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14 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds up 0.99% with strong performance from the US [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.99% during the month of February. Meanwhile underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 2.72% over the same period. February was marked by strong performance in US equities on the back of Trump's fiscal and monetary
14 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds kick off March on a good note, global macro outperforms [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds started March on the right foot as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.8% from the week ending March 07 (+1.5% YTD), with Global Macro managers outperforming, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Brief
14 Mar. 2017 How Brexit will affect the European economy in 2017 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Vintage Value Investing writes on Harvest Exchange: European investors have a busy week coming up. British Prime Minister Theresa
14 Mar. 2017 Partners Capital offers return outlook for 2017 and beyond [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Partners Capital an outsourced CIO for endowments and foundations and ultra-high-net-worth families in Europe, North America and Asia, has released a 185-page report capturing the firm's analysis of the major factors influencing investment returns and opport
14 Mar. 2017 Ackman sells off Valeant position [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bill Ackman has sold out of his position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Valeant represented one of the largest positions held by Ackman's Pershing Square and has lost approximately 90 percent of its value over the time Ackman held it. Ackman sold his shares
13 Mar. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for February 2017 measured 1.13%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.41% in March. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for March 2017 rose
13 Mar. 2017 30-year asset class returns forecast: 2017 update [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange: Our forecasts suggest that the long-run real returns on cash will be extremely poor, with negat
10 Mar. 2017 ETFs/ETPs post $68bn inflows as assets reach record $3.844 trillion in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today following on from January's strong start to the year assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of US$3.844 trillion at the end Fe
10 Mar. 2017 Man Group appoints Michelle McCloskey as president of Man Americas [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group today announces the appointment of Michelle McCloskey as President of Man Americas. In this newly created role, Michelle will work with the Americas sales team, under Eric Burl's leadership as Head of Man Americas, to deepen Man's relationships with investor
10 Mar. 2017 Activist hedge funds lead February returns - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist hedge funds ruled the hedge fund universe in February with an industry-leading +2.53% performance for the month, bringing year-to-date returns to +3.03%, according to the just-released eVestment February 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report.
10 Mar. 2017 CAIA and Adveq survey shows ESG investing is on the rise, but challenges remain [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: ESG investing is growing in importance in the alternative investment management industry, in part due to client demand and a new focus on ethical principles, but adoption has been uneven according to a new survey from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
10 Mar. 2017 Four Keys Approach to Impact Investing [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: IMCA writes on Harvest Exchange: Sustainable investing - a common catchall term for socially responsible (SRI), environmental, social, and govern
09 Mar. 2017 New hedge fund working group formed to focus on data management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - More than 150 senior executives from across the hedge fund industry filled a midtown auditorium here recently to kick-off the formation and first meeting of the new Data Management Working Group for the Alternatives Industry (DMWGAI). Developed over months of work by
09 Mar. 2017 CAIS 2017 survey: investors share views on Trump, Le Pen, and the future of alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A survey of more than 200 leading thinkers and decision-makers in the alternative investment industry in attendance at the 2017 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) revealed that 44% believe the Trump administration represents the biggest potential global risk in 2
09 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds run by women gained 3.65% so far in 2017 vs. 2.23% industry returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: When investing in hedge funds, it pays better if you will choose a woman hedge fund manager. The latest Hedge Fund Research (HFR) report showed that hedge funds run by women gained 3.65% in the first two months of February compared to the 2.23% registered by the
09 Mar. 2017 Comment: The Seven Deadly Conference Sins [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Meredith Jones writes on Harvest Exchange We've all been there. Moving, shaking, getting stuff done at an industry event. Hitting up investors for co
09 Mar. 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investments sides with women fund managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Despite the focus on diversity initiatives, fund management has remained stubbornly immune to gender balance, says Columbia Threadneedle Investments on International Women's Day. Research conducted by Citywire in May 2016 found that only 7%
09 Mar. 2017 Deutsche Bank: Investors expect better performance from hedge funds in 2017 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to Deutsche Bank's 15th annual Alternative Investment Survey,
08 Mar. 2017 Adrien Blavier launches all-weather fund focusing on asset allocation in Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gordian Capital Singapore Pte Ltd announced the launch of the Quadratus Fund effective immediately. The Fund will trade under the tickers QUADREI and QUADRUI. The Quadratus Fund offers investors access to a balanced portfolio, diversified globally across three asset c
08 Mar. 2017 Garraway Financial trends fund pushes ahead with asset building program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Garraway Capital Management, a London-based asset management firm, announced that after strong 2016 performance Garraway Financial Trends is pushing ahead with its asset building programme. Garraway Financial Trends, an Irish domiciled managed futures UCITS fund, was
08 Mar. 2017 Hellman & Friedman teams up with GIC on Allfunds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hellman & Friedman and GIC have teamed up on the acquisition of Allfunds Bank. Allfunds is a financial technology business, from Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Santander Group, General Atlantic and Warburg Pincus. The deal values Allfunds at GBP 1.8bn. Allfunds pro
08 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds extend gains in February in an 11-month rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds extended recent gains in February, recording an 11-month rally over the past 12 months, as global equity markets rallied and all main strategies produced broad-based gains, led by equity hedge funds specializing in healthcare and technology, data provide
08 Mar. 2017 The road to Brexit: What's next for investors? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange: The UK government is expected to trigger Article 50 by the end of this month, signalling the start of a
07 Mar. 2017 Sohn Conferences launches ideas contest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the launch date of its Investment Idea Contest ahead of the 22nd Annual Sohn Investment Conference, in partnership with CNBC. The contest supports the Foundation's mission to treat and cure pediatric cancer. The winner wi
07 Mar. 2017 Actis closes fourth energy fund at $2.75 billion hard cap [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Actis has closed its new energy fund, which will will invest in select countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, at its $2.75 billion hard cap. The fund was in market for approximately seven months. AE4 already is already partially invested, with $2 bill
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. North America - Miami could attract hedge funds if SALT deductions axed[more]

    From Law360.com: For years, inertia has been Nitin Motwani's greatest foe in his attempts to lure hedge fund owners in the northeast to Miami, which he has pitched as a tropical low-tax paradise. But with the Republican tax bill proposing to eliminate deductions for state and local taxes, he's sensi

  3. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa

  4. ...And Finally - The ongoing gun saga in the U.S.[more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: As elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, gathered on Nov. 16 to discuss the recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, one of those present asked if anyone had brought a gun to church. One man spoke up and said he c

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors leads $6M Series A round for LUX Technology and Services[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors has led a $6 million Series A funding round for LUX Technology and Services, a business and technology solutions provider for the alternative assets industry. The investment will be used to fuel growth of Trans