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20 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds post mix returns in mid-September as global financial markets fell [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider Hedge Fund Research said that the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +0.44% until mid-September (+6.23% YTD), while the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index remained basic
20 Sep. 2016 Lyxor: Rate hike rumors mildly drag down hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Speculations about a pending move by the U.S. Fed to raise interest rates have been uninspiring in the US. This has led investors to take profits on both equities and bonds after the summer lull. Long term CTAs suffered a blow due to recent market turbulence as the
20 Sep. 2016 Selwood AM marks one year with $350m in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: London-based alternative asset manager Selwood Asset Management LLP marks its first anniversary since its launch in September last year with consistent positive performance and increase in AuM to above $350m. Selwo
20 Sep. 2016 The AMF looks at cross-border distribution improvements for funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Autorité des marchés financiers has published a new study looking at the effectiveness of cross-border distribution of funds. According to the AMF, the relatively high number of passports issued for funds in Europe shows that the initial framework has been a
20 Sep. 2016 Switzerland expands fiscal transparency [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: On Thursday, Switzerland will ratify further agreements to facilitate the automatic exchange of information (AEoI) with several developed countries, including Japan, Canada and South Korea, and an agreement to exchange information with Brazil. If transpa
19 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds dumping gold at fastest pace, abandon bullish stance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds took a quick about turn and have been dumping gold at a fastest space in anticipation of the Fed’s policy meeting on Sept. 21 wherein rumors are ripe that Fed officials will likely announce a higher U.S. interest rates, reports
16 Sep. 2016 Australian regulator bans alternative investment spruiker for four years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ASIC has banned Mr Geoffrey Woodcock of Auckland, New Zealand, from providing financial services for a period of four years. Between November 2011 and October 2013, Mr Woodcock was the founder and manager of Capital Alternatives Pty Ltd and a director of Velvet
16 Sep. 2016 Hedge fund launches, liquidations fell in 2Q as industry post steady gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund launches and liquidations fell in the second quarter of this year from the first quarter, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, releas
16 Sep. 2016 Merger arbitrage leads IndexIQ indexes on the upside [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The IQ Hedge Indexes reported modest gains in August across the hedge fund strategies in August , led by the IQ Hedge Merger Arbitrage Index, which was up 1.12% (+3.57% YTD). The IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Index was the only down index, declining -0.06% (+3.83% YTD).
15 Sep. 2016 Institutional investment flows $120 billion in the red [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The institutional investment industry saw asset outflows of $120 billion in the second quarter of the year, following $75.1 billion pulled from the industry in the first quarter of the year, according to eVestment Traditional Asset Flows Report covering 2Q 2016. Outflows
15 Sep. 2016 Fund administrator MainstreamBPO expands into UK and Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Australian based fund administrator MainstreamBPO Limited group has announced its expansion into the UK and Europe following receipt of in principle regulatory approval from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to act as a Fund Administrator in Malta.
15 Sep. 2016 Tages Capital launches alternative risk premia fund with initial institutional investment of $100m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital, one of Europe's leading specialist alternative asset managers, has announced the launch of Tages Alternative Risk Premia Fund (the 'Fund), a fund focused on the rapidly growing area of alternative risk premia. The Fund offers investors access to Tag
15 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds record returns of 0.97% in August (+4.67% YTD) in longest winning streak since 2012 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After six successive months of gains, the hedge funds industry recorded its longest period of monthly gains since the 12 consecutive months of gains in June 2012-May 2013, according to data provider Preqin. The P
15 Sep. 2016 California’s alternative assets industry expands to record $732bn in AuM [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The growth in the number of California-based managers has led to an increase in assets under management in the state, according to data provider Preqin. The private capital industry (including venture capital) has
15 Sep. 2016 SS&C to acquire Wells Fargo's Global Fund Services business [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial services software provider SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., is to acquire Wells Fargo Global Fund Service (GFS), a provider of administration, middle-office, operations and cash/collateral management services to alternative investment managers, for an un
14 Sep. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: August performance 0.73%; Capital Movement Index: September net flows advance 0.38% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for August 2016 measured 0.73%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.38% in September. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement In
14 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds flat in August, up 2.50% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were flat to marginally negative at 0.06% during the month of August with much of this weakness led by underlying CTA/managed futures and macro mandated hedge funds. On the other hand, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI World Index (Local
14 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds are not trying to find women managers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Recruiters say that hedge funds are not really focused on hiring women, reported Business Insider. Michael Goodman of recruiting firm Long R
14 Sep. 2016 Wilshire reports drop in funding levels of 109 US retirement systems [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO business unit of Wilshire Associates Inc., estimates the ratio of pension assets-to-liabilities, or funding ratio, for the city and county pe
13 Sep. 2016 Alpha UCITS Platform launches CLO focused fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alpha UCITS Platform has launched the Fair Oaks Dynamic Credit UCITS Fund in partnership with Fair Oaks Capital Limited. It is the first UCITS Fund focused on the global market for Collateralised Loan Obligations. Fair Oaks Capital Limited is an independent
13 Sep. 2016 Alder Capital hires John Parkin to head product management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alder Capital DAC, the Dublin-based, systematic investment manager, announces the appointment of John Parkin in the newly created role of Head of Product Management and, as part of this new role, the Company’s intention to open its first overseas office in London*. Once o
13 Sep. 2016 Republic Wealth partners with ActiveAllocator for holistic asset allocation and portfolio construction [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Austin’s Republic Wealth Advisors has announced a strategic alliance with Active Allocator, Inc. to deliver cutting-edge asset allocation and portfolio construction methods to Republic’s clients and others. Active Allocator owns and operates ActiveAllocator.com,
13 Sep. 2016 JPAM study suggests fiscal policy to play more active role in economies and markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A paper released by J.P. Morgan Asset Management has suggested that fiscal policy will play a more active role in heading off negative outcomes for economies and markets in the coming years. Moreover, the change in policy is unlikely to pose a grave challenge to the
13 Sep. 2016 Soros' firm advises on SolarCity funding round [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: SolarCity, the California-based clean energy firm backed by Elon Musk, has completed a $305 million equity financing round. A private investment fund affiliated with Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd. and advised by Soros Fund Management LLC provided the equity inv
13 Sep. 2016 CTAs rally as U.S. economic data fell below expectations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: CTAs outperformed in the week as of Sept. 06 while global macro managers underperformed, both differently impacted by the U.S. dollar weakening, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor CTA Broad I
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