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05 May. 2017 Fund buyers anticipate volatility [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Anticipating higher levels of volatility and low yields, the vast majority of professional fund buyers, including discretionary portfolio managers and fund of funds, favor active management and alternative investments for alpha generation, according to a new sur
04 May. 2017 Alternative asset space posts record number of fundraising and marketing professional hires [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative asset management firms hired a record high of 251 fundraising and marketing professionals in the first quarter of this year, according to data from the Context Jensen Partners' Q1 2017 newsletter. Context Jensen Partners (CJP) is a global corporate advis
03 May. 2017 Omni Secured Lending III beats fundraising target at final close [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Omni Partners LLP, the London-headquartered investment manager, has surpassed its asset raising target and held the final close for the third vintage of its secured lending strategy, Omni Secured Lending III. Omni raised just over £340 million for its third vintage.
03 May. 2017 Special situations hedge funds gained the most ahead of French election [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The first round results of the French election shifted markets back to a risk-on mode and supported hedge funds. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.4% in the week from 18 April to 25 April 2017 (+0.9% YTD), Lyxor Asset
03 May. 2017 Hedge funds up in April as global markets gain by European elections, U.S. technology [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global financial markets posted gains in April led by US technology and driven by optimism over European election results, data provider Hedge Fund Research said in its monthly report. Hedge funds posted positive returns last month with the HFRX Global He
02 May. 2017 What's behind the run-up in emerging market bonds? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: This year has seen a resurgence of interest in emerging market (EM) bonds. Many investors who had
01 May. 2017 Private Advisors closes Small Company Co-Investment IV [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Private Advisors, LLC, a leading alternative investment firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, announced today the final close of the firm's fourth dedicated co-investment program focused on the North American Small Company market (companies with enterprise values typi
01 May. 2017 Comment: Where are the Indexes really trading? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Nicholas Ragone, Managing Member at Villicus Capital Group, writes on Harvest Exchange: I thought I'd share this information which is the perfec
01 May. 2017 Number of people employed by hedge funds rises to nearly 400,000 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of people employed by the hedge fund industry rose to nearly 400,000 across the globe, or a sharp rise of 33% from 2010 data, a joint study by lobby group Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and data provider Preqin showed. Preqin and
28 Apr. 2017 Comment: What does disruption bring to the auto industry and beyond? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock, writes on Harvest Exchange: Technological disruption is sweepi
28 Apr. 2017 Alternative assets under administration grow by 14 percent - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Alternative fund administrators responding to eVestment's 2017 Alternative Fund Administration survey, released today, reported assets under administration increased to US $7.64 trillion, up 14.15 percent from the prior year. Highlighting the continued gro
27 Apr. 2017 Colemore launches fee tracking service for limited partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following Colmore's successful launch in January 2017, the firm has announced the launch of FAIR.. FAIR is designed to help private equity investors independently validate fees and incentives charged by underlying managers, saving time and providing an extra level of comf
27 Apr. 2017 Chuck Royce: What's next for small-caps and why the correction isn't coming [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Royce Funds writes on Harvest Exchange: Francis Gannon: Chuck, we saw major reversals in the market in 2016, really the rotation from growth to val
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
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