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09 Mar. 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investments sides with women fund managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Despite the focus on diversity initiatives, fund management has remained stubbornly immune to gender balance, says Columbia Threadneedle Investments on International Women's Day. Research conducted by Citywire in May 2016 found that only 7%
09 Mar. 2017 Deutsche Bank: Investors expect better performance from hedge funds in 2017 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to Deutsche Bank's 15th annual Alternative Investment Survey,
08 Mar. 2017 Adrien Blavier launches all-weather fund focusing on asset allocation in Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gordian Capital Singapore Pte Ltd announced the launch of the Quadratus Fund effective immediately. The Fund will trade under the tickers QUADREI and QUADRUI. The Quadratus Fund offers investors access to a balanced portfolio, diversified globally across three asset c
08 Mar. 2017 Garraway Financial trends fund pushes ahead with asset building program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Garraway Capital Management, a London-based asset management firm, announced that after strong 2016 performance Garraway Financial Trends is pushing ahead with its asset building programme. Garraway Financial Trends, an Irish domiciled managed futures UCITS fund, was
08 Mar. 2017 Hellman & Friedman teams up with GIC on Allfunds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hellman & Friedman and GIC have teamed up on the acquisition of Allfunds Bank. Allfunds is a financial technology business, from Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Santander Group, General Atlantic and Warburg Pincus. The deal values Allfunds at GBP 1.8bn. Allfunds pro
08 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds extend gains in February in an 11-month rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds extended recent gains in February, recording an 11-month rally over the past 12 months, as global equity markets rallied and all main strategies produced broad-based gains, led by equity hedge funds specializing in healthcare and technology, data provide
08 Mar. 2017 The road to Brexit: What's next for investors? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange: The UK government is expected to trigger Article 50 by the end of this month, signalling the start of a
07 Mar. 2017 Sohn Conferences launches ideas contest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the launch date of its Investment Idea Contest ahead of the 22nd Annual Sohn Investment Conference, in partnership with CNBC. The contest supports the Foundation's mission to treat and cure pediatric cancer. The winner wi
07 Mar. 2017 Actis closes fourth energy fund at $2.75 billion hard cap [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Actis has closed its new energy fund, which will will invest in select countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, at its $2.75 billion hard cap. The fund was in market for approximately seven months. AE4 already is already partially invested, with $2 bill
07 Mar. 2017 Comment: Buffett's Lucky Bet [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Christopher Pavese, Chief Investment Officer of Broyhill Asset Management, writes on Harvest Exchange: Pilotless planes will routinely fly passengers by 2030. Machi
07 Mar. 2017 KKR closes largest flagship fund to date on $13.9 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: KKR has closed its latest flagship fund at a record of $13.9 billion, the largest Americas focused fund raised by the firm to date. Data from Preqin shows that it is also the largest Americas focused fund in the category. KKR will be investing nearly $1.4 billi
07 Mar. 2017 Hedge funds slightly down in last week of February, but event driven and CTAs continue to rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds slightly fell in the last week of February as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.8% (+0.7% YTD), with global macro funds underperforming. The strategy suffered in particular from the rise of the EUR vs. USD, lower German and UK bond yields, and the p
06 Mar. 2017 ETFGI reports the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry during 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reports today: that during 2016 the global ETF/ETP industry grew faster than the global hedge fund industry. At the end of 2016 assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industr
06 Mar. 2017 With new acquisition, Investcorp launches credit management and edges closer to $25bn AUM target [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global provider and alternative investment manager Investcorp has completed its acquisition and integration of the debt management business of 3i from 3i Group plc. The business, now recognized as Investcorp Credit Management, adds $11bn of assets under management,
06 Mar. 2017 A Look Back at History: Rising Rates and the Bond Market [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Legg Mason Global Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Overall, fixed income delivered positive results during the past t
03 Mar. 2017 High Growth Robotics Limited British Robotics Seed Fund closes for investment on 31 March 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The first investment fund specialising in UK-based robotics start-ups focuses on delivering returns to Investors by making targeted investments in promising UK-based seed-stage robotics companies wrapped within a fund format that is highly tax efficient (under the Seed En
03 Mar. 2017 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.12% in February (+1.63% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets extended gains through February led by gains in the US as the Trump growth agenda developed, including expectations for infrastructure spending, lower taxes and higher interest rates. US equities led broad based global gains, with leadership from
03 Mar. 2017 2017 Hedge Fund Compensation report indicates pay now aligning with fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite continued underperformance for investors in the hedge fund industry, the 2017 Hedge Fund Compensation Report shows that a majority of hedge fund professionals expected higher pay in the form of base compensation and bonuses. Only one in five expected to make less
03 Mar. 2017 What Fraction of International Smart Beta is Dumb Beta? (More than you think) [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AlphaBetaWorks writes on Harvest Exchange: Though many smart beta ETFs do provide valuable exposures, others mainly re-shuffle fa
03 Mar. 2017 Lyxor and Wells Fargo launch financial credit hedge fund on Lyxor's alternative UCITS platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Wells Fargo Asset Management to launch the Lyxor / Wells Capital Financial Credit Fund, adding a credit specialist to its UCITS platform to help investors capture market returns by investing in high-yielding debt from global
02 Mar. 2017 Engineering more liquidity for non-traded alternative securities [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Institute for Innovation Development writes on Harvest Exchange: We recently talked with Jordan Fishfeld , Managing
02 Mar. 2017 Bridgewater shakes up management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Ray Dalio, chairman and CIO at Connecticut-based Bridgewater Associates, announced in a letter to clients posted on LinkedIn several management changes that will take effect in April. He said his transition out of management will be complete as of
02 Mar. 2017 Credit Suisse: Hedge fund investors forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to a Credit Suisse hedge fund survey, investors overall forecast a 3.5% increase in new inflows during 2017. They also said they are meeting better alignment of terms: more than half has at least one manager in their portfolio with a hurdle rate, an
01 Mar. 2017 Novus and Cheyne Capital partner to build next-gem fixed income analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Novus, the world's leading Portfolio Intelligence platform for institutional investors and managers, and Cheyne Capital Management LLP (Cheyne), the London-based global alternative investment manager, have entered into a partnership to build an innovative fixed-incom
01 Mar. 2017 Rayne Capital Management adds energy expertise to senior team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rayne Capital Management Inc. announced the addition of two senior partners to the company's executive and portfolio management team. Mitchell Molloy will join as Managing Partner and David Szybunka will become lead Portfolio Manager for Rayne Energy LP, each subject
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