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Ivan Zinn, Atalaya Capital Management

Atalaya Capital Management closes seventh special opportunities fund at Hard Cap

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 10:40

Atalaya Capital Management, an alternative asset manager focused on private credit and special situations investments, has closed its seventh Special Opportunities Fund (ASOF VII) at its USD950 million hard-cap.  »

Jay Hao, OKEx

USDT-Margined Futures now live on OKEx

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 10:26

Cryptocurrency futures exchange OKEx has launched USDT-Margined Futures, following a successful simulation beginning 5 November, 2019. The BTC/USDT Futures Contracts officially went live on 14 November, 2019. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index down 0.74 per cent in October

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 10:20

The managed futures industry suffered a second straight down month in October declining 0.74 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.  »

Two Sigma launches portfolio risk management solution for institutional investors

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 16:51

Two Sigma has launched Venn, a cloud-based investment analysis software platform. Venn was introduced initially on a limited, invite-only basis, but is now available to institutional investors and wealth managers among others. »

Changing investor appetites force alt asset managers to change tack in pursuit of growth

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 16:43

With more investors increasing allocations to private equity and other alternative asset classes, largely at the expense of traditional hedge fund offerings, alternative fund managers are examining their strategic priorities and focusing on how to develop products and prepare their business for a rapidly evolving future. »

IMDDA adds to advisory board

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 16:40

The Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA), an investor-based organisation dedicated to the professionals who perform investment and operational due diligence, has appointed Kelly DePonte, Managing Director at Probitas Partners, to its Advisory Board. »

Singapore-based EDBI named as Pico investor and strategic partner

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 16:36

EDBI, a global Asian-based Investor, is now a Pico investor and strategic partner. Pico provides transparent, low-latency financial markets solutions. »

Vinod Paul, Align

Next-gen managed services fuelled by public cloud

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 15:19

Align: Best Cyber-Security Services Provider – In the fast-paced world of technology, efficiency and speed are highly valued. Align, a technology infrastructure solutions & managed IT services firm, prides itself on offering clients the innovation that occurs in the public cloud at a faster rate than any of its competitors. This, in turn, allows its clients access to the full benefits of these developments. »

Thomas Walek, Peaks Strategies

New technology underscores PR impact

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 15:13

Peaks Strategies: Best Public Relations Firm - Technology is playing a greater role in all aspects of the asset management value chain and communications agency Peaks Strategies is focused on introducing new, analytical technologies to help clients better understand the impact and the effectiveness of PR.  »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

A solid reputation helps drive growth

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 15:09

Agecroft Partners: Best Third Party Marketing Firm – In order to attract high quality hedge funds and help grow their assets, a hedge fund consulting and marketing firm needs to nurture its reputation for having strong investment knowledge, being ethical and highly selective in terms of the hedge funds it chooses to represent. Agecroft Partners is a consulting and third party marketing firm whose objective is to be viewed in the marketplace as a thought leader within the hedge fund industry; a firm of high institutional quality and representing some of the top hedge funds in the industry. »

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