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19 Nov. 2012 Walkers appoints Ingrid Pierce as Global Managing Partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Walkers has announced that Ingrid Pierce has been appointed as Global Managing Partner of the firm. Before joining Walkers in 2002, Ingrid enjoyed a successful career as a barrister in London. She was made a partner of the firm in 2007. Also the Head of Walkers'
19 Nov. 2012 Edhec: performance of hedge fund strategies exposed to equity-related risk factors remained positive in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In October 2012, stocks experienced a setback (S&P 500: -1.85%), with implied volatility increasing slightly (VIX: 18.6%). High-grade bonds were nearly flat (Lehman Global: -0.17%, Lehman US: -0.06%), risky credit remained strong (credit-spread index: 1.00%) extending
19 Nov. 2012 bfinance Pension Fund Asset Allocation Survey: cautiously optimistic investors set to embrace smarter thinking and more risk in 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Clear long term trends of further diversification across asset classes; increase in allocation to emerging market assets, infrastructure, alternatives and smart indices identified by leading institutional investors bfinance, an independently owned consu
19 Nov. 2012 Norway pension fund returns 4.7% in Q3, Apple best performer [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global returned 4.7%, or NOK167bn (Eur22.6bn; US$28.9bn) in the third quarter (Q3) of 2012 as global stock markets rallied. The fund returned 14.5% in the last 12 months and 6.5% in the last three years. According to a fund
16 Nov. 2012 IFG Trust and Corporate Group to acquire Fund administrator Moore Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IFG Trust and Corporate Group announces its acquisition of Jersey-based Moore Group, setting the tone for future growth and investment. This is the first acquisition since the group’s MBO in July this year when it separated from IFG Group PL
16 Nov. 2012 Morgan Creek Capital Management expands investment team in Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Anand Prasanna will be joining Morgan Creek in December of 2012 as a Director on the global investment team; he will be based in the firm's Shanghai office. As part of Morgan Creek's Asia team, Mr. Prasanna will be covering firm's activities in private investme
16 Nov. 2012 Brazilian asset managers bullish on domestic fund industry [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Brazilian asset managers are working to attract twice as many investors onshore as offshore into the domestic fund industry according to a recent survey at the annual DMS Offshore Investment Funds Summit in São Paulo, Brazil. Of the 33 asset managers surveyed, 75%
15 Nov. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.32% in October (+6.09% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 0.32% in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 6.09% year to date. “News flows continued to drive the markets in October,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Equity
15 Nov. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index down -0.15% in October (+4.32% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of October 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -0.15 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 4.32 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of nex
15 Nov. 2012 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.18% in October (+5.42% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 0.18% for the month of October. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. October, September and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below an
15 Nov. 2012 QuantHouse partners with Cisco to launch low latency Asia network [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - QuantHouse, a part of S&P Capital IQ and the global provider of next generation trading solutions, has partnered with Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking to assist in the implementation of its ultra low latency ne
15 Nov. 2012 Survey finds global active long/short investment next trend for European fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - For the fourth quarter issue of The Cerulli Edge-Europe Edition, Cerulli Associates conducted qualitative research interviews with 14 pan-European fund groups to canvas their vi
15 Nov. 2012 Guggenheim Investment Advisory announces launch of the Guggenheim Alternatives Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Guggenheim Investment Advisory, a business unit of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, announced the launch of the Guggenheim Alternatives Platform, a web-based solution designed specifically for independent registered investment advisors, private banks and trust companies and simi
14 Nov. 2012 Greenwich Associates survey shows institutional investors remain frustrated with European regulators [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Associates' latest research shows that only 6% of the buy-side respondents to a new Greenwich Market Pulse believe that institutional investors have had a meaningful influence on the legisla
14 Nov. 2012 Eze Castle expands private cloud services to Hong Kong and Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eze Castle Integration, a provider of strategic IT solutions and private cloud services to hedge funds, announced it has expanded its Eze Private Cloud services to Hong Kong and Singapore. With this expan
14 Nov. 2012 Cerulli finds RFPs act as investment manager's resume [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cerulli Associates has launched their latest edition in The Cerulli Edge series, the Institutional Edition, which provides expert analysis and recommendations for managers looking
14 Nov. 2012 The Simple approach to hedge funds beats HFRI fund of fund index return [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Simple Alternatives, LLC's launched the S1 Fund as a simple approach to a portfolio of hedge fund managers two years ago. "Two years ago we created the S1 Fund to provide wealth advis
14 Nov. 2012 The UCITS Alternative Indices showed mixed results this week [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Indices showed mixed results this week with the UAI Blue Chip down -0.19%, giving back some of its gains from the previous week. Its month to date performance is now 0.06%. Emerging Markets
14 Nov. 2012 Asset flows direct hedge fund market exposures - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research shows that asset flows out of
14 Nov. 2012 Report finds hedge fund risk management protocols strengthened [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Hedge Fund Fundamentals has published a new educational presentation, Hedge Funds & Risk Management, drawn from the MFA's recent risk management white pap
14 Nov. 2012 Commonfund white paper argues investors must address counterparty risk management [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: "Managing Counterparty Risk", a new white paper by David Belmont, Chief Risk Officer, Commonfund Group, argues that investors must address counterparty risk alongside their investment strateg
13 Nov. 2012 US Bancorp Fund Services acquires AIS Fund Administration [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, announced it has agreed to acquire AIS Fund Administration, a leading provider of fund administration and related services to alternative investment managers. The transaction adds approximately $25
13 Nov. 2012 BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey finds confidence in China’s economy reaching three-year high [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Confidence in the outlook for China’s economy has surged to a three-year high, underpinning broader optimism about the global economy and equity markets, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for November. A net 51 percent of investors polled in
13 Nov. 2012 Hedge fund assets up by $3.4bn in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported that the hedge fund industry took in $3.4 billion (0.2% of assets) in September, building on a $7.7 billion inflow in August. Based on data from 3,004 funds, the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report estimated
13 Nov. 2012 Positive capital flows into hedge funds reported by GlobeOp [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for October, 2012 measured 0.13%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.54% in November.
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