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28 Nov. 2016 Old Mutual Global Investors launches risk premia UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, has today announced its intentions to launch the Old Mutual Style Premia Absolute Return Fund at the beginning of December. The Ireland-domiciled UCITS fund will be the latest addition to the business
28 Nov. 2016 Conquest Capital Group hires Boardman to focus on institutional clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Conquest Capital Group, a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and systematic alternative asset management firm, today announced the appointment of Timothy Boardman as Director of Business Development and Client Relations. Mr. Boardman will be leading global distribution and c
28 Nov. 2016 Cayman’s Appeal Court upholds clawback order against hedge fund Weavering investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has rejected Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken's (SEB) appeal against Justice Nigel Clifford's decision to order that redemption proceeds of approximately $8m should be repaid to the liquidation estate of troubled hedge fund We
25 Nov. 2016 Legends Fund adds Discovery Capital as new Legend [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Theta Capital Management, the largest independent hedge fund specialist in the Netherlands, has added the Discovery Capital Global Opportunity Fund (“Discovery”) to its flagship Legends Fund. Discovery is run by Robert Citrone, supported by a team of over 80 people, most
25 Nov. 2016 Hedge fund closures may outnumber launches in 2016 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: According to data from Eurekahedge, 2016 may be the first year this side of the century with more hedge fund closures than launches. As at 21st November, the da
24 Nov. 2016 Adar Capital sees more selective investment scenario in hedge fund space as its macro fund gains 30% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Adar Capital Partners president Diego Marynberg has predicted that the next two years will see continued adjustment in the hedge fund sector and expects many to disappear as a result of the increased volat
24 Nov. 2016 Book review: Quantitative Momentum [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA, Chief Investment Officer at Sizemore Capital, writes on Harvest Exchange: Portfolio manager and researcher Dr. Wesley Gray is at it again, looking for ways to build that proverbial better mousetrap. I reviewed Gray’s previous book, Qua
23 Nov. 2016 Changing investor preferences are pressuring hedge funds to adapt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers are feeling the pressure from changing investor demands and the managers that adapt accordingly and timely will be the most successful in achieving growth, according to the EY 2016 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey: Will adapting to today'
23 Nov. 2016 Marathon Petroleum rejects break-up call by activist hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The rebuff was quick and swift. Marathon Petroleum quickly dismissed calls by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., to spinoff its three main businesses and initiate a strategic review, reported
23 Nov. 2016 L Catterton blows past target for eighth fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Connecticut-based L Catterton has closed its eighth fund on $2.75 Billion. The fund was oversubscribed and hit its hard-cap. Fund VIII is the largest buyout vehicle raised to date for the firm. Known investors in the fund include the Pennsylvania Public Sch
23 Nov. 2016 Institutional investors rely on brokers for consistency, sound advice in emerging markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging market brokers share one important quality: The ability to provide reliable support to institutional investors attempting to navigate this often turbulent market, said the
23 Nov. 2016 Great minds agree to disagree on the source of the Value Investing Premium [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Wesley Gray, CEO/CIO of Alpha Architect, writes on Harvest Exchange: Bottom line: Great minds can disagree on the explanation, but nobody can dispute the empirical fact that value stocks have outperformed growth stocks by a wide margin over time. One would al
22 Nov. 2016 Hedge fund assets grow despite investor redemptions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s latest on asset flows in the hedge fund industry finds that across the first three quarters of 2016 assets held by hedge fund managers increased by 2.9%, taking total industry AUM to $3.24tn. Across most strategies, strong returns have been the central driver of
22 Nov. 2016 Pay disparity at hedge funds increases [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Throughout 2016, media coverage of declining compensation and personnel reductions at hedge funds has been overblown. This year, the widening YTD performance gap will translate to large increases in bonuses for top-performing funds and decreases in bonuses for bottom-perf
22 Nov. 2016 DMS Governance hires two in London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Based in Mayfair, the team led by Matthew Brown, has hired Laurent Leclercq as Head of Distribution and Gavin Devitt as Director. Laurent comes to DMS from global merchant bank Argenthal Private Capital where he was responsible for their overall strategy in Eur
22 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds lost some ground a week after Donald Trump’s win as bond sell-off accelerates [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds lost some ground in the week that followed Donald Trump’s election as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.3% as of end Nov. 15 (-2.3% YTD) while global bonds experienced an aggressive sell-off, Lyxor Asset Ma
22 Nov. 2016 Hedge Fund Association tackles cybersecurity threat, elects new officers and adds chapters across the globe [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) is addressing the threat of cybersecruity as the nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization serving the alternative investment industry has announced the creation of a cybersecurity committee. The move came as the HFA
22 Nov. 2016 Pamlico closes Fund IV after just four months [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Charlotte, North Carolina-based Pamlico Capital has closed its Fund IV on $910 million after just four months in market. The fund originally had a $750 million target. Pamlico focuses on lower middle market growth companies in the business and technology se
22 Nov. 2016 Activist hedge fund Elliott Management wins with LifeLock deal [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund Elliott Management is a winner in Symantec's $2.3 billion acquisition of LifeLock, an identity protection company. The hedge fund announced a stake in LifeLock in June and has been pushing for some kind of deal with the company, which hasn't o
22 Nov. 2016 UK FCA proposes "combination of sunlight and governance remedies" for asset management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the interim findings of its asset management study and has proposed a package of remedies to ma
22 Nov. 2016 Comment: Building America’s Infrastructure – With the Help of the US Municipal Bond Market [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Standish Mellon Asset Management Company wrote on Harvest Exchange: The growth in infrastructure bond issuance and the opportunity it presents for investors results from citizens and governments recognizing the need to repair and modernize the country’s transportat
21 Nov. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index off -0.52% in October (+2.9% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were down -0.52% in October, masking a sizable performance spread among the constituent strategies. A combination of the U.S. election cycle, oil production caps, weak Chinese trade data, the specter of rising interest rates, and a scare over the future of Deu
21 Nov. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: November notifications 4.25% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2016 measured 4.25%, up from 3.40% in October. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator decreased sharply in November 2
21 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds continue to see asset outflows in October, YTD outflows at $77m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The breadth of hedge fund asset outflows in October was the industries’ largest in 2016, with 61% of reporting funds seeing net outflows for the month, according to the just-released eVestment October 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. October’s -$14.2 billion outflow
21 Nov. 2016 Aris Wealth launches quant indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aris Weath Management S.A. has launched indices sponsored by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking replicating a proprietary quantitative equity investment strategy based on long and short single stock positions selected on the basis of a dynamic model among
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