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Standard Bank starts prime broker to gain from hedge fund growth

Biggest African bank expects to have five clients by year end

AIMA publishes guide to fund administration

Provides guidance on how managers should choose, and periodically assess, their fund administrators

Smaller hedge fund firms building sustainable businesses

Most alternative investment management firms are able to turn a profit and expand with considerably less than $100m in assets, according to a survey of sub-$500m firms

The case for short selling

There are many myths around the practice of short selling, but when executed correctly, short selling can reduce portfolio risk and enhance portfolio returns, according to research from Electus Fund Managers

Not all investment fees are equal

Over the last decade, there’s been an increased vocalisation of investors’ concerns about the cost associated with investing.

First of its kind ETF comes to the JSE

AMI Big 50 ex-SA ETF offers pan-African exposure outside of South Africa

Hedge fund firms start 2016 with whimper, end with bang

Despite difficult market conditions in the first half of 2016, average hedge fund returns ended the year in the black

SA hedge funds – performance and quality defy quantity

South African hedge fund industry has R118 billion in available capacity

Private equity bubble could hit investors

Rapid growth, coupled with the lingering commodities bust, has raised concerns

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk

Research shows a fund’s risk profile is influenced more by the nature of the underlying investments