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18 Sep. 2017 OPIM Partners ex-Pictet MD to launch new global macro fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd. (OPIM), a player in Asia's alternative investment industry has partnered with LEAD Investment Fund Management Company (Lead) to launch LEAD Absolute Return Fund SP (of Sunrise SPC), a Cayman domiciled fund for professional and institutional i
18 Sep. 2017 Inflows push European AIF and UCITS funds to record asset levels [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest Quarterly Statistical Release describing the trends in the European investment fund industry in the second quarter of 2017. The highlights of the developments in Q2 2017 inclu
15 Sep. 2017 Australasia-based alternative assets investors focus on real estate and real assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors based in Australia & New Zealand allocate to alternative assets at a lower rate than the global average: 61% of investors based in these countries allocate to at least one alternative asset class, compared to 78% of investors globally. However, just 40% of in
14 Sep. 2017 Preqin: Hedge funds return nearly 1% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds generated gains of 0.97% in August 2017, extending their streak to 10 consecutive months of positive returns. This has helped the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark post returns of 7.03% in 2017 so far, and 9.79% over the past 12 months.
14 Sep. 2017 Kettera expands Hydra marketplace to equity hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kettera Strategies LLC, which owns and operates Hydra, a global macro, FX, and commodity managed account marketplace, today announced the expansion of Hydra with the launch of Hydra Global Hedge offering access to equity-based hedge fund strategies. "The new Hydra Glo
14 Sep. 2017 Barclays, Novus launch equity indices using public filings of hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Barclays and Novus have joined forces to launch the Novus Barclays Public Ownership HF Conviction Index Family, a new family of equity indices that use public filings of hedge funds. This index family a new addition to the Barclays range of Quantitative Investment S
13 Sep. 2017 Highland Capital Management names Trey Parker Co-CIO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Highland Capital Management, L.P., a global alternative asset manager, announced today that Trey Parker has been named co-chief investment officer. Parker will join Highland co-founder Mark Okada in the CIO role overseeing the $13 billion investment platform. "This is
13 Sep. 2017 TOBAM continues rapid growth with new strategic senior hire [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TOBAM, the $8.5 billion Anti-Benchmark asset manager, has appointed Frédéric Jamet as Head of Trading and co-Head of Research. A renowned academic in the field of factor and smart beta investment, Mr. Jamet will add to TOBAM's existing leading edge expertise in these area
13 Sep. 2017 Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) becomes Standards Board for Alternative Investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the global standard-setting body for the alternative investment industry, has changed its name to the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI). The new name reflects the evolution of the industry and the ongoing development
13 Sep. 2017 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 0.76% in August (+5.16% YTD); CTAs and macro strategies shine as hedge funds continued uptrend with 0.76% gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds continued their uptrend and gained 0.76%1 in August, outperforming underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which grew 0.15% during the month. Almost all hedge fund strategies ended the month in the green, with CTA/managed futur
13 Sep. 2017 Multi-strategy leads IndexIQ hedge funds in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Multi-strategies lead five out of six IndexIQ hedge fund indexes higher in August, the investment solutions provider said in a statement. IndexIQ said that returns were led by the IQ Hedge Multi-Str
13 Sep. 2017 eVestment: Emerging markets outperformance continues in August [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In a strong month for the global hedge fund industry, emerging markets hedge funds continued to shine the brightest, according to the just-released August 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Brazil-focused funds lead the pack in August with +5.34% perf
12 Sep. 2017 BarclayHedge BTOP50 Index returns 1.87% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders showed solid gains of 1.87% in August according to a flash estimate of the BarclayHedge BTOP50. For the year to date period, the index is down 2.39%. "Managed futures had its best month of the year and the best returns since June 2016 in August
12 Sep. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.38% In August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.38% in August, outperforming the 0.29% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid Alt
12 Sep. 2017 Orchard launches new credit platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Orchard Platform has rolled out Deals as a part of its new platform launch. With the addition of Deals to their suite of technology solutions for loan originators and institutional investors, Orchard Platform takes the next step in their evolution. Deals is a global netwo
12 Sep. 2017 MFA welcomes new staff, announces promotions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA), a trade association for the global alternative investment industry, announced new members of its Executive Management Team. Each of these individuals will report directly to MFA's President and CEO Richard H. Baker and serve on the Managem
12 Sep. 2017 Clearstream and HedgePole partner on new alternative fund data service [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Post-trade services provider Clearstream, which is part of Deutsche Börse Group, and HedgePole, a well-established specialist service and technology provider for hedge funds price and reference data, have entered into a cooperation agreement to provide the market with enh
12 Sep. 2017 GoldenTree Asset Management establishes presence in Australia to develop business in Asia-Pacific [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional global asset management firm GoldenTree Asset Management LP is establishing its presence in Australia as part of its latest expansion in the Asia-Pacific region to benefits its investors. In a s
12 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds post strong gains so far in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index headed north in the first week of September as the index recorded strong gains with global macro and event-driven funds leading the performers. The former thrived from the outperformance of EMU (European Economic and Monetary Union) stocks
11 Sep. 2017 Despite Brexit uncertainty London remains on top [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Z/Yen publishes the twenty-second Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 22). Z/Yen are delighted to be working in collaboration with the China Development Institute (CDI). The GFCI rates 92 financial centres. There is an overall drop in confidence amongst the leading c
11 Sep. 2017 AccuWeather predicts economic cost of Harvey, Irma to be $290 billion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AccuWeather reports aIt has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, h
11 Sep. 2017 Comment: The emerging-market rally is far from over [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Afraid you've missed the rally in emerging-market (EM) assets? Don't be. Responsibl
11 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds, risk parity strategies gain in August despite tensions in Koran Peninsula [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The simmering tension on the Korean Peninsula, as well as Hurricane Harvey, have failed to diminish the strong performances of hedge funds and risk parity strategies, with equity hedge and macro strategies leading the HFRI to the tenth consecutive monthly advance, a
08 Sep. 2017 Man Group receives approval for private fund management license in China [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group, the global active investment management firm, announced that it has successfully registered with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) as a private securities investment fund manager. The Private Securities Investment Fund Manager (PFM) license gr
08 Sep. 2017 Catalyst Funds completes acquisition of Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative-focused mutual fund company Catalyst Funds had completed its acquisition of the Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund which has now been rebranded as Catalyst/Exceed Defined Shield Fund (SHIIX). The company
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