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20 Jul. 2017 Barclay CTA Index falls 0.98% in June, BTOP50 Index declines as well [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders lost 0.98% in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. This was the largest monthly decline so far this year as the Index is down 1.65% through the first two quarters of 2017. The BTOP50 Index, which tracks the 50 large
20 Jul. 2017 Beta Blockers: Why investors may need more exposure to uncorrelated hedge fund strategies. [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: While dozens of distinct hedge-fund strategies have developed over the years, and dozens more styles within those strategies,
20 Jul. 2017 Despite current limits, robo-advisors will be preferred investment solution for retail, gain importance for affluent and high net worth [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Flynt, a Swiss FinTech focusing on proprietary technology platform for private and institutional clients, has published a brief paper on "Investing in the world of robo-advice and passive instruments". As investors will become more reluctant to pay for investment advi
20 Jul. 2017 NY hedge fund body thinks quant funds best fundamental investing [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Quantitative investing has been experiencing a resurgence of interest among investors in alternative investments -fueled by big data, ever-more sophisticated algorithms and increasingly efficient technologies. Given investors' interest in quantitative investment funds, t
19 Jul. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Rises 0.37% in June (+4.41% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 0.37% in June according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index has risen every month this year, as well as in 11 of the past 12-months, and is up 4.41% for 2017. "The hedge fund industry continues to show broad strength,
19 Jul. 2017 Northern Trust announces leadership changes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust Corporation announced today that Stephen N. Potter, President of Northern Trust Asset Management, will be appointed as Vice Chairman with responsibilities including oversight of key strategic initiatives and the development of select clients and prospects a
19 Jul. 2017 Spruce Investment Advisors to collaborate with Old Farm Partners on investment opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Spruce Investment Advisors, the asset manager and Chief Investment Officer for family offices and charitable institutions, today announced an agreement with Old Farm Partners. Under the terms of the agreement, Spruce and Old Farm Partners will collaborate to identify new
19 Jul. 2017 Hedge fund gains reach 4.87% in the first half of 2017 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry continued its recent run of consistent gains in June, returning 0.57% for the month, reports research house Preqin. This is the eighth consecutive month of positive performance for the industry, surpassing the seven-month period recorded in March-S
18 Jul. 2017 Largest 100 alternative asset managers increased assets under management by 10% in 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The world's largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10% in 2016, rising to $4 trillion, according to the 2017 edition of Willis Towers Watson's (NASDAQ:WLTW)
18 Jul. 2017 Gemini Companies nabs SEC's Hourihan for compliance role [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Brian Hourihan has been appointed Regulatory Compliance Officer for Northern Lights Compliance Services, a sister firm of Gemini Fund Services, and Northern Lights Distributors, all part of the Gemini Companies. In his new role, Mr. Hourihan will be responsible for workin
18 Jul. 2017 KKR eyes the future with succession plan [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: One of the most iconic private equity firms has announced what the future will look like without the leaders that make up its name. Today, KKR appointed Joe Bae and Scott Nuttall as Co-Presidents and Co-Chief Operating Officers of KKR and members of KKR's Board
18 Jul. 2017 Trian takes aim at Procter & Gamble [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist Investor Nelson Peltz wants a board seat at Procter & Gamble and is launching a proxy fight to get it. The move was first reported by the W
17 Jul. 2017 Artko Capital LP returns 28.5% net of fees in its 2nd year [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Artko Capital LP - Investing in small/micro cap companies and special situations within a concentrated portfolio - writes on
17 Jul. 2017 Oaktree to assume management of two Fifth Street development companies [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Oaktree Capital Management, L.P, which is part of Oaktree Capital Group, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Oaktree will become the new investment adviser to two business development companies (BDCs): Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC)
17 Jul. 2017 UBS AM receives license from China [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: UBS Asset Management's wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), UBS Asset Management (Shanghai) Limited, has been granted a Private Fund Management (PFM) license from the Asset M
14 Jul. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 0.04% in June, Capital Movement Index declines 1.80% in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2017 measured 0.04% (3.50% YTD) (chart). Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index de
14 Jul. 2017 Hudson Bay objects to Sabra's proposed acquisition of Care Capital Properties [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Hudson Bay Capital Management LP, a New York-based investment manager which own approximately 3.2% of the common stock of Sabra Healt
14 Jul. 2017 Toscafund reveals positive returns across the board [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Toscafund Asset Management LLP continues to outperform across all strategies, according to an announcement from the firm, which reported its net YTD returns up to the end of June. The Tosca gl
14 Jul. 2017 Quant funds' share of the hedge fund industry [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: RCM Alternatives writes on Harvest Exchange: There are many ways to define what constitutes a quantitative hedge fund, but we're quite certa
14 Jul. 2017 Tages Capital completes financing of its energy portfolio for $410.42m [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investment manager Tages Capital SGR, a unit of Tages Group, said that its alternative investment fund specializing in the solar infrastructure sect
14 Jul. 2017 Dutch hedge fund Saemor sees less optimism in Europe for second half [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Netherlands-based asset manager Saemor Capital said that after three strong quarters of earnings upgrades, companies are showing less optimism heading into the second half of the year partly caused by the s
13 Jul. 2017 Magnetar Capital expands energy footprint with new Houston office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm, announced today the opening of a new office at Heritage Plaza in downtown Houston, Texas, to support the firm's expansion of its energy franchise. "Magnetar is establishing a Houston office to manage th
13 Jul. 2017 AXA IM's Rosenberg Equities appoints Kathryn McDonald as head of sustainable investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AXA Investment Managers' (AXA IM) Rosenberg Equities today announces the appointment of Kathryn McDonald as Head of Sustainable Investing as part of their commitment to integrating ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations into all of AXA IM Rosenberg Equi
13 Jul. 2017 Madison Capital Funding closes a $325 million CLO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Madison Capital Funding LLC, today announced the closing of MCF CLO VI LLC, a $325 million collateralized loan obligation. The CLO will have a 5.5 year reinvestment period. Proceeds will be available to partially fund eligible loans. Madison Capital will serve as origina
13 Jul. 2017 Already above average, Singapore high-networth investors add hedge funds and alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An above-average proportion of Singaporean HNW wealth is allocated to alternative investments - the majority of which is held in hedge funds, according to the latest research by ReportLinker. In its report entitled, Wealth in Singapore: HNW Investors 2017
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