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29 Dec. 2014 Hedge fund Magnolia Road drops lawsuit against EDMC [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund Magnolia Road Capital has dropped out from its lawsuit against a restructuring deal at Education Management Corp. (EDMC), a report said. Ja
29 Dec. 2014 New Zealander CTA manager takes his own life [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Rob Holroyd, founder of a CTA called Commodity Strategies, took his own life on Friday 12th December. His death is "a big shock and loss to the NZ alternatives community," a hedge fund manager told Opalesque. A
23 Dec. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index down -0.66% in mid-December (+3.85% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU Relative Value Arbitrage Index posted a decline of -0.13% through mid-December, with positive contributions from Volatility and hedged European exposures offset by declines in Emerging Markets and Global Fixed Income managers. HFRU Event Driven Index poste
23 Dec. 2014 Little-known hedge funds outperform giants this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Little-known hedge funds provided the biggest gains in 2014, beating their much larger giant counterparts, according to research firm Simplify. Mumbai-based Hiren Ved's $53m long-short equity fund Alchemy Capital Management registered the highest returns
23 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds rebound after two month slump, AUM up to $3.070 trillion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund AUM has rebounded following two months of investor outflows according to the latest asset flow data from eVestment. Investors added $5.4 billion into hedge funds and performance gains bumped total industry AUM up to $3.070 trillion. Investor allo
23 Dec. 2014 S&P 500 long positions largest in a year - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund long positions of the S&P500 are at their largest this year according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Overall, the diversified hedge fund index was down 0.8% for the week through Dec 17, while S&P500 was down
23 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds decline in mid-December on oil and Russian ruble concerns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds decline in mid-December on oil and Russian ruble concerns Hedge funds declined slightly in mid-December with the HFRX Market Directional Index falling -0.73%, while the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index retreated -1.31%, said industry tracker Hedge Fund Re
23 Dec. 2014 Long/short hedge funds show resilience amid volatile market conditions [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index continued to slide last week as global risk aversion was elevated. The last quarter of 2014 has been particularly difficult, with negative returns in December (-2.4% MTD) in addition to the October drawdown, said
22 Dec. 2014 Former employees of Blackrock, Macquarie and Millennium to open Hong Kong hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Three former employees of BlackRock, Macquarie Group and Millennium Capital Management have joined hands to launch a Hong Kong-based hedge fund that will bet on trading opportunities in at least 13 Asian stock markets using computer models. In a report, the
22 Dec. 2014 For hedge funds, 2014 is the year of man vs. machine [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The year 2014 is proving to be the year of man vs. machine for the hedge fund industry, according to industry insiders. He
22 Dec. 2014 Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link fails to live up to expectation so far [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: In a report, Reuters said that demand has been subdued with the bulk of activities coming from short-term speculative investors. Las
19 Dec. 2014 Roy Niederhoffer leads initiative to revive New York City Opera [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York hedge fund manager Roy Niederhoffer, President and founder of R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, has taken initiative to revive New York City Opera, which was inaugurated by New York Mayor LaGuardia in 1943 as “the People’s Opera” and went on to become a jew
19 Dec. 2014 Fed to extend banks' deadlines for winding down private equity firms, hedge funds and specialty securities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wall Street received an early Christmas gift Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced it would delay by one year the implementation of the Volcker Rule, specifically the ban on banks to engage in proprietary trading,
19 Dec. 2014 Male still dominates females in hedge fund job hunting [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by finance hiring site Vettery found that the hedge fund industry is still dominated by male than their female counterpart. CNBC reported
19 Dec. 2014 Gibraltar and Switzerland to cooperate in supervision and oversight of alternative investment fund managers [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC Gibraltar) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding mutual assistance in the supervision and oversight of managers of alternative investment f
18 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds post outflows through mid-Q4 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Increased financial market volatility, which began in late 3Q14, has accelerated through November, resulting in strategy capital rotation and redemptions by hedge fund investors despite performance gains4th -quarter-to-date (4QTD), which includes October and November 2014
18 Dec. 2014 Barclay CTA Index gains 2.62% (est.) in November (6.63% YTD) as long-term traders profit from current trends [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 2.62% in November according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 6.63% for the year. “November was an excellent month for trend-followers,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Equity
18 Dec. 2014 U.S. investment advisers turn to capital raising in Europe after AIFMD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. investment advisers has turned to capital raising in Europe now that the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is now enforced, said international law firm
18 Dec. 2014 Favorable weather and tax climates draw hedge funds into Miami [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are flowing into Miami, Florida after they are drawn to the city’s favorable weather and tax climates," said attorney Carlos Deupi, chairman of the Miami Finance Forum. "Hedge funds have been moving from New York and elsewhere to Miami. The hedge fund in
17 Dec. 2014 Duff & Phelps acquires asset management consulting firm Kinetic Partners [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps Corporation and asset management consulting firm Kinetic Partners have s
17 Dec. 2014 Asian hedge funds must plan for a potential China crash [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge fund managers must brace themselves for a possible China crash as the socialist states appears to be heading towards slower growth, according to William Pesek in an article written for
16 Dec. 2014 Singapore-based CTA launches feeder fund for U.S. investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Straits Financial Fund Management LLC, a commodity pool operator registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a member of the National Futures Association, is pleased to announce today the launch of the Straits Financial Premier Fund I, L.P., which is the
16 Dec. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.79% in November (+3.47% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.79% in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 3.47% in 2014. “A continuing recovery in the US, along with increased monetary stimulus in Japan and possibly Europe, served to drive gl
16 Dec. 2014 Why would Non-EU funds seek to list their shares on Gibraltar Stock Exchange? [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: International law firm Deacon said that Hong Kong-based funds should seek to lists its shares on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) to give them visibility, specifically for the EU. In its
16 Dec. 2014 Midway market neutral hedge fund gains 10.59% YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Midway market neutral hedge fund gains 10.59% YTD The Midway Market Neutral Fund, managed by New York based fixed income hedge fund manager The Midway Group returned an estimated 0.33% in November. The fun
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