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15 Mar. 2012 Institutional investor expectations remain strong in 2012 according to Commonfund Investor Outlook Survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund Forum, currently being held in Orlando, Florida, released its annual survey data yesterday showing that institutional investor expectations for 2012 remain strong. Commonfund conducted its second annual Commonfund Investor Outlook Survey™ which gauges the senti
15 Mar. 2012 Third Point launches campaign for Yahoo's board [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist US-based hedge fund Third Point, is launching a campaign to hand pick the board members at Yahoo!. Third point claims that the company has failed to provide the investor with enough say in the firm's operations. The actions by Third Point CEO Daniel L
14 Mar. 2012 Newedge CTA index up 0.87% in February (1.45% YTD) [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.
14 Mar. 2012 Newedge launches Phase 2 of Smart Order Router platform for US equity options and cash equities products [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Newedge Group (“Newedge”), a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, announced today the launch of Phase 2 of their Smart Order Router (SOR) platform for U.S. equity options and cash equities products. This new in-house, low-latency routing platform is now
14 Mar. 2012 Four banks still fail Fed's stress test [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The US Federal Reserve has released the results of its latest "stress test" on US banks. The stress tests are part of the Fed's response to the financial crisis. Of the
14 Mar. 2012 Hedge funds facing hike in insurance prices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Insurance and risk management advisory group SKCG believes it has evidence that the regulatory crackdown on hedge funds has pushed rates for insurance covering potential lawsuit costs going ever higher. The firm finds rate hikes of 5-10% for directors and officers
13 Mar. 2012 Pioneer Investments appoints David Hanratty as head of global strategic partners and UK & Ireland distribution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Pioneer Investments today announced the appointment of David Hanratty to Head both UK and Ireland Distribution and the Global Strategic Partners group. The responsibilities have been brought together in recognition of the increasingly common characteristics of these busin
13 Mar. 2012 Eze Castle and eSentire announce a strategic partnership for global hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eze Castle Integration Inc and eSentire have announced a strategic partnership to improve information security at hedge funds worldwide. Together the companies will offer hedge funds managed security services for clo
13 Mar. 2012 Newedge to expand its offering of clearing services to centrally cleared interest rate Swaps [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge to offer CCP clearing services for Interest Rate Swaps at CME Cleared IRS and LCH SwapClear in partnership with Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB). Newedge announced plans to dev
13 Mar. 2012 Hedge fund industry accelerates into 2012 with the most fund launches since 2007 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge fund launches in 2011 increased to the highest level since 2007, as investors and managers positioned for 2012 amid intense volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty, reported HFR (Hedge Fund Research Inc.) today, the global leader in the indexation, analysis and aggr
13 Mar. 2012 Cerulli survey finds that Asian institutions are moving back to hedge funds and other alternatives [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest Cerulli Associates’ report, entitled "Asian Institutions Allocate to More Risky Mandates as Asset Levels and Confidence Rise", finds that Asian institutions are making
13 Mar. 2012 Survey finds hedge fund administrators’ assets fell 1.5% in second half of 2011 [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The total single manager hedge fund assets under administration fell -1.5% during the second half of 2011, according to the latest eVestment|HFN’s
13 Mar. 2012 Uncertainty surrounds future of financial services industry, ISITC survey says [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) has conducted a new survey of in
13 Mar. 2012 Magnum BGM Select Opportunities Fund up 9.48% in February, 14.47% year to date [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Bahamas-based Magnum BGM Select Opportunities Fund reported a strong performance in February with +9.48% gains to bring its year-to-date
13 Mar. 2012 SEC continues probe of CBOE, top exec resigns [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York - Senior compliance executive at CBOE Holdings Inc., Patrick Fay has resigned during an ongoing investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into how the options market operator was supervising traders. According to
12 Mar. 2012 Kinetic Partners expands into Luxembourg with acquisition of AB Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Today, Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm to the asset management, banking and broking industry, announces its acquisition of AB Fund Services, the Luxembourg-based fund advisory firm. AB Fund Services advises on regulatory and compliance re
12 Mar. 2012 Finadium research: Corporate bonds and equities as high quality assets for collateral management and bank balance sheets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The possibility has emerged that banks could use corporate bonds and equities for a broad swath of their high-quality liquid assets under Basel III. This would be an enlargement of a paradigm shift in the nature of risk in financial markets. Currently, Basel III requires
12 Mar. 2012 Custom House Fund Services choses Nirvana Solutions for risk management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Custom House Fund Services today announced that it has chosen Nirvana Solutions to provide risk reporting and risk analysis solutions to its hedge fund clients. Compliance, increased investor demand for risk measurement, transparency and daily valuation are driving the ne
12 Mar. 2012 eVestment|HFN releases its Q4 2011 hedge fund administrator survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: eVestment|HFN today announced the release of its Q4 2011 Administrator Survey, sponsored by Advent Software. The survey includes 68 administrators with a combined $5.331 trillion in alternative assets under administration (AuA). Administrators were asked to provide AuA sep
12 Mar. 2012 B of A Merrill Lynch: global diversified hedge fund index average up 1.53% in February (3.80% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mary Ann Bartels, head of US Technical Analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that the
12 Mar. 2012 GlobeOp Capital Movement Index shows hedge fund inflows of 2.10% in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 2.10% in March. “Another month of healthy inflows continues the recent trend,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services. The GlobeOp Capital Mov
12 Mar. 2012 FTSE licenses Old Mutual Global Index Trackers to use alternatively weighted indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FTSE Group announces the licensing of the globally established FTSE RAFI Index Series and the recently launched FTSE EDHEC-Risk Efficient Index Series, to Old Mutual Global Index Trackers. Th
12 Mar. 2012 Prequin: hedge funds finding capital with Asia-Pacific based investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are finding a wealth of new capital raising opportunities with investors based in the Asia-Pacific region, according to new research from global da
12 Mar. 2012 Survey shows hedge fund managers have strong commitment to family, healthy living and philanthropic lifestyle [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia - In a move that illustrates how much more thorough investors are becoming in their due diligence process, a new survey of investment managers that has just been done shows that the latter have generally strong commitment towards family and living a healthy, well-ro
09 Mar. 2012 HFI Global Composite Index up 1.55% in February (3.21%) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds are now on two-month winning streak. The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index rose 1.55% in February (3.21% YTD). Once again, equity ma

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