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25 Jan. 2016 Study: Multi-manager liquid alts funds underperform traditional fund of funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new report out from New York-based investment consultant Beachhead Capital Management shows that alternative multi-manager mutual funds underperform the HFRI Fund of Funds Index over time. Proponents of this type of liquid alternative often counter with the idea that lo
25 Jan. 2016 Activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn to get one board seat at SunEdison [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn will get one board seat at SunEdison in a deal that would give his Greenlight Capital more say in determining the direction of the troubled energy developer,
25 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds outperform equities, bonds in 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An analysis of alternative money managers with aggregate assets of $1.1tln has shown that hedge funds across the globe outperformed stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis last year. That was the finding of global hedge fund industry trade association the
22 Jan. 2016 StatPro acquires hedge fund risk solutions provider Investor Analytics [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - StatPro Group plc, the AIM listed provider of cloud-based portfolio analysis solutions for the global asset management industry, has announced that it has acquired New York based Investor Analytics LLC, provider of cloud-based advanced risk analytics services to hedge fun
22 Jan. 2016 EFA Group announces appointment of ex BNP Paribas head as senior advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EFA Group, an independent asset manager specializing in private credit, has announced the appointment of Jacques-Olivier Thomann as its Senior Advisor. He will work with the management team in providing strategic counsel and insights on the business. Prior to jo
22 Jan. 2016 Also thanks to its listing, hedge fund of funds ends 2015 ahead of peers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss alternative investment firm ALTIN AG said that its $240m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, ALTIN, which is listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, ended 2015 up 2.20%, which is between 2% to 3% ahead
21 Jan. 2016 Cornerstone Capital Management hires James Wylie [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cornerstone Capital Management, a global institutional advisory firm, today announced the appointment of James Wylie as senior vice president, global head of distribution. Mr. Wylie will lead the firm’s distribution, marketing, consultant relations and client service prac
21 Jan. 2016 New York Hedge Fund Roundtable names Adam Weinstein President-Elect [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable is proud to announce that Adam Weinstein has been named President-Elect for the 2016 year, effective immediately. As President-Elect, Weinstein will shadow the Roundtable’s current President, Timothy P. Selby, (a partner at Alston &
21 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds navigate Chinese turmoil without major damage [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds navigated the Chinese market turmoil without major damage with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down only -0.5% during the week beginning January 05 to 12 (-0.8% YTD), according to the latest data from Lyxor Asset
21 Jan. 2016 Global financial markets post steep losses while hedge funds hold up relatively well [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global financial markets greeted 2016 with steep losses as investor risk tolerance fell sharply through mid-January on falling energy prices, expectations for Chinese economic growth and rising geopolitical tensions. But the hedge funds space still outperfo
21 Jan. 2016 Investors retreat to cash positions as China worry grows [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors are moving of equities and into cash on growing concerns over China's growth, according to the latest BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey. 8 percent of fund managers see the global economy strengthening over the next 12 months - the survey’s low
20 Jan. 2016 Basel III fundamentally changes how asset managers are connected to the financial system [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Basel III reforms have fundamentally changed how asset managers are connected to the financial system, with hedge funds challenged to understand expense, usage and access to the financing power grid, according to a joint survey and
20 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds basically flat in 2015 according to BarclayHedge database [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider BarclayHedge reported that the hedge funds space was almost flat last year after returning its smallest year gain since 2011 when it declined 5.48%. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index declined 0.64%
19 Jan. 2016 Despite lacklustre returns of 1.45% in 2015, institutions double up their hedge fund investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The January 2016 Eurekahedge Report has been released Key highlights for December 2015: Investor allocations drive hedge fund AUM growth in 2015 despite lacklustre returns of 1.45% - the lowest since 2011. Net investor allocations for the year came in at US$77
19 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds test their response to three cyber attack simulations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has held its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. The HFSB is custodian of the Hedge Fund Standards, and is supported by more than 120 he
19 Jan. 2016 White Paper: Illiquid or non-transparent investments still a challenge for Enterprise Risk Data processes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As investors continue to boost their allocations to alternatives, how they address the issue of enterprise risk can have important consequences for the perceived risk within their portfolios, according to a new white paper from BNY Mellon. Enterprise risk analysis, includ
19 Jan. 2016 Guard Capital to start accepting money for its hedge fund after returning 8.1% in 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based hedge fund firm Guard Capital Management said it would start accepting money for its macro fund this month after returning 8.1% last year, outperforming most of its peers. In a report,
18 Jan. 2016 Northill Capital to acquire majority interest in Danish credit hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northill Capital (Northill) has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Capital Four Holding A/S (Capital Four). Capital Four is an industry-leading European High Yield asset management firm, based in Copenhagen, with an award winning performance t
18 Jan. 2016 CalPERS says performance was not a key driver to end hedge fund program [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States with $300.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2014, has defended its decision to end its hedge fund program, Absolute Return Strategies (ARS), in Se
18 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds down 0.40% in December in sharpest decline since 2011 but end year up 2% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last year was brutal for hedge funds and December was no exemption. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark declined -0.40% last month. This puts full-year performance for 2015 at 2.02%, the lowest yearly return since 2011, when hedge funds posted -1.77%.
15 Jan. 2016 Early-stage hedge fund investing will continue to evolve [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data provider Peltz International said that asset flows into hedge funds continue to go to larger managers and fund managers with less than $100 million in assets account for less than 4% of the total i
14 Jan. 2016 Tanja Weiher steps down from GAM board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tanja Weiher informed the Board of Directors of GAM Holding AG that she has decided to accept an executive role in the financial services industry in Switzerland. Due to the governance framework of her new employer, she will be required to step down from GAM's Boa
14 Jan. 2016 The Archstone Partnerships launch Archstone Alternative Solutions Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Archstone Partnerships, an alternative investment management firm focused exclusively on hedge fund investments, today announced it has extended its investment offerings for the first time to accredited investors through the Archstone Alternative Solutions Fund.
14 Jan. 2016 Hong Kong market regulator suspends former executive of two hedge funds for conducting personal transactions with firm [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong’s market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on Wednesday ordered the suspension of hedge fund executive Steven John Barrett for conducting personal transactions with a rival firm. The
14 Jan. 2016 Affluent investors know little or nothing about alternative investments [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by global asset management AMG Funds, the U.S. retail distribution arm of Affiliated Managers Group, about the wealth management trends in America has found that affluent investors would benefit from e
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    From Bloomberg.com: Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Green

  2. Legal - Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case, Gramercy seeking $1.3 billion from Peru over land-bond dispute[more]

    Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case From Reuters/Streetinsider.com: Former hedge fund manager Doug Whitman on Tuesday won a reprieve from serving the remainder of his two-year sentence for insider trading after several judges expressed skepticism that his 2

  3. Investing - David Einhorn finds a winner in Michael Kors[more]

    From Thestreetinsider.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manger David Einhorn took his lumps in 2015. The fund lost over 20 percent on the year amid bets gone bad being long a plunging SunEdison and short a couple high-flying FANG stocks. However, today Einhorn is again showing his stock picking pro

  4. Investing - Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans, Comment: A bunch of hedge fund managers are chasing the 'dream of crushing a major structural problem'[more]

    Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans From CNBC.com: European banks are under immense pressure, but at least one prominent hedge fund has found what it thinks is a good opportunity in the wreckage. Marc Lasry, co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund Avenue Capital

  5. Computer-driven hedge funds make money during January’s selloff[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) that use computer programs to guide how they trade, made millions of dollars during last month’s market selloff on the back of declining oil prices and global equities and big moves in currencies. Data provider