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22 May. 2017 Catalyst Fund investors have until next month to join class action against the hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who bought Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy Fund's Class A, C and I shares have until June 27, 2017 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against the hedge fund, said Charles C. Foti, Jr., a partner at law firm
22 May. 2017 Franklin Templeton: Why Liquid Alternatives Now [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: Truth be told, 2016 was not a stellar year for hedge funds, as unceremoniously summed in this head
19 May. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: May notifications 3.08% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2017 measured 3.08%, up from 2.41% in April. 'Taking into account seasonality, SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2017 of 3.08% continues this year's favorable trend in redemptions, as
19 May. 2017 Conquest STAR UCITS Fund launched on the MontLake UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Conquest Capital LLP and ML Capital announced the launch of the Conquest STAR UCITS Fund, a systematic absolute return trading strategy hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. MontLake is a leading independent platform for UCITS funds that provides investors with access to
19 May. 2017 Leon Cooperman settles insider trading case for $4.9M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors has settled his insider trading case with the SEC for $4.9 million, according to several reports. Cooperman's settlement is notable in several key areas - the sub-$5 million settlement is relatively sm
19 May. 2017 Institutional investors find opportunities in global and anti-trust litigation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are becoming more active in seeking damages in non-U.S. jurisdictions and antitrust violations as they move beyond traditional U.S. securities litigation efforts, new data by securities class action recovery services provider Financial Recove
19 May. 2017 Hedge fund Bridge Reid merges with Willow Oak Asset Management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The General Partner of Bridge Reid Fund I, LP, a private hedge fund that utilizes value-oriented investment principles, has entered into a partnership with Sitestar Corporation asset management subsidiary Willow Oak Asset Management. Under the deal, Willow Oak w
19 May. 2017 Paper: The End Of Oil Within 10 Years? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Chris MacIntosh writes on Harvest Exchange: "We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportatio
18 May. 2017 Agecroft Partners pledges $1 million to charities that help children [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agecroft Partners has pledged to donate $1 million from its Hedge Fund Leadership Summits to non-profit organizations that benefit children. Since 2013 Agecroft Partners has committed to improving the lives of children through donating 100% of their profits from conferen
18 May. 2017 Comment: The yield "melt-up" that wasn't: Growth has yet to break out [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Russ Koesterich, Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, writes on Harvest Exchange: The second half of 2016 witnessed the rise of
17 May. 2017 Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance publishes first global cryptocurrency benchmarking study [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - This is the first study to systematically investigate key cryptocurrency industry sectors by collecting empirical, non-public data. The study gathered survey data from nearly 150 cryptocurrency companies and individuals, and it covers 38 countries from five world regions.
17 May. 2017 The 9 most active investors in Bay Area startups [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Prateek Mehrotra, Chief Investment Officer at Endowment Wealth Management,writes on Harvest Exchange: It's true that more and more start
17 May. 2017 ISS, Glass Lewis join activist hedge fund voting the blue proxy card in fight with Arconic [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Two major Arconic Inc. investors, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis & Co., have recommended their clients to use the using the "BLUE" proxy card at Arconic's 2017 Annual Meeting this May 25th. The call is a crucial boost to activist hedge fund
17 May. 2017 PivotalPath expands hedge fund manager ratings [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: PivotalPath, a technology-driven hedge fund investment consultant has expanded its hedge fund rating system. 'Quality of Performance' (PQP), a proprietary quantitative manager rating system now includes 1,300+ hedge funds, located on its technology platform, Pi
16 May. 2017 CalPERS's increase in internally managed funds results in big cost reductions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) reported annual ongoing costs for its investment operations have declined by approximately $404 million since fiscal year 2010-11. The annual CEM Benchmarking survey also found that CalPERS is a low-cost sys
16 May. 2017 Hedge funds attract net inflows of $20bn (+3.2%) in Q1 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry saw net inflows totalling $19.7bn in Q1 2017, ending five successive quarters of net outflows for the industry, according to research house Preqin. The influx of investor capital, combined with a consistent run of positive performance for the
16 May. 2017 Eurekahedge reports hedge fund index up 3% YTD, investor appetite pick-up [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the May 2017 Eurekahedge Report, the key highlights for April 2017 are: - Hedge funds were up 0.64% in April with 2017 year-to-date gains coming in at 3.00%. Investor appetite for hedge funds has picked up pace since the start of the year, with net inflow
16 May. 2017 Hedge funds gained +0.46% in April (+3.76% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +0.46% for the month (+3.76% YTD), while the S&P 500 rose +0.91% (+6.49% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +1.34% (+5.96% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index moved higher by +2.30% (+
16 May. 2017 UBS Asset Management hires Suni Harford as head of investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Suni P. Harford will join UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) as Head of Investments in July 2017. She will be responsible for c.500 investment employees and oversee approximately US$600 billion in assets under management across both traditional and alternative asset class
16 May. 2017 This hedge fund's picks returned 52% in Q1 and you've never heard of It [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Dr. Ian Dogan, Founder of Insider Monkey, writes on Harvest Exchange: You've probably read a million stories abo
16 May. 2017 CTAs outperform again as event driven flies higher [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: CTA hedge fund strategies outperformed in the week covering 02 May to 09 on the back of supportive risk appetite conditions, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. Global macro funds also delivered positiv
16 May. 2017 Activist hedge fund Elliott wants to end BHP Billiton's chronic underperformance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: American activist hedge fund Elliott Management issued a scathing attack against Australian resource company BHP Billiton and called for the immediate halt to the firm's chronic underperformance, review of entire petroleum strategy and a new approach on the planned
16 May. 2017 Majority of insurers reduced hedge fund holdings in 2016 because of performance concerns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The insurance industry continued their pullback from hedge funds in 2016 because of rising investor concerns about performance, a special report by A.M. Best showed. The study added that the retreat by the insurance industry from hedge funds was widespread, with 65%
16 May. 2017 Saemor's pro-momentum stance resulted in strong input from long book [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Saemor Europe Alpha Fund returned 4% in April, thanks to its Growth and Quality styles as well as its Momentum strategies, while Fair Value and Cyclical Value metrics ended in the red. According to the managers at
15 May. 2017 OPIM & Legend Arb to launch first iron ore quant fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd, a player in the asset management industry, has partnered with Legend Arb Asset Management Ltd to launch its first commodities focused, Cayman-domiciled hedge fund for professional investors. Legend Arb CT Equity Fund's objective is to
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