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Hedge fund launches expand ... slightly

Chicago, 12 September 2013

Hedge fund launches and liquidations both declined modestly in the second quarter, as US regulators eased restrictions on the marketing of hedge funds. A total of 288 new hedge funds launched in 2Q13, a slight decline from the 297 funds launched in 1Q13 but representing a year over year increase from the 245 funds launched in 2Q12, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report, released today by HFR, the established global leader in the indexation, research and analysis of the global hedge fund industry. Total hedge fund launches in the trailing 4 quarters ending 2Q totaled 1144, the highest total since nearly 1200 funds launched in the trailing 4 quarters ending 1Q08.

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Global ETFs and ETPs suffer record outflows

London, 6 September 2013

Global ETFs and ETPs suffered record net outflows of US$16.77 billion in August after gathering near record net inflows of US$45.26 billion in July, according to ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETF and ETP assets have declined from the July record high of US$2.17 trillion to US$2.11 trillion at the end of August 2013. There are now 4,938 ETFs/ETPs, with 9,932 listings, from 211 providers listed on 57 exchanges.

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Assets of top 100 alternative investment managers hit $3 trillion

London, 8 July 2013

Total assets managed by the Top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached $3.1 trillion in 2012, according to research produced by Towers Watson and published in conjunction with the Financial Times. The Global Alternatives Survey, which covers seven asset classes and seven investor types, shows that of the Top 100 alternative investment managers, real estate managers have the largest share of assets (34% and over $1.0 trillion) followed by direct private equity fund managers (23% and $717bn), direct hedge funds (20% and $612bn), private equity funds of funds (PEFoFs) (10% and $315bn), funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) (6% and $176bn), infrastructure (4%) and commodities (4%).

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Issues Arising in Commodity Inventory Finance

London, May 2013

Reed Smith: The knock-on effects of the global economic crisis have influenced the financing of the commodities trading industry. Changes in the regulatory landscape in Europe and the United States have likewise influenced the manner in which finance is being provided to the sector. One manifestation has been an increase in lending conducted through ownership and intermediation structures that interpose the financier as owner of the commodities. Such structures have the advantage that they may, depending on the accounting practices of the bank, be treated as purchases/sales for regulatory capital purposes, meaning the financing that they provide requires less capital than traditional secured loans.

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Singapore: The world’s fastest growing wealth centre

London, 9 April 2013

The strong performance of HNWIs in the Asia-Pacific region will see Singapore’s overtake Switzerland as the largest global offshore private banking market by 2020. With Assets under Management (AuM) of US$550 billion at the end of 2011, new research reveals that Singapore is the fastest growing wealth centre in the world, and will be the largest offshore private banking market by 2020. This reflects the significant disparity in the performance of the HNWI sectors in the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world, and suggests a bright future for HNWIs in the region.

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EDHEC European ETF Survey 2012

London, 28 March 2013

EDHEC-Risk Institute has announced the results of the EDHEC European ETF Survey 2012, which represents a comprehensive survey of 212 European ETF investors. The survey was conducted as part of the Amundi ETF research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “Core-Satellite and ETF Investment.”

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Alternative Investment Survey Identifies Investor Expectations for 2013

London, 26 February 2013

Deutsche Bank announced the results of its eleventh annual Alternative Investor Survey, the largest and longest standing hedge fund investor survey with over 300 investor entities worldwide managing more than $1.2 trillion in hedge fund assets participating. This represents more than half the entire market by assets under management (AuM).

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Gold mitigates foreign-exchange risk when investing in emerging markets

London, 31 January 2013

Investors in emerging market assets can use gold to reduce the risks associated with exchange-rate volatility and benefit from significant cost efficiencies, according to a new report from the World Gold Council. Exchange-rate risk is a serious and increasingly relevant issue as investors in the US and other developed economies look beyond their domestic markets to diversify their portfolios and pursue opportunities for greater returns.

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The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index ended the year down 1.14%

London, January 2013

The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index ended the year down 1.14%. The three most significant downside performing single commodity indices in 2012 were coffee, natural gas and orange juice, which ended the year down 41.64%, 30.70%, and 26.07%, respectively. Coffee prices lost ground on expectations of a stronger crop. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) forecast an 8.4% increase in the world coffee harvest in 2012-13 to 146m tonnes.

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Bridging the Gap in Asset Risk Management

London, 11 October 2012

Most energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems have applied concepts and models that were originally developed on Wall Street. These useful tools manage risks associated with financial products or even physical commodities prior to actual delivery/generation, and are capable of providing a forward-looking view into, and helping to manage, out-months portfolio risks in terms of standard financial instruments.

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