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28 Feb. 2017 Natixis Global Asset Management launches industry's first ESG target-date funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Natixis Global Asset Management today launched the industry's first target-date retirement savings solution that focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The Natixis Sustainable Future Funds include ten funds with vintages ranging every five years
28 Feb. 2017 Crestline Investors hires Graham Officer as managing director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crestline Investors, Inc., an institutional alternative asset manager, today announced the addition of Graham Officer as Managing Director at the firm, where he will be focused on Business Development and Client Partnerships. Officer will head up marketing for the Crestli
28 Feb. 2017 BTIG adds to fixed income group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BTIG, LLC announced today that John Agnew, Drew Hall and Evan Jones, CFA have joined the firm within BTIG's Fixed Income Credit Group. Mr. Agnew, Mr. Hall and Mr. Jones will be based in New York, reporting into Drew Doscher and Darren Haines, Co-Heads of the Fixed Income
28 Feb. 2017 BlackRock: China on an upswing but mounting debt a concern the longer it drags on [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Richard Turnill, BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist, writes on Harvest Exchange: Markets are warming up to China. The sentiment on the world's s
28 Feb. 2017 Despite predicted outflows, some hedge fund strategies and fund types may raise more capital than others [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Following a difficult 2016, 2017 looks to be another challenging year for fundraising, data provider Preqin said in its latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. In its December 2015 interviews with investors Preqin noted tha
28 Feb. 2017 Hedge funds climb as CTAs rebound in early 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.4% as of the week ending 21 February, with all strategies ending in positive territory. CTAs outperformed, supported by their long equity and commodity exposure. Their tilt toward U.S. and Asia ex-Japan equities was particularly r
28 Feb. 2017 JTC hires two for Europe expansion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: JTC Fund Services has made a double senior appointment in both Luxembourg and London as it continues to strengthen its globally-focussed fund servicing business. JTC Group is an independent provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services to institutional and
28 Feb. 2017 White paper on directors shows trend toward stronger governance [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Sound Fund Advisors released a white paper on fund governance trends, after collecting data on more than 2,100 Cayman hedge fund boards for the past six years. According to the paper, the data shows a trend toward stronger governance. In 2016, external
28 Feb. 2017 Five alternative investment managers selected to present at ABN AMRO Investor Forum's AIF Factor in Amsterdam [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Five alternative investment funds have been selected by a jury panel to compete in The AIF Factor on March 8th, 2017 during the Amsterdam Investor Forum (AIF), organised by
27 Feb. 2017 Alternative investment industry foresees lower fee model & contraction of hedge fund firms over next few years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Given the hedge fund industry's lackluster performance in 2016 and the significant amount of hedge fund firms that closed their doors, many institutional investors have been revisiting their allocations to hedge funds. As many investors question whether actively managed i
27 Feb. 2017 eVestment adds Williams to ramp up private markets initiative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the launch of eVestment's Private Market Alliance in 2016 and the acquisition of private markets software firm TopQ in 2015, eVestment continues its expansion into private markets data and analytics with the addition of Stuart Williams as senior vice president o
27 Feb. 2017 Snowden Lane Partners forms strategic partnership with Artivest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced a strategic partnership with Artivest, a technology-driven investment platform that streamlines access to pr
27 Feb. 2017 Comment: Earnings mislead investors in quest for growth [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: As earnings season rumbles on, analysts remain fixated on the bottom line of compa
27 Feb. 2017 Funds of hedge funds continue their consolidation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The fund of hedge funds sector remains in a period of consolidation as managers recognize the need to develop new, innovative ways to diversify their offering and appeal more succinctly to the bespoke requirements of investors, data provider
27 Feb. 2017 January hedge fund redemptions slow, buck January 2016 trend [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors pulled another $5.2 billion from hedge funds in January 2017, according to the latest January 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. And while $5 billion is not insignificant, it pales in comparison to the $19.3 billion investors pulled from hed
24 Feb. 2017 As traditional strategies grow obsolete, two former military officers launch artificial intelligence-based hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - As 2016 came to a close, the hedge fund industry had experienced four straight quarters of net investor withdrawals, constituting the longest period of capital outflows sin
24 Feb. 2017 ASR to offer Swiss representation for FINMA authorized funds (UCITS) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ARM Swiss Representatives SA (ASR) is expanding its services to offer Swiss representation for FINMA authorized funds (UCITS). ASR is a leading independent FINMA-regulated Swiss representative firm founded in 2014 by Anne Simond and Greg Taylor to provide local repres
24 Feb. 2017 Private Equity Lawyer Jeff Legault joins DLA Piper in New York [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DLA Piper announced today that Jeff Legault has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in New York. Legault focuses on mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, with a particular emphasis on private equity transactions across a range of industries,
24 Feb. 2017 Are convertible bonds an all-weather asset? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange: Does equity protection mean bond risk? For investors in convertible bonds, the protection offered d
24 Feb. 2017 Emerging markets hedge fund capital rose by $9.3bn in 2016 despite net investor outflows [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge fund assets climbed to a record $200.7bn to begin 2017 on a strong note because of strong capital inflows in the last quarter of last year, reported the latest
24 Feb. 2017 Gordian Group launches GEMS [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Gordian Group, an investment banking firm specializing in complex, "story" and distressed situation advisory assignments has launched Gordian Equity Management Services. The new firm will provide asset management services to private equity firms on a contract ba
24 Feb. 2017 State Street study says investment firms lag on new technology [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new report from State Street says that many investment firms are falling behind when it comes to embracing new technology. The report findings are the result of a global survey of 2,000 investors and 500 investment providers. State Street argues that lea
23 Feb. 2017 K2 Advisors : Why We Like Activist Hedge Fund Strategies and Some Thoughts on Alpha [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Rob Christian, Senior Managing Director, Head of Research K2 Advisors, Franklin Templeton Solutions, writes on Harvest Exchange: When d
23 Feb. 2017 Investors in alternatives found to heavily expand into more alternative asset classes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by data provider Preqin has found that institutional investors are looking for exposure to an ever-widening range of alternative asset classes, with half now holding allocations to three or more. Preqin&
22 Feb. 2017 CalPERS elects new chair and vice chair of investment committee [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Henry Jones has been named Chair and Bill Slaton Vice Chair of the California Public Employees' Retirement System's investment committee. Jones was first elected to the CalPERS in 2007 by retired CalPERS members. He was re-elected to terms beginning in 2012 and 20
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