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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

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

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. »

Imagineer releases update to Clienteer CRM

Imagineer releases update to Clienteer CRM

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 09:21

Imagineer Technology Group, a provider of technology solutions for investment management firms, has released the Clienteer CRM Spring 2016 update.  »

Ada Investments to focus on ETF portfolios with sale to 55 Capital

Ada Investments to focus on ETF portfolios with sale to 55 Capital

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:21

Ada Investments, a research-driven investment manager offering alternative equities-based investment programs to institutional investors, is to be acquired by 55 Capital, a newly formed ETF-focused asset manager.  »

Appleby adds investment funds partner in Cayman

Appleby adds investment funds partner in Cayman

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:16

Offshore law firm Appleby has appointed Alex Brainis as a partner in the Investment Funds group, in the firms’ Cayman Islands office. »

Investment community backs ‘remain’ at Howard Kennedy sponsored Brexit debate

Investment community backs ‘remain’ at Howard Kennedy sponsored Brexit debate

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 15:38

The investment community voted to remain in the EU last night (Monday 16 May) following a passionate discussion at the ‘Brexit: Pursued by a Bear’ debate chaired and sponsored by law firm Howard Kennedy. »

YieldStreet provides access to high yield alternative investment opportunities

YieldStreet provides access to high yield alternative investment opportunities

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:53

YieldStreet has launched the world’s first tech enabled specialty finance and alternative lending platform connecting accredited investors to asset based investments.  »

Regev Group joins DFPG Investments

Regev Group joins DFPG Investments

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 10:07

Nir Regev’s Regev Group, which is based in Missouri, has joined DFPG Investments, a national independent broker-dealer and RIA. »

New British, French and Japanese investment firms join IASB Investors in Financial Reporting programme

New British, French and Japanese investment firms join IASB Investors in Financial Reporting programme

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 16:00

BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Odey Asset Management and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank are the newest members of the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) Investors in Financial Reporting programme.   »

Millennium Trust expands access to alt investments for advisors and individuals

Millennium Trust expands access to alt investments for advisors and individuals

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 16:28

Five new investment platforms have joined the Millennium Trust Company’s Millennium Alternative Investment Network (MAIN), bringing the total number listed to nine. »

Liontrust implements Eze Software’s full investment suite

Liontrust implements Eze Software’s full investment suite

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:54

Liontrust Asset Management, a UK-based specialist investment management company, has gone live on Eze OMS and Eze Portfolio Accounting, implementing a front-to-back office workflow to replace its in-house systems. »

CNO Financial Group makes strategic investment in Tennenbaum Capital Partners

CNO Financial Group makes strategic investment in Tennenbaum Capital Partners

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:21

CNO Financial Group has invested in a non-controlling minority stake in Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), a Los Angeles-based investment management firm with over USD6 billion in committed capital under management.   »

CAIA rolls out new “Mind the Gap” campaign

CAIA rolls out new “Mind the Gap” campaign

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:19

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a global leader in alternative investment education, has embarked on its first international branding campaign.  »

Asset Managers should invest now to capture future growth opportunities, says SimCorp paper

Asset Managers should invest now to capture future growth opportunities, says SimCorp paper

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:31

Challenges presented by the financial crisis have largely been met and firms need to focus on the positive long-term prospects despite short-term inhibitors to growth. »

Gildas Le Treut

Chapter 3 - Investment strategy perspectives

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 13:32

All investors are keen to hear where the next market opportunity lies or why a particular investment strategy is well suited to the prevailing economic wind, and this was no exception at the Amsterdam Investor Forum. During his opening address, Gildas Le Treut (pictured) asked the audience to vote on the following question: What alternative investment strategies do you see best performing in 2016? »

Irene Perdomo

Chapter 2 - Investor considerations in a low yield environment

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 13:26

For hedge fund investors, trying to enhance portfolios in the current low yield environment is a challenge. As such, strategy selection and risk management are key tools to provide end investors with diversified returns that both compliment their long-only allocations to traditional assets, and protect against whipsawing markets.  »

Crowd-sourced quant investment firm lands in Australia

Crowd-sourced quant investment firm lands in Australia

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 09:29

Quantopian, the crowd-sourced quantitative investment firm, will launch in Australia this weekend with a series of outreach events for local practicing and aspirational quants. »

Inaugural CAIA information session to focus on ‘Understanding Alternative Investments’

Inaugural CAIA information session to focus on ‘Understanding Alternative Investments’

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 09:29

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association is to organise an interactive session to present a deeper understanding of the alternative investments industry. The first-of-its-kind event will be held in Mumbai on 16 March, 2016, commencing at 11 AM, followed by a networking lunch. »

Worth Venture Partners secures USD100m investment from Lombard International into emerging manager hedge funds

Worth Venture Partners secures USD100m investment from Lombard International into emerging manager hedge funds

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 09:15

Worth Venture Partners (Worth), an emerging manager hedge fund platform headquartered in Manhattan, has secured a USD100 million investment by Lombard International (Lombard) in a diversified portfolio of emerging hedge fund strategies, the WVP Emerging Manager Onshore Fund. »

Frost Consulting launches valuation &amp; budgeting software for investment research ahead of MiFID II

Frost Consulting launches valuation & budgeting software for investment research ahead of MiFID II

Tue, 23/02/2016 - 16:58

Frost Consulting has launched FrostRB, a research valuation & budgeting software platform which gives asset managers the ability to establish monetary (dollar) values for specific unpriced research products and construct monetary research budgets that meet MiFID II research spending requirements. »

Broadridge Invests in AMA Partners

Broadridge Invests in AMA Partners

Thu, 18/02/2016 - 09:52

Broadridge Financial Solutions has enhanced its corporate governance solution offering in Europe by taking a minority stake and entering into an exclusive distribution and marketing alliance with AMA Partners, BV (AMA). »

Alt investment managers called to task for managerial and structural shortcomings that handicap asset growth

Alt investment managers called to task for managerial and structural shortcomings that handicap asset growth

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 08:57

A great number of the world's more than 13,000 alternative investment funds suffer from "Fund Manager's Disease," which significantly prevents those funds from increasing assets under management (AUM). »

New SimCorp Dimension Release enables better investment decision making

New SimCorp Dimension Release enables better investment decision making

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 16:39

SimCorp has released version 5.9 of SimCorp Dimension, the first of two annual releases. Along with numerous other modules, new features, and further integration across the entire value chain, the release introduces new advanced additions to SimCorp’s Asset Manager. »

New financial platform turns words into investment strategies

New financial platform turns words into investment strategies

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 09:51

A new financial platform is aiming to bridge the gap between simple words and complex investment strategy. For the first time, investors and traders can write down their ideas which are then analysed, optimised, converted into investment strategies and executed on a chosen trading platform. »

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