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Launches & Fundraising

Michael C Forman, FS Investments

FS Investments launches FS Energy Total Return Interval Fund

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 13:32

Alternative investment manager FS Investments has launched its first closed-end interval fund, FS Energy Total Return Fund, which seeks to generate an attractive total return by investing in the equity and debt securities of public and private energy and energy infrastructure companies. »

Dennis Wijsmuller, Arqaam Capital

Arqaam Capital launches global macro hedge fund

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 09:25

Arqaam Capital, an emerging markets investment bank, has launched a global macro multi-asset fund as part of its growth-led strategy and diversification into the alternatives space. »

Bob Dorsey, Ultimus

Ultimus to service Peachtree Alternative Strategies Fund

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:41

Ultimus Fund Solutions has been selected to launch and service the Peachtree Alternative Strategies Fund, a non-exchange traded closed-end fund. »

Andre Pina, Captalys

Captalys partners with Apex to launch first offshore credit fund

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 09:06

Brazilian investment manager Captalys has launched its first offshore fund with the support of Apex Fund Services as administrator. »

Cyril Delamare, ML Capital

Quest Convertible Absolute Return UCITS Fund launches on MontLake UCITS Platform

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 08:48

ML Capital has launched the Quest Convertible Absolute Return UCITS Fund, a convertible arbitrage strategy, hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. »

Graeme Delaney-Smith, Alcentra

Alcentra holds final close of second European direct lending fundraising

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 08:41

Alcentra, the alternative fixed income specialist of BNY Mellon Investment Management, has held the final close of its second European direct lending fundraising. »

Dave Field, Novia Global

City Financial partners with Novia Global to launch model portfolios

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 10:26

City Financial, an independent investment management firm with USD4 billion in group assets under management, has partnered with Novia Global to offer three risk‐rated model portfolios to international financial advisers. »

Satish Pulle, ECM Asset Management

Wells Fargo launches Financial Credit Fund on Lyxor’s alt UCITS platform

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 13:04

Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) to launch the Lyxor/Wells Capital Financial Credit Fund, adding a credit specialist to its alternative UCITS platform. »

Jérôme Teiletche, Unigestion

Unigestion launches Uni-Global – Alternative Risk Premia

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 10:25

Boutique asset manager Unigestion has launched Uni-Global – Alternative Risk Premia, an actively managed strategy to provide investors with cost-effective and liquid sources of returns modestly correlated to equity and bond returns. »

Chris Cruden, Insch Capital

Insch launches gold income product

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:06

Insch Capital Management has launched the Gold Income Actively Managed Certificates (AMC) powered by Insch’s award-winning Kintore (Bidirectional Gold) strategy. »

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. »

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