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30 Jun. 2016 Private equity real estate managers adapting to high level of dry powder [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: The strong returns in recent years have led to strong fundraising in the private equity real estate market. Meanwhile, it is becoming harder for fund managers to find real value, according to a report by Preqin
29 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds mitigate losses from Brexit’s 'intense volatility' [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund managers navigated intense volatility as the historic Brexit vote resulted in massive dislocations across global currency, equity, commodity and fixed income markets, with positioning across the British pound sterling, equities and gold mitigated losses,
29 Jun. 2016 Who are the investors investing over $1bn in hedge funds? [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Research company Preqin has examined the largest investors that are currently active in hedge funds – those with $1bn or more allocated to hedge fund investments ("$1bn Club"). Collectively, this pool of investors allocates vast sums of capital to the hedge fund sec
29 Jun. 2016 Alaska’s Permanent Fund gets out of funds of funds, builds in-house team to select hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $53bn wealth fund Alaska’s Permanent Fund Division on Tuesday said it would pull-out its entire $2bn portfolio in funds of hedge funds and instead manage the money in-house, reported
28 Jun. 2016 Pavilion Financial Corporation to acquire Altius Holdings Ltd. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pavilion Financial Corporation (Pavilion), a North American based employee-owned, investment services firm, has announced that it plans to acquire Altius Holdings Ltd., the parent company of Altius Associates Ltd. and Altius Associates (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Altius Assoc
28 Jun. 2016 Some of the hedge funds that benefit from the Brexit turmoil [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, hedge funds who either shorted UK stocks, bought bonds, shorted the British pound or capitalised on volatility benefited.
28 Jun. 2016 Study shows behavioral analysis supplements hedge funds due diligence process [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new white paper by privately owned investment advisory firm TeamCo Advisers, LLC, showed that behavioral analysis can serve as a meaningful supplement to the hedge fund due diligence process, potentially exp
28 Jun. 2016 Greenwich Associates strengthens global investment practice [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Greenwich Associates said it plans to strengthen its Global Investment Management Practice with two key hires and the appointment of new regional heads in Asia and Europe. Markus Ohlig is returning to Greenwich Associates as a managing director leading the firm’
28 Jun. 2016 Citadel hires Morgan Stanley's Lieblich as CTO of the hedge fund business [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Citadel has hired Steven Lieblich as Chief Technology Officer of Citadel’s hedge fund business. Lieblich was most recently Morgan Stanley’s Chief Information Officer. Lieblich will report to Citadel’s Founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin, and will join the firm th
27 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds resilient in front of rude Brexit awakening [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The leave camp won in the historic EU referendum and the decision rattled markets. The UK has voted by 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, the highest at a UK election since 1992. The long term implications of the vote are expected to be mass
27 Jun. 2016 Brexit will have long lasting impact on financial markets, global growth [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund veteran Donald A. Steinbrugge, managing partner at Agecroft Partners, said that the Brexit would have a long lasting impact on the financial markets and global growth because the uncertainty of
27 Jun. 2016 Australian regulator finds Macquarie Investment liable for van Eyk’s fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Australian market regulator Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) said it has commenced proceedings against Macquarie Investment Management Ltd (MIML) as the responsible entity of the van Eyk Blueprint In
24 Jun. 2016 New Greenwich Associates study assesses efforts to bring blockchain to capital markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Financial service firms and technology providers around the world will spend more than $1 billion in 2016 in the race to bring blockchain to capital markets, according to a new report from Greenwich Associates. Financial service firms believe that blockchain (also ref
24 Jun. 2016 CalPERS adds to its emerging managers program for private equity and real estate [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) will hold a global solicitation process for its new Transition Manager Pro
24 Jun. 2016 Merger arbitrage strategies lead Index IQ Hedge Indexes in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Merger arbitrage strategies led the family of IQ Hedge Indexes in May, Index IQ said in its latest report. Of the six absolute return ind
23 Jun. 2016 FBI raids office of hedge fund Platinum Partners [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Joint operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service raided the office of hedge fund firm Platinum Partners on Wednesday amidst dual investigations,
23 Jun. 2016 Blackstone buys minority stake in New York-based credit hedge fund Marathon [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund, a vehicle managed by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), has acquired a passive, minority interest in Marathon Asset Management, for an undisclosed sum. Based in New York,
23 Jun. 2016 Hedge funders who favour Brexit are bitter about AIFMD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Most people in the City of London are inclined to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU) on 23 June. However, some are not so keen, as they have bitter memories of the way the last financial crisis was handled – and the way the European Commissi
23 Jun. 2016 SEC sets higher net worth threshold for qualified clients under the Advisers Act [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved to adopt a proposal to increase the net worth threshold for 'qualified clients’ under Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Advisers Act) from $2m to $2.1m. This adjustment is being made pursuant to a five-year index
22 Jun. 2016 Hedge Funds Standards Board grows in Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Betty Tay, Managing Director and Head of the External Managers Department at GIC, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, has joined the board of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the global standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry. In addition, the
22 Jun. 2016 Media union launches U.S.-wide campaign against hedge fund Alden Global [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Members of the News Guild and workers at Digital First Media (DFM) as well as advocates for responsible and quality journalism have launched a U.S.-wide on-line campaign, accompanied by demonstrations across the countr
22 Jun. 2016 Group of hedge funds accuse Puerto Rico of trying to dodge payments on $3.5bn in bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of hedge funds have filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico and accused the commonwealth of illegally using an emergency fiscal-crisis law to avoid payments on $3.5bn in bonds that are guaranteed under its constitution, reported
22 Jun. 2016 Visium hedge fund manager Sanjay Valvani found dead [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A hedge fund manager connected with an insider trading case has apparently committed suicide. Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager at New York-based Visium Asset Management, was found dead in an apparent suicide on 21 June in his Brooklyn residence,
21 Jun. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: June notifications 4.88% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2016 measured 4.88%, up from 4.38% in May. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2016 came in at 4.88%, up slightly compared to the 4.72% reported a year ago for June of 2015,”
21 Jun. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.36% in May (+0.35% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended May up +0.36% driven by positive performances in Event Driven, Equity Market Neutral and Long/Short Equity Strategies. Global equity markets finished their 3rd positive month in a row with the MSCI World index up +0.23%. Bond
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  4. Hedge fund investors pull $5.7 billion in July[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds suffered a third consecutive month of outflows in July as investors withdrew $5.7 billion, according to industry tracker Eurekahedge. Redemptions totaled $20.7 billion in the three months through July, with money managers betting on equities suffering $18.4 bill

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