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16 Oct. 2015 Charlotte-based hedge fund manager Lonny Scott Bernath charged with fraud [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Charlotte, North Carolina-based hedge fund manager Lonny Scott Bernath was charged with defrauding his investors in at least three hedge funds over several years. In a statement
16 Oct. 2015 Fund of hedge funds ALTIN suffers setback in third quarter but remains positive YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: ALTIN AG, the Swiss alternative investment company with a listing on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, invests in more than 40 underlying hedge funds. The company said in its quarterly report that the portfolio w
15 Oct. 2015 John Paulson’s hedge funds continue downward slide in September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: John Paulson’s $19 billion hedge fund firm saw several of its funds losing money last month, reported Chicago Tribune. Paulso
15 Oct. 2015 AIMA Canada inaugural hedge fund conference draws more than 180 people [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: More than 180 investors, hedge fund investors, managers, advisors and related industry professionals from Canada and across the globe came to Toronto last week for the inaugural AIMA Canada Hedge Fund Conference, and
15 Oct. 2015 Anchor Group acquires minority stake in South African hedge fund manager Capricorn A.M. [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Anchor Group, an asset manager listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has confirmed a "commercial agreement" to acquire a 47.41% stake in alternative asset manager
14 Oct. 2015 MUFG Fund Services appoints Tim Thornton COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Fund Services, part of MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Tim Thornton as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The appointment, effective from 1st October 2015, follows the promotion of previou
14 Oct. 2015 Campbell & Company expands to New York [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Campbell & Company today announced that it has opened an office in New York City, marking its first expansion beyond its headquarters in Baltimore. Campbell opened its new office in Midtown Manhattan in order to facilitate meetings and better serve its growing base of
14 Oct. 2015 Billion Dollar Club: Bridgewater remains at the top [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Absolute Return has released its latest Billion Dollar Club ranking. Key findings: · The largest 314 hedge funds in the Americas managed a combined $1.97 trillion at the midyear, up 5.50% from the start of 2015. · Club assets inc
14 Oct. 2015 Pressure remains on long/short equity long bias hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are bleeding slowly while the market hemorrhages, said Lyxor Asset Management in its latest alternative investment industry barometer for September. Lyxor said, "Pressure remained on the L/S Equity Long
13 Oct. 2015 GAM sells its Cayman fund administration business to JTC Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM today announced the sale of its fund administration business in the Cayman Islands to JTC Group, a provider of institutional and private client services. GAM's Private Labelling business has been offering fund and outsourcing solutions to third pa
13 Oct. 2015 AIMA and MFA form joint Global Steering Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The AIMA Council and the MFA Board are pleased to announce the formation of a joint Global Steering Group (GSG) with the goal of achieving synergies that will benefit the combined membership and the alternative investment industry globally. The GSG will serve a
13 Oct. 2015 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index fell -1.56% in September (+4.53% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2015 measured -1.56%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 1.13% in October. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement
13 Oct. 2015 Netage solutions opens dedicated office in the United Kingdom [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Netage Solutions, Inc., a globally renown provider of configurable, cloud-based asset management software for alternative fund managers and asset allocators, is proud to announce the opening of Dynamo Software UK. Dynamo Software UK will continue Netage’s ongoing empha
13 Oct. 2015 DYNAMIC Capital expands in London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DYNAMIC Capital Management Ltd., a diversified systematic asset manager based in Jersey (Channel Islands) has expanded to London with the establishment of its wholly-owned subsidiary, DYNAMIC Capital Management (UK) Ltd. The office will be led by DYNAMIC’s founde
13 Oct. 2015 Hedge funds start Q4 on strong footing reversing the previous market downturn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds started the fourth quarter on a strong footing, reversing the previous market downturn with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.1% as of end Oct. 6 (-0.7% YTD). Event-driven outperformed, up 2.2% (-4.2% YTD), and CTAs underperformed (- 1.9%), extrapolatin
13 Oct. 2015 Fortress to shutter macro hedge fund, Novogratz will leave [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Fortress will close its flagship macro hedge fund following two years of losses. That fund's man
13 Oct. 2015 U.S. hedge funds report double-digit losses by September as their favorite stocks lose more [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-focused hedge funds reported double-digit declines, their sharpest fall since the 2008 global financial crisis, as their favorite stocks lost money amidst concern over the slowing Chinese economy, falling energy prices and the anticipated rise in U.S. intere
13 Oct. 2015 Hedge funds Oaktree and Brigade vie for Quiksilver control [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds Oaktree Capital Management and Brigade Capital Management are engaged in a bidding war to gain control of bankrupt surfwear retailer Quiksilver, reported
12 Oct. 2015 Tages Capital appoints Jamie Kermisch as chief executive officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital LLP, the asset management business of the Tages Group, has announced the appointment of Jamie Kermisch as Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned executive with proven experience in the alternatives industry, Jamie is the former CEO of Mariana Investment Partner
12 Oct. 2015 Rio Tinto says hedge funds are playing 'dangerous game’ with copper prices [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The world's second biggest mining company Rio Tinto Group has accused hedge funds of playing a "dangerous game" with copper prices, and said that the metal is "not trading on fundamentals." In an
12 Oct. 2015 Hedge fund manager Chanos says U.S. economy is 'amazing’ under President Obama [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund manager Jim Chanos says the time to bash President Barack Obama is over. After all the president, he said, has done a great job for the U.S. economy in the past eight years. Speaking to
09 Oct. 2015 Vontobel launches SICAV-compliant version of flagship fund of hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss group Vontobel Asset Management has launched on Wednesday the Harcourt Alternative Leaders Fund, a SICAV-compliant version of its flagship fund of hedge funds strategy. The fund will be managed alternatives investment brand Harcourt, said
09 Oct. 2015 Warrington Asset names Christian Johnson as director of business development [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Dallas-based option-focused hedge fund Warrington Asset Management has confirmed that Christian Johnson has joined the firm as global head of strategic business development. Johnson has a 25-year history
08 Oct. 2015 USA Mutuals converts hedge fund to mutual fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - USA Mutuals announced the launch of its newest mutual fund, the USA Mutuals/WaveFront Hedged Emerging Markets Fund (WAVFX). The Fund is a conversion of its hedge fund predecessor, managed by WaveFront Capital Management, and will maintain the same investment management te
08 Oct. 2015 Hedge fund performance down in September, fourth month in a row [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds fell for the fourth straight months in September with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index down -1.1% last month , the longest such sustained decline since the financial crisis in 2008. Data provider Hedge Fund Research (HFR) said that the performance
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