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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
25 Sep. 2017 Asia Frontier Capital launches Luxembourg domiciled fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asia Frontier Capital Limited announced the launch of the Luxembourg domiciled AFC Asia Frontier Fund (LUX) for its award-winning equity strategy, the AFC Asia Frontier Fund which invests in the Frontier economies of Asia. Over the past five and a half years, this strateg
25 Sep. 2017 OPIM announces strategic investment in Fundseeder [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd., (Hong Kong) (OPIM), a member of the Oriental Patron Financial Group, announced its strategic investment into Fundseeder Holdings, LLC (Fundseeder), an emerging financial software company located in Florida, United States. OPIM is a leadi
25 Sep. 2017 Optima offers cost-efficient, liquid access to top U.S. equity hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Optima Fund Management, one of the pre-eminent fund of hedge funds and hedge fund allocation firms, is making available its Optima STAR Long Strategy in Europe. STAR Long Strategy offers investors the opportunity to benefit from the highest-conviction stock positions hel
22 Sep. 2017 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended August up 0.70% (0.26% YTD) on asset weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended August 2017 up 0.70% MOM (0.26% YTD) on an asset weighted basis and up 0.61% MOM (1.26% YTD) on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Ca
22 Sep. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: September notifications 3.72% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2017 measured 3.72%, up from 3.55% in August. "SS&C's Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2017 fell to 3.72% as compared to the 4.22% reported for the same period a year ago in September 2016.
22 Sep. 2017 Comment: FAANG rally has little in common with the Dotcom bubble [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: OppenheimerFunds writes on Harvest Exchange: Are there any lessons from the markets of the late 1990s that we can apply to 20
22 Sep. 2017 iCapital Network enters deal to acquire innovative U.S. private equity access fund platform from Deutsche Bank [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial technology platform iCapital Network has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the US Private Equi
21 Sep. 2017 UMASS Amherst's Isenberg School of Management hedge fund index up +0.42% for August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UMass Amherst's Isenberg School of Management's Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) has released its August Equally Weighted Hedge Fund Index. The CISDM Equal Weighted Hedge Fund Index was up 0.42% for the month of August. These are the fi
21 Sep. 2017 Preqin: Investors pleased with hedge fund returns in H2 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin's latest survey of hedge fund investors finds that the proportion of institutions that feel their hedge fund portfolios have met or exceeded their performance expectations has doubled in the past 12 months. In June 2016, just 21% of investors reported that their po
21 Sep. 2017 Private real estate fund managers see concentration of capital inflows to unprecedented levels [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The top 100 largest private real estate fund managers have generated the largest capital inflows with 62% of all capital raised for the asset class over the last 10 years, Preqin said in its inaugural Private Real Es
21 Sep. 2017 Geopolitics, hurricanes push managed futures up in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The geopolitical uncertainty in the Korean Peninsula and Hurricane Harvey that punctuated August failed to have any effect on managed futures traders as the Barclay CTA Index ju
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