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26 Apr. 2016 Former Fortress hedge fund manager Maggie Arvedlund to launch $500m debt, equity fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Fortress Investment Group (FIG) portfolio manager and managing director Maggie Arvedlund is trying to raise $500m to launch her own debt, equity fund, Turning Rock Capital. A report by
26 Apr. 2016 Aurora Investment Management to close after failed takeover [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aurora Investment Management a $5.4 billion hedge fund of funds will close after a failed takeover bid according to a Bloomberg re
26 Apr. 2016 Event-driven strategies lead hedge funds gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued to steadily rise last week with event driven strategies leading the way, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.3%, (-2.4% YTD) as of 19 April. Spe
26 Apr. 2016 Investors redeemed $4.60 billion from hedge funds in March [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors redeemed an estimated net $4.60 billion from hedge funds in March, the fifth month in the last six in which redemptions outpaced allocations, according to eVestment’s March and Q1 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Performance gains during the month offset
26 Apr. 2016 FSB vows full implementation of post-crisis reforms; monitors new financial vulnerabilities, risks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Financial Stability Board – Regional Consultative Group for the Middle East and North Africa (RCG MENA) met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to finalize the design of the full implementation of the remaining post-crisis reforms. In a statement, the
25 Apr. 2016 Swiss-Asia expands hedge funds portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss-Asia has unveiled new funds on the fund management platform as it continues to expand in Singapore and Hong Kong. Credence Global Fund To strengthen the funds position in the international investment community, Splendor Capi
25 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds betting on U.S. dollar weakness for first time in two years [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and large speculators are abandoning the U.S. dollar and are betting on the currency’s weakness for the first time in almost two years, since July 2014, reported
21 Apr. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2016 measured 2.94%, down from 4.26% in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2016 measured 2.94%, down from 4.26% in March. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2016 decreased to 2.94%, down from 4.26% for March 2016 and was also lower on a year-over-
21 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund assets decline in Q1, event driven leads outflows [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund capital declined in the first quarter of this year as volatile markets and early quarter performance resulted in falling investor risk tolerance and led to redemptions from underperforming strategies, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry
21 Apr. 2016 Citadel brings on Diamondback's Schimel for new equity hedge fund strategy [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Kenneth Griffin's Citadel is hiring Richard Schimel, former head of Diamondback Capital to lead the firm's new equity hedge fund strategy. $24 billion Citadel has increased its commitment to equities strategies over the past year. Schimel's unit
21 Apr. 2016 Wells Fargo Asset Management appoints new CEO [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Wells Fargo Asset Management has hired Kristi Mitchem to serve as CEO. Mitchem most recently served as executive vice president at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. She replaces Mike Niedermeyer, who
20 Apr. 2016 Hedge Fund activity in Asia-Pacific region slows in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The latest Preqin research finds that having made gains of 7.54% in 2015, Asia-Pacific-focused hedge funds recorded losses of 2.02% through the opening quarter of the year, the lowest performance of any region. While the hedge fund industry as a whole saw returns of -0.43
20 Apr. 2016 Omni Partners launches third secured lending fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Omni Partners LLP, the London-headquartered investment manager, announces the successful launch and first close of its third secured lending fund, Omni Secured Lending Fund III LP. Initial commitments stand at approximately $60 million. OSL III is targeting $400 million o
20 Apr. 2016 Managed futures strategies fell as Barclay CTA Index declines 1.47% in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Managed futures traders lost money in March as BarclayHedge reported that the Barclay CTA Index fell 1.47% last month but is still up 1.36% in the first quarter of this year. "Trend reversals in the USD, ene
19 Apr. 2016 CalPERS approves new real assets strategic plan [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System's (CalPERS) has approved a new five-year strategic plan for its Real Assets asset class. The new plan for the asset class, which includes the Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Forestland programs, largely c
19 Apr. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.53% in March, best monthly return since January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.53% in March, its best month since January 2012 when it rose 3.10%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 0.88% after three months in 2016. “Rebounding oil prices and dovish central bank policy
19 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds slightly down last week as equity markets roll up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were slightly down as of end April 12 despite positive returns in equity markets, Lyxor Asset Management reported. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index fell -0.2% during the period (-2.7% YTD). On the positive si
19 Apr. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.88% in March (-0.72% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended March up +1.88% driven by positive performance in Long/Short Equity and Long/Short Credit Strategies. Global equity markets rebounded sharply with the MSCI World index up 6.52%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays A
18 Apr. 2016 AFX Capital launches hedge fund incubation program for rapid growth [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (CySEC)-regulated foreign exchange broker AFX Capital has announced that its
18 Apr. 2016 Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge funds outperforms benchmarks in 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss alternative investment firm ALTIN AG outperformed its benchmarks in 2015 with the firm delivering positive performance in terms of share price increase (+11.42%) and investment portfolio returns (+2.06%) of its m
15 Apr. 2016 New York City public pension pulls out money from hedge funds for underperformance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $55bn New York City Employees’ Retirement System on Thursday voted to pull out its $1.5bn allocations into hedge funds and is also mulling doing the same with its $8bn investments in private equity, reported the
15 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund replication strategies in positive in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investable hedge fund replication strategies outperformed the equity markets in March, completely reversing the poor performances recorded in the alternative investment industry in the first two months of the year, said index provider
14 Apr. 2016 Virginia-based CTA program earns top honors in managed futures industry competition [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dallas-based Coquest Inc., a full service brokerage and alternative investment consulting firm, has announced that Quantitative Investment Management is the winner of the 2015 Coquest Advisors’ CTA Challenge. QIM’s Global Program finished the year with a 20.82% gain,
14 Apr. 2016 NewAlpha & Emergence select LA FINANCIČRE RESPONSABLE for its SRI Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Emergence, the French incubation fund providing seed funding for France-registered managers, and NewAlpha Asset Management, the proxy manager of the fund, announce the selection of La Financičre Responsable, the sixth company selected for the sub-fund of Emergence
14 Apr. 2016 PraXis Partners appoints new president and head of strategy CFP Equity Fund to rebrand [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PraXis Partners, the specialized, fundamentally driven investment manager based in London, today announces that Joseph J. DiMartino has joined as President and Head of Strategy. In his role, he will be leading the growth and strategic initiatives of the firm. J
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