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30 Apr. 2018 AlphaSimplex Group appoints Kathryn M. Kaminski, Ph.D., CAIA as Chief Research Strategist [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlphaSimplex Group, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has hired Dr. Kathryn Kaminski as the firm's chief research strategist. Dr. Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex from the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. A veteran in the hedge fund industry, she is regarde
30 Apr. 2018 Sédar Piller appointed head of SYZ Independent Asset Managers in Zurich [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss banking group SYZ announced the appointment of Sédar Piller as head of the Zurich office dedicated to independent asset managers. Since his recruitment in 2014, the Swiss-German branch has seen remarkable growth in its assets under management, which now total CHF 60
30 Apr. 2018 Predata launches enhanced predictive analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Predata launched an enhanced version of its predictive analytics platform, introducing a new user experience that more effectively presents insights from over 70,000 Predata risk signals in a consolidated dashboard view. With the enhanced design, Predata is now able to pr
30 Apr. 2018 Nikko Asset Management taps Iwama for director role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. confirmed the appointment of Yoichiro Iwama as Outside Director. When he assumes the role, he is also to be appointed Chairman of the Firm's Board of Directors, effective 15 May. Nikko AM is focused on the highest standards of stewardsh
30 Apr. 2018 eVestment: Investors eye emerging markets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: US and Europe consultants and investors are showing increased interested in Emerging Markets Equity products, according to eVestment's newly release Advantage Trends report for Q1 of 2018. Emerging markets equities funds captured over 10% of all institutiona
27 Apr. 2018 FactSet and Quantopian to launch financial data analysis platform to capitalize on rapid data growth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services, and Quantopian, a crowd-sourced asset manager and creator of the open-source quantitative finance platform, today announced a new strategic relationship
27 Apr. 2018 Harvest Partners hires Oaktree's Campbell [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Harvest Partners, has announced that Doug Campbell has joined the Firm as a Partner, Operations. He will focus on partnering with management teams to accelerate value creation initiatives and drive performance in our portfolio companies. He joins from Oaktree Capital
27 Apr. 2018 Alternative investment manager Crestline Investors refinances $361m Denali Capital CLO XII [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional alternative investment management firm Crestline Investors, Inc., said that its unit, the Crestline Denali Capital, is refinancing all $361.0 million of rated securities of Denali Capital CL
25 Apr. 2018 Number of hedge funds, banks to trade in cyprocurrencies to increase this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of hedge funds and banks that will trade in cryptocurrencies are expected to increase this year, according to a survey by
25 Apr. 2018 Institutional investors step up use of ETFs in anticipation of return of volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by data provider Greenwich Associates showed that institutional investors in the U.S. are stepping up their use of exchange traded funds (ETFs) as they prepare their investment portfolios for the return of volatility and the shift to a rising interest rate e
24 Apr. 2018 Harvest Global Investments becomes first Chinese asset manager to partner with eVestment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Harvest Global Investments, the Asian and Chinese markets specialist asset manager, has become the first Chinese financial services firm to sign an agreement with eVestment to create efficiencies and bolster the effectiveness of its global databases, facilitating communic
24 Apr. 2018 Fintech startup uses blockchain to open up credit financing for small businesses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A fintech startup is utilizing the powers of the blockchain to create new possibilities for small businesses. Blockchain-based credit finance manager INVioU said that the platform's services are globally offered
23 Apr. 2018 Survey: February volatility spike prompts nearly half of investors to change their equity market outlook [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - February's spike in volatility caused nearly half (42.1%) of investors to adjust their equity market outlook, according to the results of a survey published today by BarclayHedge and Markov Processes International (MPI). The BarclayHedge, MPI Volatility Angst Survey c
23 Apr. 2018 Forte Securities to launch two UCITS funds on its global macro strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Forte Securities Limited (Forte Securities) will launch two UCITS funds on its Global Macro strategy on the Alpha UCITS Platform. Forte Securities is a London based securities broker and asset manager. Forte Securities provides institutional investors with a diverse range
19 Apr. 2018 Hedge fund assets rise to begin 2018 as HFRI tops equities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund capital increased in the first quarter of the year, rising to a seventh consecutive record as investors reduced equity market beta in favor of M&A-focused Event-Driven (ED) exposures and fixed income-based Relative Value Arbitrage (RVA) strategies. Total he
19 Apr. 2018 Crypto hedge funds hit with sharp losses in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds sustained a sharp drop last month, extending their loss to three consecutive months as prices of digital currencies plunged during the volatile period. BarclayHedge's newest index, the Barclay Cryptocurrency Traders Index, fell 29.
19 Apr. 2018 Hedge funds recover in mid-April as global markets gain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains through mid-April, buoyed by the recovery in the global financial markets as trade and tariff policy discussions proceeded while geopolitical tensions increased with missile strikes in Syria, data provider
18 Apr. 2018 Swiss CTA posts three consecutive positive months in Q1 (up 5.17%) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss-based Deep Field Capital's Singularity Managed Futures Program posted a net performance of +1.45% in March, beating the volatile markets and closed the first quarter of the year with +5.17%. Singul
18 Apr. 2018 Trade war, Facebook data breach drag CTAs and global equities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors' concern about an impending trade war between the U.S. and China, as well as the latest data breach at Facebook has fueled a continuation of declines in global equity markets as the
17 Apr. 2018 Stroock adds private funds partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adding another prominent member to its growing Private Funds group, Stroock welcomes Michael Emanuel, who has served as senior regulatory and compliance counsel at both big banks and leading investment management firms. He joins as a partner in the firm's New York office.
17 Apr. 2018 Glenmede hires Michael Dellapa [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Glenmede, a privately held and independently owned investment and wealth management firm with $40 billion in assets under management, today announced the appointment of Michael Dellapa, CFA, CAIA, as Portfolio Manager and Relationship Manager in Glenmede's Washington, D.C
17 Apr. 2018 deVere Group: Ripple will convert remaining crypto unbelievers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial adviser deVere Group said that ripple would be the main catalyst to ultimately drive potentials of cryptocurrencies, saying that the digital coin is seen to "convert the remaining cr
17 Apr. 2018 Market rebound helps hedge funds to bounce back [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The market rebound supported the hedge fund industry last week, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Report. CTAs strongly recovered thanks to the rise in oil prices and U.S. Treasury bond yields, said Lyxor AM se
16 Apr. 2018 Fidante partners adds senior hire to UK institutional business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fidante Partners, an international investment management business, announced the appointment of Hugh Ferrand to the Institutional Business Development team in its London office. Hugh has over 20 years' experience in institutional sales, principally as head of the In
13 Apr. 2018 eVestment: Hedge funds end March down -0.46% [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds had a down month in March, but there is more to this data point than meets the eye. March's overall negative hedge fund industry returns of -0.46% obscure the fact that just north of 50% of hedge funds tracked by eVestment had positive performance fo
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