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31 Oct. 2018 J.P. Morgan Alternative Investment Services adopts new technology platform to better service hedge funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Alternative Investment Services is expanding its strategic partnership with Arcesium Technology, a post-trade technology and professional services firm using a first-of-its-kind technology platform. "End users are now able to have their own technology,
31 Oct. 2018 AIMA publishes Fund Manager Code of Conduct implementation guide [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a Fund Manager Code of Conduct (FMCC) implementation guide. The global representative body of alternative investment managers said in a press release that the implementation guide is based on th
31 Oct. 2018 Crypto Platform Coinbase hits $8bn valuation after raising $300m in a fresh funding round [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase will add an additional $300 million of investment at a valuation of over $8 billion to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. According to a press release from the San Francisco-based crypt
31 Oct. 2018 60% of Americans surveyed open to crypto political donations: Survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: 60% of Americans believe that donations in cryptocurrency for federal election campaigns should be legal, revealed a survey. A recent survey done by blockchain-centric research firm Clovr said that only 21% of the people among the 1,023 eligible voters in the count
31 Oct. 2018 Wilf Family launches investment fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Minnesota Vikings Owners Mark & Zygi Wilf have launched WISE (Wilf Innovative Sports & Entertainment) Ventures, an investment fund based in Manhattan. The fund will focus on investments in the sports & entertainment and real estate industries and has already be
31 Oct. 2018 Citron's Andrew Left to start first hedge fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Andrew Left, the founder of Citron Research is starting a new hedge fund, according to a Reuters report. Left was most recently in the news for changing his short position on Tesla after having a single meeting with a Tesla bull. The controversial move could be
30 Oct. 2018 Hedge funds to increase assets by 31% to $4.7 tn by 2023: Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The alternative assets industry is set to expand across all asset classes over the next five years and alternative investment assets will increase by 59% to $14 tn by 2023, said a study. Hedge funds will grow by 31%, rising from $3.6 tn as at December 2017 to $4.7t
30 Oct. 2018 Assets of largest fund managers rose 15% to $94tn: Study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Total assets under management of the world's largest 500 managers grew 15.6% to US$ 93.8 trillion in 2017, according to a report from the Thinking Ahead Institute. According to the report, the concentration of assets managed by the 20 largest managers reached the
30 Oct. 2018 October turmoil continue to hit hedge funds last week: Lyxor [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund performance was dragged lower last week by high beta strategies such as L/S Equity and Special Situations, Lyxor said in its Weekly Brief. According to Lyxor's Cross Asset Research, low beta strategies such as Merger Arbitrage, Relative Value Arbitrage,
29 Oct. 2018 SharesPost launches new crypto token index for long-term investors [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: SharesPost launched the SharesPost Token Index to track the growth and maturity of the ERC-20 token market. According to the San Francisco-based financial services company, the index is representative of the broad blockchain sector and includes credible projects w
29 Oct. 2018 New bank aims for $64.16bn in custody assets by mid-2019, including crypto and digital assets [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: EQIBank, the world's first licenced and regulated bank for national currencies, crypto and digital assets, expects to secure GBP50bn ($64.16bn) in custody assets by July 2019 and hold GBP10bn ($12.8bn) under deposit by the end of 2019. Founded by former HSBC, Cre
26 Oct. 2018 Hedge funds take a hit in early Q4 but some strategies resilient [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were down during the first half of October due to the underperformance of CTA, L/S Equity, and Special Situations strategies, Lyxor said in its monthly Hedge Fund Brief. Meanwhile, Merger Arbitrage, Fixed Income Arbitrage, Global Macro and L/S Equity M
26 Oct. 2018 Franklin Templeton buys $26bn manager alternative credit manager Benefit Street Partners [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Moving further into alternative investments, California-based Franklin Templeton Investments has acquired $26 billion alternative credit manager Benefit Street Partners (BSP). "The acquisition will bolster our alternative offerings and expand our fixed income capa
26 Oct. 2018 PennSERS earmarks $660m for alternative funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (PennSERS) approved up to $660m in commitments to four funds including alternatives. Accoding to a press release from PennSERS, within the multi-strategy asset class, the board approved a commitment of up to $10
26 Oct. 2018 IBM study finds central banks are embracing concept of digital currencies, smart contracts [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The majority of global financial institutions surveyed said that central banks should consider issuing state-backed digital currencies, revealed a joint report by IBM and OMFIF. The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and IBM survey of 21 ce
26 Oct. 2018 Third Point sues Campbells over alleged misinformation [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Dan Loeb's Third Point has sued Campbell Soup Co over alleged misinformation. Reuters i
25 Oct. 2018 MAPFRE launches its latest ESG focused fund - Capital Responsable [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MAPFRE AM, the fund management arm of one of Europe and LatAm's largest insurance companies is launching its latest ESG focused fund and the first in partnership with its specialist ESG boutique, Paris based La Financière Responsable (LFR). MAPFRE has now given a furt
25 Oct. 2018 DoubleLine Capital to offer its UCITS funds on Allfunds Bank platform [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Los Angeles-headquartered DoubleLine Capital has begun offering its Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds on the Allfunds Bank platform, an open architecture, worldwide distributor of funds. The $120bn AuM investment management firm said in a press release that the sub-
25 Oct. 2018 BQT launches first P2P crypto exchange with hedge trading capabilities [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: BQT Technologies (BQT) has launched a P2P decentralized trading platform allowing for direct negotiations between crypto traders for short-term hedging. BQT, which stands for "better, quick, and transparent", is the first decentralized P2P crypto hedge trading pl
25 Oct. 2018 MPI adds new target volatility benchmarks for hedge funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: US-based index firm Markov Processes International (MPI) has launched indices to enable investors to track better hedge fund performance that account for volatility levels. MPI, which collaborates with Eurekahedge and BarclayHedge, says adding 'target volatility' t
24 Oct. 2018 Global hedge fund industry assets rise to a record $3.24tn, but trails far behind ETFs [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global hedge fund industry saw assets rise to a record $3.24tn at the end of Q2 2018, despite net outflows of US$3.0bn over the quarter, buoyed by positive market moves. However, the Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-trade products (ETPs) surpassed hedge
24 Oct. 2018 Coinbase gets approval to offer crypto custody services [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Coinbase has received approval from New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to form a qualified custodial firm for cryptocurrencies. According to a release from DFS , the regulator has officially signed off on an application for the Coinbase Custody Trust
24 Oct. 2018 Investors pull $14.7bn from hedge funds in September turning YTD net inflows to flat [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Investors removed an estimated $14.7 billion from hedge funds in September pushing Q3 net flows into negative territory, according to the September 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. An estimated $5.71 billion left the industry in Q3. Year-to-date net f
24 Oct. 2018 Northern Trust Asset Management unveils European Money Fund plans [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Northern Trust Asset Management will migrate the Sterling and US Dollar sub-funds of its Irish UCITS money market funds, Northern Trust Global Funds plc, from constant net asset value (CNAV) to low volatility net asset value (LVNAV). A press release from the compa
23 Oct. 2018 Macquarie Capital adds to FinTech team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group, today announced the hiring of two senior contributors to the financial technology vertical within its Financial Institutions Group. John Katzenmeyer has been appoin
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