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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
02 Feb. 2011 Highgate Investment Management LLP selects Quintillion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Quintillion fund administration is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to provide administration services to the Investment Fund managed by Highgate Investment Management LLP, the Highgate Absolute Return Fund which launched in September 2010. Andrew
02 Feb. 2011 Och Ziff sees assets grow by $800m, Europe Master Fund gains +2.35% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – New York based hedge fund firm Och Ziff Capital Management started 2011 notching solid gains, with the firm’s Europe Master Fund leading at +2.35%. Other performance included: OZ Master Fund +1.62% OZ Asia Master Fund +1.09% OZ Global Specia
02 Feb. 2011 Eurozone debt crisis remains top concern of investment professionals - Barings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurozone debt crisis is considered by investment professionals to be the most significant threat to investment growth over the next six months, with over two thirds (68%) citing it as one of the biggest Global macro-economic investment challenges, according to the Bar
01 Feb. 2011 Absolute Return Partners launches UCITS III fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Absolute Return Partners LLP announces the launch of The Global Equity Alpha Fund, a sub fund of the Dublin domiciled Nemesis Fund PLC. The Global Equity Alpha Fund is a UCITS III compliant hedged equity fund offering weekly liquidity and based on the StockR8 in
01 Feb. 2011 BNY Mellon's Pershing unit invests in HedgeMark with rights to acquire firm over time [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, and HedgeMark International, LLC announced today that Pershing has made a non-controlling investment in HedgeMark and obtained rights to acquire HedgeMark over time. HedgeMark offers the first comprehensive, end-to-end hedge fund m
01 Feb. 2011 New American hedge funds attract $17.4bn in 2010, up 17% from inflows to new funds in 2009 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The environment for hedge fund launches improved markedly in 2010 after a dismal 2009. At least 59 new funds with more than $50 million in assets under management were launched last year, garnering $17.4 billion, according to the latest survey of hedge fund start-ups in A
01 Feb. 2011 Oliver Wyman study: EU proposal for public disclosure of short positions would be ineffective [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An EU proposal for the public disclosure of the net short positions of individual managers risks distorting financial markets and is not effective in meeting the needs of companies wishing to raise capital, investors seeking efficient risk management or regulators address
01 Feb. 2011 Etops study highlights Zurich and surrounding region as leading location for the international hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An analysis conducted by Etops AG, a provider of operational services to hedge funds and asset managers, highlights the Zurich region as the leading location in Switzerland as a base for asset managers and international hedge funds. The study shows that Zurich has a clear
01 Feb. 2011 UBP recruits experienced MENA equities team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) announced today that it has recruited a highly-rated Middle East & North Africa (MENA) equities investment team to provide its clients with on-the-ground access to the return potential of the region's stock markets. Lead portfolio manage
31 Jan. 2011 Parker FX Index up +0.45% for the month of December, top performer up +9.80% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.45% return for the month of December. Sixty-two programs in the Index reported December results, of which thirty-five reported positive results and 27 incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.18% in December. The
31 Jan. 2011 Barai Capital caught in insider trading scandal, fund was just starting to actively raise capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Two-year-old firm, Barai Capital was just starting to move to actively boost the $100m in assets the firm had from seeder Protégé Partners and other early investors, when involvement in the recent insider trading scandal unraveled the business. Reports by n
31 Jan. 2011 Lapkin named president and coo of Hedgemark Institutional Consultants [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Co-Founder and former President and COO of Measurisk, LLC will have responsibility for the selection, due diligence and monitoring of funds on the HedgeMark platform. (“HedgeMark”) announced today that Andrew S. Lapkin has been named President and Chief Operat
31 Jan. 2011 Hedge fund managers' confidence in US equities falter slightly, but they remain bullish overall - Barclays TrimTabs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers are upbeat on U.S. equities but less bullish than a month ago, according to the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers for January. About 37% of the 91 hedge fund managers the firms surveyed in the past week are bullish on the S&P 500, do
31 Jan. 2011 Hedge fund Finisterre Capital appoints in-house general counsel [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With its business expanding rapidly, emerging markets debt specialist Finisterre Capital has appointed Ursula Newman as in-house General Counsel, to replace the firm’s external legal counsel. Ursula joined Finisterre from Altima Partners LLP, where she worked a
31 Jan. 2011 Hedgebay: Secondary market sees widespread balance sheet clean up as investors prepare for 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Legacy assets remain on market despite sell-off The secondary market witnessed one of, if the not the broadest selling effort by investors in the secondary space in the decade since the market was established. A high volume of trading across the spectrum of strategie
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  1. Events – AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum, Sept. 16, Sydney[more]

    AIMA Australia invite you to join us at our annual Hedge Fund Forum on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum is a non-profit hedge fund conference organised by the industry for the industry, featuring quality Australian and internation

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Loeb, Grantham cite growing economic concerns in letters[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, and Jeremy Grantham of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. have both released their quarterly investor letters today. While news is positive on some fronts, and both men see pockets of opportunity, they also h

  3. Investing – Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward, Third Point's Loeb takes stakes in Fibra Uno, YPF, Royal DSM, Lake Capital in talks to back Engine Group[more]

    Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward From Investing.com: Netflix has made major strides forward in 2014 despite ongoing battles with the FCC and cable companies over the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has now received over 500,000 comments from the public on its pend

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: European family offices struggle to retain their investments in offshore hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will constrain investment opportunities amidst concern a number of U.S. fund managers will stop marketing their products in the European Union under the new rule, said Valentin Bohländer fro

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm