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05 Dec. 2013 Alasdair Robertson elected Chairman of MaplesFS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Maples group recently held its bi-annual elections for various management positions. Henry Smith will continue in the role of Global Managing Partner of Maples and Calder, a position he has held for four years. Alasdair Robertson, a member of the MaplesFS
05 Dec. 2013 Arrow Capital Management closes purchase of BluMont Capital Corporation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arrow Capital Management Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received all necessary approvals of applicable securities regulatory authorities and that on December 2, 2013 it completed the previously announced transaction in respect of its purchase of BluMont Capital
05 Dec. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rises +0.85% in November (+8.27% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund strategy highlights: Hedge Funds posted another positive month in November with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.85%. Equity markets as measured by the MSCI World Index were up 1.37% but the Barclay Aggregate Bond Index
05 Dec. 2013 Eiffel Credit Opportunities launches on Sciens Managed Account platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sciens Alternative Investments, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group and provider of single- and multi-strategy funds of hedge funds and managed account services, today announces that
05 Dec. 2013 Boom in China’s internet propels U.S. hedge fund Passport Capital to double-digit gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:The surge in China’s internet sector has helped U.S, hedge fund Passport Capital to register double-digit gains of 18.3% this year after posting a 2.4% profits in October, the firm said on Wednesday. In a report,
05 Dec. 2013 Seven commandments for hedge fund investment [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Asia Pacific hedge fund industry veteran Peter Douglas at GFIA has taken the time to do an end of year reflection on his 28 years’ exposure to the world of professional investing - a figure which if you include
04 Dec. 2013 Comment: Hedge fund industry may be effected by Judge's ruling allowing the City of Detroit to reduce pension benefits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Judge Steven W. Rhodes’ ruling that the City of Detroit is officially bankrupt and that pension benefits for public pension fund beneficiaries may be reduced will have major repercussions throughout the public pension fund industry. Historically, many public pens
04 Dec. 2013 Former BlueMountain Capital portfolio manager to join Mariner Incubation Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Mariner Investment Group, the global alternative asset manager, today announced that it has named Jonathan Loflin, formerly a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner of BlueMountain Capital, to run a global derivatives relative-value portfolio on the
04 Dec. 2013 HFRX up 0.96% in November, 9.65% ytd; HFRU up 0.92%, 8.25% ytd [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Research reported that global financial markets posted mixed performance through November, with gains in US offset by mixed performance across Euro
04 Dec. 2013 Hong Kong SFC starts insider trading and false misconduct trial against Tiger Asia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Hong Kong’s market regulator, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) that it has commenced proceedings in the Market Misconduct Tribunal against Tiger Asia Management and three of its officers for alleged insider trading and false trading . According to internat
04 Dec. 2013 SEC charges Miami trader with insider trading, short selling violations [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Miami-based trader, Charles Raymond Langston III, with insider trading in the stock of a Chinese company and conducting illegal short sales in the securities of three other companies. According to
04 Dec. 2013 Hedge funds increase long exposure to S&P500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds have increased their overall long exposure to the S&P500 index and NASDAQ according to
03 Dec. 2013 Hedge fund manager compensation survey: CIO, CEO and PM have average total compensation over $2M [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released "12th Annual Compensation Survey for Hedge Fund Managers with Assets Over $1 Billion," Infovest21 found that the Chief Investment Officer, with a total compensation of $2.43 million, topped the list of 20 positions at the typical hed
03 Dec. 2013 Franklin Square Capital Partners launches new global credit alternative fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Franklin Square Capital Partners, a leading manager of alternative investment funds, announced the launch of its latest offering, FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund, an unlisted closed-end fund that invests primarily in global credit. The Fund seeks to generate an attrac
03 Dec. 2013 Indus Valley Partners launches 40 Act Fund reporting functionality for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a leading provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, announced today the addition of a standard ‘40 Act’ rules library within the IVP Polaris data warehouse. This will enable fund managers to ensure their trading does not
03 Dec. 2013 Commonfund appoints Kristofer S. Kwait head of head fund research [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund, an institutional investment firm serving nonprofits, pension funds and other institutional investors, today announced that its Hedge Fund Strategies Group had added the title of Head of Hedge Fund Research to current Managing Director, Kristofer S. Kwait.
03 Dec. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index up +0.49% (+3.71% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks November is another good month for UCITS absolute return funds. As measured by the UCITS Alternative Index Global their monthly progression equals to 0.49% and to 3.71% since the beginning of the year. With the exception of the U
03 Dec. 2013 RIAs grew 8%, other advisory channels declined by more than 1% between 2004 and 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the latest research from Cerulli Associates, a global analytics firm, the number of advisors practicing in the registered investment advisor (RIA) model grew at an annualized rate of 8% between 2004 and 2012, while every other advisory channel declined by mor
03 Dec. 2013 Citco launches Citco Mutual Fund Services for 40 Act funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Citco Fund Services has launched Citco Mutual Fund Services to meet the growing demand for liquid alternatives structures, which provide access to alternative investment strategies via more traditional structures such as mut
03 Dec. 2013 MSCI launches multi-factor index range [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MSCI Inc. announced the launch of the MSCI Multi-Factor Indexes. This innovation offers institutional investors a basis for passively implementing index-linked multi-factor strategies transparently and cost-effectively.
03 Dec. 2013 Witness claims Steven Cohen was out of loop in insider trading case [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:A witness told a Manhattan Federal Court on Monday that SAC Capital Advisors’ founder Steven Cohen was kept out of the loop by portfolio manager Michael Steinberg about his alleged inside information on Dell, various media reported. Testifying on his third day on
03 Dec. 2013 Sparks fly over Rhode Island's troubled pension fund, SEC could investigate [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Ever since Rhode Island implemented pension reform in an effort to stem growing liabilities, sparks have been flying in that state over what many believe to be high hedge fund fees paid on the backs of pensioners for lackluster performance. Rhode Island General T
03 Dec. 2013 Sun Hung Kai to expand its alternatives platform [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Sun Hung Kai Fund Management is to expand its alternatives seeding and incubation platform according to a report in
03 Dec. 2013 Basel III regulations seen as biggest challenge for many financial institutions [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:A new report from Celent entitled Basel III and Liquidity Risk Management Solutions; Balancing Compliance and Profitabil
02 Dec. 2013 Positive December for equities and hedge funds forecasted [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, believes the equity markets are likely to continue their momentum heading into the end of the year and lead to additional gains for investors during the month

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