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13 Jul. 2016 Wilshire Liquid Alternative gains 0.36% in June, outperforming global hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.36% in June (+0.85% YTD), outperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.20% return by 16 basis points.
12 Jul. 2016 Credit Suisse releases mid-year hedge fund investor sentiment survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse today announced the results of its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which polled over 200 global institutional investors representing almost USD 700 billion in hedge fund investments. Participants were surveyed on their hedge fund activities du
12 Jul. 2016 Alternative risk premia weathering Brexit storm well [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dr Lars Jaeger, head of quantitative research in GAM’s Alternative Investments Solution (AIS) team, comments on how the growing alternative risk premia industry has delivered strong performance in the uncertain Brexit environment – proving once again its strong diversific
12 Jul. 2016 CTAs continue to outperform as hedge funds gain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last week was supportive for hedge funds, with all strategies ending in positive territory. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.6% (-3.0% YTD), fueled by the strong performance of CTAs. CTAs thrived from their positions last week, said
12 Jul. 2016 Survey: Investors’ sustained focus on diversification positive for hedge funds and alternative beta [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A survey by global consultancy Willis Towers Watson reports that investors’ focus on diversification and value for money will continue to dominate hedge fund allocations. The
12 Jul. 2016 Brazilian hedge fund Leste Capital expands in Miami [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brazil-based hedge fund manager Leste Capital Management has opened an office in the Brickell Financial District in Downtown Miami as the district continues to secure its foothold as a glob
12 Jul. 2016 Nordic investors expect more allocations to alternatives, ESG in next five years [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Global service provider Northern Trust surveyed 50 Nordic institutional investors in Stockholm, and found that 80% of them expect investor
11 Jul. 2016 Founder Arthur Bell assumes new role as Chairman, Corey McLaughlin promoted to Managing Member [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arthur Bell, a leading CPA and advisory firm dedicated to servicing the alternative investment industry, entrepreneurs, family offices, and high net worth individuals, today announced significant senior management changes. Arthur F. Bell Jr., the company’s namesake, has a
11 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds record fourth consecutive monthly gain in June as global markets experience massive dislocations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains in June as global financial markets experienced massive dislocations across currency, equity, fixed income and commodity markets pursuant to the result of the UK referendum on EU membership (Brexit),
11 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds, banks rethink strategies due to 'globalism' [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and big banks are rethinking their investment strategies and forecasts in light of a new by-word 'globalism,' said Jonathan Rose, CEO of Capital Gold Group Inc,. Globalism is now a comp
11 Jul. 2016 Legg Mason buys majority stake in Financial Guard [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Legg Mason, a global asset management firm with $718bn in assets, has agreed to acquire an 82% majority equity interest in Financial Guard, an online investment advisor that works through an interactive website. Financial Guard will operate as part of Le
11 Jul. 2016 Manager expects more inflows into emerging market bonds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London for New Managers: According to the managers of an emerging markets (EM) bond fund, Brexit has made EM bonds look more attractive, as central banks in developed countries should i
11 Jul. 2016 Chinese hedge fund managers see opportunities in stocks after Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in last month’s referendum has created opportunities for Chinese hedge fund managers who turned bullish on stocks. Not surprisingly, the Chinese managers who are looking to gain in stocks include those w
11 Jul. 2016 London-based CTA to launch Luxembourg domiciled UCITS fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: J8 Capital Management and Pairstech Capital Management will launch a Luxembourg domiciled UCITS fund using the same trading strategy as their flagship fund, the J8 Futures Fund, a CTA managed futures fund domiciled in Malta. The launch is expected to take pl
08 Jul. 2016 Public pensions, largest hedge fund investor group, divided on further allocations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The so-called $1bn Club, a group of institutional investors which have committed more than $1bn to hedge funds, has allocated around $763bn to hedge funds as of May 2016, an increase of 4% from $735bn a year earlier, said data provider
08 Jul. 2016 Institutional investors to reduce exposure to UK real estate after Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A majority of institutional investors said they would reduce their exposure to UK real estate in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in order to assess their expectations and intentions following the result. In a survey of 90 institutional inv
07 Jul. 2016 MUFG Investor Services appoints Marc Russell-Jones as head of business development for EMEA [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Marc Russell-Jones as Head of Business Development for EMEA. Marc will be responsible for driving the growth of MUFG Investor Services’ asset servicing soluti
07 Jul. 2016 HighTower acquires $500 million RIA in Beverly Hills [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HighTower announces that Acacia Wealth Advisors, a boutique multi-family office in Los Angeles overseeing more than $500 million in assets, has joined the firm. Acacia co-founders Meloni Hallock and Alev Lewis will continue to lead the team as Managing Directors and Partn
07 Jul. 2016 UCITS Alternative Index Global down -1.28% in June (-3.10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS Alternative Index has released the monthly performance of the UCITS Alternative Index series as of June 2016... Full performance table:
07 Jul. 2016 How a private equity scammer defrauded hedge fund charity, employees [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Wall Street scion Andrew Caspersen on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud, by admitting to defrauding his friends, college classmates and even his own mother of more than $38m and misappropriating over $8m fro
07 Jul. 2016 ALTIN AG to reduce exposure in hedge funds, alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge fund ALTIN AG on Wednesday said it would reduce its medium-term exposure in hedge funds and alternatives. The announcement was made by the Board of Directors of ALTIN AG aft
06 Jul. 2016 Investors and fund managers gauge brexit impact [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Preqin has surveyed over 140 alternative assets firms* and 50 institutional investors to gauge their reactions and expectations following the result. The largest proportions of fund managers do not expect their pe
06 Jul. 2016 AMG completes investments in three leading alternative firms [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a global asset management company, has announced the completion of its investments in Capula Investment Management LLP, Mount Lucas Management LP, and CapeView Capital LLP. Capula is a global fixed income specialist firm managing
06 Jul. 2016 GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM has announced the launch of a new merger arbitrage strategy in July 2016, subject to regulatory approval. The strategy intends to benefit from inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, a
06 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds gain in June despite volatility spiking [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds dispelled investors’ woes amidst the Brexit referendum and posted positive returns for June as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +2.16% (+2.01% YTD), the HFRX Equal Weighted Strategies posted a gain of +0.31% (+0.24% YTD) and the
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Emerging market (EM) assets outperformed in 2016 mainly because of stronger fundamentals and an improving international environment, with GDP picking up speed, leading to positive earnings revisions for the first time in five years,

  2. Investing - This hedge fund made 37% betting on banks in 2016 and remains bullish after the Trump rally, Hedge fund legend David Einhorn is making a big bet on GM, After impressive 85% return in 2016, hedge fund looks to Canadian gold producer, small banks[more]

    This hedge fund made 37% betting on banks in 2016 and remains bullish after the Trump rally From Forbes.com: Can bank stocks continue to rise after a 28% surge in the KBW Bank Index in 2016, fueled by a post-election rally as stock pickers returned to the beaten down sector? Forget the s

  3. Short Selling - Long-short hedge funds are ditching the shorts to focus on longs[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: What happens when you take the "short" out of a long-short trading strategy? Some hedge funds are about to find out. Equity long-short fund managers, the biggest category in hedge funds, hold the fewest bearish stock bets on record, data compiled by Credit Suisse Group AG s

  4. SWFs - China sovereign wealth fund CIC plans more U.S. investments[more]

    From Reuters.com: China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country's sovereign wealth fund, is looking to raise alternative investments in the United States due to low returns in public markets, its chairman said on Monday. CIC will boost its investments in private equity and hedge funds as wel

  5. Some hedge funds strong start in 2017 nice contrast to 2016[more]

    With the 2016 HSBC Hedge Weekly performance rankings in the books - a year in which the same leader-board entries pretty much dominated unchallenged throughout the year - comes a new leader board that is a hard-scrabble mix of hedge fund styles and categories. What is clear after but a few short wee