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25 Apr. 2019 Hedge fund redemptions continue despite performance rebound [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors continued to pull money from the business, redeeming an estimated $13.69bn from the hedge fund industry in March 2019. "Hedge fund redemptions continued despite a strong start to the year, which saw Q1 2019 average hedge fund performance hit +5.34%," said
25 Apr. 2019 INTL FCStone rolls out multi-asset prime brokerage [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: INTL FCStone, a Fortune 500 company, has announced that the company is launching a brand new prime brokerage division. The financial services organization said in a press note that the new subsidiary named INTL FCStone Financial is not going to limit its operatio
24 Apr. 2019 Bardin Hill expands partnership [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bardin Hill Investment Partners, formerly Halcyon Capital Management, today announced the appointment of six new partners of the firm. The new partners draw from the firm's senior investment and business teams and average seven years at the firm and 18 years of industry e
24 Apr. 2019 Gramercy Funds Management names Mohamed A. El-Erian as senior advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gramercy Funds Management LLC, a $6 billion dedicated emerging markets investment manager, today announced that Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian will be involved with the firm on a part-time basis as a Senior Advisor. Dr. El-Erian is a renowned economist and leader in emerging
24 Apr. 2019 IDC predicts blockchain spending boom in Asia-Pacific [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Blockchain spending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, (APEJ) is expected to reach nearly $523.8m in 2019, an increase of 83.9% from the $284.8m spent in 2018. According to the analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), robust growth in spending over the 20
23 Apr. 2019 Tangem receives $15m funding and is returning to the crypto valley [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Swiss company Tangem's promising blockchain technology is now operational and ready for market-entry and everyday life. The hardware wallet in the NFC smartcard allows to physically distribute and store cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. Through blockcha
23 Apr. 2019 Investors continue to pull money from hedge funds despite performance rebound [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite a strong start to the year, which saw Q1 2019 average hedge fund performance hit +5.34%, investors continued to pull money from the business, redeeming an estimated $13.69 billion from the industry in March, according to the just-released March 2019 eVestment Hedg
23 Apr. 2019 Hedge Fund Index up +0.43% for March [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.43% for the month (+5.70% YTD), while the S&P 500 was up +1.79% (+13.06% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +0.05% (+11.16% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index gained +6.18% (+20.53% YTD). Bonds were positi
23 Apr. 2019 Preqin reports 69 hedge fund launches, 5.40% average performance in Q1 2019 [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: 69 hedge funds were launched in Q1 2019, the majority (84%) of which were single-manager funds, reports research house
23 Apr. 2019 Blackstone converts to corporation, reports Q1 results [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Blackstone announced on April 18th that it was converting to a corporation from a publicly traded partnership. The conversion is expected to be effective on July 1st, 2019. It will unlock opportunity for equity value appreciation by removing ownership restrictions and exp
22 Apr. 2019 Lyxor Americas launches alternative investment co-investment programme for institutional investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management, an indirect subsidiary of Paris-based Lyxor Asset Management, announced the launch of a new program enabling institutional investors to participate in stand-alone co-investment and selective hedge fund opportunities presented to Lyxor Americas by
22 Apr. 2019 Cerberus raises $5.1bn for global nonperforming loans [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Cerberus Capital Management closed its Cerberus Global Fund, a global real asset non-performing loan (NPL) fund, at $4.1bn, exceeding its $3.5bn fundraising target. It has raised another $1bn in separately managed accounts for its global non-performing loan strateg
18 Apr. 2019 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.60% in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.60% in March, outperforming the -0.17% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid A
18 Apr. 2019 Hedge fund flows turn positive in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows turned positive in February, as a January stock market rebound, hopeful signs in U.S.-China trade talks and indications of a pause in U.S. interest rate hikes spurred investors to reverse a five-month trend of net redemptions. The hedge fund industry
18 Apr. 2019 Hedge fund assets surge in Q1 to $3.18tn but still below 2018 record high [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund industry assets increased during the first quarter to $3.18tn as of March 31, 2019 (Q1) driven primarily by strong investment performance overcoming continued net outflows. Total capital invested in hedge funds surged in the first quarter of 2019, paring
18 Apr. 2019 Venture capital investment declines in Asia as mega-deals decelerate [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: After Asia's impressive run in 2018 that set record high, economic uncertainty and trade concerns appear to have taken a toll on venture capital (VC) investment in Asia during the first quarter of 2019. VC investment in Asia fell in Q1'19, dropping from $21.4b
18 Apr. 2019 Willis Towers Watson says investment community should redouble stewardship efforts [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The investment industry should substantially step up its game when it comes to stewardship, according to a new research paper by Willis Towers Watson. The paper looks at six large asset managers who collectively manage assets in excess of US $17 trillion: Bl
17 Apr. 2019 London leads Siemens Atlas of Digitalization as most 'digitally ready' global city [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization is based around the interconnected themes of
17 Apr. 2019 D. E. Shaw Group approved for private fund management license in China [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, announced today that it has been granted a license to develop and market onshore investment products to investors in China. The Private Securities Investment Fund Manager (PFM) license is issued by
17 Apr. 2019 Global hedge funds record net growth with $55bn performance gains and $32.3bn investor redemptions in first quarter [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) has grown by $22.7bn as of March 2019, said the April 2019 Eurekahedge Report. Redemption pressure eases as quarter-on-quarter investor flows from the hedge funds industry dropped by 65.9%. Investors redee
17 Apr. 2019 Barclay CTA Index gains 1.65% in March [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Managed futures remained in positive territory in March with a 1.65% return for the month according to the Barclay CTA Index. March's CTA fund performance brought managed futures back into the black for the year, with a 1.48% year-to-date return through the end of
17 Apr. 2019 Diversity key to venture capital market buoyancy in Europe [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In Europe, the diversity of venture capital (VC) investments across individual jurisdictions helped to maintain the robustness of the VC market despite local uncertainties like Brexit in the UK, said a research report. Overall VC capital investment reached $6.5bn
16 Apr. 2019 CME Group launches ENSO data insights to aid best execution financing for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CME Group, the diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that it has launched ENSO Data Insights, a community benchmarking tool which leverages ENSO's alternative data set to help customers make more informed investment decisions. ENSO Data Insights provides hedg
16 Apr. 2019 After months of rollercoasting, the alpha environment for hedge funds is normalizing [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: After months of rollercoasting the environment for alpha normalized, however with persisting constraints, said Lyxor in its Weekly Brief. Witnessed by a plunge in equity correlations and a weaker share of stock returns attributable to broad market moves, investo
16 Apr. 2019 Hedge funds extend winning streak for third consecutive month [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued their winning ways in March with a third straight month of positive returns as Fed interest rate stance and U.S.-China trade talk progress fuel investor enthusiasm. March's hedge fund return was 0.67%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index
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