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12 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund investment group Alpha Strategic raises £2.5m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Alpha Strategic plc, the AIM listed hedge fund investment group, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised approximately £2,493,722.61 (before expenses) by way of a placing (the “Placing”) to Northill Europe Holdings SARL (“Northill”) of 4,705,137 ordi
11 Apr. 2011 HedgeMark Institutional Consultants announces Hiroshi Harada as MD and Head of Hedge Fund Research [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HedgeMark Institutional Consultants, LLC (HMIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of HedgeMark International, LLC, announced that Hiroshi Harada has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Research. In his new role, Mr. Harada will head the team responsible
11 Apr. 2011 Hedge funds haul in $34.9bn in February, heaviest inflows on record equity strategies 'wildly popular' [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry raked in $34.9 billion (2.0% of assets) in February 2011, the heaviest inflow on record, reports BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Industry assets stand at $1.73 trillion, the highest level since October 2008. “Flows are doubtless
11 Apr. 2011 Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.34% in March (+1.21% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge funds platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, lost 0.3% in March. The Middle East/North Africa turmoil captured the attention of most market participants during the earl
11 Apr. 2011 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.1% in March (+1.4% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Most hedge funds advanced in the month of March, but losses in Directional funds dragged down the group as a whole. The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) shed 10 basis points compared to global returns in the S&P 500 Total Return +0.04%, MSCI World Equity -
11 Apr. 2011 BarCap survey: Asian investors love equities and are drawn to risk [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The annual Asia wealth management survey by Barclays Capital has shown that majority of Asian investors favor equities as an inflation hedge and at the same time show a strong preference towards ETFs and liquidity. The surv
08 Apr. 2011 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index down 0.17% in March, +1.44% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets ended a volatile month with mixed equity market performance as the combination of political unrest across the Middle East and reaction to Japanese natural and environmental situations continued to impact investors. The Japanese Yen touched a 15 ye
07 Apr. 2011 Hedge funds up 0.30% in March - Hennessee Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to direct hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.30% in March (+2.50% YTD), while the S&P 500 declined -0.10% (+5.43% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +0.76% (+6.41% YTD), and
06 Apr. 2011 Freeman & Co. A.M. report projects growth in alternative transactions, more than 100 this year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Freeman & Co., a leading independent advisor to the financial services industry, released the 22nd edition of its asset management industry overview including data on M&A and deal activity. Freeman & Co. projects that in 2011 alternative deals will continue to outpace tra
06 Apr. 2011 Dow Jones Indexes, Credit Suisse announce launch of Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Daily Priced Index Offers New Industry Standard for Tracking Performance of the Liquid Hedge Fund Universe Dow Jones Indexes and Credit Suisse today announced the launch of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index, the newest addition to their market-leading h
06 Apr. 2011 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index -0.88% in March, 0.40% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets ended a volatile month with mixed equity market performance as the combination of political unrest across the Middle East and reaction to Japanese natural and environmental situations continued to impact investors. The Japanese Yen touched a 15 ye
06 Apr. 2011 Chinese asset managers to lead Asia in acquisitions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Chinese asset managers will “fire the first shot” in major foreign acquisitions which could trigger an Asean M&A spree to be followed by “the Koreans and Indians,” declared Gerard Lee, CEO of Lion Globa
05 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund managers bearish on US equities and treasuries, strongly prefer Canadian to US dollar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers remain bearish on U.S. equities, according to the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers for March. About 36% of the 77 hedge fund managers the firms surveyed in the past week are bearish on the S&P 500, down from 40% in February, while 28
05 Apr. 2011 GlobeOp launches Hedge Fund Indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.) will offer an independent monthly window into hedge fund capital flows with the launch next week of the first in a planned series of GlobeOp Hedge Fund Indices. “There is a real lack of independently confirmed industry data a
05 Apr. 2011 March was a struggle for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The $2tln hedge fund industry closed the month of March on mixed returns with some big hedge funds gaining while others lost on the back of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. Various media reports showed that the industry suffered a slump in
04 Apr. 2011 Richard Bani leaves Zoe Cruz' hedge fund Voras and is announced as Brencourt Advisors' new Chief Operating Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a note to investors of the firm, Brencourt Advisors CIO & CEO WIlliam Collins announced that Richard Bani, formerly of Voras Capital (Zoe Cruz's firm) would be joining Brencourt as Chief Operating Officer. Bani was rumored to be "on the way out the door&
04 Apr. 2011 Hedge funds post positive March performance - Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Returns for the Credit Suisse LAB Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds experienced positive performance in March according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted: “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternat
04 Apr. 2011 Och Ziff reports positive performance across all hedge funds in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York based listed hedge fund firm Och Ziff has posted its March performance, and it shows that the firm's funds were all up approximately half a percentage point during the turbulent month. OZ Master Fund gained +-.48% (+3.36 YTD) OZ Master
01 Apr. 2011 Act II Capital Specialist Equities Fund launches as UCITS III with $50m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Act II Specialist Equities fund, an innovative fund of the Act II SICAV, has been launched, with daily liquidity that will precisely follow the investment strategy of the Cayman based Act II Capital Fund and is initially available in British Pound, Euro, and U.S. Doll
30 Mar. 2011 Hedgebay: Secondary market continues to rise as investors start the year with a positive outlook [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The secondary market has seen the return of stability at the start of 2011, with February showing an increase in the average trade price for the second consecutive month. The rise to 73.15%, although slight, suggested the market is establishing a more consistent average.
30 Mar. 2011 Parker FX Index up 0.06% in February, -0.73% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.06% return for the month of February. Sixty- five programs in the Index reported February results, of which thirty-six reported positive results and twenty-nine, incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.02% in F
30 Mar. 2011 Man Group sees $700m Q1 inflows as acquisition of GLG wins back clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – London-based hedge fund operator Man Group Plc., generated approximately $700m in net inflows during the first quarter of the year, reflecting the firm’s first positive quarterly inflow since 2008. In a
29 Mar. 2011 Maples Fund Services uses Advent system [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, has announced that Maples Fund Services is leveraging Geneva®, Advent’s award-winning global portfolio management and fund accounting solution
29 Mar. 2011 TIAA CREF expands endowment management business launching Covariance Capital Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of financial services and retirement planning for the nonprofit sector, announced today the expansion of its endowment management business with the launch of Covariance Capital Management (Covariance). The company also announced it is prov
29 Mar. 2011 Kenmar chooses GlobeOp for alternatives fund administration [more]
The Kenmar Group, a Rye Brook-based $1.5 billion global alternative investment firm, has selected GlobeOp Financial Services to provide an extensive range of fund administration, risk and data centre-related services. Kenmar invests in managed accounts and funds across a wide variety of trad
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