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15 Jul. 2016 Schechter Wealth adds wealth advisor to target HNWIs, family offices, institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Third generation and boutique wealth advisory firm Schechter Wealth has hired wealth advisor Megan Sandler to focus on high-net-worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors. In her new r
15 Jul. 2016 Luxembourg approves new fund structure [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Luxembourg parliament has approved a new change to its fund structure laws. The Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) will work alongside the already existing Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) toolbox and will be available in a few weeks once the law h
14 Jul. 2016 Australian fund administrator MainstreamBPO opens New York office to grow hedge fund business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MainstreamBPO Limited has announced the opening of a New York office for its hedge fund administration business. The New York office is the Group’s first office in the Northern Hemisphere, adding to the existing network of offices in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
14 Jul. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: June performance -0.54%; Capital Movement Index: July net flows decline 2.24% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2016 measured -0.54%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 2.24% in July. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement Index fo
14 Jul. 2016 Richard Lindsey and Andrew Weisman join Windham Capital as co-heads of the Windham Liquid Alternative Strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Windham Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in risk-based solutions announced the addition of a Liquid Alternatives team with the hiring of Richard Lindsey, Ph.D. and Andrew Weisman. Lindsey and Weisman, both formerly of Janus Capital
14 Jul. 2016 Peltz study shows hedge fund industry needs ''soul-searching', return to its roots [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new white paper by research firm Peltz International has concluded that the current criticism of the hedge fund industry on performance, fees, lack of transparency etc., should lead to industry introspectio
14 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund managers face pressure from investors on fees, declining returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund managers believe that fees, transparency and declining performance would be the three main concerns of the industry in the second half of 2016. That was the findings of a Preqin study involving more t
14 Jul. 2016 Grassi & Co. announces Emerging Manager Success Program, hires Brenda Mauro [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Grassi & Co., a specialist firm for accounting, tax and business advisory and administration services, has announced the launch of its Grassi Emerging Manager Success Progr
13 Jul. 2016 Centaur opens new office in Bermuda, headed by industry veteran [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Centaur Fund Services has announced the opening of a new service location in Bermuda. Bermuda is a key strategic location for Centaur and will act as an important servicing office, primarily for North American based clients. Eric Bertrand, Founding Partner of
13 Jul. 2016 Dyal Capital buys minority stake in Silver Lake [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Dyal Capital Partners has acquired a minority investment in Silver Lake, for an undisclosed sum. The investment is a passive, non-voting interest of less than 10%. Silver Lake will use the proceeds of the transaction for new growth initiatives and to ext
13 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds outperform in June with 0.64% gains (+1.34% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds traded their way around an overwhelming month in June and were up 0.64% while underlying markets as represented by the MSCI World Index were down 1.38% during the month. In the first half of this year, hedge funds are up 1.34% following four consecutive
13 Jul. 2016 Wilshire Liquid Alternative gains 0.36% in June, outperforming global hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.36% in June (+0.85% YTD), outperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.20% return by 16 basis points.
12 Jul. 2016 Credit Suisse releases mid-year hedge fund investor sentiment survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse today announced the results of its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which polled over 200 global institutional investors representing almost USD 700 billion in hedge fund investments. Participants were surveyed on their hedge fund activities du
12 Jul. 2016 Alternative risk premia weathering Brexit storm well [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dr Lars Jaeger, head of quantitative research in GAM’s Alternative Investments Solution (AIS) team, comments on how the growing alternative risk premia industry has delivered strong performance in the uncertain Brexit environment – proving once again its strong diversific
12 Jul. 2016 CTAs continue to outperform as hedge funds gain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last week was supportive for hedge funds, with all strategies ending in positive territory. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.6% (-3.0% YTD), fueled by the strong performance of CTAs. CTAs thrived from their positions last week, said
12 Jul. 2016 Survey: Investors’ sustained focus on diversification positive for hedge funds and alternative beta [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A survey by global consultancy Willis Towers Watson reports that investors’ focus on diversification and value for money will continue to dominate hedge fund allocations. The
12 Jul. 2016 Brazilian hedge fund Leste Capital expands in Miami [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brazil-based hedge fund manager Leste Capital Management has opened an office in the Brickell Financial District in Downtown Miami as the district continues to secure its foothold as a glob
12 Jul. 2016 Nordic investors expect more allocations to alternatives, ESG in next five years [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Global service provider Northern Trust surveyed 50 Nordic institutional investors in Stockholm, and found that 80% of them expect investor
11 Jul. 2016 Founder Arthur Bell assumes new role as Chairman, Corey McLaughlin promoted to Managing Member [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arthur Bell, a leading CPA and advisory firm dedicated to servicing the alternative investment industry, entrepreneurs, family offices, and high net worth individuals, today announced significant senior management changes. Arthur F. Bell Jr., the company’s namesake, has a
11 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds record fourth consecutive monthly gain in June as global markets experience massive dislocations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains in June as global financial markets experienced massive dislocations across currency, equity, fixed income and commodity markets pursuant to the result of the UK referendum on EU membership (Brexit),
11 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds, banks rethink strategies due to 'globalism' [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and big banks are rethinking their investment strategies and forecasts in light of a new by-word 'globalism,' said Jonathan Rose, CEO of Capital Gold Group Inc,. Globalism is now a comp
11 Jul. 2016 Legg Mason buys majority stake in Financial Guard [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Legg Mason, a global asset management firm with $718bn in assets, has agreed to acquire an 82% majority equity interest in Financial Guard, an online investment advisor that works through an interactive website. Financial Guard will operate as part of Le
11 Jul. 2016 Manager expects more inflows into emerging market bonds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London for New Managers: According to the managers of an emerging markets (EM) bond fund, Brexit has made EM bonds look more attractive, as central banks in developed countries should i
11 Jul. 2016 Chinese hedge fund managers see opportunities in stocks after Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in last month’s referendum has created opportunities for Chinese hedge fund managers who turned bullish on stocks. Not surprisingly, the Chinese managers who are looking to gain in stocks include those w
11 Jul. 2016 London-based CTA to launch Luxembourg domiciled UCITS fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: J8 Capital Management and Pairstech Capital Management will launch a Luxembourg domiciled UCITS fund using the same trading strategy as their flagship fund, the J8 Futures Fund, a CTA managed futures fund domiciled in Malta. The launch is expected to take pl
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