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13 Nov. 2017 Systematica to launch new UCITS- compliant fund for UK and European Investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Systematica Investments [Systematica], the technology-driven manager focused on a quantitative and systematic investment approach, has extended its portfolio offering to a broader investor base through the launch of a new UCITS fund based on the Systematica Alternative Ri
13 Nov. 2017 OPIM partners with Marinius Research to launch latest Cayman quant fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd. (OPIM), an Asia hedge fund platform, has partnered with Marinius Research (Cayman) to launch Marinius Fund, a Cayman-domiciled hedge fund for professional investors. Managed by Portfolio Manager Richmond Lee, the Fund seeks to generate
13 Nov. 2017 Three Wells Fargo's closed-end funds extend share repurchase programs [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wells Fargo Funds Management said that three of its closed-end funds will extend their open-market share repurchase programs. The three close-end funds include the Wells Fargo Income Opportunities Fund (EAD); Wells Fargo Utilities and High Income Fund (ERH); and the
10 Nov. 2017 Ram Ramaswamy joins Neuberger Berman Breton Hill Team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Neuberger Berman, a global, independent, employee-owned investment manager, further enhanced its quantitative investment capabilities announcing that Ram Ramaswamy has joined as Managing Director, Head of Investment Solutions for the Neuberger Berman Breton Hill team.
10 Nov. 2017 October Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.96% (+8.31% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds extended their winning streak to 12 months with a 0.96% gain in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index is up 8.31% for the year and has gained 10.40% since the current winning streak began in November 2016. "
10 Nov. 2017 Eaton Vance, Oaktree to launch diversified credit NextShares fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eaton Vance Management, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp., today announced the expected mid-November launch of Eaton Vance Oaktree Diversified Credit NextShares, a new Eaton Vance-sponsored exchange-traded managed fund. Eaton Vance will advise the fund and Oaktree Capital
10 Nov. 2017 Long/short strategies top performers in October for Index IQ hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Long/short strategies were the top performers in the IndexIQ family of IQ Hedge Indexes. The IQ Hedge Long/Short Index, up 1.59% in the month, followed by the IQ Hedge Global Macro Index, which returned
10 Nov. 2017 Mubadala, CDC International Capital, and Bpifrance sign investment agreement [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Mubadala Investment Company will join CDC International Capital in direct investments alongside sovereign wealth funds, and Bpifrance, in a new investment vehicle aimed at private and direct investments in the French economy. Mubadala Investment Company is t
10 Nov. 2017 eVestment: 80% of hedge funds in the black YTD 2017, aiming for strongest year since 2013 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Following tough years in 2015 and 2016, the hedge fund industry is on pace to see its best aggregate performance since 2013, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Eighty percent of the industry is positive in
09 Nov. 2017 Icahn investigated over role in Trump administration [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist investor Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed over his efforts to change biofuel policy while an advisor to President Trump,
08 Nov. 2017 Quantitative CTA hedge funds top gainers in October as industry posts strongest return since July 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Quantitative CTA strategies, complemented by equity and fixed income strategies helped push hedge funds to a strong finish in October, allowing the HFRI to post its twelfth consecutive p
08 Nov. 2017 Grandstanding politicians wrong on "Paradise Papers', offshore finance is legitimate and beneficial [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: International financial consultancy deVere Group founder and CEO Nigel Green said that grandstanding politicians are wrong on the Paradise Papers debate, pointing out that offshore financing is legitimate and a
08 Nov. 2017 Vickram David promoted to President at Kingdon Capital Management [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Vickram David, head of Strategy and Investor Relations and a member of Kingdon's Executive Committee, has been promoted to president, according to sources familiar with the fund. Mark Kingdon, founder, remains as CEO, and Michael Mackey serves as CIO. As
07 Nov. 2017 Beachhead Capital Management taps Ghemawat to lead research advisory board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Beachhead Capital Management, an investment advisory firm that specializes in liquid alternative investments, has announced that Dr. Pankaj Ghemawat, one of the world's leading experts on competition and strategy, has joined to oversee the firm's Research Advisory Board,
07 Nov. 2017 BlueMountain Capital Management brings on new portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, a private diversified alternative asset management firm with approximately $21 billion in assets under management, today announced that Albert Selius has joined the firm as a portfolio manager overseeing insurance-linked investments.
07 Nov. 2017 Paper: The role of strategy distinctiveness in hedge fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Abstract This paper proposes a new measure of strategy distinctiveness for hedge funds, termed the Dispersion Contribution Index (DCI). This measure is based on a fund's return-distance from the mean return of same-style funds. We find that funds with more distinc
07 Nov. 2017 Hedge funds close October on positive note as cautious central banks push markets up north [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds closed October on a positive note as markets kept on heading north, supported by very cautious central banks, multiplying evidences of a macro-acceleration, and by decent earnings reports. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.4% from 24 October to 31(+3.
07 Nov. 2017 Quantamental based hedge fund Goldsky Asset up 16.05% through September, beating its benchmark [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Quantmental and behavioral science based hedge fund focusing on global equities Goldsky Asset Management was up 16.05% through September, beating its index benchmark by 7.94%. Since inception
06 Nov. 2017 Mario Gabelli's GAMCO backs Gondor Capital hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Billionaire Mario Gabelli, the founder of the Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors), is backing New York-based hedge fund management firm Gondor
03 Nov. 2017 Robert Mercer steps down from leadership role at Renaissance Technologies. [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Robert Mercer is stepping down from his role as co-chief executive of quantitative hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, the Financial Times is
01 Nov. 2017 William Candelaria joins DLA Piper's Finance practice in New York [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DLA Piper announced that William Candelaria has joined the firm's Finance practice as a partner in the New York office. Candelaria has more than 20 years of experience advising on cross-border financings, with particular focus on Latin America. He has advised compani
01 Nov. 2017 Prelude Growth Partners launches, will focus on growth equity [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Prelude Growth Partners today announced its launch as a private equity firm focused on providing growth capital and value-added operating support to high potential, fast-growing consumer brands. The firm is founded by Neda Daneshzadeh and Alicia Sontag, who bring a combi
01 Nov. 2017 Lodbrok Capital appoints industry veteran from CQS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lodbrok Capital, a specialised investment manager focused on the European credit market, has announced the appointment of Adam Sorab as Partner. This follows a period of organic growth and the successful launch of the Lodbrok European Credit Opportunities Fund in May 2017
01 Nov. 2017 Study says interaction between trading desk and portfolio managers is crucial [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by research and advisory firm Celent titled Managers Want Their Order Management and Portfolio Management to be One and written by Celent's Securities & Investments practice Senior Analyst Jay W
01 Nov. 2017 BNY Mellon Investment Management completes credit income fund IPO with $140m [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BNY Mellon's investment management and wealth management unit
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