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July 31, 2018

Aflac's Global CIO Talks Asset Allocation Strategy, More | Q&A With Eric Kirsch, Part 2

Eric Kirsch is the executive vice president and global chief investment officer at Aflac, where he oversees the $100 billion-plus investment portfolio and investment teams based in New York and Tokyo. In part two of this interview, he discusses what it's like leading Aflac’s Global Investments team through very challenging periods, Aflac's asset allocation strategy and the three main trends that he foresees in the investment environment.
Read by 41% of LPs August 01, 2017

Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Stays Flat In July As Trend-Following Strategies Underperform

Despite continued strength in risk assets and records in several asset classes, hedge funds were again range-bound last week (and for July in general) as positive performances from event-driven, fixed income and long/short equity strategies were offset by continued negative returns booked by CTAs and global macro funds. 
Read by 63% of LPs July 20, 2017

Investors Are Leaving Hedge Funds For Real Estate

Wealthy investors boosted bets on real estate and left hedge funds and equities as concern over high valuations and geopolitical risk push them back to basics. They had 33 percent of their portfolios on average in real estate at the end of the second quarter, according to a survey by Tiger 21.
Read by 31% of LPs July 09, 2017

Black Swan Dexteritas

At Black Swan Dexteritas, we are dedicated to generating strong financial performance for our investors and fostering long-term relationships with our clients to create exceptional investment opportu...
Read by 46% of LPs July 05, 2017

Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Dips 0.1% As Yields Rise

Hedge fund returns were widely dispersed last week as rising bond yields and falling energy prices boosted fixed income managers but hammered CTAs and long/short equity funds. read more
Read by 58% of LPs June 27, 2017

Black Swan Dexteritas

WHY INVEST IN A GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY HEDGE FUND? The technology sector has traditionally served as an essential constituent in any investment portfolio, and we believe that innovation and invention often associated with this sector will ultimately drive the next leg of growth in the stock market. We seek out technology companies that have proprietary technologies which will provide them with the competitive advantage for sustainable growth, and favor companies that have a stellar track record in pushing the frontiers of technology in their respective subsectors. At BSD, we believe buying and holding these companies and are trading at reasonable valuations will maximize our returns and minimize our risks over the long term.
Read by 35% of LPs June 21, 2017

Asia Focused Hedge Funds Offer Great Opportunities

For the first time in several years, investors have begun expressing an interest in opportunities in Asia. Investors have shared increasing concerns about the high valuations of both the US equity and fixed income markets...
Read by 51% of LPs June 21, 2017

Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Flat As CTAs Slip

Hedge funds were flat last week as gained by macro and fixed income managers were broadly outweighed by losses in CTA strategies, according to new research from Lyxor Asset Management. The company’s Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was unchanged for the week through June 13, Lyxor said in its latest Weekly Brief. For the year to date, Lyxor’s metric is up +0.4%. Fixed Income managers were supported by the small rise in global sovereign bond yields during the week, with the firm’s Fixed Income Broad Index gaining 0.2%. It’s Global Macro Index, meanwhile, delivered minor gains of +0.1% due to long...
Read by 52% of LPs June 16, 2017

One Of The Hottest Hedge Fund Launches Of The Year Might've Found Itself A Name

It looks like a highly anticipated hedge fund that has been taking talent from Izzy Englander's $US35 billion fund has a potential name. ExodusPoint. The name was registered in a filing by Michael Gelband, and has been floated among industry insiders over the past several weeks. Gelband is Millennium's former fixed income head, and he has been in talks with Hyung Soon Lee, Millennium's former equity chief, to start their own fund.
Read by 56% of LPs June 01, 2017

Virtus Investment Partners Completes Acquisition Of RidgeWorth Investments

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of RidgeWorth Investments, a multi-boutique asset management firm that offers a wide range of institutional-quality equity and fixed income strategies from its affiliated and unaffiliated investment managers.
Read by 46% of LPs