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05 Jul. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global down in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global is down -0.23% in June bringing its year to date performance to -0.33%. The UCITS Alternative Index Fund of Funds is down -0.77% bringing its yearly performance to -2.39%. 10 out of 11 strategies indices return negative performances this
05 Jul. 2012 Hedge fund Fletcher International, files for bankruptcy, sues to stop liquidation [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: US-based hedge fund Fletcher International Ltd. managed by Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher, has filed for bankruptcy in district court in Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal
05 Jul. 2012 Eurozone crisis and exchange controls pose potential problems [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: As funds and regulators look for ways to work through the eurozone crisis, exchange controls may be gaining more widespread use. However, they will impact how agreements are constructed and may impact if an agreement goes forward at all. A
04 Jul. 2012 HFRX Global declines -1.69% (+1.52% YTD); Macro: CTAs gain +2.81% in volatile month of May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets declined sharply in May as European sovereign debt and bank liquidity concerns resulted in a sharp increase in investor risk aversion; mixed economic data in US and disappointing results of large technology IPO also contributed to investor concerns.
04 Jul. 2012 Fundraising for private real estate funds declines in Q2 [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Fundraising for private real estate funds declined in the second quarter compared to the first three months of 2012, according to the latest data from information provider Preqin. In its
03 Jul. 2012 EDHEC-Risk North American index survey finds investors have some concerns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: In its first EDHEC-Risk North American Index Survey of 139 investment professionals, including institutional investors, asset managers, private wealth managers, investment banks and brokerage firms, the EDHEC-Risk Institute has analysed the current uses of and opi
03 Jul. 2012 Factorial Management implements integrated portfolio and risk management system [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hong Kong based pan-Asia multi-asset hedge fund firm Factorial Management Limited has announced the implementation of its integrated portfolio and risk management system for its flagship fund, Factorial Master Fund. Barun Agarwal, Chief Investment Officer of
03 Jul. 2012 SEC freezes the assets of investment adviser who disappears in Georgia [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen the assets of an Georgia-based investment adviser who has disappeared after orchestrating a $40m fraud. The SEC alleges that Aubrey Lee Price raised money from more than 100 investors living primarily in Ge
03 Jul. 2012 Study reveals hedge funds are not such bad guys on the herding front [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new study, entitled Hedge Fund Herding and Crowded Trades: The Apologists’ Evidence from American academics Blerina Reca, from the Department of Finance at the University of To
02 Jul. 2012 Hedge funds beat the S & P in second quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor reports that the investable hedge fund compos
02 Jul. 2012 Alix Capital reveals trends in alternative Ucits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices, has published its latest survey on the UCITS hedge funds industry, the UCITS Alternative Index Trends Survey. The survey assesses outlook for the UCITS hedge fund sector and v
02 Jul. 2012 Cube Capital opens Cube Global Opportunities to external investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cube Capital, the $1.3 billion global alternatives investment firm has opened its $100M Cube Global Opportunities (CGO) fund to outside investors for the first time since its launch in May 2009. Cube Global Opportunities is an event driven fund with a mandate to i
02 Jul. 2012 CAIA Association marks its 10th anniversary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The CAIA Association is celebrating 10 years as the alternative investment industry’s education provider. The anniversary celebrations began this week in London, home of the first CAIA Chapter, with a seminar entitled “The European Alternative Investment Industry: Past, P
02 Jul. 2012 Treedom Investments launches Asian forestry fund focussed on renewable resources [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Treedom Investments Ltd, Fund Advisors, announce the launch of The Asia Renewable Resources Fund (ARRF) giving institutions the opportunity to invest in a green and sustainable economy. “This is a Private Equity Fund being run on a hedge proposition basis to consolidat
02 Jul. 2012 ABS Investment Management to launch an emerging markets equity long/short fund of hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ABS Investment Management LLC, the Global Equity Long/Short Fund of Hedge Funds manager with over $3.75 billion under management, announces today the launch of their first commingled emerging markets equity long/short fund of hedge fund product. Founding principal Alai
02 Jul. 2012 Tomorrow’s Titans of hedge funds revealed by Ernst & Young and Hedge Fund Journal survey [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The second Tomorrow’s Titans survey identifying 40 emerging hedge fund managers who are making an increasing contribution to the industry's develop
02 Jul. 2012 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly faces of FATCA [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: More comment on the imminent arrival of 'a perfect storm of new regulation’ with the implementation of FATCA, AIFMD and Dodd Frank comes from Global Perspectives in their latest white paper which focuses on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly dimensions of FATCA.
02 Jul. 2012 Bernie Madoff’s brother Peter pleads guilty to criminal charges [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Friday the 29th of June saw Peter Madoff, the brother of notorious Ponzi scheme scammer Bernard, charged by the SEC with conspiracy and making false records in connection with the largest financial scandal in history. On Friday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Com
29 Jun. 2012 New York-based advisors Krusen Capital and Atrato get together for LionHedge Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Krusen Capital Management, the hedge fund and private equity advisory firm, has partnered with investment advisor Atrato Advisors to provide independent research and due diligence for its LionHedge Platform. Krusen Capital provides strategic and tactical advice
29 Jun. 2012 Parker FX Index up +0.47% for the month of May (-0.82% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.47% return for the month of May. Fifty-one programs in the Index reported May results, of which thirty-one reported positive results and twenty incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up 0.20% in May. The med
29 Jun. 2012 Fund managers will have a longer wait for bonuses under proposed EU rules [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), issued a new paper with proposed guidelines for when fund managers will be paid b
29 Jun. 2012 IMS Group head of regulation identifies lessons for AIFMD policy makers in dangerous dog legislation [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Peter Moore, Head of Regulation at the IMS Group, commenting on AIFMD and its failure to make distinctions in the European alternative asset management industry, has drawn compa
29 Jun. 2012 SEC halts $42m mortgage fund Ponzi scheme [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a $42m Ponzi scheme operated by Small Business Capital Corp. and its principal Mark Feathers, who raised $42 million by selling securities issued by Investors Prime Fund LLC and SBC Portfolio Fund LLC - two m
28 Jun. 2012 Other Voices: Applying FATCA in Asia: still oceans apart [more]
This article was authored by Karl J. Paulson Egbert, who is based in the Hong Kong offices of international law firm Dechert LLP, and appeared in the firm’s latest Financial Services Quarterly Report. When the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") and I
28 Jun. 2012 Global assets to see slower growth by 2016 say Cerulli Associates [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cerulli Associates estimates that growth in global assets under management will moderate to 6.1% over the next five years, with non-U.S. growth weaker at 5.8% on the back of the economic troubles in Europe and spill-over concerns in some emerging markets. The

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