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12 Mar. 2018 MPI and Barclayhedge join forces to launch hedge fund index business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Markov Processes International (MPI), a leading provider of investment research, technology and analytics for the global investment management industry, today announced the launch of its next-generation hedge fund index business, MPI Hedge Fund Indices. The new business l
09 Mar. 2018 Preqin's most consistent top performing hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Drawing on data compiled for the 2018 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Preqin has created league tables of the most consistent performing hedge funds. These league tables do not seek in any way to endorse these funds, but rather to illustrate those that have performed the
08 Mar. 2018 Hedge funds fall 1.8% in February for first time since October 2016 as global equities decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended their 15-month winning streak as the broad-based HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index fell 1.8% in February as global equities declined, said data tracker Hedge Fund Rese
07 Mar. 2018 ChinaAMC partners with TOBAM to develop unique Anti-Benchmark China A-shares investment capability [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TOBAM, Paris-based research driven quantitative asset manager and founder of the Maximum Diversification approach and China Asset Management Company (ChinaAMC), a Chinese asset manager, announce today a strategic partnership to develop a unique Anti-Benchmark China A-shar
07 Mar. 2018 Majority of institutional investors satisfied with hedge funds in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A large majority of institutional investors are satisfied with their hedge fund portfolios with 72% indicating that their investments in the asset class met or exceeded their return expectations during 2017, according to Credit Suisse's
06 Mar. 2018 Hedge funds outperform as equity markets fell [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Most hedge fund strategies outperformed in the last week of February as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1% (+0.7% YTD), with event-driven posting the highest gains, Lyxor Asset Management said in its monthly report.
05 Mar. 2018 Lighthouse Investment and Mesirow Financial announce the sale of Mesirow's multi-manager hedge fund business to Lighthouse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lighthouse Investment Partners, LLC and Mesirow Financial has announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Lighthouse is expected to acquire substantially all of the assets of Mesirow Advanced Strategies, the multi-manager hedge fund division of Mesirow.
05 Mar. 2018 Hedge funds fell in February as global financial markets post steep declines [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds fell in February as the global financial market posted steep declines and US interest rates increased, data tracker Hedge Fund Research said. The HFRX Absolute Return decline
05 Mar. 2018 Class action filed against LJM Funds Management for alleged fraud [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An international law firm has initiated a class action suit against LJM Funds Management and its executives for allegedly making false and misleading statements in addition to failing to disclose materials in connection with the sale of the LJM Preservation and Grow
01 Mar. 2018 Mainstream Fund Services expands private equity offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global fund administrator Mainstream Fund Services, part of Mainstream Group Holdings, is expanding their organization to handle the firm's growing practice for closed-end funds (Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Real Estate). Jay Maher joins as CEO of Private Equi
28 Feb. 2018 Kensington rebrands Kensington Hedge Fund I to Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kensington Capital Partners is pleased to announce the rebranding of the Kensington Hedge Fund I to the Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund effective February 15, 2018. The Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund will continue to be known for its consistent and stable r
28 Feb. 2018 Cambridge Capital partners with Apex Token Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cambridge Capital, a hedge fund with a focus on cryptocurrencies, will be joining the Apex Token Fund, the first tokenized fund of funds. The firm's mixture of long- and short-term trading strategies will add profitability and security to Apex, allowing it to achieve
28 Feb. 2018 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 2.66% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index was up again in January, posting a +2.66% gain to start the year. Performance was widespread as funds of all types took advantage of bullish sentiment across multiple asset classes and regions. Congress passed - and President Trump si
28 Feb. 2018 Maples Fiduciary appoints Guy Dominy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fiduciary, a leading global provider of specialised fiduciary and corporate administration services and division of MaplesFS, has announced the appointment of Guy Dominy as Director, Business Development in North America. Mr. Dominy brings extensive buy and
28 Feb. 2018 American Securities closes latest fund at $7 billion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - American Securities LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm, today announced the first and final closing of American Securities Partners VIII, L.P with total capital commitments of $7 billion. American Securities closed the fund above the $6 billion target and at the har
28 Feb. 2018 Distressed debt hedge fund Magnolia Road Capital to close down [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Distressed debt hedge fund Magnolia Road Capital is shutting down operations after failing to raise capital. In a letter to investors, Jame Donath said he would return the bulk of their capital before the end of this year, reports
27 Feb. 2018 Scotiabank - Canadian Hedge Funds Up In January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended December 2017 up 0.84% MOM on an asset weighted basis and up 1.37% MOM on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Canadian Hedge Fund univ
27 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds recover strong from market selloff while trend followers still seen stuggling [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds strongly recovered from the selloff, with only two exceptions: i) the fixed income funds, flat this week, still isolated from the epicenter, and ii) neutral equity funds, still suffering from sector and factor rotations,
26 Feb. 2018 UMASS Amherst CISDM Index up +1.97% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UMass Amherst's Isenberg School of Management's Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) has released its January Equally Weighted Hedge Fund Index. The CISDM Equal Weighted Hedge Fund Index was up 1.97% for the month of January. These are the f
26 Feb. 2018 EFAMA 2017 year review: An exceptional year for the European fund industry, with net assets of UCITS and AIF surpassing the EUR 15tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and non-UCITS for December 2017 and the entire year of 2017, as well as net assets data at end 2017. 28 associa
23 Feb. 2018 Sohn opens call for ideas conference [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the launch date of its Investment Idea Contest ahead of the 23rd Annual Sohn Investment Conference, in partnership with CNBC. The contest supports the Foundation's mission to treat and cure pediatric cancer. The winner will p
23 Feb. 2018 Pantheon adds senior roles in Europe and US [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pantheon has announced the appointments of two senior professionals, Justin Mallis and Michael Hutten, as Principals within its Europe and the U.S. teams. Justin Mallis joins as Global Head of Project Management in the Client Service team, based in London, where he wil
23 Feb. 2018 LUX FTS hires CTO, creates CIO role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LUX Fund Technology and Solutions, a business and technology solutions provider for the alternative asset industry, today announced the firm has hired Christopher Bloechle as chief technology officer. The company also announced the promotion of founding partner, Mark Chri
23 Feb. 2018 Expecting equity correction, majority of hedge fund investors to maintain or increase allocation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider Preqin said that for the first time since December 2014, the proportion of investors that plan to decrease their exposure to hedge funds does not outweigh the proportion intending to increase their expo
23 Feb. 2018 eVestment: Hedge funds see largest asset flows since financial crisis [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors allocated an estimated $14.12 billion into hedge funds in January, the industry's largest start to a year since before the Financial Crisis, according to the latest asset flows report from eVestment. With another month of asset-weighted performance
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