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18 Apr. 2011 Ucits Alternative Index Global +0.14% in Q1-11 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In Q1 2011 the number of UCITS Single Manager Hedge Fund increased by 8% to reach 623 funds while the global AUM progressed by 18,6% to reach EUR 109 billion.UCITS Funds of Hedge Funds: In Q1 2011 the number of UCITS Funds of Hedge Funds increased by 10% to
15 Apr. 2011 RBC Hedge 250 Index returns -0.32% (est.) in March, +1.65% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of March 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -0.32 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 1.65 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next
15 Apr. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index confirmed up 0.12% in March (2.21% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said, "The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished relatively flat in March, gaining 0.12%; however, as evidenced by the daily performance of the newly launched Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fun
15 Apr. 2011 Liontrust sells credit team, including two hedge funds, to Avora Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Liontrust Asset Management PLC (Liontrust) has entered into an agreement for the sale of its credit business, including its credit team, to Avoca Capital Holdings (Avoca). The two funds that the credit team manages (the Liontrust Credit Absolute Return Fund (CARF) and
15 Apr. 2011 Busara Advisors gets $150m from a Fortune 100 Silicon Valley-based to create a customized portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York based asset manager Busara Advisors was awarded $150m by a Fortune 100 Silicon Valley-based corporation to create a customized emerging manager hedge fund-of-funds portfolio, it was announced on Thu
15 Apr. 2011 Chinese fund managers developing local hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Chinese economy has grown by leaps and bounds so that it is now the second-largest economy in the world, effectively dislodging Japan. And with an estimated 500,000 millionaires, it is also home to the second highest number of wealthy individuals in Asia. No wonder as
14 Apr. 2011 SEI poll: investment managers optimistic but remain focused on increasing efficiency [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Addressing New Regulatory Requirements Remains a Significant Challenge Despite ongoing regulatory challenges and political uncertainty, investment managers are optimistic about their business outlooks. They plan to continue to invest to increase efficiency, reduce
14 Apr. 2011 Dechert's updates on the effect of new FINRA Anti-Spinning Rule on Private Funds [more]
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. has adopted new Rule 5131, which addresses, among other things, abuses in the allocation of IPO shares by broker dealers, commonly referred to as "spinning." Rule 5131 will impose additional restrictions on FINRA members and will in turn a
13 Apr. 2011 Passport Capital names Jeffrey Kong as PM for mortgage backed and related fixed income strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Passport Capital, a global alternative investment company, today announced that it has recently hired Jeffrey (Jeff) W. Kong as a portfolio manager. Mr. Kong is responsible for managing the firm's mortgage-backed and related fixed income strategy. Mr. Kong joins
13 Apr. 2011 SEB UCITS III platform hosts Tungsten Capital Management UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEB today announced that German equity investment specialist, Tungsten Capital Management GmbH, launched a new UCITS III fund via SEB Master KAG (Kapitalanlagesellschaft). SEB Master KAG is a one-stop shop which facilitates the launch and marketing of German UC
13 Apr. 2011 GlobeOp hedge fund flow indices indicate stable investor sentiment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index were negative 0.05% in April, and the GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator declined slightly to 3.26% during the month of March. “Investor sentiment remained calm during the reporting period, despite
12 Apr. 2011 March is ninth positive month for hedge funds say Eurekahedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.20% in March, with the year-to-date return at 1.33%. This makes March the ninth consecutive positive month for the hedge fund industry, as managers navigated successfully through turbulent market conditions. The MSCI World Index
12 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund investment group Alpha Strategic raises £2.5m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Alpha Strategic plc, the AIM listed hedge fund investment group, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised approximately £2,493,722.61 (before expenses) by way of a placing (the “Placing”) to Northill Europe Holdings SARL (“Northill”) of 4,705,137 ordi
11 Apr. 2011 HedgeMark Institutional Consultants announces Hiroshi Harada as MD and Head of Hedge Fund Research [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HedgeMark Institutional Consultants, LLC (HMIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of HedgeMark International, LLC, announced that Hiroshi Harada has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Research. In his new role, Mr. Harada will head the team responsible
11 Apr. 2011 Hedge funds haul in $34.9bn in February, heaviest inflows on record equity strategies 'wildly popular' [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The hedge fund industry raked in $34.9 billion (2.0% of assets) in February 2011, the heaviest inflow on record, reports BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Industry assets stand at $1.73 trillion, the highest level since October 2008. “Flows are doubtless
11 Apr. 2011 Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.34% in March (+1.21% YTD) [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, lost 0.3% in March. The Middle East/North Africa turmoil captured the attention of most market participants during the earl
11 Apr. 2011 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.1% in March (+1.4% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Most hedge funds advanced in the month of March, but losses in Directional funds dragged down the group as a whole. The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) shed 10 basis points compared to global returns in the S&P 500 Total Return +0.04%, MSCI World Equity -
11 Apr. 2011 BarCap survey: Asian investors love equities and are drawn to risk [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The annual Asia wealth management survey by Barclays Capital has shown that majority of Asian investors favor equities as an inflation hedge and at the same time show a strong preference towards ETFs and liquidity. The surv
08 Apr. 2011 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index down 0.17% in March, +1.44% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets ended a volatile month with mixed equity market performance as the combination of political unrest across the Middle East and reaction to Japanese natural and environmental situations continued to impact investors. The Japanese Yen touched a 15 ye
07 Apr. 2011 Hedge funds up 0.30% in March - Hennessee Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to direct hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.30% in March (+2.50% YTD), while the S&P 500 declined -0.10% (+5.43% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +0.76% (+6.41% YTD), and
06 Apr. 2011 Freeman & Co. A.M. report projects growth in alternative transactions, more than 100 this year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Freeman & Co., a leading independent advisor to the financial services industry, released the 22nd edition of its asset management industry overview including data on M&A and deal activity. Freeman & Co. projects that in 2011 alternative deals will continue to outpace tra
06 Apr. 2011 Dow Jones Indexes, Credit Suisse announce launch of Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Daily Priced Index Offers New Industry Standard for Tracking Performance of the Liquid Hedge Fund Universe Dow Jones Indexes and Credit Suisse today announced the launch of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index, the newest addition to their market-leading h
06 Apr. 2011 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index -0.88% in March, 0.40% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets ended a volatile month with mixed equity market performance as the combination of political unrest across the Middle East and reaction to Japanese natural and environmental situations continued to impact investors. The Japanese Yen touched a 15 ye
06 Apr. 2011 Chinese asset managers to lead Asia in acquisitions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Chinese asset managers will “fire the first shot” in major foreign acquisitions which could trigger an Asean M&A spree to be followed by “the Koreans and Indians,” declared Gerard Lee, CEO of Lion Globa
05 Apr. 2011 Hedge fund managers bearish on US equities and treasuries, strongly prefer Canadian to US dollar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers remain bearish on U.S. equities, according to the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers for March. About 36% of the 77 hedge fund managers the firms surveyed in the past week are bearish on the S&P 500, down from 40% in February, while 28

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