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03 Jul. 2017 Hedge fund manager Au worries about Trump's aggressive behavior, interest rates and valuations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The financial markets are concerned about President Donald Trump's aggressive behavior in responding to threats, including Russia, the ISIS and Syria, said Vincent Au, portfolio manager of New York-based hedge fund firm Gondor Capital Management. "Among my list
30 Jun. 2017 Owl Rock launches direct lending fund with UC Regents [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative credit shop Owl Rock has launched a new middle market direct lending fund with the University of California Regents fund, Reuters is reporting. Both parties have each committed an
30 Jun. 2017 Winton Capital launches two UCITS funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Winton, the British-based systematic investment manager founded by David Harding in 1997, is launching the Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund. Alongside this fund, the firm is also launching the Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund. The fund will be UCITS-compliant and re
30 Jun. 2017 HK based MegaTrust launches Cayman fund offering superior access to China A-shares based on 9 yr track record [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MegaTrust Investments, a boutique fund manager specializing in Chinese equities, today launches the MegaTrust Yangtze Fund IV, the first offshore fund based on its award-winning A-share strategy with over 9 years of track record. The Fund is specifically created for globa
30 Jun. 2017 Comment: Timing in factor investing: How much does tilting add? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: In my many conversations with investors and industry peers about factor investing, one topic see
29 Jun. 2017 Pantheon examines the shrinking market for public equities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pantheon has published new research that looks at the phenomenon and causes of shrinking public markets. The number of publicly listed companies in the U.S. has roughly halved since 1996 and the authors of the research, Cullen Wilson and Brian Buenneke, explain why they b
29 Jun. 2017 Pantera Capital to launch $100m Initial Coin Offering (ICO) hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blockchain technology and digital currency-focused investment firm Pantera Capital is planning to launch a $100m hedge fund that is focused in tokens that supports blockchain protocols. According to
29 Jun. 2017 Private Advisors closes debut real assets fund above target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Alternative investment firm Private Advisors has closed its first Real Assets Fund on $250 million, beating its target. The fund will invest in small specialist managers and thematic co-investments. "The natural resource private equity market has evolved dr
28 Jun. 2017 Stockholm based hedge fund group IPM launches fund for US market [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IPM, one of the fastest growing Systematic Macro Managers this year, has launched a Delaware feeder fund to respond to increased demand from a large pool of investors in the US wanting easy access its flagship macro strategy. The fund which was seeded on 1 June by IPM wil
28 Jun. 2017 Dyal Capital acquires minority interest in $2.5bn credit hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Atalaya Capital Management, a private credit and special opportunities alternative investment manager, announced today that the firm has entered into a primary transaction with Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman Group. Dyal will become a passive, non-vo
28 Jun. 2017 White Oak Equity Partners acquires minority interest in ROW Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - White Oak Equity Partners, a private equity investor focused on acquiring minority GP interests in hedge funds, has announced that it has acquired a minority interest in ROW Asset Management, a systematic quantitative global macro investment firm with over $800 million in
28 Jun. 2017 Scaramucci lands role at the Ex-Im Bank [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: SkyBridge founder Anthony Scaramucci has finally landed a role in the Trump administration. Politico reported today, that the former hedge fund of fun
28 Jun. 2017 APS Asset's hedge funds outperform benchmarks in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based fund management firm APS Asset Management said that most of its hedge funds outperformed their benchmarks in May with its flagship returning APS Japan Alpha Fund 7.93% (gross) during the month compared
28 Jun. 2017 Ex-BlueBay manager joins Ares' credit division [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Peter Higgins has joined Ares Management as a partner and portfolio manager in its credit group in London.  Higgins was most recently with BlueBay Asset Management, a $51bn+ European manager of fixed income credit and alternative investment strategies, wh
27 Jun. 2017 European hedge fund market contracts in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry faces a challenging environment in Europe, with overall assets under management declining in 2016, and net asset outflows continuing through Q1 2017. As of the end of 2015, hedge fund managers in the region held $674bn in AUM; this declined to $657
27 Jun. 2017 NewAlpha announces final closing of FinTech Venture Capital fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management, an expert in investments targeting the entrepreneurial financial industry worldwide, launched the first French venture capital fund dedicated to Fintech companies in November 2015. Following the injection of €15m in capital by the French Te
27 Jun. 2017 Nomura Asset Management expands AI effort [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (NAM), one of Japan's leading investment managers, and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced that they have conducted a proof of concept (PoC) study to exami
27 Jun. 2017 PSAM acquires stake in CdR Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM), a leading global alternative asset manager, has purchased a minority stake in CdR Capital, a UK and Geneva headquartered private investment office. The stake allows PSAM, which employs a research based fundamental investment appr
27 Jun. 2017 Global macro hedge funds lose on sharp drop in oil prices [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global macro hedge funds suffered losses due to the sharp fall in oil prices and the drop in U.S. and U.K. Treasury yields, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Global Macro Index fell -1.0% from 13 June to 20 June (-3.4% YTD). The Lyxor
27 Jun. 2017 State pension plans see liabilities increase in 2016 - Wilshire [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The funding ratio of state pension plans dropped four percentage points to 69 percent in fiscal year 2016, according to Wilshire Consulting. A year ago, Wilshire Consulting's annual state funding report uncovered a funding ratio of 73 percent. "U.S. stock pe
26 Jun. 2017 BlueMountain Capital Management adds head of equities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, a private diversified alternative asset management firm with $22 billion in assets under management, continues to build and diversify its equities business, with the addition of Lance Rosen as Head of Equities effective July 10, 2017.
26 Jun. 2017 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.40% in May (+3.28% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds reported a composite return of +0.40% in May, further extending their win streak. Performance was somewhat subdued across most strategies as managers navigated choppy markets in equities and energy. US Equities recovered quickly from a mid-month sell
23 Jun. 2017 QUALGRO ASEAN-focused fund spins out from the Gordian Capital platform as QUALGRO VC grows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Qualgro and Gordian Capital announced the spin out of the QUALGRO ASEAN FUND I, L.P. from the Gordian Capital platform. Since 2005, Singapore-based Gordian Capital has provided a regulated, physical and operational infrastructure for institutional quality teams seeking to
23 Jun. 2017 Comment: Is China's yield curve signaling a further economic slowdown? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: PIMCO writes on Harvest Exchange: Why China's yield curve became inverted and what it means for the economy. In the bond
23 Jun. 2017 Event driven hedge funds continue upward climb [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event driven hedge funds continue their upward climb gaining 5.1% year-to-date supported by the catch-up in financials and in less crowded smaller caps, which offset some losses in healthcare positions. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was flat during the period (+0.4% YT
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. North America - Miami could attract hedge funds if SALT deductions axed[more]

    From Law360.com: For years, inertia has been Nitin Motwani's greatest foe in his attempts to lure hedge fund owners in the northeast to Miami, which he has pitched as a tropical low-tax paradise. But with the Republican tax bill proposing to eliminate deductions for state and local taxes, he's sensi

  3. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa

  4. ...And Finally - The ongoing gun saga in the U.S.[more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: As elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, gathered on Nov. 16 to discuss the recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, one of those present asked if anyone had brought a gun to church. One man spoke up and said he c

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors leads $6M Series A round for LUX Technology and Services[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors has led a $6 million Series A funding round for LUX Technology and Services, a business and technology solutions provider for the alternative assets industry. The investment will be used to fuel growth of Trans