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06 Mar. 2012 Great Lakes Fund Solutions, Inc. is acquired and re-branded Marcal Systems Corporation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Great Lakes Fund Solutions, Inc. (GLFSI or the Company) today announces its new name and management following the sale of Marcal Systems Corporation to Mark Lancaster, the Company’s new President. Marc Veeneman, the co-founder and former President of the Comp
06 Mar. 2012 U.S. Bancorp Fund Services partners with TS Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC (USBFS) announces an investment in TS Capital, LLC (TSC). This equity ownership allows USBFS to leverage TSC’s active distribution services. TSC is a third party marketing organization specializing in strategic consulting, product originatio
06 Mar. 2012 Morningstar launches alternative investments centre [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar Inc, a provider of independent investment research, has launched a new alternative investments center as part of several enhancements to MorningstarAdvisor.com, a free website that provides financial advisors with practice management information, investment tr
06 Mar. 2012 Advent supports carrhae capital in growth ambitions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Carrhae Capital LLP has gone live on Advent’s hedge fund solution to support growth and maximize efficiency and transparency
06 Mar. 2012 Future Capital Partners rolls out third renewable energy EIS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Future Capital Partners, the £6 billion alternative investment boutique, has launched another EIS fund that will capitalise on the firm’s successful green energy investment strategy. The new fund is the third of FCP’s renewable energy EISs, following the success of Elara
06 Mar. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global is up +0.87% in February, +2.25% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In February, the UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.87% while the UCITS Alternative Index Fund of Funds is up 0.99%. The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.87% in February, continuing its good run since the beginning of the year (up 1.37% in January). Th
06 Mar. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index up +1.71% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.71% in February according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the pe
06 Mar. 2012 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up +1.31% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.31% in February as all of the index component strategies reported positive results for February. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which enable in
06 Mar. 2012 Macquarie Group to offer external hedge fund capital raising services [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Triple A Partners’ Australian Hedge Newsletter reports that Macquarie Group will now offer hedge fund capital-raising services to exte
05 Mar. 2012 Hedge fund industry raises $2.2 Million to prevent and treat child abuse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Hedge Funds Care, an international non-profit organization which raises funds and awareness for programs to prevent and treat child abuse within the hedge fund industry, raised $2.2 million at its 14th Annual Hedge Funds Care New York Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit
05 Mar. 2012 Amida Capital Management adds senior staffers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Amida Capital Management II, LLC, a New York based investment manager specializing in relative value and convertible arbitrage, has expanded its investment platform and appointed Sudeep Duttaroy as a Portfolio Manager and Raymond Lam, CFA as a Credit Analyst. Messrs. Duttar
05 Mar. 2012 Billion Dollar Club: assets rose 2.96% to $1.335 trillion at the largest U.S. hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Despite widespread, if shallow, performance losses, the 241 largest hedge fund firms in the Americas—those managing $1 billion or more—increased their assets by 2.96% in 2011, to $1.335 trillion (as of January 1, 2012), according to
05 Mar. 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch report shows hedge funds lagging S&P 500 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Mary Ann Bartels, head of U.S. Technical Analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that in their February Hedge Fund Monitor, the hedge fund flash return was up 1.19%, lagging the S&P 500 by 2.87%. Event Driven and Convertible Arbitrage performed the best for the m
05 Mar. 2012 BarclayHedge and TrimTabs report hedge fund January redemptions of $15.2bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Barclay Hedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported, that hedge funds redeemed an estimated $15.2 billion (0.9% of assets) in January 2012 while underperforming the S&P
05 Mar. 2012 AIMA chief executive celebrates vote of confidence in hedge funds from institutional investors [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The first quarter AIMA Journal opens with an address from the association’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Baker, entitled 'In defence of hedge funds: instit
05 Mar. 2012 Alternative asset manager FRM believes 2012 will afford better opportunities for hedge funds due to diversity of sources of return [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: FRM remains optimistic for investment returns from hedge funds for the coming year, citing idiosyncratic risk beta as evidence. In their Early View commentary, the firm says: "Technical factors i
05 Mar. 2012 Key hedge fund investors amongst those who lost money in AIJ collapse [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The majority of investors who lost money from the collapse of Japanese hedge fund operator AIJ Investment Advisors Co., were considered to be "bright spot investors" in the Asian hedge fund industry over the last two to three years, said Singapore-based research fi
05 Mar. 2012 Head of prop trading at JP Morgan leaves to start own hedge fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to a Financial Times report, Mike Stewart, JP Morgan's global head of prop
02 Mar. 2012 Ogier Cayman named ‘Best Offshore Law Firm’ for a second year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Ogier Cayman announced today it has secured top honours in the 2012 Hedgeweek Awards, including ‘Best Offshore Law Firm’ – the second year in a row it has secured that accolade – and runner up in the ‘Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm’ category. “We are ext
02 Mar. 2012 AIMA: FSB take note, credit hedge funds are not shadow banks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit hedge funds should not be considered part of the ‘shadow banking’ sector, according to a new paper by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund trade association. AIMA’s research paper* highlight
02 Mar. 2012 Eurekahedge to launch new insurance linked securities index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge, an alternative fund data provider, announces that they have launched a new hedge fund index focusing on insurance linked securities, in partnership with ILS Advisers. The new index is named the 'Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index'.
02 Mar. 2012 Greenwich Investable Index up +1.60% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - All Greenwich Investable Hedge Fund Indices produced positive results in January, driven by strong market moves in global equities. The monthly and quarterly redemption Composite Indices gained 1.60% and 1.57%, respectively, for the month. The Long-Short Equity Index wa
02 Mar. 2012 Henderson Group, Tantallon Capital close Asia funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to a Reuters report, Henderson Group and Tantallon Capital are closing their Asia-based funds due to the tough capital-rising environ
01 Mar. 2012 OneChicago announces trading volumes for February 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that a total of 237,197 security futures contracts were traded in the month of February 2012. February 2012 Highlights: 204,835 Exchange Futures for Physicals (EFPs) and blocks were traded
01 Mar. 2012 New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index commentary offers insight into January hedge fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 2.34% in January. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of January. Some key findings from the report include: Hedge funds, as measured by

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