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31 Oct. 2011 CME Group limits MF Global Trading to liquidation only [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Effective immediately, and until further notice, CME's Emergency Financial Committee, in accordance with rule 975, is limiting all trading for customers of MF Global for liquidation only. In addition, and until further notice, CME Group will no longer r
28 Oct. 2011 Update: Hedge fund industry assets down to $2.46tln (end-Sept) as investors withdrew around $19.3bn in Q3 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – eVestment HFN has published its hedge fund industry summary for September 2011. Highlights from the report are below. • Total estimated hedge fund assets at the end of September 2011 were $2.463 trillion, a decrease of 2.92%, or $74.1 billion from August. Performance
28 Oct. 2011 Expect to see surge in hedge fund M&A activity in Q4 says Madison Street

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Opalesque Industry Update – According to Madison Street Capital’s “Fall 2011 M&A Outlook – Hedge Fund Industry” report, M&A activity in the hedge fund industry in 2011, as indicated by both the number and size of completed transactions, can best be described as sluggish. H

28 Oct. 2011 Despite negative returns, UCITS hedge funds grew in number by 6% in Q3 (to 705) with assets reaching Eur121.7bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to Alix Capital SA's Third Quarter (Q3) Report, all single UCITS strategies are now down since the beginning of the year with the exception of Commodities (up 0.10%); the number of single manager UCITS hedge funds increased from 665 to 705 (6%) in Q3, a
28 Oct. 2011 Hedge fund managers see short-term volatility, long-term opportunities in European credit [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division today announced the release of the fourth quarter 2011 edition of its “Asset Management Alternatives Quarterly.” This thought-leadership series, which includes a white paper and video, offers insights from Credit Suisse Asset Mana
27 Oct. 2011 Parker FX index up 1.60% in September, -1.81% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Parker FX Index is reporting a +1.60% return for the month of September. Fifty five programs in the Index reported September results, of which thirty-seven reported positive results and eighteen incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.6
26 Oct. 2011 Average large North American public pension fund allocates 5.7% to hedge funds in FY2011 says Infovest21 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released Special Research Report, Infovest21 finds that the average large public pension fund which allocates at least $1 billion to hedge funds and funds of funds, allocates 5.7% to hedge funds and absolute returns funds in FY2011, an increase from 5.4% in FY
26 Oct. 2011 Proposed Volcker Rule regulation on fund activities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – American banking lawyers should be forgiven if they’re not returning calls right away, quipped a Reuters blog; they’re busy trying
26 Oct. 2011 Hedge fund compensation declines on performance volatility [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge fund compensation declined by approximately ten percent on average across varied functional roles in 2011, according to the 2012 edition of the Glocap Hedge Fund Compensation Report. The compensation data released today shows a wide dispersion of compensation, betwee
24 Oct. 2011 Insider activity turns extremely bearish in October. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As the S&P 500 has climbed 12.6% from its closing low on October 3, insider activity has turned extremely bearish. Insider selling has surged to $178 million daily in October, more than double the $76 million daily in September. Equally bearish, insider buy
24 Oct. 2011 New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Commentary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 3.20% in September compared with a drop of 9.88% for the Dow Jones Global Index. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of September.
24 Oct. 2011 IOSCO Secretary General to leave organisation in December 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) announced that Greg Tanzer, its current Secretary General, will stand down as Secretary General at the end of December 2011 in order to take up an appointment as a Commissioner of the Australian Securities a
24 Oct. 2011 ML Capital says UCITS investors seek CTA strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its latest survey on the growing market for Alternative UCITS, ML Capital observed a dramatic increase in demand for CTA’S, which is at an all-time high, with 57% of respondents committed to the sector. ML Capital surveyed a diverse range of active Alternativ
24 Oct. 2011 Future Capital Partners launches second renewable energy EIS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the recent close of its renewable energy EIS fund Elara I, Future Capital Partners, the £6 billion alternative investment boutique, has launched a new EIS fund that will give investors another chance to capitalise on the firm’s green energy strategy. The new
24 Oct. 2011 Hedge fund seeder IMQubator says existing investment management model broken, seeks Eur100m for IMQ Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Jeroen Tielman, CEO and Founder of IMQubator (“IMQ”), says that the existing investment management model is broken, and is determined to take complaints from hedge fund investors in the wake of the crisis to heart, by demanding the structure and governance of the funds IM
24 Oct. 2011 Two UK fund managers are to set up operations in Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Two UK-based fund management firms are joining the fray and setting up operations in Asia to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the region, it was reported. According to reports from AsianInvestor.net,
24 Oct. 2011 Stonehenge Capital’s Forward Curve Realignment (FCR)hedge fund debuts strong returns one month after launch [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Florida-based asset management firm, Stonehenge Capital Management’s new direction neutral strategy Forward Curve Realignment (FCR) hedge fund debuted with a strong return one month after it was launched on September 1 this year. FCR returned 0.3 percent in its first
21 Oct. 2011 Scotia Capital Canadian hedge fund index finishes Sept. -1.22% (-1.82% YTD) on asset weighted basis, -3.81% (-8.86% YTD) on equal weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished September 2011 down 1.22% on an asset weighted basis and down 3.81% on an equal weighted basis. The Index outperformed broader equities on both asset and equal weighted bases, and outperformed global hedge
21 Oct. 2011 Forward hedge fund redemptions continue to be low on a historic basis says GlobeOp [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2011 measured 2.51%, down from 3.11% in September. “Forward hedge fund redemptions continue to be low on a historic basis,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services. “Although s
21 Oct. 2011 IOSCO issues recommendations for lessening risks posed by high frequency, algorithmic trading [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published its Final Report on Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on Market Integrity and Efficiency (
20 Oct. 2011 Swiss hedge fund Heieck Siebrecht Capital Advisors hires Analyst and Head of Investor Relations [more]
"We are very happy that Jelena and Aria are joining the team”, says Stefan Heieck, Founding Partner of HSCA AG. “As Head of Investor Relations, Jelena will be in charge of our communications with current and new investors and is an excellent fit to enhance one part of our company. Aria has prev
20 Oct. 2011 The Cambridge Strategy selected as a launch manager on the Morgan Stanley FX Gateway Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Cambridge Strategy, a leading boutique asset management firm offering active currency alpha, emerging markets macro, emerging markets equity and currency overlay programmes, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a launch manager on the recently launched
20 Oct. 2011 Wealth manager ARIA selects SEI Global Wealth Services for further growth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEI has announced that it has been selected as a strategic partner to ARIA Capital Management to support their discretionary investment management services through its Global Wealth Services solution. ARIA is a fast-growing, boutique private client investment m
20 Oct. 2011 Blackstone reports third quarter 2011 results [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Economic Net Income was a loss of $342 million for the third quarter of 2011, down from net income of $339 million for the third quarter of 2010. Economic Net Income was $929 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, up 3% from 2010. Distributable Ear
20 Oct. 2011 Managed futures hold their ground in 2011; Barclay CTA Index gains 0.35% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 0.35% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index is down just 0.41%. "Operation Twist in the US, sovereign debt uncertainty in Europe, and potential slowing in China all con
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