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21 Jan. 2014 Mariner Investment closes $450m in new infrastructure investment strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Mariner Investment Group, the global alternative asset manager, announced that it has closed on two new client mandates, launching Mariner Infrastructure Investment Management (MIIM), Mariner’s bank d
20 Jan. 2014 Rothschild completes Euro 200m fund raising for its first Oberon Credit Investment Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rothschild announced that its Merchant Banking arm has completed the final closing of Oberon Credit Investment Fund I, its European secured credit fund. Rothschild worked with Key Capital to plac
20 Jan. 2014 AlphaMetrix denies fraud charges [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Chicago-based investment fund administrator and commodity trading adviser AlphaMetrix Group has denied fraud charges brought against it by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a botched plan to pay $2.8m to customers in rebates. AlphaMetrix told the court
20 Jan. 2014 2014 seen as "great year" for hedge fund startups [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The year 2014 could be a great year for hedge fund startups as more experienced hedge fund managers have indicated their intention to start their own firms and larger alternative investment managers have made seed money available. A report
20 Jan. 2014 Skënderbeg’s fund of overlooked long/short equity hedge funds to launch next month [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Bruno Schneller, a former BrunnerInvest hedge fund manager who co-founded Skënderbeg Asset Management in Zurich last year, announced today that the investment adviser’s first product, a fund of hedge funds domiciled in Liechtenstein an
18 Jan. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains +0.82% through mid-January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted gains, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.82% through mid-January. HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +1.39% through mid-January, with positive contributions from Global Healthcare, European and MENA equi
17 Jan. 2014 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index returns 0.45% through mid January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posting a gain of +0.45% through mid-month, while the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +0.73%. HFRX Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.73% through mid-January, with gains in Market Neutral and Fun
17 Jan. 2014 CIMA releases guidance on fund governanace [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has finalized new guidance on fund governance. The new rules apply to all funds regulated under the terms of Mutual Funds Law. The guidance has been developed following a broad review of fund governance by CIMA. Accor
16 Jan. 2014 Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.52% in December (-1.42% 2013) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 0.52% in December according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index ended the year with a loss of 1.42%. The Barclay CTA Index was down 3.14% at the end of September. Managed futures performance turned around beginning
16 Jan. 2014 The Deal reports small-cap financing market surges; IPOs nearly double, follow-ons, PIPEs jump in Q4 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Deal, TheStreet’s institutional business, has issued a quarterly report that shows the small-cap equity financing market surged in the fourth quarter of 2013 with a near doubling in the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) and double-digit growth in follow-on off
16 Jan. 2014 Seven of 11 Newedge Indices with positive returns in 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Short-term futures strategies, as represented by the Newedge Short-Term Traders Index (STTI), performed well in December, returning 1.91%. This was the STTI’s second largest monthly gain of 2013. The top performer of 2013 was the Newedge Commodity Trading Inde
15 Jan. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 11.21% in 2013; Equity Short Bias Index Suffers Record Loss of 27.15% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 1.23% in December, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index gained 11.21% in 2013. “The US Fed announced in December that it would reduce Quantitative Easing purchases from $85 billion to $75 billion per mo
15 Jan. 2014 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Finished up 1.19% in December (+9.73% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.19% for the month of December. Credit Suisse Press
15 Jan. 2014 John Havens joins Napier Park Global Capital as partner and non-executive chairman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Napier Park Global Capital, a global alternative asset management firm, today announced that John P. Havens has joined the firm as partner and non-executive chairman. "We are thrilled to welcome John to the Napier Park team," said Jim O&#
15 Jan. 2014 Asian managers outperformed global peers as hedge funds up 8.00% in 2013 -Eurekahedge [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds delivered their fourth consecutive month of positive returns as global markets ended the year on a strong note of optimism. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.99% during the month. The MSCI World Index gained 1.67% in the month of December. Key high
15 Jan. 2014 Rothstein Kass study confirms 2013 findings that women hedge fund managers outperform male counterparts [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The latest Rothstein Kass study showed that women hedge fund managers again outperformed their male counterparts for two consecutive years now, according to several media reports.
14 Jan. 2014 Hedge funds gain +1.52% in December (+12.86% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.52% in December (+12.86% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +2.36% (+29.60% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +3.05% (+26.50% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +2
14 Jan. 2014 PAAMCO names four new partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, the US$15.6 billion (discretionary and non-discretionary assets) fund of hedge funds investment firm, today announced that Ronan Cosgrave, Putri Pascualy, Anne-Gaelle Pouille and Jeffrey Willardson have been promoted to Partne
14 Jan. 2014 Assets pile into ETFs, ETPs which hit a record high of $2.4tn at the end of 2013 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Global ETF and ETP assets hit record highs at the end of 2013, totaling $2.4tn, according to ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm. $24.5bn in assets flowed into the products in December alone. The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,090 ETFs/ETPs, with
14 Jan. 2014 CTAs, Event Driven funds top performers last week - Bank of America Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs and Event Driven funds topped performance rankings last week, according to the latest
13 Jan. 2014 Asset managers plan to invest in product, distribution and technology in 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the latest research from global analytics firm Cerulli Associates, asset managers and other financial services firms plan to invest in product, distribution, and technology in 2014. "Most companies are operating on overdrive as they seek t
10 Jan. 2014 First independent AIFMD depositary INDOS Financial receives FCA authorization [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - INDOS Financial Limited has received authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority as an Article 36 Custodian to provide AIFMD depositary-lite services to non-EU alternative investment funds. INDOS is the first independent UK authorised depositary specialising in he
10 Jan. 2014 Glenview Capital Opportunity Fund tops Bloomberg list of top performing hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bloomberg Markets is out with its latest ranking of top performing hedge funds. The top three funds in the ranking this year are UK funds with Glenview Capital as number one; Matrix Cap
09 Jan. 2014 Dr. Douglas T. Breeden announced as the IAQF/SunGard 2013 Financial Engineer of the Year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IAQF and SunGard would like to congratulate Dr. Douglas T. Breeden, William W. Priest, Jr. Professor of Finance and former Dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, on being named the 2013 Financial Engineer of the Year. The award will be pres
09 Jan. 2014 2013 the best year for hedge fund performance in the last three - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The consistent narrative of hedge fund reporting over 2013 focused on how hedge fund performance was lagging the broad index. While true, new data from eVestment looking at aggregate performance for 2013 shows that the year was the best so far in the last three.
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