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03 May. 2011 Nexar Capital Group acquires Ermitage Group [more]
Nexar Capital Group SCA (Nexars), a global alternative investment manager, today announced the acquisition of Ermitage Limited (Ermitage), one of Europes pioneering alternative asset management organizations, from Caledonia Investments plc. Founded in 1975, Ermitage has successfully served i
03 May. 2011 Specialist hedge fund manager Harmonic Capital strengthens its team [more]
Harmonic Capital Partners, a specialist hedge fund manager which manages around $700 million of assets employing relative value and technical trading strategies on a systematic basis to offer macro and currency funds to institutional investors, announces the appointment of Romael Karam as Partner an
03 May. 2011 Hedge fund administrator AIS hires Anthony Perugini as Chief Technology Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIS Fund Administration (AIS), a leading hedge fund administrator providing full middle and back office support to hedge fund managers today announced it has hired Anthony J. Perugini as Chief Technology Officer, a new position. Mr. Perugini brings more than twenty years
03 May. 2011 Largest hedge funds buy more, pay less for protection against SEC and investor lawsuit costs [more]
Large hedge funds with over $10 billion in assets under management (AUM) typically purchase $40 million or more in professional liability insurance coverage, nearly 200% more than medium funds between $1 billion and $3 billion in AUM according to a benchmark study by SKCG Group, the risk management
03 May. 2011 Parker FX Index down 0.06% in March, top performer up 4.69% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.06% return for the month of March. Sixty-six programs in the Index reported March results, of which thirty-two reported positive results, thirty-three incurred losses, and one program was flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was
02 May. 2011 Hedge funds take gains off silver surge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds took gains in silver, “noticeably selling off” the metal during last week, reports Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The bank expects silver to consolidate in the near term, as it hovers around its all time high, and should not fall below $30. Long term, the ba
02 May. 2011 400 Capital Management announces Todd Leih as newest Partner and Portfolio Management team member [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Todd Leih has joined 400 Capital Management as a partner and senior member of the portfolio management team. Todd joined the Firm from Jane Street where he was a senior portfolio manager for distressed fixed income structured finance strategies. Prior to Jane Street,
02 May. 2011 Traditional hedge fund disaster recovery model is obsolete [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The earthquakes and nuclear disaster in Japan coupled with the unrest in the Middle East have caused hedge fund managers to take a closer look at their disaster recovery (DR) programs. According to Alphaserve Technologies, the IT provider to some of the world’s largest he
29 Apr. 2011 Endowments and foundations increasingly allocate to hedge funds - Agecroft Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Large Endowments and Foundations were early adopters of hedge funds in their portfolios with many allocating approximately 50% of their asset allocation. However, in the two years following the financial markets meltdown, these same investors stayed primarily on the sidel
28 Apr. 2011 Alternative investment company Altin achieves return of 12.47% over 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: At the end of its annual general meeting held yesterday, ALTIN AG (SIX: ALT, LSE: AIA), the Swiss alternative investment company, commented on its final results for 2010. In a generally gloomy financial environment, ALTIN achieved a very positive investment performance in
27 Apr. 2011 CalPERS announces additional $400m for emerging managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CalPERS Manager Development Program II (MDP II) announced on Wednesday that it has committed $400m to three emerging managers. The pension fund has allocated $150m each in return for equity stakes and hopes that such investments will help nuture “potential diverse m
27 Apr. 2011 CME Group announces new volume records in silver futures and silver options open interest as metal approaches $50 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On Tuesday, derivatives marketplace the CME Group announced that April 25th (Monday), had seen record volumes in the market's COMEX Silver futures as well as in open interest of Silver options. A statement from the firm detailed that, "trading of Silver fut
26 Apr. 2011 Dow Jones to develop and co-brand an index family [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, and LSP Partners LLC, a risk management research consulting firm, today announced an agreement to develop and co-brand an index family utilizing a proprietary strategy created by LSP Partners founder and CEO, Ralph Vince.
26 Apr. 2011 Ferox Absolute Return reaches $100m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Ferox Capital LLP announced that its Salar Convertible Absolute Return Fund (“SCARF”) will shortly exceed the $100mm in assets mark. The Fund has performed well since launch, with NAV currently standing at 103.92*, a 6.6% annualised return from launch in September 2010. The
26 Apr. 2011 Women in hedge funds announce leadership award [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF"), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the alternatives industry, announced that Afsaneh Beschloss, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rock Creek Group, will be awarded the 100WHF U.S. Industry Leader
26 Apr. 2011 Event-driven managers lead investable hedge fund strategies in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Results were mixed among the Greenwich Investable strategies in March in the context of volatile market moves. The monthly redemption Composite Index advanced by 33 basis points while the quarterly exit Index shed 0.17%. Four of Nine Greenwich Investable Indices moved h
25 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund asset flows favor equity strategies (Europe and US) - Morningstar [more]
Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a provider of independent investment research, reported preliminary hedge fund performance for March 2011 as well as asset flows through February. The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index, a composite of the largest hedge funds in Morningstar's database, rose 0
21 Apr. 2011 GlobeOp hedge fund redemption indicator stands at 2.45% in April, lowest since October 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2011 stands at 2.45%, a decrease of 0.81% from March 2011 and a decrease of 0.38% from a year ago. “The Indicator is near its all time low when measured over the past three years and reflects continued improv
21 Apr. 2011 CMRA and IAFE survey finds that 41.1% of respondents do not escalate model errors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In the wake of the AXA Rosenberg/SEC Model Risk settlement, Capital Market Risk Advisors (CMRA), a pre-eminent risk advisory and litigation support boutique for the past 20 years and the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE), a not-for-profit, profession
21 Apr. 2011 Moneda Asset Management appoints Antonio Gil Nievas as CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Moneda Asset Management announced the appointment of Antonio Gil Nievas as Chief Executive Officer with the aim to continue developing the international expansion of the company, which has offices in Santiago (Chile) and New York City (US). The incorporation of t
20 Apr. 2011 Eze Castle's hedge fund operations and technology benchmark study details IT trends and priorities for investment firms [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - More than 220 alternative investment firms outline critical front, middle and back office systems, technologies and vendors Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of IT services, technology and consulting to hedge funds and investment firms, today released i
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.

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