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Eddy Travia, Coinsilium

Coinsilium teams with blockchain-focused hedge fund HyperChain Capital

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 16:26

Coinsilium Group Limited, an accelerator that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HyperChain Capital a hedge fund focused on investing in Blockchain companies. »

Irene Perdomo, Devet Capital

Devet Capital sees assets beat USD100m

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 08:40

Systematic alternative investment manager Devet Capital Investments has announced that assets under management have reached USD100 million, having risen from USD29 million in April 2016. “This is an important milestone for us, particularly as our asset growth has been fully organic without any involvement of seeders or accelerators,” says Irene Perdomo, co-founder, Devet Capital Investments.  »

Alan Chu, Meyler Capital

Scotch whisky - Combining a great strategy with a strong brand

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 11:53

By Alan Chu (pictured), Meyler Capital – There’s a high concentration of Scotch distilleries in Scotland: over 100 fully-licensed operations in a country with a population of < 5.5 million people. To put it in perspective, there are more Scotch whisky distilleries than there are McDonald’s outlets in Scotland. On top of that, there are plenty more start-up distilleries entering the fray each year. »

MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:40

Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments’ 2016 FY Performance. The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

John Lewis

Using momentum to invest in ADRs proves highly effective says Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ John Lewis

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 10:08

American Depositary Receipts are an effective way for US investors to gain exposure to international stocks. Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ John Lewis (pictured) explains how using a momentum strategy can prove effective in building the right exposure to this instrument class.  »

Jim Smigiel

Changing the optics of portfolio risk

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:52

One of the biggest issues with risk when it comes to investing is that investors will invariably think about it in binary terms; what is the level of risk? Is it too high or too low? Of greater import, however, is understanding the composition of risk.  »

Third Point Re completes long term investment management agreements with Third Point

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 09:15

Third Point Reinsurance has entered into new long term investment management agreements with Third Point (Third Point). »

Money changing hands

Blackstone makes strategic investment in Marathon Asset Management

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:40

Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund (BSCH), a vehicle managed by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), has acquired a passive, minority interest in Marathon Asset Management.  »

AMG to invest in five alternative firms

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:25

Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) is to acquire Petershill Fund I’s minority equity interests in five alternative investment firms – Winton Capital Group, Capula Investment Management, Partner Fund Management, Mount Lucas Management, and CapeView Capital. »

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