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21 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund assets decline in January - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: January was a hard month for both hedge funds and markets in general. Hedge funds generally outperformed the index, but they felt the pain in assets. Overall, hedge fund assets declined in January to $2.845tn. Slightly positive investor flows were offset by pe
21 Feb. 2014 Investors are moving away from simply investing in largest hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Preqin’s latest survey found that the highest proportion of hedge fund investors (57%) are targeting managers with $1-5bn in assets, and the lowest proportion are targeting funds with more than $5bn, suggesting that investors are moving away from simp
20 Feb. 2014 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.62% through mid-February, +0.38% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.62% through mid-month, while the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +1.45%. HFRX Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +1.56% through mid-February 2014, the best gains since January '13, wi
20 Feb. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains +0.82% through mid-February, 0.65% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted gains, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.82% through mid-February, the strongest gain since October 2013. HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +1.30% through mid-February, the strongest gain since October
20 Feb. 2014 Comprehensive online hedge fund glossary now available [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A comprehensive online hedge fund glossary that provides users with a complete set of key terms, phrases, and definitions specific to all aspects of the global hedge fund industry has been launched by the Managed Fun
20 Feb. 2014 Farallon Capital Management closes Farallon Real Estate Partners [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: California-based Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. has closed Farallon Real Estate Partners, a U.S. real estate investment pool with commitments of $375m to additional investments. Opalesque
20 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund that accepts Bitcoin raises questions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On Friday, FinAlternatives posted a short piece on New York-based "hedge fund" NYSO Hedge. The firm made news for its announcement that it wil
19 Feb. 2014 Alternative Capital Advisers aligns with Strategic Capital Alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alternative Capital Advisers, LLC (ACA), an outsourced hedge fund solution provider,has announced that Strategic Capital Alternatives, LLC (SCA) has selected ACA to provide an alternative investment vehicle to its network of independent investment advisors and affiliated
19 Feb. 2014 Short-term strategies outperform in January - Newedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the January performance for its suite of hedge fund indices. The Newedge Short-Term Traders Index (STTI) continued its strong performance, returning 2.43% in January. This marks
19 Feb. 2014 Barclay CTA Index loses 0.54% in January; trend reversals in major markets drive losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.54% in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index lost 1.46% in 2013. “Gains in the last three months of 2013 were fueled by uptrends in interest rates and equities, along with downtrends in precious met
19 Feb. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 0.29% in January; Healthcare & Biotechnology opens 2014 with 5.97% gain [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.29% in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index gained 11.11% in 2013. “After a rousing end to 2013, January bore witness to a complete reversal of key trends as investor sentiment turned defensive
19 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund Universa moves to Miami [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund Universa Investments is moving its headquarters to Miami from southern California. Principals within the firm say the move is tied to Miami's friendly tax and business rules. Universa is the first large hedge fund to make the move since Miami’
19 Feb. 2014 Puerto Rico ready to submit to hedge funds demands [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Puerto Rican government appears to be inclined to give in to the demands of several hedge funds to waive its sovereign immunity to secure a fresh $3.5bn financing, reported the
19 Feb. 2014 Fortress Investment repurchases 60.6 million class A shares from Nomura worth $363.4m [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Diversified global investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC and Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced that Fortress has repurchased Nomura's 1
19 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund managers turn to high profile political bets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund managers whose political ideals fall on both sides of the isle made news today with their political ambitions. Retired hedgie Tom Steyer has announced a significant investment in US politics designed to make climate change the defining issue of the ne
18 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds lose -0.18% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index decreased -0.18% in January (-0.18% YTD), while the S&P 500 dropped -3.56% (-3.56% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -5.30% (-5.30% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index dipped -1.74% (-1
18 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds start 2014 in the red - Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst, hedge funds made a loss of 0.17% in January 2014, the benchmark’s first month in negative territory since August 2013. The decline in equity markets led to negative returns posted by long/short funds; however these funds did outpe
18 Feb. 2014 BNY Mellon and Dr. Harry Markowitz put spotlight on growing importance of risk management for institutional investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Over 80% of institutional investors expect risk management to play an even greater role in the investment decision process in the future, according to a new study published by BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, in collaboration w
18 Feb. 2014 Salus Alpha’s strategies start 2014 with strong performances [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Salus Alpha’s strategies started 2014 on a positive note with strong performances, according to the DB select Manager Performance Flash Report – January 2014, produced by indep
17 Feb. 2014 Limmat Capital to become investment manager of large balanced fund mandate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With a focus on producing stable long-term returns by investing in bonds, equities, precious metals and alternative investments,LIMMAT CAPITAL Alternative Investments AG has been appointed to manage a larg
14 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds go negative in January, but still outperform the index - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds protected against broader industry declines, falling an average of -0.56% compared with -3.46% losses by the S&P 500, according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment. As Opalesque has
13 Feb. 2014 Lionel Paquin appointed CEO Lyxor Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces the appointment of Lionel Paquin as CEO as of today. He replaces in this position Inès de Dinechin who will leave the Group. He joins as well the Management Committee of the Global Banking & Investor Solutions division.
13 Feb. 2014 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: January performance 1.39%; Capital Movement Index: February net flows advance 0.94% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2014 measured 1.39%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Move
13 Feb. 2014 Asian hedge fund industry surges to record in 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investor capital continued to pour into the Asian hedge fund industry in late 2013 and early 2014, with record inflows and performance driving total investor capital to surpass the record level set in 2007, prior to the 2008 Financial Crisis. Total capital invested in the
11 Feb. 2014 Following regulatory storm, managers back to caring more about investment performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, announces the results of its fourth annual survey on the priorities and challenges facing the global asset management community. Deploying regulation remains a to
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  1. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali