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15 Dec. 2017 iCapital Network acquires PE platform from Deutsche Bank's asset management unit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: FinTech company iCapital Network has acquired the US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank. The US Private Equity Access Fund Platform is comprised of 33 fund families representing 53 onshore and offshore vehicle
14 Dec. 2017 Warrington Asset Management names Edward den Dooven as managing director and head of Strategic Business Development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Warrington Asset Management, a Dallas-based discretionary macrohedge fund, announced that Edward den Dooven has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Strategic Business Development and Investor Relations. Mr. den Dooven, who has been in the hedge fund business
14 Dec. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.62% in November (+9.08% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds gained 0.62% in November according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index is up 9.08% in 2017, and has had 13 consecutive winning months during which it gained 11.20% return. "The possibility that the US Senate might pass a tax
14 Dec. 2017 eVestment: hedge funds extend winning streak [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with +0.47% average returns for the month, according to the latest Hedge Fund Performance Report from eVestment. Activists, long/short and quant equity strategies are producing
14 Dec. 2017 Cordium: manual processes leave firms exposed to risk [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Only 2% of capital markets firms have a fully automated compliance support program. This high level of dependence on manual processes leaves the industry open to errors, gaps in compliance, a lack of agility in reporting during an audit and ultimately the risk o
14 Dec. 2017 Tages Capital's UCITS absolute return funds to be distributed by Allfunds Bank [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: European-based alternative asset manager Tages Capital has secured a deal with Allfunds Bank allowing its Luxembourg domiciled range of UCITS ab
13 Dec. 2017 HFR launches blockchain, cryptocurrency indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reflecting the explosive growth in investor interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, HFR® today announced the launch of two new indices, the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index, the first family of indices designed to capture per
13 Dec. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance -0.40%; Capital Movement Index: December net flows decline 0.18% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2017 measured -0.40%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.18% in December. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index showed a net ou
13 Dec. 2017 Interactive Brokers Group reverses stance on bitcoin to offer futures trading on CME platform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fresh from a successful offering of bitcoin futures trade for the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) since Sunday night of December 10, global electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.
12 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds on track to post 12 consecutive months of gains in an annual year for the first time on record since 1999 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.24% during the month of November, with 2017 year-to-date returns coming in at 7.19%. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local), gained 1.16% in November with its 2017 year-to-date returns coming in at 16.17%.
12 Dec. 2017 CTA performance continues to improve in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services today announces the November 2017 performance data for its SG CTA indices. Following the improvement in performance in October, the CTA Index continued its positive run as it was up +0.30% in November, increasing gains for the year to 1
12 Dec. 2017 Corrections in IT hurt long/short equity hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The first week of December saw sector rotations that caused headwinds for hedge funds. The correction in IT stocks saw a momentum reversal that impacted L/S equity strategies negatively, with the Lyxor L/S Equity Broad Index falling -1.3% from 28 November to 05 Dec
11 Dec. 2017 Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act
11 Dec. 2017 Hedge fund L1 Capital acquires more than 10% of New Zealand telco [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager L1 Capital, a hedge fund firm based in Melbourne with offices in New York and London, has acquired more than 10% in Chorus, the largest telecommunications company in New Zealand. The New
08 Dec. 2017 SYZ develops its private banking offering by launching sustainable advisory project in partnership with the World Bank [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Advisory of Banque SYZ has successfully launched a new bond product issued by the World Bank (IBRD) and linked to a basket of developed market stocks that meet SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) criteria. In partnership with the World Bank (IBRD), Banque SYZ
08 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds gain as economy, M&A accelerate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended 2017 gains through November, driven by ongoing U.S. economic growth and significant merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to data released today by HFR, the established global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global he
08 Dec. 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management ETF expands exposure to managed futures hedge fund style [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is expanding its exposure to the managed futures hedge fund style with the launch of JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF) as it forays across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets. Joanna Gallegos, U.S. head of
08 Dec. 2017 Surge in cryptocurrency signals dawn of financial tech era, but bitcoin is still a major gamble [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent financial services firm deVere Group said that bitcoin's strong surge signals the dawn of the financial technology era. However, deVere Group founder and Chief Executive O
08 Dec. 2017 Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa
07 Dec. 2017 Glenmede Investment Management adds to small & mid-cap team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Glenmede Investment Management LP (GIM), a privately owned, independent investment management firm, today announced the appointment of Jordan Irving as a portfolio manager on its Small & Mid Cap Equity team. Irving joins long-term GIM portfolio managers Robert Mancus
07 Dec. 2017 Alternative investment industry sees investment in cryptocurrencies as highly speculative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In the eight years since bitcoin was created the cryptocurrency has gone from being an obscure concept familiar only to technology specialists, to something that is now part of the American vernacular. And with some industry experts predicting that bitcoin will pass the $
07 Dec. 2017 Ogier boosts finance and funds team in Cayman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Two specialists in Banking and Finance and Investment Funds have joined Ogier in Cayman, as part of a period of significant growth for the team. Debt capital markets and structured finance expert Kristi Green, and hedge funds specialist Emma Sutherland, have both been
07 Dec. 2017 Multi-family office Proficio Capital launches insurance dedicated fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Multi-family office Proficio Capital Partners has launched a multi-strategy insurance dedicated fund (IDF) aimed at generating risk adjusted returns while preserving wealth through extreme diversification and multiple inve
07 Dec. 2017 Investors reap benefits of managed accounts as hedge fund assets migrate to lower cost structures [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are beginning to reap the benefits of managed account platforms as hedge fund assets are migrating to lower cost structures, a survey by Gemini Companies, a financial solutions prov
05 Dec. 2017 Wylie Tollette, Chief Operating Investment Officer, to leave CalPERS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System today announced that Wylie Tollette, CalPERS chief operating investment officer (COIO), is leaving the pension fund to return to mutual fund giant Franklin Templeton Investments. Tollette's last day at CalPERS
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