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31 May. 2019 Global investor confidence rises in May by 6.6 points to 79.5 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global investor confidence rose to 79.5 points during May, up 6.6 points from April, yet overall sentiment towards markets remained low. While European and North American investor confidence increased to 76.7 and 92.5 points respectively, in Asia it dropped by 4.
30 May. 2019 Adams Street Partners closes debut private credit program with $1.1bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adams Street Partners, a private markets investment management firm with $37 billion of assets under management, announced today it has successfully completed fundraising for its inaugural Private Credit program with approximately $1.1 billion of capital available to depl
30 May. 2019 AI founder says 90% of investment signals from AI algos, alternative data are false [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Alpha Vertex, a financial technology company, sees untapped opportunity in advanced natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning tools to extract information - such as investment signals - from unstructured, text-based datasets with broad coverage. To tap
30 May. 2019 Latin American investors reveal growing importance of ESG/SRI metrics [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Environmental, social and governance (ESG)/ Socially responsible investing (SRI) appear to be gaining in influence for Latin American equities investors in tune with global trends. More investors are placing value on various facets of ESG/SRI investing and many inv
29 May. 2019 Canaccord Genuity invests in AI-powered hedge fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global investment banking and financial services company Canaccord Genuity Group has made a strategic investment in Artificial Intelligence powered hedge fund, Castle Ridge Asset Management. The investment will enable Castle Ridge to expand its distribution channe
29 May. 2019 Schroders acquires $1.3bn European real estate boutique Blue Asset Management [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager Schroders Schroders has bolstered its real estate capabilities with the acquisition of a boutique property investment manager in Germany. The acquisition of the €1.2bn ($1.3bn) Munich-based boutique manager, which invests in commercial an
29 May. 2019 IOSCO seeks feedback on regulating trading in crypto-assets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is seeking comments on a consultation paper that describes the issues associated with crypto-asset trading platforms (CTPs) and sets forth key considerations to assist regulatory authorities
29 May. 2019 A majority of alternative fund managers predict a rise in regulatory arbitrage between EU member states [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Over two-thirds (67%) of alternative investment fund managers believe the prospect of regulatory arbitrage between European Union member states seeking to attract business is likely to grow over the next two years, according to a new study. Intertrust interv
28 May. 2019 KS Asia Absolute Return Fund gets three Eurekahedge awards [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KS Asia Absolute Return Fund came out tops at the 16th annual Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards ceremony, securing the Best Asian Hedge Fund award, along with Most Consistent Asia-based Hedge Fund and Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund. Following closely behind t
28 May. 2019 New Swiss hedge fund manager Stouff Capital partners with REYL Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Stouff Capital announces distribution agreement for qualified investors with REYL Group. The quantamental fund offers a range of disruptive products. Julien Sto
28 May. 2019 Canadian Institutional Investors to hike alternatives allocations: Study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Canadian institutional investors are seeking to further increase their overall allocations to alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds, real estate, private equity, infrastructure and private debt, said a study. Investors are focussing on transpare
28 May. 2019 Hedge funds managing well as the tech sector navigating troubled waters [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: As the U.S. aims to deglobalize the tech industry and protect its national interests, the tech sector is navigating troubled waters. The L/S Equity managers at Lyxor have managed the sudden tech sector repricing so far. Communication and tech positions remain d
27 May. 2019 Hedge fund industry grows to $3.56tn in Q1 with credit and macro registering inflows [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Marking the fourth consecutive quarter of outflows, $22.1bn left the hedge fund industry in Q1 2019 - and yet, despite this net capital withdrawal, industry assets under management (AuM) grew by 3.3% to reach $3.56tn. According to Preqin, despite only 37% of credi
24 May. 2019 CAIS adds four to team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CAIS, the leading financial technology platform connecting financial advisors with alternative asset managers, has added four senior-level team members to significantly expand and enhance its marketplace. Marco Riedl joins CAIS as Chief Product Officer to improve user exp
24 May. 2019 Investcorp to buy Mercury Capital Advisors to boost alternatives advisory business [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in the institutional capital raising and investment adviser Mercury Capital Advisors in a bid to boost its alternatives investment advisory capabilities. As pa
24 May. 2019 Private market investors and managers temper return expectations, new survey reveals [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors and private-markets fund managers are tempering their expectations regarding future returns, revealed a new survey. 52% of the respondents surveyed in early 2019 by eVestment are expecting private equity fund returns to decline in the future
24 May. 2019 LGIM launches two sustainable investment funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: London-based Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched two sustainable investment multi-asset 'future world' fund aimed at investors seeking to diversify across asset classes whilst incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations
24 May. 2019 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gains +1.07% in April, up +6.83% YTD [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global equity markets rose in April, with encouraging economic data and ongoing dovishness from major central banks supporting appetite for higher risk assets. Corporate bonds outperformed government bonds. US equities advanced, supported by strong labour market d
24 May. 2019 French fund manager Scor Investment Partners buys London hedge fund firm Coriolis Capital [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: SCOR Investment Partners has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the capital of UK based fund manager Coriolis Capital to expand Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) unit. With this first acquisition, SCOR Investment Partners is entering an important new phase in i
24 May. 2019 Tepper to convert Appaloosa to family office [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: David Tepper's Appaloosa LP will become a family office. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. People familiar with the matt
23 May. 2019 NFA suspends Golden Point Capital Management and Glenn Graham [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NFA has ordered Golden Point Capital Management LLC (Golden Point), an NFA Member commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor located in Chicago, Ill., and its sole principal and associated person Glenn Graham, to both withdraw from and not reapply for NFA membe
23 May. 2019 Sustainable funds attracts $26bn of net inflows worldwide in Q1 2019 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Sustainable, responsible, and impact investment funds continue to grow rapidly, attracting $26bn of net inflows worldwide during the first quarter of 2019. 2018 saw a record $76bn inflow and funds gain $102bn of inflows in the 15 months through March 2019, said a
23 May. 2019 Half of investment managers use alternative data, another quarter planning to do so this year [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asset managers are making greater use of "alternative" data sources, ranging from social media sentiment to crowd-sourced data, to gain an edge, said a study. 71% of asset managers believe that using alternative data gives them an investing edge over competitors,
23 May. 2019 EG Fisher joins Mariner co-CIO and head of liquid market strategies [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Edward G. (EG) Fisher III, 50, is to join Mariner Investment Group as co-chief investment officer and as head of liquid market strategies - the latter is reportedly a new title at the firm. Fisher has more than 29 years of industry experience and 18 years of proprie
22 May. 2019 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up 3.21% in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2019 measured 3.21%, up from 2.51% in April. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator of 3.21% for May 2019 was a strong result, coming in 26 basis points below the 3.47% reported for the same period a
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