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06 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds, banks, high-frequency traders hire technology firm to analyze tweets from traders [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A handful of hedge funds, banks and high frequency traders are paying as much as $15,000 each per month per stock symbol to technology firms that analyze over one million tweets from traders, investors and market commentators to determine their sentiments, reports
06 Jul. 2015 Veteran hedge fund investor Robert Discolo joins Permal [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: After a break from fund management, Robert (Bob) Discolo joined the Permal Group as Executive Vice President, Investments, on 1st July. Permal, a pioneer in multi-manager, multi-strategy investments, was
06 Jul. 2015 Spanish fund of hedge funds returns almost 7% in last 12 months [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Sigma Fund Absolute Return, a global multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, has been awarded the Best Global Multi-strategy Fund prize at the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Global Fund A
03 Jul. 2015 Newalpha and Emergence select Finaltis for its efficient beta strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha), the Paris-based global emerging manager acceleration specialist and Emergence (Emergence), France's seeding fund sponsored by 15 institutional investors have announce a strategic investment with Finaltis (Finaltis). With 35 m
03 Jul. 2015 Court upheld Rajat Gupta’s insider trading conviction and prison sentence [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff on Thursday upheld the two-year prison term against former Goldman Sachs Group director Rajat Gupta and rejected his appeal to dismiss his insider-trading conviction by a New York federal jury in 2012. The 66-year-old Gupta asked t
03 Jul. 2015 Strong returns to push demand for hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong returns of hedge funds in the first half of 2015 is seen to attract billions of dollars of new money into the industry in the next six months despite some fund managers sustaining losses from the Greek debt problem last June, Peter Laurelli,
02 Jul. 2015 SEC orders Greenwich hedge fund AlphaBridge Capital to pay $5m, close office over fraud [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday accused Greenwich, Connecticut-based AlphaBridge Capital Management and its owners Thomas T. Kutzenand and Michael J. Carino with fraudulently infla
02 Jul. 2015 U.S. hedge funds lead $200m fund-raising for GrabTaxi [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. hedge funds, including Coatue Management LLC and Tiger Global Management LLC led the $200m fund-raising for Singapore-based taxi-hailing app The Journal
01 Jul. 2015 Sherpa Funds Technology is granted the global patent for Optimal Risk Sizing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sherpa Funds Technology (SFT), a Singapore based company that provides Asia- based fund managers with advanced mathematics and analytics, announced on 1 July 2015 that it has been granted the global patent for Optimal Risk Sizing (ORS), a game-changing technology which al
01 Jul. 2015 A portion of Tilton's defense is denied as judge dismisses change of venue request [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In March, the SEC brought fraud charges against distressed maven Lynn Tilton and her firm Patriarch Partners. According to the comp
01 Jul. 2015 Currency hedge funds flat in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Pressures on the U.S. dollar and the Euro saw currency hedge funds remain flat in May. Parker Global Strategies, LLC’s Parker FX Index reported a 0% return during the month (+3.11% YTD). "The U.S. dollar saw a s
01 Jul. 2015 Bill Gross says hedge funds, mutual funds and ETFs are vulnerable to liquidity scarcity [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: There are concerns in the financial markets that center around the absence of liquidity and the effect it might have on future market prices, writes Bill Gross, partner at Janus Capital, in his
01 Jul. 2015 Greece crisis does not present great medium and long-term risks [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Tina Byles Williams, CIO and CEO of the FIS Group, a Philadelphia-based investment advisor founded in 1996, recently attended a global investor forum in Europe and asked institu
30 Jun. 2015 Survey: AIFMD to rival UCITS as a ‘de facto’ international standard for distributing AIFs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Software company Multifonds has released the results of its latest survey on the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on the fund industry. Respondents from the funds industry, who collectively manage and administer assets exceeding US$1
30 Jun. 2015 Only few hedge funds have direct hedge fund exposure to Greece [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Greek risk is limited for hedge funds on the Lyxor platform as few funds hold direct net exposures to Greek assets, and moreover these are fairly limited, said Lyxor Asset Management. Only 11 funds are dir
30 Jun. 2015 Larry Robbins' hedge fund Glenview buys 1m Tenet Healthcare shares [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Glenview Capital Management said it bought an additional 979,482 shares at Tenet Healthcare Corp valued at $53.80 million, raising its stakes in the healthcare services company to 15.16%, reported
30 Jun. 2015 John Hancock Investments launches UCITS platform in Ireland [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: John Hancock Investments has announced the launch of John Hancock Worldwide Investors, PLC, a Dublin-domiciled UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) platform designed to extend the reach of firm's signature manager-of-managers
29 Jun. 2015 Saemor Capital and Pelargos Capital tap BNY Mellon for fund administration [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by alternative fund managers Saemor Capital B.V. and Pelargos Capital B.V. to provide AIFMD depositary, fund administration, and middle office and investor services for assets
29 Jun. 2015 GoldPoint Partners appoints Sean D. Gelb as Chief Financial Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Goldpoint Partners, a leading private equity manager based in New York and a private equity affiliate of New York Life Investments, announced today that Sean Gelb, CPA, has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gelb will oversee the day-to-day accountin
29 Jun. 2015 Roundtable A.M. launches Growth fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Roundtable Asset Management, Ltd. is launching the Roundtable Growth Fund, Ltd. on July 1, 2015. The investment objective of the Fund is to maximize long-term capital appreciation. The Fund will seek North American investment opportunities that are not well followed by th
29 Jun. 2015 Hedge funds panic over Greece [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some investors are in panic mode as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday night that the banks and the stock market would be closed Monday, said
29 Jun. 2015 Alternative investment industry could grow to $13.6tln in five years [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Leading auditing and advisory group PwC said that the global alternative investment industry, which includes hedge funds, private equity and real assets, is set to increase to $13.6tln within the next five years. "Be
26 Jun. 2015 Senate wants to clamp down hedge fund-backed reinsurers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: United States Senator Ron Wyden on Thursday proposed a bill before the Senate Finance Committee requiring owners of hedge-fund backed reinsurance firms to pay more taxes or shift the focus of their portfolios, reported
24 Jun. 2015 Idinvest Partners closes private debt fund on €400m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Idinvest Private Debt III is a fund dedicated to the financing of European SMEs through mezzanine or unitranche. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the Fund will invest in business transfers, acquisitions and organic growth especially in exports. T
24 Jun. 2015 Saad Khalil joins New York Life as Head of Corporate M&A [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Saad Khalil has joined New York Life as vice president and head of corporate mergers and acquisitions for the company. Khalil is located in New York Life's Home Office in New York and will report to John Fleurant, EVP and Chief Financial Officer. Khalil
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  5. Hedge funds flat in last week of November 'in sympathy with markets’[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were close to flat in the last week of November in sympathy with markets, which took a pause ahead of the OPEC meeting and Italian referendum. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was -0.1% as of end November 29 (-1.7% YTD), according to the latest