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03 Oct. 2011 Daiwa retains its Statement of Auditing Standards [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Daiwa Securities Global Asset Services, the fund servicing arm of the Daiwa Securities Group has retained its Statement of Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 Type II report from its independent auditors, KPMG, in respect of Daiwa Europe Fund Managers Ireland Limited, its Fund Ad
03 Oct. 2011 Luxembourg Investment Solutions partners with Butterfield Fulcrum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Butterfield Fulcrum, a leading top five independent fund services provider, and Luxembourg Investment Solutions S.A. (LIS), a regulated (UCITS-licensed) management company, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to provide a complete suite of management company and
03 Oct. 2011 AQR launches $100,000 annual competition for Applied Finance Papers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AQR Capital Management, a $40-billion asset management firm with a particular focus on alternatives, today announced a new award for applied academic papers in finance: The AQR Insight Award. This $100,000 annual competition seeks to identify the current academic finance
03 Oct. 2011 American hedge funds show healthy increase in assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - American hedge funds reported a healthy increase in assets in this year's first half and now manage a combined $1.399 trillion. That's $102 billion, or nearly 8%, more than they managed at the beginning of the year, according to the latest Billion Dollar C
03 Oct. 2011 Jefferies starts its 50th year of serving clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, starts its 50th year of serving clients. Incorporated on October 2, 1962, today Jefferies is a global leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Richard B. Handler, Jef
03 Oct. 2011 Morgan Stanley launches FX Gateway [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of FX Gateway, a new multi-manager platform aimed at providing institutional investors access to select currency managers. In turn, the platform seeks to provide currency managers with a more diversified investor base. With Morga
29 Sep. 2011 Absolute return UCITS funds assets reach $116bn, 58 new funds in H1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - • Assets under management in absolute return UCITS reach $116 billion (30 June 2011) • $3 billion raised from 58 new fund launches in the first half of 2011 • London remains the dominant centre for absolute return UCITS Global assets in absolute
29 Sep. 2011 Pan Reliance appointed investment manager of Turnstone European fund of hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to a letter to investors on September 28th, Pan Reliance Capital Advisors, a New York-based fund of funds manager, has been appointed the investment manager of the Turnstone European Fund, a dedicated European long/short equity fund of hedge funds, as of Octobe
29 Sep. 2011 Lyxor A.M. and Old Mutual launch first single hedge fund manager on UCITS platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management is proud to partner with Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK), a specialist investment firm with US$ 7.5 billion of assets under management, to launch the first single hedge fund manager on its UCITS Lyxor Dimension Platform. The Lyxor/Old Mutual Global S
28 Sep. 2011 New asset-weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge suite to be one of the largest collections of hedge fund indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge, a market leading alternative fund data provider, announced today that they are to launch a suite of new asset weighted indices, under the name ’Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index’. This ground breaking suite of indices follow a rigid methodology that will enable in
27 Sep. 2011 Boutique investment manager Cedrus Investments launches Canada Equity Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment management firm specializing in wealth management, asset management and financial advisory services, has added the Cedrus Canada Equity Fund SP to its product portfolio. Designed for sophisticated and institutional
27 Sep. 2011 F&F Systematic Trading Fund issues new share class with reduced fees [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The F&F Systematic Trading Fund, a managed futures fund, today announced the launch of an “accelerator capital” share class with reduced fees of 1% management and 10% of performance. Investors will also soon be able to access the managed futures strategy through a l
27 Sep. 2011 Asian hedge fund industry contracts 5% in 1H 2011 to total assets of $145bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The AsiaHedge Asset Survey for 1H2011 shows that the Asian hedge fund industry shrank slightly in the first half of the year to total assets of $145 billion, as compared to $152 billion at the end of 2010. This reflects a 5% decline in the industry assets and a reversal o
26 Sep. 2011 AIMA expresses concerns over ESMA's AIFMD 'third country' proposals [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has expressed concerns over how the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) would apply to non-EU managers and funds under proposals by a task force of the European
26 Sep. 2011 Greenwich indices experience marginal fall in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Investable Hedge Fund Indices withstood the worst decline in equity markets thus far in 2011 with modest declines in August. The monthly and quarterly redemption Composite Indices fell by 2.32% for the month, less than half the decline of the S&P 500 To
26 Sep. 2011 Launch of Amati Systematic Trend Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Amati Global Investors announced the launch of its new managed futures fund, the Amati Systematic Trend Fund (“The Fund”), which is a SICAV fund administered and regulated in Malta (non-UCITS). The Fund was established by two former traders from BP's Internation
23 Sep. 2011 Parker FX Index down -1.28% in August, (-3.35% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -1.28% return for the month of August. Fifty-eight programs in the Index reported August results, of which eighteen reported positive results, thirty-nine incurred losses and one reported flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was dow
22 Sep. 2011 CalPERS seeds global macro hedge fund Breton Hill Capital with $100m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has invested $100 million in seed money with Breton Hill Capital, a Toronto-based global macro hedge fund with investments in equities, commodity and financial futures, and currencies. The investment, part o
22 Sep. 2011 42% of Japanese institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 42% of Japanese institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds in the near term according to a new investor survey by HFC Advisory. HFC Advisory, a Tokyo-based consulting and research firm, interviewed a wide range of Japanese invest
21 Sep. 2011 GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator shows that investors' trust remains with hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2011 measured 3.11%, up from 2.71% in August. “September 2011 was the lowest September since the Index began,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services. “In fact, monthly redempt
21 Sep. 2011 IMS Group welcomes AIMA’s reminder to ESMA that investors will pay the costs of AIFMD implementation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, recently responded to a consultation by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on how the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) should be implemente
21 Sep. 2011 Barclay CTA index gains 0.16% (est.) in August (-0.51% YTD) as volatility provides profitable opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industy Update – Managed futures gained 0.16% in August according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index remains down 0.51%. “Increasing volatility across global markets provided profitable opportunities for most of the major sectors,” says Sol Waksma
21 Sep. 2011 William Beverley joins Iveagh as Head of Macroeconomic Research [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Iveagh Private Investment House (“Iveagh”), the Guinness family office and asset management boutique, announces the appointment of William Beverley to the Iveagh investment team. William will take overall responsibility for Iveagh's macroeconomic and qu
21 Sep. 2011 Hedge funds to grow while focusing on regulatory compliance and new reporting requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new report from Aite Group analyzes areas impacting the global hedge fund market, from regulation to execution of operations, and discusses hedge fund product offerings and client concentration. Based on a Q3 2011 Aite Group survey of 21 fund managers, the report also m
20 Sep. 2011 Asset management firm The Cambridge Strategy selected as launch manager on CitiFX Access platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Cambridge Strategy, a boutique asset management firm offering active currency alpha, emerging markets macro, emerging markets equity and currency overlay programmes, announced that it has been selected as a launch manager on the recently launched CitiFX Access platfor
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