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27 Jul. 2017 Nuveen names Frank van Etten CIO for Multi-Asset Solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nuveen, a leading global investment manager, appointed Frank van Etten as Chief Investment Officer for Multi-Asset Solutions. Reporting to the President of Nuveen Advisory Services, Margo Cook, van Etten will be responsible for delivering multi-asset solutions to clients
26 Jul. 2017 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index down -0.62% in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended June 2017 down 0.62% MOM on an asset weighted basis and down 0.75% MOM on an equal weighted basis.
26 Jul. 2017 iCapital Network set to democratize alternative investments completes $50m financing round [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: iCapital Network announced the completion of its $50m financing round with investments from Morgan Stanley Investment Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc., and lead investor BlackRock underscoring importance of alternative investments and market-leading technolo
25 Jul. 2017 Jersey players institutionalize first regulated crypto-currency hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - JTC, a Jersey based provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services to institutional and private clients, together with law firm Carey Olsen and investment manager Global Advisors Holdings Limited (both also based on Jersey) has confirmed the provision of fund administ
25 Jul. 2017 Technology, communications and consumer non cyclical push event driven hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event-driven hedge fund strategies extended their winning streak from the week covering 11 July to 18 on the back of positions in the technology, consumer non cyclical and communications sectors. The Lyxor Event Driven Broad Index was up 0.7% during the period (+6.3
25 Jul. 2017 Seward & Kissel launches new compliance service [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The law firm that formed the first hedge fund - Seward & Kissel - has launched a new compliance service for asset managers. Seward & Kissel Regulatory Compliance, or SKRC, offers full-scale regulatory compliance consulting solutions provided by the firm's attor
24 Jul. 2017 S&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: July notifications 2.57% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 2017 measured 2.57%, down from 3.59% in June. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator of 2.57% for July 2017 represents a year-over-year improvement from the 2.95% reported in July 2016," said Bi
24 Jul. 2017 BlueMountain Capital hires Claudio Macchetto to lead platform distribution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, a leading diversified alternative asset manager with $22 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that Claudio Macchetto has joined as Head of Platform Distribution, a newly created position at the firm, effective July 10
24 Jul. 2017 GFC redux: Why Millennials are now investing more like their Depression-era grandparents than their Boomer parents [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Legg Mason Global Asset Management writes on Harvest Exchange Despite one of the longest bull markets in memory, the 2007-8 Global Financial Crisis and the ensuin
24 Jul. 2017 Investors allocate $7.5 billion to hedge funds in Q2 -eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors allocated a net $7.5 billion into hedge funds in the second quarter, according to the latest June/Q2 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Total flows for the first half were $20.7 billion. On a strategy basis, the party may be over for Macro
24 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds gain non-stop in first half of 2017 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Preqin's Hedge Fund index is up 4.87% in H1-17 (0.57% in June) and in its eight consecutive month of positive performance, just like the
24 Jul. 2017 Beachhead makes the case for solving major limitations of equity long/short investing [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Alternative investment manager Beachhead Capital Management has released a new report whose title says it all: "Rethinking equity long/short allocations for retail investors: how to solve poor performance, excessive fees and blow-up risk." The re
20 Jul. 2017 EFAMA and AMIC publish joint report on the use of leverage in investment funds in Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and the International Capital Market Association's (ICMA) Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) published on 19 July a joint paper analysing how and why leverage is used in investment funds in Europe,
20 Jul. 2017 Investors increased allocations to hedge funds in 2Q as HFRI Composite Index posted eighth consecutive monthly gain [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund industry capital increased to a fourth consecutive quarterly record in 2Q17, as investor allocations outweighed redemptions for the first time since 3Q15. Total hedge fund capital rose to $3.1 trillion, a quarterly increase of $34.1 billion, driven by ne
20 Jul. 2017 Barclay CTA Index falls 0.98% in June, BTOP50 Index declines as well [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders lost 0.98% in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. This was the largest monthly decline so far this year as the Index is down 1.65% through the first two quarters of 2017. The BTOP50 Index, which tracks the 50 large
20 Jul. 2017 Beta Blockers: Why investors may need more exposure to uncorrelated hedge fund strategies. [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: While dozens of distinct hedge-fund strategies have developed over the years, and dozens more styles within those strategies,
20 Jul. 2017 Despite current limits, robo-advisors will be preferred investment solution for retail, gain importance for affluent and high net worth [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Flynt, a Swiss FinTech focusing on proprietary technology platform for private and institutional clients, has published a brief paper on "Investing in the world of robo-advice and passive instruments". As investors will become more reluctant to pay for investment advi
20 Jul. 2017 NY hedge fund body thinks quant funds best fundamental investing [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Quantitative investing has been experiencing a resurgence of interest among investors in alternative investments -fueled by big data, ever-more sophisticated algorithms and increasingly efficient technologies. Given investors' interest in quantitative investment funds, t
19 Jul. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Rises 0.37% in June (+4.41% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 0.37% in June according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index has risen every month this year, as well as in 11 of the past 12-months, and is up 4.41% for 2017. "The hedge fund industry continues to show broad strength,
19 Jul. 2017 Northern Trust announces leadership changes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust Corporation announced today that Stephen N. Potter, President of Northern Trust Asset Management, will be appointed as Vice Chairman with responsibilities including oversight of key strategic initiatives and the development of select clients and prospects a
19 Jul. 2017 Spruce Investment Advisors to collaborate with Old Farm Partners on investment opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Spruce Investment Advisors, the asset manager and Chief Investment Officer for family offices and charitable institutions, today announced an agreement with Old Farm Partners. Under the terms of the agreement, Spruce and Old Farm Partners will collaborate to identify new
19 Jul. 2017 Hedge fund gains reach 4.87% in the first half of 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry continued its recent run of consistent gains in June, returning 0.57% for the month, reports research house Preqin. This is the eighth consecutive month of positive performance for the industry, surpassing the seven-month period recorded in March-S
18 Jul. 2017 Largest 100 alternative asset managers increased assets under management by 10% in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The world's largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10% in 2016, rising to $4 trillion, according to the 2017 edition of Willis Towers Watson's (NASDAQ:WLTW)
18 Jul. 2017 Gemini Companies nabs SEC's Hourihan for compliance role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Brian Hourihan has been appointed Regulatory Compliance Officer for Northern Lights Compliance Services, a sister firm of Gemini Fund Services, and Northern Lights Distributors, all part of the Gemini Companies. In his new role, Mr. Hourihan will be responsible for workin
18 Jul. 2017 KKR eyes the future with succession plan [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: One of the most iconic private equity firms has announced what the future will look like without the leaders that make up its name. Today, KKR appointed Joe Bae and Scott Nuttall as Co-Presidents and Co-Chief Operating Officers of KKR and members of KKR's Board
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