Keyword: Hedge fund

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Northern Trust launches alternative fund services

Northern Trust Corp. is introducing an alternative fund services business for North America, aimed at addressing the needs of the evolving alternative asset management industry. Peter Sanchez, who has led the company’s hedge fund services since 2011, will lead the new business, which is part of Northern Trust’s corporate and institutional services. “Bringing private equity and hedge fund services […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 16, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:15
Institutional investors more trusting of financial services than retail investors: survey

Global institutional investors are more trusting of the financial services sector than their retail counterparts, according to a new survey by the CFA Institute. The survey, which polled more than 800 institutional investors and about 3,000 retail investors, also found institutions are more trusting of every industry in which they might invest. The majority (85 per cent) of […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Global institutional investors favoured real estate, private equity in 2017: survey

Eighty per cent of global institutional investors were invested in alternative assets in 2017 and more than half (52 per cent) were invested in three or more alternative asset classes, according to new research by Preqin Ltd. The asset classes with the highest engagement in 2017 were real estate (59 per cent) and private equity (58 per cent), […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 6, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:30
Hedge fund allocations expected to decrease, despite rise in portfolio performance: survey

Nearly half (45 per cent) of global institutional investors reported that their hedge fund portfolios had reached or exceeded expectations as of June 2017, compared to just 21 per cent that said the same at the mid-year mark in 2016, according to new research by Preqin Ltd. As such, the majority of investors now hold […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
2017 Global Investment Conference: When the mispricing is right

It can be difficult to find real alpha opportunities, which are based on consistently harvestable mispricings rather than a manager’s hard-to-replicate intuition. Certainly, the pages of the financial press are littered with tales of hedge fund managers whose hot hands have now gone cold. But there does seem to be some method — and returns […]

Median Ontario DB solvency falls to 89% in second quarter

After seeing some progress in recent months, defined benefit pension plans in Ontario saw a drop in solvency levels during the second quarter. According to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the median solvency ratio was 89 per cent as of June 30. That was down from 93 per cent on March 31, 2017. Only […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 08:22
Pension solvency liabilities rise amid low interest rates, returns: report

Diversified pooled pension fund managers posted a median return of 0.7 per cent before management fees for the second quarter of 2017 and a median year-to-date return of 3.6 per cent, according to a new report by Morneau Shepell Ltd. The quarterly report, which covers about 324 pooled funds that have a market value of […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 25, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 16:15

Hedge funds continue trend of positive returns in May.

  • June 15, 2017 January 20, 2021
  • 11:40
Hedge funds continue trend of positive returns in May

Almost all hedge fund strategies generated positive returns in May, making it the seventh month in a row that the alternative asset has produced a positive performance, according to research by Preqin Ltd. The data and intelligence agency’s benchmark, which measures all types of hedge funds, returned almost 0.3 per cent in May. And while […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 09:15
Have institutional investors lost faith in hedge funds?

Despite the withdrawal by institutional investors of more than $100 billion of capital from the hedge fund industry in 2016, some Canadian pension funds are still confident in the asset class. “It makes me question why those pension funds or institutional investors invested in hedge funds in the first place,” says James Davis, chief investment officer […]

  • By: Jann Lee
  • April 3, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 10:00