- Current small business lending environment in the US
- Performance during the credit crisis
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[26Apr13] [Real Assets] 'Alternative asset' investment funds in the UKAnalysis: Alternative asset funds marketed to retail investors
[30Jul09] [Asset Allocation] Asset Liability Management (ALM)ALM embraces a multi-period approach which allows one to make an explicit trade-off between the long term goals and short term criteria
[04Jun09] [Direct Lending] A fund that specialises in privately originated asset based loans or investmentsPortfolio has been structured so no forced sales are needed to meet redemptions
[14May09] [Direct Lending] Privately-negotiated funding transactions for s&m-cap publicly traded companies... fund has been involved in over 220 privately-negotiated financing transactions
[16Apr09] [Asset Based Lending] Asset based lending strategy insights from an allocator’s perspectiveA well diversified asset based lending portfolio should be able to return 12-15% with very healthy levels of collateral ensuring minimal losses.
[12Mar09] [Asset Based Lending] "Recession proof, but not depression proof“Exclusive market intelligence on how asset based investment strategies are currently faring and where the opportunities could be
[07Oct08] [Asset Based Lending] Insights on ABL strategies - is performance holding up?In most cases even within a geographic region each investment will rise or fall on its own merits. The biggest correlation is on any equity component that may be part of an ABL deal.
[08Aug08] [Asset Based Investing] An asset based lending and investment fundAbility to source deals via a well established business network
[17Jul08] [Asset Based Investing] A pure asset based lending fund on fundsPortfolio of pure asset-based lending and insurance linked hedge funds
[29Apr08] [Asset Backed Securities] An Asset „Backed“ Lending FundLoans intended to provide working capital to Small-to-Medium sized Enterprises
[22Apr08] [Asset Based Lending] Asset Based Lending Fund of FundsIn its simplest form, the lender takes a first priority security interest in the collateral being financed
[08Apr08] [Asset Based Lending] The status quo & up-coming investment opportunities in asset based lendingThe opportunities are re-surfacing in the same asset based lending spaces, but it is the growth in the number of potential borrowers that has increased substantially.
[24Jan08] [Asset Based Investing] Asset Based Lending FoFLending activities - hedge fund wrapper
[16Jan08] [Asset Finance] Asset based lending/financing FoFAims to pursue an “asset based-lending/ investing” pure play strategy
[10Jan08] [Asset Backed Lending] Fund focus: life insurance assetsInnovators in the creation of financial structures to uncover value in underlying longevity and mortality assets
[19Dec07] [Asset Based Investing] Asset based lending fund of fundsConcentrate on managers who have a relatively short duration of underlying investments
[05Dec07] [Asset Based Investing] A fund uncovers structural inefficiencies in China, Brazil, RussiaWithin credit markets, a structural inefficiency (that has been exacerbated by the recent crises) stems from the fact that the banking system is generally less willing to provide loans to solid small/micro cap companies.
[06Nov07] [Asset Based Lending] An asset based lending FoFAccess to a portfolio that invests in managers dedicated to collateralised, direct lending
[26Sep07] [Asset Based Investing] White Oaks Strategic FundDynamic portfolio allocations between ABL, ABS and RLS
[29Aug07] [Asset Based Lending] Mont Blanc SelectOffers access to a robust, diversified portfolio of non-correlated investments - primarily in the asset based lending (ABL) and highly collateralised asset space
[29Aug07] [Asset Based Lending] Expertise on Asset Based Lending with Santo Volpe - IIHow robust are ABL investments under the present market conditions
[29Aug07] [Asset Based Lending] Appendix
[31Jul07] [Asset Backed Lending] Aarkad Plc, Heather PartnersFund focuses on collateralised money lending-highly collateralised structured finance loans, of short term duration (3-12months) secured loans, collateralised by commercial property in the UK & Ireland
[31Jul07] [Asset Backed Lending] Fund's performance - Appendix
[27Jun07] [Asset Backed Securities] Valuation"One should not forget that certain financial institutions can value securities based on criteria other than mark- to-market, in particular if they intend to hold them to maturity. These valuations, of course can be very different to where a security
[20Jun07] [Asset Class] "Manna"Would you say “traditional” investments trade in increasingly efficient markets (diminishing risk premia) vs. alternatives (majority are still inefficient – and offer risk premia).
[13Jun07] [Asset Finance] Systematic Absolute Return’s Survey FindingsABL was preferred amongst the asset finance strategies. It was followed by PIPEs, ABS and ABI. At the tail end of the sample were CDO’s and MBS.
[30May07] [Asset Backed Securities] Expertise on mezzanine financingWe focus on a niche in the marketplace where we are typically viewed more as an equity alternative than a debt instrument - although our collateral is secured through the recording of a lien on the property and receiving an assignment of all voting rights
[25Apr07] [Asset Based Lending] CypressTree Leveraged Alternative Income FundHave little interest rate risk, low correlation to most asset classes, low volatility
[13Mar07] [Asset Backed Lending] Stillwater New Finance FundFocuses on asset backed lending with a minority of the portfolio invested in asset backed securities
[20Feb07] [Asset Backed Securities] George Tintor Q & AGeorge Tintor elaborates on asset-backed securities
[13Feb07] [Asset Based Lending] Santo Volpe Q & AElaborates on what it means to be a niche player in the context of Asset Based Lending
[16Jan07] [Asset Backed Lending] Eden Rock Structured Finance Fund of Funds
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Maitland, the Luxembourg based fund administration firm, has opened its second US office in New York. The move follows the opening of their Miami office earlier this year. The $280 billion fund services firm says its on an expansion trend and wants to become a d
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Lyxor ETF Research compared the performance of active funds domiciled in Europe to their benchmark over a ten-year period and found that the majority do not, as is commonly believed, outperform their benchmark. Furthermore, what really drives the outperforman
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Credit hedge fund manager CQS Investment Management Ltd. is said lose its London-based portfolio manager Simon Finch, making him the latest executive of the firm to leave the company this year, reported
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Eden Rock Group announced the purchase of Gottex’s stake in ERG Asset Management and so the firm is now wholly owned by Eden Rock. The two firms established the joint venture in 2011 to focus on providing cost effective solutions to funds holding illiquid investments, as
Opalesque Industry Update - Highland Capital Management, L.P., a Dallas-based alternative investment management firm that together with its affiliates has approximately $17 billion in assets under management, announced today that Brad Eden has joined the firm as Global Head of Marketing and Investor
From law firm Sadis&Goldberg LLP: The insider trading case against Leon Cooperman is eerily similar to the SEC's loss to Mark Cuban, by relying on a "he-said, she-said" claim of an oral promise not to trade - but is bolstered by Cooperman as
In the week ending 23 September, 2016, on the legal scene; the SEC has charged Leon Cooperman of insider trading in connection with Atlas Pipeline; Co
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: South African equity-centric hedge funds reported strong gains in August and surged ahead with a solid set of returns, ahead of market indices following a moderately weak July, South African prime broker Peregrine
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: For all of the money going toward blockchain experiments at big financial firms, Overstock.com may be the closest to beating them to market. The company has steadily been building a blockchain based fintech business alongside its online retail arm. The subsidia
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A new series on technology providers that assist asset allocators.
There is disruption in the investor part of the world of hedge funds, coming from platforms that can replace traditionally-run search and analysis. Here is one of them.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial management company ML Capital said that because of the unstable economic environment, more fund managers have pooled funds into a lot of the same positions in an attempt to hedge against this volatility.
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Even though many European countries are dealing with slow growing economies, investors are still piling money into European private funds. Late last week, French private equity firm Ardian closed its sixth fund on €4 billion. The fund hit its hard-cap and was ov
In the week ending 16 September, 2016, HFR said that hedge fund launches and liquidations fell in the second quarter of this year from the first quarter; Rory
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Activist investing is in vogue in North America, and well publicised by the brash actions of managers such as Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises, Bill Ackman of Pershing Square and Paul Singer of Elliott Management. It is slowly gaining ground in Europe, with a
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The beauty of small-cap stocks, according to hedge fund manager Indraneel Das, is in their standard deviation: "They encompass a very rich universe with a wide
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Some of the biggest names in asset management weighed on the state of world affairs and world markets, at the Delivering Alpha Conference held yesterday in New York. Panelists were generally gloomy, but tucked in among the worry were a few of their best ideas.
In the week ending 09 September, 2016, stocks where hedge funds own a large percentage of the outstanding shares tend to outperform the S&P 500 by about 3.6% a year, research firm
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based hedge fund manager Pangolin Investment Management has expressed frustration over ASEAN politicians who have let down their respective countries. Pangolin Director James Hay said that the potentia
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Consultant Lisa Snyderman shares her experience as an outsourced chief compliance officer (CCO), and a few tips for small and new fund managers.
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A Hong Kong-based asset manager that runs a hedge fund platform is launching a funding program for emerging managers, confident that flows will return to China’
By Mark Coriaty, Chief Strategy Officer, Eze Castle Integration
As financial firms become increasingly interconnected and globalized, their dependence on cyberspace has skyrocketed. While this amplified reliance on the infobahn has accelerated productivity and growth, it has also exposed firms
By: Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners
Major corrections of the capital markets are a risk that investors always need to consider. The question is not if, but when will it happen. Investors need to consider: What is the probability of it happening in the near future?
By: Chris Tucek, a Partner with Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting in Chicago
Our outlook calls for low returns by historical standards for traditional asset classes over the medium term. Looking backward, we have experienced higher levels of equity market volatility in the past year with notable
The loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry’s main concerns since the Brexit vote. Tim Thornton, COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services, explores potential implications.
By Michael S. Young, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Mediatrix Capital
Sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) is enhancing the Forex investment approach with next generation algorithmic systems that are able to perform human tasks such as visual perception and multi-input decision-mak
This article was authored by Logica Capital Advisers, Los Angeles.
Investors use hedge funds (HFs) for a variety of reasons, including diversification and improved risk adjusted returns. However, our observation has shown that HFs carry some misconceptions about their benefits. We hav
By: Michael G. Tannenbaum
Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) have become increasingly popular as an attractive cross-border investment fund product. UCITS funds are readily sold in the European Union under its harmonized regulatory regime, allowing member n
Authored by partners at global law firm Dechert LLP.
The voters have spoken. Britain will (absent any new deals) leave the EU.
Under the EU Treaty, the exit process should take at least two years. During this two-year period, UK-base
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Nobel Sustainability® Trust ("NST") is leading a major new initiative to finance, incubate and accelerate the development of clean technologies.
The initiative will start with the formation of the Nobel Sustainability Fund® ("NSF"). NSF will drive faster access t
Hedge funds’ study reveals vast disparity in types of investors securing side letter arrangements
A new study of the hedge fund space by industry law firm Seward & Kissel LLP reveals a wealth of information regarding established hedge fund managers’ use of side letters—special agreements
From Reuters.com: Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Monday it remains "optimistic" of reaching a $5 billion deal with the bulk of its creditors to push its main operating unit out of bankruptcy, but one hedge fund bondholder said it will pursue litigation. Caesars offered a sweetened $5 billion set
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund index was up 0.4% from the week ending September 20 (-2.4% YTD), supported by the willingness of central banks to remain accommodative, Lyxor Asset Management said in its weekly briefing.
From Blooomberg.com: Richard Perry, one of the biggest names in hedge funds, is calling it quits after 28 years. Perry, 61, is winding down his New York-based flagship fund as the industry confronts one of the most tumultuous periods in its history. In a letter to investors Monday, he said his style
Featuring : “Hedge fund reinsurers” face criticism, but is it warranted?.Joe Taussig is one of the most accomplished experts on insurers and reinsurers which invest their assets in alternative investments, also known as “hedge fund reinsurers”. He was instrumental in the creation of Greenlight Re, T...» Watch the video
Near Term Trend: NegativeFriday’s Close: 336’4 (+ 1 cent)UPDATE: The “V” bottom continues to remain intact and act as a catalyst for a near term rally.Resistance at 358’0 will be an important hurdle if this market is to eradicate the weakness for the last 12 weeks.
Near Term Trend: Negative
Friday’s Close: 336’4 (+ 1 cent)
UPDATE: The “V” bottom continues to remain intact and act as a catalyst for a near term rally.
Resistance at 358’0 will be an important hurdle if this market is to eradicate the weakness for the last 12 weeks.