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10 Jul. 2015 All hedge fund strategies incur losses in June (+1.91% YTD) on Greece worry [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -1.9% in June (+1.91% YTD). None of the 12 Lyxor indices ended the month in positive territory, said Lyxor Asset Management. The Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (0%), the Lyxor Co
10 Jul. 2015 Indinvest Partners builds out private debt team [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: European alternative investment firm Idinvest Partners is building out its private debt team on the heels of a successful private debt fund close. As Opalesque reported in June, the firm closed its third private debt fund on €400m. That fund will focus on financ
09 Jul. 2015 MaplesFS expands global footprint with Netherlands office launch [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Responding to strong client demand, Maples Fiduciary, a division of MaplesFS and global provider of specialised fiduciary and corporate administration services, has opened a full-service office in Amsterdam. “MaplesFS is renowned internationally for responsive and cli
09 Jul. 2015 Common Sense Investment Management announces strategic rebrand to Fort Rock Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fort Rock Asset Management, LLC (Fort Rock), announced a strategic rebrand, as the independent, privately held investment manager changed its name from Common Sense Investment Management, LLC. Driven by a 24-year history of experience and innovation, the new
09 Jul. 2015 SAC veteran Paul Orwicz joins Deimos A.M. as managing director and portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Deimos Asset Management LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager, announced that Paul Orwicz has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. In this role,
09 Jul. 2015 China, Greece and oil pull down hedge funds into worst monthly decline last month since June 2013 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The sharp fall in Chinese equities and the uncertainty over Greece’s referendum, as well as the volatility on oil prices have pulled down hedge funds across major strategies, led by quantitative, trend-following, macro CTA strategies, according to data provider
09 Jul. 2015 Unigestion: more focus on risks, less credit exposure [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Nicolas Rousselet, head of the hedge fund team and member of the executive committee at Unigestion, a Swiss institutional asset manager with around $17.8bn in AuM and 189 employees, has expected a fracture
08 Jul. 2015 Changing financial rules and regulations are most pressing issue for hedge fund CFOs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ITG, a leading independent execution broker and research provider, today released the results of a survey of Chief Financial Officers at leading US hedge funds. The poll addressed some of the key business challenges hedge fund CFOs face in the evolving capital markets la
08 Jul. 2015 New Mountain Vantage launches US equity long/short UCITS on Montlake platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New Mountain Vantage Advisors, L.L.C., has launched a US equity long/short fund on the MontLake UCITS platform. MontLake is a leading independent platform for UCITS funds that provides investors with access to a range of liquid, transparent and regulated investme
08 Jul. 2015 EVO Capital Management Asia hires former JP Morgan head Michael Green [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EVO Capital Management Asia Limited has made a key senior hire, appointing Michael Green as Head of Asian Trading. Mr. Green will be responsible for continuing to build out Asian trading strategies for EVO as well as being a senior figure to manage industry relationshi
08 Jul. 2015 Gramercy Funds Management Builds Sovereign Investment Research Team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gramercy Funds Management LLC , a $5.6 billion dedicated emerging markets investment manager, today announced the appointments of Kathryn Exum and Petar Atanasov to the Sovereign Investment Research Team. Gramercy previously enhanced its Soverei
08 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds helped protect portfolios in June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Greek crisis in June pushed the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 2% (1.9% YTD),but the industry still outperformed traditional asset classes in a context in which thecorrelation between equities and bonds is positive, reported
08 Jul. 2015 DoubleLine’s Gundlach believes US Fed unlikely to raise rates this year, still holds Puerto Rico bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital’s CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said in a podcast on Tuesday that he still believes the U.S. Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates this year, given the Greece and Puerto Rico crises, and commodity selling fueled by China's market slump, a
07 Jul. 2015 As São Paulo based Mauá is celebrating its 10th anniversary, it announced a rebranding to Mauá Capital and adds new partners. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - São Paulo based Mauá is celebrating its 10th anniversary, noting that this past decade has been one of significant economic, political and social challenges. It has been a period that tested the resilience of financial institutions, the corporate sector, asset managers, a
07 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds fell -1.24% in June (+1.27% YTD) as Greece crisis raises volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds declined in June with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index falling -1.24% for the month (+1.27% YTD) as volatility increased as a result of uncertainty over the outcome of the Greece referendum, said Hedge Fund Research in its
07 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds predicted to deliver annual excess returns between 5-6% with low volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The lack of hedge funds’ excess returns since the financial crisis put the industry under rising pressure. However, the latest white paper from Lyxor Asset Management estimated that hedge funds could deliver annual exc
07 Jul. 2015 Jeff Feig is leaving Fortress Investment as macro fund co-investment head [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Less than a year after he was designated as co-chief investment chief of Fortress Investment Group’s macro hedge fund, Jeff Feig is said to be leaving the firm, leaving Michael Novogratz as the sole CIO,
06 Jul. 2015 Macro hedge funds, ETFs to short euro after Greece’s referendum [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The European stock indexes are expected to drop significantly this week after the overwhelming "no" vote by Greece on its bailout referendum Sunday, that is seen by many as a prelude to the country’s exit (Grexit) from the eurozone. But while the move could bite
06 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds, banks, high-frequency traders hire technology firm to analyze tweets from traders [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A handful of hedge funds, banks and high frequency traders are paying as much as $15,000 each per month per stock symbol to technology firms that analyze over one million tweets from traders, investors and market commentators to determine their sentiments, reports
06 Jul. 2015 Veteran hedge fund investor Robert Discolo joins Permal [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: After a break from fund management, Robert (Bob) Discolo joined the Permal Group as Executive Vice President, Investments, on 1st July. Permal, a pioneer in multi-manager, multi-strategy investments, was
06 Jul. 2015 Spanish fund of hedge funds returns almost 7% in last 12 months [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Sigma Fund Absolute Return, a global multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, has been awarded the Best Global Multi-strategy Fund prize at the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Global Fund A
03 Jul. 2015 Newalpha and Emergence select Finaltis for its efficient beta strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha), the Paris-based global emerging manager acceleration specialist and Emergence (Emergence), France's seeding fund sponsored by 15 institutional investors have announce a strategic investment with Finaltis (Finaltis). With 35 m
03 Jul. 2015 Court upheld Rajat Gupta’s insider trading conviction and prison sentence [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff on Thursday upheld the two-year prison term against former Goldman Sachs Group director Rajat Gupta and rejected his appeal to dismiss his insider-trading conviction by a New York federal jury in 2012. The 66-year-old Gupta asked t
03 Jul. 2015 Strong returns to push demand for hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong returns of hedge funds in the first half of 2015 is seen to attract billions of dollars of new money into the industry in the next six months despite some fund managers sustaining losses from the Greek debt problem last June, Peter Laurelli,
02 Jul. 2015 SEC orders Greenwich hedge fund AlphaBridge Capital to pay $5m, close office over fraud [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday accused Greenwich, Connecticut-based AlphaBridge Capital Management and its owners Thomas T. Kutzenand and Michael J. Carino with fraudulently infla
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