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03 Oct. 2017 Northern Trust names new head of Japan office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust has appointed Keishi Yamamoto to lead its asset management business in Japan. Yamamoto replaces Hidehiro Nakayama who retires later this year as current president and representative director. Reporting to John McCareins, managing director, Asia-Pacific
03 Oct. 2017 SBAI creates standardised total expense ratio for alternative investment managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), formerly the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), has released the results from the working group it established in 2016 to study fee terms, methodology and definitions. The SBAI is the standard setting body for the al
03 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds up as industry adjusts to rising rates [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have reshuffled their portfolio after nearly four weeks of rising rates as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.2% from 19 September to 26 (+1.1% YTD), fuelled by strong results of global macro funds, Lyxor Ass
02 Oct. 2017 Pamplona Capital completes acquisition of PAREXEL International [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investment manager Pamplona Capital Management has completed its acquisition of PAREXEL Internationa
29 Sep. 2017 UCITS equity funds attracted highest level of net sales since December 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIF for July 2017. 29 associations representing more than 99 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provid
29 Sep. 2017 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.65% in August (+5.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds reported another positive month in August, up +0.65%. Geopolitical saber-rattling, White House intrigue, and widespread flooding and destruction from Hurricane Harvey contributed to an increase in performance variation across strategies tracked by the Greenwic
29 Sep. 2017 SEC drops charges against Patriarch, Tilton [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission's fraud case against investor Lynn Tilton was dismissed has been dismissed. SEC administrative law judge Carol Fox Foelak ruled that the SEC had failed to provide enough evidence to back up its claims against Tilt
29 Sep. 2017 US retail investors expect market correction later this year, but fail to prepare [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A small majority of investors are expecting a market correction later this year and see the stock market take back some "significant gains,"
29 Sep. 2017 Hong Kong launches regulatory sandbox for Fintech [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong's market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has launched the SFC Regulatory Sandbox to provide a confined regulatory
28 Sep. 2017 New York Hedge Fund Roundtable changes name [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable announced today that it is changing its name to the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable. The name change is part of an effort to more accurately represent the organization's focus on promoting ethics and best practices within the
28 Sep. 2017 Preqin: Investors struggle to source attractive hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin's surveys of hedge fund investors find that many report increasing difficulty in finding attractive funds in which to invest. Almost half of investors said in June* that they were planning to reduce their allocations to hedge funds over the next 12 months. Of these
28 Sep. 2017 NYLIM taps Kirk Lehneis for MainStay Funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM), the global asset management business of New York Life, announces the appointment of Kirk Lehneis as president of its MainStay Funds. Mr. Lehneis assumes this responsibility, in addition to serving as chief operating officer of
28 Sep. 2017 Schultze Asset Management appoints global head of strategic business development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Schultze Asset Management, LP, an investment firm specializing in financially troubled and distressed companies, has hired industry veteran Dean Crowder as Global Head of Strategic Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Crowder is responsible for the development
28 Sep. 2017 Altavista Assets cross $300m with $50m inflow into long India strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - London-based Altavista Investment Management has received a $50m investment into its new India long-only investment strategy, an adjunct of the long/short Altavista Capital India Fund launched in 2011. The new inflow from a Family Office, has propelled the firm's tot
28 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds hit record $3.2T AUM with flows into multi-asset, equity and macro hedge funds [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: eVestment writes on Harvest Exchange: After a tough run with performance and investor redemptions in the past few years, i
27 Sep. 2017 EVestment - investors return to hedge funds in August [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After a tough run with performance and investor redemptions in the past few years, investors have come back to hedge funds in a big way, adding $13.4 billion to global hedge funds in August. Those new investments coupled with performance increases bring hedge fu
27 Sep. 2017 Natixis: Investors want bigger returns than index products can give [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors want more returns than index funds can give, at least that is the finding from the latest investor survey from Natixis. Investors that responded to the survey say they need returns 8.9% above inflation, 51% higher than experts believe the markets will
27 Sep. 2017 Financial advisors lack formal framework to leverage referral potential to attract clients [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial advisors lack a formalized framework to fully leverage their contacts and maximize their referral potential, according to a new report published by SEI in collaboration with Absolute Engagement and The Client Driven Practice LLC. Data generated by the new
26 Sep. 2017 Man Group appoints Mike Turner as CEO of Man FRM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group today announces the appointment of Michael Turner as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Man FRM, its hedge fund investment specialist. In this role, Michael will continue to work closely with Keith Haydon, Chief Investment Officer of Man FRM, and Michelle McCloske
26 Sep. 2017 Over 50% of fund managers are indifferent to AI and machine learning [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Over 50% of fund managers surveyed by BarclayHedge say that they are either taking a wait-and-see approach or have no interest in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). The survey also found that 20% already utilize AI and ML while an additional 16% a
26 Sep. 2017 Former management team of Sprott Asset Management launches Ninepoint Partners LP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Effective today, SPR & Co LP, the company created to assume portfolio management of the Canadian diversified asset business of Sprott Asset Management LP, has been re-named Ninepoint Partners LP. The rebranding completes the transition initiated with the August 1, 2017 ma
26 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds on track to deliver solid returns in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are on track to deliver solid returns this September on the back of the recovery of global macro managers and the satisfactory performance of the remaining strategies, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Wee
26 Sep. 2017 Cowen Investment expands alternative investment management platform with seeding and incubating push [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global investment management Cowen Investment Management is leading a seeding and incubating initiative to expand its alternative investment management platform,
26 Sep. 2017 BNY Mellon completes migration of Man AHL book of business [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BNY Mellon's Alternative Investment Services (AIS) and Structured Products business CEO Chandresh Iyer said tha
25 Sep. 2017 Fund administrator FundBPO rebrands as Mainstream Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Australian based global fund administrator FundBPO has today announced its rebranding to Mainstream Fund Services. Mainstream Fund Services, part of MainstreamBPO Limited (MainstreamBPO Group), provides fund administration services to 667 funds, with A$119 billion in
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