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02 Sep. 2016 Paul Singer’s hedge fund sues law firm Mossack Fonseca over alleged obstruction of justice [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Singer’s hedge fund NML Capital has sued the Nevada office of law firm Mossack Fonseca, which is at the center of the now infamous Panama Papers scandal, for alleged obstruction of justice, a report by the
01 Sep. 2016 Hedge Fund Programme launches in Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Inflection Point Intelligence, in collaboration with Henley Business School, will launch the Hedge Fund Programme in Singapore. The programme is sponsored by Swiss-Asia Financial Services (Swiss-Asia) and the first intake of 25 qualified services professionals will commen
01 Sep. 2016 AB announces definitive agreement to acquire Ramius Alternative Solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AllianceBernstein L.P., a global investment firm with $492 billion in assets under management, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RASL, which is jointly owned by Ramius LLC (the investment division of Cowen Group, Inc.) and the two pr
01 Sep. 2016 Forum to discuss hedge fund challenges, opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bloomberg BNA and law firm Seward & Kissel LLP will co-host The 2nd Annual Private Funds Forum, bringing together leading hedge funds to discuss the latest strategies and developments for fund managers. The complimentary forum will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p
01 Sep. 2016 Kayne Private Energy Income Fund closes on $1.55 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors has closed its newest energy-focused private equity fund, the Kayne Private Energy Income Fund on $1.55 billion. The fund's strategy is to partner with a select group of high-quality management teams to acquire and develop lar
01 Sep. 2016 Hong Kong market regulator designates central counterparties for OTC derivative transactions [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission on Wednesday designated four central counterparties (CCPs) for the purposes of
01 Sep. 2016 Fund of hedge funds ALTIN AG to formally delist from the LSE on Sept. 30 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After postponing its plan to delist from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) for a few months, Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge fund ALTIN AG said that it would formally ask the UK Listing Authority to allow the c
01 Sep. 2016 Kentucky state pension system under pressure to exit hedge fund investments [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Kentucky may be joining a growing group of public pension funds that are exiting their hedge fund investments. The pushback on Kentucky's hedge fund investments is coming from a group of Democratic lawmakers who came to a briefing at the statehouse this week
31 Aug. 2016 Custom House Global Fund Services opens Shanghai Office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Custom House Global Fund Services, a leading independent hedge fund administration specialist, has expanded its presence in China with the official opening of a Shanghai office. In addition, the firm has hired Sunny Huang as a Relationship Manager who will be responsible
31 Aug. 2016 Amundi becomes the major shareholder of KBI following the acquisition from Oddo & Cie [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As announced on 23rd May 2016, Amundi has today finalised the acquisition from Oddo & Cie of Kleinwort Benson Investors. KBI now becomes part of the Amundi group which takes a majority shareholding of 87.5% with the KBI management team acquiring the remaining 12.5%.&l
31 Aug. 2016 Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman tops 24/7 Wall St.'s 50 Least Powerful People in the World [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Beleaguered hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has topped the list of 24/7 Wall St.’s 50 Least Powerful People in the World. 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware corporation which runs a financial news service, said that list is a compilation of 50 well-known individuals from arou
31 Aug. 2016 U.S. SEC adopts rules to enhance monitoring, regulation of asset management industry [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted amendments to several Investment Advisers Act rules and the investment adviser registration and reporting form to enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by investment advisers. The amendments will impr
31 Aug. 2016 Trendrating launches new technology to grade portfolio momentum [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Following news that 86% of European active equity funds and 82% of large-cap US equity funds underperformed their benchmark over the last decade, Trendrating have now released Portfolio Momentum Rating technology as part of its platform to help fund managers reduce portf
31 Aug. 2016 SEC sanctions Apollo $52.7m for misleading expense disclosures [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: From Sglawyers.com: The SEC sent a message to the private equity industry that it will severely punish managers for expense allocation conflicts of interest by sanctioning Apollo Management $52.7 million for misleading disclosures about portfolio monitoring fees. The SE
30 Aug. 2016 Use of alternative investments peaks as diversification plays pay off [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Portfolio diversification is paying off again, rewarding volatility-weary advisors with higher, more stable returns and lower risk, according to the latest quarterly Portfolio Clarity Trends Report published by Natixis Global Asset Management. The most broadly diversified
30 Aug. 2016 CTAs post highest net inflows in first half of this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have seen further outflows in Q2 2016 following net outflows of $5.0bn in the second half of 2015 and outflows of $14.3bn in Q1 2016, data provider Preqin said in its latest Hedge Fund Spotlight. The net o
30 Aug. 2016 Hedge funds expect market catalysts in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The lack of decisive market trends and uncertainty about the mood of investors as they head back from their summer break will not last indefinitely, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Briefing. Market moves will
29 Aug. 2016 Demand for alternatives pushes Gemini Alt to surpass $500m in assets on managed account platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong demand for access to alternative investments has pushed Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC to surpass $500m in invested assets on its Galaxy Plus Fund managed account platform as of August 2016. "At a ti
28 Aug. 2016 Hedge fund industry experienced net outflows of $34bn in H1, total AuM now at $3.11tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Using data from its Hedge Fund Online product, Preqin estimates that there were net outflows of $34bn over the first half of 2016; the majority of outflows ($20bn) occurred in Q2 2016. As a result, as of 30th June 2016 the hedge fund industry represented a total of $3.11t
26 Aug. 2016 World’s largest asset manager BlackRock launches BlackRock Impact Bond Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, with $4.890tln in AUM the World’s largest asset manager, has announced the launch of the actively managed fund BlackRock Impact Bond Fund that aims to generate competitive financial returns while invest
25 Aug. 2016 Cayman court appoints liquidator to Platinum Partners hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A court in the Cayman Islands on Tuesday has appointed an outside liquidator to assist in unwinding Platinum Partners’ Cayman-based hedge fund Value Arbitrage Fund (International) Limited, the offshore version of Platinum's flagship hedge fund offering. In a
25 Aug. 2016 HK regulator reprimands, fines Morgan Stanley Hong Kong Securities over short selling, internal control failures [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong’s market regulator Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined Morgan Stanley Hong Kong Securities Limited (MSHK)
24 Aug. 2016 Securities arbitration law firm opens probe against hedge fund Platinum Partners [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who purchased Platinum Partners’ troubled hedge funds through financial advisors and brokerage firms were sent notices of investigation by securities arbitration law firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A (K&T). The la
24 Aug. 2016 Gramercy expands trading team to stay ahead of changing complexities of global markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Gramercy Funds Management LLC, a $5.7bn dedicated emerging markets investment manager, has expanded its trading team to stay ahead of the ever changing complexities of global markets. In a statement, Gramercy sa
23 Aug. 2016 MainstreamBPO to acquire New York based hedge fund administrator Fundadministration, Inc. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fund administration provider MainstreamBPO Limited group has announced to the ASX the execution of an agreement to acquire New York based hedge fund administration business Fundadministration, Inc. Fundadministration is a US full-service fund administration firm th
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