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03 Dec. 2013 Franklin Square Capital Partners launches new global credit alternative fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Franklin Square Capital Partners, a leading manager of alternative investment funds, announced the launch of its latest offering, FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund, an unlisted closed-end fund that invests primarily in global credit. The Fund seeks to generate an attrac
03 Dec. 2013 Indus Valley Partners launches 40 Act Fund reporting functionality for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a leading provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, announced today the addition of a standard ‘40 Act’ rules library within the IVP Polaris data warehouse. This will enable fund managers to ensure their trading does not
03 Dec. 2013 Commonfund appoints Kristofer S. Kwait head of head fund research [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund, an institutional investment firm serving nonprofits, pension funds and other institutional investors, today announced that its Hedge Fund Strategies Group had added the title of Head of Hedge Fund Research to current Managing Director, Kristofer S. Kwait.
03 Dec. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index up +0.49% (+3.71% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks November is another good month for UCITS absolute return funds. As measured by the UCITS Alternative Index Global their monthly progression equals to 0.49% and to 3.71% since the beginning of the year. With the exception of the U
03 Dec. 2013 RIAs grew 8%, other advisory channels declined by more than 1% between 2004 and 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the latest research from Cerulli Associates, a global analytics firm, the number of advisors practicing in the registered investment advisor (RIA) model grew at an annualized rate of 8% between 2004 and 2012, while every other advisory channel declined by mor
03 Dec. 2013 Citco launches Citco Mutual Fund Services for 40 Act funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Citco Fund Services has launched Citco Mutual Fund Services to meet the growing demand for liquid alternatives structures, which provide access to alternative investment strategies via more traditional structures such as mut
03 Dec. 2013 MSCI launches multi-factor index range [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MSCI Inc. announced the launch of the MSCI Multi-Factor Indexes. This innovation offers institutional investors a basis for passively implementing index-linked multi-factor strategies transparently and cost-effectively.
03 Dec. 2013 Witness claims Steven Cohen was out of loop in insider trading case [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:A witness told a Manhattan Federal Court on Monday that SAC Capital Advisors’ founder Steven Cohen was kept out of the loop by portfolio manager Michael Steinberg about his alleged inside information on Dell, various media reported. Testifying on his third day on
03 Dec. 2013 Sparks fly over Rhode Island's troubled pension fund, SEC could investigate [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Ever since Rhode Island implemented pension reform in an effort to stem growing liabilities, sparks have been flying in that state over what many believe to be high hedge fund fees paid on the backs of pensioners for lackluster performance. Rhode Island General T
03 Dec. 2013 Sun Hung Kai to expand its alternatives platform [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Sun Hung Kai Fund Management is to expand its alternatives seeding and incubation platform according to a report in
03 Dec. 2013 Basel III regulations seen as biggest challenge for many financial institutions [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:A new report from Celent entitled Basel III and Liquidity Risk Management Solutions; Balancing Compliance and Profitabil
02 Dec. 2013 Positive December for equities and hedge funds forecasted [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, believes the equity markets are likely to continue their momentum heading into the end of the year and lead to additional gains for investors during the month
02 Dec. 2013 Asia Frontier Capital launches Vietnam fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asia Frontier Capital Limited is pleased to announce the latest addition to its fund offering: “AFC Vietnam Fund”. The fund will be available for subscription to qualified new investors as of 10th of December 2
02 Dec. 2013 Deutsche Bank study finds hedge funds increasingly launching long only funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Deutsche Bank has published the results of its latest study which shows that hedge funds are launching traditional long only strategies in direct competition with asset managers. The Deutsche Bank sur
02 Dec. 2013 Cayman Islands signs agreements with two regulators [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:The Cayman Islands over the weekend signed several deals with two foreign regulators to improve tax cooperation. In its latest alert, international law firm
28 Nov. 2013 65.5% of Japanese pension funds invest in alternatives, particularly hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Delegates at the Pensions & Investments-Nomura Securities global pension symposium heard fr
28 Nov. 2013 Study finds new hedge fund managers offer potential for greater returns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers:The latest Hedge Fund Spotlight from Preqin examines emerging hedge fund managers and finds that hedge funds launched by ne
28 Nov. 2013 SYZ AM expects high liquidity and low interest rates 'for a long time to come’ [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:According to SYZ Asset Management’s outlook for 2014, the general feeling left by the economy and the markets is "somewhat ambivale
28 Nov. 2013 Bermuda to ink deal with Germany on alternative funds marketing [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Bermuda’s market regulator, the Bermuda Financial Authority (BMA) is finalizing details of an agreement with Germany that will allow alternative fund managers from the island to market their products into Germany, according to a report by the
28 Nov. 2013 Aquila Capital completes first IRS trades using Newedge’s OTC clearing service [more]
Komfie Manolo, Opalesque Asia: Europe’s independent alternative asset manager Aquila Capital said on Wednesday that four of its funds have cleared OTD interest rate swaps (IRS) at LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear using Newedge’s SwapClear
27 Nov. 2013 Templar Capital to launch Patronus Mid-Cap Managed Futures Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Templar Capital Management, a leading provider of alternative investment solutions for institutional clientele, announces the launch of the Patronus Mid-Cap Managed Futures Index. The MMF Index is a fully investible CTA index that allocates its assets among a selection o
27 Nov. 2013 Parker FX Index up 0.32% for October with a year to date loss of 0.74% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.32% return for the month of October. Thirtyseven of the thirty-nine programs in the Index reported October results, of which twenty-one reported positive results and sixteen incurred
27 Nov. 2013 Carlyle buys Canadian $6.7bn hedge fund of funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group will acquire Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation (DGAM), a global manager of hedge funds with more than $6.7bn in managed and advised assets. Equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle's ba
27 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds are seeing opportunity in shorting yen [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Hedge funds are betting on another run of the yen’s weakness, in contrast to economists who believe the Japanese yen would remain unchanged into 2014. In a report,
27 Nov. 2013 Ernest & Young sees more hedge funds backing reinsurers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Ernest & Young Bermuda partner Craig Redcliffe said he said he expected more hedge funds would back reinsurance companies in Bermuda to boost their performance, and to emulate successes by Third Point Re, SAC Capital Re and PaCRe. Speaking after the EY Hedge Fund
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