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06 Feb. 2017 Rising rates open new vistas for stock pickers, market rotation already in full swing [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Rising Rates Open New Vistas for Stock Pickers AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Rising rates are typically good for stocks, especially wh
06 Feb. 2017 George Soros' hedge fund invests $238m in 11 energy firms in 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: George Soros' $2.7bn family office Soros Fund Management has invested around $238m in 11 oil and gas companies in 2016, The Daily Caller News
03 Feb. 2017 Gold demand rises 2% in 2016 as investment surges to four-year high [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global gold demand rose 2% in 2016 to reach 4,309 tonnes (t), the highest level since 2013, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. This was largely driven by inflows into gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) of 532t, the second-h
03 Feb. 2017 Mark Mobius: China and Shadow Financing growing, but not frightening [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Mobius from Franklin Templeton Investments writes in Harvest Exchange: For the first time ever, the president of China was in attendance at the World Econ
03 Feb. 2017 Hedge funds off to a good start in January as most strategies gain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were off to a good start in January and posted gains with the HFRX Market Directional Index rising +1.09% and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.50% for the month, data provider
02 Feb. 2017 Cost of 'alternative data' is becomiong prohibitive [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The buy side today has access to data and information that would have been unheard of 20 years ago. Whereas in the past they relied primarily on research and information from their sell-side trading counterparties, today they have as much, if not more, real-time access to
02 Feb. 2017 Kettera brings on Knoeck as CFO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kettera Strategies LLC, owner and operator of Hydra, an independent custody-based managed account platform, today announced that James Knoeck has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Knoeck, 46, is the first person in this full-time position at Kettera and brin
02 Feb. 2017 How Trump's presidency might affect your investments [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange: While Donald Trump's presidency is not the only factor that could affect investments in 201
02 Feb. 2017 Ray Dalio, founder of world's largest hedge fund warns against Trump policies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, on Wednesday warned clients against the worrying populist policies of the new Donald Trump administration, which he described as potentially damaging to global growth, various medi
02 Feb. 2017 Huron Capital closes Fund V on $550M after three months in market [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Detroit-based Huron Capital has closed its fifth fund on $550 million after just three months in market. According to a statement from the firm's placement agent Sixpoint Partners, the fund was significantly oversubscribed and hit its hard-cap. Huron pre
02 Feb. 2017 Report: Activist investing hits new highs in 2016 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Activist Investing Annual Review 2017, produced by Activist Insight in association with Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) was released today, analyzing 2016 trends in shareholder activism, ranking the "Top Ten" activist investors and providing predictions for the y
01 Feb. 2017 Outperforming the markets with multi-factor equity investing [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A new report warns against the proliferation of investment factors, and recommends using only a handful of them in a smart-beta portfolio. Research Affiliates, a California
01 Feb. 2017 Hedge funds benefit from upbeat market in January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds reaped benefits from the upbeat market movements. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.5% as of 24 January (-0.4% YTD), with CTAs and global macro managers outperforming. Fixed income arbitrage managers also did well in an environment where the implied vo
01 Feb. 2017 High Yield: Equity-Like Returns... With Half the Risk? (white paper) [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes in Harvest Exchange: Investors often think of high-yield bonds as just another part of their fixed-
31 Jan. 2017 Private Equity assets under management approach $2.5tn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The total assets under management for the private equity industry* have grown to a record $2.49tn as of June 2016 (the latest figures available). Preqin’s 2017 Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report finds that industry assets rose from $2.39tn as of the
31 Jan. 2017 Hedge fund industry surpasses $3.2tn in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assets held by hedge funds globally reached a record $3.22tn as of the end of November 2016, according to Preqin’s 2017 Global Hedge Fund Report. Investor outflows through the year totalled $102bn, and at the end of the year, a record 66% of hedge fund investors sai
31 Jan. 2017 33% since 2013: What's driving the rise of ESG investing? [more]
Matthias Knab: Jade Huang, Portfolio Manager, Calvert Research and Management, writes on Harvest Exchange: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is one of th
30 Jan. 2017 A side effect of China's debt binge [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist of BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: China has been on a debt binge lately, fueling its stabi
27 Jan. 2017 LendingRobot launches robo-fund that will challenge traditional hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: LendingRobot, the first robo-advisor for Alternative Lending built for individual investors, has announced the launch
26 Jan. 2017 Value fund URI Capital Partners returns 27.66% net in 2016 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Brian Pitkin writes on Harvest Exchange: URI Capital Partners, is a long only, highly concentrated fund that seeks long term outperformance by
26 Jan. 2017 White white paper explores hedge fund, buy-side trends toward active treasury management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Integrated buy-side treasury management solutions provider Hazeltree has published a new whitepaper that explores the trends and benefits of active treasury management and the increased interest among buy-side firm
26 Jan. 2017 Former Bridgewater exec launches alternative mutual fund with risk premia protection features [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative mutual funds provider Context Asset Management has announced the launch of its Context Strategic Global Equity Fund, signaling the firm's expansion of its liquid alternative platform. Context provid
26 Jan. 2017 TPG brings on Bradford Berenson as general counsel [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Fort Worth, TX and San Francisco-based private equity firm TPG has brought on Bradford Berenson as general counsel. Benson joins the firm from General Electric where he was Vice President and Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy. Berenson will be based
25 Jan. 2017 AlphaCore doubles staff, advisory assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlphaCore Capital, a La Jolla, Calif. based investment adviser, announces today the acquisition of a San Diego-based registered investment adviser, and the addition of five new team members. The firm’s expansion will double assets under advisement, with approximatel
25 Jan. 2017 Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.35% in December (-1.06% 2016) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders gained 0.35% in December according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Overall, the Index lost 1.03% in 2016. Seven of Barclay’s eight CTA indices gained ground in December. The Barclay Financial/Metals Index was up 1
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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Comment - Seeding arrangements: Structure, approach, and the current market[more]

    From international law firm K&L Gates: Private fund growth has exploded over the last several years. While some areas are hotter than others, overall the industry has seen substantial growth. Existing managers have been able to launch larger funds and new managers have been able to successfully ente