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09 Jun. 2016 Cambridge Associates expands pensions practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cambridge Associates, the global institutional investment advisor, has hired Vicky Williams as Senior Investment Director, effective June 2016. The appointment comes as UK and Continental European pension schemes consider a widening range of private investments
09 Jun. 2016 New Campbell & Company white paper: The Taming of the Skew [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research presented in Campbell & Company‘s white paper, The Taming of the Skew, examines the sources of skewness in trend following portfolio returns. Investors are often concerned about the negative skewness of equity returns, especially when equity markets fall,
09 Jun. 2016 J.P. Morgan says 75% of institutional investors boosting real asset allocation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan says 75% of institutional investors boosting real asset allocation A survey by J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPAM) involving 155 institutional investors with more than $4tln in total plan/investable assets has found that a vast majority of 75% are plann
09 Jun. 2016 BNY Mellon's Pershing provides advisors access to hedge fund market data, insights and analytics [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BNY Mellon’s unit Pershing LLC has added the hedge fund intelligence platform AltX to its Alternative Investment Center. Accessible through NetX360, Pershing's Alternative Investment Center provides advisors access to educational resources, research and tools to
08 Jun. 2016 ICAV attracts €8.4 billion to Irish funds in first 12 months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has today announced significant inflows of €8.4 billion into Ireland through the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV). Since the ICAV legislation was pas
08 Jun. 2016 As growth hits a speed bump, wealth managers seek to adapt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global private wealth grew sluggishly in 2015, with some markets seeing significant slowdowns, leaving wealth managers searching for innovative ways to meet the shifting needs of diverse client segments, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The
08 Jun. 2016 Neil Stiefel joins Etops as head of business development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Etops, a provider of next generation wealth and asset management, has announced that Neil Stiefel joins as Partner and Head of Business Development and Member of the Executive Board. Etops was founded in 2010. Over the last six years the company has successfully empow
08 Jun. 2016 Institutional investors to raise allocations to alternatives to seek strong returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by BNY Mellon has found that institutional investors are planning to boost their allocations to alternative strategies to seek for stronger returns in the low-interest-rate environment.
08 Jun. 2016 Event-driven strategies lead hedge fund gains in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains for the third consecutive month in May, as the U.S. dollar strengthened in anticipation of higher U.S. interest rates, as well as an increasingly uncertain outcome of the upcoming UK referendum about Brexit. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composi
07 Jun. 2016 Menlo Equities launches absolute return fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Menlo Equities, a Palo Alto-headquartered real estate investment firm that acquires and develops office property in select western U.S. technology-oriented markets, today announced that it completed the initial formation of its latest fund, Menlo Equities Absolute Return
07 Jun. 2016 Opalesque Exclusive: AMG picks up minority hedge fund stakes from Goldman's Petershill [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a global asset management company, will acquire several minority stakes in hedge funds from Petershill Fund I, a group of investment vehicles managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The five hedge fund firms include CapeView C
07 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds in positive territory as risk appetite picked up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended the month of May up 0.5% but still down -2.3% YTD, according to Lyxor Asset Management. Macro managers outperformed, supported by the rebound in global equity indices and the appreciation of the USD against the GBP, EUR and JPY. Long/short equi
07 Jun. 2016 Currency hedge funds gain in April on back of stable monetary policy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Foreign currency-focused hedge funds gained in April according to the Parker FX Index which was up +0.19% for the month (+1.52% YTD). 29 of the 30 programs in the Index reported April results, of which 19 reported positive results and 10 incurred losses. On a risk-
07 Jun. 2016 Lyxor’s range of alternative UCITS and multi-asset funds now available to private banking investors in Italy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has signed a distribution agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, the wealth management arm of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group, making Lyxor’s range of alternative UCITS and multi-asset
06 Jun. 2016 Fund platform to ease European market access for Asian, African and Middle Eastern fund strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Standard Chartered Bank together with FundRock Management Company S.A. (FundRock) are launching a new multi-manager fund platform solution for Asian, African and Middle Eastern based asset managers looking to explore Luxembourg domiciled Undertakings for Collective Invest
06 Jun. 2016 French seeder NewAlpha invests in top NY hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha), the Paris-based global fund incubation and acceleration specialist, has announced a strategic investment with Naqvi-Van Ness Asset Management (Naqvi-Van Ness). In 2001, Ali Naqvi and Albert Van Ness founded Naqvi–Van Ness
06 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds’ popularity, too many investors, are killing the industry [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The popularity of hedge funds is killing the industry as the overabundance of investors have raised assets to $2.9tln but skilled managers and exploitable market inefficiencies are becoming scarce,
06 Jun. 2016 Taylor Woods’ commodities hedge fund fell 7% this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Taylor Woods Capital Management, which in 2015 was one of the best performing hedge fund firms, is on a downward spiral this year after its commodities hedge fund fell 7.3% in the first five months of 2016,
03 Jun. 2016 Financial service firms spend $1.2bn per year on consolidated market data feeds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The financial services industry spends more than $1.2 billion annually on consolidated market data feed products, according to a new report from Greenwich Associates. The new Greenwich Report, Revitalizing the Consolidated Real-Time Feed Business
03 Jun. 2016 Kirk Lehneis appointed COO of New York Life Investment Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York Life announced today that Kirk Lehneis, 41, has been appointed chief operating officer of New York Life Investment Management, the investment management arm of New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Lehneis was elected a senior managing director of the company in
03 Jun. 2016 Kevin Parker to join the board of directors of Arena Investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arena Investors, LP, a global investment firm and merchant capital provider, has announced that Kevin Parker has joined the Board of Directors of Arena’s parent company. Kevin has over 33 years of investment experience. Currently, Kevin is Managing Partner o
03 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds post gains in May on back of interest rate increase, Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains in May on the back of interest rates increase by the Feds and the impending Brexit referendum as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +1.46% (-0.14% YTD), wh
03 Jun. 2016 Halcyon Capital shuts down energy-focused hedge fund as oil prices collapse [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment firm Halcyon Capital Management has closed down its energy-focused hedge fund on March 31 this year after oil prices collapsed,
03 Jun. 2016 SS&C upgrades Citi’s hedge fund customers from Advent 8.0 to 15.2, allowing real-time portfolio management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., has successfully transitioned Citi's hedge fund customers to the latest version of the Geneva platform - SS&C's real-time portfolio management, reporting and investor account
02 Jun. 2016 AIMA welcomes EU consultation on reducing barriers to cross-border marketing of investment funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers, has welcomed the European Commission consultation on reducing barriers to the cross-border marketing of investment funds. AIMA said that barriers to th
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London for New Managers: SJL Capital LLC, an investment advisory firm based in California, has launched its maiden fund, the SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP. The fund, which began trading

  2. Manny Roman to move from Man to Pimco[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Emmanuel (Manny) Roman, an investment world veteran, has been hired by PIMCO, the large US bond fund house, as chief executive officer. PIMCO's current CEO Douglas Hodge will assume a new role as managing director and senior advisor when Roman joins P

  3. Europe - European hedge funds shrink and shutter as turmoil hurts returns, Investors go bargain-hunting for U.K. property after Brexit vote, Brexit: Guidance for fund directors - what to know and what to ask[more]

    European hedge funds shrink and shutter as turmoil hurts returns From Bloomberg.com: Europe’s hedge-fund industry contracted for a sixth straight quarter as the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union and concerns that China’s growth is slowing caused losses and forced some money man

  4. Platinum Partners starts liquidation of hedge funds following municipal union kickback scandal[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Platinum Partners, the hedge fund in the middle of a New York City municipal union kickback investigation, is reported to be liquidating two of its funds, the New

  5. SWFs - Abu Dhabi wealth fund says long-term investment gains fell[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds, said its long-term gains dropped in 2015. The fund’s 20-year annual rate of return slowed to 6.5 percent at the end of 2015, from 7.4 percent a year earlier, it said in its annual review. Over