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12 Oct. 2018 Hedge funds lag well behind 2017 returns: eVestment [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge fund industry performance dipped into the red in September, with overall industry returns at -0.17% last month, according to the latest eVestment report. The investment data and analytics firm said that this brings third quarter (Q3) returns to just "
12 Oct. 2018 Equity hedge fund market share plunges to to 46% in Q1 of 2018: Barclays' Capital Solutions [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Equity hedge funds' share of the overall industry asset-under-management has been decreasing, said a new study titled 'Finding Alpha' conducted by Barclays' Capital Solutions. The growth rate of Equity hedge funds since 1999 has lagged the overall hedge fun
12 Oct. 2018 Hedge fund flows down 1.23% in October: SS&C [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 1.23% in October. SS&C GlobeOp quoted Bill Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SS&C Technologies as saying: "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for October 2018 of -1.
12 Oct. 2018 Man Group's total AuM hits $114.1bn in September 2018, plans to create new holding company in Jersey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund Man Group's total assets under management (AuM) hit $114.1 billion at the end of September, up from $113.7 billion at the end of the prior quarter. The world's largest listed hedge fund said in a trading statement today (Friday) that its funds under mana
11 Oct. 2018 Lyxor and Dymon Asia launch a Global Macro Fund on Lyxor's Alternative UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management has teamed up with Dymon Asia to launch the Lyxor/Dymon Asia Macro Fund, a liquid discretionary global macro strategy with an Asian focus. As Asia becomes increasingly important in the global economic landscape, it offers a wide range of opportu
11 Oct. 2018 73% of institutional investors think technological advances will reshape the industry in seven years: Fidelity [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Many institutional investors believe they are on the cusp of a seismic shift in the industry from tech disruptions, according to a new survey from Fidelity. Fidelity Global Institutional Investor Survey 2018 said that in an environment that is already drastically c
11 Oct. 2018 CFTC proposes "common sense changes" to CTA regulations [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The US regulator Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)'s proposals to to streamline regulations will reduce regulatory burdens for commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs). A press release from CFTC said that it has unanimous
11 Oct. 2018 Dynamic Funds launches two new liquid-alternative products [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Dynamic Funds has launched two alternative funds, Dynamic Alpha Performance II Fund and Dynamic Premium Yield PLUS Fund, which are based on the Canadian Securities Administrators' (CSA) "alternative funds" proposal. A press release from the Dynamic F
11 Oct. 2018 Financial Stability Board: Crypto assets pose no threat to financial stability now but future risks may develop [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has said that crypto assets do not pose a threat to the stability of mainstream global financial systems. In its report "Crypto-asset markets: Potential channels for future financial stability implications," FSB, which is hosted
11 Oct. 2018 How do emerging hedge fund managers build $1bn AUM ? [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)'s new research for the aspiring billion-dollar hedge fund manager points out the importance of effective marketing, aligning the business with the investors and maintaining efficient working capital levels. P
11 Oct. 2018 20% of hedge funds launched in 2018 are crypto-focused [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 20% of all hedge funds launched this year are cryptocurrency-focused, meaning they invest largely, or exclusively, in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and ripple, said a new study. 90 cryptocurrency hedge funds launched in the first three quarters of 2018, o
10 Oct. 2018 Managing Partners Group launches Liquidus FX Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managing Partners Group (MPG), the international asset management group, has launched a cash fund that also offers investors an optional credit card secured against their invested assets. As such, investors will be able to use it as a cash fund offering a high rate of int
10 Oct. 2018 Crypto Valley's top 50 companies: $44bn market capitalization and 5 unicorns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The number of companies in Crypto Valley working with blockchain technology is growing rapidly. As of September 30, 2018, a total of over 600 blockchain related companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein were registered on CV Maps, an online directory of the blockchain in
10 Oct. 2018 CreativeCap Advisors announces inaugural class [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - CreativeCap Advisors has announced that it has selected five companies to join its inaugural Fall 2018 Class for the Global Emerging Manager Incubator. "We are thrilled
10 Oct. 2018 Crystal Financial Institutions offers new hedge fund cybersecurity solution [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Crystal Financial Institutions, a division of Alliant Insurance Services, has announced a new cyber solution that it claims to be specially tailored to hedge funds that addresses numerous aspects of cyber risk management, including security management, insurance, crisi
10 Oct. 2018 HSBC Global pact with iCapital to enhance alternatives offering for high net worth clients [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: HSBC Global Private Banking, Americas is teaming up with iCapital Network, a financial technology firm, to expand and streamline client access to alternative investments. The partnership is part of Global Private Banking's effort to expand product offerings for
10 Oct. 2018 Cambridge Associates: Institutional investors get better returns from alternative risk premia funds than hedge funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investment in the new, fast growing asset class of 'Alternative Risk Premia' (ARP) funds has delivered institutional investors better risk adjusted returns and more capital protection, said a new study. According to the research by Cambridge Associates, ARPs are of
10 Oct. 2018 Crypto asset sector seen shifting with Switzerland's financial regulator approving first asset management license [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has issued the country's first cryptocurrency asset management license to a crypto investment fund Crypto Fund AG, a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG. The Zug-based company has received same licence as profess
10 Oct. 2018 Asian managers push hedge funds into the red but over 10% still up with double-digit gains YTD [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index ended the month of September 2018 down -0.05%, trailing behind the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which gained 0.07% over the course of the month. According to the Eurekahedge October Index Flash Update, North American hedge fund mana
10 Oct. 2018 Ackman takes stake in Starbucks [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Could a shot of espresso get Pershing Square going again? Bill Ackman has taken a stake in Starbucks. Ackman is betting that Starbucks will eventually rebound following a few recent missteps and the departure of CEO Howard Schultz. Ackman announced the posi
10 Oct. 2018 Tourbillon returns money to investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Jason Karp's Tourbillon Capital Partners is winding down. In a letter to investors first reported on in the Wall Street Journal and reviewed by Opalesque
09 Oct. 2018 UK opens up access to Hong Kong funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Recognition of Funds (MoU). The MoU will allow eligible Hong Kong public funds and United Kingdom retail f
09 Oct. 2018 Northern Trust hires Wouter Sturkenboom as chief investment strategist [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The $1.1 trillion global fund manager Northern Trust Asset Management appointed Wouter Sturkenboom as new chief investment strategist for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. The investment management firm said in a press release that Sturken
09 Oct. 2018 Issuance to lauch BlockEstate tokenized real estate fund to its network of investors [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: A marketing platform for digital securities, Issuance, announced that it has signed a marketing agreement with BlockEstate, a tokenized real estate fund using predictive analytics to drive returns for investors. This comes after the cmpany recently announced a list
09 Oct. 2018 CTAs move up in the hedge fund space, thanks to high treasury yields: Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: CTAs benefitted the most on account of the strong market movements as treasury yields reach multi-year highs, Lyxor said in its Weekly Brief. Their short positions on U.S. Treasuries and long positions on crude oil were highly rewarding, according to the weekly rep
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