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14 Apr. 2015 The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.7% in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.7% in March. 6 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+3.8%), the Lyxor LS Equity Long Bias Index (+2.4%), and the Lyxor LS Equity Variable Bias Index (+1.1%). ECB
14 Apr. 2015 CalPERS investment office cuts expenses for five-year period, tops peer benchmark in cost survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has reported that annual ongoing costs for its investment operations have declined by approximately $90 million for the five-fiscal-year period from 2009-14. The System also reported that it was found to be &
14 Apr. 2015 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.48 in March (+2.4% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended March up +0.48% despite predominantly negative global equity markets. Global equity markets as measured by MSCI EAFE were down -1.81%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index were up 0.46%. Hed
14 Apr. 2015 Hedge funds down -0.17% in March (+1.23%YTD) [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of –0.17% in March to end Q1 2015 up 1.23%, compared to the S&P 500 which increased 0.96%, according to the latest data from eVestment. Hedge fund performance returns were mixed in March amid increased equity
14 Apr. 2015 Hedge funds looking to continue their rally in Q2 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finished the first quarter on a strong note and are looking to continue the rally in the second quarter, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is up 0.4% over the week
13 Apr. 2015 SEI rolls out global framework for managing compliance across products & jurisdictions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEI has introduced SEI Firm Compliance, a new global regulatory management framework that equips investment organisations to oversee and orchestrate compliance functions firm-wide, across investment products and regulatory jurisdictions. SEI’s Investment Manager Services
13 Apr. 2015 Barnegat hedge fund faces difficult start in 2015, but excess collateral offers comfort [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue’s $681m hedge fund, The Barnegat Fund, is having a difficult year in 2015 as the fund is down 7.7% in the first quarter (-3.7% in March), the company said in a statement. The fund’s net compounded annual rate
13 Apr. 2015 Cayman goes live with public register of investment funds, including hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Cayman Islands has willingly accepted, where fairly applied, the international move towards increased transparency, said international law firm Ogier. Nevertheless, Ogier pointed out that the leg
10 Apr. 2015 Despite falling oil and commodities, SWFs assets grew $900bn to reach $6.31tln in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The majority of sovereign wealth funds globally have increased their assets under management by $900bn over the last 18 months from $5.38tln in October 2013 to $6.31tln in March 2015. This is despite falling commodity and oil prices, which many of these instituti
09 Apr. 2015 Envestnet makes strategic investment in AlphaHedge Capital Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Envestnet, Inc. has announced a strategic investment in AlphaHedge Capital Partners, LLC, which provides access to long/short equity strategies through separately managed accounts (SMAs). Terms of the transaction, which closed on April 1, 2015, were not disclosed.
09 Apr. 2015 Assets in ETFs/ETPs globally reached a new record high of $2.926tln at the end of Q1 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Record levels of assets were reached at the end of Q1 for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$2.926 trillion, in the United States at US$2.094 trillion, Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$119.6 billion and Japan at US$109.3 billion, according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly ETF and E
09 Apr. 2015 Hedge funds gain 2.4% in Q1 driven by currency and commodity markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted positive results last March to conclude a strong first quarter, with performance driven by strong macro trends in currency and commodity markets, complemented by broad-based gains and positioning in event driven, equity hedge and fixed income-b
08 Apr. 2015 Financial services provider ALPS to acquire private equity firm Red Rocks [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: ALPS, which provides products and services to the financial services industry, has agreed to acquire asset manager Red Rocks Capital LLC, a private equ
07 Apr. 2015 Hedge funds add $7.2bn in February, rebounding from outflow of $11.2bn in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $7.2 billion (0.3% of assets) in February, the strongest inflow in the past six months and a turnabout from January’s outflow of $11.2 billion (0.5% of assets). “Th
07 Apr. 2015 Hedge funds end Q1 on a strong note, up 3.2% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The first quarter’s market conditions have been supportive of hedge fund performance, posting solid gains while the S&P 500 index is down year-to-date. Looking back at the quarter, there are many positive points worth highlighting, following a lacklustre 2014. Once ag
07 Apr. 2015 Russia’s ultra wealthy set to wait out crisis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The number of wealthy Russian investors employing a conservative wealth management strategy has more than quadrupled in two years. The findings come from a new report on Russian wealth holders, one of the most discreet communities worldwide, titled /The UBS / Campden
07 Apr. 2015 Investors to shun emerging markets in 2015, finds Legg Mason survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors around the globe are planning to cut their exposure to emerging markets in 2015, following a tough 12 months which saw heavy losses for equities in key regions such as Brazil and Russia, according to a survey by global asset manager Legg Mason. A po
06 Apr. 2015 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index up 0.72% in March (+4.59% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Financial markets posted mixed performance in March to conclude a volatile 1Q15 which included extreme dislocations in Currency and Commodity markets, record highs for equity markets and record lows for fixed income yields. Global equity markets also posted mixed performa
06 Apr. 2015 South African hedge fund registrations start now [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The South African regulations have finally been published. As from 1st April, all existing South African hedge funds have to register with the Registrar of Collective Investment Schemes, before the end of September. Fund managers – and regulators – will have
02 Apr. 2015 Parker FX Index down -0.19% for the month of February (+2.35% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.19% return for the month of February. Thirty-two of the thirty-five programs in the Index reported February results, of which twelve reported positive results and twenty i
01 Apr. 2015 Hedge fund consultant Albourne gets new CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After a strong year in terms of revenue and profit growth, Albourne is pleased to be able to promote the following four Colleagues to Partner: Sue Chester Jose Jimenez Carmen Lam Christina Stavrinides Including these new P
01 Apr. 2015 Boris Tiomkin joins ConceptONE [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ConceptONE, LLC, a leading provider of Risk and Regulatory Reporting Solutions, has announced that Boris Tiomkin has joined the firm as Executive Chairman. Mr. Tiomkin will be primarily responsible for leading ConceptONE’s strategic planning and business development effor
01 Apr. 2015 Tiger cub Tigershark Partners to shutter [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Tiger cub hedge fund Tigershark Partners will close by the end of this month according to a Bloomberg report. Tigershark is a $100 million market
31 Mar. 2015 Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry grows by almost 30% in 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry reached $145bn in assets under management at the end of 2014, up from $112bn as of December 2013. Preqin has analyzed the growth of this market within the global hedge fund community in our latest report, and other key findings include
31 Mar. 2015 HFSB appoints Bruce Cundick and Dale West to the board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bruce Cundick of Utah Retirement Systems (URS) and Dale West of Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) have joined the board of the Hedge Fund Standards Boa
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