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08 Jan. 2013 BlackRock energy guru joins Boston hedge fund for expected $400m fund launch [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GRT Capital Partners, LLC, a privately held asset management firm, today announced that Daniel J. Rice III, former co-manager of BlackRock’s $900 million Energy & Resources Fund, has joined the firm’s Energy division. Mr. Rice is expected to start with more than $400mm in
08 Jan. 2013 Fiscal cliff aversion creates final 2012 performance boost for hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Commenting on the December 2012 performance of hedge funds, Hedge Fund Research found that the last minute recovery in US equity markets, literally on the final tradin
08 Jan. 2013 Agecroft predicts key trends for the hedge fund industry in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Donald Steinbrugge, Managing Member of Agecroft Partners predicts that the hedge fund industry will set a new record for assets in 2013 despite the lackluster investment performance for the industry over
08 Jan. 2013 Family office Athena Capital opens New York branch [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Family office Athena Capital Advisors, has announced the opening of a New York City office and the hiring of Zung Nguyen to lead the new office. This is the second location for Athena Capital Advisor
08 Jan. 2013 APS Asset Management to expand in China after obtaining QFII license [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Singapore-based APS Asset Management announced plans to expand its operations in China after securing a qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII
07 Jan. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.58% (est.) in December beating most equity and bond benchmarks (6.27% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights • December 2012 sees positive returns for all hedge fund strategies with Arbitrage funds leading the way
07 Jan. 2013 Hedge Fund industry veteran Todd Groome joins independent director services firm Highwater [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Former Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and hedge fund industry veteran, Todd Groome, joins the Highwater Group. As an addition to the specialist corporate governance team at Highwater, Mr. Groome contributes significantly to the depth
07 Jan. 2013 BofAML reveals 2012 flash return of 3.02% for hedge funds composite index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that the hedge funds 2012 flash return for the investable h
07 Jan. 2013 Cerulli: client service, useful website, brand most important factors in advisors' choice of asset manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research finds strong client service, useful website, and recognizable brand are the most important factors in advisors' choice of an asset manager, according to Boston-based global research firm, Cerulli Associates. "The most important att
07 Jan. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index Global up 0.50% in December, 1.63% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks: The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.50% in December and ends 2012 with a positive performance of 1.63%. The UCITS Alternative Index Funds of Funds is up 0.45% in December and down -1.34% for the year. Five out of eleven strategy bench
07 Jan. 2013 It pays to invest in Greek bonds like Third Point [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Daniel Loeb's $10bn hedge fund firm Third Point saw its flagship fund return 21% YTD compared to 13% for the S&P 500, accor
07 Jan. 2013 China to license foreign shops to expand hedge fund industry [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia � The Chinese government continues to embrace the expansion of its local hedge fund industry. Hubert Tse, a partner at the Shanghai-based law firm Boss & Young,
07 Jan. 2013 Pundits predict brighter prospects for hedge funds in 2013 [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia � After a disappointing year in 2012, hedge fund managers are hoping for brighter prospects this year with many of them forecasting better returns for most strategies,
04 Jan. 2013 ETF Fund flows Dec 2012: US ETF inflows hit a record $188B in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: IndexUniverse just released its December 2012 ETF Fund Flows data. The full report can be accessed by clicking here. Highlig
04 Jan. 2013 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.99% in December (+3.38% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.99% in December as each of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which se
04 Jan. 2013 JP Morgan Asset Management releases quarterly market outlook [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Dr. David P. Kelly of JP Morgan Asset Management has released his quarterly market outlook, the first of 2013. The deck, which is c
04 Jan. 2013 SEC drops insider trading case against former Berkshire trader [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opted not to file charges against David L. Sokol, a one-time top lieutenant at Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway for insider trading. The n
03 Jan. 2013 The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 fiscal cliff disaster averted [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: After furious round-the-clock year end negotiations, lawmakers determined to act before the U.S. stock markets opened after the New Year’s holiday, passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act). This legislation, which President Obama promised to sign, averts t
03 Jan. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index Up 1.13% in December (+3.22% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.13% in December according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the performance of
03 Jan. 2013 IFG Trust and Corporate Group buys the Moore Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The IFG Trust and Corporate Group has now concluded the acquisition of Moore Group following receipt of regulatory approval from the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC"). The acquisition marks a signific
03 Jan. 2013 Real-time public reporting of swap transactions and swap dealer registration underway - CFTC [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that both real-time public reporting of swap transactions and swap dealer registration, began on December 31, 2012. Public reporting of swaps and swap dealer registration was one of the most noteworthy
02 Jan. 2013 2013 will see senior managers being held more accountable for failing to keep up with regulation [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Director of AutoRek, Jim Muir, believes that as the financial landscape continues to evolve, more directives will be dictated by Europe and there will be a movement towards holding
31 Dec. 2012 State Street reports an increased appetite for alternatives from institutions [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new report from State Street, The Asset Owner’s Perspective:
31 Dec. 2012 Fiscal Cliff talks stall out with only hours before the deadline, Asian markets drop [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Members of Congress were still unable to come to a deal as of the end of their working day on Sunday. Meetings continued within both caucuses into the evening hours, and Congress is expected to officially resume at 11am Eastern. In a statement Sunday night, Majorit
28 Dec. 2012 Swedish equity and Danish fixed income funds best Nordic performers in Novemeber [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: With 2 in 3 Nordic Hedge Funds having reported their November performance by December 27th, the Nordic Hedge Fund Index (NHX) is up 0,26% for the month and 3,46% for the full year 2012. Best performing sub index for the month was NHX fixed income gaining 1,19% supported by
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