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10 Jan. 2012 60% of hedge funds lost money in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nearly 60% of hedge funds lost money in 2011, according to preliminary data from the HedgeFund Intelligence Database, which has received year end performance reports from 31% of its listed funds. The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index ended 2011 down
09 Jan. 2012 AI Advisors launches manages account platform and web portal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: AI Advisors has announced today that it has launched its managed account platform (the "Platform") and web portal, designed to bridge the alternative investment and Investment Advisor markets.  AI Advisors sponsors a separately managed account p
09 Jan. 2012 Hedge funds conclude challenging 2011; position for 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds concluded a challenging 2011 with a decline in December, as the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declined by -0.18 percent, bringing full year 2011 performance to -4.8 percent, according to data released today by HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.), the leading p
09 Jan. 2012 David Weinberger joins Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company to head portfolio management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC ("PAAMCO") an alternative investment management firm, announced today that David Weinberger has joined as Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management In his new role, Mr. Weinberger will initially work along
09 Jan. 2012 MKP Capital Management hires Anthony Simpson to head European marketing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: MKP Capital Management, L.L.C. (“MKP”), a diversified alternative asset manager, today announced the hiring of Anthony Simpson as a Managing Director to focus on European Marketing. Mr. Simpson will be responsible for further developing MKP’s global investor base from the
09 Jan. 2012 IMQubator and Synergy partner to seed Asia-Pacific managers [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Dutch-based seeding platform IMQubator has partnered with Hong Kong–based multi-manager firm Synergy Fund Management (SFM) to launch a new initiative in Chi
06 Jan. 2012 IndexIQ Hedge Composite Beta Index returned -0.17% in December, -2.32% in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes for December 2011. The IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index returned -0.75% in D
06 Jan. 2012 Robert Engle receives 2011 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -- The International Association of Financial Engineers (www.iafe.org) and SunGard (www.sungard.com) today announced that Robert F. Engle, the Michael A
06 Jan. 2012 UCITS survey finds majority of investors want to allocate more to CTA, equity market neutral and volatility strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Industry Survey for Q1 2012, which will be released Monday the 9th of January 2012, focuses on two very important aspects of UCITS hedge funds, the first being the introduction of the AIFM Directive and their implications on UCITS hedge funds,
06 Jan. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.41% in December, -7.40% in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was down 0.41% in December as the component strategies reported mixed results. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which enable investors to track the impact
06 Jan. 2012 Stenham launches new global macro fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Stenham Asset Management, the multi-award winning investment management firm, has recently launched a new Global Macro fund of hedge funds – Stenham Helix. Stenham Asset Management, the multi-award winning investment management firm, has recently launched a new
06 Jan. 2012 Bank of Valletta fined by the Malta Financial Services Authority for breeching regulations [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Malta Financial Services Authority is imposing an administrative penalty of €175,174 on Bank of Valletta plc for regulatory breaches. The penalty is related to disclosure of information and suitability of financial instruments sold to the general public. The ac
06 Jan. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up +0.92% in December (-0.06% in 2011) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 0.92% in December 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, which aims to reflect the performance of the
05 Jan. 2012 PAAMCO promotes Lisa Fridman, Stephen Oxley and others [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company today announced that Lisa Fridman has been promoted to Partner. Lisa, who has been with the firm since 2004, will assume responsibility for managing PAAMCO in Europe. Stephen Oxley, PAAMCO's senior Partner in Europe, has
05 Jan. 2012 South African hedge funds outperform broader hedge fund indices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: South African-based Peregrine Securities, Prime Services division reports that for hedge funds serviced by them returns were pretty positive over 2011. Long/short strategies represent some 85% of assets under management for the firm and the year to date r
05 Jan. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.35% in December, -3.45% in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.35% in December and ends the year with a performance of -3.64%. The Fund of Funds Index is down -0.05% ending the year down -5.25%. In comparison with the UAI Global and sub-strategies indices, UCITS funds of funds performances h
05 Jan. 2012 400 Capital Management LLC Announces Mark Lewand to join as Head of Investor Relations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mark Lewand has joined 400 Capital Management as a Director and Head of Investor Relations. In this capacity, Mark will lead the firm’s efforts developing and managing client relationships globally. Prior to joining 400 Capital Management, Mark spent eight years with Ca
04 Jan. 2012 Alex M. Sandhaus joins Optima Fund Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Optima Fund Management LLC ("Optima") today announced that Alex M. Sandhaus has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Sandhaus joins the team and will be responsible for expanding the firm's global institutional and private wealth relationships across a
04 Jan. 2012 Mark Baak to start at Darwin Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: On January 1, 2012 Mr. Mark Baak started at Darwin Platform. He will be responsible for the support and coordination of various investment management initiatives either tailor made or efficiently through Privium Fund Management. Mark Baak was the head of portfolio mana
04 Jan. 2012 Hedge funds attract $3.6bn in November, reversing surge of redemptions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Global hedge funds attracted around $3.6bn in November as investors poured money into the industry, effectively ending months of heavy withdrawals, fresh data showed on Tuesday. “After months of outflows across nearly every hedge fund category, November saw outflows i
03 Jan. 2012 Agecroft Partners largely upbeat on hedge fund industry trends for 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – American consultancy Agecroft Partners has published its predictions for the coming year, leading with the expectation that 2012 will be the best year for net flows into the hedge fund industry since
03 Jan. 2012 Survey finds alternative ETFs among least efficient at managing tax position [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A report published by IndexUniverse found that US sourced alternative ETFs, based on hedge fund replication, long/short ETFs and ot
03 Jan. 2012 MSCI Indices 2011 performance results [more]
Global markets posted significant negative returns primarily due to European debt crisis worries and global economic growth uncertainties Emerging and Frontier Markets showed the weakest performance In a difficult market environment, the MSCI ACWI Minimum Vol
29 Dec. 2011 Laxey finally gives up most of stake in troubled Swissmetal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - We heard in July 2011 that British activist hedge fund Laxey Partners Ltd had rejected a financing plan for Swissmetal (see article h
28 Dec. 2011 Hedge fund firm Fortress offers proposal for rented homes despite action against Mudd [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fortress Investment Group LLC was among over 400 financial firms which provided advisory proposals to federal housing authorities about how to han
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