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13 Nov. 2018 South Korean investors looking to invest in alternative assets funds around the globe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - South Korea-based investors are looking beyond the domestic market to invest in alternative assets funds around the globe, according to intelligence provider Preqin. Preqin tracks 154 institutional investors in South Korea, more than either Singapore or Hong Kong, of whic
13 Nov. 2018 Despite October bloodbath, 30% of global hedge funds avoid losses during the month with long volatility strategies up 4% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index slumped 2.19% in the volatile month of October 2018, bringing year-to-date returns down to -2.08%. The MSCI AC World Index (Local) declined 7.33% in what turned out to be the worst month for both the hedge fund industry and the glob
13 Nov. 2018 Cappitech MiFID II industry survey finds high percentage of non-compliance in best execution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cappitech, a leading provider of regulatory reporting and intelligence technology for the financial services industry, announced the results of a survey of over 100 European buy- and sell-side compliance decision-makers. The survey examined how MiFID II regulation h
13 Nov. 2018 Market recovery brings respite for high beta strategies in the hedge fund space: Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the hedge fund space, the market recovery has brought a respite for high beta strategies which struggled during the selloff, said Lyxor in its Weekly Brief. This is particularly the case for Special Situations and L/S Equity strategies. According to Lyxor's Cro
12 Nov. 2018 Singapore's MAS, SGX successfully tested blockchain technology for tokenised assets settlement [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), along with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), have succesfully developed Delivery versus Payment (DvP) capabilities for the settlement of tokenised assets across different blockchain platforms. According to a SGX release, t
09 Nov. 2018 CTA performance hit by challenging market environment in October: Societe Generale [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: CTAs reported negative performance in October following a slightly challenging September period, said a report by Societe Generale Prime Services. "All CTAs entered into negative territory, both for the month and YTD. In October, The SG CTA Index was down -2.79% an
09 Nov. 2018 Abacus Group acquires Hedgepoint Solutions [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Abacus Group, IT solutions firm focused on helping hedge funds, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hedgepoint Solutions, a boutique IT consulting firm based in New York City. A press note from the IT services consultant for hedge funds and alternativ
09 Nov. 2018 Former Goldman Sachs executive Konstantinos Pantazopoulos to join Moore Capital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A former Goldman Sachs global head of rates trading Konstantinos Pantazopoulos has joined the hedge fund Moore Capital Management. A press release from the global investment management firm said that Pantazopoulos will join the firm in London as a managing director
08 Nov. 2018 ProMeritum brings on sub-Saharan Africa specialist James Marshall [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ProMeritum Investment Management LLP, an emerging markets fixed income manager focusing on Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA), has announced the appointment of James Marshall. James is Director, Local Markets at ProMeritum and is primarily involved in t
08 Nov. 2018 Pantheon makes senior US hire [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pantheon has hired Jeff Wright as Principal in the Client Service team, focused on Pantheon's U.S. institutional client markets. "I would like to extend a warm welcome to Jeff, who is a seasoned professional and brings many years of client relationship management exper
08 Nov. 2018 Carlyle and JPMorgan invest in iCapital Network [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - iCapital Network, the financial technology platform democratizing alternative investments, today announced that The Carlyle Group has invested in the company as a strategic partner. The firm joins BlackRock, The Blackstone Group, BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse Group AG,
08 Nov. 2018 Former J.P. Morgan join Wilshire Phoenix [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wilshire Phoenix, a New York-based investment management firm, has hired Alexander Chang and William Cai as Partners. "Alex Chang and Will Cai are proven leaders in the financial services industry who will each further strengthen the caliber of our team. Will is
08 Nov. 2018 BNP Paribas Capital Partners announces the appointment of Charlotte Laurent as head of sales [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNP Paribas Capital Partners (BNPP CP), BNP Paribas Asset Management's alternative investments selection specialist, announces the appointment of Charlotte Laurent as Head of Sales. Based in Paris, Charlotte joined in September and reports to Gilles Guerin, CEO of
08 Nov. 2018 Israel's central bank opts against national cryptocurrency 'digital shekel' after yearlong study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Bank of Israel commissioned a research study regarding the feasibility of a digital form of its currency Shekel. As per the reports released by the bank, it has been found out that the Digital Shekel is not compatible in various fields and departments. The rep
08 Nov. 2018 Private credit industry to reach $1tn by 2020: AIMA [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The size of the global private credit market is on course to break the $1tn mark by 2020 as the sector remains on track. According to the new research on global private credit industry produced by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), the private credit affiliate
08 Nov. 2018 Stonegate digital asset hedge fund up 87% since April [more]
B.G., Opalesque Geneva: Since the Stonegate Diversified Digital Asset Master Fund opened to outside investors on 1st April 2018, it has returned an estimated 86.89% (gross), with an inception to date estimated return of 625%. According to documents seen by Opalesque, the fund offers in
08 Nov. 2018 BlackRock's Munich offices raided in tax fraud investigation [more]
B.G., Opalesque Geneva: In the last years, German fiscal authorities have been conducting systematic investigations against domestic and foreign banks on suspicion of tax evasion due to cum/ex share trades. And the latest to be investigated is BlackRock, the world's biggest fund manager, whic
07 Nov. 2018 Family offices and Asia-Pacific investors predicted to play bigger roles in alternatives over next five years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative asset fund managers are anticipating that over the next five years, there will be significant changes in where they source their capital from, according to Preqin. Banks and fund of funds managers are set to play less important roles, while almost two-t
07 Nov. 2018 BroadRiver closes third alternative fixed-income fund with $876m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P., the New York based alternative fixed-income asset manager, has closed its third longevity fund, BroadRiver III, L.P., with committed capital of $876 million. BroadRiver III includes commitments from a broad range of global institutional
07 Nov. 2018 Tosca UCITS Fund launches on MontLake UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Toscafund Asset Management and ML Capital have launched the Tosca UCITS Fund, a global long/short equity fund hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. MontLake is an independent platform for UCITS funds that provides investors with access to a range of Irish-domiciled l
07 Nov. 2018 Crypto asset management market to grow to $207m by 2023 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global crypto asset management market is expected to grow from $94m in 2018 to $207m by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.1% during the forecast period, said a study. The major growth drivers for the market include the need for safeguarding cry
06 Nov. 2018 Flawed world financial metrics reported in paper presented at Yale University by Richmond Global Compass Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A research paper presented at Yale University reports that the financial world's incumbent classification system, GICS, is inherently flawed, as it omits material sustainability factors. At the other end of the spectrum, the SICS classification system created by
06 Nov. 2018 Northern Trust launches platform providing selective hedge fund strategies [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Northern Trust has launched an alternatives platform to provide its wealth management clients with a source of total-portfolio risk diversification. The ArcLine Alternatives managed account platform, developed with Lyxor Asset Management, allows qualified wealth man
06 Nov. 2018 Hedge funds: L/S Equity strategies follow markets down, says Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund returns since October 26th are up +0.5%, primarily led by L/S Equity strategies, as investors' hesitation gradually started to fade amid improving earnings reports, said Lyxor in its weekly brief. EM focused strategies also rebounded. The other strategie
06 Nov. 2018 London boutiques Trium UCITS, Ellington Global join forces to launch Trium credit strategy [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia for A Square: London-based asset manager Trium Capital is to launch a long-short credit UCITS fund with seeding from credit expert Ellington Global Asset Management. The Ellington Trium Alternative Credit UCITS is set to be launched this quarter, said a pres
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