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25 Mar. 2019 Cisco projects $9.7bn will be spent annually on blockchain projects by 2021 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The blockchain has the potential to hold as much as 10% of the world's GDP, said 'Blockchain by Cisco' report. This means that several trillion dollars worth of value could be stored on both decentralized and permissioned blockchains by 2027. Cisco al
25 Mar. 2019 Fiera Capital to buy Integrated Asset Management for $74m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Montreal-based Fiera Capital announced that it is set to acquire Toronto-based Integrated Asset Management (IAM) for a total consideration of $74m. The CAD136.7bn ($102bn) global asset manager has agreed with IAM to buy all of the shares of the $3.1bn alternative a
25 Mar. 2019 Litigation funder Therium Capital to launch $430m fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Therium Capital Management, a Channel Islands-based litigation funder, is launching a new $430m fund, bringing the total value of its institutional investments to over $1bn. The fresh investment has been gleaned from two existing investors and, for the first time,
22 Mar. 2019 Aberdeen Standard and alternatives boutique Gresham House join forces [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), the fund management arm of Standard Life Aberdeen, has formed a joint venture (JV) with UK-based alternatives specialist Gresham House to target smaller listed companies. The JV, which will be owned 50:50 by Gresham and Aberdeen
22 Mar. 2019 Investors added $1.69bn to hedge funds in February [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors may have added $1.69bn to hedge funds in February but face a rough road in 2019 with net inflows still in the negative YTD for 2019, said the eVestment February 2019 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. February is traditionally a bellwether month for hedge fu
21 Mar. 2019 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: March notifications 3.49% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2019 measured 3.49%, up from 3.42% in February. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2019 was 3.49%, an uptick from the record low March redemptions of 2.91% reported for the same perio
21 Mar. 2019 Singapore's Tembusu Partners to launch Chinese funds worth $149m in Guizhou [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Singapore-based Tembusu Partners Pte Ltd said it will launch several investment funds totalling at least RMB 1.0 billion (approx. $149m) after securing the first Qualified Foreign Limited Partner (QFLP) status awarded to a foreign fund management firm in China's Guiz
21 Mar. 2019 Barclay CTA Index Turns Upward for February +0.32% (-0.16% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures posted positive results overall in February with a 0.32% return for the month according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Despite February's positive results, however, the index is down 0.16% year to date
21 Mar. 2019 Private debt market continues to flourish and is expected to top $1.4tn in next five years: Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite slowing growth, the private debt market continues to flourish and is expected to top $1.4tn within the next five years, said a report. Approximately $100bn was raised by private debt funds in 2015 and again in 2016, matching the high watermark previously s
21 Mar. 2019 Morgan Creek Digital makes strategic investment in Ikigai Asset Management [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Morgan Creek Digital Assets (MCDA) has made a major new investment in another crypto-related firm. The hedge fund is committing to a new fund launched by Ikigai Asset Management (IAM). MCDA, founded by Mark Yusko, Jason A. Williams, and Anthony Pompliano, said in a
21 Mar. 2019 ESMA starts analysing EU alternative investment funds industry [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) reported that the EU alternative investment funds (AIF) sector in 2017, as measured by
20 Mar. 2019 Hedge funds continue strong start to 2019 with gains in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained +1.91% in February, continuing hedge funds' strong start in 2019. This has pushed the YTD return to +5.13% and increased the 12-month return to +0.85%. For the first time since April 2018, single-manager hedge fu
20 Mar. 2019 Hedge funds extend winning streak with a 1.24% gain in February as rising inflation fears are quickly put to rest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended their winning streak to a second month with a February return of 1.24%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index rose 3.21% for the month. Year to date, hedge funds gained
20 Mar. 2019 Global hedge fund AUM at $2.3tn as investors redeem $15.1bn in 2019 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The assets under management (AUM) of the global hedge fund industry stood at $2,316.7bn as of February 2019, up roughly 1.1% year-to-date, in contrast to how the industry lost 6.3% of its assets in 2018. Final asset flow figures for January showed that hedge fund m
20 Mar. 2019 Asian hedge funds will drive investor demand in 2019: Survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge funds, specifically China equity long short as well as distressed strategies, and distressed debt strategies will drive investor demand in 2019, revealed a survey. According to an annual survey of 425 allocators conducted by Deutsche Bank's hedge
19 Mar. 2019 Helen Doody returns as head of Abbey Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Abbey Capital is pleased to announce that Helen Doody has re-joined the company as Head of Abbey Capital (US), assuming responsibility for the US Sales team, based in New York. Helen will re-join the management team and will report to, Páraic Cosgrave, Global Head of Sale
19 Mar. 2019 Half of real estate investors are considering investing in opportunity zone funds (OZFs) in 2019 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A survey found that 51% of real estate investors were considering investing in opportunity zone funds (OZFs) in 2019, while a further 12% are interested in the longer term. A less widely publicized part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the US was the creation
19 Mar. 2019 CTA recovery is currently happening: Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: After a dismal performance and significant outflows in 2018, trend following strategies are on the mend and a broad-based CTA recovery is currently happening, said Lyxor. The positioning of CTAs has been significantly reshuffled recently, pointed out Lyxor in its W
19 Mar. 2019 January's hedge fund redemptions at $24.1bn in fifth straight month of net redemptions [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Driven by a fourth-quarter stock market plunge and investor concerns over global trade disputes and a possible global economic slowdown, hedge fund redemptions slowed from their December pace in January, but persisted for a fifth straight month. According to the Ba
19 Mar. 2019 250,000 people worldwide working in the private equity industry: Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: There are currently an estimated 250,000 people worldwide working in the private capital industry, said a report. The overall picture for the number of active firms over time shows a clear growth trend, which is indicative of positive developments in the private c
19 Mar. 2019 CalPERS approves plan to add up to $20bn to PE investments [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CalPERS has approved a plan that will change how it invests in private equity. Under the new plan, the pension fund will create two new private equity organizations that will hire private equity fund managers to direct investments of up to $20 billion. One
18 Mar. 2019 Help For Children (HFC) raises $1 Million at annual gala [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Help For Children (HFC) today announced that it raised $1 million at its 21st annual HFC New York Benefit to Fight Child Abuse held last week in New York City. The exclusive evening, which took place at The Pool (the former Four Seasons restaurant) located in the landmark
18 Mar. 2019 Schroders adds to institutional distribution team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Schroders today announced changes to its distribution team, as part of the firm's continued strategy to enhance its North American distribution platform. As part of these changes, Marni Harp has been promoted to Head of Institutional Consultant Relations for the U.S. and
18 Mar. 2019 Peter Gleysteen and Thomas H. Lee launch AGL Credit Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peter Gleysteen, a veteran bank loan investor, and founder of one of the largest US CLO managers, today announced the launch of AGL Credit Management LP. Peter Gleysteen will serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of AGL, and Thomas H. Lee, the Priv
18 Mar. 2019 EBS Quant Analytics Platform introduces FX market's first API streaming service [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EBS, a leading provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in foreign exchange markets, today announced it will launch a new API streaming service on the EBS Quant Analytics platform (previously known as NEX Quant Analytics), the FX market's largest a
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