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Nils Bolmstrand, Nordea

Nordea unveils European long/short equity strategy

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 10:46

Nordea Asset Management has launched a European long/short equity strategy – the Nordea 1 - European Long/Short Equity Fund – a liquid alternative strategy designed for investors searching for yields higher than traditional fixed income products, while at the same time seeking lower volatility than long-only equity funds.  »

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Bitwise launches liquid beta funds for bitcoin and ethereum

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 10:26

Bitwise Asset Management, creator of what it says is the world's first cryptocurrency index fund, has launched two new low-cost, liquid beta funds, holding bitcoin and ether exclusively.   »

Ilfryn Carstairs, Varde Partners

Värde Partners closes first dedicated Asia credit fund

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:03

Alternative investment firm Värde Partners has held the final close of the Värde Asia Credit Fund with approximately USD400 million of committed capital. The fund, which exceeded its USD250 million target and closed after six months, is the firm’s first Asia-dedicated vehicle. »

Julien Hammerson, Calastone

Calastone to launch blockchain-powered global funds marketplace in May 2019

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:45

Calastone, the global fund transaction network, is to migrate its entire global network of more than 1,700 financial organisations, across 40 global markets, to blockchain in May 2019 via the company’s new Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI). »

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October losses almost wipe out relative outperformance of Greater China equity hedge funds

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:39

The recent losses posted by Greater China equity fund managers nearly depleted their relative outperformance over their North American counterparts accumulated since the end of 2016, according to figures released by Eurekhedge. »

Christopher Botsford, ADM

ADM Capital closes Asia Secured Lending Facility II at USD178m

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 18:55

ADM Capital, a Hong Kong and London-based private credit investment manager, has held the final close for its Asia Secured Lending Facility II, (ASLF II) with proceeds raised of USD178 million. »

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Monroe Capital closes USD1.33bn Private Credit Fund III

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 18:49

Monroe Capital (Monroe) has held the final close of its 2018 Monroe Capital Private Credit Fund III at USD1.33 billion of limited partner commitments with over 100 investors in eight countries, eclipsing the target of USD800 million.   »

Louis Gargour, LNG Capital

Veteran hedge fund manager finds returns in actively managed fixed income

Mon, 26/11/2018 - 10:43

With an annualised return since 2011 of 12.95 per cent placing it in the top decile of fixed income hedge fund performance tables, LNG Capital’s Europa Credit Fund is beginning to attract the attention of institutional investors alongside its traditional client base of funds of funds, family offices, private banks and high net worth investors. Global Fund Media’s Beverly Chandler talks tactics with managing partner and CIO Louis Gargour… »

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Jersey funds choosing Carey Olsen, according to new industry research

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 08:28

Carey Olsen has experienced the largest growth of any Jersey law firm in the number of investment funds it advises, according to Monterey Insight's 2018 Jersey Fund Report. »

Christoph Jaubert, Mediolanum

Mediolanum Asset Management launches Thematic global equity fund

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 08:00

Mediolanum International Funds Limited, the Irish management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has launched a new Thematic global equities fund – Mediolanum Innovative Thematic Opportunities - as part of its Best Brands umbrella fund offering. »

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