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31 Aug. 2017 Alder Capital hires Brian Flanagan to expand client relations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alder Capital DAC, the Dublin-based, systematic investment manager announced the appointment of Brian Flanagan to the role of Senior Business Development Manager. In the role, Brian will be working through both the Dublin and London offices to manage existing client relat
31 Aug. 2017 Advisors & Partners launch Emerging Manager UCITS Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advisors & Partners LLP, an independent alternative investment specialist and advisor to institutional investors, asset managers and other financial institutions, today announced the official launch of the A&P Emerging Manager UCITS Index. The A&P EMU Index is an equa
31 Aug. 2017 BNY Mellon's Pershing appoints Jim Crowley as Chief Operating Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon's Pershing, a leading provider of global financial business solutions, today announced that Jim Crowley has been named the company's new chief operating officer, effective as of today. During his tenure at the firm, Crowley has served in various ope
31 Aug. 2017 Turner Investments to acquire Elkhorn Capital Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Turner Investments Holdings, an affiliate of Veracen, announced today that the Elkhorn Funds' Board of Trustees has approved Turner's acquisition of Elkhorn Capital Group, a leading innovator of exchange traded products, including ETFs, ETNs, and UITs, located in Wheaton,
31 Aug. 2017 Big data firm Gravity4 prepares cryptocurrency offering with global event series [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lydian cryptocurrency tokens are gaining attention from prominent investors which include celebrities, venture funds, hedge funds, technologists, and entrepreneurs such as Tech Crunch founder Michael Arrington who will be personally investing in the token sale.
30 Aug. 2017 Big hedge funds warn of market fall amidst North Korea missile threat [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some of the biggest hedge fund managers have warned of a possible market fall because of the rising tension between the U.S. and North Korea amidst Pyongyang's latest missile test over Japan, reported
29 Aug. 2017 Hedge fund inflows see a slowdown in Q2 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds recorded positive net asset inflows totaling $5.0bn in Q2 2017, bringing total H1 2017 asset flows to $24.7bn, reports research house Preqin. This marks a distinct contrast with 2016, which saw net industry outflows of $110bn across the year, although Q2 inflo
29 Aug. 2017 Alternative finance market in robust health, despite slight summer downturn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The world's first global Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI) shows that the industry exhibited a slight downturn in July, dropping from 94.11 in June to 90.32 in July. CAMFI, a joint venture between crowdfunding analytics company, TAB, Zhejiang Universi
29 Aug. 2017 Emerging markets hedge fund capital extends record as global growth accelerates [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total capital managed by Emerging Markets hedge funds increased to a record level for the fourth consecutive quarter through mid-year 2017, as a synchronized improvement in global growth and increased investor risk tolerance continued to drive gains across regional equity
29 Aug. 2017 MainstreamBPO Limited final results for the full year ended 30 June 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Highlights: › Revenue up 56% to A$29.3 million › EBITDA up 83% to A$4.3 million › NPAT up 38% to A$1.4 million › Funds under administration up 35% to A$119 billion › Completion of three international acquisit
29 Aug. 2017 PineBridge to launch mid-market direct lending business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Three senior middle market professionals have joined PineBridge Investments (PineBridge) to launch its direct lending business, focusing primarily on US-based middle market companies seeking capital for growth, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Jim
29 Aug. 2017 CTAs show signs of recovery as hedge funds stay in positive territory [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: CTAs and L/S equity strategies outperformed in the week covering 15 August to 22 in a context where conditions for quantitative strategies have improved lately, Lyxor Asset Management said. The Lyxor CTA Broad Index ga
28 Aug. 2017 Mona Mahajan joins Allianz Global Investors as US Investment Strategist [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Allianz Global Investors, one of the world's leading active investment managers, announced today that Mona Mahajan has joined the firm as their new US Investment Strategist. In this role, Mona will serve as a key spokesperson and thought leader for AllianzGI in t
28 Aug. 2017 AxiomSL launches regulatory education program for asset managers and broker-dealers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AxiomSL, the leading global provider of regulatory reporting, risk and data management solutions, today announced the launch of a program designed to assist asset management firms and broker-dealers clarify issues related to the shifting regulatory environment.Components
28 Aug. 2017 Swiss fintech launches first-ever mobile app for alternative investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fundbase has announced immediate availability of Fundbase Mobile, a revolutionary application for qualified investors to source alternative investment products. With Fundbase Mobile, investors will have access to a globally diversified universe of high quality alpha produ
28 Aug. 2017 Alternative investment industry foresees change in control of congress at midterm elections [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Though it is the seemingly endless battle over the future of the Affordable Care Act that has dominated headlines since the Trump administration took the helm, there are many other issues the alternative investment industry is eager to see play out in the 115th Congress.
28 Aug. 2017 Hedge funds maintain 9-month winning streak, up 1.10% in July (+4.5% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds maintained their nine-month winning streak that started in November last year, with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.10% in July 1.10% (+4.5% YTD),
25 Aug. 2017 Hedge fund managers remain cautious as net asset flows turn positive [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin's latest survey of hedge fund managers* finds that they are adopting a bearish attitude in the second half of 2017, despite indications that fundraising and performance environments may be improving. Net inflows to hedge funds totalled $25bn in H1 2017, following f
25 Aug. 2017 Hedge funds hit near record AUM with July inflows [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors allocated $7.91 billion to hedge funds in July, according to the July 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report, released today. That inflow brought year-to-date (YTD) flows to +$30.5 billion, bringing total AUM for the industry to $3.163 trillion.
25 Aug. 2017 Nordic Cross Asset Management launches with $124m [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: On 17 August, Nordic Cross Asset Management was granted permission from Finansinspektionen to manage alternative investment funds and discretionary investment portfolios, a
25 Aug. 2017 Investor activism encourages younger and more independent boards, but erodes gender, racial and ethnic diversity [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study commissioned by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) and undertaken by Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) has found that shareholder activism at S&P 1500 companies results in corporate board members who are younger and mo
25 Aug. 2017 The end of the Eurozone's QE era? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: David Zahn, CFA, FRM - Head of European Fixed Income, Senior Vice President, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group writes on Harvest Exchange: We know th
25 Aug. 2017 Comment: Court may revisit insider trading issue after Martona' appeal was upheld [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A federal appeals panel supported on Wednesday the insider trading conviction of Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio ma
24 Aug. 2017 OPIM with Global Traveller Asset Management to start Special Thematic Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd., one of Asia's leading hedge fund platforms, has partnered with Global Traveller Asset Management Company to launch an equity long-biased, Cayman-domiciled hedge fund for professional investors. The Fund, managed by Portfolio Manager
23 Aug. 2017 Taaffeite Capital Management appoints new COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Taaffeite Capital Management, a leading quantitative asset management firm, today announced the hire of Ronald Raymond as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Raymond is a 21-year veteran in the asset management industry with extensive experience in hedge fund operations and comp
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  3. Performance - Some hedge funds deliver double-digit gains for 2017, Brevan Howard's hedge fund suffers biggest annual loss in 2017, Crispin Odey's flagship hedge fund plummeted about 20% in 2017, Profits fall 90% at ex-Morgan Stanley banker's hedge fund, Fannie-Freddie overhaul might mint hedge fund riches, losses[more]

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