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09 Jun. 2015 Seeding firm James Alpha to back long/short credit hedge fund Coherence Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fixed income manager Coherence Capital Partners and James Alpha Management, a diversified asset management firm specializing in identifying, seeding, and growing alternative investments for institutional and individual investors, have entered into a strategic partnership
09 Jun. 2015 Hedge funds report mixed gains on higher rates and stronger euro [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds navigated in a volatile environment last week as bond yields spiked across the board and a stronger euro detracted performance. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index ended the week down -0.4% as at end June 2 (+3.6% YTD), according to
09 Jun. 2015 Investcorp plans to rebuild hedge fund business [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bahrain-based money manager Investcorp Bank BSC said it plans to rebuild its hedge fund and push its real estate business in Europe. The announcement came as Investcorp founder Nemir Kirdar is set to step down fro
09 Jun. 2015 Hedge fund Elliott asks South Korean court to stop Samsung’s 'unlawful’ merger deal [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $26bn American hedge fund Elliott Associates on Tuesday file an injunction before a South Korean court to stop the planned takeover deal between Samsung companies to enable Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee to shift leadership in the company to his only son, Jay-yong
09 Jun. 2015 CalPERs rolls back even more of its investment portfolio [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California Public Employee's Retirement System is scaling back even more of its investment portfolio relationships. According to a story first rep
08 Jun. 2015 Principal protected note linked Liquid UCITS Alternative Funds to pay 2x excess return over LIBOR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sky Fund LLC, a regulated US asset management firm, has entered into an index advisory agreement with a European ‘A’ Rated bank by S&P and Fitch Ratings. Sky Fund is the Index Advisor and the bank is the Index Sponsor of a new actively-managed index of liquid alternative
08 Jun. 2015 Andy Murray teams up with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tennis champion Andy Murray has announced that he has entered a long-term partnership arrangement with Seedrs, the London-based equity crowdfunding platform. The arrangement will see Andy joining the Seedrs Advisory Board to provide advice to the firm with re
08 Jun. 2015 SEC crackdown on alleged collusion does not concern activist hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge funds have downplayed the reported investigation being led by the Securities and Exchange Commission on alleged collusion amongst activist hedge fund investors without disclosing their alliances. According to
08 Jun. 2015 Equity hedge strategies led hedge fund gains in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Equity hedge strategies led hedge funds gains in May, with significant contributions from technology, healthcare and fundamental value exposures, said Hedge Fund Research
05 Jun. 2015 Laven Partners and ComplianceAsia partner to provide global compliance services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Laven Partners, the global consultancy and compliance group to the fund management industry, and ComplianceAsia, the leading compliance provider in the Asia-Pacific region, have entered into a co-operation arrangement to provide a comprehensive compliance and consultin
05 Jun. 2015 Elliot hedge fund’s increase stake in Samsung C&T complicates merger plan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The announcement of U.S. hedge fund Elliot Management to increase its stakes in Samsung Group’s construction and trading unit, Samsung C&T Corp., will complicate the planned merger with Cheil Industries Inc., and the planned smooth transition of leadership, said
05 Jun. 2015 Lyxor partners with Corsair to launch first daily fund on its alternative UCITS Platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has inked a partnership deal with Corsair Capital Management to launch the Lyxor/ Corsair Capital Fund. By adding this new UCITS-compliant U.S. long/short equity strategy, Lyxor introduces its fi
04 Jun. 2015 51 institutional investors join the $1bn hedge fund club over the past year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The worldwide “Club” of the largest investors in hedge funds has seen a net migration of 24 investors into the Club over the past 12 months. A total of 51 investors have increased their allocation to the asset class to over $1bn, while 27 investors have seen their allocat
04 Jun. 2015 Balter Liquid launches discretionary global macro fund for the wider audience [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Balter Liquid Alternatives (BLA), a subsidiary of Balter Capital Management, has launched the Balter Discretionary Global Macro Fund.
04 Jun. 2015 Brighton SPC taken over by CIMA [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Belvedere Management Group fund vehicle Brighton SPC has been taken over by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority following a forensic examination, according to a notice from the regulator. Brighton SPC represents the offshore arm of a larger Ponzi scheme run o
03 Jun. 2015 AIMA updates due diligence questionnaire for selecting a fund of hedge funds manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published an updated edition of its due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) for pension funds and other investors to use when selecting a fund of hedge funds manager.
03 Jun. 2015 Investment marketing and consultancy Quadsight Partners launches [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Quadsight Partners has announced the formal launch of its business – a marketing, communications and public relations firm formed to provide investment managers, wealth advisors and service providers with executable solutions to grow assets and drive revenue. Quadsight is
03 Jun. 2015 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +0.26% (+2.55% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds posted mixed returns in May as the financial markets traded on wide ranges, according to Hedge Fund Research. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.
03 Jun. 2015 Chris Addy notes great progress in hedge fund transparency [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Chris Addy, president and CEO of Castle Hall Alternatives, a global due diligence service firm, on Tuesday said there had been great progress in the hedge fund industry, especially on the issue of transpa
03 Jun. 2015 Bill Ackman takes 22% stake in Nomad Foods [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Tuesday disclosed a 21.7% stake (about 33.3 million shares) in Nomad Foods Limited, a special purpose acquisition company created to acquire companies in the food industry, to
02 Jun. 2015 eVestment enters private equity, venture capital with TopQ acquisition [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - eVestment, a leading provider of traditional and hedge fund data and analytics for the institutional investing community, is launching new offerings in the private equity and venture capital arenas. To serve institutional investors who are increasingly investin
02 Jun. 2015 Backstop Solutions acquires Cogency software to expand capabilities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Backstop Solutions Group – a provider of cloud-based solutions purpose-built for the institutional investment industry has announced it has acquired Cogency Software, a provider of accounting solutions for multi-manager investment firms. Cogency’s clients are s
02 Jun. 2015 New BNY Mellon white paper highlights transformative role of Big Data [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon, an investment management and investment services, has published a new white paper examining Big Data's credentials and its potential as a transformative tool in the current era of shrinking margins and ever-more sophisticated and powerful analytica
02 Jun. 2015 2015 could be year of M&A as hedge funds continue to post positive gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The current year is on track to be the best year for M&A ever, says Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Briefing. Lyxor cited Bloomberg data which showed that since the beginning of the year, global M&A volumes hav
02 Jun. 2015 FX hedge funds fell in April on weaker data of the U.S. dollar [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: FX hedge funds declined in April as the U.S. dollar fell on weaker data, with nonfarm payroll data coming in significantly below expectations and the Q1 2015 GDP data below consensus. The Parker FX Index dropped
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