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13 Dec. 2016 Hedge funds trumped a volatile November with gains of 0.48% as recovery continues [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.48% during the month of November, with 2016 year-to-date returns coming in at 3.60%. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 2.88% in November with its 2016 year-to-date returns at 4.88%. Roughly 56% of
13 Dec. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance 1.53%; Capital Movement Index: December net flows advance 0.24% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index November 2016 measured 1.53%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.24% in December. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Mov
13 Dec. 2016 Global macro hedge funds outperform CTAs with 14% margin in Q4 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund returns were close to flat in the week ending December 6 while equities rose and bonds dragged lower. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up a mere 0.1% (-1.5% YTD). The best performer was global macro which was up 0.5% (-1.6% YTD). Gains were attributable to
13 Dec. 2016 Commodities rise on optimistic global prospects [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodities increased in November due to higher economic growth expectations and announced crude production cuts, said Credit Suisse
13 Dec. 2016 Interest Rates and Value Investing: There is still no value in bonds today [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Wesley Gray,CEO/CIO of Alpha Architect writes on Harvest Exchange: Many readers just had a knee-jerk reaction and they’ve determined that I fall into one of two categories: A total idiot A total genius But let’s dig a bit deeper into the claim t
12 Dec. 2016 Hedge funds to shift 'talent search’ in line with changing funding, investment styles [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The shifts in funding and investment styles will force hedge funds and asset managers to change their focus when hiring new personnel as the existing talent configurations cannot cater to their needs, said Carlos Mejia, Managing Partner of financial recruitment serv
12 Dec. 2016 IndexIQ hedge fund indexes mixed in November on Trump’s victory [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: IndexIQ, a pioneer and provider of innovative investment solutions, said that its family of IQ Hedge Indexes
09 Dec. 2016 U.S. Senate passes global Magnitsky human rights bill, makes corruption sanctionable offence [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The US Senate passed the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, expanding the Russia-specific Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 worldwide. William Browder, leader of the global Magnitsky Justice campaign, said: "The ado
09 Dec. 2016 Women hedge fund managers optimistic as more investors allocate to them [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, has found that the increasing interest from investors to allocate more capital into women owned and managed funds, coupled with public support from industry leaders, is spurring optimism for women in alternative inv
09 Dec. 2016 Where is all the Managed Futures money going? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: RCM Alternatives writes on Harvest Exchange: This isn’t a new problem… but it does seem to be getting worse, with the largest managers checking the right boxes to get the largest allocations in a self-fulfilling circle. If you were to ask for the growth of Mana
09 Dec. 2016 AIMA releases guide to managed accounts, a popular form of investing in hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a guide for fund managers wishing to establish a managed account, a popular form of investing in hedge funds that gives greater control over the management of the account to the investor.
08 Dec. 2016 Adar Capital hedge fund expects Venezuela to continue to repay its debt in 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the latest financial outlook for Venezuela released today by the hedge fund Adar Capital Partners, this country will continue repaying its debt normally as it has done since 2014, repaying $32.4 billion of capital. In the event that Venezuela should have no a
08 Dec. 2016 KKR closes $711 million global Next Generation Technology Growth Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KKR, a global investment firm, has announced the final closing of KKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund, a $711 million fund dedicated to growth equity investment opportunities in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) space in North America, Europe and I
08 Dec. 2016 Hedge funds rise to near record level as post-election rally lifts industry in November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds rose in November, as the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. Presidential election drove expectations for renewed growth, infrastructure spending and reduced regulation. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) Index gained +0.9% in
08 Dec. 2016 Saxo Bank's 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Saxo Bank, the Copenhagen-headquartered online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, has released its annual 'Outrageous Predictions' for the year ahead. The scenarios explore a Chinese growth rebound, an Italian bank rally, Brexit giving way
06 Dec. 2016 Advent Capital adds new managing director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Capital Management, an investment management firm with approximately $8.9 billion in assets under management, announced that Michael Cavanaugh has joined the firm as managing director, reporting to Kris Haber, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Michael will be res
06 Dec. 2016 BTIG announces Blackstone tactical opportunities strategic investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BTIG, LLC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. BTIG plans to leverage this investment to further expand its capabilities and accelerate the firm’s global growth. Post
06 Dec. 2016 50 South Capital builds leadership team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Chris Bires has joined 50 South Capital Advisors as Director of Product Strategy and Investor Relations. In this newly created role, Bires will focus on developing the firm’s full suite of alternatives investment solutions and services, including private equity, hedge fun
06 Dec. 2016 Victory Capital buys minority stake in AI-centric hedge fund Cerebellum Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Victory Capital said that its parent company, Victory Capital Holdings, Inc., has acquired a minority stake in Cerebellum Capital, a hedge fund management firm that specializes in machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn wit
06 Dec. 2016 Hedge funds flat in last week of November 'in sympathy with markets’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were close to flat in the last week of November in sympathy with markets, which took a pause ahead of the OPEC meeting and Italian referendum. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was -0.1% as of end November 29 (-1.7% YTD), according to the latest
06 Dec. 2016 Millennial emerging hedge fund manager's strategy up 6.96% net YTD [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Julian Marchese, CEO & Portfolio Manager, Marchese Investments, writes on Harvest Exchange: Launched on Oct. 6 2015, the Marchese Investments quantitative strategy was up 4.68% that year and is up 6.96% net as end of November in 2016. Marchese Investments ("MI") CEO
05 Dec. 2016 City Financial hires four from Fortress Investment Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial, the independent investment management firm with over US$4 billion in group assets, announces the appointment of four new senior operations hires. Amy Wong, William Dumas, Justin Brodersen and Simon Taylor have joined the firm with effect from 1 December 20
05 Dec. 2016 Hedge fund performance stronger but not enough to make a good year [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: A US equity rally after the election and a major bond sell-off highlighted the month for traditional assets. Many hedge fund strategies were able t
05 Dec. 2016 Discouraging trends for women fund managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Morningstar has issued a research piece on fund managers by gender. The data provider details what it calls "discouraging trends", as across 56 countries, "about one in five funds has a woman manager, and in the eight-year time frame we studied, women have no
05 Dec. 2016 SEC charges Onix Capital and owner with fraud [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Friday fraud charges and an asset freeze against Miami Beach-based asset management company Onix Capital LLC and owner Alberto Chang-Rajii, a Chilean national who fled the US earlier this year.
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