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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
02 Dec. 2013 Asia Frontier Capital launches Vietnam fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asia Frontier Capital Limited is pleased to announce the latest addition to its fund offering: “AFC Vietnam Fund”. The fund will be available for subscription to qualified new investors as of 10th of December 2
02 Dec. 2013 Deutsche Bank study finds hedge funds increasingly launching long only funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Deutsche Bank has published the results of its latest study which shows that hedge funds are launching traditional long only strategies in direct competition with asset managers. The Deutsche Bank sur
02 Dec. 2013 Cayman Islands signs agreements with two regulators [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:The Cayman Islands over the weekend signed several deals with two foreign regulators to improve tax cooperation. In its latest alert, international law firm
28 Nov. 2013 65.5% of Japanese pension funds invest in alternatives, particularly hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Delegates at the Pensions & Investments-Nomura Securities global pension symposium heard fr
28 Nov. 2013 Study finds new hedge fund managers offer potential for greater returns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers:The latest Hedge Fund Spotlight from Preqin examines emerging hedge fund managers and finds that hedge funds launched by ne
28 Nov. 2013 SYZ AM expects high liquidity and low interest rates 'for a long time to come’ [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:According to SYZ Asset Management’s outlook for 2014, the general feeling left by the economy and the markets is "somewhat ambivale
28 Nov. 2013 Bermuda to ink deal with Germany on alternative funds marketing [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Bermuda’s market regulator, the Bermuda Financial Authority (BMA) is finalizing details of an agreement with Germany that will allow alternative fund managers from the island to market their products into Germany, according to a report by the
28 Nov. 2013 Aquila Capital completes first IRS trades using Newedge’s OTC clearing service [more]
Komfie Manolo, Opalesque Asia: Europe’s independent alternative asset manager Aquila Capital said on Wednesday that four of its funds have cleared OTD interest rate swaps (IRS) at LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear using Newedge’s SwapClear
27 Nov. 2013 Templar Capital to launch Patronus Mid-Cap Managed Futures Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Templar Capital Management, a leading provider of alternative investment solutions for institutional clientele, announces the launch of the Patronus Mid-Cap Managed Futures Index. The MMF Index is a fully investible CTA index that allocates its assets among a selection o
27 Nov. 2013 Parker FX Index up 0.32% for October with a year to date loss of 0.74% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.32% return for the month of October. Thirtyseven of the thirty-nine programs in the Index reported October results, of which twenty-one reported positive results and sixteen incurred
27 Nov. 2013 Carlyle buys Canadian $6.7bn hedge fund of funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group will acquire Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation (DGAM), a global manager of hedge funds with more than $6.7bn in managed and advised assets. Equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle's ba
27 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds are seeing opportunity in shorting yen [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Hedge funds are betting on another run of the yen’s weakness, in contrast to economists who believe the Japanese yen would remain unchanged into 2014. In a report,
27 Nov. 2013 Ernest & Young sees more hedge funds backing reinsurers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Ernest & Young Bermuda partner Craig Redcliffe said he said he expected more hedge funds would back reinsurance companies in Bermuda to boost their performance, and to emulate successes by Third Point Re, SAC Capital Re and PaCRe. Speaking after the EY Hedge Fund
27 Nov. 2013 Managed account platforms to face greater scrutiny [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:COO Connect reports that the marketing materials of managed account platforms will likely be subject to greater scrutiny amid concerns that s
27 Nov. 2013 HSBC maintains neutral with a positive bias rating on hedge funds for 2014 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:Hedge funds have delivered healthy risk-adjusted returns over the last few years, and have been a useful diversifier for portfolios, says Dean Turner, Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank in the b
26 Nov. 2013 Large funds of funds are in a strong position in the current environment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Since the financial crisis, funds of funds as an industry have been pressured by a series of challenges: Pensions bypassing funds of funds and directly investing in hedge funds, deteriorating margins while manufacturing costs increase, lackluster performance, competition
26 Nov. 2013 Hennessee adds China-only index as socio-economic policy changes will present major opportunities for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - “Hennessee Group LLC will be adding a China-only index (hedge funds with 50% or more exposure to China) as it sees new policies being implemented in China that are as profound to the economic development of China as the socio-economic policy changes made in China during 1
26 Nov. 2013 Cayman Islands signs agreement with Germany [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples and Calder announced that contrary to recent press reports, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA") announced last Fr
26 Nov. 2013 Asian hedge funds receive fresh funds from Chinese investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Asian hedge fund managers received a much needed shot in the arm after Chinese investors poured large sums of money into them, breaking a long tradition of dependence from U.S. and European investors. According to a
26 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds continue to dump sugar [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Hedge funds continue to dump their sugar positions as prices continue to spiral downward and as speculators and investors are bearish on agricultural commodities prospect. According to
26 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds reduce market exposure, still underperform S&P500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds are reducing their market exposure in favor of emerging markets according to the latest
26 Nov. 2013 Endowment performance shows allocation is not destiny [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:For hedge fund managers chasing institutional dollars, new figures out from Charles A. Skorina & Company show that big ticket allocations may not always ensure security. In a new special report, Skornia shows that allocation and execution typically contribute to

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  2. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

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  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

    From Ian Hamilton, founder of IDS Group. A quick comment on the CALPERS’ disinvestment from the hedge fund market and the jitters it is causing. Pension Funds should not be sheep and follow CALPERS’ decision as the issues that CALPERS has with hedge fund investments are in many ways unique t