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02 Jun. 2017 LGT buys private debt manager European Capital from Ares [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: LGT Capital Partners Ltd., a Swiss alternative investment specialist, has completed the acquisition of European Capital Fund Management Ltd., a London- and Paris-based private debt manager, from Ares Capital Corporation. European Capital's funds will be
02 Jun. 2017 Comment: US Equity Correction? Prepare, Don't Panic [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Political noise emanating from Washington has prompted fresh concerns that a US equity market corre
01 Jun. 2017 Dr. Joachim Kayser joins Dechert as a Financial Services/Alternative Investment Partner in Germany [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dechert LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Dr. Joachim Kayser has joined the firm as a Financial Services/Alternative Investment partner in Frankfurt. Dr. Kayser was most recently Head of Alternative Investments as well as Asset Management Regulatory wit
01 Jun. 2017 BNP Paribas Asset Management announces the creation of a Private Debt & Real Assets Investment Group and senior hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With the creation of the new Private Debt & Real Assets investment Group and strengthening of the team, BNP Paribas Asset Management is confirming its ambition to become a leader in this area of the market. BNPP AM's Private Debt & Real Assets Investment Group, headed
01 Jun. 2017 Newalpha announces its sixth fintech investment in Austrian start-up Wikifolio.com [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. NewAlpha announces the sixth investment to its fund, the fi
01 Jun. 2017 Comment: Equity strength in numbers [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: Many investors are questioning whether the global stock market rally can last, after several indexes repeatedly hit reco
31 May. 2017 South African equity hedge fund returns up +3.6% (+7.6% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds serviced by Peregrine performed well for the month of April, very much in line with the positive market sentiment that saw all sectors across the local bourse end the month well in the black. The political environment has been a strong influence on markets for
31 May. 2017 Hedge funds in best start since 2013 with 3.71% gains through April [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were off to their best start since 2013 as the Barclay Hedge Fund Index gained 3.71% through April, with four consecutive profitable months in 2017, data compiled by BarclayHedge showed. Month-to-date, hedge funds posted 0.69% last month. The April r
30 May. 2017 Hedge Fund Standards Board to co-chair Open Protocol Working Group to improve risk reporting [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the global standard-setting body for the alternative investment industry, has become Co-Chair of the Open Protocol Working Group. The Open Protocol template standardises the collection and representation of risk information of hedge
30 May. 2017 Financial Stability Board's Shadow Banking Report includes for first time Cayman hedge funds but misses China [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published its new Global Shadow Banking Monitoring Report this month. This annual monitoring exercise, covering data up to end-2015 from 28 jurisdictions and representing over 80% of global GDP, now includes for the first time B
30 May. 2017 Rebound in global risk assets fails to push hedge funds up last week [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A rebound in global risk assets buoyed by signs of economic growth, steady U.S. yields and a calm dollar failed to push hedge funds up from the week covering 16 May to 23. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.8% during the period (+0.8% YTD), with global macro and
30 May. 2017 Google enters hedge fund land with AI investment arm [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Google has launched a new venture capital program focused on artificial intelligence, Axios is reporting. Notably, the group will be led by computer engin
29 May. 2017 More investors allocated $1bn or more to hedge funds in last 12 months [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Billion Dollar Club of hedge fund investors - those allocating $1bn or more to the industry - is still expanding, according to Preqin, a research house. And so is its influ
29 May. 2017 $1bn Club of hedge fund managers increased by net 33 in last year to 701 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Despite difficulties in both raising and retaining investor capital, the assets under management (AuM) of the hedge fund industry grew due to improved performance in 2016, and firms managing assets of $1bn or more -
29 May. 2017 China: Constructive outlook, despite rating downgrade [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Pioneer Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: One of the biggest uncertainties for the global economy and investors has been China
26 May. 2017 Parsing Long/Short Equity Liquid Alts Performance, Fees and Net Exposures [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Thornburg Investment Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Investors interested in long/short equity mutual fun
26 May. 2017 Tarrant: Artificial intelligence will disrupt the hedge fund model [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: It had been predicted so often that machines will take over. And now, Protégé Partners founder Jeff Tarrant said he believes as well that artificial intelligence poses a serious threat to equity hedge funds within the next 10 years as machine learning technology be
26 May. 2017 AI-based hedge fund brings machine learning investing to masses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Machine learning-based hedge fund firm Greyfeather Capital is trying to bring artificial intelligence investing to the masses with its plan to expand beyond the limited reach of the alternative investments space. "We're excited to bring AI technology to traditio
25 May. 2017 Altegris enhances Managed Futures Strategy Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Altegris Advisors, a provider of premiere alternative investments, is announcing enhancements to the Altegris Managed Futures Strategy Fund (Tickers: MFTAX, MFTIX, MFTCX, MFTOX) in an effort to provide current and future investors with increased transparency, lower costs,
25 May. 2017 Comment: Keeping Your Balance as Rates Rise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Rising interest rates make bond investors nervous. But purging your portfolio of interest-rate risk can
25 May. 2017 Hedge funds extend positive streak to six months in April with 0.59% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds extended their positive streak to six months in April as the industry reported a composite return of 0.59% last month, Greenwich Alternative Investment said. In its monthly report, Greenwich said that hedge fund performance was evenly mixed ac
25 May. 2017 Political turmoil has limited impact on hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The markets' knee-jerk reaction following former FBI Director James Comey's memo alleging that the U.S. President tried to influence the FBI had limited impact on hedge funds as the Lyxor Hedge Fund index was up +0.4% (+1.6%YTD) from the week covering 09 May to
25 May. 2017 Buy-side research shop TIM Group acquired by Mergermarket [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced today that it has acquired TIM Group. Established in 2002 and headquartered in London, TIM Group specialises in the electronic delivery of equity trade ideas and investment recommendations through it
24 May. 2017 Comment: Equity Growth Stars - Bargains in Disguise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Investors are wary about US stock multiples. But elevated valuations of high-growth stocks may be
23 May. 2017 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.16% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders gained 0.16% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index remains down 0.66%. Five of Barclay's CTA indices had gains in April, while three had losses. Currency Traders were up 0.40%, Financial/M
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