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02 Jan. 2019 Pac-12 Conference opens to private equity investment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Pac-12 Conference, a group which runs sporting events for colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest is opening itself to partial investment from private equity, according to
31 Dec. 2018 Lampert makes eleventh hour bid to save Sears [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Sears CEO and hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert has cobbled together a $4.6 billion hail mary bid to save the troubled retailer. The proposal would have Lampert's hedge fund ESL Investments buy the company keeping it whole. If the bid is not accepted, liquid
28 Dec. 2018 The Strategic Group buys Paskewitz Asset Management [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Strategic Group, a Puerto Rico-based private equity firm, has acquired Paskewitz Asset Management, a registered commodity trading adviser. No financial terms were disclosed. Through an affiliated special purchase acquisition vehicle (The Strategic Funds, LLC),
28 Dec. 2018 Exchange Traded Alternative Funds to launch with zero management fee on Toronto Stock Exchange [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Accelerate Financial Technologies announced the filing of a preliminary prospectus for its initial suite of exchange traded alternative funds that will trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange. "Recent regulatory changes have allowed Accelerate to bring to the market
24 Dec. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up 4.86% in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2018 measured 4.86%, up from 3.96% in November. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2018 was 4.86%, a year-over-year increase from the 4.18% reported a year ago for December 201
24 Dec. 2018 59% of hedge fund managers report outflows for the year [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: With investors pulling an additional $6.68 bn from hedge funds around the world, November marked the global hedge fund industry's third consecutive month of outflows. According to the just-released November 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report, year to da
24 Dec. 2018 Performance of hedge fund strategies year-to-date ranges from +4% to -7% as of end-November: Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: According to broad benchmarks, few strategies managed to end the year in positive territory. CTAs and L/S Equity strategies underperformed, on the back of trend reversals in equity markets in particular, said a monthly video report from Lyxor Research team. On a pos
21 Dec. 2018 Global assets under management (AuM) rose 11% to $88.5tn: McKinsey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global assets under management (AuM) for money managers rose 11%, hitting a record $88.5tn in 2017, said just-released annual review by McKinsey. "While market appreciation accounted for a significant proportion of this growth, the industry sustained healthy l
21 Dec. 2018 Hedge funds redeem $20.7bn in October, pushing AUM below $3tn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund redemptions slowed in October after spiking to a five-year high the month before, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator. Barclay said the redemptions from hedge funds hit $20.7bn (-0.7% of assets) in October, a month after outflows surged to a fi
20 Dec. 2018 Campbell Lutyens appoints Fred Han [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Campbell Lutyens, one of the leading global private capital advisors, has further strengthened its global secondaries advisory team in the US with the appointment of Fred Han as a Principal. The firm has the largest secondary advisory team globally and its US team has adv
20 Dec. 2018 Barclay CTA Index ekes out 0.01% gain in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, now a division of Backstop Solutions, indicates a small profit of 0.01% in November. Year to date, the Index is down 3.00%. "Although the November return for the Index was right at zero perce
20 Dec. 2018 Only 27 million people or companies currently own Bitcoin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: While there are 460 million Bitcoin addresses, only 27 million people or companies currently own Bitcoin, Chainalysis found. And only 20% of Bitcoin that moves is exchanged between two parties, said a report. According to Chainalysis report, between August and Octob
20 Dec. 2018 Activist crypto hedge fund Layer1 launched, backed by Digital Currency Group and Peter Thiel [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Layer1, a cryptocurrency investment firm, announced that it has received $2.1m in seed funding from, amongst other people, PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel. The San Francisco-based company claims to have an executive team with wide-ranging experience across the tech se
20 Dec. 2018 Hedge Connection rolls out virtual investor-introduction event series [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge Connection is planning to launch a series of virtual investor-introduction events, beginning January 21, 2019. The 2019 Fintroz Forum Series is designed around Hedge Connection's patented Capital Club investor-introduction service and will connect allocators
20 Dec. 2018 Mirabaud expands into South America with Galloway acquisition [more]
B.G., Opalesque Geneva: Mirabaud Asset Management acquired Galloway Gestora de Recursos Ltda., an investment manager based in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Galloway Capital Management Ltd on 17 December. Mirabaud (MAM), which has offices throughout Europe, is the investment arm of the Mirabaud Group
19 Dec. 2018 Hedge Funds slid 0.28% in November, however seven strategy indices still positive [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge Funds slid 0.28% in November according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge versus a 2.04% increase in the S&P 500 Total Return Index. Year to date, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index is down 2.42%, while the S&P has gained 5.11%, pointed out Ba
19 Dec. 2018 FundRock appoints AMF veteran Xavier Parain as new CEO [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: FundRock has appointed Xavier Parain as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 7 January 2019. Parain brings knowledge of the regulatory landscape and the funds ecosystem, as well as expertise in regulatory topics, FundRock, an independent third party UCITS
19 Dec. 2018 MFS names Ted Maloney CIO [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: MFS Investment Management has appointed Edward M. "Ted" Maloney as chief investment officer, effective January 1, 2019. He will succeed Michael Roberge, who will continue to lead MFS as chief executive officer. Maloney will report to Roberge and join the fir
18 Dec. 2018 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declines -2.36% as of November 2018 year-to-date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined 2.36% as of November 2018 year-to-date, in contrast to the 8.45% gain made in 2017, which turned out to be the best year for hedge funds and equity markets since 2013. The first quarter of 2018 saw the return of market volatili
18 Dec. 2018 Worldwide investment fund assets increased to $58.47tn in Q3 2018 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest International Statistical Release, which describes the developments in the worldwide investment fund industry during the third quarter of 2018. The main developments in Q3 2018 c
18 Dec. 2018 Lyxor names Daniel G. Rizzuto as new head of business development for U.S. business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management, the global investment manager with approximately $160 billion under management, has appointed Dan Rizzuto as Head of Business Development of its U.S.-based business, Lyxor Asset Management Inc. (Lyxor Americas). Rizzuto brings decades of exper
18 Dec. 2018 US crypto exchange Coinbase enables direct cryptocurrency conversions [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has launched its new "Convert" service that would allow its customers to convert one cryptocurrency into another. The "Convert," will initially allow conversions between Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether
18 Dec. 2018 Hedge fund losses deepened in November 2018: Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark fall -0.76% for November for the seventh consecutive loss-generating month of 2018 to date. Both equity and event driven strategies hedge funds recovered slightly from their negative start to the fourth quarter, up 0.
17 Dec. 2018 Backstop Solutions to acquire BarclayHedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Backstop Solutions Group, the leading cloud-based productivity suite provider for institutional and alternative investors, today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire BarclayHedge, a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices. 
17 Dec. 2018 U.S. insurers reducing investments in hedge funds: Fitch [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - U.S. insurers' investment position in other alternative investments as reported in regulatory filings is concentrated within a few large insurers and is relatively stable as a percentage of invested assets for the last several years. The attraction to alternative
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