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30 May. 2018 Hedge funds enjoy inflows in March amid equity market correction industry assets hit all-time high [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund investors held their ground in March 2018, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, even as the equity market correction entered its second month. Industry assets climbed to an all-time high of $3.0 trillion. Data drawn from more than 5,000 hedge funds
30 May. 2018 Ogier strengthens Guernsey funds team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Oliver Quarmby has joined Ogier's Guernsey investment funds and private equity team as a managing associate. Oliver is an English Solicitor and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, who has experience working in-house and at a regulator
30 May. 2018 Agilis appoints new Head of Trading [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agilis Investment Management, the independent multi-asset fund manager, announces the appointment of Charles Crowson as a Partner and Head of Trading. The news comes as the firm approaches the first-year anniversary of its multi-strategy defensive-growth Fund. In his
29 May. 2018 Artivest and RBC Wealth Management launch alternatives platform for HNW [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Wealth Management-U.S., one of the nation's largest full-service wealth management firms, is taking some of the mystery and difficulty out of alternative investing with a new digital alternative investment platform for high-net worth clients. Developed in p
29 May. 2018 Petershill, Dyal, Landmark take minority stake in Clearlake Capital Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading global private equity and alternative asset investment firm, announced today that Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Petershill program, along with existing partner, Landmark
29 May. 2018 Strong uncertainty in markets boosted net sales of multi-asset funds in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIFs for March 2018. 28 associations representing 98 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided ne
29 May. 2018 Bodhi Research Group welcomes Shannon Beaudry Kaneshige as Operations Jedi [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bodhi Research Group welcomes Shannon Beaudry Kaneshige as Operations Jedi, where she will be responsible for operations, document infrastructure, and client services. Shannon Beaudry Kaneshige comes to Bodhi Research Group with 15 years of experience in cultural inst
24 May. 2018 Ropes & Gray: Credit managers turn to distressed debt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Intensifying market competition in an increasingly crowded space is the top concern among credit fund managers, according to a new report from global law firm Ropes & Gray. The report, "Driving Success: Challenges and Opportunities in Credit Fund Platforms," analyz
24 May. 2018 STRYKZ Token to be issued through Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stryking Entertainment GmbH is pleased to announce that they will host their upcoming STRYKZ Token Sale Event in collaboration with the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX). Stryking will be among the first companies to issue a token through the GBX GRID, with the token be
24 May. 2018 SA hedge fund industry AUM decline for first time since 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The South African hedge fund industry ended 2017 with assets under management of R62.4bn, a decline of R5bn from the R67.4bn managed at the end of 2016. The 2017 statistics for the local hedge fund industry, released by the Association for Savings and Investment South
24 May. 2018 World's 10 largest hedge funds load up on industrial stocks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The world's 10 largest hedge funds by equity assets were bullish on industrial stocks in the first quarter and narrowed their stakes in consumer discretionary companies, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Collectively, the 10 firms purchased a ne
24 May. 2018 FIS Group acquires Piedmont Investment Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FIS Group, which offers global developed, emerging and frontier markets equity portfolio strategies through manager of manager portfolios, announced today that it is acquiring Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC, an institutional investment firm. This combination is formed
24 May. 2018 QuantConnect launches algorithm framework [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - QuantConnect, an open-source, cloud-based algorithmic trading platform, today announced that its community of over 55,000 users now has access to Algorithm Framework, a tool that provides a defined structure for developing algorithms and allows users to share and utilize
24 May. 2018 MENA hedge funds lead emerging markets in performance on US dollar gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Funds investing in Russia/Eastern Europe and the Middle East/MENA regions have extended early 2018 gains to lead EM hedge fund performance through April. The HFRI EM:MENA Index leads EM hedge fund performance with a 9.0% return YTD; MENA focused hedge funds m
24 May. 2018 Stepwyze to roll out cryptocurrency ICO for global special economic zones [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Stepwyze.io, a blockchain developer and software solutions provider, is launching a cryptocurrency project that would be the first of its kind for global Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The SEZT.io cryptocurrency wil
23 May. 2018 Every Capital is Australia's first retail cryptoasset hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Every Capital is launching Australia's first retail crypto hedge fund, making cryptoassets accessible to every Australian investor. Every's launch offering will be safe and simple. Australians will be able to sign up quickly and invest into a fund that covers a range
23 May. 2018 The 5th Annual Japan Eurekahedge Investor Survey Results 2018 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - For the 5th year running, Eurekahedge conducted the annual survey of Japanese investors with mandates to invest in Japan. The survey itself was conducted in April 2018 to gauge important insights into market sentiment, investment trends and key regulatory challenges facin
23 May. 2018 Optimism Does Not Pay Off on the Option Trading Floor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss Finance Institute Professor Paul Schneider from the Università della Svizzera Italiana developed a framework in which he takes quoted bid-ask spreads in the liquid S&P 500 options market as input and investigates how different subjective views imply risk preferences
22 May. 2018 Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss launch bank loan strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC, one of the nation's leading value-oriented investment managers, today announced that the firm will be launching a bank loan strategy, effective June 2018. In conjunction with the initiation of this new strategy, the firm has also
22 May. 2018 Hedge funds run by women returned nearly twice the average in 2017 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fresh data has shown that women fund managers consistently beat their male counterparts in the performance department with hedge funds run by women growing nearly double than the average industry growth in the past year, reports
22 May. 2018 Apis Capital unveils innovative tokenized hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Apis Capital Management unveiled its Apis Token which aims to tokenize the returns from its flagship hedge fund, the ACM Market Neutral Volatility Strategy Fund to allow US (accredited) and foreign in
22 May. 2018 Gelband set for biggest hedge fund launch ever [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Michael Gelband was once heir apparent to Izzy Englander's Millennium, but now he's set to launch the biggest startup hedge fund ever.
22 May. 2018 eVestment: Hedge funds eek out positive asset flows for April [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Asset flows into hedge funds are still positive for 2018, but if April's levels are any indication, investors may be more cautious about adding to their allocations in the second half of the year. According to the latest asset flows data from eVestment, inve
21 May. 2018 Wells Fargo Asset Management launches Global Equity Absolute Return Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) announced the launch of the Global Equity Absolute Return Fund, a sub-fund of the Wells Fargo (Lux) Worldwide Fund, on 26 April 2018. The new fund broadens the current international product suite. The fund is UCITS (Undertakings for Col
17 May. 2018 Man GLG snags PMs from Citadel, Ivaldi [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, today announces the appointments of Marvin Caze and Graham Stafford as portfolio managers. Marvin will focus on energy, based in New York, and Graham will focus on healthcare, based in London. They wil
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