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25 May. 2016 Steben & Company makes the case for long/short hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds - especially long/short equity strategies - have been under the microscope after 2015's dismal performance. Now, Steben and Company, an alternatives consultant, has released new research that attempts to make the case for using hedge funds over c
24 May. 2016 HFSB appoints Clint Carlson to the board, grows U.S. signatory base [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has appointed Clint Carlson, Founder of Carlson Capital, an $8 billion alternative asset management firm based in Texas, to its Board. The HFSB is the global standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry and custodian of the Hedge
24 May. 2016 Hedge funds show resilience despite market headwinds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds showed their resilience in the first two weeks of May, outperforming global equity indices. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index posted mild losses (-0.1%) as of mid-May (-2.8% YTD) while the MSCI World index was down 1.2% during the same period (-1.63% YTD), repo
24 May. 2016 Paul Tudor’s hedge fund trims fee amidst poor performance, keep investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Tudor’s $11.6bn hedge fund firm Tudor Investment Corp. announced on Monday it would slash down fees of one of its biggest fund to 2.25% of assets and 25% of profits amidst backlash arising from poor performa
23 May. 2016 Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - American Beacon Advisors, an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, launched the American Beacon GLG Total Return Fund (Institutional Class: GLGIX, Investor Class: GLGPX) today. The Fund became effective May 20.
23 May. 2016 Aqueduct Capital names Dr. Pawan Chaturvedi as head of investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aqueduct Capital Group, a leading investment advisory and placement firm, today announced the addition of Dr. Pawan Chaturvedi as their head of investments. Dr. Chaturvedi joins Aqueduct from the UCLA Investment Company, where he was a senior investment director
23 May. 2016 Hedge fund industry embraces merits of sustainability reporting [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sustainability reporting is rapidly moving from a niche issue focused on by a handful of companies to one of global importance. Amidst growing worldwide concerns about the environmental, social and governance impact that businesses contend with internally and the impact t
23 May. 2016 Asset management industry must adapt to cope with ‘triple whammy’ of threats in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The asset management industry faces a ‘triple whammy’ of challenges in 2016 - comprising a growing threat from disruptors, a tsunami of regulation and market turmoil - according to a new industry survey from Multifonds, a leader in investment fund software. M
23 May. 2016 Hedge fund redemptions climb in May, but fell from a year ago [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Redemption request from hedge funds climbed in May even as the financial markets rebounded and showed relative calm during the month, data from SS&C Technologies showed. The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Rede
23 May. 2016 Mitch Petrick leaves Carlyle as his hedge fund unit suffers losses while assets expand [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Mitch Petrick will be leaving Carlyle Group as head of its hedge funds unit overseeing about $34bn as of March 31, after several funds under his management suffered losses while assets expanded, various media reported. Petrick joined Carlyle in 2010 and was a former
23 May. 2016 Hedge funds’ short bets on Australian banks signal trouble ahead [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are shorting the biggest banks in Australia, signaling there is trouble brewing in one of the most profitable banking sectors in the world, reported
20 May. 2016 Lyxor partners with SEB to launch innovative daily multi-manager UCITS Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management has entered into an agreement with SEB, a Nordic Financial Services group, to launch a multi-manager strategy. The strategy is a dedicated Multi-Manager UCITS vehicle, offering daily liquidity and aims to provide a transparent and efficient structur
20 May. 2016 Hedge funds flee equities in Q1, S&P Global Market Intelligence Quarterly Hedge Fund Tracker finds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - S&P Global Market Intelligence, a provider of multi-asset class research data and insights, today released its review of Q1 2016 13F filings by pure play hedge funds. The quarterly S&P Global Market Intelligence Hedge Fund Tracker is an aggregate analysis of hed
20 May. 2016 Korea’s NPS is choosing amongst four hedge funds to manage about $1bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The world’s largest pension fund with about $422bn in assets, South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS), has announced four foreign hedge fund firms in its shortlist to run about $1bn in hedge fu
20 May. 2016 BlackRock expands investment portfolio, alternatives, hires Mark Wiseman [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $4.737tln investment management firm BlackRock is expanding its investment portfolio and alternatives with the hiring of Mark Wiseman as senior managing director and a member of the Global Executive Commit
20 May. 2016 Investors are considering greater investment in emerging hedge fund managers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors are considering greater investment in emerging hedge fund managers in reaction to the recent underperformance of many blue-chip hedge funds versus historical returns, claimed a new paper by Worth Venture Partners
19 May. 2016 IMDDA launches due diligence series [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA) announced today a series of programs to educate investors on operational and investment management due diligence. The programs have been created and development by academics and industry professionals to provide
19 May. 2016 Managed futures traders slightly fell in April on trend reversal in bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A trend reversal in the bond markets triggered a slight decline in profits for managed futures traders as BarclayHedge reported that the
19 May. 2016 Hedge funds gain through mid-May despite weak U.S. employment data, slew of concerns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A slew of issues, including a weak U.S. employment report, mixed earnings and continued uncertainty regarding both near term outlook for Asian economic growth and the June Brexit vote have driven the global financial markets to decline through mid-May. But hedge fun
18 May. 2016 Product differentiation remains key to getting on fund lists [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asset managers need to come up with unique and differentiating product ideas to make it to distributors' product shelves that are increasingly dominated by big brand names. Having the right product fit and how to differentiate their funds from peers were among the
18 May. 2016 Improving sales in the U.S. uplift hedge funds in first two weeks of May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recouped losses in the first week of this month and were up 0.5% as of May 10 (-2.7% YTD), fuelled by macro managers that were up 1%, Lyxor Asset Management said. The macro strategy was supported by the str
18 May. 2016 Hedge funds’ strong rally in April moves industry in positive territory for first time this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds rallied strongly in April moving the industry into positive territory for the first time this year, with the Barclay Hedge Fund Index gaining 1.05% during the month and 0.07% YTD, said data provider Barc
18 May. 2016 Most U.K. executives not prepared for 'Brexit’ despite fears of disorderly exit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A big number of corporate executives in the U.K. have not taken any actions to mitigate the negative effects of a "Brexit" on their companies despite fears that the move would be disorderly and potentially volatile process, a study by
17 May. 2016 Hedge funds up 0.88% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds were up 0.88% in April. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds gained 0.39% - 51.4% of managers were in the red in April 2016 year-to-date compared to 21.2% of managers who posted negative year-to-date returns over the same period in 20
17 May. 2016 Tages Capital launches first single strategy UCITS alternative fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital, in partnership with Fore Research & Management, announces the launch of the Tages Fore UCITS Fund, a global credit long/short fund which will form the 1st sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS-compliant umbrella fund structure domiciled i
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