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13 Feb. 2012 Reyl A.M. launches two UCITS IV long/short funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reyl Asset Management today launches two new UCITS IV compliant long/short funds, the Reyl Long/Short European Equities fund and the Reyl Long/Short Emerging Markets Equities fund, to further enhance its long/short offering. The two new funds
13 Feb. 2012 The Cambridge Strategy appoints Alex Shaw as head of European sales [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Cambridge Strategy, a leading asset management firm offering active currency alpha, currency overlay, emerging markets equity and global macro programmes, announces the appointment of Alex Shaw as Head of European Sales. In this role Mr Shaw will help grow r
10 Feb. 2012 Average AUM of mid-sized fund of hedge funds managers up 10% in 2011 [more]
Size mattered in the fund of hedge funds sector in 2011, as large managers saw AUM fall while those in the mid-market enjoyed an average 10% increase, the latest Preqin research shows. In total, 24% of fund of hedge funds managers reported an increase in AUM during the course of 2011, an increas
10 Feb. 2012 GlobeOp Capital Movement Index up 2.25% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 2.25% in February. “Net flows were positive, against a backdrop of record low outflows,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services. The GlobeOp C
09 Feb. 2012 Greenwich indices show hedge funds off to strong start in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) posted strong results in January, led by Long-Short Equity funds. The GGHFI gained 2.31% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (+4.48%), MSCI World Equity (+4.93%), and
09 Feb. 2012 Lazard misses analysts’ expectations, launches low minimum fund of funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Weak revenue and high expenses pushed Lazard down in the fourth quarter causing them to miss analyst expectations. The New York-based financial advisory and asset management firm cites widespread uncertainty resul
08 Feb. 2012 Hedge funds post gains of 2.51% in January as equity markets rally: Hennessee [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +2.51% in January, while the S&P 500 advanced +4.36%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +3.40%, and the NASDAQ Composite Index climbed +8.01%. B
08 Feb. 2012 Hedge funds gain 1.27% in January, best month for event-driven funds: HFI [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds ended a two-month losing streak, profiting from the January market surge. The Hedge Fund Intelligence Global Composite Index rose 1.27%. The equity market rally handily exceeded hedge fund returns, however, with the MSCI World Index (net) rising 5.02% for the
08 Feb. 2012 Asian hedge funds top equity markets again in 2011 [more]
Opaleque Industry Update - Asian hedge funds outperformed volatile regional equity markets in 2011, marking the second consecutive year of such outperformance, according to data released today by HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.), the leading provider of data, indices and analysis of the global hedge
08 Feb. 2012 Hedge funds begins new year with strong gains [more]
HFRI Equity Hedge Index gains +3.84 percent in January; Emerging Markets gain +5.3 percent, leading broad-based advance Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds opened 2012 by posting broad-based gains in January, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gaining +2.63 percent, the secon
08 Feb. 2012 SEB merges Key A. M. with its Stockholm alternative investment team [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia Nordic financial services group SEB has merged its London boutique Key Asset Management unit with its Alternative Investment Team (AIT) in Stockholm. The move is part of SEB’s efforts to
08 Feb. 2012 Hedge fund industry kicks off 2012 with positive returns, ending two-month losing streak [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia The hedge fund industry on average delivered broad-based gains in January, according to several indices. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +2.63% during the month, the second highest monthly performance figure since December 2010, according
07 Feb. 2012 Hedge Funds Redeem $5.2 Billion in December 2011; Industry Assets Sink to Lowest Level in Nearly Two Years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds redeemed an estimated $5.2 billion in December 2011 and underperformed the S&P 500 for the year. Industry assets fell to $1.64 trillion, down 7.7% for 2011, and hit their lowest level since Febru
07 Feb. 2012 Alvine Capital appoints Alexander Münster Dahl as Client Relations Manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Alvine Capital, an independent London based alternative advisory firm, has appointed Alexander Münster Dahl as Client Relations Manager. Alexander joins from Institutional Investor where he was responsible for the expansion and maintenance of Institutional Investor’s
07 Feb. 2012 AlgoMetrix Asset Management launches systematic FX program, Alpha F6 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: AlgoMetrix, a Denver-Based CTA and asset manager is launching a new automated Forex trading program, Alpha F6. The program is a conservative, low leveraged program focused on low volatility using a strict quantita
07 Feb. 2012 Retail asset managers prefer marketing technology and value-add marketing experts this year [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: After bucking a difficult year in 2011 and expecting a challenging 2012, retail asset managers are looking to hire marketing technology and value-add marketing experts to meet the demands of the volatile markets, according to
06 Feb. 2012 bfinance builds advisory expertise in alternatives with major Hedge Fund hire [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: In a major initiative to meet clients’ evolving needs in alternatives, bfinance, an independently owned consultancy firm providing specialist, customised and transparent financial services advice to companies and institutional investors globally, today announces the appoin
06 Feb. 2012 Finisterre Capital launches first emerging market equity fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has launched the Finisterre Equity Fund. Joint Portfolio Managers of the new fund are Alistair Candlish and Edward Cole, who joined Finisterre in August, 2011. The duo was hired as a team fro
06 Feb. 2012 SVM launches hedge fund partnership with Level E Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SVM Asset Management, the Edinburgh based investment boutique, has launched a strategic partnership with Level E Capital, the Edinburgh based hedge fund. SVM Asset Management has made a significant level of investment in the Maya Market Neutral fund, a long short abs
06 Feb. 2012 PerTrac releases software program designed to help investors in hedge funds manage their portfolios [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — PerTrac, the leading provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, today announced the latest release of PerTrac Portfolio, a software program designed to help investors in hedge funds manage their portfolios. Institutional
06 Feb. 2012 Former multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager Sal Naro to launch Coherence Capital Partners LLC [more]
Industry Update - Sal Naro, former co-managing partner of Sailfish Capital, a $4.4 billion asset management firm with approximately $2 billion in hedge fund assets, is announcing the launch of Coherence Capital Partners LLC (Coherence Capital). Mr. Naro was most recently a shareholder in and Vice Ch
06 Feb. 2012 TPG buys hedge fund administrator GlobeOp [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: London and New York-based hedge fund administrator GlobeOp has been purchased by Texas-based buyout firm TPG. TPG will pay $800m for GlobeOp, financed through Credi
06 Feb. 2012 Hedge fund Harbinger fell 47% in 2011, dragged down by troubled LightSquared [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Phil Falcone’s exposure in next generation broadband company, LightSquared, has dragged down profits as the billionaire hedge fund manager’s Harbinger Capital lost 47% last year after slashing the value of his troubled wireless venture by more than 50%, it was
03 Feb. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +1.72% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equities posted strong gains to begin 2012 with leadership from Technology and Financials, as US economic data showed signs of improvement and sentiment improved with regard to clarity on resolution of the European sovereign debt crisis. The US Dollar declined agai
03 Feb. 2012 Robert F. Slutz appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Forum Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Forum Asset Management appointed Robert F. Slutz Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer on January 31, 2012. He will support the CIO and Forum's trading team. "Bob brings 28 years of banking, trading and hedge fund experience and knowledge to
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