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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
17 May. 2018 91% of asset managers have increased data protection to comply with GDPR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KOGER® Inc., a global financial services technology company, has released data that shows most asset managers have enhanced data protection as mandated by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25. According to the study, 91% of a
16 May. 2018 Tages Capital raises over $200m in capital commitments for first close of Tages Emerging Opportunities II [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital LLP ('Tages') is pleased to announce the first closing of Tages Emerging Opportunities II, a new closed-end fund focused exclusively on providing seeding and acceleration capital to emerging hedge fund managers in exchange for an economic participation in th
16 May. 2018 Asian hedge funds decline as US dollar gains versus yen, renminbi [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Chinese hedge funds posted three consecutive months of declines through April after surging +5.8 percent in January and +31.1 percent in 2017 as the Japanese Yen and Renminbi reversed early 2018 gains and the US Dollar strengthened, as reported today by HFR, the establish
16 May. 2018 Ardian raises $800M for first infrastructure fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces that it raised more than US$800 million for its first infrastructure fund dedicated to the US and other OECD American countries. The fund marks Ardian's continued expansion into the American market. The
16 May. 2018 Hedge funds earn windfall from Facebook in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds earned a windfall after $1.3 billion in net purchases of Facebook in the first quarter despite the data scandal which hit the social media giant in March, reported
16 May. 2018 CTAs gain in April as U.S. sanctions against Russian oligarchs impact commodity prices [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Barclay CTA Index posted a modest 0.23% gains in April with year-to-date performance still down at -1.42%, BaryclayHedge said in its latest report. Barclay
15 May. 2018 IronChain Capital launches first-of-its-kind mutual fund-like cryptocurrency index fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IronChain Capital announced the launch of two innovative mutual fund-like cryptocurrency index funds: IronChain MiX10 and IronChain MiX10 Institutional. Both Funds will track the MiX10 Index, a market cap weighted index that tracks up to the 10 largest cryptocurrencies (w
15 May. 2018 Tradecraft Capital launches actively managed long crypto fund with a medium-term time horizon [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cryptocurrency-focused investment and hedge fund management firm Tradecraft Capital has launched its first fund. The Tradecraft Crypto Asset Fund is a actively-managed portfolio of concentrated, high-convicti
15 May. 2018 Hedge funds gain as risk appetite returns with both CTAs and macro funds turning long on dollar [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted positive returns last week as risk appetite returned led by CTAs, mainly thanks to their long energy and bond positions, Lyxor Asset Management said in its weekly briefing. Merger funds also benefi
14 May. 2018 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.49% in April (+0.30 YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 0.49% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, versus a 0.38% gain in the S&P 500 Total Return Index. Year to date, the Barclay Index remains up 0.30%, while the S&P has lost 0.38%. "Increasing tension in the midd
14 May. 2018 CalPERS CIO to leave pension at the end of the year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System today announced that Ted Eliopoulos, CalPERS' chief investment officer (CIO), is leaving the pension fund in order to relocate to the East Coast to be closer to family. A search for his permanent replacement will
11 May. 2018 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for April 2018 measured 0.16%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.46% in May. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a gain of 0.46% f
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