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14 Feb. 2018 Asset manager Mirae Asset and Global X merge to create a global ETF Franchise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Mirae Asset Global Investments, the asset management business of Mirae Asset Financial Group, one of Asia's largest independent financial companies with $400bn in assets, has entered into a definitive agreeme
13 Feb. 2018 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 1.59% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 1.59% in January, underperforming the 2.45% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liqui
13 Feb. 2018 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 2.11% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 2.11% in January according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The longest consecutive streak of profitable months for the Barclay Hedge Fund Index was the 18-month period from October 2002 through March of 2004. The current 15
13 Feb. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: January performance 2.99% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2018 measured 2.99%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advance 0.92% in February. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for February 2018 s
13 Feb. 2018 Tail risk returns as short-volatility hedge funds post biggest loss since August 2015 China market crash [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were off to a good start in the first month of 2018, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 2.26%1 in January. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 3.78% over the same period. As the global risk on mode
13 Feb. 2018 Hedge fund manager goes all-in on bitcoin [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brian Kelly, founder of hedge fund firm BK Capital Management which runs the BKCM Digital Asset Fund, is so much a believer of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies that he had invested almost all of his money in them. He told
13 Feb. 2018 Market sell-off hits hedge funds selectively [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The market sell-off has hit hedge funds selectively as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index fell -1.9% from 30 January to 06 February (-0.9% YTD) with CTAs underperforming, Lyxor Asset Management said in its latest Weekly Briefi
12 Feb. 2018 Review of five cryptocrrency-focused hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The blockchain investment funds is changing the financial world, with the worldwide crypto-capital mobilization transform traditional venture capital and offering the same high profit/risk ratio of VC while providing liquidity to its investors. Here is a review
09 Feb. 2018 Alternative investment firm Artivest merges with Altegris [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investment technology firm Artivest is merging with alternative investment research and management firm Altegris, creating a joint 100-perso
09 Feb. 2018 Canadian hedge fund Ninepoint Partners to launch two, merge two funds in 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Toronto-Canada-based hedge fund Ninepoint Partners LP has announced the launch of Sprott International Small Cap Fund and Sprott Concentrated Canadian Equity Fund and that the firm will start accepting subscription
08 Feb. 2018 BNP Paribas Asset Management launches two private debt strategies and strengthens team with new hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNP Paribas Asset Management announces the launch at the end of 2017 of two private debt strategies, European Infra Debt and European Real Estate Debt. The launches are BNPP AM's first within infrastructure debt and commercial real estate debt. European Infra Debt in
08 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds, alternative investment slow to adopt artificial intelligence, machine-learning tools [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A large majority of hedge funds and private equity firms appear to be too slow in shifting to digital technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine-learning tools which are beginning to reshape the alternative investment industry. A joint
08 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds start year with strongest gains since January 1997, up 2.8% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds started 2018 with a bang as the industry continued its surge, turning in their strongest January performance since 1997, despite volatility building into the month-end from equity, currency and fixed income markets, said data provider Hedge Fund Research
06 Feb. 2018 Quant hedge fund gains as 'brief flash crash' wipes out S&P 500 January gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A brief flash crash on Monday saw the markets wiping out their entire January gains but one hedge fund made gains. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged nearly 1,600 while the S&P 500 Index sank 4.1 percent to wipe out its January gains and turned lower on the ye
05 Feb. 2018 Activist hedge fund Glenview Capital seeks overhaul of Tenet Healthcare's bylaws [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund Glenview Capital Management is seeking to amend the bylaws of Tenet Healthcare Corporation to allow all shareholders to take action by written consent without a meeting, including for the removal and election of directors. The proposal, whic
05 Feb. 2018 Hedge funds post biggest monthly gain in January since May 2009 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued their winning streak last month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +2.45% in January, its largest monthly performance since May 2009 and matching the second largest January performance of 2006, data provider
02 Feb. 2018 PAAMCO rolls out new product to allow pension to invest with hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC (PAAMCO), one of the largest institutional investment firm focused on hedge funds, is rolling out PAAMCO Select, a stock portfolio that allows institutional investors, including pension funds, a new vehicle to bet
02 Feb. 2018 Greenwich: Hedge funds cement longest winning streak in history with gains in December [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds cemented their longest winning streak in 22 years after posting 14 months of continued positive gains in December, data tracker Greenwich Alternative Investment said. The Greenwich Global Hedge F
01 Feb. 2018 Activist campaigns rise in 2017 as settlement decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist investors increased their campaigns against large-cap companies in 2017, according to the Activist Investing Annual Review 2018, produced by Activist Insi
31 Jan. 2018 Preqin: Hedge Fund industry returns to net inflows in 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 2017 marked the first time the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark has seen a calendar year of positive monthly returns. Full-year performance of 11.41% for the industry - the highest level since 2013 - has improved investor confidence in the asset class, and promp
31 Jan. 2018 J.P. Morgan Asset Management unveils emerging markets sovereign bond ETF [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), the asset management unit of investment bank J.P. Morgan Chase, has launched the JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond ETF (JPMB), which trac
30 Jan. 2018 Innovation Shares launches blockchain ETF [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Innovation Shares LLC, a sponsor of unique thematic Exchange Traded Funds, is today announcing the launch of the Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF (NYSE Arca: KOIN), the first exchange-traded fund to use artificial intelligence to identify and invest in blockchain in
30 Jan. 2018 Quintillion Limited names O'Brien to lead client relations in Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Quintillion has hired Barry O'Brien as head of Fund Client Relations - Europe. In his role, O'Brien will focus on strengthening relationships with Quintillion's Europe-based clients. He will be located in the Dublin office. Barry brings more than 22 years of experience
30 Jan. 2018 TNS expands services in New York and Chicago [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Low latency trading firms looking to access key equity, derivatives and FX markets can now choose Transaction Network Services (TNS) as it expands its Managed Hosting, Co-Location and Connectivity Service to New York and Chicago. TNS' new solution, already launched in
30 Jan. 2018 Boren to lead Van Lanschot Kempen executive board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Van Lanschot Kempen today announced that Leni Boeren will join its Executive Board on 5 February 2018. She will be responsible for asset management, one of Van Lanschot Kempen's core activities, and will also take on the chair of the Kempen & Co board. Leni Boeren succeed
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