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12 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds on track to post 12 consecutive months of gains in an annual year for the first time on record since 1999 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.24% during the month of November, with 2017 year-to-date returns coming in at 7.19%. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local), gained 1.16% in November with its 2017 year-to-date returns coming in at 16.17%.
12 Dec. 2017 CTA performance continues to improve in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services today announces the November 2017 performance data for its SG CTA indices. Following the improvement in performance in October, the CTA Index continued its positive run as it was up +0.30% in November, increasing gains for the year to 1
12 Dec. 2017 Corrections in IT hurt long/short equity hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The first week of December saw sector rotations that caused headwinds for hedge funds. The correction in IT stocks saw a momentum reversal that impacted L/S equity strategies negatively, with the Lyxor L/S Equity Broad Index falling -1.3% from 28 November to 05 Dec
11 Dec. 2017 Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act
11 Dec. 2017 Hedge fund L1 Capital acquires more than 10% of New Zealand telco [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager L1 Capital, a hedge fund firm based in Melbourne with offices in New York and London, has acquired more than 10% in Chorus, the largest telecommunications company in New Zealand. The New
08 Dec. 2017 SYZ develops its private banking offering by launching sustainable advisory project in partnership with the World Bank [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Advisory of Banque SYZ has successfully launched a new bond product issued by the World Bank (IBRD) and linked to a basket of developed market stocks that meet SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) criteria. In partnership with the World Bank (IBRD), Banque SYZ
08 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds gain as economy, M&A accelerate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended 2017 gains through November, driven by ongoing U.S. economic growth and significant merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to data released today by HFR, the established global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global he
08 Dec. 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management ETF expands exposure to managed futures hedge fund style [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is expanding its exposure to the managed futures hedge fund style with the launch of JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF) as it forays across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets. Joanna Gallegos, U.S. head of
08 Dec. 2017 Surge in cryptocurrency signals dawn of financial tech era, but bitcoin is still a major gamble [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent financial services firm deVere Group said that bitcoin's strong surge signals the dawn of the financial technology era. However, deVere Group founder and Chief Executive O
08 Dec. 2017 Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa
07 Dec. 2017 Glenmede Investment Management adds to small & mid-cap team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Glenmede Investment Management LP (GIM), a privately owned, independent investment management firm, today announced the appointment of Jordan Irving as a portfolio manager on its Small & Mid Cap Equity team. Irving joins long-term GIM portfolio managers Robert Mancus
07 Dec. 2017 Alternative investment industry sees investment in cryptocurrencies as highly speculative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In the eight years since bitcoin was created the cryptocurrency has gone from being an obscure concept familiar only to technology specialists, to something that is now part of the American vernacular. And with some industry experts predicting that bitcoin will pass the $
07 Dec. 2017 Ogier boosts finance and funds team in Cayman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Two specialists in Banking and Finance and Investment Funds have joined Ogier in Cayman, as part of a period of significant growth for the team. Debt capital markets and structured finance expert Kristi Green, and hedge funds specialist Emma Sutherland, have both been
07 Dec. 2017 Multi-family office Proficio Capital launches insurance dedicated fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Multi-family office Proficio Capital Partners has launched a multi-strategy insurance dedicated fund (IDF) aimed at generating risk adjusted returns while preserving wealth through extreme diversification and multiple inve
07 Dec. 2017 Investors reap benefits of managed accounts as hedge fund assets migrate to lower cost structures [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are beginning to reap the benefits of managed account platforms as hedge fund assets are migrating to lower cost structures, a survey by Gemini Companies, a financial solutions prov
05 Dec. 2017 Wylie Tollette, Chief Operating Investment Officer, to leave CalPERS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System today announced that Wylie Tollette, CalPERS chief operating investment officer (COIO), is leaving the pension fund to return to mutual fund giant Franklin Templeton Investments. Tollette's last day at CalPERS
05 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds gain in November as CTAs, global macro, L/S equity outperforms [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds gained last month as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.3% (+4.1% YTD) thanks to the positive returns delivered by CTAs, global macro and L/S equity strategies, Lyxor Asset Management said in its weekly b
05 Dec. 2017 Neuberger Berman, Athyrium Capital raise $2bn for healthcare fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager Neuberger Berman and healthcare-focused specialized asset management company Athyrium Capital Management, LP anno
04 Dec. 2017 JP Morgan launches first single-strategy alternative beta ETF [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management is launching its first single-strategy alternative beta ETF, the JPMorgan Event Driven ETF (JPED). The JPED is designed to complement to complement core hedge fund allocations, provide targeted exposure within a portfolio, achieve lower
01 Dec. 2017 GTIS Partners and CalSTRS launch joint venture [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York-based real estate private equity firm GTIS Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) have launched a joint venture to initially invest $204 million in homebuilding and residential lot development, nationwide. The JV
30 Nov. 2017 Churchill Asset Management closes loan fund on $1.1bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Churchill Asset Management, a provider of senior and unitranche debt financing to private equity-owned middle market companies, has completed fundraising for Churchill Middle Market Senior Loan Fund, LP, its inaugural fund as part of Nuveen with over $1.1 billion in commi
30 Nov. 2017 Oregon Investment Council picks Adrian Lee & Partners to manage $2 billion currency programme [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adrian Lee & Partners, the leading active currency manager for institutional investors, has been appointed by the Oregon Investment Council as its Currency Overlay Manager for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. As part of the mandate, AL&P will implement a
30 Nov. 2017 Large institutional investors expect alternatives to rise but challenges loom [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of large institutional investors expecting allocations to alternatives to increase over the next 12 months went up to 53% from 39% reported two years ago, a survey commissioned by BNY Mellon in October has found. The survey, conducted by FT Remark, interv
30 Nov. 2017 Crypto Asset Management lists first actively managed U.S. crypto asset fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Delaware-based asset and fund management company, Crypto Asset Management (CAM) said that the Class T shares of its feeder fund Crypto Asset Fund (CAF), is now listed in Bloomberg under the ticker CA
30 Nov. 2017 eVestment: Hedge fund asset flows turn negative in October [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After a string of strong performance this year, some hedge fund investors may be doing a bit of profit-taking, with redemptions of -$2.9 billion from hedge funds in October, according to the just-released eVestment asset flows report. However, performance gains
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