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23 Jun. 2017 QUALGRO ASEAN-focused fund spins out from the Gordian Capital platform as QUALGRO VC grows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Qualgro and Gordian Capital announced the spin out of the QUALGRO ASEAN FUND I, L.P. from the Gordian Capital platform. Since 2005, Singapore-based Gordian Capital has provided a regulated, physical and operational infrastructure for institutional quality teams seeking to
23 Jun. 2017 Comment: Is China's yield curve signaling a further economic slowdown? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: PIMCO writes on Harvest Exchange: Why China's yield curve became inverted and what it means for the economy. In the bond
23 Jun. 2017 Event driven hedge funds continue upward climb [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event driven hedge funds continue their upward climb gaining 5.1% year-to-date supported by the catch-up in financials and in less crowded smaller caps, which offset some losses in healthcare positions. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was flat during the period (+0.4% YT
23 Jun. 2017 Tages Capital closes Helios Fund on €250M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Tages Capital SGR has closed its Tages Helios Investment Fund on €253 million. Tages Helios is a renewable energy investment fund focused exclusively on the Italian solar infrastructure sector and represents one of the largest fundraisings dedicated to the secto
23 Jun. 2017 Trinitas Capital Management closes investment from Pine Brook [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Trinitas Capital Management, a Dallas-based collateralized loan obligation (CLO) manager, today announced that Pine Brook, an investment firm has closed its previously announced $250 million line of equity commitment in the company. "We believe that Pine Br
22 Jun. 2017 Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.06% in May (+0.67% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders gained 0.06% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index has lost 0.67%. Four of Barclay's CTA indices had gains in May, and four had losses. The Financial/Metals Traders Index was up 0.88%, S
21 Jun. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund index gains 0.50% in May, 4.13% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.50% in May according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 4.13% in 2017. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index has now been profitable for seven months in a row, with a cumulative gain of 6.10%. The Barclay Technology I
21 Jun. 2017 Asia focused hedge funds offer great opportunities, says Agecroft Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - For the first time in several years, investors have begun expressing an interest in opportunities in Asia. Investors have shared increasing concerns about the high valuations of both the US equity and fixed income markets (pushed further by the Trump rally in the U.S. eq
21 Jun. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: June notifications 3.59% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2017 measured 3.59%, up from 3.08% in May. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2017 was 3.59%, reflecting a sharp drop from the 4.88% reported a year ago for June 2016," said Bill S
21 Jun. 2017 Fintech company Edgefolio partners with prime broker to hedge funds GPP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GPP has started a joint venture with Edgefolio to provide a Capital Introduction service to its prime brokerage clients. Edgefolio's platform connects investors and hedge funds, creating technology-driven solutions for a traditionally conservative and fragmented industry.
21 Jun. 2017 One third of alternative investment managers yet to decide on how to pay for research [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Six months ahead of the MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) implementation deadline, alternative asset managers still face uncertainty, with 34% of firms undecided for example on how to pay for research, according to a survey by the Alternative Investmen
21 Jun. 2017 Man Group names Steven Desmyter Head of Responsible Investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group today announces the appointment of Steven Desmyter as Head of Responsible Investment and Chair of Man Group's Responsible Investment Committee. This position recognises his instrumental role in developing and driving forward the firm's responsible investment cap
21 Jun. 2017 PSAM announces senior addition to investment team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP (PSAM), has announced that John McVeigh has joined the firm as a Deputy Portfolio Manager of U.S. Merger Arbitrage. John brings more than 12 years of investment experience in merger related situations to PSAM. Most recently, he was a Mana
21 Jun. 2017 Hedge funds gain through mid-June as global markets post mixed returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds posted gains through mid-June with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.19% for the period (+2.53% YTD), Hedge Fund Research said in its latest report. Financial markets posted mixed performance during the same period, as the US Federal Res
21 Jun. 2017 Comment: How do you solve a problem like performance? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Meredith Jones of MJ Alternative Investment Research and Author: Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Outperform, writes on Harvest Exchang
20 Jun. 2017 Northern Trust survey: Surge in demand shows transparency is key to success for alts investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As alternative investments become more mainstream, information about investment vehicles, underlying assets and other risk management data has become more important to investors, but best practices around transparency requirements are lagging behind the demand, according
20 Jun. 2017 Dubai to establish the world's first collective Endowment Park [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The city of Dubai, which is renowned for interweaving innovation into its economic, commercial and cultural goals, is now blending it into charity. The city is working on the establishment of the first collective-endowment park in the world - the Endowment Park project w
20 Jun. 2017 Comment: For emerging market debt, a sustainable recovery [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Standish Mellon Asset Management Company writes on Harvest Exchange: After several difficult years, the outlook for emerging market debt (EMD) denomin
20 Jun. 2017 Quant shop HC Technologies launches private equity arm [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chicago-based quantitative trading firm HC Technologies has launched a private equity business. HC Private Investments will focus on middle-market private equity investments in lower-middle market manufacturing companies ranging in size from $10 to $100 million
20 Jun. 2017 Perella Weinberg Partners OCIO platform forms advisory board [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Agility, the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) business of Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP), has formed a new advisory board. The Advisory Board will provide strategic advice to Agility on business-related matters. The advisory board will be chaire
19 Jun. 2017 Comment: Evidence supports active equities in emerging markets [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Passive investing strategies continue to attract big money. But think caref
19 Jun. 2017 BNY Mellon's Pershing study advises authenticity, transparency to attract high net-worth clients [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial advisors seeking to attract younger, high-net-worth (HNW) investors need to adjust not only their marketing strategies but also their business models to attract and retain this group of investors, said a new white paper by BNY Mellon's Pershing. BN
16 Jun. 2017 Total number of hedge funds now 9,733 after 189 launches and 259 liquidations in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New hedge fund launches in 1Q 2017 increased for the first time since the first quarter of 2016 as both hedge funds and equity markets gained through the first part of the year, and measures of financial market volatility fell to record lows. New hedge fund launches to
16 Jun. 2017 Global macro hedge funds hold tight on European currencies' shorts [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global risk appetite remained steady during the recent months, despite continued investor concerns over asset price valuation and political risks, Lyxor Asset Management said in its latest briefing. The MSCI World is up 3.5% in Q2 as of early June. Yet, sovereign bo
16 Jun. 2017 Carden Capital launches cannabis lending fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: California-based Carden Capital has launched a direct lending fund for the cannibus industry. Carden Capital will lend debt capital to experienced management teams in compliance with all necessary state regulatory requirements, the firm will provide a variety of
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    From Bloomberg.com: Believe the hype. Quants have never been more popular. After doubling over the past decade, assets run by so-called systematic funds have hit a record $500 billion this year, according to estimates from Barclays Plc. In some ways, their meteoric rise is due to the same technolog

  2. Legal - Bond market concerns could scuttle Paulson's Fannie-Freddie plan[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: A hedge fund proposal for freeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from U.S. control is poised to face stiff opposition from investors who say it risks wrecking the mortgage-bond market. The Moelis & Co. blueprint, which firms including Paulson & Co. and Blackstone Group LP sponsored,

  3. Other Voices: Are your pricing policies and procedures for less liquid instruments adequate?[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The unrelated position mismarking incidents that quickly precipitated the closures of both Visium Asset Management and Marinus Capital have been recent focal points for market participants, but regulatory scrutiny of valuation choices for less liquid instruments is

  4. FinTech - AI hedge fund Numerai now live on Ethereum, Cryptocurrency hedge funds generate huge returns as bitcoin surges[more]

    AI hedge fund Numerai now live on Ethereum From Cryptoninjas.net: Back in February, Numerai announced numeraire (NMR), a cryptographic token to incentivize a new kind of hedge fund built by a network of data scientists. Earlier today, the Numeraire smart contract was officially deployed

  5. Investing - Advisors slash hedge fund positions, Theravance Biopharma is a top pick of investment guru Seth Klarman, As asset management industry grows a search for new revenue streams[more]

    Advisors slash hedge fund positions From Barrons.com: Financial advisors have cut wealthy clients' exposure to hedge funds by up to one third over the past 12 months, The Financial Times reports. Advisor firms in the FT's annual top-300 ranking have reduced their hedge fund allocation to