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22 Feb. 2018 SYZ Asset Management launches global version of its successful quantitative, market-neutral fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management (SYZ AM), the institutional asset management arm of the SYZ Group, has expanded its offering of quantitative solutions through the launch of OYSTER Equity Premia Global. This new offering builds on the strong success of the OYSTER Market Neutral Europ
22 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds with mixed returns by mid-February [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance through mid-February as the global financial market volatility surged early this month and US interest rates increased, although equities partially recovered intra-month losses. Data from
21 Feb. 2018 OPIM & China CR Capital Holdings to launch CR-Wellington AI Fund SPC [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd (OPIM) announces its partnership with China CR Capital Holdings Ltd. to launch the CR-Wellington AI Fund SPC. The Fund is Cayman-domiciled with investment open to Professional Investors only. CR Wellington AI Fund SPC, managed by Mr. Ray
21 Feb. 2018 Commonfund chief says endowments need to trim hedge fund portfolios 'to protect against market downturns' [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The CEO of Commonfund, an asset management firm that serves endowments, foundations and public pension funds, is asking endowments to scale back on their hedge fund portfolios to at least 10% of their assets "to protect against market downturns." Commonfund chie
19 Feb. 2018 Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the centu
16 Feb. 2018 Small cap hedge funds offer alternative for cannabis investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Investing in a high-risk, high-return asset like a small cap fund can be difficult for lone investors. Fortunately, there are hedge funds that are offering some hope for sm
16 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds generate strongest returns in January since 2013 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds generated their strongest start to a calendar year since 2013 as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.18% gains in January, data provider Preqin said. The strong performance in Janu
16 Feb. 2018 A majority of alternative investment managers with positive outlook for cryptocurrencies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by research provider Peltz International showed that a majority of alternative investment managers have a positive outlook for cryptocurrencies. Interestingly, Peltz conducted the survey during the p
15 Feb. 2018 AIMA: Hedge funds have outperformed stocks and bonds on risk-adjusted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds have produced more consistent and steadier returns than equities or bonds over both the short term and the long term, according to new research by Preqin, the data provider, and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representativ
15 Feb. 2018 PAAMCO expands solutions platform with PAAMCO Alternative Beta [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, announced today the launch of PAAMCO Alternative Beta, the latest tool in the firm's suite of institutional liquid alpha solutions. PAAMCO Alternative Beta offers a portfolio of alternative risk premia diversified across stra
15 Feb. 2018 Large investors still have confidence in hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors are still confident hedge funds could provide them good returns and again allocating into the space with the hope that the latest rise in volatility and the expected hikes in U.S. interest rates will offer opportunities, reports
14 Feb. 2018 Asian hedge funds outperform Shanghai Composite Index by wide margin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asian hedge funds posted strong gains in 2017, with the HFRI China Index topping the Shanghai Composite Index by the widest margin in a calendar year since Index inception in 2008, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today by HFR, the es
14 Feb. 2018 Lyxor AM: Equity sell-off was a correction, not a bear market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The equity sell-off on February 5 was a correction and not a bear market because it does not show any signs of systemic risk and the contagion to FX, commodity or money markets appears limited as well, said Lyxor Asset Man
14 Feb. 2018 Asset manager Mirae Asset and Global X merge to create a global ETF Franchise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Mirae Asset Global Investments, the asset management business of Mirae Asset Financial Group, one of Asia's largest independent financial companies with $400bn in assets, has entered into a definitive agreeme
13 Feb. 2018 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 1.59% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 1.59% in January, underperforming the 2.45% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liqui
13 Feb. 2018 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 2.11% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 2.11% in January according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The longest consecutive streak of profitable months for the Barclay Hedge Fund Index was the 18-month period from October 2002 through March of 2004. The current 15
13 Feb. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: January performance 2.99% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2018 measured 2.99%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advance 0.92% in February. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for February 2018 s
13 Feb. 2018 Tail risk returns as short-volatility hedge funds post biggest loss since August 2015 China market crash [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were off to a good start in the first month of 2018, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 2.26%1 in January. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 3.78% over the same period. As the global risk on mode
13 Feb. 2018 Hedge fund manager goes all-in on bitcoin [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brian Kelly, founder of hedge fund firm BK Capital Management which runs the BKCM Digital Asset Fund, is so much a believer of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies that he had invested almost all of his money in them. He told
13 Feb. 2018 Market sell-off hits hedge funds selectively [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The market sell-off has hit hedge funds selectively as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index fell -1.9% from 30 January to 06 February (-0.9% YTD) with CTAs underperforming, Lyxor Asset Management said in its latest Weekly Briefi
12 Feb. 2018 Review of five cryptocrrency-focused hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The blockchain investment funds is changing the financial world, with the worldwide crypto-capital mobilization transform traditional venture capital and offering the same high profit/risk ratio of VC while providing liquidity to its investors. Here is a review
09 Feb. 2018 Alternative investment firm Artivest merges with Altegris [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investment technology firm Artivest is merging with alternative investment research and management firm Altegris, creating a joint 100-perso
09 Feb. 2018 Canadian hedge fund Ninepoint Partners to launch two, merge two funds in 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Toronto-Canada-based hedge fund Ninepoint Partners LP has announced the launch of Sprott International Small Cap Fund and Sprott Concentrated Canadian Equity Fund and that the firm will start accepting subscription
08 Feb. 2018 BNP Paribas Asset Management launches two private debt strategies and strengthens team with new hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNP Paribas Asset Management announces the launch at the end of 2017 of two private debt strategies, European Infra Debt and European Real Estate Debt. The launches are BNPP AM's first within infrastructure debt and commercial real estate debt. European Infra Debt in
08 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds, alternative investment slow to adopt artificial intelligence, machine-learning tools [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A large majority of hedge funds and private equity firms appear to be too slow in shifting to digital technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine-learning tools which are beginning to reshape the alternative investment industry. A joint
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