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10 Nov. 2011 Hedge fund flows advanced 2.05% in November, consistent with this year’s average says GlobeOp [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 2.05% in November. “Subscriptions this month are consistent with this year’s average, while the positive net flow primarily reflects low redemptions for November,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief ex
10 Nov. 2011 SEI poll: fund managers remain optimistic in spite of economic uncertainty [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Uncertain Economic and Regulatory Environments are Increasing Concerns About Future Business Growth A majority of investment managers (57 percent) are optimistic about their firm’s prospects over the next three years, according to a poll released today by SE
10 Nov. 2011 SYZ A.M. starts managed accounts platform in cooperation with UBS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management of the Swiss banking group SYZ & CO, is supplementing its alternative management offering with a managed accounts platform (segregated funds), which is now available in addition to its existing tailored alternat
10 Nov. 2011 Latest report from IAM favours macro, trend followers and CTA hedge fund strategies [more]
The Chief Executive Officer of one of the oldest specialist independent fund of hedge funds, International Assest Management, has published a new report on what it favours for the fourth quarter of 2011. Morten Spenner is focussing on Long/Short Equity, Credit, Macro, Event Driven, Fixed Income
10 Nov. 2011 HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index up +2.31% in October (-3.61% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Below are early estimates1 for October hedge fund performance and asset flows. A full report will be available later in the month. October Highlights: The HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index was +2.31% in October 2011 and -3.61% on a year
09 Nov. 2011 100WHF Geneva Gala on 24 Nov. will feature pop and TV stars, auction, raffle, champagne dining [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Geneva event this year will be a very special one for a number of reasons: Our chosen charity, Coeurs Pour Tous, is saving the lives of children in developing countries. It undertakes heart operations and provides equipment and tra
09 Nov. 2011 Eurekahedge Index up 1.88% in October, Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index remains in black, October YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.88% in October as optimism returned to the global economy and markets posted strong rallies. The MSCI World Index gained 8.65% amid moves to resolve the European debt crisis, as well as better than expected economic data from the
09 Nov. 2011 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up +2.5% in October (-2.95% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +2.46% in October (-2.95% YTD), while the S&P 500 increased +10.77% (-0.35% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced +9.54% (+3.25% YTD), and the NASDAQ
09 Nov. 2011 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +2.27% in October (-3.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index posted strong results in October, benefitting from a rebound in equity prices during the month. The GGHFI gained 2.27% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (+10.93%), MSCI World
08 Nov. 2011 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index up +2.43% in October (-3.5% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted the strongest monthly gains thus far in 2011, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gaining +2.43 percent for October. The gain snaps a two-month decline and follows a 3Q drop of -6.5 percent, the fourth worst calendar quarter performance in his
07 Nov. 2011 Man appoints Yifei Li as country chair for China [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group plc (�Man�), today announces a significant step in establishing its presence in China, with the appointment of Yifei Li as Country Chair, China. Li has 18 years of senior management experience, having successfully led the expansion of several multinational c
07 Nov. 2011 New Oyster funds classes launched in Swiss francs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Swiss banking group SYZ & CO announced today the launch of new classes in CHF for seven OYSTER funds, which are already available in Switzerland in other currencies. By offering investors the choice of the reference currency, SYZ & CO can better address the specific n
07 Nov. 2011 UCITS HFS Index breaks negative trend, up +0.68% in October 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After two down months the UCITS HFS Index was able to break the negative trend and gained +0.68% in October 2011. Following two rather tumultuous months in the financial markets the UCITS HFS Index started with a slight weekly loss of -0.12% into the month. Week two and t
05 Nov. 2011 Hedge funds redeem $5bn in September, industry assets down to 1.72tln say BarclayHedge and TrimTabs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update � Hedge funds redeemed $5.0 billion in September, the second outflow in three months, report BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Industry assets decreased to $1.72 trillion, the lowest level in 12 months. �Hedge fund investors have grown much more cautiou
05 Nov. 2011 Peak Partners launches new single manager FX fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Leading specialist in alternative investment solutions Peak Partners launched on November 1st, 2011 a single manager Fund, specialized in trading the Foreign Exchange market. Mr. Richard Morrish, Partner and Portfolio Manager says: “Calling on 35 y
04 Nov. 2011 UCITS Alternative Index Global up 1.81% in October bringing its YTD performance to -2.71% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up in October (1.81%) bringing its year to date performance to -2.71%. The Fund of Funds Index is up 0.10% reaching -3.99% this year. In October, all strategies are up, except for CTA and FX. Emerging Markets is the best performing st
03 Nov. 2011 Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index USD -3.93% in September, -2.07% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge is pleased to announce that the new Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index is now live and available on the Eurekahedge website. The Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index is the banner name for a new suite of asset weighted, global indices. Performance highlights
03 Nov. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 1.85% in October (down 6.13% YTD) as five out of seven strategies posted gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was up 1.85% in October as five out of seven strategies posted gains. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, “Event Driven was the highest performing sector last month as many managers restruct
03 Nov. 2011 Scipion Capital hires two ahead of new investment and product launches [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Scipion Capital (“Scipion”), the African investment specialist, has expanded its team in Geneva and London in anticipation of new investment and product launches over the next six months. Two new hires, Jonathan Hargreaves as Analyst and Jean Cochard as Offic
03 Nov. 2011 Asian hedge funds AuM decline to $82bn in Q3 despite investor inflows of $1.4bn says HFR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRX China Index tops Shanghai Composite despite quarterly decline; Sixth consecutive quarter of inflows to Asian hedge funds Global hedge fund investors allocated over $1.4 billion in net new capital to Asian hedge funds in 3Q11 as global financial
03 Nov. 2011 ConceptONE brings in Form PF preparation and advisory services for private fund advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The final version of Form PF was confirmed by the SEC and the CFTC on October 31, 2011 (see: www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr6132-11). Since it was initially prop
03 Nov. 2011 Brencourt Advisors to manage Central Park Group's event driven fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Central Park Group, LLC announced today that Brencourt Advisors, LLC has assumed portfolio management responsibility for Central Park Group Multi-Event Fund, a multi-strategy event-driven fund. The Fund invests in credit opportunities, merger arbitrage and equity special
02 Nov. 2011 Oddo AM appoints BNY Mellon as fund administrator and trustee for new merger arbitrage hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Oddo Asset Management (Oddo AM) to provide fund administration and custody services for its new hedge fund, Orsay Merger Arbitrage. Oddo AM, the asset managem
02 Nov. 2011 French incubator NewAlpha invests in Zurich-based hedge fund manager HSCA [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global hedge fund incubation specialist, announced its 17th strategic investment with Heieck Siebrecht Capital Advisors (HSCA) AG, a Zürich-based hedge fund management firm focused on German equities. As of 1st Nove
02 Nov. 2011 Neptune selects SunGard’s APT to help manage risk and meet UCITS requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Neptune Investment Management, a boutique investment manager, has selected SunGard’s APT, a leading risk management and portfolio construction solution, to help with internal and external risk reporting. Neptune, which has over £7 billion assets under management, wi
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