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Greater reliance on algorithmic trading seen in the hedge fund industry

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  News, Markets, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

Hedge fund brokers are increasingly relying more heavily on equity trades made in through computer-driven strategies. Rather than spending large amounts of time with individuals making trades, asset managers from smaller hedge funds are increasingly using computer algorithms to make assessed trades for them. The use of these computing algorithm-based strategies is, experts have said, […]

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India-centric hedge fund to launch

By   /  March 11, 2014  /  News, Markets, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

The former Asian specialist head of 3i Group PLC, the private equity firm, is setting in motion the wheels to open his own Indian-centric hedge fund. Adding to his IPEplus Fund 1, Anil Ahuja is seeking institutional investors to raise a further $100 million starting capital to aid his hedge fund. The aim of the […]

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Hedge funds wake up and smell the coffee

By   /  March 3, 2014  /  News, Markets, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

Hedge funds wake up and smell the coffee

After the largest monthly gain in 20 years, hedge funds cut their net long position in Arabica coffee whilst raising their bullish investments in natural gas prior to the falls in heating fuel prices. Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed that the net-long position held by fund managers and investors in arabica fell […]

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KPMG identifies 3 global hedge fund trends

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  News, Markets, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

The global head of hedge funds for KPMG, Robert Mirsky, has stated the three trends he thinks are likely to be major factors to influence the hedge fund market in 2014. The hedge fund market is already looking promising for 2014, with Preqin’s latest report on the sector showing that 2013 made gains on the […]

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Positive signs for European and US Indices

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  News, Markets, Indices  /  No Comments

February Indices news

The trading session in Europe also ended on a positive note, which was supported by publications of good macroeconomic statistical data. The index of business optimism of IFO of Germany for February, made 111.3 points, at average forecasts of 110.6 points. Also notable was the final data on the Eurozone consumer price index for January […]

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