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21 Feb. 2013 Industry veteran Ezra Zask's hedge fund guide examines changes in the field [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The second edition of All About Hedge Funds, written by hedge fund industry expert Ezra Zask is now available. This comprehensive introduction to hedge funds tells investors and industry professionals everything they need to know about the subject in easy-to-underst
21 Feb. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +0.53% through mid-February (2.50% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended gains through mid-February 2013, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.53%, the 7th gain in last 8 months; HFRX Market Directional Index gained +0.84%. The HFRX Equity Hedge Index gained +1.09% through mid-February, the 9t
21 Feb. 2013 Moody’s reports that activist hedge funds will pursue larger targets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Research and analysis firm Moody’s Investor Services reports that activist hedg
20 Feb. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund index up 2.45% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds began 2013 with clearly positive results, returning an average of +2.45% in January. 80% of the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index constituents posted positive returns in January. Even so, many hedge fund ma
20 Feb. 2013 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.32% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted excellent returns in January on the back of resurgent risk appetite and rallying equity markets globally. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.24%1 during the month, the strongest January return since 2006 while the MSCI World Index2 gained 4.66% i
20 Feb. 2013 Two new deputy chairmen and investor-appointee for AIMA council [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced two Deputy Chairmen from its existing Directors and also an investor-appointee to the AIMA Council.
20 Feb. 2013 Scotiabank reveals new Canadian hedge fund indices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Canadian bank Scotiabank reported that its Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended January 2013 up 1.47% on an asset weighted basis and up 1.25% on an equal weighted basis. Scotiabank explains th
20 Feb. 2013 New research focuses on best practices for investing in alternatives [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new white paper from the Greenwich Roundtable outlines what they consider best practices for investing in hedge funds, and other alternative investments, along with some common mistakes to avoid. The research paper investigates how investors can avoid being victi
19 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds make strong gains in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: In January, stocks gained significant momentum, with the S&P 500 (5.18%) reaching a five-year high in the context of sharply decreasing implied volatility (VIX: 14.3%). High-grade bonds lost
19 Feb. 2013 Large speculators raised exposure as HF composite index achieved 0.50% to February 13th [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s weekly report on hedge funds found that long/short hedge funds aggressively bought market exposures to 29% last week, still below 35-40% benchmark. However, the firm writes, macros red
19 Feb. 2013 100WHF announces third year of CAIA Scholars Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds is pleased to announce the third year of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds / CAIA Scholars program. The scholarship program, administered by the
19 Feb. 2013 Aquila launches Risk Parity Bond strategy as antidote to current fixed income uncertainties [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - At a time when the outlook for fixed income is so uncertain, Aquila Capital intends to launch a Risk Parity Bond strategy. This is the first strategy of its kind in the market. It is designed to provide fixed income investors with a truly diversified and liquid counterbal
19 Feb. 2013 Towers Watson survey: fund managers more optimistic on equities, not so on world growth and bonds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fund managers have turned more optimistic about the prospects for equity returns while remaining negative on world growth and medium-term government bonds, according to a global survey of investment managers conducted by professional services firm Towers Watson. The surve
19 Feb. 2013 UCITS HFS Index starts 2013 with positive January return of 1.20% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS HFS Index reported the highest monthly gains since January 2012 and is up 1.20% for January 2013. The broad index started positive into the new year with a performance of 0.63% after the first days
19 Feb. 2013 Americans with money in pension fund are likely to have some in Cayman, so why all the fuss about Jack Lew’s investment? [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia - Why are people still surprised that Americans including both Republicans and Democrats have money invested in Cayman investment funds, asks Cayman Finance. Especially since when it is certainly the case that a
18 Feb. 2013 Inflows to hedge funds positive for the fourth consecutive month - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investor flows were positive in January, the fourth consecutive month where directionality reversed from the month prior, according to the latest hedge fund inflow data from eVestment. $9.4 billion of new capital was added, and total AUM increased $60bn to $2.660tn
18 Feb. 2013 Man Group to double executive committee in a high level management shuffle [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Emmanuel Roman, the incoming chief executive officer at the world’s largest listed hedge fund Man Group, is set to implement a high level management reshuffle and double the number of the executive committee, various media reported. In a
15 Feb. 2013 RBC Hedge 250 Index returned +1.62% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of January 2013 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.62 per cent, which also represents the year-to-date return of the Index. This return is estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next month. The
15 Feb. 2013 Swiss Funds Association welcomes agreement on implementation of FATCA in Switzerland [more]
The agreement on the implementation of FATCA in Switzerland was signed today. The Swiss Funds Association SFA (SFA) welcomes the resultant increase in legal certainty, as well as the reduction in the workload entailed in implementation. FATCA entered into force in the US on 18 March 2010, its aim
14 Feb. 2013 Linedata acquires CapitalStream, adds to North American presence [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Linedata has agreed to acquire HCL Technologies' CapitalStream business and enter into a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies Ltd. The transaction is expected to close before the end of Q1 2013. Linedata is one of the leading providers of softwar
14 Feb. 2013 Barclay CTA Index up 1% in January, Diversified traders gain 1.64% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Managed futures gained 1.01% in January 2013 according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “CTAs got a boost this month from the ‘Abe trade’ (short the Japanese Yen and long the Nik
14 Feb. 2013 Campbell & Company: CTA performance historically invariant to direction of interest rates [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – According to new research by Campbell & Company, the performance of commodity trading advisors (CTAs) has historically exhibited a distinctly different pattern than equities and fixed income in relation to the direction of interest rates. In a new white paper
14 Feb. 2013 AlphaMetrix adds Tudor Momentum Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – AlphaMetrix, The transparency provider in the alternative investment industry, today announced that Tudor Investment Corporation’s Tudor Momentum Fund has become a Manager TransparentFund. As a Manager TransparentFund, Tudor Momentum Fund is now visible to the A
14 Feb. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 2.62% in January; Capital Movement Index advances 1.50% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2013 measured 2.62%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the
14 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds cash in on the yen, one of the trades of the decade [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: When Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came into office again (after a stint in 2006-7), he announced his plan to weaken the currency and boost the country’s economy. Mr Abe told a
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