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27 Apr. 2017 Legg Mason reports $75.9m net income in 4th fiscal quarter, outflows in alternatives offset by fixed income and equity [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global asset management firm Legg Mason, Inc. reported net income of $75.9m in the fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to net income of $51.4m in the previous quarter, the company said in a
27 Apr. 2017 Gondor Capital sees challenges ahead for financial markets as two hedge funds post strong gains in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Vincent Au, portfolio manager of New York-based hedge fund firm Gondor Capital Management believes that the remaining of the year would be challenging for the financial markets even as his two hedge funds maintain
27 Apr. 2017 Gerding Edlen closes third fund on $416M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Portland, Oregon-based investment firm Gerding Edlen has closed its third and largest fund to date - Gerding Edlen Green Cities III - on $416 million. The fund beat its $310 million target and will invest in a variety of real estate transactions. Through Fun
26 Apr. 2017 ETFs/ETPs record inflows of $66bn as assets reach new high of $3.913tln in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported following on from the strong start to the year assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of US$3.913 trillion at the end Q1 2017 surpassing
26 Apr. 2017 Man GLG hires machine learning expert in AI push [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group plc, is going ahead with its plan to develop its machine learning capabilities to provide the firm's portfolio managers with tools and techniques through which to support their analysis and decis
26 Apr. 2017 Majority of fund managers moving to high complexity operational and business models are hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by alternative investment data provider Convergence showed that alternative asset managers saw an increase in "complexity" during the first quarter of 2017, with 152 managers, or 2%, moving to a High Complexity Profile in their operational and business mode
26 Apr. 2017 Trend reversals hit hedge funds as CTAs and global macro slump [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The past week has been adverse to hedge fund performance, particularly for global macro and CTA strategies, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. Lyxor pointed out that the announcement of general electio
26 Apr. 2017 How Will Brexit impact the "Special Relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K.? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Vintage Value Investing writes on Harvest Exchange: Make no mistake… this year promises to be a seminal o
25 Apr. 2017 BlueMountain names Rollo Wigan as client advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, a private diversified alternative asset management firm with $22 billion in assets under management, have hired Rollo Wigan as Client Advisor in the firm's London office, where he will support ongoing client and business development a
25 Apr. 2017 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.25% in March, +2.29% in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund performance was mostly positive in March, reporting a gain for the fifth consecutive month. The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index was up +0.25% and closed out the first quarter up +2.29%. Volatility in US equity markets provided some trading opportunities b
25 Apr. 2017 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.01% in mid-April (+1.65% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets posted declines through mid-April, as investors focused on upcoming European elections. Global equity markets declined, led by Italy, the UK and Germany, while US & Asian equities posted moderate declines. Interest rates declined across most regio
25 Apr. 2017 Determine what goes wrong with your investment model: Tips for regular model assessment [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: How do you kno
25 Apr. 2017 B. Riley Asset Management acquires rights to manage Dialectic hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Publicly traded and diversified financial services company B. Riley Financial, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Dialectic Capital, LLC and Dialectic Capital Management, LP to assign the rights to manage certain hedge funds managed by Dialectic to a subsidiary
25 Apr. 2017 Hedge funds holding Puerto Rico bonds are looking at a long battle [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds which bought Puerto Rico's distressed debt bonds are facing the prospect of a long road ahead to recover their investments as the Caribbean island is attempting to use a U.S. Congress-approved rule that allows it to exploit a bankruptcy-like proceedings
25 Apr. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 2.41% for April [more]
The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2017 measured 2.41%, down from 3.48% in March. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2017 of 2.41% represents a sharp improvement on a year-over-year basis from 2.94% reported in April of 2016," said Bill Stone, Chairm
25 Apr. 2017 Investcorp invests $160m in industrial real estate portfolio [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global provider and manager of alternative investment products Investcorp said its real estate arm has invested in an industrial portfolio of properties in the Chicago and Boston metropolitan areas amounting to $160 million. The portfolio includes six propertie
24 Apr. 2017 Hedge fund investors retreat from underperforming CTAs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q1 2017 finds that the ongoing performance difficulties experienced by CTAs in the current market are having a negative effect on investor demand. CTAs suffered losses of 0.30% in Q1 2017 and have returned -1.07% over the past 12
24 Apr. 2017 Institutions' appetite for emerging market investment expected to grow over the next decade [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OFI Global Asset Management, an OppenheimerFunds company, and Greenwich Associates, released Institutional Perspectives: The Future of Emerging Markets Investing, a new report examining how institutional investors are shifting their views on emerging market investi
24 Apr. 2017 Conway Investment Research gains operational control of Guggenheim Alternatives Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Conway Investment Research, LLC announced that it has acquired operational control of the Guggenheim Alternatives Platform from GP Feeder Fund Management, LLC. The platform, which provides qualified investors access to global alternative investment solutions, is now known
24 Apr. 2017 Butler students launch Bermuda-based captive insurer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An American university has chosen Bermuda as its domicile for the first known student-run captive insurance company. Students enrolled in the Davey Risk Management & Insurance Program at Butler University's Lacy School of Business in Indianapolis, IN, were grant
24 Apr. 2017 French Election Result: Not Yet a Done Deal [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: On paper, the result of the final round of the French election now looks to be
24 Apr. 2017 Allocators increase demand for alternative assets, new strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by Context Summits of more than 200 institutions and family offices, representing prominent fund of funds, endowments, pensions, sovereign wealth funds and private investors, has found that these sectors are still committed to maintain their allocations to
24 Apr. 2017 Alternative asset firm YieldStreet surpasses $100m of loans funded in less than 8 quarters [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative asset investment platform YieldStreet reported that it has surpassed $100m in loans funded in less than eight quarters from accredited investors and single family offices. YieldStreet was founded by Milind Mehere and Michael Weisz. In a
24 Apr. 2017 Heard Capital sees 'great opportunity despite the headlines' [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Heard Opportunity Fund LLC, a hedge fund that invests in the telecom, media, technology, financials, industrials and energy sectors, returned 6.7% in 2016, and 33.8% since its July 2011 inception - compared to the HFRX Equity Hedge Index's respective
24 Apr. 2017 Aris Wealth' quant indices fare well [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last year, Geneva-based Aris Wealth Management launched indices sponsored by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. These indices replic
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