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13 Jul. 2017 Magnetar Capital expands energy footprint with new Houston office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm, announced today the opening of a new office at Heritage Plaza in downtown Houston, Texas, to support the firm's expansion of its energy franchise. "Magnetar is establishing a Houston office to manage th
13 Jul. 2017 AXA IM's Rosenberg Equities appoints Kathryn McDonald as head of sustainable investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AXA Investment Managers' (AXA IM) Rosenberg Equities today announces the appointment of Kathryn McDonald as Head of Sustainable Investing as part of their commitment to integrating ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations into all of AXA IM Rosenberg Equi
13 Jul. 2017 Madison Capital Funding closes a $325 million CLO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Madison Capital Funding LLC, today announced the closing of MCF CLO VI LLC, a $325 million collateralized loan obligation. The CLO will have a 5.5 year reinvestment period. Proceeds will be available to partially fund eligible loans. Madison Capital will serve as origina
13 Jul. 2017 Already above average, Singapore high-networth investors add hedge funds and alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An above-average proportion of Singaporean HNW wealth is allocated to alternative investments - the majority of which is held in hedge funds, according to the latest research by ReportLinker. In its report entitled, Wealth in Singapore: HNW Investors 2017
12 Jul. 2017 Warrington Asset Management wins Pinnacle Award's 5-year best options strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Warrington Asset Management's Strategic Program won the 2017 Pinnacle Award's 5-Year Best Options Strategy. For six years, the Pinnacle Awards have recognized excellence in trading in the managed futures space. Warrington has been nominated four times, and brought home th
12 Jul. 2017 FS Investments appoints former Magnetar COO as head of strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FS Investments, a leading alternative asset manager with more than $20 billion in assets under management, has hired Michael Carter as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy. Mr. Carter will be based in the firm's Philadelphia headquarters, serve on the firm
12 Jul. 2017 Tages Capital launches Macro UCITS Alternative Fund with Atreaus Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital LLP. (Tages), in partnership with New York-based alternative investment manager, Atreaus Capital, LP (Atreaus), today announced the launch of the Tages Atreaus Macro UCITS Fund (the Fund). This comes as the UK-based investment manager continues to expand its
12 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds end five-month growth with losses of 0.19% in June (3.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds ended their five-month winning streak, down 0.19%1 for June 2017 based on preliminary numbers for the month. The average return of the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was drawn into negative territory in June as developed market mandates underperformed their emer
12 Jul. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index falls -0.02% in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned -0.02% in June, slightly underperforming the 0.03% return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid A
12 Jul. 2017 Traditional assets continue migrating to passives, alternatives, specialties and solutions [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to the Boston Consulting Group's latest report on the global asset management industry, the decade-long migration of investments from traditional active-core assets to passives, alternatives, specialties, and solutions will persist, squeezing tr
12 Jul. 2017 Credit Suisse investor survey: institutional investors win on lowering fees [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Institutional investors are making headway when it comes to lowering hedge fund fees, according to the mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey from Credit Suisse. The survey included responses from 200 global institutional investors representing almost $66
12 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds extend gains, up +0.13% in June (+3.26% YTD) - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds returned an average of +0.13% in June, +0.84% in Q2 and +3.26% YTD in 2017, according to eVestment's just-released June 2017 Hedge Fund Performance Report. Overseas and emerging markets funds continue to offer big returns, with India, China, Africa/M
11 Jul. 2017 BlueMountain Capital hires Lee Kempler as Chief Operating Officer for investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, a private absolute return investment firm with $22 billion in assets under management, announced today that Lee Kempler had joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer for Investments, effective June 12, 2017. In this newly-created pos
11 Jul. 2017 Repricing of monetary policy normalization saw hedge funds flat in first week of July [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The repricing of tapering expectations continued in the first week of July, bolstered by the French auction, broken technical resistance, and by strong European economic prints. It pushed yields further up and saw the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index nearly flat at -0.1% from
11 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds continue winning streak for eight consecutive months, up 0.4 in June (+3.68 YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued its winning streak with eight consecutive months of steady gains in June and the 15th gain in the last 16 months, as the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates and oil prices extended sharp declines, while equity market volatility remained ne
10 Jul. 2017 AMF and SFC sign MoU on France-Hong Kong mutual recognition of funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on France-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF), which will allow eligible French UCITS funds and Hong Kong public funds to be d
10 Jul. 2017 NewStar to add $726 million of managed assets through acquisition of investment manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewStar Financial, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Fifth Street CLO Management LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fifth Street Holdings L.P., an affiliate of Fifth Street Asset Management, Inc., a publicly-traded credit-focused asset management firm based in
10 Jul. 2017 Altavista Investment Management launches Altavista Capital India Long Only Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - London-based Altavista Investment Management has announced the launch of a new fund, the Altavista Capital India Long Only Fund. The Fund invests in dislocated high-quality businesses with attractive valuations which are experiencing short term market challenges. The Fund
10 Jul. 2017 Hong Kong regulator orders restriction against asset management W. Falcon [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong's market regulator Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a restriction notice against asset manager W. Falcon Asset Manage
10 Jul. 2017 SEI acquires Archway Technology to expand footprint in family office services [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global provider of investment processing and investment management SEI has acquired Archway Technology Partners, further establishing the company as a player in the family office segment, addressing additional verticals, including institutions, investment advisors,
07 Jul. 2017 Five ways populism could impact investors [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Economic insecurity, social insecurity and political ineffectiveness: these development
06 Jul. 2017 Most smaller hedge fund firms can turn profit with less than $100m in AuM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Most alternative investment management firms are able to turn a profit and expand with considerably less than $100m in assets, according to a survey of sub-$500m firms by t
06 Jul. 2017 Emerging hedge funds outperform established peers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin's latest research examines two ways of defining emerging hedge funds (EHFs) ; 'small' first - time funds with $300mn or less in AUM, or ' new ' first - time funds with a three - year track record or less. Preqin finds that each group has p
06 Jul. 2017 Mark Yusko: Get Out Of Index Funds Now [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mauldin Economics writes on Harvest Exchange: The market cap of FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) are up $260 billion since March
05 Jul. 2017 Comment: Investing in MLPs - Oil's Turmoil, Shale's Resilience [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: PIMCO writes on Harvest Exchange: We largely attribute the recent pullback in master limited partnerships (MLPs) to technical factors
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