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23 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds that invest in 'people alpha’ outperform peers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:A new survey from Citi Prime Finance claims that hedge funds that invest in people management register higher average investment returns than their peers,
23 Oct. 2013 SAC Capital to close London office by year end, 50 employees to lose jobs [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:For the first time since being embroiled in an insider trading case, Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital has admitted that the investigation exacted a heavy toll on the business as the hedge fund announced it would close down its London office by year end and cut six portfoli
23 Oct. 2013 Deutsche Bank’s Prime Finance team finds renewed investor interest in European long/short [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Deutsche Bank’s monthly prime finance trends’ analysis finds that in terms of the US, Fed Chairman nominee Janet Yellen’s recent policy speeches revealed the degree to which Yellen is focused on labor mar
22 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds add to their S&P500 longs after US debt deal [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Fresh off the two week US debt fracas hedge funds are adding to their S&P500 and NASDAQ longs, according to the
22 Oct. 2013 US and UK still the dominant regions for hedge funds, says IOSCO survey [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:The second International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Hedge Fund Survey showed that the United States and the United Kingdom still are the two predominant regions where hedge fund managers/advisers are located. IOSCO surveyed 1,044 qualified h
22 Oct. 2013 Cerulli research focuses on impact of development of Asian fund passport on UCITS [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Latest research from Cerulli Associates focuses on the fact that regulators in Asia are considering ways of facilitating cross-border distribution in the region, either by creatin
22 Oct. 2013 New York absolute return manager re-domiciles offshore fund to Ireland [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:Marketfield Asset Management LLC, a New York-based absolute return manager that runs several equity and bond funds, recently launched its first European regulated fund. The fund in question is a liquid
21 Oct. 2013 Lyxor research finds hedge funds are well positioned for year-end 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global growth should remain firm driven by economic strength in developed markets and the backdrop is supportive for higher equity prices. The US economic recovery remains on track despite a drag from reduced government spending and uncertainty about budget resolut
21 Oct. 2013 More than 60% of institutions' flows were consultant-intermediated in the U.S. in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm, finds that more than 60% of institutions' asset flows were consultant-intermediated in 2012 with the rest coming from direct sales, according to their recent survey of institutional asset mana
21 Oct. 2013 Hedge fund creditors lead the way at Co-op Bank rescue [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Financial news in the UK was dominated this morning by the update that The Co-Operative Group seems increasingly unlikely to retain control of its 'ethical’ high street bank, Co-Op Bank, despite a
21 Oct. 2013 Third quarter trading statement sees Gottex’s Asian strategies up 9.8% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The independent, global alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings has announced its quarterly trading statement to end September 2013. Highlights from the statement include the news that
21 Oct. 2013 SAC to wind down advisory business in $1.5bn plea deal [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:From Precy Dumlao, Opasque Asia – SAC Capital, the hedge fund run by billionaire Steven A. Cohen, could close its advisory business and stop managing money for outside investors if the $1.5bn plea agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission pushes through.
19 Oct. 2013 Hedge fund capital rose to $2.51 trillion in third quarter says HFR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry surged to a fifth consecutive quarterly record in 3Q13, driven by the highest inflows in over 2 years and eclipsing another milestone of industry expansion. Hedge fund capital rose to $2.51 trillion in 3Q13, an incr
18 Oct. 2013 Hong Kong based Silverhorn Investment Advisors launches family of three new funds under Luxembourg umbrella [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - As part of its strategy to become the premier asset management specialist in Asia, Hong Kong based financial services boutique Silverhorn Investment Advisors has launched three funds under its umbrel
18 Oct. 2013 Hedge fund industry spends on average 7% of total operating costs on compliance [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:A new survey shows the hedge fund industry is taking its compliance obligations seriously. However, the sheer capital commitment it entails, even if it makes the financial world a safer place, can be a real burden for many managers. According to The Co
18 Oct. 2013 Preqin reveals 2013 hedge fund performance is on track to match 2012 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Industry analyst Preqin reports that hedge fund performance could finally be on track to match the returns of 2012, with year to date figures of 7.17% to the end of the third quarter, compared with 7.37% to end September
17 Oct. 2013 Newedge CTA Index down 0.97% in September, -2.68% YTD, mixed performance for Newedge Indices overall [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Newedge Macro Trading Index (Quantitative), which represents quantitative macro strategies, rose 2.31% in September 2013, marking the index’s best month since July 2012. In addition, the top YTD performer through September remains the Newedge Commodity Trading Index (
17 Oct. 2013 Nikko Asset Management buys Treasury Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has acquired the Asia-Pacific investment manager Treasury Asia Asset Management Limited (TAAM), the company announced today. TAAM’s Singapore and Sydney-based team of eight highly experienc
17 Oct. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index post gain of 0.50% through mid-October, 4.82% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains through mid-month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posting a gain of +0.50%, including a gain of +0.39% on October 10th, the largest 1 day gain in almost 2 years, while the HFRX Market Directional Index rose +1.07%. HFRX Equity
17 Oct. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains 0.48% through mid-October, 2.44% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted gains through mid-October, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.48% through mid-October, 2013. • HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.88% through mid-October, with positive contributions from Emerging Ma
17 Oct. 2013 Study finds the SEC is not bringing charges in 20% of cases with a Wells Notice [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Law firm Sadis & Goldberg has commented on an independent study by the Wall Street Journal which found that 20% of individuals and entities who received Wells Notices from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commi
16 Oct. 2013 Barclay CTA Index slides 0.54% in September (-3.13% YTD), as reversals in oil and bonds produce trading losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.54% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 3.13% after three quarters in 2013. “While the US Fed’s surprise decision n
16 Oct. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund reports 1.64% return in September, 5.34% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds bounced back in September with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +1.64%, 5.34% year to date, along with equity markets as measured by the S&P500, up +3.14%, MSCI World, up +4.82% and FTSE 100,
16 Oct. 2013 Silverhorn’s quantitative relative value fund officially launches, up 6.3% YTD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:"The Silverhorn SICAV-SIF Dynamic Relative Value Fund has now officially launched," Jessica McCarroll announced in an e-mail on Friday. "All returns from October onwards will be provided weekly by our administrator, Oppenheim Asset Management Services S.à.r.l.
15 Oct. 2013 Palmer Square Capital Management launches third mutual fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palmer Square Capital Management today announced that it has launched its third mutual fund. Palmer Square’s Fountain Short Duration High Income Fund will be managed on a day-to-day basis by Palmer Square’s fundamental credit team and the firm’s majority-owned affiliate,
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Financial reporters often tout new funds and investments as uncorrelated investments, but few can say they are uncorrelated to everything but weather. Enter Blue Sky Alternative's water fund which invests in the permanent rights to Australia's water. Sev

  2. Regulatory – Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades, Alternative funds to get SEC test for leverage, liquidity[more]

    Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades From Thelawyer.com: A recent Wall Street Journal article — ‘Activist investors often leak their plans to a favoured few’ — focused attention on ‘activist’ investors and stock analy

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    From ABCnews.go.com: A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. Police in Salzburg said the 59-year-old man walked into a police station in the city on Friday night. Sp

  4. Investing – Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures, Marcato Capital Management makes new bet on Dillard’s[more]

    Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures From Law360.com: Hedge funds have joined the rush to real estate deals and development in recent months to close the financing gap left by tightening bank standards, but attorneys say many aren't prepared for the disclo

  5. Agecroft Partners estimates 90% of hedge funds using social media[more]

    The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media is broadly used by investors as part of their due diligence process on hedge funds, by service providers in their sales efforts to hedge funds, and by hedge funds to enhance