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15 Jan. 2016 Early-stage hedge fund investing will continue to evolve [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider Peltz International said that asset flows into hedge funds continue to go to larger managers and fund managers with less than $100 million in assets account for less than 4% of the total i
14 Jan. 2016 Tanja Weiher steps down from GAM board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tanja Weiher informed the Board of Directors of GAM Holding AG that she has decided to accept an executive role in the financial services industry in Switzerland. Due to the governance framework of her new employer, she will be required to step down from GAM's Boa
14 Jan. 2016 The Archstone Partnerships launch Archstone Alternative Solutions Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Archstone Partnerships, an alternative investment management firm focused exclusively on hedge fund investments, today announced it has extended its investment offerings for the first time to accredited investors through the Archstone Alternative Solutions Fund.
14 Jan. 2016 Hong Kong market regulator suspends former executive of two hedge funds for conducting personal transactions with firm [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong’s market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on Wednesday ordered the suspension of hedge fund executive Steven John Barrett for conducting personal transactions with a rival firm. The
14 Jan. 2016 Affluent investors know little or nothing about alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by global asset management AMG Funds, the U.S. retail distribution arm of Affiliated Managers Group, about the wealth management trends in America has found that affluent investors would benefit from e
14 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds end 2015 down -2.01% [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds had a rough 2015, capped by December's negative performance of -0.77% which brought overall year-end performance for the year down to -2.01%, according to the latest year-end performance data from eVestment. Despite overall industry returns b
13 Jan. 2016 Fundana becomes an authorized asset manager regulated by FINMA [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fundana has announced that it is now regulated by FINMA in Switzerland as an authorized asset manager of collective investments. FINMA is Switzerland’s independent financial-markets regulator. Its mandate is to supervise banks, insurance companies, exchanges,
13 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds end 2015 with lowest annual return at 1.5% but still outperform equity markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted their lowest annual return in 2015, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gaining 1.56% (the lowest since 2011) but still outperformed the equity markets as the MSCI World Index fell 0.48% last year. In December, the average hedge funds fell 0.58%
13 Jan. 2016 Investors to raise allocations to active funds for downside protection and reduced volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Over 90 percent of active mutual fund investors plan to maintain or raise their allocations to active funds over the next 12 months despite the recent market volatility coming from China. This was the findings of a
12 Jan. 2016 Societe Generale announces the new SG CTA Mutual Fund Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services today announced the creation of the new SG CTA Mutual Fund Index, a performance benchmark for 1940 Act U.S. registered mutual funds that pursue managed futures strategies. The new CTA Mutual Fund Index is the fourth daily index d
12 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds outperform equity markets in first week of 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The year started off with a bad start as the first trading week of 2016 was greeted by the sharp decline in the Chinese market that reverberated across the globe. However, the hedge fund industry was able to deflect some of the negative shocks of the stock markets’
11 Jan. 2016 Crowdfunded technology investment to increase sevenfold to over $8Bn by 2020 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Juniper’s latest research, Crowdfunding: Strategies & Impacts for Technology Markets 2015-2020, estimates that investments made in technology via crowdfunding platforms are set to increase sevenfold from an estimated $1.1 billion in 2015 to $8.2 billion by 2020.
11 Jan. 2016 SEC bars Steven A. Cohen from supervisory hedge fund role until 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday barred hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen from supervising funds that manage outside money until 2018 in order to settle charges for failing to supervise a former portfolio manager who engaged in insider trad
11 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds fell in in December but still outperform U.S. equities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds declined in December but still outperformed U.S. equities with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial posting larger declines during the month, data provider
08 Jan. 2016 U.S. pensions’ funding ratio rise 5% in Q4 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The UBS Asset Management US Pension Fund Fitness Tracker saw the funding ratio of the typical corporate U.S. pension plan rise by approximately five percentage points to 87% in the fourth quarter of 2015. "In the fourth quarter, large equity returns made up for
08 Jan. 2016 Martin Shkreli taps $45m account at E-Trade to pay $5m bond for temporary liberty [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Disgraced hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli tapped into his $45 million brokerage account at online securities firm E-Trade to pay for the $5 million bond for his temporary liberty after his Dec. 17 arrest for alleged securities fraud, Federal prosecutors in Brookly
07 Jan. 2016 Equity market neutral hedge fund up nearly 10% in 2015 after returning 20% the previous year [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: In line with many other equity market neutral funds, the Dacharan Equities Strategy did well last year by returning 9.7%, after gaining almost 20% in 2014. Launched in January 2014 by Swiss-based alternative investment manager
07 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds end 2015 on negative note as global financial markets decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted declines for December with the HFRX Absolute Return Index down 0.42% for month, but up 2.86% for 2015, while the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index fell -1.33%, and a disappointing -3.64% for the year, according to data provider
06 Jan. 2016 CTAs post negative returns in December to finish 2015 flat [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services announces the December 2015 performance data for its CTA Indices. Societe Generale also announces that the Newedge Indices have been rebranded to the SG Prime Services Indices, effective immediately. This is part of the integration of
06 Jan. 2016 Alternative Investment Management hires Quinn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Investment Management, LLC (AIM), a privately-owned investment management firm, has announced that Ryan Quinn joined the firm during the fourth quarter of 2015 as managing director, focusing on portfolio management and researching hedge fund and private equity
06 Jan. 2016 Martin Currie acquires London based long/short Japan equity hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Martin Currie, the active equity specialist, confirms that following its announcement on 17 November last year, it has now received the necessary approvals to complete the purchase of the business assets and investment management team of PK Investment Management, the L
06 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds lost bid to gain access to prosecutors file for $1.95bn civil lawsuit against Porsche [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A German top court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by a group of hedge funds to gain access to prosecutors’ files for their $1.95bn lawsuit against Porsche Automobil Holding. In a report,
06 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds finished 2015 with only marginally positive returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended the last two weeks of 2015 on a positive note with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.4% as of Dec. 29 (+0.2% YTD), supported by event driven managers. Overall, they produced strong alpha relative to traditional assets until Q4. They lost about half o
05 Jan. 2016 World’s first pure-play robotics funds in UCITS format [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - One of the world’s first pure play robotics funds has been launched by regulatory incubator Sturgeon Ventures and investment adviser RoboCap. The RoboCap UCITS Fund will give investors the opportunity to take part in the industrial revolution being driven by
05 Jan. 2016 Aberdeen acquires Arden Asset Management, growing global alternatives offerings and adding liquid alternative mutual funds in the U.S. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of Arden Asset Management LLC, a provider of hedge fund solutions with offices in New York and London, on December 31, 2015. This acquisition grows Aberdeen's global alternativ
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  1. Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa

  3. ...And Finally - The ongoing gun saga in the U.S.[more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: As elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, gathered on Nov. 16 to discuss the recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, one of those present asked if anyone had brought a gun to church. One man spoke up and said he c

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors leads $6M Series A round for LUX Technology and Services[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors has led a $6 million Series A funding round for LUX Technology and Services, a business and technology solutions provider for the alternative assets industry. The investment will be used to fuel growth of Trans

  5. eVestment: hedge funds extend winning streak[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with +0.47% average returns for the month, according to the latest Hedge Fund Performance Report from eVestment. Activists, long/short and quant equity strategies are producing