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26 Jan. 2018 Amplify ETF 'joins' Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Amplify ETF, an active ETF based on blockchain-based technology, can now be tracked in the recently launched Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index, a joint collaboration between Emerita Capital Indices and EQM Indexes
26 Jan. 2018 NACUBO-Commonfund study: educational endowments feel long-term return pressure, alts rebound [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Data gathered from 809 U.S. colleges and universities for the 2017 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE) show that participating institutions' endowments returned an average of 12.2 percent (net of fees) for the 2017 fiscal year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2
25 Jan. 2018 Alger launches Alger 25 Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fred Alger Management, Inc. is pleased to announce a further expansion of its suite of focused portfolios with the launch of the Alger 25 Fund. The Fund is a focused portfolio of approximately 25 high-conviction stocks managed by Dr. Ankur Crawford, Senior Vice President
25 Jan. 2018 Lord Abbett brings on new managing partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lord Abbett & Co. LLC an independent, privately held investment firm, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Partner to lead the organization. At the quarterly Lord Abbett's Partners' meeting on January 18, 2018, Daria L. Foster, Managing Partner, stated h
25 Jan. 2018 Infinity Capital Partners acquires Collins Capital fund of hedge funds portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Infinity Capital Partners, an Atlanta-based alternative investment firm, today announced it has acquired the fund of hedge funds business of Miami-based Collins Capital. The transaction, which closed on December 29, 2017, underscores Infinity's long-term outlook for hedg
25 Jan. 2018 Equities strategies dominated hedge fund industry asset flows in 2017 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Net flows into the hedge fund industry in 2017 ended at $30.13 billion, according to eVestment's newly released year-end Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. The industry also saw the lightest level of redemptions in December since 2010, unloading $8.35 billion.
24 Jan. 2018 CTAs outperform as commodities rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: CTA (commodity trading advisor) strategies had a strong week as indicated by the Lyxor CTA Broad Index being up 1.4% from 09 January to 16 (+3.5% YTD). Particularly the commodity bucket - long positions on aluminum and short on wheat and corn - was doing well,
23 Jan. 2018 Paper: High-testosterone hedge fund managers significantly underperform low-testosterone guys [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Yan Lu from the University of Central Florida-Department of Finance and Melvyn Teo, Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business, published a paper using facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) as a proxy for pubertal testosterone and showing that high-
23 Jan. 2018 VanEck to acquire Think ETF Asset to further expand its product offerings in Europe [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: VanEck , the global asset manager with $46bn in assets under management, is acquiring the Dutch ETF issuer, Think ETF Asset Management B.V., bringing the number of VanEck-sponsored UCITS-ETFs avai
23 Jan. 2018 Preqin: Hedge funds up 11.41% to gain highest level since 2013, all 12 months positive [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: It's 12 for 12 for hedge funds last year, according to the latest information released by data provider Preqin. In its Hedge Fund Update report, Preqin said that the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark has
22 Jan. 2018 Sector ARC Advisors wins Coquest 2017 CTA challenge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dallas-based Coquest Inc., a full service brokerage and alternative investment consulting firm, announced today that Sector Arc Advisors is the winner of the 2017 Coquest CTA Challenge, claiming the top spot in its first year of participation. Sector Arc's Global Lean Hog
22 Jan. 2018 Hedge funds end 2017 with strongest capital inflows since 2015 to a record $3.2tln [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge funds space ended 2017 with the strongest capital inflows since 2Q15 driving total assets to the new record of $3.21tln or an increase of $59bn, the sixth consecutive quarterly record for total industry capital. In its latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Indu
19 Jan. 2018 Lovell Minnick adds two managing partners, promotes four [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lovell Minnick Partners (LMP), a private equity firm specializing in the financial and business services sectors, today announced a series of leadership team and new Partner appointments designed to further evolve its management and governance structure and to address con
19 Jan. 2018 ICE and Blockstream launch crypto product [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, and Blockstream, a leader in blockchain technologies and financial cryptography, announced today the launch of the Cryptocurrency Data F
19 Jan. 2018 Global hedge funds up 1.88% by mid-January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: As predicted, the hedge funds space has maintained its growth momentum with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and the HFRX Market Directional Index posting gains of +1.88% and +2.01%, respectively through mid-January. In its first report this year, data tracker
19 Jan. 2018 China and India hedge funds lead 2017 performance (+35%) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asia-focused and domiciled hedge funds reported the strongest gains in the industry last year as the overall hedge funds space experienced a positive aggregate return of +8.83%, according to the
18 Jan. 2018 ACOLIN and HUGO enter into a Joint Venture to Reinforce Global Fund Distribution Infrastructure Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ACOLIN Fund Services AG (Zurich) and HUGO Fund Services SA (Geneva) announce the strengthening of their partnership and the combination of their businesses in the form of a joint venture thereby significantly enhancing the two companies' positioning within the global fund
18 Jan. 2018 Charlesbank promotes Sullivan to COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Charlesbank Capital Partners announces the promotion of Stephanie Paré Sullivan to Chief Operating Officer, effective January 2018. She will also retain her title as General Counsel. Stephanie joined Charlesbank from THL Credit, an affiliate of private equity firm Thomas
18 Jan. 2018 Investor, hedge fund interest in blockchain rising with additional applications [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by information service provider NetworkNewsWire (NNW) has found that investor interest in blockchain technology continues to rise, as additional applications have now arisen. The study showed th
17 Jan. 2018 Managed futures / CTA managers slow to adapt Bitcoin futures, favor CME contract [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An international survey of CTAs - managed futures managers - has revealed limited enthusiasm for the new Bitcoin futures contracts offered, since December 2017, by CBOE and CME Group. The survey was conducted in early January by BarclayHedge, a leader in the field of alte
17 Jan. 2018 CalPERS board elects Priya Mathur as president, Rob Feckner as vice president [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The CalPERS Board of Administration elected Priya Mathur as board president and Rob Feckner as vice president. Mathur is the first female elected president of the CalPERS board. This will be her first term. Feckner previously served as board president and vice preside
17 Jan. 2018 Brevan Howard loses Camden Pension [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Troubled hedge fund Brevan Howard is losing one of its anchor investors as assets under management at the firm continue to plummet. Financial News
16 Jan. 2018 J8 Capital launches Global Absolute Return UCITS fund [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: J8 Capital Management LLP has announced the launch of their UI-J8 Global Absolute Return UCITS Fund, opening up their highly successful systematic investment strategy to an institutional as well as retail audience. The fund is now open for subscriptions and scheduled
16 Jan. 2018 Strong economic pulse pushes hedge funds up, L/S equity readies for intense earning season [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong economic pulse worldwide pushed hedge funds up last week as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index rose +2% from January 2 - 9 (1.7% YTD), reported Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Briefing. Global macro manager
15 Jan. 2018 Cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Alphabit picks AELF as digital currency for 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alphabit, a global hedge fund investing in digital currencies, has chosen that AELF (ELF) is its cryptocurrency pick for the coming year. AELF is based in Singapore and was launched in December of last year. A
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