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20 Apr. 2011 Rothstein Kass hedge fund manager survey finds growing optimism amid intensifying regulatory and institutional focus [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fewer than One-Third of Managers Polled Anticipate a Difficult Year for the Sector Rothstein Kass, a leading professional services firm to the alternative investment community, has published its fifth annual report on hedge fund industry trends. “2011 Hedge Fund Outlo
20 Apr. 2011 Former Caymans Attorney General Richard Coles is now Chairman of industry body Cayman Finance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The former Attorney General for the Cayman Islands, Richard Coles, is the new Chairman of Cayman Finance, the voice of Cayman’s financial services industry. Coles was appointed last week at the organisation’s AGM in Cayman and immediately declared his commitm
20 Apr. 2011 UCITS investors prefer global macro and event driven strategies, ML Capital survey finds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its latest survey on the growing market for New UCITS (NUCITS*), ML Capital has seen that the largest growth in investor demand this quarter, has been for Global Macro strategies. 87 percent of respondents are planning to increase or maintain their exposure to macro f
20 Apr. 2011 Swiss fund assets down to CHF654bn in March but assets for alternatives (including funds of hedge funds) rose by 5.4% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – In March 2011, the volume of assets placed in the investment funds covered by the statistics stood at CHF 654 billion, around 9% below the high set prior to the financial crisis (CHF 714 billion in October 2007). Compared with February, fund assets were down around CHF 9.
20 Apr. 2011 Merchant Capital rolls out pre- and post-trade compliance technology for its UCITS umbrella platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Merchant Capital Ltd, the asset management division of AIM-listed Merchant House Group Plc, has launched the complete pre- and post-trade compliance applications for its UCITS umbrella platform. This announcement comes ahead of UCITS IV implementation on 1st July 2011, a
20 Apr. 2011 Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished March down 0.70% on equal weighted basis (+0.83% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished March 2011 down 0.09% on an asset weighted basis and down 0.70% on an equal weighted basis. The Index performed in line with North American equities and slightly underperformed global hedge fund indices.<
20 Apr. 2011 Barclay CTA Index lost 0.91% in March (-0.39% YTD) as world events create turmoil in futures markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Managed futures lost 0.91% in March according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is down 0.39%. “Perilous crosscurrents wrought by devastation in Japan, unrest in the Middle East, and higher headline inflation g
20 Apr. 2011 Edhec-risk hedge fund strategy indices: Emerging Markets the winner in March with 1.78% return [more]
In March, the stock market could not maintain the fast pace that began last summer. The S&P 500 index remained stable (+0.04%) despite continuously decreasing implied volatility (17.7%) over the past three months. For the first quarter of 2011, the S&P 500 Index registered a positive return
20 Apr. 2011 PerTrac annual study finds new single manager hedge fund launches up 51% in 2010, AuM up 11% from previous year to $1.6tn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PerTrac, the leading provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, announced the release of its latest industry study, Sizing The 2010 Hedge Fund Universe: A PerTrac Study. The study indicates that the single-manager hed
19 Apr. 2011 Hedge funds moving to active cash management as money market rates disappoint [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Near zero returns in money market funds are causing hedge funds and other institutional investors to find new ways to put their idle cash to work according to Horizon Cash Management. "We’ve recently had a surge of calls from hedge funds that are seeking a b
19 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund industry surpasses $2 trillion milestone [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investor inflows in 1Q11 highest since 3Q07 Broad-based asset gains across fund strategies and sizes Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry exceeded $2 trillion for the first time in its history, according to data released today by Hedge Fund Re
19 Apr. 2011 Swiss alternative investment company Altin discloses entire portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ALTIN AG, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, today discloses its entire hedge fund portfolio holdings as part of its policy of full transparency to investors initiated in 2009. The portfolio, featuring over 35 under
19 Apr. 2011 Jersey retains flexibility as it extends its funds regime to be AIFMD compliant [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following confirmation of the AIFM Directive at the end of 2010, Jersey has announced that it is working to deliver a range of flexible options, including a fully AIFMD compliant regime and to retain existing complementary regimes for asset managers that have no wish to a
19 Apr. 2011 Polar Capital AuM increase by 53% to $3.8bn, long-only funds gain, hedge funds lose [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On the back of performance and inflows, London-listed investment manager Polar Capital , which manages 16 funds and 5 managed accounts, ended the year in a better position than at the end of the previous twelve-mont
19 Apr. 2011 Samena Capital and Swiss bank Reyl announce hedge fund seeding joint venture [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Swiss banking group Reyl & Cie and Samena Capital, a premier investment group focusing on principal investments in the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, announced today the creation of a joint venture. This partnership will combine Samena Asia Manage
19 Apr. 2011 Barclay Hedge Fund Index up +0.35% in March; Emerging Markets Index jumps +2.30% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.35% in March according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index is up 1.95%. “The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, increasing turmoil in the Middle East, and the outlook f
18 Apr. 2011 Richmond Park finalises acquisition of French hedge fund group Olympia Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – As announced in the Press Release of February 4th, Richmond Park Capital Holdings Limited, the holding company of Richmond Park Partners LLP, finalized on April 11th, 2011 the acquisition of the Olympia Group, previously owned by Sagard Private Equity Partners and its oth
18 Apr. 2011 Principal Global Investors to buy majority stake in emerging markets investment manager Finisterre Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Acquisition expands its emerging market investment capabilities Principal Global Investors, LLC, a leading global asset manager and a member of the Principal Financial Group (R), today announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Finisterre Capita
18 Apr. 2011 Gottex reports AuM growth of $1bn over the last 9 months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - At today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), Joachim Gottschalk, Chairman and CEO of Gottex, will make the following statement to shareholders. “Gottex’s recovery continued in 2010. Our asset base has grown by over
18 Apr. 2011 Ucits Alternative Index Global +0.14% in Q1-11 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In Q1 2011 the number of UCITS Single Manager Hedge Fund increased by 8% to reach 623 funds while the global AUM progressed by 18,6% to reach EUR 109 billion.UCITS Funds of Hedge Funds: In Q1 2011 the number of UCITS Funds of Hedge Funds increased by 10% to
15 Apr. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index returns -0.32% (est.) in March, +1.65% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of March 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -0.32 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 1.65 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next
15 Apr. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index confirmed up 0.12% in March (2.21% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, "The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished relatively flat in March, gaining 0.12%; however, as evidenced by the daily performance of the newly launched Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fun
15 Apr. 2011 Liontrust sells credit team, including two hedge funds, to Avora Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Liontrust Asset Management PLC (Liontrust) has entered into an agreement for the sale of its credit business, including its credit team, to Avoca Capital Holdings (Avoca). The two funds that the credit team manages (the Liontrust Credit Absolute Return Fund (CARF) and
15 Apr. 2011 Busara Advisors gets $150m from a Fortune 100 Silicon Valley-based to create a customized portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York based asset manager Busara Advisors was awarded $150m by a Fortune 100 Silicon Valley-based corporation to create a customized emerging manager hedge fund-of-funds portfolio, it was announced on Thu
15 Apr. 2011 Chinese fund managers developing local hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Chinese economy has grown by leaps and bounds so that it is now the second-largest economy in the world, effectively dislodging Japan. And with an estimated 500,000 millionaires, it is also home to the second highest number of wealthy individuals in Asia. No wonder as
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