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HedgeWeek 01/17/2020 10:06
17th Jan 2020 - 3:06pm. Arcesium secures strategic investment from JP Morgan. Submitted. 17/01/2020 - 3:06pm. Arcesium, an investment management technology and professional services firm, has secured an investment from JP Morgan. The investment deepens Arcesium’s strategic partnership with JP Morgan, including their Securities Services business, a provider of independent fund administration and comprehensive outsourcing solutions to alternative fund managers, asset managers, and asset owners.
HedgeWeek 01/17/2020 04:28
17th Jan 2020 - 9:28am. Asset Managers could avoid tying up collateral under new uncleared margin rules. Submitted. 17/01/2020 - 9:28am. The majority of asset managers dragged into new uncleared margin requirements over the next two years could avoid tying up capital altogether, but still play by the rules, according to recent research from OpenGamma. The new requirements force firms with portfolios above a certain aggregate average notional amount (AANA) to exchange initial margin on uncleared derivatives.
HedgeWeek 01/17/2020 04:23
17th Jan 2020 - 9:23am. Hedge funds return to net redemptions in November with USD4.7bn outflows. Submitted. 17/01/2020 - 9:23am. After a one-month reprieve, the hedge fund industry returned to net outflows in November with USD4.7 billion in redemptions, a reversal from October’s USD1.9 billion in industry inflows. November’s redemptions represented 0.2 per cent of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. A USD19.1 billion November trading profit brought total hedge fund industry assets to more than USD3.16 trillion as the month ended, up from USD3.13 trillion at the end of October. November’s redemptions were driven by numerous economic events and indictors that
HedgeWeek 01/16/2020 11:14
16th Jan 2020 - 4:14pm. Charles River Investment Management Solution integrates ChartIQ for trade decision support. Submitted. 16/01/2020 - 4:14pm. The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) now integrates with ChartIQ, enabling Charles River to provide institutional traders with visualisation tools that deliver greater insight into data affecting investment decisions. These capabilities help traders conduct pre-trade technical analysis, gauge in-trade market impact and better understand post-trade execution quality. Charles River IMS combines an order management system (OMS) with multi-asset execution capabilities, creating a consolidated order and execution management system (OEMS).
HedgeWeek 01/16/2020 05:13
16th Jan 2020 - 10:13am. SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.65 per cent in December. Submitted. 16/01/2020 - 10:13am. The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2019 measured 1.65 per cent. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 1.84 per cent in January. "SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement Index for January 2020 of -1.84 per cent reflects net outflows consistent with seasonal patterns.
HedgeWeek 01/16/2020 04:55
16th Jan 2020 - 9:55am. EEX Group reports major increases in 2019 trading volumes. Submitted. 16/01/2020 - 9:55am. EEX Group achieved major increases in all territories and across the majority of its portfolio in 2019 with double digit growth on its power and natural gas markets and with triple digit growth recorded on its freight markets. Peter Reitz, CEO of EEX, says "2019 is another record year for EEX Group and confirms our position as a Global Commodity Exchange.
HedgeWeek 01/15/2020 12:16
15th Jan 2020 - 5:16pm. JP Morgan report: Tech and sustainability pushing hedge funds to “inflection point”. Submitted. By Hugh Leask | 15/01/2020 - 5:16pm. Machine learning’s influence over hedge funds will continue to grow, shaping trading decisions and portfolio positioning, while sustainable alpha opportunities are driving the industry to an inflection point, a new study by JP Morgan suggests. JP Morgan Asset Management’s second annual Global Alternative Outlook - which surveyed CEOs, CIOs and strategists across its USD146 billion alternatives platform - gauged a broad range of sentiment spanning hedge funds, private equity, real estate, private credit, and more. The wide-ranging report says stock picking opportunities - stemming both from
HedgeWeek 01/15/2020 10:39
15th Jan 2020 - 3:39pm. Hedge fund and private equity investors to focus 2020 due diligence efforts on alternative data compliance, says Corgentum survey. Submitted. 15/01/2020 - 3:39pm. Hedge fund and private equity investors to focus 2020 due diligence efforts on alternative data compliance, says Corgentum survey. The vast majority (83 per cent) of hedge fund and private equity investors intend to continue increasing the resources they allocate to analysing compliance procedures surrounding alternative investment managers use of third-party research including expert networks. That's according to the results of a new survey by Corgentum Consulting, a provider of operational due diligence reviews and background investigations. In particular, in.
HedgeWeek 01/15/2020 06:37
15th Jan 2020 - 11:37am. Hedgeweek European Awards 2020 - Last chance to vote! Submitted. 15/01/2020 - 11:37am. Voting for our annual survey of the Hedgeweek readership to assess the best managers and service providers by category for the Hedgeweek European Awards 2020 closes today, 15 January. We have partnered with Backstop Barclayhedge to provide pre-selected options for each category, except those which are subjective in nature.
HedgeWeek 01/15/2020 05:17
15th Jan 2020 - 10:17am. Hedge funds gain 1.73 per cent in December to end the year up 10.70 per cent. Submitted. 15/01/2020 - 10:17am. Hedge funds finished 2019 on a high note in December, posting an industry-wide 1.73 per cent return for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. For the year, the hedge fund industry gained 10.70 per cent, the largest annual return since 2013 when the Index gained 11.12 per cent.
HedgeWeek 01/15/2020 04:29
15th Jan 2020 - 9:29am. Napier Park names new Partner. Submitted. 15/01/2020 - 9:29am. Napier Park Global Capital (Napier Park), an alternative asset management platform with more than USD14 billion in assets under management offering a diversified product mix of hedge funds, private investments, CLOs and structured credit to large, sophisticated institutional investors, has named Nadja Marcoz as a Partner of the firm. Marcoz is based in Napier Park’s New York office. "Nadja is a true culture carrier at Napier Park and we could not be more enthusiastic to call her a Partner," said Jim O’Brien, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Napier Park.
HedgeWeek 01/15/2020 04:28
15th Jan 2020 - 9:28am. Morgan Stanley appoints two to the Institute for Sustainable Investing Advisory Board. Submitted. 15/01/2020 - 9:28am. Morgan Stanley has appointed Linda Hill and Emmanuel Roman to the Institute for Sustainable Investing Advisory Board, effective immediately. The Institute for Sustainable Investing's Advisory Board comprises prominent leaders from business, academia and leading non-governmental organisations and guides the Institute's work and strategic priorities. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative.
HedgeWeek 01/15/2020 04:25
15th Jan 2020 - 9:25am. BMLL appoints CEO. Submitted. 15/01/2020 - 9:25am. BMLL Technologies, a data engineering and analytics firm, has appointed Paul Humphrey as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A senior executive with decades of experience in leading positions across the brokerage, banking, data and exchange world, Humphrey joins BMLL Technologies to drive the scale up of the business and realise the firm's mission to democratise access to granular market data and analytical products at speed and scale. In 2019 Humphrey established his own consultancy business, advising financial institutions, boards and fintech firms on their corporate and growth strategies.
HedgeWeek 01/14/2020 11:32
14th Jan 2020 - 4:32pm. Discretionary macro shop H2O bounces back. Submitted. By Hugh Leask | 14/01/2020 - 4:32pm. H2O Asset Management, Bruno Crastes’ bond-focused discretionary macro hedge fund, which this year marks its tenth anniversary, has posted sterling year-end gains after facing investor pressure this past summer. Flagship fund H2O Adagio, which manages about EUR4.6 billion in assets, made 1.2 per cent during December, leading it to a 7.6 per cent annual gain.
HedgeWeek 01/14/2020 11:05
14th Jan 2020 - 4:05pm. Man Group appoints Robert Furdak as CIO for ESG. Submitted. 14/01/2020 - 4:05pm. Man Group, a global active investment management firm, has appointed Robert Furdak as Chief Investment Officer for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), a newly-created role to further bolster the firm’s broader commitment to responsible investment (RI). Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Furdak will report to Sandy Rattray, Chief Investment Officer of Man Group. Furdak will lead the firm’s RI initiatives across Man Group’s five specialist investment engines, ensuring collaboration across research efforts and investment solutions.
HedgeWeek 01/14/2020 10:40
14th Jan 2020 - 3:40pm. Momentum underperformance poses renewed challenges for hedge funds’ alpha. Submitted. By Hugh Leask | 14/01/2020 - 3:40pm. The recent underperformance of momentum stocks suggests the prevailing trends of recent years are drawing to a close - potentially making alpha generation increasingly challenging for hedge funds, according to Man Group analysts. After more than two years of strong performance, momentum names – trades which capitalise on existing market trends, either upward or downward - suffered a sharp reversal towards the end of 2019. Analysts at Man Group, the publicly-listed London-based global hedge fund group which runs a range of quantitative, discretionary and fund of funds strategies, noted a drop-off in s.

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