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28 Feb. 2016 City Financial announces hard close of credit strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial, with portfolio manager Shahraab Ahmad, has advised the Directors of the Decca Fund, of which it is Investment Manager, to close the Fund to any further subscriptions for both existing and new investors. The Decca Strategy's assets under management
28 Feb. 2016 Devet Capital Investments wins AIF Factor 2016 at the Amsterdam Investor Forum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Devet Capital Investments was voted the AIF Factor 2016 winner during ABN AMRO Clearing’s 5th Amsterdam Investor Forum held today. The fund successfully pitched their investment strategy and convinced a group of over 250 delegates, comprising of investment managers, insti
26 Feb. 2016 Emerging markets hedge funds post steep decline in assets at start of 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge funds felt the pain of the market rout in January and posted steep declines in assets due to concerns about slowing growth and weakening currency in China, falling energy prices, and geopolitical risk precipitated a steep drop in risky assets
26 Feb. 2016 Tech CEOs go on the defense against activists [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Technology companies have been a target for activist investors in recent years. As the growth drivers in technology change, businesses have adapted and that doesn't always equate with immediate shareholder value. This makes companies ripe for activist action
25 Feb. 2016 Dominique Grandchamp to head Investment Consulting for Aon in Switzerland [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc has appointed Dominique Grandchamp as its new Head of Investment Consulting for Switzerland. Dominique Grandchamp spent the last four and a half years with Mercer where, as Senior
25 Feb. 2016 Newalpha announces acceleration deal with Germany-based Prime Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global emerging manager acceleration specialist, has announced a seeding agreement with Prime Capital AG. Founded in 2006, Prime Capital is an independent financial services provider and asset management firm focusin
25 Feb. 2016 Cybercrime looms large on the horizon for asset managers, but regulation and operational systems remain immediate priorities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, releases the results of the 2016 Global Asset Management and Administration Survey. · Cybercrime is seen as the greatest business disruptor ov
25 Feb. 2016 ALTIN categorically rejects Alpine Select’s call to pay out dividend and recall three board members [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge funds ALTIN AG on Thursday categorically rejected the proposals of Alpine Select AG to pay out a substantial dividend and to recall three long-standing members of the Board and
23 Feb. 2016 Hedge Fund Standards Board suggests uniform data definitions for more transparency [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has published its standardised Administrator Transparency Reporting (ATR) data structure as part of its Toolbox. The HFSB is custodian of the Hedge Fund Standa
23 Feb. 2016 Hedge funds slightly up in mid-February as UK discusses 'Brexit’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were slightly up in the week ending 16 February with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (-2.9% YTD) as the political leaders in the European Union are fighting over United Kingdom’s future presence in the EU and the financial markets erred on the side
23 Feb. 2016 Computer-driven hedge funds, managed futures start the year with positive gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) that use computer programs to guide how they trade and managed futures started the year on a positive note as the Barclays CTA Index was up 0.95% in January. In its
22 Feb. 2016 Hedge fund withdrawal requests stay low in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for February 2016 measured 3.27%, up from 2.31% in January. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for February of 2016 was 3.27%, an increase from 2.31% for January of 2016,"
22 Feb. 2016 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down -1.11% in mid-February (-3.85% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets posted declines through mid-February as investor risk aversion increased and oil and equity volatility remained elevated after steep January losses. Global equity markets were led by steep intra-month losses across Technology, Biotechnology and Fi
22 Feb. 2016 Greenwich: Poor performance drives hedge funds down -2.49% in January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Poor performance in long/short equity and event driven strategies resulted in the decline of hedge funds last month, with the Greenwich Global
19 Feb. 2016 Citadel quick in terminating 15 executives after sharp drop in start of 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Ken Griffin’s $26bn hedge fund has terminated 15 investment executives from one of its stock-trading units as Citadel’s main fund dropped 6.5% at the start of 2016,
19 Feb. 2016 BarclayHedge says hedge funds suffer worst start since 2008 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds started 2016 on a bad start not seen since the global financial crisis according to BarclayHedge. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index declined 2.83% in Janu
19 Feb. 2016 CalPERS elects new Investment Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Henry Jones has been elected Chair and Bill Slaton, Vice Chair for the CalPERS Investment Committee. Jones was elected to the CalPERS Board in 2007 by retired CalPERS members. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015, and also serves as Vice President. Jones retired as
18 Feb. 2016 North Dakota’s energy regulator expresses 'big concern’ with hedge funds over oil assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: North Dakota's head of Department of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms has expressed concern over reports hedge funds and other investors are buying oil assets in the states. Indeed Helms has "big concern" over the issue that he has ordered background checks on poten
18 Feb. 2016 79% of institutional investors to raise hedge fund exposure this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by alternative assets event producer Context Summits has found that a huge majority of institutional investors plan to increase allocations to hedge fund managers in 2016. Context Summits surveyed at l
18 Feb. 2016 Research suggests new applications for carry strategies [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research from Campbell & Company suggests that there may be new applications for carry strategies which lead to strong risk adjusted returns for investors. While carry strategies are often linked with foreign exchange, this study illustrates the implementati
18 Feb. 2016 Symmetric releases first quarter hedge fund manager skill rankings [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York-based Symmetric has come out with its first quarter rankings of hedge fund managers that generated StockAlpha. StockAlpha is a proprietary measurement that ranks managers on their ability to pick individual stocks instead of providing rankings based on
17 Feb. 2016 Captive Alternatives launches Puerto Rico international insurer Madison RE [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alberto Bacó Bagué, Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Economic Development and Commerce Department (EDCD), announced the launching of Captive Alternatives’ International Insurer Madison RE, I.I. in the Island. This move contributes to the expansion of Puerto R
17 Feb. 2016 Gibraltar Government to establish financial services ombudsman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Gibraltar Government has published a Bill which sets to establish a financial services ombudsman. The Bill aims to provide an alternative resolution of consumer disputes in respect of financial services and sets out its powers, functions and duties.
17 Feb. 2016 Kairos launches dedicated multi-strategy fund for Japanese investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services and Kairos Investment Management Limited launched at the end of December 2015 the SuMi-Kairos Multi Strategy Fund which is being managed by Kairos for exclusive distribution into the Japanese market by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited.
17 Feb. 2016 Hedge Fund Association applauds passage of House bill expanding definition of accredited investor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association is pleased to report that on February 1, 2016 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2187, the Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act, which incorporates the addition of a knowledge and education-based category of accr
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