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12 Sep. 2017 MFA welcomes new staff, announces promotions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association (MFA), a trade association for the global alternative investment industry, announced new members of its Executive Management Team. Each of these individuals will report directly to MFA's President and CEO Richard H. Baker and serve on the Managem
12 Sep. 2017 Clearstream and HedgePole partner on new alternative fund data service [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Post-trade services provider Clearstream, which is part of Deutsche Börse Group, and HedgePole, a well-established specialist service and technology provider for hedge funds price and reference data, have entered into a cooperation agreement to provide the market with enh
12 Sep. 2017 GoldenTree Asset Management establishes presence in Australia to develop business in Asia-Pacific [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional global asset management firm GoldenTree Asset Management LP is establishing its presence in Australia as part of its latest expansion in the Asia-Pacific region to benefits its investors. In a s
12 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds post strong gains so far in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index headed north in the first week of September as the index recorded strong gains with global macro and event-driven funds leading the performers. The former thrived from the outperformance of EMU (European Economic and Monetary Union) stocks
11 Sep. 2017 Despite Brexit uncertainty London remains on top [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Z/Yen publishes the twenty-second Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 22). Z/Yen are delighted to be working in collaboration with the China Development Institute (CDI). The GFCI rates 92 financial centres. There is an overall drop in confidence amongst the leading c
11 Sep. 2017 AccuWeather predicts economic cost of Harvey, Irma to be $290 billion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AccuWeather reports aIt has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, h
11 Sep. 2017 Comment: The emerging-market rally is far from over [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Afraid you've missed the rally in emerging-market (EM) assets? Don't be. Responsibl
11 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds, risk parity strategies gain in August despite tensions in Koran Peninsula [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The simmering tension on the Korean Peninsula, as well as Hurricane Harvey, have failed to diminish the strong performances of hedge funds and risk parity strategies, with equity hedge and macro strategies leading the HFRI to the tenth consecutive monthly advance, a
08 Sep. 2017 Man Group receives approval for private fund management license in China [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group, the global active investment management firm, announced that it has successfully registered with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) as a private securities investment fund manager. The Private Securities Investment Fund Manager (PFM) license gr
08 Sep. 2017 Catalyst Funds completes acquisition of Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative-focused mutual fund company Catalyst Funds had completed its acquisition of the Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund which has now been rebranded as Catalyst/Exceed Defined Shield Fund (SHIIX). The company
08 Sep. 2017 Comment: Positive developments for hedge funds [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Sentiment toward hedge funds has been negative in recent years, in large part because in
08 Sep. 2017 New York hedge fund Twin Capital plans to substantially increase assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based event-driven hedge fund firm Twin Capital Management LLC is planning to "substantially increase" its assets under management over the next few years through a series of fundraising efforts. To spearhea
07 Sep. 2017 Hedge funds believe insider trading will remain a serious threat [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - It has been eight years since the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into insider trading led to the demise of $7 billion hedge fund firm Galleon Group, yet the issue is far from fading into the background. Since Galleon's demise, the FBI and regulators have brought
07 Sep. 2017 AlphaCentric launches AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlphaCentric today announced the launch of its newest fund, the AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund (GNXIX). The Fund is the only actively managed mutual fund dedicated to automation and robotics. The AlphaCentric Global Innovations Fund invests in companies worldwi
07 Sep. 2017 Fred Alger Management updates high conviction portfolios suite [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fred Alger Management, today announced notable developments, including a name change and new share class, in its suite of high conviction, focus portfolios. Alger has expanded its suite of focus portfolios over the past five years, most recently with its acquisition of
07 Sep. 2017 Do natural disasters portend defaults? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) writes on Harvest Exchange: Never before in the US have we experienced a natural disaster of the magnitude of Harvey
07 Sep. 2017 DoubleLine sees opportunities in Central and South America [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investment adviser DoubleLine Capital LP is looking at opportunities in Central and South America as the expanding economy in the region, as well as the rising middle class and standards of living standards, have co
07 Sep. 2017 Swarm Fund launches compliance-oriented ICO for institutional investment funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Decentralized capital marketplace Swarm Fund has announced the launch of an initial coin offering with a compliance-oriented structure that is tailored to meet the evolving regulatory environment. Swarm says it provides cryptocurrency investors access to high-return
07 Sep. 2017 Natixis: Active managers outperform in 2017 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Active managers may be making a comeback. In its mid-year review of financial advisors' moderate-risk portfolios, Natixis shows active asset management rallying in the first half of 2017, with the best-performing portfolios having higher allocations to US, inter
07 Sep. 2017 AllianzGI RiskMonitor: Geopolitics now the number one risk factor for investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Geopolitics has now become the number one concern of global institutional investors, eclipsing their fear of rising interest rates or economic slowdown, according to a recent study conducted by Allianz Global Investors. For the first time since the AllianzGI
06 Sep. 2017 Net sales of long-term UCITS maintained their high level in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and AIF for June 2017. 29 associations representing more than 99 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided us
06 Sep. 2017 Family office Point72 in rapid expansion after seeing 'enormous' alpha opportunities in Japan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Steven Cohen's $11bn family office Point72 Asset Management is looking at "enormous" investment opportunities in Japan that it decided to double its staff in Tokyo to over 60 in the next couple of years, reported
05 Sep. 2017 Preqin: alternative assets industry hits record size in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Assets Industry Reaches Record $7.8tn in Assets under Management The alternative assets industry has reached a record size as of the end of 2016, the latest data available. Hedge funds saw their assets hit a record $3.25tn, despite net investor outfl
05 Sep. 2017 US pension invests $30m in Paris based CTA KeyQuant, taking assets above $350m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KeyQuant, the award-winning Paris-based systematic asset management firm, has announced a $30 million allocation from the Colorado Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA). The allocation was made directly from the association's $4.6 billion Fire and Police Members'
05 Sep. 2017 LRI Group partners with new Fund Manager 'TAO Alternatives' to launch its Liquid Alternative Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LRI Group, the leading independent investment services company, has partnered with TAO Alternatives to launch its liquid alternative investment strategy, which has assets of more than EUR 250m. The investment strategy has been managed since 2007 and is available to i
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    Jim Simons's Renaissance Technologies LLC has produced the greatest investment returns of any hedge fund. Now, it also may be facing an unusually painful tax headache. Last week, Renaissance sent a letter to its current and former employees warning that the Internal Revenue Service could force them

  3. D.E. Shaw's Orienteer strategy posts double-digit returns this year, EcoR1 puts up big gains as the hedge fund scoops up biotech, Ex-hedge fund BlueCrest extends winning run with 50% gain[more]

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  4. PE/VC: Private equity takes a breather from investing in banks, 2019's 10 defining moments in venture capital, Another record year for PE secondaries amid more GP-led transactions, How 2019 became the best year in private equity's history[more]

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