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11 Sep. 2017 Comment: The emerging-market rally is far from over [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Afraid you've missed the rally in emerging-market (EM) assets? Don't be. Responsibl
11 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds, risk parity strategies gain in August despite tensions in Koran Peninsula [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The simmering tension on the Korean Peninsula, as well as Hurricane Harvey, have failed to diminish the strong performances of hedge funds and risk parity strategies, with equity hedge and macro strategies leading the HFRI to the tenth consecutive monthly advance, a
08 Sep. 2017 Man Group receives approval for private fund management license in China [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group, the global active investment management firm, announced that it has successfully registered with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) as a private securities investment fund manager. The Private Securities Investment Fund Manager (PFM) license gr
08 Sep. 2017 Catalyst Funds completes acquisition of Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative-focused mutual fund company Catalyst Funds had completed its acquisition of the Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund which has now been rebranded as Catalyst/Exceed Defined Shield Fund (SHIIX). The company
08 Sep. 2017 Comment: Positive developments for hedge funds [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Sentiment toward hedge funds has been negative in recent years, in large part because in
08 Sep. 2017 New York hedge fund Twin Capital plans to substantially increase assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based event-driven hedge fund firm Twin Capital Management LLC is planning to "substantially increase" its assets under management over the next few years through a series of fundraising efforts. To spearhea
07 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds believe insider trading will remain a serious threat [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - It has been eight years since the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into insider trading led to the demise of $7 billion hedge fund firm Galleon Group, yet the issue is far from fading into the background. Since Galleon's demise, the FBI and regulators have brought
07 Sep. 2017 AlphaCentric launches AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlphaCentric today announced the launch of its newest fund, the AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund (GNXIX). The Fund is the only actively managed mutual fund dedicated to automation and robotics. The AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund invests in companies worldwi
07 Sep. 2017 Fred Alger Management updates high conviction portfolios suite [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fred Alger Management, today announced notable developments, including a name change and new share class, in its suite of high conviction, focus portfolios. Alger has expanded its suite of focus portfolios over the past five years, most recently with its acquisition of
07 Sep. 2017 Do natural disasters portend defaults? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Never before in the US have we experienced a natural disaster of the magnitude of Harvey
07 Sep. 2017 DoubleLine sees opportunities in Central and South America [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investment adviser DoubleLine Capital LP is looking at opportunities in Central and South America as the expanding economy in the region, as well as the rising middle class and standards of living standards, have co
07 Sep. 2017 Swarm Fund launches compliance-oriented ICO for institutional investment funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Decentralized capital marketplace Swarm Fund has announced the launch of an initial coin offering with a compliance-oriented structure that is tailored to meet the evolving regulatory environment. Swarm says it provides cryptocurrency investors access to high-return
07 Sep. 2017 Natixis: Active managers outperform in 2017 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Active managers may be making a comeback. In its mid-year review of financial advisors' moderate-risk portfolios, Natixis shows active asset management rallying in the first half of 2017, with the best-performing portfolios having higher allocations to US, inter
07 Sep. 2017 AllianzGI RiskMonitor: Geopolitics now the number one risk factor for investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Geopolitics has now become the number one concern of global institutional investors, eclipsing their fear of rising interest rates or economic slowdown, according to a recent study conducted by Allianz Global Investors. For the first time since the AllianzGI
06 Sep. 2017 Net sales of long-term UCITS maintained their high level in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIF for June 2017. 29 associations representing more than 99 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided us
06 Sep. 2017 Family office Point72 in rapid expansion after seeing 'enormous' alpha opportunities in Japan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Steven Cohen's $11bn family office Point72 Asset Management is looking at "enormous" investment opportunities in Japan that it decided to double its staff in Tokyo to over 60 in the next couple of years, reported
05 Sep. 2017 Preqin: alternative assets industry hits record size in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Assets Industry Reaches Record $7.8tn in Assets under Management The alternative assets industry has reached a record size as of the end of 2016, the latest data available. Hedge funds saw their assets hit a record $3.25tn, despite net investor outfl
05 Sep. 2017 US pension invests $30m in Paris based CTA KeyQuant, taking assets above $350m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KeyQuant, the award-winning Paris-based systematic asset management firm, has announced a $30 million allocation from the Colorado Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA). The allocation was made directly from the association's $4.6 billion Fire and Police Members'
05 Sep. 2017 LRI Group partners with new Fund Manager 'TAO Alternatives' to launch its Liquid Alternative Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LRI Group, the leading independent investment services company, has partnered with TAO Alternatives to launch its liquid alternative investment strategy, which has assets of more than EUR 250m. The investment strategy has been managed since 2007 and is available to i
05 Sep. 2017 High expectations for event-driven strategy [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Lyxor Event Driven Broad index is up 5.7% YTD even though its August performance was in negative territory (-1%) for the first time since October 2016. In a weekly brief titled "Event-driven take
05 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds worry of war in Northeast Asia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A number of U.S. based hedge funds are deeply concerned in the deteriorating geopolitical events in the Korean Peninsula with Washington accusing Pyongyang of "begging for war"
04 Sep. 2017 SYZ Asset Management opens office in Madrid in targeted European expansion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management arm of the SYZ Group, announces the opening of an office in Madrid as of 1 September 2017. This milestone follows the Munich and Milan branch openings in 2016, and a series of key hires and specific product launches
01 Sep. 2017 Global investors appeared to be 'on hold' in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Global Exchange released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for August 2017. The Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 106.8, down 2.1 points from July's revised reading of 108.9. The decline in sentiment was drive
01 Sep. 2017 Industrial robot cost decline as technology is set to hit many other tipping points [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: ARK Invest writes on Harvest Exchange: According to ARK's research, industrial robot1 costs will drop by roughly 65%, to levels much lower than most ana
01 Sep. 2017 APS Japan Alpha hedge fund continues strong performance in July [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: APS Asset Management, the Singapore-based fund management firm said that its APS Japan Alpha Fund gained 2.55% in July, outperforming the benchmark by 0.44 percentage points. Year-to-date, the fund jumped 23.63%, outp
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