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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. »

Sprott rolls out new private credit strategy

Sprott rolls out new private credit strategy

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 10:09

Sprott Asset Management, a USD10 billion Toronto-based alternative asset manager, has rolled out a second iteration of the firm’s private credit trust strategy, Sprott Private Credit Trust II, with hedge fund specialist Arif N Bhalwani.  »

Farallon closes special situations fund focused on Asia And Latin America at USD1.12bn

Farallon closes special situations fund focused on Asia And Latin America at USD1.12bn

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:16

Farallon Capital Management has completed fundraising for Farallon Asia Special Situations III and Farallon Asia Special Situations Master III, an Asia and Latin America focused private investment pool, with aggregate commitments of USD1.12 billion. »

HIG Bayside Capital holds first close of IDeA CCR I

HIG Bayside Capital holds first close of IDeA CCR I

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 10:06

HIG Bayside Capital, a credit affiliate of HIG Capital, has held the first close of IDeA CCR (Corporate Credit Recovery) I Fund, an investment platform managed by IDeA Capital Funds SGR (IDeA), at EUR260 million. »

HIG Bayside Capital closes USD1.1bn Loan Opportunity Fund

HIG Bayside Capital closes USD1.1bn Loan Opportunity Fund

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:10

HIG Bayside Capital, the distressed debt and special situation affiliate of private equity firm HIG Capital (HIG), has closed the HIG Bayside Loan Opportunity Fund IV with aggregate capital commitments of USD1.1 billion, exceeding its USD1.0 billion target. »

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 08:52

GAM is to launch a new merger arbitrage strategy in July, subject to regulatory approval, which will focus on inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions or spin-offs. »

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 13:09

Registered investment advisory firm SJL Capital has launched its maiden hedge fund, SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP, which began trading in May and has a live track record. »

BlackRock launches UK Strategic Alternative Income Fund

BlackRock launches UK Strategic Alternative Income Fund

Mon, 04/07/2016 - 09:58

BlackRock has launched the UK Strategic Alternative Income Fund, which provides UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes with access to a range of alternative income sources in one portfolio. »

Intercontinental Exchange launches expanded ICE Data Services

Intercontinental Exchange launches expanded ICE Data Services

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:47

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges, clearing houses and data services, has introduced the expanded ICE Data Services, bringing together proprietary exchange data, valuations, analytics, desktop tools and connectivity solutions from across ICE and the New York Stock Exchange, Interactive Data and SuperDerivatives.  »

UMB Fund Services launches electronic subscription agreements

UMB Fund Services launches electronic subscription agreements

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:27

UMB Fund Services (UMBFS) now offers electronic subscription agreements to alternative investment clients, allowing fund investors to electronically complete, sign and submit subscription agreements for investments in interests of the fund.  »

S3 Partners launches real-time short interest analytics on Bloomberg App portal

S3 Partners launches real-time short interest analytics on Bloomberg App portal

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:20

S3 Partners has launched its Blacklight Apps Crowding Kit (Black App) on the Bloomberg APP Portal at. The Black App uses S3 Blacklight financing rate data, which is already available on the Bloomberg Professional service, to deliver real-time analytics on crowded trades.  »

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:21

TH Data Capital formally has launched an alternative to the traditional financial research model, using big data expertise and a deep understanding of financial markets to provide advanced predictions of business performance in China.  »

Eze Castle Integration launches managed phishing and cybersecurity training service

Eze Castle Integration launches managed phishing and cybersecurity training service

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:29

Eze Castle Integration has expanded its cybersecurity portfolio with the launch of its Eze Managed Phishing & Cybersecurity Training Service.  »

eVestment releases new version of analytics platform

eVestment releases new version of analytics platform

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 07:38

eVestment has launched a revised version of its analytics platform which the company describes as a ‘re-imagining of how a big data solution should work and perform’.  »

Bats Hotspot to launch outright forwards for FX market

Bats Hotspot to launch outright forwards for FX market

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 15:58

Bats Hotspot has announced plans to offer global trading of outright deliverable forwards contracts, with a launch planned for fall 2016. »

SS&C unveils new Global Gateway at IASA Conference

SS&C unveils new Global Gateway at IASA Conference

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:49

SS&C Technologies Holdings has launched SS&C Global Gateway, a new SaaS platform for web-based portfolio management, analysis and reporting.  »

ABS Investment Management launches global equity long/short 1099 RIC product

ABS Investment Management launches global equity long/short 1099 RIC product

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:40

ABS Investment Management, an alternative investment management firm specialising in global equity long/short solutions with USD5 billion in assets under management, has launched the ABS Long/Short Strategies Fund.   »

RWC Partners launches Asia Long/Short UCITS Fund

RWC Partners launches Asia Long/Short UCITS Fund

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 16:39

Since its inception on 6 May 2016, the RWC Asia Absolute Alpha Fund generated a return of 0.7 per cent for the month. The fund spent most of May with low net exposure while its manager, Garret Mallal assessed the macro outlook.  »

Franklin Square launches new feeder fund to access global credit strategy

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:25

Franklin Square Capital Partners has launched a new feeder fund for FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund (FSGCO), an unlisted closed-end fund.  »

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