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28 Jun. 2012 Banca March’s investment boutique launches fixed income hedge fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: March Gestión de Fondos (MGF), the investment boutique of Banca March, an independent Spanish bank, has launched a new hedge fund, according to reports from
28 Jun. 2012 SS&C acquires GlobeOp [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has announced its acquisition of GlobeOp Financial Services S.A. (GlobeOp). GlobeOp provides middle and back office services and integrated risk-report
28 Jun. 2012 Harbinger's Falcone sued by SEC for fraud [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: Yesterday, Opalesque reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had voted to sue Harbinger Capital CEO, Phil Falcone, at that time reports indicated tha
27 Jun. 2012 SEC charges Tai Nguyen and expert network firm Insight Research with insider trading [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday charged Tai Nguyen, the owner of the California-based equity research firm Insight Research, with insider trading.
27 Jun. 2012 Asian asset managers lose interest in Europe because of AIFMD [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The pending implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD) is driving the majority of Asia-based asset managers to lose interest in Europe as an investment destination. This was the result of a
27 Jun. 2012 SEC may sue Harbinger Capital's Falcone [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may sue the CEO of US-hedge fund Harbinger Capital over claims he improperly borrowed client money from his hedge fund to pay his taxes and gave preferential treatment to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to a Blo
26 Jun. 2012 CalPERs appoints Ed Robertiello to senior portfolio manager of Absolute Return Strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced the appointment of Ed Robertiello as Senior Portfolio Manager of Absolute Return Strategies in the pension fund's investment office. Robertiello brings 20 years of investment ex
26 Jun. 2012 CalPERS takes $100m ownership stake in Bentall Kennedy, one of the largest real estate investment advisors in U.S. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that it has invested approximately $100 million in Bentall Kennedy, becoming a one-third owner in one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors. CalPERS acquired the ownershi
26 Jun. 2012 Finisterre Opportunity Fund appoints senior portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has appointed Darren Walker, formerly Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase as portfolio manager on the Finisterre Global Opportunity Fund. Mr Walker will report to Yan Swiderski, a Finisterre Partne
26 Jun. 2012 Dechert Hong Kong warns of compliance issues for Asian firms as FATCA deadline approaches [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Reporting from Dechert in Hong Kong, Karl J. Paulson Egbert finds that earlier hopes that the financial services industry in Asia could begin to make sense of FATCA’s
26 Jun. 2012 Hedge funds cut exposure across strategies [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: Hedge funds cut exposure across strategies this month, according to new research from Ban
26 Jun. 2012 Specialist insurance firm finds that more hedge funds buy key man life insurance post financial crisis [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Specialist hedge fund insurance group SKCG Group reports that institutional investors are pressurising hedge funds to buy key man life insurance to protect against the risk of a manager’s sudden demise. The firm says that according to a recent survey in Insti
25 Jun. 2012 GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator shows June hedge fund redemption notifications at 3.71% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2012 measured 3.71%, up from 3.31% in May. “The June Forward Redemption Indicator is surprisingly low given that it is dominated by July redemptions, a traditionally large month for fund withdrawals,” said Hans Hufs
25 Jun. 2012 Swiss FoHF Castle Alternative Invest initiates share buyback programme [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Castle Alternative Invest AG (‘Castle AI’ or ‘the Company’), a fund of hedge funds listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and on the London Stock Exchange, authorized the board to effect a share buyback programme at the Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) held on 15 May 2012. Und
25 Jun. 2012 Swiss FoHF house Gottex approves shares buy back plan; two to join Board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), a leading independent global alternative asset management group, announced a proposed share buyback by the company and the nominations of Dr. Kevin Maloney and Dr. William Landes to the Board. In addition, Richard Leibovit
25 Jun. 2012 Aggregate wealth of high net worth individuals declined overall in 2011 due to market volatility, report says [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The overall financial wealth of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) decreased slightly all around in 2011 (except for the Middle East). This general decline of 1.7% (to US$42tln) is the first since 2008, a year when HNWIs lost 19.5% of their wealth. An
22 Jun. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse’s May report says hedge fund industry saw outflows $2.39bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 1.33% in May 2012 and 2.61% YTD (initial announcement). A new monthly comme
22 Jun. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index fell 1.86% in May (+1.9% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund managers ended the month lower in May 2012 as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index fell 1.86% for the month. Futures strategies were the best performers during the month, returning their biggest monthly gain this year of 2.31% on average. The GGHFI’s loss (-
22 Jun. 2012 Seeding platform Emergence invests in Bernheim & Dreyfus’ new event-driven UCITS Fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: EMERGENCE, a seeding platform created in early 2012 with the backing of seven major French institutional investors with more than $1.5tln of financial assets, announced its
22 Jun. 2012 US endowments investing more in private equity [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: US endowments are stepping up their investments in private equity according to a new report from global research firm Preqin. Of the endowments included in the report, 94% pl
21 Jun. 2012 Investors cut Europe exposure in May - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New may data released from research firm eVestment Alliance shows that investors sharply cut their European exposures. Investors redeemed an estimated $9.3bn from funds located in Europe in May and $9.1bn from funds investing primarily in Europe. Funds located in E
20 Jun. 2012 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index was down 0.5% (est.) in May, but still up 2.7% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for May 2012 as well as estimated asset flows through April 2012. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composit
20 Jun. 2012 Barclay CTA Index gains +2.64% in May (+1.33% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 2.64% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 1.92% year-to-date. “The risk-off trade which started to gain momentum in April moved into high gear in May, allowing CTAs that were properly positioned to
20 Jun. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posts a decline of -0.54% in mid-June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Extending many of the trends from May, global financial markets traded in a volatile range through mid-June, responding to weak US employment data, new and continuing concerns about European financial institution stability and in anticipation of the results of political e
20 Jun. 2012 Larch Lane Advisors seeking women-owned hedge funds for database [more]
Larch Lane Advisors is seeking women-owned, highly experienced hedge funds for the firm's global database, according to 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a global industry association. There is no minimum standard as it r

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