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19 Dec. 2014 Roy Niederhoffer leads initiative to revive New York City Opera [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York hedge fund manager Roy Niederhoffer, President and founder of R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, has taken initiative to revive New York City Opera, which was inaugurated by New York Mayor LaGuardia in 1943 as “the People’s Opera” and went on to become a jew
19 Dec. 2014 Fed to extend banks' deadlines for winding down private equity firms, hedge funds and specialty securities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wall Street received an early Christmas gift Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced it would delay by one year the implementation of the Volcker Rule, specifically the ban on banks to engage in proprietary trading,
19 Dec. 2014 Male still dominates females in hedge fund job hunting [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by finance hiring site Vettery found that the hedge fund industry is still dominated by male than their female counterpart. CNBC reported
19 Dec. 2014 Gibraltar and Switzerland to cooperate in supervision and oversight of alternative investment fund managers [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC Gibraltar) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding mutual assistance in the supervision and oversight of managers of alternative investment f
18 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds post outflows through mid-Q4 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Increased financial market volatility, which began in late 3Q14, has accelerated through November, resulting in strategy capital rotation and redemptions by hedge fund investors despite performance gains4th -quarter-to-date (4QTD), which includes October and November 2014
18 Dec. 2014 Barclay CTA Index gains 2.62% (est.) in November (6.63% YTD) as long-term traders profit from current trends [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 2.62% in November according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 6.63% for the year. “November was an excellent month for trend-followers,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Equity
18 Dec. 2014 U.S. investment advisers turn to capital raising in Europe after AIFMD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. investment advisers has turned to capital raising in Europe now that the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is now enforced, said international law firm
18 Dec. 2014 Favorable weather and tax climates draw hedge funds into Miami [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are flowing into Miami, Florida after they are drawn to the city’s favorable weather and tax climates," said attorney Carlos Deupi, chairman of the Miami Finance Forum. "Hedge funds have been moving from New York and elsewhere to Miami. The hedge fund in
17 Dec. 2014 Duff & Phelps acquires asset management consulting firm Kinetic Partners [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps Corporation and asset management consulting firm Kinetic Partners have s
17 Dec. 2014 Asian hedge funds must plan for a potential China crash [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge fund managers must brace themselves for a possible China crash as the socialist states appears to be heading towards slower growth, according to William Pesek in an article written for
16 Dec. 2014 Singapore-based CTA launches feeder fund for U.S. investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Straits Financial Fund Management LLC, a commodity pool operator registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a member of the National Futures Association, is pleased to announce today the launch of the Straits Financial Premier Fund I, L.P., which is the
16 Dec. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.79% in November (+3.47% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.79% in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 3.47% in 2014. “A continuing recovery in the US, along with increased monetary stimulus in Japan and possibly Europe, served to drive gl
16 Dec. 2014 Why would Non-EU funds seek to list their shares on Gibraltar Stock Exchange? [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: International law firm Deacon said that Hong Kong-based funds should seek to lists its shares on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) to give them visibility, specifically for the EU. In its
16 Dec. 2014 Midway market neutral hedge fund gains 10.59% YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Midway market neutral hedge fund gains 10.59% YTD The Midway Market Neutral Fund, managed by New York based fixed income hedge fund manager The Midway Group returned an estimated 0.33% in November. The fun
16 Dec. 2014 Court denies request by hedge funds Magnolia Road and Marblegate Asset to reduce EDMC debt [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A request by hedge fund firms Magnolia Road Capital and Marblegate Asset Management for a preliminary injunction against a deal that will wipe out a majority of Education Management Corp.'s (EDMC) debt was denied by a federal judge on Monday. In his rulin
16 Dec. 2014 Exposures on risk assets, credit positions hurt hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund strategies were hurt last week by their long exposures on risk assets, especially credit positions. High yield has been negatively impacted by the deterioration in risk sentiment and by oil prices, in part related to the weighting of energy debt in the U.
16 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds go long gold - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have pushed their gold long positions to a three month high, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The diversified hedge fund index was down 1.3% for the week till Dec 10, while S&P500 was down 2.3% on a
15 Dec. 2014 Old Park’s Maestro fund posts strong gains in November, up +21.63% YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: London-based Old Park Capital weathered the volatile 2014 as its Maestro strategy fund reported strong performance and ended November up +21.63% year-to-date (+0.96% during the month). The str
15 Dec. 2014 Swiss economy expected to slow down in 2015 - Credit Suisse [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Swiss economy showed signs of stagnation this year. This may continue in the next year. According to Credit Suisse, a large investment bank, the growth of the Swiss GDP is set to slow down in 2015 from 1.8% to 1.6% mainly because the domestic econom
15 Dec. 2014 Connecticut’s tax hike fails to raise income despite being home to 300 hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The decision by Dannel Malloy, Connecticut’s first Democratic governor in two decades, to hike taxes in 2011 with the aim of raising income has failed to stabilize the state’s economy despite being home to at least 300 hedge fund firms. Indeed, three years since
12 Dec. 2014 Drop in oil prices drives CTAs and hedge fund performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The weakening demand for oil, increasing U.S. production and the OPEC decision to maintain quotas triggered another plunge of oil prices, down almost 40% since mid-June. The sell-off was particularly severe last week and also impacted hedge funds, according to th
11 Dec. 2014 Majority of Lyxor indices end November in positive territory led by CTAs that thrive on reflation and crude oil trends [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.3% in November 2014 (YTD +0.1%). 8 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+7.8%), the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+5.9%), the Lyxor Special Situation Index (+3.0%) and the Ly
11 Dec. 2014 UCITS HFS Index continues erratic performance, up 0.81% in November 2014 (1.72% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After having reported a minor loss of -0.29% in October, the UCITS HFS Index picked up its performance again in November and reports gains of 0.81%. The broad index started off negatively with a loss of -0.13% in week one. Things changed quickly in the second week with ga
11 Dec. 2014 Hedge fund launches slow as assets, global equities reach record levels [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - New hedge fund launches slowed to conclude the volatile third quarter as total hedge fund industry capital posted a narrow gain to rise to a new record of $2.82 trillion. N
11 Dec. 2014 Eurex to launch interest rate swap future with innovative product design [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global Markets Exchange Group Limited (GMEX), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Markets Exchange Group International LLP (GMEX Group), and the international derivatives market Eurex today announced the signing of a license agreement. Eurex will license GMEX’s Euro-denom
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