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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
07 Mar. 2017 Comment: Buffett's Lucky Bet [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Christopher Pavese, Chief Investment Officer of Broyhill Asset Management, writes on Harvest Exchange: Pilotless planes will routinely fly passengers by 2030. Machi
07 Mar. 2017 KKR closes largest flagship fund to date on $13.9 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: KKR has closed its latest flagship fund at a record of $13.9 billion, the largest Americas focused fund raised by the firm to date. Data from Preqin shows that it is also the largest Americas focused fund in the category. KKR will be investing nearly $1.4 billi
07 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds slightly down in last week of February, but event driven and CTAs continue to rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds slightly fell in the last week of February as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.8% (+0.7% YTD), with global macro funds underperforming. The strategy suffered in particular from the rise of the EUR vs. USD, lower German and UK bond yields, and the p
06 Mar. 2017 ETFGI reports the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry during 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reports today: that during 2016 the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry. At the end of 2016 assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industr
06 Mar. 2017 With new acquisition, Investcorp launches credit management and edges closer to $25bn AUM target [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global provider and alternative investment manager Investcorp has completed its acquisition and integration of the debt management business of 3i from 3i Group plc. The business, now recognized as Investcorp Credit Management, adds $11bn of assets under management,
06 Mar. 2017 A Look Back at History: Rising Rates and the Bond Market [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Legg Mason Global Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Overall, fixed income delivered positive results during the past t
03 Mar. 2017 High Growth Robotics Limited British Robotics Seed Fund closes for investment on 31 March 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The first investment fund specialising in UK-based robotics start-ups focuses on delivering returns to Investors by making targeted investments in promising UK-based seed-stage robotics companies wrapped within a fund format that is highly tax efficient (under the Seed En
03 Mar. 2017 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.12% in February (+1.63% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets extended gains through February led by gains in the US as the Trump growth agenda developed, including expectations for infrastructure spending, lower taxes and higher interest rates. US equities led broad based global gains, with leadership from
03 Mar. 2017 2017 Hedge Fund Compensation report indicates pay now aligning with fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite continued underperformance for investors in the hedge fund industry, the 2017 Hedge Fund Compensation Report shows that a majority of hedge fund professionals expected higher pay in the form of base compensation and bonuses. Only one in five expected to make less
03 Mar. 2017 What Fraction of International Smart Beta is Dumb Beta? (More than you think) [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AlphaBetaWorks writes on Harvest Exchange: Though many smart beta ETFs do provide valuable exposures, others mainly re-shuffle fa
03 Mar. 2017 Lyxor and Wells Fargo launch financial credit hedge fund on Lyxor's alternative UCITS platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Wells Fargo Asset Management to launch the Lyxor / Wells Capital Financial Credit Fund, adding a credit specialist to its UCITS platform to help investors capture market returns by investing in high-yielding debt from global
02 Mar. 2017 Engineering more liquidity for non-traded alternative securities [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Institute for Innovation Development writes on Harvest Exchange: We recently talked with Jordan Fishfeld , Managing
02 Mar. 2017 Bridgewater shakes up management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Ray Dalio, chairman and CIO at Connecticut-based Bridgewater Associates, announced in a letter to clients posted on LinkedIn several management changes that will take effect in April. He said his transition out of management will be complete as of
02 Mar. 2017 Credit Suisse: Hedge fund investors forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to a Credit Suisse hedge fund survey, investors overall forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows during 2017. They also said they are meeting better alignment of terms: more than half has at least one manager in their portfolio with a hurdle rate, an
01 Mar. 2017 Novus and Cheyne Capital partner to build next-gem fixed income analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Novus, the world's leading Portfolio Intelligence platform for institutional investors and managers, and Cheyne Capital Management LLP (Cheyne), the London-based global alternative investment manager, have entered into a partnership to build an innovative fixed-incom
01 Mar. 2017 Rayne Capital Management adds energy expertise to senior team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rayne Capital Management Inc. announced the addition of two senior partners to the company's executive and portfolio management team. Mitchell Molloy will join as Managing Partner and David Szybunka will become lead Portfolio Manager for Rayne Energy LP, each subject
01 Mar. 2017 New Silkroutes Group forms joint-venture company for real estate asset management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New Silkroutes Group Limited announced its foray into real estate investment with the launch of a joint-venture company that will focus on residential and commercial projects in the world's three largest economies and several other Asian markets. New Silkroutes C
01 Mar. 2017 Despite visible improvements in their favor, hedge fund investors say performance and fees issues continue to hound the sector [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Performance and fees issues will continue to hound the hedge fund industry this year, according to Preqin's latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. These issues of performance and fees hogged the industry's headline in
01 Mar. 2017 Man Group increases assets by 3% in 2016 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As of the end of 2016, Man Group held $80.9bn in funds under management, up 3% from the previous year, and registered net inflows of $1.9bn, compared to $0.3bn
01 Mar. 2017 Comment: Don't Call it a Comeback [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: RCM Alternatives writes on Harvest Exchange: That's why you invest in a process, not a track record. For now, it's worth acknowledging and recogn
28 Feb. 2017 Natixis Global Asset Management launches industry's first ESG target-date funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Natixis Global Asset Management today launched the industry's first target-date retirement savings solution that focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The Natixis Sustainable Future Funds include ten funds with vintages ranging every five years
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  2. U.S. economy, inflation and alternative investments to dominate 2018 markets, says family office Wilmington Trust[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The emergence of a late-cycle economy in the U.S., the mystery of inflation and growth from a domestic and global perspective, and the potential for alternative investments to prosper against a backdrop of rich valuations, low yields, and higher volatility are the t

  3. Performance - Some hedge funds deliver double-digit gains for 2017, Brevan Howard's hedge fund suffers biggest annual loss in 2017, Crispin Odey's flagship hedge fund plummeted about 20% in 2017, Profits fall 90% at ex-Morgan Stanley banker's hedge fund, Fannie-Freddie overhaul might mint hedge fund riches, losses[more]

    Some hedge funds deliver double-digit gains for 2017 From Reuters/Investing.com: A handful of hedge funds ended 2017 with double digit returns, their investors said, at a time the $3 trillion industry took in fresh money and posted its best returns in years, industry data show. Act

  4. Investing - Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro, Hedge fund Kora Management invests in Satin Creditcare[more]

    Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro From Reuters.com: Hedge funds have kicked off 2018 with their biggest bet ever on the euro rising, a clear vote of confidence in the single currency but, with positioning so stretched, one which could backfire in the near ter

  5. News Briefs - Mobius to retire from Franklin Templeton, Authorities decrypt smart phone of Princeton grad charged with killing Manhattan hedge fund dad, Investigators seize (more) antiques from hedge-fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt's collection[more]

    Mobius to retire from Franklin Templeton Emerging markets pioneer Mark Mobius will be stepping down as executive chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group (TEMG) and formally retire from Franklin Templeton on 31 January. He will also be relinquishing his post as portfolio manager