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Natixis boosts CSR and ESG commitment with new post

Harald Walkate has been appointed head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ESG at Natixis Investment Managers.

Market volatility and global economic uncertainty drive hedge fund redemptions

Hedge fund redemptions rose significantly in December. Investors were nervous about stock market volatility, global economic uncertainty, major commodity price downturns and other economic factors.

Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Hedge funds start 2019 with stellar performance

Hedge funds started 2019 with solid gains. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted its strongest monthly gain since September 2010.

Private equity big winner in 2018 with most mandates from public pension plans

US and UK public pension plans announced 215 new private equity mandate awards in the last quarter of 2018 for a total of 954 for 2018, according to eVestment data.

Credit specialist CIFC launches Ucits CLO fund

New York-based credit manager CIFC Asset Management has launched its first Ucits fund opening up the manager’s structured credit strategy.

Hedge funds end 2018 with just over $3tn AUM after redemptions and performance losses

Forty-two per cent of hedge fund managers were able to raise new capital in 2018. However, the majority reported redemptions and/or lost money in 2018, one of the most challenging years for the industry in a decade, according to eVestment.

Total hedge fund AUM drops in 2018

Total hedge fund industry capital declined in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.