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05 Jan. 2016 Blackstone’s Byron Wien announces ten predictions for 2016 from Clinton’s victory, weak U.S. economy, global instability, yuan devaluation, etc. [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blackstone ’s vice chairman of multi-asset investing Byron R. Wien on Monday issued his annual list of ten surprises on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for 2016. His prediction
05 Jan. 2016 Currency hedge funds rebound in November with 0.87% gain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Currency hedge funds rebounded in November as the Parker FX Index reported a +0.87% return for the month (+1.81% YTD). At least 29 of the 31 programs in the Index reported November results, of which 20 reported
04 Jan. 2016 Top 10 hedge fund industry trends for 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends through their contact with more than 2,000 institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is very dynamic and both managers and investors can benefit from a
04 Jan. 2016 Ackman’s activist hedge fund Pershing Square reduces stake in Valeant [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Once a staunch supporter of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, activist investor Bill Ackman has decided to reduce his stakes in the controversial drug company citing tax reasons, reported
04 Jan. 2016 Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey warns of threats to global economy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey started 2016 with fresh warnings of a series of threats to the global economy that will make this year more difficult for investors, reported the
24 Dec. 2015 ALPS to acquire hedge fund admin Kaufman Rossin Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ALPS, a subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST) providing products and services to the financial services industry, and Kaufman Rossin Fund Services, LLC (KRFS), an independent, full-service provider of specialized administration services to the global financial commu
23 Dec. 2015 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends November up 0.65% (0.86% YTD) on equal weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended November 2015 up 1.10% (6.12% YTD) on an asset weighted basis and up 0.65% (0.86%) on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Canadi
23 Dec. 2015 Wipro to acquire hedge fund administrator Viteos Group for $130 million [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wipro Ltd., a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Viteos Group, a BPaaS provider for the Alternative Investment Management Industry for a purchase consideration of USD 130 mi
23 Dec. 2015 New book by quant wizard Oldrich A. Vasicek: Finance, Economics, and Mathematics [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Foreword by Robert C. Merton, 368 pages Wiley has published the compiled works of the man behind the evolution of quantitative finance:eu.wiley.com/WileyCD
23 Dec. 2015 SunEdison takes a hit after Tepper asks to see the books [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager David Tepper of Appaloosa Management is demanding that energy company Terraform Power open its books and records. Terraform is an affiliate of publicly traded SunEdison. SunEdison shares took a hit during trading yesterday dropping some 20 pe
21 Dec. 2015 IPM adds former AP3’s CIO to its board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IPM, a Swedish asset manager with 1.5 billion USD in its flagship macro strategy, has added a key profile from the Nordic pension funds industry to its board of directors. The addition deepens IPM’s knowledge in strategic issues faced by pension funds in today’s challengi
21 Dec. 2015 674 hedge funds liquidated this year but launches rise as well [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund launches and liquidations both increased in 3Q15, as energy commodities and equities posted sharp declines, and high yield credit spreads began to widen, Hedge Fund Research s
18 Dec. 2015 Cayman Islands prepares for the introduction of LLCs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - By: Walkers After much anticipation in the market, we are delighted to report that the Limited Liability Companies Bill 2015 (the "LLC Bill") has been Gazetted in the Cayman Islands today and is expected to become law very early next year. Once
18 Dec. 2015 Hedge fund industry thinks more modest returns will become commonplace [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The 2008 credit crisis may not have slowed the influx of capital into the hedge fund industry, but it did change the way institutional investors look at the individual funds they invest in. Just as regulators have heightened their oversight of the hedge fund industry, ins
18 Dec. 2015 Eurekahedge launches new benchmark Eurekahedge Multi-Factor Risk Premia Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge, an alternative fund data provider and a research house, has announced the launch of the Eurekahedge Multi-Factor Risk Premia Index. The index is comprised exclusively of systematic risk premia strategies developed by some of the world's largest bank
18 Dec. 2015 Hedge funds fell -0.47% through mid-December as global financial markets also crumble [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted declines through mid-December with the HFRX Absolute Return Index declining -0.47% through mid-month, while the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posted a decline of -1.68%, data provider Hedge Fund Research said. In its mid-Decemb
18 Dec. 2015 Pharma entrepreneur Martin Shkreli arrested by FBI over former hedge fund dealings [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: It’s all over the news. American pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli was arrested by the FBI on Thursday morning, after a federal i
18 Dec. 2015 Update: Martin Shkreli, Evan Greebel formally indicted with seven counts of securities fraud and wire fraud conspiracy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday unsealed a seven-count indictment against M
17 Dec. 2015 Railpen’s decision to withdraw from hedge funds may be part of a wider movement of some European private sector pension funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the recent news that Railways Pension Trustee Company (Railpen) has been unwinding its exposure to hedge funds, Preqin takes a look at the wider trends of Europe-based private sector pension funds’ exposure and activity in the hedge fund asset class. Gl
17 Dec. 2015 Father and son hedge fund managers sentenced to 45 months in jail for fraud [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former hedge fund managers father-and-son Gabriel Bitran, 70, a former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Marco Bitran, 40, a Harvard Business School graduate, on Wednesday were sentenced to 45 months in prison after admitting to misleading
17 Dec. 2015 Futures and macro strategies led hedge fund gains in November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued their recovery last month with futures and macro strategies leading the way, according to data provider Greenwich Alternative Investments. The
17 Dec. 2015 Hedge funds down -0.26% in November - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of –0.26% in November, bringing YTD returns deeper into negative territory for 2015, -1.21%, according to the latest Hedge Fund Performance Report from eVestment. The industry’s last annual decline was in 2011
16 Dec. 2015 Was Third Avenue’s event a harbinger of further credit hedge fund closures? [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last Thursday started with a bang: Third Avenue’s announcement shocked many investors. And now commentators are wondering if this is the start of another crisis in the junk bond market. Others, however, believe this question is an overreaction and that other
16 Dec. 2015 Russian prosecutor Chaika makes unhinged allegations against hedge fund manager Bill Browder [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: William Browder, founder of Hermitage Capital Management, a hedge fund firm specializing in emerging market stocks founded in 1996, and leader of Justice for Sergei Magnitsky Campaign, the lawyer who mysteriously died while in Russian prison, commented on the
15 Dec. 2015 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes up 0.20% in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted benchmark that seeks to measure hedge fund performance and provide the most accurate representation of the hedge fund universe. The Cre
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