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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
30 Jan. 2018 O'Shaughnessy Asset Management names Patrick O'Shaughnessy CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - O'Shaughnessy Asset Management (OSAM), a quantitative money management firm with approximately $6.9 billion in assets under management (AUM) and assets under advisement (AUA), announced that it has named Patrick O'Shaughnessy, CFA, as the firm's CEO. He succeeds Jim O'Sha
30 Jan. 2018 Comvest Credit Partners closes fourth direct lending fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Comvest Credit Partners announced today the final close of Comvest Capital IV, L.P. and affiliated funds, with total equity commitments of $836 million, exceeding the initial fundraising target of $650 million. Together with fund-level leverage, total available capital is
30 Jan. 2018 Madison Capital Funding executes leadership succession plan [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Madison Capital Funding, a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, today announced that effective June 30, 2018, Christopher Taylor, Managing Director, will succeed Hugh Wade as CEO. At that time, Mr. Wade will become Chairman of the firm until his retirement in De
30 Jan. 2018 Ninepoint Partners signs deal with Redwood Asset to manage UIT Alternative Health Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Toronto, Canada-based independent investment manager Ninepoint Partners LP has entered into a strategic deal with investment fund manager Redwood Asset Management Inc. to purchase the right to manage the UIT Alternative Health Fund, the companies said in a
30 Jan. 2018 CTAs leading hedge fund surge in early 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are starting the 2018 with an extension of their winning streak as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1.6% up to January 23 with CTAs outperforming. Models extended their gains, fostered by supportive trend following conditions in the equity and commodity
29 Jan. 2018 BNP Paribas Asset Management launches Global Equity Absolute Return Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) announces the launch of Parvest Global Equity Absolute Return Strategy (Parvest GEARS), a sub-fund of the Parvest UCITS V SICAV registered under Luxembourg law. With equity valuations considered expensive at current market levels
29 Jan. 2018 Pendo Systems targets the insurance sector with their proven Pendo Machine Learning Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pendo Systems, led by industry veteran Pamela Pecs Cytron, today announced their intention to target the Insurance sector with their Pendo Machine Learning Platform (PMLP). With advanced machine learning capabilities at its core, the Pendo Machine Learning Platform is a u
29 Jan. 2018 Survey reveals investment managers greatest implementation challenge around MiFID II [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Close to 50 percent of investment managers and consultants surveyed at Northern Trust's annual Regulatory and Depositary conference cited client reporting as the greatest implementation challenge presented by MiFID II. The survey of more than 100 attendees at the
29 Jan. 2018 Bullcoin Foundation launches ICO for cryptocurrency hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Bullcoin Foundation has launched last week an initial coin offering (ICO) for a cryptocurrency hedge fund that will offer a diversified portfolio of more than 50 high-potential cryptocurrencies. In a
29 Jan. 2018 Machine learning behind Aussie hedge fund's solid outperformance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Goldsky Asset Management, an Australia-based hedge fund specializing in quantmental and behavioral science focused global equity investing, is reporting a perfect year in 2017 with positive gains every month. Goldsk
26 Jan. 2018 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +0.80% in December (+9.68% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +0.80% for the month (+9.68% YTD), while the S&P 500 rose +0.98% (+19.51% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.44% (+25.57% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index rose +0.43% (+28.29% YT
26 Jan. 2018 DiligenceVault partners with AIMA, AITEC, ILPA, UNPRI [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DiligenceVault, a data-driven platform for investment research and due diligence, is excited to announce a partnership milestone in digitization and standardization of industry data. DiligenceVault has signed agreements with the following thought leaders: Alternative Inve
26 Jan. 2018 Amplify ETF 'joins' Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Amplify ETF, an active ETF based on blockchain-based technology, can now be tracked in the recently launched Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index, a joint collaboration between Emerita Capital Indices and EQM Indexes
26 Jan. 2018 NACUBO-Commonfund study: educational endowments feel long-term return pressure, alts rebound [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Data gathered from 809 U.S. colleges and universities for the 2017 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE) show that participating institutions' endowments returned an average of 12.2 percent (net of fees) for the 2017 fiscal year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2
25 Jan. 2018 Alger launches Alger 25 Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fred Alger Management, Inc. is pleased to announce a further expansion of its suite of focused portfolios with the launch of the Alger 25 Fund. The Fund is a focused portfolio of approximately 25 high-conviction stocks managed by Dr. Ankur Crawford, Senior Vice President
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