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24 Oct. 2017 eVestment: Hedge fund assets hit new highs [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) continue to hit record highs, driven by strong performance, according to the just-released September and 3Q 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Investor redemptions of $2.5 billion in September were offset by per
24 Oct. 2017 IndexIQ reduces management fee for multi-strategy hedge fund ETF to 53 basis points [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investment solutions provider IndexIQ has reduced the management fee for its $1bn IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI) by 29% to 53 basis points, a 22-basis point reduction. The waiving of a po
24 Oct. 2017 Upward equity momentum boosts CTAs as earnings season begins [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.4% from 10 October to 17 (+2.9% YTD), with CTAs outperforming, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. Lyxor explained that the momentum in equities contributed to CTAs
24 Oct. 2017 Blue Wolf Capital closes fourth fund on $540M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York-based Blue Wolf Capital has closed its fourth fund on $540 million. The fund was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap. Blue Wolf now manages over $1.2 billion in capital and capital commitments. Blue Wolf Capital was founded in 2005 by former N
24 Oct. 2017 Swarm Fund opens public token sale for self-governed cryptocurrency fund platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swarm Fund, a decentralized capital marketplace providing cryptocurrency investors access to high-return, institutional-style investment funds backed by real-world assets, said it has opened its public token sale fro
23 Oct. 2017 Malta starts consultation to develop framework for regulated Professional Investor Funds investing in virtual currencies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In line with the Government's policy to develop the digital economy, the Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA") is considering the manner in which further rules may be introduced to ensure investor protection and market integrity in the context of investments in virt
23 Oct. 2017 Not so fast: Majority of hedge fund managers skeptical of cryptocurrencies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cryptocurrencies appear to be taking the world by storm, but many alternative investment managers are unconvinced. A survey conducted by BarclayHedge finds that more than two-thirds of hedge fund managers have no intention of investing in cryptocurrencies. The survey
23 Oct. 2017 Greywolf Capital expands CLO business, launches Greywolf Loan Management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Registered investment adviser Greywolf Capital Management LP has expanded its collateralized loan obligation (CLO) business with the launch of Greywolf Loan Management LP (GLM) to sponsor and manage future Gr
20 Oct. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: October notifications 2.69% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2017 measured 2.69%, down from 3.72% in September. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator of 2.69% for October, 2017 reflects improved levels of redemption notices as compared to the 3.40% reporte
20 Oct. 2017 Steady HFRI gains drive industry assets to record [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Steady performance and investor inflows through 3Q17 increased total hedge fund capital to a 5th consecutive record quarterly level, as global economic growth prospects improved despite continued elevated geopolitical risks. Total hedge fund industry capital rose to a rec
20 Oct. 2017 Investors, asset managers need 'collaborative partnership' for transparency in alternative assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A white paper released by wealth management provider Northern Trust calls for a "collaborative partnership between the buy and sell sides" to develop industry standards, and says a "more nuanced conversation a
19 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds maintain growth momentum through mid-October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have continued their upward trajectory as the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index was up +0.43% through October 16 (+4.88% YTD) as global financial markets remain strong and global interest rates largely tread water, according to
19 Oct. 2017 Comment: Four ways to drill down into tech [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: Although tech valuations are elevated, many top tech companies have robust earnings growth, strong balance sh
18 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds climb higher in September as equities rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds gained in September as equities continued their rise and bond prices edge lower, according to the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index. However, Lyxor Asset Management said that the S&P 500 broke new records towards
17 Oct. 2017 Cartica hires PIMCO's Taylor to lead IR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cartica Management, the emerging markets-focused asset manager, today announced that Charlotte Taylor has been appointed Director of Investor Relations. Ms. Taylor joins Cartica from Pacific Investment Management Company, where she served as Vice President of Account
17 Oct. 2017 Event driven strategies lead hedge funds' gains in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event driven strategies lead the hedge funds space in September, generating the greatest return of any top-level strategy with the Preqin Event Driven Strategies posting 2.1% gains last month (+12.79 YTD). The surge in event driven strategies follows incremental gai
17 Oct. 2017 CTAs' contrarian positions reap rewards [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: It was another positive week for hedge funds. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index delivered healthy returns up 0.4% (+2.5% YTD) from 03 October to 10 October, with CTAs outperforming as the CTA Broad Index gained 0.9% (-2.3% YTD). CTAs' contrarian positions were rewarde
16 Oct. 2017 Crayhill Capital Management brings on Khan, expands structured credit platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crayhill Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm focused on private structured credit, announced today the appointment of Shamafa Khan as a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing. At Crayhill, Ms. Khan will leverage her previo
16 Oct. 2017 Comment: Why PE may be worth considering in today's environment [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: When I participated in the latest meeting of Neuberger Berman's Asset Allocation Committee (AAC), there was a
16 Oct. 2017 SS&C completes acquisition of CommonWealth Fund Services to expand in Canada [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial services provider SS&C Technologies Holdings said it has completed its acquisition of Canadian fund administrator CommonWealth Fund Services Ltd., which services over $8bn in assets. The newly acquired busi
13 Oct. 2017 AIMA launches new due diligence template [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a new edition of its flagship due diligence questionnaire (DDQ), 20 years after the first "AIMA DDQ" helped to standardise the due diligence process for alternative investment managers and investors.
13 Oct. 2017 Barclay CTA Index Falls 0.72% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders fell back after two previous months of gains, losing 0.72% in September according to the flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. "The Fed's mid-month confirmation that it was unwinding QE precipitated trend reversals
13 Oct. 2017 Cryptocurrency market seen to steadily rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: All indicators are pointing an upward direction for the cryptocurrency market, according to a report by Financial Buzz. So far this
13 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds hire record number of marketers in Q3 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: There were over 300 marketing moves in the hedge fund industry in the third quarter of this year according to an analysis from Context Jensen Partners (CJP), an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting capital raising talent for alternative investmen
12 Oct. 2017 RAM Active Investments to absorb research costs to the benefit of clients under MiFID II [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RAM Active Investments ("RAM AI"), the active and alternative asset manager, has announced it will absorb the cost of external research commissioned on behalf of investors. The announcement has come ahead of MiFID II, the new European Union rules which are due to come in
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