Hedge funds winning streak continue as market conditions stabilize... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The winning streak for hedge funds continued last week with all strategies, besides CTAs, benefitting from the stabilization of market conditions. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up
0.5% as of end July 19, bringing the month to date performance to a solid 1.6% (-2.0%
Hamilton Lane closes latest fund of funds above target... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hamilton Lane has closed its latest fund of funds on $516 million, above its original target of $400 million. Hamilton Lane has been managing fund-of-funds strategies since 1998 and the firm views its latest vehicle as an expansion of its private equity mandate.
Alternatives managers split on the benefits of ESG, finds Unigestion survey... [more]From FTSEglobalmarkets.com: Boutique asset manager Unigestion’s latest survey of the hedge fund and private equity managers it invests in tracks their attitudes to ESG and its findings suggest an increase in number of hedge funds and private equity managers showing an interest in ESG, though most re
Manager Profile - How does this hedge-fund manager make so much money?... [more]From Bloomberg.com: Ten miles south of downtown Atlanta, in an anonymous business center overlooking the airport, sits the headquarters of what, on paper, is a hedge-fund powerhouse. The numbers coming out of the part-time office at One Hartsfield Centre are remarkable: annual returns of 13 percent,
Comment - Odey rails against central banks for destroying capitalism... [more]From Valuewalk.com: …Crispin Odey is perhaps best known for his manager commentary, which is included alongside his monthly fund reports and the June ‘Manager’s Report’ for the Swan Fund doesn’t disappoint.
In the report, Odey attacks governments, central banks, and Europe for their desire to
Asia - Risk-parity managers seeing promise in China... [more]From PIOnline.com: Risk-parity managers have been planting their flags in China this year, and some observers expect volatility-battered investors on the mainland to prove receptive to the strategy's promise of steady, superior risk-adjusted returns.
On July 7, Boston-based PanAgora Asset Mana
Service Providers - Citco launches Citco Capital Solutions... [more]The Citco Group of Companies has launched Citco Capital Solutions, a capital advisory service that will focus on arranging debt and equity capital for sponsors and investors in alternative investment vehicles. Citco Capital Solutions is led by Managing Director Michael Peterson, and Shiraz Allidina