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Pine River Master Fund Said To Close Amid Redemption Wave

Sep 18 2017 | 10:45pm ET

 After a dramatic surge of redemptions that would bring assets under management to less than $300 million, Minnesota-based Pine River Capital Management is reportedly closing its multi-asset master fund despite being up some 1.7% for the year to date through August.

 

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Real Talk With Michal Dziegielewski Of FQS Capital Management

Aug 25 2017 | 3:06pm ET

Today, we’re sitting down with Michal Dziegielewski, the senior member of the research team and a member of the Investment Committee of New York-based quantitative fund of hedge funds FQS Capital Partners. The firm offers multi-strategy, long/short and quantitative fund of hedge fund portfolios.

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SS&C GlobeOp: Forward Redemption Indicator Rises To 3.72%

Sep 22 2017 | 8:10pm ET

Hedge fund redemptions rose slightly in September after accelerating in August, according to new data from fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp, although they were down from year-ago levels for the eighth consecutive month.

CDPQ Taps Avenue's Mayans For Private Debt Post

Sep 22 2017 | 7:57pm ET

Canadian public pension manager Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) has named former Avenue Capital Group executive Luis Mayans as head of private debt.

HFRU Composite Index Gains +0.44% Through Mid-September

Sep 22 2017 | 7:38pm ET

The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index, which measures UCITS compliant hedge funds, has gained +0.44% so far in mid-September, according to a flash update from Hedge Fund Research. 

Rubicon Macro Fund Said To Be Down -33% YTD

Sep 22 2017 | 7:25pm ET

The flagship macro fund at Paul Brewer’s Rubicon Fund Management is reportedly down more than 33% so far this year after rebounding sharply in 2016 following the U.S. presidential election.

UMass Amherst's CISDM Equal-Weighted Hedge Fund Index Gains +0.42% In August

Sep 22 2017 | 6:18pm ET

UMass Amherst’s equal-weighted CISDM hedge fund index gained 0.42% in August, according to the school, confirming the strong results seen in other hedge fund industry metrics for the month. The measure is now up +5.37% for the year to date.

DCNA Names Gilbert, Collet To Absolute Return Bond Team

Sep 22 2017 | 6:01pm ET

Paris-based Natixis Global Asset Management affiliate DNCA Investments has hired absolute return bond fund veterans Pascal Gilbert and François Collet as the company builds out its bond portfolio management capabilities. 

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Q&A: Star Mountain's Brett Hickey On Investing In 'The Growth Engine Of America'

Sep 22 2017 | 5:06pm ET

Lower middle-market companies form the economic fabric of the nation, but they can be tricky and labor-intensive to finance, and traditional banking institutions have increasingly avoided them since the financial crisis. Accordingly, a number of alternative investment managers have successfully specialized in the niche, among them Brett Hickey’s New York-based Star Mountain Capital. FINalternatives caught up with Brett recently for an in-depth look at his company, his current thoughts on this segment of the market, and his belief that the right corporate culture is a core ingredient in building a prosperous enterprise.

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Don’t Overlook These 6 Hybrid Cloud Concerns

Sep 14 2017 | 6:27pm ET

Cloud-based technology solutions have made tremendous inroads into the alternative investment management industry, and as they have matured, the nuances between private and public cloud products and service offerings have meshed to include a hybrid option. However, writes Eze Castle Integration’s Mark Coriaty in this contributed article, hedge funds, PE firms and other alternative managers seeking to establish and maintain a competitive advantage should carefully consider six key considerations when evaluating a hybrid cloud platform. 

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Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst exams will need to add a series of computer and data science topics to the body of knowledge they need to know in order to earn one of the industry's most selective designations.

The move comes as the fintech sector booms and quantitative investment models, algorithmic trading and alternative data sets play increasingly prominent roles in the asset management industry.     

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FINtech

Synechron: The 'Power of 3' Approach To Fintech

Mar 2 2017 | 10:08pm 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.

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From The Archives

Due Diligence Beyond The Tear Sheet

Aug 12 2016 | 10:02am ET

For prudent investors, the ubiquitous tear sheet is ground zero for any further investigation of a fund; the more impressive they are, the more questions they raise. In our inaugural Trade Secrets column on due diligence, we look at a Brazilian direct lending fund whose tear sheet promotes performance that would make any investor sit up straight, including 100% positive months, a Sharpe ratio of 16.7, no drawdowns, and weekly liquidity. But is all as it seems?

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