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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

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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 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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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 | JSE rally runs out of steam

Despite the positive response to the mini budget, the JSE's recovery lost momentum and markets were spooked by the dire economic picture painted by Nhlanhla Nene.

Read more › | European markets diverge on mixed data

European stock markets have diverged in choppy trading as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings updates and slightly positive global economic data.

Read more › | Oil prices stage modest rebound

World oil prices have rebounded slightly after sharp losses the previous day sparked by surging crude stockpiles in the United States.

Read more › | Eurozone growth boosts European shares

European stocks have been flat in choppy trade as better-than-expected eurozone business activity data helped offset some weak corporate results.

Read more › | Rand retreats as Nene cuts growth outlook

The rand has weakened against the dollar, following Finance MInister Nhlanhla Nene's warning that the economy was struggling to reduce poverty and create jobs.

Read more › | Bonds hit 7-week low on inflation, budget

Yields on South African government bonds have dropped to seven-week lows, pushed down by inflation data and a mini budget that went down well with investors.

Read more › | Asia shares slip on profit-taking

Asian markets have fallen on profit-taking after the previous day's hefty gains, but losses were limited after a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

Read more › | US stocks drop as winning streak ends

US stocks have slipped following mixed earnings as the market retreated after three straight sessions of big gains.

Read more › | Platinum producers lead JSE lower

South African stocks have retreated, led by platinum producers that were hit by data showing a sharp fall in Chinese imports of the precious metal.

Read more › | Inflation slows to under 6%

The country's headline consumer inflation slowed to 5.9% year-on-year in September, below market expectations of 6.1%, says Statistics South Africa.

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