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31 Jan. 2012 Centaur’s Galileo Sports Betting Hedge Fund Collapses [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Centaur, a London-based investment company launched the Galileo fund in 2010, a fund based on hedging sports. However, according to the Huffington Post, the fund collapsed on Monday. The fund was based on an idea in a 2004 blog post by investor and publ
31 Jan. 2012 ESMA Proposes New Rules on ETFs [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is proposing new rules for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) according to a position paper released
30 Jan. 2012 Solvency II could be a Unique Opportunity for Hedge Fund Strategies: Lyxor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - There is growing empirical evidence that the complexity of financial markets makes it increasingly challenging for institutional investors to manage their asset/liability profiles efficiently. Changes in the regulatory framework and in accounting rules make this even tric
30 Jan. 2012 Massive Growth in Trade Automation, Hedge Funds to Hugely Outpace Traditional Buyside Firms: Automated Trader [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Automated Trader, the world's leading journal of automated and algorithmic trading, has just published its Algorithmic Trading Survey Report. Based upon 515 responses from investment banks, hedge funds, traditional asset managers, market makers and proprietary trading
30 Jan. 2012 Cerulli Projects U.S. Retirement Market to Reach $22tln by 2016, IRAs to Comprise 33%

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Opalesque Industry Update - Total asset levels in the U.S. retirement market have grown 9.6% from 2009 to 2010, totaling $15.8 trillion as of end of year 2010. Cerulli estimates total retirement markets to grow modestly (around 1%) to $16 trillion in 2011 with continuing market recovery, and will

30 Jan. 2012 Alex Vaskevitch and Zenith High Yield Bond Fund Move to Serone Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Serone Capital Management announces the appointment of Alex Vaskevitch as a Partner and the addition of the Zenith High Yield Bond Fund onto its platform. Alex will be primarily responsible for managing the firm’s liquid investments, building up the high yield research a
30 Jan. 2012 Laven Partners and GFIA Form Joint Venture to Deliver Broader Due Diligence Coverage in Asia [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Opalesque Industry Update – Global consultancy firm Laven Partners and Singapore-based hedge fund data provider GFIA have completed a joint venture agreeme
30 Jan. 2012 Gottex’s Funds of Hedge Funds Did Well in 2011, but AuM Down 10% Since Last Quarter [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As the global uncertainties that started in the summer of 2011 continued in the last quarter of the year, Gottex’s fourth quarter (Q4) results ended up being - unsurprisingly - tepid. Gottex Fund Management Holdings Ltd, a Swiss-listed independent glob
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
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