Hedge funds demonstrate 'remarkable resilience’ in January... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds displayed remarkable resilience in January with five out of the 11 strategies in the Lyxor Indices ending the month in positive territory, Lyxor Asset Management reported in its latest Alternative Investmen
Hedge funds down -2.22% to start the year - eVestment... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of -2.22% to start the year, according to the latest performance data from eVestment. Declines were posted across both equity and credit strategies, as widespread market volatility hit nearly every geography
Och-Ziff assets rise in quarter but fall for year... [more]Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC has reported GAAP net loss allocated to Class A Shareholders of $22.3 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted Class A Share, for the 2015 fourth quarter and GAAP Net Income of $25.7 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted Class A Share, for the 2015 full year.
Illiquid assets are all the rage for hedge funds... [more]From Valuewalk.com: …Institutional investors are increasingly turning to illiquid assets and active management strategies to combat macroeconomic trends, anticipated market volatility and diverging monetary policy, according to a new survey by Blackrock. And this week, Bloomberg has reported that at
Studies - OFR notes redemptions and warns of risk from credit hedge funds... [more]From Valuewalk.com: Since the start of 2016, prices of equities and other risky assets have declined markedly. The proximate cause is an escalation of investor concerns about global growth and low oil prices. Global investors have been particularly sensitive to developments in China, due to its econ
Institutions - Exelon sets $250 million contribution for pension funds... [more]From PIOnline.com: Exelon Corp., Chicago, and its subsidiaries plan to contribute $250 million total to its qualified defined benefit plans in 2016, the company announced in its recent 10-K filing.
Exelon and its subsidiaries also expect to contribute $21 million total to its non-qualified pen
Asia - Billionaire's fund sees India extending bear-market losses... [more]From Bloomberg.com: Indian equities battered by this year’s $7.9 trillion rout in global equities are expensive for a hedge fund manager who counts billionaire Uday Kotakamong his clients. The S&P BSE Sensex, which dropped to the brink of a bear market on Wednesday, is still valued at a 9 percent pr
Commodities - Bullion is your best bet in crazy markets, say experts... [more]From CNBC.com: Investors should hold physical gold as a hedge in a market meltdown, some experts have advised, as equities continued their wild ride on Friday. Jeffrey Nichols, managing director at American Precious Metals Advisors, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" if retail investors planned to buy gold as
…And Finally - Florida Goodwill: Donate your ex's stuff for Valentine's Day... [more]From UPI.com: A Goodwill Store in Florida is encouraging people coming off a break-up to help get some closure by donating items belonging to their former partners.
The Goodwill Manasota store's "Donate Your Ex's Stuff" will run Feb. 15-29 and will encourage heartbroken members of the communit