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22 Aug. 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Asset Weighted index up +0.02% in July (-2.00% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended July 2013 up 0.02% on an asset weighted basis and declined 0.85% on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Canadian Hedge F
22 Aug. 2013 Credit Suisse hedge fund index up 0.88% in July, 4.59% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.88% in July. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of July. Some key
22 Aug. 2013 UCITS HFS Index up 0.69% in July 2013, 1.58% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS HFS Index bounces back after losses taken in June with a performance of 0.69% in July 2013. The broad index started negatively into the month with a negative result of -0.24% in week one. Things turned around
22 Aug. 2013 Chenavari’s multi-strategy fund enjoys strong growth over 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Chenavari Investment Managers’ multi-strategy fund is up 11.79% to end July this year. The Multi Strategy approach profits from opportunities across Corporate Credit, Financials, ABS and Real Estate Debt
22 Aug. 2013 Largest hedge funds increase equity exposure [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Research from Factset reveals that the 50 largest hedge funds increased their equity exposure by just over 1% in the second quarter of 2013. The firm writes: "Dell Inc. was the largest addition for the grou
21 Aug. 2013 HFRU Index up 0.28% to mid-August, up 1.41% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted gains, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.28% through mid-August. HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gai
21 Aug. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.40% to mid August, up 4.2% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted mixed declines through mid-August with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posting a decline of -0.40% as losses in Equity Hedge offset gains in Relative Value Arbitrage. Relative Value Arbitrage
21 Aug. 2013 CFTC changes the definition of a US Person in swaps rules [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In July, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued final guidance on swaps compliance issues, and in that guidance the regulator quietly changed the definition of what it means to be a US person. According to new, and final guidance that
21 Aug. 2013 Ackman talks Herbalife, JC Penny in latest investor letter [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman may be $300 million in the hole on his Herbalife short bet, but he's standing by it according to his most recent investor letter. Ackman has been in the news lately over both Herbalife and JC Penny, but his convic
21 Aug. 2013 Eurekahedge reports 70% of reporting funds positive over July [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The August 2013 Eurekahedge Report’s highlights included: Hedge funds up by 1.02% in July, with 70% of reporting funds delivering positive returns during the month
20 Aug. 2013 Hedge fund manager Phil Falcone agrees to SEC settlement, five-year ban [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Embattled hedge fund manager Phil Falcone, head of Harbinger Capital has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That settlement includes a five-year ban from the financial industry and an admission of wrongdoing. The terms
20 Aug. 2013 Hedge fund flows increased in July, credit turned negative -eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund flows turned back to positive in July led by a sharp rebound of investor interest in Macro fund exposure. July was the second month in the last three where investor flow trends wavered from their recent historical paths, marking increased interes
19 Aug. 2013 High Water Women’s 9th annual backpack drive delivers 10,000 backpacks to children in need [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - High Water Women, a leading philanthropic organization focused on financial literacy and microfinance, today announced the completion of its 9th annual Backpack Drive, delivering a record 10,000 fully-supplied backpacks to tri-state area children in need. The drive was t
19 Aug. 2013 Hedge funds positive market exposures reach historic levels - Bank of America Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Equity Market Neutral and Long/Short continued to increase their market exposure to above historical average. However, readings are not at extremes, according to the
16 Aug. 2013 Newedge’s Commodity Hedge Fund Indices positive in July +2.12% (+0.04% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Newedge Commodity Trading Index and its sub-components posted strong returns in July. The top year-to-date performer remains the Newedge Commodity Trading Index (Equity), which led all indexes with a 2.12% return in July and is up 13.48% over the seven month period.
16 Aug. 2013 RBC Hedge 250 Index up +1.05% July; (+4.87% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of July 2013 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.05 percent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 4.87 percent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mont
15 Aug. 2013 Preqin: Hedge funds bounce back in July (+1.64%) to recover June losses (+5.39% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin data reveals that hedge funds recovered from negative performance in June, with encouraging July performance across almost all benchmarks. July returns of 1.64% represent the best month for hedge funds since January and strong returns have wiped out the losses incu
15 Aug. 2013 Barclay CTA Index down 0.57% in July (-1.58% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.57% in July according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 1.58% year to date. “Bernanke’s reaffirmation of a prolonged period of low US interest rates rallied precious and base metals while weakening the US
15 Aug. 2013 The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Finished up 0.88% in July (+4.59% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.88% for the month of July. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. June, July and YTD 2013 performance numbers are listed below and are available at www
15 Aug. 2013 RPM and Privium sign deal to offer a basket of ‘Evolving’ CTA’s in The Netherlands [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - CTA specialist RPM and asset manager Privium Fund Management are set to launch a new fund for Dutch investors. The “Evolving CTA Fund” provides exposure to a portfolio of largely u
14 Aug. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 1.73% in July; (+5.86% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 1.73% in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 5.86% year to date. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index now has gains in six out of seven months in 2013 and positive returns in 13 of the past 14 mont
14 Aug. 2013 Cayman announces agreement of Model 1 IGA with the US [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples and Calder has published an alert on the news that the Cayman Islands government has agreed a Model 1 inter-governmental agre
14 Aug. 2013 Atalaya Capital closes oversubscribed fifth special opportunities fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative investment and New York-based Atalaya Capital Management has closed its fifth special opportunities fund offering to a new and existing primarily institutional investor base after
13 Aug. 2013 Commonfund issues new white paper - "Hedge Funds As Diversifiers In Institutional Portfolios" [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund today announced the release of the white paper, “Hedge Funds as Diversifiers in Institutional Portfolios” authored by members of its Hedge Fund Strategies Group, Kristofer Kwait, Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Research, John Delano, Director, and Justin
13 Aug. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp performance index up 1.52% in July, 6.55% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index saw July performance of 1.52% and the Capital Movement Index reported August net flows advanced 1.32%. “Fewer redemptions in August resulted in a net po
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