Tue, Oct 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing Weekly

Centaurus shuts down, Man Group sees $1bn outflows, Rothschild merges with HFD, hedge funds wait for Hollande’s coming – and other hedge fund news - Week 18

Saturday, May 05, 2012

In the week-ending 4th May 2012, it was reported that Dexion Capital had launched an insurance-linked closed-end fund; Ignis Asset Management said it plans to unveil an absolute return credit fund for Chris Bowie; former Canyon executive Steve Pei secured a $25m seed deal from Q Investments to launch a multi strategy hedge fund firm, Gratia Capital; former JPMorgan Asia-Pacific stock derivatives head William Lee said he would start his own hedge fund this year.

Metacapital Management announced plans to launch a housing and mortgages hedge fund, Metacapital Mortgage Value Fund; Chicago-based investment firm William Blair & Company launched a long/short fund; Stephen Diggle’s Vulpes Investment Management is raising $150m for new farm fund; and RiverPark Advisors introduced the re-named RiverPark/Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund.

Energy trader John D. Arnold announced plans to close his Centaurus Advisors hedge fund after 10 years; and long/short equity hedge funds Firebrick Asia Fund and Progress Capital Fund recently wound up – a sign of the challenging operating environment for hedge funds in Singapore, said AsianInvestor.net.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.12% in April (+3.27% YTD); The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) index went down -0.27% (+1.94% YTD) ; The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down -0.33% (+2.41% YTD); And the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index fell 0.25% (+4.17% YTD).

Emerging hedge fund Tara Hill Capital ......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner

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. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  2. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  3. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  4. Goldman in talks to acquire IndexIQ[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Can Goldman Sachs put ETF investors on a liquid diet? Goldman is in talks to acquire IndexIQ, Reuters has reported. Index IQ is a small exchange-traded-fund firm known mostly for products that replicate hedge fund strategies, called "liquid alternative" ETFs. While IndexIQ has 11

  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

    From Ian Hamilton, founder of IDS Group. A quick comment on the CALPERS’ disinvestment from the hedge fund market and the jitters it is causing. Pension Funds should not be sheep and follow CALPERS’ decision as the issues that CALPERS has with hedge fund investments are in many ways unique t