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08 Jul. 2016 Public pensions, largest hedge fund investor group, divided on further allocations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The so-called $1bn Club, a group of institutional investors which have committed more than $1bn to hedge funds, has allocated around $763bn to hedge funds as of May 2016, an increase of 4% from $735bn a year earlier, said data provider
08 Jul. 2016 Institutional investors to reduce exposure to UK real estate after Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A majority of institutional investors said they would reduce their exposure to UK real estate in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in order to assess their expectations and intentions following the result. In a survey of 90 institutional inv
07 Jul. 2016 MUFG Investor Services appoints Marc Russell-Jones as head of business development for EMEA [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Marc Russell-Jones as Head of Business Development for EMEA. Marc will be responsible for driving the growth of MUFG Investor Services’ asset servicing soluti
07 Jul. 2016 HighTower acquires $500 million RIA in Beverly Hills [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HighTower announces that Acacia Wealth Advisors, a boutique multi-family office in Los Angeles overseeing more than $500 million in assets, has joined the firm. Acacia co-founders Meloni Hallock and Alev Lewis will continue to lead the team as Managing Directors and Partn
07 Jul. 2016 UCITS Alternative Index Global down -1.28% in June (-3.10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS Alternative Index has released the monthly performance of the UCITS Alternative Index series as of June 2016... Full performance table:
07 Jul. 2016 How a private equity scammer defrauded hedge fund charity, employees [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Wall Street scion Andrew Caspersen on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud, by admitting to defrauding his friends, college classmates and even his own mother of more than $38m and misappropriating over $8m fro
07 Jul. 2016 ALTIN AG to reduce exposure in hedge funds, alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge fund ALTIN AG on Wednesday said it would reduce its medium-term exposure in hedge funds and alternatives. The announcement was made by the Board of Directors of ALTIN AG aft
06 Jul. 2016 Investors and fund managers gauge brexit impact [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Preqin has surveyed over 140 alternative assets firms* and 50 institutional investors to gauge their reactions and expectations following the result. The largest proportions of fund managers do not expect their pe
06 Jul. 2016 AMG completes investments in three leading alternative firms [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a global asset management company, has announced the completion of its investments in Capula Investment Management LLP, Mount Lucas Management LP, and CapeView Capital LLP. Capula is a global fixed income specialist firm managing
06 Jul. 2016 GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM has announced the launch of a new merger arbitrage strategy in July 2016, subject to regulatory approval. The strategy intends to benefit from inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, a
06 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds gain in June despite volatility spiking [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds dispelled investors’ woes amidst the Brexit referendum and posted positive returns for June as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +2.16% (+2.01% YTD), the HFRX Equal Weighted Strategies posted a gain of +0.31% (+0.24% YTD) and the
06 Jul. 2016 SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund, SJL MarketDNA [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Registered investment advisory firm SJL Capital LLC has announced on Tuesday the launch of its maiden hedge fund, SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP. In a
05 Jul. 2016 Asian hedge funds joining 'platforms’ to bring down cost [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: As the hedge fund industry struggles with crumbling 2-and-20 fee model, Asian fund managers are riding a new bandwagon by joining a "platform" to help them cut costs by taking care of everything from hiring staff to handling compliance, reported
05 Jul. 2016 CTAs surge in June, up 5.2% (+2.1% YTD), hedge funds resilient [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The UK referendum outcome provided a major boost for CTAs while other strategies were relatively unscathed. The Lyxor CTA Broad Index gained 5.2% in June (+ 2.1% YTD), while the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was resilient amidst the market turmoil and was down -1.3% (-3.6
04 Jul. 2016 William Ackman lays off 10% of staff in his hedge fund firm [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Troubled hedge fund manager William Ackman has laid off 10% of his staff after his Pershing Square sustained double-digit losses this year, Reuters reported. The
04 Jul. 2016 Jack Schwager’s FundSeeder platform launches new set of trader indexes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Jack Schwager's new online platform, designed to find undiscovered worldwide trading talent (FundSeeder), has launched a new set of indexes. FundSeeder chief research officer Jack Schwager said in a
01 Jul. 2016 AITEC and AIMA launch cyber security DDQ [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AITEC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, have launched a co-branded Illustrative Questionnaire for Due Diligence of Vendor Cyber Security. The DDQ has been created to streaml
01 Jul. 2016 APS Japan Alpha Fund outperforms benchmark in May with 0.86% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The APS Japan Alpha Fund returned 0.86% in May compared to the TOPIX Net Index’s return of -0.70%, outperforming the benchmark by 1.56 percentage points. Year-to-date, the fund gained 1.77% gross, outperforming the index by 5.04 percentage points, reported Singapor
30 Jun. 2016 CTA performance solid following UK referendum result [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services’ CTA Indices confirm positive performance for CTA managers in the two full days of trading after the referendum results - Friday 24 June and Monday 27 June. In the immediate aftermath of the result on Friday, when falling marke
30 Jun. 2016 Global hedge fund assets back over $3 trillion in May [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund industry assets climbed above $3 trillion for the first time this year in May as investors continued allocating to hedge funds, according to eVestment’s May 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report released today. But at $3.014 billion, funds are barely abo
30 Jun. 2016 Emerging market-focused private equity funds reach record $297bn [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: The total assets held by private equity managers based in emerging markets (EM) have increased year-on-year to reach almost $300bn as of September 2015, following a slow growth through 2013 and 2014. This recent growth has been primarily based on an incr
30 Jun. 2016 Chesapeake Partners to liquidate hedge fund amidst 'hostile environment' [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Chesapeake Partners Management, the hedge fund run by woman fund manager Traci Lerner said it would return investors’ money after 25 years because the market environment has become "hostile" to manage other people’s money, reported
30 Jun. 2016 French private equity returns average 10% over 10 years [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: French private equity again outperformed all other major asset classes over the long term, including those with no risk, in an environment where returns have remained historically low for a long period of time. Since inception to the end of 2015, the as
30 Jun. 2016 Asian institutional investors eye broader focus on alternatives, target 'specialist investment strategies', hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian institutions are diversifying portfolios and seeking new sources of yield by shifting assets to more narrowly focused investment strategies, according to a new report by Greenwich Associates entitled,
30 Jun. 2016 Private equity real estate managers adapting to high level of dry powder [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: The strong returns in recent years have led to strong fundraising in the private equity real estate market. Meanwhile, it is becoming harder for fund managers to find real value, according to a report by Preqin
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  1. Opalesque Exclusive: California-based manager launches long/short equity hedge fund with unique algorithm[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London for New Managers: SJL Capital LLC, an investment advisory firm based in California, has launched its maiden fund, the SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP. The fund, which began trading

  2. Manny Roman to move from Man to Pimco[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Emmanuel (Manny) Roman, an investment world veteran, has been hired by PIMCO, the large US bond fund house, as chief executive officer. PIMCO's current CEO Douglas Hodge will assume a new role as managing director and senior advisor when Roman joins P

  3. HFR: Hedge funds post strong gains in mid-July as markets recover from Brexit losses[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted strong gains through mid-July as the equity markets continued the recovery from Brexit losses. The HFRX Market Directional Index gained +2.17% (+4.22% YTD) and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +1.03% through mid-month (+0.19%

  4. News Briefs - Carlyle goes on trial for a financial-crisis meltdown, Private equity and venture capital outperformed public markets in 2015, Pippa Middleton gets engaged to hedge fund manager James Matthews[more]

    Carlyle goes on trial for a financial-crisis meltdown Carlyle Group co-founder Bill Conway was in court on this small island last week recounting one of the most bruising episodes in his private-equity firm’s history: the 2008 collapse of mortgage-bond fund Carlyle Capital Corp. Carlyle

  5. …And Finally - Two men fall off cliff playing Pokemon Go[more]

    From BizarreNews.com: Two men who fell from a seaside cliff north of San Diego told authorities they became distracted while playing augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Encinitas fire Battalion Chief Robbie Ford said one of the men fell about 50 feet down the bluff in Encinitas while the other man fe