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26 Jul. 2016 James Perry joins Maples Fund Services to enhance service delivery to institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Veteran investment manager James Perry has joined Maples Fund Services, a division of leading independent global fund services provider MaplesFS, as head of Institutional Investor Solutions. In an e-ma
26 Jul. 2016 Hamilton Lane closes latest fund of funds above target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hamilton Lane has closed its latest fund of funds on $516 million, above its original target of $400 million. Hamilton Lane has been managing fund-of-funds strategies since 1998 and the firm views its latest vehicle as an expansion of its private equity mandate.
26 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds winning streak continue as market conditions stabilize [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The winning streak for hedge funds continued last week with all strategies, besides CTAs, benefitting from the stabilization of market conditions. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.5% as of end July 19, bringing the month to date performance to a solid 1.6% (-2.0%
26 Jul. 2016 Study shows political ideology has direct correlation to hedge fund performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by Marian Moszoro of the Haas School of Business and Michael Bykhovsky of the Center for Open Economics has found that the political ideology of hedge fund managers can have direct correlation with performance. The study entitled,
25 Jul. 2016 Citco launches Citco Capital Solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Citco Group of Companies has launched Citco Capital Solutions, a capital advisory service that will focus on arranging debt and equity capital for sponsors and investors in alternative investment vehicles. Citco Capital Solutions is led by Managing Director Michael Pe
25 Jul. 2016 Lazard hires Christopher Mulshine for private capital advisory business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lazard Ltd announced today that Christopher Mulshine has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Private Capital Advisory, effective immediately. He is based in New York. “Chris brings more than 15 years of experience as a trusted advisor to institutional in
25 Jul. 2016 Aquila Capital and Alpha Centauri enter a partnership to launch alternative beta strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aquila Capital has announced plans to launch an alternative beta strategy in cooperation with Alpha Centauri. The launch brings the Hamburg-based specialist investment boutique, which offers liquid alternative risk premia and equity factor strategies, onto Aquila Capital’
25 Jul. 2016 Skybridge says current Japan situation difficult to manage, even for hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SkyBridge Capital, one of the world’s biggest investors in hedge funds, is trying to avoid any exposure in Japan right now, saying that the current situation in the region is difficult to manage. Raymond Nolte, Skybridge’s chief investment officer and oversees $
25 Jul. 2016 Hong Kong maintains position as international fund management center [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong has maintained its position as an important international fund management center despite the volatility in the global markets, even though it has also registered a slight decrease in assets on a year-on-year basis, the
22 Jul. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: July notifications 2.95% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 2016 measured 2.95%, down from 4.88% in June. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator rose to 2.95% for July 2016, up from 2.08% reported a year ago for July 2015," sai
22 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s Q2 update on the hedge fund industry finds that economic uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU has created potential opportunities for hedge fund managers and, as a result, many more funds have launched focused on the region. Europe-focused hedge fund
22 Jul. 2016 Magnetar Capital Foundation donates $5M to University of Chicago [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Magnetar Capital Foundation, parent organization of the Magnetar Youth Investment Academy, will provide UChicago STEM Education with $5 million over four and a half years to further develop and grow the academy’s high school financial education program. “Wit
21 Jul. 2016 Incline Investment Management builds business development team and expands distribution on 4th anniversary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IIM’s proprietary investment program, the Systematic Hybrid Strategy, has reached the four-year mark. During this time the strategy has met its objective of non-correlated diversification with equity-like volatility. Since July 1, 2012, the Systematic Hybrid Str
21 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund assets rise in 2Q, 3rd highest quarterly capital on record at $2.898tln [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge fund assets increased in the second quarter of 2016, recovering the decline from the prior quarter and rising above the year-end 2015 level to reach the 3rd highest quarterly capital total on record, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industr
21 Jul. 2016 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
20 Jul. 2016 ESMA advises on extension of funds passport to 12 non-EU countries [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Advice in relation to the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and Alternative Investment Funds (AI
20 Jul. 2016 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
20 Jul. 2016 SEC files charges against father and son over alleged hedge fund fraud [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against Thomas D. Conrad, Jr. and his son, Stuart P. Conrad of Alpharetta, Georgia, for allegedly defrauding investor
20 Jul. 2016 Key trends in European hedge funds show signs of sustained competition [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: According to Eurekahedge’s July 2016 report, European hedge funds have a short life-span and are using fees to beat the competition. But the majority are still small in size and domiciled offshore. The share of European smaller sized hedge funds (less tha
19 Jul. 2016 New York Life Investment Management opens Japan office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York Life has appointed Tatsuo Mizutori as the head of office for the newly-opened Japan branch of New York Life Investment Management Asia Limited. The Japan branch is currently seeking to obtain the business registrations and licenses that will be needed to permit t
19 Jul. 2016 PAAMCO brings on Carrie McCabe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, an alternative investment management firm, today announced that Carrie McCabe has joined the firm as Managing business initiatives and special projects. “Carrie has deep business development, investment and product d
19 Jul. 2016 HFR: Hedge funds post strong gains in mid-July as markets recover from Brexit losses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted strong gains through mid-July as the equity markets continued the recovery from Brexit losses. The HFRX Market Directional Index gained +2.17% (+4.22% YTD) and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +1.03% through mid-month (+0.19%
19 Jul. 2016 Event-driven hedge funds outperform in mid-July as risk appetite bounces back [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Directional hedge fund strategies outperformed in the week ending July 12 as special situations within event–driven and long biased L/S equity funds were up 1.5% and 2.2% respectively (-0.1% and -3.7% YTD respectively) as risk appetite picked up markedly,
19 Jul. 2016 Nomura Asset picks BNY Mellon to service $2.21bn in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Nomura Asset Management has appointed BNY Mellon to service around $2.21bn in assets for its Nomura Asset Management Deutschland and provide fund administration and middle office services to their
18 Jul. 2016 Private equity and venture capital outperformed public markets in 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - US private equity and venture capital funds posted higher returns for 2015 than the public markets, though they underperformed in the final quarter of the year, according to investment advisor Cambridge Associates. US PE and VC funds continued a two-year downward trend, r
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  2. U.S. economy, inflation and alternative investments to dominate 2018 markets, says family office Wilmington Trust[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The emergence of a late-cycle economy in the U.S., the mystery of inflation and growth from a domestic and global perspective, and the potential for alternative investments to prosper against a backdrop of rich valuations, low yields, and higher volatility are the t

  3. 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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