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10 Mar. 2016 Aspect Capital acquires rival currency firm [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aspect Capital, a computer-driven hedge-fund firm in London has acquired smaller rival firm Auriel Capital Management. Aspect plans to use the deal to build out a global macro strategy in addition to expanding its currency trading business. The acquisition
09 Mar. 2016 BNY Mellon urges buy-side companies to take comprehensive view of collateral strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Buy-side companies are being forced to rethink their strategies due to new regulations which have increased the value of collateral in trading and risk management, according to a new report from global investments company BNY Mellon and London-based consultancy The Field
09 Mar. 2016 AIMA launches hedge fund director due diligence questionnaires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers, has launched a set of Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs) for hedge fund directors. These are the first set of AIMA DDQs – questionnaire temp
09 Mar. 2016 100 Women in Hedge Funds announces 2016 Cayman beneficiary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds has announced that Big Brothers Big Sisters Cayman (BBBS) has been designated as its 2016 Cayman Beneficiary. 100WHF Cayman aligns its yearly objectives to a global theme that rotates on an annual basis to ensure the greatest impact on t
09 Mar. 2016 China-focused hedge funds fell 6.9% in first two months of the year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Greater China-focused hedge funds declined 6.9% during the first two months of 2016 (-0.33% in February) as market volatility continued to hurt performance and other challenges facing investors, data provider Eurekah
09 Mar. 2016 Prevailing market trend is a friend to hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The prevailing market trends have proven to be supporting hedge funds, Lyxor Asset Management said in its monthly briefing. The Lyxor Hedge Fund index fell 2% year-to-date as of February, while the S&P 500 is down 7.6%
08 Mar. 2016 Semper Capital Management hires Mariner's Williams [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Semper Capital Management, a boutique investment manager specializing in mortgages and other asset-backed investments, has hired Clarence Williams as Managing Director of Institutional Sales. Mr. Williams will be based in New York and will be responsible for driving Sempe
08 Mar. 2016 Custom House Global Fund Services expands key roles in U.S. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Custom House Global Fund Services, a leading independent hedge fund administration specialist, has expanded its sales and operations in North America. Sebastien Sacre was appointed Managing Director of the Chicago office, the U.S. headquarters for Custom House, while Joh
08 Mar. 2016 Preqin issues league tables of the most consistently performing hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Drawing on data compiled for the 2016 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Preqin has created league tables of hedge funds that have most consistently delivered strong, stable performance. These league tables do not seek in any way to endorse these funds, but rather to illust
08 Mar. 2016 La Française Global Investment Solutions launches multi-strategy credit UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - La Française Global Investment Solutions has announced the launch of a new multi-strategy long/short credit UCITS fund, LFIS Vision UCITS – Credit. The Fund goes beyond a traditional long-short approach, seeking to deliver “through-the-cycle” performance by invest
08 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds gain in February led by macro strategies, top equity markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted modest gains in last month, outperforming U.S. equities for the third consecutive month, as equity, credit and energy markets traded in a wide and volatile intra-month range, according to Hedge Fund Research. The
08 Mar. 2016 Event driven hedge fund strategies outperform, CTAs resilient despite headwinds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Recent improvements in risk appetite provided a welcome relief to hedge fund strategies that suffered the most during the selloff. Lyxor Asset Management reported that it was another week of positive results for hedge
07 Mar. 2016 Crestline Investors expands opportunistic credit platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crestline Investors, Inc. today announced the hiring of an experienced European Opportunistic Credit team and the opening of its first European office in London. This move represents an expansion of the firm’s well-established U.S. Opportunistic Credit Platform. Michael G
07 Mar. 2016 Victory Park Capital expands team with a round of hires and promotions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Victory Park Capital (VPC), an investment firm focused on private middle market debt and equity investments, announced today the promotion of three experienced investment professionals, as well as three new hires, further emphasizing the firm’s strong global talent and as
07 Mar. 2016 Aquila Capital appoints Manfred Schraepler as managing director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aquila Capital has announced the appointment of industry expert Manfred Schraepler as Managing Director and Business Unit Head, Financial Assets and Liquid Private Markets. In the newly created role, Mr. Schraepler will be responsible for the strategic direction and furth
07 Mar. 2016 Securis Investment Partners launches cat bond UCITS-compliant fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Securis Investment Partners (Securis), an investment manager of insurance risk-related assets, including insurance-linked securities (ILS), announces the launch of the Securis Catastrophe Bond Fund, a sub-fund of Northill Global Funds ICAV. The Fund will target a n
07 Mar. 2016 Institutional investors to press for further reduction of management fees in hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by data provider Preqin showed that institutional investors will continue to press for further reduction in both management and performance fees in 2016 with performance proving challenging in 2015, and inve
04 Mar. 2016 Real estate fund managers, institutional investors offer co-investment rights to investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by data provider Preqin has found that a growing number of private real and institutional investors are offering co-investments within the asset class. The study said that 41% of surveyed fund managers offer
03 Mar. 2016 Credit Suisse survey sees hedge funds grow 3.5% as vast majority of investors increase or maintain allocations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse today releases its eighth annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey, entitled "Staying the Course", in which responses from 369 institutional investors, representing $1.1 trillion of hedge fund investments, were analyzed on a number of topics inclu
03 Mar. 2016 80% of all new hedge funds were equity-oriented in 2015, new trends around seeding [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Equity strategies dominated hedge fund launches last year. About 80% of new funds rolled out in 2015 were equity-oriented, compared to 73% in 2014 and 65% in 2013, said the latest annual
03 Mar. 2016 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index fell -0.32% in February (-2.72% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance in February as the global financial markets weigh in on the U.S. political primaries and Brexit. In its monthly report, Hedge Fund Research said that the
03 Mar. 2016 Investors to allocate more into CTAs, macro and equity hedge fund strategies this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors are planning to allocate more into CTAs, macro and equity strategies in 2016 even as the hedge funds industry is seen to have a challenging year in terms of fundraising activities, said Preqin in its survey
03 Mar. 2016 50 South Capital Advisors acquires Aurora Investment Management [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chicago-based 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment advisory subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation will acquire Aurora Investment Management. The Chicago-based company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management. The deal will expa
02 Mar. 2016 PIMCO's Jon Short joins Dan Zwirn's new hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arena Investors, a global investment firm and merchant capital provider, has announced that Jon Short, most recently Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management at PIMCO, has joined the firm as President effective March 2, 2016. Mr. Short brings 29 years of
02 Mar. 2016 Currency hedge funds start year on a positive note [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Currency hedge funds started the year on a positive note as the Parker FX Index was up +0.68% in January. In its monthly report, Parker Global said that 28 of the 31 programs in the index reported January results, o
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