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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
18 May. 2011 Neuberger Berman snags ING COO/CIO from ING, David Eckert to be Global Head of Infrastructure [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Neuberger Berman, one of the world’s leading employee-controlled money managers, said David Eckert has been named global head of infrastructure, effective June 1. Mr. Eckert, who has 18 years of corporate technology and operations experience, comes to Neuberger Berman
18 May. 2011 Finisterre Capital adds two new portfolio managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has appointed two new Portfolio Managers, Maxim Safonov and Rahul Sharma. Maxim has joined the Finisterre Global Opportunity Fund, where he will be responsible for FX and local rates trad
18 May. 2011 Sean Foley announced as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at Butterfield Fulcrum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Butterfield Fulcrum, which was acquired this year by Glenn Henderson and Tim Claveley in partnership with BV Investment Partners, announced Sean Foley as CFO/CAO. Prior to this appointment Foley was Group Financial Controller at the firm, based in the Waterloo, Ontario o
17 May. 2011 Government takes over Dubai bank [more]
From CPIFinancial.net: The Government of Dubai will immediately make adequate capital injection into Dubai Bank, thereby taking over the bank, a statement issued by the Dubai Government Media Office said. The Dubai Government, acting under directions from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed
17 May. 2011 Barclay CTA Index shows managed futures gain +2.55% in April (+2.07% YTD) [more]
Managed futures gained 2.55% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is up 2.07%. “Investor zeal for risk was demonstrated again in April as prices for equities, non-US currencies, and commodities moved higher,” says Sol Waksman
17 May. 2011 KSB Capital selects Advent software [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Software, Inc., a provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that KSB Capital Group has selected Advent’s asset management solution,1 offered by Advent’s premier local partner, SISCOM, to deliver portfolio, clie
17 May. 2011 Acropolis Multi-Strategy Fund reassigned AA rating from S&P [more]
The Acropolis Multi-Strategy Fund has been assigned a AA fund management rating from Standard & Poor's Fund Services ("S&P") for the second year in a row. According to S&P rating definitions, the AA rating means that our fund "demonstrates very high standards of quality based on its investment proce
17 May. 2011 Greek default and deleveraging of greater concern than inflation says RWC Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RWC Partners’ Head of Absolute Return Bond Strategies, Peter Allwright, believes that investors should be far more concerned about the effects of the “re-profiling” of Greek debt than the inflation numbers. Although UK inflation has again surprised on the ups
17 May. 2011 Global hedge fund assets reach $2.02trn, industry leverage declines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund industry leverage declined in the last 12 months, according to the HFR Leverage Report, released today by Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR). Leverage declined as investor inflows and less volatile performance gains combined to increase global hedge fund industry
17 May. 2011 Eze Castle Integration expands cloud computing services to London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of IT services, technology and consulting to hedge funds and investment firms, today announced its Eze Cloud services are now available to London-based companies. Based on customer feedback, Eze Castle launched its cloud co
17 May. 2011 Para Advisors to launch UCITS III event-driven multi-strategy hedge fund on MontLake UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ML Capital has today announced that Para Advisors LLC, a New York based event driven fund manager with a current AUM of $350 million, will shortly launch the Para International UCITS Fund on the MontLake UCITS Platform. The UCITS fund will be managed in the same investme
16 May. 2011 IMF chief Strauss-Kahn denied bail, to face grand jury [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is set to face a grand jury and will remain in custody after New York Judge Melissa Jackson on Monday denied him bail on the charges that he sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a New York hotel chambermaid.
16 May. 2011 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.32% in April (3.24% YTD), Healthcare & Biotechnology index best performer with +3.45% (6.10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds gained 1.32% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date the Index is up 3.24%. “Higher prices for equities and bonds in April provided an accommodating environment for most hedge fund strategies,” says Sol W
16 May. 2011 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.80% (est) in April. Estimated new assets into the space totaled $9 billion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, "The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index rose 1.80% in April, with nine out of ten sectors posting positive performance for the month. Managed Futures was the best performing sector for the month,
16 May. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 0.94%in April (+2.62% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of April 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 0.94 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 2.62 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next month.
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