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29 Apr. 2016 Hong Kong market regulator enhances fund authorization process, includes Mainland funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong’s market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has announced it would proceed to formally adopt its initiatives to enhance the authorization process for new fund applications (Revamped Process) and for new Mandatory Provident Funds (MPF)
29 Apr. 2016 Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services announces cash projection service [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: To help alternative investment managers better manage their liquidity and cash flow, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services has announced that it has enhanced its suite of treasury services with the addition of a proprietary Cash Projection service. The service provides
28 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds see $14.3bn outflows in Q1, CTAs and multi-strategy lead net inflows [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in the first quarter of the year, totaling $14.3bn, data from Preqin showed. This continues from the $8.9bn overall net outflows that funds recorded in Q4
28 Apr. 2016 JPAM study finds many Americans remain woefully unprepared for retirement [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by J.P. Morgan Asset Management
28 Apr. 2016 Heiwa’s big plan to attract hedge funds Japan faces serious challenges [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to attract hedge funds and other asset managers into Tokyo’s old financial district is facing serious challenges that is frustrating local players,
28 Apr. 2016 Schroders launches commodity fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: UK-based Schroders has launched a new fund - the Schroder Alternative Solutions Commodity Total Return program. The fund will invest in energy, agriculture, and metals sectors worldwide. The strategy will allow the manager to take short positions and use leverag
27 Apr. 2016 Investors seek $1.4bn redemption from Brevan Howard hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Stung by poor performance, Brevan Howard Asset Management’s main hedge fund is facing a $1.4bn redemption request from investors, Bloomberg
26 Apr. 2016 Former Fortress hedge fund manager Maggie Arvedlund to launch $500m debt, equity fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Fortress Investment Group (FIG) portfolio manager and managing director Maggie Arvedlund is trying to raise $500m to launch her own debt, equity fund, Turning Rock Capital. A report by
26 Apr. 2016 Aurora Investment Management to close after failed takeover [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aurora Investment Management a $5.4 billion hedge fund of funds will close after a failed takeover bid according to a Bloomberg re
26 Apr. 2016 Event-driven strategies lead hedge funds gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued to steadily rise last week with event driven strategies leading the way, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.3%, (-2.4% YTD) as of 19 April. Spe
26 Apr. 2016 Investors redeemed $4.60 billion from hedge funds in March [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors redeemed an estimated net $4.60 billion from hedge funds in March, the fifth month in the last six in which redemptions outpaced allocations, according to eVestment’s March and Q1 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Performance gains during the month offset
26 Apr. 2016 FSB vows full implementation of post-crisis reforms; monitors new financial vulnerabilities, risks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Financial Stability Board – Regional Consultative Group for the Middle East and North Africa (RCG MENA) met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to finalize the design of the full implementation of the remaining post-crisis reforms. In a statement, the
25 Apr. 2016 Swiss-Asia expands hedge funds portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss-Asia has unveiled new funds on the fund management platform as it continues to expand in Singapore and Hong Kong. Credence Global Fund To strengthen the funds position in the international investment community, Splendor Capi
25 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds betting on U.S. dollar weakness for first time in two years [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and large speculators are abandoning the U.S. dollar and are betting on the currency’s weakness for the first time in almost two years, since July 2014, reported
21 Apr. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2016 measured 2.94%, down from 4.26% in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2016 measured 2.94%, down from 4.26% in March. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2016 decreased to 2.94%, down from 4.26% for March 2016 and was also lower on a year-over-
21 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund assets decline in Q1, event driven leads outflows [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund capital declined in the first quarter of this year as volatile markets and early quarter performance resulted in falling investor risk tolerance and led to redemptions from underperforming strategies, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry
21 Apr. 2016 Citadel brings on Diamondback's Schimel for new equity hedge fund strategy [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Kenneth Griffin's Citadel is hiring Richard Schimel, former head of Diamondback Capital to lead the firm's new equity hedge fund strategy. $24 billion Citadel has increased its commitment to equities strategies over the past year. Schimel's unit
21 Apr. 2016 Wells Fargo Asset Management appoints new CEO [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Wells Fargo Asset Management has hired Kristi Mitchem to serve as CEO. Mitchem most recently served as executive vice president at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. She replaces Mike Niedermeyer, who
20 Apr. 2016 Hedge Fund activity in Asia-Pacific region slows in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The latest Preqin research finds that having made gains of 7.54% in 2015, Asia-Pacific-focused hedge funds recorded losses of 2.02% through the opening quarter of the year, the lowest performance of any region. While the hedge fund industry as a whole saw returns of -0.43
20 Apr. 2016 Omni Partners launches third secured lending fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Omni Partners LLP, the London-headquartered investment manager, announces the successful launch and first close of its third secured lending fund, Omni Secured Lending Fund III LP. Initial commitments stand at approximately $60 million. OSL III is targeting $400 million o
20 Apr. 2016 Managed futures strategies fell as Barclay CTA Index declines 1.47% in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Managed futures traders lost money in March as BarclayHedge reported that the Barclay CTA Index fell 1.47% last month but is still up 1.36% in the first quarter of this year. "Trend reversals in the USD, ene
19 Apr. 2016 CalPERS approves new real assets strategic plan [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System's (CalPERS) has approved a new five-year strategic plan for its Real Assets asset class. The new plan for the asset class, which includes the Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Forestland programs, largely c
19 Apr. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.53% in March, best monthly return since January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.53% in March, its best month since January 2012 when it rose 3.10%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 0.88% after three months in 2016. “Rebounding oil prices and dovish central bank policy
19 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds slightly down last week as equity markets roll up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were slightly down as of end April 12 despite positive returns in equity markets, Lyxor Asset Management reported. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index fell -0.2% during the period (-2.7% YTD). On the positive si
19 Apr. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.88% in March (-0.72% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended March up +1.88% driven by positive performance in Long/Short Equity and Long/Short Credit Strategies. Global equity markets rebounded sharply with the MSCI World index up 6.52%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays A
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