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Northern Trust Survey: Transparency Increasingly Key To Alternative Asset Demand

Jun 20 2017 | 9:39pm ET

Transparency is an increasingly important investment consideration for institutional investors, according to a new survey commissioned by Northern Trust, but there is a lack of agreement on how to gather and analyze the necessary information on alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure and natural resources. 


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The Daily Alpha: Real Talk on Amazon Deflation, John Paulson and Jon Ossoff

Jun 21 2017 | 3:50pm ET

Today, we’re discussing the “Virus of Amazon,” family office wealth, John Paulson’s new gig, and the most important election ever.

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Castle Hill Capital Partners Taps McInerney To Lead Private Placement Effort

Jun 21 2017 | 8:00pm ET

Institutional brokerage boutique Castle Hill Capital Partners has named healthcare industry veteran Tim McInerney as a managing director and head of the company’s nascent efforts in raising capital for companies via private placements.

Fund Formation Specialist Ohayon Joins Willkie Farr As Partner

Jun 21 2017 | 7:32pm ET

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has brought leading fund formation attorney Lior Ohayon aboard as a partner in its Asset Management Group in New York.

Eurekahedge: Asset Flows Increasing As Investor Appetite For Hedge Funds Returns

Jun 21 2017 | 7:22pm ET

Helped by year-to-date returns of +3.28%, investor appetite for hedge funds has picked up pace since the start of the year, according to new data from Eurekahedge, and sent AUM for the North American hedge fund industry to a record high $1.55 trillion as of May 2017.

iCapital Network Expands Fidelity Relationship, Names Burns Head of Hedge Fund Origination

Jun 21 2017 | 7:13pm ET

Alternative investment platform provider iCapital Network has deepened its capabilities in the hedge fund space through an expanded partnership with Fidelity and the hiring of former Pulse Capital Partners executive Joseph Burns as head of hedge fund origination and diligence.

SS&C GlobeOp: Forward Redemption Indicator Up To 3.59%

Jun 21 2017 | 6:54pm ET

The number of notifications for hedge fund redemptions increased again month-over month in June but dropped sharply from levels a year ago, according to new research from fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp. 

AIMA MiFID Survey: Uncertainty Abounds

Jun 21 2017 | 6:46pm ET

With the January 2018 deadline for MiFID II implementation only six months away, alternative asset managers are still uncertain about how the new regulations will impact them and more than a third have yet to decide how they will be paying for research, according to a new survey from AIMA.

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Q&A: Old Hill's Stone On Private Debt, P2P And Credit Bubbles

Jun 6 2017 | 7:52pm ET

While institutional capital continues to flow into the broader private debt sector, concerns about a bubble forming in the market for structured transactions with small- and medium-sized businesses are overblown, says Old Hill Partners portfolio manager Pat Stone, and the segment continues to offer a compelling yield premium over comparable traded credit instruments. In this interview, Stone shares his thoughts on the advantages of selectivity when originating transactions, the impact of peer-to-peer lending on the private debt space, and asset-based lending at this stage of the credit cycle.

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AIMA: How The U.K.'s SMCR Will Affect U.S. Firms

Jun 20 2017 | 6:29pm ET

U.S. investment managers need to think seriously about how tough new U.K. conduct rules for senior staff could affect their employees in the United States, explain AIMA's Adele Rentsch and Michelle Noyes in this contributed article, and take the appropriate steps now to understand who among their senior executives might be impacted.

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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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Synechron: The 'Power of 3' Approach To Fintech

Mar 2 2017 | 10:08pm ET

As the fintech space expands and matures, financial services firms are increasingly turning to one-stop-shops that combine the best of start-up innovation in areas like blockchain with process, design and technology development capabilities that can all wrap together in pursuit of broad, strategic goals. The key, according to the team at New York-based Synechron, is what the company terms the "Power of 3" - being agile enough to meet the changing needs of clients, continually investing in R&D, and yet still being large enough to scale any global project.

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Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 5:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical equity and debt securities, and fund managers are increasingly interested in the attractive - and largely uncorrelated - investment characteristics of such things as artwork, classic cars, and as Emily Lane of Elan Fine Instruments explains in this in-depth article, rare instruments such as violins. 

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