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08 Jul. 2015 EVO Capital Management Asia hires former JP Morgan head Michael Green [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EVO Capital Management Asia Limited has made a key senior hire, appointing Michael Green as Head of Asian Trading. Mr. Green will be responsible for continuing to build out Asian trading strategies for EVO as well as being a senior figure to manage industry relationshi
08 Jul. 2015 Gramercy Funds Management Builds Sovereign Investment Research Team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gramercy Funds Management LLC , a $5.6 billion dedicated emerging markets investment manager, today announced the appointments of Kathryn Exum and Petar Atanasov to the Sovereign Investment Research Team. Gramercy previously enhanced its Soverei
08 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds helped protect portfolios in June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Greek crisis in June pushed the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 2% (1.9% YTD),but the industry still outperformed traditional asset classes in a context in which thecorrelation between equities and bonds is positive, reported
08 Jul. 2015 DoubleLine’s Gundlach believes US Fed unlikely to raise rates this year, still holds Puerto Rico bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital’s CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said in a podcast on Tuesday that he still believes the U.S. Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates this year, given the Greece and Puerto Rico crises, and commodity selling fueled by China's market slump, a
07 Jul. 2015 As São Paulo based Mauá is celebrating its 10th anniversary, it announced a rebranding to Mauá Capital and adds new partners. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - São Paulo based Mauá is celebrating its 10th anniversary, noting that this past decade has been one of significant economic, political and social challenges. It has been a period that tested the resilience of financial institutions, the corporate sector, asset managers, a
07 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds fell -1.24% in June (+1.27% YTD) as Greece crisis raises volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds declined in June with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index falling -1.24% for the month (+1.27% YTD) as volatility increased as a result of uncertainty over the outcome of the Greece referendum, said Hedge Fund Research in its
07 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds predicted to deliver annual excess returns between 5-6% with low volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The lack of hedge funds’ excess returns since the financial crisis put the industry under rising pressure. However, the latest white paper from Lyxor Asset Management estimated that hedge funds could deliver annual exc
07 Jul. 2015 Jeff Feig is leaving Fortress Investment as macro fund co-investment head [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Less than a year after he was designated as co-chief investment chief of Fortress Investment Group’s macro hedge fund, Jeff Feig is said to be leaving the firm, leaving Michael Novogratz as the sole CIO,
06 Jul. 2015 Macro hedge funds, ETFs to short euro after Greece’s referendum [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The European stock indexes are expected to drop significantly this week after the overwhelming "no" vote by Greece on its bailout referendum Sunday, that is seen by many as a prelude to the country’s exit (Grexit) from the eurozone. But while the move could bite
06 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds, banks, high-frequency traders hire technology firm to analyze tweets from traders [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A handful of hedge funds, banks and high frequency traders are paying as much as $15,000 each per month per stock symbol to technology firms that analyze over one million tweets from traders, investors and market commentators to determine their sentiments, reports
06 Jul. 2015 Veteran hedge fund investor Robert Discolo joins Permal [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: After a break from fund management, Robert (Bob) Discolo joined the Permal Group as Executive Vice President, Investments, on 1st July. Permal, a pioneer in multi-manager, multi-strategy investments, was
06 Jul. 2015 Spanish fund of hedge funds returns almost 7% in last 12 months [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Sigma Fund Absolute Return, a global multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, has been awarded the Best Global Multi-strategy Fund prize at the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Global Fund A
03 Jul. 2015 Newalpha and Emergence select Finaltis for its efficient beta strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha), the Paris-based global emerging manager acceleration specialist and Emergence (Emergence), France's seeding fund sponsored by 15 institutional investors have announce a strategic investment with Finaltis (Finaltis). With 35 m
03 Jul. 2015 Court upheld Rajat Gupta’s insider trading conviction and prison sentence [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff on Thursday upheld the two-year prison term against former Goldman Sachs Group director Rajat Gupta and rejected his appeal to dismiss his insider-trading conviction by a New York federal jury in 2012. The 66-year-old Gupta asked t
03 Jul. 2015 Strong returns to push demand for hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong returns of hedge funds in the first half of 2015 is seen to attract billions of dollars of new money into the industry in the next six months despite some fund managers sustaining losses from the Greek debt problem last June, Peter Laurelli,
02 Jul. 2015 SEC orders Greenwich hedge fund AlphaBridge Capital to pay $5m, close office over fraud [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday accused Greenwich, Connecticut-based AlphaBridge Capital Management and its owners Thomas T. Kutzenand and Michael J. Carino with fraudulently infla
02 Jul. 2015 U.S. hedge funds lead $200m fund-raising for GrabTaxi [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. hedge funds, including Coatue Management LLC and Tiger Global Management LLC led the $200m fund-raising for Singapore-based taxi-hailing app The Journal
01 Jul. 2015 Sherpa Funds Technology is granted the global patent for Optimal Risk Sizing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sherpa Funds Technology (SFT), a Singapore based company that provides Asia- based fund managers with advanced mathematics and analytics, announced on 1 July 2015 that it has been granted the global patent for Optimal Risk Sizing (ORS), a game-changing technology which al
01 Jul. 2015 A portion of Tilton's defense is denied as judge dismisses change of venue request [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In March, the SEC brought fraud charges against distressed maven Lynn Tilton and her firm Patriarch Partners. According to the comp
01 Jul. 2015 Currency hedge funds flat in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Pressures on the U.S. dollar and the Euro saw currency hedge funds remain flat in May. Parker Global Strategies, LLC’s Parker FX Index reported a 0% return during the month (+3.11% YTD). "The U.S. dollar saw a s
01 Jul. 2015 Bill Gross says hedge funds, mutual funds and ETFs are vulnerable to liquidity scarcity [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: There are concerns in the financial markets that center around the absence of liquidity and the effect it might have on future market prices, writes Bill Gross, partner at Janus Capital, in his
01 Jul. 2015 Greece crisis does not present great medium and long-term risks [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Tina Byles Williams, CIO and CEO of the FIS Group, a Philadelphia-based investment advisor founded in 1996, recently attended a global investor forum in Europe and asked institu
30 Jun. 2015 Survey: AIFMD to rival UCITS as a ‘de facto’ international standard for distributing AIFs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Software company Multifonds has released the results of its latest survey on the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on the fund industry. Respondents from the funds industry, who collectively manage and administer assets exceeding US$1
30 Jun. 2015 Only few hedge funds have direct hedge fund exposure to Greece [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Greek risk is limited for hedge funds on the Lyxor platform as few funds hold direct net exposures to Greek assets, and moreover these are fairly limited, said Lyxor Asset Management. Only 11 funds are dir
30 Jun. 2015 Larry Robbins' hedge fund Glenview buys 1m Tenet Healthcare shares [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Glenview Capital Management said it bought an additional 979,482 shares at Tenet Healthcare Corp valued at $53.80 million, raising its stakes in the healthcare services company to 15.16%, reported
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