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11 Dec. 2014 US equity buyback bonanza may deliver short term gains at the expense of longer term pain [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: US share buybacks and dividend payments climbed to a record level in the first quarter of 2014, reported the FT in June, especially among members
10 Dec. 2014 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.46% in November (4.66% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - · Hedge funds rebounded from the prior two months’ losses with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.46% in November 2014 while the MSCI World Index up 2.34%. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 4.66%, falling behind underlying markets as the MSCI W
10 Dec. 2014 Changing environment for seeders and start-up managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - As demand for seed investment outstrips supply, the seeding market has become highly fragmented. Many of the well-known seeders only seed a handful of deals each year. Whi
10 Dec. 2014 90% of surveyed European institutional investors use risk-based approach in asset allocation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Koris International conducted the 2014 European Institutional Risk-Based Investing Survey, to provide a global picture on the use and comprehension of investment risk practices by European institutional investors.

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10 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds rebound in November - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund performance bounced back slightly in November ending two straight months of declines according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment. Aggregate hedge fund performance was positive 1.08% in November, year-to-date aggregate returns of
09 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds get $250 million in October and underperform S&P 500 - BarclayHedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $250 million (0.01% of assets) in October, recovering from outflows of $6.8 billion (0.2% of assets) in September. “Hedge fund inflows have slowed dramatically in t
09 Dec. 2014 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended November up +1.76% (+4.22% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended November up +1.76%. Global equity markets were positive in November with the MSCI World Index up +1.84% and the S&P 500 index up +2.69%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index were up +0.71%.
09 Dec. 2014 CTAs exit drawdown, setting new high watermarks in November 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, the prime services division of Societe Generale and a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announces the November performance data for its CTA performance indices. Managed futures enjoyed a stellar November, with all of the New
09 Dec. 2014 Boston Company launches two new institutional strategies [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Boston Company Asset Management, a boutique of BNY Mellon, has launched two new strategies aimed at institutional investors. One vehicle will be an energy infrastructure strategy that utilizes master limited partnerships and the other will be an event-driven
08 Dec. 2014 AllianzGI establishes alternatives group as assets more than double in 12 months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Allianz Global Investors today announced the launch of a new Alternative Investments pillar within its global investment platform. For the first time, AllianzGI’s diverse mix of alternative investment strategies, some of which have track-records stretching back nearly a d
08 Dec. 2014 Hedge Fund Manager Compensation Survey: CEO tops compensation survey at $3M, CIO at $2.2M [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released "13th Annual Compensation Survey for Hedge Fund Managers with Assets Over $1 Billion," Infovest21 found that the Chief Executive Officer is the highest paid position at $3 million. The Chief Investment Officer received the second top
08 Dec. 2014 Commonfund names new CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund, the leading investment manager for not for profit investors, has named J.P. Morgan executive Catherine M. Keating as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Company announced today. Ms. Keating brings two decades of senior investment management experience at J.P.
08 Dec. 2014 HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index up 0.74% in November (+2.64% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Macro hedge funds and, more specifically, CTA strategies employing quantitative, trend-following strategies, posted strong gains in November as oil prices plummeted and the US Dollar extended gains against other currencies, as reported by HFR, the established global lead
05 Dec. 2014 TriDelta hedge fund returns 15.9% in first year, does not charge performance fee [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: The TriDelta High Income Balanced Fund completed its first year of operations on November 30, 2014 with a very strong return of 15.9% (F-Class shares). Unlike most alt
05 Dec. 2014 U.S. focuses Och-Ziff probe on multi-million dollar deal with friend of Gadhafi’s son [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Federal investigators are focusing on a multi-million dollar payment made by hedge fund Och-Ziff believed to have been funneled to London-based Lebanese businessman Mohamad Ali Ajami, who is a friend of Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son. According to
04 Dec. 2014 Eurekahedge and MPI announce new benchmark index tracking the top 50 hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge, an alternative fund data and research house, has announced the launch of a new index, the Eurekahedge 50, created in partnership with Markov Processes International, Inc. (MPI), a premier provider of quantitative tools and technologies for analysing investmen
04 Dec. 2014 Former SAC and Och-Ziff executive Ken Xu raises $300m for Asian hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former SAC Capital Advisors and Och-Ziff managing director Ken Xu has raised roughly $300m to launch his own hedge fund based in Hong Kong. Xu generated the money mostly from institutional investors to launch the BosValen Master Fund which started trading on Nov. 3.
04 Dec. 2014 Hong Kong hedge funds urged to challenge the Inland Revenue Department on remuneration [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Industry players are calling on hedge fund managers in Hong Kong to go to court and challenge the city’s Inland Revenue Department policy on taxation of remuneration. The call was issued after some 12 hedge fund firms based in Hong Kong have settled with the
04 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds are 'closing like crazy’ this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are "closing like crazy" with more than 400 shut downs in the first half of this year alone at a rate not seen since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, various media reported. According to
04 Dec. 2014 Markets may remain strong into New Year, but watch out for oil price impact [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Equity markets rallied in November while bond yields continued to fall as market volatility generally subsided. The US dollar continues to be strong. Metals prices are falling. And the high global liquidity might remain as such for a while. According to
03 Dec. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posts gain of 0.94% in November (4.56% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge Funds posted gains for November with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posting a gain of +0.94%. HFRU Macro Index posted a gain of +1.96% for November 2014, the largest gain since July 2012, led by CTAs and Discretionary Currency exposur
03 Dec. 2014 BNY Mellon Elects Ed Garden of Trian to Board of Directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon, a leader in investment management and investment services, has announced that it has elected Ed Garden, Chief Investment Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (Trian), as a director, effective immediately. With the addition of Garden, B
03 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds gain in November with CTAs leading the way [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains for November with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.33% and the HFRX Market Directional gaining +1.26% for the month, according to data provider
03 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds move across asset classes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds made significant moves across asset classes the past week as large speculators sold S&P 500, NASDAQ and Russell contracts, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor
03 Dec. 2014 San Francisco pension may reduce hedge fund allocation from recommended 15% to just 3% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $20bn San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System is planning to reduce its exposure in hedge funds after its chairman, Victor Makras, made strong representation before its board to rethink the pension fund’s investment approach. In a report,
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