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31 Aug. 2016 Trendrating launches new technology to grade portfolio momentum [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Following news that 86% of European active equity funds and 82% of large-cap US equity funds underperformed their benchmark over the last decade, Trendrating have now released Portfolio Momentum Rating technology as part of its platform to help fund managers reduce portf
31 Aug. 2016 SEC sanctions Apollo $52.7m for misleading expense disclosures [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: From Sglawyers.com: The SEC sent a message to the private equity industry that it will severely punish managers for expense allocation conflicts of interest by sanctioning Apollo Management $52.7 million for misleading disclosures about portfolio monitoring fees. The SE
30 Aug. 2016 Use of alternative investments peaks as diversification plays pay off [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Portfolio diversification is paying off again, rewarding volatility-weary advisors with higher, more stable returns and lower risk, according to the latest quarterly Portfolio Clarity Trends Report published by Natixis Global Asset Management. The most broadly diversified
30 Aug. 2016 CTAs post highest net inflows in first half of this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have seen further outflows in Q2 2016 following net outflows of $5.0bn in the second half of 2015 and outflows of $14.3bn in Q1 2016, data provider Preqin said in its latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. The net o
30 Aug. 2016 Hedge funds expect market catalysts in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The lack of decisive market trends and uncertainty about the mood of investors as they head back from their summer break will not last indefinitely, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Briefing. Market moves will
29 Aug. 2016 Demand for alternatives pushes Gemini Alt to surpass $500m in assets on managed account platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong demand for access to alternative investments has pushed Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC to surpass $500m in invested assets on its Galaxy Plus Fund managed account platform as of August 2016. "At a ti
28 Aug. 2016 Hedge fund industry experienced net outflows of $34bn in H1, total AuM now at $3.11tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Using data from its Hedge Fund Online product, Preqin estimates that there were net outflows of $34bn over the first half of 2016; the majority of outflows ($20bn) occurred in Q2 2016. As a result, as of 30th June 2016 the hedge fund industry represented a total of $3.11t
26 Aug. 2016 World’s largest asset manager BlackRock launches BlackRock Impact Bond Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, with $4.890tln in AUM the World’s largest asset manager, has announced the launch of the actively managed fund BlackRock Impact Bond Fund that aims to generate competitive financial returns while invest
25 Aug. 2016 Cayman court appoints liquidator to Platinum Partners hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A court in the Cayman Islands on Tuesday has appointed an outside liquidator to assist in unwinding Platinum Partners’ Cayman-based hedge fund Value Arbitrage Fund (International) Limited, the offshore version of Platinum's flagship hedge fund offering. In a
25 Aug. 2016 HK regulator reprimands, fines Morgan Stanley Hong Kong Securities over short selling, internal control failures [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong’s market regulator Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined Morgan Stanley Hong Kong Securities Limited (MSHK)
24 Aug. 2016 Securities arbitration law firm opens probe against hedge fund Platinum Partners [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who purchased Platinum Partners’ troubled hedge funds through financial advisors and brokerage firms were sent notices of investigation by securities arbitration law firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A (K&T). The la
24 Aug. 2016 Gramercy expands trading team to stay ahead of changing complexities of global markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Gramercy Funds Management LLC, a $5.7bn dedicated emerging markets investment manager, has expanded its trading team to stay ahead of the ever changing complexities of global markets. In a statement, Gramercy sa
23 Aug. 2016 MainstreamBPO to acquire New York based hedge fund administrator Fundadministration, Inc. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fund administration provider MainstreamBPO Limited group has announced to the ASX the execution of an agreement to acquire New York based hedge fund administration business Fundadministration, Inc. Fundadministration is a US full-service fund administration firm th
23 Aug. 2016 Hedge fund adviser RD Legal files suit against SEC over civil claims in unconstitutional and unfair proceedings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund adviser RD Legal Capital, LLC, and its president, Roni Dersovitz, filed a federal lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission challenging its decision to bring civil claims against them in an unfair and unconstitutional administrative proceeding. <
23 Aug. 2016 Private Equity lawyer John Pollack joins Gibson Dunn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that John M. Pollack, former Co-Chair of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s M&A and Securities Group, will join the firm as a partner in New York. At Gibson Dunn, Pollack will continue his focus on mergers and acquis
23 Aug. 2016 Hedge funds up a healthy +0.7% in mid-August, buoyed by positive performance of risky assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund index was up a healthy +0.7% in mid-August (-2.0% YTD), erasing early August losses and with progress in most strategies, supported by the positive performance of risky assets. Directional strategies performed best in the risk-on environment,
23 Aug. 2016 Sihan Shu leaves Paulson to launch own hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Sihan Shu, who was instrumental for John Paulson’s famous bet against the U.S. housing market prior to the 2008 global financial crisis that earned Paulson & Co. nearly $15bn in profits in 2007 and billions of dollars more a year later, has left the firm to start hi
23 Aug. 2016 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.37% in July on global equity rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Managed futures traders gained 0.37% in July, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 2.12% year-to-date. "July’s global equity rally proved to be the major source of profits for many CTA portfolios," said Sol Waksman, founde
22 Aug. 2016 Investors set to increase allocation to private debt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors are set to increase their allocation to private debt, with 60% revealing they believe the private debt market will grow over the next 12 months, according to a new study by Elian, a leading funds services provider. 41% of investors are likely to increa
22 Aug. 2016 Focused active asset managers outperform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northill Capital has released the report ‘Nowhere to hide: Focused active asset managers outperform’, analysing the structure of active asset management firms and the effects of those business models on delivering outcomes to investors. The research demonstrates that acti
22 Aug. 2016 S&P: Top hedge funds are selling IT and healthcare stocks [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Information technology and healthcare sector stocks were the biggest net sells among top hedge funds, according to the S&P Hedge Fund Tracker report for Q2 2016. They include Apple, Netflix, Allergan, Microsoft and Alphabet. The Apple sells "could be due to
22 Aug. 2016 Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital ups pressure on Buffalo Wild Wings to refranchise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager Marcato Capital Management is forcing sports bar and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings to refranchise to raise the company’s earnings, reported
22 Aug. 2016 Blue Sky founder to retire as profits grow [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Mark Sowerby, the founder and managing director of Blue Sky Alternative Investments, will retire at the end of September after ten year
22 Aug. 2016 Australian hedge funds outperform but still underappreciated [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Kim Ivey, co-founder of Hedge Funds Rock and The Australian Hedge Fund Awards, said that the Australian hedge fund industry is still looking to get attention as they battle local super fund’s preference to look offshore for alternative investments. Speaking ahe
19 Aug. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 1.99% in July (+2.99% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 1.99% in July according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index is up 2.66%. “The confluence of post-Brexit central bank accommodation, positive Q2 earnings, and signs of a strengthening US economy sup
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  4. Performance - Some hedge funds deliver double-digit gains for 2017, Brevan Howard's hedge fund suffers biggest annual loss in 2017, Crispin Odey's flagship hedge fund plummeted about 20% in 2017, Profits fall 90% at ex-Morgan Stanley banker's hedge fund, Fannie-Freddie overhaul might mint hedge fund riches, losses[more]

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