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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
05 Apr. 2012 Mena FM issues annual list of 50 top-performing fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mena FM’s third annual Power 50 has been released, identifying the top-performing individuals across the Middle East and North African fund industry. Nominations were collected by surveys of the magazine’s readership and interviews with key fi
05 Apr. 2012 Several regulators are enquiring Credit Suisse ETN’s sudden plunge [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Massachusetts’s regulator are investigating Credit Suisse, the global private and investment bank headquartered in Zurich
05 Apr. 2012 Cynthia Keveney moves from Grant Thornton to KPMG [more]
By Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Cynthia Keveney recently accepted a position at KPMG as their Alternative Investment Marketing Leader in New York, and will market KPMG's Alternative Investment practice to hedge f
04 Apr. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.82% in March (+2.75% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.82% in March as most of the index component strategies reported negative results for March 2012.
04 Apr. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posts narrow decline of -0.02% in March (+3.40% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Financial markets produced mixed performance for March, as strength in US economic data and optimism with regard to resolution of European sovereign debt crisis were offset by mixed performance in Asian and Emerging market equities, rising yields and commodity weakness. U
04 Apr. 2012 JOBS Act passes both houses, ends prohibition on general solicitation [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Both houses of Congress have passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), a new piece of legislation which will eliminate the prohibition of general
04 Apr. 2012 Equity real estate fundraising declines in Q1 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Twenty-six closed-end private real estate funds reached their final close in the first quarter of this year raising an aggregate of $9.5bn, a significant decline compared to the $15.8bn raised by 39 funds in the fourth quarter of last year according to
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  1. Institutions – Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives, CalPERS' real estate consultant cautions the pension fund's investment committee, Why Sunsuper likes hedge funds[more]

    Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives From PIOnline.com: Texas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1. Trustees approved 2015 tactical investment plans for the hedge fund, private equity and in

  2. Private equity follows hedge funds into reinsurance for long-term capital[more]

    From Artemis.bm: It’s not just hedge funds that are entering the insurance and reinsurance market in search of so-called long-term capital to put to work in their strategies, private equity firms targeting the space are also seeking opportunities to add assets under management. The entry of large pr

  3. North America – New York City’s next hot neighborhoods targeted with property funds[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: New York’s real estate world is filled with tales of ordinary people who bought property decades ago and saw values skyrocket to the millions. Seth Weissman is seeking investors to get in early on the next hot neighborhoods. The veteran of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and hedge

  4. Investing – George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse, Warren Buffett's Berkshire reveals Charter stake, cuts DirecTV, Hedge funds lusting to cash out of MGM, Top hedge fund managers are buying Ally Financial, Hedge funds dumped 5m Herbalife shares in Q2, Paulson & Co hedge fund ups Puerto Rico real estate bet, Netflix Inc., Citigroup Inc, Google Inc are top new picks in Tiger Management’s 13F[more]

    George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse From Newsmax.com: Billionaire investor George Soros has increased his financial bet that U.S. stocks will collapse to more than $2 billion. The legendary hedge fund manager has been raising his negative bet on the Standard & Poor's 500 Inde

  5. Investors now net short S&P500 and increased Russell shorts, technicals suggest further selling[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added