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12 Apr. 2016 Study: strategic asset allocation is a primary driver for private equity performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, has developed a new model for measuring performance attribution in private equity. The firm has released a new paper that explains how adherence to a strategic asset allocation is the primary driver for strong po
11 Apr. 2016 Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the $3tln in milestone in A1 of 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the US$ 3 trillion milestone for the second time at the end of Q1. At the end of May 2015 the assets in ETFs/ETPs listed globally first exceeded the US$ 3 trillion milestone. During March ETFs/ETP
11 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund industry thinks greatest overseas investment opportunities are currently in Brazil [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - From the corruption scandal that rocked Brazilian energy behemoth Petrobras and reached as far as some of the country’s most senior politicians, to the Chinese government’s frequent intervention in its marketplace, there is no doubt that geopolitical risks can substantial
11 Apr. 2016 Four big U.S. hedge funds lose $900m over Allergan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Four of the biggest hedge funds in the U.S. including Paulson & Co, Third Point, Viking Global, and Elliott Management lost nearly $900m in value last week as shares of Allergan plunged after the failed $160bn merger with Pfizer, reported the
11 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds most bullish bet on yen since 1992 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and large currency speculators have raised their bets that the Japanese yen will further improve against the U.S. dollar as Japan’s currency rose for the seventh straight day, data showed. A report by
08 Apr. 2016 Emerging markets hedge funds rally strongest gain since May 2009 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, their strongest since May 2009, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data released by
08 Apr. 2016 Institutional investors adapting more agile strategies in light of market uncertainties [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Official institutions across the globe are adapting their investment and operating models to be more agile in the face of challenging investment environment, claimed a new study by State Street entitled,
07 Apr. 2016 RueOne Investments launches a revolutionary platform connecting investors to actively managed direct investment opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RueOne Investments has announced the launch of the first marketplace providing accredited and institutional investors direct access to a curated selection of alternative assets that are sourced, structured, and managed by industry leading asset managers. The recently pass
07 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund Tiger Global falls 22% in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Tiger Global Management’s wagers on falling prices early in the year have failed to protect Chase Coleman’s $6bn hedge fund as the firm lost nearly 22% in the first quarter, various media reported.
07 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds are replacing venture capitalists in Silicon Valley [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new trend is emerging at Silicon Valley. Cash-rich hedge funds are replacing traditional venture firms by pouring billions into start-up technology companies, industry insiders noted. A
07 Apr. 2016 United Flight Attendants join picket at hedge funds PAR Capital and Altimeter headquarters [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of flight attendants of United Airlines (UAL) has joined pilots of the carrier and picketed the headquarters of hedge funds PAR Capital Management and Altimeter Capital Management on Wednesday (Apr. 6). The United Flight Attendants (UFA) have described the h
06 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds slog through rough quarter [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The first quarter was a rocky one for hedge funds according to the latest Lyxor weekly research note. Hedge funds as a cohort saw a 2 percent drawdown in the first quarter of this year, with only CTAs and Merger Arbitrage strategies posting positive returns.
06 Apr. 2016 Societe Generale’s CTA strategies maintain positive gains in Q1 despite dip in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Societe Generale Prime Services said that all its SG CTA strategies remain in positive territory in the first quarter of the year despite sustaining losses in March. In its monthly report, Societe Gene
05 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds ask court to freeze bank assets of Puerto Rico [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of hedge funds have asked the United States District court in San Juan to stop Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank (GDB) from transferring cash, arguing that the bank is insolvent and is incapable of meeting its debt obligations, reported the
05 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds post strong gain in March as global financial markets rebound [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted strong gains in March, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.24% during the month (-1.87% YTD) on the back of rebound in the global financial mark
04 Apr. 2016 International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Hedge Fund Standards Board establish Mutual Observer relationship [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF), a global network of sovereign wealth funds, and the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, have established a Mutual Observer relationship. The IFSWF
04 Apr. 2016 Nobel Prize winner Stiglitz warns Argentina’s settlement with hedge funds is bad for world economy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Nobel Prize winner in economic science Joseph Stiglitz has warned that the decision of the Argentinian government led by President Mauricio Marci to settle with hedge funds and bondholders of the country’s debt and pay legal fees for the so-called vulture funds is s
04 Apr. 2016 United Airlines pilots to stage protest in front of hedge funds offices [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Pilots of United Airlines have announced they will hold a picket in front of the headquarters of PAR Capital and Altimeter in Boston on April 6 to protest the hedge funds’ plan to gain control of the airlines board, reported
01 Apr. 2016 Currency hedge funds gain 0.91% in February (+1.55% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Currency hedge funds had a good month in February as the Parker FX Index reported a +0.91% return for the period (+1.55% YTD). At least 29 of the 31 programs in the index reported February results, of which 18 reported positive results and 11 incurred losses.
31 Mar. 2016 ESMA publishes UCITS remuneration guidelines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final Guidelines on sound remuneration policies
31 Mar. 2016 Hedge fund Appaloosa asks court to remove SunEdison’s appointed executives at Terraform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund Appaloosa Management on Tuesday asked the Delaware Chancery Court to remove four SunEdison Inc., appointed executives at TerraForm Power’s Conflicts Committee alleging that SunEdison has violated its fiduciary obligations,
31 Mar. 2016 Institutional investors increase allocations to hedge funds but want to see greater risk controls - survey [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Context Summits latest allocator survey shows that institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds but want to see greater risk controls. 81 percent of investors say they want to see a clear investment process from managers and 71 perce
31 Mar. 2016 State Street to acquire GE Asset Management for $485 million [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Boston-based State Street will acquire GE Asset Management for $485 million, according to a statement from the firm. This announcement follows GE’s previous announcement in September that it would explore opportunities to sell GEAM to another leading investment
30 Mar. 2016 OMNI Partners launches UCITS version of global macro strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Omni Partners LLP, the London-headquartered investment manager, announces the launch of the Omni Macro UCITS Fund on the IAM Investments ICAV platform. The UCITS Fund will follow a similar strategy to Omni’s existing commingled offshore fund, the Omni Macro Fund.
30 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds on a hot streak as FOMC is dovish on the industry [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recorded another strong week up +0.3%, with all strategies in positive territory, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.3% as of end Mar. 22 (-2.1% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management said. Lyxor added that CT
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