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10 Mar. 2017 ETFs/ETPs post $68bn inflows as assets reach record $3.844 trillion in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today following on from January's strong start to the year assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of US$3.844 trillion at the end Fe
10 Mar. 2017 Man Group appoints Michelle McCloskey as president of Man Americas [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group today announces the appointment of Michelle McCloskey as President of Man Americas. In this newly created role, Michelle will work with the Americas sales team, under Eric Burl's leadership as Head of Man Americas, to deepen Man's relationships with investor
10 Mar. 2017 Activist hedge funds lead February returns - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist hedge funds ruled the hedge fund universe in February with an industry-leading +2.53% performance for the month, bringing year-to-date returns to +3.03%, according to the just-released eVestment February 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report.
10 Mar. 2017 CAIA and Adveq survey shows ESG investing is on the rise, but challenges remain [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: ESG investing is growing in importance in the alternative investment management industry, in part due to client demand and a new focus on ethical principles, but adoption has been uneven according to a new survey from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
10 Mar. 2017 Four Keys Approach to Impact Investing [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: IMCA writes on Harvest Exchange: Sustainable investing - a common catchall term for socially responsible (SRI), environmental, social, and govern
09 Mar. 2017 New hedge fund working group formed to focus on data management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - More than 150 senior executives from across the hedge fund industry filled a midtown auditorium here recently to kick-off the formation and first meeting of the new Data Management Working Group for the Alternatives Industry (DMWGAI). Developed over months of work by
09 Mar. 2017 CAIS 2017 survey: investors share views on Trump, Le Pen, and the future of alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A survey of more than 200 leading thinkers and decision-makers in the alternative investment industry in attendance at the 2017 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) revealed that 44% believe the Trump administration represents the biggest potential global risk in 2
09 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds run by women gained 3.65% so far in 2017 vs. 2.23% industry returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: When investing in hedge funds, it pays better if you will choose a woman hedge fund manager. The latest Hedge Fund Research (HFR) report showed that hedge funds run by women gained 3.65% in the first two months of February compared to the 2.23% registered by the
09 Mar. 2017 Comment: The Seven Deadly Conference Sins [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Meredith Jones writes on Harvest Exchange We've all been there. Moving, shaking, getting stuff done at an industry event. Hitting up investors for co
09 Mar. 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investments sides with women fund managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Despite the focus on diversity initiatives, fund management has remained stubbornly immune to gender balance, says Columbia Threadneedle Investments on International Women's Day. Research conducted by Citywire in May 2016 found that only 7%
09 Mar. 2017 Deutsche Bank: Investors expect better performance from hedge funds in 2017 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to Deutsche Bank's 15th annual Alternative Investment Survey,
08 Mar. 2017 Adrien Blavier launches all-weather fund focusing on asset allocation in Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gordian Capital Singapore Pte Ltd announced the launch of the Quadratus Fund effective immediately. The Fund will trade under the tickers QUADREI and QUADRUI. The Quadratus Fund offers investors access to a balanced portfolio, diversified globally across three asset c
08 Mar. 2017 Garraway Financial trends fund pushes ahead with asset building program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Garraway Capital Management, a London-based asset management firm, announced that after strong 2016 performance Garraway Financial Trends is pushing ahead with its asset building programme. Garraway Financial Trends, an Irish domiciled managed futures UCITS fund, was
08 Mar. 2017 Hellman & Friedman teams up with GIC on Allfunds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hellman & Friedman and GIC have teamed up on the acquisition of Allfunds Bank. Allfunds is a financial technology business, from Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Santander Group, General Atlantic and Warburg Pincus. The deal values Allfunds at GBP 1.8bn. Allfunds pro
08 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds extend gains in February in an 11-month rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds extended recent gains in February, recording an 11-month rally over the past 12 months, as global equity markets rallied and all main strategies produced broad-based gains, led by equity hedge funds specializing in healthcare and technology, data provide
08 Mar. 2017 The road to Brexit: What's next for investors? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange: The UK government is expected to trigger Article 50 by the end of this month, signalling the start of a
07 Mar. 2017 Sohn Conferences launches ideas contest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the launch date of its Investment Idea Contest ahead of the 22nd Annual Sohn Investment Conference, in partnership with CNBC. The contest supports the Foundation's mission to treat and cure pediatric cancer. The winner wi
07 Mar. 2017 Actis closes fourth energy fund at $2.75 billion hard cap [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Actis has closed its new energy fund, which will will invest in select countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, at its $2.75 billion hard cap. The fund was in market for approximately seven months. AE4 already is already partially invested, with $2 bill
07 Mar. 2017 Comment: Buffett's Lucky Bet [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Christopher Pavese, Chief Investment Officer of Broyhill Asset Management, writes on Harvest Exchange: Pilotless planes will routinely fly passengers by 2030. Machi
07 Mar. 2017 KKR closes largest flagship fund to date on $13.9 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: KKR has closed its latest flagship fund at a record of $13.9 billion, the largest Americas focused fund raised by the firm to date. Data from Preqin shows that it is also the largest Americas focused fund in the category. KKR will be investing nearly $1.4 billi
07 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds slightly down in last week of February, but event driven and CTAs continue to rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds slightly fell in the last week of February as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.8% (+0.7% YTD), with global macro funds underperforming. The strategy suffered in particular from the rise of the EUR vs. USD, lower German and UK bond yields, and the p
06 Mar. 2017 ETFGI reports the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry during 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reports today: that during 2016 the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry. At the end of 2016 assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industr
06 Mar. 2017 With new acquisition, Investcorp launches credit management and edges closer to $25bn AUM target [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global provider and alternative investment manager Investcorp has completed its acquisition and integration of the debt management business of 3i from 3i Group plc. The business, now recognized as Investcorp Credit Management, adds $11bn of assets under management,
06 Mar. 2017 A Look Back at History: Rising Rates and the Bond Market [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Legg Mason Global Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Overall, fixed income delivered positive results during the past t
03 Mar. 2017 High Growth Robotics Limited British Robotics Seed Fund closes for investment on 31 March 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The first investment fund specialising in UK-based robotics start-ups focuses on delivering returns to Investors by making targeted investments in promising UK-based seed-stage robotics companies wrapped within a fund format that is highly tax efficient (under the Seed En
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