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10 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds gain across strategies in December, outperform MSCI to close at record index level in 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains across all strategies in December to conclude 2016, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) rising to a record index value level as oil prices surged, equities gained and U.S. interest rates increased into year end, accordin
09 Jan. 2017 HFSB adds new APAC committee members, sees strong growth in Asia-Pacific membership [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the global standard-setting body for the alternative investment industry, has added George Long, Founder, Chairman & CIO of LIM Advisors and Danny Yong, Founding Partner and CIO of Dymon Asia Capital, to its APAC Committee. The H
09 Jan. 2017 Amplitude's Klassic CTA up 29% in 2016 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Swiss CTA manager Amplitude Capital can boast outperformance for one of its short-term trading strategies. The Klassik strategy, which trades equities, FX, fixed income and commodities, returned 29.39% in
07 Jan. 2017 CTAs end 2016 with positive returns in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services announces the December 2016 and full year performance data for its SG CTA indices. All SG CTA indices posted positive returns in the last month of 2016, at the end of an otherwise difficult quarter. The flagship SG CTA Index clos
06 Jan. 2017 Opportunistic Credit: Key Themes for 2017 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Highland Capital Management writes on Harvest Exchange: We begin 2017 with a number of new forces at pl
06 Jan. 2017 Hedge fund Elliott Management acquires controlling interest in $3bn Bermudian asset manager [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund manager Elliott Management Corporation has announced the completion of its transaction to acquire a controlling stake at Aeolus
06 Jan. 2017 Global hedge funds end 2016 on a positive note on strong financial markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains for December with the HFRX Market Directional Index rising +1.73% for the month, +9.9% for the year, and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.86% for the
06 Jan. 2017 Neuberger Berman raises $2.5bn for firms largest secondaries fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Neuberger Berman has closed its fourth and largest secondaries fund to date on $2.5 billion. The fund beat its $2 billion target after under a year in market. SOF IV, which launched in April 2016, is the successor to NB Secondary Opportunities Fund III LP, which
06 Jan. 2017 Thornburg launches long/short equity fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Thornburg Investment Management has launched its first long/short equity liquid alternative fund. The fund will be managed by Connor Browne. Browne, a managing director of the firm, also co-manages Thornburg Value Fund " the firm&
05 Jan. 2017 Hedge fund data provider S&P Global sells QuantHouse back to original founder [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund data provider S&P Global said it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Quant House SAS to a company owned by Pierre
05 Jan. 2017 HPS Investment Partners closes European Asset Value credit fund with $842m in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: HPS Investment Partners, LLC, a global investment firm with a focus on non-investment grade credit, has announced the closing of its first European Asset Value Fund with aggregate capital commitments of $842m. The fund will seek to take advantage of strategic shifts
05 Jan. 2017 Investors want hedge funds to be cautious with their bets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The rising market volatility is seen as a great opportunity for hedge funds to create returns, but they have one main concern. Their investors, now mostly comprised of conservative pension funds and college endowments, do not want hedge fund managers to make risky b
04 Jan. 2017 Daniel Strachman joins Apex Fund Services to head US business development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global independent fund administrator, Apex Fund Services, today announces the appointment of investment expert Daniel Strachman. Strachman, who joins Apex Fund Services (US) Inc. as Head of US Business Development, is a well known industry expert who boasts an impressive
04 Jan. 2017 Fried Frank adds Jeremy Berry as Partner in the Firm's Asset Management Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced that Jeremy Berry has joined the Firm as a partner in the Asset Management Practice. He will be based in New York. Mr. Berry has extensive experience in advising large private equity and hedge fund manag
04 Jan. 2017 CLG Hedge Fund announces $388+m term loan to Silos Harvesting Partners for purchase of J.C. Penney campus [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CLG Hedge Fund, LLC has originated a $388,700,000 term loan for Silos Harvesting Partners, LP, (Silos Harvesting) with funding provided by Beal Bank USA. The four-year term loan, with an option for a fifth year, will fund the purchase and partial re-development of the 56
04 Jan. 2017 Paper: Extracting Value from Volatility [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Virtus Investment Partners published on Harvest Exchange: What is the volatility risk premium? Over the past several decades, traders
04 Jan. 2017 Blackstone's Byron Wien predicts Trump mellows down, real growth and more surprises for 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing at Blackstone, released his list of Ten Surprises for 2017. This is the 32nd year Byro
04 Jan. 2017 Global macro outperforms, hedge funds gain in December as active investing seen attractive again in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: During the last two weeks of December, hedge funds delivered positive returns and outperformed both equity and bond benchmarks. For the full month of December, the Lyxor hedge fund index was up 1.3% (-0.4% YTD), Lyxor Asse
03 Jan. 2017 Agecroft Partner's Top 10 Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends through our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is very dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipa
03 Jan. 2017 Comment: Why stock market tranquility is unlikely to last [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Russ Koesterich, Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, writes on Harvest Exchange: Ideally, the holidays
02 Jan. 2017 Some old hands in the hedge fund industry likely to impress also in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The last year was either a bad year or a good year, depending on whom you ask. But for some hedge fund managers, 2016 was a forgettable year. However, there are hedge funds that have been rethinking their business models in order to stand out from the rest and d
02 Jan. 2017 Comment: Financial stress down, policy uncertainty up [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: Don't try and call
30 Dec. 2016 Who says 2016 was bad for hedge funds? Industry at all-time high, but investors welcome consolidation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: 2016 is mostly seen as a rough year for hedge funds. Many of the big players in the industry suffered losses but there are some, including few unknowns, which have posted remarkable returns this year. If there is one thing consistent with the hedge fund industry
30 Dec. 2016 Comment: The Roots of the Active Investing Malaise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU, writes on Harvest Exchange: In my last post, I pointed to the s
30 Dec. 2016 Allianz Global Investors closes first infrastructure debt renewable energy project in the US [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Allianz Global Investors has made an investment of over $400 million on behalf of its clients into the Grande Prairie Wind project. The GPW project is a 400-megawatt wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska "the largest wind energy project in the state's his
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