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17 Jul. 2014 Investigations on how broker courted Libyan business may affect Harbinger Capital [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Compagnie Financière Tradition is under investigation, according to U.S. and Swiss press reports. The Swiss-listed firm – also known as Tradition Financial Services – which is one of the world’s leading int
16 Jul. 2014 One-third of fund managers may be unprepared for 22nd July AIFMD deadline [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An independent survey conducted by Confluence, the global leader in investment data management automation for the asset management industry, has found that with one week to go, respondents believe a third of the fund managers targeted by the Alternative Investment Fund M
16 Jul. 2014 Hedge fund standards board granted membership in IOSCO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has been granted Affiliate Membership of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the international body that promotes high standards of regulation in the world’s securities markets. More than 120
16 Jul. 2014 Strong investor interest for multi-strategy funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake UCITS Platform, is delighted to present the 15th edition of the quarterly ML Capital Alternative UCITS Barometer (Barometer). The Barometer is designed to help identify and anticipate key t
16 Jul. 2014 SEC Commissioner Piwowar hints at SEC/FSOC turf war in remarks [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), was created as a group of regulators with the aim of doing things like 'monitor systemic risk' and decide which financial firms could pose significant systemic risk if they were allowed to take on overly
15 Jul. 2014 Fund managers and insurance mediation: the hidden deadline [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In addition to the fast approaching deadline for AIFMD, all fund managers must be well aware that next Monday, 21 July 2014, is the
15 Jul. 2014 Last chance for alternative fund managers to apply for AIFMD authorisation before July 22nd deadline [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative fund managers have just one week to apply for authorisation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) as the July 22nd deadline looms, warns Bovill, the specialist financial services regulatory consultancy. Bovill explains tha
15 Jul. 2014 Hedge funds continue appetite for equities, cautious on U.S. credit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by Lyxor Asset Management showed that the majority of hedge fund managers expect the equities markets in the U.S. and Europe to sustain its rally on the back of accommodative monetary conditions recently reite
15 Jul. 2014 CalPERS posts 18.4% return year-to-date [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) reported a preliminary 18.4 percent return on investments for the 12 months that ended June 30, 2014. CalPERS assets at the end of the fiscal year stood at more than $300bn. Alternative strategies
15 Jul. 2014 SEC charges Ernst & Young with violating independent auditor rules [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Ernst & Young with violations of independent auditor rules for lobbying activities at the firm. Ernst & Young has agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle those charges, according to a statement. T
14 Jul. 2014 Head of Texas Teachers Emerging Manager Program departs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Stuart Bernstein, director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Emerging Manager Program, has elected to return to the private sector and join former TRS Directo
14 Jul. 2014 KKR takes minority stake in hedge fund BlackGold Capital Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KKR & Co. L.P., a leading global investment firm, and BlackGold Capital Management, a credit-oriented hedge fund specializing in energy and hard asset investments, today announced that KKR is acquiring a 24.9% interest in BlackGold. Financial terms of the transaction were
14 Jul. 2014 Cayman Islands former London director cleared of lobbying [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Commissioner for Standards in the UK’s House of Lords has cleared the Cayman Island’s former London office director Lord Blencathra of breaking the rules by lobbying Parliament and MPs. The Commissioner has found that Lord Blencathra did not in reality lobb
11 Jul. 2014 South African hedge funds performed well in June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds serviced by Peregrine Holdings’ unit Peregrine Capital performed well for June, much in line with positive market sentiment all around. Resources led the way this
11 Jul. 2014 Hedge fund performance turns positive [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After two months of losses, hedge funds achieved gains in all strategies in May with the median fund increasing 1.01% for the month, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Deutsche Bank. Globally, emerging markets equity funds led the recovery gain
11 Jul. 2014 Event driven strategies outperform over the first half of 2014 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Event driven strategies, driven by the success of activists outperformed within the hedge fund cohort for the month of June, Q2, and the first half of 2014 according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment. Overall hedge fund performance was al
10 Jul. 2014 Global Advisors announces world’s first regulator approved Bitcoin Investment Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global Advisors Jersey Limited, an
10 Jul. 2014 Netagio launches first British Bitcoin, gold & sterling exchange [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Netagio, the UK-based digital currency broker, today announced the launch of the first and only British exchange enabling retail customers and institutional investors to trade gold, Bitcoins and GBP on a single peer-to-peer exchange platform. Building on Netagio’s growth
10 Jul. 2014 Institutional investors rely on 'brokers vote’ to decide which managers, advisors to hire [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors rely on the so-called "broker vote" to determine which fund managers or advisors to keep, and ultimately, how their research and advisory service dollars will be apportioned as they pare back on the list of brokers and providers. This was
10 Jul. 2014 361 Capital launches Global Macro fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Denver-based 361 Capital has launched its Global Macro Opportunities Fund and will wrap a global macro strategy in the mutual fund structure. As Opalesque has previously reported, 361 Capital is already in the market with other liquid alternative funds. The
09 Jul. 2014 Finance expert sounds alarm on 8 ways a new global crisis will hit by 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance at the top-ranked IMD business school and Director of the World Competitiveness Center, recently predicted that a crisis for the global economy is likely and that not enough action is being taken to avoid it. He said that based on statist
09 Jul. 2014 Hedge fund manager George Schultze says investors should take advantage of fixed income market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: George Schultze, founder and managing member of New York-based distressed securities manager Schultze Asset Management, LLC said fund managers should take advantage of future direction in the fixed income market. S
09 Jul. 2014 As S&P hits new highs, hedge funds reduce short positions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: While last week saw record highs in the broader market, hedge funds also cut their short positions in S&P500. Technicals suggest remaining bullish, according to the most recent
09 Jul. 2014 Regulated funds optimistic about growth prospects [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Regulated funds are surprisingly optimistic about their prospects according to the latest survey of regulated fund managers from E
08 Jul. 2014 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 1.3% in June (3.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains in June 2014 to conclude the first half of 2014, as equities eclipsed new records and implied volatilities fell sharply despite rising geopolitical tension. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index® gained +1.3 percent for the month, led by Equi
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