Sunday, 28 August 2016
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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.
Aug 26 2016 | 11:05pm ET
Pershing Square investment analyst Jordan Rubin, a key figure in Bill Ackman's Valeant position, is reportedly leaving the activist hedge fund to pursue a startup venture outside the investment industry.
Aug 26 2016 | 10:40pm ET
Activist hedge fund Sandell Asset Management has released a new presentation detailing why Bob Evans Farms should split its restaurant and packaged food units into separate businesses.
Aug 26 2016 | 9:39pm ET
Former BlueCrest portfolio manager Takashi Makita is reportedly planning to launch a new systematic hedge fund manager that will focus on volatility-related opportunities.
Aug 26 2016 | 8:57pm ET
The battle between hedge fund managers Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman about Herbalife continued on Friday, as Icahn said he did not attempt to sell his Herbalife stake and instead has bought more - contradicting Ackman's earlier claim that he had been offered some of Icahn's shares in the nutritional supplements company.
Aug 26 2016 | 8:41pm ET
Invested assets aboard Gemini Alternative Funds’ Galaxy Plus managed account platform have crested $500 million as of this month, the company has disclosed.
Aug 26 2016 | 7:14pm ET
Outflows from the hedge fund industry totaled $34 billion through the first half of this year, according to leading data provider Preqin, bringing total industry assets down to an estimated $3.11 trillion from the $3.14 trillion at the end of 2015.More News
Aug 25 2016 | 8:55pm ET
The emergence of private credit as a replacement for traditional bank financing has led to a wide range of innovative strategies, platforms and products in the alternatives space. Bob Press, founder and CEO of alternative lending firm TCA Fund Management Group, explains the rationale behind his new small-cap private equity fund, which takes a hybrid approach between short-term, senior-secured credit and a traditional private equity model.
Aug 9 2016 | 2:39pm ET
The age-old financial concept that higher yields are the result of higher risk and lower liquidity has become much more complicated in the current environment, argues Jeff Haas of asset-backed lending specialist Old Hill Partners. Given the lack of yield and thin liquidity available in some traded credit markets, investors should embrace the illiquidity inherent in prudently structured private debt strategies as a way to capture yield and augment fixed-income allocations.
Aug 24 2016 | 9:59pm ET
Looking for real estate investments but the typical real estate fare isn’t cutting it? Are alternative investments more your style? Nothing says unconventional like buying into island life, and Kiawah Island, 21 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, can be very attractive from a number of perspectives.
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?
Aug 12 2016 | 3:17pm ET
Much of fintech’s promise lies in the utilization of technology and connectivity to connect and automate legacy middle and back-office functions that have long been inefficient, costly and error-prone. The team at BaseVenture has developed an intelligent, scalable, affordable and secure platform, aimed specifically at alternative investment managers, that seeks to eliminate reliance on common but disconnected tools like spreadsheets, email, and PDFs to simplify and streamline both administration and management.
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.