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20 Jul. 2011 Castlestone confirms it is under FSA regulatory investigation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On Wednesday, Castlestone confirmed in a statement that the FSA had visited its offices that day due to an investigation taking place. “The company is cooperating fully with that investigation. A further
20 Jul. 2011 Gottex Fund Management assets grows to $8.9bn; core strategies ahead of benchmarks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), a leading independent global alternative asset management group, announces its trading statement for the quarter ended 30 June 2011. Highlights: Positive performance by our market neutral and multi-asset s
20 Jul. 2011 Hedge fund industry extends record asset level with 2Q inflows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors continued to allocate new capital to hedge funds through and despite the volatile performance environment in 2Q11, as new allocations to the hedge fund industry totaled nearly $30 billion in 2Q11, according to data released today by HFR in the latest edition of
19 Jul. 2011 Managed futures fall -1.31% in June; CTA performance weak after two quarters [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 1.31% in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is down 1.51%. Seven of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had losses in June. The Barclay Diversified Traders Index dropped 2.24%, Systematic
19 Jul. 2011 Brett Promisel joins Investor Analytics as assets under analysis pass $250bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investor Analytics LLC (IA), a risk analysis and risk management solutions firm, announced the appointment of Brett Promisel as Head of Service Delivery. Mr. Promisel�s hire comes with IA�s continued growth in assets under analysis, which have now passed the USD 250
19 Jul. 2011 Hutchens Investment Management merges with New Leaf Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hutchens Investment Management, Inc., an independent investment advisor managing $100 million+ in assets for equity and multi-asset portfolios announced that it has merged with New Leaf Asset Management, LLC. New Leaf executives Fletcher Cole, CFA, and Carrie B
19 Jul. 2011 New SEC rules adopted defining Investment Adviser Exclusion for Family Offices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted several rules to clarify the registration requirements of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). One of the rules
19 Jul. 2011 Hedge fund Aurelius Capital denies profiting from inside information on WaMu debt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York – based Aurelius Capital Management on Monday told the court that it never used confidential information to profit in Washington Mutual's bankruptcy case to trade in its securities.
18 Jul. 2011 CAISfunds European initiative adds former head of Julius Baer Alternatives Dr. Minka Nyberg [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CAISfunds, a New York based financial technology company providing an independent, alternatives investment platform to the wealth management industry, is pleased to announce that Dr. Minka Nyberg has joined as European Advisor to the firm. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, D
18 Jul. 2011 CalPERS reports 20.7% investment return for fiscal year [more]
The California Public Employees� Retirement System (CalPERS) reported a 20.7 percent return on investments in preliminary estimates for the one-year period that ended June 30, 2011. �This is our best annual performance in 14 years,� said Rob Feckner, CalPERS Board President. �For the sec
18 Jul. 2011 Cliff Asness' AQR announces newest multi-strat mutual fund, launched with $20m of internal funds [more]
AQR Capital Management, LLC, ("AQR") announced the launch of AQR Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund (ASANX/ASAIX), the newest addition to its mutual fund family. The new no-load mutual fund began operations on July 18, 2011 with a $20 million investment by AQR. The Fund's investment ob
18 Jul. 2011 Rosemont Investment Partners buys into Los Angeles based wealth manager Westmount [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC (�Rosemont�) has announced that it has made an investment in Westmount Asset Management, LLC (�Westmount� or the ï
18 Jul. 2011 Hedge funds slide -1.04% in June, Barclay Hedge Fund Index +1.04% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund performance was down for the second month in a row, with a 1.04% loss in June according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date the Index is up just 1.02%. “After eight straight months of gains going back to September of
18 Jul. 2011 Kinetics announced Pierre Bourlatchka as Director on risk management/monitoring team in London [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pierre Bourlatchka has been appointed a Director at Kinetic Partners and will join the risk management consulting and monitoring team in London. This
18 Jul. 2011 Market Neutral and Volatility Arbitrage only hedge fund strategies on Lyster Watson Index to notch positive June performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - June was a disappointing month for all hedge fund strategies, except Market Neutral Equity and Volatility Arbitrage. The turmoil in European debt markets, the growing uncertainty about an increase in the US debt ceiling, concern about the sustainability of economic growt
18 Jul. 2011 Antony Towers takes helm as CEO at Infonic AG [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global middle and back office software solutions firm Infonic AG announced on Monday that Antony Towers has been named Chief Executive Officer, and Nolan Phillips will step down to pursue new opportunities in
18 Jul. 2011 AIMA creates forum for smaller managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has created the AIMA Smaller Managers' Group. The members of the group comprise AIMA manager member firms in Europe with $250 million or less in assets under management.
15 Jul. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index -1.24% in June (+0.57% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of June 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -1.24 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 0.57 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next m
15 Jul. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index -1.36% in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite negative markets in June, hedge funds were able to attract new assets, with an estimated $5.6 billion flowing into the space during the month. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, "The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fun
15 Jul. 2011 ESMA seeks views on future rules for alternative investment fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ESMA publishes today a consultation paper (ESMA/2011/209) setting out its proposals for the detailed rules underlying the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). This is in response to the request for assistance which the European Commission sent to ESMAï¿
15 Jul. 2011 State Street vision report examines reinvention in the hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - State Street Corporation, one of the world�s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, released a new Vision Report today, entitled �Hedge Funds: Rebuilding on a New Foundation.� The report examines the re-emergence of the hedge fund indust
14 Jul. 2011 Newedege CTA indices reveal the brutal month that was June 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, has posted its information for the Newedge hedge fund indices' June performance, and it is not pretty.
14 Jul. 2011 Hedge fund group Man unveils new London headquarters with Chancellor of the Exchequer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, officially opened the new international headquarters of Man Group plc (‘Man’) today at 2 Swan Lane, London. Man has signed a 20 year lease and relocated 957 employees to the £250m Corporation of London devel
14 Jul. 2011 Abacus Group completes SAS 70 audit of its hedge fund application hosting and managed services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – IT solutions firm Abacus Group has completed of its SAS 70 audit for its hedge fund application hosting and managed services. SAS 70, or the Statement on Auditing Standard, is the standard set by
14 Jul. 2011 French CTA boutique launches UCITS version of flagship fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - French fund management boutique John Locke Investments launched a UCITS compliant version of its flagship fund, the Cyril Systematic USD Fund, on 1st July. The UCITS fund replaces an onshore version of Cyril Systematic that previously existed. The new UCITS structure
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