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21 Nov. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: November notifications 4.25% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2016 measured 4.25%, up from 3.40% in October. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator decreased sharply in November 2
21 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds continue to see asset outflows in October, YTD outflows at $77m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The breadth of hedge fund asset outflows in October was the industries’ largest in 2016, with 61% of reporting funds seeing net outflows for the month, according to the just-released eVestment October 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. October’s -$14.2 billion outflow
21 Nov. 2016 Aris Wealth launches quant indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aris Weath Management S.A. has launched indices sponsored by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking replicating a proprietary quantitative equity investment strategy based on long and short single stock positions selected on the basis of a dynamic model among
21 Nov. 2016 Emerging market hedge fund assets rise to record $199.66bn in Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge funds ended the third quarter at a new record asset level, eclipsing the prior record from 2Q15. Assets dedicated to EM hedge funds increased to $199.66bn in 3Q, up $9.8bn from the prior quarter as a result of strong performance-based quarterl
21 Nov. 2016 Global macro hedge funds roar ahead in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was in positive territory in October, highlighting the fact that alternative strategies continue to be attractive in such a complex environment, said Philippe Ferreira, senior strategist at Lyxor
21 Nov. 2016 Gramercy Funds raises nearly $1bn in commitments for its emerging markets distressed strategy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Gramercy Funds Management LLC, a $6bn dedicated emerging markets investment manager, has closed its third distressed and opportunistic emerging markets credit strategy, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III (GDOF
21 Nov. 2016 Barac Value Hedge Fund up 8.54% net YTD [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Ted Barac writes on Harvest Exchange: For the three-months ending September 30, 2016, the Barac Value Fund L.P. delivered net returns of 3.34% (after deducting fees and expenses) versus a return of 2.49% for the benchmark1, resulting in relative outperformance of 85
20 Nov. 2016 Survey: Liquidity management top priority for managers, investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Corporation, in partnership with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, released a new research report today that found that nearly half (48 percent) of survey respondents say th
18 Nov. 2016 Fitch: Investment managers could face performance headwinds in 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Traditional and alternative investment managers (IMs) globally could experience investment performance pressure in 2017 if the extended period of generally rising asset prices comes to an end, according to Fitch Ratings' global investment managers 2017 industry ou
18 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds post mixed results through mid-November as markets recover from Trump’s surprise victory [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance through mid-November with equity-focused strategies posting gains with the HFRX Market Directional Index gaining +1.40% (+7.53% YTD) and HFRX
18 Nov. 2016 S&P report shows hedge funds flee healthcare stocks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The quarterly S&P Global Market Intelligence Hedge Fund Tracker report showed
17 Nov. 2016 IndexIQ Hedge Fund Indexes decline in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a provider of innovative investment solutions, announced the October performance of its family of IQ Hedge Indexes and the updated holdings in the firm's IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF. All six indexes showed negative returns in the period, reflecting
17 Nov. 2016 Palmer Square Capital Management launches ultra-short duration investment grade fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palmer Square Capital Management, a credit and alternatives investment manager specializing in structured credit, corporate credit and hedge fund strategies such as long/short credit, announced that the firm has rolled out its ultra-short duration investment grade strateg
17 Nov. 2016 Guernsey introduces smart and simple Private Investment Fund regime [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The island of Guernsey has introduced a Private Investment Fund (PIF) regime which provides fund managers with greater flexibility and simplicity. The PIF, which was developed in response to market demand by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) in c
17 Nov. 2016 Comment: Right now, low-vol is expensive crap. You should be buying cheap crap: Digging deeper into Low Volatility Investing [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Wesley Gray, CEO/CIO of Alpha Architect, LLC writes on Harvest Exchange: Jack and I had the honor of attending the Evidence-Based Investing conference , hosted by the team at Ritholz Wealth Management. What a great event and a great group of inspiring investors and th
16 Nov. 2016 Survey: Liquidity management top priority for managers, investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Corporation, in partnership with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, released a new research report today that found that nearly half (48 percent) of survey respondents say th
16 Nov. 2016 172% surge in Americans renouncing their citizenship because of the other "T" word. And no, it's not Trump [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 1380 Americans gave up their citizenship in three months leading up to the US election, a 172% increase on the previous quarter Americans are abandoning their citizenship at the second fastest rate in history, and at 63 times the level seen w
16 Nov. 2016 Liquidity management top priority for fund managers and institutional investors in new market environment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Corporation in partnership with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, released a new research report that found that nearly half (48 percent) of survey respondents say that decr
16 Nov. 2016 California Hedge Fund Association announces Lauri Martin Haas joins board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of Directors of the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) has elected Lauri Martin Haas, founder of PRISM LLC, to become a Director on the Board. Haas founded PRISM LLC in 2009, a hedge fund advisor that provides operational due diligence services to institut
16 Nov. 2016 Hedge funds up 2.85% for the year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 2.85% for the year, on track for a better showing compared to 2015 when the average fund realised modest gains of 1.65%, according to the November 2016 Eurekahedge Report. Asset growth for the industry remains muted in 2016, expandin
16 Nov. 2016 Amundi strengthens strategic partnership with TOBAM, increases stake to 20% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Amundi Smith Breeden today announced that parent company Amundi has strengthened its strategic partnership with TOBAM, and increased its stake in TOBAM from 10.6% to 20.0%. In 2012, Amundi and TOBAM implemented a strategic partnership based on:
16 Nov. 2016 Study shows rapid growth in impact investing among institutional and individual investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A joint study by Greenwich Associates and American Century Investments finds rapid growth in impact investing among institutional and individual investors despite a lack of consensus about how impact investing should be defined and treated within investment portfoli
16 Nov. 2016 Connecticut approves hedge fund incentives package for AQR [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On Tuesday, the State Bond Commission approved $28 million in forgivable loans and $7 million in grants for AQR Capital Management, in a move to persuade the hedge fund to retain its operations in the state. This is the second time the Commission has approved an
16 Nov. 2016 Lone Star Funds closes Fund X on $5.6 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Texas-based Lone Star Funds has closed its tenth fund on $5.6 billion. The fund was oversubscribed and beat its original target of $5 billion. The news comes on the heels of another successful fundraising round earlier this year. The firm closed Lone Star Re
15 Nov. 2016 Hazeltree hires Ayman Sakr to lead its worldwide client service organization [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hazeltree, a provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, has announced that it has expanded its management team by hiring client service veteran, Ayman Sakr, to lead its worldwide client service organization. Mr. Sakr brings to Hazeltree more than 20 ye
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