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Singapore' Octagon Capital Management Returning Outside Capital

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Hedge fund manager Octagon Capital Management has reportedly decided to return the outside capital in its two funds and convert over to a family office, the latest in a string of alternative asset management companies to return investor money.  read more

Russell Investments Names Barback President in Executive Team Expansion

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Global asset management firm Russell Investments has announced the appointment of Vernon Barback as president.  read more

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index Down 0.34% in December

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Hedge funds returned -0.34% in December 2015, according to the latest reading of SS&C GlobeOp’s Hedge Fund Performance Index, while the firm's Capital Movement Index dipped -2.77% on first-of-the-year rebalancing. read more

Reuters Poll: Momentum Fading for Global Economic Growth

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies, as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. read more

Hycroft Hires Former HSBC Exec Cooke to Lead International Expansion

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Alternative investments banking specialist Hycroft LLP has announced the hiring of former HSBC executive Christopher Cooke as a managing director. read more

Goldman Sachs Settles RMBS Claims for $5B

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $5 billion to resolve civil claims related to residential mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis.  read more

Pomona Investment Fund Acquires Eight New PE Investment Funds In Secondary Deals

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Global private equity firm Pomona Capital’s Pomona Investment Fund has announced the acquisition of eight new PE investment funds through two secondary transactions.  read more

Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings Already Down 11.4% in 2016.

January 13, 2016 Comments (0)

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings, the public version of his Pershing Square LP hedge fund, remains under pressure in the New Year as its investment in Valeant Pharmaceuticals continues to go south.  read more

IndexIQ: Hedge Fund Replication Strategies Mostly Down in December

January 13, 2016 Comments (0)

Investable hedge fund replication indices from IndexIQ reveal the same headwinds in December as seen in other alternative investment measures. read more

China, Commodities Slump May Stifle Fed Plans For 2016 Rate Hikes

January 13, 2016 Comments (0)

Spillover from China's equity and currency markets, as well as continued weakness in commodities, may again interfere with U.S. Federal Reserve's plans to raise U.S. interest rates, less than a month into its first-in-a-decade tightening cycle. read more