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01 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds reduce 2-yr positioning to net short, increase S&P500 long positioning [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Week-over-week hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Resear
01 Apr. 2014 HFSB to launch new Toolbox to complement standard-setting activities [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: To those starting a new fund, the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) recommends tackling potential conflicts of interest between managers, the hedge funds that they manage and investors in those hedg
31 Mar. 2014 EDHEC-Risk Institute cautions institutional investors on portfolio diversification [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a new publication entitled “Improved Risk Reporting with Factor-Based Diversification Measures,” EDHEC-Risk Institute encourages institutional investors to look carefully at the effectiveness of their portfolio diversification. CACEIS supports the research chair on “Ne
28 Mar. 2014 Parker FX index down -0.55% for the month of February (-1.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.55% return for the month of February. Thirty-four of the thirty-six programs in the Index reported February results, of which twelve reported positive results and twenty-two incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was dow
28 Mar. 2014 European ETF investors are still looking to increase or maintain their use of ETFs [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The latest edition of the Edhec European ETF Survey, conducted by Amundi ETF & Indexing
27 Mar. 2014 CalPERS to host emerging and diverse manager forum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) will host an Emerging and Diverse Manager Forum on April 1, 2014, in Sacramento. The forum is the premi
27 Mar. 2014 Mid-sized hedge funds achieve higher returns in 2013 - Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research from Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst reveals that mid-sized hedge funds were the best performers in 2013 compared to other fund sizes. Mid-sized hedge funds with assets under management (AUM) of $100-499mn and $500-999mn posted 12-month average returns over 2013
27 Mar. 2014 Billion Dollar Club: The biggest 293 U.S. hedge funds now manage record $1.71 trillion [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors have not stopped piling in the behemoths of the industry, it seems, quite the contrary. Absolute Return’s latest Billion Dollar Club rankings show American hedge funds' assets are at their all time high; the last high asset level was
26 Mar. 2014 TABB Group estimates buy-side firms need to deposit $2tln to comply with the new clearing requirement for swaps [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Research and consulting firm TABB Group estimated buy-side firms need to deposit approximately $2tln in cash and other eligible assets at central counterparty clearinghouses (CCPs) to comply with the ne
26 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds are bullish on U.S. dollar [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are trying to cash in on the appreciating U.S. dollar and reversed their earlier position betting on the greenback’s decline early this year, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Since the start o
26 Mar. 2014 India’s alternative funds swell to 100 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: India’s market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India or SEBI announced it has granted some 100 entities to operate Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in the country. AIFs are newly created class o
25 Mar. 2014 Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index up +2.2% in February; (+8.0% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for February 2014 as well as estimated asset flows for January 2014. The Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite
25 Mar. 2014 Sturgeon Ventures enters JV with Dublin’s Gandon Alternative Fund Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sturgeon Ventures, the regulatory incubator, has entered into a unique joint venture with Dublin-based Gandon Alternative Fund Management to offer a full regulatory service for alternative investment funds (AIFs) in Europe. It is the first regulatory incubation
25 Mar. 2014 Theodore Shou claims 'abundant opportunities’ for China-focused hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: There are "abundant opportunities" for China-focused hedge funds and the sector is headed to continue outperforming its peers, said Theodore Shou, Hong Kong-based chief investment officer at fund of hedge fund manager, Skybound Capital. He told
25 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds wobble, go back long S&P500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: It looks like hedge funds are getting whipsawed in the market if you've followed the last three weeks or so of
24 Mar. 2014 UK’s largest hedge funds growing bigger, controls 82% of assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.K. financial services industry regulator Financial Conduct Authority said the nation’s largest hedge funds are getting bigger and now control 82% of assets under management. In
24 Mar. 2014 RD Legal Capital to bet $100m Iran will pay for Beirut terror attack 30 years ago [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cresskill, New Jersey-based hedge fund RD Legal Capital is raising $100m to finance a litigation to collect some $1.8bn from the Iranian government over the killing of 241 American servicemen at a Marine barracks in Beirut in an Iranian-backed terror attack 30 years
21 Mar. 2014 Blue Skye acquires hedge fund Investment Science Asset [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brisbane-based investment fund manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited said it has finalized details to acquire multi-award winning hedge fund Investment Science Asset Management, several media reports said. According to
21 Mar. 2014 French alternative asset manager says being French is a problem [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: ABC Arbitrage, a French trading group that runs an alternative asset manager specializing in arbitrage strategies, saw its net revenues go down by 46% from last year, reportedly due to central bank int
20 Mar. 2014 A third of all hedge fund managers changed service providers in 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s global survey of over 100 hedge fund managers in December 2013 showed that managers have frequently changed the service providers working on their funds, including fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians, auditors and law firms. Almost half of respondent
20 Mar. 2014 Newedge Commodity Trading Index posts largest monthly gain in over three years, +1.78% in February (2.51% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the February performance for its suite of hedge fund indices. Commodity traders, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Trading Index, saw their largest monthly gain since December 2010, retu
20 Mar. 2014 Increasing capital markets' size could compensate for post-financial crisis decline in bank lending, says new paper [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Capital markets are significant drivers of economic growth and increasing their size could compensate for the post-financial crisis decline in bank lending, according to new research by two leading academics commissioned by AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association
20 Mar. 2014 17% of hedge fund managers are currently subadvisors to '40 Act multi-manager funds, survey finds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Infovest21's just-released Eighth Annual Manager Snapshot Survey provides an updated profile of the typical hedge fund manager. The survey finds that commingled vehicles account for about 47% of the product base while customized mandates and retail prod
20 Mar. 2014 Investor interest in hedge funds surges to pre-financial crisis highs - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest investor asset flow data from eVestment shows that investors are piling into hedge funds like it's 2006. Investors allocated an estimated $41bn in February; the largest monthly allocation since eVestment began tracking monthly flows in October 200
20 Mar. 2014 Nathanaël Benzaken appointed chief executive officer for Lyxor in the U.S. [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asset management firm Lyxor Asset Management on Thursday announced two senior management appointments within Lyxor AM Inc. The appointments will be effective in August this year. Lyxor said Nathanaël Benzaken was a
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  1. Events – AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum, Sept. 16, Sydney[more]

    AIMA Australia invite you to join us at our annual Hedge Fund Forum on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum is a non-profit hedge fund conference organised by the industry for the industry, featuring quality Australian and internation

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Loeb, Grantham cite growing economic concerns in letters[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, and Jeremy Grantham of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. have both released their quarterly investor letters today. While news is positive on some fronts, and both men see pockets of opportunity, they also h

  4. Investing – Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward, Third Point's Loeb takes stakes in Fibra Uno, YPF, Royal DSM, Lake Capital in talks to back Engine Group[more]

    Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward From Investing.com: Netflix has made major strides forward in 2014 despite ongoing battles with the FCC and cable companies over the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has now received over 500,000 comments from the public on its pend

  5. Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy[more]

    From PIonline.com: North American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company. The firm's ticket to quadrupling its assets under management is unlikely to be one of its scientifically designed manag