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Jamie Kermisch, Tages Capital

Tages Capital launches third single-strategy UCITS alternative fund

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:37

Tages Capital, in partnership with Madrid-based Cygnus Asset Management, has launched the Tages Cygnus Europa Event Driven UCITS Fund, the third sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS compliant umbrella fund structure. »

Eran Ben-Zour, Heptagon

Heptagon launches three new UCITS funds for Chicago and California based managers

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:22

Heptagon Capital has launched three new UCITS funds for US-based managers via it’s USD2 billion Irish UCITS fund company. This takes to 11 the total number of strategies now available to UCITS fund investors. »

Andrew Saker, IMF

Litigation funder Bentham launches USD200 million US investment vehicle

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:52

Australia-based litigation funder IMF Bentham, on behalf of its US affiliate Bentham IMF, has launched a USD200 million vehicle expressly to back its growing US portfolio. »

Michael Rees, Dyal Capital

Dyal Capital Partners closes Fund III with USD5.3bn

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:50

Dyal Capital Partners (Dyal), a division of Neuberger Berman Group, has closed Dyal Capital Partners III (PE), its third fund, with approximately USD5.3 billion of committed capital.  »

Greg Parsons, Semper Capital

Semper MBS Total Return Fund reaches USD700m AUM

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:42

Semper Capital Management’s Semper MBS Total Return Fund (the Fund) has reached USD700 Million AUM less than four months after reaching USD500 million AUM in October 2016. »

Andrew Sandler

Lyxor and Sandler launch US Long/Short Equity Fund

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 13:24

Lyxor Asset Management has teamed up with Sandler Capital Management to launch the Lyxor/Sandler US Equity Fund, a US-focused long/short equity strategy, allowing investors to gain exposure to US equities amid an improving outlook for the US economy, while mitigating the impact of volatile market conditions on their portfolio. »

Teun Johnston, Man GLG

Man GLG launches Innovation Equity Alternative fund for Priya Kodeeswaran

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:38

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, has launched the Man GLG Innovation Equity Alternative, a global long-short fund managed by Priya Kodeeswaran. »

Paul Simpson, Old Mutual Global Investors

Old Mutual Global Investors launches positive skew managed futures strategy

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:56

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, has launched the Old Mutual Systematic Positive Skew Fund, targeting sophisticated institutional investors. »

William Speth, CBOE

CBOE launches S&P 500 Range-Bound Premium Income fund

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 10:27

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has launched the CBOE S&P 500 Range-Bound Premium Income Index, which is designed to serve as a benchmark for investors aiming for consistent income distributions while taking the view that short-term equity returns will be range-bound. »

Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier IM launches Event Driven Convexity strategy

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 13:32

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has expanded its alternatives range with the launch of the 1798 Event Convexity Strategy, as part of its initiative to offer structurally convex strategies that have asymmetric risk/return profiles. »

Michael S Young, Mediatrix Capital Fund

Mediatrix Capital Fund launches as Bloomberg-listed hedge fund

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 08:02

Mediatrix Capital Fund has launched as a Bloomberg-listed closed-end hedge fund administered by Sterling Fund Services, audited by KPMG, and domiciled in the Bahamas.  »

Daken Vanderburg, Granite Peak Asset Management

Context Asset Management launches global equities fund

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 09:01

Context Asset Management, a provider of alternative mutual funds for retail and institutional clients, has launched the Context Strategic Global Equities Fund (Institutional Shares: CGPGX). »

Chris Moench, Directed Capital

Directed Capital closes seventh fund at USD77m

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 08:35

Directed Capital, a distressed asset workout specialist firm that acquires, manages and resolves distressed commercial mortgage loans, has closed its seventh fund at USD77 million, its highest-grossing fund to date. »

Dik van Lomwel, Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman launches Global Opportunistic Bond Fund

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:23

Neuberger Berman has broadened its fixed income UCITS offering with the launch of the Neuberger Berman Global Opportunistic Bond Fund. »

Alex Evanton

Dolfin launches unconstrained credit strategy

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:14

Dolfin has launched the Dolfin Unconstrained Credit Strategy, which targets consistently positive returns in all market contexts by capturing top-down market shifts and investing in attractive bottom up opportunities across the global fixed income spectrum. »

Thomas de Saint-Seine, RAM AI

RAM AI launches long/short beta neutral global equities fund

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 10:26

RAM Active Investments (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset management company, has launched RAM (Lux) Systematic Funds - Long/Short Global Equities. »

Jean-Marc Chapus, Crescent Capital Group

Crescent Mezzanine Fund VII closes at more than USD4.6bn

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 09:06

Alternative credit investment firm Crescent Capital Group has held the final close of Crescent Mezzanine Partners VII with commitments of over USD4.6 billion, surpassing the fundraising target of USD3 billion. »

Jean Keller, Quaero Capital

Quaero Capital expands Family Enterprise Fund in Asia

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:21

Active asset manager Quaero Capital is expanding into Asia with licensed local fund distributor Peak Capital to promote Quaero’s Family Enterprise Fund and other high conviction investment strategies to professional investors in the region. »

Christophe Girondel, Nordea

Nordea expands range of outcome-oriented solutions

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 10:23

Nordea Asset Management has expanded its suite of outcome-oriented solutions with the launch of the Nordea 1 – Flexible Fixed Income Plus Fund. »

Andrew Schneider, Family Office Networks

Family Office Networks expands hedge fund division

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 10:11

Family Office Networks is expanding its hedge fund division to help a select group of emerging and established investment managers raise assets from the fast-growing family office sector. »

Brad Beman, Tortoise

Tortoise launches mutual fund focused on core plus strategy

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 07:37

Tortoise Credit Strategies has launched its first mutual fund, The Tortoise Select Income Bond Fund, which is structured as a 1940 Act regulated investment company, and designed after the firm’s flagship core plus bond strategy. »

J Christopher Mizer, Vivaris Capital

Vivaris Capital creates private equity hedge fund

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 09:09

Vivaris Capital has created what it says is the first private equity hedge fund, which is designed to deliver superior alternative asset returns while mitigating downside risk. »

John Riddle, 361

361 Capital launches US Small Cap Equity Fund

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 08:58

Boutique asset manager 361 Capital has launched the 361 US Small Cap Equity Fund, which is designed for investors who are looking for opportunities to boost their returns through small cap exposure. »

Jerry Szilagyi, AlphaCentric

AlphaCentric launches Hedged Market Opportunity Fund

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 08:14

AlphaCentric has launched the AlphaCentric Hedged Market Opportunity Fund (HMXIX), a mutual fund converted from a hedge fund previously available only to accredited investors. »

Azabu Value Partners launches Japan equity fund

Azabu Value Partners launches Japan equity fund

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 12:50

Azabu Value Partners (Cayman) has launched the Azabu Value Master Fund, a Japan-focused fundamental equity long/short strategy under the umbrella of Rogers Investment Advisors. »

Och-Ziff closes first European CLO totalling EUR413 million

Och-Ziff closes first European CLO totalling EUR413 million

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 08:59

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has closed its first European collateralised loan obligation (CLO) transaction, OZLME, totalling approximately EUR413 million. »

Kelly Young, Acadian Asset Management

Acadian launches emerging market fossil fuel free strategy

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 13:47

Acadian Asset Management, a USD74 billion quantitative equity investor, has launched the Acadian Sustainable Emerging Markets ex Fossil Fuel UCITS Fund. »

David Saunders, K2

Franklin Templeton launches K2 Long Short Credit Fund

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 07:45

Franklin Templeton Investments has held the soft launch of the FTIF Franklin K2 Long Short Credit Fund, a sub-fund of the Luxembourg-registered Franklin Templeton Investment Funds (FTIF) SICAV range. »

Erik Knutzen, Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman broadens multi-asset UCITS offering

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:27

Neuberger Berman is extending its suite of multi-asset solutions with the launch of two UCITS Funds – the Multi-Asset Risk Premia Fund and the Multi-Asset Class Income Fund. »

Brian Langstraat, Parametric

Parametric and Research Affiliates offer systematic global macro strategy

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:02

Parametric Portfolio Associates and Research Affiliates have partnered to provide a systematic global macro strategy to institutional separate accounts. »

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