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13 Aug. 2013 Commonfund issues new white paper - "Hedge Funds As Diversifiers In Institutional Portfolios" [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund today announced the release of the white paper, “Hedge Funds as Diversifiers in Institutional Portfolios” authored by members of its Hedge Fund Strategies Group, Kristofer Kwait, Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Research, John Delano, Director, and Justin
13 Aug. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp performance index up 1.52% in July, 6.55% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index saw July performance of 1.52% and the Capital Movement Index reported August net flows advanced 1.32%. “Fewer redemptions in August resulted in a net po
13 Aug. 2013 Lyxor reports positive 1.32% for July, 3.19% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Lyxor’s flash report for July shows that 11 of the Lyxor Strategy Indices, out of 14, ended the month of July in positive territory, led by the L/S Equity - Long Bias (+3.08%), the Event Driven - Special Sit
13 Aug. 2013 Eurekahedge reports hedge funds up 0.90% over July, 3.3% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Eurekehedge reports that hedge funds returned to their winning ways in July as global markets bounced back from a retreat in June. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.90% during the month of
13 Aug. 2013 Update: SAC Capital shuts down Parameter trading unit [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Days after vowing to "keep the engines running" at his hedge fund firm SAC Capital Advisors, Steven Cohen announced Monday that its trading unit, Parameter Capital, is shutting down. The closure was announced as SAC Capital is faced with insider trading charges
13 Aug. 2013 Hedge funds aggressively buy gold futures [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have been net sellers for the last four weeks straight according to new data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. Macro funds are selling out of their US dollar e
13 Aug. 2013 Singapore’s GIC focuses on long term and skill-based strategies [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The annual review of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, the GIC’s portfolio management review provided
12 Aug. 2013 Hennessee Group: hedge funds gain +1.82% in July (+6.91% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +1.82% in July (+6.91% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +4.95% (+18.20% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +3.96% (+18.28% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index rose +6.56% (+20.
12 Aug. 2013 Alternative UCITS assets exceed €100bn for first time [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Q2 2013 Alceda Quarterly UCITS Review highlights included: Assets under management in Alternative UCITS strategies reaches €104.6 billion Alternative credit strategies continue to at
12 Aug. 2013 SAC Capital to continue operations while case is ongoing [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Government prosecutors and the camp of Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors have reached an agreement over the weekend to allow the beleaguered hedge fund to continue its operations while the criminal case against it is ongoing. A report by
09 Aug. 2013 HFR: Net inflows to Asian hedge funds exceed flows to both U.S. and European-focused hedge funds in Q2 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Building on strong recent performance gains, global investors increased allocations to Asian hedge funds in the second quarter with net inflows to Asian hedge funds exceeding the flows to both U.S. and European-focused hedge funds, according to the latest HFR Asi
09 Aug. 2013 HSBC Private Wealth Solutions tops richest family office ranking [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bloomberg has released its latest ranking of the richest family offices, HSBC Private Wealth Solutions has top
08 Aug. 2013 David Benway sets up consultancy to help managers attract new clients through digital and social media [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Opalesque Industry Update - David Benway has launched College Lake Advisors, a consulting practice focusing specifically on the “client-facing side” of alternative asset management firms. The firm seeks to “improve all aspects of marketing, sales and client service; inclu
08 Aug. 2013 Most strategies rebounded in July, managed futures, macro strategies remain negative - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Most hedge fund strategies rebounded in July from the June sell off, new data from eVestment shows that hedge funds rose an average of 1.2% in July and have returned an average of 4.5% through the first seven months of 2013. On an annualized basis the indus
08 Aug. 2013 Adamas AM says China’s shadow banking not a sub-prime problem [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to Adamas Asset Management , the shadow banking system may pose some market risk but little systemic risk to China’s financial markets. Furthermore, the firm says in its recent White Paper on C
07 Aug. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +1.4% in July (+4.73% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains across Equity Hedge, Event Driven & Relative Value Arbitrage strategies in July, as most strategies reversed losses from the prior month on strong earnings, acceleration of M&A activity, moderating concerns of a sharp rise in interest rate
07 Aug. 2013 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge fund investors redeem $8.6bn in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge fund flows went negative for the first time this year in June, according to estimates based on data from 3,369 funds. Hedge fund investors redeemed a net $8.6 billion (0.4% of assets) in June 2013, th
06 Aug. 2013 AlgoSpan launches The Order Machine (TOM) Connectivity [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AlgoSpan has added TOM MTF to its low latency exchange access infrastructure - available at all AlgoNet Exchange Datacentres. TOM is a trading venue in The Netherlands offering equity and options trading and aiming at optimal competition between markets. To be able to gua
06 Aug. 2013 Infovest21 Survey: 19% of managers who subadvise '40 Act funds plan to launch '40 Act funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its second '40 Act Survey entitled "Subadvisors: Their Goals and Plans" Infovest21 delved into the mindset of managers about subadvising '40 Act mutual funds i.e. what managers are trying to achieve by being a subadvisor, their rationale for becoming
06 Aug. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index up 1.67% in July, +3.91% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.67% in July 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
06 Aug. 2013 FRM: July should be viewed as a positive month for hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: FRM, Man Group’s $16.7 billion fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business, maintains its view that markets will trade on low volumes with range-bound markets due to the combination of fundamen
06 Aug. 2013 S&P 500 moves into a crowded long as hedge funds dial up their appetite for the index [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are pushing the S&P 500 to a crowded long, with the possible exception of macro funds which have sold their positions in the S&P to a net short for the first time since May, according to the latest
06 Aug. 2013 Hedge funds bullish on palladium prices as shortage looms [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are bullish on palladium’s prices as global financial firms like Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse have predicted there will be a shortage of the metal. A report by
06 Aug. 2013 William Ackman accuses George Soros of alleged insider trading over Herbalife [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: William Ackman, founder of $12bn activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital, is taking his fight over Herbalife to a new level. On Monday, Ackman filed a regulatory complaint before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against billionaire investor Georg
05 Aug. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index regains 1.15% in July (+4.22% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gained +1.15% in July based on preliminary estimates. Hedge funds benefited from the global equity market rally as measured by the S&P 500 (+5.09%), MSCI World Equity Ind
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Financial reporters often tout new funds and investments as uncorrelated investments, but few can say they are uncorrelated to everything but weather. Enter Blue Sky Alternative's water fund which invests in the permanent rights to Australia's water. Sev

  2. Regulatory – Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades, Alternative funds to get SEC test for leverage, liquidity[more]

    Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades From Thelawyer.com: A recent Wall Street Journal article — ‘Activist investors often leak their plans to a favoured few’ — focused attention on ‘activist’ investors and stock analy

  3. …And Finally – This week's least competent criminal is Austrian[more]

    From ABCnews.go.com: A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. Police in Salzburg said the 59-year-old man walked into a police station in the city on Friday night. Sp

  4. Investing – Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures, Marcato Capital Management makes new bet on Dillard’s[more]

    Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures From Law360.com: Hedge funds have joined the rush to real estate deals and development in recent months to close the financing gap left by tightening bank standards, but attorneys say many aren't prepared for the disclo

  5. Agecroft Partners estimates 90% of hedge funds using social media[more]

    The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media is broadly used by investors as part of their due diligence process on hedge funds, by service providers in their sales efforts to hedge funds, and by hedge funds to enhance