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11 Aug. 2015 CTAs and global macro hedge funds post strong starts this month [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A fairly heavy load of economic data was released last week, said Lyxor Asset Management. On balance they were positive in developing but remained on the soft side in emerging market. The divergence between developing
11 Aug. 2015 Mixed results for hedge funds in July as China, energy worries drag performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds’ exposure to China, energy and discretionary commodity offset a powerful recovery by macro systemic diversified strategies in July, said
07 Aug. 2015 Private debt fund managers face intense competition to deploy record levels of dry powder [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Private debt fund managers are currently sitting on a record $185bn in dry powder, capital commitments from investors that are yet to be invested. Fund managers are keen to invest this capital in attractive investment opportunities, as 66% of respondents to a recent Pr
07 Aug. 2015 Singularity managed futures program up +20.43% YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss-based managed futures fund Singularity closed a volatile July posting positive net returns of +6.53% during the month and pushing YTD to +20.43%. Singularity is a multi-strategy CTA using a systemic, trend following approach. The fund seeks to maintain a lo
07 Aug. 2015 Long/short hedge fund replication leads gains in July [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Long/short hedge fund replication strategies led gains in July as Index IQ reported the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. The IQ Hedge Long/Short Inde
06 Aug. 2015 UCITS Alternative Index Global down 0.56% in July (+2.89% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Monthly UCITS Alternative Index Benchmarks as of July 31st 2015 Weekly UAIX Indices as of August 5th 2015 Weekly UCITS Alternative Index Blue Chip as of August 5th 2015... Full performance table:
06 Aug. 2015 Accordo Compliance enters strategic partnership with Trinity Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Accordo Compliance Solutions LLC, a full service, solutions-oriented compliance consultancy to the financial services industry in the US, has announced its new strategic partnership with Trinity Fund Administration Ltd., an independent global specialist hedge and private
06 Aug. 2015 Bermuda takes steps to satisfy third country requirements of Europe’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities Market Authority is currently considering which non EU jurisdictions or ‘third countries’, may be granted passport rights under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Non-EU fund managers covered by the passport will
06 Aug. 2015 Hedge fund industry in New York nearly three times the size of the industry in London [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research out from Preqin shows that the hedge fund industry in New York is nearly three times the size of the industry in London. Managers based in New York have total assets under management of $1,024bn. Aggregate AUM for London-based managers, at $3
05 Aug. 2015 CalSTRs on the hunt for hedge fund advisor [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is on the hunt for a new hedge fund advisor. According to the RFP, CalSTRS is seeking an advisor to provide expertise on hedge fund investments via managed accounts whenever possible. In the pas
05 Aug. 2015 Aberdeen acquires Arden [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire Arden Asset Management LLC, a provider of hedge fund solutions with offices in New York and London. This acquisition is in line with Aberdeen's strategy to strengthen and grow its glo
04 Aug. 2015 Event-driven hedge funds underperform but prospects are improving [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event driven managers underperformed, both in the past two weeks (-0.9% as of end July 21) and (-0.6% as of end July 28), partly as a result of exposures to commodity-related sectorss, said Lyxor Asset Management.
03 Aug. 2015 Arthur-Sera offers new alternative products across hedge fund strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wealth management services firm Arthur-Sera has announced new alternative products large selection of hedge fund strategies as the firm continues its innovation in the alternative investment markets. Arthur-Sera
03 Aug. 2015 Hedge fund Citadel suspends China account [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: US-based hedge fund Citadel LLC said it has suspended one of its accounts in China amidst investigation by Chinese authorities to stem a stock market free fall, reported
31 Jul. 2015 Cargill’s Black River Asset to shut down four hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cargill Inc.’s $7.4 billion Black River Asset Management said it was closing four hedge funds with a combined $ 1 billion in assets and start returning investors money over the next several months, various media said. The hedge funds represent 15% of Black River’
31 Jul. 2015 Fortress to shrink macro hedge fund as losses mounts [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fortress Investment Group principal and director Michael Novogratz announced he would shrink the macro hedge fund unit of the firm as losses mounts and help turn round performance that has been struggling since last year. On Thursday, Novogratz said that Fortres
31 Jul. 2015 Hedge fund Elliott Associates prepares for fresh market turbulence [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $72 billion hedge fund Elliott Associates, which is run by Paul Singer is preparing for the next market turbulence on concerns about the European central banks’ easy money policy and told investors that governments that "abused the power to create 'money'
30 Jul. 2015 Parker FX Index returns -1.52% in June, +1.52% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -1.52% return for the month of June. Thirty of the thirty-two programs in the Index reported June results, of which five reported positive results and twenty-five incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.68% in Ju
30 Jul. 2015 Lyxor launches credit specialist Chenavari on its alternative UCITS platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management has started a partnership with Chenavari Investment Managers to launch the Lyxor / Chenavari Credit Fund. By adding this new European focused long/short credit strategy, Lyxor continues to diversify its Alternative UCITS offering. The Fund focus
30 Jul. 2015 Investors recognise advanced beta equity investing as a promising avenue [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a new study produced as part of the Société Générale Prime Services (Newedge) research chair on “Advanced Modelling for Alternative Investments”, EDHEC-Risk Institute attempts to give an overall view on alternative equity beta strategies, to
30 Jul. 2015 ESMA advises on extension of AIFMD passport to non-EU jurisdictions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Advice in relation to the application of the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIF
30 Jul. 2015 As asset flows to ETFs climb, hedge fund managers eye liquid alts [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: ETF assets are up $116 billion year-to-date as investors continue to drive up the use of these instruments, outperforming a range of options available. Assets in absolute dollars have increased by $265 billion over the past year, outpacing the $200 billion in lo
29 Jul. 2015 Asiya Investments to launch Emerging Asia Fund on Trium UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Trium Capital and Asiya Investments have partnered to launch the Asiya Emerging Asia Fund in Autumn 2015 on the Trium UCITS Platform. Founded in 2005, Asiya is an asset management firm with assets of more than US$1billion invested in the public and private markets of e
29 Jul. 2015 Credit Suisse mid-year survey: Global macro continues to be institutional investors' most favored strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse announced the results of its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which polled over 200 global institutional investors representing nearly USD 700 billion in hedge fund investments. This survey follows Credit Suisse's Annual Global Inves
29 Jul. 2015 Man Group’s assets grow on stronger fee revenue, acquisitions [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, saw its funds under management (FuM) go up 8% in the first half of this year, from $72.9bn at the end of 2014 to $78.8bn at the end of Jun
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