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19 Oct. 2011 CME comments on CFTC’s rule making on position limits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives exchange, today released the following statement regarding the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)'s rule making on position limits: "CME Group commends the Commission and staff of the C
19 Oct. 2011 Hedge fund industry posts 4th worst performance quarter in history, reducing assets to $1.97tln says HFR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds posted the fourth worst quarterly performance in industry history in 3Q11, as a combination of uncertainty regarding the European sovereign debt crisis and weakening economic data contributed to volatility across equity, credit, commodities and currencies. The
19 Oct. 2011 Neptune to launch long/short UCITS fund which will use basket swaps at a global sector level [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The new fund allows Neptune to express its high conviction sector views more strongly than ever UK-based Neptune Investment Management ('Neptune') today confirms the launch of the Neptune Global Long/Short Sector Fund on 1st November 2011. Neptune
19 Oct. 2011 Singapore orders hedge fund 3 Degrees to shut down on claims of fraud [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On Tuesday, Singapore’s Monetary Authority (MAS) ordered 3 Degrees Asset Management Pte, a private independent asset management firm based on the island state, to shut down its operations on allegations tha
19 Oct. 2011 Assets invested in Swiss funds rise to CHF615bn in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As of the end of September 2011, the total volume of assets in the investment funds covered by the statistics compiled by Swiss Fund Data AG and Lipper stood at CHF 614.7 billion, with Swiss funds for institutional investors accounting for some CHF 221.2 billion of this f
19 Oct. 2011 AlphaMetrix launches online community for investors and hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – AlphaMetrix, a Chicago-based alternative investments services provider, has launched the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM). The AGM online community still beta-tested and should be available to qualified investors and hedge fund by the end of November, the firm sai
19 Oct. 2011 Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 3.92% in September (-6.53% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Most hedge fund strategies had losses in September, evidenced by a 3.92% drop in the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index has lost 7.45% in the 3rd quarter and is now down 6.53% in 2011. “For the second straight month we’re seeing the lar
18 Oct. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index falls- 3.20% in September (-3.20% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) fell for a second straight month, finishing down 3.20% in September versus a monthly loss of 9.88% for the Dow Jones Global Index. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, &
18 Oct. 2011 Lyster Watson Credit Fixed Income Index down -1.03% in September (+1.62% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds demonstrated their directional sensitivity to beta once again in September, as all strategies except Volatility Arbitrage posted losses. Equity strategies in particular posted losses about half as large as their long-only corollaries. With fewer t
17 Oct. 2011 First State Investments completes new emerging markets debt team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - First State Investments has today announced the appointment of three investment specialists to its recently established Emerging Markets Debt team. Jan-Markus May and Manuel Cañas join First State as Senior Portfolio Managers and Philip Fielding has been appointed
14 Oct. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index down 1.81% (est.) in September (-3.23% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of September 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index (R) had a net return of -1.81 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to -3.23 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of n
14 Oct. 2011 Newedge CTA Index up 0.93% (-1.36% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today posted the monthly performance data for its suite of Hedge Fund indices.
14 Oct. 2011 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ London gala raises GBP675k+ for charity, GLG’s Galia Velimukhametova awarded [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") announces that it has raised over £675,000 at its London Gala event last night at St. James's Palace, which was attended by 300 leaders from across the hedge fund industry. The net proceeds raised from the event will go to
13 Oct. 2011 Hege Funds Care to hold Atlanta benefit on Nov. 9th with financial expert John Mauldin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge Funds Care, a hedge fund industry-supported charity dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse, today announced that it would hold its Southeast Open Your Heart to The Children Benefit on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Fox Theatre, 660 Pea
12 Oct. 2011 HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index down 2.79% (est.) in September (-5.28% YTD) as continued volatility impacts fund performance, investor flows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Q3 2011 hedge fund performance (-5.68%) resulted in the first quarter of net investor redemptions since the financial crisis. Below are early estimates (1) for September hedge fund performance and asset flo
12 Oct. 2011 Swiss Investment Managers appoints directors, names COO following launch of Directors Dealings Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update � Swiss Investment Managers has appointed Kevin Ryan, Andrew Garai as Non-Executive Directors of the firm. At the same time it has named Melina Panagos as COO and Head of Compliance. The appointments follow the successful launch of the Directors Dealings Fund, the fir
12 Oct. 2011 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index down -2.30% in September, (-4.02% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Latest figures show hedge funds outperformed global markets by 7.7% in September Turbulent conditions and declining equity markets brought with them another month of negative returns for hedge funds in September. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 2.30%1
11 Oct. 2011 Disappointing year for hedge fund returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Just 11% of institutional hedge fund investors have stated that returns on their investments have exceeded expectations in the past 12 months, the latest Preqin study shows. The proportion of investors that believe returns have exceeded, or been in line with, expectations
11 Oct. 2011 BVI Court dismisses Madoff-related Fairfield claim [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Less than a month after ruling on certain preliminary issues, the BVI court has ruled that the Madoff-related claim brought by Fairfield is unsustainable and should be dismissed. In a judgment handed down today in Road Town the Court held that its previous find
11 Oct. 2011 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index down -3.08% in September (-4.9% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) posted mixed results among strategies but generally finished the month with losses. The GGHFI declined 3.08% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (-7.03%), MSCI World E
10 Oct. 2011 Earth Element Fund increases its trading frequency and gross exposure [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Four Elements Capital Pte Ltd is progressively adding shorter term trading strategies to its Earth Element Program. Following more than 18 months of short term research and electronic trading improvements, we are now successfully able to trade around the clock on 6 commod
10 Oct. 2011 UCITS HFS Index continues negative trend, down -0.65% in September 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — After the market turmoil in August the UCITS HFS Index is not able to recover and reports a monthly loss of -0.65% for September 2011. Although the month started positive with gains of +0.60% in the first one and half weeks, the hopes of a market rebound were shattered in
10 Oct. 2011 Hedge funds pull in $6.1 billion in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds pulled in $6.1 billion in August, the seventh inflow in eight months, report BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Hedge funds hauled in a heavy $51.0 billion in the first eight months of 2011. “Recent inflows might owe in part to excellent
10 Oct. 2011 Man launches long/short equity fund of hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man, one of the world’s largest listed hedge fund providers, today announced the launch of Man Long Short Fund, a new long/short equity fund of hedge funds with scheduled monthly liquidity in a Registered Investment Company format. Man Investments (USA) LLC serves as the
10 Oct. 2011 Stone Tower Capital expands into Europe with Dublin opening [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stone Tower Capital LLC, a $ 20 billion alternative credit asset manager, today announced the creation of Stone Tower Europe Limited, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, to enable the firm to expand its European operations and serve its growing investor base. The firm also

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