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06 Jan. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up +0.92% in December (-0.06% in 2011) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 0.92% in December 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, which aims to reflect the performance of the
05 Jan. 2012 PAAMCO promotes Lisa Fridman, Stephen Oxley and others [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company today announced that Lisa Fridman has been promoted to Partner. Lisa, who has been with the firm since 2004, will assume responsibility for managing PAAMCO in Europe. Stephen Oxley, PAAMCO's senior Partner in Europe, has
05 Jan. 2012 South African hedge funds outperform broader hedge fund indices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: South African-based Peregrine Securities, Prime Services division reports that for hedge funds serviced by them returns were pretty positive over 2011. Long/short strategies represent some 85% of assets under management for the firm and the year to date r
05 Jan. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.35% in December, -3.45% in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.35% in December and ends the year with a performance of -3.64%. The Fund of Funds Index is down -0.05% ending the year down -5.25%. In comparison with the UAI Global and sub-strategies indices, UCITS funds of funds performances h
05 Jan. 2012 400 Capital Management LLC Announces Mark Lewand to join as Head of Investor Relations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mark Lewand has joined 400 Capital Management as a Director and Head of Investor Relations. In this capacity, Mark will lead the firm’s efforts developing and managing client relationships globally. Prior to joining 400 Capital Management, Mark spent eight years with Ca
04 Jan. 2012 Alex M. Sandhaus joins Optima Fund Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Optima Fund Management LLC ("Optima") today announced that Alex M. Sandhaus has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Sandhaus joins the team and will be responsible for expanding the firm's global institutional and private wealth relationships across a
04 Jan. 2012 Mark Baak to start at Darwin Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: On January 1, 2012 Mr. Mark Baak started at Darwin Platform. He will be responsible for the support and coordination of various investment management initiatives either tailor made or efficiently through Privium Fund Management. Mark Baak was the head of portfolio mana
04 Jan. 2012 Hedge funds attract $3.6bn in November, reversing surge of redemptions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Global hedge funds attracted around $3.6bn in November as investors poured money into the industry, effectively ending months of heavy withdrawals, fresh data showed on Tuesday. “After months of outflows across nearly every hedge fund category, November saw outflows i
03 Jan. 2012 Agecroft Partners largely upbeat on hedge fund industry trends for 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – American consultancy Agecroft Partners has published its predictions for the coming year, leading with the expectation that 2012 will be the best year for net flows into the hedge fund industry since
03 Jan. 2012 Survey finds alternative ETFs among least efficient at managing tax position [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A report published by IndexUniverse found that US sourced alternative ETFs, based on hedge fund replication, long/short ETFs and ot
03 Jan. 2012 MSCI Indices 2011 performance results [more]
Global markets posted significant negative returns primarily due to European debt crisis worries and global economic growth uncertainties Emerging and Frontier Markets showed the weakest performance In a difficult market environment, the MSCI ACWI Minimum Vol
29 Dec. 2011 Laxey finally gives up most of stake in troubled Swissmetal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - We heard in July 2011 that British activist hedge fund Laxey Partners Ltd had rejected a financing plan for Swissmetal (see article h
28 Dec. 2011 Hedge fund firm Fortress offers proposal for rented homes despite action against Mudd [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fortress Investment Group LLC was among over 400 financial firms which provided advisory proposals to federal housing authorities about how to han
27 Dec. 2011 Hedge fund index December flash return down 0.54% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that the Investable Hedge Fund Index was down 0.54% MTD as of December 21, 2011, compared to down 0.26% for the S&P 500. Convertible and Market Neutral performed the best, up 0.16% and 0.10% respectively. Equity Long/Short performed t
27 Dec. 2011 Greenwich Associates names 2011 leaders in Asian fixed income trading, research and sales [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to Greenwich Associates 2011 Asian Fixed-Income Investors Study, three banks dominate the Asian fixed-income trading business. Their year end report says: “The rapid development of local-currency fixed-income
22 Dec. 2011 Parker FX Index reports a -0.03% return for the month of November (-3.10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.03% return for the month of November. Fiftythree programs in the Index reported November results, of which twenty-two reported positive results, thirty incurred losses and one manager was flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was
22 Dec. 2011 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index slid 0.1% in November (-2.9% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for November 2011 as well as estimated asset flows through October. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an assetweighted composi
21 Dec. 2011 Update: New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index commentary offers insight into November performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.79% in November (-2.31% YTD). A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of November. Some key findings from the report include: - On a year-to-date basis th
21 Dec. 2011 Fortress CEO Daniel Mudd to take leave of absence, Randal Nardone appointed interim CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fortress Investment Group today announced that Daniel Mudd is taking a leave of absence from his role as chief executive officer of the company and member of its Board of Directors. Randal A. Nardone, Fortress principal and co-founder, will serve as interim chief executiv
21 Dec. 2011 GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for December measured 4.58%, up from 3.44% last month [more]
Opalesque Industry Updates – The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2011 measured 4.58%, up from 3.44% in November. “December 2011 is the lowest December since the Indicator began, just a fraction less than in 2010,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial
21 Dec. 2011 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index declines -0.59% in first half of December (around -9% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Equity markets posted declines through the first half of December as investors lowered expectations for growth into 2012 in Asia and US, while lack of clarity on resolution of the European sovereign debt and currency crisis also, once again, contributed to declines.
20 Dec. 2011 Assets invested in Swiss funds rose to CHF623bn in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In November 2011, the volume of assets placed in the investment funds covered by the statistics stood at around CHF 623 billion, an increase of about CHF 4.5 billion month-on-month. Following the outflows in the previous two months, funds attracted new money totaling near
20 Dec. 2011 EDHEC hedge fund strategy indices: Short Selling the best performer in November with +1.32% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In November, after the spectacular rebound of October, the stock market calmed down as the S&P 500 index (-0.22%) displayed a nearly stable but slightly negative performance, associated with another reduction (-7.2%) in implicit volatility (27.8%). The fixed
20 Dec. 2011 Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Index finishes November up 0.27% (-2.09% YTD) on asset weighted basis, down 0.50% (-8.27% YTD) on equal weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished November 2011 up 0.27% on an asset weighted basis and down 0.50% on an equal weighted basis. The Index outperformed broader equities and global hedge fund peers on both asset and equal weighted bases.
20 Dec. 2011 EDHEC study: Structured equity investment strategies for long-term Asian investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Insurance companies and pension funds have traditionally played an important role as providers of long-term risk capital and, in a world of deleveraging credit institutions, are crucially needed to finance economic development. However, recent and forthcoming ch
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