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25 May. 2011 Data software provider PerTrac expands management team in response to growth in hedge funds industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Company Hires Lisa Corvese to Lead Global Strategy and Jed Alpert to Head Global Marketing PerTrac, the leading provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, announced two key additions to its management team today in resp
25 May. 2011 Swiss funds of hedge funds saw 3% increase in assets through fresh inflows in Q1-2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The market for funds of hedge funds is getting back on its feet while the sector is restructuring, declared Richard T. Meier, head of research for the Centre Alternative Investments & Risk Management at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), during a press briefing
25 May. 2011 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.58% in April, assets gained $52bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds recorded the tenth consecutive month of positive returns in April as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.58%. Most regional hedge funds ended the month with positive returns while Japanese managers delivered downside protection and outperformed their und
25 May. 2011 Australian bank to invest $400m in U.S. fund of hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The asset management division of Westpac Banking’s off-shoot BT Financial Group is set to unveil a new hedge fund portfolio, reported The Australian Financial Review today. The manager for the new product, the Advance Multi-Blend Alternatives Portfolio, which aims to
25 May. 2011 Hedge fund firm IKOS defends ‘spying’ move [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Cyprus-based hedge fund firm IKOS Asset Management Ltd., whose founder Elena Ambrosiadou is currently in the process of divorcing former-director Martin Coward, defended its decision to probe its former employees, clai
25 May. 2011 Algorithmics warns proprietary trading desks face tougher future as standalones [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Algorithmics, a provider of risk solutions, said today that it was receiving increasing numbers of enquiries from proprietary trading desks that are being spun out from their bank owners as a result of the Volker Rule within the Dodd Frank Act. The Volker Rule prohibits b
25 May. 2011 Zeal China Fund awarded Best New Asian Hedge Fund 2011 by Eurekahedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Zeal Asset Management announced that Zeal China Fund has received the “Best New Asian Hedge Fund Award 2011” by Eurekahedge. Zeal China Fund, a Greater-China Long Short equity hedge fund was launched in January 2010 and has been acknowledged by many global institu
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Fund of hedge fund group Olympia hires Sergio Heuer [more]
Olympia Group announces that it has appointed Mr. Sergio Heuer as President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2010, Sergio Heuer has been a Partner at Graham Capital International in Europe and has been actively involved in the firm's European fundraising effort, resulting, among other things,
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Advent's Geneva 8.5 empowers global hedge fund industry [more]
Advent Software, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today unveiled a major new release of Geneva®, Advent’s award-winning global portfolio management and fund accounting solution. With the 8.5 enhancements, Geneva is one of the only solut
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Specialist manager evaluation firm Inalytics’ research highlights the fallacy of track records [more]
At a time when fund manager performance is scrutinised more closely than ever, research from Inalytics, the specialist manager evaluation firm, has found that fund managers with no significant skill in stock-picking have still been able to outperform the market. The research stems from the mistaken
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Aima publishes French version of hedge fund industry leaflet [more]
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published a French translation of its leaflet on the value of the global hedge fund industry. The original English-language version of AIMA’s Global Hedge Fund Industry leaflet, published in March
24 May. 2011 The 50 leading women in hedge funds revealed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Journal today announced the publication of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011. The survey, conducted by The Hedge Fund Journal and sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP, identifies 50 female hedge fund industry leaders based on data and opinions gathered
23 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Aima warns that EU proposals on OTC clearing could restrict future business [more]
New barriers to international clearing could be erected by proposed new regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in the European Union, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association. AIMA, which strongly supports mandatory cent
23 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: CAIA Association Forms Alliance with New York Hedge Fund Roundtable [more]
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, sponsor of the CAIA designation, the highest standard of education in alternative investments, has formed an alliance with the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable. Through this alliance, CAIA has become the official designation of the Round
23 May. 2011 Saguenay Capital and Strathmore Capital merge to create $2bn Saguenay Strathmore Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Saguenay Capital and Strathmore Capital announce the merger of the two firms to create Saguenay Strathmore Capital [SSC], a global alternative investment manager focused on customised fund of hedge fund portfolios with offices in New York, London and Toronto and US$2billi
23 May. 2011 0.3% of mutual funds generated 100% of net flows for Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In Q1/2011, according to a new research report by Strategic Insight, 0.3% of mutual funds around the world gathered over 100% of net flows for the quarter, totaling $210 billion in net cash contributions. This confirms a trend towards “blockbuster products and an acceler
23 May. 2011 Diamonds are a fund’s best friend says Steve Shafer of Covenant Financial [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Steve Shafer, Chief Investment Officer for Covenant Financial Services, LLC (“Covenant Investors”) says financially-stretched Americans and Europeans are selling diamonds and gems at depressed prices while the market remains firm for precious stones in China and the Middl
20 May. 2011 Institutional investors hedge fund allocations set to soar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -Significant inflows of institutional investor capital is expected to flow into the hedge fund industry, after 94% of surveyed institutions indicated they could increase hedge fund allocations over the next three years, says a new report by Preqin. While the past few years
18 May. 2011 Neuberger Berman snags ING COO/CIO from ING, David Eckert to be Global Head of Infrastructure [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Neuberger Berman, one of the world’s leading employee-controlled money managers, said David Eckert has been named global head of infrastructure, effective June 1. Mr. Eckert, who has 18 years of corporate technology and operations experience, comes to Neuberger Berman
18 May. 2011 Finisterre Capital adds two new portfolio managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has appointed two new Portfolio Managers, Maxim Safonov and Rahul Sharma. Maxim has joined the Finisterre Global Opportunity Fund, where he will be responsible for FX and local rates trad
18 May. 2011 Sean Foley announced as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at Butterfield Fulcrum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Butterfield Fulcrum, which was acquired this year by Glenn Henderson and Tim Claveley in partnership with BV Investment Partners, announced Sean Foley as CFO/CAO. Prior to this appointment Foley was Group Financial Controller at the firm, based in the Waterloo, Ontario o
17 May. 2011 Government takes over Dubai bank [more]
From CPIFinancial.net: The Government of Dubai will immediately make adequate capital injection into Dubai Bank, thereby taking over the bank, a statement issued by the Dubai Government Media Office said. The Dubai Government, acting under directions from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed
17 May. 2011 Barclay CTA Index shows managed futures gain +2.55% in April (+2.07% YTD) [more]
Managed futures gained 2.55% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is up 2.07%. “Investor zeal for risk was demonstrated again in April as prices for equities, non-US currencies, and commodities moved higher,” says Sol Waksman
17 May. 2011 KSB Capital selects Advent software [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Software, Inc., a provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that KSB Capital Group has selected Advent’s asset management solution,1 offered by Advent’s premier local partner, SISCOM, to deliver portfolio, clie
17 May. 2011 Acropolis Multi-Strategy Fund reassigned AA rating from S&P [more]
The Acropolis Multi-Strategy Fund has been assigned a AA fund management rating from Standard & Poor's Fund Services ("S&P") for the second year in a row. According to S&P rating definitions, the AA rating means that our fund "demonstrates very high standards of quality based on its investment proce
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