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MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:40

Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments’ 2016 FY Performance. The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.81 per cent in September

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 10:43

Hedge funds gained 0.81 per cent in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

Hedge fund industry capital up in third quarter

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 13:52

HFR reports that total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-established managers.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Innovation to play critical role in managing hedge funds, says KPMG/AIMA survey

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 07:44

Hedge fund managers are innovating and increasing their investment in technology to create new competitive advantages and to address regulatory and operational issues, according to a new study. »

Stéphane Rambosson, DHR International

Proportion of female hedge fund and private equity partners on the increase

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 10:45

One in eight (12 per cent) partners at hedge funds, private equity firms and other investment partnerships are now women, up from one in 10 (10 per cent) last year and the year before, according to DHR International. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds mark highest quarterly performance for three years in Q3

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 09:10

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 0.91 per cent in September, marking the seventh successive month of positive performance as the industry delivered returns of 4.06 per cent through the third quarter. »

Anita Nemes, Deutsche Bank

Alternative UCITS assets up 26 per cent annually since 2008, says Deutsche Bank

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 10:33

The value of assets invested in alternative UCITS funds has increased by 26 per cent annually since the financial crisis of 2008, according to Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance’s 2016 Alternative UCITS Survey. »

Billionaire hedge fund pioneer donates USD1m to National WWII Museum in New Orleans

Billionaire hedge fund pioneer donates USD1m to National WWII Museum in New Orleans

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 09:28

Henry Swieca, founder of investment firm Talpion Fund Management and co-founder of hedge fund Highbridge Capital Management, is pledging USD1 million to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.  »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

Man Group acquires Aalto and launches Man Global Private Markets

Fri, 14/10/2016 - 09:57

Man Group plc has acquired Aalto Invest Holding AG and launched a new ‘private markets offering’, Man Global Private Markets,  designed to offer longer term investments and complement their existing products. Man defines private markets as real estate, credit and infrastructure. »

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