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22 Aug. 2017 Hedge funds fell second week of August as Trump and North Korea rattle saber [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were down from the week covering August 8 to 15, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down -0.6% during the period (0.0% YTD). Lyxor Asset Management said that global macro funds underperformed, though returns w
22 Aug. 2017 New quant algorithm tools allow students compete even with the largest hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: What was once reserved for the elite is now available to everyone. Quantiacs, the first marketplace for quantitative trading algorithms and a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), has released a
22 Aug. 2017 Dalio voices concern over broad inequality in the US [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bridgewater Associates founder and co-CIO Ray Dalio thinks democracy in the US is under threat. In a LinkedIn post Monday morning, the hedge fund manager noted that the US feels very much like 1937 and that the polity may be too divided to be brought together ag
22 Aug. 2017 Brevan Howard co-founder to move back to London [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management is returning to London, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Howard had been li
21 Aug. 2017 SANNE builds out Hong Kong office, appoints Mark Law to the newly created role of Managing Director, Alternative Assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SANNE, a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate administration services, appointed Mark Law to the newly created role of Managing Director, Alternative Assets for the Asia-Pacific and Mauritius region with immediate effect. Based in Hong Kong and
21 Aug. 2017 Hedge funds gained +1.41% in July to now +5.91% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +1.41% for the month (+5.91% YTD), while the S&P 500 rose +1.93% (+10.34% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.26% (+10.47% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index rose +3.38% (+17.
21 Aug. 2017 Hedge funds record seventh consecutive month of lower redemption notices on a year-over-year basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for August 2017 measured 3.55%, up from 2.57% in July. 'SS&C GlobeOps' Forward Redemption Indicator of 3.55% for August 2017 reflects solid year-over-year improvement from the 3.86% reported for August of 2016. The
21 Aug. 2017 Icahn quits regulatory advisor role at White House [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Not a week goes by without a mention of the latest moves of Icahn Enterprises, a New York-based diversified conglomerate holding company in New York, in the Activist News section of AMB, Opalesque's newsletter. Now here is a more political news ite
18 Aug. 2017 Preqin: Hedge fund returned 1.15% in July, 5.93% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds generated gains in July 2017 of 1.15%, continuing a streak of nine consecutive months of positive returns, reports research house Preqin. This has helped the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark post returns of 5.93% for 2017 YTD and 9.63% for the past 1
18 Aug. 2017 Saba Capital enters deal with First Trust Strategic to promptly commence tender offer [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based hedge fund firm Saba Capital Management has entered into an agreement with First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II to commence a cash tender offer for up to 15% of the fund's outstanding common
18 Aug. 2017 Hedge Fund Research (HFR) launches six risk parity indices [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Reflecting strong institutional demand for comprehensive and robust performance benchmarks for risk parity products, HFR has announced the launch of the HFR Risk Parity Indices, the first and only family of Risk Parity Indices available to investors and managers. HFR is
17 Aug. 2017 Comment: Salt, Wampum, Benjamins – Is Bitcoin Next? A Primer on Cryptocurrency [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Real Investment Advice writes on Harvest Exchange: Currency was first developed about 4000 years ago. Its genius was i
17 Aug. 2017 Hedge funds exit consumer discretionary stocks in Q2 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A S&P Global Market Intelligence study has found that hedge funds sold $3bn in consumer discretionary stock in the second quarter, led by $1bn in sales of Nike stock. The healthcare sector saw $1.4bn sales among top hedge funds and the information technology sector
16 Aug. 2017 Hedge funds and other marketable alternatives a valuable part of endowment and foundation portfolios [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NEPC, LLC, one of the industry's largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms to endowments and foundations, today announced the results of its Q2 2017 NEPC Endowment and Foundation Poll, a measure of endowment and foundation views on the economy, investi
16 Aug. 2017 Activist hedge fund Elliott holds 5% shareholding in biggest mining firm BHP Billiton [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based Elliott Management, one of the world's most known activist investors, disclosed it now holds 5% of the issued shares of the world's largest mining firm BHP Billiton Plc. The company said in a
15 Aug. 2017 BarclayHedge July 2017 survey: over 36% of hedge fund managers offer reduced fees [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The monthly BarclayHedge survey of hedge fund managers revealed that 36.6% of survey respondents currently offer reduced or no fee alternatives to their investors and a further 20% plan to offer lower or no fee products in the next 3 to 6 months. "The hedge fund indus
15 Aug. 2017 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 0.88% (est.) in July and 4.27% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.88% in July (based on preliminary numbers) with 2017 year-to-date gains coming in at 4.27%, reports hedge fund data provider Eurekahedge. Roughly 73% of fund managers are in positive territory year-to-date while almost 15% have posted double digit ga
15 Aug. 2017 Comment: "Long-Term Investing": What managing drawdown risk can do to your long-term returns [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Real Investment Advice writes on Harvest Exchange: Last week, I was having lunch with a prospective portfolio management client discussing the curre
15 Aug. 2017 Jasper Capital International joins Hedge Fund Standards Board [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Diversified and systematic investment firm Jasper Capital International has become the second China-based signatory to the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), an organization that brings hedge fund managers and investors together to set standards for the hedge fund i
14 Aug. 2017 Comment: Lessons from the Past: What 1987, 1997 and 2007 teach us about getting to 2027, 2037 and 2047 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: In my previous "Perspectives", I wrote about the perils of complacency, the value of humility and the virtues of the d
11 Aug. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: July performance 1.24%; Capital Movement Index: August net flows advance 0.25% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for July 2017 measured 1.24%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advance 0.25% in August. 'SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index rose 0.25% for August 20
11 Aug. 2017 Record breaking Japanese GDP: expected economic growth for six straight quarters [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Ahead of the release of Japan's preliminary Q2 2017 GDP figures on Monday, 14 August, Katsunori Kitakura, lead strategist at SuMi TRUST, forecasts continued growth, marking the first time in 11 years that the country's economy has grown for six straight quarters:
11 Aug. 2017 China leads emerging Asia to greater role in capital markets [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: PIMCO writes on Harvest Exchange: Over the next 12 to 24 months, we expect that Asia, led by China, will become a far more
11 Aug. 2017 Managed futures post solid gains in 'unspectacular' July but still down for the year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: All of the CTA sectors gained last month as managed futures managers post 0.64% returns during an "unspectacular" July, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHed
10 Aug. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Rises 1.11% in July (+5.48% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 1.11% in July according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index has risen every month this year and is up a cumulative 5.48% for 2017. "July was another winning month for the hedge fund industry as the S&P 500 and the NAS
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