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01 Mar. 2011 Lasair receives recognition as woman-owned enterprise [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Lasair Capital LLC ("Lasair"), an institutional alternative asset management firm, is pleased to announce that it recently received both national and state certifications as a Woman Owned Business Enterprise from the Women's Business Enterprise National C
01 Mar. 2011 Global pension assets up 8% in 2010 with 7.6% real return on UK pension funds [more]
Global pension assets up estimated 8% to $31.1 trillion in 2010 UK defined benefit schemes see record £201bn deficit in 2009 turned into surplus in 2010 7.6% real return on UK pension funds in 2010 but only 1.7% average over decade Derisking strategies widely adopted by defined b
01 Mar. 2011 Greenwich Investable Hedge Fund Indices climb in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Composite Investable Index gained 0.60% in January to begin 2011 on a positive note. Equity markets gave little pause in January and moved to fresh highs in the U.S and Europe. Most hedge funds captured the upside move in equities and fixed income – 7 of 9
28 Feb. 2011 Neuberger Berman adds David Kupperman to fund of hedge funds team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Neuberger Berman Group LLC, a global money manager, announced that David Kupperman has been named a managing director of NB Alternatives Investment Management, the firm’s fund of hedge funds business. Mr. Kupperman will be based in New York and involved in all aspects
28 Feb. 2011 Simple Alternatives launches multi-manager hedged-equity fund [more]
Simple Alternatives, LLC, an institutional alternative investment manager, has announced that it has successfully completed the launch of its S1 Fund (SONEX). The S1 Fund is a multi-manager, hedged-equity alternative mutual fund. The S1 Fund attracts advisers looking to provide their clients
28 Feb. 2011 Anello Asset Management registers with the CFTC and become members of the NFA [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Anello Asset Management, the independent alternative investment manager and specialist managed account provider, is pleased to announce that the Company has registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and has become a member of the National Futures Ass
28 Feb. 2011 Mirae Asset Korea Equity Fund awarded 'AA' rating by Standard & Poor’s [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, one of Asia’s leading asset-management companies, today announces that its Korea Equity Fund has been awarded ‘AA’ status by rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The Mirae Asset Korea Equity Fund aims to achieve long-term
28 Feb. 2011 Law firm Herbert Smith publishes AIFM Directive case studies and reference manual [more]
International law firm Herberth Smith announced the publication of their AIFM Manual. The Manual is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the key areas of the Directive. They have deciphered the somewhat complex provisions to explain from a commercial position how and when the Directive will impact
25 Feb. 2011 Parker FX Index -1.01% for the month of January, top performer up +4.19% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -1.01% return for the month of January. Sixty-two programs in the Index reported January results, of which nineteen reported positive results, forty-two incurred losses and one was flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.43
24 Feb. 2011 Lippmann and Brettschneider's $500m launch hedge fund LibreMax Capital looks to Gravitas for tech solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gravitas, a leading provider of business consulting and technology solutions to the alternative investment and financial services industries, is proud to announce that it provided technology and consulting services to support the launch of alternative asset manager LibreM
24 Feb. 2011 SEC exonerates hedge fund manager Daniel Zwirn after completing investigation of hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to documents obtained by Opalesque, the New York office of the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday decided not to recommend any enforcement action against Daniel Zwirn (Dan Zwirn) after completing their investigation of D.B. Zwirn & Co, L.P.
23 Feb. 2011 Horizon promotes senior portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Horizon Cash Management LLC, the leading investment advisor specializing in active cash management solutions for the alternative investment industry, announced that Jill King has been named a partner. Ms. King, who also holds the titles senior vice president and
22 Feb. 2011 DMS opens Hong Kong office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Continuing its global expansion, dms Management Ltd. (DMS) proudly announces the opening of its representative office in the Asia-Pacific region: dms Management (Hong Kong) Limited. The establishment of the Hong Kong office ensures real-time service for DMS' Asia-Paci
22 Feb. 2011 New Ucits index from Alix Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Alix Capital, the provider of the UCITS Alternative Index announced the launch of a new Index, the UCITS Alternative Index Blue Chip (the “Blue Chip Index”). The objective of the Blue Chip Index is to give a fair, reliable and unbiased representation of the money investe
18 Feb. 2011 Pan Multi Strategy returns +10.73% annualized to investors for two decades running [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Pan Multi Strategy, launched in 1991 by Amanda Haynes-Dale announced in correspondence to investors that the firm’s cumulative returns through December 2010 stood at +667% (annualized at +10.73% for a 20 year run). “An initial investment of $1m at inception on January 1,
18 Feb. 2011 Emerging markets hedge funds lead industry into 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Emerging markets hedge funds posted industry-leading gains in 2010, led by funds with regional exposure to Russia and the Middle East, according to Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR), the leading provider of hedge fund industry data. As a direct result of these gains, assets
18 Feb. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 0.61% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of January 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.61 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 0.61 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next
17 Feb. 2011 Lyster Watson Indices show positive performance across most strategies, especially high yield and distressed corporate credit [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Early January performance estimates show most strategies produced positive returns, especially those exposed to high yield and distressed corporate credit markets. Convertible Bond Arbitrage also posted very strong results as low rates on high yield debt increased invest
17 Feb. 2011 100 Women in Hedge Funds announces 10 annual CAIA scholarships sponsored by PAAMCO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF"), a non-profit organization for professionals in the alternatives industry, announced they will offer 10 Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst ("CAIA") scholarships each year for the next five years
16 Feb. 2011 Barclay CTA Index -0.41% in January, most CTAs start 2011 in the red [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures started the year with a 0.41% loss in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “The chief drivers of CTA performance in January were an improving economic outlook and geo-political uncertainty in the Middle East,” say
15 Feb. 2011 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index confirmed to finish up 0.69% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (“Broad Index”) starts the year in positive territory up 0.69% in January. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co.,LLC, said, “The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index rose 0.69% i
15 Feb. 2011 BarclayHedge logs positive hedge fund returns in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds gained 0.52% in January according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “Equity markets in the USA and across Europe continued to rally for a fifth consecutive month,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Conce
15 Feb. 2011 Caliburn Capital Partners promotes member of Singapore team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Caliburn Capital Partners LLP, a fund of hedge fund management company with offices in London, Geneva and Singapore has announced the election to equity partner of Richard Williams, a senior member of the Singapore team. Richard has been with Caliburn Capital LLP sin
15 Feb. 2011 Reyl & Cie hires analyst in Asian markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Reyl & Cie, the Wealth and Asset Management Group with more than CHF 4 billion of assets under management, announces the appointment of Daryl Liew as Financial Analyst and Senior Portfolio Manager to strengthen its expertise within the Asian markets. Daryl Liew joins Re
15 Feb. 2011 Palladio Alternative Research hires Geneva based analyst [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Swiss-based Palladio Alternative Research SA is pleased to announce that it has hired Katherine Hill as a Managing Director for the Geneva subsidiary. Palladio’s business model is designed to provide insightful outsourcing solutions for hedge fund research, due dilig
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