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10 Jul. 2017 NewStar to add $726 million of managed assets through acquisition of investment manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewStar Financial, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Fifth Street CLO Management LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fifth Street Holdings L.P., an affiliate of Fifth Street Asset Management, Inc., a publicly-traded credit-focused asset management firm based in
10 Jul. 2017 Altavista Investment Management launches Altavista Capital India Long Only Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - London-based Altavista Investment Management has announced the launch of a new fund, the Altavista Capital India Long Only Fund. The Fund invests in dislocated high-quality businesses with attractive valuations which are experiencing short term market challenges. The Fund
10 Jul. 2017 Hong Kong regulator orders restriction against asset management W. Falcon [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong's market regulator Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a restriction notice against asset manager W. Falcon Asset Manage
10 Jul. 2017 SEI acquires Archway Technology to expand footprint in family office services [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global provider of investment processing and investment management SEI has acquired Archway Technology Partners, further establishing the company as a player in the family office segment, addressing additional verticals, including institutions, investment advisors,
07 Jul. 2017 Five ways populism could impact investors [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Economic insecurity, social insecurity and political ineffectiveness: these development
06 Jul. 2017 Most smaller hedge fund firms can turn profit with less than $100m in AuM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Most alternative investment management firms are able to turn a profit and expand with considerably less than $100m in assets, according to a survey of sub-$500m firms by t
06 Jul. 2017 Emerging hedge funds outperform established peers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin's latest research examines two ways of defining emerging hedge funds (EHFs) ; 'small' first - time funds with $300mn or less in AUM, or ' new ' first - time funds with a three - year track record or less. Preqin finds that each group has p
06 Jul. 2017 Mark Yusko: Get Out Of Index Funds Now [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mauldin Economics writes on Harvest Exchange: The market cap of FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) are up $260 billion since March
05 Jul. 2017 Comment: Investing in MLPs - Oil's Turmoil, Shale's Resilience [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: PIMCO writes on Harvest Exchange: We largely attribute the recent pullback in master limited partnerships (MLPs) to technical factors
05 Jul. 2017 Man Group to shut down a quantitative trading unit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: World's largest listed hedge fund Man Group Plc said it would shut down its quantitative incubating unit after opening about a year after the company has decided to shift its focus on other strategies, reported
04 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds post mixed returns in last week of June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund returns were mixed in the last week of June as CTAs were impacted negatively by trend reversals across the fixed income and energy commodity spaces, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Ly
04 Jul. 2017 Ex-Tiburon partner joins Aubrey Capital Management [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: J. Mark Martyrossian has joined Aubrey Capital Management, a family office that manages three high-conviction funds, earlier this month as CEO.  According to CityWir
04 Jul. 2017 Amundi finalises acquisition of Pioneer Investments [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Amundi Group, one of Europe's largest asset managers, has finalised its acquisition of Pioneer Investments. The group had been preparing the integration for the last six months, which will cost €150m. Giordano Lombardo, group CEO and CIO of Pion
03 Jul. 2017 Tages Capital launches fourth single-strategy UCITS alternative fund - Tages Rotella UCITS Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital (Tages) in partnership with Chicago & Bellevue based Rotella Capital Management (Rotella), announced the launch of the Tages International Funds SICAV - Tages Rotella UCITS Fund. This will be the fourth sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS-co
03 Jul. 2017 Building an AI-based investment platform [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Institute for Innovation Development writes on Harvest Exchange: [We present here a talk given by Andrew Dassori of Wavelength Capital Man
03 Jul. 2017 Hedge fund manager Au worries about Trump's aggressive behavior, interest rates and valuations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The financial markets are concerned about President Donald Trump's aggressive behavior in responding to threats, including Russia, the ISIS and Syria, said Vincent Au, portfolio manager of New York-based hedge fund firm Gondor Capital Management. "Among my list
30 Jun. 2017 Owl Rock launches direct lending fund with UC Regents [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative credit shop Owl Rock has launched a new middle market direct lending fund with the University of California Regents fund, Reuters is reporting. Both parties have each committed an
30 Jun. 2017 Winton Capital launches two UCITS funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Winton, the British-based systematic investment manager founded by David Harding in 1997, is launching the Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund. Alongside this fund, the firm is also launching the Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund. The fund will be UCITS-compliant and re
30 Jun. 2017 HK based MegaTrust launches Cayman fund offering superior access to China A-shares based on 9 yr track record [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MegaTrust Investments, a boutique fund manager specializing in Chinese equities, today launches the MegaTrust Yangtze Fund IV, the first offshore fund based on its award-winning A-share strategy with over 9 years of track record. The Fund is specifically created for globa
30 Jun. 2017 Comment: Timing in factor investing: How much does tilting add? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: BlackRock writes on Harvest Exchange: In my many conversations with investors and industry peers about factor investing, one topic see
29 Jun. 2017 Pantheon examines the shrinking market for public equities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pantheon has published new research that looks at the phenomenon and causes of shrinking public markets. The number of publicly listed companies in the U.S. has roughly halved since 1996 and the authors of the research, Cullen Wilson and Brian Buenneke, explain why they b
29 Jun. 2017 Pantera Capital to launch $100m Initial Coin Offering (ICO) hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blockchain technology and digital currency-focused investment firm Pantera Capital is planning to launch a $100m hedge fund that is focused in tokens that supports blockchain protocols. According to
29 Jun. 2017 Private Advisors closes debut real assets fund above target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Alternative investment firm Private Advisors has closed its first Real Assets Fund on $250 million, beating its target. The fund will invest in small specialist managers and thematic co-investments. "The natural resource private equity market has evolved dr
28 Jun. 2017 Stockholm based hedge fund group IPM launches fund for US market [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IPM, one of the fastest growing Systematic Macro Managers this year, has launched a Delaware feeder fund to respond to increased demand from a large pool of investors in the US wanting easy access its flagship macro strategy. The fund which was seeded on 1 June by IPM wil
28 Jun. 2017 Dyal Capital acquires minority interest in $2.5bn credit hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Atalaya Capital Management, a private credit and special opportunities alternative investment manager, announced today that the firm has entered into a primary transaction with Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman Group. Dyal will become a passive, non-vo
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