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23 Sep. 2016 Despite pressure from investors to lower fees, 35% of hedge funds still charge 2&20 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Amidst falling performance and high-profile redemptions, investors have increased their pressure on hedge fund managers to bring their management and performance charges below the 2 & 20 'industry standard', data provider
23 Sep. 2016 Investment bank Avendus Capital hires Andrew Holland to enter hedge fund space [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Mid-sized investment bank Avendus Capital, based in Mumbai, India, has hired Ambit Investment Advisory chief executive officer Andrew Holland and Vaibhav Sanhavi as well as 10 other top management executives of the firm as it enters into the hedge funds business. H
22 Sep. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: September notifications 4.22% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2016 measured 4.22%, up from 3.86% in August. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for September of 2016 was 4.22%, an increase from the 3.79% reported a year ago for September of 201
22 Sep. 2016 Devet Capital launches capturing talent alpha program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Systematic alternative investment manager Devet Capital Investments has announced the launch of a program designed to identify and support new investment managers with the eventual aim of including them within the Devet product suite. The ‘C.T.A. Program’ – Capt
22 Sep. 2016 London fintech Almax Analytics emerges from stealth with an advanced artificial intelligence engine [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Almax Analytics, a software platform delivering actionable insights, has announced they have emerged from stealth (development) with a customer ready product for the Financial Markets. Almax debuted in January 2016 as an Innovative Company to Watch by KPMG Luxembourg
22 Sep. 2016 Elkhorn launches first ever Dorsey, Wright & Associates, a Nasdaq company, commodity rotation ETF. No K-1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Elkhorn Investments, LLC, a pioneer of research-based investing, has announced the launch of the Elkhorn Commodity Rotation Strategy ETF (DWAC). DWAC is the first commodity exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA), a Nasdaq Company’s, pro
22 Sep. 2016 Redemption pressures on hedge funds abated in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The redemption pressures weighing heavily on the hedge fund industry mostly abated in August, data provider eVestment said in its latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report. After outflows in June and July nearl
22 Sep. 2016 Trend reversals lead to losses as managed futures drops 1.52% in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Trend reversals in August have led managed futures traders to lose 1.52% last month according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 0.62% year to dat
22 Sep. 2016 SEC charges Omega Advisors Leon Cooperman with insider trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Leon Cooperman, hedge fund titan and founder of Omega Advisors with insider trading. According to a statement, the SEC alleges that Cooperman purchased shares of Atlas Pipeline Partners (APL) in advance of the
21 Sep. 2016 Michael DePalma named CEO of PhaseCapital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PhaseCapital announced that it has appointed Michael DePalma as Chief Executive Officer. In his new role for the Boston-based asset manager, DePalma will lead efforts to commercialize its current product offering, and leverage the firm’s formidable data, trading and techn
21 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds saw four consecutive months of outflows in August, but assets still up by $17.6bn YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds witnessed four consecutive months of outflows with investor redemptions totaling $23.8bn as of end of August, data provider Eurekahedge said in its monthly report. But total hedge fund assets grew by
21 Sep. 2016 SpringOwl planning to launch an activist hedge fund in fourth quarter [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fresh from its victory to oust Viacom’s chief executive officer Philippe Dauman last month, SpringOwl Asset Management has announced plans to launch an activist hedge fund that invests in real estate, financial se
21 Sep. 2016 Schroders acquires Brookfield’s ABS and MBS team [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global asset management firm Schroders has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Brookfield Investment Management Inc.’s securitized products investment management team, expanding its sec
20 Sep. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.65% in August (+3.37% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.65% in August according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index is up 3.37%. “An August calm set the stage for a profitable month with 70 percent of hedge funds reporting gains on the month,” says So
20 Sep. 2016 MUFG Investor Services strengthens EMEA Business Development team with Private Equity, Real Estate & Infrastructure appointment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Kate Stallard as Executive Director, Business Development - EMEA. Kate will be responsible for driving forward MUFG Investor Services’ asset servicing solutio
20 Sep. 2016 NewAlpha strengthens its teams with the arrival of an international investor relationship manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Recognized as one of the world's leading players in management company incubation and an innovator in Private Equity, NewAlpha Asset Management announces the arrival of Vladimir de Maack as International Investor Relationship Manager based in Paris. Vlad
20 Sep. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.09% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With global stock and bond markets relatively flat in August, the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index was up +0.09% for the month. Global equity markets, as represented by the MSCI World index, were down -0.13% and global bond markets were also down with the Barclays Aggre
20 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds post mix returns in mid-September as global financial markets fell [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider Hedge Fund Research said that the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +0.44% until mid-September (+6.23% YTD), while the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index remained basic
20 Sep. 2016 Lyxor: Rate hike rumors mildly drag down hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Speculations about a pending move by the U.S. Fed to raise interest rates have been uninspiring in the US. This has led investors to take profits on both equities and bonds after the summer lull. Long term CTAs suffered a blow due to recent market turbulence as the
20 Sep. 2016 Selwood AM marks one year with $350m in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: London-based alternative asset manager Selwood Asset Management LLP marks its first anniversary since its launch in September last year with consistent positive performance and increase in AuM to above $350m. Selwo
20 Sep. 2016 The AMF looks at cross-border distribution improvements for funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Autorité des marchés financiers has published a new study looking at the effectiveness of cross-border distribution of funds. According to the AMF, the relatively high number of passports issued for funds in Europe shows that the initial framework has been a
20 Sep. 2016 Switzerland expands fiscal transparency [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: On Thursday, Switzerland will ratify further agreements to facilitate the automatic exchange of information (AEoI) with several developed countries, including Japan, Canada and South Korea, and an agreement to exchange information with Brazil. If transpa
19 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds dumping gold at fastest pace, abandon bullish stance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds took a quick about turn and have been dumping gold at a fastest space in anticipation of the Fed’s policy meeting on Sept. 21 wherein rumors are ripe that Fed officials will likely announce a higher U.S. interest rates, reports
16 Sep. 2016 Australian regulator bans alternative investment spruiker for four years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ASIC has banned Mr Geoffrey Woodcock of Auckland, New Zealand, from providing financial services for a period of four years. Between November 2011 and October 2013, Mr Woodcock was the founder and manager of Capital Alternatives Pty Ltd and a director of Velvet
16 Sep. 2016 Hedge fund launches, liquidations fell in 2Q as industry post steady gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund launches and liquidations fell in the second quarter of this year from the first quarter, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, releas
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