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Illinois State Universities launches hedge fund-of-funds search
trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System issued an RFP in a search for hedge funds-of-funds managers to run a total of up to $672 million.
Communication is mission of AIMA chief
trueThe hedge funds industry, and the trade body that represents it, need to do more to communicate the purpose and role of hedge funds in a financial world that was changed by the 2008 crisis.
Analyzing hedge fund skills
trueA recent paper examines simultaneous changes in stock holdings and short interest to gauge the true “informed” nature of hedge fund managers.
Institutional investors eye global macro as top hedge fund strategy in 2015 — survey
trueInstitutional investors predict hedge fund industry assets under management will exceed $3 trillion for the first time in history in 2015, Credit Suisse's annual hedge fund investor survey said.
Investcorp chooses co-head of fundamental strategies in hedge fund group
trueGregory Berman was named principal and co-head of fundamental strategies at alternative money manager Investcorp.
Apex acquires hedge fund administrator Pinnacle Fund Administration
trueApex Fund Services on Tuesday announced it had acquired hedge fund administrator Pinnacle Fund Administration.
Hedge fund assets expected to top $3 trillion this year — Deutsche survey
trueThe global hedge fund industry has more than doubled since the financial crisis, to more than $2.8 trillion in assets worldwide, thanks to huge flows of institutional capital, investment returns and flexible business models, said a new report from Deutsche Bank’s hedge fund capital group.
Texas County & District allocates $300 million to 2 managers
trueTexas County & District Retirement System committed or invested $300 million total to two managers in February.
South Korea's NPS sets initial 0.5% hedge fund-of-funds allocation
trueSouth Korea's National Pension Service will make its first allocations to hedge funds starting at the end of this year, said a spokeswoman for the 469 trillion won ($426 billion) Seoul-based pension fund.
BlackRock hires head of EMEA hedge fund strategies
trueLuke Dixon joined BlackRock as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa hedge fund investment strategies.
Investors say performance tops the list of issues facing hedge funds
trueFor the second straight year, performance was cited by institutional investors as the No. 1 issue facing hedge funds in the coming year. One-third of respondents indicated so, followed by fees (21%), transparency (9%), correlation (8%) and regulation (6%).
Activist hedge fund assets increase 269% over last 5 years — AIMA paper
trueAssets managed by activist hedge funds increased 269% to about $120 billion in the five years ended Dec. 31, said estimates from Hedge Fund Research, in a new paper released Tuesday by the Alternative Investment Management Association.
Illinois SURS prepares for hedge fund-of-funds search
trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System plans to issue an RFP in March for a search for hedge funds-of-funds managers to run a total of up to $672 million.
Hedge funds figuring out social media — but slowly
trueAs good as they are at designing algorithms to guide their trading, hedge fund managers — in the main — have been slow to figure out the best uses of social media.
Man Group to expand equities business with NewSmith acquisition
trueMan Group will acquire NewSmith's investment management unit, adding $1.2 billion of assets to the alternative money manager's business, and adding to its existing equities business under Man GLG.