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19 Sep. 2017 Risk-on sentiment boosts hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Risk-on sentiment bolstered hedge funds last week, with all strategies ending on the positive side, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.5% from 05 September to 12 (+
19 Sep. 2017 Black Diamond Capital strengthens structured product business [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative asset management firm Black Diamond Capital Management is strengthening its structured products business development with the appointment of Andy Phelps to head the unit. The firm has over $6.5bn in assets under management. In a
19 Sep. 2017 GSAM: As equities rally, investors return to liquid alts [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As the equities rally continues into indefinite innings, investors have returned to liquid alternatives. The latest performance and asset flows analysis of the first half of the year from Goldman Sachs Asset Management shows that positive performance is bring
19 Sep. 2017 Study: More funds of funds and new managers are using side letters [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: An important and often overlooked aspect of new fund investments is the side letter, which has been gaining some ground of late, especially among newer managers and funds of funds.
18 Sep. 2017 Abraaj brings on Kito de Boer to lead impact investing business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, today announced the appointment of Kito de Boer as Managing Partner. Mr. de Boer has over 30 years' experience across diverse geographies and sectors. In 2014, Mr. de Boer was appointed by
18 Sep. 2017 HFR: Hedge fund liquidations fall as asset flows rebound [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund liquidations declined in 2Q 2017 as new investor inflows increased total hedge fund industry capital to a record $3.1 trillion through mid-year, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, released today by HFR , the established global leader in t
18 Sep. 2017 Alcentra appoints Vijay Rajguru as Co-Chief Investment Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alcentra Limited and Alcentra NY, the alternative fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon Investment Management (IM), today announced the appointment of Vijay Rajguru as Co-Chief Investment Officer. He will report directly to David Forbes-Nixon, Chairman and Chief Execut
18 Sep. 2017 VIA AM1, selected by Emergence2 for its 16th investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Emergence, the incubator and accelerator for entrepreneurial managers in the Paris market, and NewAlpha Asset Management, the SICAV's delegated manager, have announced the selection of VIA AM(1) as the first investment by Emergence's new European equities fund, la
18 Sep. 2017 Morgan Stanley and The Economist Intelligence Unit release new climate change index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing released the Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities Index, a report and interactive tool investors can use to examine the risks and opportunities of climate change mitigation investments. The index seeks to evaluate
18 Sep. 2017 OPIM Partners ex-Pictet MD to launch new global macro fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd. (OPIM), a player in Asia's alternative investment industry has partnered with LEAD Investment Fund Management Company (Lead) to launch LEAD Absolute Return Fund SP (of Sunrise SPC), a Cayman domiciled fund for professional and institutional i
18 Sep. 2017 Inflows push European AIF and UCITS funds to record asset levels [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest Quarterly Statistical Release describing the trends in the European investment fund industry in the second quarter of 2017. The highlights of the developments in Q2 2017 inclu
15 Sep. 2017 Australasia-based alternative assets investors focus on real estate and real assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors based in Australia & New Zealand allocate to alternative assets at a lower rate than the global average: 61% of investors based in these countries allocate to at least one alternative asset class, compared to 78% of investors globally. However, just 40% of in
14 Sep. 2017 Preqin: Hedge funds return nearly 1% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds generated gains of 0.97% in August 2017, extending their streak to 10 consecutive months of positive returns. This has helped the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark post returns of 7.03% in 2017 so far, and 9.79% over the past 12 months.
14 Sep. 2017 Kettera expands Hydra marketplace to equity hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kettera Strategies LLC, which owns and operates Hydra, a global macro, FX, and commodity managed account marketplace, today announced the expansion of Hydra with the launch of Hydra Global Hedge offering access to equity-based hedge fund strategies. "The new Hydra Glo
14 Sep. 2017 Barclays, Novus launch equity indices using public filings of hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Barclays and Novus have joined forces to launch the Novus Barclays Public Ownership HF Conviction Index Family, a new family of equity indices that use public filings of hedge funds. This index family a new addition to the Barclays range of Quantitative Investment S
13 Sep. 2017 Highland Capital Management names Trey Parker Co-CIO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Highland Capital Management, L.P., a global alternative asset manager, announced today that Trey Parker has been named co-chief investment officer. Parker will join Highland co-founder Mark Okada in the CIO role overseeing the $13 billion investment platform. "This is
13 Sep. 2017 TOBAM continues rapid growth with new strategic senior hire [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TOBAM, the $8.5 billion Anti-Benchmark asset manager, has appointed Frédéric Jamet as Head of Trading and co-Head of Research. A renowned academic in the field of factor and smart beta investment, Mr. Jamet will add to TOBAM's existing leading edge expertise in these area
13 Sep. 2017 Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) becomes Standards Board for Alternative Investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the global standard-setting body for the alternative investment industry, has changed its name to the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI). The new name reflects the evolution of the industry and the ongoing development
13 Sep. 2017 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 0.76% in August (+5.16% YTD); CTAs and macro strategies shine as hedge funds continued uptrend with 0.76% gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds continued their uptrend and gained 0.76%1 in August, outperforming underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which grew 0.15% during the month. Almost all hedge fund strategies ended the month in the green, with CTA/managed futur
13 Sep. 2017 Multi-strategy leads IndexIQ hedge funds in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Multi-strategies lead five out of six IndexIQ hedge fund indexes higher in August, the investment solutions provider said in a statement. IndexIQ said that returns were led by the IQ Hedge Multi-Str
13 Sep. 2017 eVestment: Emerging markets outperformance continues in August [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In a strong month for the global hedge fund industry, emerging markets hedge funds continued to shine the brightest, according to the just-released August 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Brazil-focused funds lead the pack in August with +5.34% perf
12 Sep. 2017 BarclayHedge BTOP50 Index returns 1.87% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders showed solid gains of 1.87% in August according to a flash estimate of the BarclayHedge BTOP50. For the year to date period, the index is down 2.39%. "Managed futures had its best month of the year and the best returns since June 2016 in August
12 Sep. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.38% In August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.38% in August, outperforming the 0.29% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid Alt
12 Sep. 2017 Orchard launches new credit platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Orchard Platform has rolled out Deals as a part of its new platform launch. With the addition of Deals to their suite of technology solutions for loan originators and institutional investors, Orchard Platform takes the next step in their evolution. Deals is a global netwo
12 Sep. 2017 MFA welcomes new staff, announces promotions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA), a trade association for the global alternative investment industry, announced new members of its Executive Management Team. Each of these individuals will report directly to MFA's President and CEO Richard H. Baker and serve on the Managem
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