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11 Mar. 2014 Credit Suisse 6th Annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey finds optimism on the topics of asset growth and performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse releases its sixth annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey, entitled “Onwards and Upwards”, in which over 500 respondents participated, representing $1.16 trillion of hedge fund investments, were analysed on a number of topics including: • Growth and
11 Mar. 2014 Hedge fund industry raises nearly $2m to prevent and treat child abuse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children (HFC), one of the most globally recognized charities backed by the hedge fund industry whose proceeds support non-profits focused on preventing and treating child abuse, raised nearl
11 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds back at net long S&P500 after buying spree [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are once again net long the S&P500 following buying spree, according to the latest
11 Mar. 2014 Seven defendants settle SEC fraud charges in NY Common Fund "Pay to Play" case [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The 'pay-to-play’ scheme involving the New York State's Common Retirement Fund, which was found out in 2009, is nearing closure. United States District Judge for Southern District of New York Katherine Polk Failla rendered her final judgment against sev
11 Mar. 2014 Oxford Capital sanctioned for $3.5m on commodities scheme; principal to serve prison time [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Illinois-based Oxford Capital and its principal Dimitry Vishnevetsky have been sanctioned by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois following a complaint from the CFTC for commodities fraud and misallocation. The sanction amounts to $3.5m
10 Mar. 2014 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index bounces back 1.93% in February (1.43% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month of February up +1.93%. Both bond and equity markets were up in February 2014 with the MSCI World Index up 5.21% and the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index up 0.53%. Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights &middo
10 Mar. 2014 White paper finds endowments' allocation to hedge funds relatively stable but role has changed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released white paper, "Endowment Interest and Allocation to Hedge Funds/Funds of Funds," Infovest21 examines endowments' use of hedge funds from both a qualitative and quantitative viewpoint. The white paper explores endowment chief investm
10 Mar. 2014 Online marketing platform revolutionises alternatives fundraising [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Latest figures from Preqin Investor Network reveal the extent to which the dynamics of fundraising have evolved in the current marketplace. Preqin’s latest industry analysis reveals 51% of institutional investors are now actively seeking out investments through proactiv
10 Mar. 2014 The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.9% in February, bringing year to date performance to +1.45% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.9% in February, bringing year to date performance to +1.45%. 11 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 12 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+3.48%), the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+3.4%) and the L
10 Mar. 2014 Citi Private Bank office in Greenwich, CT to target hedge fund and alternative investments community [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Citigroup named Keith Gertsen managing director and team leader of its Citi Private Bank in Greenwich, with one main task – to persuade some of the biggest hedge fund players to entrust their personal money with Citi. Citi Private Bank is the wealth-management wing
07 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds post best performance since January 2012 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund performance was strongly positive in February with average returns the highest since January 2012 according to the latest data from eVestment. The industry's diversity in January, and ability to capitalize on directional moves in February, has agg
05 Mar. 2014 SEI expands its regulatory solution to ease the pain of escalating requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Addressing a rising global tide of regulation aimed at private fund and traditional fund managers alike, SEI has expanded the regulatory component of its operating platform, adding technology and process enhanceme
05 Mar. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index up 1.20% in February (+1.02% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets posted gains for February, despite increasing geopolitical tensions arising from secular unrest in Ukraine. Global equity markets posted broad-based gains recovering prior month declines, led by US Technology, Cyclical, Healthcare and Commodity-se
05 Mar. 2014 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.59% in February (+1.34% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets posted gains for February, despite increasing geopolitical tensions arising from secular unrest in Ukraine. Global equity markets posted broad-based gains recovering prior month declines, led by US Technology, Cyclical, Healthcare and Commodity-se
05 Mar. 2014 UAI Global Index up +1.06% in February; (+0.68% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks UCITS absolute return funds display a healthy monthly performance in February with a progression of 1.06% for the UAI Global Index. With the exception of two, all strategies are up for the month. Similar as in January the best performing one is Lon
04 Mar. 2014 Funds continue to cover S&P 500 shorts - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are the least short they've been on 10-year notes in six months and have also taken steps to cover short positions on the S&P500 according to
03 Mar. 2014 Banque Morval Awards Latin American equity advisory mandate to Copernico Capital Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Banque Morval S.A. announced that it has awarded a specialist equity advisory mandate to Copernico Capital Partners effective 10 March, 2014. Copernico is appointed as the investment advisor to Banque Morval in it
03 Mar. 2014 Winton Capital plans to hire 100 personnel for expansion [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Europe’s fourth largest hedge fund firm Winton Capital announced plans to hire 100 additional personnel as it unveiled its expansion thrust this year, including launching five funds a
03 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds are keeping exposure in emerging markets at low level [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are keeping their exposure in emerging market at a low level and say they are under invested to the segment, according to the latest survey by Societe Generale. The survey said many hedge fun
28 Feb. 2014 HFRI Emerging Markets (Total) Index declines by 2.5% in January after gaining 7% in 2013's last four months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds investing in Latin America and Eastern Europe experienced sharp losses to begin 2014 even as the funds saw strong capital inflows from investors to start the year, according to the latest HFR Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today b
28 Feb. 2014 Parker FX index down -0.49% for the month of January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.49% return for the month of January. Thirty-five of the thirty-eight programs in the Index reported January results, of which fifteen reported positive results and twenty
28 Feb. 2014 Man Group’s assets fell 5% to $54.1bn in 2013, sees challenges ahead this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The world’s largest publicly traded hedge-fund firm Man Group reported a 5% decline in funds under management (FUM) in 2013 to $54.1bn from $57bn a year ago, as it sees challenges ahead this year. In the fourth
28 Feb. 2014 Ponzi operator Yusaf Jawed’s lawyer Robert Custis banned from practicing before the SEC [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The United States District Court for the District of Oregon issued a final judgment against Oregon attorney Robert Custis and banned him from appearing or practicing before the Securities and Exchange Commission as an attorney under Rule 102(e) of the Commission’s R
27 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds report resurgence in inflows from sources of private wealth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 50% and 34% of hedge fund managers reported a growth in capital coming from family offices and wealth managers respectively in 2013. Preqin’s global survey of over 100 hedge fund managers at the end of 2013 showed that managers also saw inflows from institutional source
27 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds, speculators trim bearish wagers on Japanese yen [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and speculators trimmed their bearish wagers on the Japanese yen as they lost confidence Japan central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda can keep depreciating the currency to boost growth and taper inflation. According to
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