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20 Jan. 2017 Total hedge fund industry asset surpass the $3tln milestone for the first time [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total hedge fund industry capital rose for the third consecutive quarter, surpassing the $3 trillion milestone for the first time, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today by HFR®, the established global leader in the indexation, analy
20 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds posted gains through mid-January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets gained through mid-January to begin 2017, discounting expectations for new policies from the Trump administration and PM May's policies regarding Brexit implementation. Global equity markets gained through mid-month led by Biotechnology, Techn
20 Jan. 2017 Fifth straight quarter of growth for Guernsey funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Guernsey’s fund industry has enjoyed five consecutive quarters of growth according to the latest figures, released today. Statistics from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that, at the end of September 2016, the net asset value of all
20 Jan. 2017 The case for currency-hedged Japanese stocks [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Richard Turnill, BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist, writes on Harvest Exchange: We see a strong case for Japanese stocks on a
20 Jan. 2017 Investcorp Hires CalPERS Ramos [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investcorp has hired Nelson Ramos to the Alternative Investment Solutions Group in New York as co-Portfolio Manager of the Alternative Risk Premia portfolios, Deputy Head of Cross Asset Investments, and a member of the Cross Asset and Investment Committees.
20 Jan. 2017 Z Capital's Edwards heads to Lovell Minnick [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: $1.8 billion, Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in financial and related business services companies, has hired Irene Hong Edwards as Principal and Head of Investor Relations. Edwards, who will be based in New York, was most recentl
20 Jan. 2017 Institutional investors, asset managers are adapting to regulation shift due to MiFID II [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by independent broker and financial technology provider ITG
20 Jan. 2017 BlackRock favours short durations in European bonds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The ECB's no-change policy was expected, comments Marilyn Watson, head of global fundamental fixed income strategy at BlackRock, the world's largest asse
19 Jan. 2017 3 telltale signs the Japan rally may not be over [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Blackrock writes on Harvest Exchange: Last year, the markets were distinguished by a lack of persistence. In many respects, investor behavior in the
18 Jan. 2017 IndexIQ hedge fund indexes jump in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, the leading provider of innovative investment solutions, announced the December performance of its family of IQ Hedge™ Indexes and the updated holdings in the firm's IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF. Five of the six IndexIQ Hedge Indexes were up
18 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds were up 4.48% for 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The January 2017 Eurekahedge Report has been released. Key highlights for December 2016: Hedge funds were up 4.48% for 2016, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.78% gain over 2015. Asset b
18 Jan. 2017 CEO Michael Singer to leave Ramius, Fred Fraenkel named interim head of asset management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: CEO Michael Singer is leaving Ramius to pursue new career opportunities. It is not yet known which. Ramius is the global alternative investment management business of Cowen Group. Prior to joining Ramius, Michael Singer served as head of alternative
18 Jan. 2017 In 2016 outperforming hedge fund strategies suffered outflows while money went to underperforming CTAs [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque: Hedge funds have experienced a quiet start to the year. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is flat year to date, and the trends observed in Q4 of last year continue to prevail in early 2017. Event driven were leading the hedge fund strategies last week with the Lyxor Event Drive
18 Jan. 2017 The Dallas Pension fiasco is just the beginning [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Jonathan Rochford, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Narrow Road Capital writes on Harvest Exchange: The recent blow-up of the Dallas Police and
18 Jan. 2017 SkyBridge sold to RON Transatlantic, HNA Group [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital U.S., the New York-based investment arm of $90 billion Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, will buy New York-based SkyBridge Capital for an undisclosed sum. The deal comes after news that SkyBridge founder and CEO Anthony Scaramu
17 Jan. 2017 Intoxicated by the illusion of upside in MGP Ingredients' whiskey story, investors ignore accounting issues, 60-70% downside potential [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Ben Axler of Spruce Point Capital Management writes on
17 Jan. 2017 JMC Capital Partners closes Fund II on $206M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Boston-based JMC Capital Partners has closed its second fund on $206 million. The fund hit its hard cap and was over subscribed. Fund II is the successor to JMC Platform Fund I, raised in 2013, which had $125 million in capital commitments. Goodwin Procter
16 Jan. 2017 RAM Active Investments launches long/short beta neutral global equities UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RAM Active Investments (RAM AI), the active and alternative asset management company, has launched RAM (Lux) Systematic Funds - Long/Short Global Equities. The Fund, available in daily-dealing UCITS format, will be collectively managed by Thomas de Saint-Seine, Maxim
16 Jan. 2017 Macro hedge funds and CTAs outperform in December on strong dollar [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new U.S. administration will remove barriers to growth and investment, Lyxor Asset Management said. December also saw the Fed hik
13 Jan. 2017 AIMA boosts Asia-Pacific footprint with senior hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, has bolstered its expanding footprint in APAC with the appointment of Lilian Lee as Director and General Manager for Singapore. Her appointment follows
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
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