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01 Feb. 2016 Preqin: hedge funds grow in 2015 despite concerns about performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s 2016 Global Hedge Fund Report finds that 2015 was another challenging year for the industry, during which the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 2.02%, compared with 4.65% in 2014. Despite this, total industry AUM increased by $178bn to
01 Feb. 2016 AIMA calls for regulatory reforms to support nonbank lending [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Commission must prioritise non-bank finance and deeper capital markets as part of its regulatory review, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). AIMA made the comments in its response to the European Commission’s C
01 Feb. 2016 Currency hedge funds fell in December but still on the black last year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Currency hedge funds declined in December but still posted positive performance in 2015 according to Parker Global. The Parker FX Index reported a -0.51% return last month but ended the year up +1.41%. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.23% in December.
29 Jan. 2016 Legends Fund adds VR Global as new Legend [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Theta Capital Management, the largest independent hedge fund specialist in the Netherlands, has added VR Global Offshore Fund Ltd. to its flagship Legends Fund. VR Global is run by Richard Deitz, supported by a team of nearly 40 people and offices in London, New York, M
29 Jan. 2016 Captive Alternatives launches new insurer Madison RE [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Captive Alternatives, the insurance consultancy that pioneered the Protected Captive™ business model, announced today the launch of Puerto Rico International Insurer Madison RE, I.I. Madison RE, I.I. was formed to provide an innovative new captive creation and management
29 Jan. 2016 Asian institutional investors getting sophisticated with their ETF portfolios [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian institutional investors are demonstrating a high degree of sophistication when it comes to raising their investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), a Greenwich Associates debut study on Asian ETFs has found
27 Jan. 2016 Peter Grauer to join Blackstone’s board of directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Blackstone has announced that Peter Grauer has joined its board of directors. Mr. Grauer has been the Chairman of Bloomberg, the global business and financial information company, since March 2001 and joined Bloomberg full time as President and Chief Executive Officer in
27 Jan. 2016 Agecroft Partners to host new hedge fund conference to benefit Hedge Fund Cares and World Pediatric Project [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agecroft Partners announced that all profits from its new conference Gaining the Edge - 2016 Hedge Fund Marketing Leadership Summit taking place on April 28th at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City will be donated to non-profit charities that benefit children. Hedge Fund
27 Jan. 2016 SEC refunds hedge fund Level Global $21.5m in settlement money [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A federal court ordered the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday to refund the now defunct hedge fund Level Global Investors $21.5m in settlement money arising from an insider trading probe in 2011, reported the
27 Jan. 2016 Group of hedge funds made money betting against Chinese yuan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of U.S. and London-based macro hedge funds made money when they correctly predicted that China would devalue the yuan between 20 and 50 percent, reported
26 Jan. 2016 Multi-strat hedge fund Deimos hires Franzen as portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Deimos Asset Management LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager, announced today that Richard Franzen has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. At Deimos, Franzen will focus on managing a pairs-based trading strategy. Prior to Deimos,
26 Jan. 2016 Despite redemptions in December, hedge funds end 2015 above $3 trillion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Despite a rocky December that led to redemptions, the latest asset flows report from eVestment shows that the hedge fund industry managed to end the year above $3 trillion in total industry AUM. Investors removed about $24.6 billion from hedge funds in December,
26 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds show resilience amidst market turmoil [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds showed resilience in challenging market conditions according to the Lyxor Hedge Funds Index, which was down slightly at -0.4% for the week ending January 12 – 19 (-1.2% YTD). Performance was supported by CTAs,
25 Jan. 2016 Barclay CTA Index down -1.19% in December; CTAs end 2015 with an overall -1.43% loss [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders lost 1.19% in December according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index was down 1.43% in 2015. “European Central Bank easing in December fell short of investor expectations, and markets promptly registered disappoin
25 Jan. 2016 Synchronicity Futures hires three new executives for its Detroit office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Synchronicity Futures, LLC, a directional strategy CTA founded in July 2015, announces the addition of three new professionals to its Detroit office. Brandon Fluegel has been named Chief Strategy Officer, focusing on strategy optimization, global macro research
25 Jan. 2016 Study: Multi-manager liquid alts funds underperform traditional fund of funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new report out from New York-based investment consultant Beachhead Capital Management shows that alternative multi-manager mutual funds underperform the HFRI Fund of Funds Index over time. Proponents of this type of liquid alternative often counter with the idea that lo
25 Jan. 2016 Activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn to get one board seat at SunEdison [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn will get one board seat at SunEdison in a deal that would give his Greenlight Capital more say in determining the direction of the troubled energy developer,
25 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds outperform equities, bonds in 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An analysis of alternative money managers with aggregate assets of $1.1tln has shown that hedge funds across the globe outperformed stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis last year. That was the finding of global hedge fund industry trade association the
22 Jan. 2016 StatPro acquires hedge fund risk solutions provider Investor Analytics [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - StatPro Group plc, the AIM listed provider of cloud-based portfolio analysis solutions for the global asset management industry, has announced that it has acquired New York based Investor Analytics LLC, provider of cloud-based advanced risk analytics services to hedge fun
22 Jan. 2016 EFA Group announces appointment of ex BNP Paribas head as senior advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EFA Group, an independent asset manager specializing in private credit, has announced the appointment of Jacques-Olivier Thomann as its Senior Advisor. He will work with the management team in providing strategic counsel and insights on the business. Prior to jo
22 Jan. 2016 Also thanks to its listing, hedge fund of funds ends 2015 ahead of peers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss alternative investment firm ALTIN AG said that its $240m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, ALTIN, which is listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, ended 2015 up 2.20%, which is between 2% to 3% ahead
21 Jan. 2016 Cornerstone Capital Management hires James Wylie [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cornerstone Capital Management, a global institutional advisory firm, today announced the appointment of James Wylie as senior vice president, global head of distribution. Mr. Wylie will lead the firm’s distribution, marketing, consultant relations and client service prac
21 Jan. 2016 New York Hedge Fund Roundtable names Adam Weinstein President-Elect [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable is proud to announce that Adam Weinstein has been named President-Elect for the 2016 year, effective immediately. As President-Elect, Weinstein will shadow the Roundtable’s current President, Timothy P. Selby, (a partner at Alston &
21 Jan. 2016 Hedge funds navigate Chinese turmoil without major damage [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds navigated the Chinese market turmoil without major damage with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down only -0.5% during the week beginning January 05 to 12 (-0.8% YTD), according to the latest data from Lyxor Asset
21 Jan. 2016 Global financial markets post steep losses while hedge funds hold up relatively well [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global financial markets greeted 2016 with steep losses as investor risk tolerance fell sharply through mid-January on falling energy prices, expectations for Chinese economic growth and rising geopolitical tensions. But the hedge funds space still outperfo
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