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20 Jun. 2011 PwC: Hedge fund infrastructure critical to addressing regulatory and business requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – A new study by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that hedge fund infrastructure is crucial in addressing regulatory and business requirements, particularly in the light of the im
20 Jun. 2011 Charter Hall vows to fight hedge funds threat, but analysts said the firm would fold up [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Charter Hall fund, which is at loggerhead with at least three hedge funds (that together own 18.2% of Charter Hall Office REIT), has vowed over the weekend to defend its management after the hedge funds scheduled a meeting for shareholders in July to vote on appointing Bi
20 Jun. 2011 Poorly performing hedge fund face with liquidations and restructurings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds that have been underperforming the last couple of years are facing liquidation. Most of these are investment trust hedge funds that were launched as absolute return strategies and that have failed to deliver their promised alphas. A
17 Jun. 2011 FIA and ISDA publish documentation for cleared swaps [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Futures Industry Association and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced the publication of the FIA-ISDA Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreement as a template that can be used by participants in the cleared swaps markets in neg
17 Jun. 2011 Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index down - 2.59% in May, (0.13% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished May 2011 down 2.59% on an asset weighted basis and down 1.15% on an equal weighted basis. The Index underperformed North American equities and global hedge fund indices on an asset weighted basis.
16 Jun. 2011 Sino-Forest - the alleged ponzi scheme contributing to Paulson & Co's May and June losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – With a 35m share stake in China-based forestry company Sino-Forest, John Paulson has received a great deal of media attention over the past few days as the Sino-Forest shares have sank following a widely circulated research report released by short seller Muddy Waters tha
16 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund industry adds an average of 4.5 new funds per day in 1Q 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – There was an average of 4.5 hedge fund launches every business day during the first quarter of 2011, according to research by HFR. The firm’s Market Microstructure report on the hedge fund industry revealed that there were 298 launches in the first quarter, as hedge fund
16 Jun. 2011 Man Group announces Lance Donenberg and Jordan Allen as Co-COOs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group has announced the appointment of Lance Donenberg and Jordan Allen as Co-Chief Operating officers of Man’s US business. Messrs Donenberg and Allen report directly to Emmanuel Roman, Chief Operating Officer of Man Group. “Expanding our US business is a co
16 Jun. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: South Korea revises regulations to allow homegrown hedge funds [more]
South Korea said on it would revise capital market regulations to allow homegrown hedge funds, betting the move would grow its financial industry, improve market liquidity and encourage funds into new business areas. The revision comes after the country's capital markets consolidation act, w
16 Jun. 2011 Opalesque Industry Update: Strategic Insight finds growth for passive funds, private banks in Asia and funds over managed accounts [more]
In a new research study, Spotlight on Switzerland: Funds, Flows, Wealth Management, and West-to-East, Daniel Enskat, Head of Global Consulting for Strategic Insight, states that “Switzerland, despite some unwanted public attention since the financial crisis, remains instrumental for the global asset
16 Jun. 2011 Hedge fund Galbraith Capital gains +3.40% in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Florida-based Galbraith Capital has returned +3.40% in May, the month it first began live trading on the HFR managed account platform. The managed account is a 1.5x leveraged version of the firm’s flagship fund, the Galbraith Global Strategies Fund (GGS). The flagship f
15 Jun. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index loses -0.77% (est.) in May (+1.87% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets reported that for May 2011, the RBC Hedge 250 Index (R) had a net return of -0.77 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 1.87 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next month. The return for
15 Jun. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down -0.96% in May (+3.05% YTD), as industry sees inflows of $1.5bn for the month [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Despite a difficult market environment in May, hedge funds continued to attract new assets, with an estimated $1.5 billion flowing into the space during the month. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, "The Dow Jones Credit Sui
15 Jun. 2011 US-based absolute return investment manager Campbell & Co appoints new President [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Campbell & Company today announced an expansion of its executive management team by appointing Mr. Stephen Roussin President of the firm. Mr. Roussin joins Campbell & Company following a successful career in New York, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Inv
15 Jun. 2011 Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index lost 1.8% in May (+0.3% YTD): commentary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Following last week’s initial results announcement, the Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, is confirmed to have lost 1.8% in May, with year to date gains of +0.3%. The f
15 Jun. 2011 Advance A.A. allocates A$400m to new alternatives product, Colonial First State awards A$300m to three hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Triple A Partners Australia’s May 2011 newsletter mentioned some significant investments into the hedge fund sector from a number of
15 Jun. 2011 FRM Capital Advisors seeds event-driven hedge fund Eagle River [more]
Opalesque Industry Updates - FRM Capital Advisors, the hedge fund seeding division of Financial Risk Management, and Eagle River Asset Management LLC have formed a strategic relationship under which FCA has made a significant investment in Eagle River’s fund. The investment will bring total assets u
15 Jun. 2011 EU regulation fear causes hedge funds to shun short selling [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The looming European Union regulation that requires funds to disclose their short positions are causing hedge funds to shun short selling which could compel pension funds to again retract from securities lending, International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) Chief E
14 Jun. 2011 Managed futures fall 2.06% in May, diversified traders give back 3.38% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 2.06% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is up 0.19%. “An increase in margin requirements aimed at curbing speculation in silver futures was the first of several shoes to
14 Jun. 2011 Larch Lane Advisors LLC appoints David Katz as President and Chief Operating Officer [more]
Larch Lane Advisors LLC announced that David Katz has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer. The addition of Mr. Katz to the Larch Lane team underscores the firm’s long-term commitment to providing advisory services focused on early stage hedge fund investing and seeding. Mr.
14 Jun. 2011 Polar Capital reports asset surge of 53% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Polar Capital Holdings today announced an increase in assets under management to $3.9bn at 31 March 2011, up 53% from the previous year and up 26% over the last six months. According to chairman Tom Bartlam, the increase in assets is a result of absolute fund performance
14 Jun. 2011 Future Capital Partners hires Robert Jolliffe ahead of launch of ‘new breed’ of income fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Future Capital Partners (www.futurecapitalpartners.com) is shifting full gear for the launch of its “new breed” of income fund to be called Sanctuary Fund, with the hiring of Robert Jolliffe as senior invest
14 Jun. 2011 Best gains in five years cannot help Forex hedge funds in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Forex hedge funds strategies posted strong performance in April as the HFN FX Index rose +2.36% during the month (+1.76% YTD) compared to +3.07% YTD for equity hedge fund strategies, +3.59% for fixed income strategies and +2.78% for the broad hedge fund industry. Anal
14 Jun. 2011 Guggenheim prop trade unit announces seven hires, still on the hunt for trade teams [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Just three months after Guggenheim Partners launched a proprietary trading desk unit named Guggenheim Global Trading LLC (GGT), the company announced that it was aggressively hir
13 Jun. 2011 Hedge funds retreat 1.13% in May (+1.87% YTD), emerging markets index falls -4.08% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gave back 1.13% in May according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index remains up 1.87%. “After eight months of steady gains, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index fell back in May,” says Sol Waksman, founder and presiden
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