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21 Aug. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 34: Emerging market funds feel the heat as China slides [more]

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Emerging market funds are taking a significant hit as fears that China's devaluation of the renminbi, which slid over 3% versus the US dollar between August 11 and August 14, is evidence of greater than feared weakness in the world's second largest economy. According to new data from EPFR, redemptions from Emerging Markets Equity Funds c...

14 Aug. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 33: Buffett deal pursuit reshapes Berkshire as mutual fund era ends [more]

From Bloomberg.com: Weeks from his 85th birthday, Warren Buffett is again seeking to reshape Berkshire Hathaway Inc. with the next few decades in mind. The second-richest man in the U.S. is in talks to buy Precision Castparts Corp., which makes equipment for the aerospace and energy industries, and had a market value of more than $26 billion Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

07 Aug. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 32: …And Finally - Sex with robots to be 'the norm' in 50 years, expert claims [more]

From Mirror.co.uk: Humans could soon be having sexual relationships with robots, a top academic has claimed. Dr Helen Driscoll said advances in technology mean the way in which humans interact with robots is set to change drastically in the coming years. Dr Driscoll, a leading authority on the psychology of sex and relationships, said 'sex tech' was already advanc...

31 Jul. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 31: Despite bumpy June/July, CTAs hold on [more]

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: To say that things have been rocky in managed futures recently is putting it mildly. In June, the industry saw its worst month on a performance basis in the past four years. Then yesterday, S&P's Jodie Gunzberg came out with the ...

24 Jul. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 30: Bridgewater turns bearish on China [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The world’s biggest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates and one of the most vocal of China’s potential is now turning its back against the world’s second largest economy as it joins a growing list of high-profile investors who are challenging China’s potentials. ...

17 Jul. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 29: Universa, Towers Watson partner on tail risk investing [more]

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Miami-based Universa Investments has formed a strategic relationship with Towers Watson. As part of the relationship, Towers Watson will reserve sufficient capacity in Universa’s tail risk strategy to hedge equity investments on behalf of their Endowment and Foundation clients. The relationship will focus on the incorporation of tail hedging at...

10 Jul. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 28: Hedge funds fell -1.24% in June (+1.27% YTD) as Greece crisis raises volatility [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds declined in June with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index falling -1.24% for the month (+1.27% YTD) as volatility increased as a result of uncertainty over the outcome of the Greece referendum, said Hedge Fund Research in its ...

03 Jul. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 27: New systematic strategy managed alongside research firm outperforms S&P500 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: An emerging CTA manager explains how he runs his strategy, which is based on an index produced by a research firm. Peter Turk is head of Turk Capital, LLC...

26 Jun. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 26: News Briefs - Millennium Trust Company surpasses $5.6bn in private fund assets under custody [more]

Millennium Trust Company, a leading provider of alternative asset custody solutions to institutions, advisors, and individuals, announced today that assets under custody for private funds have surpassed $5.6 billion as of June 1, 2015, an increase of $600 million within the last six months. The firm's total assets under custody exceed $13.5 billion. (...

19 Jun. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 25: Investing - Regiment said to weigh sale of collateralized loan unit [more]

From Bloomberg.com: Regiment Capital Advisors, a firm started by former junk-bond investors from Harvard University’s endowment, is exploring a sale of its last remaining business, a unit focusing on collateralized loan obligations. The Boston-based firm hired Berkshire Capital to help with a potential sale of the CLO business after shuttering its credit hedge fund last month, said a person famili...

12 Jun. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 24: News Briefs - Carlyle weighs U.S. real estate expansion, Rubenstein says, Hedge fund billionaire ships off overweight pet pig [more]

Carlyle weighs U.S. real estate expansion, Rubenstein says Carlyle Group LP, the world’s second-biggest manager of alternatives to stocks and bonds, may add a real estate offering targeting about 10 percent returns, co-founder David Rubenstein said. Carlyle is evaluating whether clients would be receptive to a so-called core-plus strategy in real estate, Rubenstein sa...

05 Jun. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 23: Opalesque TV The role of the Swiss representative [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The hedge fund landscape has changed slightly in Switzerland. For a start, there aren’t as many local funds as before the crisis. Then there are new regulations for foreign fund managers looking for Swiss-based investors. Distribution redefined Anne Simond, CEO of ...

29 May. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 22: New TMT hedge fund adopts the long-term approach [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Adam Parker founded Center Lake Capital LLC in New York in November 2014. Before that, he was portfolio manager at Point State Capital (the successor fund to Druckenmiller's Duquesne Capital, where Parker was a senior anal...

22 May. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 21: SEC approves proposed changes to Form ADV, '40 Act - comment period to follow [more]

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds and providers of liquid alternatives will want to pay close attention to proposed reforms approved by the SEC yesterday. The changes will require more frequent reporting, as well as a closer look into social media, liquid alternative strategies, and branch offices. The Commission says the changes will "enhance the quality of information ...

15 May. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 20: T Rowe's challenge to Dell deal may fuel critics of 'appraisal' [more]

From Reuters.com: An increasingly popular tactic used by hedge funds and others to extract more money from buyouts could soon face a major courtroom test when a big investor in Dell Inc may argue that it should be paid a higher price for the 2013 acquisition of the PC maker. The strategy, known as "appraisal," usually involves an investor who opposes a buyout price asking a judge to dete...

08 May. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 19: Avenue Capital raises $700m for new energy hedge fund [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge fund Avenue Capital Group, which manages $13bn in assets as at end March, reported that it raised an additional $700m for a new energy fund that it plans to launch in May. Avenue Capital hopes to launch the new portfolio with at least $1.25bn in assets, <...

01 May. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 18: Swiss group Pictet releases first public annual and financial reports [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Pictet Group, a Swiss private bank, has just released its first public annual report and financial report since it opened for business in Geneva in 1805. It had already published the main numbers earlier this year and posted its &l...

24 Apr. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 17: U.S. does not want hedge funds to invest in offshore re-insurers for tax purposes [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday introduced a new rule aimed at limiting hedge funds’ ability to reduce their tax bills by investing in insurance companies in offshore tax havens. As a general rule, the U.S. tax laws does not allow hedge funds to use offshore corporations to delay payment of their tax bills, reported ...

17 Apr. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 16: Hedge funds looking to continue their rally in Q2 [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finished the first quarter on a strong note and are looking to continue the rally in the second quarter, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is up 0.4% over the week ending April 10 with all but one strategy closing the week positive. A ...

10 Apr. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 15: Julian Robertson warns of a ‘complete explosion’ unless fed contains "boiling, bubble’ market [more]

From Zerohedge.com: Legendary hedge fund manager Julian Robertson, who has been conspicuously absent from CNBC in recent months, spoke with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo about his take on markets. He was hardly bullish, which may explain his absence from the cadre of CNBC bubble cheerleaders. Robertson (in addition to some generic comments on the weather impacting the jobs numbers: apparently...

03 Apr. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 14: The Big Picture Many investors believe Greece will leave the euro [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The race on Greece is on as time seems to be running out. On Tuesday, Greece reportedly failed to reach an initial deal with the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release aid after the creditors dism...

27 Mar. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 13: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society? [more]

This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a large portion of the general public, but should it be? Such a perceptio...

20 Mar. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 12: Private credit comes into focus for investors [more]

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as banks large and small hold back on lending. "With an increase in securitization...

13 Mar. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 11: Nehal Chopra’s hedge fund Ratan Capital up 19% YTD after 13% gains in February [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Nehal Chopra’s hedge fund, Ratan Capital Fund, gained 19% YTD after reporting 13% returns in February, Bloomberg reported. Chopra, who is one of the hedge fund managers that were seeded by Tiger Management’...

06 Mar. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 10: SkyBridge opens office in Palm Beach County [more]

Where better for a southern location than South Florida? SkyBridge Capital, which is headquartered in New York, has opened an office in Palm Beach Gardens. Palm Beach Gardens is a "Signature City" in northern Palm Beach County, with a population of around 49,000. ...

27 Feb. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 9: Investing - Seth Klarman of Baupost outlines his investment process as major stock market indices are stretched, Myriad hedge fund sold bulk of its Alibaba stake last year [more]

Seth Klarman of Baupost outlines his investment process as major stock market indices are stretched From Valuewalk.com: As hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, leader of the $28 billion Baupost Group, reviews 2014 performance and considers investors gained near 7 percent on the year, he considers a hockey analogy. He says the fund’s team is playing “playoff hockey” all th...

20 Feb. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 8: Very small CTA averages 6.90% per month since April’14 inception [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: There aren’t many one-man shops around in the hedge fund world but we talked to one. Andrew S. Peskin, who is based in Richmond, VA, manages a CTA called Omniversal. He s...

13 Feb. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 7: New Swiss rules on distribution of funds come into force on March 1st [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A new regime governing the distribution of non-Swiss funds to Swiss investors comes fully into force on 1 March 2015. According to a report from Schulte Roth & Zabel, a global law firm, the new regim...

06 Feb. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 6: Hedge fund advertising demystified (Part 1) [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A recent Peppercomm study on the changing hedge funds communications landscape found that quite a few hedge funds are beginning to thi...

30 Jan. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 5: Ex-Citi trader launches 'sleep-at-night’ long/short equity fund [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: After working at Citi's proprietary trading desk, managing a large portfolio between 2008 and 2011, Joel S. Salomon founded SalaurMor Management in New York and launched his first fund, a value-oriented, long/short equity...

23 Jan. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 4: Marko Dimitrijevic to close largest of his Everest hedge funds due to Swiss franc rally [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: He survived at least five emerging market debt crisis. But Marko Dimitrijevic of Everest Capital announced he is closing his largest hedge fund, the Everest Global Fund, after losing virtually all its money last week when the Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced it would allow the frank to trade freely against the euro. According to the ...

16 Jan. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 3: Hedge fund advertising demystified (Part 1) [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A recent Peppercomm study on the changing hedge funds communications landscape found that quite a few hedge funds are beginning to thi...

09 Jan. 2015 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 2: Guggenheim Partners lays off eight senior employees as hedge fund falters [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The 220bn global investment and advisory financial services firm Guggenheim Partners has laid off eight senior employees last month after its $660m hedge fund unit Guggenheim Global Trading (GGT) failed to meet expectations. The Purchase, New York-based GGT was launched in 2011 wi...

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  1. Commodities - Commodity hedge funds lose most in three years as rout deepens, Funds bet on Shell deal as oil prices plunge[more]

    Commodity hedge funds lose most in three years as rout deepens From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds betting on commodities lost the most in almost three years in July as the price-rout deepened. Funds lost money for a third month, according to the Newedge Commodity Trading Index, which was re

  2. Investing - Hedge funds suddenly find real money is back in Argentina's debt, Elon Musk buys more SolarCity stock following hedge fund manager short, BlackRock plans to get into rental-home financing[more]

    Hedge funds suddenly find real money is back in Argentina's debt From Bloomberg.com: The real money is back in Argentina. Before the country’s default in July 2014 (its second in 13 years), most long-term investors abandoned its bond market. As they rushed out, Argentina became a favorit

  3. Activist News - Carl Icahn has snapped up a huge stake in Freeport-McMoRan, and the stock is ripping, Meet Europe's best activist investor[more]

    Carl Icahn has snapped up a huge stake in Freeport-McMoRan, and the stock is ripping From Businessinsider.com: Carl Icahn has picked his next target: Freeport-McMoRan. Icahn and a group of other investors have snapped up an 8.46% stake in mining company Freeport-McMoRan, according to a j

  4. North America - Hedge fund manager Ray Dalio’s challenge to the Fed[more]

    From Newyorker.com: For some reason, Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve, decided to skip this year’s annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, where monetary policymakers from the United States and abroad get together with some prominent academics to discuss the big issues of the moment. Th

  5. JTC acquires Kleinwort Benson’s fund administration business[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: JTC has completed the acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s fund administration business, boosting assets under administration (AuA) to $56 billion. Kleinwort Benson is based in the Channel Islands, South Africa. The transaction, which relates to the whole of K