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Hedge funds start 2019 with stellar performance

Hedge funds started 2019 with solid gains. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted its strongest monthly gain since September 2010.

Luxembourg takes steps to prepare financial services for no deal Brexit

Luxembourg has introduced a Bill n measures to be taken in relation to the financial services sector in case of the UK's withdrawal from the EU without a formal agreement.

Esma seeks comments on fund liquidity stress testing guidelines

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has opened a public consultation on draft guidance regarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds.

Esma plans for no deal Brexit

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and European securities regulators have agreed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Asset managers eye trade finance opportunities

Demand for trade finance is growing among investors but the number of vehicles offering the asset class is limited, according to Cerulli Associates.

Private equity big winner in 2018 with most mandates from public pension plans

US and UK public pension plans announced 215 new private equity mandate awards in the last quarter of 2018 for a total of 954 for 2018, according to eVestment data.

Credit specialist CIFC launches Ucits CLO fund

New York-based credit manager CIFC Asset Management has launched its first Ucits fund opening up the manager’s structured credit strategy.

Family offices look set to increase allocations to hedge funds in 2019

Hedge fund allocations from the family office sector are set to increase in 2019, according to Family Office Networks (FON), a network of 10,000 global family offices with $15tn in assets.