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Investors Add Nearly $83 Billion to Hedge Funds in First Half of 2014

Posted on August 15, 2014

According to new data from BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research, investors poured $82.5billion into hedge funds in the first-half of […]

Finland’s Largest Private Investor Increases Hedge Fund Holdings

Posted on August 14, 2014

Varma, a pension insurance company and the largest private investor in Finland, increased significantly its hedge fund holdings in the […]

Understanding Hedge Funds Highlights Educational Resources

Posted on August 13, 2014

The latest edition of MFA’s monthly educational newsletter, Understanding Hedge Funds, offers users a variety of resources for learning more […]

Public Pensions Post Largest Gains in Three Years

Posted on August 12, 2014

Public pensions rose at a median rate of 16.9% for the year ended June 30, their best performance since 2011.  […]

Report Reveals Impact of Basel III on Hedge Funds

Posted on August 11, 2014

A white paper released recently by J.P. Morgan reveals the impact of Basel III regulation on the prime brokerage business […]

Existing Market Structure Could Be Included with FTT Collection

Posted on August 8, 2014

According to a European Commission document released on July 15th, a “dedicated tax collection utility” has been proposed to collect […]

West Virginia Investment Management Board Allocates $90 Million to Hedge Funds

Posted on August 7, 2014

According to the West Virginia Investment Management Board’s June 30th financial statement, the fund allocated $90 million between two separate […]

Report Shows Endowments’ Performance May Be Due to Higher Allocation to Alternatives

Posted on August 6, 2014

A new report from Cliffwater compares the returns of endowments and state pension funds, finding that over the last 10 […]

CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad Addresses Issue of “De-Guaranteeing”

Posted on August 5, 2014

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reviewing information regarding possible efforts made to cut ties with foreign affiliates to […]

Alternative UCITS Reach Asset Milestone

Posted on August 4, 2014

A new report from Alceda noted that the assets of alternative UCITS hit a new record of €184.2 billion, up […]