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03 Mar. 2017 Lyxor and Wells Fargo launch financial credit hedge fund on Lyxor's alternative UCITS platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Wells Fargo Asset Management to launch the Lyxor / Wells Capital Financial Credit Fund, adding a credit specialist to its UCITS platform to help investors capture market returns by investing in high-yielding debt from global
02 Mar. 2017 Engineering more liquidity for non-traded alternative securities [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Institute for Innovation Development writes on Harvest Exchange: We recently talked with Jordan Fishfeld , Managing
02 Mar. 2017 Bridgewater shakes up management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Ray Dalio, chairman and CIO at Connecticut-based Bridgewater Associates, announced in a letter to clients posted on LinkedIn several management changes that will take effect in April. He said his transition out of management will be complete as of
02 Mar. 2017 Credit Suisse: Hedge fund investors forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to a Credit Suisse hedge fund survey, investors overall forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows during 2017. They also said they are meeting better alignment of terms: more than half has at least one manager in their portfolio with a hurdle rate, an
01 Mar. 2017 Novus and Cheyne Capital partner to build next-gem fixed income analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Novus, the world's leading Portfolio Intelligence platform for institutional investors and managers, and Cheyne Capital Management LLP (Cheyne), the London-based global alternative investment manager, have entered into a partnership to build an innovative fixed-incom
01 Mar. 2017 Rayne Capital Management adds energy expertise to senior team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rayne Capital Management Inc. announced the addition of two senior partners to the company's executive and portfolio management team. Mitchell Molloy will join as Managing Partner and David Szybunka will become lead Portfolio Manager for Rayne Energy LP, each subject
01 Mar. 2017 New Silkroutes Group forms joint-venture company for real estate asset management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New Silkroutes Group Limited announced its foray into real estate investment with the launch of a joint-venture company that will focus on residential and commercial projects in the world's three largest economies and several other Asian markets. New Silkroutes C
01 Mar. 2017 Despite visible improvements in their favor, hedge fund investors say performance and fees issues continue to hound the sector [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Performance and fees issues will continue to hound the hedge fund industry this year, according to Preqin's latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. These issues of performance and fees hogged the industry's headline in
01 Mar. 2017 Man Group increases assets by 3% in 2016 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As of the end of 2016, Man Group held $80.9bn in funds under management, up 3% from the previous year, and registered net inflows of $1.9bn, compared to $0.3bn
01 Mar. 2017 Comment: Don't Call it a Comeback [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: RCM Alternatives writes on Harvest Exchange: That's why you invest in a process, not a track record. For now, it's worth acknowledging and recogn
28 Feb. 2017 Natixis Global Asset Management launches industry's first ESG target-date funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Natixis Global Asset Management today launched the industry's first target-date retirement savings solution that focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The Natixis Sustainable Future Funds include ten funds with vintages ranging every five years
28 Feb. 2017 Crestline Investors hires Graham Officer as managing director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crestline Investors, Inc., an institutional alternative asset manager, today announced the addition of Graham Officer as Managing Director at the firm, where he will be focused on Business Development and Client Partnerships. Officer will head up marketing for the Crestli
28 Feb. 2017 BTIG adds to fixed income group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BTIG, LLC announced today that John Agnew, Drew Hall and Evan Jones, CFA have joined the firm within BTIG's Fixed Income Credit Group. Mr. Agnew, Mr. Hall and Mr. Jones will be based in New York, reporting into Drew Doscher and Darren Haines, Co-Heads of the Fixed Income
28 Feb. 2017 BlackRock: China on an upswing but mounting debt a concern the longer it drags on [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Richard Turnill, BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist, writes on Harvest Exchange: Markets are warming up to China. The sentiment on the world's s
28 Feb. 2017 Despite predicted outflows, some hedge fund strategies and fund types may raise more capital than others [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Following a difficult 2016, 2017 looks to be another challenging year for fundraising, data provider Preqin said in its latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. In its December 2015 interviews with investors Preqin noted tha
28 Feb. 2017 Hedge funds climb as CTAs rebound in early 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.4% as of the week ending 21 February, with all strategies ending in positive territory. CTAs outperformed, supported by their long equity and commodity exposure. Their tilt toward U.S. and Asia ex-Japan equities was particularly r
28 Feb. 2017 JTC hires two for Europe expansion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: JTC Fund Services has made a double senior appointment in both Luxembourg and London as it continues to strengthen its globally-focussed fund servicing business. JTC Group is an independent provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services to institutional and
28 Feb. 2017 White paper on directors shows trend toward stronger governance [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Sound Fund Advisors released a white paper on fund governance trends, after collecting data on more than 2,100 Cayman hedge fund boards for the past six years. According to the paper, the data shows a trend toward stronger governance. In 2016, external
28 Feb. 2017 Five alternative investment managers selected to present at ABN AMRO Investor Forum's AIF Factor in Amsterdam [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Five alternative investment funds have been selected by a jury panel to compete in The AIF Factor on March 8th, 2017 during the Amsterdam Investor Forum (AIF), organised by
27 Feb. 2017 Alternative investment industry foresees lower fee model & contraction of hedge fund firms over next few years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Given the hedge fund industry's lackluster performance in 2016 and the significant amount of hedge fund firms that closed their doors, many institutional investors have been revisiting their allocations to hedge funds. As many investors question whether actively managed i
27 Feb. 2017 eVestment adds Williams to ramp up private markets initiative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the launch of eVestment's Private Market Alliance in 2016 and the acquisition of private markets software firm TopQ in 2015, eVestment continues its expansion into private markets data and analytics with the addition of Stuart Williams as senior vice president o
27 Feb. 2017 Snowden Lane Partners forms strategic partnership with Artivest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced a strategic partnership with Artivest, a technology-driven investment platform that streamlines access to pr
27 Feb. 2017 Comment: Earnings mislead investors in quest for growth [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: As earnings season rumbles on, analysts remain fixated on the bottom line of compa
27 Feb. 2017 Funds of hedge funds continue their consolidation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The fund of hedge funds sector remains in a period of consolidation as managers recognize the need to develop new, innovative ways to diversify their offering and appeal more succinctly to the bespoke requirements of investors, data provider
27 Feb. 2017 January hedge fund redemptions slow, buck January 2016 trend [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors pulled another $5.2 billion from hedge funds in January 2017, according to the latest January 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. And while $5 billion is not insignificant, it pales in comparison to the $19.3 billion investors pulled from hed
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