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14 Sep. 2016 Wilshire reports drop in funding levels of 109 US retirement systems [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO business unit of Wilshire Associates Inc., estimates the ratio of pension assets-to-liabilities, or funding ratio, for the city and county pe
13 Sep. 2016 Alpha UCITS Platform launches CLO focused fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alpha UCITS Platform has launched the Fair Oaks Dynamic Credit UCITS Fund in partnership with Fair Oaks Capital Limited. It is the first UCITS Fund focused on the global market for Collateralised Loan Obligations. Fair Oaks Capital Limited is an independent
13 Sep. 2016 Alder Capital hires John Parkin to head product management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alder Capital DAC, the Dublin-based, systematic investment manager, announces the appointment of John Parkin in the newly created role of Head of Product Management and, as part of this new role, the Company’s intention to open its first overseas office in London*. Once o
13 Sep. 2016 Republic Wealth partners with ActiveAllocator for holistic asset allocation and portfolio construction [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Austin’s Republic Wealth Advisors has announced a strategic alliance with Active Allocator, Inc. to deliver cutting-edge asset allocation and portfolio construction methods to Republic’s clients and others. Active Allocator owns and operates ActiveAllocator.com,
13 Sep. 2016 JPAM study suggests fiscal policy to play more active role in economies and markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A paper released by J.P. Morgan Asset Management has suggested that fiscal policy will play a more active role in heading off negative outcomes for economies and markets in the coming years. Moreover, the change in policy is unlikely to pose a grave challenge to the
13 Sep. 2016 Soros' firm advises on SolarCity funding round [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: SolarCity, the California-based clean energy firm backed by Elon Musk, has completed a $305 million equity financing round. A private investment fund affiliated with Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd. and advised by Soros Fund Management LLC provided the equity inv
13 Sep. 2016 CTAs rally as U.S. economic data fell below expectations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: CTAs outperformed in the week as of Sept. 06 while global macro managers underperformed, both differently impacted by the U.S. dollar weakening, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor CTA Broad I
13 Sep. 2016 Commodities fell in August, led by agriculture and metals [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Credit Suisse Asset Management, the asset management unit of financial services provider Credit Suisse AG , said that commodities declined in August, largely driven by supply fundamentals and evo
13 Sep. 2016 Thoma Bravo closes Fund XII on $7.6bn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chicago-based firm Thoma Bravo has closed its latest flagship fund on $7.6 billion. The fund was at its hard-cap and was oversubscribed. The firm will use Fund XII to expand its portfolio of technology investments. Some of Thoma Bravo's recent investment
12 Sep. 2016 NewAlpha invests via its fintech fund in Unilend, the leading French player in P2P lending to SMEs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An expert in investments targeting the entrepreneurial financial industry, NewAlpha Asset Management launched the first French venture capital fund dedicated to Fintechs in November 2015. By investing €2.5 million in Unilend, the fund makes its third investme
12 Sep. 2016 UBS Asset Management's real estate equity and debt funds continue to impress in 2016 GRESB assessments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UBS Asset Management's Global Real Estate business is pleased to announce its results in the 2016 GRESB Real Estate and Real Estate Debt assessments, which measure the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios worldwide, including property funds and com
12 Sep. 2016 Alternative asset managers and investors deepen partnership through greater alignment of interest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative asset managers are changing their business models and exploring a broader set of arrangements designed to improve the alignment of interest between themselves and their investors, according to a new survey by the Alternative Investment Management Association (
12 Sep. 2016 AIMA survey: Hedge fund managers put more effort in aligning interests with investors [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Alternative asset managers are adopting old ways and finding news ways to attract investors and show better alignment of interests, through the use of high water marks, hurdle rates, sliding fee scale, claw-backs, longer lock-ups, transparency, and skin-in-th
12 Sep. 2016 Family offices reduce hedge funds, include more impact investing as succession becomes greater challenge [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Family offices are reducing their holdings in hedge funds and adding private equity. A study by UBS Group AG in tandem with London-base
12 Sep. 2016 Only strong, adaptable and efficient buy side and asset managers will evolve and survive [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Only the adaptable, strong and efficient buy side and asset managers will evolve and survive, said Celent in its new report "The Little Big Story of Asset Management: Factories and Boutiques Create the Need for IT Upgrade
12 Sep. 2016 SAC trader Andrew Bazarian to shut down Asia-focused hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Steven A. Cohen’s trader Andrew Bazarian is shutting down his Asia-focused hedge fund that was backed by Alibaba Group Holding executives including co-founder Joe Tsai,
09 Sep. 2016 Alternative investment sector grows in California with new opportunities for investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A joint report by the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) and data provider Preqin showed tremendous growth in California’s alternative investment industry over the past five year
09 Sep. 2016 Hedge funds gain in August for six consecutive months of positive returns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds gained in August, topping the mixed performance of U.S. equities as financial market volatility and trading volume declined. Data provider Hedge Fund Research showed that the resurgence in ene
09 Sep. 2016 Institutional investors struggle finding opportunities despite 2,798 private capital and 13,725 hedge funds on market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by data provider Preqin amongst 490 institutional investors across the globe has found that a majority of them are finding it harder to identify attractive investment opportunities in the alternative as
08 Sep. 2016 St. Jude Medical brings legal action against hedge fund Muddy Waters and MedSec [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Muddy Waters Consulting LLC, Muddy Waters Capital LLC, MedSec Holdings, Ltd., MedSec LLC, and three individual defendants who are principals in these firms, for fals
08 Sep. 2016 Sol Zlotchenko joins Hazeltree as chief technology officer to lead product innovation and delivery [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hazeltree, a provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, has announced that Sol Zlotchenko has joined the company as its chief technology officer. In this role, Zlotchenko leads all aspects of technology direction, product development and technical supp
08 Sep. 2016 White paper: Swiss banking needs to evolve now [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As the banking industry is evolving in terms of efficiency, streamlining and innovation, Swiss banking lags. And if Swiss banks do not catch up in the next few years, they may not survive, according to a white paper by the Swiss Finance Institute, a Geneva-
08 Sep. 2016 Family offices pulling out of hedge funds as profits fell [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Poor performance is pushing family offices away from hedge funds, Bloomberg said, citing a report by UBS Group AG and Campden
08 Sep. 2016 SEC adopts new rules to enhance information from investment advisers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted amendments to investment adviser registration and reporting form or Form ADV, and several rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by an inves
08 Sep. 2016 California hedge fund promises 60% net monthly returns to investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Carlsbad, California-based Young Capital Management has announced the launch of fixed-income hedge fund that promises returns 60% a month to investors. In a
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