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14 May. 2018 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.49% in April (+0.30 YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 0.49% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, versus a 0.38% gain in the S&P 500 Total Return Index. Year to date, the Barclay Index remains up 0.30%, while the S&P has lost 0.38%. "Increasing tension in the midd
14 May. 2018 CalPERS CIO to leave pension at the end of the year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System today announced that Ted Eliopoulos, CalPERS' chief investment officer (CIO), is leaving the pension fund in order to relocate to the East Coast to be closer to family. A search for his permanent replacement will
11 May. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for April 2018 measured 0.16%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.46% in May. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a gain of 0.46% f
11 May. 2018 Third Point adds to its short book [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Dan Loeb is adding to his short book. Thursday on an earnings conference call for Third Point Reinsurance, Loeb said that the market regime shifted in the first quarter of this year leading him to add to his short position. His comments on the call echoed s
11 May. 2018 Oregon based Blockchain hedge fund manager up 259.65% net through April [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Stonegate Capital said that its Stonegate Octic All-Weather Blockchain Master Fund returned 259.65% net of fees as of April this year compared to its benchmark, the HFRI Cryptocurrency Index which is down 17.48%
09 May. 2018 Good Returns & Inverdale Capital Management launch program for impact investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Good Returns, the Dallas-based hybrid social enterprise whose unique philanthropic model for businesses helps create sustainable social impact, and Inverdale Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on alternative investments, today expanded their existing par
09 May. 2018 Hedge fund FORT names president, head of IR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FORT LP, a multi-strategy quantitative investment adviser founded in 1993 by Yves Balcer and Sanjiv Kumar, announced that veteran asset management executive Stu Bohart is joining the firm as President, based in New York. He is one of several new executive appointments mad
09 May. 2018 Preqin: Private equity investors double down in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investor appetite for private equity has remained high in 2018, despite concerns about pricing and future returns. Ninety-two percent of investors indicated at the end of 2017 that they intended to commit as much or more capital in 2018 as in the previous year, and over a
09 May. 2018 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index falls -0.05% In April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned -0.05% in April, underperforming the 0.09% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid
09 May. 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments acquires Hark Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aberdeen Standard Investments today announced that it has completed the acquisition of specialist financing company Hark Capital from Enhanced Capital Group, LLC for an undisclosed sum. Hark provides loans to mid-life and end of life private equity and venture capital
08 May. 2018 Hedge funds snap two-month performance decline, post gains in April [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds rebounded in April to snap a two-month performance decline, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index advancing 0.38%, bringing YTD performance to 0.39% through April and t
07 May. 2018 UCITs-compliant hedge funds gain in April [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: UCITS compliant hedge funds gained in April with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index ga
04 May. 2018 Activist hedge fund Elliott Management steps up exposures in Europe [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Singer's activist hedge fund firm Elliott Management is ramping up its exposures in Europe as it looks for opportunities in the region by pushing management shake-up, merger deals, and company break-ups to provide more value for shareholders. A review of El
03 May. 2018 Malta proposes mandatory Financial Instrument Test for ICO and virtual currencies services [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is considering the introduction of a Financial Instrument Test as a mandatory requirement under the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA), applicable both within the cont
03 May. 2018 Hedge funds post slight gains in April on mixed results from global financial markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted slights gains for April, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and the HFRX Absolute Return Index both gaining 0.09%, data provider Hedge Fund Research said in its mo
02 May. 2018 David Einhorn's flagship hedge fund down 1.1% in April but finally makes money on Tesla short [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: David Einhorn's flagship hedge fund extended its downward spiral in April and fell 1.1% during the month to further expand its year-to-date losses to 14.9%, according to a report by
01 May. 2018 BlackRock snags two from GSAM for secondaries unit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Reuters is reporting that BlackRock has recruited two executives from Goldman Sachs Asset Ma
01 May. 2018 Updated: Scaramucci to return to SkyBridge after HNA deal falls through [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After traversing one of the more unique political and financial career paths of recent memory, Anthony Scaramucci is set to return to SkyBridge, a fund of funds he founded after a buyout deal with Chinese conglomerate HNA fell through.
01 May. 2018 Hedge funds fell in sync with market slump last week [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were down in sync with the market downturn last week, according to Lyxor Asset Management's latest Weekly Briefing. It added that CTAs underperformed due to their long exposures to U.S. equities and their l
30 Apr. 2018 AlphaSimplex Group appoints Kathryn M. Kaminski, Ph.D., CAIA as Chief Research Strategist [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlphaSimplex Group, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has hired Dr. Kathryn Kaminski as the firm's chief research strategist. Dr. Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex from the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. A veteran in the hedge fund industry, she is regarde
30 Apr. 2018 Sédar Piller appointed head of SYZ Independent Asset Managers in Zurich [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss banking group SYZ announced the appointment of Sédar Piller as head of the Zurich office dedicated to independent asset managers. Since his recruitment in 2014, the Swiss-German branch has seen remarkable growth in its assets under management, which now total CHF 60
30 Apr. 2018 Predata launches enhanced predictive analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Predata launched an enhanced version of its predictive analytics platform, introducing a new user experience that more effectively presents insights from over 70,000 Predata risk signals in a consolidated dashboard view. With the enhanced design, Predata is now able to pr
30 Apr. 2018 Nikko Asset Management taps Iwama for director role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. confirmed the appointment of Yoichiro Iwama as Outside Director. When he assumes the role, he is also to be appointed Chairman of the Firm's Board of Directors, effective 15 May. Nikko AM is focused on the highest standards of stewardsh
30 Apr. 2018 eVestment: Investors eye emerging markets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: US and Europe consultants and investors are showing increased interested in Emerging Markets Equity products, according to eVestment's newly release Advantage Trends report for Q1 of 2018. Emerging markets equities funds captured over 10% of all institutiona
27 Apr. 2018 FactSet and Quantopian to launch financial data analysis platform to capitalize on rapid data growth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services, and Quantopian, a crowd-sourced asset manager and creator of the open-source quantitative finance platform, today announced a new strategic relationship
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