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25 May. 2017 Comment: Keeping Your Balance as Rates Rise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Rising interest rates make bond investors nervous. But purging your portfolio of interest-rate risk can
25 May. 2017 Hedge funds extend positive streak to six months in April with 0.59% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge funds extended their positive streak to six months in April as the industry reported a composite return of 0.59% last month, Greenwich Alternative Investment said. In its monthly report, Greenwich said that hedge fund performance was evenly mixed ac
25 May. 2017 Political turmoil has limited impact on hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The markets' knee-jerk reaction following former FBI Director James Comey's memo alleging that the U.S. President tried to influence the FBI had limited impact on hedge funds as the Lyxor Hedge Fund index was up +0.4% (+1.6%YTD) from the week covering 09 May to
25 May. 2017 Buy-side research shop TIM Group acquired by Mergermarket [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced today that it has acquired TIM Group. Established in 2002 and headquartered in London, TIM Group specialises in the electronic delivery of equity trade ideas and investment recommendations through it
24 May. 2017 Comment: Equity Growth Stars - Bargains in Disguise [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: AllianceBernstein writes on Harvest Exchange: Investors are wary about US stock multiples. But elevated valuations of high-growth stocks may be
23 May. 2017 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.16% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders gained 0.16% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index remains down 0.66%. Five of Barclay's CTA indices had gains in April, while three had losses. Currency Traders were up 0.40%, Financial/M
23 May. 2017 SYZ Asset Management strengthens business development capabilities with two key hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In order enhance the reach of its product and service offering in the Benelux and across major markets, SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management company of the SYZ Group has appointed Mr Pierre Seydel as Region Head - Benelux and Mr Nico Cacciabue as Head
23 May. 2017 Craig Goos Joins GPB Capital as Managing Partner & COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Craig Goos has joined GPB Capital as Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Goos, who has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management and financial services, will work closely with the GPB executive team to develop and implement plans for enhancing op
23 May. 2017 Advent Capital hires chief of staff to expand investment solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Capital Management, an investment management firm with approximately $9 billion in assets under management and founded in 1995, announced today that Scott Reid has joined the firm in the newly created position of Chief of Staff and Strategy. Based in New York,
23 May. 2017 Wilshire Consulting hires Ingram away from BT Pension Scheme [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO (OCIO) business unit of Wilshire Associates, announced today that Daniel Ingram has been hired to serve as Vice President of Responsible Investment Research & Consulting. In this role, Ingram wi
23 May. 2017 Equity market neutral hedge fund strategy with large inflows [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Equity market neutral is experiencing large inflows with half of the funds increasing their holdings into Q2, according to ML Capital's Alternative UCITS Barometer for the second quarter of this year. ML Capital said, "A mere 8% intend to redeem out of this stra
23 May. 2017 Emerging Markets Debt: Is There Still Gas in the Tank? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: Back in November, emerging debt markets were under the gun. In the run-up to the elect
22 May. 2017 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.69% in April strong uptrend for hedge funds continues [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.69% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. After four consecutive profitable months, the Index is now up 3.71% in 2017. This is the best start since 2013 when the Barclay Hedge Fund Index gained 4.74% through A
22 May. 2017 Trinity Fund Administration Ltd joining the Mainstream BPO Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MainstreamBPO Limited group (MainstreamBPO or the Group) has executed sale agreements to acquire Trinity Fund Administration (Trinity) in Ireland and the Cayman Islands. Trinity currently provides administrative, transfer agency, company register, corporate secretaria
22 May. 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management launches ultra-short income ETF [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the $1.5tln investment management arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has launched the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST), an actively managed ETF that seeks to provide current incom
22 May. 2017 Catalyst Fund investors have until next month to join class action against the hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who bought Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy Fund's Class A, C and I shares have until June 27, 2017 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against the hedge fund, said Charles C. Foti, Jr., a partner at law firm
22 May. 2017 Franklin Templeton: Why Liquid Alternatives Now [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: Truth be told, 2016 was not a stellar year for hedge funds, as unceremoniously summed in this head
19 May. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: May notifications 3.08% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2017 measured 3.08%, up from 2.41% in April. 'Taking into account seasonality, SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2017 of 3.08% continues this year's favorable trend in redemptions, as
19 May. 2017 Conquest STAR UCITS Fund launched on the MontLake UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Conquest Capital LLP and ML Capital announced the launch of the Conquest STAR UCITS Fund, a systematic absolute return trading strategy hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. MontLake is a leading independent platform for UCITS funds that provides investors with access to
19 May. 2017 Leon Cooperman settles insider trading case for $4.9M [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors has settled his insider trading case with the SEC for $4.9 million, according to several reports. Cooperman's settlement is notable in several key areas - the sub-$5 million settlement is relatively sm
19 May. 2017 Institutional investors find opportunities in global and anti-trust litigation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors are becoming more active in seeking damages in non-U.S. jurisdictions and antitrust violations as they move beyond traditional U.S. securities litigation efforts, new data by securities class action recovery services provider Financial Recove
19 May. 2017 Hedge fund Bridge Reid merges with Willow Oak Asset Management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The General Partner of Bridge Reid Fund I, LP, a private hedge fund that utilizes value-oriented investment principles, has entered into a partnership with Sitestar Corporation asset management subsidiary Willow Oak Asset Management. Under the deal, Willow Oak w
19 May. 2017 Paper: The End Of Oil Within 10 Years? [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Chris MacIntosh writes on Harvest Exchange: "We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportatio
18 May. 2017 Agecroft Partners pledges $1 million to charities that help children [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agecroft Partners has pledged to donate $1 million from its Hedge Fund Leadership Summits to non-profit organizations that benefit children. Since 2013 Agecroft Partners has committed to improving the lives of children through donating 100% of their profits from conferen
18 May. 2017 Comment: The yield "melt-up" that wasn't: Growth has yet to break out [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Russ Koesterich, Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, writes on Harvest Exchange: The second half of 2016 witnessed the rise of
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  2. Renaissance employees could face clawbacks over hedge fund's tax maneuver[more]

    Jim Simons's Renaissance Technologies LLC has produced the greatest investment returns of any hedge fund. Now, it also may be facing an unusually painful tax headache. Last week, Renaissance sent a letter to its current and former employees warning that the Internal Revenue Service could force them

  3. D.E. Shaw's Orienteer strategy posts double-digit returns this year, EcoR1 puts up big gains as the hedge fund scoops up biotech, Ex-hedge fund BlueCrest extends winning run with 50% gain[more]

    D.E. Shaw's Orienteer strategy posts double-digit returns this year From Reuters: D.E. Shaw's Orienteer platform, the backbone of the $50 billion investment firm's multi-asset class offerings, posted high double-digit returns this year, the best ever in its six year lifetime. The Orie

  4. PE/VC: Private equity takes a breather from investing in banks, 2019's 10 defining moments in venture capital, Another record year for PE secondaries amid more GP-led transactions, How 2019 became the best year in private equity's history[more]

    Private equity takes a breather from investing in banks From American Banker: FirstCapital Bancshares of Texas has aspirations of going public in the next couple of years and it's counting on the resources and expertise of private-equity backer Castle Creek Capital to help it realize that

  5. BlackRock's flagship hedge fund Obsidian returns more than 13% in 2019 after stumbling in August, Eiad Asbahi's Prescience Point gained more than 100% last year, Ray Dalio's most prominent fund suffers first annual loss since 2000, Sundheim's D1 posts strong gains[more]

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