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26 May. 2017 Tarrant: Artificial intelligence will disrupt the hedge fund model [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: It had been predicted so often that machines will take over. And now, Protégé Partners founder Jeff Tarrant said he believes as well that artificial intelligence poses a serious threat to equity hedge funds within the next 10 years as machine learning technology be
26 May. 2017 AI-based hedge fund brings machine learning investing to masses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Machine learning-based hedge fund firm Greyfeather Capital is trying to bring artificial intelligence investing to the masses with its plan to expand beyond the limited reach of the alternative investments space. "We're excited to bring AI technology to traditio
25 May. 2017 Altegris enhances Managed Futures Strategy Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Altegris Advisors, a provider of premiere alternative investments, is announcing enhancements to the Altegris Managed Futures Strategy Fund (Tickers: MFTAX, MFTIX, MFTCX, MFTOX) in an effort to provide current and future investors with increased transparency, lower costs,
25 May. 2017 Comment: Keeping Your Balance as Rates Rise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Rising interest rates make bond investors nervous. But purging your portfolio of interest-rate risk can
25 May. 2017 Hedge funds extend positive streak to six months in April with 0.59% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds extended their positive streak to six months in April as the industry reported a composite return of 0.59% last month, Greenwich Alternative Investment said. In its monthly report, Greenwich said that hedge fund performance was evenly mixed ac
25 May. 2017 Political turmoil has limited impact on hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The markets' knee-jerk reaction following former FBI Director James Comey's memo alleging that the U.S. President tried to influence the FBI had limited impact on hedge funds as the Lyxor Hedge Fund index was up +0.4% (+1.6%YTD) from the week covering 09 May to
25 May. 2017 Buy-side research shop TIM Group acquired by Mergermarket [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced today that it has acquired TIM Group. Established in 2002 and headquartered in London, TIM Group specialises in the electronic delivery of equity trade ideas and investment recommendations through it
24 May. 2017 Comment: Equity Growth Stars - Bargains in Disguise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Investors are wary about US stock multiples. But elevated valuations of high-growth stocks may be
23 May. 2017 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.16% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders gained 0.16% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index remains down 0.66%. Five of Barclay's CTA indices had gains in April, while three had losses. Currency Traders were up 0.40%, Financial/M
23 May. 2017 SYZ Asset Management strengthens business development capabilities with two key hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In order enhance the reach of its product and service offering in the Benelux and across major markets, SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management company of the SYZ Group has appointed Mr Pierre Seydel as Region Head - Benelux and Mr Nico Cacciabue as Head
23 May. 2017 Craig Goos Joins GPB Capital as Managing Partner & COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Craig Goos has joined GPB Capital as Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Goos, who has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management and financial services, will work closely with the GPB executive team to develop and implement plans for enhancing op
23 May. 2017 Advent Capital hires chief of staff to expand investment solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Capital Management, an investment management firm with approximately $9 billion in assets under management and founded in 1995, announced today that Scott Reid has joined the firm in the newly created position of Chief of Staff and Strategy. Based in New York,
23 May. 2017 Wilshire Consulting hires Ingram away from BT Pension Scheme [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO (OCIO) business unit of Wilshire Associates, announced today that Daniel Ingram has been hired to serve as Vice President of Responsible Investment Research & Consulting. In this role, Ingram wi
23 May. 2017 Equity market neutral hedge fund strategy with large inflows [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Equity market neutral is experiencing large inflows with half of the funds increasing their holdings into Q2, according to ML Capital's Alternative UCITS Barometer for the second quarter of this year. ML Capital said, "A mere 8% intend to redeem out of this stra
23 May. 2017 Emerging Markets Debt: Is There Still Gas in the Tank? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: Back in November, emerging debt markets were under the gun. In the run-up to the elect
22 May. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.69% in April strong uptrend for hedge funds continues [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.69% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. After four consecutive profitable months, the Index is now up 3.71% in 2017. This is the best start since 2013 when the Barclay Hedge Fund Index gained 4.74% through A
22 May. 2017 Trinity Fund Administration Ltd joining the Mainstream BPO Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MainstreamBPO Limited group (MainstreamBPO or the Group) has executed sale agreements to acquire Trinity Fund Administration (Trinity) in Ireland and the Cayman Islands. Trinity currently provides administrative, transfer agency, company register, corporate secretaria
22 May. 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management launches ultra-short income ETF [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the $1.5tln investment management arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has launched the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST), an actively managed ETF that seeks to provide current incom
22 May. 2017 Catalyst Fund investors have until next month to join class action against the hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who bought Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy Fund's Class A, C and I shares have until June 27, 2017 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against the hedge fund, said Charles C. Foti, Jr., a partner at law firm
22 May. 2017 Franklin Templeton: Why Liquid Alternatives Now [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: Truth be told, 2016 was not a stellar year for hedge funds, as unceremoniously summed in this head
19 May. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: May notifications 3.08% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2017 measured 3.08%, up from 2.41% in April. 'Taking into account seasonality, SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2017 of 3.08% continues this year's favorable trend in redemptions, as
19 May. 2017 Conquest STAR UCITS Fund launched on the MontLake UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Conquest Capital LLP and ML Capital announced the launch of the Conquest STAR UCITS Fund, a systematic absolute return trading strategy hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. MontLake is a leading independent platform for UCITS funds that provides investors with access to
19 May. 2017 Leon Cooperman settles insider trading case for $4.9M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors has settled his insider trading case with the SEC for $4.9 million, according to several reports. Cooperman's settlement is notable in several key areas - the sub-$5 million settlement is relatively sm
19 May. 2017 Institutional investors find opportunities in global and anti-trust litigation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are becoming more active in seeking damages in non-U.S. jurisdictions and antitrust violations as they move beyond traditional U.S. securities litigation efforts, new data by securities class action recovery services provider Financial Recove
19 May. 2017 Hedge fund Bridge Reid merges with Willow Oak Asset Management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The General Partner of Bridge Reid Fund I, LP, a private hedge fund that utilizes value-oriented investment principles, has entered into a partnership with Sitestar Corporation asset management subsidiary Willow Oak Asset Management. Under the deal, Willow Oak w
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    From Coindesk.com: A little-known, newly established hedge fund is seeking to raise $200m to invest in cryptocurrencies, according to regulatory filings. The bid by Cryptocurrency Fund LP to raise the money was revealed in a Form D submission to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), dated

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  3. Already above average, Singapore high-networth investors add hedge funds and alternative investments[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An above-average proportion of Singaporean HNW wealth is allocated to alternative investments - the majority of which is held in hedge funds, according to the latest research by ReportLinker. In its report entitled, Wealth in Singapore: HNW Investors 2017

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    Crypto boom: 15 new hedge funds want in on 84,000% returns From Forbes.com: With 43 projects raising $1.2 billion in initial coin offerings since May 1, according to Nick Tomaino's The Control, and with stratospheric returns for so many ICOs -- 82,000% for Ethereum, 56,000% for IOTA, 44,

  5. FinTech - The machines are coming... Elon Musk's grim warning, Tezos' $232 million ICO may just be the beginning, A gentle introduction to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Billion dollar tokens, ICOS & crazy market swings WTF is going on!?, How AI is changing the way we invest, How the tech revolution is bringing flip-flops and beanbags to Wall Street, A 'machine-learning' approach to venture capital[more]

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