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05 Mar. 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch report shows hedge funds lagging S&P 500 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Mary Ann Bartels, head of U.S. Technical Analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that in their February Hedge Fund Monitor, the hedge fund flash return was up 1.19%, lagging the S&P 500 by 2.87%. Event Driven and Convertible Arbitrage performed the best for the m
05 Mar. 2012 BarclayHedge and TrimTabs report hedge fund January redemptions of $15.2bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Barclay Hedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported, that hedge funds redeemed an estimated $15.2 billion (0.9% of assets) in January 2012 while underperforming the S&P
05 Mar. 2012 AIMA chief executive celebrates vote of confidence in hedge funds from institutional investors [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The first quarter AIMA Journal opens with an address from the association’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Baker, entitled 'In defence of hedge funds: instit
05 Mar. 2012 Alternative asset manager FRM believes 2012 will afford better opportunities for hedge funds due to diversity of sources of return [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: FRM remains optimistic for investment returns from hedge funds for the coming year, citing idiosyncratic risk beta as evidence. In their Early View commentary, the firm says: "Technical factors i
05 Mar. 2012 Key hedge fund investors amongst those who lost money in AIJ collapse [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The majority of investors who lost money from the collapse of Japanese hedge fund operator AIJ Investment Advisors Co., were considered to be "bright spot investors" in the Asian hedge fund industry over the last two to three years, said Singapore-based research fi
05 Mar. 2012 Head of prop trading at JP Morgan leaves to start own hedge fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to a Financial Times report, Mike Stewart, JP Morgan's global head of prop
02 Mar. 2012 Ogier Cayman named ‘Best Offshore Law Firm’ for a second year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Ogier Cayman announced today it has secured top honours in the 2012 Hedgeweek Awards, including ‘Best Offshore Law Firm’ – the second year in a row it has secured that accolade – and runner up in the ‘Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm’ category. “We are ext
02 Mar. 2012 AIMA: FSB take note, credit hedge funds are not shadow banks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit hedge funds should not be considered part of the ‘shadow banking’ sector, according to a new paper by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund trade association. AIMA’s research paper* highlight
02 Mar. 2012 Eurekahedge to launch new insurance linked securities index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge, an alternative fund data provider, announces that they have launched a new hedge fund index focusing on insurance linked securities, in partnership with ILS Advisers. The new index is named the 'Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index'.
02 Mar. 2012 Greenwich Investable Index up +1.60% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - All Greenwich Investable Hedge Fund Indices produced positive results in January, driven by strong market moves in global equities. The monthly and quarterly redemption Composite Indices gained 1.60% and 1.57%, respectively, for the month. The Long-Short Equity Index wa
02 Mar. 2012 Henderson Group, Tantallon Capital close Asia funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to a Reuters report, Henderson Group and Tantallon Capital are closing their Asia-based funds due to the tough capital-rising environ
01 Mar. 2012 OneChicago announces trading volumes for February 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that a total of 237,197 security futures contracts were traded in the month of February 2012. February 2012 Highlights: 204,835 Exchange Futures for Physicals (EFPs) and blocks were traded
01 Mar. 2012 New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index commentary offers insight into January hedge fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 2.34% in January. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of January. Some key findings from the report include: Hedge funds, as measured by
01 Mar. 2012 Man Group reports asset increase to $59.5bn and positive fund performance year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group today reported results for the nine months to 31 December 2011 and funds under management at end February 2012. Here is a summary of the results: Statutory profit before tax from continuing operations of $193 million (12 months ended 31 March 2011: $32
01 Mar. 2012 Vulpes Investment Management announces launch of Vulpes Life-Sciences Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Over the past 12 years, the Vulpes partners have acquired significant stakes in a small number of selective, largely UK-based, life-science companies which they believe offer a huge discount to fair value. These assets will now be offered in a fund structure for co-inv
01 Mar. 2012 Swiss bank UBP acquires fund of hedge funds manager Nexar [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), a private bank with a fund of hedge funds unit, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nexar Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager. According to today’s
01 Mar. 2012 IAM CEO predicts investment year ahead as less dependent on macro economic developments [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Morten Spenner, CEO at International Asset Management Limited (IAM), one of the oldest specialist independent fund of hedge funds managers, believes that while the evolving European developments have the potential to meaningfully impact the direction of markets, h
01 Mar. 2012 Kinetic asks how the FSA will implement the provisions of the AIFMD [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Regulatory and compliance consultantcy firm, Kinetic Partners, reports that the FSA’s January Discussion Paper concerning the transposition of the AIFMD Dire
29 Feb. 2012 Blackrock launches global initiative to “turn short-term savers into long-term investors” [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today launched a multi-faceted global initiative that offers investors practical actions for building more dynamic, more diverse portfolios that these times require. Investing for a New World™ is designed to help investors large and small confro
29 Feb. 2012 Citco and Infonic announce strategic partnership [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citco Fund Services, the global leader in provision of administration services to the alternatives sector, has announced a strategic partnership with Infonic AG of Switzerland. Building on the long-standing licensing arrangement to use its HedgeSphere technolog
29 Feb. 2012 Parker FX Index up +0.77% in January, top performer up +6.72% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.77% return for the month of January. Fifty-one programs in the Index reported January results, of which thirty-two reported positive results, eighteen incurred losses and one manager was flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was u
29 Feb. 2012 Regulators, FBI crack down in an effort to curb 'widespread' insider trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Securities regulators in the United States along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are cracking down on insider trading. In a report released Tue
28 Feb. 2012 Liberty Securities announces the sale of 20% of its equity interest to Sturgeon Holdings [more]
Liberty Securities LLC, the second largest securities firm in Georgia, announced today that its majority shareholder, Liberty Capital LLC, has sold a 20% equity interest in Liberty Securities to Sturgeon Holdings Limited. Sturgeon’s wholl
28 Feb. 2012 Survey finds cost of health insurance for hedge fund managers rising at slower rate [more]
The cost of providing health care insurance to the hedge fund community is rising at a slower rate for the first time in years, according to SKCG Group’s Annual Hedge Fund Health Insurance Survey. According to SKCG’s analysis, insurance carriers raised
28 Feb. 2012 Fortress reports fourth quarter and year end 2011 financial results [more]
Fortress Investment Group LLC reported its fourth quarter and year end 2011 financial results. Fortress declared a fourth quarter 2
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