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17 Oct. 2017 Event driven strategies lead hedge funds' gains in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event driven strategies lead the hedge funds space in September, generating the greatest return of any top-level strategy with the Preqin Event Driven Strategies posting 2.1% gains last month (+12.79 YTD). The surge in event driven strategies follows incremental gai
17 Oct. 2017 CTAs' contrarian positions reap rewards [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: It was another positive week for hedge funds. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index delivered healthy returns up 0.4% (+2.5% YTD) from 03 October to 10 October, with CTAs outperforming as the CTA Broad Index gained 0.9% (-2.3% YTD). CTAs' contrarian positions were rewarde
16 Oct. 2017 Crayhill Capital Management brings on Khan, expands structured credit platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crayhill Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm focused on private structured credit, announced today the appointment of Shamafa Khan as a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing. At Crayhill, Ms. Khan will leverage her previo
16 Oct. 2017 Comment: Why PE may be worth considering in today's environment [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: When I participated in the latest meeting of Neuberger Berman's Asset Allocation Committee (AAC), there was a
16 Oct. 2017 SS&C completes acquisition of CommonWealth Fund Services to expand in Canada [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial services provider SS&C Technologies Holdings said it has completed its acquisition of Canadian fund administrator CommonWealth Fund Services Ltd., which services over $8bn in assets. The newly acquired busi
13 Oct. 2017 AIMA launches new due diligence template [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a new edition of its flagship due diligence questionnaire (DDQ), 20 years after the first "AIMA DDQ" helped to standardise the due diligence process for alternative investment managers and investors.
13 Oct. 2017 Barclay CTA Index Falls 0.72% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders fell back after two previous months of gains, losing 0.72% in September according to the flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. "The Fed's mid-month confirmation that it was unwinding QE precipitated trend reversals
13 Oct. 2017 Cryptocurrency market seen to steadily rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: All indicators are pointing an upward direction for the cryptocurrency market, according to a report by Financial Buzz. So far this
13 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds hire record number of marketers in Q3 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: There were over 300 marketing moves in the hedge fund industry in the third quarter of this year according to an analysis from Context Jensen Partners (CJP), an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting capital raising talent for alternative investmen
12 Oct. 2017 RAM Active Investments to absorb research costs to the benefit of clients under MiFID II [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RAM Active Investments ("RAM AI"), the active and alternative asset manager, has announced it will absorb the cost of external research commissioned on behalf of investors. The announcement has come ahead of MiFID II, the new European Union rules which are due to come in
12 Oct. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: September performance 0.67%; Capital Movement Index: October net flows decline 0.95% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2017 measured 0.67%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.95% in October. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for October, 2017
12 Oct. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.32% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.32% in September, underperforming the 0.60% return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid Alte
12 Oct. 2017 Harvest Global Investments expands U.S. Office adds CEO, VP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Harvest Global Investments USA (Harvest USA), the Asian and Chinese markets specialist asset manager with over $110bn in AuM, announces the expansion of their New York office with two senior hires, including the appointment of a new CEO. The new hires are part of Harvest'
12 Oct. 2017 Fourth Quarter Hedge-Fund Strategy Outlook: K2 Advisors [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: Two Sides to Every Story-and the Truth In a recent Bloomb
12 Oct. 2017 Women representation in alternative industry remains low [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Women representation in the alternative industry space remains low with just under one in five employees at fund management firms being female, according to the latest research by data provider Preqin. The study
12 Oct. 2017 eVestment: Hedge funds post 11th consecutive month of gains [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were up 0.67 percent in September, the eleventh consecutive month of gains, according to eVestment's Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. Overall, over 75 percent of the industry is in the positive for 2017, with average gains being over 10 pe
11 Oct. 2017 Greater China and India hedge funds now up over 20% after September gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The receding tension in the Korean peninsula benefitted Asian fund managers as hedge funds in the region lead the performers in September, data provider Eurekahedge said its monthly report. The
11 Oct. 2017 Study finds emerging and diverse-owned fund managers perform well, worthy of consideration by institutional investors seeking alpha [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging and diverse-owned fund managers are performing well and are worthy of consideration by institutional investors seeking alpha, according to a research by the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) with the assistance of KPMG accounting firm and
11 Oct. 2017 KKR closes CMBS fund on $1.1bn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: KKR has closed its latest CMBS fund on $1.1 billion. The fund will purchase junior tranches of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). KKR said in a statement that the fund beat its initial target. KKR Real Estate Credit Opportunity Partners will look
11 Oct. 2017 Brookfield AM to acquire Center Coast Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Brookfield Asset Management's Public Securities Group will acquire Center Coast Capital Holdings, an affiliate of Center Coast Capital Advisors, a Houston-based investment adviser focusing on energy infrastructure investments, including master limited partnershi
10 Oct. 2017 Technology and healthcare hedge funds up over 16% for the year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds notched their eleventh consecutive monthly increase in September with a gain of 1.32%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index has risen 7.57% so far in 2017 and has increased 9.60% for the 11 month period that began last
10 Oct. 2017 Activist hedge fund wins board seat at GE [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund investor Trian Fund Management has succeeded in pressuring industrial conglomerate General Electric Co, to give it one board seat in the company after months of intense lobbying, various media reports said. The $14bn hedge fund firm Trian own
10 Oct. 2017 Comment: The rising cost of currency hedges may require a re-think for fixed income portfolios [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: It's no secret that foreign inflows into U.S. fixed income markets have been an important source of demand for mortgages,
10 Oct. 2017 Global macro recovery pushes Lyxor hedge fund index up 1% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global macro hedge fund strategy continued to extend a winning streak, supported by constructive views on Europe through long equities and short bonds and helped push the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.0% (+2.1% YTD) from 26 September to 03 October. Short EUR versu
10 Oct. 2017 Presentation: The 7 Reasons Most Machine Learning Funds Fail [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Marcos Lopez de Prado from Guggenheim Partners says that the rate of failure in quantitative finance is high, and particularly so in financial machine learning. The few managers who succeed amass a large amount of assets, and deliver consistently exceptional performance
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. News Briefs - Italy's Carige to sell consumer credit arm to Chenavari, Less than a year after hedge fund coup, East Bay drug maker cuts jobs, looks to move HQ[more]

    Italy's Carige to sell consumer credit arm to Chenavari Italy's Banca Carige aims to sell its consumer credit unit to London-based hedge fund Chenavari by Dec. 6 when a vital 560 million euro ($664 million) cash call ends. Genoa-based Carige must comply by the end of the year with Europe

  3. Launches - Ex-BlueCrest team to open over $200m hedge fund, Greg Coffey, a hedge fund star who retired at 41, is eyeing a comeback, Brevan Howard plans Greek funds as bond rally signals revival[more]

    Ex-BlueCrest team to open over $200m hedge fund From Bloomberg.com: A team of traders who left BlueCrest Capital Management earlier this year raised more than $200 million for their own hedge fund focused on Asian stocks, according to a person familiar with the matter. Ovata Capital Manag

  4. North America - Miami could attract hedge funds if SALT deductions axed[more]

    From Law360.com: For years, inertia has been Nitin Motwani's greatest foe in his attempts to lure hedge fund owners in the northeast to Miami, which he has pitched as a tropical low-tax paradise. But with the Republican tax bill proposing to eliminate deductions for state and local taxes, he's sensi

  5. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa