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22 Nov. 2016 DMS Governance hires two in London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Based in Mayfair, the team led by Matthew Brown, has hired Laurent Leclercq as Head of Distribution and Gavin Devitt as Director. Laurent comes to DMS from global merchant bank Argenthal Private Capital where he was responsible for their overall strategy in Eur
22 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds lost some ground a week after Donald Trump’s win as bond sell-off accelerates [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds lost some ground in the week that followed Donald Trump’s election as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.3% as of end Nov. 15 (-2.3% YTD) while global bonds experienced an aggressive sell-off, Lyxor Asset Ma
22 Nov. 2016 Hedge Fund Association tackles cybersecurity threat, elects new officers and adds chapters across the globe [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) is addressing the threat of cybersecruity as the nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization serving the alternative investment industry has announced the creation of a cybersecurity committee. The move came as the HFA
22 Nov. 2016 Pamlico closes Fund IV after just four months [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Charlotte, North Carolina-based Pamlico Capital has closed its Fund IV on $910 million after just four months in market. The fund originally had a $750 million target. Pamlico focuses on lower middle market growth companies in the business and technology se
22 Nov. 2016 Activist hedge fund Elliott Management wins with LifeLock deal [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund Elliott Management is a winner in Symantec's $2.3 billion acquisition of LifeLock, an identity protection company. The hedge fund announced a stake in LifeLock in June and has been pushing for some kind of deal with the company, which hasn't o
22 Nov. 2016 UK FCA proposes "combination of sunlight and governance remedies" for asset management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the interim findings of its asset management study and has proposed a package of remedies to ma
22 Nov. 2016 Comment: Building America’s Infrastructure – With the Help of the US Municipal Bond Market [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Standish Mellon Asset Management Company wrote on Harvest Exchange: The growth in infrastructure bond issuance and the opportunity it presents for investors results from citizens and governments recognizing the need to repair and modernize the country’s transportat
21 Nov. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index off -0.52% in October (+2.9% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were down -0.52% in October, masking a sizable performance spread among the constituent strategies. A combination of the U.S. election cycle, oil production caps, weak Chinese trade data, the specter of rising interest rates, and a scare over the future of Deu
21 Nov. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: November notifications 4.25% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2016 measured 4.25%, up from 3.40% in October. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator decreased sharply in November 2
21 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds continue to see asset outflows in October, YTD outflows at $77m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The breadth of hedge fund asset outflows in October was the industries’ largest in 2016, with 61% of reporting funds seeing net outflows for the month, according to the just-released eVestment October 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. October’s -$14.2 billion outflow
21 Nov. 2016 Aris Wealth launches quant indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aris Weath Management S.A. has launched indices sponsored by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking replicating a proprietary quantitative equity investment strategy based on long and short single stock positions selected on the basis of a dynamic model among
21 Nov. 2016 Emerging market hedge fund assets rise to record $199.66bn in Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge funds ended the third quarter at a new record asset level, eclipsing the prior record from 2Q15. Assets dedicated to EM hedge funds increased to $199.66bn in 3Q, up $9.8bn from the prior quarter as a result of strong performance-based quarterl
21 Nov. 2016 Global macro hedge funds roar ahead in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was in positive territory in October, highlighting the fact that alternative strategies continue to be attractive in such a complex environment, said Philippe Ferreira, senior strategist at Lyxor
21 Nov. 2016 Gramercy Funds raises nearly $1bn in commitments for its emerging markets distressed strategy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Gramercy Funds Management LLC, a $6bn dedicated emerging markets investment manager, has closed its third distressed and opportunistic emerging markets credit strategy, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III (GDOF
21 Nov. 2016 Barac Value Hedge Fund up 8.54% net YTD [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Ted Barac writes on Harvest Exchange: For the three-months ending September 30, 2016, the Barac Value Fund L.P. delivered net returns of 3.34% (after deducting fees and expenses) versus a return of 2.49% for the benchmark1, resulting in relative outperformance of 85
20 Nov. 2016 Survey: Liquidity management top priority for managers, investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Corporation, in partnership with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, released a new research report today that found that nearly half (48 percent) of survey respondents say th
18 Nov. 2016 Fitch: Investment managers could face performance headwinds in 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Traditional and alternative investment managers (IMs) globally could experience investment performance pressure in 2017 if the extended period of generally rising asset prices comes to an end, according to Fitch Ratings' global investment managers 2017 industry ou
18 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds post mixed results through mid-November as markets recover from Trump’s surprise victory [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance through mid-November with equity-focused strategies posting gains with the HFRX Market Directional Index gaining +1.40% (+7.53% YTD) and HFRX
18 Nov. 2016 S&P report shows hedge funds flee healthcare stocks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The quarterly S&P Global Market Intelligence Hedge Fund Tracker report showed
17 Nov. 2016 IndexIQ Hedge Fund Indexes decline in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a provider of innovative investment solutions, announced the October performance of its family of IQ Hedge Indexes and the updated holdings in the firm's IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF. All six indexes showed negative returns in the period, reflecting
17 Nov. 2016 Palmer Square Capital Management launches ultra-short duration investment grade fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palmer Square Capital Management, a credit and alternatives investment manager specializing in structured credit, corporate credit and hedge fund strategies such as long/short credit, announced that the firm has rolled out its ultra-short duration investment grade strateg
17 Nov. 2016 Guernsey introduces smart and simple Private Investment Fund regime [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The island of Guernsey has introduced a Private Investment Fund (PIF) regime which provides fund managers with greater flexibility and simplicity. The PIF, which was developed in response to market demand by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) in c
17 Nov. 2016 Comment: Right now, low-vol is expensive crap. You should be buying cheap crap: Digging deeper into Low Volatility Investing [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Wesley Gray, CEO/CIO of Alpha Architect, LLC writes on Harvest Exchange: Jack and I had the honor of attending the Evidence-Based Investing conference , hosted by the team at Ritholz Wealth Management. What a great event and a great group of inspiring investors and th
16 Nov. 2016 Survey: Liquidity management top priority for managers, investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Corporation, in partnership with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, released a new research report today that found that nearly half (48 percent) of survey respondents say th
16 Nov. 2016 172% surge in Americans renouncing their citizenship because of the other "T" word. And no, it's not Trump [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 1380 Americans gave up their citizenship in three months leading up to the US election, a 172% increase on the previous quarter Americans are abandoning their citizenship at the second fastest rate in history, and at 63 times the level seen w
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