AlphaQ - Daily News en AlphaQ February 2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-specials-description"> <div class="field-label">description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AlphaQ’s February issue brings you an interview with Guy Strapp, CEO of Eastspring Investments, one of the largest asset management firms in the world, with USD140 billion under management, though not so well known outside its native Asia Pacific, plus a look at Woozle and Eagle Alpha ND their different approaches to data gathering for investment managers. We also have a ‘Bloomberg’ for private equity offering from CEPRES, plus a look at the potential impact of 871m, a 30 per cent withholding tax on dividend-equivalent payments for non-US investors. Regular columnist Randeep Grewal meanwhile, quotes Elvis as he considers lonesome stocks… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AlphaQ February 2017 </div> </div> </div> AlphaQ Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:08:18 +0000 mkitchen 248797 at Hedge funds exit energy, consumer discretionary, and healthcare in Q4 <p><em><strong>The latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis from S&amp;P Global Market Intelligence shows the top funds managed approximately USD153 billion in equity holdings, an increase from the USD145 billion under management in Q3.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Funds Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:02:47 +0000 mkitchen 248794 at Hedge fund investor redemptions accelerate through Q4 2016 <p><em><strong>Despite hedge funds returning 7.40 per cent over 2016, investors continued to withdraw capital over the year, with the industry seeing overall net asset outflows totalling USD110 billion in 2016.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:09:38 +0000 mkitchen 248767 at Convergence launches Advisor Complexity Profile <p><em><strong>Convergence has launched Advisor Complexity Profile (Complexity), a new service designed to address the challenge of operational and business model transparency in the alternative asset management industry. &nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Services Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:17:26 +0000 mkitchen 248726 at Maximising success of an exit <p><em><strong>Mark Hardwicke of boutique investment bank, Invenio Corporate Finance, writes on the tactics required to make a successful exit.</strong></em>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Deals and Transactions Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:21:48 +0000 beverlychandler 248699 at Hedge funds start 2017 with gains of 1.40 per cent <p><em><strong>Preqin&rsquo;s All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 1.40 per cent in January 2017, the highest January performance recorded since 2013 (+2.59 per cent).&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:17:01 +0000 mkitchen 248665 at Asian hedge funds top equity markets in Q4 and FY2016 <p><em><strong>Strong gains across Event-Driven, Relative Value Arbitrage and Macro strategies saw Asian hedge funds top the performance of volatile Asian equity markets in both Q4 and FY 2016, according to HFR&rsquo;s latest Hedge Fund Industry Report.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:14:36 +0000 mkitchen 248664 at Eurekahedge figures show hedge funds up 0.84 per cent in January <p><em><strong>Eurekahedge reports that hedge funds started the year on a positive note, up 0.84 per cent during the month of January. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 1.49 per cent over the same period.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market data Single Manager Hedge Funds Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:24:23 +0000 beverlychandler 248648 at Passion investments topped by record year for rare whisky <p><em><strong>A new report from whisky analyst, broker and investments expert Rare Whisky finds that the booming UK rare whisky auction market has become &lsquo;increasingly liquid&rsquo; in an exceptional year for rare Scotch.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commodities & Resources Investments Results and performance Surveys & research Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:15:41 +0000 beverlychandler 248564 at Lyxor reports hedge fund performance recovers in February <p><em><strong>Lyxor&rsquo;s Cross Asset Research team has focused on the performance of value equity funds versus their benchmarks in this week&rsquo;s report, commenting that value stocks have lost steam but active managers are staying afloat.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds of Hedge Funds Single Manager Hedge Funds Results and performance Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:03:43 +0000 beverlychandler 248590 at Micro strategies outpaced macro traders in January, says Lyxor <p><em><strong>The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was slightly down by 0.3 per cent in January, with seven out of 10 Lyxor indices in positive territory, according to the latest Lyxor AII Barometer, with micro-focused strategies outperforming macro traders.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:08:17 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248544 at Alternative asset growth supports 130 per cent Blue Sky profit surge <p><em><strong>Blue Sky Alternative Investments has reported a significant rise in revenue, profitability, cash flow, margins and fee-earning assets under management for the half-year period ending 31 December 2016, driven by growth in alternative assets.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:10:31 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248533 at Peer-to-peer lending benefits from ‘flight to quality’ <p><em><strong>Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is beginning to see a flight to quality as the growth rate of the industry slows and weaker platforms exit the market, according to direct lending specialist BondMason.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:57:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248464 at MSCI launches ESG Universal Equity Indexes for long-term global investors <p><em><strong>MSCI has launched the MSCI ESG Universal Indexes and renamed two MSCI ESG Index families.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:32:51 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248443 at CTAs start 2017 in the red <p><em><strong>In a disappointing start to the year after a challenging 2016, all Societe Generale CTA indices posted negative returns in January.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:19:42 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248442 at Equity hedge fund strategies surge in early 2017 <p><em><strong>Hedge funds posted strong gains in early 2017 as Donald Trump was inaugurated as US President, led by the performance of equity hedge strategies, the largest area of hedge fund industry investor capital, according to data from HFR.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Indexes Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:49:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248433 at PAAMCO and KKR Prisma to create liquid alternatives investment firm <p><em><strong>KKR and Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) are teaming up to create a new liquid alternatives investment firm by combining PAAMCO and KKR Prisma.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers Moves & Appointments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:12:08 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248383 at Commodity fund achieves top performance <p><em><strong>Cayman Islands-domiciled Montreux Natural Resources fund has come in as the second best-performing hedge fund in Preqin&rsquo;s Global Hedge Fund report with a return of 142 per cent over the last 12 months, driven by the surging gold price and the performance of assets in which the fund invested.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commodities & Resources Results and performance Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:43:46 +0000 beverlychandler 248333 at Microbusiness optimism trails larger SMEs <p><em><strong>The fourth Albion Growth Report, based on interviews with 1,000 SMEs, finds that less than half (45 per cent) of microbusiness owners with fewer than five employees expect their company to grow over the next two years compared to almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of larger scale SMEs.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Venture Capital Surveys & research Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:16:57 +0000 beverlychandler 248252 at Brexit uncertainty sees Germany top the UK as Europe’s biggest market for commercial property <p><em><strong>Germany was Europe&rsquo;s biggest market for commercial real estate investment in 2016, a year of mixed performances across the continent, according to research by Real Capital Analytics (RCA).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:08:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 248233 at