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Impressive first quarter performance from emerging Asia-focused hedge funds

Hedge funds investing in emerging Asia, specifically in India and China, posted the strongest quarterly performance since the second quarter of 2015.

AI, Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

When: June 28-30, 2017 Where: Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP Organiser: Unicom Artificial intelligence (AI)  and machine learning have emerged as a central aspect of analytics applied to multiple domains. AI and machine learning, pattern classifiers and natural language processing (NLP) underpin sentiment analysis (SA). SA is a technology that makes rapid assessment of the sentiments expressed in news releases as well as other media sources such as Twitter and blogs. The conference addresses and explains how to extract sentiment from these multiple sources of information and showcases the advances that have taken place in the field of financial innovation. The focus is on the latest research and includes presentations by leading subject experts from all over the world, as well as a number of applications/case studies. Topics covered include: pattern classifiers, NLP and AI applied to data, text, and multi-media; sentiment scores combined with neo-classical models of finance; financial analytics underpinned by qualitative and quantitative methods; predictive and normative analysis applied to finance; and applications in financial markets. The conference is complemented by a series of workshops: log optimal growth and Kelly Strategy, June 26, 2017; sentiment extraction and applications for financial prediction, June 27, 2017; and novel data sources and contents for financial markets, June 30, 2017.

Saudi Stock Exchange implements reforms to attract more foreign investment

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is continuing to push a range of far-reaching capital market reforms to enhance efficiency, corporate governance, and transparency.

Investors in buoyant mood for earnings

Heading into earnings season, first quarter results are largely expected to meet or exceed consensus according to a survey of global investors and analysts by Corbin Advisors.

Institutional investors looking at fewer hedge funds and strategies particularly among CTAs

Despite the return to form of hedge funds in the past year, some institutional investors remain cautious when it comes to hedge fund. There are fewer investors searching for funds across most strategies, according Preqin.

Forward redemption indicator in March shows major improvement on a year on year basis

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2017 measured 2.41 per cent, down from 3.48 per cent in March.

Monthly outflows from hedge funds ends as investors reverse trend

Investors allocated $15.7bn to hedge funds in March and $21.9bn in the first three months of the year, according to eVestment data.

East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference 2017

When: October 24, 2017 Where: The Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016 Organiser: DC Finance The event offers cutting edge education and a networking platform for local and international families from the US as well as Europe. Attendees are seeking investments, partners or friendship. The conference is a way to gain insights and innovative ideas from a panel of experts from all across the globe speaking on a variety of topics. This year’s event will discuss Investment in food and beverage, sports and entertainment panel, impact investing, direct investment, co-investment among families, alternative investments, next generation issues, high tech and innovation, homeland security, cyber security threats and women in family business. Over 200 single family office executives and ultra high net worth family members representing more than $100bn under management took part in last year’s event with some 85 per cent of attendees representing single family offices and ultra high net worth individuals family members.