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26 Sep. 2017 Former management team of Sprott Asset Management launches Ninepoint Partners LP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Effective today, SPR & Co LP, the company created to assume portfolio management of the Canadian diversified asset business of Sprott Asset Management LP, has been re-named Ninepoint Partners LP. The rebranding completes the transition initiated with the August 1, 2017 ma
26 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds on track to deliver solid returns in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are on track to deliver solid returns this September on the back of the recovery of global macro managers and the satisfactory performance of the remaining strategies, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Wee
26 Sep. 2017 Cowen Investment expands alternative investment management platform with seeding and incubating push [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global investment management Cowen Investment Management is leading a seeding and incubating initiative to expand its alternative investment management platform,
26 Sep. 2017 BNY Mellon completes migration of Man AHL book of business [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BNY Mellon's Alternative Investment Services (AIS) and Structured Products business CEO Chandresh Iyer said tha
25 Sep. 2017 Fund administrator FundBPO rebrands as Mainstream Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Australian based global fund administrator FundBPO has today announced its rebranding to Mainstream Fund Services. Mainstream Fund Services, part of MainstreamBPO Limited (MainstreamBPO Group), provides fund administration services to 667 funds, with A$119 billion in
25 Sep. 2017 Asia Frontier Capital launches Luxembourg domiciled fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asia Frontier Capital Limited announced the launch of the Luxembourg domiciled AFC Asia Frontier Fund (LUX) for its award-winning equity strategy, the AFC Asia Frontier Fund which invests in the Frontier economies of Asia. Over the past five and a half years, this strateg
25 Sep. 2017 OPIM announces strategic investment in Fundseeder [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd., (Hong Kong) (OPIM), a member of the Oriental Patron Financial Group, announced its strategic investment into Fundseeder Holdings, LLC (Fundseeder), an emerging financial software company located in Florida, United States. OPIM is a leadi
25 Sep. 2017 Optima offers cost-efficient, liquid access to top U.S. equity hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Optima Fund Management, one of the pre-eminent fund of hedge funds and hedge fund allocation firms, is making available its Optima STAR Long Strategy in Europe. STAR Long Strategy offers investors the opportunity to benefit from the highest-conviction stock positions hel
22 Sep. 2017 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended August up 0.70% (0.26% YTD) on asset weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended August 2017 up 0.70% MOM (0.26% YTD) on an asset weighted basis and up 0.61% MOM (1.26% YTD) on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Ca
22 Sep. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: September notifications 3.72% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2017 measured 3.72%, up from 3.55% in August. "SS&C's Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2017 fell to 3.72% as compared to the 4.22% reported for the same period a year ago in September 2016.
22 Sep. 2017 Comment: FAANG rally has little in common with the Dotcom bubble [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: OppenheimerFunds writes on Harvest Exchange: Are there any lessons from the markets of the late 1990s that we can apply to 20
22 Sep. 2017 iCapital Network enters deal to acquire innovative U.S. private equity access fund platform from Deutsche Bank [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial technology platform iCapital Network has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the US Private Equi
21 Sep. 2017 UMASS Amherst's Isenberg School of Management hedge fund index up +0.42% for August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UMass Amherst's Isenberg School of Management's Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) has released its August Equally Weighted Hedge Fund Index. The CISDM Equal Weighted Hedge Fund Index was up 0.42% for the month of August. These are the fi
21 Sep. 2017 Preqin: Investors pleased with hedge fund returns in H2 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin's latest survey of hedge fund investors finds that the proportion of institutions that feel their hedge fund portfolios have met or exceeded their performance expectations has doubled in the past 12 months. In June 2016, just 21% of investors reported that their po
21 Sep. 2017 Private real estate fund managers see concentration of capital inflows to unprecedented levels [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The top 100 largest private real estate fund managers have generated the largest capital inflows with 62% of all capital raised for the asset class over the last 10 years, Preqin said in its inaugural Private Real Es
21 Sep. 2017 Geopolitics, hurricanes push managed futures up in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The geopolitical uncertainty in the Korean Peninsula and Hurricane Harvey that punctuated August failed to have any effect on managed futures traders as the Barclay CTA Index ju
20 Sep. 2017 Capital Dynamics launches mid-market private credit business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, has launched a dedicated Private Credit Asset Management business. Experienced industry executives Jens Ernberg and Thomas Hall have joined Capital Dynamics to co-lead the company's new private credit initiative. They
20 Sep. 2017 Neuberger Berman closes $1.1 Bn Credit Opportunities Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, is pleased to announce NB Private Equity Credit Opportunities Fund LP closed on $1.1 billion of limited partner commitments. The Fund seeks to invest in the secured and unsecured debt of private
20 Sep. 2017 Huntsman denies activist investor's 'misleading comments' about proposed merger with Clariant [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Huntsman Corporation has accused White Tale Holdings, an activist investment group including Keith Meister's Corvex hedge fund and short-term oriented fund 40 North, of spreading false attacks on the firm's performance and its portfolio in a transparent and self
20 Sep. 2017 David Stemerman is closing his hedge fund to run as governor in Connecticut [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: David Stemerman is shutting down his hedge fund firm Conatus Capital to run as governor in Connecticut, the New York Post reported. The 48-year-old Stemerma
20 Sep. 2017 Stephen Mandel to step down from day-to-day operations at Lone Pine Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund star Stephen Mandel told investors in a letter that he is stepping down from day-to-day operations at his hedge fund Lone Pine Capital. Mandel, who started in the hedge fund industry at Julian Robertson's Tiger Management, launched Lone Pine
20 Sep. 2017 Swiss financial supervisor closes down fake cryptocurrency issuer, investigates other similar businesses [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Switzerland's financial supervisor has closed down the unauthorised provider of the fake cryptocurrency E-coin, which managed to siphon Chf4m ($4.15m) from several hundred users. According to the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)'s
19 Sep. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index rises 0.63% in August (6% YTD) in tenth consecutive monthly gain [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds notched their tenth consecutive monthly gain in August 2017, rising 0.63%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index has risen 6.14% in 2017. "Hedge funds continued their winning ways last month," says Sol Waksman, found
19 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds up 5% YTD, with net asset inflows of $82bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Key highlights for August 2017, as seen in the newly released September 2017 Eurekahedge Report: Hedge funds were up 5.12% year-to-date, registering performance-based gains of US$58.5 billion while seeing net asset inflows of US$81.9 billion as of 2017 year-t
19 Sep. 2017 Comment: Worried about rising rates? Here's why you shouldn't be [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Should tighter monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic worry bond in
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