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11 Jan. 2018 Only 15% of last year's best performing funds are quant funds, says HSBC [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Humans still reign supreme against the machines as three of the top five best-performing hedge funds last year are made up of human-led stock-picking strategies, according to data by HSBC research. According to a
11 Jan. 2018 Catalyst Funds, BNP Paribas launch alternative, multi-asset index [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative-focused mutual fund company Catalyst Funds has partnered with BNP Paribas to create the BNP Paribas Catalyst Systematic Alpha Index (BNPP CASA Ind
11 Jan. 2018 Hedge funds extend rebound with another positive year [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds ended 2017 broadly positive, according to the latest performance report from eVestment. Aggregate returns for the year came in at +8.83% and builds on the performance rebound that started in 2016 when hedge funds returned 5.7% for the year. Overa
10 Jan. 2018 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 1.21% in December (+10.44% 2017) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 1.21% in December according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index was up 10.44% at the end of 2017. "Tax reform in the US helped to propel the rise in global equities in December," says Sol Waksman, founder and presiden
10 Jan. 2018 New York Life Investment Management creates CMO role, taps Forrest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) announced today that Ian Forrest has joined the company as global chief marketing officer. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for NYLIM's marketing strategies across its entire business, including the firm's U.S
10 Jan. 2018 Saudi Stock Exchange continues upgrades [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange, today announced a series of significant measures to improve market access and efficiency, enhance liquidity, bolster investor security, mitigate risk and further align market practices with global best practices. Newly announced measures
10 Jan. 2018 Pantheon brings on West and Clarkson [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alex Wilmerding has been promoted to Partner at Pantheon. Alex joined Pantheon nine years ago and has demonstrated considerable commitment to both the investment and business development areas of our business. Based in Hong Kong, Alex is a member of the Asia investment te
10 Jan. 2018 Index of "undiscovered" hedge fund managers up 18.5% gross in 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - FundSeeder Technologies, whose platform tracks thousands of independent traders, has published statistics that show smaller traders, or so-called "emerging managers," can d
10 Jan. 2018 Lyxor hedge funds gain 4.2% in 2017, still favoring bottom-up strategies in 2018 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index closed 2017 up 4.2%, with event driven and L/S equity strategies leading the gains with 7.5% and 7.4% increases respectively during the year, Lyxor Asset Management said in its report. Ov
10 Jan. 2018 Trailing hedge funds, the Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index ended 2017 up 3.25% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, ended 2017 on a positive note
09 Jan. 2018 QUAERO Capital and Tiburon Partners merge to create $2.3bn active asset manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - QUAERO Capital and London based Asian fund management specialist Tiburon Partners today announce that, subject to FCA and FINMA approval, they will join forces. The tie-up, under the QUAERO Capital brand, will form a single business managing more than $2.3 billion. In lin
09 Jan. 2018 Hedge funds round up 2017 in positive territory, up 8.24% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds closed the final month of 2017 in positive territory with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 0.84% in December while the MSCI World Index finished the month up 1.19%. For 2017 as a whole, hedge funds were up 8.24%, while underlying markets as represented by t
09 Jan. 2018 KKR closes $2.24bn Global Private Credit Fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: KKR has closed its latest private credit fund on $2.24bn. KKR Private Credit Opportunities II will invest in privately negotiated subordinated debt securities, corporate mezzanine investments as well as asset-backed and specialty finance investments. PCOP II
09 Jan. 2018 Hedge funds finish "perfect" year, blockchain, cryptocurrency and risk parity lead surge [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recorded their first perfect calendar year since 2003 after closing 2017 with positive returns in every month. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index climbed +0.9 percent in December, topping the monthly performance of most equity markets, including the
09 Jan. 2018 Investcorp to provide acceleration capital to hedge fund Steamboat Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investments firm Investcorp has entered into a strategic partnership with long-short investment firm Steamboat Capital Partners through its Hedge Funds Partnerships platform. Under the deal, Investcorp
05 Jan. 2018 U.S. economy, inflation and alternative investments to dominate 2018 markets, says family office Wilmington Trust [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The emergence of a late-cycle economy in the U.S., the mystery of inflation and growth from a domestic and global perspective, and the potential for alternative investments to prosper against a backdrop of rich valuations, low yields, and higher volatility are the t
04 Jan. 2018 Aquiline Capital Partners backs the launch of Armour reinsurance group [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bermuda-based Armour, a property and casualty insurance group, has raised up to $500 million in equity commitments to launch its own reinsurance business. The fundraise was completed in partnership with an investor group led by Aquiline Capital Partners, a New Y
03 Jan. 2018 OPIM launches OP FundSeeder, Asia's first free trader analytics and talent search platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OP Investment Management Ltd., (Hong Kong) (OPIM), a member of the Oriental Patron Financial Group, today announced the launch of the OP FundSeeder (OPFS) website www.opfs.com.hk. A localized version of FundSeeder in the US, OPFS provides free institutional-grade statist
03 Jan. 2018 Rosemont buys 20% of Martingale Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC, a specialist private investor in the asset and wealth management communities, is pleased to announce that it has made a 20% equity investment in Martingale Asset Management, L.P. as a Limited Partner. This marks Rosemont's 30th investmen
03 Jan. 2018 Sadis & Goldberg expands investment funds and corporate practices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sadis & Goldberg has expanded its private equity, investment funds and corporate practices with the addition of partner Paul J. Marino. Mr. Marino advises national and multinational hedge funds, private equity funds and corporations, ranging from telecommunications to te
03 Jan. 2018 Etalon Capital launches U.S. SPAC Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Etalon Capital Ltd today announced the launch of the U.S. SPAC Index. The index is designed to provide investors with information and exposure to U.S.-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) that have announced an acquisition or merger with operating busin
03 Jan. 2018 Steven Cohen to hire 50 'investigators' to monitor suspicious behavior at his new hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Steven Cohen was running a successful multi-billion hedge fund before he was forced to shut down in 2014 when one of his traders was caught participating in an illegal insider trading scheme. Cohen was forced to plead guilty to securities fraud charges and cough
03 Jan. 2018 Carlyle raises $800M for structured credit fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Carlyle Group has raised more than $800 million for the Carlyle Structured Credit Fund (CSC). The fund will invest in Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) backed by U.S. and European senior secured corporate loans actively managed by third parties. CSC
03 Jan. 2018 Agecroft's Top Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2018 [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by antici
02 Jan. 2018 Assets of Cayman hedge funds up but number of funds down [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of Cayman-registered hedge funds fell in 2016, according to data from the 2016 Investment Statistical Digest published by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIM
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