Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Last updated 23 hours ago
Apr 24 2017 | 6:05pm ET
Underperformance by CTAs for much of the past 12 months has noticeably lessened investor appetite in the trend-following strategy segment, according to new research from Preqin.
Apr 25 2017 | 6:25pm ET
Today, we discuss an interview with Simon Lane, Venezuela’s Coming Civil War, David Einhorn’s Tax Warning, Al Gore’s Latest Plan to Spend Your Money, and Why Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking Aim at Mall REITS.
Apr 25 2017 | 8:07pm ET
B. Riley Financial has acquired the rights to manage a number of Dialectic Capital’s hedge funds, while Dialectic founder and former Maverick Capital executive John Fichthorn has been named head of alternative investments for the asset management division of the California-based financial services company.
Apr 25 2017 | 7:52pm ET
Aggregate capital targeted by private equity companies hit an all-time high in the first quarter as a number of mega-funds seek money from investors, according to new data from Preqin.
Apr 25 2017 | 7:32pm ET
Deutsche Asset Management has upgraded European equities from neutral to overweight, according to CIO Stefan Kreuzkamp, as French political risk recedes following the election and strong earnings momentum builds for companies in the region.
Apr 25 2017 | 7:16pm ET
Global asset manager Russell Investments has appointed former BlackRock executive Joseph Linhares as the company’s new Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Apr 25 2017 | 6:29pm ET
Despite persistent criticism, significant redemptions and high-profile fund closures last year, the $3 trillion hedge fund industry is actually healthy, according to Millennium Management chief legal officer and AIMA chairman Simon Lorne in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters Monday.
Apr 25 2017 | 6:25pm ET
Today, we discuss an interview with Simon Lane, Venezuela’s Coming Civil War, David Einhorn’s Tax Warning, Al Gore’s Latest Plan to Spend Your Money, and Why Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking Aim at Mall REITS.More News
Apr 21 2017 | 8:44pm ET
Interest in liquid alternatives cooled a bit last year amid a broad shift in investor perceptions around alternative investments in general and hedge funds in particular, but their core attraction – access to sophisticated investment strategies in liquid form and for low cost & minimums – remains relevant as scrutiny on hedge fund fees mounts. In this contributed article, Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Nadia Papagiannis provides a review of the segment’s performance last year and her latest thinking on how liquid alternative investments can fit inside broader portfolios.
Apr 17 2017 | 5:56pm ET
The alternative investment industry is currently replete with buzzwords around data, fee levels and operational due diligence, and significant hype exists around these three important but often-misunderstood concepts. In part II of his “Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom” guest article series, PivotalPath managing principal Jonathan Caplis looks at how investors should approach each of these factors.
Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET
James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the first time in five years, issuing at least £530 million in five-year debt aimed at refinancing high-coupon tranches maturing next year and further cementing the famous company's nascent turnaround.
Mar 2 2017 | 9:08pm ET
As the fintech space expands and matures, financial services firms are increasingly turning to one-stop-shops that combine the best of start-up innovation in areas like blockchain with process, design and technology development capabilities that can all wrap together in pursuit of broad, strategic goals. The key, according to the team at New York-based Synechron, is what the company terms the "Power of 3" - being agile enough to meet the changing needs of clients, continually investing in R&D, and yet still being large enough to scale any global project.
Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET
By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical equity and debt securities, and fund managers are increasingly interested in the attractive - and largely uncorrelated - investment characteristics of such things as artwork, classic cars, and as Emily Lane of Elan Fine Instruments explains in this in-depth article, rare instruments such as violins.