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07 Apr. 2017 Institutional investors pressure on fees: Hedge funds with flexible fees to get allocations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors will continue to pressure managers about fees as allocations are expected to flow to funds that are offering flexible fees, said Peltz International in its latest white paper called, &q
07 Apr. 2017 Harvest Global Investments launches first UCITS fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Harvest Global Investments, a $110 billion, Chinese and Asian markets specialist asset manager has launched its first UCITS fund - the Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund. The fund will primarily invest in equity or equity-related securities and will provide
07 Apr. 2017 ESG a destination for Millennial's $30 trillion of wealth [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Fred Alger Management writes on Harvest Exchange: One of the largest transfers of wealth - an estimated $30 trillion over the next few decades - wil
07 Apr. 2017 The Geneva hedge fund mirage [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Geneva has not managed to become the new El Dorado of the hedge fund world, laments Swiss daily Le Temps, as those who moved to the Swiss city in the past have since substantially decreased their headcounts. "We overestimated the attractiveness o
06 Apr. 2017 Fundbase chooses Devonshire Warwick Capital as their sales & marketing partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Devonshire Warwick Capital LLP (DWC) and Fundbase Fund Services AG (Fundbase) entered into a partnership agreement whereas DWC will be the Marketing and Distribution partner for Fundbase sell-side clients. Fundbase operates a state of the art buy-side fund sourcing an
06 Apr. 2017 Despite plans to reduce exposure in the short term, investors in Asia-Pacific remain upbeat about hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund investors in Asia-Pacific are mixed on their future allocations to the asset class, but remain more positive about the industry compared to investors in other regions. In November 2016, a survey conducted by Preqin found that although investor dissatisfaction w
06 Apr. 2017 Beachhead Capital makes the case for 'Generation Two' liquid alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Beachhead Capital Management, an innovative alternative investment manager, has released a new report: Generation Two Liquid Alternatives: Built to Meet the Needs of Asset Allocators. This report addresses two key questions for investors today: why were many investo
06 Apr. 2017 Lyxor and Harmonic launch first global macro UCITS fund with daily liquidity [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: European asset management specialist Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with global macro fund manager Harmonic Capital Partners to launch the Lyxor/Harmoni
06 Apr. 2017 Global Equities: A Tug-of-War for Investor Sentiment [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Global equities enjoyed a strong start in 2017, driven by optimism about econ
05 Apr. 2017 An Investor's View of the French Presidential Election [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: Despite the failure of the anti-immigration, anti-European Union (EU) pa
05 Apr. 2017 Hedge funds gain in March as global markets post mixed returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted modest gains last month with the HFRX Absolute Return Index rising +0.25% (+0.65% YTD) and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.03% for month (+1.66% YTD), Hedge Fu
05 Apr. 2017 Senate Banking Committee clears Clayton for SEC [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Senate Banking Committee has voted 15-8 to put corporate lawyer Jay Clayton at the top of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clayton is currently a partner at corporate law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, where he has developed deep ties with the industry
05 Apr. 2017 Dyal fund takes a minority stake in hedge fund Sound Point Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Private equity fund Dyal Capital Partners II has taken a stake in $11.5 billion credit hedge fund Sound Point Capital. Dyal Capital Partners is an investment unit within Neuberger Berman Group that provides permanent capital to hedge funds and private equity fir
04 Apr. 2017 Silverfleet appoints Karl Eidem as Co-Head of Nordic Region [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Silverfleet Capital has hired Karl Eidem as Co-Head of the Nordic Region. Karl will work closely with Gareth Whiley, Partner who currently heads the region to further develop the firm's capabilities and help to build on Silverfleet's successful track record in Scandinavia
04 Apr. 2017 Public Pension Capital acquires Viteos Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Public Pension Capital (PPC) and FiveW Capital announced they, together with Viteos management, have acquired Viteos Fund Services, a provider of middle? and back?office technology and services for the investment management industry. The transaction brings together a grou
04 Apr. 2017 Event-driven hedge funds outperform in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted a modest return in March as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index 0.5% returned last month and finished the first quarter up 1.1%. Event-Driven strategies outperformed, supported by merger arbitrage and special situations. The Event Driven Broad Index was fl
04 Apr. 2017 Strong brand attracts assets into hedge funds, but investors must be careful [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds with strong brands attract the most assets, claimed Donald A. Steinbrugge, managing partner at Agecroft Partners, LLC, citing data from Hedge Fund Research. He said that data from HFR showed a large amount of hedge fund assets flowed into a small minorit
03 Apr. 2017 Regional banks: A league of their own? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: As the first months of the new administration unfold, one sector that seems poised to benefit from both light
03 Apr. 2017 Alpine Creek completes equity financing of Biotech BioCorRx [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: California-based private investment firm Alpine Creek Capital has completed its equity financing of BioCorRx Inc. (BICX), an addiction t
31 Mar. 2017 Pine Brook acquires CLO manager Triumph Capital Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pine Brook, an investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, and Triumph Bancorp, Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Pine Brook and management to acquire Triumph Capital Advisors, LLC a credit inv
31 Mar. 2017 Clinton L. Stevenson named investment director of investment manager engagement programs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Clinton L. Stevenson the investment director of the Investment Management Engagement Programs (IMEP). Stevenson has more than 35 years in the investment industry including 30 years at the Ford
31 Mar. 2017 Joe Neuberger named president of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - U.S. Bancorp Fund Services has announced that Joe Neuberger, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, will succeed Joe Redwine as president this April. As president, Neuberger will be responsible for the day-to-day mana
31 Mar. 2017 Pimco nabs Blackstone's Hall to lead private strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Gregory Hall as Managing Director, Head of Private Strategies. In his new role, Hall will manage PIMCO's private strategies, which include a number of real estate, distressed, opportunistic and credit strat
31 Mar. 2017 The seesaw relationship of volatility and momentum stocks [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Russ Koesterich, Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, writes on Harvest Exchange: After flirtin
31 Mar. 2017 Dalton Strategic acquires long/short hedge fund MSK Partners [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: UK-based, private wealth manager, Dalton Strategic Partnership will acquire London-based long/short investment manager MSK Capital Partners. MSK will become part of Dalton's wealth platform and will be supported by the firm's distribution. MSK will retai
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