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27 Aug. 2014 SEC charges investor relations firm with insider trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The SEC has brought charges against Michael Anthony Dupre Lucarelli, who garnered nearly $1 million in illicit profits while at at a Manhattan-based investor relations firm where he used inside client information to trade. An SEC investigation and ongoing f
27 Aug. 2014 Apple & Allergan top list of hedge fund positions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: S&P Capital IQ is out with its quarterly hedge fund tracker, ranking the positions of pure play hedge funds based on reported data including Form 13F. Report
26 Aug. 2014 Hedge funds sue BNY Mellon over Argentine bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Several hedge funds, including Knighthead Master Fund LP, RGY International LLC, which is a unit of Perry Capital, Kyle Bass's Hayman Capital Master Fund LP and George Soros's Quantum Partners LP, have filed a lawsuit against Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
22 Aug. 2014 Circle Partners acquires Caledonian Global Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Circle Partners, an independent financial services provider with headquarters in the Netherlands, today announced the acquisition of Caledonian Global Fund Services Limited based in Orlando, Florida; the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Says Michae
22 Aug. 2014 Barclay CTA Index Inches Up 0.01% in July (+0.69% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures inched up 0.01% in July according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index has gained 0.69%. “Market concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise US interest rates sooner than anticipated drove investors to sell r
22 Aug. 2014 CFTC charges R2 Capital Group with fraud and misappropriation [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The CFTC has asked a federal court in Colorado to issue a restraining order freezing the assets of defendants Ryan Tomazin of S
22 Aug. 2014 AIMA makes 'the case for hedge funds' [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body,
21 Aug. 2014 SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services completes consolidation of Asian operation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services, a provider of operational and administration support services to institutional asset managers, announced today it has completed the enhancement of its Asian business,
21 Aug. 2014 Investors set to grow alternative assets investment teams [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s latest survey of institutional investors globally that are active in alternative assets indicates that these institutions are growing increasingly proactive with their alternative asset portfolios. Almost a third (30%) of investors have grown their investment t
21 Aug. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Down 0.44% in July (+3.26% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.44% in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 3.26% in 2014. “European equity prices dropped due to weakening economic data, and US equity prices dropped based on a strengthening recovery
21 Aug. 2014 Stocks with higher levels of hedge fund ownership yield more [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Following the smartest of the "smart money" can translate to more money for hedge fund managers as it improves their investing decision, according to a new study by Erin Gibbs, equity chief investment officer at
21 Aug. 2014 Hedge fund assets decline in July - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Total assets in hedge funds declined in July and dropped 0.49%, marking the industry's second monthly asset decline in 2014, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. Despite the asset decline, total industry AUM remained above the $3 trillion
20 Aug. 2014 Search on for best Swiss managed fund and best alternative fund available to Swiss public [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HedgePole, in cooperation with Hedgegate and Crossbow Partners, is pleased to present this year’s Swiss Alternative Funds Awards which will form an integral part of the 4th Swiss Asset Management Day (formerly Finance Valley Lake Zurich Conference) on November 12th, 201
20 Aug. 2014 Commodity hedge funds’ positive performance brought to a halt [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the performance for its suite of hedge fund indices for the month of July. Commodity funds on the whole, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Trading Index, suffered slightly
20 Aug. 2014 Dubai changes regulations to attract asset managers, private funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Dubai is changing its financial regulatory scheme in an effort to lure asset managers and private funds to the country. Reports emerged today that Dubai regulators are floating proposals that would allow funds to be domiciled in the Dubai International Financial
19 Aug. 2014 Investors now net short S&P500 and increased Russell shorts, technicals suggest further selling [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added
19 Aug. 2014 One third of Asian hedge funds headquartered in China [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: China continues to the preferred location of Asian-focused hedge fund firms with approximately one-third of firms headquartered in China. Other popular Asian firm locations include Singapore with 11.4%, followed by Australia and Japan with 5.6 and 4.3%, according
19 Aug. 2014 Hedge funds net short S&P, gold longs near one year high - BofA [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have cut their positions on the S&P500 to a net short according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. Technicals suggest additional selling may be on the horizon. The Diversified Investible Hedge Fu
18 Aug. 2014 Institutional investors push hedge funds assets this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Public pensions in the U.S. are pushing hedge funds assets as institutional investors raise their hedge fund portfolios, according to a report by Pensi
18 Aug. 2014 Australian incubator Ascalon takes minority stake in Morphic Asset Management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Westpac-owned Ascalon Capital Managers took a minority 35% stakes in Morphic Asset Management, various media reported. Boutique asset manager and alternative fund incubator Ascalon is the investment arm of BT Financial Group. According to
15 Aug. 2014 Investors pour $7.7bn into hedge funds in June, assets climb to six-year high [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry took in $7.7 billion (0.3% of assets) in June, down from $19.1bn (0.8% of assets) in May, according to BarclayHedge and Trim
15 Aug. 2014 Qbasis posts positive managed futures performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Following months of seeing nothing but negative performance and asset outflows from managed futures funds, Qbasis Invest offers another view. The flagship "I Trend" CTA strategy returned 25.2% gross in a managed account format and 40.78% net in their Deutsche B
13 Aug. 2014 All Newedge managed futures indices posted negative performance in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, announces the July performance data for its CTA performance indices. All managed futures indices calculated by Newedge reported negative performance in July 2014. Despite this the Newedge CTA Inde
13 Aug. 2014 Father and son team face hedge fund fraud charges in Boston [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Former MIT professor Gabriel Bitran, and his son Marco Bitran of GMB Capital Management and GMB Capital Partners will now face charges from federal prosecutors that they engaged in conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud and obstruction of justice in c
12 Aug. 2014 Morgan Stanley to launch Kairos European long/short equity UCITS fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of its new fund, the MS Kairos Enhanced Selection UCITS Fund, under its FundLogic Alternatives Plc umbrella. In a statement, Morgan Stanley said the fund provides exposur
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