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25 Jan. 2017 Greenwich Alternative Investments: Hedge funds finish 2016 up 4.61% on global equities' rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finished December 2016 up 1.05%, its third-best month of the year after March and July, said Greenwich Alternative Investments. For the whole year, the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gained 4.61%. In its monthly report, Greenwich said that the pos
25 Jan. 2017 Blackstone closes latest Strategic Partners fund on $7.5 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York-based Strategic Partners Fund Solutions the secondaries arm of Blackstone has closed its latest fund on $7.5 billion. This is the seventh fund for Strategic Partners. The group began investing out of the fund in May and has already closed some transacti
25 Jan. 2017 Steel Partners to raise $500M fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Los Angeles-based firm Steel Partners is planning to raise a new $500 million hedge fund, the S-III Opportuniity Fund. The fundraise would be the first new fund for activist investor and Steel Partners founder, Warren Lichtenstein, in over twenty years. The fund
25 Jan. 2017 Family offices see event driven hedge funds, emerging markets as promising in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by data provider Peltz International has found that family offices see event driven and emerging markets as having the most potential for growth this year. Peltz' Sentiment Survey polled some
25 Jan. 2017 Value Partners gets $4 million fine from Hong Kong regulator [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded Value Partners Group and its Hong Kong subsidiary, and fined them $2m
25 Jan. 2017 Hayne Leland recipient of the 2016 IAQF/Northfield Financial Engineer of the Year Award [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Hayne Leland, Arno Rayner Professor Emeritus of Finance and Management at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, has been named the 2016 IAQF/Northfield Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY). A pioneer in the field of modern corporate f
24 Jan. 2017 J.P. Morgan signs deal for actively managed ETFs without daily holdings disclosure [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPAM) has initiated a deal with Precidian Investments regarding the latter's patented intellectual property relating to the offering of actively-managed, periodically-disclosed exchange-traded funds (ETFs). JPAM has signed a letter
24 Jan. 2017 Event driven hedge funds start 2017 on the right foot but CTAs down on Trump [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event driven hedge funds started 2017 on the right foot as the Lyxor Event Driven Broad Index was up 0.2% from 10 January to 17 and rose 1.9% YTD, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. However, the Lyxor
24 Jan. 2017 Joint AIMA-Preqin study shows hedge funds beat stocks and bonds in 2016 on risk-adjusted basis [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque: A joint study by the industry body Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and data provider Preqin showed that hedge funds outperformed equities and bonds in 2016 on a risk-adjusted basis, producing net gains for their investors worth around $120bn. Hed
24 Jan. 2017 Fred Alger Management relaunches ESG fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York-based Fred Alger Management, a $19.5 billion investment firm, has relaunched its ESG fund. Formerly the Alger Green Fund, the Alger Responsible Investing Fund is broadening its investment criteria and has added Gregory S. Adams, CFA as Portfolio Manager
24 Jan. 2017 GMO names new CEO, adds head of investments role [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Boston-based asset manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. (GMO) has named a new CEO. Scott Hayward, former CEO of Quantitative Management Associates will take over in the role on February 13, 2017. Hayward will take over for Peg McGetrick, a board member who
23 Jan. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 1.22% in December (+6.20% 2016) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 1.22% in December according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index ended 2016 with a gain of 6.20%. All but one of Barclay’s 17 hedge fund indices gained ground in December. The European Equities Index led t
23 Jan. 2017 Small cap value/special sits hedge fund Artko Capital up 33.2% net in 2016 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Peter Rabover, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Artko Capital, writes on
23 Jan. 2017 UCITS compliant hedge funds up +0.43% through mid-January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Geneva: UCITS compliant hedge funds rose through mid-January with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.43% through mid-January, data provider Hedge Fund Research reported. At the same time, the HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.90% during
20 Jan. 2017 Total hedge fund industry asset surpass the $3tln milestone for the first time [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total hedge fund industry capital rose for the third consecutive quarter, surpassing the $3 trillion milestone for the first time, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today by HFR®, the established global leader in the indexation, analy
20 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds posted gains through mid-January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets gained through mid-January to begin 2017, discounting expectations for new policies from the Trump administration and PM May's policies regarding Brexit implementation. Global equity markets gained through mid-month led by Biotechnology, Techn
20 Jan. 2017 Fifth straight quarter of growth for Guernsey funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Guernsey’s fund industry has enjoyed five consecutive quarters of growth according to the latest figures, released today. Statistics from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that, at the end of September 2016, the net asset value of all
20 Jan. 2017 The case for currency-hedged Japanese stocks [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Richard Turnill, BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist, writes on Harvest Exchange: We see a strong case for Japanese stocks on a
20 Jan. 2017 Investcorp Hires CalPERS Ramos [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investcorp has hired Nelson Ramos to the Alternative Investment Solutions Group in New York as co-Portfolio Manager of the Alternative Risk Premia portfolios, Deputy Head of Cross Asset Investments, and a member of the Cross Asset and Investment Committees.
20 Jan. 2017 Z Capital's Edwards heads to Lovell Minnick [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: $1.8 billion, Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in financial and related business services companies, has hired Irene Hong Edwards as Principal and Head of Investor Relations. Edwards, who will be based in New York, was most recentl
20 Jan. 2017 Institutional investors, asset managers are adapting to regulation shift due to MiFID II [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by independent broker and financial technology provider ITG
20 Jan. 2017 BlackRock favours short durations in European bonds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The ECB's no-change policy was expected, comments Marilyn Watson, head of global fundamental fixed income strategy at BlackRock, the world's largest asse
19 Jan. 2017 3 telltale signs the Japan rally may not be over [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Blackrock writes on Harvest Exchange: Last year, the markets were distinguished by a lack of persistence. In many respects, investor behavior in the
18 Jan. 2017 IndexIQ hedge fund indexes jump in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, the leading provider of innovative investment solutions, announced the December performance of its family of IQ Hedge™ Indexes and the updated holdings in the firm's IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF. Five of the six IndexIQ Hedge Indexes were up
18 Jan. 2017 Hedge funds were up 4.48% for 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The January 2017 Eurekahedge Report has been released. Key highlights for December 2016: Hedge funds were up 4.48% for 2016, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.78% gain over 2015. Asset b
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