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11 Jun. 2013 UBP is changing its alternative funds' management model [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Arié Assayag, head of alternative investments at Union Bancaire Privée, aka UBP, told Swiss daily Le
11 Jun. 2013 Swiss fund of hedge funds house ALTIN weighs up options for share buyback programme [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – ALTIN, the $250m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, said it was evaluating different options to implement the share buyback programme to acquire up to 10% of the share
11 Jun. 2013 Australia’s Basis Point launches newsletter and website focused on Significant Investors [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Australia’s consultancy for business and marketing intelligence on the financial and investment markets Basis Point has launched a new website and newsletter focused on the new
10 Jun. 2013 Lyxor Asset Management strengthens its international development with the appointment of Gilbert Tse as Head of Lyxor for Asia [more]
Opalesque industry Update: Lyxor Asset Management announces the appointment of Gilbert Tse as Head of Lyxor for Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Gilbert has a reporting line to Pierre Gil, Lyxor’s Head of International Development. In this newly created role, Gilbert Tse will be responsible for coordi
10 Jun. 2013 Unigestion establishes research partnership with Cass Business School [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Unigestion, the boutique institutional asset manager with GBP 9 billion of assets under management, announced today that it is to collaborate with the Centre for Asset Management Research (CAMR) at Cass Business School, a renowned London-based institution ranked among the
10 Jun. 2013 Cayman is prepared to commit to the multilateral convention [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Cayman Islands Government today announced that it is prepared to commit to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. It also announced that it has accepted invitations from UK Prime Minister David Cameron to atten
10 Jun. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index reports 0.33% performance in May, 3.53% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Lyxor’s Flash report, finds that nine Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month of May in positive territory, led by the Special Situations (+3.05%), the Lyxor Long/Short Equity Long Bias Index (+1.66%) and t
10 Jun. 2013 US CFTC reports highest decline since April in commodity investment [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission over the weekend reported that the bullish position held by hedge funds and other large speculators in U.S. commodities recorded the highest decline since April on concern over oil and natural gas, demand and the o
07 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds gain +0.5% in May as bonds, currencies fall - HFRI [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted their 7th consecutive monthly gain in May and the 11th gain in the last twelve months as strong performance in Equity Hedge and Event Driven strategies offset weakness in Macro and CTA strategies, according to data released today by HFR.
07 Jun. 2013 OECD: Global economy is moving forward at multiple speeds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - According to the OECD’s latest economic outlook, out last week, "a variety of factors account for the different speeds at which growth is projected to strengthen in advanced economies." These factors include household deleveraging; health of the financia
07 Jun. 2013 FRM reports on a month of volatility in Asian markets and success for global macro managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest Early View from FRM, Man Group’s $16.7bn fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business includes the following key highlights: Asset price movements during May were surprisingly
06 Jun. 2013 Goldman Sachs raises $58m in first month of its 'hedge fund for the masses’ [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Less than a month after introducing its "hedge fund for the masses," Goldman Sachs asset management arm’s (GSAM) Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund raised $58m from interested retail investors, reported
06 Jun. 2013 Court set November trial for ex-SAC Capital hedge fund manager Matthew Martoma [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – A Manhattan court on Wednesday set a November trial date for former SAC Capital Advisors’s portfolio manager Matthes Martoma for alleged insider trading,
05 Jun. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index up +0.43% in May (+2.75% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Equity markets posted gains for the month despite paring gains in a late-month sell off as government bond yields rose on improving US economic data and expectations for a reduction of bond purchase stimulus measures by the Federal Reserve. European equities posted strong
05 Jun. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.49% in May (+4.70% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds had mixed results in May with nearly a perfect 50/50 split between gainers and losers. Over all, the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index showed modest growth of +0.49% in preliminary May results. Long-Short Equity manager
05 Jun. 2013 Index IQ announces IQ Composite Beta down 1.06% over May, but up 0.11% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmarks
05 Jun. 2013 Gravitas launches Risk-as-a-Service for emerging to mid sized hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gravitas, a co-sourcing platform providing cloud technology, collaborative outsourcing, risk analytics and research support to the alternative investment industry, has announced that it has chosen the IBM Risk Analytics engine
05 Jun. 2013 GAM's actively managed Star Worldwide Equity Fund reaches 30th birthday and 2,705% return since inception [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Global Asset Management GAM Star Worldwide Equity fund is celebrating 30 years of investing and is the UK’s most successful global equity fund since launch in May 1983. $1,000 invested at launch w
05 Jun. 2013 Freeman & Co: ‘We could see as many as 150 asset management transactions in 2013’ [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Freeman & Co., a leading independent advisor to the financial services industry, released the 25th edition of its asset management industry overview covering transaction activity and the changing market environment, including the growth of outsourced CIOs and retail a
05 Jun. 2013 HFRX finds Global Hedge Fund Index gains 0.75% for May, 4.55% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Research's May performance notes find that equity markets posted gains for the month despite paring gains in a late-month sell off as government bond yields rose on improving US economic data and
05 Jun. 2013 Deacon's note explains impact of AIFMD for Hong Kong fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Su Cheen Chuah of Hong Kong based law firm Deacons has written a timely note on the potential impact of Europe’s AIFMD on Hong Kong based managers. Chuah writes: "The Alternative Investment Fun
04 Jun. 2013 Spartan Fund Management launches onTREND Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Spartan Fund Management Inc. has launched the onTREND Fund, a discretionary trend following fund focused on listed North American equities. The strategy of the Fund incorporates a quantitative trend following system, overlayed with fundamental analysis, that is utilized on
04 Jun. 2013 New Sapient study shows significant impact on buy-side portfolio returns due to post Dodd-Frank costs of clearing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Sapient Global Markets, a division of Sapient, today announced the release of the first in-depth study into how new central clearing mandates will impact investment performance for buy-
04 Jun. 2013 BofAML report finds investable hedge fund index up 0.94% for the month of May, 4.55% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Key takeaways this week from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor include t
04 Jun. 2013 SAC seen to reduce staff, close offices and scale back trading in midst of investor pull out [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – All the troubles hounding hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen, founder of SAC Capital are expected to trickle down to his employees soon as the $15bn fund management firm is seen to reduce the number of its staff, close down offices and scale back on its trades as
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