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Californian alt assets industry reaches USD732 billion in AUM

Californian alt assets industry reaches USD732 billion in AUM

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:41

Although California is best known for its venture capital industry, the state has seen marked growth and diversification of its alternatives market, as other private capital and hedge fund managers are drawn to the area, according to Preqin. »

Hedge fund industry returns 0.97 per cent in August

Hedge fund industry returns 0.97 per cent in August

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 07:21

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark saw returns of 0.97 per cent in August, down from gains of 2.23 per cent in July. »

Bill Stone

SS&C acquires Wells Fargo’s Global Fund Services business

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 14:25

Financial services provider SS&C Technologies has acquired Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, a provider of administration, middle-office, operations and cash/collateral management services to alternative investment managers. The terms of the deal have not been revealed.  »

Distressed and activist hedge funds lead again in August

Distressed and activist hedge funds lead again in August

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 13:15

For a second consecutive month, discretionary approaches to opportunities in corporate capital structures, including equity and credit markets, produced the best returns across the hedge fund industry in August. »

Hedge funds flat in August, up 2.5 per cent year-to-date

Hedge funds flat in August, up 2.5 per cent year-to-date

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 07:40

Hedge funds were flat to marginally negative at 0.06 per cent during the month of August, with much of this weakness led by underlying CTA/managed futures and macro mandated hedge funds, according to data released by EurekaHedge. »

John Lewis

Using momentum to invest in ADRs proves highly effective says Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ John Lewis

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 10:08

American Depositary Receipts are an effective way for US investors to gain exposure to international stocks. Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ John Lewis (pictured) explains how using a momentum strategy can prove effective in building the right exposure to this instrument class.  »

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.11 per cent in August

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.11 per cent in August

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 08:52

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.11 per cent in August, underperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.16 per cent return by five basis points. »

Busy summer for merger arbitrage, says Lyxor

Busy summer for merger arbitrage, says Lyxor

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:40

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.14 per cent in August, with seven out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month in positive territory. »

MassMutual affiliates adopt Barings brand

MassMutual affiliates adopt Barings brand

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 09:03

MassMutual affiliates Babson Capital Management, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, Wood Creek Capital Management and Baring Asset Management are now fully integrated and operating as a unified company under the Barings name.  »

Searching for alternative beta

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:01

Bfinance’s Chris Stevens (pictured) reports on a recent manager search for alternative beta strategies for a large US corporate pension scheme with USD10 billion in assets under management. »

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