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29 Nov. 2017 JMP Group takes minority position in Astor Investment [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Harvest Capital Strategies, the asset management subsidiary of investment banking and alternative asset management firm JMP Group LLC has taken a minority position in Astor Investment Management LLC, a Chicago-based reg
29 Nov. 2017 OPIM, Golden Finger launch Cayman-domiciled CTA macro hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based hedge fund platform OP Investment Management Ltd. (OPIM) has teamed up with Golden Finger (Cayman) Fund Company to launch Goldenfinger Global No.4 Fund SP (Sunrise SPC), a Cayman domiciled hedge fun
29 Nov. 2017 Financial services industry slow to embrace growth-driving initiatives, attract future investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by BNY Mellon's Pershing has found that the financial services industry has yet to fully embrace initiatives that will make it relevant to the next generation of investors. The study titled,
28 Nov. 2017 Risk appetite rebound pushes most hedge fund strategies up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The rebound in risk appetite was supportive for most strategies, in particular, CTAs, macro and special situations, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index jumped 0.8% from 14 Nov
27 Nov. 2017 Net sales of equity funds supported by positive economic and geopolitical outlook in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIF for September 2017. 29 associations representing more than 99 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provide
24 Nov. 2017 IOSCO report provides new data on global hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published its Report on the Fourth IOSCO Hedge Fund Survey, which provides regulators new insights into the global hedge fund industry and the potential systemic risks this industry may po
24 Nov. 2017 Dr Hanspeter Bader, Baldomero Falcones, Dr Thomas Friese and Matthias Knab join POLARIS Investment Advisory AG as Senior Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - POLARIS Investment Advisory AG announced the appointment of Dr Hanspeter Bader, Baldomero Falcones, Dr Thomas Friese and Matthias Knab as Members of its Senior Advisory Board. "We are delighted to have gained such renowned and globally-networked experts for our compan
24 Nov. 2017 China Renaissance adds strategies focusing on China's high-growth sectors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: China's biggest financial institution, China Renaissance, is expanding its asset management business with a range of strategies and approaches to investing in companies across high-growth sectors of China's econo
23 Nov. 2017 Prime Capital Aviation Debt Fund enables aviation debt investments for institutional investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Prime Capital has successfully launched the Prime Capital Aviation Debt Fund (PCAD), a SICAV-SIF-subfund of Prime Capital Debt SCS in Luxembourg. The fund will invest in senior, aircraft-backed loans. With the first closing we are pleased to announce that several insuranc
23 Nov. 2017 Lyxor AM fears resurgent geopolitical threats could hamper economic growth [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The resurgent geopolitics in the Middle East, the U.S. and Europe could potentially jeopardize the economic growth that has shifted to high gear this year, Lyxor Asset Management said. So far in 2017, economic activity
22 Nov. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: November notifications 3.91% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2017 measured 3.91%, up from 2.69% in October. "SS&C's Forward Redemption Indicator continues to trend favorably on a year-over-year basis, coming in at 3.91% for November 2017, compared to 4.25% a ye
22 Nov. 2017 Blue Sky's hedge fund division secures new mandate for its global macro strategy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Australian listed diversified alternative asset manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited said that its hedge fund unit has partnered with Equinox Funds and Deutsche Bank to secure a fresh mandate for
22 Nov. 2017 Majority of asset managers plan on offering ETFs over next five years but face new challenges [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A majority 67% of asset managers polled by advisory services firm EY said they would provide ETF offering in the next five years. The EY report Global ETF Research 2017 said that the entrants would join a market that is expected to reach $7.6tln globally by the end
22 Nov. 2017 SEC balances scope of compliance examinations [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) continues to look into investment advisers at a rapid pace, according to the latest hedge fund annual review from law firm Proskauer. Regulators are looking at all sizes of firms placing the
21 Nov. 2017 Preqin: positive hedge fund flows continue in Q3 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds recorded positive net asset inflows of $19.2bn in Q3 2017, bringing year-to-date net inflows to $43.9bn. Credit strategies and multi-strategy funds experienced the greatest net inflows of $13.9bn and $13.3bn, respectively, while equity strategies saw net inflo
21 Nov. 2017 Chinese hedge funds drive emerging markets assets to record [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund capital invested in Emerging Markets (EM) rose to a record to begin 4Q17 with the primary contribution coming from the industry-leading performance of Chinese hedge funds. Total EM hedge fund capital increased to $223 billion (1.48 trillion RMB, 730 billion Bra
21 Nov. 2017 Trend reversals, faltering market momentum 'slightly' hit hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The faltering market momentum and trend reversals had a negative effect on hedge fund performance as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index took a small hit and was down -1% from 07 November to 14 (+3.6% YTD), with CTAs underperforming. In its Weekly Briefing,
21 Nov. 2017 Institutional investors and fund managers see equities growth and deficit from tax reform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A majority of institutional investors and hedge fund managers polled by BarclayHedge expect that equity markets will rise if tax reform is
21 Nov. 2017 Mixed returns for hedge funds in mid-November as global financial markets decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were mixed through mid-November with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and the HFRX Absolute Return Index declining -0.55% (+4.68% YTD) and -0.38% (+3.26% YTD), respectively, Hedge Fund Research said in its latest
17 Nov. 2017 Swarm fund ICO raises $5.5m, aims to offer compliant investments into alternative assets and institutional asset classes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blockchain-focused firm Swarm Fund has raised a total of $5.5 million through its public token sale. The company also appointed co-founder Philipp Pieper as its chief executive officer, and successfully held the firs
17 Nov. 2017 Neuberger Berman secures China private fund manager license [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based fund manager Neuberger Berman said that its China unit, Neuberger Berman Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited, has secured registration as a private fund manager with the
16 Nov. 2017 Ropes & Gray adds Rimon, boosts private investment funds practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Keren Rimon has joined the firm's private investment funds practice as a counsel in Boston. Ms. Rimon joins Ropes & Gray from Harvard Management Company where she most recently held the position of Senior Vice Presiden
16 Nov. 2017 Highland Capital Management names Andrew Parmentier Chief Strategy Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Highland Capital Management, a global alternative investment manager, announced today the addition of Andrew Parmentier, who joins as a partner, expanding the firm's executive committee. Mr. Parmentier will serve as Highland's chief strategy officer (CSO) and head of them
16 Nov. 2017 Asia-Pacific hedge funds outperform all top-level regional funds in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asia-Pacific focused hedge funds outperformed all other top-level regional focuses tracked by data provider Preqin during October, recording their best month thus far this year as the Preqin Asia-Pacific Index gained 2.91% during the month. Year-to-date, Asia-Pacifi
16 Nov. 2017 Alternative fund manager Beacon Trust launches two mutual funds with $500m in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wealth management services firm Beacon Trust has cemented its position as one of the top alternative fund families this year in terms of new assets with the successful launch of two new mutual funds, raising approximately $500m in assets. Erman Civelek, investme
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