Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jun 6 2013 | 11:30am ET
Deutsche Bank is planning a catastrophe-bond hedge fund, in spite of the difficulties it faces in doing so due to new U.S. regulations.
The bank's Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management unit will run the new fund, with new re-hire Michael Amori as manager. Amori, who is based in London, was co-head of Deutsche Bank's longevity markets group until leaving the bank late last year.
The new fund will invest in cat-bonds and other insurance-linked investments, Hedge Fund Alert reports. Deustche Bank, which has yet to begin marketing the fund, plans to seed it with US$100 million, in spite of the restrictions placed on it by the Volcker rule, which strictly limits the amount that banks can invest in hedge funds.
When it launches the fund, Deutsche Bank will leap into an increasingly crowded field, both in terms of players and opportunities. A half-dozen firms have held cat-bond offerings in the past two months, and Citigroup spin-off Napier Park Global Capital is preparing to join the likes of Credit Suisse, Fermat Capital and Nephila Advisors in the space.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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