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Launches & Fundraising

Jeff Van Harte, Jackson Square Partners

Jackson Square launches five mutual funds

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 09:41

Jackson Square Partners is making each of its five investment strategies available in a mutual fund structure with the launch of the Jackson Square Partners Funds. »

Christophe Girondel, Nordea Asset Management

Nordea Asset Management launches Global Long Short Equity Fund

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 16:09

Nordea Asset Management has launched the Nordea 1 – Global Long Short Equity Fund (USD Hedged), which aims to deliver a consistent absolute return and low correlation to the returns of equity markets. »

John Alshefski, SEI

Polen Capital and SEI launch Global Growth and Focus Growth investment trusts

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 09:38

Polen Capital Management is to act as adviser to the Polen Global Growth Collective Investment Trust and the Polen Focus Growth Collective Investment Trust funds, which are established by SEI Trust Company, a subsidiary of SEI. »

Deborah Zurkow, Allianz Global Investors

AllianzGI expands liquid alternatives offering with Structured Return fund

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 10:37

Allianz Global Investors has expanded its liquid alternatives platform with the launch of the Allianz Structured Return fund, an absolute return strategy designed to pursue positive returns independent of market conditions, while managing downside risk.   »

Simon Schilder

Emerging hedge fund managers - challenges and solutions

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 14:02

Who would want to be a start-up hedge fund manager? Simon Schilder, partner at Ogier in Jersey, and TEAM BVI UK member with BVI Finance, examines the challenges facing the next generation… »

Timberland Investment Resources holds first closing of TIR Europe Forestry Fund

Timberland Investment Resources holds first closing of TIR Europe Forestry Fund

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 07:43

Timberland Investment Resources Europe (TIR) has held a first close of its TIR Europe Forestry Fund with an initial USD74 million of committed capital. »

Neuberger Berman launches collateralised PutWrite fund

Neuberger Berman launches collateralised PutWrite fund

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 08:35

Neuberger Berman has launched the Neuberger Berman US Equity Index PutWrite Strategy Fund, which seeks to provide individual investors with exposure to equity market returns with less volatility.  »

Selwood’s assets reach USD350m

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 15:17

London-based alternative manager Selwood Asset Management is marking its first anniversary since launch and has had an increase in assets to USD350 million. »

Lyxor and Kingdon launch Global Long/Short Equity Fund

Lyxor and Kingdon launch Global Long/Short Equity Fund

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 07:47

Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its alternative UCITS offering by teaming up with Kingdon Capital Management to launch the Lyxor/Kingdon Global Long-Short Equity Fund. »

Tages launches Alternative Risk Premia Fund with USD100m investment

Tages launches Alternative Risk Premia Fund with USD100m investment

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:49

Alternative asset manager Tages Capital has launched the Tages Alternative Risk Premia Fund with over USD100 million of capital from European institutional investors. »

Aspect launches Core Trend Fund

Aspect launches Core Trend Fund

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:43

Systematic investment manager Aspect Capital has extended its range of funds available to investors with the launch of the lower fee, lower volatility Aspect Core Trend Fund. »

Californian alt assets industry reaches USD732 billion in AUM

Californian alt assets industry reaches USD732 billion in AUM

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:41

Although California is best known for its venture capital industry, the state has seen marked growth and diversification of its alternatives market, as other private capital and hedge fund managers are drawn to the area, according to Preqin. »

JP Morgan launches first active ETF

JP Morgan launches first active ETF

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:34

JP Morgan Asset Management has launched its first alternative and actively managed exchange-traded fund, JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF (JPHF). »

Fair Oaks launches CLO focused fund on Alpha UCITS platform

Fair Oaks launches CLO focused fund on Alpha UCITS platform

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 08:16

Fair Oaks Capital has partnered with the Alpha UCITS platform to launch the first UCITS fund focused on the global collateralised loan obligation (CLO) market. »

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 08:46

Libero Development Fund, a hedge fund launched by Mary Murphy who helped to establish International Fund Services before its acquisition by State Street, is now open to specialist investors. »

Aristotle launches Aristotle Value Equity Fund Class I

Aristotle launches Aristotle Value Equity Fund Class I

Fri, 02/09/2016 - 08:36

Aristotle has launched the Aristotle Value Equity Fund, which will be managed by Aristotle Capital Management. »

Twelve Capital launches insurance equity strategy

Twelve Capital launches insurance equity strategy

Thu, 01/09/2016 - 08:04

Twelve Capital Group has launched its insurance equity strategy. »

Schroders teams with Two Sigma to launch UCITS hedge fund product

Schroders teams with Two Sigma to launch UCITS hedge fund product

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 07:42

Schroders is launching a UCITS hedge fund product via its GAIA platform – the Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified – which will be sub-advised by Two Sigma Advisers. »

Rhenman to launch global equity long-short fund

Rhenman to launch global equity long-short fund

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 09:19

Rhenman & Partners Asset Management is to launch a global equity long-short fund on 31 August, named Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S. »

Patrick Flynn

Neuberger Berman launches Global High Yield Bond Fund

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 07:10

Neuberger Berman has extended its high yield capabilities with the addition of a global high yield bond strategy. »

Garrett Paollela

Recon Capital & Crow Point Partners launch Crow Point Dividend Plus Fund

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 09:05

Recon Capital, an investment firm and exchange traded fund (ETF) provider has expanded its product offerings by partnering with Crow Point Partners, a boutique investment manager with a long track record in global equity, alternative, and specialty fixed income strategies, to offer the Crow Point Dividend Plus Fund. »

Money changing hands

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors funds launch of quant portfolio manager Eric Tavel’s Masa Capital

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:13

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors has expanded its exposure to quantitative trading with its commitment to Masa Capital, a newly-established investment adviser, run by quant portfolio manager Eric Tavel. »

Rob Christian

Franklin Templeton and K2 Advisors launch Liquid Alternative Global Macro Fund

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:11

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched Franklin K2 Global Macro Opportunities Fund for US investors, a multi-manager fund that invests in a variety of global macro strategies sub-advised by institutional-quality hedge strategy managers.  »

Holger Mertens, Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management adds Global Credit Fund to UCITS line-up

Mon, 01/08/2016 - 10:56

Nikko Asset Management is launching a Luxembourg domiciled Global Credit UCITS fund on 3 August 2016. The fund is managed by Head Portfolio Manager – Global Credit, Holger Mertens (pictured) and supported by its experienced Global Credit teams based in London, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Auckland and New York. »

Tages Capital launches new singles strategy UCITS alternative fund

Tages Capital launches new singles strategy UCITS alternative fund

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 09:58

Tages Capital, in partnership with Anavon Capital, has launched the Tages International SICAV - Anavon Global Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund, the second sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV. »

Teton Advisors launches TETON Convertible Securities Fund

Teton Advisors launches TETON Convertible Securities Fund

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:45

Teton Advisors has launched the TETON Convertible Securities Fund, which will be managed by the Dinsmore Group investment team. »

Ulf Fullgraf

Aquila Capital and Alpha Centauri in alternative beta launch

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:28

Aquila Capital is to launch an alternative beta strategy in cooperation with Alpha Centauri, bringing the Hamburg-based specialist investment boutique, which offers liquid alternative risk premia and equity factor strategies, to Aquila's Associated Manager Group platform. »

Three Hills Capital Partners closes second fund at EUR200m

Three Hills Capital Partners closes second fund at EUR200m

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:07

Three Hills Capital Partners (THCP) has held the final closing of its second fund with total committed assets of around EUR200 million, in excess of the initial target of EUR150 million. »

Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2

Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:18

Economic uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU has created potential opportunities for hedge fund managers and, as a result, many more funds have launched focused on the region, according to Preqin’s Q2 update on the hedge fund industry. »

Unigestion launches long short strategy following success of first factor fund

Unigestion launches long short strategy following success of first factor fund

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:20

Boutique asset manager Unigestion has launched a long/short strategy, the second of two factor funds created in collaboration with its client Railpen, which were announced in January. »

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