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11 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds down 0.44% in January, beat markets by more than 3% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were down 0.44% in January, outperforming underlying markets as the MSCI World Index declined 3.74% during the month with global markets off to a bumpy start in 2014. Key takeaways for the month of January 2014: · Hedge funds surpassed the MSCI
11 Feb. 2014 Funds reduce their S&P500 Longs to one year low [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have reduced their long exposures to the S&P500 to a new one year low, according to the
10 Feb. 2014 Swiss asset management strategy on track, challenges lie ahead [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Although challenging, 2013 was a good year for the Swiss funds and asset management industry. The key focal points last year for our association – which rebranded as the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association SFAMA in July 2013 – were the ongoing development of the As
10 Feb. 2014 Macro, emerging markets hedge funds lead mixed January declines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted declines to begin 2014 in a volatile month for both developed and emerging market equities and currencies. The
07 Feb. 2014 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 0.4% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down only -0.4% in January 2014, outperforming the MSCI World down -3.8%. 8 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 12 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+1.74%), the Lyxor Merger Arbitrage Index (
07 Feb. 2014 SAC's Martoma found guilty of insider trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A Manhattan jury convicted former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew ­Martoma on Thursday for a massive insider trading scheme. The news gives some finality to at least one of the insider trading stories that have emerged from SAC Capital over the las
07 Feb. 2014 Appetite for real assets, global equities grows say consultants [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: eVestment and Casey, Quirk & Associates released the findings of their annual consultant survey, based on responses from more than 65 global investment consultants representing some $3.7tn is assets unde
06 Feb. 2014 Singapore fund managers may apply for Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) License [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - China has extended its Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) program to Singapore, with an aggregate quota of RMB50 billion for Singapore. With effect from January 24, 2014, Singapore-incorporated financial institutions which are approved by
06 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds fail to realize January expectations because of weak emerging market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The weakness in the emerging market triggered broad de-risking in January with the hedge fund industry suffering slightly negative performance last month as most of its expectations failed to realize, said investment manager
06 Feb. 2014 Crowd-funding needs regulatory oversight [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Research Department of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) said that crowd-funding provides a boost to economic growth by providing credit to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other users of the real economy. This was
05 Feb. 2014 Activist hedge fund Sachem Head is shaking Helen of Troy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Maker of small and personal care appliances Helen of Troy is facing a major challenge that could be more dangerous than the Trojan War itself after activist hedge fund Sachem Head Capital Management, which is led by a
05 Feb. 2014 Institutions look to alternatives for agility - Deloitte [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Deloitte is out with a new white paper examining why institutional and accredited investor assets continue to flow into hedge funds even as they underperform the indexes. Based on
05 Feb. 2014 CFTC cancels registration of Chicago Trading Managers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday said it had cancelled the registration of Chicago Trading Managers LLC. CT Managers had been registered with the CFTC as a Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor. In a
05 Feb. 2014 Chase Corporate Advisory bolsters funds management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Specialist corporate advisers Chase Corporate Advisory aims to bolster its funds management advisory practice with the appointment of Nelson Lam as director of said unit. Lam will be tasked to capture growing de
04 Feb. 2014 Limmat Capital announces 9th consecutive profitable year for flagship strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Striving to deliver consistent profits to investors, LIMMAT CAPITAL Alternative Investments AG, an independent FINMA regulated investment management firm in Zurich, Switzerland, specializing in liquid long/short equity and balanced fund strategies, achieved the ninth cons
04 Feb. 2014 Fund administrators Conifer Group and Vastardis Capital on the merger wagon [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund service provider Conifer Group and fund administration firm Vastardis Capital Services Holdings have signed a definitive merger agreement to combine their resp
04 Feb. 2014 Alternative credit strategies can offer appealing returns if handled cleverly [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Interest rate and credit risk premiums are at record-low levels due to the macroeconomic environment and the global reach for yield. Furthermore, the sell-off in fixed income that took place last summer could lead to a more volatile fixed income and credit ma
04 Feb. 2014 Macro and managed futures fund assets drop to near all-time lows: eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New data out from eVestment on macro and managed futures funds show that as performance in the two groups continues to lag, assets under management have dropped to near all time lows. At the same time, assets to the hedge fund industry overall have increased by
04 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds outperform in January - Bank of America Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Even though hedge funds overall had a flat to down January, they will outperformed the broad market, according to the latest
03 Feb. 2014 Omni Partners set to launch fund focused on the secured property lending market in the UK [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Omni Partners LLP (“Omni”), the alternatives specialist set up by trading veteran Steve Clark in 2004, today announces the launch of the Omni Secured Lending Fund I LP, enabling institutional investors to directly access the short-term secured property lending market with
03 Feb. 2014 80 Capital opens Helium strategy to external investors after 23-month trading run [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Quantitative hedge fund manager 80 Capital LLP, run by former Deutsche Bank quantitative executive Philippe Azoulay, has opened its Helium strategy to external investors fo
03 Feb. 2014 One-third of financial advisors in the U.S. to retire within 10 years [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: One third of financial advisors in the U.S. are planning to exit the business within the next 10 years, according to the latest research from global analytics firm Cerulli Associates. "The need for succession support is growing. Finding a suitable succession par
03 Feb. 2014 Chinese shadow banking concerns expand [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The size and scope of shadow banking activities in China is steadily increasing, raising some concerns about the overall stability of the system. The impact of bad debts in China’s shadow banking system is likely more important to the global economy than Fed po
31 Jan. 2014 Asset Managers identify top priorities/challenges in 2014, in a Bonaire survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bonaire, a Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. company and leading provider of software solutions for asset managers, mutual funds and capital market firms, today released the results of its client survey designed to determine which priorities and challenges are top of m
31 Jan. 2014 Trafelet Capital Management becomes Trafelet Brokaw & Co. as George Brokaw joins as managing partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Trafelet Capital Management, a New York-based investment firm with a 14year track record founded by Remy W. Trafelet, announced today that George R. Brokaw has joined as a Managing Partner. The firm will change its name to Trafelet Brokaw & Co., LLC and its investment
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