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10 Sep. 2015 Catalyst Funds acquires Huntington Asset Advisors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Catalyst Funds, a US-based alternative-focused mutual fund company, announced on Wednesday the acquisition of Huntington Asset Advisors (HAA) from Huntington National Bank, effectively expanding its
10 Sep. 2015 Barnegat fixed income relative value hedge fund is one of the gainers in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue’s $673 million Barnegat Fund is again back on the black. The fixed income relative value hedge fund generated 0.7% returns in August despite the market volatility during the month. Year-to-date, the fund is
09 Sep. 2015 Marshall Wace to form long-term strategic partnership with KKR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the announcement by KKR & Co. L.P. today, Marshall Wace LLP and affiliates, a leading global liquid alternatives manager, confirms it is forming a strategic alliance with KKR, one of the world’s leading global investment firms. Under the terms of
09 Sep. 2015 Hartwig Kos joins SYZ Asset Management as co-head of the multi-asset team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management division of the SYZ Group, has announced the appointment of Hartwig Kos as Co-Head of the Multi-Asset team. Hartwig Kos will co-manage the team with Fabrizio Quirighetti and also serve as Vice-CIO of SYZ Asset Manag
09 Sep. 2015 Preqin’s most consistent performing hedge funds over the past five years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin issues league tables of funds that have consistently generated higher returns and lower volatility than their peers. Drawing on data compiled for the 2015 Preqin Alternative Assets Performance Monitor, Preqin has created league tables of
09 Sep. 2015 Assure Services’ fund administration team forms new firm -- Cornerstone Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assure Services announced today that its team that provides outsourced CFO and fund administration services for venture capital and private equity funds has formed a new firm and rebranded itself as Cornerstone Fund Services. Cornerstone, which is affiliated wit
09 Sep. 2015 50 South Capital adds to private equity team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Chris McCrory has joined 50 South Capital Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation, as a Vice President on the Private Equity team. McCrory will focus on primary investment opportunities in U.S. buyout funds and direct co-investments alongside pri
09 Sep. 2015 Emerging markets, activist strategies lead hedge fund declines in August as global equities plunge [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets and activist hedge funds lead the hedge funds decline in August 2015 as global equity markets experienced sharp losses led by uncertainty over Chinese growth, falling oil prices and the timing of U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate increases, accordi
08 Sep. 2015 The facts on CalPERS private equity program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A history of success Since its private equity program began in 1990, its investment returns (net of fees, including carried interest) have averaged: 1-year: 8.9 percent 3-year: 14.1 percent 5-year: 14.5 percent 10-year: 12.2 percent 20-year:
08 Sep. 2015 International hedge fund managers said to establish operations in Australia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Australia’s hedge fund industry is growing very strongly that a number of international hedge fund managers are looking to establish operations there, said Jack Inglis, CEO of global hedge fund industry association Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA
08 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds rebound in late August and early September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds rebounded as market conditions improved at the turn of the month, said Lyxor Asset Management. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.4% last week, following a 3.3% drawdown in August. Lyxor said in its
08 Sep. 2015 Chinese investors lose 30% (A$12bn) from weak Australian dollar [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The weak Australian dollar caused Chinese investors to lose some A$12 billion or 30% of the value of their A$40.3 billion investment in that country over the past two years, said David Chin, Managing Director of Basis
08 Sep. 2015 Swiss CTA outperforms with 22.46% YTD returns (+1.69% August) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss-based managed futures fund Singularity fund survived the onslaught of the market sell-off last month and was up 22.46% as of end of August. The fund was up 1.69% for the month of August, largely outperforming the industry benchmark BTOP50 Index which closed –2
07 Sep. 2015 Man Group’s head of China unit Li Yifei denies rumors she was assisting probe [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The head of Man Group’s China unit denied on Monday speculations she was had been taken into custody by Chinese authorities, and that she had been
07 Sep. 2015 Australia’s hedge fund industry seen to exceed $100bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The size of the Australian hedge fund industry is projected to exceed $100 billion, as institutional investors look for alternative sources of income amidst flat debt and equity market landscape, said the Alternative Invest
07 Sep. 2015 China economic deceleration will hurt trade partners [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Much ink has flowed on the subject of China lately. Here are some recent commentaries from Marc Faber, Nouriel Roubini, and Didier Saint-Georges. Marc Faber: firms doing business in China will suffer Marc Faber, publisher of "The Gloom, Boom
07 Sep. 2015 UK may relax rule on Cayman public register [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The UK government is relaxing its demand on the Cayman Islands to create a public register that discloses the owners of companies, said
03 Sep. 2015 Surveyed hedge fund managers and investors agree that performance is primary industry concern at present [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds delivered below-average performance last year, with the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark making gains of 4.58%, compared with 12.23% in 2013. Following Preqin’s mid-year surveys of both hedge fund investors and fund managers, both parties s
03 Sep. 2015 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index declined -2.54% in August (1.53% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge Funds posted declines for August 2015, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index declining -2.54%. HFRU Event Driven Index posted a decline of -1.34% for August with declines in Global Special Situations equity, Merger Arbitrage and Distress
03 Sep. 2015 China’s woes hurt Tiger Global and other hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $3.5bn Tiger Global Long-Only Opportunities fund, which is managed by Chase Coleman, the most prominent of Julian Robertson’s so-called Tiger Cub hedge fund managers, suffered a 7.4% loss in August, following the Chinese stock market turmoil. According to th
03 Sep. 2015 Hedge fund executive Stuart Bohart leaves Fortress [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Stuart Bohart, president of Liquid Markets and Senior Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group (FIG), has left the firm. His departure follows disappointing performance and investor withdrawals from the firm’s macro hedge fund unit, reported
02 Sep. 2015 AlternativeSoft adds comprehensive private equity fund analysis to analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlternativeSoft, a provider of buy-side analytics for manager research and portfolio construction in the alternatives and long only markets, has released its latest software, AlternativeSoft v3.5. The platform provides users with comprehensive quantitative analytics, CRM
02 Sep. 2015 China-focused hedge funds post worst month in 16 years [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New data from Eurekahedge and Bloomberg show that China-focused hedge funds posted their worst performance in almost 16 years in August. According to
02 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds posted mixed performance for August with gains in market neutral strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds reported mixed performance for August with market neutral strategies leading the gain, said data provider
02 Sep. 2015 Market Vectors long/short equity indices suffer losses during August volatile market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Eck Associates, a US-based investment manager, has reported that its investable long/short equity indices were not spared by
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