Thursday, 23 February 2017
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Feb 15 2017 | 8:43pm ET
Investors pulled some $13 billion from beleaguered Och-Ziff Capital Management over the past 13 months as the hedge fund manager dealt with the fallout of a five-year bribery investigation and very expensive settlements with the U.S. Justice Department and the SEC.
Feb 22 2017 | 10:43pm ET
The hiring of fundraising and marketing professionals in the alternative asset management industry increased by 20% last year, according to new data from industry executive search company and corporate advisor Context Jensen Partners.
Feb 22 2017 | 3:07pm ET
Redemption pressures on hedge funds increased slightly since January, according to new data from SS&C GlobeOp, although the company's Forward Redemption Indicator booked its second-lowest February reading since inception in 2008.
Feb 22 2017 | 2:54pm ET
Boston-based private equity company JMC Capital Partners has named former Symmetric Capital senior executive Todd Rainville as a partner.
Feb 22 2017 | 2:43pm ET
Alternative investors have significantly increased their asset class diversity over the past year, according to new research from data provider Preqin, while satisfaction with private equity is at record levels.
Feb 22 2017 | 2:32pm ET
Mick McGuire's Marcato Capital Management has ratcheted up its attack against Buffalo Wild Wings, pointing to the restaurant chain's weak earnings as further evidence of a need to overhaul the company's strategy and board.
Feb 22 2017 | 2:18pm ET
Liquid alternatives specialist Beachhead Capital Management has announced the inclusion of two of its strategies in Mercury Capital Advisors’ iFunds platform.More News
Feb 8 2017 | 3:22pm ET
Due diligence in the hedge fund world has long involved some combination of the four P’s – people, process, performance and philosophy – customized to suit each investor’s particular style or requirements. However, due diligence practitioners are often heavily influenced by four commonly-held fallacies, writes PivotalPath managing principal Jonathan Caplis, that can impact proper fund selection and evaluation, as well as unnecessarily skew conclusions.
Feb 3 2017 | 6:41pm ET
The private equity industry’s astonishing rebound since the financial crisis has been nothing short of spectacular, writes the team at SEI in this contributed article, but it has also evolved – and is evolving – at a furious pace. Stakeholders must contend with, and properly plan for, a wide array of trends, challenges and opportunities facing the industry, ranging from a fluid regulatory environment to a proliferation of strategies and investment options available.
Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET
Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels as the climate on Wall Street turns more optimistic, although many firms are still mindful of the public's reaction to lavish events following the financial crisis and downplay the festivities.
Jan 25 2017 | 8:00pm ET
Efficiently managing the flow of both proprietary and external research is an age-old challenge for the investment industry, especially as compliance requirements have grown more complex. The team at MackeyRMS, however, is addressing this problem head-on through the use of SaaS-based, real-time research management technology aimed at aggregating and organizing research content while also being highly portable, collaborative and device-agnostic.
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?