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05 Nov. 2015 Investcorp acquires hedge fund of funds arm of SSARIS Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has announced the acquisition of the Hedge Fund of Funds business unit of SSARIS Advisors, LLC's ("SSARIS"), an investment manager of absolute return hedge fund strategies and
05 Nov. 2015 U.S. lawmaker files bill requiring hedge funds to provide more disclosure in Puerto Rico investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, a New York Democrat born on the island, is proposing a bill that would force hedge funds to provide more disclosures about their investments in the island. In a report,
05 Nov. 2015 Institutional investors look at hedge funds as an alternative to fixed income [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are looking at hedge funds for higher returns and to diversify their portfolio, as yields in bonds falter because of low interest rates, said Bruce Amlicke, chief investment officer of UBS Hedge Fund Solutions. Amlicke, who heads the UBS
04 Nov. 2015 Hedge fund compensation mixed in 2015, as talent market tightens, fees decline [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund compensation experienced mixed trends in 2015 as a challenging performance environment in 3Q15 offset industry-wide gains from 1H15, according to the 2016 Glocap Compensation Report, released today by Glocap and HFR. Volatile 3Q performance will likely contribu
04 Nov. 2015 Fortress closes third Japan Opportunity fund after raising $1.1bn [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Fortress Investment Group LLC, a private equity and hedge fund firm, closed the Fortress Japan Opportunity Fund III (FJOF III) to new capital on Tuesday. Investor subscriptions, in either USD or JPY, totalled approximately $1.1bn. FJOF III is a successo
04 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds rebound in October on strong global financial market gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds rebounded in October, following strong gains by the global financial markets as the U.S. Federal Reserve maintained its current interest rate policy, with equities reversing sharp 3Q losses across widely held positions with broad based gains across most
04 Nov. 2015 Some big U.S. hedge funds did not do well in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some of the biggest hedge funds in the U.S. lost money in October, at times more than they did in April, reported CNBC. The report cited Pershing Square, Glen
04 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds planning to sell 430 tonnes of gold [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are ready to dump 430 tonnes of gold, should US employment data, to be released on Friday, be positive. A report by Mining.com reported that gold future
03 Nov. 2015 Hedge fund manager Paul Singer looking at activist stock picks for gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Singer told investors at his hedge fund firm Elliott Associates that he is looking at opportunities in companies where they can flex some activist muscle and also at distressed credit investing for investment return. Singer made the comments in his letter t
03 Nov. 2015 Update: Arrest of China’s 'hedge fund Brother No. 1’ puts pressure on private funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The arrest and detainment of Shanghai’s Zexi Investment boss Xu Xiang is putting pressure on China’s private funds, fearing this could be a prelude to a more regulatory tightening on the industry. Xu, also known in China as "hedge fund brother No. 1" has generat
03 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds end October on solid footing [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended October on a solid footing, fuelled by the European Central Bank (ECB) tailwind and renewed sense of market optimism. On a monthly basis, the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 2% in October (+0.1% YTD). In its Weekly Briefing,
03 Nov. 2015 Pensions back Allergan as merger talks develop [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Pension funds seem to support the possible Pfizer-Allergan merger. New data showing portfolio allocations for the second quarter from AlternativeSoft shows that one of the most commonly increased stock allocations was to Ireland-based pharmaceutical company Alle
02 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds finally cut bullish bets on gold [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have cut their bullish bets on gold after two months of placing wrong wagers on the yellow metal, just before the Federal Reserve triggered the biggest weekly price drop in two months, reported
02 Nov. 2015 Shanghai police raids hedge fund firm as part of crackdown on strategies blamed for worsening stock market rout [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Shanghai police on Sunday raided the office of Zexi Investment, reported Bloomberg. China’s government is targeting sophist
30 Oct. 2015 Sean Debow to launch Asia hedge fund that bets on the rise and fall of stocks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Matchpoint Investment Management co-founder Sean Debow has announced plans to launch a new hedge fund at Asiya Investments Hong Kong that will bet on the rise and fall of stocks in the Asia-Pacific region,
30 Oct. 2015 Four China-based hedge funds gain 70% as stock market crashes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least four China-focused hedge funds, belonging to the top 10 performers, gained an average of 70% as the Chinese stock market crashed that wiped out some 1,300 other funds, reported
30 Oct. 2015 Ex-CalPERS, BT CIO Mark Anson moves to Commonfund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Commonfund, a leading investment manager for institutions, has just appointed
30 Oct. 2015 Blackstone Alternative Alpha Funds expect to pay a year-end distribution of $30.00 to $55.00 per share [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blackstone has announced that the Blackstone Alternative Alpha Fund and the Blackstone Alternative Alpha Fund II expect to pay a year-end distribution to their shareholders of record before this year ends. The funds estimate that the distribution will be in the rang
29 Oct. 2015 Hedge fund manager John Paulson backs Carl Icahn’s call to break up AIG [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund manager John Paulson has joined activist investor Carl Icahn who is urging the insurer American International Group (AIG) to spin off its life and mortgage units into public companies, reported Reuters in
29 Oct. 2015 Funds of hedge funds manager Grosvenor Capital withdraws from Illinois State Universities Retirement System [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Grosvenor Capital said it would stop accepting money from the $16.3bn Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS) and withdraw as a finalist to manage some $500m for the pension fund, reported
29 Oct. 2015 Fed leaves door open for December rate hike in latest statement [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee is leaving rates unchanged but has left the door open for a December liftoff according to the latest meeting minutes. At the close of the two-day meeting, the Fed appeared to be less concerned with global market turbule
28 Oct. 2015 Tim Webb steps down from managing BlackRock’s biggest hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Tim Webb has stepped down from managing BlackRock’s biggest hedge fund, Fixed Income GlobalAlpha Fund, which he had done for five years. A report by
28 Oct. 2015 Currency hedge funds fell in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Currency-focused hedge funds dropped in September as market volatility continued through the month, with the Parker FX Index dropping -0.77%. The index is still up 1.44% YTD, up 2.71% in the last 12 months, and up 3
27 Oct. 2015 Highland Capital Management appoints new Managing Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Highland Capital Management, a Dallas-based investment management firm, which together with its affiliates has approximately $20 billion in assets under management, announced the hiring of Jeff Seaver as Managing Director. Mr. Seaver will report to Jess Larsen, Managing D
27 Oct. 2015 Hedge funds gain as market conditions improve [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were up last week, supported by improving market conditions. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1.1% as of Oct. 20 (-0.7% YTD). In its Weekly Briefing, Lyxor Asset Management said that L/S equity manager
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