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22 Jan. 2018 Hedge funds end 2017 with strongest capital inflows since 2015 to a record $3.2tln [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge funds space ended 2017 with the strongest capital inflows since 2Q15 driving total assets to the new record of $3.21tln or an increase of $59bn, the sixth consecutive quarterly record for total industry capital. In its latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Indu
19 Jan. 2018 Lovell Minnick adds two managing partners, promotes four [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lovell Minnick Partners (LMP), a private equity firm specializing in the financial and business services sectors, today announced a series of leadership team and new Partner appointments designed to further evolve its management and governance structure and to address con
19 Jan. 2018 ICE and Blockstream launch crypto product [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, and Blockstream, a leader in blockchain technologies and financial cryptography, announced today the launch of the Cryptocurrency Data F
19 Jan. 2018 Global hedge funds up 1.88% by mid-January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: As predicted, the hedge funds space has maintained its growth momentum with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and the HFRX Market Directional Index posting gains of +1.88% and +2.01%, respectively through mid-January. In its first report this year, data tracker
19 Jan. 2018 China and India hedge funds lead 2017 performance (+35%) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asia-focused and domiciled hedge funds reported the strongest gains in the industry last year as the overall hedge funds space experienced a positive aggregate return of +8.83%, according to the
18 Jan. 2018 ACOLIN and HUGO enter into a Joint Venture to Reinforce Global Fund Distribution Infrastructure Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ACOLIN Fund Services AG (Zurich) and HUGO Fund Services SA (Geneva) announce the strengthening of their partnership and the combination of their businesses in the form of a joint venture thereby significantly enhancing the two companies' positioning within the global fund
18 Jan. 2018 Charlesbank promotes Sullivan to COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Charlesbank Capital Partners announces the promotion of Stephanie Paré Sullivan to Chief Operating Officer, effective January 2018. She will also retain her title as General Counsel. Stephanie joined Charlesbank from THL Credit, an affiliate of private equity firm Thomas
18 Jan. 2018 Investor, hedge fund interest in blockchain rising with additional applications [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by information service provider NetworkNewsWire (NNW) has found that investor interest in blockchain technology continues to rise, as additional applications have now arisen. The study showed th
17 Jan. 2018 Managed futures / CTA managers slow to adapt Bitcoin futures, favor CME contract [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An international survey of CTAs - managed futures managers - has revealed limited enthusiasm for the new Bitcoin futures contracts offered, since December 2017, by CBOE and CME Group. The survey was conducted in early January by BarclayHedge, a leader in the field of alte
17 Jan. 2018 CalPERS board elects Priya Mathur as president, Rob Feckner as vice president [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The CalPERS Board of Administration elected Priya Mathur as board president and Rob Feckner as vice president. Mathur is the first female elected president of the CalPERS board. This will be her first term. Feckner previously served as board president and vice preside
17 Jan. 2018 Brevan Howard loses Camden Pension [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Troubled hedge fund Brevan Howard is losing one of its anchor investors as assets under management at the firm continue to plummet. Financial News
16 Jan. 2018 J8 Capital launches Global Absolute Return UCITS fund [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: J8 Capital Management LLP has announced the launch of their UI-J8 Global Absolute Return UCITS Fund, opening up their highly successful systematic investment strategy to an institutional as well as retail audience. The fund is now open for subscriptions and scheduled
16 Jan. 2018 Strong economic pulse pushes hedge funds up, L/S equity readies for intense earning season [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong economic pulse worldwide pushed hedge funds up last week as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index rose +2% from January 2 - 9 (1.7% YTD), reported Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Briefing. Global macro manager
15 Jan. 2018 Cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Alphabit picks AELF as digital currency for 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alphabit, a global hedge fund investing in digital currencies, has chosen that AELF (ELF) is its cryptocurrency pick for the coming year. AELF is based in Singapore and was launched in December of last year. A
12 Jan. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: December performance 0.84% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2017 measured 0.84%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 1.35% in January. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for January
12 Jan. 2018 Alternative Investment Industry foresees continued strength of U.S. economy and a Fed rate hike in 2018 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With the United States well into its third longest period of economic expansion to date, economists are wondering how long the markets will be able to continue rising and whether or not the seemingly endless surge in the price of Bitcoin indicates that we are in the midst
12 Jan. 2018 Cohen & Company opens downtown Chicago office, Continues Growth Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cohen & Company is pleased to announce its continuing growth and service expansion with the opening of its office in downtown Chicago, Illinois and several significant management-level hires. The firm recently announced it had merged with Arthur Bell CPAs to create the pr
12 Jan. 2018 SS&C to acquire DST for $5.4bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C Technologies Holdings, a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, and DST Systems, Inc., a provider of proprietary technology-based information processing and servicing solutions, today announced that the companies have entered in
12 Jan. 2018 Cohen's hedge fund launch hits snag with departure of top trader [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: With only days before the official launch of Steven Cohen's new hedge fund, Point72 Asset Management lost senior executive Jeff Miller, who co-heads the U.S. trading department, reports
12 Jan. 2018 Fund administrator Gemini reports 36% surge from hedge funds clients [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Gemini Companies, a subsidiary of NorthStar Financial Services Group, reported a surge in hedge and alternative fund clients for 2017, and that it expects strong momentum to continue into 2018. Dav
12 Jan. 2018 YieldStreet closes $113m financing round [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: -YieldStreet, an alternative investment platform has closed a $113 million financing round. The round includes $12.8 million of Series A equity financing co-led by Greycroft and Raine Ventures, as well as a revolving credit facility of $100 million from a New Yo
12 Jan. 2018 Northern Trust acquires Omnium development tools from Citadel [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northern Trust Corporation has reached an agreement with Citadel to bring Omnium technology development in-house - including a team of development professionals as well as software development rights for its Omnium technology platform.    The agreement gives
11 Jan. 2018 Barclay CTA Index Up 0.54% in December (+0.69 2017) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, indicates a 0.54% gain in December. The CTA Index ended 2017 with a 0.69% gain. "December's 1.11% rise in the S&P 500 Index extended its unprecedented winning streak to fourteen consecutive months
11 Jan. 2018 EFA Group's latest fund provides over $100 million of financing to SMEs within six months of launch [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The EFA SME Trade Finance Fund, EFA Group's latest fund, has successfully deployed over US$100 million of short-term receivables and supply chain financing to its portfolio of over 30 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Launched in July 2017, the Fund provides
11 Jan. 2018 Lombard Odier Investment Managers completes its first blockchain bond trade [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Insurance Linked Strategies (ILS) team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers ('Lombard Odier IM') has completed its first bond transaction using blockchain, the immutable ledger for recording transactions. The team's purchase of catastrophe bonds is believed to be amon
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