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15 Feb. 2012 Citi wins mandate to provide administration services for $28 billion of US-based alternative investment assets for Credit Suisse’s asset management division [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi today announced an agreement with Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division to provide a comprehensive suite of middle office, custody and hedge fund administration services to support a portion of its US-based Alternative Investments business. As part of
15 Feb. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 2.34% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 2.34% for the month of January. All other strategy indices were up too, expect for Dedicated Short Bias. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly.
15 Feb. 2012 A normalizing trading environment would support hedge fund returns in 2012: Lyxor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the research flash reporting on the latest of Lyxor Research, entitled: Cross Asset Research: Towards Normalization, 2012 starts on a robust footing for the hedge fund industry. January monthly returns have been one of the strongest in over a decade.
15 Feb. 2012 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.05% in January, seven of eight sectors start year in the black [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Managed futures gained 0.05% in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “CTAs have gotten off to a slow start in 2012,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of B
15 Feb. 2012 Most Newedge hedge fund indices positive in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today posted the monthly performance data for its suite of Hedge Fund Indices.
15 Feb. 2012 Maqurie to provide third party hedge fund capital raising services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) today announced that it will begin offering hedge fund capital-raising services to external hedge funds through its Alternative Investment Strategies (“AIS”) division. The initiative will initially seek to represent three to five hedge fund m
15 Feb. 2012 BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey finds renewed confidence in global equities [more]
Opalesque industry update: Investors are showing renewed confidence in global equities amid radically improved market conditions and growing hopes of economic growth, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for February. Allocations towards equities have made the large
15 Feb. 2012 CAIA appoints Jane Buchanan as chairman of the board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, sponsor of the CAIA charter, the benchmark for alternative investment education worldwide, today announced the appointment of Jane Buchan, chief executive officer of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Compa
15 Feb. 2012 HSBC starts high net worth and institutional share classes for the Next Generation Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HSBC announces the launch of High Net Worth & Institutional share classes for the HSBC Next Generation Fund. As one of the largest investors in hedge funds globally, HSBC is utilising the experience garnered in over two decades of hedge fund research and po
15 Feb. 2012 EDHEC-Risk Institute research provides insights into optimal hedge fund allocation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a research paper published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Journal of Alternative Investments, entitled “Optimal Hedge Fund Allocation with Improved Estimates for Coskewness and Cokurtosis Parameters,” EDHEC-Risk Institute has provided insights into optim
15 Feb. 2012 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index records a positive performance of 1.30% in January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, was up 1.3% in January. Most risk assets persistently gained value during January 2012, with a short breather at the end of the m
15 Feb. 2012 January 2012 offers positive start for hedge funds; Barclay Hedge Fund Index +2.93%, Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index +2.05% [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – 2012 was a good start for the hedge funds industry as another data tracker posted positive returns in January. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index gained +2.93% in January, according to the data compiled by
15 Feb. 2012 Shuttered UK hedge fund Pentagon Capital fined $78.6m by SEC for late trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet issued his final ruling, in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the case Securities and Exchange Commission v. Pentagon Capital Management PLC, 08-cv-3324, U.S. District Court, Southern Dis
15 Feb. 2012 Armand van Houten to replace Frédéric Berney at Harcourt [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Harcourt’s Chief Risk Officer, Frédéric Berney, has announced that he will be leaving the company on May 31 of this year. He will be replaced by Armand van Houten, who will be in charge of risk management in the new function - Head of Alternative Products & Ri
14 Feb. 2012 James Bergstrom appointed as Legal CEO at Ogier [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Ogier Group have announced that James Bergstrom has been appointed as Legal Chief Executive Officer from February 2012. The Ogier Group is one of the leading providers of legal and fiduciary services and employs over 850 people across ten different jurisdictions.
14 Feb. 2012 Hedge funds get off to a fast start in 2012; Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.93% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 2.93% in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “The Fed’s announcement that they will keep interest rates near zero percent through 2014 helped to fuel the equity rally that began in mid-December,” says Sol
14 Feb. 2012 Daniel S. Sternberg joins Tiedemann Wealth Management board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Tiedemann Wealth Management has announced the addition of Daniel S. Sternberg to its Board of Managers. “Dan brings to our Board vast experience with a broad range of U.S. and international corporate transactional and governance issues,” said Craig Smith, Presid
14 Feb. 2012 Small hedge funds outperformed large hedge funds in January 2012. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.15% in January amid a strong resurgence in risk appetite, making it the strongest monthly return for the index since December 2010. The MSCI World Index gained 4.96%2 as markets overcame lingering concerns about the European debt
14 Feb. 2012 Global compliance group, The IMS Group, acquires remaining shares in IMS Consulting [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The IMS Group (IMS), a leading global governance, risk and compliance services group has acquired all outstanding shares in the New York based subsidiary of the same name, IMS Consulting US (IMS US). This is the second acquisition this year of a US compliance company for
14 Feb. 2012 Marshall Wace GaveKal to launch China fixed income strategy UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Marshall Wace GaveKal, the Hong-Kong-based asset manager, announces the launch of the MW GaveKal China Fixed Income Strategy. The strategy will be accessible via a long-only, UCITS fund, which will invest in debt instruments denominated in RMB, HKD or SGD. The strategy’s
14 Feb. 2012 How much hedge fund return is explained by dynamic beta asks MPI [more]
By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new case study from Markov Processes International reveals how their predictive analytic techniques could be used to reproduce beta exposures of hedge funds. Using MPI’s research, the firm tried to c
14 Feb. 2012 SEB believes central bank affirmative action has resulted in the world slowly navigating away from the brink of recession [more]
By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The SEB’s Nordic Outlook takes comfort in the fact that the world’s economic crisis has stabilised somewhat compared to end of last year. SEB believes that now there is greater symmetry in the
13 Feb. 2012 Viteos extends operational services to family offices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Viteos, a leading, global provider of fund administration, middle office and consulting services for the asset management community, today announced an expansion of its suite of services to family offices. Viteos has provided services to family offices over the pa
13 Feb. 2012 EM Bond Funds see record inflows as appetite for risk continues to grow [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Emerging markets funds continued their blistering start to the year during the first week of February as investors stepped up their search for higher returns. EPFR Global-tracked Emerging Markets Bond Funds pulled in a record setting $2.14 billion while Emerging Markets Eq
13 Feb. 2012 ArbitrOption ranked #1 event-driven manager by BarclayHedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: ArbitrOption Capital Management ("ArbitrOption"), an independent wealth management firm, was recently awarded a ranking of #1 Event-Driven Manager (Past 12 Months) by BarclayHedge. The 12 month compound annual return as of the end of December 2011 was 26.
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