February 2014
- AlternativeSoft has launched its highly anticipated Spring 2014 (v3.3) software release with exciting new features. We have enhanced our software to be better than ever, providing the user with new, faster and easier-to-use tools for increased investment process productivity, including comprehensive Exposure Analysis on an Asset and Portfolio level, a wider range of user-friendly data import and export techniques, an enabled import of Bloomberg universes, reinforced sorting of internally rated assets, enhanced risk decomposition for your portfolios, user defined views on correlation, refined portfolio construction, increased customization possibilities to better serve your needs, hugely improved speed of performance. Take the test drive today and see more.
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November 2013
- AlternativeSoft is ranked number 1 in the 'Technology provider for Risk Management' category of the 'Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings 2013. ' Eligible to vote were individuals from single-manager hedge funds or FoHF organisations and investors, such as family offices, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and asset allocators. Investors into hedge funds are closely monitoring service providers as part of the due diligence process Full results of the rankings can be read here.



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July 2013
- AlternativeSoft 3.2 is released. The new software is faster to use than ever before and boasts a host of new features including: 1) Currency hedging with the forward interest rate differential 2) enhanced Due Diligence and Document Management, 3) Upgraded portfolio management models including intra-month trades, 4) Data imports from OPERA, Albourne webservice, eVestment Alliance and Northern Trust, 5) Return attribution versus a benchmark, 6) Morningstar ratings, peer groups and holdings.
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March 2013
- Kedge Capital, the Jersey based Family Office has selected AlternativeSoft for its Asset Selection and Portfolio Construction needs. The firm manages over $6bn of client assets, invested in a range of investment vehicles. Kedge's investment are led by renowned industry academic and practitioner François-Serge Lhabitant PhD who favours the software's robust models. Read the reference here.

- Novartis, the Swiss multi-national pharmaceutical company, has selected AlternativeSoft to assist it in the fund selection and portfolio Construction processes for the firm's pension fund. Read the reference here.
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- AlternativeSoft is the UK Technology Risk Provider of the Year in the International Hedge Fund Awards (IHFA) for 2013. The awards recognised the people, companies and firms who are successfully forming, managing and advising on hedge funds in the current market. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for outstanding work within the asset class. Read more here.

- AlternativeSoft 3.0 is released. The new software is easier to use than ever before and boasts a host of new features including: 1) Fund Duplication Removal in Database Management, 2) Due Diligence and Document Management, 3) Advanced Liquidity Analysis, 4) Style analysis using the Kalman Filter with jumps (First Worldwide), 5) Optimization with Black-Litterman, 6) Portfolio Construction with Equal Contribution to Volatility and much more.
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- AlternativeSoft is ranked number 1 in the 'Technology provider for Risk Management' category of the 'Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings 2012. There were a large number of respondents with 'Voters included single manager funds, funds of hedge funds and investors into funds from around the globe. Over 50% of voters manage more than $1 billion and more than half of those participating in the rankings hold executive positions in their organisation.' Full results of the rankings can be read here and ranking demographics can be viewed here. Read the full press release here.


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- Lyxor Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Société Générale S.A., has selected AlternativeSoft for its Asset Selection and Portfolio Construction needs.
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February 2012
- Ramius (LLC), the global alternative investment management business of Cowen Group, Inc. is using AlternativeSoft to construct and manage its client portfolios. The investment team uses AlternativeSoft for client portfolio construction, portfolio optimisation and managing risk. The software provides them with a comprehensive analysis of portfolio exposures to economic factors, risk elements and hedge fund strategy styles. As Ramius has moved towards providing more customised portfolios for clients, AlternativeSoft offers additional functionality and is easier to use than an in house system, enabling Ramius to better service clients’ requirements. Read more here.
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- Zurich based 47 Degrees North Capital Management, a specialist alternative investments provider, is using AlternativeSoft for portfolio construction, optimization and portfolio monitoring. Used across the firm the software provides a solution to track portfolio attributions, generate portfolio optimisations and assists in the selection of hedge fund investments. The system enables 47 Degrees to consolidate and analyse a huge amount of disparate data in one place, with ease, supporting efficient investment decision-making Read more here
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December 2011

- AlternativeSoft is awarded the Second place in the Technology Provider category of Hedge Funds Review's Service Provider Rankings for 2011. For the survey, the majority of responses came from single-manager hedge funds with the most common responders at senior management level such as chief operating officers, chief investment officers, chief financial officers and chief executives as well as portfolio managers. The rankings were based on responses from over over 1,000 hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and investors.

Read more here.
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- The UCITs Alternative Indices (provided by Alix Capital) are now available to all clients in the AlternativeSoft Free Indices database.
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January 2011

- AlternativeSoft launches its new software release with several new models such as (i) multi-factor stress testing, (ii) Portfolio Management with liquidity ladders, (iii) portfolio optimization with equal contribution to volatility, (iv) return attribution between assets/strategies/asset classes and (v) importing the Morningstar long only databases.  Want to know more? Contact us.
 
 
September 2012
AlternativeSoft's Senior Quantitative Analyst Dr Krishna Nehra & Founder Laurent Favre release their paper supporting the use of Black-Litterman Expected Returns (Your defined expected returns and confidence levels) in Portfolio Optimization. Read the paper here.
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AlternativeSoft's CEO & Founder Laurent Favre appears in issue 240 of HFMWeek, sharing his theory on a portfolio with an equal contribution of volatility. Read the paper here.
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Investing in South African Hedge Funds - Albourne Village
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November 2009
"Galleon" insider trading returns analysis - HedgeWeek
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January 2009
Returns Comparison Between Small and Large Hedge Funds - AIQ Quarterly
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August 2007
Alpha And Alternative Betas In Event Driven Hedge Funds - Eurekahedge
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July 2006
- Tactical Asset Allocation For Hedge Fund Indices At One- To Six-Months Horizons, Chapter 12 - Elsevier Finance
- Quantitative Hedge Fund Selection For Fund Of Funds, Chapter 27 - Elsevier Finance
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September 2005
Does Extreme Risks Affect Fund of Hedge Funds Composition? Chapter 22  - Wiley Finance
Title
The Smart Beta Indexing Puzzle
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Authors
Cazalet, Z., Grison, P. & Roncali, T. - Lyxor Asset Management, Paris
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Date
July 2013
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Subject 
The authors conclude that 'Smart beta indexing is becoming increasingly popular with institutional investors and pension funds. It is perceived as a method of reducing risk and increasing performance with respect to capitalization-weighted indexing. This is particularly true with low volatility strategies, e.g. minimum variance portfolios. In this context, we observe a growing demand for smart beta solutions that explicitly target a volatility reduction'.
 

 
Title
2013 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey - Exploring Pathways to Growth
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Authors
Michael Serota and Arthey Tully - EY Global Hedge Fund Services
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Date
November 2013
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Key Takeaways 
The hedge fund industry has continued to face unparalleled challenges over the last year. This survey captures the impact of those challenges and how both managers and investors are responding to them. While the survey provides valuable insight into where the hedge fund industry is headed, its findings also present a microcosmic landscape of a maturing industry.