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05 Jan. 2017 Hedge fund data provider S&P Global sells QuantHouse back to original founder [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund data provider S&P Global said it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Quant House SAS to a company owned by Pierre
05 Jan. 2017 HPS Investment Partners closes European Asset Value credit fund with $842m in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: HPS Investment Partners, LLC, a global investment firm with a focus on non-investment grade credit, has announced the closing of its first European Asset Value Fund with aggregate capital commitments of $842m. The fund will seek to take advantage of strategic shifts
05 Jan. 2017 Investors want hedge funds to be cautious with their bets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The rising market volatility is seen as a great opportunity for hedge funds to create returns, but they have one main concern. Their investors, now mostly comprised of conservative pension funds and college endowments, do not want hedge fund managers to make risky b
04 Jan. 2017 Daniel Strachman joins Apex Fund Services to head US business development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global independent fund administrator, Apex Fund Services, today announces the appointment of investment expert Daniel Strachman. Strachman, who joins Apex Fund Services (US) Inc. as Head of US Business Development, is a well known industry expert who boasts an impressive
04 Jan. 2017 Fried Frank adds Jeremy Berry as Partner in the Firm's Asset Management Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced that Jeremy Berry has joined the Firm as a partner in the Asset Management Practice. He will be based in New York. Mr. Berry has extensive experience in advising large private equity and hedge fund manag
04 Jan. 2017 CLG Hedge Fund announces $388+m term loan to Silos Harvesting Partners for purchase of J.C. Penney campus [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CLG Hedge Fund, LLC has originated a $388,700,000 term loan for Silos Harvesting Partners, LP, (Silos Harvesting) with funding provided by Beal Bank USA. The four-year term loan, with an option for a fifth year, will fund the purchase and partial re-development of the 56
04 Jan. 2017 Paper: Extracting Value from Volatility [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Virtus Investment Partners published on Harvest Exchange: What is the volatility risk premium? Over the past several decades, traders
04 Jan. 2017 Blackstone's Byron Wien predicts Trump mellows down, real growth and more surprises for 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing at Blackstone, released his list of Ten Surprises for 2017. This is the 32nd year Byro
04 Jan. 2017 Global macro outperforms, hedge funds gain in December as active investing seen attractive again in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: During the last two weeks of December, hedge funds delivered positive returns and outperformed both equity and bond benchmarks. For the full month of December, the Lyxor hedge fund index was up 1.3% (-0.4% YTD), Lyxor Asse
03 Jan. 2017 Agecroft Partner's Top 10 Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends through our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is very dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipa
03 Jan. 2017 Comment: Why stock market tranquility is unlikely to last [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Russ Koesterich, Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, writes on Harvest Exchange: Ideally, the holidays
02 Jan. 2017 Some old hands in the hedge fund industry likely to impress also in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The last year was either a bad year or a good year, depending on whom you ask. But for some hedge fund managers, 2016 was a forgettable year. However, there are hedge funds that have been rethinking their business models in order to stand out from the rest and d
02 Jan. 2017 Comment: Financial stress down, policy uncertainty up [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: Don't try and call
30 Dec. 2016 Who says 2016 was bad for hedge funds? Industry at all-time high, but investors welcome consolidation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: 2016 is mostly seen as a rough year for hedge funds. Many of the big players in the industry suffered losses but there are some, including few unknowns, which have posted remarkable returns this year. If there is one thing consistent with the hedge fund industry
30 Dec. 2016 Comment: The Roots of the Active Investing Malaise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU, writes on Harvest Exchange: In my last post, I pointed to the s
30 Dec. 2016 Allianz Global Investors closes first infrastructure debt renewable energy project in the US [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Allianz Global Investors has made an investment of over $400 million on behalf of its clients into the Grande Prairie Wind project. The GPW project is a 400-megawatt wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska "the largest wind energy project in the state's his
30 Dec. 2016 China relaxes restrictions on foreign investments [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: China is opening more of its economy to foreign investments. China's State Council held a meeting on Wednesday and approved new guidelines for outside investments in several sectors of the economy.
29 Dec. 2016 Growth vs Value Update: Value dramatically outperforms in 2016 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Brian Gilmartin of Trinity Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange Here is our update from this time last year:
28 Dec. 2016 Do you have FOBAS? The key to investing now is your time horizon [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Frank Byrd of Fielder Capital Group LLC writes on Harvest Exchange: Confused? Stocks are up post the Trump surprise. It's totally natural to have "FOMO" - the fear
28 Dec. 2016 Intera closes third fund on EUR 250 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Finnish growth-oriented private equity firm Intera Partners has closed its third fund on EUR 250. The firm's last fund closed on EUR 200 in 2011. MVision acted as the placement agent for the fund. Intera invests in Finnish and Swedish companies with
27 Dec. 2016 U.S. hedge fund warns of housing bubble in Australia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based hedge fund manager Chris Mittleman has warned of an impending housing bubble in Australia. He also described the victory of billionaire Donald Trump in the last U.S. election as an embarrassment for America. Mittleman, who plans to bring his glo
27 Dec. 2016 A (very) long history of real interest rates [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Michael Ashton, Managing Principal of Enduring Investments, writes on Harvest Exchange: One of the problems that inflation folks have is tha
23 Dec. 2016 Gold Commentary - December 2016 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Sprott Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Following the Fed’s well telegraphed 25 basis point interest rate
22 Dec. 2016 Fixed Income Market Outlook: Opportunities, but effective credit selection is of the utmost importance [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Virtus Investment Partners writes on Harvest Exchange: As we look ahead to 2017, we believe opportunities exist and, consistent with our 2016 Outlook,
22 Dec. 2016 Long/short and event driven hedge funds benefit from U.S. elections [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were cautiously positioned ahead of the U.S election and as a result failed to capture the market rebound, Lyxor Asset Management said in its December Hedge Fund Briefing. Philippe Ferreira, Senior St
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