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25 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Number of hedge funds at record level: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]

In the week ending 24 April, 2015, there are now more hedge funds launched than ever as investors have the choice of an estimated 10,149 hedge funds and funds of hedge funds as of March 31; BlackRock has launched two new funds which provide investors with hedged exposure to European and Japan

19 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Helped by dollar gains, hedge funds produce best quarter since 2013: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

In the week ending 17 April, 2015, hedge funds have enjoyed their best quarter since 2013 as their big investments on the rise in the U.S. dollar paid off; the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund is in the final stages of deciding how it will add to its mix of alternative investments; the

11 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: IMF study says mutual funds along with ETFs and hedge funds pose risk: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending 10 April, 2015, a study by the IMF suggested that “plain-vanilla” mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, as well as hedge funds, can also be a risk. The asset management manages over $75 trillion assets globally, exceeding 100 percent of world GDP, the IMF said. In part

04 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Climate in Europe, best since Lehman collapse, spawns multi billion hedge fund launches: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]

In the week ending 03 April, 2015, it was reported that at least five new hedge fund companies are on track to launch with at least $1bn this year as the climate in Europe has changed to the extent that it is “more constructive and fertile than it has been at any time since [the collapse of]

28 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Liquid alternatives need to fill education gap to capture massive growth opportunities in retirement market: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending 27 March, 2015, a white paper by Pershing Prime Services has predicted that the retirement market may be the next frontier for

21 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds beat S&P year to date: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending 20 March, 2015, hedge funds showed strong performance of 2.52% so far in 2015, Preqin said; hedge funds are outpacing stocks in 2015, various da

14 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: March sees launch of new mega hedge fund: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

In the week ending 13 March, 2015 it was reported that a fearless David Fear has launched Thunderbird Partners hedge fund with $1.5bn in assets. At least 73% of hedg

07 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: 75% of institutional investors show interest in smaller, newer hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending 06 March, 2015, a study by Deutsche Bank showed that institutional investor are looking to work with larger fund managers who can meet th

28 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: dbSelect’s top ten FX strategies averaged almost 10% in January, trouncing hedge fund returns: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending 27 February, 2015, a majority of hedge fund managers have identified regulation as the biggest challenge facing the industry this

21 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches continue unabated: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

In the week ending 20 February, 2015, hedge funds have started their 2015 performance in the black as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained 0.07% in January; 36 South Capital gained 2.5% from central-bank surprises; Dan Elsberry said he expects hedge fund returns to catch up w

14 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets raise again after fall of 3.28% in January: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending 13 February, 2015, investors raised their hedge fund bets in February as asset subscription rose .63%; the hedge fund industry redeemed $29.1bn in December, its largest outflow since April 2009; Passage to India Opportunity Fund tripled investor’s money in 2014 after gainin

07 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds to convert to family offices: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending 06 February, 2015, Philippa Allen has seen a trend for hedge fund managers to convert to family offices and expects it to continue this year. Andrew Bellas and Alexander Captain have resigned from Tiger Global to launch their own hedge fund firms; Scott Phillips

01 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry’s asset growth mostly from performance: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending 30 January, 2015, AIMA and CAIA said investors earned $1.5tln in assets from hedge funds over the last 10 years; Barclays said that the hedge fund industry’s assets more than doubled to $2.85tln in six years mostly from performance; BlueMountain Capital management

24 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Markets brace for more losses at financial firms from SNB move: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending 23 January, 2015, in the ongoing Swiss franc saga, Marko Dimitrijevic said he was closing his largest hedge fund, the Everest Global Fu

17 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds ponder how to open up and communicate with public: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 03 January, 2015, a study found that quite a hedge funds are beginning to think about and execute communication strategies. Irwin Latner told Opalesque

10 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Best hedge funds in 2015 are those that can take advantage of sharp market moves: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending 09 January, 2015, Tim Ng predicted that the best-performing hedge funds for 2015 will be those that can take advantage of sharp market moves; Byron R. Wien predi

03 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds may get up to $110bn new inflows in 2015: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

Among outlooks, eVestment said that asset flows into hedge funds are likely to remain steady over the course of 2015. Baring a large and unexpected global or

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  1. 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 off

  2. Ruling: Hedge funds suing Argentina can have access to bond offering details[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan ruled yesterday that hedge funds are entitled to details of a recent bond offering by Buenos Aires, reports

  3. Fund managers express concern of overvaluation in both equity and bond markets[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey, investors see growing overvaluations in both

  4. Update: Wall Street has strong feelings about Jon Corzine trying to make a comeback[more]

    From Businessinsider.com.au: Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is thinking about starting his own hedge fund, according to the Wall Street Journal, and because of the way his last firm imploded, Wall Street has strong feelings about that. “Truth is the larger seeders would never give him money

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Cybersecurity and hedge funds - A manager’s experience, Part Four[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Ruane, Cunniff and Goldfarb, Inc. used to have their own IT infrastructure. Todd Ruoff, Executive Vice President in charge of trading, operations and technology, was responsible for its maintenance. Then he started looking at outsourced providers a couple of

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