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Fidelity Survey: 72% Of Global Investors To Boost Allocation to Illiquid Alternatives in 2017/18

Dec 1 2016 | 6:57pm ET

 Institutional allocations to alternative investments are expected to rise sharply over the next few years, according to the latest Global Institutional Investor Survey by Fidelity. In addition, investors are expected to boost exposures to domestic fixed income, cash and liquid alternatives.


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HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.87% In November

Dec 2 2016 | 11:34pm ET

Hedge funds posted solid gains in November on the strength of significant market momentum generated in response to the Trump election victory, according to the latest daily index data from Hedge Fund Research.

Gundlach's Total Return Bond Fund Posts $1.4B Net Outflow

Dec 2 2016 | 11:12pm ET

After nearly three years of consecutive monthly capital inflows, even Jeff Gundlach’s DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund was no match for the “Trump Tantrum” that has unfolded on global fixed income markets since the election, as investors pulled $1.4 billion from the fund in November.  

NewStar Financial Closes Fourth Managed Credit Fund At $505M

Dec 2 2016 | 10:27pm ET

Boston-based NewStar Financial has launched its fourth managed credit fund to focus on middle market senior debt originating through the firm’s direct lending platform. 

Schwartzman, Fink, Dimon Named to Trump Strategic and Policy Forum

Dec 2 2016 | 10:08pm ET

Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman will chair a forum of business leaders convened by President-elect Donald Trump to provide experience, views and opinions about public policy, job creation, productivity and economic growth as the incoming President begins the implementation phase of his economic plan. 

JANA, Greenlight Ride Trump Wave In November; Renaissance, Third Point Funds Dip

Dec 2 2016 | 9:35pm ET

A number of well-known hedge funds were able to harness the strong market reactions to Donald Trump’s surprise election victory to post November gains, although not all were able to best benchmark equity indices for the month. 

Advent Capital Management Hires Cavanaugh For Business Development Role

Dec 2 2016 | 8:40pm ET

Advent Capital has hired named former Wellesley Investment Advisors executive Michael Cavanaugh as managing director in charge of business development.

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Kettera Q&A: The Advantages of Alternative Investment Platforms

Oct 28 2016 | 5:52pm ET

The past several years have seen a distinct push towards easier and cheaper access to top alternative asset managers through the use of cloud-based platforms. Chicago-based Kettera Strategies operates one of the best known of these platforms, Hydra, which allows qualified investors the ability to quickly and easily invest in a carefully curated array of CTA, FX, and Macro strategies. We caught up with Jon Stein, Kettera’s CEO, to discuss Hydra, the advent of alternative investment platforms in general, and what they mean for the industry as a whole.

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Chicago-based independent futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has hired industry veteran Daniel Staniford as Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.