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18 Dec. 2012 SEC Charges Connecticut adviser for "skin in the game" misstatements about CDOs [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today charged a Connecticut-based investment adviser with falsely stating to clients that it was co-investing alongside them in two collateralized debt obligations (CDO). According to the
17 Dec. 2012 Gemini's Northern Lights reach $10bn in assets under administration [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Gemini Fund Services, LLC, a partner to independent advisors as a provider of comprehensive, pooled investment solutions, has announced that Northern Lights shared trusts, which include Northern Lights Fund Trust I, II, III, Northern Lights ETF Trust and Northern Lights Va
17 Dec. 2012 New president for Hedge Funds Care [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge Funds Care, an international non-profit organization which raises funds and awareness for programs to prevent and treat child abuse, announced today that Dean C. Backer has become the new President, taking over from John M. Budzyna, who has just completed the second
17 Dec. 2012 Barclay CTA Index Down 0.39% in November; (-1.45% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures lost 0.39% in November according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index has lost 1.45% year to date, compared to a gain of 0.73% in the S&P GSCI Index. “Profitable positions in the continuing uptrend in bond markets and
17 Dec. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.64% in November (+6.10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.64% for the month of November. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. November, October and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are av
17 Dec. 2012 Top 100 hedge funds' assets up 21% YTD, eclipse $570bn mark [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list reveals that the top hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $43 Billion, or 8.13%, over the third quarter. Year-to-date, the top funds have seen their combined assets increase by an impressive 21%. In aggregate, U.S. equity
17 Dec. 2012 Update: Greenwich Hedge Fund Index up 0.36% in November, 4.6% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund managers returned modest gains on average amidst volatile markets in November 2012, with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.36% for the month. Most strategies reported positive results for the month, with the notable exception of Managed Futures. T
14 Dec. 2012 PE firm Dyal Capital buys minority interest in commodity-focused alternative investments house Pinnacle A. M. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -- Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P. and Dyal Capital Partners announced today that Dyal has acquired a passive minority interest in Pinnacle. Pinnacle is a New York based commodities-focused alternative investments firm with approximately $2.3 billion of assets under manage
14 Dec. 2012 New rule against front-running block trades includes derivatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: FINRA's new rule prohibiting front-running of customer block transactions was approved by the SEC and takes effect on June 1, 2013. The new rule prohibits a FINRA member firm (generally a registered broker-dealer) from placing trades when it has information about
14 Dec. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index up +0.28% in November, (+4.63% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of November 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.28 percent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 4.63 percent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next m
14 Dec. 2012 Efficient chosen as research partner for new STOXX Managed Futures Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Efficient Capital Management, LLC, a leading provider of multi-manager Managed Futures portfolios, announced its selection as the research partner for the newly launched iSTOXX Efficient Capital Managed Futures 20
14 Dec. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.40% in November (+6.36% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 0.40% in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 6.36% year to date. “In spite of an early month sell-off driven by fiscal cliff fears followed by a mid-month rally fueled by encouraging eco
13 Dec. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index up 0.77% gross in November (8.9% YTD); Capital Movement Index shows net flows up 0.40% in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2012 measured 0.77% (chart here). Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Ca
13 Dec. 2012 Legg Mason and Permal acquire Fauchier Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Legg Mason, Inc. and affiliate Permal announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fauchier Partners, a leading European based manager of funds of hedge funds
13 Dec. 2012 Select Asset Management acquires Total Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Specialist investment management group Select Asset Management Limited announced the acquisition of Australian financial services business Total Fund Services (TFS) for an undisclosed amount. TFS provides specific regu
13 Dec. 2012 Hedge funds must reach $250m in AUM to break even - Citi Prime Finance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to a new survey released this morning by Citi Prime Finance, it takes $250m in assets under management for a hedge fund to exist on its management f
13 Dec. 2012 Optimistic fund managers raise risk appetite [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Asia-focused fund managers have joined the bullish bandwagon for next year and expressed optimism that equities will experience a widespread rally in 2013. According to a
13 Dec. 2012 Hedge fund manager Bill Hwang to pay $44m, forfeit $16.7m in gains for illegal trading in Chinese bank stocks [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia –Sung Kook "Bill" Hwang, the founder and portfolio manager of Tiger Asia Management, a $1.2bn New York-based hedge fund firm, and Tiger Asia Partners, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and agreed to pay more than $60m in settlement against crimina
12 Dec. 2012 Gravitas claims alternative investment industry on threshold of a new era [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rethinking the cloud, a heightened call for operational freedom and an arms race to scale will be industry-defining issues for the alternative asset management industry in 2013, according to Gravitas, a co-sourcing pl
12 Dec. 2012 LGT Capital Partners (USA) acquires real estate funds manager Clerestory Capital Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – LGT Capital Partners announced that LGT Capital Partners Holding (USA) Inc. acquired Clerestory Capital Advisors, LLC ("CCA"), a New York-based investment and advisory firm that provides investors with global access to real estate via funds, co-investments and s
12 Dec. 2012 Horton Point expands into seeding and incubating emerging systematic managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Horton Point LLC, a systematic trading firm based in New York, is expanding into the seeding business. Originally built as proprietary trading firm, Horton Point later expanded to include a number of institutional managed account investors. It is now moving into the i
12 Dec. 2012 Cerulli report claims China’s largest asset managers will go global in five years [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: On the back of regulatory change instituted by Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and other drivers for growth in the Chinese asset management industry, Cerulli Associates projects that the Chinese mutual fund industry's assets
12 Dec. 2012 Client redemptions and headwinds keep conditions challenging for Gottex [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Gottex Fund Management reports that it continues to face headwinds in its fund of fund business 'as a substantial number of large institutional investors develop their own capabilities’. "Although we h
12 Dec. 2012 Martin Currie shuts down China Hedge Fund after being hit with $14m fine [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – International equity specialists Martin Currie is closing down its long/short equity strategy China Hedge Fund after the firm was slapped with a $14m fine from U.S. and UK regulators for favoring one cli
12 Dec. 2012 Shadow banking may be good for the economy - FSB [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Financial Stability Board has released 19 new documents on shadow banking, taken together these documents provide an outline of how the regulator is likely to view shadow bank
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