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10 Apr. 2013 400 Capital Management adds to team with several hires [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 400 Capital Management, a structured credit investment manager based in New York has added several new hires following positive returns in 2012. 400 Capital Management was created in 2008. The firm actively invests in the credit markets focusing on residential and
09 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds advance +1.74% in March, up +4.80% YTD - Hennessee [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hennessee Group LLC, a hedge fund research and consulting firm, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.74% in March (+4.80% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +3.75% (+10.61% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +3.73% (+11.25% YTD),
09 Apr. 2013 Eze Castle Software and RealTick sale completed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ConvergEx Holdings, LLC announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of Eze Castle Software LLC and RealTick LLC to an affiliate of TPG. ConvergEx will now focus exclusively on expanding the global broke
09 Apr. 2013 GLG believes investors are underestimating sovereign debt risk in 'new normal' economic environment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors are still underestimating the risks of investing in sovereign debt in the 'new normal' economic environment and remain over-exposed to their domestic markets, says Jon Mawby, manager of the GLG Strategic
09 Apr. 2013 Timetric research finds Singapore will overtake Switzerland as largest offshore banking centre [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from Timetric finds that Singapore is the fastest growing wealth centre in the Asia Pacific region and that Singapore will overtake Switzerland as the largest global offshore p
08 Apr. 2013 ML Capital survey reveals continued allocations to Global Emerging strategies UCITS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ML Capital has surveyed a diverse range of 49 investors who collectively manage over $85 billion and today invest upwards of $19 billion into Alternative UC
08 Apr. 2013 Systematic hedge fund group Cantab Capital names Dr Matthew Killeya and Dr Genia Diamond partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager has announced that Dr Matthew Killeya (Senior Scientist) and Dr. Genia Diamond (Head of Business Development), have been named partners in the firm. The announcement is in recognition of Dr. Killeya’s and
08 Apr. 2013 Legg Mason survey finds global investors tend to shun overseas market for income [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A survey of global investors from Legg Mason finds that worldwide investors tend to shun overseas markets for income and US investo
08 Apr. 2013 FRM’s Early View finds most hedge fund strategies ended March in positive territory [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Man’s fund of fund division FRM reports in its Early View for March that the hedge fund industry posted another positive month for March, with the
08 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds return 1.1% in March, up 3.8% in Q1 - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were again positive in March, and +3.8% in Q1, with nearly 80% of the industry in positive territory for the year. March performance was representative of the trends throughout the first quarter, namely equities exposure led, credit and volatility strat
06 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds track equities to record levels in Q1 2013; HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index +1.2% in March (+3.9% Q1) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds extended gains in March to conclude 1Q13 at record levels, tracking U.S. equity performance, which also advanced to close the quarter at new highs. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +1.2 percent in March bringing the 1Q13 gain to +3.9 percent, with
05 Apr. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.62% in March, bringing YTD performance to +2.36% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.62% in March 2013, bringing year-to-date performance to +2.36%. 10 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+2.09%), the Lyxor L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.41
04 Apr. 2013 Lyxor and alternative asset manager Canyon partner to launch UCITS-compliant credit strategy fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management launched the Lyxor/Canyon Credit Strategy Fund, a UCITS-compliant vehicle designed to access Canyon Capital Advisors LLC’s event driven and credit-oriented strategies across a broad spectrum of asset classes. Canyon is partnering with Lyxor to bring
04 Apr. 2013 Timetric: Number and wealth of U.S. HNWIs set to increase, as well as their investments in alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Although the global economic crisis had a significant adverse effect on US High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), recovery is already evident and substantial growth is forecast to 2016. The American Dream Disturbed Whilst the US still accounted for 30% of the global
04 Apr. 2013 TrimTabs finds US equity funds post biggest quarterly inflow in nine years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TrimTabs Investment Resarch reports that U.S.-listed U.S. equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds received $52.0 billion in the first quarter, the biggest quarterly inflow since the first quarter of
04 Apr. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.18% (est.) in March and +3.86% for the first quarter 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds are off to a good start for 2013 as the first quarter comes to a close. Initial estimates show all strategies posting positive first quarter returns as well as positive returns for the month of March. • Arbitrage strategies were the most successful in Mar
04 Apr. 2013 EDHEC-Risk study finds UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new study from the EDHEC-Risk Institute finds that UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals. The research i
03 Apr. 2013 Investment manager Litman Gregory sells minority interest to private equity firm [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Litman Gregory Asset Management announced today that effective April 1, 2013, it has received a minority investment from boutique private equity firm Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC. Rosemont provides strategic capital to asset management businesses. Rosemont’s investmen
03 Apr. 2013 GAM reports that March was an 'encouraging month for hedge funds' [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM's Hedge Fund Performance Update finds that several trends in risk markets continued in March with positive performance in equities, notably in the US and Japan, continued strength in the US do
03 Apr. 2013 IStar Systematic Fund up 3.63% YTD after returning 3.24% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The IStar Systematic Fund, backed by seeding specialist IMQubator, reconfigured its trading strategy in April, 2012, and turned a negative performance into a positive return for the year, ending up at +3.24% at the end of December, 2012*. The Fund is now up 3.63
03 Apr. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index up 0.85% in March, 2.36% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posted a gain of +0.85% in March, with leading contributions from Equity Hedge strategies. HFRU Equity Hedge Index ros
03 Apr. 2013 Sustainable wealth management platform Arjuna Capital launched [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adam Seitchik and Farnum Brown have joined with Marion, MA wealth manager Baldwin Brothers Inc. (BBI) to launch Arjuna Capital, a sustainable wealth management platform. Adam Seitchik is Arjuna’s Chief Investment Of
03 Apr. 2013 UAIX Global up 0.41% in March, 1.59% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index March 2013 performance figures show that the UCITS Alternative Index Global gained 0.41% in March and is up 1.59% in 2013. The UCITS Alternative Index Funds of Funds gains 0.70% this
03 Apr. 2013 HFRX Equity Hedge Index for March up 1.24% and 4.69% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The March 2013 performance notes for the HFRX Indices reveal that global financial markets continued to extend gains through March as developed markets generally outperformed emerging markets,
03 Apr. 2013 Hedge fund returns increase 3.3% in Q1 - still underperforming S&P [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest data from lead hedge fund analyst Mary Ann Bartels at Bank of America Merril
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