Tue, Dec 6, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing Weekly

Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 7

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Last week, we heard of fund launches from Bill Winters, a former top JPMorgan Chase & Co official plans to launch an asset management and hedge fund company in London, and learned that Shumway Partners' star portfolio manager Tom Wilcox is starting his own hedge fund. The Chinese will soon have their first hedge fund, to be launched by Guotai Junan Securities Co. (China-focused) and it will used index futures to mitigate systematic risks. There was also news about new funds from Insparo Asset Management (Africa focused equity fund), Ionic Capital (convertible arbitrage), and Matarin Capital announced two new funds (long/short equity and opportunistic long and shorts).

UCITS funds were launched by GLG, which unveiled its version of North America Absolute Return fund, and by Schroders which launched two currency hedge funds, the Schroder ISF Absolute Return Currency EUR and Schroder ISF Absolute Return Currency USD (Ucits); and Credit Suisse announced plans to release a leveraged version of its merger arbitrage exchange-traded note (ETN).

After poor performance since 2008, Christian Siva-Jothy will close SemperMacro Fund's positions this month, Goldman Sachs Group Inc announced that it is winding down its Global Macro Proprietary Trading desk. Morgan Stanley may not push through with FrontPoint’s spin off as investors demanded at least $500m in redemptions, and the recent Shumway closure was further proof that stakes in hedge funds tend to be poor investments (Tabb Group).

Newedge CTA Index was down -1.47% in January; the Barclay Hedge Fund Index up +0.52%; the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index c......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. M&A - AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners, SS&C completes acquisition of Wells Fargo's Global Fund Services business[more]

    AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), an active investment manager, announced that Sound Harbor Partners, a US private credit manager led by Michael Zupon and Dean Criares, have agreed to join its fast-growing Private Debt Platform. Under the te

  2. Hunt for yield pushes more investors into riskier assets[more]

    From FT.com: Pension funds and insurance companies have increasingly embraced riskier assets in their hunt for higher returns over the past five years. Alternative assets such as property, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds have been bought up by institutional investors in a world where

  3. People - Nectar Financial hires senior investment team, Texas A&M replaces retiring foundation investment chief, Ex-Cadwalader partner Woolery makes another sudden exit, How to become a Python coder at a top hedge fund, by the co-CTO of Man AHL[more]

    Nectar Financial hires senior investment team Nectar Financial AG, a Swiss financial technology company for wealth and asset management, has announced that it has hired two key senior leaders to spearhead its digital asset management efforts. The company also announced that it has entere

  4. Activist News - Cognizant has introductory discussion with activist investor Elliott; to review letter, Starboard Value makes huge investment in Hewlett Packard, Hedge fund calls for removal of First NBC Bank CEO[more]

    Cognizant has introductory discussion with activist investor Elliott; to review letter From Indiatimes.com: Cognizant said it had an introductory discussion with Elliott Management after receiving the activist hedge fund's letter asking for a board shakeup, a buyback, a dividend and chan

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Ireland relaxes treatment of direct lending funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Irish Central Bank has relaxed its treatment of direct lending funds, according to a recently released