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21 May. 2012 All EDHEC hedge fund strategies negative in April except for short selling [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In April, the stock markets (-0.65%) ended a strong four-month upward trend and registered their first setback of 2012. Simultaneously, after six months of a spectacular fall from 43% in September 2011 to 15.5% in March, implied volatility (17.2%) rose marginally, up 1.7%
21 May. 2012 Man Group to acquire FRM, combined multi-manager business will manage $19bn [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Man Group is to acquire Financial Risk Management Holdings Ltd (FRM), a global hedge fund investment specialist. The acquisition should be complet
21 May. 2012 AIMA and KPMG survey finds institutional investment in hedge funds spurs increased operational infrastructure [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The second half of the AIMA and KPMG hedge fund study, first reported in
18 May. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.44% in April, remains up 5.05% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds lost 0.44% in April 2012, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 5.05% year-to-date. “Equity markets in the US, Europe, and Japan tr
18 May. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down 1.22% in mid-May (+2.01% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equities continued and extended declines through mid-May, with investors focused on weak US employment data, resurgence of Euro sovereign debt risks and trading losses at a major US financial institution. Most equity sectors posted declines, with Energy, Commodity,
18 May. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index fell -0.46% in April (+4.0% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers produced mixed results in April but lost ground on average as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index fell 0.46% in the month. Long-Short Credit, Fixed Income Arbitrage, and Event Driven strategies were the best performers during the month. The GGHFI’s l
18 May. 2012 SEC charges fund manager Mark Spangler with fraud [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today charged Seattle-based fund manager Mark Spangler with defrauding clients by secretly investing their money in two risky start-up companies he co-founded. According to the regulator, Spangler, a former chairman of t
17 May. 2012 Other Voices: The JOBS Act and its impact on foreign private issuers [more]
This article was authored by Alex Bafi, Partner, and Dinesh Banani, Senior Associate at Herbert Smith, an international law firm. On 5 April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act&q
17 May. 2012 Investor trends from Q1 extend into April [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In Q1, the majority of large funds experienced inflows, while the majority of medium and smaller funds experienced net redemptions according to new data from eVestment Alliance, a global investment advisory firm. Hedge fund performance was mixed In April with av
16 May. 2012 AIMA Canada publishes new AIMA Canada handbook [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: AIMA Canada, the Canada National Group of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the global hedge fund industry association, today released the AIMA Canada Handbook 2012 covering all aspects of the Canadian hedge fund industry. The 106-page Handbook wa
16 May. 2012 Chicago Board of Options Exchange and China Financial Futures Exchange sign a memorandum of understanding [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) announced today that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which establishes an open channel of communication and lays the foundation for future collaborative efforts betw
16 May. 2012 Agecroft Partners hires hedge fund veteran [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agecroft Partners, a global hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm, has hired hedge fund veteran Cara Fleckenstein as a Managing Director. Cara brings considerable institutional hedge fund experience to Agecroft Partners. Her experience includes mar
16 May. 2012 Harcourt Investment Consulting appoints new head of alternative investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Harcourt, a subsidiary of Vontobel Asset Management, has appointed Jan Viebig and Georg Wessling to further expand and strengthen its expertise in alternative investments. Jan Viebig takes up the position of Head of Alternative Investments. Georg Wessling will act as Dep
16 May. 2012 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index down 0.24% (est.) in April (+3.60% YTD), funds attracted US$10.4bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - This month's Eurekahedge Report reports on a somewhat flat month for the industry. Negative returns in April affected most regional hedge funds as market sentiment became more risk-averse leading to declines across global markets. After a short
16 May. 2012 Swiss fund of hedge funds manager Gottex to acquire Hong Kong-based alternative asset manager Penjing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), a leading independent global alternative asset management group with USD 7.6 billion in fee-earning assets, announces that it has reached agreement on the acquisitio
16 May. 2012 Galloway Global Emerging Markets FI Fund marks 3 year anniversary, up +8.35% year-to-date [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Galloway Capital is a global Emerging Markets asset management company focused on active Fixed Income High Yield strategies. The firm announced today that its Global Emerging Markets FI Fund was up +8.35% year-to
15 May. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index® returned -0.04% in April, +3.37% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of April 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -0.04 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 3.37 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next month
15 May. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.04% in April (+4% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 0.04% for the month of April. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. March, April and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are availab
15 May. 2012 Viteos expands European operations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Viteos Fund Services, in the latest in a series of strategic moves, has announced the expansion of its European operations. The expansion comes in response to increased client demand and the build out of Viteos’ services. It follows on the recent strategic announcements o
15 May. 2012 Survey finds rising investor demand for growth stimulus [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A growing majority of global investors would like to see more stimulative fiscal policies from governments around the world, amid resurgent fears about the Greek economy, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for May. The proportion of glob
15 May. 2012 GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 0.51% (est.) in April (+3.66% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for April, 2012 measured 0.51%. Current month, flash estimate 0.51% Year-to-date (YTD) performance 3.66% Last 12 month (LTM) performance 1.22% Liv
15 May. 2012 Cerulli finds increasing demand for alternative investment vehicles [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Boston based Cerulli Associates finds that the demand for liquid, tax-friendly, transparent alternative investment vehicles is driving product development with more than one thousand open
15 May. 2012 Funds deleverage in March - BofA Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Leverage, as measured by NYSE Margin Debt, declined by 6.3% year-on-year (YOY) to $295.9bn in March, according to a
14 May. 2012 Prologue hires US agency mortgage veterans and moves office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Prologue Capital, LLP (‘Prologue’), a global/macro investment firm that manages a discretionary fixed income strategy, today announced that Michael Chapey and Noah Estrin have joined the firm. Mr. Chapey, Portfolio Manager, will work from the firm’s Greenwich, CT off
14 May. 2012 BNY Mellon study reveals Asian hedge fund industry offers promise of growth [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The Asian hedge fund industry holds promise despite the challenging financial and economic climates this generation is facing, said BNY Mellon in its latest

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