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07 Jun. 2016 Menlo Equities launches absolute return fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Menlo Equities, a Palo Alto-headquartered real estate investment firm that acquires and develops office property in select western U.S. technology-oriented markets, today announced that it completed the initial formation of its latest fund, Menlo Equities Absolute Return
07 Jun. 2016 Opalesque Exclusive: AMG picks up minority hedge fund stakes from Goldman's Petershill [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a global asset management company, will acquire several minority stakes in hedge funds from Petershill Fund I, a group of investment vehicles managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The five hedge fund firms include CapeView C
07 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds in positive territory as risk appetite picked up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended the month of May up 0.5% but still down -2.3% YTD, according to Lyxor Asset Management. Macro managers outperformed, supported by the rebound in global equity indices and the appreciation of the USD against the GBP, EUR and JPY. Long/short equi
07 Jun. 2016 Currency hedge funds gain in April on back of stable monetary policy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Foreign currency-focused hedge funds gained in April according to the Parker FX Index which was up +0.19% for the month (+1.52% YTD). 29 of the 30 programs in the Index reported April results, of which 19 reported positive results and 10 incurred losses. On a risk-
07 Jun. 2016 Lyxor’s range of alternative UCITS and multi-asset funds now available to private banking investors in Italy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has signed a distribution agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, the wealth management arm of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group, making Lyxor’s range of alternative UCITS and multi-asset
06 Jun. 2016 Fund platform to ease European market access for Asian, African and Middle Eastern fund strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Standard Chartered Bank together with FundRock Management Company S.A. (FundRock) are launching a new multi-manager fund platform solution for Asian, African and Middle Eastern based asset managers looking to explore Luxembourg domiciled Undertakings for Collective Invest
06 Jun. 2016 French seeder NewAlpha invests in top NY hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha), the Paris-based global fund incubation and acceleration specialist, has announced a strategic investment with Naqvi-Van Ness Asset Management (Naqvi-Van Ness). In 2001, Ali Naqvi and Albert Van Ness founded Naqvi–Van Ness
06 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds’ popularity, too many investors, are killing the industry [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The popularity of hedge funds is killing the industry as the overabundance of investors have raised assets to $2.9tln but skilled managers and exploitable market inefficiencies are becoming scarce,
06 Jun. 2016 Taylor Woods’ commodities hedge fund fell 7% this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Taylor Woods Capital Management, which in 2015 was one of the best performing hedge fund firms, is on a downward spiral this year after its commodities hedge fund fell 7.3% in the first five months of 2016,
03 Jun. 2016 Financial service firms spend $1.2bn per year on consolidated market data feeds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The financial services industry spends more than $1.2 billion annually on consolidated market data feed products, according to a new report from Greenwich Associates. The new Greenwich Report, Revitalizing the Consolidated Real-Time Feed Business
03 Jun. 2016 Kirk Lehneis appointed COO of New York Life Investment Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York Life announced today that Kirk Lehneis, 41, has been appointed chief operating officer of New York Life Investment Management, the investment management arm of New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Lehneis was elected a senior managing director of the company in
03 Jun. 2016 Kevin Parker to join the board of directors of Arena Investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arena Investors, LP, a global investment firm and merchant capital provider, has announced that Kevin Parker has joined the Board of Directors of Arena’s parent company. Kevin has over 33 years of investment experience. Currently, Kevin is Managing Partner o
03 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds post gains in May on back of interest rate increase, Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains in May on the back of interest rates increase by the Feds and the impending Brexit referendum as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +1.46% (-0.14% YTD), wh
03 Jun. 2016 Halcyon Capital shuts down energy-focused hedge fund as oil prices collapse [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment firm Halcyon Capital Management has closed down its energy-focused hedge fund on March 31 this year after oil prices collapsed,
03 Jun. 2016 SS&C upgrades Citi’s hedge fund customers from Advent 8.0 to 15.2, allowing real-time portfolio management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., has successfully transitioned Citi's hedge fund customers to the latest version of the Geneva platform - SS&C's real-time portfolio management, reporting and investor account
02 Jun. 2016 AIMA welcomes EU consultation on reducing barriers to cross-border marketing of investment funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers, has welcomed the European Commission consultation on reducing barriers to the cross-border marketing of investment funds. AIMA said that barriers to th
02 Jun. 2016 Ronan Guilfoyle and Wade Kenny team up for new Cayman Independent Director firm [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Calderwood has been formed by Ronan Guilfoyle and Wade Kenny, both very well known in the Cayman fund sector, who together have over 17 years' experience within the governance industry, serving as independent directors on some of the largest funds in the industry.
02 Jun. 2016 DoubleLine Capital expands in Japan as assets under management reached $100bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Jeffrey Gundlach’s DoubleLine Capital is expanding its operations with the opening of DoubleLine Investment Management North Asia Ltd. (DIMNA) with a branch office in Tokyo, Japan. DIMNA provides consultation and supp
01 Jun. 2016 Research shows asset owners, managers not ready for blockchain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by Oxford Economics that was commissioned by State Street Corporation has found that a majority of asset owners and asset managers lack t
01 Jun. 2016 Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital posts losses in May but is still in the black [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: David Einhorn’s main hedge fund, Greenlight Capital lost money in May and dropped 1.9%, reducing its 2016 gains to 1.1%, reported Bl
01 Jun. 2016 Fund of hedge funds ALTIN AG wants delisting from London Stock Exchange [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge fund ALTIN AG has announced an Extraordinary General Meeting on 21 June to be held at the City Garden Hotel, Zug, Switzerland, to discuss, among other things, the proposal to b
31 May. 2016 Flurry of M&A activities in May push event driven hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The flurry of M&A activities in May has proved supportive for event driven hedge funds. On a monthly basis, event driven is ahead of the pack, with the Lyxor Event Driven Broad Index up 0.5% as of May 24 (-1.4% YTD), according to
31 May. 2016 European fund managers 'dressing up’ track record to gloss on performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates has found that the problem of 'dressing up' track records by fund managers is getting worse. In its latest issue of The Cerulli Edge - Europe Edition,
31 May. 2016 Discretionary accounts projected to reach $4 trillion by 2019 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new research by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates on managed accounts showed that discretionary accounts will continue to exhibit strong growth in the United States. "Clients are largely working with f
30 May. 2016 SFAMA: Alternative asset management sector about to embark on major transformation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Low interest rates and high equity market valuations are posing an investment strategy dilemma. Alternative investments reduce the overall risk of a portfolio and contribute to better performance. The alternative asset management industry is on the verge of a transformati
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