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18 Jul. 2017 Trian takes aim at Procter & Gamble [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist Investor Nelson Peltz wants a board seat at Procter & Gamble and is launching a proxy fight to get it. The move was first reported by the W
17 Jul. 2017 Artko Capital LP returns 28.5% net of fees in its 2nd year [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Artko Capital LP - Investing in small/micro cap companies and special situations within a concentrated portfolio - writes on
17 Jul. 2017 Oaktree to assume management of two Fifth Street development companies [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Oaktree Capital Management, L.P, which is part of Oaktree Capital Group, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Oaktree will become the new investment adviser to two business development companies (BDCs): Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC)
17 Jul. 2017 UBS AM receives license from China [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: UBS Asset Management's wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), UBS Asset Management (Shanghai) Limited, has been granted a Private Fund Management (PFM) license from the Asset M
14 Jul. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 0.04% in June, Capital Movement Index declines 1.80% in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2017 measured 0.04% (3.50% YTD) (chart). Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index de
14 Jul. 2017 Hudson Bay objects to Sabra's proposed acquisition of Care Capital Properties [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Hudson Bay Capital Management LP, a New York-based investment manager which own approximately 3.2% of the common stock of Sabra Healt
14 Jul. 2017 Toscafund reveals positive returns across the board [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Toscafund Asset Management LLP continues to outperform across all strategies, according to an announcement from the firm, which reported its net YTD returns up to the end of June. The Tosca gl
14 Jul. 2017 Quant funds' share of the hedge fund industry [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: RCM Alternatives writes on Harvest Exchange: There are many ways to define what constitutes a quantitative hedge fund, but we're quite certa
14 Jul. 2017 Tages Capital completes financing of its energy portfolio for $410.42m [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investment manager Tages Capital SGR, a unit of Tages Group, said that its alternative investment fund specializing in the solar infrastructure sect
14 Jul. 2017 Dutch hedge fund Saemor sees less optimism in Europe for second half [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Netherlands-based asset manager Saemor Capital said that after three strong quarters of earnings upgrades, companies are showing less optimism heading into the second half of the year partly caused by the s
13 Jul. 2017 Magnetar Capital expands energy footprint with new Houston office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm, announced today the opening of a new office at Heritage Plaza in downtown Houston, Texas, to support the firm's expansion of its energy franchise. "Magnetar is establishing a Houston office to manage th
13 Jul. 2017 AXA IM's Rosenberg Equities appoints Kathryn McDonald as head of sustainable investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AXA Investment Managers' (AXA IM) Rosenberg Equities today announces the appointment of Kathryn McDonald as Head of Sustainable Investing as part of their commitment to integrating ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations into all of AXA IM Rosenberg Equi
13 Jul. 2017 Madison Capital Funding closes a $325 million CLO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Madison Capital Funding LLC, today announced the closing of MCF CLO VI LLC, a $325 million collateralized loan obligation. The CLO will have a 5.5 year reinvestment period. Proceeds will be available to partially fund eligible loans. Madison Capital will serve as origina
13 Jul. 2017 Already above average, Singapore high-networth investors add hedge funds and alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An above-average proportion of Singaporean HNW wealth is allocated to alternative investments - the majority of which is held in hedge funds, according to the latest research by ReportLinker. In its report entitled, Wealth in Singapore: HNW Investors 2017
12 Jul. 2017 Warrington Asset Management wins Pinnacle Award's 5-year best options strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Warrington Asset Management's Strategic Program won the 2017 Pinnacle Award's 5-Year Best Options Strategy. For six years, the Pinnacle Awards have recognized excellence in trading in the managed futures space. Warrington has been nominated four times, and brought home th
12 Jul. 2017 FS Investments appoints former Magnetar COO as head of strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FS Investments, a leading alternative asset manager with more than $20 billion in assets under management, has hired Michael Carter as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy. Mr. Carter will be based in the firm's Philadelphia headquarters, serve on the firm
12 Jul. 2017 Tages Capital launches Macro UCITS Alternative Fund with Atreaus Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital LLP. (Tages), in partnership with New York-based alternative investment manager, Atreaus Capital, LP (Atreaus), today announced the launch of the Tages Atreaus Macro UCITS Fund (the Fund). This comes as the UK-based investment manager continues to expand its
12 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds end five-month growth with losses of 0.19% in June (3.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds ended their five-month winning streak, down 0.19%1 for June 2017 based on preliminary numbers for the month. The average return of the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was drawn into negative territory in June as developed market mandates underperformed their emer
12 Jul. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index falls -0.02% in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned -0.02% in June, slightly underperforming the 0.03% return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid A
12 Jul. 2017 Traditional assets continue migrating to passives, alternatives, specialties and solutions [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to the Boston Consulting Group's latest report on the global asset management industry, the decade-long migration of investments from traditional active-core assets to passives, alternatives, specialties, and solutions will persist, squeezing tr
12 Jul. 2017 Credit Suisse investor survey: institutional investors win on lowering fees [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Institutional investors are making headway when it comes to lowering hedge fund fees, according to the mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey from Credit Suisse. The survey included responses from 200 global institutional investors representing almost $66
12 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds extend gains, up +0.13% in June (+3.26% YTD) - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds returned an average of +0.13% in June, +0.84% in Q2 and +3.26% YTD in 2017, according to eVestment's just-released June 2017 Hedge Fund Performance Report. Overseas and emerging markets funds continue to offer big returns, with India, China, Africa/M
11 Jul. 2017 BlueMountain Capital hires Lee Kempler as Chief Operating Officer for investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BlueMountain Capital Management, a private absolute return investment firm with $22 billion in assets under management, announced today that Lee Kempler had joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer for Investments, effective June 12, 2017. In this newly-created pos
11 Jul. 2017 Repricing of monetary policy normalization saw hedge funds flat in first week of July [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The repricing of tapering expectations continued in the first week of July, bolstered by the French auction, broken technical resistance, and by strong European economic prints. It pushed yields further up and saw the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index nearly flat at -0.1% from
11 Jul. 2017 Hedge funds continue winning streak for eight consecutive months, up 0.4 in June (+3.68 YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continued its winning streak with eight consecutive months of steady gains in June and the 15th gain in the last 16 months, as the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates and oil prices extended sharp declines, while equity market volatility remained ne
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