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16 Jun. 2017 Total number of hedge funds now 9,733 after 189 launches and 259 liquidations in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New hedge fund launches in 1Q 2017 increased for the first time since the first quarter of 2016 as both hedge funds and equity markets gained through the first part of the year, and measures of financial market volatility fell to record lows. New hedge fund launches to
16 Jun. 2017 Global macro hedge funds hold tight on European currencies' shorts [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global risk appetite remained steady during the recent months, despite continued investor concerns over asset price valuation and political risks, Lyxor Asset Management said in its latest briefing. The MSCI World is up 3.5% in Q2 as of early June. Yet, sovereign bo
15 Jun. 2017 Tages Capital launches Tages PSAM Credit Fund with P. Schoenfeld Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital, a European alternative asset manager, announced that P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM), a leading global alternative asset management firm, will act as the manager of the Tages PSAM Credit Fund, an existing sub-fund of Tages International Funds (a UCITS
15 Jun. 2017 Catalyst Funds to acquire Exceed Defined Shield Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, announced it will acquire the Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund. The acquisition will rebrand the mutual fund as the Catalyst Exceed Defined Shield Fund (SHIIX). It will maintain the same investment strategy as it
15 Jun. 2017 Blenheim Capital Management announces spinoff of Amsterdam unit [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Blenheim Capital Management, L.L.C. has announced an agreement with the employees of its Amsterdam-based affiliate, Blenheim Capital Management, BV, to establish that company as an independent entity. Blenheim and BBV will continue to have a working relationship, but the
15 Jun. 2017 Hengfai Global Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund up 10% net in first year of operation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of Directors of Singapore eDevelopment Ltd said that its Global Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund (GSMS Fund) managed by Hengfai Asset Management Pte Ltd (HFAM), a wholly owned subsidiary of SeD's investment-arm SeD Capital Pte Ltd, achieved a gross and net ret
15 Jun. 2017 Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange to trial first-ever blockchain verification and record-keeping service for diamond trading [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX), the world's first commodity exchange in physically settled diamonds, has announced that it has successfully partnered with Kynetix, the physical commodity digitisation expert, and Everledger, supplier of blockchain and d
15 Jun. 2017 Comment: Churchill, Hussmann, and the Fog of Markets [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Michael Lebowitz from 720 Global writes on Harvest Exchange: "The year 1915 was fated to be disastrous to the cause of the Allies and to the whole world. By the mista
14 Jun. 2017 Major BHP stockholders join Elliott in calling for change in leadership [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund Elliott Management has gained the support of major BHP shareholders in its call for a change in leadership in the Australian mining giant. In a statement, Elliott said that over the past few weeks, BHP's shareholders have made clear that subs
13 Jun. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index -0.13% in May; Capital Movement Index advances 1.24% in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for May 2017 measured -0.13% (gross) and +3.44% YTD (gross). Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 1.24% in June. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement
13 Jun. 2017 Eurekahedge hedge fund index continue fifth-month growth with 0.31% gains in May, up 3.25% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted their fifth consecutive month of gains this year, up 0.31%1 during the month of May. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) were up 1.09% over the same period. Equity markets performed well this month with streng
13 Jun. 2017 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.26% in May, up 4.37% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.26% in May 2017, marking the seventh consecutive month of positive returns for the industry. Overall, hedge funds have recorded just three months of losses since the start of 2016. Multi-strategy hedge funds po
13 Jun. 2017 GAM brings on head of consultant relations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM hired Anne Lundberg to lead its consultant relations in North America as the independent active asset manager strengthens its approach to investment consultants globally. Anne joins GAM USA on 21 June 2017 and will report to London-based Greg Clerkson, who joined
13 Jun. 2017 Strong euro, weak bund send hedge funds retreating in June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund performance was slightly negative during the first week of June, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was slightly down from 30 May to 06 June, dropping -0.2% durin
12 Jun. 2017 CTA Devet Capital reaches $100 million [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Systematic alternative investment manager Devet Capital Investments' assets under management have reached $100 million, having risen from $29m in April 2016. Devet Capital Investments is one of the fastest growin
12 Jun. 2017 Survey: Stealthy disruption in asset management visible within the next decade [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) commissioned CREATE-Research to survey more than 450 senior executives in asset and wealth management on digital transformation in their industry and its prospects. The survey revealed that asset and wealth managers are
12 Jun. 2017 Real estate fundraising currently challenging for emerging managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to research house Preqin, emerging managers of private real estate funds have found the fundraising environment to be increasingly challenging in recent years. This is mainly because investors are de
09 Jun. 2017 Butler Investment Managers new European High Yield Long/Short hedge fund launches with EUR 100m committed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Butler Investment Managers is an asset management company, part of the Butler Industries Group, founded in 1991 by Walter Butler. In May 2017, the company launched the Butler Credit Opportunities UCITS Fund (BCO), a European High Yield Long/Short fund, on ML Capital's
09 Jun. 2017 UCITS and AIF sales surge in Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - European funds industry maintains momentum in Q1 2017 with strong sales 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 first
09 Jun. 2017 U.S. Bancorp Fund Services names Jason Ganz SVP of business development in alternatives push [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - U.S. Bancorp Fund Services names Jason Ganz SVP of business development to support alternative investment solutions. Jason Ganz recently joined U.S. Bancorp Fund Services LLC as senior vice president of business development. Ganz, based in Atlanta, will focus on the conti
09 Jun. 2017 Castle Hall Alternatives to provide operational and investment risk due diligence for PPB wealth management platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PPB Capital Partners, a leading innovator in the alternative asset management industry for wealth managers, today announced its new strategic alliance with Castle Hall Alternatives, a leading provider of independent, expert due diligence. Castle Hall Alternatives will pro
09 Jun. 2017 Brummer & Partners names Ola Paulsson new CEO [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Swedish hedge fund company Brummer & Partners has named a new CEO, writes DI.se. On Thursday Ola Paulsson took over after Klaus Jäntti who chose to leave his positions at his own request. Klaus Jäntti has been CEO of Brummer & Partners since 1999. Ola Paulsson h
09 Jun. 2017 UK election expected to bring heightened volatility and opportunity [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The UK election results are bound to create volatility and thus greater investment opportunity, according to commentators. UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party, while remaining the largest, did not secure an overall majority in yesterd
09 Jun. 2017 Republicans advance Financial Choice Act [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A bill aimed at repealing key provisions of Dodd-Frank has passed the US House of Representatives. The bill, known as the Financial Choice Act, would exempt some financial institutions from many of the Dodd-Frank limits on risk taking. The bill passed the Ho
09 Jun. 2017 Scaramucci to get new role in Trump administration [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: SkyBridge founder Anthony Scaramucci may have a job in the Trump administration after all. Bloomberg is reporting that Preside
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