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15 Feb. 2012 HSBC starts high net worth and institutional share classes for the Next Generation Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HSBC announces the launch of High Net Worth & Institutional share classes for the HSBC Next Generation Fund. As one of the largest investors in hedge funds globally, HSBC is utilising the experience garnered in over two decades of hedge fund research and po
15 Feb. 2012 EDHEC-Risk Institute research provides insights into optimal hedge fund allocation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a research paper published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Journal of Alternative Investments, entitled “Optimal Hedge Fund Allocation with Improved Estimates for Coskewness and Cokurtosis Parameters,” EDHEC-Risk Institute has provided insights into optim
15 Feb. 2012 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index records a positive performance of 1.30% in January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, was up 1.3% in January. Most risk assets persistently gained value during January 2012, with a short breather at the end of the m
15 Feb. 2012 January 2012 offers positive start for hedge funds; Barclay Hedge Fund Index +2.93%, Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index +2.05% [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – 2012 was a good start for the hedge funds industry as another data tracker posted positive returns in January. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index gained +2.93% in January, according to the data compiled by
15 Feb. 2012 Shuttered UK hedge fund Pentagon Capital fined $78.6m by SEC for late trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet issued his final ruling, in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the case Securities and Exchange Commission v. Pentagon Capital Management PLC, 08-cv-3324, U.S. District Court, Southern Dis
15 Feb. 2012 Armand van Houten to replace Frédéric Berney at Harcourt [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Harcourt’s Chief Risk Officer, Frédéric Berney, has announced that he will be leaving the company on May 31 of this year. He will be replaced by Armand van Houten, who will be in charge of risk management in the new function - Head of Alternative Products & Ri
14 Feb. 2012 James Bergstrom appointed as Legal CEO at Ogier [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Ogier Group have announced that James Bergstrom has been appointed as Legal Chief Executive Officer from February 2012. The Ogier Group is one of the leading providers of legal and fiduciary services and employs over 850 people across ten different jurisdictions.
14 Feb. 2012 Hedge funds get off to a fast start in 2012; Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.93% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 2.93% in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “The Fed’s announcement that they will keep interest rates near zero percent through 2014 helped to fuel the equity rally that began in mid-December,” says Sol
14 Feb. 2012 Daniel S. Sternberg joins Tiedemann Wealth Management board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Tiedemann Wealth Management has announced the addition of Daniel S. Sternberg to its Board of Managers. “Dan brings to our Board vast experience with a broad range of U.S. and international corporate transactional and governance issues,” said Craig Smith, Presid
14 Feb. 2012 Small hedge funds outperformed large hedge funds in January 2012. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.15% in January amid a strong resurgence in risk appetite, making it the strongest monthly return for the index since December 2010. The MSCI World Index gained 4.96%2 as markets overcame lingering concerns about the European debt
14 Feb. 2012 Global compliance group, The IMS Group, acquires remaining shares in IMS Consulting [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The IMS Group (IMS), a leading global governance, risk and compliance services group has acquired all outstanding shares in the New York based subsidiary of the same name, IMS Consulting US (IMS US). This is the second acquisition this year of a US compliance company for
14 Feb. 2012 Marshall Wace GaveKal to launch China fixed income strategy UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Marshall Wace GaveKal, the Hong-Kong-based asset manager, announces the launch of the MW GaveKal China Fixed Income Strategy. The strategy will be accessible via a long-only, UCITS fund, which will invest in debt instruments denominated in RMB, HKD or SGD. The strategy’s
14 Feb. 2012 How much hedge fund return is explained by dynamic beta asks MPI [more]
By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new case study from Markov Processes International reveals how their predictive analytic techniques could be used to reproduce beta exposures of hedge funds. Using MPI’s research, the firm tried to c
14 Feb. 2012 SEB believes central bank affirmative action has resulted in the world slowly navigating away from the brink of recession [more]
By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The SEB’s Nordic Outlook takes comfort in the fact that the world’s economic crisis has stabilised somewhat compared to end of last year. SEB believes that now there is greater symmetry in the
13 Feb. 2012 Viteos extends operational services to family offices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Viteos, a leading, global provider of fund administration, middle office and consulting services for the asset management community, today announced an expansion of its suite of services to family offices. Viteos has provided services to family offices over the pa
13 Feb. 2012 EM Bond Funds see record inflows as appetite for risk continues to grow [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Emerging markets funds continued their blistering start to the year during the first week of February as investors stepped up their search for higher returns. EPFR Global-tracked Emerging Markets Bond Funds pulled in a record setting $2.14 billion while Emerging Markets Eq
13 Feb. 2012 ArbitrOption ranked #1 event-driven manager by BarclayHedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: ArbitrOption Capital Management ("ArbitrOption"), an independent wealth management firm, was recently awarded a ranking of #1 Event-Driven Manager (Past 12 Months) by BarclayHedge. The 12 month compound annual return as of the end of December 2011 was 26.
13 Feb. 2012 Reyl A.M. launches two UCITS IV long/short funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reyl Asset Management today launches two new UCITS IV compliant long/short funds, the Reyl Long/Short European Equities fund and the Reyl Long/Short Emerging Markets Equities fund, to further enhance its long/short offering. The two new funds
13 Feb. 2012 The Cambridge Strategy appoints Alex Shaw as head of European sales [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Cambridge Strategy, a leading asset management firm offering active currency alpha, currency overlay, emerging markets equity and global macro programmes, announces the appointment of Alex Shaw as Head of European Sales. In this role Mr Shaw will help grow r
10 Feb. 2012 Average AUM of mid-sized fund of hedge funds managers up 10% in 2011 [more]
Size mattered in the fund of hedge funds sector in 2011, as large managers saw AUM fall while those in the mid-market enjoyed an average 10% increase, the latest Preqin research shows. In total, 24% of fund of hedge funds managers reported an increase in AUM during the course of 2011, an increas
10 Feb. 2012 GlobeOp Capital Movement Index up 2.25% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 2.25% in February. “Net flows were positive, against a backdrop of record low outflows,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services. The GlobeOp C
09 Feb. 2012 Greenwich indices show hedge funds off to strong start in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) posted strong results in January, led by Long-Short Equity funds. The GGHFI gained 2.31% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (+4.48%), MSCI World Equity (+4.93%), and
09 Feb. 2012 Lazard misses analysts’ expectations, launches low minimum fund of funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Weak revenue and high expenses pushed Lazard down in the fourth quarter causing them to miss analyst expectations. The New York-based financial advisory and asset management firm cites widespread uncertainty resul
08 Feb. 2012 Hedge funds post gains of 2.51% in January as equity markets rally: Hennessee [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +2.51% in January, while the S&P 500 advanced +4.36%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +3.40%, and the NASDAQ Composite Index climbed +8.01%. B
08 Feb. 2012 Hedge funds gain 1.27% in January, best month for event-driven funds: HFI [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds ended a two-month losing streak, profiting from the January market surge. The Hedge Fund Intelligence Global Composite Index rose 1.27%. The equity market rally handily exceeded hedge fund returns, however, with the MSCI World Index (net) rising 5.02% for the
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