Chorus, was first made public in April 2016.

Axa IM expands liquid alts team as it prepares to market products in 2017

Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has announced details of its investment team focused on liquid absolute return strategies.
  • Liquidations exceeded launches for the third consecutive quarter. However, recent data shows the narrowest margin of contraction (39 funds) of the trailing three quarters.

Mixed story for hedge funds in second quarter as launches and liquidations fall

Hedge fund launches and liquidations declined in the second quarter as hedge funds posted steady gains through what has been a volatile quarter, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • A third of institutional investors in
hedge funds expect the industry to
perform better over the next 12 months, followed by a similar proportion (32 per cent) of investors in natural resources.

Hedge funds and other alternatives to attract more capital as investors look for better performance

The growth of the alternatives industry is set to continue, according to data from Preqin. Performance is the key driver of capital into the sector.
  • Fund managers have seen demand for venture capital exposure from most investor types remain generally unchanged in the past 12 months, aside from a couple of notable outliers.

Investors keen to increase exposure to venture capital with Asia leading the pack

Institutional investor appetite for exposure to the venture capital has increased across all regions, with the largest increase seen among investors based in Asia.
  • Almost all managers charge performance fees only above a high water mark, the fund’s highest previous value.

Hedge funds find new ways to help align interests with wide variety of investors

Hedge funds are adapting their terms in order to align themselves better with their investors, according to a survey by the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima).