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31 May. 2011 Hedge fund association AIMA publishes new guide for institutional investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published a guide for investors and managers, written by members of AIMA’s Investor Steering Committee (ISC), that reflects preferences and priorities for institutional inves
31 May. 2011 BlackRock’s Fink calls for restructuring of Europe’s banking system, warns crisis can extend beyond Greece [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Laurence D. Fink, Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock Inc., a provider of investment, advisory and risk management solutions with $3.65tln in assets under management, has warned that the current f
30 May. 2011 Hedge fund service provider Custom House Group wins award [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Custom House Global Fund Services yesterday won a prestigious award at the annual HFM 2011 European Hedge Fund Services Awards, which were held in London recently. Custom House won in the category "Best Administrator Over $30bn - Client Service" coming top of
30 May. 2011 West freezes billions of dollars from Libya’s sovereign wealth funds, 7% of which placed in alternative funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rebels have been fighting the 41-year-long regime of the Libyan government of Muammar Qaddafi (or Gaddafi) for three months, and NATO countries became involved – to protect civilian lives and also to protect Gadhafi’s enemies from his forces (according to Statfor) – for t
30 May. 2011 Canadian shop Integrated Managed Futures now has more than $50m in assets under management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Integrated Managed Futures Corp. (“IMFC” – www.imfc.ca) now has over $50 million in assets under management. This represents a significant milestone for IMFC, which launched its IMFC Global program in February of 2007. “We would like to thank everyone who has helpe
30 May. 2011 EU Council adopts hedge fund rules [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Council of the European Union adopted the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive on Friday 27th May, according to
30 May. 2011 Peru, Chile, Columbia stock markets merge to create Andean stock exchange [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The stock markets of Chile, Columbia and Peru officially merge on Monday to capitalize on demand for “emerging” Latin America. The move also effectively creates the second largest bourse in the region, various media reports said. But more significantly, the alliance o
30 May. 2011 Ignis Argonaut European Alpha Fund launches Euro unit class [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new Euro unit class has been launched for the top-performing €416m Ignis Argonaut European Alpha Fund, managed by Barry Norris. The fund, which has outperformed its benchmark by 35.3%* since launch in May 2005, provides a dynamic approach to alpha generation, inves
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
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