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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. »

NewStar closes USD505m managed credit fund

NewStar closes USD505m managed credit fund

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:30

NewStar Financial has closed the NewStar Berkeley Fund CLO, a USD505 million middle market collateralised loan obligation managed for qualified institutional investors.  »

Leif Cussen, Old Mutual Global Investors

Old Mutual Global Investors launches style premia fund

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:31

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, is to launch the Old Mutual Style Premia Absolute Return Fund (STAR) at the beginning of December. »

Aberdeen launches EUR200m liquid equity market neutral fund

Aberdeen launches EUR200m liquid equity market neutral fund

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:48

Aberdeen Asset Management has launched the Aberdeen Alternative Diversified Equity Fund (AADE) which aims to generate capital appreciation with limited correlation to traditional equity markets by blending a portfolio of equity-related alternative strategies. »

Andrew Plevin, BroadRiver Asset Management

BroadRiver closes USD366m life settlement fund

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 09:16

BroadRiver Asset Management has held the closing of BroadRiver II, with committed capital of USD366 million. »

Stuart Waugh, Northleaf

Northleaf raises USD1.4bn for global private credit programme

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 09:28

Northleaf Capital Partners has launched a global private credit programme, with more than USD1.4 billion in capital raised from a core group of Canadian pension plans. »

Palmer Square launches ultra-short duration investment grade fund

Palmer Square launches ultra-short duration investment grade fund

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 09:20

Palmer Square Capital Management, a credit and alternatives investment manager, has launched an ultra-short duration investment grade strategy in a mutual fund format, Palmer Square Ultra-Short Duration Investment Grade Fund (PSDSX). »

Todd Morris, Polen Capital

Polen Capital to launch international growth strategy

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 08:36

Polen Capital is to add an international growth strategy to its suite of products in early 2017, providing clients with another access point to the firm’s bottom-up, concentrated investment philosophy and process. »

Greg Bennett, Argonaut Capital

Argonaut Capital to launch income fund for Bennett

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 10:24

London-based specialist European equity asset manager Argonaut Capital plans to launch an income-focused European equity fund, subject to FCA approval. »

George Muzinich

Muzinich to launch two funds

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:31

Corporate debt specialist Muzinich is launching two funds to be managed by the loans team who recently joined from ECM Asset Management (ECM), a Wells Fargo Asset Management company. »

Brooks Ritchey, K2 Advisors

Franklin Templeton launches global macro fund

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 14:11

Franklin Templeton Investments has soft launched the FTIF Franklin K2 Global Macro Opportunities Fund, a sub-fund of the Luxembourg-registered Franklin Templeton Investment Funds (FTIF) SICAV range. »

Philip Gadsden, Orchard Street

Orchard Street launches third special situations UK commercial property fund

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:48

Orchard Street Investment Management has launched its third special situations fund, which will invest in commercial property opportunities across the UK. »

NuWave launches Short-Term Futures Portfolio

NuWave launches Short-Term Futures Portfolio

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 11:37

NuWave Investment Management, an alternative investment manager specialising in the application of systematic investment strategies, has launched the NuWave Short-Term Futures Portfolio. »

Ben Upward, Synchronicity Futures

Synchronicity Futures launches commodity long-short programme

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 10:50

Synchronicity Futures, a licensed commodity trading adviser (CTA), has launched the Commodity Long-Short Programme with a USD10 million commitment from the Dickson Family of Detroit, Michigan. »

Paul Burdell, LCM Partners

LCM Partners Credit Opportunities III reaches hard cap

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 11:01

LCM partners has closed the LCM Partners Credit Opportunities III strategy, with in excess of EUR2 billion in commitments across a mix of managed accounts and a commingled fund from pension funds and foundations in the US, Continental Europe and the UK. »

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