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23 Nov. 2017 Prime Capital Aviation Debt Fund enables aviation debt investments for institutional investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Prime Capital has successfully launched the Prime Capital Aviation Debt Fund (PCAD), a SICAV-SIF-subfund of Prime Capital Debt SCS in Luxembourg. The fund will invest in senior, aircraft-backed loans. With the first closing we are pleased to announce that several insuranc
23 Nov. 2017 Lyxor AM fears resurgent geopolitical threats could hamper economic growth [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The resurgent geopolitics in the Middle East, the U.S. and Europe could potentially jeopardize the economic growth that has shifted to high gear this year, Lyxor Asset Management said. So far in 2017, economic activity
22 Nov. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: November notifications 3.91% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2017 measured 3.91%, up from 2.69% in October. "SS&C's Forward Redemption Indicator continues to trend favorably on a year-over-year basis, coming in at 3.91% for November 2017, compared to 4.25% a ye
22 Nov. 2017 Blue Sky's hedge fund division secures new mandate for its global macro strategy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Australian listed diversified alternative asset manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited said that its hedge fund unit has partnered with Equinox Funds and Deutsche Bank to secure a fresh mandate for
22 Nov. 2017 Majority of asset managers plan on offering ETFs over next five years but face new challenges [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A majority 67% of asset managers polled by advisory services firm EY said they would provide ETF offering in the next five years. The EY report Global ETF Research 2017 said that the entrants would join a market that is expected to reach $7.6tln globally by the end
22 Nov. 2017 SEC balances scope of compliance examinations [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) continues to look into investment advisers at a rapid pace, according to the latest hedge fund annual review from law firm Proskauer. Regulators are looking at all sizes of firms placing the
21 Nov. 2017 Preqin: positive hedge fund flows continue in Q3 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds recorded positive net asset inflows of $19.2bn in Q3 2017, bringing year-to-date net inflows to $43.9bn. Credit strategies and multi-strategy funds experienced the greatest net inflows of $13.9bn and $13.3bn, respectively, while equity strategies saw net inflo
21 Nov. 2017 Chinese hedge funds drive emerging markets assets to record [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund capital invested in Emerging Markets (EM) rose to a record to begin 4Q17 with the primary contribution coming from the industry-leading performance of Chinese hedge funds. Total EM hedge fund capital increased to $223 billion (1.48 trillion RMB, 730 billion Bra
21 Nov. 2017 Trend reversals, faltering market momentum 'slightly' hit hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The faltering market momentum and trend reversals had a negative effect on hedge fund performance as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index took a small hit and was down -1% from 07 November to 14 (+3.6% YTD), with CTAs underperforming. In its Weekly Briefing,
21 Nov. 2017 Institutional investors and fund managers see equities growth and deficit from tax reform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A majority of institutional investors and hedge fund managers polled by BarclayHedge expect that equity markets will rise if tax reform is
21 Nov. 2017 Mixed returns for hedge funds in mid-November as global financial markets decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were mixed through mid-November with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and the HFRX Absolute Return Index declining -0.55% (+4.68% YTD) and -0.38% (+3.26% YTD), respectively, Hedge Fund Research said in its latest
17 Nov. 2017 Swarm fund ICO raises $5.5m, aims to offer compliant investments into alternative assets and institutional asset classes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blockchain-focused firm Swarm Fund has raised a total of $5.5 million through its public token sale. The company also appointed co-founder Philipp Pieper as its chief executive officer, and successfully held the firs
17 Nov. 2017 Neuberger Berman secures China private fund manager license [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based fund manager Neuberger Berman said that its China unit, Neuberger Berman Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited, has secured registration as a private fund manager with the
16 Nov. 2017 Ropes & Gray adds Rimon, boosts private investment funds practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Keren Rimon has joined the firm's private investment funds practice as a counsel in Boston. Ms. Rimon joins Ropes & Gray from Harvard Management Company where she most recently held the position of Senior Vice Presiden
16 Nov. 2017 Highland Capital Management names Andrew Parmentier Chief Strategy Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Highland Capital Management, a global alternative investment manager, announced today the addition of Andrew Parmentier, who joins as a partner, expanding the firm's executive committee. Mr. Parmentier will serve as Highland's chief strategy officer (CSO) and head of them
16 Nov. 2017 Asia-Pacific hedge funds outperform all top-level regional funds in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asia-Pacific focused hedge funds outperformed all other top-level regional focuses tracked by data provider Preqin during October, recording their best month thus far this year as the Preqin Asia-Pacific Index gained 2.91% during the month. Year-to-date, Asia-Pacifi
16 Nov. 2017 Alternative fund manager Beacon Trust launches two mutual funds with $500m in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wealth management services firm Beacon Trust has cemented its position as one of the top alternative fund families this year in terms of new assets with the successful launch of two new mutual funds, raising approximately $500m in assets. Erman Civelek, investme
15 Nov. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.78% in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.78% in October, outperforming the 0.69% return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid Alternativ
15 Nov. 2017 China-focused hedge funds are top performers so far this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: China-focused hedge funds are the top performers in all hedge fund indices year-to-date as they surged in the fourth quarter of this year thanks to the receding geopolitical tensions in the region,
15 Nov. 2017 Context survey: institutional investors return to active management [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 67% of institutional investors believe active management is coming back into favor and 64% will increase their allocations to alternative investments over the next 12 months, according to the latest
14 Nov. 2017 CTAs and Macros shine in October as hedge funds continue winning streak [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 1.32%1 during month of October. Meanwhile underlying markets, as represented by the MSCI AC Word Index (Local), gained 2.56% over the same period. Roughly 77% of the underlying constituent hedge funds for the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index were in positiv
14 Nov. 2017 Hedge fund managers embrace innovation amid industry challenges and increased competition [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A majority of hedge fund managers (57%) are innovating to improve their operational efficiency in response to market disruptions and to avoid falling behind the industry, according to the EY 2017 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey: How will you embrace innovation to il
14 Nov. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: October performance 0.86% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index October 2017 measured 0.86%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.39% in November. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a net inflow f
14 Nov. 2017 HFR launches PortfolioScope to give managers and investors timely information on their investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Research, Inc. announced the launch of PortfolioScope, a comprehensive, customizable and cost-effective software solution that helps managers and investors make more informed investment decisions. By utilizing enhanced visualization technology, managers and inv
14 Nov. 2017 New record prices bring truffle investments into the spot light [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - There has never been a better time to invest in truffles according to experts, as prices soar to record levels. The truffle growing regions of France, Italy and Spain have suffered a series of dry summers, limiting supply and sending global truffle prices on an upward cur
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