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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 hold steady in September

South African fund of funds add a provisional 0.05%

Equity funds endure a tough September

FTSE/JSE All Share Index falls 2.58% in September
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Morocco shines while Namibia tumbles

Ebola outbreak casts shadow over West African region...
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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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Finance News | Dollar strength hits JSE resources

Share prices have consolidated as expected after the strong rebound of the last few days, with resources stocks mostly pulling the major indices modestly lower.

Read more › | Rand steady after overnight post-Fed losses

The rand has recovered some of its poise against the dollar after retreating sharply overnight when the US Federal Reserve surprised global markets.

Read more › | Asia shares mixed after Fed decision

Asian markets have been mixed while the dollar resumed its upward march against the yen after the Federal Reserve wound up its vast bond-buying scheme.

Read more › | US stocks dip as Fed ends stimulus programme

Wall Street stocks have finished lower after the US Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing but said it would continue to keep its benchmark interest rate low.

Read more › | JSE advances as investors bet on dovish Fed

Stocks have ticked up as investors bought everything from banks to retailers, betting the US Federal Reserve would announce plans to delay interest rate hikes.

Read more › | Rand firms ahead of US Fed speech

The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar as markets await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting on its direction regarding interest rates.

Read more › | European shares hold on to small gains

European stocks have held on to small gains despite disappointing results from Dutch marine services group Fugro, partly offsetting optimism.

Read more › | JSE bulls may be on the way back

The JSE has continued its recovery with major indices quickly approaching key resistance levels, but analysts warn the rebound is mainly of a technical nature.

Read more › | Global markets: Shares rise on investor faith

World stocks have risen, lifted by strong corporate earnings and investor optimism that the US Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates for some time.

Read more › | Asia shares rise as Fed meeting wraps up

Asian markets have risen following strong gains on Wall Street, as traders await news from the US Federal Reserve about interest rate plans.

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