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28 Jun. 2016 Study shows behavioral analysis supplements hedge funds due diligence process [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new white paper by privately owned investment advisory firm TeamCo Advisers, LLC, showed that behavioral analysis can serve as a meaningful supplement to the hedge fund due diligence process, potentially exp
28 Jun. 2016 Greenwich Associates strengthens global investment practice [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Greenwich Associates said it plans to strengthen its Global Investment Management Practice with two key hires and the appointment of new regional heads in Asia and Europe. Markus Ohlig is returning to Greenwich Associates as a managing director leading the firm’
28 Jun. 2016 Citadel hires Morgan Stanley's Lieblich as CTO of the hedge fund business [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Citadel has hired Steven Lieblich as Chief Technology Officer of Citadel’s hedge fund business. Lieblich was most recently Morgan Stanley’s Chief Information Officer. Lieblich will report to Citadel’s Founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin, and will join the firm th
27 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds resilient in front of rude Brexit awakening [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The leave camp won in the historic EU referendum and the decision rattled markets. The UK has voted by 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, the highest at a UK election since 1992. The long term implications of the vote are expected to be mass
27 Jun. 2016 Brexit will have long lasting impact on financial markets, global growth [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund veteran Donald A. Steinbrugge, managing partner at Agecroft Partners, said that the Brexit would have a long lasting impact on the financial markets and global growth because the uncertainty of
27 Jun. 2016 Australian regulator finds Macquarie Investment liable for van Eyk’s fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Australian market regulator Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) said it has commenced proceedings against Macquarie Investment Management Ltd (MIML) as the responsible entity of the van Eyk Blueprint In
24 Jun. 2016 New Greenwich Associates study assesses efforts to bring blockchain to capital markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Financial service firms and technology providers around the world will spend more than $1 billion in 2016 in the race to bring blockchain to capital markets, according to a new report from Greenwich Associates. Financial service firms believe that blockchain (also ref
24 Jun. 2016 CalPERS adds to its emerging managers program for private equity and real estate [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) will hold a global solicitation process for its new Transition Manager Pro
24 Jun. 2016 Merger arbitrage strategies lead Index IQ Hedge Indexes in May [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Merger arbitrage strategies led the family of IQ Hedge Indexes in May, Index IQ said in its latest report. Of the six absolute return ind
23 Jun. 2016 FBI raids office of hedge fund Platinum Partners [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Joint operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service raided the office of hedge fund firm Platinum Partners on Wednesday amidst dual investigations,
23 Jun. 2016 Blackstone buys minority stake in New York-based credit hedge fund Marathon [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund, a vehicle managed by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), has acquired a passive, minority interest in Marathon Asset Management, for an undisclosed sum. Based in New York,
23 Jun. 2016 Hedge funders who favour Brexit are bitter about AIFMD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Most people in the City of London are inclined to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU) on 23 June. However, some are not so keen, as they have bitter memories of the way the last financial crisis was handled – and the way the European Commissi
23 Jun. 2016 SEC sets higher net worth threshold for qualified clients under the Advisers Act [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved to adopt a proposal to increase the net worth threshold for 'qualified clients’ under Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Advisers Act) from $2m to $2.1m. This adjustment is being made pursuant to a five-year index
22 Jun. 2016 Hedge Funds Standards Board grows in Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Betty Tay, Managing Director and Head of the External Managers Department at GIC, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, has joined the board of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the global standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry. In addition, the
22 Jun. 2016 Media union launches U.S.-wide campaign against hedge fund Alden Global [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Members of the News Guild and workers at Digital First Media (DFM) as well as advocates for responsible and quality journalism have launched a U.S.-wide on-line campaign, accompanied by demonstrations across the countr
22 Jun. 2016 Group of hedge funds accuse Puerto Rico of trying to dodge payments on $3.5bn in bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of hedge funds have filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico and accused the commonwealth of illegally using an emergency fiscal-crisis law to avoid payments on $3.5bn in bonds that are guaranteed under its constitution, reported
22 Jun. 2016 Visium hedge fund manager Sanjay Valvani found dead [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A hedge fund manager connected with an insider trading case has apparently committed suicide. Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager at New York-based Visium Asset Management, was found dead in an apparent suicide on 21 June in his Brooklyn residence,
21 Jun. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: June notifications 4.88% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2016 measured 4.88%, up from 4.38% in May. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2016 came in at 4.88%, up slightly compared to the 4.72% reported a year ago for June of 2015,”
21 Jun. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.36% in May (+0.35% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended May up +0.36% driven by positive performances in Event Driven, Equity Market Neutral and Long/Short Equity Strategies. Global equity markets finished their 3rd positive month in a row with the MSCI World index up +0.23%. Bond
21 Jun. 2016 Hedge funds outperform global equity markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were down last week with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index falling -0.8% as of June 14 (-3.2% YTD). However, cautious positioning and strategy diversification limited the losses compared to markets. The MSCI World was down -0.92% during the same period (+0.08%
21 Jun. 2016 Paulson, Scaramucci to host Trump fund raiser [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Despite his outspoken stance against fund managers, Donald Trump is attracting quite a few by his side. Hedge fund manager John A. Paulson, who made his fortune during the credit cris
20 Jun. 2016 Rotella Capital Management appoints Ian Ram [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rotella Capital Management, Inc. , a Chicago- and Bellevue- based adviser of systematic trading programs in managed futures and equities, has announced that industry veteran Ian Ram has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ram is responsible for over
20 Jun. 2016 Global markets fell, hedge funds gain in mid-June on Brexit, Fed rate concerns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global financial markets declined through mid-June, as uncertainty associated with the upcoming Brexit referendum and expected U.S. Fed interest rate hike contributed to increases in volatility across asset classes, data provider
20 Jun. 2016 Pan-European asset managers face new challenges with Brexit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: With the long anticipated referendum in less than one week away, the earlier certainty of remaining within the EU has made way for uncertainty and possible uncharted territory. Global financial services firm Privium
17 Jun. 2016 Barclay CTA Index loses 0.68% in May, trend reversals create losses and opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders lost 0.68% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 0.21% year to date. "Profitable trading in energy, equity indices, and interest rates were not enough to overcome losses from t
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