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Investors and hedge and private equity fund managers gauge Brexit impact

Investors and hedge and private equity fund managers gauge Brexit impact

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:30

Many alternative fund managers expect performance and investment decisions to be affected following the UK’s Brexit vote, while institutional investors expect to commit less to the UK, according to a survey carried out by Preqin. »

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:22

The board of directors of Alpine Select has taken the decision in principle to reduce in medium-term its exposure in hedge funds – held directly as well as indirectly via its majority holding in ALTIN – and to increasingly focus on traditional topics and/or investment strategies. »

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. »

Frank Hatheway, Nasdaq

Brexit will create ripples but not waves

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 16:55

The long-term impact of the historic decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 23 June will take investors and analysts time to fully quantify but there is no question that over the short-term, ‘Brexit’ is going to create ripples of volatility.  »

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. »

City Financial acquires Convex Strategy

City Financial acquires Convex Strategy

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 10:35

City Financial Investment Company has acquired management of the Convex Strategy, with current assets of USD180 million, from Fortress Investment Group in Asia. »

CTAs post positive returns in eight out of nine last quarters

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 10:28

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that June was a strong month for most CTA strategies, with the SG CTA Index posting the largest monthly gain since November 2014, and 90 per cent of the constituent programs contributing positive returns.  »

Danesmead Partners hires former Soros CFO

Danesmead Partners hires former Soros CFO

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 07:58

Cayman based alternative fund governance specialist Danesmead Partners has appointed former Soros Fund Management chief financial officer (CFO) Tracie Ahern as a director and principal of the firm.  »

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. »

AITEC and AIMA launch cyber security DDQ

AITEC and AIMA launch cyber security DDQ

Fri, 01/07/2016 - 13:00

AITEC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, have launched a co-branded Illustrative Questionnaire for Due Diligence of Vendor Cyber Security. »

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