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27 Jan. 2012 Greenwich Investable Hedge Fund Indices; All Strategies Down YTD Except for Arbitrage and Long/Short Credit [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Greenwich Investable Hedge Fund Indices produced mixed results in December, another volatile month for equity prices. The monthly and quarterly redemption Composite Indices fell by 0.46% and 0.27%, respectively, for the month. The Managed Futures Index was the be
27 Jan. 2012 Parker FX Index up 0.49% in December (-2.62% in 2011), Top Performer +7.49% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.49% return for the month of December. Fifty two programs in the Index reported December results, of which thirty-one reported positive results, twenty incurred losses and one manager was flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the In
27 Jan. 2012 Incubator Firm Sturgeon Ventures Sets Up Three Fund Managers in Malta [more]
Opalesque Industry Update –Sturgeon Ventures LLP, the regulatory incubator, has established three of its fund manager clients in Malta, a jurisdiction it sees as set to attract an increasing number of start-up financial firms. Low cost, efficient regulation and access to the European Uni
26 Jan. 2012 Hedge Fund Firm Covenant Financial Services Reborn as Covenant Global Investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Oklahoma City-based Investment Manager Changes Name to Covenant Global Investors, AUM Grows to $320 Million Covenant Financial Services, LLC (“Covenant Investors”), the management company for the Covenant family of target-return, global macro
26 Jan. 2012 AIFMD Seen as Most Unclear Regulatory Development in the Alternatives Industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Over a third of delegates at a recent IMS Group (IMS) regulatory forum expressed the view that the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, remains the most uncertain aspect of financial regulation in terms of its final substance and resultant effect on the industr
26 Jan. 2012 BNY Mellon launches automated loan administration service for hedge fund clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, announced today that it has enhanced its loan administration functionality to offer hedge funds and fund of hedge fund clients an automated solution with increased transparency. The servi
26 Jan. 2012 More Asset Inflows Went to Funds with Better Liquidity in 2011: Dow Jones Credit Suisse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index team today released its 2011 Hedge Fund Market Review. The report examines the drivers of hedge fund performance and asset growth in 2011. Some key conclusions from the report include: - Hedge funds, as measured
26 Jan. 2012 Fortress CEO Daniel Mudd Resigns In Wake Of SEC Action [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Daniel Mudd has resigned as Fortress Investment Group CEO. He also resigned from the firm's board of directors. His resignation follows a
26 Jan. 2012 Greenlight Fined For Trading Abuse In The UK [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK is fining David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital for trading abuses. The fines are split between Einhorn and Greenlight Capital, at just over £3mn pounds each for using insider information when selling shares
25 Jan. 2012 AlphaMetrix Acquires WR Group LLC Assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: AlphaMetrix LLC, founder of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), the world’s leading online marketplace for private investments, today announced it has acquired the hedge fund managed account assets of WR Group LLC. The acquisition of WR’s managed account as
25 Jan. 2012 Sungard: How Will Stocks in my Portfolio be Affected if the Eurozone Ceases to Exist Altogether? [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Since the Greek crisis triggered the current atmosphere of instability in the Eurozone, market commentators have been speculating whether the death knell is about to ring for the Euro currency. Analysts have used SunGard APT’s market risk tools to model differ
24 Jan. 2012 Spruce Private Investors Opens Atlanta Office And Hires Industry Veteran [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Spruce Private Investors, LLC, has hired Courtlandt Bromwell Ault as a Director in the Portfolio Management Group. Based in Atlanta, Courtlandt is responsible for managing and building client relationships in the southeastern US. “We are delighted that Courtlandt has j
24 Jan. 2012 Citi Releases New Start-up Guide For US Hedge Funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi has released a new start-up guide for US hedge funds based on a new Start-Up Framework developed by Citi Prime Finance. This framework and approach is unique to Citi. The guide explains specific Start-Up Services in the US market and how the company can work with new
24 Jan. 2012 Greenlight Capital hedge funds outperform main hedge fund indices in 2011 [more]
Greenlight Capital LP, Greenlight Qualified LP and Greenlight Capital Offshore returned 2.9%, 2.7% and 1.9% in 2011 respectively, according to an investor letter obtained by Opalesque. G
23 Jan. 2012 Comprehensive Study of Alternative UCITS Funds by PerTrac Finds Long/short Equity Most Popular Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Long/short equity is the most popular strategy pursued by Alternative UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) funds, and overall, funds invested in emerging markets have posted the best performance from January 2002 through October 2011,
23 Jan. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.18% so far in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets began the New Year with strong gains, with strength across Technology, Energy and Financials sectors. The US Dollar rose against the Euro as several European sovereign credit ratings were downgraded. Commodities began the year with mixed performance
23 Jan. 2012 BlackRock’s Fink remains bullish despite losses in Q4-2011 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Despite a 16% loss in net income from the previous year, BlackRock’s CEO Laurence D. Fink remains bullish for 2012. The world’s largest asset manager's net income fell $555m in Q4-2011, or $3.05 a share, from $657m, or $3.35, a year earlier (and down 7% from Q3
20 Jan. 2012 Lyxor Sees Poor Bond Performance, Attractive Equities in Coming Decades [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - For almost a quarter of a century, bond markets have rivaled with equity markets in terms of performance while offering half the volatility. Indeed, bond markets have benefited from a downtrend in long-term yields against a backdrop of disinflation and greater risk aversi
19 Jan. 2012 Investors Most Positive on Global Macro and Global Emerging Markets Alternative UCITS Strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ML Capital Alternative UCITS Barometer, a quarterly research publication which explores the current demands and assets flows in Alternative UCITS funds, has found that: Allocations to CTA’s and Global Macro strategies are once again the bigges
19 Jan. 2012 Institutions Put Hedge Fund Managers to the Test: SEI [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Institutional investors continue to put their money in hedge funds in the quest for returns but keep ratcheting up the challenges and requirements they pose to hedge fund managers. To help managers understand the evolving expectations of their investors, SEI, in collab
19 Jan. 2012 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index Down 2.7% in 2011, Second Worst Annual Performance Since 1994 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for December and for the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, as well as estimated asset flows through November. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge F
19 Jan. 2012 Hedge Fund Investors Rotate Into Macro Arbitrage Strategies For 2012, AuM Now at $2.01tln: HFR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total capital invested in the hedge fund industry regained the $2 trillion milestone to conclude 2011, according to data released today by HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.), the leading provider of data, indices and analysis of hedge funds. The industry originally eclipsed
19 Jan. 2012 PROSPER Launches a New UCITS Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PROSPER FUNDS SICAV has announced the launch of PROSPER Stars & Stripes Fund, a new long/short fund investing in US equities with a UCITS compliant strategy. PROSPER Stars & Stripes Fund is managed by Independence Capital Asset Partners, LLC (ICAP), a US-based hed
19 Jan. 2012 Barclay CTA Index Up 0.14% in December, Down 3.05% in 2011 - Largest Loss for Managed Futures in 32 Years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Despite a 0.14% gain in December, managed futures lost 3.05% in 2011 according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “The slightly positive returns for December masked the volatility in the major mark
18 Jan. 2012 Investors Most Positive on Global Macro and Global Emerging Markets Alternative UCITS Strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: ML Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake UCITS platform, has released the 5th edition of the quarterly ML Alternative UCITS Barometer (ML Barometer). The Barometer is designed to help identify and anticipate key trends in the d
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    From FT.com: Winton, the London-based hedge fund, has increased the assets in its low-cost equities fund to more than $1bn for the first time in a sign that traditional stock managers may come under increasing pressure from computer-driven rivals. Winton, which manages about $25bn in total ass