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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
18 Jul. 2016 MFA supports CFTC proposed expansion of interest rate swap clearing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA) submitted a comment letter in support of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) proposed rules on the mandatory clearing of certain additional interest rate swap classes. “We strongly support the CFTC’s proposal and it
18 Jul. 2016 UCITS HFS Index takes hit amidst Brexit vote, down -0.41% in June 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After three consecutive positive monthly results the UCITS HFS Index experiences a draw-down again, reporting losses of -0.41% in June 2016. The broad index started slowly into the month, posting marginal gains and losses of 0.02% and -0.05% in week one and two respective
18 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds post strong returns in 2Q but first half still worst since 2008 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund performance has stabilized in the second quarter after a volatile start to 2016 and recovered from losses seen in the first quarter, according to the latest Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark. In its report,
18 Jul. 2016 Underperforming hedge funds in Asia feel pressure from investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Underperforming hedge funds in Asia that charge high fees are facing intense pressure from investors as withdrawals rise, Nomura Holdings’ global head of prime brokerage Christopher Antonelli told
18 Jul. 2016 Brexit-driven volatility drives event-driven hedge fund strategies in June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Four out of six IQ Hedge Indexes finished June in positive territory as the month ended on a turbulent note, IndexIQ said in its latest performance report. The absolute return indexes were led by th
15 Jul. 2016 Jim Breyer to Join Blackstone’s Board of Directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Blackstone has announced that Jim Breyer has joined its board of directors. He is founder and CEO of a premier global venture capital and private equity investor, Breyer Capital, focused on catalyzing high-impact entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China. Over the course of his
15 Jul. 2016 SEC files fraud charges against hedge fund that bet on terror lawsuits following investigations of valuation practices [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday filed fraud charges against hedge fund RD Legal Capital for allegedly misleading its investors about how much bet they made on the outcome of a judgment against Iran for sponsoring a terrorist attack that killed Ame
15 Jul. 2016 Schechter Wealth adds wealth advisor to target HNWIs, family offices, institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Third generation and boutique wealth advisory firm Schechter Wealth has hired wealth advisor Megan Sandler to focus on high-net-worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors. In her new r
15 Jul. 2016 Luxembourg approves new fund structure [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Luxembourg parliament has approved a new change to its fund structure laws. The Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) will work alongside the already existing Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) toolbox and will be available in a few weeks once the law h
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