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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
05 Dec. 2017 Hedge funds gain in November as CTAs, global macro, L/S equity outperforms [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds gained last month as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.3% (+4.1% YTD) thanks to the positive returns delivered by CTAs, global macro and L/S equity strategies, Lyxor Asset Management said in its weekly b
05 Dec. 2017 Neuberger Berman, Athyrium Capital raise $2bn for healthcare fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global investment manager Neuberger Berman and healthcare-focused specialized asset management company Athyrium Capital Management, LP anno
04 Dec. 2017 JP Morgan launches first single-strategy alternative beta ETF [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management is launching its first single-strategy alternative beta ETF, the JPMorgan Event Driven ETF (JPED). The JPED is designed to complement to complement core hedge fund allocations, provide targeted exposure within a portfolio, achieve lower
01 Dec. 2017 GTIS Partners and CalSTRS launch joint venture [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New York-based real estate private equity firm GTIS Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) have launched a joint venture to initially invest $204 million in homebuilding and residential lot development, nationwide. The JV
30 Nov. 2017 Churchill Asset Management closes loan fund on $1.1bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Churchill Asset Management, a provider of senior and unitranche debt financing to private equity-owned middle market companies, has completed fundraising for Churchill Middle Market Senior Loan Fund, LP, its inaugural fund as part of Nuveen with over $1.1 billion in commi
30 Nov. 2017 Oregon Investment Council picks Adrian Lee & Partners to manage $2 billion currency programme [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adrian Lee & Partners, the leading active currency manager for institutional investors, has been appointed by the Oregon Investment Council as its Currency Overlay Manager for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. As part of the mandate, AL&P will implement a
30 Nov. 2017 Large institutional investors expect alternatives to rise but challenges loom [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of large institutional investors expecting allocations to alternatives to increase over the next 12 months went up to 53% from 39% reported two years ago, a survey commissioned by BNY Mellon in October has found. The survey, conducted by FT Remark, interv
30 Nov. 2017 Crypto Asset Management lists first actively managed U.S. crypto asset fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Delaware-based asset and fund management company, Crypto Asset Management (CAM) said that the Class T shares of its feeder fund Crypto Asset Fund (CAF), is now listed in Bloomberg under the ticker CA
30 Nov. 2017 eVestment: Hedge fund asset flows turn negative in October [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After a string of strong performance this year, some hedge fund investors may be doing a bit of profit-taking, with redemptions of -$2.9 billion from hedge funds in October, according to the just-released eVestment asset flows report. However, performance gains
29 Nov. 2017 GoldenTree closes $734 Million CLO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GoldenTree Loan Management and its affiliated investment manager GoldenTree Asset Management, announced the closing of a $734 million collateralized loan obligation to be managed by GLM. The CLO, GoldenTree Loan Management US CLO 2, is the second to be issued under Golden
29 Nov. 2017 Maples Fund Services Taps Tyne to lead biz dev in North America [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a leading independent global fund services provider and division of MaplesFS, has announced the appointment of Brendan Tyne as Head of Business Development for North America. Mr. Tyne brings over 20 years of experience in the asset management in
29 Nov. 2017 J O Hambro multi-asset team launches new income fund, adds to team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Active asset manager J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) has launched its Global Income Builder (GIB) investment strategy. The new strategy is managed by JOHCM's Multi-Asset team, led by Giorgio Caputo, which was bolstered by the recent hires of Senior Fund Manager Robe
29 Nov. 2017 The Adamas Ping An Opportunities Fund completes first close [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adamas Asset Management (Adamas) announced today the completion of the first closing of the Adamas Ping An Opportunities Fund, a vehicle mainly providing loans to companies in Greater China. This is the third fund from Adamas and the first fund from the joint venture
29 Nov. 2017 DMS Governance launches U.S. regulatory compliance services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DMS Governance today announced the launch of its U.S. Regulatory Compliance services, designed to support U.S. based investment advisers in improving the quality and increasing the ease of compliance with their regulatory responsibilities. The DMS' U.S. Regula
29 Nov. 2017 Preqin: Price swings make challenging environment for CTAs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pricing volatility in currency and energy markets has created a challenging performance environment for CTAs in 2017 so far. As at the end of September, the Preqin All-Strategies CTA benchmark has recorded year-to-date losses of 0.04%, compared to gains of 8.04% for the A
29 Nov. 2017 JMP Group takes minority position in Astor Investment [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Harvest Capital Strategies, the asset management subsidiary of investment banking and alternative asset management firm JMP Group LLC has taken a minority position in Astor Investment Management LLC, a Chicago-based reg
29 Nov. 2017 OPIM, Golden Finger launch Cayman-domiciled CTA macro hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based hedge fund platform OP Investment Management Ltd. (OPIM) has teamed up with Golden Finger (Cayman) Fund Company to launch Goldenfinger Global No.4 Fund SP (Sunrise SPC), a Cayman domiciled hedge fun
29 Nov. 2017 Financial services industry slow to embrace growth-driving initiatives, attract future investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by BNY Mellon's Pershing has found that the financial services industry has yet to fully embrace initiatives that will make it relevant to the next generation of investors. The study titled,
28 Nov. 2017 Risk appetite rebound pushes most hedge fund strategies up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The rebound in risk appetite was supportive for most strategies, in particular, CTAs, macro and special situations, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index jumped 0.8% from 14 Nov
27 Nov. 2017 Net sales of equity funds supported by positive economic and geopolitical outlook in September [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 September 2017. 29 associations representing more than 99 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provide
24 Nov. 2017 IOSCO report provides new data on global hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published its Report on the Fourth IOSCO Hedge Fund Survey, which provides regulators new insights into the global hedge fund industry and the potential systemic risks this industry may po
24 Nov. 2017 Dr Hanspeter Bader, Baldomero Falcones, Dr Thomas Friese and Matthias Knab join POLARIS Investment Advisory AG as Senior Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - POLARIS Investment Advisory AG announced the appointment of Dr Hanspeter Bader, Baldomero Falcones, Dr Thomas Friese and Matthias Knab as Members of its Senior Advisory Board. "We are delighted to have gained such renowned and globally-networked experts for our compan
24 Nov. 2017 China Renaissance adds strategies focusing on China's high-growth sectors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: China's biggest financial institution, China Renaissance, is expanding its asset management business with a range of strategies and approaches to investing in companies across high-growth sectors of China's econo
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