Blue River Partners Provides a Comprehensive Solution as Cybersecurity Continues to Threaten the Investment Management Industry

DALLAS (October 5, 2016) – Recent headlines continue to shed light on the growing worldwide cybersecurity crisis. We have witnessed enormous, real-life cybersecurity breaches in every major industry, including banking, media, technology, transportation, government, and financial services. The alternative asset management industry is no different, with new reports of cyber hacks occurring on almost a […]

SEC May Start Monitoring Hedge Funds’ Social Media Activity

June 17, 2015 | Michelle Jones – ValueWalk SEC May Start Monitoring Hedge Funds’ Social Media Activity As social media rises in popularity, much of Wall Street, including Hedge Funds and registered investment advisors (RIAs), is turning to Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and other social networks to share information. Unfortunately most people view […]

Investors Add $1.19 Billion to Hedge Funds in January; AUM Now $3.033 Trillion; Multi-Strategy Funds Win Big

Jan 21 2015 | Peter Laurelli – evestment.com Investors Add $1.19 Billion to Hedge Funds in January; AUM Now $3.033 Trillion; Multi-Strategy Funds Win Big eVestment’s just-released January 2015 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report shows the industry continuing to attract assets, gaining $1.19 billion during the past month. While some sectors saw large redemptions, other […]

SEC To Focus On Liquid Alts In 2015

Jan 21 2015 | 8:39am ET – FINalternatives.com SEC To Focus On Liquid Alts In 2015 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will be taking a close look at liquid alternatives products in 2015. The SEC’s Office of Compliance and Inspections and Examinations pledged to examine the raft of new financial products aimed at retail […]

Led By Hedge Funds, Alt Assets Approach $7T

Jan 21 2015 | 11:26am ET – FINalternatives.com Led By Hedge Funds, Alt Assets Approach $7T Thanks in large part to hedge funds, the global alternative assets industry attracted an estimated $690 billion in 2014, bringing total assets under management to a whopping $6.91 trillion. Preqin’s 2015 Global Alternatives Report examined inflows for hedge funds, […]

Survey: 2014 Sees Triumph Of Small Funds

Dec 23 2014 | 12:08pm ET – FINalternatives.com Small hedge funds produced mighty results in 2014, according to new data form research firm Simplify. The top-performing fund of the year was Hiren Ved’s Mumbai-based, $53 million Alchemy Capital Management; a long/short equity fund that was up 63% through November (the most recent data available). Second […]

Fed Gives Banks Until 2017 To Sell Hedge Fund Stakes

Dec 23 2014 | 8:06am ET – FINalternatives.com Call it a Christmas present: the Federal Reserve has given banks an extra two years to divest themselves of hedge fund, private equity and venture capital stakes in compliance with the so-called Volcker rule. That said, it’s not quite what the banks had asked for—they wanted an […]

SEC Launches ‘Sweep’ Of Alternative Mutual Funds

Aug 13 2014 | 11:16am ET – FINalternatives.com The Securities and Exchange Commission is casting a skeptical eye on one of the fastest-growing trends in alternative investments: hedge-fund like mutual funds. The regulator has begun a “sweep” of the alternative mutual fund industry, The Wall Street Journal reports. For now, the SEC’s mission is information-gathering, […]

Hedge Fund Branding Continues to Drive a Majority Of Asset Flows

Aug 12, 2014 Don Steinbrugge – evestment.com Since the market correction of 2008, a vast majority of hedge fund net asset flows have gone to a small minority of hedge funds with the strongest brands. A brand is an investor’s perception of the overall quality of a hedge fund based on multiple evaluation factors that […]

SEC Plans Sweep Of Alternative Mutual Funds

Jul 9 2014 | 6:23am ET – FINalternatives.com The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to turn its wary eye on so-called alternative mutual funds. The regulator plans to begin a set of examinations of such funds, known as a sweep, later this summer or in the fall, the head of its investment management division, […]