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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. »

Anthony Lawler

GAM launches fund based on Cantab process

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:36

Following the completion of its acquisition of Cantab Capital Partners in October, GAM has launched its first purely quantitative equities UCITS fund, GAM Systematic Global Equity Market Neutral.  »

Freddie Lait, Latitude

Latitude launches first fund

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 14:09

Latitude Investment Management, an investment advisory firm recently founded by Freddie Lait, has launched its first fund, The Latitude Horizon Fund (UCITS V). »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Asia hedge fund industry sees drop in launches in Q3

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 09:40

North America-based hedge fund managers accounted for 76 per cent of the 118 new launches in the third quarter, a 12-month high, while both Europe and Asia Pacific-based managers accounted for smaller proportions. »

Chris Jackson, Natixis

Natixis and AlphaSimplex launch managed futures alt strategy in Europe

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 09:32

Natixis Global Asset Management has strengthened its European SICAV range with the launch of a managed futures fund from one of its affiliates focused on alternatives, AlphaSimplex Group. »

Cosimo Marasciulo, Pioneer Investments

Pioneer Investments launches global inflation-linked short-term strategy

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 14:18

Pioneer Investments has launched a global inflation-linked short-term strategy as an approach to managing against inflation risk. »

Freddie Lait, Latitude

New diversified growth player Latitude launches first fund

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:48

Latitude Investment Management (Latitude), an investment management firm recently founded by Freddie Lait (pictured), has launched it first fund, The Latitude Horizon Fund, which will spin out of Odey Asset Management in early November. »

Patrick Galley, RiverNorth

RiverNorth launches Strategic Opportunity Fund with DoubleLine

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:16

RiverNorth Capital Management has launched the RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, a closed-end fund that opportunistically invests in fixed income securities and tactically invests in closed-end funds. »

Laurent Gueunier, BNP Paribas Investment Partners

BNP Paribas IP holds EUR500m final close of European SME Debt Fund

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 08:33

BNP Paribas Investment Partners has completed the EUR500 million final close of the BNP Paribas European SME Debt Fund, attracting a range of European institutional investors.  »

Brian Schmucker, RiverNorth

RiverNorth launches marketplace lending closed-end interval fund

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:34

Boutique investment management firm RiverNorth Capital Management has launched RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation, a registered 1940 Act closed-end interval fund dedicated to the rapidly growing online lending asset class. »

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.  »


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