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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. »

Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:42

Although alternative assets remain a crucial component of many portfolios, investors are finding it harder to identify attractive investment opportunities compared to a year ago, according to Preqin’s survey of over 490 institutional investors. »

Ken Heinz

HFR reports hedge funds up 3.5 per cent year to date

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:14

Data from HFR shows that hedge funds advanced in August led by a resurgence in Energy/Basic Materials and Activist strategies.  »

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 08:46

Libero Development Fund, a hedge fund launched by Mary Murphy who helped to establish International Fund Services before its acquisition by State Street, is now open to specialist investors. »

CTA performance dips in August, says Societe Generale Prime Services

CTA performance dips in August, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 13:27

The latest performance data for Societe General Prime Services CTA Indices shows that August was a difficult month for CTA strategies, with all managed futures indices in the red and 19 out of the 20 CTA Index constituent strategies ending August negatively. »

Pavillion acquires Altius and launches Pavillion Alternatives Group

Pavillion acquires Altius and launches Pavillion Alternatives Group

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 09:56

Pavilion Financial has closed its acquisition of Altius Holdings, the parent company of Altius Associates, a private markets advisory and separate account management firm with offices in the UK, US and Singapore.  »

Don Steinbrugge

Steinbrugge believes hedge funds offer valuable diversification

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 15:21

Donald A Steinbrugge, CFA, Founder and CEO of Agecroft Partners has written a new paper asking if the capital markets are headed for a major correction and whether hedge funds will help or hurt?  »

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