Opalesque Futures Briefing » Managers http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Inside the Ropes at Managed Futures/Macro Conference http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13221 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13221#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:18:59 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13221 As a Chicago-based firm, we never thought to celebrate the first Cubs World Series win in over 100 years in Austin, TX – but there we were nonetheless, with our sponsorship of the welcome reception for the “Managed Futures & Global Macro: Strategies to Optimize Institutional Portfolios” conference by TalkingHedge butting up against the start of the World Series game…

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Man Group Jumps Most in Six Years After Net Inflows Surprise http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13156 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13156#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:08:27 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13156 Man Group Plc, the world’s largest publicly traded hedge-fund firm, climbed the most in almost six years in London after third-quarter net inflows beat estimates as investors poured money into its quantitative funds.
Net inflows were $1.3 billion in the period as investors allocated money to Man Group’s computer-driven hedged and long-only funds, the firm said in a statement on Friday.…

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What every allocator needs to know about fund replication http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13123 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13123#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:02:33 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13123 In the current heated debate on hedge funds, there’s no middle ground. You’re either pro or con, in or out, red or blue. Where it works best: Equity long/short, diversified or multi-strategy portfolios, managed futures.
The biggest drawbacks: Doesn’t do well with “low beta” portfolios (except managed futures). Early products were unnecessarily complicated and undermined the “simple” thesis. Where you should…

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Campbell & Company hires Joseph Kelly as managing director http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13110 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13110#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:00:10 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13110 Campbell & Company today announced that Joseph D. Kelly joined the firm and will assume the role of Managing Director, Client Solutions Group. Mr. Kelly will be responsible for Campbell’s institutional sales and consultant relations efforts. Campbell & Company is an absolute return investment advisor specializing in systematic managed futures and equity market-neutral strategies.
“Joe is a highly strategic business development…

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Tyler Wood Appointed Senior Vice President of Global Business Development for Mediatrix Capital Inc. http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13108 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13108#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:59:46 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13108 Mediatrix Capital Inc. announced today that Tyler Wood has been named Senior Vice President of Global Business Development. He has 15+ years of experience in alternative investments management such as Forex, managed futures and international strategies and also consults with private clients on the formation of hedge funds and alternative investment portfolios.
He previously worked with SRB Capital Management and…

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PIMCO Considers Managed Futures vs. Multi-Strategy Funds http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13097 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13097#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:50:29 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13097 Managed futures and multi-strategy funds have both become increasingly popular over the past several years. Both provide investors with the potential to diversify their returns, and to outperform during equity-market downturns – but which is better?
That’s the question considered by PIMCO’s Justin Blesy, Ashish Tiwari, and Chris Santore in their July 2016 white paper Managed Futures and Multi-Strategy Funds:…

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Skybridge Successful In Early September Volatility http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13093 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13093#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:49:43 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13093 The hedge fund model has come under siege of late, as 84% of hedge fund investors pulling some of their assets from funds in 2016. Most investors were switching from one hedge fund to another, a July Credit Suisse Group study revealed. Some funds were not as lucky. This April Aurora Investment Management, a fund of funds operator with $5…

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JP Morgan’s Top Quant: Even A Tiny Bit Of Volatility Could Unleash $100B Cascade of Selling http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13049 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13049#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:12:28 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13049 By any measure, this has been a somnolent summer for U.S. stocks. Ever since the panic induced by Brexit, in June, major indexes have inched higher without staging swings of any magnitude. The CBOE Market Volatility Index, or the VIX , is barely over 12.
The last move of greater than 1% for the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) was on…

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The Worst Practice in Liquid Alternatives http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13041 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13041#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:42:26 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13041 We’ve previously highlighted the poor disclosure around fees and portfolio holdings in some managed-futures funds, which is actually improving, but the unfriendly shareholder practice is starting to spread to multialternative strategies as well.
The practice pertains to funds that use total return swaps to access the net-of-fee returns of commodity trading advisors running managed-futures hedge funds. Because they are using a…

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AB Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Ramius Alternative Solutions LLC http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13029 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13029#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:40:46 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13029 AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB), a leading global investment firm with $492 billion in assets under management, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RASL, which is jointly owned by Ramius LLC (the investment division of Cowen Group, Inc. and the two principals of RASL, Stuart Davies and Vikas Kapoor.
With more than $3 billion in assets under…

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