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12 Dec. 2017 CTA performance continues to improve in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services today announces the November 2017 performance data for its SG CTA indices. Following the improvement in performance in October, the CTA Index continued its positive run as it was up +0.30% in November, increasing gains for the year to 1
11 Dec. 2017 Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act
11 Dec. 2017 Hedge fund L1 Capital acquires more than 10% of New Zealand telco [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager L1 Capital, a hedge fund firm based in Melbourne with offices in New York and London, has acquired more than 10% in Chorus, the largest telecommunications company in New Zealand. The New
08 Dec. 2017 SYZ develops its private banking offering by launching sustainable advisory project in partnership with the World Bank [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Advisory of Banque SYZ has successfully launched a new bond product issued by the World Bank (IBRD) and linked to a basket of developed market stocks that meet SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) criteria. In partnership with the World Bank (IBRD), Banque SYZ
08 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds gain as economy, M&A accelerate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended 2017 gains through November, driven by ongoing U.S. economic growth and significant merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to data released today by HFR, the established global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global he
08 Dec. 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management ETF expands exposure to managed futures hedge fund style [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is expanding its exposure to the managed futures hedge fund style with the launch of JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF) as it forays across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets. Joanna Gallegos, U.S. head of
08 Dec. 2017 Surge in cryptocurrency signals dawn of financial tech era, but bitcoin is still a major gamble [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent financial services firm deVere Group said that bitcoin's strong surge signals the dawn of the financial technology era. However, deVere Group founder and Chief Executive O
08 Dec. 2017 Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa
07 Dec. 2017 Glenmede Investment Management adds to small & mid-cap team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Glenmede Investment Management LP (GIM), a privately owned, independent investment management firm, today announced the appointment of Jordan Irving as a portfolio manager on its Small & Mid Cap Equity team. Irving joins long-term GIM portfolio managers Robert Mancus
07 Dec. 2017 Alternative investment industry sees investment in cryptocurrencies as highly speculative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In the eight years since bitcoin was created the cryptocurrency has gone from being an obscure concept familiar only to technology specialists, to something that is now part of the American vernacular. And with some industry experts predicting that bitcoin will pass the $
07 Dec. 2017 Ogier boosts finance and funds team in Cayman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Two specialists in Banking and Finance and Investment Funds have joined Ogier in Cayman, as part of a period of significant growth for the team. Debt capital markets and structured finance expert Kristi Green, and hedge funds specialist Emma Sutherland, have both been
07 Dec. 2017 Multi-family office Proficio Capital launches insurance dedicated fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Multi-family office Proficio Capital Partners has launched a multi-strategy insurance dedicated fund (IDF) aimed at generating risk adjusted returns while preserving wealth through extreme diversification and multiple inve
07 Dec. 2017 Investors reap benefits of managed accounts as hedge fund assets migrate to lower cost structures [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are beginning to reap the benefits of managed account platforms as hedge fund assets are migrating to lower cost structures, a survey by Gemini Companies, a financial solutions prov
05 Dec. 2017 Wylie Tollette, Chief Operating Investment Officer, to leave CalPERS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System today announced that Wylie Tollette, CalPERS chief operating investment officer (COIO), is leaving the pension fund to return to mutual fund giant Franklin Templeton Investments. Tollette's last day at CalPERS
05 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds gain in November as CTAs, global macro, L/S equity outperforms [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds gained last month as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.3% (+4.1% YTD) thanks to the positive returns delivered by CTAs, global macro and L/S equity strategies, Lyxor Asset Management said in its weekly b
05 Dec. 2017 Neuberger Berman, Athyrium Capital raise $2bn for healthcare fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager Neuberger Berman and healthcare-focused specialized asset management company Athyrium Capital Management, LP anno
04 Dec. 2017 JP Morgan launches first single-strategy alternative beta ETF [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management is launching its first single-strategy alternative beta ETF, the JPMorgan Event Driven ETF (JPED). The JPED is designed to complement to complement core hedge fund allocations, provide targeted exposure within a portfolio, achieve lower
01 Dec. 2017 GTIS Partners and CalSTRS launch joint venture [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York-based real estate private equity firm GTIS Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) have launched a joint venture to initially invest $204 million in homebuilding and residential lot development, nationwide. The JV
30 Nov. 2017 Churchill Asset Management closes loan fund on $1.1bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Churchill Asset Management, a provider of senior and unitranche debt financing to private equity-owned middle market companies, has completed fundraising for Churchill Middle Market Senior Loan Fund, LP, its inaugural fund as part of Nuveen with over $1.1 billion in commi
30 Nov. 2017 Oregon Investment Council picks Adrian Lee & Partners to manage $2 billion currency programme [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adrian Lee & Partners, the leading active currency manager for institutional investors, has been appointed by the Oregon Investment Council as its Currency Overlay Manager for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. As part of the mandate, AL&P will implement a
30 Nov. 2017 Large institutional investors expect alternatives to rise but challenges loom [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of large institutional investors expecting allocations to alternatives to increase over the next 12 months went up to 53% from 39% reported two years ago, a survey commissioned by BNY Mellon in October has found. The survey, conducted by FT Remark, interv
30 Nov. 2017 Crypto Asset Management lists first actively managed U.S. crypto asset fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Delaware-based asset and fund management company, Crypto Asset Management (CAM) said that the Class T shares of its feeder fund Crypto Asset Fund (CAF), is now listed in Bloomberg under the ticker CA
30 Nov. 2017 eVestment: Hedge fund asset flows turn negative in October [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After a string of strong performance this year, some hedge fund investors may be doing a bit of profit-taking, with redemptions of -$2.9 billion from hedge funds in October, according to the just-released eVestment asset flows report. However, performance gains
29 Nov. 2017 GoldenTree closes $734 Million CLO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GoldenTree Loan Management and its affiliated investment manager GoldenTree Asset Management, announced the closing of a $734 million collateralized loan obligation to be managed by GLM. The CLO, GoldenTree Loan Management US CLO 2, is the second to be issued under Golden
29 Nov. 2017 Maples Fund Services Taps Tyne to lead biz dev in North America [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a leading independent global fund services provider and division of MaplesFS, has announced the appointment of Brendan Tyne as Head of Business Development for North America. Mr. Tyne brings over 20 years of experience in the asset management in
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  1. Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. News Briefs - Italy's Carige to sell consumer credit arm to Chenavari, Less than a year after hedge fund coup, East Bay drug maker cuts jobs, looks to move HQ[more]

    Italy's Carige to sell consumer credit arm to Chenavari Italy's Banca Carige aims to sell its consumer credit unit to London-based hedge fund Chenavari by Dec. 6 when a vital 560 million euro ($664 million) cash call ends. Genoa-based Carige must comply by the end of the year with Europe

  3. Launches - Ex-BlueCrest team to open over $200m hedge fund, Greg Coffey, a hedge fund star who retired at 41, is eyeing a comeback, Brevan Howard plans Greek funds as bond rally signals revival[more]

    Ex-BlueCrest team to open over $200m hedge fund From Bloomberg.com: A team of traders who left BlueCrest Capital Management earlier this year raised more than $200 million for their own hedge fund focused on Asian stocks, according to a person familiar with the matter. Ovata Capital Manag

  4. North America - Miami could attract hedge funds if SALT deductions axed[more]

    From Law360.com: For years, inertia has been Nitin Motwani's greatest foe in his attempts to lure hedge fund owners in the northeast to Miami, which he has pitched as a tropical low-tax paradise. But with the Republican tax bill proposing to eliminate deductions for state and local taxes, he's sensi

  5. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa