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13 Jan. 2017 Goodwin expands private funds team [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Goodwin, a global law firm, has expanded its private investment funds and private equity practice. The firm has brought on Marie-Laure Bruneel and Arnaud David as partners in the Paris office. Bruneel, who joins Goodwin from De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, specia
13 Jan. 2017 Prudential Capital closes fifth fund on $1.8 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chicago-based Prudential Capital Partners has closed its fifth mezzanine fund on $1.8 billion. The fund beat its $1.4 billion target, with some 70 percent of existing investors committing to the new fund. Prudential Capital Partners is the middle-market mezzani
13 Jan. 2017 Commodities gain due to higher energy and growth expectations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodities gained in December due to improving supply/demand fundamentals for crude oil and higher economic growth expectations, Credit Suisse Asset Management said in a
13 Jan. 2017 Comment: Expecting volatility in 2017? A case for diversifying [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Wells Fargo Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Optimism is surging. Consumer confidence recently hit levels not seen sin
12 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds to profit from greater dispersion, more typical asset relationships and rising volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last week was rather uneventful week for hedge funds. Amid reduced trading volumes and a pause in the reflation trade, most Lyxor indices were about flat as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index finished 0.1% as of January 3, Lyxor A
12 Jan. 2017 Hedge fund manager Chris Rokos to raise over $2bn to expand in emerging markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: While other hedge fund managers are closing shop, Chris Rokos is expanding. A report by the New York Times cited two people privy to t
12 Jan. 2017 Stefan Lumiere inflated independent administrator's valuation of Visium's hedge fund, lied to investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Visium Asset Management LP portfolio manager Stefan Lumiere allegedly inflated the value of the hedge fund's distressed debt holdings to make it look that the company is doing better than it actually was, prosecutors told the jury at the start of his securities
12 Jan. 2017 At KCM we're long KNDI, but it's not a recommendation [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: J. Todd Krajniak, CEO/CIO of Krajniak Capital Management (KCM), writes on Harvest Exchange: At KCM we're
11 Jan. 2017 Asset Management One's London office hires product specialist [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asset Management One International Ltd., the London based subsidiary of leading Asian asset manager Asset Management One Co., Ltd., announces the appointment of Yasuko Sato as a Product Specialist. Yasuko joins the London Business Development Team with responsibility for
11 Jan. 2017 A dramatic rebound for small-caps, and the rally has room to run... [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Francis Gannon, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director of Royce Funds writes in Harvest Exchange: 2016 was a terrific year for small-cap stoc
10 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds round up 2016 with 4.48% gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 1.01% during the month of December, with 2016 returns coming in at 4.48%. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 2.38% in December with its 2016 returns coming in at 7.37%. North American equity markets tr
10 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds gain across strategies in December, outperform MSCI to close at record index level in 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains across all strategies in December to conclude 2016, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) rising to a record index value level as oil prices surged, equities gained and U.S. interest rates increased into year end, accordin
09 Jan. 2017 HFSB adds new APAC committee members, sees strong growth in Asia-Pacific membership [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the global standard-setting body for the alternative investment industry, has added George Long, Founder, Chairman & CIO of LIM Advisors and Danny Yong, Founding Partner and CIO of Dymon Asia Capital, to its APAC Committee. The H
09 Jan. 2017 Amplitude's Klassic CTA up 29% in 2016 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Swiss CTA manager Amplitude Capital can boast outperformance for one of its short-term trading strategies. The Klassik strategy, which trades equities, FX, fixed income and commodities, returned 29.39% in
07 Jan. 2017 CTAs end 2016 with positive returns in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services announces the December 2016 and full year performance data for its SG CTA indices. All SG CTA indices posted positive returns in the last month of 2016, at the end of an otherwise difficult quarter. The flagship SG CTA Index clos
06 Jan. 2017 Opportunistic Credit: Key Themes for 2017 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Highland Capital Management writes on Harvest Exchange: We begin 2017 with a number of new forces at pl
06 Jan. 2017 Hedge fund Elliott Management acquires controlling interest in $3bn Bermudian asset manager [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund manager Elliott Management Corporation has announced the completion of its transaction to acquire a controlling stake at Aeolus
06 Jan. 2017 Global hedge funds end 2016 on a positive note on strong financial markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains for December with the HFRX Market Directional Index rising +1.73% for the month, +9.9% for the year, and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.86% for the
06 Jan. 2017 Neuberger Berman raises $2.5bn for firms largest secondaries fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Neuberger Berman has closed its fourth and largest secondaries fund to date on $2.5 billion. The fund beat its $2 billion target after under a year in market. SOF IV, which launched in April 2016, is the successor to NB Secondary Opportunities Fund III LP, which
06 Jan. 2017 Thornburg launches long/short equity fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Thornburg Investment Management has launched its first long/short equity liquid alternative fund. The fund will be managed by Connor Browne. Browne, a managing director of the firm, also co-manages Thornburg Value Fund " the firm&
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
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