Jerry Szilagyi, Rational Funds

Rational Funds converts third hedge fund to launch Rational Special Situations Income Fund

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 08:50

Rational Funds has launched the Rational Special Situations Income Fund (RFXIX), which utilises an investment strategy primarily focused on non-agency residential mortgage backed securities.  »

Raymond Sagayam, Pictet

Pictet Asset Management adds new fixed income fund to its total return franchise

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:56

Pictet Asset Management has added a new fixed income strategy to its USD10 billion actively managed total return franchise – the Pictet TR-Sirius fund. The strategy employed by Sirius is liquid global macro emerging market (EM) long-short fixed income. »

Trip Miller, Gullane Capital Partners

Active versus passive management – revisited

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 13:25

The rise in popularity of ETFs in recent years, as well as the continuing appeal of mutual funds has seemingly given index-based products the upper hand in the old passive versus active investment debate. But could active management be posed for a comeback? Tanzeel Akhtar investigates… »

loud hailer

Ropes & Gray Advises Hamilton Lane on Strategic Opportunities Fund V

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 10:26

Ropes & Gray advised Hamilton Lane on Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund V which has attracted more than USD760 million in commitments from a wide range of global LPs including repeat as well as new investors from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North and South America.  »

David Jacob, GAM

GAM receives all proceeds from sale of remaining absolute return bond investments

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:18

GAM Holding has received all the proceeds from the sale of the remaining assets within its unconstrained/absolute return bond funds (ARBF) in line with the agreement announced on 17 April 2019.  »

Bitcoins

Tokenised hedge fund Protos available for trading on Openfinance ATS

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:44

Cryptocurrency hedge fund fund Protos is now available for trading to verified non-US investors and accredited US investors on the Openfinance Alternative Trading System (ATS), a US regulated platform for the secondary market trading of digital alternative assets. »

Jeff Willardson, PAAMCO Launchpad

Collaboration is key to successful first year, says PAAMCO Launchpad’s Willardson

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 09:08

It’s just over a year since PAAMCO Prisma debuted Launchpad, a co-investment platform for seeding and supporting emerging hedge funds with Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) as its inaugural investment partner. Jeff Willardson (pictured), Managing Director, PAAMCO Prisma and Head of Investments for Launchpad brings Hedgeweek up to speed on the past twelve months and what to expect in the coming year… »

Peter Green, Lowenstein Sandler

Steps to starting your own hedge fund for the experienced manager

Thu, 04/07/2019 - 10:10

Experienced hedge fund managers looking to set up on their own should take note – running a book and launching a fund are two very different things. So says Peter Greene (pictured), a partner at law firm Lowenstein Sandler in New York, who outlines four vital steps on the road to a successful launch… »

Nathanael Benzaken, Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor and Academy IM launch systematic equity market neutral strategy

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 10:33

Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Academy Investment Management, a New York based asset management firm, to launch the Lyxor/Academy Quantitative Global UCITS Fund, a systematic market neutral strategy focused on global equity markets. »

China flag

Hedge funds enticed by higher yields in the Far East

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 09:30

By Joe McGrath – Returns from the low end of investment grade debt are doing nothing to excite investors, so hedge funds are looking to higher yields … in China. »

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