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07 Apr. 2016 United Flight Attendants join picket at hedge funds PAR Capital and Altimeter headquarters [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of flight attendants of United Airlines (UAL) has joined pilots of the carrier and picketed the headquarters of hedge funds PAR Capital Management and Altimeter Capital Management on Wednesday (Apr. 6). The United Flight Attendants (UFA) have described the h
06 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds slog through rough quarter [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The first quarter was a rocky one for hedge funds according to the latest Lyxor weekly research note. Hedge funds as a cohort saw a 2 percent drawdown in the first quarter of this year, with only CTAs and Merger Arbitrage strategies posting positive returns.
06 Apr. 2016 Societe Generale’s CTA strategies maintain positive gains in Q1 despite dip in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Societe Generale Prime Services said that all its SG CTA strategies remain in positive territory in the first quarter of the year despite sustaining losses in March. In its monthly report, Societe Gene
05 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds ask court to freeze bank assets of Puerto Rico [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of hedge funds have asked the United States District court in San Juan to stop Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank (GDB) from transferring cash, arguing that the bank is insolvent and is incapable of meeting its debt obligations, reported the
05 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds post strong gain in March as global financial markets rebound [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted strong gains in March, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.24% during the month (-1.87% YTD) on the back of rebound in the global financial mark
04 Apr. 2016 International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Hedge Fund Standards Board establish Mutual Observer relationship [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF), a global network of sovereign wealth funds, and the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, have established a Mutual Observer relationship. The IFSWF
04 Apr. 2016 Nobel Prize winner Stiglitz warns Argentina’s settlement with hedge funds is bad for world economy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Nobel Prize winner in economic science Joseph Stiglitz has warned that the decision of the Argentinian government led by President Mauricio Marci to settle with hedge funds and bondholders of the country’s debt and pay legal fees for the so-called vulture funds is s
04 Apr. 2016 United Airlines pilots to stage protest in front of hedge funds offices [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Pilots of United Airlines have announced they will hold a picket in front of the headquarters of PAR Capital and Altimeter in Boston on April 6 to protest the hedge funds’ plan to gain control of the airlines board, reported
01 Apr. 2016 Currency hedge funds gain 0.91% in February (+1.55% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Currency hedge funds had a good month in February as the Parker FX Index reported a +0.91% return for the period (+1.55% YTD). At least 29 of the 31 programs in the index reported February results, of which 18 reported positive results and 11 incurred losses.
31 Mar. 2016 ESMA publishes UCITS remuneration guidelines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final Guidelines on sound remuneration policies
31 Mar. 2016 Hedge fund Appaloosa asks court to remove SunEdison’s appointed executives at Terraform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund Appaloosa Management on Tuesday asked the Delaware Chancery Court to remove four SunEdison Inc., appointed executives at TerraForm Power’s Conflicts Committee alleging that SunEdison has violated its fiduciary obligations,
31 Mar. 2016 Institutional investors increase allocations to hedge funds but want to see greater risk controls - survey [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Context Summits latest allocator survey shows that institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds but want to see greater risk controls. 81 percent of investors say they want to see a clear investment process from managers and 71 perce
31 Mar. 2016 State Street to acquire GE Asset Management for $485 million [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Boston-based State Street will acquire GE Asset Management for $485 million, according to a statement from the firm. This announcement follows GE’s previous announcement in September that it would explore opportunities to sell GEAM to another leading investment
30 Mar. 2016 OMNI Partners launches UCITS version of global macro strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Omni Partners LLP, the London-headquartered investment manager, announces the launch of the Omni Macro UCITS Fund on the IAM Investments ICAV platform. The UCITS Fund will follow a similar strategy to Omni’s existing commingled offshore fund, the Omni Macro Fund.
30 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds on a hot streak as FOMC is dovish on the industry [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recorded another strong week up +0.3%, with all strategies in positive territory, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.3% as of end Mar. 22 (-2.1% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management said. Lyxor added that CT
29 Mar. 2016 Fund of hedge funds launches and AUM decline in 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of fund of hedge funds launches declined in 2015, with the falling level of capital invested in the space, as fund managers saw little scope for new products to enter the market last year, reported data provider
29 Mar. 2016 GLG hedge fund seen to post windfall gains from shorting William Hill [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund giant GLG Partners, owned by Man Group, is expected to reap windfall profits from shorting William Hill after the bookmaker’s stocks plunged 11pc last week, the largest one-day decline of the bookie in over seven years, reported the
28 Mar. 2016 U.S. sides with Argentina, imperils hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Department of Justice has practically sided with Argentina after issuing a "friend of the court" or amicus curiae brief on Wednesday, throwing its support to New York federal judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to lift the injunction against the struggling count
28 Mar. 2016 Preqin: Hedge fund of fund assets decline in 2015 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund of fund assets declined by $12bn over 2015, wiping out gains made in 2014, according to the latest asset flows research from Preqin. The hedge fund of funds industry ended 2015 with a total of $807bn in AUM. According to the report, trends like co
24 Mar. 2016 Rhode Island dumps hedge fund Luxor Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island has announced it would exit one of its hedge funds on recommendation of industry consultant Cliffwater. The state’s pension fund unanimously voted on Wednesday to redeem all its investments at Luxor Capital after
24 Mar. 2016 New investments in hedge funds slow to a trickle [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New investments in hedge funds slowed to a trickle in February coming in at $4.4 billion – with performance losses of $24.5 billion dropping overall industry AUM to $2.94 trillion, according to the just-released February 2016 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Rep
23 Mar. 2016 Hedge fund industry raises $1.5 million to prevent and treat child abuse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Help For Children (HFC), one of the most globally renowned charitable organizations associated with the hedge fund industry, raised $1.5 million at its 18th Annual Hedge Funds Care New York Benefit on March 10th, with all proceeds benefiting programs to prevent and treat
23 Mar. 2016 United Continental pilots accuse hedge funds of 'wanting to pillage’ airline’s coffers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The leaders of United Airlines’ pilot association have accused two activist hedge funds of planning to raid the United Continental’s profits by insisting on appointing an "outsider" on its board, reported
22 Mar. 2016 Online PE marketplace iCapital Network to buy HedgeFocus from Credit Suisse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - iCapital Network, a financial technology platform that provides the high-net-worth market with access to alternative investments, and Credit Suisse has announced that they have entered into a definitive purchase agreement pursuant to which iCapital has acquired the HedgeF
22 Mar. 2016 Commodity multi-strategy Argon Capital Management appoints new partners and portfolio managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Argon Capital Management, LP, a commodity multi - strategy alternative asset management firm founded in 2015, has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Halpern as Partner and Chief Risk Officer, and of John Curran, Andrew Suckling and Pasha Bahadori as Partners and Seni
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