Friday, 28 April 2017
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Apr 26 2017 | 11:40pm ET
U.S. hedge fund managers began warming to President Donald Trump soon after his surprise election ignited a powerful stock market rally, but the dramatic tax cut plans announced on Wednesday give them even more reasons to cheer.
Apr 27 2017 | 2:57pm ET
Today, we discuss Barack Obama’s Fat Cat Fees, David Einhorn's Tesla Bet and Sen. Rand Paul's Calls for Tax Cuts.
Apr 27 2017 | 11:22pm ET
Alternative assets under administration jumped more than 14% last year to reach $7.64 trillion, according to the 17th edition of eVestment's annual Alternative Fund Administrator survey.
Apr 27 2017 | 10:56pm ET
Private equity secondaries firms attracted a record level of investor capital in Q1 2017, according to new data from Preqin, as six funds raised $14 billion - surpassing the sector’s previous all-time high of $13 billion reached in Q4 2014 and outpacing the $10 billion raised in the previous two quarters combined.
Apr 27 2017 | 10:29pm ET
Cerberus Capital Management has realigned its real estate platform by combining its domestic and international capabilities to help facilitate cross-border and cross-asset class cooperation.
Apr 27 2017 | 9:56pm ET
Private equity company Warburg Pincus has appointed former Willis Group CEO Dominic Casserley, who led his firm into a merger of equals with fellow global risk and benefits consultancy Towers Watson in January 2016, as a senior advisor in its financial services group.
Apr 27 2017 | 9:31pm ET
Lombard Odier’s asset management unit has debuted a new ESG-oriented UCITS-compliant fund that will invest into globally responsible equities.
Apr 27 2017 | 9:11pm ET
Institutional consulting company Cambridge Associates has announced the appointment of Jeff Blazek as a chief investment officer in the company’s pension practice.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.