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13 Nov. 2013 African and Asian trade flourishes driven by growth on both sides [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Sub-Saharan Africa trades more with Asia than with any other region, and economic ties between the two continents will become even closer over the coming years according to a new report,
12 Nov. 2013 2013 asset flows for hedge funds at $100bn to end October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds delivered healthy gains in October as global markets trended upwards during the month. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.40% during the month, 5.83% year to date, while global stock indices out
12 Nov. 2013 LTGA calibration continues to favour short-duration bonds, could undermine sovereigns and corporates' financial stability [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Discussions on the Omnibus II Directive have been in deadlock since July 2012. The main points of contention relate to the integration of ALM mechanisms into the standard formula. Their omission from the QIS5 impact study led to increased artificial volatility of prudenti
12 Nov. 2013 BofAML diversified figures show opening November return of 0.19%, 5.36% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Key takeaways this week from the Bank of Americal Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor included:
12 Nov. 2013 Qualified expectations for Chinese asset management expansion overseas [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Latest research from Cerulli entitled 'Asset Management in China 2013' finds that a spate of regulatory changes has unleashed opportunities for Chinese asset managers to potentially expand into regional mark
12 Nov. 2013 All Lyxor indices in positive territory for October; Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.58% for month, 4.8% ytd [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Lyxor reports that all the Lyxor Strategy Indices ended the month of October in positive territory, led by the CTA Long Term (+4.03%), the L/S Equity Market Neutral (+1.77%) and the L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.63%). T
12 Nov. 2013 Brevan Howard gains top spot in European hedge fund rankings [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Europe’s hedge funds are uniquely dynamic according to the latest Europe’s Top 50 survey of Europe's hedge funds ranked by assets under management, from
11 Nov. 2013 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 1.37% (+9.90% YTD), hedge funds gain in strong market as US reaches debt deal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.37% in October (+9.90% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +4.46% (+23.16% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.75% (+18.63% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +3.9
11 Nov. 2013 Jack Inglis named as new AIMA CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that Jack Inglis will be the new CEO of the organisation. Mr Inglis joins from Barclays where he was a member of the Global Executive Committee for Prime Serv
11 Nov. 2013 Assets close to record levels at world’s largest fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Latest research from Pensions & Investments and Towers Watson shows that assets managed by the worl
08 Nov. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 1.48% (est.) in October (7.19% YTD) as U.S. outlook improves [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted broad-based gains to begin the fourth quarter, as the U.S. government shutdown concluded while investors and fund managers positioned for an anticipated reduction of the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures in early 2014. The HFRI Fund Weighted Compo
08 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds post second best monthly performance of 2013 in October -eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:October was the second best month of 2013 for hedge funds, who recorded average returns of 1.5% for the month and 7.1% for the year, according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment. eturns were driven by equity exposure and supported by the con
08 Nov. 2013 Reservoir, Blackstone, Protégé, NewAlpha and Grosvenor make it to HFMWeek’s list of top 5 seeders [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: HFMWeek’s "Seeding Top Five – 2013" survey, out yesterday (Nov.6), puts Reservoir Capital, which manages $5.6bn in assets, at the top of the list. "Reservoir Capit
08 Nov. 2013 Dexia explains why alternative funds will outperform again [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:Fabrice Cuchet, head of alternative investments at Dexia Asset Management (AM), told the French media on Wednesday, ahead of Dexia’s yearly alternative investment
07 Nov. 2013 European alternative UCITS see close to double in interest levels this month [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The ML Alternative UCITS Barometer's major findings this month included bullish views on European L/S Eq
07 Nov. 2013 Global Prime Partners selects BNY Mellon for global clearing and custody services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global Prime Partners ("GPP"), the global prime brokerage boutique which specialises in supporting emerging managers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with BNY Mellon, the global lead
07 Nov. 2013 Nearly half of asset managers expect to hire alternative investment personnel [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm finds that 47% of asset managers expect to hire dedicated marketing personnel and 41% expect to hire dedicated sal
07 Nov. 2013 French investment groups create European leader in incubation of active funds, NewAlpha AM [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:Opalesque wrote in April that there may be a merger between two large French seeding platforms:
07 Nov. 2013 Endowment study reveals decline in allocation to alternative assets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The 2013 NACUBO Commonfund Study of Endowments or NCSE’s preliminary data gathered from 461 U.S. colleges and universities shows that these institutions’ endowme
06 Nov. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.86% (est.) in October, 7.36% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stronger equity market performance in October helped the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund index increase 1.86% for October 2013. Despite an early market selloff due mostly to the US debt concerns, the resolution of the Government Debt Crisis and continued bond buying by the F
06 Nov. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up 1.65% in October, 6.01% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.65% in October 2013 according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the performance of t
06 Nov. 2013 Gottex to establish joint venture with Chinese asset manager VStone Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), an independent global alternative asset management group, announced it is to establish a joint venture with VStone Asset Management (VStone), a well-established private ass
06 Nov. 2013 CFTC acuses AlphaMetrix of fraud, files suit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a complaint in the a U.S. District Court in Chicago accusing AlphaMetrix Group of fraud. The regulator alleges that the company agreed to rebate fees back to participants in the commodity pools between
06 Nov. 2013 CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton out in a surprise exit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) member Bart Chilton will be leaving his post. The timing of the exit was a surprise and is potential replacement is as yet, unnamed. Chilton outlined his exit in remarks titled,
06 Nov. 2013 Some equity long/short managers are reducing net market exposure [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:According to the monthly reports of two alternative asset managers, many hedge fund managers, especially those pursuing equity long/short strategies, decreased their net exposure towards the end of October. One suggests this could be a harbinger of a pullback
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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