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15 Jun. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down -0.96% in May (+3.05% YTD), as industry sees inflows of $1.5bn for the month [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite a difficult market environment in May, hedge funds continued to attract new assets, with an estimated $1.5 billion flowing into the space during the month. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, "The Dow Jones Credit Sui
15 Jun. 2011 US-based absolute return investment manager Campbell & Co appoints new President [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Campbell & Company today announced an expansion of its executive management team by appointing Mr. Stephen Roussin President of the firm. Mr. Roussin joins Campbell & Company following a successful career in New York, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Inv
15 Jun. 2011 Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index lost 1.8% in May (+0.3% YTD): commentary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Following last week’s initial results announcement, the Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, is confirmed to have lost 1.8% in May, with year to date gains of +0.3%. The f
15 Jun. 2011 Advance A.A. allocates A$400m to new alternatives product, Colonial First State awards A$300m to three hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Triple A Partners Australia’s May 2011 newsletter mentioned some significant investments into the hedge fund sector from a number of
15 Jun. 2011 FRM Capital Advisors seeds event-driven hedge fund Eagle River [more]
Opalesque Industry Updates - FRM Capital Advisors, the hedge fund seeding division of Financial Risk Management, and Eagle River Asset Management LLC have formed a strategic relationship under which FCA has made a significant investment in Eagle River’s fund. The investment will bring total assets u
15 Jun. 2011 EU regulation fear causes hedge funds to shun short selling [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The looming European Union regulation that requires funds to disclose their short positions are causing hedge funds to shun short selling which could compel pension funds to again retract from securities lending, International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) Chief E
14 Jun. 2011 Managed futures fall 2.06% in May, diversified traders give back 3.38% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 2.06% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is up 0.19%. “An increase in margin requirements aimed at curbing speculation in silver futures was the first of several shoes to
14 Jun. 2011 Larch Lane Advisors LLC appoints David Katz as President and Chief Operating Officer [more]
Larch Lane Advisors LLC announced that David Katz has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer. The addition of Mr. Katz to the Larch Lane team underscores the firm’s long-term commitment to providing advisory services focused on early stage hedge fund investing and seeding. Mr.
14 Jun. 2011 Polar Capital reports asset surge of 53% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Polar Capital Holdings today announced an increase in assets under management to $3.9bn at 31 March 2011, up 53% from the previous year and up 26% over the last six months. According to chairman Tom Bartlam, the increase in assets is a result of absolute fund performance
14 Jun. 2011 Future Capital Partners hires Robert Jolliffe ahead of launch of ‘new breed’ of income fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Future Capital Partners (www.futurecapitalpartners.com) is shifting full gear for the launch of its “new breed” of income fund to be called Sanctuary Fund, with the hiring of Robert Jolliffe as senior invest
14 Jun. 2011 Best gains in five years cannot help Forex hedge funds in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Forex hedge funds strategies posted strong performance in April as the HFN FX Index rose +2.36% during the month (+1.76% YTD) compared to +3.07% YTD for equity hedge fund strategies, +3.59% for fixed income strategies and +2.78% for the broad hedge fund industry. Anal
14 Jun. 2011 Guggenheim prop trade unit announces seven hires, still on the hunt for trade teams [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Just three months after Guggenheim Partners launched a proprietary trading desk unit named Guggenheim Global Trading LLC (GGT), the company announced that it was aggressively hir
13 Jun. 2011 Hedge funds retreat 1.13% in May (+1.87% YTD), emerging markets index falls -4.08% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gave back 1.13% in May according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index remains up 1.87%. “After eight months of steady gains, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index fell back in May,” says Sol Waksman, founder and presiden
13 Jun. 2011 Newedge CTA Index down -4.56% in May (-2.47% YTD) as all strategies struggle [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, has posted May 2011 performance for its hedge fund indices.
13 Jun. 2011 Deutsche Bank launches suite of international currency-hedged exchange traded funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Deutsche Bank announces the launch of five new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) linked to currency-hedged MSCI International indexes. These ETFs are designed to provide investors direct exposure to international equity markets and aim to protect against fluctuations in value
10 Jun. 2011 GlobeOp reports hedge fund flows positive 1.36% in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Today, fund administrator GlobeOp Financial Services announced that hedge fund flows, as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, were positive 1.36% in June. "Investors remain committed to hedge funds despite volatility in many markets,” said Hans Hufschm
10 Jun. 2011 New hedge fund to help Muslims save for pilgrimage starts in Kazakhstan [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The first Shariah-compliant hedge fund was launched Thursday aimed at assisting Muslims to save fund for their trip to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the annual Islamic pilgrimage, various media reported. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based Amanah AmanahRaya Capital Group Sdn Bhd,
10 Jun. 2011 CTA fund of funds FRM Sigma gains momentum as assets approach $1 billion [more]
FRM Sigma, the CTA fund of funds managed by Financial Risk Management (FRM), continues to build momentum as one of the leading and most compelling ways for investors to access CTA returns. The fund has been gaining increasing traction with investors, with assets doubling in the last twelve
09 Jun. 2011 CAIA Association reaches 5,000 members worldwide as CAIA Charter conferred upon BlackRock Associate Hans Valer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association announced that its global membership of CAIA designees has reached 5,000, highlighting the exceptional growth and recognition of the designation within the finance industry. Currently, 48 percent of the assoc
09 Jun. 2011 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index loses ground in May -1.20% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds showed pockets of strength in May, but overall lost ground reports the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”). The GGHFI shed 1.20% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (-1.13%), MSCI World Equity (-2.45%), and FTSE 100 (-0.89%)
09 Jun. 2011 UCITS HFS Index loses -0.26% in May 2011, (0.68% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS HFS Index reported a loss of -0.26% in May, a continuation of its rocky theme for this year. After a loss of -0.21% in the first week of trading the broad UCITS HFS Index pulled back +0.12% in week two, but these small gains were nullified in week three with a
09 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund Passport Capital betting $230m on MENA region [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – John Burbank, the Founder of San Francisco-based hedge fund firm Passport Capital LLC is betting an estimated $231m or about 11% of the assets of his company’s $2.1bn flagship fund Global Strategy, into
09 Jun. 2011 Eisman leaving FrontPoint after his hedge fund is closed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Steve Eisman, who ran the biggest hedge fund at FrontPoint Partners, is leaving after the ailing hedge fund firm announced the closure of most of its portfolios, including a fund run by Eisman, various med
09 Jun. 2011 Woori Absolute Partners and NewAlpha to launch hedge fund seeding fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Singapore-based alternative investment manager Woori Absolute Partners today announced its strategic partnership with NewAlpha Asset Management, the European based global hedge fund incubation specialist. WAP and NewAlpha will launch an Asia based investment vehicle which
08 Jun. 2011 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index down 1.15% (est.) in May (+1.61% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Singapore-based data centre Eurekahedge reported today what other indices have been reporting this last week: its main hedge fund index lost 1.15% (est.) in May, following 10 positive months. However, says Eurekahedge, managers in all regions outperformed th
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  1. Events – AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum, Sept. 16, Sydney[more]

    AIMA Australia invite you to join us at our annual Hedge Fund Forum on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum is a non-profit hedge fund conference organised by the industry for the industry, featuring quality Australian and internation

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Loeb, Grantham cite growing economic concerns in letters[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, and Jeremy Grantham of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. have both released their quarterly investor letters today. While news is positive on some fronts, and both men see pockets of opportunity, they also h

  4. Investing – Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward, Third Point's Loeb takes stakes in Fibra Uno, YPF, Royal DSM, Lake Capital in talks to back Engine Group[more]

    Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward From Investing.com: Netflix has made major strides forward in 2014 despite ongoing battles with the FCC and cable companies over the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has now received over 500,000 comments from the public on its pend

  5. Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy[more]

    From PIonline.com: North American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company. The firm's ticket to quadrupling its assets under management is unlikely to be one of its scientifically designed manag