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31 May. 2016 European fund managers 'dressing up’ track record to gloss on performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates has found that the problem of 'dressing up' track records by fund managers is getting worse. In its latest issue of The Cerulli Edge - Europe Edition,
31 May. 2016 Discretionary accounts projected to reach $4 trillion by 2019 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new research by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates on managed accounts showed that discretionary accounts will continue to exhibit strong growth in the United States. "Clients are largely working with f
30 May. 2016 SFAMA: Alternative asset management sector about to embark on major transformation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Low interest rates and high equity market valuations are posing an investment strategy dilemma. Alternative investments reduce the overall risk of a portfolio and contribute to better performance. The alternative asset management industry is on the verge of a transformati
30 May. 2016 Hedge fund Tourbillon calls on Organic SunOpta to sell to rival [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $4bn hedge fund Tourbillon Capital Partners has called on organic food firm SunOpta Inc. to hire an investment bank to look for ways to raise the company’s shareholder value and then sell itself to a larger rival, reported
30 May. 2016 Ken Griffin’s Citadel to acquire natural gas transportation capacity from WPX Energy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Citadel, the Chicago-based investment and trading titan led by hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, has agreed to acquire a portfolio of natural gas pipeline transportation capacity through 2032 in the Western U.S. from W
27 May. 2016 Study - Only 30% of institutional hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new study from CEM Benchmarking, an independent provider of cost and performance analysis for pension funds, shows that only 30 percent of institutional investors hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark after fees. The study provides in depth analysis of real
27 May. 2016 Investors removed $1.9 Billion from hedge funds in April [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: While investors redeemed just under $1.9 billion from hedge funds in April, performance gains helped boost assets by $6.86 billion, bringing total hedge fund industry assets to $2.986 trillion, according to eVestment’s just-released April Hedge Fund Asset Flows
26 May. 2016 Typical family offices invest 11% of portfolio into hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by Peltz International has found that hedge funds account for 11% of typical family office portfolio. About a third of family offices’ portfolio comprise of equities, while bonds accounted for anothe
26 May. 2016 Blackstone's Tony James predicts hedge fund assets may shrink by 25% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blackstone Group LP president Tony James has predicted a bleak future for hedge funds, saying that the industry could lose as much as 25% of its current $2.9tln asset in the next year, reported
25 May. 2016 Malta's new alternative investment funds framework addresses one of the biggest issues in fund management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Malta has addressed one of the biggest issues in European fund management – the speed to market - with its new Notified Alternative Investment Funds (NAIF) framework, accor
25 May. 2016 Emerging markets hedge funds perform strongly, but capital base erodes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Latin American Emerging Markets and Russian hedge funds lead industry gains in the first months of 2016, posting strong performances through April as global and EM equity, commodity and currency markets surged in recent weeks following steep losses to begin the year
25 May. 2016 Connecticut commits $22m to hedge fund Bridgewater [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The state of Connecticut has committed $22m to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, in return for jobs and other investment opportunities. The commitment was made as Bridgewater is expected to invest around $525m to the state through jobs
25 May. 2016 Steben & Company makes the case for long/short hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds - especially long/short equity strategies - have been under the microscope after 2015's dismal performance. Now, Steben and Company, an alternatives consultant, has released new research that attempts to make the case for using hedge funds over c
24 May. 2016 HFSB appoints Clint Carlson to the board, grows U.S. signatory base [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has appointed Clint Carlson, Founder of Carlson Capital, an $8 billion alternative asset management firm based in Texas, to its Board. The HFSB is the global standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry and custodian of the Hedge
24 May. 2016 Hedge funds show resilience despite market headwinds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds showed their resilience in the first two weeks of May, outperforming global equity indices. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index posted mild losses (-0.1%) as of mid-May (-2.8% YTD) while the MSCI World index was down 1.2% during the same period (-1.63% YTD), repo
24 May. 2016 Paul Tudor’s hedge fund trims fee amidst poor performance, keep investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Tudor’s $11.6bn hedge fund firm Tudor Investment Corp. announced on Monday it would slash down fees of one of its biggest fund to 2.25% of assets and 25% of profits amidst backlash arising from poor performa
23 May. 2016 Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - American Beacon Advisors, an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, launched the American Beacon GLG Total Return Fund (Institutional Class: GLGIX, Investor Class: GLGPX) today. The Fund became effective May 20.
23 May. 2016 Aqueduct Capital names Dr. Pawan Chaturvedi as head of investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aqueduct Capital Group, a leading investment advisory and placement firm, today announced the addition of Dr. Pawan Chaturvedi as their head of investments. Dr. Chaturvedi joins Aqueduct from the UCLA Investment Company, where he was a senior investment director
23 May. 2016 Hedge fund industry embraces merits of sustainability reporting [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sustainability reporting is rapidly moving from a niche issue focused on by a handful of companies to one of global importance. Amidst growing worldwide concerns about the environmental, social and governance impact that businesses contend with internally and the impact t
23 May. 2016 Asset management industry must adapt to cope with ‘triple whammy’ of threats in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The asset management industry faces a ‘triple whammy’ of challenges in 2016 - comprising a growing threat from disruptors, a tsunami of regulation and market turmoil - according to a new industry survey from Multifonds, a leader in investment fund software. M
23 May. 2016 Hedge fund redemptions climb in May, but fell from a year ago [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Redemption request from hedge funds climbed in May even as the financial markets rebounded and showed relative calm during the month, data from SS&C Technologies showed. The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Rede
23 May. 2016 Mitch Petrick leaves Carlyle as his hedge fund unit suffers losses while assets expand [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Mitch Petrick will be leaving Carlyle Group as head of its hedge funds unit overseeing about $34bn as of March 31, after several funds under his management suffered losses while assets expanded, various media reported. Petrick joined Carlyle in 2010 and was a former
23 May. 2016 Hedge funds’ short bets on Australian banks signal trouble ahead [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are shorting the biggest banks in Australia, signaling there is trouble brewing in one of the most profitable banking sectors in the world, reported
20 May. 2016 Lyxor partners with SEB to launch innovative daily multi-manager UCITS Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management has entered into an agreement with SEB, a Nordic Financial Services group, to launch a multi-manager strategy. The strategy is a dedicated Multi-Manager UCITS vehicle, offering daily liquidity and aims to provide a transparent and efficient structur
20 May. 2016 Hedge funds flee equities in Q1, S&P Global Market Intelligence Quarterly Hedge Fund Tracker finds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - S&P Global Market Intelligence, a provider of multi-asset class research data and insights, today released its review of Q1 2016 13F filings by pure play hedge funds. The quarterly S&P Global Market Intelligence Hedge Fund Tracker is an aggregate analysis of hed
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