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03 Jun. 2016 Kirk Lehneis appointed COO of New York Life Investment Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York Life announced today that Kirk Lehneis, 41, has been appointed chief operating officer of New York Life Investment Management, the investment management arm of New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Lehneis was elected a senior managing director of the company in
03 Jun. 2016 Kevin Parker to join the board of directors of Arena Investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arena Investors, LP, a global investment firm and merchant capital provider, has announced that Kevin Parker has joined the Board of Directors of Arena’s parent company. Kevin has over 33 years of investment experience. Currently, Kevin is Managing Partner o
03 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds post gains in May on back of interest rate increase, Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains in May on the back of interest rates increase by the Feds and the impending Brexit referendum as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +1.46% (-0.14% YTD), wh
03 Jun. 2016 Halcyon Capital shuts down energy-focused hedge fund as oil prices collapse [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment firm Halcyon Capital Management has closed down its energy-focused hedge fund on March 31 this year after oil prices collapsed,
03 Jun. 2016 SS&C upgrades Citi’s hedge fund customers from Advent 8.0 to 15.2, allowing real-time portfolio management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., has successfully transitioned Citi's hedge fund customers to the latest version of the Geneva platform - SS&C's real-time portfolio management, reporting and investor account
02 Jun. 2016 AIMA welcomes EU consultation on reducing barriers to cross-border marketing of investment funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers, has welcomed the European Commission consultation on reducing barriers to the cross-border marketing of investment funds. AIMA said that barriers to th
02 Jun. 2016 Ronan Guilfoyle and Wade Kenny team up for new Cayman Independent Director firm [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Calderwood has been formed by Ronan Guilfoyle and Wade Kenny, both very well known in the Cayman fund sector, who together have over 17 years' experience within the governance industry, serving as independent directors on some of the largest funds in the industry.
02 Jun. 2016 DoubleLine Capital expands in Japan as assets under management reached $100bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Jeffrey Gundlach’s DoubleLine Capital is expanding its operations with the opening of DoubleLine Investment Management North Asia Ltd. (DIMNA) with a branch office in Tokyo, Japan. DIMNA provides consultation and supp
01 Jun. 2016 Research shows asset owners, managers not ready for blockchain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by Oxford Economics that was commissioned by State Street Corporation has found that a majority of asset owners and asset managers lack t
01 Jun. 2016 Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital posts losses in May but is still in the black [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: David Einhorn’s main hedge fund, Greenlight Capital lost money in May and dropped 1.9%, reducing its 2016 gains to 1.1%, reported Bl
01 Jun. 2016 Fund of hedge funds ALTIN AG wants delisting from London Stock Exchange [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge fund ALTIN AG has announced an Extraordinary General Meeting on 21 June to be held at the City Garden Hotel, Zug, Switzerland, to discuss, among other things, the proposal to b
31 May. 2016 Flurry of M&A activities in May push event driven hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The flurry of M&A activities in May has proved supportive for event driven hedge funds. On a monthly basis, event driven is ahead of the pack, with the Lyxor Event Driven Broad Index up 0.5% as of May 24 (-1.4% YTD), according to
31 May. 2016 European fund managers 'dressing up’ track record to gloss on performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates has found that the problem of 'dressing up' track records by fund managers is getting worse. In its latest issue of The Cerulli Edge - Europe Edition,
31 May. 2016 Discretionary accounts projected to reach $4 trillion by 2019 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new research by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates on managed accounts showed that discretionary accounts will continue to exhibit strong growth in the United States. "Clients are largely working with f
30 May. 2016 SFAMA: Alternative asset management sector about to embark on major transformation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Low interest rates and high equity market valuations are posing an investment strategy dilemma. Alternative investments reduce the overall risk of a portfolio and contribute to better performance. The alternative asset management industry is on the verge of a transformati
30 May. 2016 Hedge fund Tourbillon calls on Organic SunOpta to sell to rival [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $4bn hedge fund Tourbillon Capital Partners has called on organic food firm SunOpta Inc. to hire an investment bank to look for ways to raise the company’s shareholder value and then sell itself to a larger rival, reported
30 May. 2016 Ken Griffin’s Citadel to acquire natural gas transportation capacity from WPX Energy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Citadel, the Chicago-based investment and trading titan led by hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, has agreed to acquire a portfolio of natural gas pipeline transportation capacity through 2032 in the Western U.S. from W
27 May. 2016 Study - Only 30% of institutional hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new study from CEM Benchmarking, an independent provider of cost and performance analysis for pension funds, shows that only 30 percent of institutional investors hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark after fees. The study provides in depth analysis of real
27 May. 2016 Investors removed $1.9 Billion from hedge funds in April [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: While investors redeemed just under $1.9 billion from hedge funds in April, performance gains helped boost assets by $6.86 billion, bringing total hedge fund industry assets to $2.986 trillion, according to eVestment’s just-released April Hedge Fund Asset Flows
26 May. 2016 Typical family offices invest 11% of portfolio into hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by Peltz International has found that hedge funds account for 11% of typical family office portfolio. About a third of family offices’ portfolio comprise of equities, while bonds accounted for anothe
26 May. 2016 Blackstone's Tony James predicts hedge fund assets may shrink by 25% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blackstone Group LP president Tony James has predicted a bleak future for hedge funds, saying that the industry could lose as much as 25% of its current $2.9tln asset in the next year, reported
25 May. 2016 Malta's new alternative investment funds framework addresses one of the biggest issues in fund management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Malta has addressed one of the biggest issues in European fund management – the speed to market - with its new Notified Alternative Investment Funds (NAIF) framework, accor
25 May. 2016 Emerging markets hedge funds perform strongly, but capital base erodes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Latin American Emerging Markets and Russian hedge funds lead industry gains in the first months of 2016, posting strong performances through April as global and EM equity, commodity and currency markets surged in recent weeks following steep losses to begin the year
25 May. 2016 Connecticut commits $22m to hedge fund Bridgewater [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The state of Connecticut has committed $22m to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, in return for jobs and other investment opportunities. The commitment was made as Bridgewater is expected to invest around $525m to the state through jobs
25 May. 2016 Steben & Company makes the case for long/short hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds - especially long/short equity strategies - have been under the microscope after 2015's dismal performance. Now, Steben and Company, an alternatives consultant, has released new research that attempts to make the case for using hedge funds over c
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