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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 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 | Oil prices rise on Chinese data

Oil prices have increased as caution returned after a weak rally spurred by upbeat industrial production data from China, analysts say.

Read more › | Asia shares mixed after China growth data

Asian markets have been mixed as data showing China's economy growing at its slowest pace in five years offset another positive lead from Wall Street.

Read more › | European shares rally on ECB mulling bonds

Banks and shares in peripheral countries have led a European rally after reports that European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds.

Read more › | Dollar eases in Asia after weak China data

The dollar has slipped in Asia as weak Chinese growth data rekindled concerns about the global economy.

Read more › | Rand at strongest level in a week

The rand has edged up to its firmest level in a week against the dollar, tracking stronger Asian currencies after GDP data in China was better than expected.

Read more › | Brent extends gains at above $85

Brent has edged up, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by lingering fears of a weak global economy.

Read more › | Gold steady near one-month high

Gold has clung to overnight gains to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased.

Read more › | US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings

US stocks have risen, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.

Read more › | Asia shares mixed ahead of China growth data

Asian markets have been mixed as investors consolidated the previous day's hefty gains despite a healthy lead from Wall Street, while investors await China data.

Read more › | Global markets: US shares gain on Japan surge

A measure of global equity markets has risen after strong US corporate results lifted Wall Street, building on positive sentiment out of a surge in Japanese shares.

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