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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
18 Jan. 2012 HFRX Absolute Return Index down -0.13% in December (-3.72% in 2011) [more]
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18 Jan. 2012 Man Group’s FuM now at $58.4bn (est.), down 9.5% from Q3 due to tough trading conditions [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Man’s funds under management (FuM) for the three month period to 31 December 2011 is currently estimated at $58.4bn – compared to $64.5bn in September (a drop of -9.5%) and $69.bn in March (a drop of 15.5%). According a release from the group, Q4 sales
16 Jan. 2012 Kaufman Rossin Fund Services LLC completes service organization control (SOC 1) Type II [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kaufman Rossin Fund Services LLC (KRFS) announced the successful completion of an independent examination of its fund administration business for the year ended September 30, 2001. This is the fifth consecutive year that KRFS has completed this examination. The examinati
13 Jan. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 index down 0.37% (est.) in December, -2.92% in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of December 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -0.37 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to -2.92 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next
13 Jan. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index down -0.38% in December (-5.37% in 2011) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.38% in December, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index was down 5.37% at the end of 2011. "Equity markets started the month with a sell-off, and then went on to rally going into Christmas," sa
13 Jan. 2012 Biggest French hedge fund sells minority stake to U.S. private equity firm Dyal [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The biggest French hedge fund, Capital Fund Management (CFM), completed its re-organisation earlier this month, following the death of its founder,
13 Jan. 2012 Jabre’s Global Balanced fund loses 27% in 2011 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: One of the hedge funds run by Jabre Capital Partners, a firm in Geneva which manages around $3bn in AuM, lost around a quarter if its capital in 2011, reports Swiss daily Le Temps. The money apparently went i
12 Jan. 2012 GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declines 0.88% in January, advances 12.89 points over past 12 months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.88% in January. “In line with year-end portfolio rebalancing, January net capital flows were negative,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services. “The ne
12 Jan. 2012 Hedge funds to support child abuse prevention at 2nd annual West Coast Committee of Hope poker tournament, Jan 25 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Charity Poker Event Will Be Held Wednesday, January 25th at The City Club of San Francisco Hedge Funds Care, a financial services industry-supported charity dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse, today announced that it would be
12 Jan. 2012 Citi appointed by Dorchester Capital to provide fund administration and custody services for alternative fund of funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi today announced that it has been appointed by Dorchester Capital Advisors International, LLC (“Dorchester”) to provide fund administration and custody for Dorchester Capital International Limited, its fund of hedge funds. This new mandate extends a long-standing rela
12 Jan. 2012 As New York court dismisses claims against Systematic Alpha from Russian investor, another lawsuit comes in [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed all claims against Systematic Alpha principals (the ‘Systematic Alpha Parties’) arising from the Matveev v. Batratchenko case, with prejudice. The action was brought by Nicolay Matvee
11 Jan. 2012 Al Gore, Sarah Palin, Robert Gates to headline Skybridge Alternatives conference [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York Former Vice President Al Gore, Sarah Palin and former Defense Secretary Dr. Robert M. Gates will keynote this year's Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference. The conference will be held starting on May 8, 2012 at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
11 Jan. 2012 Lyxor Global Hedge Fund investable index down 0.36% in December, -6.59% YTD [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 down 0.36% in December. Year to date performance is down 6.59%. Many traders took a holiday in December, but market worri
11 Jan. 2012 HFN: hedge funds ended 2011 down 4.5%, AuM at $2.45tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - the eVestment|HFN Research Division has a preliminary look at December’s hedge fund returns (final report out in two weeks): 2011 Hedge Fund Broad Performance & Investor Trends: • HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index ended 201
11 Jan. 2012 Oak Hill Advisors names four partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. (“Oak Hill Advisors”) announced today that Alexandra Jung, Adam B. Kertzner, Jeffrey E. Kirt and Thomas S. Wong have been named Partners of the firm. In their new positions, they will join the firm’s existing six Partners in leading the firm and di
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  1. Institutions – Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives, CalPERS' real estate consultant cautions the pension fund's investment committee, Why Sunsuper likes hedge funds[more]

    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. Hedge fund assets decline in July - eVestment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Total assets in hedge funds declined in July and dropped 0.49%, marking the industry's second monthly asset decline in 2014, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. Despite the asset decline, total industry AUM remained above the $3 trillion

  3. AIMA makes 'the case for hedge funds'[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body,

  4. Managed futures' global diversification is important in next phase of economic recovery[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global diversification provided by managed futures may prove to be extremely valuable as the markets enter the next phase of the economic recovery, said Campbell & Company, a pioneer in absolute return invest

  5. Ex-UBS prop trader's hedge fund Manikay Partners eyes UK launch[more]

    From eFinancialnews.com: Manikay Partners, a $1.7 billion US multi-strategy hedge fund set up in 2008 by a proprietary trader from UBS with backing from Goldman Sachs, is planning to open in the UK. New York-based Manikay's move into Europe comes after Financial News revealed on Monday that Aurelius