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10 May. 2013 Hedge funds on pace to double 2012 returns, long/short equity leads strategies - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: - Hedge funds are on pace to double 2012 returns after +1.04% gains in April and +4.6% through the first 4 months of 2013, according to new data from eVestment. Long/short equity funds, the industry group with the highest investor redemptions in 2012, are the best
10 May. 2013 Infovest21: Many family offices and small funds of funds are seeding hedge funds under the radar [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - In a special research report called "Start-Ups, Seeders and Strategic Stakes" (April 2013), Infovest21 analyses the trends and outlook within the hedge fund seeding community. Infov
09 May. 2013 Gottex and Astmax launch joint venture providing hedge fund services to Japanese clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Astmax Asset Management, Inc. (Astmax), an asset management firm based in Tokyo, and Gottex Fund Management Sarl, the in
09 May. 2013 FRM’s Early View reports broad returns across hedge fund strategies in April [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest "Early View" from FRM, Man Group’s $16.7bn fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business, finds that investors entered April on the back of a strong first quarter for risk assets, supported by cap
09 May. 2013 Academics’ analysis of Wikipedia usage could increase investment returns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Wikipedia usage could have been used as an early warning sign of stock market movements, according to a new study published today in Scientific Reports. Researchers
09 May. 2013 Hedge fund Zen Capital up 2.6% in April, outperforms HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Cayman-domiciled Zen Capital Management Global Fund SP rose 2.67% (gross) for the month of April, significantly outperforming the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index which rose 0.69%, the fund said in a statement. Th
09 May. 2013 Providence mayor pours more money into hedge funds than Rhode Island Treasurer [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Now it can be told. Providence, Rhode Island’s Mayor Angel Taveras invested more money into hedge funds than State of Rhode Island’s General Treasurer
08 May. 2013 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge fund inflows of $817m in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research report that hedge funds took in a net $817 million (0.04% of assets) in March, building on an inflow of
08 May. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.08% in April, 3.2% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.8% in April, bringing year-to-date performance to +3.2%. 12 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neutral Index (+3.9%
08 May. 2013 John Paulson’s hedge fund loses 27% in April’s gold rout [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge fund guru John Paulson was reported to have lost 27% in April alone after the yellow metal plunged, various media reported. According to
08 May. 2013 Eurekahedge reports Japanese hedge funds enjoyed longest winning streak on record, up 4.22% in April, 15.87% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Eurekahedge reports that the start of April witnessed some profit taking from the equity markets amid some disappointing global economic data. The result was that the S&P 500 dipped below the 1550 mark b
08 May. 2013 British prosecutors face scrutiny over hedge fund Weavering case [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is likely to face intense pressure once the trial of the collapsed hedge fund Weavering Capital goes underway, Judge Alistair McCreath
07 May. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 0.7% (4.37% YTD) in April while Macro CTA index gains 2.3% (3.44% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds posted gains for the sixth consecutive month, as trend-following, quantitative Macro strategies successfully navigated the dramatic selloff in gold and other commodities, according to data released today by HFR, the established global leader in the indexation,
07 May. 2013 HFR: Investors increase allocations to Asian, including Japanese, hedge funds in 1Q13 by 7.6% to nearly $95bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Investors increased allocations to Asian hedge funds in 1Q13 as stimulus measures, quantitative easing and increased bond purchases by the Bank of Japan drove gains across both Japanese equities and the HFRX Japan Index. Total Asia-focused hedge fund capital i
07 May. 2013 GLG's Strategic Bond Fund goes onto Skandia platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG, the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc (“Man”), has announced that the GLG Strategic Bond Fund (the “Fund”) is now available on the Skandia Investme
07 May. 2013 University of Cambridge selects SEI to manage defined contribution benefits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEI has announced that the University of Cambridge has selected the SEI Master Trust as a solution for the Defined Contribution (DC
07 May. 2013 Cantab Capital Partners closes UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager has announced that it is closing its CCP Quantitative UCITS Fund on 30th June 2013. Since inception the fund has delivered positive returns in line wit
07 May. 2013 Eurex Exchange outlines the challenges and opportunities of high-frequency trading [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A recent presentation from Eurex Exchange entitled High-frequency trading – a discussion of relevant issues, the exchang
06 May. 2013 MondoAlternative: Alternative UCITS funds register Q1-13 inflows of €7.3bn (total monitored AuM €96.1bn) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Main findings • Alternative UCITS inflows in 1Q 2013: +7.3 Euro billion, Single managers; +24 Euro million, Fund of funds • 96.1 Euro billion of total assets under management monitored, up from 82.4 Euro billion at end of December;&
06 May. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.97% (est.) in April (+4.54% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds continued to improve through April 2013, adding +0.97% during the month on average, and bringing the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index YTD performance up to +4.54%. All primary strategies reported gains for April. Macro managers are the top performers fo
06 May. 2013 Hedge fund firm Palmer Square Capital Management hires industry veteran Jeffrey Fox [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palmer Square Capital Management, an investment management firm that provides portfolios of structured credit, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and hedge fund strategies to a wide range of investors, today announced that Jeffrey Fox has joined the team as executive
06 May. 2013 Global Perspectives' white paper highlights AIFMD compliance requirements [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest white paper from Shane Brett’s Global Perspectives, reviews the compliance requirements for the AIFMD regulati
03 May. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posts narrow decline of -0.05% in April (+2.33% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds compliant with UCITS posted a modest decline for April 2013, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posting a narrow decline of -0.05%, with gains in Event Driven & Relative Value Arbitrage offset by declines in Equity Hedge & Macro strategies. •
03 May. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.72% in April, 2.78% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.72% in April 2013 as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. March, April and year-to-date 2013 performances are here:
03 May. 2013 IndexIQ's Hedge Composite Beta Index up 0.86% in April, 1.18% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, announces the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes for April 2013. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance cha
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