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25 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund S&P500 long positions drop to year lows [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Speculative positioning has reduced S&P500 longs to their lowest levels since September 2012, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. The Diversified Investible Hedge Fund Composite Index is down 0.88%
25 Feb. 2014 Investment managers optimistic about 2014 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Fund managers are more optimistic about the prospects for 2014 even if they are slightly concerned about world growth, and medium-term government bonds according to new research from Towers Watson. Their latest survey of investment managers shows that they are m
25 Feb. 2014 Macquarie warns hedge funds against big coffee bet [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Banking, financial, investment and funds management services advisor Macquarie Group warns hedge funds against their big coffee bet and said jumping in coffee futures risks being wrong-footed by a correctio
24 Feb. 2014 Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index fell 0.9% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc. a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for January 2014 as well as estimated asset flows for 2013. The Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearl
24 Feb. 2014 Heptagon Capital brings two Global Equity Strategies to UCITS Investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Heptagon Capital, the London-based investment management firm with $8.4bn assets under management, has just launched two new Global Equity funds on its Irish UCITS platform: the Oppenheimer Global Focus Equity Fund and the Kopernik Global All-Cap Equity Fund. This takes t
24 Feb. 2014 William Ackman says Fannie, Freddie Mac could be Ten Bagger [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist investor William Ackman is confident that his big gamble on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will deliver him huge returns. A report by The Journal
24 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds are bullish in gold and crude oil [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are bullish on gold and crude oil and poured huge money into the yellow metal and so-called "black gold", triggering the highest wager since 2011, data from the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed. According to the
24 Feb. 2014 Carl Vine gets Dymon Asia’s support to kickstart a $500m global hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former SAC Capital Advisors manager Carl Vine got the backing of one of Asia’s largest hedge funds Dymon Asia Capital (Singapore) Pte to launch a $500m global equity long-short hedge fund with a focus toward the Asia-Pacific region.
22 Feb. 2014 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ends January down -0.73% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month of January down -0.73%. The month saw different performance results for stocks versus bonds. Global equity markets dropped over doubts about the stability of some emerging market currencies but credit markets improved
21 Feb. 2014 Niagara Capital, Pinnacle Wealth Brokers launch Canadian retail hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Canadian market dealer Pinnacle Wealth Brokers announced the launch of it’s a retail focused hedge fund called the Niagara Access Alpha Fund. In a
21 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund assets decline in January - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: January was a hard month for both hedge funds and markets in general. Hedge funds generally outperformed the index, but they felt the pain in assets. Overall, hedge fund assets declined in January to $2.845tn. Slightly positive investor flows were offset by pe
21 Feb. 2014 Investors are moving away from simply investing in largest hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Preqin’s latest survey found that the highest proportion of hedge fund investors (57%) are targeting managers with $1-5bn in assets, and the lowest proportion are targeting funds with more than $5bn, suggesting that investors are moving away from simp
20 Feb. 2014 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.62% through mid-February, +0.38% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.62% through mid-month, while the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +1.45%. HFRX Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +1.56% through mid-February 2014, the best gains since January '13, wi
20 Feb. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains +0.82% through mid-February, 0.65% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted gains, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.82% through mid-February, the strongest gain since October 2013. HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +1.30% through mid-February, the strongest gain since October
20 Feb. 2014 Comprehensive online hedge fund glossary now available [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A comprehensive online hedge fund glossary that provides users with a complete set of key terms, phrases, and definitions specific to all aspects of the global hedge fund industry has been launched by the Managed Fun
20 Feb. 2014 Farallon Capital Management closes Farallon Real Estate Partners [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: California-based Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. has closed Farallon Real Estate Partners, a U.S. real estate investment pool with commitments of $375m to additional investments. Opalesque
20 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund that accepts Bitcoin raises questions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On Friday, FinAlternatives posted a short piece on New York-based "hedge fund" NYSO Hedge. The firm made news for its announcement that it wil
19 Feb. 2014 Alternative Capital Advisers aligns with Strategic Capital Alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Capital Advisers, LLC (ACA), an outsourced hedge fund solution provider,has announced that Strategic Capital Alternatives, LLC (SCA) has selected ACA to provide an alternative investment vehicle to its network of independent investment advisors and affiliated
19 Feb. 2014 Short-term strategies outperform in January - Newedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the January performance for its suite of hedge fund indices. The Newedge Short-Term Traders Index (STTI) continued its strong performance, returning 2.43% in January. This marks
19 Feb. 2014 Barclay CTA Index loses 0.54% in January; trend reversals in major markets drive losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.54% in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index lost 1.46% in 2013. “Gains in the last three months of 2013 were fueled by uptrends in interest rates and equities, along with downtrends in precious met
19 Feb. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 0.29% in January; Healthcare & Biotechnology opens 2014 with 5.97% gain [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.29% in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index gained 11.11% in 2013. “After a rousing end to 2013, January bore witness to a complete reversal of key trends as investor sentiment turned defensive
19 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund Universa moves to Miami [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund Universa Investments is moving its headquarters to Miami from southern California. Principals within the firm say the move is tied to Miami's friendly tax and business rules. Universa is the first large hedge fund to make the move since Miami’
19 Feb. 2014 Puerto Rico ready to submit to hedge funds demands [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Puerto Rican government appears to be inclined to give in to the demands of several hedge funds to waive its sovereign immunity to secure a fresh $3.5bn financing, reported the
19 Feb. 2014 Fortress Investment repurchases 60.6 million class A shares from Nomura worth $363.4m [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Diversified global investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC and Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced that Fortress has repurchased Nomura's 1
19 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund managers turn to high profile political bets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund managers whose political ideals fall on both sides of the isle made news today with their political ambitions. Retired hedgie Tom Steyer has announced a significant investment in US politics designed to make climate change the defining issue of the ne
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