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28 Sep. 2016 AIMA announces new chair and board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, has announced a new Chairman and the formation of a new AIMA Council, the Association’s global board of directors. Taking over as AIMA Chair is Si
28 Sep. 2016 Lyxor attributes active funds' outperformance to choice of risk factors [more]
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
28 Sep. 2016 Simon Finch to leave credit hedge fund CQS [more]
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
28 Sep. 2016 Eden Rock buys Gottex stake in ERG Asset Management [more]
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
27 Sep. 2016 Ayaltis launches the Areca SICAV SIF – Azure Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As a result of several investors’ requests, Ayaltis has announced the launch of a new investment opportunity, the Areca SICAV SIF – Azure Fund. Launched on August 1st 2016, this new addition to the Ayaltis product offering is the continuation of Ayaltis’ long st
27 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds’ study reveals vast disparity in types of investors securing side letter arrangements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 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 that hedge fund managers sometimes make with investors, overriding general te
27 Sep. 2016 Maples Fund Services celebrates 10 years in Hong Kong [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a division of MaplesFS and an independent global fund services provider, marks a major milestone in 2016 with the tenth anniversary of the opening of its Hong Kong office. Since commencing operations in Hong Kong in 2006, Maples Fund Servic
27 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds recover from losses as central banks give markets a respite [more]
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. It ad
26 Sep. 2016 Cambridge: Look to private investments for best access to LatAm growth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Even with recent economic woes, Latin America retains a burgeoning middle class with more money to spend on fast-growing sectors such as healthcare, education, technology and retail. These industries remain largely inaccessible via public markets, and the best w
26 Sep. 2016 LAVCA diversifies board with five new investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) today announced the addition of five new board members. Appointments include Península Participações, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the International Finance C
26 Sep. 2016 Nobel Sustainability Trust, Prince Albert II of Monaco help launch major new initiative to drive sustainable technologies [more]
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
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
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  2. Studies - Hedge funds’ study reveals vast disparity in types of investors securing side letter arrangements, Cambridge: Look to private investments for best access to LatAm growth[more]

    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

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  4. Hedge funds recover from losses as central banks give markets a respite[more]

    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. It ad

  5. Perry Capital closing flagship fund after almost three decades[more]

    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