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12 Sep. 2016 Family offices reduce hedge funds, include more impact investing as succession becomes greater challenge [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Family offices are reducing their holdings in hedge funds and adding private equity. A study by UBS Group AG in tandem with London-base
12 Sep. 2016 Only strong, adaptable and efficient buy side and asset managers will evolve and survive [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Only the adaptable, strong and efficient buy side and asset managers will evolve and survive, said Celent in its new report "The Little Big Story of Asset Management: Factories and Boutiques Create the Need for IT Upgrade
12 Sep. 2016 SAC trader Andrew Bazarian to shut down Asia-focused hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Steven A. Cohen’s trader Andrew Bazarian is shutting down his Asia-focused hedge fund that was backed by Alibaba Group Holding executives including co-founder Joe Tsai,
09 Sep. 2016 Alternative investment sector grows in California with new opportunities for investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A joint report by the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) and data provider Preqin showed tremendous growth in California’s alternative investment industry over the past five year
09 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds gain in August for six consecutive months of positive returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds gained in August, topping the mixed performance of U.S. equities as financial market volatility and trading volume declined. Data provider Hedge Fund Research showed that the resurgence in ene
09 Sep. 2016 Institutional investors struggle finding opportunities despite 2,798 private capital and 13,725 hedge funds on market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by data provider Preqin amongst 490 institutional investors across the globe has found that a majority of them are finding it harder to identify attractive investment opportunities in the alternative as
08 Sep. 2016 St. Jude Medical brings legal action against hedge fund Muddy Waters and MedSec [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Muddy Waters Consulting LLC, Muddy Waters Capital LLC, MedSec Holdings, Ltd., MedSec LLC, and three individual defendants who are principals in these firms, for fals
08 Sep. 2016 Sol Zlotchenko joins Hazeltree as chief technology officer to lead product innovation and delivery [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hazeltree, a provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, has announced that Sol Zlotchenko has joined the company as its chief technology officer. In this role, Zlotchenko leads all aspects of technology direction, product development and technical supp
08 Sep. 2016 White paper: Swiss banking needs to evolve now [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As the banking industry is evolving in terms of efficiency, streamlining and innovation, Swiss banking lags. And if Swiss banks do not catch up in the next few years, they may not survive, according to a white paper by the Swiss Finance Institute, a Geneva-
08 Sep. 2016 Family offices pulling out of hedge funds as profits fell [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Poor performance is pushing family offices away from hedge funds, Bloomberg said, citing a report by UBS Group AG and Campden
08 Sep. 2016 SEC adopts new rules to enhance information from investment advisers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted amendments to investment adviser registration and reporting form or Form ADV, and several rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by an inves
08 Sep. 2016 California hedge fund promises 60% net monthly returns to investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Carlsbad, California-based Young Capital Management has announced the launch of fixed-income hedge fund that promises returns 60% a month to investors. In a
07 Sep. 2016 August: A quiet month for markets and hedge fund strategies alike [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - August was characterized by muted volumes and volatility across most asset classes. The MSCI World index gained 0.1%, while the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index declined by 0.1%. GAM portfolio manager Anthony Lawler commented: “There were no meaningful catalysts to lead m
07 Sep. 2016 Specialist private equity firm assumes minority stake in Norfolk-based investment advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC (Rosemont) and Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC (WST) have announced that, effective September 1, Rosemont assumed a minority stake in the Norfolk-based asset manager. “WST impressed us deeply as an organization,
07 Sep. 2016 BlackRock pushes for climate aware investments [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors can no longer ignore climate change, says BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, and should incorporate it into their own investment process. That way, they can diminish climate risks, exploit opportunities and have a positive impact whi
07 Sep. 2016 Korea's wealthy driving hedge funds, ETFs up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wealthy South Koreans are pushing the growth of the local hedge fund and exchange traded fund (ETF) industries as investors shift towards alternative investments, with the stock market going south, state media
06 Sep. 2016 A.M. Best Special Report: Race for global reinsurers still open, premature to discount the “hedge fund re” mode [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Declining rates, broader terms and conditions, unsustainable reserve takedowns, low investment yields and continued pressure from convergence capital are all negative factors that continue to adversely impact global reinsurance companies. These weak operating fundamentals
06 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds flat as global macro outperforms on U.S. dollar upswing [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were mostly flat from the week as of end Aug. 30, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index ending the week at 0.0% (-2.0 YTD). Global macro managers outperformed and were up 0.9%, lifted by the upswings in the U.S. dollar, while the Fed stance turned more hawkish
05 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds post mix returns in August, market directional strategies up 1.15% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance for August as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +1.15% and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.16% for the month, reported data provider
05 Sep. 2016 South Korea’s hedge fund industry doubled in just six month [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The South Korean hedge funds industry is growing at a fast pace and has reached $5.40bn in assets under management, reported the Korean Herald, citing official domestic data. Accordi
05 Sep. 2016 Innovation, evolution at PAAMCO as hedge fund veteran Basil Williams joins firm [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The innovation and evolution within alternative investment management firm Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) have attracted hedge fund veteran Basil Williams who has
02 Sep. 2016 AIMA Canada announces new executive committee of the board for 2016-2018 term [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIMA Canada, the National Group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in Canada, has announced the composition of the new Executive Committee of the Board for 2016-18 term. Michael Burns will continue in the role of Chair, welcoming a record number o
02 Sep. 2016 Macro hedge funds performed best over past 12 months [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An examination of the performance of the hedge fund industry over the past 12 months showed that macro strategies are the highest performing top-level strategy during the period (+3.14%), followed by CTAs (+2.49%), data provider
02 Sep. 2016 Paul Singer’s hedge fund sues law firm Mossack Fonseca over alleged obstruction of justice [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Singer’s hedge fund NML Capital has sued the Nevada office of law firm Mossack Fonseca, which is at the center of the now infamous Panama Papers scandal, for alleged obstruction of justice, a report by the
01 Sep. 2016 Hedge Fund Programme launches in Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Inflection Point Intelligence, in collaboration with Henley Business School, will launch the Hedge Fund Programme in Singapore. The programme is sponsored by Swiss-Asia Financial Services (Swiss-Asia) and the first intake of 25 qualified services professionals will commen
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