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06 Dec. 2012 Swiss financial centre draws out plan to become leading asset management location [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Switzerland is aiming to become a leading location for asset management in the coming years. A joint working group of the SBA and the SFA today put forward eight areas for action that will provide an optimal operating framework. Strengthening asset management will put the
06 Dec. 2012 GLG Japan CoreAlpha funds to reopen to new investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – GLG Partners, part of Man Group plc, proposes to reopen the GLG Japan CoreAlpha and GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity funds to new investors with effect from Monday 10 December, following relevant approvals. Managed by leading Japanese equity managers Stephen Harker,
06 Dec. 2012 Cerulli: U.S. multiple family offices' AUM increased 68% between 2007 and 2011 to $777bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assets under management for multiple family offices increased 68% between 2007 and 2011 to $777.3 billion, according to recent research released by Boston-based global research firm Cerulli Associates. "The term family office is synonymous with wealthy famil
06 Dec. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index increases +0.62% in November (4.90% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - All strategies reported positive returns for November 2012. - Event Driven and Multi-Strategy strategies were November's top performers, with Event Driven (+1.30%) outperforming Multi-Strategy funds (+1.29%) by a hair - Long-Short Credit conti
06 Dec. 2012 Concept Capital’s survey finds emerging managers will receive greatest attention from institutional investors [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Concept Capital Markets has conducted a survey of some 108 investors, representing $150bn in direct hedge fund assets, 'to gain insights into allocators’ dispositions toward hedge funds’. The survey’s pa
06 Dec. 2012 SEC charges 10 in $11m insider trading ring around investment banker's illegal tips on impending mergers [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today charged an investment banker primarily based in Charlotte, N.C., and nine others involved in an insider trading ring that garnered more than $11m in illicit profits trading on confidential information about impendi
05 Dec. 2012 British Virgin Islands to introduce new category of investment manager license for smaller hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Ogier British Virgin Islands (BVI) announced today that the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC), the jurisdiction’s financial regulator, has published guidelines for a new type of investment management licensing regime targeting non-institutional investment managers of
05 Dec. 2012 Orangefield Group acquires fund administrator Columbus Avenue [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Orangefield Group, a global service provider of administration, management and trust services announced it has acquired leading hedge fund administrator Columbus Avenue Consulting LLC. The division will officially operate under the Orangefield-Columbus brand. Orangefi
05 Dec. 2012 Man names John Rohal as Executive Chairman, North America [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Man Group plc, the global alternative investment manager, has hired John Rohal as Executive Chairman of Man, North America. John will work with Man’s fund managers to enhance Man’s range of offerings for the US. Reporting to Manny Roman, President and COO of Man, John will
05 Dec. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund index closed up 0.33% in November (+2.37% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.33% in November as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which see
05 Dec. 2012 ABN AMRO Clearing names Robbert Booij new Managing Director of UK business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Robbert Booij has been appointed as the new Managing Director of ABN AMRO Clearing in the UK and moves to ABN AMRO’s 5 Aldermanbury Square office in London for his new role. He was previously Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management for ABN AMRO Clearing based in Amsterd
05 Dec. 2012 Swiss SFA welcomes agreement on implementation of FATCA in Switzerland [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The agreement on the implementation of FATCA in Switzerland was initiated on 3rd December 2012. The Swiss Funds Association SFA (SFA) welcomes the resultant increase in legal certainty, as well as the reduction in the workload entailed in implementation. FATCA entered
05 Dec. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.41% in November (+2.57% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets reversed intra-month losses in the final week of the month to post narrow gains for the month of November. Equity markets fell sharply following the US Presidential election as investors discounted adverse implications of the fiscal cliff, including
05 Dec. 2012 Industry consolidation and new regulations challenge Asian hedge funds [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Industry consolidation and new regulations are two of the major challenges that are facing Asia-focused hedge funds in the near-term, according to at least 100 hedge fund managers polled by accounting firm Ernst and Young in a survey. In a report by
04 Dec. 2012 100 Women in Hedge Funds announces 2013 organizational changes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:100 Women in Hedge Funds today announced the appointment of new Global Association and London Board members and the creation of a new 100WHF Advisory Council. Explaining the organizational changes, Mimi Drake, President of Permit Capital Advisors and Global Chair
04 Dec. 2012 eVestment announces their fifth acquisition to include StokTrib [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: eVestment, a premier global provider of comprehensive institutional investment data and cloud-based analytic solutions, announces the acquisition of StokTrib, a holdings-based attribution software solution that provides institutional clients with deeper insight into how po
04 Dec. 2012 Shared Mutual Fund Trust adds Alternative Road Investment Advisers, Belvedere Asset Management, & LJM Funds Management as advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Gemini Fund Services, LLC, an engaged partner to independent advisors as a provider of comprehensive, pooled investment solutions, is pleased to announce that Alternative Road Investment Advisers, LLC, Belvedere Asset Management, LLC, and LJM Funds Management, Ltd., will a
04 Dec. 2012 Citi awarded expanded mandate to provide hedge fund administration services to Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi has been awarded an expanded mandate from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors to provide administration services for five additional hedge funds. Citi’s total hedge fund mandate with Kayne Anderson now includes seven funds and over $2 billion in assets under administrati
04 Dec. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index down -0.24% in November (+2.07 YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Credit Suisse LAB Index was down 0.24% in November according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the performance o
04 Dec. 2012 Hedge fund professionals are the best paid in the asset management industry [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates have conducted a new study that reveals that evolving compensation standards could widen the divide between traditional asset management companies and hedge funds. The
04 Dec. 2012 Hedge funds outperform S&P in November, leverage ticks up - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque Industry Update: The investable hedge fund composite index was up 0.13% for November as of November 28, compared to down 0.16% for the S&P 500, according to the
04 Dec. 2012 Hedge funds prioritize technical compliance over governance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 72% of hedge fund investors feel as though hedge funds are focused on achieving only the technical compliance, versus pursuing a culture of governance, when it comes to regulatory preparedness, according to a new survey from Corgentum Consulting, an independent pro
04 Dec. 2012 Cerulli finds global fund groups are underestimating the cost of regulatory compliance [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest edition of The Cerulli Edge-Global Edition publishes the results of a survey of 21 leading fund groups, asking for their opinions on the financial cost of four core pieces
04 Dec. 2012 SEI reports that there is a future for the fund of hedge funds industry [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The fund of hedge fund (FoHF) industry is not as dead as it might seem, says SEI in their 2012 funds of hedge funds (FoHF) survey. T
03 Dec. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global up 0.32% in November (1.13% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Here is the monthly performance review of the UCITS Alternative Index series as of November 2012. UAI Benchmarks: The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.32% in November and up 1.13% since the beginning of the year. The UCITS Alternative Funds of Funds is a
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