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26 May. 2011 Greenwich Investable Indices positive across all hedge fund strategies in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Results were positive across all strategies for the Greenwich Investable Indices in April, driven by strong equity markets. The monthly redemption Composite Index advanced by 1.28% while the quarterly exit Index gained 1.30%. Directional strategies were the best perform
26 May. 2011 Hedge fund group Man now manages around 3% more than end-2010 ($71bn), continues expansion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group’s financial year ending 31st March 2011 presented statutory profit before tax from continuing operations of $324m - compared $541m a year ago. Funds under management (FuM) stood at $69.1bn (compared to $68.6bn at the end of 2010 and $39.4bn a year ag
26 May. 2011 Hedge fund manager Chanos says it’s time to short solar and wind energies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Celebrated short-seller James Chanos, founder of Kynokos Associates, is taking aim at the “greenies” or clean energy companies. Of particular interest to him are solar and wind energies which he said are ripe for shorting. Arriving at the annual Sohn Conference
26 May. 2011 Volatile currencies caused significant losses for larger hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Since the beginning of 2011, some of the largest hedge funds on a global scale have lost money from volatile currencies. A report by The Wall Street Journal identifie
26 May. 2011 SAC’s Cohen under probe by SEC, Senate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Two weeks after federal prosecutors succeeding in securing a guilty verdict against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam for insider trading, it has been reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission along with Congressional investigators, are looking into the trad
26 May. 2011 Global hedge funds reach $1.81tln in April as assets grow by $52bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Global hedge funds assets reached $1.81tln as at end April 2011, reaching its highest level since the financial crisis in 2007. According to the latest
25 May. 2011 Hedge fund Prosiris Capital secures assets from Investcorp and place on single manager platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investcorp, the alternative asset manager, and Prosiris Capital Management, a New York based hedge fund manager led by former Goldman Sachs managing director Reza Ali, announced that they have formed a strategic partnership that will provide Prosiris with support and stab
25 May. 2011 Data software provider PerTrac expands management team in response to growth in hedge funds industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Company Hires Lisa Corvese to Lead Global Strategy and Jed Alpert to Head Global Marketing PerTrac, the leading provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, announced two key additions to its management team today in resp
25 May. 2011 Swiss funds of hedge funds saw 3% increase in assets through fresh inflows in Q1-2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The market for funds of hedge funds is getting back on its feet while the sector is restructuring, declared Richard T. Meier, head of research for the Centre Alternative Investments & Risk Management at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), during a press briefing
25 May. 2011 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.58% in April, assets gained $52bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds recorded the tenth consecutive month of positive returns in April as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.58%. Most regional hedge funds ended the month with positive returns while Japanese managers delivered downside protection and outperformed their und
25 May. 2011 Australian bank to invest $400m in U.S. fund of hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The asset management division of Westpac Banking’s off-shoot BT Financial Group is set to unveil a new hedge fund portfolio, reported The Australian Financial Review today. The manager for the new product, the Advance Multi-Blend Alternatives Portfolio, which aims to
25 May. 2011 Hedge fund firm IKOS defends ‘spying’ move [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Cyprus-based hedge fund firm IKOS Asset Management Ltd., whose founder Elena Ambrosiadou is currently in the process of divorcing former-director Martin Coward, defended its decision to probe its former employees, clai
25 May. 2011 Algorithmics warns proprietary trading desks face tougher future as standalones [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Algorithmics, a provider of risk solutions, said today that it was receiving increasing numbers of enquiries from proprietary trading desks that are being spun out from their bank owners as a result of the Volker Rule within the Dodd Frank Act. The Volker Rule prohibits b
25 May. 2011 Zeal China Fund awarded Best New Asian Hedge Fund 2011 by Eurekahedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Zeal Asset Management announced that Zeal China Fund has received the “Best New Asian Hedge Fund Award 2011” by Eurekahedge. Zeal China Fund, a Greater-China Long Short equity hedge fund was launched in January 2010 and has been acknowledged by many global institu
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Fund of hedge fund group Olympia hires Sergio Heuer [more]
Olympia Group announces that it has appointed Mr. Sergio Heuer as President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2010, Sergio Heuer has been a Partner at Graham Capital International in Europe and has been actively involved in the firm's European fundraising effort, resulting, among other things,
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Advent's Geneva 8.5 empowers global hedge fund industry [more]
Advent Software, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today unveiled a major new release of Geneva®, Advent’s award-winning global portfolio management and fund accounting solution. With the 8.5 enhancements, Geneva is one of the only solut
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Specialist manager evaluation firm Inalytics’ research highlights the fallacy of track records [more]
At a time when fund manager performance is scrutinised more closely than ever, research from Inalytics, the specialist manager evaluation firm, has found that fund managers with no significant skill in stock-picking have still been able to outperform the market. The research stems from the mistaken
24 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Aima publishes French version of hedge fund industry leaflet [more]
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published a French translation of its leaflet on the value of the global hedge fund industry. The original English-language version of AIMA’s Global Hedge Fund Industry leaflet, published in March
24 May. 2011 The 50 leading women in hedge funds revealed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Journal today announced the publication of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011. The survey, conducted by The Hedge Fund Journal and sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP, identifies 50 female hedge fund industry leaders based on data and opinions gathered
23 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Aima warns that EU proposals on OTC clearing could restrict future business [more]
New barriers to international clearing could be erected by proposed new regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in the European Union, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association. AIMA, which strongly supports mandatory cent
23 May. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: CAIA Association Forms Alliance with New York Hedge Fund Roundtable [more]
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, sponsor of the CAIA designation, the highest standard of education in alternative investments, has formed an alliance with the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable. Through this alliance, CAIA has become the official designation of the Round
23 May. 2011 Saguenay Capital and Strathmore Capital merge to create $2bn Saguenay Strathmore Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Saguenay Capital and Strathmore Capital announce the merger of the two firms to create Saguenay Strathmore Capital [SSC], a global alternative investment manager focused on customised fund of hedge fund portfolios with offices in New York, London and Toronto and US$2billi
23 May. 2011 0.3% of mutual funds generated 100% of net flows for Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In Q1/2011, according to a new research report by Strategic Insight, 0.3% of mutual funds around the world gathered over 100% of net flows for the quarter, totaling $210 billion in net cash contributions. This confirms a trend towards “blockbuster products and an acceler
23 May. 2011 Diamonds are a fund’s best friend says Steve Shafer of Covenant Financial [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Steve Shafer, Chief Investment Officer for Covenant Financial Services, LLC (“Covenant Investors”) says financially-stretched Americans and Europeans are selling diamonds and gems at depressed prices while the market remains firm for precious stones in China and the Middl
20 May. 2011 Institutional investors hedge fund allocations set to soar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -Significant inflows of institutional investor capital is expected to flow into the hedge fund industry, after 94% of surveyed institutions indicated they could increase hedge fund allocations over the next three years, says a new report by Preqin. While the past few years
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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 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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