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23 Jun. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update - Asia will continue to grow regardless of global economic conditions [more]
Asia will attract increased investor flows whether the global economic recovery begins firing on all cylinders or splutters to a temporary halt, according to Legg Mason Source subsidiary Western Asset Management, which manages $456bn of fixed incom
23 Jun. 2011 Investors should perform greater operational due diligence on Ucits hedge funds, states industry expert [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Reporting from the GAIM conference in Monaco, the peer group network COO Connect noted t
23 Jun. 2011 Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry awards – winners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The award ceremony was held on Monday, June 20th, 2011 in New York. Hedge fund management awards The Institutional Hedge Fund Firm of the Year award was given to Appaloosa Management (the main fund was up 10% YTD and the Thoroughbred fund 8%
23 Jun. 2011 Hedge funds see opportunity in Greek debt crisis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund managers attending the annual GAIM conference in Monaco agreed that the worsening Greek debt crisis is an opportunity to make profits, although political uncertainties certainly make it a risky proposition provide risks, various media reported. Hedge fund
23 Jun. 2011 Slowdown in U.S. and declining commodity prices drag on hedge funds in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The sharp turnaround of the U.S. dollar in May and the decline in commodity prices were a drag on hedge fund performance during the month as the industry’s assets fell 0.79% to $2.586tln on weak performance, according to hedge fund data tracker
23 Jun. 2011 World’s high net worth population increases in number and wealth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The world’s wealthiest people, collectively known as high net worth individuals (HNWIs) or those with a minimum extra of $1m in cash, have become richer and their number is now much bigger than ever before. A joint
22 Jun. 2011 Man Group launches multi strategy UCITS hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – On Wednesday Man Group announced that it had launched the Man GLG Multi Strategy Fund, the first result of the firm’s 2010 acquisition of GLG Partners. The multi strategy fund will give investors exposure to 10-15 of the firm’s UCITS funds including GLG and AHL strategie
21 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund inflows in May were no match for April's poor performance as industry drops $5bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds, which enjoyed a ten month winning streak through April, finally capitulated to the volatile markets, losing -1.24% in May according to the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund
21 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund redemption requests for July are low, but reveal investor jitters [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – July is typically a heavy month for inflows and outflows as investors look to rebalance their portfolios mid-year. “This June’s GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator shows that July redemptions are
21 Jun. 2011 Morningstar to calculate estimated hedge fund returns based on public filings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research, announced that it has begun to calculate estimated returns for hedge funds based on publicly available filings. The company has estimated quarterly returns for approximately 1,700 hedge funds, including som
21 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund Aurelius Capital criticizes WaMu probe as ‘shakedown’ [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – New York – based Aurelius Capital Management has issued a scathing statement denouncing the on-going investigation into the bankruptcy of Washington Mutual Inc., and calling it a “shakedown.”
21 Jun. 2011 Lyster Watson May hedge fund indices show hedge funds' struggle [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - below are the May 2011 returns for the Lyster Watson Hedge Fund Strategy Indices
21 Jun. 2011 Fortress Investment Group announces it will not pay a second quarter dividend [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Fortress Investment Group announced on Monday that the firm would not pay a dividend for the second quarter of 2011. “The Board
20 Jun. 2011 LightSquared offers plan to solve problem of GPS interference following last week's Sprint deal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – As Philip Falcone reportedly faces $1bn in redemption requests LightSquared, the broadband company that his firm h
20 Jun. 2011 Northern Trust launches Intraday Automated Updates for global hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Northern Trust has enhanced its Hedge Fund Monitor product with a series of new features designed to improve automation and straight-through processing, enabling Northern Trust's Funds of Hedge Funds (FoHF) clients across the globe to access performance, liquidity and
20 Jun. 2011 PwC: Hedge fund infrastructure critical to addressing regulatory and business requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – A new study by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that hedge fund infrastructure is crucial in addressing regulatory and business requirements, particularly in the light of the im
20 Jun. 2011 Charter Hall vows to fight hedge funds threat, but analysts said the firm would fold up [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Charter Hall fund, which is at loggerhead with at least three hedge funds (that together own 18.2% of Charter Hall Office REIT), has vowed over the weekend to defend its management after the hedge funds scheduled a meeting for shareholders in July to vote on appointing Bi
20 Jun. 2011 Poorly performing hedge fund face with liquidations and restructurings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds that have been underperforming the last couple of years are facing liquidation. Most of these are investment trust hedge funds that were launched as absolute return strategies and that have failed to deliver their promised alphas. A
17 Jun. 2011 FIA and ISDA publish documentation for cleared swaps [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Futures Industry Association and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced the publication of the FIA-ISDA Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreement as a template that can be used by participants in the cleared swaps markets in neg
17 Jun. 2011 Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index down - 2.59% in May, (0.13% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished May 2011 down 2.59% on an asset weighted basis and down 1.15% on an equal weighted basis. The Index underperformed North American equities and global hedge fund indices on an asset weighted basis.
16 Jun. 2011 Sino-Forest - the alleged ponzi scheme contributing to Paulson & Co's May and June losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – With a 35m share stake in China-based forestry company Sino-Forest, John Paulson has received a great deal of media attention over the past few days as the Sino-Forest shares have sank following a widely circulated research report released by short seller Muddy Waters tha
16 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund industry adds an average of 4.5 new funds per day in 1Q 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – There was an average of 4.5 hedge fund launches every business day during the first quarter of 2011, according to research by HFR. The firm’s Market Microstructure report on the hedge fund industry revealed that there were 298 launches in the first quarter, as hedge fund
16 Jun. 2011 Man Group announces Lance Donenberg and Jordan Allen as Co-COOs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group has announced the appointment of Lance Donenberg and Jordan Allen as Co-Chief Operating officers of Man’s US business. Messrs Donenberg and Allen report directly to Emmanuel Roman, Chief Operating Officer of Man Group. “Expanding our US business is a co
16 Jun. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: South Korea revises regulations to allow homegrown hedge funds [more]
South Korea said on it would revise capital market regulations to allow homegrown hedge funds, betting the move would grow its financial industry, improve market liquidity and encourage funds into new business areas. The revision comes after the country's capital markets consolidation act, w
16 Jun. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Strategic Insight finds growth for passive funds, private banks in Asia and funds over managed accounts [more]
In a new research study, Spotlight on Switzerland: Funds, Flows, Wealth Management, and West-to-East, Daniel Enskat, Head of Global Consulting for Strategic Insight, states that “Switzerland, despite some unwanted public attention since the financial crisis, remains instrumental for the global asset

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