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[30Nov12] [Credit] Microfinance investment vehiclesState of the industry 2012 and asset class analysis
[20Jan12] [Credit] A SQUARE 20 Jan 2012The latest developments in the microfinance industry
[19Sep11] [Credit] A SQUARE 19 Sep 2011Third-party litigation funding in the U.K. - the Axiom Legal Financing Fund
[05Aug11] [Credit] A SQUARE 05 Aug 2011Featuring: The first microfinance funds that invests in local currencies and empirical research on systematic risk in microfinance
[17Jun11] [Credit] A SQUARE 17 Jun 2011Risk, return and diversification benefits of microfinance equity investment
[25Feb11] [Credit] A SQUARE 25 Feb 2011Asset-based lending within the art world
[25Nov10] [Credit] A SQUARE 25 Nov 2010Trends and developments in microfinance investments
[06Nov09] [Credit] A SQUARE: Micro-FinanceThe risks of investing in micro-finance vehicles
[23Jan09] [Credit] The Opportunity SetThe credit crisis presents investment opportunities at the top end of the capital structure especially within distressed credit, leveraged loans, capital structure arbitrage, direct lending
[16Jan09] [Carbon Credits] EU Carbon Allowances FundThe EUA futures contracts invested in will expire in December of years 2009 through 2012
[11Dec08] [Carbon Credits] Insights on trading carbon credits post 2012On the supply side, the Kyoto protocol will not expire (just the binding emission caps for developed nations are slated to expire) and hence the ...
[28Aug08] [Credit] A Special Situation Fund (Emerging Market Focus)The market for emerging market credits continues to be inefficient
[17Jul08] [Carbon Credits] A fund that deploys capital to develop portfolio environmental and renewable energy assetsOne of the largest buyers of carbon compliance instruments created by projects
[12Mar08] [Carbon Credits and Forest Certification] Expertise on whether carbon could become the biggest of any derivative product over the next 4-5 years?"...carbon would be the most valuable commodity traded on global markets within a decade."
[06Nov07] [Carbon Credits] A carbon credits fundFund offers exposure to CO2 emission credits using both arbitrage and directional strategies
[17Oct07] [Credit] CDS Indices, strategies that have performed during the sub-prime crisis...Part II - Expertise with Ernesto Prado
[11Oct07] [Credit] Where in the credit cycle are we?... with Ernesto PradoWhat is sure is that we have thus far, witnessed the technical deterioration.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An increasing number of Asian fund managers are now realizing that
alternative UCITS are a compelling proposition and are planning to
launch more UCITS funds, said John Lowry, founder of platform provider
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted a narrow decline last month but still managed to stay
in positive territory, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index falling -0.03% in
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is on the hunt for a new hedge fund advisor.
According to the RFP, CalSTRS is seeking an advisor to provide expertise on hedge fund investments via managed accounts whenever possible. In the pas
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire Arden Asset Management LLC, a provider of hedge fund solutions with offices in New York and London.
This acquisition is in line with Aberdeen's strategy to strengthen and grow its glo
The soft trade barrier of the peculiar German tax compliance is de facto lifted. For the first time, international funds will de facto be granted a comparable competitive playing field with their German counterparts as the tax compliance complexity and its inherent cost for UCITS and AIF
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hathersage Capital Management LLC, a Connecticut-based absolute return currency specialist, is among the top performing funds on the Deutsche Bank dbSelect platform for June. The performance is notable as many hedge funds saw rocky June performance as markets go
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $60 billion Korea Post has issued a request for proposals (RFP) inviting domestic and overseas hedge fund man
In the week ending 31 July, 2015, a survey by Credit Suisse showed that 93% of surveyed institutional investors intend to maintain or increase their hedge fund allocations in the second half of this year. Equity Long/Short, Event Driven, Global Macro and in Asia Multi Strategy are their most
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Logica Capital Advisers, a Los Angeles-based asset manager formed in 2011, has combined a long/shor
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Sturgeon Capital, a frontier markets fund manager, is to launch the Sturgeon Medes Fund. The Bermuda-domiciled fund will invest in Iran and its region’s listed equities.
"Subject to final app
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A host of new platforms for trading fixed income have come to market in recent years as traders and investors search for signs of life in their fixed income portfolios. However, widespread adoption has been limited.
One provider - Algomi, has built its offe
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,
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Mutual funds are becoming popular in the U.S., and not just for retail investors. However, managers should not jump in the area before looking at the running process, the expense, future regulations, and the fee structure first.
In the US,
there has been
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Katy Kaminski from Campbell & Company, a CTA with more than 40 years of experience, noted during the recent Baltimore Opalesque Roundtable
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors are looking for institutionalized hedge funds and CTAs, because of the need for a defined process and a sophisticated infrastructure for compliance, accounting, and technology, along with business continuity and succession plans , according to Arthur Bell,
In the week ending 24 July, 2015, the total global hedge fund industry assets rose to the 11th consecutive quarterly record level in 2Q15 to $2.97tln; Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds raised $93bn in the first six months of 2015; The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 201
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A day after "privately" telling its investors it has shifted its stance towards China from bullish to bearish, the world’s biggest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates has expressed confidence that China’s "debt and economic restructurings and more stimulative governme
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As the hedge fund industry matures, more founders are moving toward retirement, which can lead to uncomfortable situations with investors if a succession plan isn't in place. According to delegates at the recent Opalesque Baltimore Roundtable, succession pla
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Simon Wajcenberg, CEO of K1T Capital Ltd, a systematic quant based hedge fund asset manager based in London
By: Scott Price, Head of Business Development and Client Management for North America, Maitland
Ernst & Young’s latest glob
By Diego Lopez, global sovereign wealth funds director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). You can download the full report here.
The global economy has witnessed the emergence of a new set of key actor
By: Ken Griffin
Suddenly, everyone’s talking about liquidity. As the Federal Reserve steps back from an unprecedented period of monetary intervention, investors are rightfully focused on the possibility that, after years of relative calm, the U.S. could be in for a period of increased market vol
By: John Araneo, Counsel, Sadis and Goldberg, LLP
The New York State conviction against Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs
employee charged with stealing its high-speed trading program, has, like the federal conviction before it, been overturned.
The recent ruling by the New York St
This paper was authored by Andrew Beer, founder of Beachhead Capital Management LLC, New York. You can download the full paper here.
A recent note (
By Mark Hulbert: The news media are drawing all the wrong lessons from Meredith Whitney’s decision this week to close down her hedge fund.
To be sure, the media are right to point out that Whitney, after a spectacularly correct forecast at the top of the bull market 2007 that banking stocks were
By: John E. Dunn, III, Principal, Oak Point Investments
Given it is now my sixth year representing several world class alternative fixed income fund managers, over this same
timeframe, just about every institutional investors I talk with has a lingering fear that sometime, somewhere interest rat
By: Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners
Commodity trading advisors’ (CTAs) perception among investors is more divergent than any other major hedge fund strategy. A large percentage of investors view the strategy as smoke and mirrors using black box models that they cannot understand or properly e
From Reuters.com: Celgene Corp, one of the world's largest biotechnology companies, has accused U.S. hedge fund manager Kyle Bass of attempting to profit from his attempts to wipe out several major drug patents through his Coalition for Affordable Drugs.
The company asked the U.S. Patent and T
From Reuters/Thefiscaltimes.com: Hedge fund mogul David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital slumped 6.1 percent in July and is now down 9 percent for the year after gold, one of the fund's top holdings, tumbled to five-year lows last week.
Greenlight notified clients of its returns late on Friday, ac
Some hedge fund small-cap energy stocks have been free falling
From Marketrealist.com: According to a July 28, 2015, Bloomberg article, there was a 34% fall in small-cap energy stocks over the past three months. These shares are tracked by the Russell 2000 Energy Index. Small-cap energy
Hedge funds hit Rothstein Kass with $75m malpractice suit
From Law360.com: Two investment funds have sued Rothstein Kass & Co. PC for at least $75 million, claiming the New Jersey auditing firm committed accounting malpractice by failing to properly scrutinize overblown valuations of the
Hedge funds are getting smoked by the commodities slump
From Businessinsider.in: The collapse in commodity prices has burnt another hedge fund. Vermillion, a commodity hedge fund backed by Carlyle Group, has seen its flagship fund's assets fall from nearly $2 billion to less $50 million,
Featuring : smn Investment Services: Isn’t the discretionary trader the real “black box”?.Vienna-based smn Investment Services was founded in 1996 and is a pioneer in the field of systematic trend following. Its CTA program “smn Diversified Futures Fund” has over 18 years real track record and trades more than 200 ...» Watch the video
Intermediate Term Trend: NegativeFriday's Close: $75.13 (- $.59 cents)UPDATE: It has been an extremely long time since the chart has depicted such a large spread between the weekly Moving Average Line and current price action.Certainly, this market can trade lower, but for the last two weeks we cautioned; traders need to be careful on selling into a current vacuum. Last week's price action was more than two dollars higher than the week before. Hardly a rally, but it's possibly the start of some stabilization in the price.