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HMC Spins Out $3.4B Real Estate Team To Bain Capital

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:35

The 20-person real estate team at Harvard University’s $37 billion endowment will reportedly spin out and become part of a new Bain Capital real estate investment group formed to bring the group aboard.

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Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains +0.32% in November

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:44

Liquid alternatives continued to broadly outperform their hedge fund brethren in November, according to new data from Wilshire Associates, driven primarily by long-biased equity strategies. 

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Capital Partners Closes Third Equity Income Fund At $600M

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:30

Private equity company Capital Partners LLC has raised $600 million in capital commitments for its third equity income fund, hitting its hard cap.

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Amundi Announces Absorption Of MiFID II Research Costs

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:04

Bringing its final decision nearly down to the wire, Paris-based money manager Amundi has announced it will absorb the costs of sell-side and independent research once the EU’s MiFID II regulatory framework comes into effect in January 2018.

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SS&C GlobeOp: Hedge Fund Performance Index Down -0.40% In November

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:24

Hedge fund performance slipped in November after several consecutive months of positive returns, according to new data from SS&C GlobeOp, while net asset flows also took a breather.

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HFR Unveils New Cryptocurrency Indexes As Sector Booms

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:18

Hedge fund industry index provider Hedge Fund Research has debuted two new benchmarks aimed at capturing the performance of hedge funds exposed to the exploding blockchain and cryptocurrency markets. The new measures, named the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index, are the first family of indices designed to capture performance of hedge funds investing in this rapidly evolving space.

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John Griffin Said To Close Blue Ridge Capital

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:03

Veteran hedge fund manager and original tiger cub John Griffin is reportedly shuttering Blue Ridge Capital after thirty years in the industry and will return capital to investors, as the inexorable bull market in equities and years of low interest rates dent long/short strategies.

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Debuts New Event-Driven Alternative Beta ETF

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:01

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has unveiled a new event-driven ETF as part of a forthcoming family of liquid single-strategy alternative beta products. 

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Natixis Survey: Alternatives to 'Rule' in 2018

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:53

Institutional investment managers expect greater volatility next year and nearly one in two fear that bubbles have formed in global equity and bond markets, according to a new survey from Natixis Investment Managers, while a majority expect increased allocations to alternatives assets.

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Athyrium Capital Management Raises ~$2B With Neuberger For New Healthcare Fund

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:49

Athyrium Capital Management and Neuberger Berman have raised approximately $2.025 billion in capital commitments for a new healthcare fund that will concentrate on investment opportunities in both public and private companies in pharmaceuticals, medical products, diagnostics, healthcare services and healthcare information technology.

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Adams Street Partners Launches Seoul Office

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:45

Global private markets manager Adams Street Partners has announced the formation of a new office in Seoul, South Korea, and the appointment of former Lazard Asset Management executive Chris Cho to lead it.  

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Global Debt Registry Joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:44

Close on the heels of its late November announcement of a collateral pledge proof-of-concept using blockchain, loan data specialist Global Debt Registry has joined the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance.

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Murray Devine Names Emrich To Key Business Development Role

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:42

Valuation specialists Murray Devine has named former Anagenesis Capital Partners executive Mark Emrich as a managing director in the firm’s New York office.

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PGIM's Jennison Taps McEvoy To Lead Global Distribution

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:58

Jennison Associates, the $171 billion affiliate fixed income and equities manager of PGIM, has announced the appointment of Lori McEvoy as global head of distribution for Jennison.

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Indus Valley: Three Key Alternative Industry Trends To Watch In 2018

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:14

The search for alpha in the current market environment will push managers to re-evaluate fund infrastructure and seek better ways to navigate and control firm-wide data, according to a new 2018 outlook report from alternative asset technology specialist Indus Valley Partners. 

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BCA Research Vets Launch New Independent Macro Research Service

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:03

Former BCA Research macro strategists Chen Zhao, Tony Boeckh and David Abramson have joined forces to launch a new independent research firm aimed at providing in-depth macroeconomic research and analysis. 

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Boston Partners Unveils Global Long/Short Equity UCITS Fund

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:52

Value investing specialist Boston Partners has debuted an UCITS-compliant version of its flagship long/short equity fund on Goldman Sach’s liquid alternatives platform. 

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Hutchin Hill Capital Said To Be Closing Doors, Returning Capital To Investors

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:36

Neil Chriss’s multi-strategy hedge fund Hutchin Hill Capital is reportedly closing its doors and will return capital to investors following several years of underperformance.

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QMA Names Gee-Grant As Head of International Distribution And Consultant Relations

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:07

QMA, the quantitative equity and dynamic asset allocation business of Prudential's PGIM, has named former BlackRock executive John Gee-Grant to the newly created role of head of international distribution and global consultant relations.

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Saxby: Not All EBITDA Is Created Equal

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:02

Art SaxbyRecord levels of dry powder are driving competition among private equity firms to new levels and purchase prices to the point where generating superior returns is much harder to accomplish, says Art Saxby of executive-as-a-service firm Chief Outsiders in this contributed article. In the process, the ways key company metrics like EBITDA growth are changing.

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