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19 Apr. 2018 Crypto hedge funds hit with sharp losses in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds sustained a sharp drop last month, extending their loss to three consecutive months as prices of digital currencies plunged during the volatile period. BarclayHedge's newest index, the Barclay Cryptocurrency Traders Index, fell 29.
19 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds recover in mid-April as global markets gain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains through mid-April, buoyed by the recovery in the global financial markets as trade and tariff policy discussions proceeded while geopolitical tensions increased with missile strikes in Syria, data provider
18 Apr. 2018 Swiss CTA posts three consecutive positive months in Q1 (up 5.17%) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss-based Deep Field Capital's Singularity Managed Futures Program posted a net performance of +1.45% in March, beating the volatile markets and closed the first quarter of the year with +5.17%. Singul
18 Apr. 2018 Trade war, Facebook data breach drag CTAs and global equities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors' concern about an impending trade war between the U.S. and China, as well as the latest data breach at Facebook has fueled a continuation of declines in global equity markets as the
17 Apr. 2018 Stroock adds private funds partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adding another prominent member to its growing Private Funds group, Stroock welcomes Michael Emanuel, who has served as senior regulatory and compliance counsel at both big banks and leading investment management firms. He joins as a partner in the firm's New York office.
17 Apr. 2018 Glenmede hires Michael Dellapa [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Glenmede, a privately held and independently owned investment and wealth management firm with $40 billion in assets under management, today announced the appointment of Michael Dellapa, CFA, CAIA, as Portfolio Manager and Relationship Manager in Glenmede's Washington, D.C
17 Apr. 2018 deVere Group: Ripple will convert remaining crypto unbelievers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial adviser deVere Group said that ripple would be the main catalyst to ultimately drive potentials of cryptocurrencies, saying that the digital coin is seen to "convert the remaining cr
17 Apr. 2018 Market rebound helps hedge funds to bounce back [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The market rebound supported the hedge fund industry last week, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Report. CTAs strongly recovered thanks to the rise in oil prices and U.S. Treasury bond yields, said Lyxor AM se
16 Apr. 2018 Fidante partners adds senior hire to UK institutional business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fidante Partners, an international investment management business, announced the appointment of Hugh Ferrand to the Institutional Business Development team in its London office. Hugh has over 20 years' experience in institutional sales, principally as head of the In
13 Apr. 2018 eVestment: Hedge funds end March down -0.46% [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds had a down month in March, but there is more to this data point than meets the eye. March's overall negative hedge fund industry returns of -0.46% obscure the fact that just north of 50% of hedge funds tracked by eVestment had positive performance fo
12 Apr. 2018 Berens Capital Management teams with Alternative Investment Management Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Investment Group, an independent investment firm, announced today a transaction with Berens Capital Management, which will involve the Berens Capital Management team and funds becoming part of Alternative Investment Group on June 1st. Berens Capital Management
12 Apr. 2018 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index falls -0.40% In March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.40% in March, and -0.99% for the first quarter in 2018. Both returns underperforming the -0.98% monthly return a
12 Apr. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for March 2018 measured -0.09%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 1.40% in April. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for April 2018 of -1.
12 Apr. 2018 Mariner appoints Mark Curtis global head of sales & marketing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mariner Investment Group, the global alternative investment manager, announced that it has appointed Mark Curtis to the role of Global Head of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Curtis is responsible for overseeing the firm's marketing and sales activities across its broad suite of l
12 Apr. 2018 Abbey Capital launches its latest US mutual fund, the Abbey Capital Multi Asset Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Abbey Capital announced the launch of its latest US mutual fund, the Abbey Capital Multi Asset Fund (MAFIX) which continues the investment strategy of an existing Abbey Capital private placement fund with a 16-year track record (the Predecessor Fund). Since the Predecesso
12 Apr. 2018 Alternative asset manager Dyal Capital takes strategic minority position in Vector Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman focused on institutional alternative asset management has
11 Apr. 2018 BlueMountain Capital adds portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, a private diversified alternative asset management firm, today announced that Sanket Patel has joined the firm as Portfolio Manager of Global Energy equity investments, effective April 10. The appointment reflects BlueMountain's commitment
11 Apr. 2018 Aksia Hires Barclays Ilya Riskin for Senior Analyst Role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ilya Riskin has joined Aksia as a Senior Analyst on the Investment Research Team in New York. Ilya had been at Barclays for over 12 years, most recently as a Vice President in the Portfolio Management Group, where he was a fundamental credit research generalist and portfo
11 Apr. 2018 Fund Evaluation Group launches a managed account platform for institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investment advisory firm Fund Evaluation Group (FEG) is launching a managed account investment solutions to cater its existing clients, particularly institutional investors, which includes endowments, foundations, and retirement plans. FEG
10 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds remained in the red for second month amid choppy trading conditions and weak global equity performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds registered their second consecutive month of losses since the start of 2018, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declining 0.51%1 in March, while still outperforming the MSCI World Index which ended the month down 2.21%. The average return of global hedge fu
10 Apr. 2018 Bitcoin glittering brighter for some Wall Street executives [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The glitters of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies attract a handful of Wall Street executives as many of them are joining the crypto world for better opportunities. Hedge fund manager and digital currency investor Mike Novogratz has lured Richard Kim from Goldman Sac
10 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds bounce back as equity markets rebound with modest beta contributions seen ahead [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge funds space bounced back last week supported by the rebound in equity markets as strategies with elevated beta outperformed, such as special situations and L/S equity. Lyxor Asset Management said in its week
09 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds up 0.35% in Q1 while most equity markets post declines [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The volatile markets extended through March as hedge funds posted mixed returns with global equities falling on increased trade and tariff tensions between the U.S. and China, data provider
06 Apr. 2018 Advent Capital snags Talara's Ziegesar for biz dev role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Capital Management, an investment management firm with more than $9 billion in assets under management, announced today that Alex von Ziegesar has joined the firm as managing director of business development, reporting to Kris Haber, the firm's Chief Operating Offi
06 Apr. 2018 Agio launches cybersecurity suite for alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agio, a leading provider of managed IT and cybersecurity services for the financial services, healthcare, and payments industries, announced today that it will launch Agio SkySuite, a fully-hosted public cloud productivity and cybersecurity suite tailored for small and em
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