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13 Sep. 2012 Man-GLG global macro fund’s manager, Ben-Brahim, to take early retirement [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Driss Ben-Brahim, co-Portfolio of the Man GLG global macro fund, is to retire soon. He will continue to co-manage the Fund until October 31st, 2012, and then transition to an advisory role until the end of the calendar year, according to a client release fro
12 Sep. 2012 Corgentum opens San Francisco office, becomes largest US independent operational due diligence provider [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Corgentum Consulting, the leading provider of the industry’s most comprehensive hedge fund operational due diligence reviews, today announced that the firm has continued to expand its operations with the opening of a new office in San Francisco. The new location establishe
12 Sep. 2012 Direct Access Partners acquires listed equity derivative team from I.A. Englander & Co. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Direct Access Partners, LLC (Direct Access), a diversified institutional financial services enterprise, today announced that it has acquired the listed equity derivative trading team from I.A. Englander & Co. The acquisition marks the significant expansion of the fir
12 Sep. 2012 Hedge fund assets available for prime custody jump 40% in two years, says BNY Mellon [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, reported today that hedge fund assets available for prime custody services now stand at an estimated $684 billion, a 40% increase since 2010. The increase reflects both growth in ov
12 Sep. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index shows continuing hedge fund inflows (+1.07%), low outflows in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 1.07% in September 2012. "Solid net flows into hedge funds continued in September, taking the cumulative index to a new high yet again. It is especially interesting to
12 Sep. 2012 Cerulli finds that capricious markets and rock bottom yields play havoc with institutional portfolios [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from Cerulli Associates in the The Cerulli Edge: Global Edition, September 2012 issue shows that 'capricious markets and rock-bottom yields are playing ha
11 Sep. 2012 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge fund redemptions at $7.4bn in July 2012 with assets down 23.2% since peak [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported that the hedge fund industry redeemed $7.4 billion (0.4% of assets) in July, building on outflows of $4.2 billion in June. Based on data from 3,119 funds, the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report estimated th
11 Sep. 2012 Eurekahedge: Hedge funds up 0.47% in August as market sentiment remained optimistic (+3% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted another month of positive returns for August as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.47%1 during the month. Market sentiment was optimistic for most of the month, with prospects for QE3 increasing, positive signals from the Euro zone and stronger U
11 Sep. 2012 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 0.97% in August, 3.82% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.97% in August (+3.82% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +1.98% (+11.85% YTD), the Dow Jones Indu
11 Sep. 2012 MFA announces board of directors, continues global outreach [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed Funds Association (MFA), the voice of the global alternative investment industry representing hedge fund and managed futures firms that manage over seventy-percent of total industry assets, today announced its 2012/2013 Board of Directors. The new Board will includ
11 Sep. 2012 IndexIQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index up 2.23% in August (+6.94% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, today announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteris
11 Sep. 2012 Wells Fargo rebrands its LaCrosse hedge fund business to leverage the firm’s other alternative investments [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – To be able to leverage its market reputation and many other offerings for alternative investment managers, diversified, community-based financial services company Wells Fargo has rebranded its hedge fund admi
10 Sep. 2012 HFR: Hedge funds extend summer gains on euro optimism [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted gains for the 3rd consecutive month in August, as the Euro advanced on optimism for a resolution of the European sovereign debt crisis. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted a gain of +0.8 percent for the month, with leadership across Equity Hedg
10 Sep. 2012 Auriel Capital partners with Inflection Point Capital to enhance sustainable investment offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Auriel Capital Limited (‘Auriel’), a European Equity Long/Short manager, has partnered with Inflection Point Capital Management (IPCM), an asset management boutique focused on sustainability solutions, to create a new joint venture, Inflection Point Partners LLP (IPP). Th
10 Sep. 2012 Maples and Calder opens in Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Law firm Maples and Calder has announced the opening of its newest office, situated in Singapore. The Singapore office is located in the Singapore Land Tower in Raffles Place and will be managed by funds partner, Nic
10 Sep. 2012 The Hedge Fund Association expands board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association, an international organization that represents investors, hedge funds and service providers, announced that it has appointed Don Steinbrugge, chairman of Agecroft Partners, to its board of directo
10 Sep. 2012 New software release from AlternativeSoft [more]
Opalesque Industry Update- AlternativeSoft, provider of world class analytics for manager research and portfolio construction in the alternative and long only markets, announced its new major software release for 2012
10 Sep. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.03% (est.) in August (+3.88% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Alternative Investments announced that the Global Hedge Fund Index gained 1.03% in August, bringing the year-to-date result to +3.88%. Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights:     Positive trend continu
10 Sep. 2012 Multifonds’ survey finds fund administrators believe AIFMD will be a catalyst for convergence [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Multifonds’ latest survey of the fund administration industry shows that more than two thirds, some 69%, of industry responden
10 Sep. 2012 Hedge funds need to embrace strategic communications [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new white paper co-authored by Jeffrey Margolis, president of Margoils Group and Justin Meise, partner at River communications, exploring the impact of the JOBS Act for hedge fu
10 Sep. 2012 Hedge fund manager Nikolai Battoo charged for hiding losses by SEC, CFTC [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against hedge fund manager Nikolai Battoo for allegedly bloating his impressive performance throughout the 2008 global financial crisis and exaggerating the value of the assets he manages and at the s
07 Sep. 2012 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.4% in August (+2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.4% in August (+2% in 2012). 11 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor L/S Credit Arbitrage Index (+1.5%) and Lyxor L/S Equity – Long Bias Index (+1.5%). Read Lyxor Asset Ma
07 Sep. 2012 UCITS HFS Index gains 0.39% in August (+2.40% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After July marked a turnaround for the UCITS HFS Index after four consecutive negative months, the broad index posted a gain of +0.39% for August 2012. After a few days into the month the UCITS HFS Index started to gain momentum and cumulated gains of +0.44% after the fir
07 Sep. 2012 Preqin study reveals hedge fund terms are changing to favour the investor [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Research firm Preqin has conducted an in-depth investor study on hedge fund terms and conditions in this month's Hedge Fund Spotlight. The firm examin
07 Sep. 2012 ECB to launch 'outright’ bond buying programme, interest rates unchanged [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), announced the launch of a bond buying programme in his press conference speech on Thursday (Sept. 6th). He stated that it had been decided at the Governing Council that the key ECB interest rate
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-focused hedge funds are preparing for their worst year since the 2008 global financial crisis, following a series of letdown including the market sell-off in August and the sell-off in healthcare and biotechnology sectors last month, reported

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  3. DoubleLine’s Jeffrey Gundlach warns of another round of market shakedown[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach is painting a bleak future as he warned that the U.S. equity market and other risk markets, such as high-yield "junk" bonds, are facing another round of selling pressure. Gundlach said in an interview with

  4. A hedge fund strategy that seems to have fizzled[more]

    From The hedge fund strategy that has attracted the most money this year is on course to cause some of the biggest losses for investors, in the latest example of the dangers of going with the crowd. Institutions and individuals have piled an estimated $20 billion (Dh73 billion) into ma

  5. Hedge fund Barnegat survives September’s market selloff[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue’s $679 million Barnegat Fund proved resilient after another month of market letdown as the hedge fund gained 2.2% last month, bringing its year-to-date gains to 2.8%. Treue said in his monthly report to i