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26 Oct. 2016 Assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reach new record high [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$40.33 billion at the end of Q3 2016, according to data from ETFGI’s Q3 2
26 Oct. 2016 Northern Trust hires head of global fund services for Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust said that it has appointed Caroline Higgins as head of its Global Fund Services business in Asia. From her Hong Kong base, Higgins will focus on bringing Northern Trust’s range of tailored fund servicing solutions to Asia-based investment manager
26 Oct. 2016 Comment: Perception versus Reality [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Michael Lebowitz from 720 Global writes on Harvest Exchange: When asset valuations are extended well beyond historical norms, as they are today, some investment managers elect to take a more defensive and cautious posture than the consensus. In “Bubbles and Elevators”, we
26 Oct. 2016 Study: No direct relationship between hedge fund leverage and volatility and downside risk [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A joint study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the CAIA Association suggests that adding leverage to an alternative investment fund does not necessarily increase the risk. AIMA is the global representative for alternative asset manager
26 Oct. 2016 Law firm alerts Platinum Partners’ investors about hedge fund’s bankruptcy, capital recovery [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: International law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP issued an alert to Platinum Partners LP Funds investors about the firm’s flagship hedge fund filing for bankruptcy. Hagens Berman issued the alert
26 Oct. 2016 Investcorp buys 3i Group’s debt business [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bahrain-based Investcorp will buy the debt management business of 3iDM, from UK-based 3i Group PLC for approximately $227 million. The deal will add $12 billion in AUM to Investcorp, bringing the firm's total AUM to approximately $23 billion. The acquis
25 Oct. 2016 Walkers 2016 Fundamentals event at the Harvard Club, NY [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On Tuesday 1 November international law firm Walkers will host its annual New York investment funds seminar, Walkers Fundamentals. The seminar has become a permanent fixture on the calendar for the investment funds industry, attracting investment fund managers a
25 Oct. 2016 Fourth-Quarter hedge fund strategy outlook from K2 Advisors: Favorable dispersion presents opportunity [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - K2 Advisors writes on Harvest Exchange - for US investors only: Dispersion in valuations, dispersion in security prices, dispersion in currencies, dispersion in earnings. The point is, ladies and gentleman, that dispersion—for lack of a better word—can be good
25 Oct. 2016 The Sohn Conference expands to Sydney [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Sohn Conference Foundation has made a partnership with the founders of the Hearts & Minds Investment Leaders Conference to create the Sohn Australia – Hearts & Minds Investment Leaders Conference. This premier event will bring together some of the best and bri
25 Oct. 2016 Barclay CTA Index down 0.40% in September (+0.10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders lost 0.40% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 0.10% year to date. “The US Fed, in spite of its hawkish tone, opted to hold rates steady which roiled financial markets,” says Sol Waksm
25 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund Elliott Associates rejects GE's tender offer for SLM Solutions [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist investor Elliott Associates, the hedge fund run by Paul Singer, and Elliott International, have rejected GE Germany Holdings AG's $1.4bn tender offer to takeover 3D printing company SLM Solutions Group AG. Elliot Associates, Elliott International and it
25 Oct. 2016 Hedge funds flat in third week of October, long/short equity outperforms [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were flat as of the week ending 18 October (-1.0% YTD), with L/S equity funds outperforming (+0.3%) during the same period, said Lyxor Asset Management. Directionality paid off as markets were risk-on.
25 Oct. 2016 Francisco Partners closes Agility Fund on $600M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Francisco Partners, a technology focused private equity firm, has closed a new fund - The Agility Fund - on $600 million. The fund will be focused on making smaller investments in technology companies. "Our natural process of meeting companies has consist
24 Oct. 2016 Five Major Q2 2016 hedge fund trades [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Novus, the data research firm focusing on hedge funds, published on Harvest Exchange: As we’ve done in prior quarters, this post will highlight five of the most important trades made by HFs over the prior quarter. Clients receive this trend distillation the day
24 Oct. 2016 North America leads number of hedge fund launches in Q3, Asia saw decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: North America-based fund managers accounted for 76% of new hedge fund launches, a 12-month high, while both Europe- and Asia-Pacific-based managers accounted for smaller proportions, said alternative investments research firm
24 Oct. 2016 Hedge funds weather volatile September, up 0.46% during the month [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds weathered a volatile September in global equities as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month up +0.46% (+3.33% YTD), Greenwich Alternative Investments said in its monthly report. Gre
21 Oct. 2016 Liquid alternatives veteran takes over alternative mutual fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Liquid alternative investment veteran, Dick Pfister, founded AlphaCore Capital to bring alternative investments to private clients in an independent, boutique setting. A year later, the La Jolla-based firm's success and demand from advisors for sub-advisory services h
21 Oct. 2016 Hedge fund capital rose to record level in 3Q as gains offset withdrawals [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, reaching $2.972tln or an increase of $73.5bn from the previous quarter, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-est
21 Oct. 2016 BarclayHedge: Most hedge funds gain in September, only macro strategies fell [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Most hedge fund strategies made profits as the industry gained 0.81% in September according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the index is up 4.26%. All but one of Barcl
20 Oct. 2016 Clarus Risk acquires Laven Partners’ private equity risk practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Clarus Risk, an institutional risk solutions firm, has entered into a strategic partnership with Laven Partners, the global consultancy and regulatory software publisher, servicing the financial services industry. The deal, completed on 5 October 2016, will see Clarus Ris
20 Oct. 2016 Fortress Gold Group announces new slate of alternative IRAs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fortress Gold Group, the financial services provider specializing in alternative retirement solutions, has announced the launch of a new IRA and 401(k) option for investors looking to protect themselves against market turmoil. In addition to the company’s existi
20 Oct. 2016 Survey says innovation to play critical role in managing hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers are innovating and increasing their investment in technology to create new competitive advantages and to address regulatory and operational issues, according to a new study by KPMG International, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
20 Oct. 2016 Marketing platform aims to assist new funds, emerging managers link with high net worth and institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Marketing firms LJH Financial Marketing Strategies and Emerson Ward Creative have banded together to introduce a comprehensive suite of professional marketing and branding services for new investment managers seeking
19 Oct. 2016 Austrian Managed Futures lawyer takes 3rd place in world's longest stairclimb race [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rolf Majcen, Managing Director of Vienna based FTC Capital, won the third place racing up the longest stairclimb of the world in the Shanghai World Financial Centre. The competition was held on 16 October in Shanghai. The Shanghai World Financial Centre&nbs
19 Oct. 2016 Jersey’s finance industry’s €188bn foreign investment into EU found to support 330,000 jobs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Jersey’s finance industry facilitates almost €190bn of foreign investment into the European Union (excluding the UK), supporting in the order of 88,000 jobs across those same member States, according to an independent report launched today. Jersey also supports an estimat
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