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09 Dec. 2011 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index down -1.1% in November (-4.1% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) posted losses in November, losing ground during the latter half of the month on weak fundamentals in European markets. The GGHFI shed 1.05% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Tota
09 Dec. 2011 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down -0.65% in November (-3.61 YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.65%1 in November amid larger declines in global markets. Risk aversion remained high during the month with the Euro zone debt crisis continuing to dominate investor sentiment. Although the month started with gains in equity mark
08 Dec. 2011 IMS Group appoints four new consultants [more]
The IMS Group (IMS), the leading regulation and compliance consultancy, has bolstered its consultancy offering with four new hires. Dominic Williams, Elisebeth Slater and Michael Strug join as compliance consultants. Saira Farooq joins as a consultant in the dedicated Regulatory Transactions Tea
08 Dec. 2011 Alternative property market offers attractive prospects in 2012, says Kames Capital [more]
The alternative property sectors could offer some attractive opportunities in 2012, according to Phil Clark, head of property investment at Kames Capital. Clark, who heads the property fund management team at Kames Capital, says alternative property sectors such as student accommodation could of
08 Dec. 2011 Index shows hedge funds decline by 0.96% in November [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined -0.96% in November (-3.91% YTD), while the S&P 500 decreased -0.51% (-0.85% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced +0.76% (+4.04% YTD), and the N
08 Dec. 2011 Volatile and jittery markets push investors towards buying gold [more]
The investment team at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management behind the investment in gold, Emmanuel Painchault and Raphaël Dubois have reported on the volatile third quarter this year for the gold price
08 Dec. 2011 HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index down 0.37% (est.) in November, -1.74% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds dropped in November, significantly outperforming the major market indices, though giving back the gains they had earned the previous month. The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index dropped 0.37% against a 2.44% loss in the MSCI World Index (net).
07 Dec. 2011 Vinci Partners selects SunGard's Investran for Brazilian private equity fund administration and investor reporting [more]
Vinci Partners, a Brazilian Investment Management firm headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, has selected SunGard's Investran to help automate partnership accounting and performance reporting across its private equity investment portfolios. SunGard's Investran is an award winning solution that su
07 Dec. 2011 UCITS HFS Index not able to profit from market upswing, -0.76% in November (-4.78% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — After a positive performance in October the UCITS HFS Index continued its poor performance this year with a loss of -0.76% in November 2011. The month started on a negative note already, posting a loss of -0.11% in week one. Things didn’t change much in week two and three
07 Dec. 2011 Caymans’ master funds will now have to register with authority [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following several months of consultation with industry and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), the Mutual Funds (Amendment) Bill 2011 was passed by the legislature on 5 December 2011, according to the
07 Dec. 2011 GlobeOp appoints Eamonn Greaves as global head of Business Development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – GlobeOp Financial Services has appointed Eamonn Greaves as head of business development. Greaves reports to Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, and is based in the company’s New York City headquarters. Greaves is a managing director at GlobeOp and previously
07 Dec. 2011 Lyxor A.M. to help CalSTRS develop its global macro hedge fund strategy

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Opalesque Industry Update – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced the selection of Lyxor Asset Management as its advisor in the development of a new global macro hedge fund strategy. The selection of Lyxor concludes a 15-month selection process for a con

07 Dec. 2011 More than half of women in alternative investments plan to launch a new fund in next 18 months - survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – New Research from Rothstein Kass / 85 Broads provides investment and operational insights, examines impact of gender on core business functions Rothstein Kass (www.rkco.com), a leading professional se
06 Dec. 2011 Galbraith Capital lists its Global Strategies Fund on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace [more]
Galbraith Capital has listed its Global Strategies Fund on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM). Pairing state-of-the-art technology with daily independent pricing and reconciliation of portfolio information, advanced analytics, risk reporting and monitoring and a rigorous ongoing background inv
06 Dec. 2011 Cayman 8 points ahead of Guernsey in Banker magazine's International Financial Centre survey [more]
A survey by The Banker magazine shows that the Cayman Islands can hold their own against international standards relating to service or regulation. For the third time in a row, The Banker magazine's 2011 International Financial Centre (IFC) survey has awarded the top spot to the Cayman Islan
06 Dec. 2011 100 Women in Hedge Funds announces 2012 executive committee transition and new board appointments [more]
100 Women in Hedge Funds has elected its new Global Association and London Executive Committees, as well as new Board members. Mimi Drake, President of Permit Capital Advisors, will serve as the chair and Sandra Urie, Chairman and CEO of Cambridge Associates, will serve as vice chair. The London
06 Dec. 2011 U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC launches exchange traded funds service, ETF-Fusion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC has announced the launch of its Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) service called ETF-FusionTM. With ETF-Fusion, USBFS is now able to serve investment managers sponsoring either existing or startup ETF products, with consulting support includin
06 Dec. 2011 PerTrac offers hedge fund administrators cloud-based reporting service [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PerTrac, the world’s leading provider of hedge fund data and analytics software, today announced a new service that offers hedge fund administrators the ability to deliver performance tear sheets to their hedge fund clients, including how well the funds performed relative
06 Dec. 2011 Systematic Alpha joins AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Systematic Alpha Futures program, managed by the New York-based CTA Systematic Alpha Management (SAM), has been listed on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, the fastest growing hedge fund marketplace in the U.S. AlphaMetrix offers investors the option of allocating
06 Dec. 2011 IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index down -1.25% in November (+6.54% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of
05 Dec. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.95% in November (-7.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was down 0.95% in November as a majority of component strategies declined. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides the benefit of daily published index values which enable investors to track
05 Dec. 2011 J.P. Morgan expands prime custody service to hedge fund clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Less than a week after signifying that its banking division would cancel its hedge fund accounts, J.P. Morgan Chase has announced it is planning to expand its prime custody service to hedge fund clients of its European Prime Brokerage business using a fully integrated plat
05 Dec. 2011 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index down -0.39% in November (-0.97% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was down 0.39% in November according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the perform
02 Dec. 2011 PwC’s 2011 global economic crime survey shows 13% rise in fraud since last year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Accountancy and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has seen a 13% rise in fraud since its last survey and organisations see more fraud ahead. In today's technology driven environment, cybercrime is emerging as a serious threat to organisations. Below are so
01 Dec. 2011 SunGard's PCA identifies factors that are typically responsible for driving commodities price variance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Building a Multi-Asset Class Risk Model: The Commodities Example − Correlation is the Key In a poll conducted last year by Barclays Capital, nearly two thirds of institutional investors indicated a desire to increase their exposure to commodities throug
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