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19 Mar. 2012 Rising equities boost hedge fund performance; Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 2.38% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 2.38% in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “Positive signs in the US housing and labor markets coupled with receding risk of a Greek default helped drive equity markets and the hedge funds that invest in th
19 Mar. 2012 GlobeOp to host guidance event on Form PF March 28,2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Pragmatic solutions to Form PF (private fund) reporting requirements will be the focus of a GlobeOp Insights event for hedge funds, private equity funds and investment advisors in New York on March 28, 2012. Hosted by GlobeOp’s CEO Hans Hufschmid, the GlobeOp Insights eve
19 Mar. 2012 GSB Podium Advisors LLC has launched the GSB Equity Market Neutral Fund as UCITS fund on the Alpha UCITS platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: GSB Podium Advisors has launched a global equity statistical arbitrage UCITS fund, the GSB Equity Market Neutral (UCITS) Fund. The strategy is a market neutral equity long/short fund and uses share price meanreversion and price momentum based trading across a universe of
19 Mar. 2012 Scotiabank's Canadian Hedge Fund Index down for February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended February 2012 down -0.35% on an asset weighted basis and up 0.59% on an equal weighted basis. Broader equity markets continued
19 Mar. 2012 Greenwich Associates finds little movement in advance of central clearing rules [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Associates reports that investors in Europe and the United States are on notice that they will eventually be required to execute OTC derivatives trades through centrally cleared transactions. As of late 2011, however, most investors in these markets had not move
19 Mar. 2012 Man Group’s funds’ underperformance impacts group’s results [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: With its change of financial year end to end December 2011, Man Group published a nine month annual report today, covering the period from 1 April to 31
19 Mar. 2012 Taiwanese hedge fund managers look at short-term credit opportunities [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Participants in the latest AsianInvestor's institutional forum held in Taipei, Taiwan have found that Taiwanese hedge fund managers are
19 Mar. 2012 Hard assets and international equities will save portfolios in year ahead, according to Legg Mason subsidiary Royce & Associates [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The director of international research at Royce & Associates, a subsidiary of global asset management firm, Legg Mason, with assets under management of $627 billion, has predicted that equities will come 'storming back’ through 2012. David Nadel, Manager of
16 Mar. 2012 HFRX Absolute Return Index up +0.47% in February (+1.03% YTD) [more]
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16 Mar. 2012 AIFMD discussion paper published by the UK’s HM Treasury [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Britain’s HM Treasury has published an informal discussion paper regarding the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Entitled Policy options for imple
15 Mar. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund index finished up 1.61% in February (3.98% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.61% for the month of February. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. January, February and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are a
15 Mar. 2012 Institutional investor expectations remain strong in 2012 according to Commonfund Investor Outlook Survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund Forum, currently being held in Orlando, Florida, released its annual survey data yesterday showing that institutional investor expectations for 2012 remain strong. Commonfund conducted its second annual Commonfund Investor Outlook Survey™ which gauges the senti
15 Mar. 2012 Third Point launches campaign for Yahoo's board [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist US-based hedge fund Third Point, is launching a campaign to hand pick the board members at Yahoo!. Third point claims that the company has failed to provide the investor with enough say in the firm's operations. The actions by Third Point CEO Daniel L
14 Mar. 2012 Newedge CTA index up 0.87% in February (1.45% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today posted the monthly performance data for its suite of Hedge Fund Indices.
14 Mar. 2012 Newedge launches Phase 2 of Smart Order Router platform for US equity options and cash equities products [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Newedge Group (“Newedge”), a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, announced today the launch of Phase 2 of their Smart Order Router (SOR) platform for U.S. equity options and cash equities products. This new in-house, low-latency routing platform is now
14 Mar. 2012 Four banks still fail Fed's stress test [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The US Federal Reserve has released the results of its latest "stress test" on US banks. The stress tests are part of the Fed's response to the financial crisis. Of the
14 Mar. 2012 Hedge funds facing hike in insurance prices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Insurance and risk management advisory group SKCG believes it has evidence that the regulatory crackdown on hedge funds has pushed rates for insurance covering potential lawsuit costs going ever higher. The firm finds rate hikes of 5-10% for directors and officers
13 Mar. 2012 Pioneer Investments appoints David Hanratty as head of global strategic partners and UK & Ireland distribution [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Pioneer Investments today announced the appointment of David Hanratty to Head both UK and Ireland Distribution and the Global Strategic Partners group. The responsibilities have been brought together in recognition of the increasingly common characteristics of these busin
13 Mar. 2012 Eze Castle and eSentire announce a strategic partnership for global hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eze Castle Integration Inc and eSentire have announced a strategic partnership to improve information security at hedge funds worldwide. Together the companies will offer hedge funds managed security services for clo
13 Mar. 2012 Newedge to expand its offering of clearing services to centrally cleared interest rate Swaps [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge to offer CCP clearing services for Interest Rate Swaps at CME Cleared IRS and LCH SwapClear in partnership with Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB). Newedge announced plans to dev
13 Mar. 2012 Hedge fund industry accelerates into 2012 with the most fund launches since 2007 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge fund launches in 2011 increased to the highest level since 2007, as investors and managers positioned for 2012 amid intense volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty, reported HFR (Hedge Fund Research Inc.) today, the global leader in the indexation, analysis and aggr
13 Mar. 2012 Cerulli survey finds that Asian institutions are moving back to hedge funds and other alternatives [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest Cerulli Associates’ report, entitled "Asian Institutions Allocate to More Risky Mandates as Asset Levels and Confidence Rise", finds that Asian institutions are making
13 Mar. 2012 Survey finds hedge fund administrators’ assets fell 1.5% in second half of 2011 [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The total single manager hedge fund assets under administration fell -1.5% during the second half of 2011, according to the latest eVestment|HFN’s
13 Mar. 2012 Uncertainty surrounds future of financial services industry, ISITC survey says [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) has conducted a new survey of in
13 Mar. 2012 Magnum BGM Select Opportunities Fund up 9.48% in February, 14.47% year to date [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Bahamas-based Magnum BGM Select Opportunities Fund reported a strong performance in February with +9.48% gains to bring its year-to-date
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