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07 Feb. 2012 Retail asset managers prefer marketing technology and value-add marketing experts this year [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: After bucking a difficult year in 2011 and expecting a challenging 2012, retail asset managers are looking to hire marketing technology and value-add marketing experts to meet the demands of the volatile markets, according to
06 Feb. 2012 bfinance builds advisory expertise in alternatives with major Hedge Fund hire [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: In a major initiative to meet clients’ evolving needs in alternatives, bfinance, an independently owned consultancy firm providing specialist, customised and transparent financial services advice to companies and institutional investors globally, today announces the appoin
06 Feb. 2012 Finisterre Capital launches first emerging market equity fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has launched the Finisterre Equity Fund. Joint Portfolio Managers of the new fund are Alistair Candlish and Edward Cole, who joined Finisterre in August, 2011. The duo was hired as a team fro
06 Feb. 2012 SVM launches hedge fund partnership with Level E Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SVM Asset Management, the Edinburgh based investment boutique, has launched a strategic partnership with Level E Capital, the Edinburgh based hedge fund. SVM Asset Management has made a significant level of investment in the Maya Market Neutral fund, a long short abs
06 Feb. 2012 PerTrac releases software program designed to help investors in hedge funds manage their portfolios [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — PerTrac, the leading provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, today announced the latest release of PerTrac Portfolio, a software program designed to help investors in hedge funds manage their portfolios. Institutional
06 Feb. 2012 Former multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager Sal Naro to launch Coherence Capital Partners LLC [more]
Industry Update - Sal Naro, former co-managing partner of Sailfish Capital, a $4.4 billion asset management firm with approximately $2 billion in hedge fund assets, is announcing the launch of Coherence Capital Partners LLC (Coherence Capital). Mr. Naro was most recently a shareholder in and Vice Ch
06 Feb. 2012 TPG buys hedge fund administrator GlobeOp [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: London and New York-based hedge fund administrator GlobeOp has been purchased by Texas-based buyout firm TPG. TPG will pay $800m for GlobeOp, financed through Credi
06 Feb. 2012 Hedge fund Harbinger fell 47% in 2011, dragged down by troubled LightSquared [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Phil Falcone’s exposure in next generation broadband company, LightSquared, has dragged down profits as the billionaire hedge fund manager’s Harbinger Capital lost 47% last year after slashing the value of his troubled wireless venture by more than 50%, it was
03 Feb. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +1.72% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equities posted strong gains to begin 2012 with leadership from Technology and Financials, as US economic data showed signs of improvement and sentiment improved with regard to clarity on resolution of the European sovereign debt crisis. The US Dollar declined agai
03 Feb. 2012 Robert F. Slutz appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Forum Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Forum Asset Management appointed Robert F. Slutz Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer on January 31, 2012. He will support the CIO and Forum's trading team. "Bob brings 28 years of banking, trading and hedge fund experience and knowledge to
03 Feb. 2012 Stenham hires new head of risk [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stenham has recently made a new hire for the role of Head of Risk Management and Quantitative Research. A seasoned professional, Pablo Balan, has joined us to head up the risk management and quantitative research functions. Mr Balan joined us in the last quarte
03 Feb. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 2.26% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 2.26% in January 2012 as all of the component strategies reported positive results. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which enable investors to track the i
03 Feb. 2012 SunGard’s APT models impact of Euro breakup, sees shocks across asset classes [more]
PIIGS exit scenario would bring 40% drop in Euro yield curve and a 20% drop in Euro equities Opalesque Industry Update - SunGard’s APT risk system has modelled different Euro breakup scenarios, using a global factor model incorporating macro-economic factors to estimate
03 Feb. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (“LAB”) Index up +1.34% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.34% in January 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 performanc
03 Feb. 2012 GLG: Even at $100bn, Facebook looks under-valued [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Even if Facebook’s valuation may be higher than Google’s, it does not mean it is expensive, according to some, as the site’s revenue should rise with better paid advertising. Facebook Inc., which filed for IPO on February 1st, may command a valuation
03 Feb. 2012 Blackstone posts 12% decline in economic net income, 25% increase in total AuM [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: US-based private equity firm Blackstone Group LP posted a 12% decline in fourth-quarter earnings yesterday. The firm cited declines in investment income and fees across most bus
02 Feb. 2012 ML Capital to launch Global Macro UCITS fund and Systematic Emerging Market UCITS fund on the MontLake Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ML Capital has announced that it will be launching two new funds this quarter, the Goldwinds Global Macro UCITS Fund and the RP Systematic Emerging Market UCITS Fund. As one of fastest growing UCITS platforms in the Alternative UCITS Industry, the new launches will furth
02 Feb. 2012 Inès de Dinechin to replace Laurent Seyer as Lyxor A.M. CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking announces the appointment of Inès de Dinechin as Chief Executive Officer of Lyxor Asset Management. She replaces Laurent Seyer who will leave Societe Generale group to pursue other opportunities. This appointment
02 Feb. 2012 Hong Kong-based asset manager EIP launches seven ETF products [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Enhanced Investment Products Limited (EIP), a Hong Kong based asset management firm, today confirms the launch of seven new ETF products, authorised* by the Securities and Futures Commission at the beginning of January 2012. Under the brand name XIE Shares, these ETFs wil
02 Feb. 2012 Falcone fires back at Senator Grassley’s allegations [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: LightSquared and Harbinger are fighting back against insinuations from Senator Chuck Grassley that one of their associates was attempting to bribe him. Both LightSquared and Harbinger Capital Partners LLC are claiming that the Senator is trying to create
01 Feb. 2012 Jefferies Agrees to Acquire Hoare Govett from the Royal Bank of Scotland [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Jefferies announced today that it has agreed to acquire Hoare Govett and employ certain other professionals from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. With a history of serving clients for over 100 years, Hoare Govett is one of the UK’s most prominent corporate
01 Feb. 2012 100WHF Institute Announces Second Year of CAIA Scholarship Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: 100 Women in Hedge Funds is has announced the second year of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds / CAIA Scholars program. The scholarship program, administered by the CAIA Foundation, was established in 2011 in collaboration with the 100WHF Institute and is underwritten by PAAMCO
01 Feb. 2012 Citi Awarded Mandate from Veritable LP to Provide Hedge Fund Middle Office and Administration Services for $2.2 Billion in Assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi today announced that Veritable, L.P. has awarded it a mandate to provide a comprehensive suite of hedge fund services including middle office, fund accounting, and investor services. Veritable, L.P. is among the largest independently owned Registered Investment Adviso
01 Feb. 2012 FAIA Launches Meeting of the Americas [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Last year, Opalesque reported on the Florida Alternative Investment Association (FAIA) and it
01 Feb. 2012 Hedge Fund Administrator Viteos Expands Operations in Asia Pacific [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge fund administrator and operations service provider Viteos Fund Services announced plans to establish its presence in the Asia Pacific region as part of its latest strategic push. In a statement
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