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20 Mar. 2013 Horizon survey reveals 73% of CTAs has been impacted by the failure of one or more FCMs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Horizon Cash Management said that 73% of the commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and commodity pool operators (CPOs) that responded to its survey were impacted by one or more of the futures commission merchant (FCM) fail
20 Mar. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.24% for February, up 2.31% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.24% in February. Key highlights include: Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fu
20 Mar. 2013 Alpinvesta Asset Management launches EIF fund in Gibraltar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss investment boutique and managed futures Fund Of Fund (FOF) specialist, Alpinvesta has launched the DNA Managed Futures Multi Strategy Fund. The company, which is based in Geneva and a member of the Swiss Associati
20 Mar. 2013 Gottex acquires Frontier Investment Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings, an independent global alternative asset management group with USD 7.0 billion in fee-earning assets, has announced that it has reached agreement on the acquisition of a majority intere
20 Mar. 2013 Tony Morrongiello appointed CEO of Swiss fund of hedge fund house ALTIN [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Swiss fund of hedge funds house appointed Tony Morrongiello to the position of CEO of the company. Morrongiello, who starts today, will manage ALTIN’s day-to-day operations and work towards maximising the firm’s shareholder value. ALTIN, which was founded
20 Mar. 2013 Two European Court of Justice decisions offer little clarity for investment firms and VAT [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Two recent decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the value added tax (VAT) treatment of investment management services illustrate that this is still an area of some uncertainty that is continuing to evolve. The first decision, in the GfBk case,
20 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds still lagging S&P 500, commodities under pressure [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds continue to lag the market, according to new data from lead hedge fund analyst
20 Mar. 2013 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index reports gains of 0.22% in February, 2.33% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The March issue of the Eurekahedge Report reveals that the hedge fund sector has more than $1.8tln under management and enjoyed positive returns across all regions in 2012 – with Asia ex-Japan achieving best p
19 Mar. 2013 February performance data released for Newedge’s hedge fund indices [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. Newedge’s Alternative Investment Solutions Group, part of Newedge’
19 Mar. 2013 BofA Merrill Lynch survey finds US investors increasingly confident [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Increasing confidence in the outlook for the U.S. dollar and U.S. equities is offsetting investors’ renewed concerns over China, according to the
19 Mar. 2013 EDHEC-Risk indices show modest returns for February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The EDHEC-Risk Institute's Alternative Indexes showed modest gains for February, as stock markets continued to rise for the fourth consecutive month. The S&P 500 gained 1.36%, registering a 6.61
19 Mar. 2013 HFRU figures show 0.86% return to mid-March, 2.26% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gained +0.86% through mid-March, with leading contributions from Equity Hedge strategies. HFRU Equity Hedge Index gained +1
19 Mar. 2013 Mid-March figures from HFRX show Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.39%, year to date up 3.29% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The HFRX Daily Indices March 2013 Intra Month Update reveals that hedge funds posted gains over the period, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.86% through mid-March, 3.29% year to
19 Mar. 2013 Saxo Bank reflects on Cyprus situation from macro, fx and commodity standpoint [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Mads Koefoed, head of Macro Strategy at Saxo Bank, writes that the situation in Cyprus has stolen the headlines, while Ireland and Portugal who have achieved extensions on maturities, have slipped below the rada
19 Mar. 2013 First quarter AIMA Journal reviews hedge fund regulatory change worldwide [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest edition of the AIMA Journal includes a comprehensive review of all the regulatory and policy news relating to the hedge fund industry w
18 Mar. 2013 Lyxor launches UCITS fund that replicates Winton Capital’s Diversified Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces the launch of a new UCITS-compliant fund which aims to replicate Winton Capital Management Ltd.’s Diversified Program. This bespoke UCITS compliant strategy is designed to: give access to a direct and genuine exposure to Winton’s manag
18 Mar. 2013 Highbridge Principal Strategies closes HPS Mezzanine Partners Fund II with $5bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Highbridge Principal Strategies (“HPS”), a global credit and private investment firm, today announced the final closing of HPS Mezzanine Partners Fund II (the “Fund”) with total capital of over $5 billion. As one of the largest dedicated mezzanine funds globally, the Fund
18 Mar. 2013 EDHEC-Risk proposes new approach to smart beta investing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update- In research published today entitled, “Smart Beta 2.0,” EDHEC-Risk Institute is seeking to draw the attention of investors to the risks of traditional smart beta equity indices and propose a new approach to smart beta investing to take account of these r
18 Mar. 2013 UCITS HFS up 0.08% in February, 1.28% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After a strong start into the New Year, the UCITS HFS Index slowed down, reporting gains of 0.08% for February 2013. The broad index started positively into the month with a performance of 0.11% after the first full wee
18 Mar. 2013 QDLP scheme for hedge funds kicks off with $5bn quota application in mainland China [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The South China Morning Post reported that foreign hedge funds are going to be allowed to raise yuan capital from mainland
18 Mar. 2013 Rumor update: John Paulson is not moving to Puerto Rico after all [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Earlier this week, there were rumors that billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson was going to leave the U.S. for tax reasons and possibly go to Puerto Rico. Indeed, the small Caribbean island of Puerto Ri
18 Mar. 2013 Sigma Capital to settle SEC insider trading charges with $14m [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today (March, 15) that New York-based hedge fund advisory firm Sigma Capital Management had agreed to pay nearly $14m to settl
18 Mar. 2013 Man Group’s Annual Report reflects impact of 'a turbulent market and economic background’ [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The Man Group Annual Report for 2012 shows a further decline in profitability for the group due to a 43% drop in high margin guaranteed product FUM and $7.3bn of net outflo
18 Mar. 2013 SAC Capital affiliates pay largest ever insider trading settlement- $614m [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Two affiliates of Connecticut-based hedge fund SAC Capital, run by Steven Cohen made the largest ever settlement for insider trading at $614m today. As Opalesque
18 Mar. 2013 Alternatives firms get more clarity as Cayman opts for model 1 on FATCA [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Opalesque first reported in January that while the final rules for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the US were issued, some key countri
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in the first quarter of the year, totaling $14.3bn, data from Preqin showed. This continues from the $8.9bn overall net outflows that funds recorded in Q4

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