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Ex-Värde Exec Johnson Launches New Alternative Asset Manager

Jan 10 2018 | 11:23pm ET

 Ex-Värde Partners executive Neal Johnson has launched a new alternative investment management firm that will focus on opportunistic credit and equity transactions in the middle market, including real estate and finance opportunities. 

 

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Real Talk with Arthur Bushonville and Jeffrey Knupp of DSC Quantitative Group

Feb 8 2018 | 3:31pm ET

Today, we sit down with Arthur Bushonville and Jeffrey Knupp of DSC Quantitative Group, a Chicago-based financial services firm that proves quantitative alternative investment solutions.

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Hedge Fund Launches Exceed Liquidations for Second Consecutive Quarter

Mar 23 2018 | 3:53pm ET

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations in 4Q 2017 for the second consecutive quarter, and fees are at record lows, as total hedge fund industry capital began 2018 at a record $3.21 trillion, according to the latest report released by HFR Market Microstructure Report.

Preqin posts its consistent top-performing hedge funds

Mar 9 2018 | 4:52pm ET

Drawing on data compiled for the 2018 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Preqin has created league tables of the most consistent performing hedge funds.

Koger Inc. enhances compliance technology

Mar 9 2018 | 2:41pm ET

Global financial services technology company Koger Inc. announced that it has enhanced its compliance technology to provide a comprehensive tool for financial crime prevention.

Hedge fund performance falls in February

Mar 9 2018 | 2:21pm ET

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declined by -1.84% for the month of February 2018, ending a 15-month streak of positive performance, though it is still in positive territory through the first two months of the year. All four of the main strategy indexes also posted declines for the month. 

Bullish U.S. general partners expect fundraising boom to continue

Mar 2 2018 | 5:17pm ET

A significant proportion of United States general partners (GP) expect their next fund to be twice the size of their previous or current fund, demonstrating the continuing bullish outlook for private equity fundraising in 2018, according to new research from Investec Fund Finance.

Chicago-based LJM suspends trading, closes fund

Mar 1 2018 | 6:08pm ET

Reuters is reporting that Chicago-based commodity trading advisors and fund manager LJM Partners Ltd, is closing its doors after experiencing massive losses following the extreme sell-off in equity markets in early February.

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PAAMCO: Will Inflation Deflate the Asset Bubble?

Jan 30 2018 | 9:49pm ET

As the U.S. shifts from monetary stimulus to fiscal stimulus, market pricing should begin reflecting economic fundamentals again, writes PAAMCO head of portfolio management Basil Williams. Over time, this should lead to a realignment of relative value within and across asset classes and reward active over passive management styles. The risk in this scenario? Whether higher inflation will first play out in the credit and volatility markets, Williams says.

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Boost Hedge Fund Marketing ROI By Raising Your ROO

Feb 14 2018 | 9:57pm ET

Tasked with delivering returns on client capital, a common dilemma for many alternative investment managers is how to increase the returns on their asset-raising efforts, writes Bruce Frumerman of Frumerman & Nemeth in this contributed article. A key element in this calculus is the marketing of one’s opinions about investment process along with a firm’s approach and performance numbers. Done right, it can make the difference between being perceived as a brand in the money management business instead of just a commodity.

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CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst exams will need to add a series of computer and data science topics to the body of knowledge they need to know in order to earn one of the industry's most selective designations.

The move comes as the fintech sector booms and quantitative investment models, algorithmic trading and alternative data sets play increasingly prominent roles in the asset management industry.     

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Koger Inc. enhances compliance technology

Mar 9 2018 | 2:41pm ET

Global financial services technology company Koger Inc. announced that it has enhanced its compliance technology to provide a comprehensive tool for financial crime prevention.

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Due Diligence Beyond The Tear Sheet

Aug 12 2016 | 10:02am ET

For prudent investors, the ubiquitous tear sheet is ground zero for any further investigation of a fund; the more impressive they are, the more questions they raise. In our inaugural Trade Secrets column on due diligence, we look at a Brazilian direct lending fund whose tear sheet promotes performance that would make any investor sit up straight, including 100% positive months, a Sharpe ratio of 16.7, no drawdowns, and weekly liquidity. But is all as it seems?

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