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25 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund Elliott Associates rejects GE's tender offer for SLM Solutions [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist investor Elliott Associates, the hedge fund run by Paul Singer, and Elliott International, have rejected GE Germany Holdings AG's $1.4bn tender offer to takeover 3D printing company SLM Solutions Group AG. Elliot Associates, Elliott International and it
25 Oct. 2016 Hedge funds flat in third week of October, long/short equity outperforms [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were flat as of the week ending 18 October (-1.0% YTD), with L/S equity funds outperforming (+0.3%) during the same period, said Lyxor Asset Management. Directionality paid off as markets were risk-on.
25 Oct. 2016 Francisco Partners closes Agility Fund on $600M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Francisco Partners, a technology focused private equity firm, has closed a new fund - The Agility Fund - on $600 million. The fund will be focused on making smaller investments in technology companies. "Our natural process of meeting companies has consist
24 Oct. 2016 Five Major Q2 2016 hedge fund trades [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Novus, the data research firm focusing on hedge funds, published on Harvest Exchange: As we’ve done in prior quarters, this post will highlight five of the most important trades made by HFs over the prior quarter. Clients receive this trend distillation the day
24 Oct. 2016 North America leads number of hedge fund launches in Q3, Asia saw decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: North America-based fund managers accounted for 76% of new hedge fund launches, a 12-month high, while both Europe- and Asia-Pacific-based managers accounted for smaller proportions, said alternative investments research firm
24 Oct. 2016 Hedge funds weather volatile September, up 0.46% during the month [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds weathered a volatile September in global equities as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month up +0.46% (+3.33% YTD), Greenwich Alternative Investments said in its monthly report. Gre
21 Oct. 2016 Liquid alternatives veteran takes over alternative mutual fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Liquid alternative investment veteran, Dick Pfister, founded AlphaCore Capital to bring alternative investments to private clients in an independent, boutique setting. A year later, the La Jolla-based firm's success and demand from advisors for sub-advisory services h
21 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund capital rose to record level in 3Q as gains offset withdrawals [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, reaching $2.972tln or an increase of $73.5bn from the previous quarter, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-est
21 Oct. 2016 BarclayHedge: Most hedge funds gain in September, only macro strategies fell [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Most hedge fund strategies made profits as the industry gained 0.81% in September according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the index is up 4.26%. All but one of Barcl
20 Oct. 2016 Clarus Risk acquires Laven Partners’ private equity risk practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Clarus Risk, an institutional risk solutions firm, has entered into a strategic partnership with Laven Partners, the global consultancy and regulatory software publisher, servicing the financial services industry. The deal, completed on 5 October 2016, will see Clarus Ris
20 Oct. 2016 Fortress Gold Group announces new slate of alternative IRAs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fortress Gold Group, the financial services provider specializing in alternative retirement solutions, has announced the launch of a new IRA and 401(k) option for investors looking to protect themselves against market turmoil. In addition to the company’s existi
20 Oct. 2016 Survey says innovation to play critical role in managing hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers are innovating and increasing their investment in technology to create new competitive advantages and to address regulatory and operational issues, according to a new study by KPMG International, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
20 Oct. 2016 Marketing platform aims to assist new funds, emerging managers link with high net worth and institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Marketing firms LJH Financial Marketing Strategies and Emerson Ward Creative have banded together to introduce a comprehensive suite of professional marketing and branding services for new investment managers seeking
19 Oct. 2016 Austrian Managed Futures lawyer takes 3rd place in world's longest stairclimb race [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rolf Majcen, Managing Director of Vienna based FTC Capital, won the third place racing up the longest stairclimb of the world in the Shanghai World Financial Centre. The competition was held on 16 October in Shanghai. The Shanghai World Financial Centre&nbs
19 Oct. 2016 Jersey’s finance industry’s €188bn foreign investment into EU found to support 330,000 jobs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Jersey’s finance industry facilitates almost €190bn of foreign investment into the European Union (excluding the UK), supporting in the order of 88,000 jobs across those same member States, according to an independent report launched today. Jersey also supports an estimat
19 Oct. 2016 Hedge funds outperform underlying markets in September, Japan-focused managers lead gainers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were up 0.48% in September outperforming underlying markets, as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which gained 0.19% during the month, Singapore-based data provider Eurekahedge said in it
19 Oct. 2016 Preqin: 144 hedge fund launches in Q3 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: According to Preqin, an alterna
19 Oct. 2016 Number of Asian hedge fund start ups fall third year to 27 so far in 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of hedge fund launches in Asia entered its slowest pace, with Singapore-based Eurekahedge noting only 27 new launches from January to September this year, the lowest figure since 2000 when 56 funds opened,
19 Oct. 2016 Lyxor says market conditions in Q4 to be less supportive than Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management said that it expects the last quarter of 2016 to present more challenges for the markets than the previous third quarter. Philippe Ferreira, senior strategist at Lyxor AM, said in Lyxor’s lat
19 Oct. 2016 San Francisco based hedge fund Artko Capital up 19.8% net YTD [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Peter Rabover, CFA, Portfolio Manager at San Francisco based Artko Capital, has released his 3Q16 Partner Letter on Harvest. Artko Capital is a limited partnership that foc
18 Oct. 2016 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.12% in September, 0.09% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.12% in September 2016, 0.09% YTD. Bg
18 Oct. 2016 Protégé Partners seeds market-neutral relative value hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Mill Hill Capital announced today that Protégé Partners would be making a significant seed investment with Mill Capital. The actual dollar amount was not rele
18 Oct. 2016 Macro hedge funds up 3.3% in one week on Fed and Brexit pays off [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were boosted by the strong performance of global macro funds, with the Lyxor Global Macro Index gaining 3.3% as of the week ending Oct. 11 (-1.7% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management reported. Their short on the p
18 Oct. 2016 Mining billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer backs new South African hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Former Capricorn Capital Group fund managers Andrew Crawford and Stephen Carew were given a major boost after South African diamond mining billionaire Nicky Oppenheime
18 Oct. 2016 First three local hedge funds of South Korean securities firms off to a good start [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: The first three local hedge funds run by South Korean securities firm were off to a good start and are expected to introduce more type of hedge funds, reported
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  1. Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. News Briefs - Italy's Carige to sell consumer credit arm to Chenavari, Less than a year after hedge fund coup, East Bay drug maker cuts jobs, looks to move HQ[more]

    Italy's Carige to sell consumer credit arm to Chenavari Italy's Banca Carige aims to sell its consumer credit unit to London-based hedge fund Chenavari by Dec. 6 when a vital 560 million euro ($664 million) cash call ends. Genoa-based Carige must comply by the end of the year with Europe

  3. Launches - Ex-BlueCrest team to open over $200m hedge fund, Greg Coffey, a hedge fund star who retired at 41, is eyeing a comeback, Brevan Howard plans Greek funds as bond rally signals revival[more]

    Ex-BlueCrest team to open over $200m hedge fund From Bloomberg.com: A team of traders who left BlueCrest Capital Management earlier this year raised more than $200 million for their own hedge fund focused on Asian stocks, according to a person familiar with the matter. Ovata Capital Manag

  4. North America - Miami could attract hedge funds if SALT deductions axed[more]

    From Law360.com: For years, inertia has been Nitin Motwani's greatest foe in his attempts to lure hedge fund owners in the northeast to Miami, which he has pitched as a tropical low-tax paradise. But with the Republican tax bill proposing to eliminate deductions for state and local taxes, he's sensi

  5. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa