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19 Apr. 2016 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.53% in March, best monthly return since January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.53% in March, its best month since January 2012 when it rose 3.10%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 0.88% after three months in 2016. “Rebounding oil prices and dovish central bank policy
19 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds slightly down last week as equity markets roll up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were slightly down as of end April 12 despite positive returns in equity markets, Lyxor Asset Management reported. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index fell -0.2% during the period (-2.7% YTD). On the positive si
19 Apr. 2016 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.88% in March (-0.72% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended March up +1.88% driven by positive performance in Long/Short Equity and Long/Short Credit Strategies. Global equity markets rebounded sharply with the MSCI World index up 6.52%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays A
18 Apr. 2016 AFX Capital launches hedge fund incubation program for rapid growth [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (CySEC)-regulated foreign exchange broker AFX Capital has announced that its
18 Apr. 2016 Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge funds outperforms benchmarks in 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss alternative investment firm ALTIN AG outperformed its benchmarks in 2015 with the firm delivering positive performance in terms of share price increase (+11.42%) and investment portfolio returns (+2.06%) of its m
15 Apr. 2016 New York City public pension pulls out money from hedge funds for underperformance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $55bn New York City Employees’ Retirement System on Thursday voted to pull out its $1.5bn allocations into hedge funds and is also mulling doing the same with its $8bn investments in private equity, reported the
15 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund replication strategies in positive in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investable hedge fund replication strategies outperformed the equity markets in March, completely reversing the poor performances recorded in the alternative investment industry in the first two months of the year, said index provider
14 Apr. 2016 Virginia-based CTA program earns top honors in managed futures industry competition [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dallas-based Coquest Inc., a full service brokerage and alternative investment consulting firm, has announced that Quantitative Investment Management is the winner of the 2015 Coquest Advisors’ CTA Challenge. QIM’s Global Program finished the year with a 20.82% gain,
14 Apr. 2016 NewAlpha & Emergence select LA FINANCIČRE RESPONSABLE for its SRI Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Emergence, the French incubation fund providing seed funding for France-registered managers, and NewAlpha Asset Management, the proxy manager of the fund, announce the selection of La Financičre Responsable, the sixth company selected for the sub-fund of Emergence
14 Apr. 2016 PraXis Partners appoints new president and head of strategy CFP Equity Fund to rebrand [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PraXis Partners, the specialized, fundamentally driven investment manager based in London, today announces that Joseph J. DiMartino has joined as President and Head of Strategy. In his role, he will be leading the growth and strategic initiatives of the firm. J
14 Apr. 2016 Evolution of funds of hedge funds reflects changing roles as many firms relabel themselves [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The evolution of funds of funds reflects the changing roles of traditional fund of funds in the investment landscape, said a survey by Peltz International. The annual survey also found that there fewer funds of funds but, on average, they have more assets under m
14 Apr. 2016 Cautious hedge fund positioning is proving to be supportive [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: March has been a positive month for risk assets, claimed Lyxor Asset Management in its
14 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund Raging Capital outperforms in Q1 as firm celebrates 10yr anniversary [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Raging Capital Management’s hedge fund, the Raging Capital Fund – Series B, gained 8.4% net of all fees and expenses in the first quarter of 2016. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index gained 1.3% during the first quarter. The HFR Hedge Fund Index genera
14 Apr. 2016 Cayman eases into FATCA reporting [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has said it will be taking a "soft approach" to enforcement of notification and reporting due dates under UK CDOT and US FATCA for 2016, according to an industry advisory released by the agency. The
13 Apr. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: March performance 0.90% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for March 2016 measured 0.90%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.95% in April. “Reflecting typical seasonal patterns, SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Mo
13 Apr. 2016 Ramius to seed and launch hedge fund with Samantha Greenberg [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cowen Group’s investment management business unit Ramius LLC, has entered into a strategic partnership with multi-sector equity long/short alternative asset manager Margate Capital to launch a long/short equity strategy fund. In a
13 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund Folger Hill hires Angus Wai to expand Hong Kong operations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $1bn hedge fund firm Folger Hill Asset Management has hired former SAC Capital Advisors head of Asia Angus Wai to expand its operations in Hong Kong. Folger is led by another former SAC alumnus Sol Kumin, reported
12 Apr. 2016 Hedge Funds post best monthly returns since January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.82% in March, the best monthly return for the asset class since January 2012 (+3.06%), and only the third positive monthly return since May 2015. All leading hedge fund strategies posted gains, with equity strategies
12 Apr. 2016 ShelteR Investment Management launches a landmark alternative UCITS fund of funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ShelteR Invest Best Alternative UCITS Fund (BAU) is a Luxembourg UCITS fund. It provides investors with access to a smart portfolio of alternative UCITS fund strategies. The fund targets a gross annual return of 6% with volatility similar to bond markets. The fund manager
12 Apr. 2016 Kettera Strategies adds key industry veteran to grow Hydra platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kettera Strategies, LLC has announced that Terri Engelman Rhoads, a hedge fund veteran and pioneer in the managed account platform space, has joined the company as a partner and co-President of the firm, effective as of January of this year. Ms. Engelman Rhoads
12 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds start Q2 on negative note, CTAs still surging [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have started Q2 on a negative note, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down -0.7% as of end April 5 (-2.5% YTD), reported Lyxor Asset Management. But as usual in this adverse market environment, CTAs were a
12 Apr. 2016 Study: strategic asset allocation is a primary driver for private equity performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, has developed a new model for measuring performance attribution in private equity. The firm has released a new paper that explains how adherence to a strategic asset allocation is the primary driver for strong po
11 Apr. 2016 Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the $3tln in milestone in A1 of 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the US$ 3 trillion milestone for the second time at the end of Q1. At the end of May 2015 the assets in ETFs/ETPs listed globally first exceeded the US$ 3 trillion milestone. During March ETFs/ETP
11 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund industry thinks greatest overseas investment opportunities are currently in Brazil [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - From the corruption scandal that rocked Brazilian energy behemoth Petrobras and reached as far as some of the country’s most senior politicians, to the Chinese government’s frequent intervention in its marketplace, there is no doubt that geopolitical risks can substantial
11 Apr. 2016 Four big U.S. hedge funds lose $900m over Allergan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Four of the biggest hedge funds in the U.S. including Paulson & Co, Third Point, Viking Global, and Elliott Management lost nearly $900m in value last week as shares of Allergan plunged after the failed $160bn merger with Pfizer, reported the
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