Alpha Reporter

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Name change for Hedge Fund Standards Board reflects diversity and evolution of alternatives

In a sign of the times and a shift in sentiment towards hedge funds, the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has renamed itself the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI).
  • The comprehensive policy was developed through a partnership with a Lloyd's Cover Holder and Financial Services Syndicate and Iron Cove Partners.

Hedge funds and private equity offered insurance cover

Iron Cove Partners, a US insurance brokerage specialising in the needs of the alternative asset management community, has launched a policy for hedge funds.

Hedge funds and risk parity strategies report substantial gains

Hedge funds and risk parity strategies gained in August despite rising tensions with North Korea and the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

China grants two asset managers ability to develop onshore investment products

Man Group and Fullerton Fund Management have registered with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) as private securities investment fund managers.

Few asset managers prepared for introduction of Mifid II rules

Only 6 per cent of asset management firms think they are ready to meet the best execution requirements under Mifid II, according to a survey by Liquidnet.

Cayman court ruling highlights areas of concern for custodian and fund administrators

A Cayman fund has lost its $2bn suit to recover Madoff related losses from its custodian and administrator.

Hedge funds continue to attract net inflows from institutional investors

Investors allocated $7.91bn to hedge funds in July, according to the July 2017 eVestment data.

Pure-play hedge funds sold off equity holdings in the second quarter

In the second quarter of the year, top hedge funds managed around $154bn in equity holdings, according to a review of 13F filings by pure play hedge funds.