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19 Oct. 2016 Austrian Managed Futures lawyer takes 3rd place in world's longest stairclimb race [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rolf Majcen, Managing Director of Vienna based FTC Capital, won the third place racing up the longest stairclimb of the world in the Shanghai World Financial Centre. The competition was held on 16 October in Shanghai. The Shanghai World Financial Centre&nbs
19 Oct. 2016 Jersey’s finance industry’s €188bn foreign investment into EU found to support 330,000 jobs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Jersey’s finance industry facilitates almost €190bn of foreign investment into the European Union (excluding the UK), supporting in the order of 88,000 jobs across those same member States, according to an independent report launched today. Jersey also supports an estimat
19 Oct. 2016 Hedge funds outperform underlying markets in September, Japan-focused managers lead gainers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were up 0.48% in September outperforming underlying markets, as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which gained 0.19% during the month, Singapore-based data provider Eurekahedge said in it
19 Oct. 2016 Preqin: 144 hedge fund launches in Q3 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: According to Preqin, an alterna
19 Oct. 2016 Number of Asian hedge fund start ups fall third year to 27 so far in 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of hedge fund launches in Asia entered its slowest pace, with Singapore-based Eurekahedge noting only 27 new launches from January to September this year, the lowest figure since 2000 when 56 funds opened,
19 Oct. 2016 Lyxor says market conditions in Q4 to be less supportive than Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management said that it expects the last quarter of 2016 to present more challenges for the markets than the previous third quarter. Philippe Ferreira, senior strategist at Lyxor AM, said in Lyxor’s lat
19 Oct. 2016 San Francisco based hedge fund Artko Capital up 19.8% net YTD [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Peter Rabover, CFA, Portfolio Manager at San Francisco based Artko Capital, has released his 3Q16 Partner Letter on Harvest. Artko Capital is a limited partnership that foc
18 Oct. 2016 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.12% in September, 0.09% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.12% in September 2016, 0.09% YTD. Bg
18 Oct. 2016 Protégé Partners seeds market-neutral relative value hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Mill Hill Capital announced today that Protégé Partners would be making a significant seed investment with Mill Capital. The actual dollar amount was not rele
18 Oct. 2016 Macro hedge funds up 3.3% in one week on Fed and Brexit pays off [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were boosted by the strong performance of global macro funds, with the Lyxor Global Macro Index gaining 3.3% as of the week ending Oct. 11 (-1.7% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management reported. Their short on the p
18 Oct. 2016 Mining billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer backs new South African hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Former Capricorn Capital Group fund managers Andrew Crawford and Stephen Carew were given a major boost after South African diamond mining billionaire Nicky Oppenheime
18 Oct. 2016 First three local hedge funds of South Korean securities firms off to a good start [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: The first three local hedge funds run by South Korean securities firm were off to a good start and are expected to introduce more type of hedge funds, reported
17 Oct. 2016 Hedge Funds rally return 4.06% in Q3 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 0.91% in September, marking the seventh successive month of positive performance as the industry delivered returns of 4.06% through the third quarter. These gains mark an improvement from both Q2 and Q1, in
17 Oct. 2016 NewAlpha and Aviva invest EUR 2.5m in ETF analysis platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TrackInsight SAS received two new investments in its capital from the FinTech fund managed by New Alpha Asset Management and the insurance company, Aviva France of a total of EUR 2.5m. TrackInsight has now raised over EUR 4 million in development funding. TrackIn
17 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund pioneer and philanthropist Henry Swieca donates $1m to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Henry Swieca, founder of investment firm Talpion Fund Management and co-founder of hedge fund Highbridge Capital Management, is pledging $1 million to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Swieca's pledge is directed to the Cost of Victory gallery, in the upcoming
17 Oct. 2016 Front Street Capital agrees to sell Jemekk Capital Management to J2 Capital Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Front Street Capital 2004 has announced that it has entered into an agreement whereby Front Street Capital will sell Jemekk Capital Management Inc. to J2 Capital Management Inc., a newly created corporation controlled by Gerard Ferguson, and whereby J2 Capital will be ass
17 Oct. 2016 SEC adopts rules to modernize information reported by funds, require liquidity risk management programs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt changes to modernize and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by registered investment companies and to enhance liquidity risk management by open-end funds, including mutual funds and exchange-traded fun
17 Oct. 2016 Chinese hedge funds recover from early losses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: China-focused hedge funds, particularly the largest, are enjoying good returns as the recovery in the stock market has helped them reverse losses they posted early this year,
17 Oct. 2016 What asset managers think about the SEC Modernisation rules [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Following the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s final decision on Thursday to modernise investment companies’ reporting and liquidity risk management, State Street issued a
17 Oct. 2016 Manulife A.M. recommends embracing the volatility [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The authors of a recent Manulife Asset Management report on global economic themes for 2016 and beyond, say they do not expect fiscal stimulus any time soon, and recommend investors embrace the markets’ volatility and uncertainty. Chief economist Megan G
15 Oct. 2016 European regulator publishes UCITS and AIFMD remuneration guidelines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published two sets of Guidelines: Guidelines on Sound Remuneration under UCITS (UCITS Remuneration Guidelines) and Guidelines on Sound Remuneration under the AIFMD (AIFMD Remuneration Guidelines). UCITS Remun
14 Oct. 2016 Asset managers remain calm in the face of hard Brexit concerns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -   “It’s business as usual” was the clear and primary conclusion of a debate on ‘the Impact of Brexit on Fund Management Firms,’ hosted by SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services, A
14 Oct. 2016 As assets increase, Man Group is to acquire real asset manager and form new division [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Man Group, an alternative investment manager headquartered and listed in London, ends the third quarter on a positive note. It has
14 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund manager Harden agrees to a one-year ban for failing to prevent insider trading [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that Mike Harden, senior partner and co-founder of Francisco-based Artis Capital Management, has agreed to a one-year ban from working with his firm as part of a settlement with regulators over his failure to detect
14 Oct. 2016 Survey: 59% of allocators see US election as greatest macro headwind [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A survey found that 59% of allocators view the US presidential election as the greatest macro headwind facing the market in the fourth quarter of 2016. Next to that is a possible interest rate hike by the Fed in December (35%). Only 3% were concerned about co
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