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10 Jul. 2018 New Alpha's incubator invests in Gaspal Gestion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Emergence, the asset management incubator backed by New Alpha has invested in Paris-based investment manager Gaspal Gestion. Gaspal Gestion is the second inve
10 Jul. 2018 Hedge funds up 1.2% in the first half of 2018 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds eeked out positive performance in the first half of 2018, despite growing uncertainty over the global trade war. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declined -0.46 percent for the month of June, according to data released today by HFR. Gains
09 Jul. 2018 Indar Capital launches European Special Opportunities Fund following strategic investment by Tages Capital [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Indar Capital LLP announced today that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Tages Capital LLP as anchor investor for the imminent launch of the Indar European Special Opportunities Fund, which implements an opportunistic deep value plus catalyst strategy fo
06 Jul. 2018 Pantheon opens Tokyo office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pantheon has today announced the opening of its office in Tokyo. This will be our seventh international office and marks a milestone in the development and growth of Pantheon's Japanese business. We would also like to welcome three new members of staff, all Japanese
06 Jul. 2018 Institutional investors fear inflation will cut real value of bond yields, turn to asset-backed securities [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Nearly nine out of 10 institutional investors (88%) have some degree of concern that inflation will erode the real value of bond yields over the next one to two years, according to new research by Managing Partners Group (MPG), the international asset management group. 5
06 Jul. 2018 Shareholder Value Management calls for Mears Group chairman's ouster [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Shareholder Value Management AG, a Frankfurt based investment manager is calling for the ouster of Mears Group Chairman Bob Holt. SVM has an 8.39 percent stake in the company and says that the lack of an independent chairman at the social housing company is
06 Jul. 2018 Alan Howard, Jens-Peter Stein invest in Quant Insight [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Quant Insight, a macro research firm that provides quantitative analysis and investment ideas to hedge funds, has closed its latest funding round with investments from Brevan Howard's Alan Howard and Stone Milliner Asset Management's Jens-Peter Stein. Th
06 Jul. 2018 CTAs show uplift 0.55% in June (-4.67% YTD) [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Societe Generale Prime Services announced the June 2018 performance data for its SG CTA indices. Index / June 2018 / YTD SG CTA Index / 0.55% / -4.67% SG CTAM Index / 0.96% / -4.70% SG Trend Index / 1.06% / -5.16% SG STTI / -0.42% / 0.69% SG Tren
05 Jul. 2018 Investor base of European hedge funds doubles since 2008 as industry outperforms and reaches EUR 600bn assets [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: As of March 2018 Europe-based hedge fund managers hold EUR587bn in assets under management. The hedge fund industry in Europe has seen robust growth in recent years, with assets increasing by almost 10% in 2017 alone. This may be partly driven by strong inflows: 52% o
04 Jul. 2018 IOSCO seeks feedback on proposed good practices for commodities storage and delivery [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is requesting feedback on proposed good or sound practices to assist relevant storage infrastructures and their oversight bodies to identify and address issues that could affect commodity deriva
30 Jun. 2018 North Wall Capital expands investment team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - North Wall Capital, an alternative investment firm focused on providing flexible private capital to UK and European businesses, announced today the addition of two new Principals to the investment team. Simon Latimer has joined North Wall Capital from Fortress Investment
30 Jun. 2018 Campbell Lutyens makes two senior hires in US [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Campbell Lutyens, the leading global and independent private capital advisor, has further strengthened its senior team in the US with the recent appointments of Mike Bolner and Yokasta Segura-Baez as Principals. Campbell Lutyens' US-based team has grown to 30 people acros
29 Jun. 2018 North Cost Partners launches opportunity fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - North Coast Partners, a real estate investment company, today announced the launch of the Detroit Opportunity Fund, which will focus on investing in newly designated Opportunity Zones in the Detroit area. The Detroit Opportunity Fund is the first of several geographically
29 Jun. 2018 eVestment: Hedge fund AUM falls slightly in May [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After being just slightly positive in April 2018, hedge fund AUM was just slightly negative in May of this year, with investors pulling $1.59 billion from the industry during the month, according to the latest asset flows report from eVestment. Overall year-
28 Jun. 2018 HFR launches risk premia index family with 40 asset & style indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFR today announced the launch of the HFR Bank Systematic Risk Premia Indices, the most comprehensive family of Risk Premia indices available to investors and managers. The family of indices includes 40 indices efficiently delineated along a nested matrix of established r
27 Jun. 2018 New Jersey's Rosenstock heads to Man FRM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man FRM, Man Group's alternative investment specialist, today announces the appointment of Samantha Rosenstock as Sector Head of Relative Value and Private Markets. She will be based in New York and report to Jens Foehrenbach, Chief Investment Officer at Man FRM. S
27 Jun. 2018 Laura Hegarty joins Eaton Partners to focus on hedge fund distribution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eaton Partners, one of the largest placement agents and advisory firms, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF), has hired Laura Hegarty as a Managing Director, based in San Francisco. Ms. Hegarty, an industry veteran with nearly 20 years of
27 Jun. 2018 Alcentra expands US direct lending team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alcentra Limited and Alcentra NY, LLC, an alternative fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon Investment Management (IM), today announced the expansion of its U.S. Direct Lending team with the appointments of Suhail A. Shaikh and Peter M. Glaser as Managing Directors and C
26 Jun. 2018 PAAMCO launches seeding platform for emerging hedge funds, partners with Texas pension fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC ("PAAMCO") has created the PAAMCO Launchpad, a co-investment platform for seeding and supporting emerging hedge
23 Jun. 2018 NFA takes emergency enforcement against Golden Point Capital Management and principal Glenn Graham [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The NFA announced today that it has taken an emergency enforcement action against Golden Point Capital Management LLC (Golden Point), an NFA Member commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor located in Chicago, Ill., and its sole principal and associated person
22 Jun. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: June notifications 4.17% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2018 measured 4.17%, up from 3.47% in May. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2018 was 4.17%, an increase from the 3.59% reported for the same period a year ago for June 2017," said
22 Jun. 2018 CalSTRs makes Scott Chan deputy CIO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California State Teachers' Retirement System today announced the hiring of Scott Chan as the new deputy chief investment officer. Mr. Chan begins his tenure on August 1 and will report directly to CalSTRS Chief Investment Officer Christopher J. Ailman. "We conduct
22 Jun. 2018 Crestline Investors promotes Semple to partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Crestline Investors, Inc., a credit focused institutional alternative asset manager, has named Chris Semple a Partner of the firm. Semple, who joined Crestline in 2011 as Director and Associate Portfolio Manager, is a member of Crestline's Opportunistic and Private Credit
22 Jun. 2018 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up +0.96% in May, year-to-date ahead of Dow, S&P500 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.96% for the month (+2.27% YTD), while the S&P 500 was up +2.16% (+1.19% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +1.05% (-1.79% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index gained +5.32%
22 Jun. 2018 Hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management cuts Kentucky Pension [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management has asked Kentucky's pension fund to redeem its $68.7 million investment because of changes in how the pension fund is handling its relationships with investment managers. The Kentucky Retirement System is
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