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20 Dec. 2017 LRI Group increases assets under management by 20% in 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LRI Group, an independent investment services company, has added six new managers to their UCITS Platform, forecasting approximately EUR 12bn Assets under Management (AuM) in 2017, despite on-going complexities facing the fund management industry. Markets in 2017 ha
20 Dec. 2017 SYZ entrusts its advisory service to Yasmina Barin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Banque SYZ recently named Yasmina Barin as its new Head of Advisory. The service boosts advisory portfolios of private clients by recommending innovative and effective investment ideas. Barin began her professional career on the research team at Capital Internationa
19 Dec. 2017 CalPERS selects asset allocation for investment portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employee's Retirement System Board of Administration voted on the asset allocation of the Fund's investment portfolio for the next four years. Of the four options under consideration, the Board selected the allocation of assets that is most s
19 Dec. 2017 Carlyle names Suarez to private credit group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced that Inoki Suarez has joined the firm as Managing Director for the firm's Private Credit business within the Global Credit platform. Mr. Suarez joined last month and is based in New York. In this new role
19 Dec. 2017 MUFG hires Robert Danziger in capital markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), one of the world's leading financial institutions, today announced it had hired Robert Danziger, a 25-year industry veteran, as a Managing Director to focus on its U.S. investment-grade syndicated loans business. Based in Ne
19 Dec. 2017 Wells Fargo Asset Management launches Global Low Volatility Equity Fund and Global Long/Short Equity Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) announces the launch of the Global Low Volatility Equity Fund and the Global Long/Short Equity Fund, each a sub-fund of the Wells Fargo (Lux) Worldwide Fund. The Global Low Volatility Equity Fund* was launched on June 19, 2017, and the
19 Dec. 2017 TPG Growth closes fourth fund on $3.7bn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, announced today the closing of its fourth fund, TPG Growth IV. The fund reached $3.7 billion in commitments, achieving its hard cap on LP commitments in four months. Wit
19 Dec. 2017 Hedges funds edge higher as CTAs rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds edged higher from 05 December to 12 December as CTAs and global macro strategies outperformed and the remaining hedge fund strategies were flat. The CTA Broad Index jumped 1.4% during the period (+2.4% YTD). Across the industry, the Lyxor Hedge Fund Inde
19 Dec. 2017 OPIM to launch Watercourse Macro Fund SP in January 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: OP Investment Management Ltd. (OPIM), Asia's leading hedge fund platform, in partnership with Watercourse Advisors announced the launch of Watercourse Macro Fund SP of Sunrise SPC, a Cayman-domiciled hedge fund for professional investors only. The absolute return fu
18 Dec. 2017 Air of uncertainty in fixed income strategies as quantitative easing ends [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: There is an air of uncertainty in fixed income strategies as the Fed ended quantitative easing. A recent survey by BarclayHedge amongst fu
18 Dec. 2017 Another hedge fund backs Sir Chris Hohn in fight against London Stock Exchange [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Add Lone Pine Capital in the growing list of hedge funds who have thrown their support to activist hedge fund manager Sir Chris Hohn, manager of The Children's Investment (TCI) fund, to remove Donald Brydon from the board of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), reported
15 Dec. 2017 Glenmede Investment Management brings on Lowry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Glenmede Investment Management, a privately owned, independent asset management firm, today announced the appointment of Samantha Lowry as Director of Institutional Markets. Lowry will focus on delivering GIM's investment capabilities to a broad institutional audienc
15 Dec. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance -0.40% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2017 measured -0.40%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.18% in December. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a net outflow f
15 Dec. 2017 Barclay CTA Index Up 0.06% in November (+0.25% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, indicates a 0.06% gain in November. Year to date, the index is up 0.25%. "Choppy waters made for tough sailing in November," says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. "Although ongo
15 Dec. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.32% in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.32% in November, outperforming the 0.07% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid
15 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds maintain 13 months winning streak, up 0.40% in November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have sustained its winning streak with 13 months of consecutive positive returns as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated incremental gains in November of 0.40% (+9.93% YTD), data provider
15 Dec. 2017 iCapital Network acquires PE platform from Deutsche Bank's asset management unit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: FinTech company iCapital Network has acquired the US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank. The US Private Equity Access Fund Platform is comprised of 33 fund families representing 53 onshore and offshore vehicle
14 Dec. 2017 Warrington Asset Management names Edward den Dooven as managing director and head of Strategic Business Development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Warrington Asset Management, a Dallas-based discretionary macrohedge fund, announced that Edward den Dooven has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Strategic Business Development and Investor Relations. Mr. den Dooven, who has been in the hedge fund business
14 Dec. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.62% in November (+9.08% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 0.62% in November according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index is up 9.08% in 2017, and has had 13 consecutive winning months during which it gained 11.20% return. "The possibility that the US Senate might pass a tax
14 Dec. 2017 eVestment: hedge funds extend winning streak [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with +0.47% average returns for the month, according to the latest Hedge Fund Performance Report from eVestment. Activists, long/short and quant equity strategies are producing
14 Dec. 2017 Cordium: manual processes leave firms exposed to risk [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Only 2% of capital markets firms have a fully automated compliance support program. This high level of dependence on manual processes leaves the industry open to errors, gaps in compliance, a lack of agility in reporting during an audit and ultimately the risk o
14 Dec. 2017 Tages Capital's UCITS absolute return funds to be distributed by Allfunds Bank [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: European-based alternative asset manager Tages Capital has secured a deal with Allfunds Bank allowing its Luxembourg domiciled range of UCITS ab
13 Dec. 2017 HFR launches blockchain, cryptocurrency indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reflecting the explosive growth in investor interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, HFR® today announced the launch of two new indices, the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index, the first family of indices designed to capture per
13 Dec. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance -0.40%; Capital Movement Index: December net flows decline 0.18% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2017 measured -0.40%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.18% in December. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a net ou
13 Dec. 2017 Interactive Brokers Group reverses stance on bitcoin to offer futures trading on CME platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fresh from a successful offering of bitcoin futures trade for the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) since Sunday night of December 10, global electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.
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