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24 Aug. 2011 Peregrine Capital Introduction now raises capital for non-Peregrine hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wealth and alternative asset management group Peregrine Holdings has created a new company within the group with the ability to raise capital for selected alternative investment managers that are not necessarily affiliated to the Peregrine group. The unit will focus on so
24 Aug. 2011 Eurekahedge: Hedge funds return 0.44% (est.) in July (0.78% YTD), saw $25bn inflows and $20.7bn outflows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - August's edition of The Eurekahedge Report takes an in-depth look at the global hedge funds sector, with analysis of the industry’s performance so far in 2011, comparisons to previous years and an examination into where it might be headed. The report also c
24 Aug. 2011 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index rose +1.1% in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for July 2011 as well as asset flows through June. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hedg
23 Aug. 2011 Triton appoints Ryan Mitchell as senior vice president [more]
Opalesque Exclusive: Triton Capital Advisors (www.tritonca.com), a provider of managed futures investments and research services, announced today Ryan Mitchell has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Mr. Mitchell will partner with the Triton team to service and meet the alternative in
22 Aug. 2011 Ogier Fiduciary Services Cayman announces new structure [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ogier Fiduciary Services Cayman Limited (OFSCL)announced a new structure that will allow its leadership team to focus and develop capabilities for specific lines of business and build even deeper partnerships with clients. “The growth and diversification of the fiducia
22 Aug. 2011 Asian investors still ‘not embracing’ hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reports are conflicting on Asia’s role in the development of the hedge fund industry as a whole. While there were studies, particularly from Singapore-based research firm GFIA claiming that Asia is now emerging as a hedge fund center (See Opalesque Exclusive
18 Aug. 2011 Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association appoints Robert De Rito, APG Asset Management US, to board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, sponsor of the CAIA designation, the benchmark for alternative investment education worldwide, today announced the appointment of Robert De Rito, Head of Financial Risk Management at APG Asset Management US,
18 Aug. 2011 All Edhec hedge fund indices outperformed equity market in July, most in positive territory YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In July, the bear trend continued on the stock market as pessimism set in among investors. The S&P 500 index (-2.03%) fell steeper, recording its third consecutive loss, accompanied by an exceptional surge (up 8.7%) of implicit volatility (25.3%) which reached the level o
18 Aug. 2011 Gold reaches all time high [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gold prices rallied to a nudge a fresh all time high of high today of $1818 just ahead of the release of US Weekly Jobless Claims amidst signs that there was eroding business growth and a possible double dip in the economy. Gold has risen by over $21 today to its highs wh
18 Aug. 2011 Luxembourg management companies urgently need to review due diligence practices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Laven Legal Services believes that Luxembourg management companies need to review their due diligence practices and has published a white paper on the subject. Under the Ucits legal framework, Luxembourg regulated management companies outsource some important activities f
18 Aug. 2011 Australian mid-market buyout specialist Tasman Capital ramps up international marketing drive [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tasman Capital, a leading Australian middle-market buyout manager founded by the former senior management team of Nikko Principal Investments Australia today announced that it has selected Geneva-based alternative assets marketing firm MCAM Group to raise capital for the
18 Aug. 2011 GlobeOp starts hedge fund service that supports requirements of first SEC deadline for private fund (Form PF) reporting [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – With the first SEC deadline for private fund (Form PF) reporting currently less than six months away for many large hedge funds and managed account platforms, GlobeOp Financial Services has launched a reporting service to specifically support the requirements. “Many
18 Aug. 2011 PerTrac adds HedgeNews Africa database to its analytics platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - African Fund of Funds Composite may provide an oasis in a volatile market landscape say PerTrac and HedgeNews Africa as they announce new partnership With Addition Of HedgeNews Africa Database, PerTrac Continues As The World’s Most
18 Aug. 2011 Raylor Investments and Xplor Capital merge to support growing demand for dynamic global asset allocation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Raylor Investments LLC, a pioneer in managing strategic equity portfolios of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) announces a merger with its strategic partner Xplor Capital Management LLC, a global asset manager focused on dynamic risk allocation. The asset management business
17 Aug. 2011 Hedge funds tapping outsourcing trend to set up operations in Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Overseas hedge funds looking to set up operations in Asia are taking advantage of the emerging outsourcing trend to save on expenses. The latest firm to embrace the latest fad is BTIG Hong Kong Limited, an affiliate of BTIG, LLC, a US-based financial services firm specia
16 Aug. 2011 Barclay CTA Index gains 1.32% in July (-0.67% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Managed futures gained 1.32% in July according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is down 0.67%. “A counter-intuitive bond market rally that flew in the face of rating downgrade concerns may have puzzled many tr
16 Aug. 2011 UK FSA’s ban of Michiel Visser shows that investors should look at all components of hedge fund firms, not just track records [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peter Moore, head of regulation at The IMS Group, comments on how the FSA’s significant fine and banning for life of hedge fund manager Michiel Visser highlights the age-old need for independence between key functions at firms of all sizes "The news that
16 Aug. 2011 Market volatility is stabilising after last week's high, hedge funds limit losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Volatility has been high this year, and especially last week – thanks partly to panic following Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the U.S.’s credit rating and concerns about European economies. But stocks are starting to stabilise again. VIX’ value went from almost 16
16 Aug. 2011 Castlestone’s Angus Murray expects gold and emerging economies will continue to outperform equity and bond markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Castlestone Mangement Inc. CEO Angus Murray is betting that real assets such as gold and other precious metals as well as opportunities in the so-called N11 (Next 11) emerging economies,
16 Aug. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index returned +0.29%in July (+0.93%YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of July 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 0.29 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 0.93 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next month.
16 Aug. 2011 CAIA Association appoints Robert De Rito, APG Asset Management US, to board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, sponsor of the CAIA designation, the benchmark for alternative investment education worldwide, today announced the appointment of Robert De Rito, Head of Financial Risk Management at APG Asset Management US,
15 Aug. 2011 Hedge funds hold their ground in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite major declines in the equity markets, hedge funds as a whole held their ground in July, with a 0.01% loss in the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index is up 1.06%. “Declines across equity markets in Europe and the US
15 Aug. 2011 Brutal week for fund flows conjures memories of 2008 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An imperfect storm of downgrades, rumors, lackluster macroeconomic data and the ongoing Eurozone debt crisis transformed a retreat by investors into something approaching a stampede during the week ending August 10. Redemptions from most EPFR Global-tracked fund groups so
12 Aug. 2011 AIMA warns short selling bans exacerbate volatility [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has responded to the temporary short selling bans introduced by France, Italy, Belgium and Spain. AIMA CEO Andrew Baker said: “We do not think these bans will help th
12 Aug. 2011 EDHEC-Risk Institute denounces short selling bans [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EDHEC-Risk Institute condemns the August 11 decisions by the financial market authorities in Belgium, France, Italy and Spain to impose or extend short-selling bans in the wake of renewed market volatility. These hasty decisions are not only devoid of theoretic
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