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15 Jun. 2016 Institutional investors to increase allocations into ETFs to $300bn annually by 2020 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional are expected to increase their allocation into exchange-traded funds to grow to $300 billion annually by 2020, a new report from Greenwich Associates claimed. The new report, Global Trends
15 Jun. 2016 Platinum Partners to shut down top performing main fund after arrest of Murray Huberfeld [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The arrest last week of Platinum Partners’ portfolio manager Murray Huberfeld has a profound effect on the hedge fund as the firm announced plans to shut down its main fund, Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage, various media reported. Platinum said it plans to win
14 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds extend winning streak with three successive months of positive gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge funds industry marked another positive performance month in May, with the asset class returning 0.93% through the month to bring year-to-date gains to 1.55%, marking longest period of positive gains since May 2015. Although this does not match the 2.3
14 Jun. 2016 Hedge fund Manikay Partners bets 50% of assets on M&A global arbitrage [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Manikay Partners, the New York-based Australian-run hedge fund with $1.9bn in assets under management, is betting 50% of its money into M&A activity globally. Manikay’s exposure to M&A activities includes money invested by clients, such as the Lowy family and Goldma
13 Jun. 2016 ABS Investment Management launches new long/short product [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ABS Investment Management LLC, an alternative investment management firm specializing in global equity long/short solutions with $5 billion in assets under management* has launched the ABS Long/Short Strategies Fund. The Fund is registered under the Investment Company Act
13 Jun. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for May 2016 measures 1.26% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for May 2016 measured 1.26%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.03% in June. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement Index show
13 Jun. 2016 Saemor Fund gains 2.6% in May (-8.3% YTD) on back of larger holdings in long book [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Netherlands-based asset manager Saemor Capital said that its main fund, the Europe Alpha Fund, gained 2.6% in May, bringing the YTD figure back to -8.3% on the back of a reversal of trends seen earlier in the yea
10 Jun. 2016 Allianz Global Investors hires Santander's Camiña [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Allianz Global Investors announced today that Jorge Camiña has joined the firm as a Director within the Infrastructure Debt team. Based in New York, Jorge will be responsible for developing the US infrastructure debt business further in this new role. He will repor
10 Jun. 2016 MiFID II to affect every part of securities trading value chain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: With implementation set for 2018, regulations strengthening investor protection and reforming market structure will affect every part of the securities-trading value chain: trade execution, investor protection, reporting, and settlement. Taken together, the measu
10 Jun. 2016 LendingClub in $5bn funding deal talks with three hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Beleaguered online lending firm LendingClub Corp., has held talks with at least three big hedge funds to finance as much as $5bn in loans and the right to own shares, reported
09 Jun. 2016 Cambridge Associates expands pensions practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cambridge Associates, the global institutional investment advisor, has hired Vicky Williams as Senior Investment Director, effective June 2016. The appointment comes as UK and Continental European pension schemes consider a widening range of private investments
09 Jun. 2016 New Campbell & Company white paper: The Taming of the Skew [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research presented in Campbell & Company‘s white paper, The Taming of the Skew, examines the sources of skewness in trend following portfolio returns. Investors are often concerned about the negative skewness of equity returns, especially when equity markets fall,
09 Jun. 2016 J.P. Morgan says 75% of institutional investors boosting real asset allocation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan says 75% of institutional investors boosting real asset allocation A survey by J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPAM) involving 155 institutional investors with more than $4tln in total plan/investable assets has found that a vast majority of 75% are plann
09 Jun. 2016 BNY Mellon's Pershing provides advisors access to hedge fund market data, insights and analytics [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BNY Mellon’s unit Pershing LLC has added the hedge fund intelligence platform AltX to its Alternative Investment Center. Accessible through NetX360, Pershing's Alternative Investment Center provides advisors access to educational resources, research and tools to
08 Jun. 2016 ICAV attracts €8.4 billion to Irish funds in first 12 months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has today announced significant inflows of €8.4 billion into Ireland through the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV). Since the ICAV legislation was pas
08 Jun. 2016 As growth hits a speed bump, wealth managers seek to adapt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global private wealth grew sluggishly in 2015, with some markets seeing significant slowdowns, leaving wealth managers searching for innovative ways to meet the shifting needs of diverse client segments, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The
08 Jun. 2016 Neil Stiefel joins Etops as head of business development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Etops, a provider of next generation wealth and asset management, has announced that Neil Stiefel joins as Partner and Head of Business Development and Member of the Executive Board. Etops was founded in 2010. Over the last six years the company has successfully empow
08 Jun. 2016 Institutional investors to raise allocations to alternatives to seek strong returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by BNY Mellon has found that institutional investors are planning to boost their allocations to alternative strategies to seek for stronger returns in the low-interest-rate environment.
08 Jun. 2016 Event-driven strategies lead hedge fund gains in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains for the third consecutive month in May, as the U.S. dollar strengthened in anticipation of higher U.S. interest rates, as well as an increasingly uncertain outcome of the upcoming UK referendum about Brexit. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composi
07 Jun. 2016 Menlo Equities launches absolute return fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Menlo Equities, a Palo Alto-headquartered real estate investment firm that acquires and develops office property in select western U.S. technology-oriented markets, today announced that it completed the initial formation of its latest fund, Menlo Equities Absolute Return
07 Jun. 2016 Opalesque Exclusive: AMG picks up minority hedge fund stakes from Goldman's Petershill [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a global asset management company, will acquire several minority stakes in hedge funds from Petershill Fund I, a group of investment vehicles managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The five hedge fund firms include CapeView C
07 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds in positive territory as risk appetite picked up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended the month of May up 0.5% but still down -2.3% YTD, according to Lyxor Asset Management. Macro managers outperformed, supported by the rebound in global equity indices and the appreciation of the USD against the GBP, EUR and JPY. Long/short equi
07 Jun. 2016 Currency hedge funds gain in April on back of stable monetary policy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Foreign currency-focused hedge funds gained in April according to the Parker FX Index which was up +0.19% for the month (+1.52% YTD). 29 of the 30 programs in the Index reported April results, of which 19 reported positive results and 10 incurred losses. On a risk-
07 Jun. 2016 Lyxor’s range of alternative UCITS and multi-asset funds now available to private banking investors in Italy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has signed a distribution agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, the wealth management arm of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group, making Lyxor’s range of alternative UCITS and multi-asset
06 Jun. 2016 Fund platform to ease European market access for Asian, African and Middle Eastern fund strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Standard Chartered Bank together with FundRock Management Company S.A. (FundRock) are launching a new multi-manager fund platform solution for Asian, African and Middle Eastern based asset managers looking to explore Luxembourg domiciled Undertakings for Collective Invest
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