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14 Feb. 2019 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 3.59% in January [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2019 measured 3.59%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 1.11% in February. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for February 2019 of
13 Feb. 2019 Banque SYZ announces succession strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eric Syz, CEO and co-founder of SYZ Group, has announced he is stepping down from his role as CEO of Banque SYZ to oversee strategic vision for the Group. Yvan Gaillard will succeed him as CEO of Banque SYZ. Nicolas Syz will replace Silvan Wyss as Head of Private Ban
13 Feb. 2019 Morgan Creek Digital raises over $40m for a venture capital fund backing from two US pensions funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Morgan Creek Digital, an asset management firm founded by Mark Yusko, Jason Williams and Anthony Pompliano, announced that it successfully raised more than $40m for a venture capital fund that invests across the blockchain and digital assets industry. Morgan Creek
13 Feb. 2019 The Jersey fund industry appoints Joe Moynihan as its leader [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Jersey Finance, the organisation promoting Jersey's fund industry sector has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Geoff Cook who announced in 2018 that he was leaving after 12 years in the role. He is to start as Jersey Finance chief executi
13 Feb. 2019 Global managers expect 21% asset growth and 11% fee margin drop by 2025 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global asset managers expect assets under management (AUM) to grow a "relatively conservative" 21% between 2019 and 2025, but anticipate fee margins falling 11%, putting pressure on their profits. Against that backdrop, the industry expects to keep costs under contr
13 Feb. 2019 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 2.02% in January [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index returned 2.02% in January, slightly under performing the 2.13% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. "January observed a sharp reversal in sentiment as volatility declined and risk assets, such as equities and hig
12 Feb. 2019 Most hedge funds started 2019 on positive note with returns of 2.22% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rallied 2.22% in January, supported by the global equity market rally which resulted from the Fed's dovish stance and optimism over potential progress in the US-China trade talks. The MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 7.36% over
12 Feb. 2019 Equity hedge funds up +5.97% in January in contrast to the -6.96% returns of 2018 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds started off strong in January 2019 with big winners like Equity funds, EM Funds, said eVestment's January 2019 hedge fund performance data. "Global hedge funds, which ended a challenging 2018 with an industry aggregate return of -5.05%, star
12 Feb. 2019 CalSTRS backs new activist hedge fund Impactive with $250m [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) made a $250m investment with Impactive Capital, a new activist hedge fund that expects to start trading next month. The second largest U.S. pension fund, which invests $215bn on behalf of the state's educato
12 Feb. 2019 Lyxor has reduced leverage and exposure to high beta and momentum strategies [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Lyxor said in its Weekly Brief that the firm is positioned around three axes to begin 2019: reduce exposure to high beta strategies, reduce sensitivity to Momentum, and leverage on the U.S. M&A cycle. Overall, alternative strategies appear attractive but dispersion
12 Feb. 2019 2019 begins with focus on global equity strategies: eVestment [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors and consultants globally have increased their focus on global equity strategies more so than on any other segment to start 2019, said a survey. According to the January 2019 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report, Global All Cap Core and Value Equity strat
08 Feb. 2019 CTAs begin 2019 in the red [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: After an initial positive run in the first few days of the year, all of Societe Generale Prime Services' CTA Indices were in negative territory by the end of January. The SG Trend Index was down by -3.25% and the SG Short-Term Traders Index was down by -1.71%. The SG
08 Feb. 2019 Hedge funds post strongest monthly gains since September 2010 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Hedge funds surged in January to begin 2019, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) posting the strongest monthly gain since September 2010, global hedge fund research company HFR reported. HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index jumped +3.5% for January 2019, l
07 Feb. 2019 Investment into ETF/ETP segment outpaces hedge funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asset growth in the global ETF/ETP segment continues to outshine the global hedge fund industry. The global hedge fund industry saw assets fall to $3.11 tn, with net outflows of $22.5bn at the end of Q4 2018, according to ETFGI's global ETF and ETP industry landscap
07 Feb. 2019 GAM Systematic launches dynamic credit strategy [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Swiss asset manager Gam has launched a new quant-based credit strategy on its systematic platform, which has $4.3bn of assets under management in quantitative strategies, as at 30 November 2018. Gam described the new daily-dealing Ucits fund as "highly liquid". The
07 Feb. 2019 "We want gender diversity": Institutional investors tell alternative investment firms [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors in the alternative investments industry are driving efforts to improve gender diversity at the funds and portfolios they invest in. However, recruiting, retaining and advancing women is still the biggest challenge, finds KPMG's sixth Wom
07 Feb. 2019 Natixis study: Fixed income failed as a safe haven in 2018 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Tumbling equity markets across the board contributed to nearly 5% of the losses investors saw in their portfolios in 2018, and losses weren't mitigated by fixed income investments, according to the annual Global Portfolio Barometer published today by Natixis' Po
07 Feb. 2019 Financial regulatory themes to watch out this year [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: According to Deloitte, there are six regulatory cross-sector themes of strategic significance for the financi
06 Feb. 2019 SBAI publishes standardised trial data license agreement [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has published the Standardised Trial Data License Agreement, which addresses issues investment managers face when trialling new data sources, especially "alternative data" and "big data". The SBAI is the global s
06 Feb. 2019 Activist investors pushed 922 companies to perform better in 2018 [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 922 companies were approached last year compared with 856 companies approached in 2017 by activist investors, says a study. According to the Activist Investing Annual Review 2019, produced by Activist Insight in association with Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ), among 92
06 Feb. 2019 Isle of Man launches Blockchain Office and Sandbox [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Island of Man (IoM) has decided to promote the blockchain in the country by creating a new blockchain hub in the country, the Blockchain Office. According to the government of self-governing British dependency, this is a key decision in order to help the block
06 Feb. 2019 Hedge fund strategies experienced a symmetric move in January: Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund strategies experienced a symmetric move a smarket conditions switched swiftly from panic mode to exuberance mode over the recent weeks. Those who suffered in December rebounded last month (L/S Equity, Special Situations) while those who were resilient at
06 Feb. 2019 Oaktree, Lazard and Janus Henderson down on AuM in 2018 [more]
B. G., Opalesque Geneva: According to fourth quarter and full year results reports, the three global investment firms lost some of their assets under management (AuM) in 2018. Janus Henderson completes share buyback
05 Feb. 2019 Catalyst Funds launches Catalyst Enhanced Income Strategy Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, today announced the launch of the Catalyst Enhanced Income Strategy Fund (EIXIX). The Fund employs an income-focused strategy that invests in a variety of non-traditional income asset classes. EIXIX invest
05 Feb. 2019 Aura Group appoints Damien Hatfield as executive director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aura Group has announced the appointment of industry veteran, Damien Hatfield, as its new Executive Director, Aura Alternative Assets. Damien will be responsible for launching several funds over the next 18 months. "I am excited to be working with this dynamic gro
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