Friday, 30 September 2016
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Sep 21 2016 | 3:47pm ET
U.S. securities regulators have charged billionaire investor Leon Cooperman and his hedge fund Omega Advisors with insider trading related to a pipeline investment made six years ago, making him the SEC's highest-profile target in several years amid a renewed crackdown on the improper use of confidential information.
Sep 30 2016 | 9:59pm ET
Multi-asset emerging market investor Actis has hired former Commonfund executive Carlton Byrd as a director in its investor development group.
Sep 30 2016 | 9:47pm ET
Canadian investment management company Fiera Capital has agreed to buy London-based emerging market specialist Charlemagne Capital in an all-cash deal valued at around $53 million.
Sep 30 2016 | 9:19pm ET
Lyxor Asset Management has debuted a new multi-manager fixed income UCITS fund that seeks to address the asymmetric risk faced by investors confronted with the very low returns generated by fixed income investments and the risk of a rise in interest rates.
Sep 30 2016 | 8:46pm ET
Integrated treasury management specialist HazelTree has inked a partnership with global fund administrator HedgeServ to deliver enhanced middle-office treasury services to hedge funds and other alternative investment managers.
Sep 30 2016 | 8:33pm ET
Global investors raised holdings of Japanese bonds to four-year highs in September and bought more euro zone debt, according to a Reuters poll, as investors shrugged off a mid-month market sell-off and expressed renewed faith in central banks' commitments to their asset-buying programs.
Sep 30 2016 | 8:25pm ET
Stockholm-based Nordea Asset Management has partnered with U.S. boutique manager ClariVest Asset Management to launch a new global long/short equity liquid alternative fund.More News
Sep 26 2016 | 10:20am ET
Tonight's U.S. Presidential debate, infamously coined the “Humbling in Hofstra” by Mark Cuban, has the potential to reshape the world, according to Rareview Macro's Neil Azous. Unlike the adage “one stock a market does not make,” his view is that in this case, “one debate an election can make," and at the top-down investment level, the event will dictate asset prices over the next 72 hours and kick-off a greater rebalancing exercise at the sector, industry, and single stock level.
Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET
There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales meeting with a prospects, says Bruce Frumerman of Frumerman & Nemeth. The first is to learn more about the prospect's portfolios, investment plans and needs. The second is to effectively tell the hedge fund’s story and the role it could play within the prospective investor’s total portfolio, provided there is a fit. In this contributed article, Frumerman explains the four topics crucial to a fund's first in-person meeting with a prospect, and the secret weapon to winning subsequent ones.
Sep 27 2016 | 7:24pm ET
American watch manufacturer Vortic, which started out restoring antique pocket watch movements made during the U.S. railroad era and building them into custom wrist watches, has announced a new offer for its upcoming line – a limited edition series of individually- numbered watches sold on a first come, first serve basis.
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?
Sep 22 2016 | 5:59pm ET
One of the largest challenges facing alternative investment managers today is the rapid growth of complex compliance and risk reporting requirements. These processes can place tremendous administrative burdens on funds and their personnel, especially smaller shops with fewer resources. The team at AQMetrics has developed an innovative cloud-based system to integrate these tasks into a single platform, easing these burdens and providing clients peace of mind through a simple, effective and efficient solution.
Jun 22 2016 | 6:29pm ET
The first thing you’ll notice when encountering Martin Coward’s new managed futures fund is the unique spelling of its name: dormouse, with a lower-case “d.” It’s reflective of the firm’s entire ethos, which is much more interested in the quiet, systematic application of scientific rigor to the investment process than it is in building your typical hedge fund brand. FINalternatives recently sat down with Coward and COO George Dowdye for a detailed look at dormouse and its unassuming approach to building a better mousetrap.