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03 Oct. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains 1.02% in September (2.14% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted rose in the month, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +1.02% for September. • HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +2.21% for September, 2013, the strongest gain since July 2012, with contri
03 Oct. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index up 1.39% in September, 4.29% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.39% in September 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 o
03 Oct. 2013 Cerulli projects total U.S. institutional market assets to reach $19 trillion by 2018 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm, projects the U.S. institutional market to increase 30% to $19 trillion in assets within the next 5 years. Cerulli defines the institutional market based on the identity of the end-client, classifying assets as inst
03 Oct. 2013 Comment: Equity hedged and event driven managers winners in September and likely for 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Many equity-hedged and event-driven hedge funds have continued to hold and increase positions during September, and were rewarded as several equity events occurred and markets moved higher. Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM, comments that he expects to see the tren
03 Oct. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +0.96% in September (4.29% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains for the month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.96% while the HFRX Market Directional Index rose +2.23%. HFRX Event Driven Index posted a gain of +2.10% for September 2013, led by gains in Special Situations and
03 Oct. 2013 Pirate’s arrest leads to Bitcoin collapse [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Another week, another dollar. Close on the end of September announcement of the launch of a new fund from alternative specialists
03 Oct. 2013 New hedge fund search function on HFSB site [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Pictet Asset Management (Switzerland), Reservoir Capital Group (USA) and
02 Oct. 2013 Amber Capital launches UCITS version of Italia Equity fund with $80m on Alpha UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alpha UCITS Platform has launched today the Amber Equity Fund. The Amber Equity Fund is managed by Amber Capital Italia SGR, a
02 Oct. 2013 US government shutdown’s impact on financial regulators [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Yesterday, the US government started a partial shutdown after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget plan. More than 700,000 federal employees from the departments of Defense, Commerce, Energy, Transportation, Museums, Parks, Research an
02 Oct. 2013 Implementing smart beta may impact on hedge funds finds Towers Watson [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: New research from Towers Watson looks at smart beta strategies across a range of traditional and alternative asset classes. The
02 Oct. 2013 Quantam releases active index management tools to hedge against market shocks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent asset management firm Quantam SA announced the release of "Beta Managed Futures," a series of diversified new-generation index investment programs which include dynamic hedging against market
02 Oct. 2013 Fund raising for private real estate funds continues strong growth in Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fundraising for private equity real estate funds continue to enjoy robust growth in the third quarter of 2013 as indeed the sector generated an additional $18bn during the quarter, to reach $39bn in total assets raised in the six months of Q2 and Q3 combined. T
01 Oct. 2013 ESMA clarifies reporting requirements for alternative fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published final guidelines on the reporting obligations for alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). ESMA’
01 Oct. 2013 EDHEC-Risk Institute study shows that corporate bonds can be attractive additions to portfolios [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a paper produced as part of the research chair on “The Case for Inflation-Linked Corporate Bonds: Issuers’ and Investors’ Perspectives” at EDHEC-Risk Institute, supported by Rothschild & Cie, EDHEC-Ri
01 Oct. 2013 Morningstar MSCI Composite EW Hedge Fund Index fell 0.66% (est.) in August (4.06% YTD), single-manager funds saw net inflows of $354m through July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for August 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through July. The Morningstar MSCI Composite EW Hedge Fund Index, an equal-weighted composite of
01 Oct. 2013 Parker FX Index down 1.33% to end August, down 0.78% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -1.33% return for the month of August. Thirty eight of the forty-two programs in the Index reported August results, of which eight reported positive results and thirty incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.58%
01 Oct. 2013 Eurex Exchange to launch FX derivatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On 7 October 2013, Eurex Exchange will launch FX Futures and Options on the six most liquid currency pairs: EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF, GBP/USD, GBP/CHF and USD/CHF. FX spot is the underlying for both future
01 Oct. 2013 Swiss bank Banque Morval awards advisory mandate to E.C. Elbrus Capital [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Wealth management focused Swiss bank Banque Morval has awarded a specialist equity advisory mandate to E.C. Elbrus Capital Investments Limited effective October 1 this
01 Oct. 2013 Ramius launches event driven equity mutual fund that focuses on activism [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Ramius LLC is to launch of the Ramius Event Driven Equity Fund, an actively managed alternative mutual fund providing investors with daily liquidity and exposure to a broad spectrum of transformative corporate events. Ramius is the global investment manage
30 Sep. 2013 Stratton St and Universal launch UCITS Renminbi Bond Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Universal-Investment and London based fund manager Stratton Street are launching the Stratton Street UCITS Renminbi Bond Fund UI (I
30 Sep. 2013 SunGard and TABB research shows boutique fund managers find 'institutionalising' as greatest hurdle [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: According to the second annual edition of research undertaken by research and advisory firm TABB Group and
30 Sep. 2013 Philip Falcone sells Harbinger shares to Leucadia [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Troubled hedge fund manager Philip Falcone sold 18.6 million shares of Harbinger Group worth $158m to Leucadia National Corp., to meet redemption requests from investors after reaching a settlement with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to a
30 Sep. 2013 Investors still tend "to build hedge fund portfolios that are multi-strategy and diversified in nature" [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: In the 2013 Preqin Investor Network Global Alternative Report, hedge fund experts talk about what investors prefer, the changing fund of hedge funds landscape and the value of investing in hedge funds among other things. The
27 Sep. 2013 GLG managers boost Strategic Bond fund duration to exploit favourable absolute yields [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Jon Mawby and Steve Roth, co-managers of the GLG Strategic Bond Fund, have increased the duration of the portfolio over the last month as part of a move to ex
27 Sep. 2013 Event driven only hedge fund strategy in the black for August says Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst database reveals that event driven was the only hedge fund strategy to produce positive returns in August (+0.49%), with all other single-manager hedge fund strategies falling back into the negative, with a benchmark return for all single-man
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