Citco raises bar in risk reporting

March 2017

Citco launched a risk-enhanced reporting solution at the end of 2016 that gives users an interactive, fully customised reporting dashboard through the CitcoOne™ web portal.

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Finding finance in an unpredictable era

March 2017

As millions of children worldwide awaited their presents on Christmas Eve 2016, regulators dropped a gift down the chimneys of securitised lenders. Under a Dodd-Frank Act rule which took effect on 24 December 2016, these issuers are now required to retain, for their own books, a portion of the securities they issue. Lenders that offer finance through asset-backed securities (ABS) and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) – which are seen as part of the “shadow banking” system by regulators – must now ensure that they “eat their own cooking”.

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Hedge fund survey reveals industry innovation

March 2017

Against this backdrop, Citco Fund Services and HFM Global have undertaken an extensive survey of 223 global hedge fund managers to get a sense of the challenges and opportunities investment management firms see in the current climate. The responses were gathered during the last quarter of 2016 from firms running a diverse range of strategies and are dominated by those with $1bn or more under management. 

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Managers’ resilience points to a bright year ahead

March 2017

What a tumultuous year 2016 was. Who could ever have predicted it? A new US President elected with approximately 5% fewer votes than his opponent, a Dow Jones approaching the heady heights of 20,000 and practically every article about the alternatives industry having some negative connotation. How scary is that for all of us in the industry? 

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