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Highland Global Allocation Fund completes conversion from open-end to closed-end fund

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 10:46

Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors has completed the conversion of the Highland Global Allocation Fund, a series of Highland Funds II, from an open-end fund to a closed-end fund. »

Craig Reeves, Prestige

Prestige Funds launches multi-manager fund of funds

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 09:12

Prestige Funds, a specialist in the management and distribution of direct lending funds, has launched a new multi-manager investment fund that will specialise in allocating to both UK and international private debt and high yield credit managers. »

Frank Napolitani, EisnerAmper

Hedge funds to regain their shine in 2019

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 10:58

Q&A with Frank Napolitani and Jaclyn Greco of EisnerAmper's Financial Services Practice »

Jack Seibald, Cowen Prime Services

Time for active managers to prove their worth

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 10:13

While hedge funds struggled in Q4, so did passive investments. Could higher volatility in 2019 help active stock pickers shine? »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Higher volatility should favour specialist stock pickers

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 10:09

The market correction that ripped through Q4 2018 was perhaps a pre-cursor for increased volatility this year, and if that is the case, active fund managers – especially specialist sector-focused stock pickers and short specialists – could make substantial gains for their investors.  »

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Boutique investment firm Assured Capital Partners re-opens most successful fund

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 18:52

Boutique Investment Firm Assured Capital Partners has re-opened its most successful fund to date to a limited number of new investors in an expanded offering. Only accredited investors may participate. »

Global ETF and ETP asset growth continued to outpace global hedge fund industry in Q4 2018

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 18:13

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally amounted to USD4.82 trillion at the end of Q4 2018, following net inflows of USD164.84 billion and market moves during the period, according to ETFGI’s Q4 2018 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.  »

Jerry Szilagyi, Catalyst Funds

Catalyst Funds launches Catalyst Enhanced Income Strategy Fund

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 09:38

Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focussed mutual fund company, has launched the Catalyst Enhanced Income Strategy Fund (EIXIX), which employs an income-focused strategy that invests in a variety of non-traditional income asset classes. »

Serge Houles, IPM

IPM launches new Irish UCITS ICAV

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 09:31

IPM, a Stockholm-based systematic asset manager, has completed the transfer of the sub-fund MS IPM Systematic Macro UCITS Fund from the Morgan Stanley FundLogic Alternative UCITS platform to the new IPM UCITS Umbrella ICAV (IPM UCITS ICAV), following Morgan Stanley’s decision to discontinue the FundLogic Alternatives umbrella last year. »

Thede Rust, Nordea

Nordea expands ESG bond range with Emerging ‘Stars’ strategy

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 09:09

Nordea Asset Management (NAM) has expanded its ESG fixed income offering with the launch of the Nordea 1 – Emerging Stars Bond Fund. »

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