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01 Sep. 2014 Ascalon Capital Managers engages Damien Hatfield, focus on building distribution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a move to enhance sales and distribution capability in Australia and Asia, Ascalon Capital Managers has engaged Damien Hatfield and long-time Triple-A Partners colleague, David Louie. Ascalon wi
01 Sep. 2014 Maples Fund Services acquires Vistra Fund Services' Hong Kong and Singapore offices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a leading independent global fund services provider, is acquiring the Hong Kong and Singapore operations of Vistra Fund Services. The acquisition further expands the presence of Maples Fund Services in Asia and enhances its position as a market leade
01 Sep. 2014 CalPERS says SEC’s further implementation of Dodd-Frank will protect investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the U.S., with approximately $300bn in assets, welcomed the Securities and Exchange Commission's approval of two rules relating to the implementation of the Dodd
29 Aug. 2014 Emerging markets hedge funds navigate turmoil, uncertainty to produce strong gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds investing in Emerging Markets posted strong gains through mid - year , increasing total EM hedge fund assets to an eighth consecutive quarterly record, despite a sovere
29 Aug. 2014 Parker FX Index is up +0.82% in July (-0.57% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.82% return for the month of July. Thirty-two of the thirty-six programs in the Index reported July results, of which nineteen reported positive results and thirteen inc
28 Aug. 2014 Hedge funds buying Yahoo stocks ahead of Alibaba IPO [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Several hedge funds are buying large shares of Yahoo ahead of the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Ken Sawyer, managing director of Saints Capital, said that Yahoo, which owns 23% of Alibaba and is a public investor of the C
28 Aug. 2014 Commonfund paper looks at how equity rally has impacted manager selection [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new paper from Commonfund examines how the prolonged rally in equity markets could be impacting manager selection as it becom
27 Aug. 2014 OneVue acquires Australia's Select Fund Services and Select Investment Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - OneVue Holdings Limited (OneVue) has agreed to acquire Select Asset Management Limited, trading as Select Fund Services and Select Investment Partners Limited. Completion is expected to occur tomorrow. Select Fund Services (SAML) is a specialist provider of responsible e
27 Aug. 2014 Study shows what resonates with investors: 'Unwavering', 'passionate' beats 'committed', 'dedicated' and more surprises [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by Pershing, a unit of BNY Mellon company, showed that an effective value proposition strengthens audience connections and fosters growth, yet many advisors have had little objective guidance in formulating such statements until now. In the study
27 Aug. 2014 Merrill Lynch fined for fundamentally flawed procedures, errors in exchange and clearing fees accounting [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (Merrill Lynch) was ordered to pay a fine of $1.2m by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for failing to diligently supervise its officers’, employees’, and agents’ processing of futures exchange
27 Aug. 2014 SEC charges investor relations firm with insider trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The SEC has brought charges against Michael Anthony Dupre Lucarelli, who garnered nearly $1 million in illicit profits while at at a Manhattan-based investor relations firm where he used inside client information to trade. An SEC investigation and ongoing f
27 Aug. 2014 Apple & Allergan top list of hedge fund positions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: S&P Capital IQ is out with its quarterly hedge fund tracker, ranking the positions of pure play hedge funds based on reported data including Form 13F. Report
26 Aug. 2014 Hedge funds sue BNY Mellon over Argentine bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Several hedge funds, including Knighthead Master Fund LP, RGY International LLC, which is a unit of Perry Capital, Kyle Bass's Hayman Capital Master Fund LP and George Soros's Quantum Partners LP, have filed a lawsuit against Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
22 Aug. 2014 Circle Partners acquires Caledonian Global Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Circle Partners, an independent financial services provider with headquarters in the Netherlands, today announced the acquisition of Caledonian Global Fund Services Limited based in Orlando, Florida; the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Says Michae
22 Aug. 2014 Barclay CTA Index Inches Up 0.01% in July (+0.69% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures inched up 0.01% in July according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index has gained 0.69%. “Market concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise US interest rates sooner than anticipated drove investors to sell r
22 Aug. 2014 CFTC charges R2 Capital Group with fraud and misappropriation [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The CFTC has asked a federal court in Colorado to issue a restraining order freezing the assets of defendants Ryan Tomazin of S
22 Aug. 2014 AIMA makes 'the case for hedge funds' [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body,
21 Aug. 2014 SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services completes consolidation of Asian operation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services, a provider of operational and administration support services to institutional asset managers, announced today it has completed the enhancement of its Asian business,
21 Aug. 2014 Investors set to grow alternative assets investment teams [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s latest survey of institutional investors globally that are active in alternative assets indicates that these institutions are growing increasingly proactive with their alternative asset portfolios. Almost a third (30%) of investors have grown their investment t
21 Aug. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Down 0.44% in July (+3.26% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.44% in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 3.26% in 2014. “European equity prices dropped due to weakening economic data, and US equity prices dropped based on a strengthening recovery
21 Aug. 2014 Stocks with higher levels of hedge fund ownership yield more [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Following the smartest of the "smart money" can translate to more money for hedge fund managers as it improves their investing decision, according to a new study by Erin Gibbs, equity chief investment officer at
21 Aug. 2014 Hedge fund assets decline in July - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Total assets in hedge funds declined in July and dropped 0.49%, marking the industry's second monthly asset decline in 2014, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. Despite the asset decline, total industry AUM remained above the $3 trillion
20 Aug. 2014 Search on for best Swiss managed fund and best alternative fund available to Swiss public [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HedgePole, in cooperation with Hedgegate and Crossbow Partners, is pleased to present this year’s Swiss Alternative Funds Awards which will form an integral part of the 4th Swiss Asset Management Day (formerly Finance Valley Lake Zurich Conference) on November 12th, 201
20 Aug. 2014 Commodity hedge funds’ positive performance brought to a halt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the performance for its suite of hedge fund indices for the month of July. Commodity funds on the whole, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Trading Index, suffered slightly
20 Aug. 2014 Dubai changes regulations to attract asset managers, private funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Dubai is changing its financial regulatory scheme in an effort to lure asset managers and private funds to the country. Reports emerged today that Dubai regulators are floating proposals that would allow funds to be domiciled in the Dubai International Financial
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