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18 May. 2016 Most U.K. executives not prepared for 'Brexit’ despite fears of disorderly exit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A big number of corporate executives in the U.K. have not taken any actions to mitigate the negative effects of a "Brexit" on their companies despite fears that the move would be disorderly and potentially volatile process, a study by
17 May. 2016 Hedge funds up 0.88% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds were up 0.88% in April. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds gained 0.39% - 51.4% of managers were in the red in April 2016 year-to-date compared to 21.2% of managers who posted negative year-to-date returns over the same period in 20
17 May. 2016 Tages Capital launches first single strategy UCITS alternative fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital, in partnership with Fore Research & Management, announces the launch of the Tages Fore UCITS Fund, a global credit long/short fund which will form the 1st sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS-compliant umbrella fund structure domiciled i
17 May. 2016 Illinois Teachers Retirement System appoints Adrian Lee & Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adrian Lee & Partners, the leading active currency manager for institutional investors, has been appointed by Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS Illinois) to manage $500 million of their foreign currency exposure. The mandate’s objective is to protect TRS Illino
17 May. 2016 Distressed, long/short credit strategies led hedge funds in April [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Distressed and long/short credit strategies led hedge funds to positive territory in April with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ending
16 May. 2016 Institutions display long-term confidence in hedge funds with 53% set to increase exposure [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Long-term confidence in hedge funds remains strong amongst the institutional investor community, with a majority of investors saying they would continue investing in the asset class. A survey by Citi Prime Finance showed that 63% of investors and intermediaries, pri
16 May. 2016 Russia gives hedge funds sigh of relief with best returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: In a surprising development, the often shaky Russian market is providing hedge funds the opportunity they need, a shot in the arm in today’s volatile environment. Data from eVestment showed that Russian assets posted the returns amongst emerging markets with the Rus
16 May. 2016 Asset manager China Post Global looking at opportunities in expanding Asian ETF market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based asset manager China Post & Capital Global Asset Management Limited is looking at opportunities in the Asian ETF market with the introduction of an integrated trading and portfolio management platform. To take advantage of the ETF opportunities in
13 May. 2016 Hedge funds in positive territory for first time this year, with 0.70% gains YTD as of April [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finally hit positive territory year-to-date for the first time this year as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained 0.70% as of end April (+1.44% last month). This is the second month this year since March that hedge funds posted positive g
13 May. 2016 Canada proposes Sergei Magnitsky bill to sanction human rights crimes, corruption [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Conservative Party of Canada on Thursday introduced the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Sergei Magnitsky Law) bill in House of Commons and the Senate to sanction human rights crimes and corrupt practices. In a statement,
12 May. 2016 StepStone acquires Swiss Capital: Launches StepStone private debt and StepStone hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - StepStone Group LP, a global private markets advisory and asset management firm, today announced it will acquire Swiss Capital Alternative Investments AG, one of the leading private debt and hedge fund solutions providers in Europe. Completion of the consolidation will fo
12 May. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: April performance 1.19%; Capital Movement Index: May net flows advance 0.53% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for April 2016 measured 1.19%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.53% in May. “Hedge funds saw positive net flows this past
12 May. 2016 Arb’ managers feeling pressure from collapsing merger deals [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: So-called 'arb’ traders, or hedge fund managers who focus on merger arbitrage strategy, are feeling pressure as corporate merger deals are collapsing left and right, unlike in 2015 when the amount spent on mergers totaled $4.7tln, reported the
12 May. 2016 UCITS HFS Index continues modest recovery, up 0.12% in April [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After the UCITS HFS Index broke its negative trend in March it continued its recovery with gains of 0.12% in April, reported 2n20.com AG. The broad index started negatively
11 May. 2016 Hedge fund Verde Asset posts 1.76% rise in April on hope of new Brazilian government [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brazil’s largest hedge fund firm Verde Asset Management SA on Tuesday reported a 1.76% consolidated gain for its Verde FIC FIM in April on hopes that President Dilma Rousseff will be replaced with a more market-friendly administration, reported
11 May. 2016 Duterte presidency in the Philippines offers opportunities, continued growth - hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Contrary to what his rivals have been saying during the campaign period, foreign investors, particularly hedge fund managers, are not worried of an impending Rodrigo Duterte presidency in the Philippines. Indeed, fund managers who are investing in Philippine s
11 May. 2016 Everest Insurance offers transactional risk, management liability insurance to PE and hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Everest Re has launched the Alternative Solutions Group at Everest Specialty Underwriters offering transactional risk insurance as well as professional and management liability insurance on both a primary and excess basis to private equity firms and hedge funds.
10 May. 2016 Hedge funds outperform underlying markets, up 1.12% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets during the month, and were up 1.12%1 in April while underlying markets as represented by the MSCI World Index ended the month up 0.67%. Emerging market managers continued to perform well during the month supported by resilient o
10 May. 2016 Hedge funds slightly weak in first week of April on retreat in risky assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds slightly weakened last week and started May in negative territory due to the retreat in risk assets. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index ended down 0.4% (-3.2% YTD). CTAs contributed the most last week, with long exposures to fixed income and their short p
10 May. 2016 ETFs/ETPs assets reach new high at $3.137tln [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high $3.137tln as of end April 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of A
09 May. 2016 Allianz Life hires Rosanne Kropp as VP of investment strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has hired Rosanne Kropp as vice president of Investment Strategies for the Allianz Investment Management (AIM) division. In her new role, Kropp will be responsible for developing and executing U.S. investment strategies, man
09 May. 2016 Shearman & Sterling expands investment funds practice with addition of Patrick Sweeney [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Shearman & Sterling is expanding its investment funds practice with the addition of Patrick D. Sweeney, who rejoins the firm as counsel in its New York office. Mr. Sweeney provides comprehensive legal counsel to investment managers, covering regulatory advice, fiducia
09 May. 2016 Hedge funds extend gains in April led by credit, distressed and energy strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds extended March gains into April, led by strong contributions from credit sensitive and event-focused strategies, as energy commodities surged and emerging markets continued its recovery, said data provider Hedge Fund Research. In its monthly report,
06 May. 2016 Myriad Asset shutters Japan-focused hedge fund on weak outlook [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based hedge fund firm Myriad Asset Management led by Carl Huttenlocher has announced plans to shut down its Japan-focused hedge fund, Japan Reflation Fund, less than a year after its launch because of uncertainties regarding the so-called Abenomics.
05 May. 2016 Australia pushes for stronger super regime [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Australia’s market regulator, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) provided new update on aspects of the Stronger Super regime aimed at providing the superannuation industry with certainty around the start dates for key superannuation reforms.
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