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28 Feb. 2018 Distressed debt hedge fund Magnolia Road Capital to close down [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Distressed debt hedge fund Magnolia Road Capital is shutting down operations after failing to raise capital. In a letter to investors, Jame Donath said he would return the bulk of their capital before the end of this year, reports
27 Feb. 2018 Scotiabank - Canadian Hedge Funds Up In January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended December 2017 up 0.84% MOM on an asset weighted basis and up 1.37% MOM on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Canadian Hedge Fund univ
27 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds recover strong from market selloff while trend followers still seen stuggling [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds strongly recovered from the selloff, with only two exceptions: i) the fixed income funds, flat this week, still isolated from the epicenter, and ii) neutral equity funds, still suffering from sector and factor rotations,
26 Feb. 2018 UMASS Amherst CISDM Index up +1.97% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UMass Amherst's Isenberg School of Management's Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) has released its January Equally Weighted Hedge Fund Index. The CISDM Equal Weighted Hedge Fund Index was up 1.97% for the month of January. These are the f
26 Feb. 2018 EFAMA 2017 year review: An exceptional year for the European fund industry, with net assets of UCITS and AIF surpassing the EUR 15tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and non-UCITS for December 2017 and the entire year of 2017, as well as net assets data at end 2017. 28 associa
23 Feb. 2018 Sohn opens call for ideas conference [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the launch date of its Investment Idea Contest ahead of the 23rd Annual Sohn Investment Conference, in partnership with CNBC. The contest supports the Foundation's mission to treat and cure pediatric cancer. The winner will p
23 Feb. 2018 Pantheon adds senior roles in Europe and US [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pantheon has announced the appointments of two senior professionals, Justin Mallis and Michael Hutten, as Principals within its Europe and the U.S. teams. Justin Mallis joins as Global Head of Project Management in the Client Service team, based in London, where he wil
23 Feb. 2018 LUX FTS hires CTO, creates CIO role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LUX Fund Technology and Solutions, a business and technology solutions provider for the alternative asset industry, today announced the firm has hired Christopher Bloechle as chief technology officer. The company also announced the promotion of founding partner, Mark Chri
23 Feb. 2018 Expecting equity correction, majority of hedge fund investors to maintain or increase allocation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider Preqin said that for the first time since December 2014, the proportion of investors that plan to decrease their exposure to hedge funds does not outweigh the proportion intending to increase their expo
23 Feb. 2018 eVestment: Hedge funds see largest asset flows since financial crisis [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors allocated an estimated $14.12 billion into hedge funds in January, the industry's largest start to a year since before the Financial Crisis, according to the latest asset flows report from eVestment. With another month of asset-weighted performance
22 Feb. 2018 SYZ Asset Management launches global version of its successful quantitative, market-neutral fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management (SYZ AM), the institutional asset management arm of the SYZ Group, has expanded its offering of quantitative solutions through the launch of OYSTER Equity Premia Global. This new offering builds on the strong success of the OYSTER Market Neutral Europ
22 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds with mixed returns by mid-February [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance through mid-February as the global financial market volatility surged early this month and US interest rates increased, although equities partially recovered intra-month losses. Data from
21 Feb. 2018 OPIM & China CR Capital Holdings to launch CR-Wellington AI Fund SPC [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd (OPIM) announces its partnership with China CR Capital Holdings Ltd. to launch the CR-Wellington AI Fund SPC. The Fund is Cayman-domiciled with investment open to Professional Investors only. CR Wellington AI Fund SPC, managed by Mr. Ray
21 Feb. 2018 Commonfund chief says endowments need to trim hedge fund portfolios 'to protect against market downturns' [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The CEO of Commonfund, an asset management firm that serves endowments, foundations and public pension funds, is asking endowments to scale back on their hedge fund portfolios to at least 10% of their assets "to protect against market downturns." Commonfund chie
19 Feb. 2018 Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the centu
16 Feb. 2018 Small cap hedge funds offer alternative for cannabis investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Investing in a high-risk, high-return asset like a small cap fund can be difficult for lone investors. Fortunately, there are hedge funds that are offering some hope for sm
16 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds generate strongest returns in January since 2013 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds generated their strongest start to a calendar year since 2013 as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.18% gains in January, data provider Preqin said. The strong performance in Janu
16 Feb. 2018 A majority of alternative investment managers with positive outlook for cryptocurrencies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by research provider Peltz International showed that a majority of alternative investment managers have a positive outlook for cryptocurrencies. Interestingly, Peltz conducted the survey during the p
15 Feb. 2018 AIMA: Hedge funds have outperformed stocks and bonds on risk-adjusted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds have produced more consistent and steadier returns than equities or bonds over both the short term and the long term, according to new research by Preqin, the data provider, and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representativ
15 Feb. 2018 PAAMCO expands solutions platform with PAAMCO Alternative Beta [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, announced today the launch of PAAMCO Alternative Beta, the latest tool in the firm's suite of institutional liquid alpha solutions. PAAMCO Alternative Beta offers a portfolio of alternative risk premia diversified across stra
15 Feb. 2018 Large investors still have confidence in hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors are still confident hedge funds could provide them good returns and again allocating into the space with the hope that the latest rise in volatility and the expected hikes in U.S. interest rates will offer opportunities, reports
14 Feb. 2018 Asian hedge funds outperform Shanghai Composite Index by wide margin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asian hedge funds posted strong gains in 2017, with the HFRI China Index topping the Shanghai Composite Index by the widest margin in a calendar year since Index inception in 2008, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today by HFR, the es
14 Feb. 2018 Lyxor AM: Equity sell-off was a correction, not a bear market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The equity sell-off on February 5 was a correction and not a bear market because it does not show any signs of systemic risk and the contagion to FX, commodity or money markets appears limited as well, said Lyxor Asset Man
14 Feb. 2018 Asset manager Mirae Asset and Global X merge to create a global ETF Franchise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Mirae Asset Global Investments, the asset management business of Mirae Asset Financial Group, one of Asia's largest independent financial companies with $400bn in assets, has entered into a definitive agreeme
13 Feb. 2018 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 1.59% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 1.59% in January, underperforming the 2.45% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liqui
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