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22 Jan. 2016 EFA Group announces appointment of ex BNP Paribas head as senior advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EFA Group, an independent asset manager specializing in private credit, has announced the appointment of Jacques-Olivier Thomann as its Senior Advisor. He will work with the management team in providing strategic counsel and insights on the business. Prior to jo
22 Jan. 2016 Also thanks to its listing, hedge fund of funds ends 2015 ahead of peers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss alternative investment firm ALTIN AG said that its $240m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, ALTIN, which is listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, ended 2015 up 2.20%, which is between 2% to 3% ahead
21 Jan. 2016 Cornerstone Capital Management hires James Wylie [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cornerstone Capital Management, a global institutional advisory firm, today announced the appointment of James Wylie as senior vice president, global head of distribution. Mr. Wylie will lead the firm’s distribution, marketing, consultant relations and client service prac
21 Jan. 2016 New York Hedge Fund Roundtable names Adam Weinstein President-Elect [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable is proud to announce that Adam Weinstein has been named President-Elect for the 2016 year, effective immediately. As President-Elect, Weinstein will shadow the Roundtable’s current President, Timothy P. Selby, (a partner at Alston &
21 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds navigate Chinese turmoil without major damage [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds navigated the Chinese market turmoil without major damage with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down only -0.5% during the week beginning January 05 to 12 (-0.8% YTD), according to the latest data from Lyxor Asset
21 Jan. 2016 Global financial markets post steep losses while hedge funds hold up relatively well [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global financial markets greeted 2016 with steep losses as investor risk tolerance fell sharply through mid-January on falling energy prices, expectations for Chinese economic growth and rising geopolitical tensions. But the hedge funds space still outperfo
21 Jan. 2016 Investors retreat to cash positions as China worry grows [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors are moving of equities and into cash on growing concerns over China's growth, according to the latest BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey. 8 percent of fund managers see the global economy strengthening over the next 12 months - the survey’s low
20 Jan. 2016 Basel III fundamentally changes how asset managers are connected to the financial system [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Basel III reforms have fundamentally changed how asset managers are connected to the financial system, with hedge funds challenged to understand expense, usage and access to the financing power grid, according to a joint survey and
20 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds basically flat in 2015 according to BarclayHedge database [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider BarclayHedge reported that the hedge funds space was almost flat last year after returning its smallest year gain since 2011 when it declined 5.48%. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index declined 0.64%
19 Jan. 2016 Despite lacklustre returns of 1.45% in 2015, institutions double up their hedge fund investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The January 2016 Eurekahedge Report has been released Key highlights for December 2015: Investor allocations drive hedge fund AUM growth in 2015 despite lacklustre returns of 1.45% - the lowest since 2011. Net investor allocations for the year came in at US$77
19 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds test their response to three cyber attack simulations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has held its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. The HFSB is custodian of the Hedge Fund Standards, and is supported by more than 120 he
19 Jan. 2016 White Paper: Illiquid or non-transparent investments still a challenge for Enterprise Risk Data processes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As investors continue to boost their allocations to alternatives, how they address the issue of enterprise risk can have important consequences for the perceived risk within their portfolios, according to a new white paper from BNY Mellon. Enterprise risk analysis, includ
19 Jan. 2016 Guard Capital to start accepting money for its hedge fund after returning 8.1% in 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based hedge fund firm Guard Capital Management said it would start accepting money for its macro fund this month after returning 8.1% last year, outperforming most of its peers. In a report,
18 Jan. 2016 Northill Capital to acquire majority interest in Danish credit hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northill Capital (Northill) has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Capital Four Holding A/S (Capital Four). Capital Four is an industry-leading European High Yield asset management firm, based in Copenhagen, with an award winning performance t
18 Jan. 2016 CalPERS says performance was not a key driver to end hedge fund program [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States with $300.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2014, has defended its decision to end its hedge fund program, Absolute Return Strategies (ARS), in Se
18 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds down 0.40% in December in sharpest decline since 2011 but end year up 2% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last year was brutal for hedge funds and December was no exemption. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark declined -0.40% last month. This puts full-year performance for 2015 at 2.02%, the lowest yearly return since 2011, when hedge funds posted -1.77%.
15 Jan. 2016 Early-stage hedge fund investing will continue to evolve [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider Peltz International said that asset flows into hedge funds continue to go to larger managers and fund managers with less than $100 million in assets account for less than 4% of the total i
14 Jan. 2016 Tanja Weiher steps down from GAM board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tanja Weiher informed the Board of Directors of GAM Holding AG that she has decided to accept an executive role in the financial services industry in Switzerland. Due to the governance framework of her new employer, she will be required to step down from GAM's Boa
14 Jan. 2016 The Archstone Partnerships launch Archstone Alternative Solutions Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Archstone Partnerships, an alternative investment management firm focused exclusively on hedge fund investments, today announced it has extended its investment offerings for the first time to accredited investors through the Archstone Alternative Solutions Fund.
14 Jan. 2016 Hong Kong market regulator suspends former executive of two hedge funds for conducting personal transactions with firm [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong’s market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on Wednesday ordered the suspension of hedge fund executive Steven John Barrett for conducting personal transactions with a rival firm. The
14 Jan. 2016 Affluent investors know little or nothing about alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by global asset management AMG Funds, the U.S. retail distribution arm of Affiliated Managers Group, about the wealth management trends in America has found that affluent investors would benefit from e
14 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds end 2015 down -2.01% [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds had a rough 2015, capped by December's negative performance of -0.77% which brought overall year-end performance for the year down to -2.01%, according to the latest year-end performance data from eVestment. Despite overall industry returns b
13 Jan. 2016 Fundana becomes an authorized asset manager regulated by FINMA [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fundana has announced that it is now regulated by FINMA in Switzerland as an authorized asset manager of collective investments. FINMA is Switzerland’s independent financial-markets regulator. Its mandate is to supervise banks, insurance companies, exchanges,
13 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds end 2015 with lowest annual return at 1.5% but still outperform equity markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted their lowest annual return in 2015, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gaining 1.56% (the lowest since 2011) but still outperformed the equity markets as the MSCI World Index fell 0.48% last year. In December, the average hedge funds fell 0.58%
13 Jan. 2016 Investors to raise allocations to active funds for downside protection and reduced volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Over 90 percent of active mutual fund investors plan to maintain or raise their allocations to active funds over the next 12 months despite the recent market volatility coming from China. This was the findings of a
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