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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
01 Nov. 2011 Horizon Cash Management hires Danielle Blount as portfolio analyst [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Horizon Cash Management LLC, the leading investment advisor specializing in active cash management solutions for the alternative investment industry, today announced that it has hired Danielle Blount as portfolio analyst. Ms. Blount works closely with the portfoli
01 Nov. 2011 Rothstein Kass issues updated alternative investment fund pro forma financial statements manual [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rothstein Kass, a leading service provider to the alternative investment community, has published the “Alternative Investment Fund Proforma Financial Statements Reference Manual,” an advanced reference guide for preparers of financial statements for hedge and hybrid funds
01 Nov. 2011 Institutional investors to drive secondary hedge fund market [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and family offices are allocating increasingly large tranches of capital to illiquid hedge funds in the search for high-yielding long-term investment solutions, says Florian de Sigy, CEO and founder of specialist brokerage and advisor
01 Nov. 2011 Joint statement from CFTC and SEC on MF Global collapse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission today made the following joint statement: “For several days, the SEC, CFTC and other regulators had been closely monitoring developments affecting MF Global, Inc., a jointly register
01 Nov. 2011 Kevin Pilarski joins PwC as Financial Services Advisory Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Kevin Pilarski announced today that he took a new position at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. In his new role, he is a Director in the Financial Services Advisory practice, focusing on the derivatives markets, regulation and alternative investments. Kevin is a capital mar
01 Nov. 2011 Younger funds are a safer bet than older funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its most recent client monthly newsletter, GFIA pte ltd, the Singapore based specialist in skill-based managers in Asian and emerging markets reviewed relationship between the age of Asian hedge funds, and their performance, during the different market environments.<
31 Oct. 2011 EU publishes proposal for Directive regulating transparency and short selling [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On 25 October 2011, the European Commission published the provisional text of a proposal for a directive to amend the Transparency Directive ("TD"), together with an impact assessment, and some frequently asked questions. This came hot on the heels of the agree
31 Oct. 2011 CME Group limits MF Global Trading to liquidation only [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Effective immediately, and until further notice, CME's Emergency Financial Committee, in accordance with rule 975, is limiting all trading for customers of MF Global for liquidation only. In addition, and until further notice, CME Group will no longer r
28 Oct. 2011 Update: Hedge fund industry assets down to $2.46tln (end-Sept) as investors withdrew around $19.3bn in Q3 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – eVestment HFN has published its hedge fund industry summary for September 2011. Highlights from the report are below. • Total estimated hedge fund assets at the end of September 2011 were $2.463 trillion, a decrease of 2.92%, or $74.1 billion from August. Performance
28 Oct. 2011 Expect to see surge in hedge fund M&A activity in Q4 says Madison Street

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Opalesque Industry Update – According to Madison Street Capital’s “Fall 2011 M&A Outlook – Hedge Fund Industry” report, M&A activity in the hedge fund industry in 2011, as indicated by both the number and size of completed transactions, can best be described as sluggish. H

28 Oct. 2011 Despite negative returns, UCITS hedge funds grew in number by 6% in Q3 (to 705) with assets reaching Eur121.7bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to Alix Capital SA's Third Quarter (Q3) Report, all single UCITS strategies are now down since the beginning of the year with the exception of Commodities (up 0.10%); the number of single manager UCITS hedge funds increased from 665 to 705 (6%) in Q3, a
28 Oct. 2011 Hedge fund managers see short-term volatility, long-term opportunities in European credit [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division today announced the release of the fourth quarter 2011 edition of its “Asset Management Alternatives Quarterly.” This thought-leadership series, which includes a white paper and video, offers insights from Credit Suisse Asset Mana
27 Oct. 2011 Parker FX index up 1.60% in September, -1.81% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Parker FX Index is reporting a +1.60% return for the month of September. Fifty five programs in the Index reported September results, of which thirty-seven reported positive results and eighteen incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.6
26 Oct. 2011 Average large North American public pension fund allocates 5.7% to hedge funds in FY2011 says Infovest21 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released Special Research Report, Infovest21 finds that the average large public pension fund which allocates at least $1 billion to hedge funds and funds of funds, allocates 5.7% to hedge funds and absolute returns funds in FY2011, an increase from 5.4% in FY
26 Oct. 2011 Proposed Volcker Rule regulation on fund activities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – American banking lawyers should be forgiven if they’re not returning calls right away, quipped a Reuters blog; they’re busy trying
26 Oct. 2011 Hedge fund compensation declines on performance volatility [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge fund compensation declined by approximately ten percent on average across varied functional roles in 2011, according to the 2012 edition of the Glocap Hedge Fund Compensation Report. The compensation data released today shows a wide dispersion of compensation, betwee
24 Oct. 2011 Insider activity turns extremely bearish in October. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As the S&P 500 has climbed 12.6% from its closing low on October 3, insider activity has turned extremely bearish. Insider selling has surged to $178 million daily in October, more than double the $76 million daily in September. Equally bearish, insider buy
24 Oct. 2011 New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Commentary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 3.20% in September compared with a drop of 9.88% for the Dow Jones Global Index. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of September.
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