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12 Oct. 2016 Singapore-based credit hedge fund shuts down to convert in multi-asset family office [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based asset manager Saka Capital is shutting down its SakaCapital Liquid Credit Fund and will return investors’ money as record low interest rates dampened returns, chief executive officer Assan Din told
12 Oct. 2016 CSAM study shows agriculture, energy push commodities in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new report by Credit Suisse Asset Management showed that commodities increased in September, b
11 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund AUM expands at weakest pace since 2009 but managers post 7th straight month of gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.50% during the month of September, outperforming underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which gained 0.19% over the same period. Close to 63% of underlying constituent funds for the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index were in p
11 Oct. 2016 Apex Clearing launches prime brokerage platform to serve demand from small and mid-sized hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Clearing Corporation, an independent, full-service clearing firm said that it has launched its Apex Prime brokerage offering for hedge funds with up to $200 million in assets under management. Apex Clearing has put together a veteran team headed by former Convergex e
11 Oct. 2016 Hazeltree partners with BlackRock to automate cash sweeps [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hazeltree, a provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, has announced the addition of BlackRock to the expanding partner network of Hazeltree LiquidityWeb, an integrated cash management and sweep platform. This partnership provides mutual clients an ef
11 Oct. 2016 San Francisco-based hedge fund sues Theranos for alleged misleading information [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: San Francisco-based hedge fund Partner Fund Management (PFM) has sued health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company, Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly providing misleading statements to its investors,
11 Oct. 2016 Ray Dalio’s Pure Alpha hedge funds gain in September but still down 6% and 10% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bridgewater Associates, the $150bn hedge fund run by Ray Dalio, reported gains in September across its main strategies after extending the company’s rally in its long-only All Weather fund, reported
11 Oct. 2016 Global macro hedge funds outperform from recent market movements [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global macro managers have largely benefitted from recent market movements as the Lyxor Global Macro Index was 2.1% in the week ending October 4 (-4.8% YTD) and outperformed other strategies. For many macro managers in negative territory year to date, expectations a
10 Oct. 2016 New robo-advisor app offers hedge fund strategies without hedge fund costs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lighthouse Canton, an investment manager with USD400m AUM, now offer accredited investors access to hedge fund strategies without hedge fund costs, via their App Store robo-advisor. In partnership with WeInvest, a Platform-as-a-Service provider, it grants ease of access a
10 Oct. 2016 Global hedge funds slicing fees to draw investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: From Asia to Australia, to Europe and across the Pacific in the U.S., hedge funds across the globe are reducing their management fees in a desperate effort to maintain investors and attract new ones amidst poor returns,
09 Oct. 2016 Technology, energy lead HFRI indices in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds advanced in September 2016 to conclude a strong third quarter, driven by gains in specialized Technology, Healthcare and Energy exposures, according to data released today by HFR®, the global provider of indexation, analysis and research of the global hedge fu
07 Oct. 2016 US hedge fund industry holds $2.2tn in assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The US is the dominant component of the global hedge fund community, accounting for 72% of the approximately $3.1tn of global assets under management (AUM), as of 30th June 2016. Although other regions are emerging as regards hedge fund activity, the US is home to 3,170 o
07 Oct. 2016 Joseph S. Lovell joins Perella Weinberg Partners as managing director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Perella Weinberg Partners has announced that Joseph S. Lovell has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Advisory business. Based in New York, Mr. Lovell will be a member of the Firm’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG), working closely with Partner Titus Leung to
07 Oct. 2016 J.P. Morgan Asset Management launches Center for Investment Excellence [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - J.P. Morgan Asset Management has launched its Center for Investment Excellence, a virtual education hub featuring an expanding set of podcasts and publications designed to help provide institutional investors with information that can be leveraged to empower better invest
07 Oct. 2016 Financial advisors give two thumbs up to alternative investments, pick Donald to trump Hillary [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial advisors have given alternative investments two thumbs up as a majority of them have pledged to increase their allocations into the space in 2017, a survey by alternative financial solutions firm Wood
07 Oct. 2016 Cornut to liquidate $500m hedge fund, Camares Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Deutsche Bank trader Antoine Cornut has revealed plans to liquidate his $500m London-based hedge fund that was backed by Saba Capital and Reservoir Capital, the
06 Oct. 2016 Alternative asset industry should address cybersecurity threats [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: With cybersecurity continue to grow into a worldwide crisis, the alternative asset management industry should not procrastinate in addressing its threat, said Michael Minces, founding partner and general counsel of
06 Oct. 2016 HK hedge fund secures investment mandate from major Chinese financial institution, Asia-based HNWI [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based independent investment advisor Pacific Sun Advisors recently won an investment mandate from one of China’s largest financial institutions. The managed account allocation, which includes funds fr
06 Oct. 2016 M&A expert Claudia Simon joins Schulte Roth & Zabel [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: International law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) said that Claudia K. Simon has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the M&A and Securities Group. Simon
05 Oct. 2016 SYZ launches OYSTER European Subordinated Bonds Fund to strengthen fixed income offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management, the asset management division of the SYZ Group, has launched the OYSTER European Subordinated Bonds fund. The new strategy strengthens its existing fixed income range and offers investors access to attractive yield in a low-income environment. The fu
05 Oct. 2016 Global hedge funds post seven straight months of gains, up 0.55% in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted seven straight months of gains for September as the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index returned +0.55% last month (+1.33% YTD) and the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +
05 Oct. 2016 Trinity College’s endowment loses 5.4% from stocks, hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Trinity College vice president of finance and chief financial officer Dan J. Hitchell said that the university’s endowment lost 5.4% over the 2016 fiscal year after the fund declined from $546.3m to $502.8m during the period. Trinity’s official student newspaper
05 Oct. 2016 MUFG’s Thornton said asset managers must address solvency issues, examine service providers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Tim Thornton, COO of asset servicing solutions firm MUFG Investor Services, said that asset managers must address the solvency issues affecting the industry as he commented on the rising capital requir
05 Oct. 2016 MaplesFS expands in London to strengthen global capabilities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: MaplesFS, through its subsidiary Maples Fiduciary, has opened a London office to continue its global growth and expansion over the last year. The London office will allow the Maples group to address market demand an
04 Oct. 2016 Maitland appoints senior executive to lead governance function [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration firm, has appointed Martina Swart to the newly created role of Group Head of Governance Services. Martina joins from Orbis Investment Advisory, where she was a senior adviser to the business, covering governa
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