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20 Feb. 2012 Texas Teacher pension fund buys $250m stake in hedge fund Bridgewater Associates [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The $100bn Texas Teacher Retirement System and Bridgewater Associates have reached an agreement allowing the Texas pension system to acquire a minimum stake worth $250m in the world’s largest hedge fund run by Ray Dalio, various media reports said.
17 Feb. 2012 Hedgebay saw accelerated trading volume in hedge fund secondary market in Q4-2011, surpassing 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A steady rise in transaction frequency characterized the last quarter of 2011, a year that Hedgebay believes could be seen as significant in the history of the secondary market. The recent volume has seen 2011 trading levels surpass those of 2010, and alongside improving
17 Feb. 2012 Lyster Watson Credit Fixed Income Index up +1.89% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyster Watson Hedge Fund Strategy Indices are a series of non-investable benchmarks designed to be representative composites of randomly generated portfolios of hedge fund strategy peers, factoring in both volatility and return. The performance of these indices are not re
17 Feb. 2012 France, Belgium, Spain lift short selling bans, Spanish listed financial shares tumble [more]
Bailey Mccann, Opalesque New York: Spain has just joined France and Belgium in lifting the short selling bans enacted in 2011, when the national regulatory authorities in France,
17 Feb. 2012 IOSCO consults on revised CIS Valuation Principles [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London. The technical committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has produced a Consultation Report, entitled Principles for the Valuation of Collective Inves
16 Feb. 2012 FrontFour Capital Partners LP lists on AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: AlphaMetrix LLC, founder and operator of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), the leading secure online marketplace for private investments, today announced that FrontFour Capital has listed FrontFour Capital Partners LP as a transparent fund on AGM. As a tr
16 Feb. 2012 Muzinich plans international expansion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Muzinich & Co., a specialist manager in the global corporate credit markets, today announced a major expansion of its US business with the hiring of two seasoned professionals in its New York office. Mike McEachern has been hired as a senior investment office
16 Feb. 2012 HFRX Absolute Return Index up +0.56% in January [more]
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16 Feb. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index return +1.66% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of January 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 1.66 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 1.66 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mont
15 Feb. 2012 Aequitas Capital adds two executives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Aequitas Capital Management announces the addition of two executives at its Portland headquarters, further strengthening the investment management firm’s capabilities as it expands its asset-backed securities portfolio. Jonathan Wease was appointed Vice President
15 Feb. 2012 Citi wins mandate to provide administration services for $28 billion of US-based alternative investment assets for Credit Suisse’s asset management division [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi today announced an agreement with Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division to provide a comprehensive suite of middle office, custody and hedge fund administration services to support a portion of its US-based Alternative Investments business. As part of
15 Feb. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 2.34% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 2.34% for the month of January. All other strategy indices were up too, expect for Dedicated Short Bias. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly.
15 Feb. 2012 A normalizing trading environment would support hedge fund returns in 2012: Lyxor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the research flash reporting on the latest of Lyxor Research, entitled: Cross Asset Research: Towards Normalization, 2012 starts on a robust footing for the hedge fund industry. January monthly returns have been one of the strongest in over a decade.
15 Feb. 2012 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.05% in January, seven of eight sectors start year in the black [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Managed futures gained 0.05% in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “CTAs have gotten off to a slow start in 2012,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of B
15 Feb. 2012 Most Newedge hedge fund indices positive in January [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.
15 Feb. 2012 Maqurie to provide third party hedge fund capital raising services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) today announced that it will begin offering hedge fund capital-raising services to external hedge funds through its Alternative Investment Strategies (“AIS”) division. The initiative will initially seek to represent three to five hedge fund m
15 Feb. 2012 BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey finds renewed confidence in global equities [more]
Opalesque industry update: Investors are showing renewed confidence in global equities amid radically improved market conditions and growing hopes of economic growth, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for February. Allocations towards equities have made the large
15 Feb. 2012 CAIA appoints Jane Buchanan as chairman of the board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, sponsor of the CAIA charter, the benchmark for alternative investment education worldwide, today announced the appointment of Jane Buchan, chief executive officer of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Compa
15 Feb. 2012 HSBC starts high net worth and institutional share classes for the Next Generation Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HSBC announces the launch of High Net Worth & Institutional share classes for the HSBC Next Generation Fund. As one of the largest investors in hedge funds globally, HSBC is utilising the experience garnered in over two decades of hedge fund research and po
15 Feb. 2012 EDHEC-Risk Institute research provides insights into optimal hedge fund allocation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a research paper published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Journal of Alternative Investments, entitled “Optimal Hedge Fund Allocation with Improved Estimates for Coskewness and Cokurtosis Parameters,” EDHEC-Risk Institute has provided insights into optim
15 Feb. 2012 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index records a positive performance of 1.30% in January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, was up 1.3% in January. Most risk assets persistently gained value during January 2012, with a short breather at the end of the m
15 Feb. 2012 January 2012 offers positive start for hedge funds; Barclay Hedge Fund Index +2.93%, Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index +2.05% [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – 2012 was a good start for the hedge funds industry as another data tracker posted positive returns in January. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index gained +2.93% in January, according to the data compiled by
15 Feb. 2012 Shuttered UK hedge fund Pentagon Capital fined $78.6m by SEC for late trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet issued his final ruling, in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the case Securities and Exchange Commission v. Pentagon Capital Management PLC, 08-cv-3324, U.S. District Court, Southern Dis
15 Feb. 2012 Armand van Houten to replace Frédéric Berney at Harcourt [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Harcourt’s Chief Risk Officer, Frédéric Berney, has announced that he will be leaving the company on May 31 of this year. He will be replaced by Armand van Houten, who will be in charge of risk management in the new function - Head of Alternative Products & Ri
14 Feb. 2012 James Bergstrom appointed as Legal CEO at Ogier [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Ogier Group have announced that James Bergstrom has been appointed as Legal Chief Executive Officer from February 2012. The Ogier Group is one of the leading providers of legal and fiduciary services and employs over 850 people across ten different jurisdictions.
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