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Man GLG adds two credit portfolio managers

(Hedgeweek) Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, has appointed Patrick Kenney and Santiago Pardo as portfolio managers within its credit business. To read this article:

CVC Capital Partners raises $5.2bn for second long-term fund

(Opalesque) CVC Capital Partners has closed its second long-life fund at €4.6bn ($5.2bn), exceeding its target, exceeding its target by €600m. The UK-based private equity and investment advisory firm said in a press release that the fund CVC Strategic Opportunities […]

86 new hedge funds launched in 2Q 2019

(Opalesque) There were 86 new hedge fund launches in Q2 2019, of which 87% were traditional single-manager commingled funds, said Preqin in ints Quarterly Update. No CTAs launched in Q2, which could be a knock-on effect of underperformance in 2018 […]

Bahamas to create Bahamian digital dollar

(Opalesque) The Bahamas Central Bank is preparing the creation of the Bahamian digital dollar to enable more financial inclusion and economic growth, to show the world that the jurisdiction is innovative and technology-oriented and is committed to anti-money laundering, said […]

Hedge fund assets reach new record on new inflows and performance gains:

(Opalesque) In the week ending July 19th 2019, the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report said hedge fund assets reached a new record in the second quarter, driven by performance gains and investor re-allocations to top hedge fund firms. Total […]

Activist hedge fund Elliott discloses stake in UK’s Whitbread

(Reuters) – Premier Inn owner Whitbread said on Friday activist investor Elliott Capital Advisors disclosed a stake of below 5% in the company. The Sunday Telegraph reported in May that Elliott had become increasingly frustrated with Whitbread’s strategy of owning […]

Fund Managers Led Into a $13 Trillion Temptation

(Bloomberg) With almost $13 trillion of bonds in the global debt market yielding less than zero, fund managers are increasingly chasing returns in less liquid assets. The result could be a reduction in the transparency about what portfolios are really […]

CFA’s Bowman joins CAIA

(Opalesque) The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the global leader in alternative investment education, today announced that John L. Bowman has joined the CAIA Association and been named Senior Managing Director. Mr. Bowman is an industry veteran and previously […]

Blackstone racks up $11.1bn for eighth secondary market fund

(Opalesque) Strategic Partners, Blackstone’s secondary private equity platform, closed its eighth fund on more than $11.1bn. Strategic Partners VIII L.P.’s investors included pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, family offices, and wealthy individuals from over 30 countries […]

Equistone buys Moody’s analytics arm

(Opalesque) UK private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe has struck a deal to acquire Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (MAKS).The London-based company provides bespoke research, analytics and automation technology to the financial services sector. With nine delivery centres around the world, […]

Woodford biotech stakes first off block in asset sale

(Reuters) – British fund manager Neil Woodford is looking to kick off the sale of his unlisted biotech investments at the end of July, but faces months of negotiations to offload the portfolio, a source familiar with the matter told […]

Elliott Builds Stake in Capgemini’s Takeover Target Altran

(Bloomberg) Elliott Management Corp. has built a position in Altran Technologies SA, the French software company that agreed last month to be acquired by Capgemini SE for 3.6 billion euros ($4 billion). The New York-based hedge fund has bought about […]

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