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12 Apr. 2018 Berens Capital Management teams with Alternative Investment Management Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Investment Group, an independent investment firm, announced today a transaction with Berens Capital Management, which will involve the Berens Capital Management team and funds becoming part of Alternative Investment Group on June 1st. Berens Capital Management
12 Apr. 2018 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index falls -0.40% In March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.40% in March, and -0.99% for the first quarter in 2018. Both returns underperforming the -0.98% monthly return a
12 Apr. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for March 2018 measured -0.09%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 1.40% in April. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for April 2018 of -1.
12 Apr. 2018 Mariner appoints Mark Curtis global head of sales & marketing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mariner Investment Group, the global alternative investment manager, announced that it has appointed Mark Curtis to the role of Global Head of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Curtis is responsible for overseeing the firm's marketing and sales activities across its broad suite of l
12 Apr. 2018 Abbey Capital launches its latest US mutual fund, the Abbey Capital Multi Asset Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Abbey Capital announced the launch of its latest US mutual fund, the Abbey Capital Multi Asset Fund (MAFIX) which continues the investment strategy of an existing Abbey Capital private placement fund with a 16-year track record (the Predecessor Fund). Since the Predecesso
12 Apr. 2018 Alternative asset manager Dyal Capital takes strategic minority position in Vector Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman focused on institutional alternative asset management has
11 Apr. 2018 BlueMountain Capital adds portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, a private diversified alternative asset management firm, today announced that Sanket Patel has joined the firm as Portfolio Manager of Global Energy equity investments, effective April 10. The appointment reflects BlueMountain's commitment
11 Apr. 2018 Aksia Hires Barclays Ilya Riskin for Senior Analyst Role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ilya Riskin has joined Aksia as a Senior Analyst on the Investment Research Team in New York. Ilya had been at Barclays for over 12 years, most recently as a Vice President in the Portfolio Management Group, where he was a fundamental credit research generalist and portfo
11 Apr. 2018 Fund Evaluation Group launches a managed account platform for institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investment advisory firm Fund Evaluation Group (FEG) is launching a managed account investment solutions to cater its existing clients, particularly institutional investors, which includes endowments, foundations, and retirement plans. FEG
10 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds remained in the red for second month amid choppy trading conditions and weak global equity performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds registered their second consecutive month of losses since the start of 2018, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declining 0.51%1 in March, while still outperforming the MSCI World Index which ended the month down 2.21%. The average return of global hedge fu
10 Apr. 2018 Bitcoin glittering brighter for some Wall Street executives [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The glitters of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies attract a handful of Wall Street executives as many of them are joining the crypto world for better opportunities. Hedge fund manager and digital currency investor Mike Novogratz has lured Richard Kim from Goldman Sac
10 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds bounce back as equity markets rebound with modest beta contributions seen ahead [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge funds space bounced back last week supported by the rebound in equity markets as strategies with elevated beta outperformed, such as special situations and L/S equity. Lyxor Asset Management said in its week
09 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds up 0.35% in Q1 while most equity markets post declines [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The volatile markets extended through March as hedge funds posted mixed returns with global equities falling on increased trade and tariff tensions between the U.S. and China, data provider
06 Apr. 2018 Advent Capital snags Talara's Ziegesar for biz dev role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Capital Management, an investment management firm with more than $9 billion in assets under management, announced today that Alex von Ziegesar has joined the firm as managing director of business development, reporting to Kris Haber, the firm's Chief Operating Offi
06 Apr. 2018 Agio launches cybersecurity suite for alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agio, a leading provider of managed IT and cybersecurity services for the financial services, healthcare, and payments industries, announced today that it will launch Agio SkySuite, a fully-hosted public cloud productivity and cybersecurity suite tailored for small and em
06 Apr. 2018 Fund managers optimistic hedge fund industry to maintain growth [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A majority of hedge fund managers, or 64% of those who participated in Preqin's year-end survey, believe that industry assets will continue to grow over 2018. In fact, two out of three managers (67%) saw their AUM grow in 2017. According to
06 Apr. 2018 Pershing Square falters as investors exit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bill Ackman's bets on Valeant and Herbalife may have been a bridge too far for investors. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that after thr
05 Apr. 2018 Little Harbor Advisors launches ETF that calculates probability of change in price direction of U.S. equities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investment firm Little Harbor Advisors, LLC has launched its first exchange-traded fund. The fund uses Bayesian statistical techniques to infer the probability of change in price direction of the broad U.S. equity market. The LHA Market State U.S. Tactical ETF applies t
05 Apr. 2018 Steven Cohen's Point72 invests in driver-less car software [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Steven Cohen's Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund Point72 Asset Management is investing in a Silicon Valley startup that is developing an artificial intelligence software for driver assistance and autonomous driving Cohen spearheaded the $15 million inve
04 Apr. 2018 Alternative investment firm Crestline Investors closes CLO on $409.6m [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional alternative investment management firm is closing a collateralized loan obligation (CLO) known as Crestline Denali CLO XVI, Ltd., by its Crestline Denali Capital unit on $409.6 million. Crestline
03 Apr. 2018 Corecommodity taps Jamison's Danter for managing director role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CoreCommodity Management, an independent asset manager dedicated solely to commodities as an asset class, today announced that Lawrence Danter joined the firm as Managing Director. Mr. Danter's primary responsibilities will include marketing the firm's absolute return off
03 Apr. 2018 White Oak Equity Partners acquires minority interest in FCO Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FCO Advisors, a leader in alternative municipal strategies with over $1 billion in assets under management, and White Oak Equity Partners, a private equity firm that purchases non-controlling GP interests in alternative asset managers, today announced that White Oak has a
03 Apr. 2018 Hirtle Callaghan appoints Mark Hamilton as CIO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hirtle Callaghan, pioneers of the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) model, announced today that Mark Hamilton has joined the firm as Chief Investment Officer, reporting to CEO Ranji Nagaswami. In this newly created position, Mr. Hamilton, who most recently se
03 Apr. 2018 Steinbrugge: Rising short term interest rates should help some hedge fund strategy returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - By Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner Agecroft Partners: The Federal Reserve increased its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 bps to 1.50-1.75% on Wednesday, March 21. This marks the 6th incremental increase since December 2015 following the dramat
02 Apr. 2018 Apex Token Fund enters partnership to hedge against large scale macro-economic risks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The first cryptocurrency investment fund of funds Apex Token Fund has partnered with Brad Chun and Neil Fillary of Shuttle Fund in recognition of the duo's development of a digital asset investment strategy that prepares for the worst possible economic scenarios
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