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Northern Trust: 'Slow Growth Angst' To Drive 5-Year Returns

Aug 16 2016 | 12:56am ET

 New research from global asset manager Northern Trust shows the firm expects most investments to generate single-digit positive returns over the next five years, predominantly due to slow economic growth and persistent low interest rates.

Described in the research as “slow growth angst”, the concern is one of six key themes profiled in the company’s  annual five year market outlook.

 

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Elian: Investors Set to Increase Private Debt Allocations

Aug 23 2016 | 10:52pm ET

A new study by fund services provider Elian reveals a significant portion of private equity investors surveyed plan to increase allocations to private credit funds globally over the coming year, while more than half believe the private debt market will grow.

Gramercy Fund Management Hires Tackney As Trading Co-Head

Aug 23 2016 | 6:50pm ET

Emerging markets specialist Gramercy Funds Management has strengthened its executive team with the addition of former Greylock Capital head of trading Chris Tackney.

Paulson & Co's Shu Leaves to Start New Hedge Fund

Aug 23 2016 | 6:34pm ET

Former Paulson & Company structured finance specialist Sihan Shu, a key element of Paulson's infamous pre-crisis bet against the U.S. housing market, has reportedly left to start his own hedge fund company.

Apollo Agrees to Pay $52.7M To Settle SEC Charges

Aug 23 2016 | 6:17pm ET

Leon Black's Apollo Global Management has inked an agreement with U.S. regulators to pay $52.7 million to settle charges that several private equity funds affiliated with the firm misled investors about fees and a loan agreement.

TPG Taps Lee to Lead South Korea Private Equity Ops

Aug 23 2016 | 6:06pm ET

Global alternative asset company TPG has hired former Morgan Stanley private equity executive Sanghoon Lee as a partner at the firm and head of its private equity operations in South Korea.

Context Asset Management Macro Fund Crests $100M in AUM

Aug 23 2016 | 5:57pm ET

Liquid alternatives provider Context Asset Management has disclosed that assets under management for its Context Macro Opportunities Fund have surpassed $100 million at its one-year anniversary. 

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OmniQuest Capital: Why Funds of Hedge Funds Work

Aug 11 2016 | 4:47pm ET

There have been few sectors of the alternative investment universe under as much fire in recent years as funds of hedge funds. In addition to the common criticisms about low performance and high fees faced by all hedge funds recently, funds-of-funds face an even more fundamental question: Can they can consistently produce the enhanced returns and risk reduction expected from fund selection and portfolio diversification? In other words, do funds-of-funds deliver enough value added to justify the additional layer of fees they charge – especially in this low return environment? The answer, according to OmniQuest Capital CEO Eloise Yellen Clark, depends largely on what type of investor you are.

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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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