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04 Oct. 2018 Northern Trust launches integrated trading solutions for Institutional Investors [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Northern Trust has reached an agreement to invest in Parilux Investment Technology as a key step in the development of its Front Office Solutions business designed to meet the operational and technology needs of in-house investment teams managing complex, global multi-
04 Oct. 2018 Abra rolls out top ten crypto token backed by investment fund [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Digital currency wallet and exchange Abra has launched a new Bit10 token, short for Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Token, created by San Francisco-based Bitwise Asset Management and is tied to the top 10 coins on the market cap list. "When investors buy this new tok
04 Oct. 2018 Asia becomes world's fastest-growing asset-management market with AUM leaping 11% to $16tn [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Asia is the world's fastest-growing asset-management market. The region captured nearly 45 percent of global flows over the past five years. Assets under management leapt by 11 percent year-on-year to a record $16 trillion by the end of 2017. Over the past decade, AUM
03 Oct. 2018 PIMCO to acquire industry-leading muni bond investment firm Gurtin Municipal Bond [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PIMCO, one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers, announces that it has agreed to acquire Gurtin Municipal Bond Management (Gurtin), a specialist municipal bond manager. Combined, PIMCO and Gurtin will manage $38 billion in dedicated municipal bond a
03 Oct. 2018 Franklin Templeton Investments appoints Shane Clifford as senior managing director, alternative strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Franklin Templeton Investments announced the appointment of Shane Clifford as senior managing director, Alternative Strategies. In this new role, Clifford will focus on the global growth strategy and business development for Franklin Templeton's Alternatives business.
03 Oct. 2018 Investment advisors enjoy higher revenue, says study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The registered investment advisor (RIA) revenues have improved compared to 2015, said a study. However, according to the study published by BNY Mellon, the assets under management (AUM) growth is predominantly driven by market performance. Further, even as firms hav
03 Oct. 2018 VC Investments in blockchain and crypto up 280% this year: Study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Traditional venture capital (VC) investment in blockchain and crypto firms has grown by almost 280% to nearly $ 3.9 billion, in the three quarters of 2018, as compared to last year. In its latest report, blockchain research group Diar said that the number of deals
02 Oct. 2018 Northern Trust rolls out integrated trading solutions [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Northern Trust Corporation has launched an outsourced trading capability designed to help asset owners and asset managers achieve better overall trading and performance outcomes. The Chicago-based asset manager which has assets under custody/administration of $10.7
02 Oct. 2018 London Block Exchange launches GBP-pegged cryptocurrency [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The London Blockchain Exchange (LBX) has announced the launch of a UK Pound Sterling (GBP)-pegged cryptocurrency stablecoin called LBXPeg. In a statement posted on its website, the United Kingdom-based startup revealed that the so-called "cryptopound" will be tied
02 Oct. 2018 Picton Mahoney introduces three alternative funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Toronto-based Picton Mahoney Asset Management has added three alternative funds to its Fortified Fund family, the asset manager said in a press release. The new products offer additional access to hedging techniques and alternative-investing strategies that the fir
02 Oct. 2018 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up +0.48% in August as global equities gain [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hennessee Group announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +0.48% for the month. Global equities, as measured by the MSCI World index, gained in August but there were significant regional differences amid persistent US-China trade tensions and Turkey's
01 Oct. 2018 Michael Arrington's crypto hedge fund may stop investing in US [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The Partner and founder of the digital asset management firm Arrington XRP Capital, Michael Arrington has posted on Twitter that his investment fund has received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for a second time. "Arrington XR
01 Oct. 2018 September: Poor harvest for hedge funds [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The month of September was overall tough for hedge funds as CTAs and L/S Equity strategies underperformed on the back of sector rotations. According to benchmark liquid indices, several strategies were down, said Lyxor in its Weekly Brief. A press release from Lyx
01 Oct. 2018 Transaction fees eat up a quarter of asset owners' investment costs [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Transaction costs account for 24% of total investment costs for the world's biggest asset owners, according to a study of institutional investors. According to a study of global pension funds with $2.6 trillion in assets conducted by Toronto-based CEM Benchmarking,
01 Oct. 2018 Zero-fee decentralized crypto exchange StellarX is launched [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The decentralized exchange on its own blockchain, StellarX, which has been in beta test mode over the past several months, is now launched. The trading app for Stellar's universal marketplace offers crypto, fiat tethers, commodities, bonds, and more. According to
01 Oct. 2018 Difficult times in raising funds for hedge fund managers: Study [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund managers will to continue to encounter difficulties in raising funds as they are pushed by investors on performance, said a research report. A report by Deloitte Partner Mark Ward, director Chris Farkas, and Assistant Manager Will Hindley on hedge fund ma
01 Oct. 2018 European hedge funds value core services and strength of prime brokers than fees: Survey [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Deloitte risk advisory executives looked at what European hedge fund managers value most in their prime brokers (PB). Core services and strength of counterparty were most frequently ranked the most important; conversely, technology was only considered the most impo
01 Oct. 2018 Musk settles with SEC following tweets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Following a Twitter episode that may go down as one of the most expensive to date, Elon Musk has agreed to settle with the SEC for $20 million and will step down as chairman of Tesla for at least three years. Musk will still be involved with Tesla, and arguably
30 Sep. 2018 Värde Partners invests £60 million in Masthaven [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - -Masthaven, the UK specialist bank, and Värde Partners, the global alternative investment firm, today announced an agreement for Värde Partners to make a strategic £60 million equity investment in Masthaven. The investment will enable the bank to deliver against its state
30 Sep. 2018 GAM Investments appoints global head of trading [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Juan Landazabal as global head of trading. This newly created role will strengthen GAM's existing trading infrastructure, strategy and processes as well as counterparty relationships across equities, fixed income and FX.
28 Sep. 2018 Worldwide investment fund assets rose to $53tn by the end of Q2 2018 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest International Statistical Release. The report describes information on worldwide regulated open-ended fund assets and flows for the second quarter of 2018. The main developments
28 Sep. 2018 Managed Funds Association announces 2018-2019 board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA) announced its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. The new Board will provide governance oversight to MFA and help guide the Association's advocacy, education, and communication efforts on global issues impacting the alternative investment industr
28 Sep. 2018 High fees deter asset managers from investing in hedge funds, says UK pension funds executives [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: High management fees are the main obstacle preventing pension schemes from investing in hedge funds, according to a research report. 38% of U.K.-based asset owners surveyed are not investing in hedge funds due to high management fees, according to Asset Management
28 Sep. 2018 European UCITS assets to quadruple to $48.83tn by 2048: ALFI [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Assets held in UCITS funds could quadruple to reach EUR 42 trillion ($48.83tn) in 30 years, according to research by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). The study claims that the assets in UCITS funds have the potential to grow at a compound ra
28 Sep. 2018 Hedge fund industry AUM posts record high of $3.61tn for Q2 2018: Preqin [more]
Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Despite investors withdrawing $1.2bn in capital in Q2 2018, performance has driven hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) to a record high of $3.61tn as at June 2018. According to Preqin Hedge Fund Spotlight, in Q2 2018, hedge funds recorded their first
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