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16 Apr. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 1.12% in March; (+3.96% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 1.12% in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 3.96% year to date, and has enjoyed ten straight months of gains. “The mid-month announcement of a flawed Cyprus bailout plan unsettled global m
16 Apr. 2013 RBC Hedge 250 Index +1.35% in March, (+3.40% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of March 2013 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.35 percent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 3.40 percent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mont
16 Apr. 2013 Hedge fund managers caught off-guard by sharp gold sell off [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge fund managers and investors were caught off-guard by the sharp gold sell-off last week, said John Burbank, a long-time gold investor
16 Apr. 2013 EFAMA: Total assets of UCITS stood at €6,547bn at end February [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Improved investor sentiments provided strong inflows into UCITS funds in February 2013, according to the latest Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). In its
16 Apr. 2013 BVI, Cayman deny 'tax haven’ status publicly [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The British Virgin Island's Premier and the Chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange recently protested publicly against name calling and misinformed labelling. BVI Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith, OBE, on Sunday wrote a letter to UK newspap
15 Apr. 2013 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.21% in March (+3.55% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.21% for the month of March. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. February, March and YTD 2013 performance numbers are listed below and are a
15 Apr. 2013 Timetric predicts French HNWI sector will shift towards liquid assets, alternatives until 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Between 2007 and 2011, the French residential property market bucked the global trend of declining property prices. It is perhaps unsurprising then, that real estate was the largest asset class for HNWIs (High Net Worth Individuals, with readily convertible assets of US$1
15 Apr. 2013 Fund of hedge fund group van Biema Value Partners starts bespoke accounts, pension fund APG first to sign up [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – van Biema Value Partners, a specialized investment firm focused on deep value-oriented investing, announces the capability to provide customized fund of fund portfolios for sizable institutional and individual investors. The firm’s first such mandate comes from APG, one o
15 Apr. 2013 Australia's Scout Global joins IMQ in seeding Romanesco's hedge fund, Persistence [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Australian hedge fund seeder Scout Global Funds has joined IMQ as co-seed of Romanesco Capital Management’
15 Apr. 2013 Former Man Group environmental specialist Nick Wood launches own wind energy income fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Resonance Asset Management, an alternative asset management firm, founded by industry veteran, Nick Wood, has raised £35m in assets for its inaugural wind energy income fund. With a distribution agreement in place via boutique investment bank, Dexion Capi
15 Apr. 2013 Seven SAC Capital Hong Kong staff leave firm [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Seven Hong Kong SAC Capital staff left the firm while five others relocated to New York and London amidst ongoing insider trading probe against the giant hedge fund firm, Reuters
15 Apr. 2013 Stark Investments wind down hedge fund [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Global hedge fund firm Stark Investments is closing down its operations after assets fell by 85% from its peak of $14bn to $2.1bn as at the end of last year. According to the
11 Apr. 2013 EDHEC-Risk: short-term risk control is not incompatible with long-term investment performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new study produced as part of the BNP Paribas Investment Partners research chair on “Asset-Liability Management and Institutional Investment Management,” provides comprehensive insights into all of EDHEC-Risk Institute’s research on dynamic allocation in asset-liability
11 Apr. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp: Hedge Fund Performance Index gains 1.53% gross in March (3.05% YTD), Capital Movement Index declines 1.22% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for March 2013 measured 1.53%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the
11 Apr. 2013 Zenith believes good CTAs offer protection from market volatility [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Zenith Investment Partners has just released its 2013 CTA / Macro Sector findings. Daniel Liptak, Head of Alternatives said: "With the performance of many CTAs struggling over the last 18 – 24 months we b
11 Apr. 2013 Classic car fund launch supports growth in alternative asset investing [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Ultimate Classic Car Fund Capital Management LLC has announced the launch of the newest entry into alternative investments with its Ultimate Classic Car Fund LP and plans to raise up to $120m for i
11 Apr. 2013 Dan Loeb to launch Greek-focused hedge fund [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb is launching a new hedge fund focused on buying Greek assets on the assumption that the European Union will bailout the troubled economy. In a report by
11 Apr. 2013 Cyprus banking crisis may lead to more hedge fund redemption requests [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The worsening banking crisis in Cyprus is causing a rise in the number of redemption requests in the hedge funds industry,
10 Apr. 2013 Swiss hedge fund, Tiberius adds new natural resources fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Tiberius, the Swiss investment manager known as a leading independent commodity specialist, has further enlarged its product offering by taking over the VCH Natural Resources Fund as of 1st April 2013. The fund which has about USD 60 Million in assets will be embedded into
10 Apr. 2013 Macro Risk Advisors creates new training and recruiting program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), a leading provider of risk analysis and derivatives trade structuring for institutional investors, is aggressively expanding its research-intensive recruiting and training program to capitalize on shifts occurring at the nation’s large banks and
10 Apr. 2013 Eurekahedge reports hedge funds up 0.71%in March, 2.98% year to date with Japanese hedge funds up 10.78% in the first quarter [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.71% during March, against the MSCI World Index return of 1.76%. Key highlights for March 2013 included: Early reports indicate positive asset flows to hedge
10 Apr. 2013 Receiver in Nadel Ponzi scheme loses case against Wells Fargo [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Tampa, Florida lawyer Burton Wiand, the court-appointed receiver of Arthur Nadel’s $168m Ponzi scam lost his case against Wells Fargo which he accused of helping Nadel with his illegal scheme. According to a report by the
10 Apr. 2013 Activist hedge fund Jana Partners fails to gain seats in Agrium [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – U.S. activist hedge fund Jana Partners suffered defeat Tuesday despite early confidence of a victory after it failed to gain two board seats in Canadian agricultural supplies company, Agrium. According to a report by the
10 Apr. 2013 400 Capital Management adds to team with several hires [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 400 Capital Management, a structured credit investment manager based in New York has added several new hires following positive returns in 2012. 400 Capital Management was created in 2008. The firm actively invests in the credit markets focusing on residential and
09 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds advance +1.74% in March, up +4.80% YTD - Hennessee [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hennessee Group LLC, a hedge fund research and consulting firm, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.74% in March (+4.80% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +3.75% (+10.61% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +3.73% (+11.25% YTD),
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