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18 Dec. 2017 Air of uncertainty in fixed income strategies as quantitative easing ends [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: There is an air of uncertainty in fixed income strategies as the Fed ended quantitative easing. A recent survey by BarclayHedge amongst fu
18 Dec. 2017 Another hedge fund backs Sir Chris Hohn in fight against London Stock Exchange [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Add Lone Pine Capital in the growing list of hedge funds who have thrown their support to activist hedge fund manager Sir Chris Hohn, manager of The Children's Investment (TCI) fund, to remove Donald Brydon from the board of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), reported
15 Dec. 2017 Glenmede Investment Management brings on Lowry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Glenmede Investment Management, a privately owned, independent asset management firm, today announced the appointment of Samantha Lowry as Director of Institutional Markets. Lowry will focus on delivering GIM's investment capabilities to a broad institutional audienc
15 Dec. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance -0.40% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2017 measured -0.40%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.18% in December. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a net outflow f
15 Dec. 2017 Barclay CTA Index Up 0.06% in November (+0.25% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, indicates a 0.06% gain in November. Year to date, the index is up 0.25%. "Choppy waters made for tough sailing in November," says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. "Although ongo
15 Dec. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.32% in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.32% in November, outperforming the 0.07% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid
15 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds maintain 13 months winning streak, up 0.40% in November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have sustained its winning streak with 13 months of consecutive positive returns as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated incremental gains in November of 0.40% (+9.93% YTD), data provider
15 Dec. 2017 iCapital Network acquires PE platform from Deutsche Bank's asset management unit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: FinTech company iCapital Network has acquired the US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank. The US Private Equity Access Fund Platform is comprised of 33 fund families representing 53 onshore and offshore vehicle
14 Dec. 2017 Warrington Asset Management names Edward den Dooven as managing director and head of Strategic Business Development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Warrington Asset Management, a Dallas-based discretionary macrohedge fund, announced that Edward den Dooven has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Strategic Business Development and Investor Relations. Mr. den Dooven, who has been in the hedge fund business
14 Dec. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.62% in November (+9.08% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 0.62% in November according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index is up 9.08% in 2017, and has had 13 consecutive winning months during which it gained 11.20% return. "The possibility that the US Senate might pass a tax
14 Dec. 2017 eVestment: hedge funds extend winning streak [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with +0.47% average returns for the month, according to the latest Hedge Fund Performance Report from eVestment. Activists, long/short and quant equity strategies are producing
14 Dec. 2017 Cordium: manual processes leave firms exposed to risk [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Only 2% of capital markets firms have a fully automated compliance support program. This high level of dependence on manual processes leaves the industry open to errors, gaps in compliance, a lack of agility in reporting during an audit and ultimately the risk o
14 Dec. 2017 Tages Capital's UCITS absolute return funds to be distributed by Allfunds Bank [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: European-based alternative asset manager Tages Capital has secured a deal with Allfunds Bank allowing its Luxembourg domiciled range of UCITS ab
13 Dec. 2017 HFR launches blockchain, cryptocurrency indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reflecting the explosive growth in investor interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, HFR® today announced the launch of two new indices, the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index, the first family of indices designed to capture per
13 Dec. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance -0.40%; Capital Movement Index: December net flows decline 0.18% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2017 measured -0.40%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.18% in December. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a net ou
13 Dec. 2017 Interactive Brokers Group reverses stance on bitcoin to offer futures trading on CME platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fresh from a successful offering of bitcoin futures trade for the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) since Sunday night of December 10, global electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.
12 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds on track to post 12 consecutive months of gains in an annual year for the first time on record since 1999 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.24% during the month of November, with 2017 year-to-date returns coming in at 7.19%. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local), gained 1.16% in November with its 2017 year-to-date returns coming in at 16.17%.
12 Dec. 2017 CTA performance continues to improve in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services today announces the November 2017 performance data for its SG CTA indices. Following the improvement in performance in October, the CTA Index continued its positive run as it was up +0.30% in November, increasing gains for the year to 1
12 Dec. 2017 Corrections in IT hurt long/short equity hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The first week of December saw sector rotations that caused headwinds for hedge funds. The correction in IT stocks saw a momentum reversal that impacted L/S equity strategies negatively, with the Lyxor L/S Equity Broad Index falling -1.3% from 28 November to 05 Dec
11 Dec. 2017 Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act
11 Dec. 2017 Hedge fund L1 Capital acquires more than 10% of New Zealand telco [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager L1 Capital, a hedge fund firm based in Melbourne with offices in New York and London, has acquired more than 10% in Chorus, the largest telecommunications company in New Zealand. The New
08 Dec. 2017 SYZ develops its private banking offering by launching sustainable advisory project in partnership with the World Bank [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Advisory of Banque SYZ has successfully launched a new bond product issued by the World Bank (IBRD) and linked to a basket of developed market stocks that meet SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) criteria. In partnership with the World Bank (IBRD), Banque SYZ
08 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds gain as economy, M&A accelerate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended 2017 gains through November, driven by ongoing U.S. economic growth and significant merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to data released today by HFR, the established global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global he
08 Dec. 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management ETF expands exposure to managed futures hedge fund style [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is expanding its exposure to the managed futures hedge fund style with the launch of JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF) as it forays across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets. Joanna Gallegos, U.S. head of
08 Dec. 2017 Surge in cryptocurrency signals dawn of financial tech era, but bitcoin is still a major gamble [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent financial services firm deVere Group said that bitcoin's strong surge signals the dawn of the financial technology era. However, deVere Group founder and Chief Executive O
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