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Oaktree invests USD200m in WHP Global

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:59

WHP Global (WHP), a new brand management platform led by Chairman & CEO Yehuda Shmidman has launched backed by a USD200 million equity commitment from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management (Oaktree).  »

Sol Waksman, Barclayhedge

Hedge fund flows turn positive again in May

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:45

Hedge funds reversed a brief two-month redemption trend in May with USD800 million in industry inflows, a turnaround from April’s USD9.4 billion in redemptions, according to Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge. »

Handshake

LFIS adds Senior Portfolio Manager to Factor Investing team

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:43

LFIS (La Française Investment Solutions), a Paris-based quantitative asset manager with USD14 billion AUM, has appointed Jean-Michel Lévy-Bruhl as a Senior Portfolio Manager in its Factor Investing team. »

Team building

New CFTC chairman makes key office appointments

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:35

New US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Heath P Tarbert has made appointments to key positions in his Office. »

Chris Jenkins, TORA

Infini Capital Management selects TORA’s cloud-based OEMS for multi-asset pairs trading

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:33

Hong Kong-based multi-strategy hedge fund Infini Capital Management Ltd has selected TORA, a provider of a cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS), for its pairs trading solution.  »

BNP Paribas AM adds two thematic fund managers

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:25

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has appointed Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees as Senior Portfolio Managers, based in London. They joined on 17 June and report to Guy Davies, CIO of Equities. »

BCS GM expands Russian and Emerging Markets focused Equity and Fixed Income team in New York

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:24

BCS Global Markets (BCS GM) has expanded its sales team in New York with the appointments of Kyrill Firshein and Diego Vargas who will be responsible for growing BCS’s capabilities across fixed income and equities.  »

Blackstone hires new head of emerging markets and global macro strategies

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:22

Blackstone has appointed Gabriel Sod Hoffs has joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) as a Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro Strategy. »

Sol Waksman, Barclayhedge

Barclay CTA Index gains 1.59 per cent in June

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:20

CTA funds posted a 1.59 per cent return in June, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index has gained 3.84 per cent through June. »

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.  »

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