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06 Apr. 2017 Global Equities: A Tug-of-War for Investor Sentiment [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Global equities enjoyed a strong start in 2017, driven by optimism about econ
05 Apr. 2017 An Investor's View of the French Presidential Election [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: Despite the failure of the anti-immigration, anti-European Union (EU) pa
05 Apr. 2017 Hedge funds gain in March as global markets post mixed returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted modest gains last month with the HFRX Absolute Return Index rising +0.25% (+0.65% YTD) and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.03% for month (+1.66% YTD), Hedge Fu
05 Apr. 2017 Senate Banking Committee clears Clayton for SEC [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Senate Banking Committee has voted 15-8 to put corporate lawyer Jay Clayton at the top of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clayton is currently a partner at corporate law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, where he has developed deep ties with the industry
05 Apr. 2017 Dyal fund takes a minority stake in hedge fund Sound Point Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Private equity fund Dyal Capital Partners II has taken a stake in $11.5 billion credit hedge fund Sound Point Capital. Dyal Capital Partners is an investment unit within Neuberger Berman Group that provides permanent capital to hedge funds and private equity fir
04 Apr. 2017 Silverfleet appoints Karl Eidem as Co-Head of Nordic Region [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Silverfleet Capital has hired Karl Eidem as Co-Head of the Nordic Region. Karl will work closely with Gareth Whiley, Partner who currently heads the region to further develop the firm's capabilities and help to build on Silverfleet's successful track record in Scandinavia
04 Apr. 2017 Public Pension Capital acquires Viteos Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Public Pension Capital (PPC) and FiveW Capital announced they, together with Viteos management, have acquired Viteos Fund Services, a provider of middle? and back?office technology and services for the investment management industry. The transaction brings together a grou
04 Apr. 2017 Event-driven hedge funds outperform in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted a modest return in March as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index 0.5% returned last month and finished the first quarter up 1.1%. Event-Driven strategies outperformed, supported by merger arbitrage and special situations. The Event Driven Broad Index was fl
04 Apr. 2017 Strong brand attracts assets into hedge funds, but investors must be careful [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds with strong brands attract the most assets, claimed Donald A. Steinbrugge, managing partner at Agecroft Partners, LLC, citing data from Hedge Fund Research. He said that data from HFR showed a large amount of hedge fund assets flowed into a small minorit
03 Apr. 2017 Regional banks: A league of their own? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: As the first months of the new administration unfold, one sector that seems poised to benefit from both light
03 Apr. 2017 Alpine Creek completes equity financing of Biotech BioCorRx [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: California-based private investment firm Alpine Creek Capital has completed its equity financing of BioCorRx Inc. (BICX), an addiction t
31 Mar. 2017 Pine Brook acquires CLO manager Triumph Capital Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pine Brook, an investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, and Triumph Bancorp, Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Pine Brook and management to acquire Triumph Capital Advisors, LLC a credit inv
31 Mar. 2017 Clinton L. Stevenson named investment director of investment manager engagement programs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Clinton L. Stevenson the investment director of the Investment Management Engagement Programs (IMEP). Stevenson has more than 35 years in the investment industry including 30 years at the Ford
31 Mar. 2017 Joe Neuberger named president of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - U.S. Bancorp Fund Services has announced that Joe Neuberger, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, will succeed Joe Redwine as president this April. As president, Neuberger will be responsible for the day-to-day mana
31 Mar. 2017 Pimco nabs Blackstone's Hall to lead private strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Gregory Hall as Managing Director, Head of Private Strategies. In his new role, Hall will manage PIMCO's private strategies, which include a number of real estate, distressed, opportunistic and credit strat
31 Mar. 2017 The seesaw relationship of volatility and momentum stocks [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Russ Koesterich, Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, writes on Harvest Exchange: After flirtin
31 Mar. 2017 Dalton Strategic acquires long/short hedge fund MSK Partners [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: UK-based, private wealth manager, Dalton Strategic Partnership will acquire London-based long/short investment manager MSK Capital Partners. MSK will become part of Dalton's wealth platform and will be supported by the firm's distribution. MSK will retai
30 Mar. 2017 NEXTHERA adds former Citadel Portfolio Manager, Rael Mazansky [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NEXTHERA Capital, a hedge fund manager concentrating in global therapeutics, announced the addition of Rael Mazansky M.D. to serve as Director of Research. Working with NEXTHERA's co-Founder and CIO, Ori Hershkovitz, Mazansky will help drive NEXTHERA's investment str
30 Mar. 2017 Article 50: What's next for investors? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange: Since the UK voted to leave the European Union the domestic economy has experienced a more muted reaction than
30 Mar. 2017 CEFC China takes a stake in Cowen Group [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Cowen Group, a financial services company and parent company of alternative investment manager Ramius will sell a 20 percent stake in the company to China Energy Company Limited (CEFC) for $100 million. CEFC will also provide $175 million in new debt financing t
30 Mar. 2017 Starwood partners with Shimao Property Holdings Limited on JV [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Starwood Capital Group is launching a new China-based joint venture with Shimao Property Holdings Limited. Shimao is a Chinese property developer and operator. Under the terms of the agreement, the venture will be owned 51 percent by Shimao and 49 percent by St
29 Mar. 2017 Comment: Emerging Markets - The Clouds Lift [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: PIMCO writes on Harvest Exchange: As 2017 progresses and the priorities of the Trump administration take shape, the outlook for emerging markets (EM) h
28 Mar. 2017 Dechert hires Bradshaw away from Kirkland & Ellis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dechert LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Rob Bradshaw will join the firm as a corporate partner in the London office. He is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. "Rob's arrival is the next big step in our strategic plan for growth in our Lon
28 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds slightly falter as trend reversal hits markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds slightly faltered from 14 to 21 March as trend reversals have negative implications for some strategies. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.3% during the week (+0.9% YTD), while the Lyxor CTA broad index underperformed and lost 1.6% (-0.7% YTD). Mark
28 Mar. 2017 Genstar closes Fund VIII on $3.95 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: San Francisco-based Genstar Capital has closed its latest fund on $3.95 billion after just ten weeks in market. Fund VIII hit its $3.1 billion target and raised an additional $650 million of overage capacity from select limited partners. The General Partner
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    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

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    Sears inks $200 million credit line from CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund, shares jump 9% Sears Holdings has landed a fresh line of credit, valued at $200 million, from its CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund, the retailer said Monday. Sears' stock climbed about 9 percent higher Monda

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    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Flynt, a Swiss FinTech focusing on proprietary technology platform for private and institutional clients, has published a brief paper on "Investing in the world of robo-advice and passive instruments". As investors will become more reluctant to pay for investment advi