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03 May. 2012 New French seeding platform Emergence makes first investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The newly launched EMERGENCE seeding platform, created in early 2012 with the backing of seven major French institutional investors, and managed by internationally recognized seeder NewAlpha Asset Management, announces its first seeding partnership with Eiffel Investment
03 May. 2012 Direct Access to acquire Discovery Capital Management and its funds of managed accounts [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – New York-based Direct Access Group, LLC (Direct Access), a diversified institutional financial services enterprise, announced that it will acquire Discovery Capital Management, LLC (Discovery) (New York). The acquisition is the first transaction following the appointment
03 May. 2012 Arnold closes down Centaurus energy hedge fund after 10 years [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: John D. Arnold, who founded energy-trading hedge fund firm Centaurus Advisors, LLC in 2002 with $8m, is retiring and closing down his fund. Arnold, 38, said in a letter to investors that he plann
03 May. 2012 HFRX: Hedge funds report lukewarm performance in April [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds posted small positive gains in April 2012 as the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.12% during the month (and +3.27% YTD) with contributions from macro and relative value strategies. Indeed, the HFRX Macro/CTA Index was up 0.43% (but still dow
03 May. 2012 AIMA opens New York office [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, opened an office in New York City; this is the Association’s first ever office in the United States. "Its opening will enable us to better service our growing
02 May. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) index down 0.27% in April (+1.94% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was down 0.27% in April 2012 according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect t
02 May. 2012 Largest funds continue to dominate hedge fund industry, according to PerTrac’s annual database study [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: PerTrac has published the latest edition of its annual database study and found that the so-called "billion dollar club" is still the great colossus of the hedge fund world. While single manager hedge funds with
02 May. 2012 Cass Business School research finds that currency momentum strategies yield "striking" annual returns of 10% [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new study of currency momentum risk and returns shows profits are attractive but offer no free lunch for investors, says the co-author of the report, Professor Lucio Sarno of Cass Business School. The s
02 May. 2012 Hedge funds aggressively buying 2 year treasuries [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are aggressively buying two year treasuries according to the latest data from
02 May. 2012 Markets embark on a period of sustained improvement - Credit Suisse [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Global markets have embarked on a period of sustained improvement according to a new report from Stefan Keitel, Global Chief Investment Officer for Asset Management and Private Banking, Credit Suisse. Keitel notes that renewed growth in the US and China along with
01 May. 2012 Highland Capital adds Jill Naponic to business development team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P., one of the largest global alternative investment management firms, today announced that Jill Naponic, CPA, has joined the firm as a Business Development Associate. Ms. Naponic will be responsible for business develo
30 Apr. 2012 Survey reveals most attractive markets and challenges of UCITS in Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan remain the most attractive destinations for global asset managers’ Ucits distribution in Asia, according to new research by BNP Paribas Securities Services and Knadel, a specialist consultancy to the investment management industry. However,
30 Apr. 2012 Alternative UCITS assets grow by 375% in three years according to Alix Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices, has published its latest quarterly research on the UCITS hedge funds industry. The report provides in-depth informa
30 Apr. 2012 Dexion Capital launches insurance-linked closed-end fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternatives specialist Dexion Capital has announced the proposed listing of a new investment company, DCG IRIS Limited, on the London Stock Exchange. Offer highlights include: DCG IRIS Limited (the ‘Company’) is a proposed new London-listed, closed-en
30 Apr. 2012 Edhec Risk Institute report finds the 'Absolute Return’ term is misleading [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest edition of the Edhec Risk Institute’s Investment Management Newsletter features a report that speculates that mainstream managers and hedge funds are continuing in a head to head battle for territory, and one that is based on a misleading piece of nomen
27 Apr. 2012 Wells Fargo to acquire Merlin Securities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Wells Fargo Securities, the capital markets and investment banking business of Wells Fargo & Company, today announced that a definitive agreement has been reached to acquire Merlin Securities, LLC, a San Francisco and NYC-based prime brokerage services and technology prov
27 Apr. 2012 CQS adds Mallick to credit long/short team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CQS announces that Dhruv Mallick has joined CQS in London as a portfolio manager in the Credit Long/Short team, focusing primarily on US Credit markets. He was previous at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors, San Francisco, CA., where he managed long/short cred
27 Apr. 2012 Audley Capital’s first external hedge fund achieves 14% in six months [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Audley Capital seeded its first external hedge fund last September with the launch of the Audley Japan Opportunities Fund, managed by Christopher Rigg. Since launch in
27 Apr. 2012 Galleon Group insider trading probe grows, investigators eye Goldman managing director [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: US prosecutors and regulators are deepening their investigation into whether employees at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. were involved with the high profile Galleon Group insider trading ring. Matthew Korenberg, is a San Francisco-based managing director for Goldman, an
26 Apr. 2012 Pan Reliance Capital Advisors to launch weekly dealing alternative fund of funds in UCITS format [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: In response to investor demand, Pan Reliance Capital Advisors is preparing to launch a multi- strategy Fund of Funds pursuing alternative investment strategies under the guidelines of UCITS (Undertakings for 1 Collective Investment in Transferable Securities). The new por
26 Apr. 2012 Rothstein Kass: Separate accounts and seeding are becoming significantly important in the hedge fund world [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to Rothstein Kass’ sixth annual survey of the hedge fund industry, one issue that is striking is that separate accounts and funds of one (aka managed accounts) are gaining ground and now nearly equal the number of offshore products. Furtherm
26 Apr. 2012 IRS proposes regulations on FATCA withholding and reporting [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The IRS has released new proposed regulations for several sections of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the international tax collection legislation
26 Apr. 2012 Attorney, wall street trader, and middleman settle SEC charges in $32m insider trading case [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Matthew H. Kluger, Garrett D. Bauer, and Kenneth T. Robinson have settled insider trading charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by agreeing to give up their ill-gotten gains plus interest. The amounts to be paid are approximately $31.6m for Baue
26 Apr. 2012 Citi to provide hedge fund middle office services to Spartus Capital [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Global investment bank Citi has won the contract from investment management firm Spartus Capital Management LP to provide them with hedge fund middle office services. Spartus, a new divergent volatilit
25 Apr. 2012 Parker FX Index down -1.19% in March, -0.23% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Parker FX Index is reporting a -1.19% return for the month of March, 2012. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.51%% in March (-0.10% YTD). Fifty-one programs in the Index reported March results, of which fourteen reported positive results, thi
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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]

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  4. 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

  5. All hedge fund strategies rebounded last week as market conditions normalize[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After a difficult start this month, all hedge fund strategies ended last week in positive territory, as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.9% (-0.2% MTD, 3.3% YTD). According to Lyxor AM’s latest Weekly Briefing, in t

 

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