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12 Jun. 2017 Survey: Stealthy disruption in asset management visible within the next decade [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) commissioned CREATE-Research to survey more than 450 senior executives in asset and wealth management on digital transformation in their industry and its prospects. The survey revealed that asset and wealth managers are
12 Jun. 2017 Real estate fundraising currently challenging for emerging managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to research house Preqin, emerging managers of private real estate funds have found the fundraising environment to be increasingly challenging in recent years. This is mainly because investors are de
09 Jun. 2017 Butler Investment Managers new European High Yield Long/Short hedge fund launches with EUR 100m committed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Butler Investment Managers is an asset management company, part of the Butler Industries Group, founded in 1991 by Walter Butler. In May 2017, the company launched the Butler Credit Opportunities UCITS Fund (BCO), a European High Yield Long/Short fund, on ML Capital's
09 Jun. 2017 UCITS and AIF sales surge in Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - European funds industry maintains momentum in Q1 2017 with strong sales The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest Quarterly Statistical Release describing the trends in the European investment fund industry in the first
09 Jun. 2017 U.S. Bancorp Fund Services names Jason Ganz SVP of business development in alternatives push [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - U.S. Bancorp Fund Services names Jason Ganz SVP of business development to support alternative investment solutions. Jason Ganz recently joined U.S. Bancorp Fund Services LLC as senior vice president of business development. Ganz, based in Atlanta, will focus on the conti
09 Jun. 2017 Castle Hall Alternatives to provide operational and investment risk due diligence for PPB wealth management platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PPB Capital Partners, a leading innovator in the alternative asset management industry for wealth managers, today announced its new strategic alliance with Castle Hall Alternatives, a leading provider of independent, expert due diligence. Castle Hall Alternatives will pro
09 Jun. 2017 Brummer & Partners names Ola Paulsson new CEO [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Swedish hedge fund company Brummer & Partners has named a new CEO, writes DI.se. On Thursday Ola Paulsson took over after Klaus Jäntti who chose to leave his positions at his own request. Klaus Jäntti has been CEO of Brummer & Partners since 1999. Ola Paulsson h
09 Jun. 2017 UK election expected to bring heightened volatility and opportunity [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The UK election results are bound to create volatility and thus greater investment opportunity, according to commentators. UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party, while remaining the largest, did not secure an overall majority in yesterd
09 Jun. 2017 Republicans advance Financial Choice Act [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A bill aimed at repealing key provisions of Dodd-Frank has passed the US House of Representatives. The bill, known as the Financial Choice Act, would exempt some financial institutions from many of the Dodd-Frank limits on risk taking. The bill passed the Ho
09 Jun. 2017 Scaramucci to get new role in Trump administration [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: SkyBridge founder Anthony Scaramucci may have a job in the Trump administration after all. Bloomberg is reporting that Preside
08 Jun. 2017 Hedge fund veteran Adrien Auric joins NewAlpha as Director of Operational Due Diligence [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global emerging manager acceleration specialist and innovative Private Equity player, has appointed Adrien Auric as Director of O
08 Jun. 2017 Growing investments in regulatory compliance in Japan [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fund managers in Japan now typically allocate up to 10% of their total expenses on regulatory compliance, according to one of the largest surveys of Japanese fund managers and institutional investors in the alternatives sector by Eurekahedge, the data provider and alterna
08 Jun. 2017 Global hedge funds on seven consecutive months of gain, currency and tech strategies lead [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds recorded their 7th consecutive month of gains in May, with contributions from currency and technology exposures, according to data released by Hedge Fund Research. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) gained +0.5% for the month, bringing Y
07 Jun. 2017 Hedge funds post mixed returns as global risk appetite remains steady heading into June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund returns were mixed in the week covering 23 to 30 May, reflecting the heterogeneous impact from the market upturn. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.2% during the period (+0.6% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management
07 Jun. 2017 Comment: A Tale of Two Markets: Politics and Investing! [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU, writes on Harvest Exchange: "It was the best of times,
07 Jun. 2017 Steadfast Capital teams with Alcentra to launch global credit fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Steadfast Capital Markets Group and Alcentra, a BNY Mellon investment boutique, have launched the Steadfast Alcentra Global Credit Fund, an unlisted closed-end fund that seeks to capitalize on the growing opportunity to provide direct lending to middle-market co
06 Jun. 2017 Hedge fund investor group publishes guidance on fees [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alignment of Interests Association, a non-profit investor-driven organization, has released Hedge Fund Fees: Achieving Greater LP/GP Economic Alignment, a set of guidance aimed at creating increased investor-manager alignment on the issue. AOI's Hedge Fund Fees
05 Jun. 2017 Study finds family offices see opportunities in private equity [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A joint study by data provider Campden Wealth and investment management firm KKR has found that a majority of family offices are looking at private equity for opportunities. The study, "Private Equity and Co-Investing for Family Offices", found that on average, priv
05 Jun. 2017 Hedge funds gain in May as global financial markets post mixed returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted reported a modest gain in May with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.24% (+2.34% YTD) and the HFRX Absolute Return Index gaining +0.32% for the period (+1.28% YTD), said data provider
05 Jun. 2017 Comment: Hedge fund behavior consistent with major asset classes as political noise dampened risk-taking [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: Many hedge s
02 Jun. 2017 LGT buys private debt manager European Capital from Ares [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: LGT Capital Partners Ltd., a Swiss alternative investment specialist, has completed the acquisition of European Capital Fund Management Ltd., a London- and Paris-based private debt manager, from Ares Capital Corporation. European Capital's funds will be
02 Jun. 2017 Comment: US Equity Correction? Prepare, Don't Panic [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Political noise emanating from Washington has prompted fresh concerns that a US equity market corre
01 Jun. 2017 Dr. Joachim Kayser joins Dechert as a Financial Services/Alternative Investment Partner in Germany [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dechert LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Dr. Joachim Kayser has joined the firm as a Financial Services/Alternative Investment partner in Frankfurt. Dr. Kayser was most recently Head of Alternative Investments as well as Asset Management Regulatory wit
01 Jun. 2017 BNP Paribas Asset Management announces the creation of a Private Debt & Real Assets Investment Group and senior hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With the creation of the new Private Debt & Real Assets investment Group and strengthening of the team, BNP Paribas Asset Management is confirming its ambition to become a leader in this area of the market. BNPP AM's Private Debt & Real Assets Investment Group, headed
01 Jun. 2017 Newalpha announces its sixth fintech investment in Austrian start-up Wikifolio.com [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management, an expert in investments targeting the entrepreneurial financial industry worldwide, launched the first French venture capital fund dedicated to Fintech companies in November 2015. NewAlpha announces the sixth investment to its fund, the fi
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have reshuffled their portfolio after nearly four weeks of rising rates as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.2% from 19 September to 26 (+1.1% YTD), fuelled by strong results of global macro funds, Lyxor Ass

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