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17 Oct. 2016 Manulife A.M. recommends embracing the volatility [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The authors of a recent Manulife Asset Management report on global economic themes for 2016 and beyond, say they do not expect fiscal stimulus any time soon, and recommend investors embrace the markets’ volatility and uncertainty. Chief economist Megan G
15 Oct. 2016 European regulator publishes UCITS and AIFMD remuneration guidelines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published two sets of Guidelines: Guidelines on Sound Remuneration under UCITS (UCITS Remuneration Guidelines) and Guidelines on Sound Remuneration under the AIFMD (AIFMD Remuneration Guidelines). UCITS Remun
14 Oct. 2016 Asset managers remain calm in the face of hard Brexit concerns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -   “It’s business as usual” was the clear and primary conclusion of a debate on ‘the Impact of Brexit on Fund Management Firms,’ hosted by SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services, A
14 Oct. 2016 As assets increase, Man Group is to acquire real asset manager and form new division [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Man Group, an alternative investment manager headquartered and listed in London, ends the third quarter on a positive note. It has
14 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund manager Harden agrees to a one-year ban for failing to prevent insider trading [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that Mike Harden, senior partner and co-founder of Francisco-based Artis Capital Management, has agreed to a one-year ban from working with his firm as part of a settlement with regulators over his failure to detect
14 Oct. 2016 Survey: 59% of allocators see US election as greatest macro headwind [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A survey found that 59% of allocators view the US presidential election as the greatest macro headwind facing the market in the fourth quarter of 2016. Next to that is a possible interest rate hike by the Fed in December (35%). Only 3% were concerned about co
14 Oct. 2016 Crestline Investors closes CLO with $361m in assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Credit focused institutional alternative asset manager Crestline Investors, Inc., which has a total of $9.5bn in assets under management, says the firm has closed its $361m collateralized loan obligation (CLO) Crestline Denali CLO XIV, Ltd., managed by its Crestline
13 Oct. 2016 MUFG Investor Services strengthens EMEA business development team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Damian McAree as Executive Director, Business Development, EMEA. With more than 18 years’ experience in the investment services industry, Damian will play a k
13 Oct. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: Capital Movement Index: October net flows decline 1.54% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2016 measured 0.88%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 1.54% in October. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement I
13 Oct. 2016 Maples Fund Services offers industry leading private equity fund services solution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a division of MaplesFS and an independent global fund services provider, has announced significant investments in its technology and personnel to support an enhanced private equity fund services offering. This includes the implementation of Investran
13 Oct. 2016 U.S. elections to impact alternative assets more, hedge funds less likely affected by cyclical events [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The upcoming U.S. presidential elections could have a more pronounced impact in the alternative assets, such as real estate and the art market, Jeff Korzenik, chief investment strategist at Fifth Third Bank. The bank rec
13 Oct. 2016 Merger arbitrage, global macro show strong returns in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Innovative investment solutions provider IndexIQ said that merger arbitrage and global macro strategies posted strong returns in September. In a
13 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund Tillage Commodities sues SS&C who wired millions to Chinese hackers just minutes after receipt of routine phishing email [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity hedge fund Tillage Commodities Fund has sued fund administrator SS&C Technologies over its alleged incompetence, gross negligence, collusion or a good faith mistake that allowed Chinese hackers to steal almost $6m from its account. Tillage said that th
12 Oct. 2016 Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM returned 0.11% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.11% in September, underperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.55% return. The Wilshire Liqui
12 Oct. 2016 CTAs finish negative Q3 with muted performance in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services today announces the September and full Q3 performance data for its SG CTA indices and shares its year to date performance review. September continued to be a difficult month for CTA strategies, with the flagship SG CTA Index ente
12 Oct. 2016 Singapore-based credit hedge fund shuts down to convert in multi-asset family office [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based asset manager Saka Capital is shutting down its SakaCapital Liquid Credit Fund and will return investors’ money as record low interest rates dampened returns, chief executive officer Assan Din told
12 Oct. 2016 CSAM study shows agriculture, energy push commodities in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new report by Credit Suisse Asset Management showed that commodities increased in September, b
11 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund AUM expands at weakest pace since 2009 but managers post 7th straight month of gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.50% during the month of September, outperforming underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which gained 0.19% over the same period. Close to 63% of underlying constituent funds for the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index were in p
11 Oct. 2016 Apex Clearing launches prime brokerage platform to serve demand from small and mid-sized hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Clearing Corporation, an independent, full-service clearing firm said that it has launched its Apex Prime brokerage offering for hedge funds with up to $200 million in assets under management. Apex Clearing has put together a veteran team headed by former Convergex e
11 Oct. 2016 Hazeltree partners with BlackRock to automate cash sweeps [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hazeltree, a provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, has announced the addition of BlackRock to the expanding partner network of Hazeltree LiquidityWeb, an integrated cash management and sweep platform. This partnership provides mutual clients an ef
11 Oct. 2016 San Francisco-based hedge fund sues Theranos for alleged misleading information [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: San Francisco-based hedge fund Partner Fund Management (PFM) has sued health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company, Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly providing misleading statements to its investors,
11 Oct. 2016 Ray Dalio’s Pure Alpha hedge funds gain in September but still down 6% and 10% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bridgewater Associates, the $150bn hedge fund run by Ray Dalio, reported gains in September across its main strategies after extending the company’s rally in its long-only All Weather fund, reported
11 Oct. 2016 Global macro hedge funds outperform from recent market movements [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global macro managers have largely benefitted from recent market movements as the Lyxor Global Macro Index was 2.1% in the week ending October 4 (-4.8% YTD) and outperformed other strategies. For many macro managers in negative territory year to date, expectations a
10 Oct. 2016 New robo-advisor app offers hedge fund strategies without hedge fund costs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lighthouse Canton, an investment manager with USD400m AUM, now offer accredited investors access to hedge fund strategies without hedge fund costs, via their App Store robo-advisor. In partnership with WeInvest, a Platform-as-a-Service provider, it grants ease of access a
10 Oct. 2016 Global hedge funds slicing fees to draw investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: From Asia to Australia, to Europe and across the Pacific in the U.S., hedge funds across the globe are reducing their management fees in a desperate effort to maintain investors and attract new ones amidst poor returns,
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    Jim Simons's Renaissance Technologies LLC has produced the greatest investment returns of any hedge fund. Now, it also may be facing an unusually painful tax headache. Last week, Renaissance sent a letter to its current and former employees warning that the Internal Revenue Service could force them

  3. D.E. Shaw's Orienteer strategy posts double-digit returns this year, EcoR1 puts up big gains as the hedge fund scoops up biotech, Ex-hedge fund BlueCrest extends winning run with 50% gain[more]

    D.E. Shaw's Orienteer strategy posts double-digit returns this year From Reuters: D.E. Shaw's Orienteer platform, the backbone of the $50 billion investment firm's multi-asset class offerings, posted high double-digit returns this year, the best ever in its six year lifetime. The Orie

  4. PE/VC: Private equity takes a breather from investing in banks, 2019's 10 defining moments in venture capital, Another record year for PE secondaries amid more GP-led transactions, How 2019 became the best year in private equity's history[more]

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  5. BlackRock's flagship hedge fund Obsidian returns more than 13% in 2019 after stumbling in August, Eiad Asbahi's Prescience Point gained more than 100% last year, Ray Dalio's most prominent fund suffers first annual loss since 2000, Sundheim's D1 posts strong gains[more]

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