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29 May. 2019 Schroders acquires $1.3bn European real estate boutique Blue Asset Management [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager Schroders Schroders has bolstered its real estate capabilities with the acquisition of a boutique property investment manager in Germany. The acquisition of the 1.2bn ($1.3bn) Munich-based boutique manager, which invests in commercial an
29 May. 2019 IOSCO seeks feedback on regulating trading in crypto-assets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is seeking comments on a consultation paper that describes the issues associated with crypto-asset trading platforms (CTPs) and sets forth key considerations to assist regulatory authorities
29 May. 2019 A majority of alternative fund managers predict a rise in regulatory arbitrage between EU member states [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Over two-thirds (67%) of alternative investment fund managers believe the prospect of regulatory arbitrage between European Union member states seeking to attract business is likely to grow over the next two years, according to a new study. Intertrust interv
28 May. 2019 KS Asia Absolute Return Fund gets three Eurekahedge awards [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KS Asia Absolute Return Fund came out tops at the 16th annual Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards ceremony, securing the Best Asian Hedge Fund award, along with Most Consistent Asia-based Hedge Fund and Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund. Following closely behind t
28 May. 2019 New Swiss hedge fund manager Stouff Capital partners with REYL Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Stouff Capital announces distribution agreement for qualified investors with REYL Group. The quantamental fund offers a range of disruptive products. Julien Sto
28 May. 2019 Canadian Institutional Investors to hike alternatives allocations: Study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Canadian institutional investors are seeking to further increase their overall allocations to alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds, real estate, private equity, infrastructure and private debt, said a study. Investors are focussing on transpare
28 May. 2019 Hedge funds managing well as the tech sector navigating troubled waters [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: As the U.S. aims to deglobalize the tech industry and protect its national interests, the tech sector is navigating troubled waters. The L/S Equity managers at Lyxor have managed the sudden tech sector repricing so far. Communication and tech positions remain d
27 May. 2019 Hedge fund industry grows to $3.56tn in Q1 with credit and macro registering inflows [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Marking the fourth consecutive quarter of outflows, $22.1bn left the hedge fund industry in Q1 2019 - and yet, despite this net capital withdrawal, industry assets under management (AuM) grew by 3.3% to reach $3.56tn. According to Preqin, despite only 37% of credi
24 May. 2019 CAIS adds four to team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CAIS, the leading financial technology platform connecting financial advisors with alternative asset managers, has added four senior-level team members to significantly expand and enhance its marketplace. Marco Riedl joins CAIS as Chief Product Officer to improve user exp
24 May. 2019 Investcorp to buy Mercury Capital Advisors to boost alternatives advisory business [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in the institutional capital raising and investment adviser Mercury Capital Advisors in a bid to boost its alternatives investment advisory capabilities. As pa
24 May. 2019 Private market investors and managers temper return expectations, new survey reveals [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors and private-markets fund managers are tempering their expectations regarding future returns, revealed a new survey. 52% of the respondents surveyed in early 2019 by eVestment are expecting private equity fund returns to decline in the future
24 May. 2019 LGIM launches two sustainable investment funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: London-based Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched two sustainable investment multi-asset 'future world' fund aimed at investors seeking to diversify across asset classes whilst incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations
24 May. 2019 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gains +1.07% in April, up +6.83% YTD [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global equity markets rose in April, with encouraging economic data and ongoing dovishness from major central banks supporting appetite for higher risk assets. Corporate bonds outperformed government bonds. US equities advanced, supported by strong labour market d
24 May. 2019 French fund manager Scor Investment Partners buys London hedge fund firm Coriolis Capital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: SCOR Investment Partners has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the capital of UK based fund manager Coriolis Capital to expand Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) unit. With this first acquisition, SCOR Investment Partners is entering an important new phase in i
24 May. 2019 Tepper to convert Appaloosa to family office [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: David Tepper's Appaloosa LP will become a family office. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. People familiar with the matt
23 May. 2019 NFA suspends Golden Point Capital Management and Glenn Graham [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NFA has ordered Golden Point Capital Management LLC (Golden Point), an NFA Member commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor located in Chicago, Ill., and its sole principal and associated person Glenn Graham, to both withdraw from and not reapply for NFA membe
23 May. 2019 Sustainable funds attracts $26bn of net inflows worldwide in Q1 2019 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Sustainable, responsible, and impact investment funds continue to grow rapidly, attracting $26bn of net inflows worldwide during the first quarter of 2019. 2018 saw a record $76bn inflow and funds gain $102bn of inflows in the 15 months through March 2019, said a
23 May. 2019 Half of investment managers use alternative data, another quarter planning to do so this year [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asset managers are making greater use of "alternative" data sources, ranging from social media sentiment to crowd-sourced data, to gain an edge, said a study. 71% of asset managers believe that using alternative data gives them an investing edge over competitors,
23 May. 2019 EG Fisher joins Mariner as co-CIO and head of liquid market strategies [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Edward G. (EG) Fisher III, 50, is to join Mariner Investment Group as co-chief investment officer and as head of liquid market strategies - the latter is reportedly a new title at the firm. Fisher has more than 29 years of industry experience and 18 years of proprie
22 May. 2019 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up 3.21% in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2019 measured 3.21%, up from 2.51% in April. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator of 3.21% for May 2019 was a strong result, coming in 26 basis points below the 3.47% reported for the same period a
22 May. 2019 Rockefeller enters European market launching two UCITS funds based on equity ESG strategies [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Rockefeller Asset Management, a division of Rockefeller Capital Management, is now offering its equity investment strategies to European investors with the launch of a UCITS regulated fund structure. The first UCITS funds, seeded by prominent, long-term European in
22 May. 2019 Hedge funds post positive returns in April, highlighting the strong industry-wide performance [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued to make substantial gains in April, said a latest report from Preqin. Preqin's All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +1.67%, beating March's +0.62% return. This pushes the YTD figure to +6.98% and the 12-month return to +2.82%.
22 May. 2019 Al Gore's Generation IM closes $1bn Sustainable Solutions Fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Generation Investment Management, the firm co-founded by environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore, announced that it has closed a $1bn Sustainable Solutions Fund for growth investments. The sustainable investment management firm with approximately $22bn
22 May. 2019 With lacklustre performance, distressed debt hedge funds raise only $2.5bn in 2019 so far [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The market conditions suggest a potential opportunity for distressed debt funds, but fundraising has yet to pick up, said a report by Preqin. Distressed debt has long been a major component of the private debt industry. At the time of the Global Financial Crisis (G
21 May. 2019 Investors shift $14bn to Event Driven, Asia and Emerging Markets hedge funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors redeemed an estimated $1.36bn from hedge funds in April 2019, bringing YTD flows to a negative $18.15bn, according to eVestment's April 2019 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Meanwhile, strong hedge fund performance was additive to industry assets in April,
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