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NXN on track with active equity strategy

 Nicholas Brett, Nicolas Spetsiotis, NXN Capital
Nicolas Spetsiotis and Nicholas Brett bring varied experience to new long/short fund, which makes a promising start

ROCK SOLID: Johannesburg-based Obsidian Capital is growing its team as it offers new investment mandates. Read more.

EDITOR'S LETTER

Timing is everything in enigmatic markets

Vigilance is key for managers and investors as markets reach new highs
COMPANY NEWS

Polar Star spins out for expansion

Team broadens agricultural commodities focus to new mandates, with successful flagship fund hard-closed
FUND OF FUNDS TABLE - JULY 2014

Fund of funds move ahead steadily in June

HedgeNews Africa Fund of Funds Composite adds 0.82%
SINGLE-MANAGER TABLES - JULY 2014

Funds produce steady returns in June

FTSE/JSE All Share Index adds 2.77% in June
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AFRICA MARKET WRAP

Egypt is region’s best performer in first half

Mixed fortunes for African markets as first half closes... Read more ›
RESEARCH

Finding the best route to access hedge funds

Direct access, fund of funds or hedge fund platform? Grayswan examines the options... Read more ›
RESEARCH

Increased partnership between investors and hedge funds

Sharing of knowledge and resources most common form of partnership... Read more ›
RESEARCH

Transparency key for investors, Deutsche report finds

Survey highlights red flags for hedge fund allocators... Read more ›
Monthly Medians JUN 2014 YTD 2014
South African Composite 0.87% 5.94%
HedgeNews Africa Composite 0.87% 4.58%
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Finance News

Fin24.com | Market bloodbath

Share prices on the JSE were sharply lower, tracking one of the biggest sell-offs in New York in months.

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Fin24.com | European shares sink in broad sell-off

European stocks have fallen for the third straight session in brisk trade, with a broad index hitting a three-and-a-half month low.

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Fin24.com | Asian stocks slip after major US sell-off

Asian markets have ended their recent rally after the Dow posted its biggest single sell-off since February on weak eurozone data.

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Fin24.com | Argentine markets fall post-default

Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency have dropped after Latin America's No 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years.

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Fin24.com | Rand weakens for fifth straight day vs dollar

The rand has weakened against the dollar for a fifth consecutive day, as the currency struggled to shake off fundamental economic weakness.

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Fin24.com | Global markets: Asia pressured by Wall St

Asian shares have pared losses as data showing a surprisingly strong pick-up in Chinese manufacturing helped take some of the sting out of a Wall Street slump.

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Fin24.com | Oil prices fall further in Asia

Oil prices have slipped further in Asia following a sell-off on Wall Street and concerns about unplanned refinery shutdowns in the US midwest.

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Fin24.com | US stocks tumble 2% in broad sell-off

US stocks have plummeted in a broad sell-off attributed to factors which include weak eurozone data, the Argentine debt default and US corporate earnings.

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Fin24.com | Rand weaker against dollar

The rand has fallen by over half a percent against the dollar, failing to gain momentum from a surprise narrowing of the trade deficit.

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Fin24.com | US stocks slump; Dow, S&P may turn negative

US stock index futures have pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open, with the Dow and S&P 500 likely to turn negative for the month.

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