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11 Jan. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.1% in December (+3.1% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +3.1% in 2012 (+1.1% in December). Twelve Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Merger Arbitrage Index (+3%) and the Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+2.6%). Over the year, eleven Lyxor Strat
11 Jan. 2013 Advent identifies five trends for alternatives in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Advent Software has identified what it believes to be five key trends for alternatives over 2013. It writes that in 2012, the global alternative investment industry continued to grapple with the Eurozone debt crisis
11 Jan. 2013 Women hedge fund managers outperformed male counterparts last year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Women-owned or managed hedge funds continue to outperform their male counterparts and led the industry as at the end of the third quarter in 2012, said professional service provider Rothstein Kass in its latest study, &qu
11 Jan. 2013 100 Women in Hedge Funds expands board of directors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 100 Women in Hedge Funds has announced an expansion of its board of directors following an increase in global membership. In a letter to supporters from Mimi Drake, Chairwoman of the Board, said that the organization had added four new Association Board members an
11 Jan. 2013 Update: Herbalife responds to hedge fund fight [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As Opalesque reported yesterday, Herbalife, a supplement company supported by independent distributors which has recently been called a pyramid scheme by
10 Jan. 2013 French seeder NewAlpha invests in new global macro fund LindenGrove [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Paris-based hedge fund seeder NewAlpha Asset Management confirmed its 20th investment deal today. This investment is with LindenGrove Capital LLP, a recently launched London-based hedge fund manage
10 Jan. 2013 Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co’s merger arbitrage strategy up 3.7% in 2012 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Paris-based alternative asset manager Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co. confirmed its merger arbitrage strategy, the Diva Synergy Fund, had returned +3.55% (€ class) and +3.74% ($ class) net to investors in 2012, bring
10 Jan. 2013 Hong Kong hedge fund Triskele to shut down two funds [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Citing poor returns and investor redemptions, Hong Kong-based hedge fund Triskele Capital Management Ltd., announced it would close down two hedge funds, the Triskele China Fund and the Triskele Convertible Bond Fund. Triskele Chief Investment Officer Tsuyosh
10 Jan. 2013 Third Point takes 8.2% stake in Herbalife despite Ackman attack [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Daniel Loeb's Third Point, an activist hedge fund with approximately $10bn under management has taken an 8.2% stake in Herbalife, a supplement company that Bill Ackman has called a pyramid scheme. In a
09 Jan. 2013 Palisade Capital Management buys Hermes Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palisade Capital Management, L.L.C., a Fort Lee, NJ-based SEC registered investment advisor with $3.6 billion of assets under management, announced that Paul Flather has joined the firm as the Portfolio
09 Jan. 2013 Hennessee index up 1.45% in December, up 6.99% over 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.45% in December (+6.99% YTD), while the S&P 500 increased +0.71% (+13.40% YTD), the Dow Jones Indu
09 Jan. 2013 Jason Gerlach elected President of California Hedge Fund Association [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sunrise Capital Partners' Managing Director Jason Gerlach will serve as President of the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) in 2013. CHFA, a non-profit, member-based organization, was founded to foster growth and development of the hedge fund commu
09 Jan. 2013 Asian managers say pension funds will be their most profitable institutional business in 2015 [more]
Managing retail assets can be more profitable than institutional mandates, but retail business in most regions has taken a knock from poor flows, stiff competition, and lingering investor interest in low-cost products such as bond and money market funds. In response, asset managers are looking at ne
09 Jan. 2013 Peak Re is launched in Hong Kong to tap underserved reinsurance markets in Asia Pacific [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peak Reinsurance Company Limited, a new reinsurer established to capture the growing demand for modernised reinsurance solutions in Asia Pacific, announces that it has successfully obtained the formal authorization by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of Hong Ko
09 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds end the year positively, outperform S&P in Q4 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds ended 2012 on a positive note returning an average of +1.5% in December, +1.8% in Q4 and ending the full year +7.3%. Returns lagged broad equity markets for the year, but outperformed in Q4 and many strategies produced strong returns for the year, accord
08 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds post December gains as fiscal cliff averted (+1.2% Dec., +6.2% FY12) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds climbed in December as equities posted strong gains on the year's final trading day in anticipation of the passage of legislation to avert the U.S. Fiscal Cliff. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +1.3 percent for the month, bringing FY 2012
08 Jan. 2013 Northern Trust Appointed by Bridgewater Associates for hedge fund servicing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Northern Trust announced today it has been appointed by Bridgewater Associates, one of the worlds largest global hedge fund managers, to independently replicate certain middle and back-office services for its approximately $140 billion in assets under management, as part o
08 Jan. 2013 FRM predicts compelling case for active management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FRM, Man Group's $19.5bn fund of funds and managed account business has published its 'early view' on hedge funds. Market outlook
08 Jan. 2013 BarclayHedge reports hedge funds took in $4.7bn in November 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported that the hedge fund industry took in a net $4.7 billion (0.3% of assets) in November, reversing a $10.3 billion outflow in October. The results are based on data
08 Jan. 2013 MKP Capital Management announces principal appointments and sale of passive, minority interest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: MKP Capital Management, L.L.C., a diversified alternative asset manager, today announced the promotions of Jason Bonanca, Head of Strategy and Research, Henry Lee, Chief Risk Officer, and Richard Lightburn, Senior Portfolio Manager, from Partners to Managing Members. All
08 Jan. 2013 Eurekahedge says hedge funds gained 6.19% in 2012, assets at $1.78tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 2012 finished up on a positive note with hedge funds posting substantial gains across all regional and strategic mandates in December. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.46%, bringing its year-to-date return to
08 Jan. 2013 Senior hires announced for GLG's macro and fixed income platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG, the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc announced a number of senior hires to its macro and fixed income team. The appointments are part of a focus on expanding GLG�s strategy as it relates to abso
08 Jan. 2013 Second real estate debt fund for Montello [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - London based financial firm Montello Capital Partners has launched its second real estate debt fund. The new Montello Development Finance LP will focus on lending to London residential property develop
08 Jan. 2013 Fund of hedge funds investment firm PAAMCO names three new partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), the US$ 8.5 billion fund of hedge funds investment firm, promoted Jim Meehan, Scott Warner and David Weinberger to Partners. These promotions highlight the firm’s focus on developing its employee-ownership
08 Jan. 2013 BlackRock energy guru joins Boston hedge fund for expected $400m fund launch [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GRT Capital Partners, LLC, a privately held asset management firm, today announced that Daniel J. Rice III, former co-manager of BlackRock’s $900 million Energy & Resources Fund, has joined the firm’s Energy division. Mr. Rice is expected to start with more than $400mm in
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