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07 Sep. 2017 AlphaCentric launches AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlphaCentric today announced the launch of its newest fund, the AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund (GNXIX). The Fund is the only actively managed mutual fund dedicated to automation and robotics. The AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund invests in companies worldwi
07 Sep. 2017 Fred Alger Management updates high conviction portfolios suite [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fred Alger Management, today announced notable developments, including a name change and new share class, in its suite of high conviction, focus portfolios. Alger has expanded its suite of focus portfolios over the past five years, most recently with its acquisition of
07 Sep. 2017 Do natural disasters portend defaults? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Never before in the US have we experienced a natural disaster of the magnitude of Harvey
07 Sep. 2017 DoubleLine sees opportunities in Central and South America [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investment adviser DoubleLine Capital LP is looking at opportunities in Central and South America as the expanding economy in the region, as well as the rising middle class and standards of living standards, have co
07 Sep. 2017 Swarm Fund launches compliance-oriented ICO for institutional investment funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Decentralized capital marketplace Swarm Fund has announced the launch of an initial coin offering with a compliance-oriented structure that is tailored to meet the evolving regulatory environment. Swarm says it provides cryptocurrency investors access to high-return
07 Sep. 2017 Natixis: Active managers outperform in 2017 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Active managers may be making a comeback. In its mid-year review of financial advisors' moderate-risk portfolios, Natixis shows active asset management rallying in the first half of 2017, with the best-performing portfolios having higher allocations to US, inter
07 Sep. 2017 AllianzGI RiskMonitor: Geopolitics now the number one risk factor for investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Geopolitics has now become the number one concern of global institutional investors, eclipsing their fear of rising interest rates or economic slowdown, according to a recent study conducted by Allianz Global Investors. For the first time since the AllianzGI
06 Sep. 2017 Net sales of long-term UCITS maintained their high level in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIF for June 2017. 29 associations representing more than 99 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided us
06 Sep. 2017 Family office Point72 in rapid expansion after seeing 'enormous' alpha opportunities in Japan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Steven Cohen's $11bn family office Point72 Asset Management is looking at "enormous" investment opportunities in Japan that it decided to double its staff in Tokyo to over 60 in the next couple of years, reported
05 Sep. 2017 Preqin: alternative assets industry hits record size in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Assets Industry Reaches Record $7.8tn in Assets under Management The alternative assets industry has reached a record size as of the end of 2016, the latest data available. Hedge funds saw their assets hit a record $3.25tn, despite net investor outfl
05 Sep. 2017 US pension invests $30m in Paris based CTA KeyQuant, taking assets above $350m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KeyQuant, the award-winning Paris-based systematic asset management firm, has announced a $30 million allocation from the Colorado Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA). The allocation was made directly from the association's $4.6 billion Fire and Police Members'
05 Sep. 2017 LRI Group partners with new Fund Manager 'TAO Alternatives' to launch its Liquid Alternative Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LRI Group, the leading independent investment services company, has partnered with TAO Alternatives to launch its liquid alternative investment strategy, which has assets of more than EUR 250m. The investment strategy has been managed since 2007 and is available to i
05 Sep. 2017 High expectations for event-driven strategy [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Lyxor Event Driven Broad index is up 5.7% YTD even though its August performance was in negative territory (-1%) for the first time since October 2016. In a weekly brief titled "Event-driven take
05 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds worry of war in Northeast Asia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A number of U.S. based hedge funds are deeply concerned in the deteriorating geopolitical events in the Korean Peninsula with Washington accusing Pyongyang of "begging for war"
04 Sep. 2017 SYZ Asset Management opens office in Madrid in targeted European expansion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management arm of the SYZ Group, announces the opening of an office in Madrid as of 1 September 2017. This milestone follows the Munich and Milan branch openings in 2016, and a series of key hires and specific product launches
01 Sep. 2017 Global investors appeared to be 'on hold' in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Global Exchange released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for August 2017. The Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 106.8, down 2.1 points from July's revised reading of 108.9. The decline in sentiment was drive
01 Sep. 2017 Industrial robot cost decline as technology is set to hit many other tipping points [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: ARK Invest writes on Harvest Exchange: According to ARK's research, industrial robot1 costs will drop by roughly 65%, to levels much lower than most ana
01 Sep. 2017 APS Japan Alpha hedge fund continues strong performance in July [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: APS Asset Management, the Singapore-based fund management firm said that its APS Japan Alpha Fund gained 2.55% in July, outperforming the benchmark by 0.44 percentage points. Year-to-date, the fund jumped 23.63%, outp
01 Sep. 2017 U.S. Senator wants stringent oversight of hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: United States Senator Tammy Baldwin has re-filed a bill that aims to boost oversight of hedge funds, reported the Journal Sentinel
01 Sep. 2017 eVestment: hedge fund asset flows flat in Q2 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Asset flows into hedge funds were largely flat in the second quarter of 2017, but investors are making some big moves between strategies, according to the latest asset flows report from eVestment. Institutional asset managers saw aggregate redemptions of -$
31 Aug. 2017 TIAA Investments contributes $50 million to Enterprise Homes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - More than 4,100 rental homes will remain affordable to low-income residents in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, thanks in part to a joint venture between TIAA Investments and Enterprise Homes, a nonprofit affordable housing developer that is part of the Enterprise Com
31 Aug. 2017 Copper Rock Capital Partners appoints David Dineen as Portfolio Manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Copper Rock Capital Partners, a global equity investment manager, announced today the addition of David Dineen, CFA, to the investment team. Mr. Dineen will serve as a Portfolio Manager supporting each of the firm's four investment strategies, and will be responsible for
31 Aug. 2017 Magnetar Capital hires former KKR executive Erik Falk [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm, announced today that Erik Falk will join the firm on September 5 and will be working on strategic initiatives with Magnetar's executive committee, including founder & CEO Alec Litowitz, co-founder & President
31 Aug. 2017 Alder Capital hires Brian Flanagan to expand client relations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alder Capital DAC, the Dublin-based, systematic investment manager announced the appointment of Brian Flanagan to the role of Senior Business Development Manager. In the role, Brian will be working through both the Dublin and London offices to manage existing client relat
31 Aug. 2017 Advisors & Partners launch Emerging Manager UCITS Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advisors & Partners LLP, an independent alternative investment specialist and advisor to institutional investors, asset managers and other financial institutions, today announced the official launch of the A&P Emerging Manager UCITS Index. The A&P EMU Index is an equa
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