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17 Nov. 2015 Aventicum launches maiden UCITS-compliant fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aventicum Alternative Equities, the investment boutique focusing on European Long/Short strategies and part of Aventicum Capital Management, announces the launch of its maiden UCITS-compliant fund. The Aventicum UCITS - Absolute Return European Equity Fund offers i
17 Nov. 2015 AR Capital suspends capital raising activities for certain investment programs due to regulatory and market uncertainty [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AR Capital, LLC, an alternative asset manager, has announced it will suspend the acceptance of new subscriptions to certain of its current investment programs effective December 31, 2015, as a result of regulatory and market uncertainty affecting capital raising for both
17 Nov. 2015 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (+0.4% YTD) as global macro and CTAs outperform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global macro and CTAs outperformed the hedge fund space and delivered positive returns last week amidst difficult market conditions, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up
17 Nov. 2015 Top hedge funds slash Apple holdings in Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Several U.S.-based hedge funds reduced their holdings in Apple during the third quarter as shares of the iPhone maker dropped sharply, according to Reuters. The
17 Nov. 2015 Long/Short Equity, event driven strategies drive hedge funds in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recovered in October as strong performance in long/short equity and event driven strategies led the rebound. The Greenwich Global
17 Nov. 2015 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index returns 1.09% in October (-1.37% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wilshire Funds Management said that the Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for ho
16 Nov. 2015 Chinese hedge funds recover in October with 5.2% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge funds focused on China reported sharp gains in October with the HFRI China Index up 5.2% (+5.25% YTD), as investor risk tolerance and market liquidity returned to Asian financial markets. According to US data provider
16 Nov. 2015 Survey: Hedge funds failed to provide US pension funds with promised superior and uncorrelated returns [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: U.S.-based public pension funds have become significant investors in the hedge fund universe, reported Preqin, a research house, in September. They are major allocators of c
13 Nov. 2015 SPARX Group teams up with ML Capital to launch the SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SPARX Asia Investment Advisors has teamed up with ML Capital to launch the SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS Fund, a Pan-Asia market neutral strategy hosted on the M
12 Nov. 2015 Envestnet PMC offers access to CAIS for delivery of alternative investment funds to advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Envestnet PMC, the Portfolio Management Consultants group of Envestnet, Inc., has partnered with CAIS to make available to independent advisors access to third-party hedge funds and private equity funds. More than 43,000 advisors utilize Envestnet’s technology and
12 Nov. 2015 Hedge fund redemptions fall in first week of November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investor confidence steadied in the first week of November as redemptions from hedge funds dropped month-on-month, according to data provider SS&C Technologies. "SS&C GlobeOp’s
12 Nov. 2015 Ex-Société Générale execs to start new hedge fund in Hong Kong [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia, for New Managers: A group of former Société Générale traders, led Jong Beum Kim, is planning to start a new hedge fund that aims to profit from Asian market volatility and the mispricing of related securities, reported
12 Nov. 2015 Northern Trust appoints Ali Sheikh as head of hedge fund services in Asia-Pacific [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services has appointed Hong Kong-based Ali Sheikh as head of hedge fund services in the Asia-Pacific region. Shiekh will be reporting to Peter Sanchez, global head of Northern Trust H
11 Nov. 2015 Asia ex-Japan leads with 6.94% YTD as hedge funds end losing streak [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds reversed their four month losing streak with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.33%1 in October while the MSCI World Index2 climbed 7.22% during the month. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 1.77% while underlying markets as represented by the MSCI
11 Nov. 2015 Avenue Capital to shut down original hedge fund due to poor performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based asset management firm Avenue Capital has confirmed plans to shut down its original hedge fund, Avenue Investments, because of poor performance. According to
11 Nov. 2015 Quantitative volatility-focused hedge fund up 31% YTD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Higher Moment Capital, a quantitative volatility specialist manager based in Cambridge, MA, has produced differentiated returns since 2009 and may be well positioned to benefit from a continued higher vol
10 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds confront impact of financial market regulations and challenges of evolving prime broker relationships [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers are experiencing the ripple effects of new regulations on banks and prime brokers, with hedge funds facing increased trading fees and broader changes to business relationships. These dynamics place additional pressure on margins and are leading manager
10 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds continue rebound on encouraging economic data [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continue their rebound this month, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.2% as of end Nov. 3 (+0.3% YTD). In its Weekly Briefing, Lyxor Asset Management said that event driven outperformed other strategies b
10 Nov. 2015 Chinese police freeze shares by mother of hedge fund manager Xu Xiang [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Chinese police on Tuesday ordered a two-year freeze on the more than $670 million of shares owned by the mother of Xu Xiang, the Shanghai-based hedge fund manager and general manager of Zexi Investment, reported
10 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds are bullish on sugar futures as prices rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are loading up on sugar as futures prices rose 39% since August 24, the biggest jump since 2011, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed. It added that hedge funds and money managers set a two-year high record bullish bets on raw
09 Nov. 2015 AMG announces investment in Systematica Investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a global asset management company, has reached a definitive agreement with BlueCrest Capital Management LP, to acquire the majority of BlueCrest’s equity interest in Systematica Investments LP. After the closing of the transaction, Systema
09 Nov. 2015 Chance to bid for lunch with Neil deGrasse Tyson at STRIVE’s gala evening on Nov. 10th [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: STRIVE, a U.S. charity, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a gala in New York on November 10th . STRIVE is also known as East Harlem Employment Services, and describes itself as an empowerm
09 Nov. 2015 Emergence and NewAlpha invest in smart beta fund manager Fideas [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Emergence, a French seeding fund, and its acting manager NewAlpha Asset Management made a strategic investment in Fideas Capital las
09 Nov. 2015 Hedge fund investors see China’s lack of transparency as major concern [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund managers are uncertain when it comes to investing in Asia, particularly in China, where there are issues such as slowing growth, a devaluation of the currency and a poorly executed stock market bailout. This was the result of a recent survey by the
06 Nov. 2015 Maples expands global private client services offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In response to increased demand for private client services, the Maples group, comprising international law firm, Maples and Calder, and leading fiduciary, fund services and private client services provider, MaplesFS, has announced strategic hires in the Cayman Islands an
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  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega

  5. More institutional investors invest in CTAs compared to last year despite dissatisfaction with performance[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: "Despite a strong start to 2015 for CTAs in Q1, commodity market conditions have made return generation difficult for fund managers over much of the rest of the year to date," says Preqin’s November