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Ex-Värde Exec Johnson Launches New Alternative Asset Manager

Jan 10 2018 | 11:23pm ET

 Ex-Värde Partners executive Neal Johnson has launched a new alternative investment management firm that will focus on opportunistic credit and equity transactions in the middle market, including real estate and finance opportunities. 


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Real Talk with Arthur Bushonville and Jeffrey Knupp of DSC Quantitative Group

Feb 8 2018 | 3:31pm ET

Today, we sit down with Arthur Bushonville and Jeffrey Knupp of DSC Quantitative Group, a Chicago-based financial services firm that proves quantitative alternative investment solutions.

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Modern Trader Brings WHISKY NITE To New Yorkers

Feb 20 2018 | 1:52pm ET

Modern Trader magazine brings more than 250 of the world’s finest scotches, bourbons and whiskies, with dinner by New York’s best-known restauranteur at the most spirited party of the year on Wednesday, Feb. 28…all at a special discount of 20%!

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains +1.59% in January

Feb 13 2018 | 4:52pm ET

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, gained +1.59% last month.

Private Client Resources Announces Partnership with AltaReturn

Feb 13 2018 | 2:26pm ET

Private Client Resources has inked a partnership with AltaReturn to streamline accounting and reporting operations for single and multi-family offices, according to the two companies in a press release.

Eurekahedge: Hedge Fund Index Gains 2.26% in January

Feb 13 2018 | 2:23pm ET

Hedge funds were off to a good start in the first month of 2018, according to an update of Eurekahedge’s Hedge Fund Index.

SS&C GlobeOp: Hedge Fund Performance Index Up + 2.99% in January

Feb 13 2018 | 1:25pm ET

Hedge fund continued its positive returns into 2018, according to new data from SS&C GlobeOp.

Altegris Merges With Artivest

Feb 8 2018 | 5:15pm ET

Altegris and Artivest announced today that they plan to merge under the name Artivest, pending customary corporate and regulatory conditions to closing.

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PAAMCO: Will Inflation Deflate the Asset Bubble?

Jan 30 2018 | 9:49pm ET

As the U.S. shifts from monetary stimulus to fiscal stimulus, market pricing should begin reflecting economic fundamentals again, writes PAAMCO head of portfolio management Basil Williams. Over time, this should lead to a realignment of relative value within and across asset classes and reward active over passive management styles. The risk in this scenario? Whether higher inflation will first play out in the credit and volatility markets, Williams says.

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Boost Hedge Fund Marketing ROI By Raising Your ROO

Feb 14 2018 | 9:57pm ET

Tasked with delivering returns on client capital, a common dilemma for many alternative investment managers is how to increase the returns on their asset-raising efforts, writes Bruce Frumerman of Frumerman & Nemeth in this contributed article. A key element in this calculus is the marketing of one’s opinions about investment process along with a firm’s approach and performance numbers. Done right, it can make the difference between being perceived as a brand in the money management business instead of just a commodity.

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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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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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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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