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30 Nov. 2016 Administrator SANNE acquires International Financial Services (IFS) for $127m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MCB Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of MCB Group, the largest banking group in Mauritius, is acting as Transaction Advisor to SANNE, on the US$127.3 million acquisition of International Financial Services (IFS), a leading Mauritius-based provider of fund and c
30 Nov. 2016 Barclay CTA Index Down 1.24% in October (+1.30% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders lost 1.24% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 1.30% year to date. Six of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had negative returns in October. The Diversified Traders Index was down 1.96%, Sys
30 Nov. 2016 Connecticut and Chinese hedge fund associations to partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Connecticut Hedge Fund Association (CTHFA) and the Zhejiang International Hedge Fund Talents Association (HTA) have announced a strategic partnership. The CTHFA represents the world’s second largest hedge fund center (as measured by number of firms with USD$1bn+ asse
30 Nov. 2016 Wealth Management's Changing Landscape: Women & Millennials [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Betsy Moszeter of Green Alpha Advisors writes on Harvest Exchange: Co-written by Betsy Moszeter (COO, Green Alpha Advisors) & Danielle Burns (VP Sales & Marketing, First Affirmative Financial Network) As consumers and investors, women are changing the way societ
29 Nov. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.32% in October (+4.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.32% in October according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index is up 4.03%. Ten of Barclay’s 17 hedge fund indices lost ground in October. The Healthcare and Biotechnology Index dropped 6.09%, giving
29 Nov. 2016 Nectar Financial hires senior investment team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nectar Financial AG, a Swiss financial technology company for wealth and asset management, has announced that it has hired two key senior leaders to spearhead its digital asset management efforts. The company also announced that it has entered into a cooperation with Fund
29 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds gain on Trump market rally, positive U.S. data [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds enjoyed meaningful returns in the week ending November 22, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index moving up 0.7% over the period (-1.6% YTD). From a broad perspective, all strategies ended the week on a positive note except for CTAs that ended flat. Event d
29 Nov. 2016 Chinese hedge fund managers can benefit from international investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Chinese hedge fund managers can benefit from exposure to international investors, particularly in terms of understanding what institutional investors expect in areas such as risk management, governance and investor disclosure, according to a seminar sponsored by the
29 Nov. 2016 Attempt to stall DOL Fiduciary Rule fails a second time [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Another judge has refused to delay the implementation of the US Department of Labor's fiduciary rule. The rule, which assigns a fiduciary standard of care to some investment advisory relationships, has been under attack by the investment industry since the r
28 Nov. 2016 Palmer Square Capital expands institutional focus with new hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palmer Square Capital Management, an investment management firm that provides structured credit, corporate credit and hedge fund strategies such as long/short credit to a wide range of investors, today announced that Brad McClintock has joined the firm as a senior vice pr
28 Nov. 2016 Old Mutual Global Investors launches risk premia UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, has today announced its intentions to launch the Old Mutual Style Premia Absolute Return Fund at the beginning of December. The Ireland-domiciled UCITS fund will be the latest addition to the business
28 Nov. 2016 Conquest Capital Group hires Boardman to focus on institutional clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Conquest Capital Group, a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and systematic alternative asset management firm, today announced the appointment of Timothy Boardman as Director of Business Development and Client Relations. Mr. Boardman will be leading global distribution and c
28 Nov. 2016 Cayman’s Appeal Court upholds clawback order against hedge fund Weavering investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has rejected Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken's (SEB) appeal against Justice Nigel Clifford's decision to order that redemption proceeds of approximately $8m should be repaid to the liquidation estate of troubled hedge fund We
25 Nov. 2016 Legends Fund adds Discovery Capital as new Legend [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Theta Capital Management, the largest independent hedge fund specialist in the Netherlands, has added the Discovery Capital Global Opportunity Fund (“Discovery”) to its flagship Legends Fund. Discovery is run by Robert Citrone, supported by a team of over 80 people, most
25 Nov. 2016 Hedge fund closures may outnumber launches in 2016 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: According to data from Eurekahedge, 2016 may be the first year this side of the century with more hedge fund closures than launches. As at 21st November, the da
24 Nov. 2016 Adar Capital sees more selective investment scenario in hedge fund space as its macro fund gains 30% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Adar Capital Partners president Diego Marynberg has predicted that the next two years will see continued adjustment in the hedge fund sector and expects many to disappear as a result of the increased volat
24 Nov. 2016 Book review: Quantitative Momentum [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA, Chief Investment Officer at Sizemore Capital, writes on Harvest Exchange: Portfolio manager and researcher Dr. Wesley Gray is at it again, looking for ways to build that proverbial better mousetrap. I reviewed Gray’s previous book, Qua
23 Nov. 2016 Changing investor preferences are pressuring hedge funds to adapt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers are feeling the pressure from changing investor demands and the managers that adapt accordingly and timely will be the most successful in achieving growth, according to the EY 2016 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey: Will adapting to today'
23 Nov. 2016 Marathon Petroleum rejects break-up call by activist hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The rebuff was quick and swift. Marathon Petroleum quickly dismissed calls by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., to spinoff its three main businesses and initiate a strategic review, reported
23 Nov. 2016 L Catterton blows past target for eighth fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Connecticut-based L Catterton has closed its eighth fund on $2.75 Billion. The fund was oversubscribed and hit its hard-cap. Fund VIII is the largest buyout vehicle raised to date for the firm. Known investors in the fund include the Pennsylvania Public Sch
23 Nov. 2016 Institutional investors rely on brokers for consistency, sound advice in emerging markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging market brokers share one important quality: The ability to provide reliable support to institutional investors attempting to navigate this often turbulent market, said the
23 Nov. 2016 Great minds agree to disagree on the source of the Value Investing Premium [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Wesley Gray, CEO/CIO of Alpha Architect, writes on Harvest Exchange: Bottom line: Great minds can disagree on the explanation, but nobody can dispute the empirical fact that value stocks have outperformed growth stocks by a wide margin over time. One would al
22 Nov. 2016 Hedge fund assets grow despite investor redemptions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s latest on asset flows in the hedge fund industry finds that across the first three quarters of 2016 assets held by hedge fund managers increased by 2.9%, taking total industry AUM to $3.24tn. Across most strategies, strong returns have been the central driver of
22 Nov. 2016 Pay disparity at hedge funds increases [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Throughout 2016, media coverage of declining compensation and personnel reductions at hedge funds has been overblown. This year, the widening YTD performance gap will translate to large increases in bonuses for top-performing funds and decreases in bonuses for bottom-perf
22 Nov. 2016 DMS Governance hires two in London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Based in Mayfair, the team led by Matthew Brown, has hired Laurent Leclercq as Head of Distribution and Gavin Devitt as Director. Laurent comes to DMS from global merchant bank Argenthal Private Capital where he was responsible for their overall strategy in Eur
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