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07 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds slightly down in last week of February, but event driven and CTAs continue to rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds slightly fell in the last week of February as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.8% (+0.7% YTD), with global macro funds underperforming. The strategy suffered in particular from the rise of the EUR vs. USD, lower German and UK bond yields, and the p
06 Mar. 2017 ETFGI reports the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry during 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reports today: that during 2016 the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry. At the end of 2016 assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industr
06 Mar. 2017 With new acquisition, Investcorp launches credit management and edges closer to $25bn AUM target [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global provider and alternative investment manager Investcorp has completed its acquisition and integration of the debt management business of 3i from 3i Group plc. The business, now recognized as Investcorp Credit Management, adds $11bn of assets under management,
06 Mar. 2017 A Look Back at History: Rising Rates and the Bond Market [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Legg Mason Global Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Overall, fixed income delivered positive results during the past t
03 Mar. 2017 High Growth Robotics Limited British Robotics Seed Fund closes for investment on 31 March 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The first investment fund specialising in UK-based robotics start-ups focuses on delivering returns to Investors by making targeted investments in promising UK-based seed-stage robotics companies wrapped within a fund format that is highly tax efficient (under the Seed En
03 Mar. 2017 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.12% in February (+1.63% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets extended gains through February led by gains in the US as the Trump growth agenda developed, including expectations for infrastructure spending, lower taxes and higher interest rates. US equities led broad based global gains, with leadership from
03 Mar. 2017 2017 Hedge Fund Compensation report indicates pay now aligning with fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite continued underperformance for investors in the hedge fund industry, the 2017 Hedge Fund Compensation Report shows that a majority of hedge fund professionals expected higher pay in the form of base compensation and bonuses. Only one in five expected to make less
03 Mar. 2017 What Fraction of International Smart Beta is Dumb Beta? (More than you think) [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AlphaBetaWorks writes on Harvest Exchange: Though many smart beta ETFs do provide valuable exposures, others mainly re-shuffle fa
03 Mar. 2017 Lyxor and Wells Fargo launch financial credit hedge fund on Lyxor's alternative UCITS platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Wells Fargo Asset Management to launch the Lyxor / Wells Capital Financial Credit Fund, adding a credit specialist to its UCITS platform to help investors capture market returns by investing in high-yielding debt from global
02 Mar. 2017 Engineering more liquidity for non-traded alternative securities [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Institute for Innovation Development writes on Harvest Exchange: We recently talked with Jordan Fishfeld , Managing
02 Mar. 2017 Bridgewater shakes up management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Ray Dalio, chairman and CIO at Connecticut-based Bridgewater Associates, announced in a letter to clients posted on LinkedIn several management changes that will take effect in April. He said his transition out of management will be complete as of
02 Mar. 2017 Credit Suisse: Hedge fund investors forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to a Credit Suisse hedge fund survey, investors overall forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows during 2017. They also said they are meeting better alignment of terms: more than half has at least one manager in their portfolio with a hurdle rate, an
01 Mar. 2017 Novus and Cheyne Capital partner to build next-gem fixed income analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Novus, the world's leading Portfolio Intelligence platform for institutional investors and managers, and Cheyne Capital Management LLP (Cheyne), the London-based global alternative investment manager, have entered into a partnership to build an innovative fixed-incom
01 Mar. 2017 Rayne Capital Management adds energy expertise to senior team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rayne Capital Management Inc. announced the addition of two senior partners to the company's executive and portfolio management team. Mitchell Molloy will join as Managing Partner and David Szybunka will become lead Portfolio Manager for Rayne Energy LP, each subject
01 Mar. 2017 New Silkroutes Group forms joint-venture company for real estate asset management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New Silkroutes Group Limited announced its foray into real estate investment with the launch of a joint-venture company that will focus on residential and commercial projects in the world's three largest economies and several other Asian markets. New Silkroutes C
01 Mar. 2017 Despite visible improvements in their favor, hedge fund investors say performance and fees issues continue to hound the sector [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Performance and fees issues will continue to hound the hedge fund industry this year, according to Preqin's latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. These issues of performance and fees hogged the industry's headline in
01 Mar. 2017 Man Group increases assets by 3% in 2016 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As of the end of 2016, Man Group held $80.9bn in funds under management, up 3% from the previous year, and registered net inflows of $1.9bn, compared to $0.3bn
01 Mar. 2017 Comment: Don't Call it a Comeback [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: RCM Alternatives writes on Harvest Exchange: That's why you invest in a process, not a track record. For now, it's worth acknowledging and recogn
28 Feb. 2017 Natixis Global Asset Management launches industry's first ESG target-date funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Natixis Global Asset Management today launched the industry's first target-date retirement savings solution that focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The Natixis Sustainable Future Funds include ten funds with vintages ranging every five years
28 Feb. 2017 Crestline Investors hires Graham Officer as managing director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crestline Investors, Inc., an institutional alternative asset manager, today announced the addition of Graham Officer as Managing Director at the firm, where he will be focused on Business Development and Client Partnerships. Officer will head up marketing for the Crestli
28 Feb. 2017 BTIG adds to fixed income group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BTIG, LLC announced today that John Agnew, Drew Hall and Evan Jones, CFA have joined the firm within BTIG's Fixed Income Credit Group. Mr. Agnew, Mr. Hall and Mr. Jones will be based in New York, reporting into Drew Doscher and Darren Haines, Co-Heads of the Fixed Income
28 Feb. 2017 BlackRock: China on an upswing but mounting debt a concern the longer it drags on [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Richard Turnill, BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist, writes on Harvest Exchange: Markets are warming up to China. The sentiment on the world's s
28 Feb. 2017 Despite predicted outflows, some hedge fund strategies and fund types may raise more capital than others [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Following a difficult 2016, 2017 looks to be another challenging year for fundraising, data provider Preqin said in its latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. In its December 2015 interviews with investors Preqin noted tha
28 Feb. 2017 Hedge funds climb as CTAs rebound in early 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.4% as of the week ending 21 February, with all strategies ending in positive territory. CTAs outperformed, supported by their long equity and commodity exposure. Their tilt toward U.S. and Asia ex-Japan equities was particularly r
28 Feb. 2017 JTC hires two for Europe expansion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: JTC Fund Services has made a double senior appointment in both Luxembourg and London as it continues to strengthen its globally-focussed fund servicing business. JTC Group is an independent provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services to institutional and
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