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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
14 Apr. 2011 SEI poll: investment managers optimistic but remain focused on increasing efficiency [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Addressing New Regulatory Requirements Remains a Significant Challenge Despite ongoing regulatory challenges and political uncertainty, investment managers are optimistic about their business outlooks. They plan to continue to invest to increase efficiency, reduce
14 Apr. 2011 Dechert's updates on the effect of new FINRA Anti-Spinning Rule on Private Funds [more]
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. has adopted new Rule 5131, which addresses, among other things, abuses in the allocation of IPO shares by broker dealers, commonly referred to as "spinning." Rule 5131 will impose additional restrictions on FINRA members and will in turn a
13 Apr. 2011 Passport Capital names Jeffrey Kong as PM for mortgage backed and related fixed income strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Passport Capital, a global alternative investment company, today announced that it has recently hired Jeffrey (Jeff) W. Kong as a portfolio manager. Mr. Kong is responsible for managing the firm's mortgage-backed and related fixed income strategy. Mr. Kong joins
13 Apr. 2011 SEB UCITS III platform hosts Tungsten Capital Management UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEB today announced that German equity investment specialist, Tungsten Capital Management GmbH, launched a new UCITS III fund via SEB Master KAG (Kapitalanlagesellschaft). SEB Master KAG is a one-stop shop which facilitates the launch and marketing of German UC
13 Apr. 2011 GlobeOp hedge fund flow indices indicate stable investor sentiment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index were negative 0.05% in April, and the GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator declined slightly to 3.26% during the month of March. “Investor sentiment remained calm during the reporting period, despite
12 Apr. 2011 March is ninth positive month for hedge funds say Eurekahedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.20% in March, with the year-to-date return at 1.33%. This makes March the ninth consecutive positive month for the hedge fund industry, as managers navigated successfully through turbulent market conditions. The MSCI World Index
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
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali