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31 Dec. 2013 Eurex to acquire stake in Taiwan Futures Exchange [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) is becoming more global with the help of Eurex. Eurex which operates the Eurex Exchange is taking a significant stake in TAIFEX, following a transaction with Yuanta Financial Holdings, one of Taiwan’s largest companies. Accor
27 Dec. 2013 MSCI Indices show substantial advances in global equities, except Emerging Markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MSCI Inc., a provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, today published the year-to-date (YTD) 2013 performance of its MSCI Indices, displaying substantial advances in global equity markets, with the exception of Emerging Markets. The flagship MSCI glo
27 Dec. 2013 As hedge fund returns slide, interest in equities grows [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The investible Hedge Fund Composite Index is down 0.26% for month to date, underperforming S&P500 which was up 0.27%, according to the
19 Dec. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.71% in November (+9.84% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 0.71% in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 9.84% year to date. “A rate cut in Europe, far-reaching reforms announced in China, and generally positive economic data contributed to a th
19 Dec. 2013 Investor satisfaction with hedge fund performance at highest recorded levels [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In November 2013, Preqin interviewed 148 institutional investors with a total of more than $60bn invested in hedge funds to ascertain their outlook on the industry for 2014. These surveys form an important part of our forthcoming 2014 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report. Ea
19 Dec. 2013 Newedge CTA up +1.66% in November (+0.13% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures strategies fared well in November, as evidenced by the performance of the Newedge CTA, Trend and Short-Term Traders Indices. The opportunity set seemed particularly favorable for trend-following strategies, as all 10 constituents of the Newedge Trend Index
19 Dec. 2013 Major changes on AIFMD deadline [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Important concessions by The Treasury in relation to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) have been announced today, says Bovill, the specialist financial services regulatory consultancy. Deadlines surrounding AIFMD will be relaxed, follow
19 Dec. 2013 100 Women In Hedge Funds announces London board appointments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds today announced the appointment of new 100WHF London Ltd Board members. 100WHF London Ltd oversees the activities in 100WHF's six European locations under the strategic guidance of the 100WHF Association Board. Three new members have been
19 Dec. 2013 Fed tapers, and the band plays on [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:In a much-watched vote the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) agreed to start cutting back on its bond buying program. The Federal Reserve will cut its monthly purchases to $75bn, down $10bn from previous months. In a statement the Fed said that it would conti
19 Dec. 2013 eVestment: equity flows push hedge fund assets to 5-year high [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Investor flows into hedge funds were positive for a fifth consecutive month, according to the latest data from eVestment. New allocations of $15.3bn brought industry assets to a five-year high of $2.84tn and trail their pre-financial crisis peak by just over 3%.
19 Dec. 2013 Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index up +1.0% in November (+8.2% YTD) [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for November 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through October. The Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted c
19 Dec. 2013 Former SAC manager Michael Steinberg found guilty of insider trading [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:A federal jury in Manhattan on Wednesday found that one of the former portfolio managers at SAC Capital Advisors, Michael Steinberg, guilty on five counts of security fraud and conspiracy after less than two days of deliberations, various media reported. Accord
18 Dec. 2013 Paul Lucek succeeds Mark Rosenberg as CEO of SSARIS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SSARIS Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors - the investment management division of State Street Corporation, has appointed Paul Lucek as CEO, effective January 1, 2014. Paul succeeds Mark Rosenberg, who will relinquish his role as CEO at the end of
18 Dec. 2013 Opus Fund Services hires three [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Opus Fund Services has today announced the hiring of 3 senior employees to join its global management team. Keenan Press joins as Senior Vice President from Dundee Leeds where he was Vice President, Head of Investor Relations. Jake Strohman joins as Vice Preside
18 Dec. 2013 UCITS hedge funds down 1.06% to mid December, up 2.64% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU's figures show UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted declines, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index declining -1.06% through mid-December. HFRU
18 Dec. 2013 Global hedge funds down 0.48% to mid December, 5.61% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFR's performance notes for mid December report that global financial markets posted declines, as investors discounted mixed data on consumer spending and moderate expectations for economic growth in early 2
18 Dec. 2013 SEC enforcement actions top $3.4 billion in 2013 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a new report showing the totality of its enforcement efforts over the year. The final figure of fines collected for enforcement actions is an historic $3.4bn, bolstered by large individual settlements lik
18 Dec. 2013 Survey finds Japanese and European equities to dominate 2014 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The latest fund manager survey from BofA Merrill Lynch finds sentiment positive for 2014, with invest
17 Dec. 2013 New book details route to profit from volatile credit market [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new book by Putri Pascualy, Senior Credit Strategist and Portfolio Manager for Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), reveals how investors can generate attractive returns in an increasi
17 Dec. 2013 Towers Watson partners with Korea’s Government Employees Pension Service as alternative assets advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Towers Watson, the global professional services company, and Korea’s Government Employees Pension Service (GEPS), have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which Towers Watson will assist GEPS in review
17 Dec. 2013 Asian hedge fund managers expect an increase in bonuses going forward [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:A survey from Heidrick & Struggles the international recruitment firm, found that more Asian hedge fund managers expect an increase in bonuses going forward. Reported in
17 Dec. 2013 U.S. Treasury finds hedge funds less risky [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:A new study by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research said that the hedge fund industry is not as risky as traditionally perceived. In its September study titled,
17 Dec. 2013 Global GDP to rise 3.5% in 2014 but Europe faces deflationary risks [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:BNY Mellon’s Boston-based fixed income specialist Standish said that global gross domestic product (GDP) could accelerate from 3.0% in 2013 to 3.5% in 2014 but warns that inflation remains uncomfortably low in developed market countries. In its
17 Dec. 2013 Barclays reviews the case of out of favour converts [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The Strategic Consulting Team at Barclays Capital Solutions Group has researched the convertible (convert) hedge fund landscape in their latest paper. "Despite the relatively small AUM base of HF strategi
16 Dec. 2013 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Finished up 1.31% in November (+8.43% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.31% for the month of November. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. October, November and YTD 2013 performance numbers are listed below and are avail
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  1. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali