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06 Dec. 2016 Victory Capital buys minority stake in AI-centric hedge fund Cerebellum Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Victory Capital said that its parent company, Victory Capital Holdings, Inc., has acquired a minority stake in Cerebellum Capital, a hedge fund management firm that specializes in machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn wit
06 Dec. 2016 Hedge funds flat in last week of November 'in sympathy with markets’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were close to flat in the last week of November in sympathy with markets, which took a pause ahead of the OPEC meeting and Italian referendum. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was -0.1% as of end November 29 (-1.7% YTD), according to the latest
06 Dec. 2016 Millennial emerging hedge fund manager's strategy up 6.96% net YTD [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Julian Marchese, CEO & Portfolio Manager, Marchese Investments, writes on Harvest Exchange: Launched on Oct. 6 2015, the Marchese Investments quantitative strategy was up 4.68% that year and is up 6.96% net as end of November in 2016. Marchese Investments ("MI") CEO
05 Dec. 2016 City Financial hires four from Fortress Investment Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial, the independent investment management firm with over US$4 billion in group assets, announces the appointment of four new senior operations hires. Amy Wong, William Dumas, Justin Brodersen and Simon Taylor have joined the firm with effect from 1 December 20
05 Dec. 2016 Hedge fund performance stronger but not enough to make a good year [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: A US equity rally after the election and a major bond sell-off highlighted the month for traditional assets. Many hedge fund strategies were able t
05 Dec. 2016 Discouraging trends for women fund managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Morningstar has issued a research piece on fund managers by gender. The data provider details what it calls "discouraging trends", as across 56 countries, "about one in five funds has a woman manager, and in the eight-year time frame we studied, women have no
05 Dec. 2016 SEC charges Onix Capital and owner with fraud [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Friday fraud charges and an asset freeze against Miami Beach-based asset management company Onix Capital LLC and owner Alberto Chang-Rajii, a Chilean national who fled the US earlier this year.
03 Dec. 2016 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.87% in November, 1.63% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - US equities surged in November in response to the surprise victory by Donald Trump and the Republicans in the US Presidential election. The US equity surge was led by small cap exposures, which posted the strongest monthly gains since October 2011; large cap exposures als
02 Dec. 2016 GAMMA launches two alternative investment funds investing into Iceland [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAMMA Capital Management in London has launched two Irish domiciled funds focusing on investments into Iceland. The funds are designed to take advantage of the current favourable economic environment in Iceland, high economic growth, high interest rate differential betwee
02 Dec. 2016 AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), an active investment manager, announced that Sound Harbor Partners, a US private credit manager led by Michael Zupon and Dean Criares, have agreed to join its fast-growing Private Debt Platform. Under the terms of the transaction, All
02 Dec. 2016 Golden State Wealth Management welcomes wealth manager Mario Vasquez, leaving J.P. Morgan Securities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Golden State Wealth Management is excited to welcome its newest Wealth Manager, Mario Vasquez of Mission Viejo, California. “I am excited to welcome Mario to the Golden State Wealth Management team. Mario’s knowledge and experience are exceptional and his commit
02 Dec. 2016 SS&C completes acquisition of Wells Fargo's Global Fund Services business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced it completed the acquisition of Wells Fargo's Global Fund Services business, a provider of comprehensive administration, middle-office,
02 Dec. 2016 Francesco Trapani joins Tages Holding with a 9% stake [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Francesco Trapani enters the capital structure of Tages Holding with a 9% participation through a reserved capital increase. He will also join Tages Holding Board together with the current shareholders: Umberto Quadrino, Panfilo Tarantelli, Sergio Ascolani and Salvato
02 Dec. 2016 Long Trumps Short or the Trump and Dump? The Trump Trades Set Up for 2017 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Peter Lupoff, Portfolio Manager of Tiburon Capital Management writes on Harvest Exchange: Coming into the new year, I historically write what we call the "Tiburon Panorama" –a look at what would appear to us to be ways to make money long and short in the new year, a
02 Dec. 2016 Julian Robertson-seeded hedge fund, Tyrian Investments, is closing [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Tyrian Investments, the hedge fund backed by investing legend Julian Robertson of Tiger Management, is closing down because of mounting redemption pressures, insiders have confirmed. In a report,
01 Dec. 2016 Institutional investors to boost bets on hedge funds, private equity [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Institutional investors worldwide are expecting to make more asset allocation changes in the next one to two years than in 2012 and 2014, according to the new Fidelity Global Institutional Investor Survey. Now in its 14th year, the Fidelity Global Institutional Investor S
01 Dec. 2016 Waterloo Capital appoints new chief investment officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Waterloo Capital, one of the largest fee-only Registered Investment Advisors in the U.S., announced that Bennett Woodward has joined the firm as a partner and will assume the role of Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Woodward brings a wealth of experience from within the inve
01 Dec. 2016 Putnam Investments targets institutional clients, investors in Europe, Middle East and Africa [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global $151bn money management firm Putnam Investments is pushing into Europe, Middle East and Africa in an effort to serve institutional clients and investors in the region. In a
30 Nov. 2016 Administrator SANNE acquires International Financial Services (IFS) for $127m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MCB Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of MCB Group, the largest banking group in Mauritius, is acting as Transaction Advisor to SANNE, on the US$127.3 million acquisition of International Financial Services (IFS), a leading Mauritius-based provider of fund and c
30 Nov. 2016 Barclay CTA Index Down 1.24% in October (+1.30% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders lost 1.24% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 1.30% year to date. Six of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had negative returns in October. The Diversified Traders Index was down 1.96%, Sys
30 Nov. 2016 Connecticut and Chinese hedge fund associations to partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Connecticut Hedge Fund Association (CTHFA) and the Zhejiang International Hedge Fund Talents Association (HTA) have announced a strategic partnership. The CTHFA represents the world’s second largest hedge fund center (as measured by number of firms with USD$1bn+ asse
30 Nov. 2016 Wealth Management's Changing Landscape: Women & Millennials [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Betsy Moszeter of Green Alpha Advisors writes on Harvest Exchange: Co-written by Betsy Moszeter (COO, Green Alpha Advisors) & Danielle Burns (VP Sales & Marketing, First Affirmative Financial Network) As consumers and investors, women are changing the way societ
29 Nov. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.32% in October (+4.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.32% in October according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index is up 4.03%. Ten of Barclay’s 17 hedge fund indices lost ground in October. The Healthcare and Biotechnology Index dropped 6.09%, giving
29 Nov. 2016 Nectar Financial hires senior investment team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nectar Financial AG, a Swiss financial technology company for wealth and asset management, has announced that it has hired two key senior leaders to spearhead its digital asset management efforts. The company also announced that it has entered into a cooperation with Fund
29 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds gain on Trump market rally, positive U.S. data [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds enjoyed meaningful returns in the week ending November 22, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index moving up 0.7% over the period (-1.6% YTD). From a broad perspective, all strategies ended the week on a positive note except for CTAs that ended flat. Event d
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