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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
08 Jun. 2017 Hedge fund veteran Adrien Auric joins NewAlpha as Director of Operational Due Diligence [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global emerging manager acceleration specialist and innovative Private Equity player, has appointed Adrien Auric as Director of O
08 Jun. 2017 Growing investments in regulatory compliance in Japan [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fund managers in Japan now typically allocate up to 10% of their total expenses on regulatory compliance, according to one of the largest surveys of Japanese fund managers and institutional investors in the alternatives sector by Eurekahedge, the data provider and alterna
08 Jun. 2017 Global hedge funds on seven consecutive months of gain, currency and tech strategies lead [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds recorded their 7th consecutive month of gains in May, with contributions from currency and technology exposures, according to data released by Hedge Fund Research. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) gained +0.5% for the month, bringing Y
07 Jun. 2017 Hedge funds post mixed returns as global risk appetite remains steady heading into June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund returns were mixed in the week covering 23 to 30 May, reflecting the heterogeneous impact from the market upturn. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.2% during the period (+0.6% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management
07 Jun. 2017 Comment: A Tale of Two Markets: Politics and Investing! [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU, writes on Harvest Exchange: "It was the best of times,
07 Jun. 2017 Steadfast Capital teams with Alcentra to launch global credit fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Steadfast Capital Markets Group and Alcentra, a BNY Mellon investment boutique, have launched the Steadfast Alcentra Global Credit Fund, an unlisted closed-end fund that seeks to capitalize on the growing opportunity to provide direct lending to middle-market co
06 Jun. 2017 Hedge fund investor group publishes guidance on fees [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alignment of Interests Association, a non-profit investor-driven organization, has released Hedge Fund Fees: Achieving Greater LP/GP Economic Alignment, a set of guidance aimed at creating increased investor-manager alignment on the issue. AOI's Hedge Fund Fees
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