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12 Jun. 2018 Survey: MiFID II is driving global standards for research unbundling [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A global poll of 418 fund managers representing over $30trn in AUM reveals research unbundling is expanding to the US and Asia. The trend is mostly seen as positive for end investors, although bad for brokers, while smaller companies are expected to be more nega
12 Jun. 2018 SEC's mixed messages prompt warning from institutional investors on conflict minerals [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The SEC may be taking a more hands-off posture under the new administration, but institutional investors aren't about to let companies off the hook. A group of 47 institutional investors representing $1.2 trillion in assets issued a statement today cautioni
11 Jun. 2018 Lyxor recommends stockpicking strategies, L/S equity hedge funds well equipped for turbulent markets [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Market developments in May saw some trend reversals across the fixed income and commodity space. On the one hand, the unfolding of the Italian political crisis coincided with a rebound of U.S. Treasuries during the second half of May. On the other hand, the rising likeli
08 Jun. 2018 Energy hedge funds surge to best gains since April 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Energy hedge funds soared in May to the best monthly gain since April 2016, leading the performance of the broad-based HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index® with strong complementary contributions from Healthcare, Energy Infrastructure, and Technology exposures. The HFRI EH
08 Jun. 2018 eVestment: Hedge funds up +0.65% in May (+0.84% YTD) [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The global hedge fund industry saw an aggregate return of +0.65% in May, according to the just-released eVestment May 2018 Hedge Fund Performance Report. Hedge funds are up broadly for the year +0.84%. Wide disparities in returns among fund types is hiding some
07 Jun. 2018 BNY: Institutional Investors turn to OCIOs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, today announced a new research study, conducted in association with Greenwich Associates, that found institutional investors are depending more on outsourced Chief Investment Officers (OCIOs) to
04 Jun. 2018 Tages Capital launches global emerging markets Alternative UCITS fund with Dalton Investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital LLP, in partnership with California-based, Dalton Investments LLC, today announced the launch of the Tages Dalton Global Emerging Markets UCITS Fund. This comes as UK-based Tages continues to expand its alternative UCITS fund range. The new fund brings
01 Jun. 2018 Token Sale Incubator acquires Coinweb Multichain Crypto Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Coinweb, a crypto platform created by JP Janssen, has been acquired by London based Token Sale Incubator Startup, founded by Toby Gilbert. Created in 2017, Coinweb is designed to make cryptocurrencies more user-friendly. Commenting on the platform, JP Janssen said: "
30 May. 2018 Hedge funds enjoy inflows in March amid equity market correction industry assets hit all-time high [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund investors held their ground in March 2018, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, even as the equity market correction entered its second month. Industry assets climbed to an all-time high of $3.0 trillion. Data drawn from more than 5,000 hedge funds
30 May. 2018 Ogier strengthens Guernsey funds team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Oliver Quarmby has joined Ogier's Guernsey investment funds and private equity team as a managing associate. Oliver is an English Solicitor and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, who has experience working in-house and at a regulator
30 May. 2018 Agilis appoints new Head of Trading [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agilis Investment Management, the independent multi-asset fund manager, announces the appointment of Charles Crowson as a Partner and Head of Trading. The news comes as the firm approaches the first-year anniversary of its multi-strategy defensive-growth Fund. In his
29 May. 2018 Artivest and RBC Wealth Management launch alternatives platform for HNW [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Wealth Management-U.S., one of the nation's largest full-service wealth management firms, is taking some of the mystery and difficulty out of alternative investing with a new digital alternative investment platform for high-net worth clients. Developed in p
29 May. 2018 Petershill, Dyal, Landmark take minority stake in Clearlake Capital Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading global private equity and alternative asset investment firm, announced today that Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Petershill program, along with existing partner, Landmark
29 May. 2018 Strong uncertainty in markets boosted net sales of multi-asset funds in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIFs for March 2018. 28 associations representing 98 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided ne
29 May. 2018 Bodhi Research Group welcomes Shannon Beaudry Kaneshige as Operations Jedi [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bodhi Research Group welcomes Shannon Beaudry Kaneshige as Operations Jedi, where she will be responsible for operations, document infrastructure, and client services. Shannon Beaudry Kaneshige comes to Bodhi Research Group with 15 years of experience in cultural inst
24 May. 2018 Ropes & Gray: Credit managers turn to distressed debt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Intensifying market competition in an increasingly crowded space is the top concern among credit fund managers, according to a new report from global law firm Ropes & Gray. The report, "Driving Success: Challenges and Opportunities in Credit Fund Platforms," analyz
24 May. 2018 STRYKZ Token to be issued through Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stryking Entertainment GmbH is pleased to announce that they will host their upcoming STRYKZ Token Sale Event in collaboration with the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX). Stryking will be among the first companies to issue a token through the GBX GRID, with the token be
24 May. 2018 SA hedge fund industry AUM decline for first time since 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The South African hedge fund industry ended 2017 with assets under management of R62.4bn, a decline of R5bn from the R67.4bn managed at the end of 2016. The 2017 statistics for the local hedge fund industry, released by the Association for Savings and Investment South
24 May. 2018 World's 10 largest hedge funds load up on industrial stocks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The world's 10 largest hedge funds by equity assets were bullish on industrial stocks in the first quarter and narrowed their stakes in consumer discretionary companies, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Collectively, the 10 firms purchased a ne
24 May. 2018 FIS Group acquires Piedmont Investment Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FIS Group, which offers global developed, emerging and frontier markets equity portfolio strategies through manager of manager portfolios, announced today that it is acquiring Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC, an institutional investment firm. This combination is formed
24 May. 2018 QuantConnect launches algorithm framework [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - QuantConnect, an open-source, cloud-based algorithmic trading platform, today announced that its community of over 55,000 users now has access to Algorithm Framework, a tool that provides a defined structure for developing algorithms and allows users to share and utilize
24 May. 2018 MENA hedge funds lead emerging markets in performance on US dollar gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Funds investing in Russia/Eastern Europe and the Middle East/MENA regions have extended early 2018 gains to lead EM hedge fund performance through April. The HFRI EM:MENA Index leads EM hedge fund performance with a 9.0% return YTD; MENA focused hedge funds m
24 May. 2018 Stepwyze to roll out cryptocurrency ICO for global special economic zones [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Stepwyze.io, a blockchain developer and software solutions provider, is launching a cryptocurrency project that would be the first of its kind for global Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The SEZT.io cryptocurrency wil
23 May. 2018 Every Capital is Australia's first retail cryptoasset hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Every Capital is launching Australia's first retail crypto hedge fund, making cryptoassets accessible to every Australian investor. Every's launch offering will be safe and simple. Australians will be able to sign up quickly and invest into a fund that covers a range
23 May. 2018 The 5th Annual Japan Eurekahedge Investor Survey Results 2018 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - For the 5th year running, Eurekahedge conducted the annual survey of Japanese investors with mandates to invest in Japan. The survey itself was conducted in April 2018 to gauge important insights into market sentiment, investment trends and key regulatory challenges facin
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Albright Capital has adopted the International Finance Corporation's Operating Principles for Impact Management. The firm has also developed its own impact measurement system as part of the implementation of the principles. The IFC's principles were

  2. Investing: Hedge funds getting burned as growth stocks trounced by value, Why investors are prioritizing health care in a big way, Fannie, Freddie soar as hedge funds score wins on two fronts[more]

    Hedge funds getting burned as growth stocks trounced by value From Bloomberg: A hedge-fund favorite is rapidly losing ground in the stock market just as one of the industry's least-loved sectors picks up. Growth stocks, generally companies that are seeing rapid profit increases, have drop

  3. PE/VC: Supersized unicorn: Root Insurance leaps to $3.65bn valuation with $350m round[more]

    Root Insurance is now valued at $3.65 billion after a $350 million funding round - the largest single venture capital round ever in the state. The 3-year-old auto insurer, now the startup with the highest valuation of any in Ohio, has raised a cumulative $523 million in VC and another $100 mi

  4. Testing hedge performance when stocks crash[more]

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  5. PE/VC: The FBI is investigating a venture capital fund started by Peter Thiel for financial misconduct, Why venture capital firms need more women partners and entrepreneurs[more]

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