Alternative lending more than triple since 2006, nears $500bn in assets... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global alternative or non-bank lending industry, also referred to as private debt market, is fast approaching $500bn in assets under management. The industry has seen steady growth over recent years, with one of the most significant gains made through 2013, when
U.S.-based stock funds attract $5.7bn in latest week... [more]From Reuters.com: Investors in U.S.-based funds committed $5.7 billion to stock funds in the week ended March 25, marking their seventh straight week of inflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.
The inflows into stock funds were all in exchange-traded funds largely
Hedge fund letters - the only accurate source of information?... [more]From Valuewalk.com: A hedge fund providing a commercial tracking database its returns performance is not sufficient enough to measure that fund’s opacity, a recent research paper observes, showing that a more significant degree of transparency can be found in the mostly confidential investor letters
Commodities - Jamaica to establish fund to manage oil-hedge program... [more]From LAHT.com: The Jamaican government is set to create a fund to receive and manage the resources generated by its oil-hedging program with the aim of more “effectively” shielding the island nation from global price fluctuations.
“These resources will flow into a dedicated sub-account in the
Investing - Healthcare hedge fund Orbimed’s top picks and new move... [more]From Insidermonkey.com: According to a Schedule 13D form filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Samuel Islay‘s Orbimed Advisors has slashed its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc by about 14%. The fund now owns 1.28 million shares of the biopharmaceutical company.