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20 Mar. 2012 eVestment & Casey Quirk 2012 survey: alternatives, emerging markets debt & real estate will be this year's search leaders [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Private equity, hedge funds and real estate will drive a combined 20% of all manager search activity in the U.S., and one-fourth of all new or expanded investment mandates this year, according to the 2012 Consultant Search Forecast conducted by eVestment Alliance, a globa
20 Mar. 2012 Survey finds Chinese and Eurozone centres languish whilst offshore centres recover [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Z/Yen Group published the eleventh Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 11) covering 77 financial centres. The big changes from GFCI 10 in September 2011 are: The past trend of large rises in the rati
20 Mar. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.22% in mid-March (+3.39% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - US fixed income yields rose sharply through the first half of March with rising longer dated bond yields leading a curve steepening on improving US economic data and increasing investor risk tolerance. Global equity markets continued to build on 2012 gains, with leadershi
20 Mar. 2012 GFIA finds the Asian hedge fund industry changed by the global financial crisis [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: GFIA, the specialist alternatives research firm, focussed on Asia, Latin America and frontier emerging markets, has published a review of the hedge fund industry in Asia. The firm has been researching the industry
20 Mar. 2012 CFTC data shows significant speculative activity across asset classes [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are making big moves in commodities this month according to a new report from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, released today. According to work from hedge fund analyst Mary Ann Bartels, BofA Merrill Lynch and data from the Commodities Futures Tradin
19 Mar. 2012 SAIL Advisors strengthens its US presence with new appointment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: SAIL Advisors, one of Asia’s leading global fund of hedge fund managers, has reinforced its fast-growing team in New York with the addition of an industry veteran to help drive its expansion in the US market. Mr. Jason Filiberti has been appointed Senior Vice Pr
19 Mar. 2012 Rising equities boost hedge fund performance; Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 2.38% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 2.38% in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “Positive signs in the US housing and labor markets coupled with receding risk of a Greek default helped drive equity markets and the hedge funds that invest in th
19 Mar. 2012 GlobeOp to host guidance event on Form PF March 28,2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Pragmatic solutions to Form PF (private fund) reporting requirements will be the focus of a GlobeOp Insights event for hedge funds, private equity funds and investment advisors in New York on March 28, 2012. Hosted by GlobeOp’s CEO Hans Hufschmid, the GlobeOp Insights eve
19 Mar. 2012 GSB Podium Advisors LLC has launched the GSB Equity Market Neutral Fund as UCITS fund on the Alpha UCITS platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: GSB Podium Advisors has launched a global equity statistical arbitrage UCITS fund, the GSB Equity Market Neutral (UCITS) Fund. The strategy is a market neutral equity long/short fund and uses share price meanreversion and price momentum based trading across a universe of
19 Mar. 2012 Scotiabank's Canadian Hedge Fund Index down for February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended February 2012 down -0.35% on an asset weighted basis and up 0.59% on an equal weighted basis. Broader equity markets continued
19 Mar. 2012 Greenwich Associates finds little movement in advance of central clearing rules [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Associates reports that investors in Europe and the United States are on notice that they will eventually be required to execute OTC derivatives trades through centrally cleared transactions. As of late 2011, however, most investors in these markets had not move
19 Mar. 2012 Man Group’s funds’ underperformance impacts group’s results [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: With its change of financial year end to end December 2011, Man Group published a nine month annual report today, covering the period from 1 April to 31
19 Mar. 2012 Taiwanese hedge fund managers look at short-term credit opportunities [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Participants in the latest AsianInvestor's institutional forum held in Taipei, Taiwan have found that Taiwanese hedge fund managers are
19 Mar. 2012 Hard assets and international equities will save portfolios in year ahead, according to Legg Mason subsidiary Royce & Associates [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The director of international research at Royce & Associates, a subsidiary of global asset management firm, Legg Mason, with assets under management of $627 billion, has predicted that equities will come 'storming back’ through 2012. David Nadel, Manager of
16 Mar. 2012 HFRX Absolute Return Index up +0.47% in February (+1.03% YTD) [more]
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16 Mar. 2012 AIFMD discussion paper published by the UK’s HM Treasury [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Britain’s HM Treasury has published an informal discussion paper regarding the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Entitled Policy options for imple
15 Mar. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund index finished up 1.61% in February (3.98% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.61% for the month of February. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. January, February and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are a
15 Mar. 2012 Institutional investor expectations remain strong in 2012 according to Commonfund Investor Outlook Survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund Forum, currently being held in Orlando, Florida, released its annual survey data yesterday showing that institutional investor expectations for 2012 remain strong. Commonfund conducted its second annual Commonfund Investor Outlook Survey™ which gauges the senti
15 Mar. 2012 Third Point launches campaign for Yahoo's board [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist US-based hedge fund Third Point, is launching a campaign to hand pick the board members at Yahoo!. Third point claims that the company has failed to provide the investor with enough say in the firm's operations. The actions by Third Point CEO Daniel L
14 Mar. 2012 Newedge CTA index up 0.87% in February (1.45% YTD) [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.
14 Mar. 2012 Newedge launches Phase 2 of Smart Order Router platform for US equity options and cash equities products [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Newedge Group (“Newedge”), a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, announced today the launch of Phase 2 of their Smart Order Router (SOR) platform for U.S. equity options and cash equities products. This new in-house, low-latency routing platform is now
14 Mar. 2012 Four banks still fail Fed's stress test [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The US Federal Reserve has released the results of its latest "stress test" on US banks. The stress tests are part of the Fed's response to the financial crisis. Of the
14 Mar. 2012 Hedge funds facing hike in insurance prices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Insurance and risk management advisory group SKCG believes it has evidence that the regulatory crackdown on hedge funds has pushed rates for insurance covering potential lawsuit costs going ever higher. The firm finds rate hikes of 5-10% for directors and officers
13 Mar. 2012 Pioneer Investments appoints David Hanratty as head of global strategic partners and UK & Ireland distribution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Pioneer Investments today announced the appointment of David Hanratty to Head both UK and Ireland Distribution and the Global Strategic Partners group. The responsibilities have been brought together in recognition of the increasingly common characteristics of these busin
13 Mar. 2012 Eze Castle and eSentire announce a strategic partnership for global hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eze Castle Integration Inc and eSentire have announced a strategic partnership to improve information security at hedge funds worldwide. Together the companies will offer hedge funds managed security services for clo
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