Thursday, 28 July 2016
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Jul 20 2016 | 9:44pm ET
Hedge fund assets increased during the second quarter of 2016 despite the third consecutive quarter of outflows, according to a new report from Hedge Fund Research, as performance helped push capital above year-end 2015 levels.
Jul 28 2016 | 12:05pm ET
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced several senior personnel moves.
Jul 28 2016 | 10:41am ET
Boston Trust & Investment Management Company has selected SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s Advent Outsourcing Services for the firm’s enhanced hosting and data management needs.
Jul 27 2016 | 11:38pm ET
Canadian asset manager Fiera Capital Corporation has announced the acquisition of the team and current strategies of alternative asset manager Larch Lane Advisors.
Jul 27 2016 | 11:10pm ET
Swiss alternative asset manager GAM Holding AG has hired Man Group’s Tim Rainsford to be its new global head of distribution.
Jul 27 2016 | 10:46pm ET
Plans for embattled hedge fund company Visium Asset Management to sell its $2.5 billion Visium Global Fund to AllianceBernstein, under doubt since Ken Griffin's Citadel hired several Visium portfolio managers that would have been part of the deal, have now officially fallen through.
Jul 27 2016 | 10:10pm ET
Stephen Blyth, CEO of Harvard University’s $37.6 billion endowment, is stepping down for personal reasons effective immediately, the famed university said on Wednesday.More News
Jul 8 2016 | 7:01pm ET
Recent market volatility has investors seeking greater insight into alternative assets. But it's not just hedge funds and liquid alternatives that are receiving all the attention - some investors are actively seeking assets that will be as far removed from market swings as possible. As explained by University of Colorado professor Benom Plumb, the expected growth of the music industry has sparked interest in an asset class to which investors lacked access until just a few years ago: Music Royalties.
Jul 22 2016 | 8:44pm ET
When the press reports extraordinarily strong relative or risk-adjusted returns at a particular fund, useful insights can be gathered by exploring how such a result could be hypothetically recreated using a combination of indexes, writes Michael Markov, chairman of Markov Processes International in this contributed article.
Jul 25 2016 | 6:29pm ET
If you are compelled by stories of entrepreneurial vision & drive, or simply a fan of great watches, this article is for you. Modern Trader publisher and Alpha Pages CEO Jeff Joseph recently met with met with a young entrepreneur/founder who checks all the right boxes – he has identified a true problem and product opportunity, he has developed an attractive but affordable solution, and he is both passionate and tireless.
Jul 21 2016 | 8:58pm ET
The immense gains in computing power and the advent of cloud-based services in recent years has resulted in a new generation of companies offering extremely sophisticated predictive analytics platforms to the financial industry for much lower cost than ever before. The team at HedgeSPA, led by former BlackRock managing director Bernard Lee, has developed a quantitatively rigorous but highly customizable suite of services that are scalable, immensely powerful, and affordable to key market segments.
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.