Opalesque Exclusive: Context Asset Management adds to fund roster... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Pennsylvania-based Context Asset Management is expanding its roster of liquid alternatives. Over the next 12-18 months, the firm plans to launch as many as three new products.
"We're looking for strategies that are institutional in quality, have an asymm
Other Voices: Risk parity - looking at risk through a different lens... [more]By: Chris Tucek, a Partner with Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting in Chicago
Our outlook calls for low returns by historical standards for traditional asset classes over the medium term. Looking backward, we have experienced higher levels of equity market volatility in the past year with notable
Opalesque Exclusive: Panama Papers may change the face of safe havens... [more]Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Panama Papers leak in April, along with the earlier Luxembourg Leaks, the HSBC files and others, repeatedly raised a question that has been waiting to be answered for some time, but especially since Western governments started chasing runaway money to fil
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.
Emerging markets-focused hedge fund ESG to separate from Carlyle... [more]From Reuters.com: The partners of Emerging Sovereign Group LLC (ESG) have agreed to buy back the majority stake in the emerging markets-focused hedge fund manager that was acquired by Carlyle Group LP in 2011, Carlyle said on Wednesday.
The move comes as Carlyle has chosen to focus more on cre
Schroders launches liquid alternatives UCITS fund... [more]From International-adviser.com: Schroders has launched an externally-managed UCITS fund, called the Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified fund, which will combine US equity market-neutral and global macro strategies. The fund is designed to offer investors portfolio diversification by using liquid alt
No bull — AI investing is coming to Wall Street... [more]From Salon.com: Artificial intelligence has held great promise for decades now. Since the 1950s, experts have been predicting that the day when computers would think like humans was just around the corner. But creating a sentient machine isn’t so simple. By the 1970s, as one system after another fa
Comment - Are hedge fund letters more valuable than 13Fs?... [more]From Investopedia.com: With hedge funds across the country rushing to complete and file 13F forms with the SEC by the August 15 deadline, investors outside of the funds themselves have watched carefully for indications of market trends and hot stocks. The 13F files provide public information about a
Commodities - Oil patch taps funds for credit as Canada’s banks pull back... [more]From Bloomberg.com: Canadian oil and natural gas companies are signing up new lenders as banks pull back amid a prolonged commodities slump. Among the investors to step up in recent months to provide financing to the industry: Alberta Investment Management Corp., the provincial pension fund manager
News Briefs - Vodafone scheme diversifies with alternatives additions... [more]Vodafone has made a foray into a number of new asset classes, including alternative beta, alternative credit and private market investments, for greater diversification. Pension schemes have been showing increased interest in diversifying their portfolios by adopting more alternative asset classes i
…And Finally - How to tell if you're drunk... [more]From Newsoftheweird.com: The owner of the Howl At The Moon Bar in Gold Coast, Australia, released surveillance video of a July break-in (later inspiring the perpetrator to turn himself in). The man is seen trying to enter the locked bar at 3 a.m., then tossing a beer keg at a glass door three times,