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10 Feb. 2011 Swiss Funds Association seeks to implement further improvements in operating environment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Swiss asset management and funds sector performed well in 2010, and is looking optimistically to the future. The focus this year will be on seeking to consistently identify and implement further improvements in the operating environment. As of the end of
10 Feb. 2011 Och-Ziff Capital Management Group reports GAAP Net Loss, increased AuM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC reported a GAAP Net Loss for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 of $22.8 million, or $0.24 per basic and diluted Class A Share, and $294.4 million, or $3.35 per basic and diluted Class A Share, respectively. Th
10 Feb. 2011 Zadig Asset Management launches Ucits III fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Independent asset management company, Zadig Gestion (Luxembourg) S.A. has launched a new Luxembourg-based UCITS III long-only fund, called the Memnon Fund which will be advised by Zadig Asset Management LLP in London. Laven Partners, the global consulting firm and La
10 Feb. 2011 Stone Toro launches event-driven arbitrage hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stone Toro Asset Management, LLC, a Princeton, NJ based alternative investment firm, announced [on 3rd January, 2011] that it was launching the ST Alpha Event Fund LP. Initial investment capital is provided by management and other private sources of wealth. The fund
10 Feb. 2011 Fund of fund group International Asset Management presents its 2011 strategy outlook [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Morten Spenner, CEO at International Asset Management Limited (IAM), one of the oldest specialist independent fund of hedge funds managers, outlines IAM's outlook across a range of strategies for 2011. These include Long/Short Equity, Credit, Macro, Event Driven, F
10 Feb. 2011 Deutsche Börse AG and NYSE Euronext confirm advanced merger discussions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – In light of recent market rumors, Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext confirmed that they are engaged in advanced discussions regarding a potential business combination. They cautioned that no agreement has been reached. They also noted that there cannot be any assurance th
09 Feb. 2011 Company veterans acquire Butterfield Fulcrum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fund industry executives Glenn Henderson and Tim Calveley announced today that they have partnered with BV Investment Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, in an agreement to acquire fund administrator Butterfield Fulcrum. The Butterfield Fulcrum inve
09 Feb. 2011 Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index flat in January [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, is flat in January. The general trend in risk assets was arguably “up” in January 2011, but the movement was punctuated by
08 Feb. 2011 Andrew Baker, AIMA, named to CAIA Board of Directors, Thomas Schneeweis CISDM named Board Chair [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the sponsoring body of the only globally recognized designation for alternative investment expertise, today announced the appointment of Andrew Baker, CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association
08 Feb. 2011 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.36% (est) in January, 7th straight positive month [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds rang in the new year with fresh gains as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) moved higher in January by 0.36%. This marked the 7th straight monthly gain for the GGHFI and new all-time highs for several Greenwich Indices. Arbitrage and E
08 Feb. 2011 Fund managers’ return on equity to remain below pre-crisis levels, according to RBC Dexia / Accenture survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A survey report released by RBC Dexia and Accenture revealed that a majority of fund managers expect their company’s return on equity to remain below pre-crisis levels, and a significant number are increasing their focus on cost reduction and product innovation initiati
08 Feb. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index shows +0.55% (est) gains for January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Early estimates indicate the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (“Broad Index”) extended gains in January, posting positive performance of 0.55% for the month (based on 73% of assets in the index reporting). Key highlights for the month: Hedge Funds posted a
08 Feb. 2011 Hedge funds advance +0.65% in January - Hennessee Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.65% in January (+0.65% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +2.26% (+2.26% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.72% (+2.72% YTD), and the N
08 Feb. 2011 Viteos' assets jump 117% to reach $4.8bn in 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Viteos, a leading global hedge fund service provider today announced significant growth in assets under administration for the year ended December 31, 2010. VITEOS’ assets under administration have increased by $4.8 billion for the year ending December 31, 2010, represent
07 Feb. 2011 Hedge funds eke out January returns - HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index posted a gain of +0.34% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Divergent influences of economic variables characterized January 2011, with increasing evidence of mounting inflationary pressures contributing the declines across emerging market equities, while improving corporate earnings and consumer data contributed to gains across d
07 Feb. 2011 ConvergEx Group rolls out cogent hedge trak software for hedge funds prepping SEC registration [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: ConvergEx Group announced that its Cogent Consulting division has released the new Hedge Trak broker review software for hedge funds preparing to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on or before July 21, 2011. After registration with the SEC, best
07 Feb. 2011 81% of hedge funds above high water marks at end of 2010: Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index team today released its 2010 Hedge Fund Industry Review. The report examines the drivers of hedge fund performance in 2010 and explores some of the noteworthy trends that have characterized the markets in recent months. Some ke
07 Feb. 2011 Hedge funds gain 0.28% in January - Hedge Fund Intelligence Composite Index [more]
HedgeFund Intelligence reported that hedge funds on a global basis gained a median 0.28% for January.
07 Feb. 2011 Hedge funds see sixth month of inflows with $6.6bn allocations in December 2010, emerging markets gain $5.8bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge report that the hedge fund industry posted an estimated inflow of $6.6 billion (0.4% of assets) in December 2010, the sixth straight inflow. Industry assets stand at $1.7 trillion, the highest level since October 2008. “T
07 Feb. 2011 UCITS HFS Index loses -0.29% in January 2011 after promising start [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After a solid year-end performance the UCITS HFS Index reported a monthly loss for the first time in seven months in January (-0.29%). Things looked differently though after the first week of 2011 as nearly all sub-strategies reported significant gains that led to a perfo
03 Feb. 2011 Flow of prop traders to hedge funds expected to continue [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Proprietary trading desks at large banks have always been a source of talent for hedge funds. Many successful hedge fund managers had been proprietary traders – Dan Och of Och-Ziff, Eddie Lambert of ESL Investments, Eric Mindich of Eton Park Capital Management and Dinakar
03 Feb. 2011 CastleRock and Sabre funds go live on Liquid Alpha UCITS Platform, 8 other funds to go live this quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CastleRock launched with $25m of assets, and Sabre with $22m. Full information on each fund is available for institutional investors on www.laup.lu. In the pipeline scheduled to launch on LAUP in Q1 2011 are a further 8 funds, including funds from RAB Capital, Ac
03 Feb. 2011 The Blackstone Group reports fourth quarter and full year 2010 results [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Blackstone Group reported its 2010 results. Economic Net Income (“ENI”) was $1.4 billion for the full year 2010, an increase of $714.5 million compared to ENI for the full year 2009, more than double that of the prior year. The increase in ENI was driven principally
03 Feb. 2011 Capital flows into Asian hedge funds continue as inflation fears build [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asian hedge funds attracted $500 million in net new capital in 4Q 2010, with investors favoring strategies offering protection against what many see as an accelerating inflation trend across the region, according to Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR), the leading provider of
02 Feb. 2011 Hedge funds post positive performance in January - Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Returns for the LAB Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds experienced positive performance in January according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta
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