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04 Sep. 2012 New hedge fund offers crossover appeal to both green and Islamic investors [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Communications and consultancy firm Sustainable Options Ltd has announced the launch of the Sustainable Resources Fund, an open ended hedge fund that offers appeal to both green and Islamic investors. Th
04 Sep. 2012 Spain makes first bank rescue - Bankia to get $5.66bn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to a
03 Sep. 2012 The Ucits Alternative Global Index returns 0.18% in August, 0.68% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.18% in August bringing its year to date performance to 0.68%, while the UCITS Alternative Index Fund of Funds is up 0.12% bringing its yearly performance to -1.46%. In August, 5 out of 11 strategies indices return positive perfor
03 Sep. 2012 Hedge Fund Journal's Europe 50 published [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Journal has published the 7th Edition of its Europe 50, in association with Newedge Alternative Investment Solutions. The survey lists the leading European hedge fund managers ranked by single manager assets at 30 June 2012. Unsurprisingly, the growth in he
03 Sep. 2012 Future Capital Partners strengthens team ahead of investment activity [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Future Capital Partners (“FCP”), the £6 billion ($9.5bn) alternative investment boutique, has appointed James Pargeter to its business development team as it gears up for a product push in Q4. James joins as Business Development Manager with specific responsibilit
03 Sep. 2012 Fund of hedge funds Altin announces half year results [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ALTIN, the $270m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, announced its half year results for 2012 after close of market on 30 August 2012. During the first half of the year, ALT
03 Sep. 2012 Easing of ad ban to change hedge fund landscape [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The easing on the ban on "general solicitation" and "general advertising" under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, enacted 5 April 2012 will have a major impact on hedge funds and will likely change the industry’s landscape, said a partner and a
03 Sep. 2012 UK FSA issues new consultation paper outlining potential short selling rule changes [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has released a new consultation paper that details new rules for short selling. The regulator has also opened a comment period on the paper and prop
03 Sep. 2012 Lyxor AM appoints Bernstein as head of Business Development for North America [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Global asset manager and investment solutions provider Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Michael Bernstein head of North American Business Development. In a
31 Aug. 2012 Matrix closes UCITS funds and Asian fund, returns money to investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Matrix Group is closing both its UCITS platform and its Asia sub-fund later this year. According to a repor
31 Aug. 2012 Hedge funds bet on French bonds as economy borders on recession [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are beginning to bet on French bonds as the country is on the brink of a recession and fund managers began to look for increases in borrowing costs. Reuters is
30 Aug. 2012 SEC proposes rules that allow hedge funds to advertise [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today proposed rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings. The propose
30 Aug. 2012 Gold and silver seen to rise on key Bernanke speech [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Commodities traders are expecting a rise in gold and silver prices as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to deliver his annual speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. According to
30 Aug. 2012 CFTC charges two commodity firms with fraud [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged two commodities firms - one in Texas and another in California with fraud. The regulator has charged Jonathan Hansen of Pearland, Texas, and his company, J. Hansen Investments, LLC (JHI), with fraudulent
30 Aug. 2012 8.4% more institutional assets for Dutch asset managers in 2011 [more]
Investment & Pensions Europe ( reports today that the institutional assets under management of Dutch asset managers increased by 8.4% in 2011, to mor
29 Aug. 2012 Parker FX Index up +0.77% in July (-0.59% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.77% return for the month of July. Forty-six of the fifty programs in the Index reported July results, of which twenty-nine reported positive results and seventeen incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.33% in J
29 Aug. 2012 Paulson assures investors he is still in the game [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – John Paulson, whose hedge fund firm has nearly $20bn in assets under management, on Tuesday assured his investors that he is still very much in the game and that his gold bets are expected to pay off, during a conference call sponsored by the Bank of America, var
29 Aug. 2012 Shanghai bourse may allow sunshine funds to list [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – The Chinese official newspaper China Securities Journal has reported that the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is mulling allowing so-called "sunshine" private trust funds to list on the exchange under certain conditions, in a move to further boost the bourse away f
29 Aug. 2012 Hong Kong seeks to add electronic trading regulations [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a consultation paper on the regulation of electronic trading and has requested comments by September
28 Aug. 2012 PerTrac: Hedge funds’ assets climbed to $2.317tln in H1-2012 (in 14,013 funds) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Single-manager hedge funds, which include commodities trading advisors, withstood market swings, macroeconomic uncertainties and regulatory reforms in the first half of 2012, increasing their reported assets under management by 5.23% to $1.892 trillion, according to a stu
28 Aug. 2012 SMEs are switching to Renminbi for Chinese business according to Deutsche Bank survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A growing number of companies are switching to Chinese currency Renminbi (RMB) for their Chinese business according to a representative survey carried out by Deutsche Bank among companies in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Currently, 20% of companies carry out their
28 Aug. 2012 SEC charges former Sky Bell hedge fund manager Gary Marks for misrepresentations [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. financial watchdog on Monday filed a settled civil action before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against hedge fund manager Gary
28 Aug. 2012 CFTC issues final rules on swaps and swap dealer requirements [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today approved final rules to improve the risk management procedures of swap dealers and major swap participants. As Opalesque has
28 Aug. 2012 Funds move into 10 year treasuries [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that hedge funds are begin
27 Aug. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse: Total hedge fund industry AUM down to $1.75trn in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.42% in July. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of July. Some key findings from the report include: Hedge funds, as measured by
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  1. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega

  5. More institutional investors invest in CTAs compared to last year despite dissatisfaction with performance[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: "Despite a strong start to 2015 for CTAs in Q1, commodity market conditions have made return generation difficult for fund managers over much of the rest of the year to date," says Preqin’s November