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LOCAL HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY CONVERTS 89% OF ASSETS TO REGULATED CIS STRUCTURES IN 2016

www.asisa.org.za https://www.asisa.org.za/en/media-release/423-local-hedge-fund-industry-converts-89-of-assets-to-regulated-cis-structures-in-2016-2 The South African hedge fund industry grew its assets under management by R5.3 billion in the 12 months to 31 December 2016, ending the year with assets of R67.4 billion. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of [...]

Feb 24 2017 11:01 Rupert Giessing http://www.fin24.com/Finweek/Investment/does-the-taxman-help-you-save-for-retirement-20170223 With the end of the tax year on 28 February, now is a good time to remind ourselves again of the numerous advantages of saving for retirement through certain investment products. These investment vehicles have considerable tax advantages [...]

PRATT PARTNERS WITH PRIME

Group offers quick and efficient activation platform for alternative fund managers Hedge fund manager Stephen Pratt has teamed up with the Prime Financial Services group to offer a quick and efficient activation platform for alternative fund managers, providing tailor-made solutions for startup funds but also [...]

HedgeNews Africa sits down with Chad Menton, founding partner of Global Fund Administrators (GFA), part of the Prime Financial Services group, to discuss regulated hedge fund products and platforms and creating a retail distribution network. GFA is a category III financial services provider (LISP), administering R [...]

By Obsidian Capital 30 June 2016 We vividly remember disasters. It’s why our palms sweat in mid-air turbulence, and why many investors turn cold when hedge funds are proffered. - Amaranth Advisors lost $5 billion in a single week when a tame hurricane season [...]