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21 Mar. 2016 Narcissistic artists sell more art – for more money [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The pricing of artwork is often left up to the experts, but are they being swayed by unconscious signals the artists may be giving in the presentation of their work? A new study inThe European Journal of Finance finds narcissism is positively associated with market perfor
21 Mar. 2016 SS&C says hedge fund exit requests rise in third straight month this March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2016 measured 4.26%, up from 3.27% in February. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2016 was 4.26%, an increase from 3.27% for February 2016. The 4.26% for March 2016 was also an
21 Mar. 2016 Dexion Capital changes its name to Fidante [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following Fidante Partners’ acquisition of Dexion Capital Holdings Limited in July 2015, the combined business announces that it is rebranding as Fidante Partners. The business will operate as Fidante Partners and Fidante Capital. It comprises an international
21 Mar. 2016 US insurer buys 25% stake and allocates $150m to San Francisco hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Doctors Company, the largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer in the United States, has announced the selection of Pier 88 Investment Partners to manage $150 million USD in a convertible bond fund strategy and the purchase of a 25% equity position in Pier 8
21 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds post modest gains in mid-March as global financial markets rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted modest gains in mid-March as the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.66% (-2.32% YTD) and the HFRX Market Direction Index rose +2.41% (-6.91%
18 Mar. 2016 Pegasus UCITS fund restructures and rebrands as the Tosca Micro Cap UCITS Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Toscafund Asset Management LLP and ML Capital have announced the restructuring and rebranding of the Pegasus UCITS Fund, the inaugural fund of the MontLake UCITS Platform. Launched in September 2010, the fund is now re-launching as the Tosca Micro Cap UCITS Fund (the &
18 Mar. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.30% in February, turbulent markets challenge hedge fund traders [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.30% in February according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 3.25% after two months in 2016. “The first half of February saw a continuation of January’s downtrends in equities, energy, and high yield,”
18 Mar. 2016 Hedge fund liquidations rise to conclude 2015 as investor risk tolerance falls [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund liquidations increased to conclude 2015, as volatility and turmoil from the second half of 2015 resulted in falling investor risk tolerance and capital redemptions from underperforming hedge funds, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, relea
17 Mar. 2016 AIMA launches Bermuda network [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers, is to establish a new volunteer network in Bermuda. AIMA members on the island will be represented by a new Executive Committee (ExCo). This
17 Mar. 2016 California Hedge Fund Association announces Adam R. Wagner joins board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of Directors of the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) has elected Adam R. Wagner, the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Jay Capital Management LLC, to become a Director on the Board. In his current role Mr. Wagner is responsible for the daily trading operat
17 Mar. 2016 M&A activities drive IndexIQ's hedge fund replicators [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds strategies outperformed the equity markets in the first two months of 2016 as M&A activities remain strong, said IndexIQ, a provider of innovative investment solutions focused on absolute return, real assets, and international strategies. "The vol
16 Mar. 2016 Philip R. Henríquez joins LW Investment Management as CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mr. Carlos Zalles, founder of the boutique emerging markets investment group LWPartners, announced that Mr. Philip R. Henríquez has joined LW Investment Management Ltd. as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner as of March 1st, 2016. In this capacity, Phili
16 Mar. 2016 Three hedge funds lost nearly $3bn as Valeant tanks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Three hedge fund managers lost nearly $3bn as shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals dropped 52% Tuesday, data compiled by Bloomberg s
16 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds see outflows in Q4 - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds saw outflows through the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest Institutional Investment Asset Flows Report from eVestment. The industry had of $158.7 billion in outflows in the last quarter of 2015, up from outflows of $87.2 billion in 3Q 2
15 Mar. 2016 Sanne eyes hedge fund outsourcing in South Africa with IDS acquisition [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IDS Fund Services (IDS) has entered in to an agreement with Sanne Group plc whereby Sanne will acquire the business in order to further broaden their alternative asset capabilities through the delivery of a hedge platform which can be leveraged across the wider group netw
15 Mar. 2016 CTAs and L/S equity drag down hedge funds in early March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index declined 0.6% as of end 08 March after being dragged down by CTAs and L/S equity downwards on the back of the short exposure to commodities. CTAs outperformed when the market was in risk-off mode, but they have been hurt in March by the
15 Mar. 2016 University of California to cut number of hedge fund portfolio to reduce costs [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The University of California (UC) endowment has announced it would reduce the number of its hedge fund portfolios in a bid to reduce costs. A number of hedge funds are managing at least $2bn of the university’s endowment. The move by UC comes as the labor uni
15 Mar. 2016 Edgar de Picciotto dead at 86 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Edgar de Picciotto, a European hedge fund pioneer has died at the age of 86 according to Bloomberg. De Picciotto, the founder and
14 Mar. 2016 Hedge Fund Association appoints new Midwest Chapter co-directors Lisa Tamburini and John Maddente [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association, a leading global non-profit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, proudly announces two U.S. regional leadership appointments to enhance its growing Midwest presence. HFA’s board of directors has appointed Lisa Tamburini and John Madden
14 Mar. 2016 Lyxor and Koris partner to launch an AIFMD Dynamic Core-Satellite Multimanager Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management and Koris International announce the launch of a Dynamic Core-Satellite (DCS) alternative multimanager strategy, underpinned by the DCS model devised by Koris. Koris will act as investment advisor, while Lyxor will manage the weekly liquidity,
14 Mar. 2016 BFA LLP secures $219 million recovery from Genworth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP announced today it has reached an agreement in principle to recover $219 million (USD) for investors in In re Genworth Financial, Inc. Securities Litigation. With this settlement, BFA has now recovered over $600 million dollars for investor
14 Mar. 2016 Preqin: hedge funds post mixed results in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry improved on losses of 2.69% in January but still posted negative performance of -0.06% in February. Macro strategies posted the greatest gains (0.55%) and are the only leading hedge fund strategy to hold a positive 2016 year-to-date return (0.88%).
14 Mar. 2016 SS&C completes Citi’s Alternative Investor Services to become 2nd largest hedge fund administrator [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, on Friday 11 announced it has completed the acquisition of Citi’s Alternative Investor Services Business, a provider of hedge fund and private equit
14 Mar. 2016 London Stock Exchange grants intermediary status to crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SyndicateRoom, a UK crowdfunding platform, has announced its intermediary status with the London Stock Exchange, enabling crowdfunding investors to participate in IPOs and placings on the London Stock Exchange Main Market and AIM. First crowdfunding platform
14 Mar. 2016 Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo to head compliance monitoring and oversight program of CalPERS [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has appointed Marlene Timberlake D'Adamo as chief compliance officer (CCO) effective April 11. In a
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    From Businessinsider.com: A $5.4 billion hedge fund told clients markets could tumble just like they did in the 1987 crash. In a February 14 letter to clients, London-based Chenavari Investment Managers warned about current market conditions. From the letter (emphasis added): "Our view is that

  2. Active funds shone in selloff, just like they said they would[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: For years, it's been the same refrain. Don't bail on active management, you'll regret it when the market turns sour. And while the selloff that ripped through equities this month has been too short to prove anything, early returns suggest they had a point. Thanks to differentiate

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    From Barrons.com: Managed futures mutual funds haven't lived up to their billing of providing uncorrelated returns so far in 2018, continuing a disappointing multiyear stretch. The $10 billion AQR Managed Futures Strategy, the largest fund by a wide margin in the category, was down 2.75% year-to-dat

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