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29 Apr. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 17: Hedge funds see $14.3bn outflows in Q1, CTAs and multi-strategy lead net inflows [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in the first quarter of the year, totaling $14.3bn, data from Preqin showed. This continues from the $8.9bn overall net outflows that funds recorded in Q4 2015, and is in contrast to the $28.8bn that the industry gained in investor capit...

22 Apr. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 16: Man Group’s AHL fund steps up AI push, Artificial intelligence-focused hedge fund, Numerai raises $1.5m [more]

Man Group’s AHL fund steps up AI push From FT.com: Man Group’s computer-powered AHL hedge fund plans to ratchet up its investment in “machine learning”, a hot new area of artificial intelligence that is garnering increasing attention in the investment industry. AHL, which manages more than $19bn, is mostly known for investment strategies that follow trends and its two ...

15 Apr. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 15: ICAP acquires fintech startup ENSO Financial Analytics [more]

ICAP plc, a markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces that it has acquired ENSO Financial Analytics (ENSO), a provider of a data analytics platform for hedge funds and prime brokers. The acquisition has been led by Euclid Opportunities, ICAP's early-stage fintech investment incubator, founded by Steve Gibson in 2011. Euclid made its fir...

08 Apr. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 14: Hedge funds post strong gain in March as global financial markets rebound [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted strong gains in March, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.24% during the month (-1.87% YTD) on the back of rebound in the global financial markets as investor risk tolerance returned, reported Hedge Fund Research. The HF...

01 Apr. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 13: Comment - Star biotech hedge fund manager gives picks, knocks Clinton [more]

From CNBC.com: As biotechnology shares cratered on continued criticism from presidential candidates about rising drug prices, one hedge fund has managed to find eye-popping returns in the space. While the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF saw an 11 percent gain in 2015, the Perceptive Life Sciences Fund posted a 51.8 percent return and was the No. 1 performing hedge fund of last year, a...

25 Mar. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 12: US insurer buys 25% stake and allocates $150m to San Francisco hedge fund [more]

The Doctors Company, the largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer in the United States, has announced the selection of Pier 88 Investment Partners to manage $150 million USD in a convertible bond fund strategy and the purchase of a 25% equity position in Pier 88 as part of a long-term strategic partnership. The Napa-based insurance company has looked to increase their allocation to alte...

18 Mar. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 11: Global Volatility Summit sees hedge funds debate the price of fear [more]

From AFR.com: The world's most sophisticated hedge funds gathered in New York on Wednesday to pay homage to a force of profit and destruction – volatility. The Global Volatility Summit, set up seven years ago by hedge fund Capstone and held behind closed doors, attracted investors, fund managers and analysts who study and invest in the unseen dimensions of financial markets. The g...

11 Mar. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 10: A $10 billion hedge fund is bracing for a 2008-type event [more]

From Businessinsider.de: Perry Capital, a $10 billion New York-based multi-strategy hedge fund led by Goldman Sachs alum Richard Perry, is preparing for another credit event like 2008. Perry Capital bought $1 billion worth of credit-default swaps (CDS) on about 10 investment-grade corporate bonds, The Wall Street Journal reported last month. Investment-grade bonds have a rating of BBB ...

04 Mar. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 9: Americas - Bermuda looks to attract more hedge funds [more]

From Royalgazette.com: A bid is being made to bring more jobs to Bermuda by boosting the presence of hedge funds. Island professionals are to combine to form a branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association to attract the hedge-fund sector back to Bermuda. Craig Bridgewater, a managing director at professional services company KPMG, is part of a committee set up to promote...

26 Feb. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 8: Investing - Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass could cash in on UDF, Hedge fund gambles on Standard Chartered fall [more]

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass could cash in on UDF From Bizjournals.com: Even after the FBI pulled boxes of documents from Grapevine-based United Development Funding's corporate office on Thursday, how this will impact the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market is still unclear to industry professionals. But if hedge fund manager Kyle Bass' instincts are right,...

19 Feb. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 7: Outlook - UBS sees capitulation as hedge fund net leverage gets to 2009 lows, Michael Hintze sees opportunity in market volatility, Clock is ticking for investable hedge fund indices [more]

UBS sees capitulation as hedge fund net leverage gets to 2009 lows From Valuewalk.com: “We see six signs of capitulation flows data,” begins UBS’s weekly European Flow Watch research note sent to clients yesterday. According to the bank’s analysts, the six signs of capitulation in European equity markets in European equity markets are: Banks: Investors...

12 Feb. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 6: Credit Suisse cherry picks hedge fund ideas [more]

From FT.com: Credit Suisse Asset Management plans to cherry pick profitable concepts from hedge funds with the launch in Europe of a “best ideas” strategy. The investment arm of the Swiss bank said the strategy will separate it from other funds blighted by “overcrowding problems”. It comes at a time when the industry, characterised by high fees, struggles to deliver outperformance. The...

05 Feb. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 5: How Einhorn survived a nightmare year [more]

From Bloomberg.com: Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Greenlight Capital lost more than 20 percent. Investors tend to flee funds that underperform like th...

29 Jan. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 4: Performance - Odey near top of hedge fund list on back of short China bet, Automated hedge funds make millions in January’s market selloff, Seth Klarman's super-secretive hedge fund had its third losing year -- here's what happened [more]

Odey near top of hedge fund list on back of short China bet From Valuewalk.com: Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey found a late holiday gift in market volatility, as his long / short fund, now in second place on the HSBC Hedge Weekly list with 12.72% year to date performance as of January 14, erases memories of a bad 2015. Some hedge funds such as Odey European and Horse...

22 Jan. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 3: Stonehaven's top 16 alternative investment trends for 2016 [more]

By: David Frank, CFA CEO & Managing Partner at Stonehaven, LLC Over Stonehaven’s 15 year history we have witnessed and played a role in many shifting dynamics across the alternative investment industry. We are well-positioned in the marketplace to see trends with a 26 person platform representing over 20 asset managers to the global investment community. Below we have sum...

08 Jan. 2016 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 1: Blackstone’s Byron Wien announces ten predictions for 2016 from Clinton’s victory, weak U.S. economy, global instability, yuan devaluation, etc. [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Blackstone ’s vice chairman of multi-asset investing Byron R. Wien on Monday issued his annual list of ten surprises on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for 2016. His predictions ranges from Hillary Clinton’s victory in the upcoming U.S. presidential el...

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  1. Hedge funds see $14.3bn outflows in Q1, CTAs and multi-strategy lead net inflows[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in the first quarter of the year, totaling $14.3bn, data from Preqin showed. This continues from the $8.9bn overall net outflows that funds recorded in Q4

  2. Third Point calls Q1 "catastrophic" for hedge funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The first quarter of this year was rocky for hedge funds based on aggregate performance from the industry, but now we are beginning to hear what the managers thought of it as quarterly letters make their way to investors. Dan Loeb, CEO of New York-based $17 bill

  3. Asia - Stabilization of China's capital outflows may hinge on Janet Yellen, Fink says China to do well this year as bubble threat postponed, Chinese hedge fund to invest in India’s infrastructure[more]

    Stabilization of China's capital outflows may hinge on Janet Yellen From Bloomberg.com: Whether China’s recent stabilization of its currency and capital outflows continues -- or downside pressure reignites -- may hinge in large part on Janet Yellen. If the Federal Reserve chair sticks to

  4. …And Finally - After all, judges are human too[more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: In March, one District of Columbia government administrative law judge was charged with misdemeanor assault on another. Judge Sharon Goodie said she wanted to give Judge Joan Davenport some files, but Davenport, in her office, would not answer the door. Goodie said once the

  5. Comment - Unmasking the men behind Zero Hedge, Wall Street's renegade blog[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Colin Lokey, also known as "Tyler Durden," is breaking the first rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. He’s also breaking the second rule of Fight Club. (See the first rule.) After more than a year writing for the financial website Zero Hedge under the n