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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
18 Jan. 2012 Spring Mountain Capital Says Doomsday Scenario for Europe Is Unlikely [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Spring Mountain Capital Says Doomsday Scenario for Europe Is Unlikely, But Highlights Risk of Deflationary Spiral; Warns Against Underestimating Fundamental Strength of U.S. Economy; and Is Positive on Emerging Markets Recommends Holding 15% t
18 Jan. 2012 AMT Futures Adds New Trading Programme to The IQS Performance Fund for Increased Exposure to Commodity Markets Volatility [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:AMT Futures, the specialist investment manager and international futures brokerage, announces the addition of a new IQ-C trading programme to the long standing The IQS Performance Fund. IQ-C is a high volatility trend following system, focused on 30 of the world's
18 Jan. 2012 U.S. Compliance Servicer HedgeOp Merges With European Financial Services Group IMS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HedgeOp Compliance, LLC (HedgeOp), the leading provider of specialised compliance software and consulting services for investment advisers in the US, is merging with The IMS Group (IMS), a leading European governance, risk and compliance services group. HedgeOp wil
18 Jan. 2012 RJ O'Brien's Timothy Phillips Joins Systematic Alpha as Marketing Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Former RJ O’Brien Fund Management business development SVP Timothy Phillips has joined Systematic Alpha Management as Marketing Director. Phillips, an institutional marketing and relationship management specialist, began his career in 1991 at Citibank. He has ra
18 Jan. 2012 Most Edhec Hedge Fund Indices down YTD except for Market Neutral, Fixed Income Arb, Merger Arbitrage, Short Selling [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In December, the stock market experienced a slight rebound, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.02% in a context of steadily decreasing implied volatility: the VIX reached a 23.4% level after three consecutive months of retreat from its September peak (43.0%). Fixed-income mar
18 Jan. 2012 Regulation prompts hedge fund managers to reconsider domiciles and avoid burdening costs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - • AIMA: AIFMD could potentially cost hedge funds $6bn • KPMG: Over 50% of UK’s largest companies have considered re-domiciling or co-domiciling • Clear Path Analysis: Countries with competitive tax regimes will make companies consider fund relocation A
18 Jan. 2012 Newedge CTA Index up 0.46% in December, -4.45% for 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today posted the monthly performance data for its suite of Hedge Fund Indices.
18 Jan. 2012 Proposed EU financial transaction tax would have widespread, unintended damaging consequences: AIMA [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The proposed European Union financial transaction tax (FTT) could lead to a significant decrease in cross-border trading of financial instruments in the EU, undermining the single market, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global
18 Jan. 2012 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down -0.22% in December (-2.52% in 2011) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.22% for the month of December. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. The following funds are no longer reporting to the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index: Cor
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    Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives From PIOnline.com: Texas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1. Trustees approved 2015 tactical investment plans for the hedge fund, private equity and in

  2. Private equity follows hedge funds into reinsurance for long-term capital[more]

    From Artemis.bm: It’s not just hedge funds that are entering the insurance and reinsurance market in search of so-called long-term capital to put to work in their strategies, private equity firms targeting the space are also seeking opportunities to add assets under management. The entry of large pr

  3. North America – New York City’s next hot neighborhoods targeted with property funds[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: New York’s real estate world is filled with tales of ordinary people who bought property decades ago and saw values skyrocket to the millions. Seth Weissman is seeking investors to get in early on the next hot neighborhoods. The veteran of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and hedge

  4. Investing – George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse, Warren Buffett's Berkshire reveals Charter stake, cuts DirecTV, Hedge funds lusting to cash out of MGM, Top hedge fund managers are buying Ally Financial, Hedge funds dumped 5m Herbalife shares in Q2, Paulson & Co hedge fund ups Puerto Rico real estate bet, Netflix Inc., Citigroup Inc, Google Inc are top new picks in Tiger Management’s 13F[more]

    George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse From Newsmax.com: Billionaire investor George Soros has increased his financial bet that U.S. stocks will collapse to more than $2 billion. The legendary hedge fund manager has been raising his negative bet on the Standard & Poor's 500 Inde

  5. Investors now net short S&P500 and increased Russell shorts, technicals suggest further selling[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added