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03 Jan. 2017 Comment: Why stock market tranquility is unlikely to last [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Russ Koesterich, Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, writes on Harvest Exchange: Ideally, the holidays
02 Jan. 2017 Some old hands in the hedge fund industry likely to impress also in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The last year was either a bad year or a good year, depending on whom you ask. But for some hedge fund managers, 2016 was a forgettable year. However, there are hedge funds that have been rethinking their business models in order to stand out from the rest and d
02 Jan. 2017 Comment: Financial stress down, policy uncertainty up [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: Don't try and call
30 Dec. 2016 Who says 2016 was bad for hedge funds? Industry at all-time high, but investors welcome consolidation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: 2016 is mostly seen as a rough year for hedge funds. Many of the big players in the industry suffered losses but there are some, including few unknowns, which have posted remarkable returns this year. If there is one thing consistent with the hedge fund industry
30 Dec. 2016 Comment: The Roots of the Active Investing Malaise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU, writes on Harvest Exchange: In my last post, I pointed to the s
30 Dec. 2016 Allianz Global Investors closes first infrastructure debt renewable energy project in the US [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Allianz Global Investors has made an investment of over $400 million on behalf of its clients into the Grande Prairie Wind project. The GPW project is a 400-megawatt wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska "the largest wind energy project in the state's his
30 Dec. 2016 China relaxes restrictions on foreign investments [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: China is opening more of its economy to foreign investments. China's State Council held a meeting on Wednesday and approved new guidelines for outside investments in several sectors of the economy.
29 Dec. 2016 Growth vs Value Update: Value dramatically outperforms in 2016 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Brian Gilmartin of Trinity Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange Here is our update from this time last year:
28 Dec. 2016 Do you have FOBAS? The key to investing now is your time horizon [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Frank Byrd of Fielder Capital Group LLC writes on Harvest Exchange: Confused? Stocks are up post the Trump surprise. It's totally natural to have "FOMO" - the fear
28 Dec. 2016 Intera closes third fund on EUR 250 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Finnish growth-oriented private equity firm Intera Partners has closed its third fund on EUR 250. The firm's last fund closed on EUR 200 in 2011. MVision acted as the placement agent for the fund. Intera invests in Finnish and Swedish companies with
27 Dec. 2016 U.S. hedge fund warns of housing bubble in Australia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based hedge fund manager Chris Mittleman has warned of an impending housing bubble in Australia. He also described the victory of billionaire Donald Trump in the last U.S. election as an embarrassment for America. Mittleman, who plans to bring his glo
27 Dec. 2016 A (very) long history of real interest rates [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Michael Ashton, Managing Principal of Enduring Investments, writes on Harvest Exchange: One of the problems that inflation folks have is tha
23 Dec. 2016 Gold Commentary - December 2016 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Sprott Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Following the Fed’s well telegraphed 25 basis point interest rate
22 Dec. 2016 Fixed Income Market Outlook: Opportunities, but effective credit selection is of the utmost importance [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Virtus Investment Partners writes on Harvest Exchange: As we look ahead to 2017, we believe opportunities exist and, consistent with our 2016 Outlook,
22 Dec. 2016 Long/short and event driven hedge funds benefit from U.S. elections [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were cautiously positioned ahead of the U.S election and as a result failed to capture the market rebound, Lyxor Asset Management said in its December Hedge Fund Briefing. Philippe Ferreira, Senior St
21 Dec. 2016 Family Office Networks expands hedge fund platform to meet growing demands of family offices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Family Office Networks is expanding its Hedge Fund Division to help a select group of emerging and established investment managers raise assets from the fast-growing family office sector. “New managers typically rely on ‘friends and family’ money or perhaps a k
21 Dec. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: December notifications 5.67% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2016 measured 5.67%, up from 4.25% in November. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2016 was 5.67%, which reflects an increase from the 4.98% reported in De
21 Dec. 2016 AlphaCentric converts hedge fund to AlphaCentric Hedged Market Opportunity Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlphaCentric, announced today it has launched the AlphaCentric Hedged Market Opportunity Fund (HMXIX). The mutual fund, which is a converted hedge fund, utilizes the same option strategy as its predecessor, which was once available only to accredited investors.
21 Dec. 2016 Northern Fund Management raises $505M for third fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northern Fund Management, a Stamford, Connecticut-based firm focused on maritime credit has raised $505 million for its third fund. The fund closed above its $400 million target. The firm's previous fund closed on $204 million in 2014. Northern's
21 Dec. 2016 Hedge funds gain through mid-December on U.S. interest rates and surge in energy commodities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global Financial markets gained through mid-December, as the US lifted interest rates and energy commodities surged. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.84% during the period (+2.
21 Dec. 2016 Three misconceptions you might have about China [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Brendan Ahern, Chief Investment Officer at KraneShares, writes on Harvest Exchange: At KraneShares, our goal is to educate investors about de
20 Dec. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.58% in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - November 2016 was one of the most eventful months in recent memory, highlighted by the dramatic conclusion of the U.S. presidential election. Equities answered an overnight selloff in the futures markets with a sharp and sustained rally to new all-time highs in multiple i
20 Dec. 2016 ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of $3.445tln at the end of November 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of US$3.445 trillion at the end of November 2016. Net new flows gathered by ETFs/ETP
20 Dec. 2016 Advisors to increase allocation to Managed Futures in 2017 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Advisors consider managed futures a critical component of client portfolios, according to an advisor survey commissioned by Altegris Advisors, a premier provider of alternative investments. Findings of the Altegris Managed Futures Survey, conducted at InvestmentNews&
20 Dec. 2016 Platinum Partners accused of $1bn fraud [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Platinum Partners hedge-fund founder Mark Nordlicht and other executives at the New York-based firm, have been accused of a $1 billion dollar scheme on par with the Madoff scandal, according to documents filed in court in New York yesterday by Brooklyn U.S. Atto
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