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13 Apr. 2012 CalPERS names Kathleen Webb new chief of risk, compliance and ethics [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced the appointment of Kathleen K. Webb as the pension fund’s Chief Officer for Risk, Compliance and Ethics. In this newly created position, Webb will be responsible for providing an independent
13 Apr. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.36% in March, 3.35% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of March 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.36 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 3.35 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next m
13 Apr. 2012 Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.35% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.35% in April. "Outflows tend to be seasonally higher at quarter ends as investors rebalance their portfolios," said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp F
13 Apr. 2012 FH International A.M. launches U.S. feeder to emerging market short term debt hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FH International Asset Management LLC has launched the FH Emerging Markets Short Term Debt Fund LP, a Delaware-domiciled feeder to the Master Fund for qualified domestic/taxable investors, effective April 1, 2012. FH International Asset Management LLC is the
13 Apr. 2012 Capula Investment Management expands into Hong Kong [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Capula Investment Management, a $13bn hedge fund linked with financial firm Goldman Sachs is expanding its business into Hong Kong. According to a Reuters acc
12 Apr. 2012 Mount Kellett completes $4 billion fund raise [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Mount Kellett Capital Management (Mount Kellett) announced today the recent completion of fundraising for its second private special situation and opportunistic investment fund, Mount Kellett Capital Partners II. Since February 2011, Mount Kellett has raised
12 Apr. 2012 Skybridge Capital Expands Global Footprint [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge), an alternative investment firm, today announced the continued expansion of its global distribution footprint with the addition of five new members to its sales team and new partnerships with major distribution platforms. SkyBridg
12 Apr. 2012 Preqin: Sovereign funds like hedge fund managed accounts [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are, for hedge funds, institutional investors with big potential. According to an article in Preqin’s latest newsletter
12 Apr. 2012 US JOBS Act impacts on hedge fund and other alternatives offerings [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Law firm Dechert’s Financial Services Group has commented on the practical implications for offerings of hedge funds and private equity funds since President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, JOBS Act, on April 5th 2012. In their
12 Apr. 2012 eVestment Q1 hedge fund data shows positive performance despite march downturn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to new Q1 data provided on a conference call by global provider of institutional investment data and analytics, eVestment Alliance hedge funds showed strong first quarter performance despite a slight do
11 Apr. 2012 Lyxor launches new alternative fund with CAXTON HAWK on UCITS platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces its partnership with HAWK Quantitative Strategies LLC, a company associated with Caxton Associate LP to launch the third alternative single manager on its Lyxor Dimension UCITS Platform. With this launch, Lyxor continues to expand and dive
11 Apr. 2012 JOBS Act would allow funds to market offerings to a much larger audience and to a greater degree than ever before [more]
By Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act , which was signed into law by President Barack Obama last week, could provide some welcome relief for the alternative investment industry, both in how funds are marketed and in a potential increase in the investor b
11 Apr. 2012 Credit Suisse says investing driven by high volatility, low-yeilds the 'new normal' [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit Suisse Asset Management has released a new whitepaper which says that the 'new normal’ for investing will be defined by highly volatile markets and low yields. The paper "New Normal Investing: Is the (Fat) Tail Wagging Your Portfolio?" authored by Yog
11 Apr. 2012 BofAML research reveals highest long/short equity market exposure since August 2011 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch has found that the investable hedge
11 Apr. 2012 Despite largely flat March hedge fund performance, FRM is quietly confident of better times ahead [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Looking back on March hedge fund performance, hedge fund investment specialists FRM found that hedge fund performance across the board was largely flat with returns varying considerably through strategies. In FRM’s
10 Apr. 2012 Kaufman Rossin Fund Services opens office in Texas [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Kaufman Rossin Fund Services (KRFS), a top rated fund administrator, today announced it is opening an office in Dallas in order to focus on administration and relationship management for hedge funds, commodity pools, fund of funds, private equity funds and family offices.
10 Apr. 2012 Hedge funds take in $6.8bn in February but returns still lag S&P 500 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds took in an estimated $6.8 billion in February, reversing a trend that saw more than $21.5 billion flow out of these funds in January 2012 and December 2011, the largest outflows since July 2009.
10 Apr. 2012 Investors target real asset and private equity stakes held in illiquid hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gamma Finance, provider of intermediary and advisory services to the alternative investment sector, is seeing increasing demand from private equity investors and real asset specialists looking to gain acce
10 Apr. 2012 Hedge funds conclude strong first quarter with mixed strategy performance in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund performance was essentially unchanged in March, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posting a narrow loss of -0.01 percent (1 bp) for the month, according to data released today by HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.), the global leader in the indexation and
09 Apr. 2012 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 0.59% in March (+4.59% YTD), hedge funds experience best first quarter since 2006 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.59% in March (+4.59% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +3.13% (+12.00% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.01% (+8.14% YTD), and the
09 Apr. 2012 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index -0.14% in March (4.11% YTD), best quarter for long/short equity, multi-strat, relative value funds since Q3-09 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After experiencing the best start to a year since 2000, hedge funds paused for a breather during March 2012, delivering a marginally negative performance. With the exception of the US, most markets across the globe registered declines and the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Ind
09 Apr. 2012 Energy hedge fund BlueGold liquidates entire portfolio [more]
Opalesque Team: BlueGold Capital Management LLP, the $1bn energy hedge fund co-founded by Pierre Andurand and Dennis Crema, is liquidating after losing 34% last year, according to various media reports. The London-based fund house, which invested mostly in energy derivatives, wrote to inve
06 Apr. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Due diligence consulting firm calls for more checks on private equity funds, not just hedge funds [more]
By Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Jason Scharfman runs an operational due diligence consulting firm called Corgentum Consulting , LLC, out of Jersey City, NJ. The firm performs reviews of funds, including hedge funds and private equity
06 Apr. 2012 Hedge Fund Association endorses JOBS Act: “an action whose time has come” [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Hedge Fund Association, an international organization that represents hedge funds, service providers and investors, praised President Barak Obama for signing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and provisions in it that will allow hedge funds to advertise r
05 Apr. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund index up 0.04% in March (4.63% YTD), long-short credit managers lead [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights  Long-Short Credit funds lead all strategies, gaining 1.06%  Long-Short Equity funds also advance, netting 0.55%  Futures and Macro funds lag other strategies, falling 1.64% and 1.00%, respectively
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