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22 Apr. 2014 Strong inflows drive hedge fund capital to new record in 1Q14 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total hedge fund assets surged to set another record in the first quarter of 2014 as investors allocated the most new capital to the industry since 2Q11. Global hedge fund capital increased to $2.70 trillion, the seventh consecutive quarterly record, as investors allocate
22 Apr. 2014 Asset flows into hedge funds near all time highs [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to the latest Hedge Fund Asset Flow Summary for March and Q1 2014 from eVestment, total industry AUM reached $2.931tn, less than $7bn from its all-time high and hedge fund flows remained high, making the first quarter the best quarter for the industry
22 Apr. 2014 Ackman to pursue Allergan acquisition, a new corporate actions model emerges [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As Opalesque recently reported, investors are lining up for activist strategies. Those investors may be interested in the latest news from Pershing Squar
21 Apr. 2014 Agecroft Partners estimates 90% of hedge funds using social media [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media is broadly used by investors as part of their due diligence process on hedge funds, by service providers in their sales efforts to hedge funds, a
17 Apr. 2014 Commodity strategies deliver strong first quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the March performance and first quarter results for its suite of hedge fund indices. For the first-quarter of 2014, commodity-oriented strategies, as represented by the Newedge Com
17 Apr. 2014 AIMA publishes new guides for hedge fund managers who want to comply with AIFMD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published a new set of practical guides for hedge fund managers wishing to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The ne
17 Apr. 2014 In ruling of wide significance, Privy Council decides on Fairfield case [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On 16 April 2014, the Privy Council ruled in the claims brought by the liquidators of Fairfield, one of the largest feeder funds to have invested into Bernard Madoff’s investment company. The company filed hundreds of claw back claims against investors who had redeemed sh
17 Apr. 2014 EU Parliament’s vote of UCITS V Directive creates alignment with AIFMD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Parliament voted to adopt the UCITS V Directive (“UCITS V”) on 15 April 2014, in advance of Parliamentary elections next month. The final vote followed a period of uncertainty where there was potential for the progress of UCITS V to be thrown off course becau
17 Apr. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index dips 0.09% in March +1.39% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.09% in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 1.39% year to date. “Global equity markets experienced their version of March Madness as fears of Russian expansionism, Fed tightening, and slowing gro
16 Apr. 2014 Hedge Funds Make the Worst Start to a Year Since 2008 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Data from Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst reveals that hedge funds have suffered their worst first quarter in terms of performance since 2008, with the Preqin All Hedge Fund Strategies benchmark up 1.23% year-to- date (YTD). This is in contrast to both 2012 and 2013 when hedg
16 Apr. 2014 Hedge Fund Standards board launches toolbox to aid hedge fund managers and investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has launched a new Toolbox to provide guidance to managers and investors on issues relating to fund manager governance and internal processes. The Toolbox will take the form of series of briefings on key issues. The first pr
15 Apr. 2014 Credit Suisse Blue Chip Hedge Fund Index down -0.48% in March; +0.93% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Performance Publication of the monthly performance of the Blue Chip Hedge Fund Indexes will be discontinued as of March 31, 2014. Final March 2014 values will be upda
15 Apr. 2014 Eurekahedge: Hedge funds up 0.87% in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds up 0.87% in Q1 2014, with fund managers delivering performance-based gains of US$21 billion and recording net asset inflows of US$38 billion over this period – bringing the current AUM of the global hedge fund industry to US$2.07 trillion, a new record high.&l
15 Apr. 2014 Cayman Islands and Luxembourg funds: Options and considerations for managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The structure and domiciliation of a fund vehicle are integral to the set up of a fund from multiple perspectives. Tax, investment strategy, investor base, cost and speed of set up, regulatory environment, and increasingly the perceived ‘marketability’ of the fund, all pl
15 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds approach upper end of long exposure [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Funds continued to add to their net long exposures for the second week, according to the latest
15 Apr. 2014 SEC allows investment funds to use social media [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably
14 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds lose 0.48% in March; +1.50 YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index lost -0.48% in March (+1.50% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +0.69% (+1.30% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +0.83% (-0.72% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index declined -2.53% (+0.54% Y
14 Apr. 2014 GEMS Group acquires Kenmar-Olympia Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GEMS Group acquires Kenmar-Olympia. The agreement has received legal and regulatory approvals. This merger gives birth to the GEMS Kenmar-Olympia Group active in managing over two billion US dollars through a wide range of asset management products and services b
10 Apr. 2014 Some hedge funds and speculators got bets wrong as gold prices edge up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and speculators got their timing wrong as gold prices edged up to $1,311.10 on Wednesday. Although posting a mere 0.18% gain, gold prices remained on an upward trend, after prices dipped into a seven-week low of $1,277.29 earlier this month, according to
10 Apr. 2014 Hedge fund assets: older, bigger shops control and gather the most assets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: eVestment is out with a new report that looks at the age and asset raising of hedge funds for possible correlations. Not surprisingly, the oldest, biggest hedge funds have the most assets. Also not surprisingly, these funds typically have a slightly lower rate
09 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds end Q1 in positive territory - still lag S&P500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds ended the first quarter of 2014 up 1.31% but that wasn't enough to beat the broad index which was up 2.01% for the same period according to the
09 Apr. 2014 CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u
08 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds get $24.3bn in February, highest monthly inflow in three years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds received $24.3 billion (1.1% of assets) in February, the highest monthly inflow in three years, building on an inflow of $4.4 billion (0.2% of assets) in January. “The hedge fund indus
08 Apr. 2014 CalSTRS selects Meketa Investment Group as co-consultant [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Meketa Investment Group, a global investment consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide general consulting services to the Investment Committee of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). CalSTRS is the lar
08 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds attract over US$30 billion in the first quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds sealed the first quarter of the year with another month of negative returns, down 0.18%1 in March as managers navigated through a choppy start to the year. However, strong returns posted by fund managers in the previous month saw them through with the Eurekahe
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