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25 Jul. 2011 Deutsche Bank shakeup: Fitschen and Jain to serve as Co Chairman of the Board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After 10 years at the helm, Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee (GEC), will retire from the Board effective at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting 2012; - Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain, both members of the Ma
25 Jul. 2011 Kinetic Partners announces Mike Seery joins corporate recovery and restructuring advisory practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kinetic Partners, a global professional services firm to the asset management, investment banking and brokerage community, today announced that it has added Mike Seery to the firm’s
25 Jul. 2011 Morgan Stanley’s James Kelly joins Citi Prime Finance as pension specialist [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Citi Prime Finance announced on Monday that James Kelly, formerly Head of Transition Management for pension funds in the Americas, has joined the firm as Director and Pensions Specialist within the firm’s capital introductions group. Kelly will work to broaden the firm’s
25 Jul. 2011 Greenwich Investable Strategies favorable for June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Investable strategies posted relatively favorable results in June, led once again by Market Neutral strategies. The monthly redemption Composite Index shed 88 basis points while the quarterly exit Index fell by 0.85%. Two of Nine Greenwich Investable Indices
25 Jul. 2011 UBS fund administration unit to focus in Asia, particularly China and Australia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The newly-created fund administration unit of Switzerland's biggest bank UBS, is aimed at targeting alternative funds across Asia, particularly China and Australia as long-term targets. In a report, Colin Lunn, head o
23 Jul. 2011 Stonehorse Capital acquired by Athena Capital, to continue focusing on emerging hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Fund of hedge funds manager Stonehorse Capital Management was acquired by Athena Capital Advisors in late June. The new firm will be called Athena Stonehorse, and should benefit emerging managers, which was a main focus of Stonehorse Capital. "Each firm posses
22 Jul. 2011 Russ Rausch joins Emil van Essen, LLC as Chief Operating Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Emil van Essen, LLC announced today that Russ Rausch has been hired as Chief Operating Officer. Rausch, who most recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Buyside for Trading Technologies (TT) will manage finance, operations, and investor relations for van Es
21 Jul. 2011 Hedge fund Basis Yield Alpha has 30 days to amend and refile suit against Goldman Sachs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – On Thursday, the US District Court in New York issued a decision that determined the Basis Yield Alpha Fund transaction with Goldman (over subprime securities Timberwolf) was not a domestic transaction, however, Judge Barbara Jones ruled that BYAFM could amend their compl
21 Jul. 2011 Hedge funds on pace to double 2010 investor inflows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – According to research released by Dow Jones and Credit Suisse, hedge funds are on pace to double the inflows seen by the industry last year. With an estimated $34bn entering hedge fund coffers in the first half of 2011, Credit Suisse estimates that industry assets are cu
20 Jul. 2011 Volatile markets saw hedge funds struggle in June as few trends take hold [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds continued to struggle in June as volatile market movements created a difficult trading environment. The Greek debt story and unexpected policy interventions such as the release of strategic oil reserves added uncertainty and led to a general decrease in gross
20 Jul. 2011 Castlestone confirms it is under FSA regulatory investigation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On Wednesday, Castlestone confirmed in a statement that the FSA had visited its offices that day due to an investigation taking place. “The company is cooperating fully with that investigation. A further
20 Jul. 2011 Gottex Fund Management assets grows to $8.9bn; core strategies ahead of benchmarks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), a leading independent global alternative asset management group, announces its trading statement for the quarter ended 30 June 2011. Highlights: Positive performance by our market neutral and multi-asset s
20 Jul. 2011 Hedge fund industry extends record asset level with 2Q inflows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors continued to allocate new capital to hedge funds through and despite the volatile performance environment in 2Q11, as new allocations to the hedge fund industry totaled nearly $30 billion in 2Q11, according to data released today by HFR in the latest edition of
19 Jul. 2011 Managed futures fall -1.31% in June; CTA performance weak after two quarters [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 1.31% in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is down 1.51%. Seven of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had losses in June. The Barclay Diversified Traders Index dropped 2.24%, Systematic
19 Jul. 2011 Brett Promisel joins Investor Analytics as assets under analysis pass $250bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investor Analytics LLC (IA), a risk analysis and risk management solutions firm, announced the appointment of Brett Promisel as Head of Service Delivery. Mr. Promisel�s hire comes with IA�s continued growth in assets under analysis, which have now passed the USD 250
19 Jul. 2011 Hutchens Investment Management merges with New Leaf Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hutchens Investment Management, Inc., an independent investment advisor managing $100 million+ in assets for equity and multi-asset portfolios announced that it has merged with New Leaf Asset Management, LLC. New Leaf executives Fletcher Cole, CFA, and Carrie B
19 Jul. 2011 New SEC rules adopted defining Investment Adviser Exclusion for Family Offices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted several rules to clarify the registration requirements of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). One of the rules
19 Jul. 2011 Hedge fund Aurelius Capital denies profiting from inside information on WaMu debt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York – based Aurelius Capital Management on Monday told the court that it never used confidential information to profit in Washington Mutual's bankruptcy case to trade in its securities.
18 Jul. 2011 CAISfunds European initiative adds former head of Julius Baer Alternatives Dr. Minka Nyberg [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CAISfunds, a New York based financial technology company providing an independent, alternatives investment platform to the wealth management industry, is pleased to announce that Dr. Minka Nyberg has joined as European Advisor to the firm. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, D
18 Jul. 2011 CalPERS reports 20.7% investment return for fiscal year [more]
The California Public Employees� Retirement System (CalPERS) reported a 20.7 percent return on investments in preliminary estimates for the one-year period that ended June 30, 2011. �This is our best annual performance in 14 years,� said Rob Feckner, CalPERS Board President. �For the sec
18 Jul. 2011 Cliff Asness' AQR announces newest multi-strat mutual fund, launched with $20m of internal funds [more]
AQR Capital Management, LLC, ("AQR") announced the launch of AQR Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund (ASANX/ASAIX), the newest addition to its mutual fund family. The new no-load mutual fund began operations on July 18, 2011 with a $20 million investment by AQR. The Fund's investment ob
18 Jul. 2011 Rosemont Investment Partners buys into Los Angeles based wealth manager Westmount [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC (�Rosemont�) has announced that it has made an investment in Westmount Asset Management, LLC (�Westmount� or the ï
18 Jul. 2011 Hedge funds slide -1.04% in June, Barclay Hedge Fund Index +1.04% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund performance was down for the second month in a row, with a 1.04% loss in June according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date the Index is up just 1.02%. “After eight straight months of gains going back to September of
18 Jul. 2011 Kinetics announced Pierre Bourlatchka as Director on risk management/monitoring team in London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pierre Bourlatchka has been appointed a Director at Kinetic Partners and will join the risk management consulting and monitoring team in London. This
18 Jul. 2011 Market Neutral and Volatility Arbitrage only hedge fund strategies on Lyster Watson Index to notch positive June performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - June was a disappointing month for all hedge fund strategies, except Market Neutral Equity and Volatility Arbitrage. The turmoil in European debt markets, the growing uncertainty about an increase in the US debt ceiling, concern about the sustainability of economic growt
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  1. Events – AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum, Sept. 16, Sydney[more]

    AIMA Australia invite you to join us at our annual Hedge Fund Forum on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum is a non-profit hedge fund conference organised by the industry for the industry, featuring quality Australian and internation

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Loeb, Grantham cite growing economic concerns in letters[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, and Jeremy Grantham of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. have both released their quarterly investor letters today. While news is positive on some fronts, and both men see pockets of opportunity, they also h

  3. Investing – Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward, Third Point's Loeb takes stakes in Fibra Uno, YPF, Royal DSM, Lake Capital in talks to back Engine Group[more]

    Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward From Investing.com: Netflix has made major strides forward in 2014 despite ongoing battles with the FCC and cable companies over the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has now received over 500,000 comments from the public on its pend

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

  5. Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy[more]

    From PIonline.com: North American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company. The firm's ticket to quadrupling its assets under management is unlikely to be one of its scientifically designed manag