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01 Aug. 2016 White Paper: Revisiting the role of alternatives in asset allocation [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: From the US stock market’s bottom in March 2009 through December 2015, US broad market equity indices returned more than 200%, far surpassing the gains made in most alternative strategies. As a result, many institutional investors are finding themselves faced with the
01 Aug. 2016 Visium Asset to let go of 24 employees as hedge funds close down [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Troubled hedge fund firm Visium Asset Management has announced plans terminate 24 employees in its New York Office as the firm liquidates its funds after three of its former employees were charged over alleged insider trading. A report by
01 Aug. 2016 Platinum Partners used valuation firm tied to hedge fund accused of Ponzi scheme [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Platinum Partners, the $1.3bn hedge fund in the middle of a kickback scandal and being investigated by Federal authorities for possibly running a Ponzi scheme, has used an outside valuation firm tied to a hedge fund accused of running, well, a Ponzi scheme. A re
01 Aug. 2016 APS Japan Alpha hedge fund outperforms benchmark in 2Q with 2.94% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based fund management firm APS Asset Management said its APS Japan Alpha Fund returned 2.94% in the second quarter of this year compared to the TOPIX Net Index’s return of 1.31%, outperforming the index by 1
01 Aug. 2016 Investors shift more allocations to passive funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: More investors are shifting to passive products according to new data from Broadridge. Independent broker dealers (IBDs) and wirehouse firms experienced net asset outflows of two percent for actively managed mutual funds in the first half of 2016, according to t
29 Jul. 2016 Investor-rights law firm investigates hedge fund Platinum Partners and its funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investor-rights law firm Hagens Berman Sob
29 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund Fortress to shut down Centaurus Global [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund firm Fortress Investment Group is pushing ahead with its plan to move away from liquid or easy to trade assets, including stocks, as the firm announced its plan to liquidate Fortress Centaurus Global,
28 Jul. 2016 MUFG Investor Services to acquire Rydex Fund Services from Guggenheim Investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, today announced that they have entered into an agreement in which M
28 Jul. 2016 Global private credit market growing rapidly, according to ACC/Deloitte survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The global private credit market, an alternative source of financing for small and medium sized enterprises, is flourishing, with institutional capital supporting increased lending in Europe in particular, according to a report by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), a p
28 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund seeder Larch Lane in joint venture with investment advisor Fiera Capital [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Fiera Capital Inc., the US affiliate of Canadian firm Fiera Capital Corporation, has entered into an agreement that will bring in the team of Larch Lane Advisors LLC and its current strategies. The Larch Lane team is expected to join Fiera Capital on 1st S
28 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund LIM Advisors scores victory against AMP Capital to shut down China fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based hedge fund LIM Advisors is expected to score a major victory today to force one of Australia’s largest fund managers AMP Capital Advisors Ltd., to shut down its China fund,
28 Jul. 2016 Legg Mason recovers from 1st quarter losses as assets rise to $741.9bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global asset management firm Legg Mason reported $33.5m income in the second quarter of 2016, recovering from its $45.3m net loss recorded as of March this year. However, the figure is still far from the $94.5m net income registered in the second quarter of 2015, th
27 Jul. 2016 Twitter sentiment offers clues to stock performance, Johns Hopkins study shows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Can financial intelligence be found in the “twitterverse”? Specifically, does a vast amount of social media sentiment provide clues to how a stock will perform? A new study by a Johns Hopkins business professor says yes, a strong contemporaneous correlation doe
27 Jul. 2016 Tages Capital launches new single-strategy UCITS alternative fund - Anavon Global Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital, in partnership with Anavon Capital, has announced the launch of the Tages International SICAV - Anavon Global Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund, the second sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS-compliant umbrella fund structure domiciled in Luxemb
27 Jul. 2016 BNY Mellon Wealth Management appoints Thomas Dicker as president of U.S. markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Thomas Dicker to be President, U.S. Markets, based in Boston. In his new role Dicker will oversee the 38 wealth offices throughout the US reporting into Don Heberle, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Dicker, who most rec
27 Jul. 2016 Celent expands wealth management team, Kelley Byrnes joins as a wealth management analyst [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Celent, an international financial research and consulting firm, welcomes Kelley Byrnes as its newest analyst in Wealth Management. Kelley has worked on strategic planning for advisor-facing technology and on fixed income trading desks. She also has experience
27 Jul. 2016 Partners Capital snags Blackstone's Scarinci [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Partners Capital, an outsourced investment office serving institutions and senior investment professionals in Europe, North America and Asia, today announced that Richard Scarinci will join its senior management team in September 2016 as a Partner. Mr. Scarinci will help
27 Jul. 2016 Research: portfolios underperform without 15% private investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gap between top performing endowment portfolios and the median has been wide of late, and a key indicator of better performance is a 15% or greater allocation to private investments like venture capital, private equity and distressed assets. That's a
27 Jul. 2016 Man Group profits fell in 1H as assets also decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Man Group, the world’s largest listed hedge fund firm, reported a decline in profits and assets in the first half of this year, ahead of the departure of Manny Roman as chief executive officer. Releasing its
27 Jul. 2016 Investors pull a record $20.7bn from hedge funds in June [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Global hedge fund assets dropped below $3 trillion again – to $2.99 trillion – as investors withdrew $20.7 billion from the industry, according to the June eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows report. June redemptions were the largest June since eVestment began trac
27 Jul. 2016 Financial industry expects only moderate changes after Brexit - survey [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Law firm Laven Partners released a new survey today examining how financial firms expect Brexit to play out. The survey includes 76 responses, spread across out the UK (42% of respondents), Ireland (8%), Hong Kong (7%) and the US (12%) and a few more. The variet
27 Jul. 2016 APS Greater China Long Short Fund outperforms benchmark in 2Q [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based fund management firm APS Asset Management Pte Ltd., said that its APS Greater China Long Short Fund outperformed its benchmark and was up 2.14% net in 2Q 2016 (+3.12% MTD and -10.68% net YTD). The fund
27 Jul. 2016 Mediatrix Capital offers managed accounts in multiple currency denominations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bahamas based Mediatrix Capital has announced the company is now accepting trading accounts in multiple global currency denominations including the euro, British pound, Japanese yen, Swiss franc, Australian
26 Jul. 2016 James Perry joins Maples Fund Services to enhance service delivery to institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Veteran investment manager James Perry has joined Maples Fund Services, a division of leading independent global fund services provider MaplesFS, as head of Institutional Investor Solutions. In an e-ma
26 Jul. 2016 Hamilton Lane closes latest fund of funds above target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hamilton Lane has closed its latest fund of funds on $516 million, above its original target of $400 million. Hamilton Lane has been managing fund-of-funds strategies since 1998 and the firm views its latest vehicle as an expansion of its private equity mandate.
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