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02 May. 2011 Traditional hedge fund disaster recovery model is obsolete [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The earthquakes and nuclear disaster in Japan coupled with the unrest in the Middle East have caused hedge fund managers to take a closer look at their disaster recovery (DR) programs. According to Alphaserve Technologies, the IT provider to some of the world’s largest he
29 Apr. 2011 Endowments and foundations increasingly allocate to hedge funds - Agecroft Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Large Endowments and Foundations were early adopters of hedge funds in their portfolios with many allocating approximately 50% of their asset allocation. However, in the two years following the financial markets meltdown, these same investors stayed primarily on the sidel
28 Apr. 2011 Alternative investment company Altin achieves return of 12.47% over 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: At the end of its annual general meeting held yesterday, ALTIN AG (SIX: ALT, LSE: AIA), the Swiss alternative investment company, commented on its final results for 2010. In a generally gloomy financial environment, ALTIN achieved a very positive investment performance in
27 Apr. 2011 CalPERS announces additional $400m for emerging managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CalPERS Manager Development Program II (MDP II) announced on Wednesday that it has committed $400m to three emerging managers. The pension fund has allocated $150m each in return for equity stakes and hopes that such investments will help nuture “potential diverse m
27 Apr. 2011 CME Group announces new volume records in silver futures and silver options open interest as metal approaches $50 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On Tuesday, derivatives marketplace the CME Group announced that April 25th (Monday), had seen record volumes in the market's COMEX Silver futures as well as in open interest of Silver options. A statement from the firm detailed that, "trading of Silver fut
26 Apr. 2011 Dow Jones to develop and co-brand an index family [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, and LSP Partners LLC, a risk management research consulting firm, today announced an agreement to develop and co-brand an index family utilizing a proprietary strategy created by LSP Partners founder and CEO, Ralph Vince.
26 Apr. 2011 Ferox Absolute Return reaches $100m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Ferox Capital LLP announced that its Salar Convertible Absolute Return Fund (“SCARF”) will shortly exceed the $100mm in assets mark. The Fund has performed well since launch, with NAV currently standing at 103.92*, a 6.6% annualised return from launch in September 2010. The
26 Apr. 2011 Women in hedge funds announce leadership award [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF"), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the alternatives industry, announced that Afsaneh Beschloss, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rock Creek Group, will be awarded the 100WHF U.S. Industry Leader
26 Apr. 2011 Event-driven managers lead investable hedge fund strategies in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Results were mixed among the Greenwich Investable strategies in March in the context of volatile market moves. The monthly redemption Composite Index advanced by 33 basis points while the quarterly exit Index shed 0.17%. Four of Nine Greenwich Investable Indices moved h
25 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund asset flows favor equity strategies (Europe and US) - Morningstar [more]
Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a provider of independent investment research, reported preliminary hedge fund performance for March 2011 as well as asset flows through February. The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index, a composite of the largest hedge funds in Morningstar's database, rose 0
21 Apr. 2011 GlobeOp hedge fund redemption indicator stands at 2.45% in April, lowest since October 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2011 stands at 2.45%, a decrease of 0.81% from March 2011 and a decrease of 0.38% from a year ago. “The Indicator is near its all time low when measured over the past three years and reflects continued improv
21 Apr. 2011 CMRA and IAFE survey finds that 41.1% of respondents do not escalate model errors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In the wake of the AXA Rosenberg/SEC Model Risk settlement, Capital Market Risk Advisors (CMRA), a pre-eminent risk advisory and litigation support boutique for the past 20 years and the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE), a not-for-profit, profession
21 Apr. 2011 Moneda Asset Management appoints Antonio Gil Nievas as CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Moneda Asset Management announced the appointment of Antonio Gil Nievas as Chief Executive Officer with the aim to continue developing the international expansion of the company, which has offices in Santiago (Chile) and New York City (US). The incorporation of t
20 Apr. 2011 Eze Castle's hedge fund operations and technology benchmark study details IT trends and priorities for investment firms [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - More than 220 alternative investment firms outline critical front, middle and back office systems, technologies and vendors Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of IT services, technology and consulting to hedge funds and investment firms, today released i
20 Apr. 2011 Rothstein Kass hedge fund manager survey finds growing optimism amid intensifying regulatory and institutional focus [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fewer than One-Third of Managers Polled Anticipate a Difficult Year for the Sector Rothstein Kass, a leading professional services firm to the alternative investment community, has published its fifth annual report on hedge fund industry trends. “2011 Hedge Fund Outlo
20 Apr. 2011 Former Caymans Attorney General Richard Coles is now Chairman of industry body Cayman Finance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The former Attorney General for the Cayman Islands, Richard Coles, is the new Chairman of Cayman Finance, the voice of Cayman’s financial services industry. Coles was appointed last week at the organisation’s AGM in Cayman and immediately declared his commitm
20 Apr. 2011 UCITS investors prefer global macro and event driven strategies, ML Capital survey finds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its latest survey on the growing market for New UCITS (NUCITS*), ML Capital has seen that the largest growth in investor demand this quarter, has been for Global Macro strategies. 87 percent of respondents are planning to increase or maintain their exposure to macro f
20 Apr. 2011 Swiss fund assets down to CHF654bn in March but assets for alternatives (including funds of hedge funds) rose by 5.4% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – In March 2011, the volume of assets placed in the investment funds covered by the statistics stood at CHF 654 billion, around 9% below the high set prior to the financial crisis (CHF 714 billion in October 2007). Compared with February, fund assets were down around CHF 9.
20 Apr. 2011 Merchant Capital rolls out pre- and post-trade compliance technology for its UCITS umbrella platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Merchant Capital Ltd, the asset management division of AIM-listed Merchant House Group Plc, has launched the complete pre- and post-trade compliance applications for its UCITS umbrella platform. This announcement comes ahead of UCITS IV implementation on 1st July 2011, a
20 Apr. 2011 Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished March down 0.70% on equal weighted basis (+0.83% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished March 2011 down 0.09% on an asset weighted basis and down 0.70% on an equal weighted basis. The Index performed in line with North American equities and slightly underperformed global hedge fund indices.<
20 Apr. 2011 Barclay CTA Index lost 0.91% in March (-0.39% YTD) as world events create turmoil in futures markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Managed futures lost 0.91% in March according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is down 0.39%. “Perilous crosscurrents wrought by devastation in Japan, unrest in the Middle East, and higher headline inflation g
20 Apr. 2011 Edhec-risk hedge fund strategy indices: Emerging Markets the winner in March with 1.78% return [more]
In March, the stock market could not maintain the fast pace that began last summer. The S&P 500 index remained stable (+0.04%) despite continuously decreasing implied volatility (17.7%) over the past three months. For the first quarter of 2011, the S&P 500 Index registered a positive return
20 Apr. 2011 PerTrac annual study finds new single manager hedge fund launches up 51% in 2010, AuM up 11% from previous year to $1.6tn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PerTrac, the leading provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, announced the release of its latest industry study, Sizing The 2010 Hedge Fund Universe: A PerTrac Study. The study indicates that the single-manager hed
19 Apr. 2011 Hedge funds moving to active cash management as money market rates disappoint [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Near zero returns in money market funds are causing hedge funds and other institutional investors to find new ways to put their idle cash to work according to Horizon Cash Management. "We’ve recently had a surge of calls from hedge funds that are seeking a b
19 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund industry surpasses $2 trillion milestone [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investor inflows in 1Q11 highest since 3Q07 Broad-based asset gains across fund strategies and sizes Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry exceeded $2 trillion for the first time in its history, according to data released today by Hedge Fund Re
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably