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08 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds gain in February led by macro strategies, top equity markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted modest gains in last month, outperforming U.S. equities for the third consecutive month, as equity, credit and energy markets traded in a wide and volatile intra-month range, according to Hedge Fund Research. The
08 Mar. 2016 Event driven hedge fund strategies outperform, CTAs resilient despite headwinds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Recent improvements in risk appetite provided a welcome relief to hedge fund strategies that suffered the most during the selloff. Lyxor Asset Management reported that it was another week of positive results for hedge
07 Mar. 2016 Crestline Investors expands opportunistic credit platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crestline Investors, Inc. today announced the hiring of an experienced European Opportunistic Credit team and the opening of its first European office in London. This move represents an expansion of the firm’s well-established U.S. Opportunistic Credit Platform. Michael G
07 Mar. 2016 Victory Park Capital expands team with a round of hires and promotions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Victory Park Capital (VPC), an investment firm focused on private middle market debt and equity investments, announced today the promotion of three experienced investment professionals, as well as three new hires, further emphasizing the firm’s strong global talent and as
07 Mar. 2016 Aquila Capital appoints Manfred Schraepler as managing director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aquila Capital has announced the appointment of industry expert Manfred Schraepler as Managing Director and Business Unit Head, Financial Assets and Liquid Private Markets. In the newly created role, Mr. Schraepler will be responsible for the strategic direction and furth
07 Mar. 2016 Securis Investment Partners launches cat bond UCITS-compliant fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Securis Investment Partners (Securis), an investment manager of insurance risk-related assets, including insurance-linked securities (ILS), announces the launch of the Securis Catastrophe Bond Fund, a sub-fund of Northill Global Funds ICAV. The Fund will target a n
07 Mar. 2016 Institutional investors to press for further reduction of management fees in hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by data provider Preqin showed that institutional investors will continue to press for further reduction in both management and performance fees in 2016 with performance proving challenging in 2015, and inve
04 Mar. 2016 Real estate fund managers, institutional investors offer co-investment rights to investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by data provider Preqin has found that a growing number of private real and institutional investors are offering co-investments within the asset class. The study said that 41% of surveyed fund managers offer
03 Mar. 2016 Credit Suisse survey sees hedge funds grow 3.5% as vast majority of investors increase or maintain allocations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse today releases its eighth annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey, entitled "Staying the Course", in which responses from 369 institutional investors, representing $1.1 trillion of hedge fund investments, were analyzed on a number of topics inclu
03 Mar. 2016 80% of all new hedge funds were equity-oriented in 2015, new trends around seeding [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Equity strategies dominated hedge fund launches last year. About 80% of new funds rolled out in 2015 were equity-oriented, compared to 73% in 2014 and 65% in 2013, said the latest annual
03 Mar. 2016 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index fell -0.32% in February (-2.72% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance in February as the global financial markets weigh in on the U.S. political primaries and Brexit. In its monthly report, Hedge Fund Research said that the
03 Mar. 2016 Investors to allocate more into CTAs, macro and equity hedge fund strategies this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors are planning to allocate more into CTAs, macro and equity strategies in 2016 even as the hedge funds industry is seen to have a challenging year in terms of fundraising activities, said Preqin in its survey
03 Mar. 2016 50 South Capital Advisors acquires Aurora Investment Management [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chicago-based 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment advisory subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation will acquire Aurora Investment Management. The Chicago-based company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management. The deal will expa
02 Mar. 2016 PIMCO's Jon Short joins Dan Zwirn's new hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arena Investors, a global investment firm and merchant capital provider, has announced that Jon Short, most recently Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management at PIMCO, has joined the firm as President effective March 2, 2016. Mr. Short brings 29 years of
02 Mar. 2016 Currency hedge funds start year on a positive note [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Currency hedge funds started the year on a positive note as the Parker FX Index was up +0.68% in January. In its monthly report, Parker Global said that 28 of the 31 programs in the index reported January results, o
02 Mar. 2016 Study finds hedge funds are hot social media topic but fund managers hardly Tweet [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by integrated communications and marketing firm Peppercomm has found that hedge funds are becoming a hot topic on social media, though hedge funds themselves still sit on the sidelines. The study added
01 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds on the bright side ahead of key March monetary decisions and G20 summit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: All hedge fund strategies were on the bright side as of end February 26 ahead of the key March monetary decisions and the G20 summit. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.5% (-2.0% YTD), with global macro strongly outperforming.
01 Mar. 2016 Investors say hedge fund performance key factor for investment [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A Preqin survey has found that some 53% of investors rated a hedge fund’s returns as a key factor they take into account when evaluating new investment opportunities. But while the performance of the hedge fund secto
01 Mar. 2016 Argentina's bond holdouts reach agreement [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Argentina and the bond holdouts have reached an agreement on the country's debt. The agreement could pave the way for the country to be part of capital markets for the first time in 15 years. Daniel A. Pollack, Special Master appointed to preside over s
29 Feb. 2016 New Zealand Superannuation Fund awards Ramius $200m mandate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The NZ Super Fund has appointed a subsidiary of Ramius LLC, the global investment management business of Cowen Group, Inc., to manage a US$200 million merger arbitrage mandate. The mandate focuses on investment opportunities arising through merger and acquisition tra
29 Feb. 2016 Marshall Wace, hedge funds are looking for safe haven from biased European regulations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are looking for safe refuge from unfair European regulations, claimed Paul Marshall, CIO of Marshall Wace. Writing an opinion piece for the Finan
29 Feb. 2016 Collins Capital closes retail hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Diversified multi-manager and multi-strategy hedge fund Collins Capital has announced it would shut down its Collins Alternative Solution
28 Feb. 2016 City Financial announces hard close of credit strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial, with portfolio manager Shahraab Ahmad, has advised the Directors of the Decca Fund, of which it is Investment Manager, to close the Fund to any further subscriptions for both existing and new investors. The Decca Strategy's assets under management
28 Feb. 2016 Devet Capital Investments wins AIF Factor 2016 at the Amsterdam Investor Forum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Devet Capital Investments was voted the AIF Factor 2016 winner during ABN AMRO Clearing’s 5th Amsterdam Investor Forum held today. The fund successfully pitched their investment strategy and convinced a group of over 250 delegates, comprising of investment managers, insti
26 Feb. 2016 Emerging markets hedge funds post steep decline in assets at start of 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge funds felt the pain of the market rout in January and posted steep declines in assets due to concerns about slowing growth and weakening currency in China, falling energy prices, and geopolitical risk precipitated a steep drop in risky assets
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted strong gains through mid-July as the equity markets continued the recovery from Brexit losses. The HFRX Market Directional Index gained +2.17% (+4.22% YTD) and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +1.03% through mid-month (+0.19%

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