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Opalesque Roundtable: Currency hedging one of the favoured ways to protect portfolios in Australia [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Several managers talked about how they manage downside protection during the recent Opalesque Australia Roundtable. Some rely on identifying and analyzing typical risk premia,
Oklahoma Firefighters reduces hedge fund allocation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Troy Brown, director of consulting at The Bogdahn Group said that the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension&Retirement System, Oklahoma City has reduced its allocation into hedge funds and private equity to 8% from 11% of its assets. The Bogdahn Group, is a consultant to
India-focused hedge funds amongst the best performers in 2014 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: India-focused hedge funds are amongst the best performers in 2014 after
posting a strong net increase of 41.9% as at end Dec. 16, according to a
report compiled by
Hedge fund Magnolia Road drops lawsuit against EDMC [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund Magnolia Road Capital has dropped out from its lawsuit against a restructuring deal at Education Management Corp. (EDMC), a report said.
New Zealander CTA manager takes his own life [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Rob Holroyd, founder of a CTA called Commodity Strategies, took his own life on Friday 12th December.
His death is "a big shock and loss to the NZ alternatives community," a hedge fund manager told Opalesque.
Fund of funds compensation survey: CEO tops the list at $1.4m, CIO at $1.2m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released "13th Annual Compensation Survey for Funds of Funds Managers with Assets Over $1 Billion," Infovest21 found that the Chief Executive Officer is the highest paid position with an average compensation of $1.4 million. The Chief Investment Offi
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04. Dec. 2014 |
Other Voices: The evolving role of portfolio management, key trends and technology solutions for alternatives [more]
This article was authored by AlternativeSoft, a provider in asset selection, portfolio construction and fund reporting software based in the UK and Switzerland, and Global Perspectiv
03. Dec. 2014 |
Other Voices: Want to get a piece of the Swiss pension funds’ assets? [more]
This article was authored by Gabriel Kurland, managing director at Montfort Funds, a FINMA licensed representative for foreign funds in Switzerland.
Want to get your piece of the € 571 billion Swiss pension funds’ assets? Sho
02. Dec. 2014 |
Other Voices: What Will happen to the Hedge Fund Industry if we Experience a 2008 Type Market Decline? [more]
Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners
With interest rates and credit spreads near historic lows and equity valuation above historical averages, many people are concerned that the Federal Reserve, by artificially keeping rates low, has created a 2007 type asset bubble i
27. Nov. 2014 |
Other Voices: Time diversification is a myth [more]
Research report by Alexander Ineichen of Ineichen Research & Management and Virtus Investment Partners. You can read the full report here.
Alternative investments are still not full
20. Nov. 2014 |
Other Voices: The key to transforming the fund manager/prime broker relationship [more]
This paper was authored by Sudhanshu Bahadur, Valcony Sun, and Vishal Bakshi of Sapient Global Markets. You can down
14. Nov. 2014 |
Other Voices: Hedge fund tales - or what is wrong with merger arbitrage [more]
This article was authored by Alex Gavrish, founder and CEO of Etalon Investment Research, and author of "Wall Street Back To Basics."
Hedge funds lose after Shire plc deal is cancelled
On October 20th, 2014, AbbVi
13. Nov. 2014 |
Other Voices: Five things every fund manager should know about tax planning [more]
This article was authored by William M. Funk, Principal of the Law Office of William M. Funk, New York.
As hedge fund or other alternative investment managers know, in any offering document, the tax considerations are placed near
12. Nov. 2014 |
Other Voices: Ten commandments for pitch book salvation [more]
By: Meredith Jones, Alternative Investment Research.
Last month I launched a blog series on capital raising with a diatribe about why money managers actually need a pitch book. I got several emails afterwards asking if I had any advice about what should go in an effective pitch book. Do I have
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- Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link fails to live up to expectation so far[more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: In a report, Reuters said that demand has been subdued with the
bulk of activities coming from short-term speculative investors.
- North America - Why Steve Cohen, Connecticut hedge fund billionaire, gives so much in New York[more]
From Insidephilantrophy.com: Billionaire Steve Cohen was born in Great Neck, New York before attending Wharton, working on Wall Street and then founding SAC Capital Advisors in Connecticut. Though his company (Point72) and foundation are based in Connecticut, Cohen and Alexandra are deeply connected
- Investing - Soros buys a highly speculative biotech in the third quarter[more]
From Fool.com: …The Soros Fund bought 25,000 shares of the struggling small-cap biopharma Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter. For those of you who haven't heard of this name, suffice to say that this was a surprising buy in light of the company's recent problems and poor outlook going for
- CFTC Revokes Registrations of Illinois Resident Aleks A. Kins and Chicago-based AlphaMetrix, LLC[more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it has revoked the registration of Aleks A. Kins of Chicago, Illinois, as an Associated Person and the registrations of AlphaMetrix, LLC (AlphaMetrix), a Delaware limited liability company with its
- Duff & Phelps acquires asset management consulting firm Kinetic Partners[more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps Corporation and asset management consulting firm Kinetic Partners have s