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BACI expands with ex-BlueAlpha team

Brinkmann and Valkin continue with options fund while Schwartz and Rozowsky manage long/short strategy
 Shane Watkins, Harry Singh, hedge fund, All Weather Capital

TEAM BUILDING: Johannesburg-based All Weather Capital is building out its investment team after a strong start with its new fund. Read more.


CalPERS' decision has many nuances

Hedge funds remain a valuable addition to many types of investor portfolios

Patchitt's High Street reaches three-year mark

Multi-strategy fund posts steady gains, with a net 15% return over a rolling 12 months

Fund of funds come in flat for August

HedgeNews Africa Fund of Funds Composite adds 0.15% for the month

Equity funds gain despite a weak market

August returns mixed while FTSE/JSE All Share Index dips 0.46%
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Egypt’s bourse continues to defy gravity

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa Index dips 0.69% in August...
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Medium-term private equity performance improves

Asset class still lags the performance of local indices...
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AIMA publishes “The Case for Hedge Funds”

A compilation of AIMA’s thought-leadership research since the global financial crisis...
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Egypt reaches record highs as gainers outnumber losers

EGX 30 surges to its highest level since the global financial crisis...
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Monthly Medians AUG 2014 YTD 2014
South African Composite 0.33% 6.87%
HedgeNews Africa Composite 0.42% 5.93%
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Finance News | Asian shares mixed, dollar breaks ¥110 mark

Asian markets have been mixed, with Japan's Nikkei giving up earlier gains despite a pick-up in business confidence, while the dollar breaches the ¥110 level.

Read more › | Huge Japan stock trade wrongly cancelled

Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of stock orders in some of Japan's biggest firms have had to be cancelled, possibly the result of a "fat finger" error.

Read more › | Resources, gold put damper on JSE

Resources and gold shares have again been the culprits that held the JSE back, but the other indices did not set the bourse alight either.

Read more › | Gold holds near 9-month low, as dollar weighs

Gold has been near 9-month lows, weighed down by broad-based strength in the dollar on expectations that the US Fed Reserve is set to tighten monetary policy.

Read more › | European shares dip after mixed data

European shares have dipped following mixed manufacturing data, sales warnings from Sainsbury and Nexans fuelled worries over the outlook of corporate results.

Read more › | Rand on the ropes over trade, budget deficits

The rand has remained on the back foot against the US dollar, still spooked by data showing yawning trade and budget deficits.

Read more › | Dollar on six-year high against yen

The dollar has broken the ¥110 barrier for the first time in more than six years, following upbeat US data and expectations of more Bank of Japan monetary easing.

Read more › | US stocks drop on disappointing economic data

Wall Street stocks have finished lower following disappointing economic data, including a big drop in US consumer confidence.

Read more › | Asian shares mixed

Asian markets have mostly been higher with Japan's Nikkei rising after a survey of business confidence showed a surprise pick-up.

Read more › | JSE ends in the red

Stocks have closed down as bullion producers remained under pressure after the precious metal fell to a nine-month low.

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