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06 Feb. 2015 Former SAC Capital hedge fund manager Noah Freeman gets 'freedom’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Noah Freeman is now a "freeman." U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff spared Freeman from serving prison for his cooperation in helping federal authorities win a guilty plea and $1.8bn in financial penalties from the hedge fun
05 Feb. 2015 Bainbridge Partners buys $20m stake in Alcazar's energy hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Bainbridge Partners, a London based alternative investments firm with $800 million in assets, has entered into a strategic relationship with Alcazar Investment Management L
05 Feb. 2015 CTAs, currency and metals strategies lead hedge fund gains in January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Metals commodities gained in January led by gold and silver, while agricultural commodities declined, led by wheat and hogs. UCITS compliant hedge funds posted gains for January with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +2.03%, reported data tracker Hedge Fun
05 Feb. 2015 Global macro hedge funds off to a strong 2.0% gain last month [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Most global macro investors were rewarded last month with strong performance despite a volatile market across asset classes. While many hedge funds faced challenges in January, the HFRX Macro/CTA index was 2.0% for the month, according to the latest
05 Feb. 2015 Real estate fund managers see intense competition for assets and capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: More than 70% of real estate firms said that competition for both investment opportunities and sources of capital had increased over the past year. The Preqin survey showed that the improving fortune of the private r
04 Feb. 2015 Arthur Bell CPAs hires Kim Waldman as new national director of business development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative investment accounting firm, Arthur Bell CPAs, has hired Kim Waldman as its new national director of business development. Waldman brings 16 years of experience in the alternative investment industry and will be a great asset to the firm’s continued growth with
04 Feb. 2015 Advent Capital Management hires new portfolio manager for alternative investment team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm with approximately $8.5 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2014, announces the appointment of Matthew Dundon, Managing Director
04 Feb. 2015 Scott Phillips launches hedge fund Latimer Light [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Lone Pine managing director Scott Phillips has announced the launch of his own hedge fund firm called Latimer Light Capital which will bet on and against stocks of U.S. companies. Latimer will start trading in the second half of 2015,
04 Feb. 2015 Police starts probe against four Scots over collapse of £400m hedge fund Heather Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The police in the UK has placed four individuals, including Glasgow-born financier Gregory King, under investigation over the collapse of the £400m hedge fund firm Heather Capital at the height of the global financial crisis, reported the
04 Feb. 2015 Hedge fund manager Bill Browder reveals extent of Russian corruption in new book 'Red Notice’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: William (Bill) Browder, co-founder of hedge fund Hermitage Capital Management and once the largest international investor in Russia, lifts the lid on Kremlin corruption and describes how Putin and his regime will stop at nothing for the criminal acquisition of wealt
03 Feb. 2015 Alternative UCITS grow 41% in 2014 to EUR 224.3 billion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The strength of alternative UCITS sector continued to grow with assets under management (AuM) increasing 41% to EUR 224.3 billion in 2014, illustrating the robust demand seen for alternative UCITS funds, according to the latest
03 Feb. 2015 SS&C acquires Advent Capital for $2.7bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global financial services software provider S&C Technologies Holdings announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Advent Software. Under the terms of
03 Feb. 2015 Hedge fund manager Paul Singer slams government policies on securities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Elliot Management founder Paul Singer has slammed the U.S. government’s policy of encouraging traders to make concentrated bets in "overpriced" securities. He said that the policy is responsible for pushing the markets to unjustified highs. He was quoted by
03 Feb. 2015 Hedge funds gain in January, outperform major equity indices [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds started the year with strong alpha generation as the industry outperformed major equity indices. The Lyxor HFI Index is up by 1.4% last month versus -1.2% for the MSCI World, reported Lyxor Asset Management
03 Feb. 2015 SAC Capital’s Steven Cohen looking for college graduates to join 'army of investment professionals’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Less than 16 months after his former hedge fund firm SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, billionaire Steven A. Cohen is recruiting college graduates to join his "army of hundreds of investment professionals," reported
02 Feb. 2015 Outflows, management row hurting hedge fund Brewan Howard as assets fall [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brevan Howard’s assets shrunk to $32.8bn at the end of December from $37.3bn at the end of May 2014, because of poor performance, management row and billions in outflows, reported
02 Feb. 2015 Bill Ackman to invest in hedge fund Clearfield [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist investor Bill Ackman has thrown his support to Phil Hilal’s new start up hedge fund Clearfield Capital Management, reported the Jewish Business News
02 Feb. 2015 van Eyk investors still to collect $20m from collapsed hedge fund and research firm [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Retail investors of the Sydney-based research and funds management house van Eyk are still awaiting for their $20m exposure from the collapsed hedge fund firm three months after its liquidation, said
30 Jan. 2015 DMS Offshore appoints former Goldman Sachs exec as Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - DMS Offshore Investment Services (DMS), the world's largest fund governance firm, has appointed Westley Chapman as a Director. Mr. Chapman will serve on the boards of investment funds, providing independent oversight on governance and compliance matters.
30 Jan. 2015 New York Hedge Fund Roundtable survey: fall in oil prices presents opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Members of The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, a non-profit industry organization committed to promoting ethics and best practices in the alternative investment industry, believe falling oil prices will present opportunities for hedge funds and expect 2015 will be a posi
30 Jan. 2015 FX hedge funds gain 3.65% in 2014 on strong U.S. dollar [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The strong U.S. dollar and the continued downward spiral of oil prices helped push FX hedge funds to gain 3.65% in 2014, said Parker Global Strategies. The Parker FX Index reported a +0.67% return for the month of D
30 Jan. 2015 Update: Hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi sentenced to 13 years in prison [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A U.S. court on Thursday sentenced convicted hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi, 45, to 13 years in prison for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme in Connecticut that bilked investors hundreds of millions in dollars, including a Venezuelan pension fund, reports
30 Jan. 2015 Endowments average 15.5% return in FY2014 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Educational endowments, some of the leading investors in alternatives, averaged 15.5% return for FY2014, according to the latest NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. This is an increase over FY2013, which saw 11.7%. In total, the study looks at 832 institution
29 Jan. 2015 Citi Survey forecasts 30% decline in hedge fund industry profits due to poor performance in 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund industry profits in 2013 reached $31.2 billion but poor performance in 2014 cut that figure by 30% to only $21.9 billion, a loss of nearly $10 billion, Citi estimates in their 3rd Annual Hedge Fund Industry Operating Metrics Survey. Institutionalizati
29 Jan. 2015 Executives said to leave Fortress after macro plunge [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chief Risk Officer Sherif Sweillam and portfolio manager Tye Schlegelmilch, are said to have resigned from Fortress this month according
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds and providers of liquid alternatives will want to pay close attention to proposed reforms approved by the SEC yesterday. The changes will require more frequent reporting, as well as a closer look into social media, liquid alternative strategies, and

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  3. Institutions - Institutional investors turn to real estate, planes, Assets at Boston’s five biggest family nonprofits rise to $3.5bn[more]

    Institutional investors turn to real estate, planes From Joins.com: The National Pension Service and domestic emerging market specialists who did not know where to invest in a low interest rate environment are turning to other investments like the blue-chip real estate market abroad.

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: A lot of hedge fund investors are beginning to recognise the need for ongoing cyber threats monitoring[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Corporate Resolutions Inc. recently formed a strategic partnership with iThreat Cyber Group. The two companies have worked together for years, assisting clients when challenging

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: BMO launches multi-strat '40 act fund[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As we reach new market highs, investors are looking for a way to diversify and protect their portfolios from a potential market correction. Liquid alternatives are rapidly gaining ground as a critical tool for investors to use to mitigate downside risk. The BMO

 

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