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31 Jul. 2013 MondoAlternative: Alternative UCITS saw inflows of more than Eur6bn in 2Q 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Main findings: • Alternative UCITS inflows in 2Q 2013: +6 Euro billion, Single managers; +137 Euro million, Fund of funds • 103.7 Euro billion of total assets under management monitored, up from 96.1 Euro billion at end of March 2013
31 Jul. 2013 State Street's investor confidence index up 0.8 points in July to 107.6 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index rose very slightly to 107.6 in July, up 0.8 points from June’s revised reading of 106.8. The increase was slight, and was larg
31 Jul. 2013 State Street takes the pulse of buy-side firms mandated to clear OTC Derivatives [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Buy-side firms are unprepared for new trading mechanisms, costs and increased complexity in the OTC market according to new research commissioned by State Street Corporation. The findings show that buy-side firms may need to work more proactively with pro
31 Jul. 2013 Update: Alleged SAC tipster Sandeep Aggarwal arrested [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The alleged tipster to SAC Capital about a major deal between Microsoft and Yahoo was arrested yesterday by U.S. Federal authorities, various media reported. Forty-year-old Sandeep Aggarwal, a financial analyst from Gurgaon, India, was arrested in San Jose,
30 Jul. 2013 This week in insider trading - case nears judges ruling [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The insider trading docket is pretty full this week. Cases against Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader accused of defrauding investors in a mortgage deal six years ago and Steven Cohen, the head of SAC Capital both moved forward today. The SEC a
30 Jul. 2013 Commonfund Institute finds growth in OCIO model encourages diversified asset allocation [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Commonfund Institute today announced the release of its latest
30 Jul. 2013 Irish Central Bank to scrutinize lending funds, acknowledges vital role in overcoming funding gap [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Irish Central Bank has released a new discussion paper on loan origination by investment funds.
29 Jul. 2013 Infovest21 '40 Act Survey: 53% of managers surveyed have launched or are in the process of launching a '40 Act fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a first-of-its-kind survey on '40 Act funds, Infovest21's "Hedge Fund Use of '40 Act Registered Investment Funds" survey found that 53% of the surveyed managers have launched a '40 Act mutual fund, are in the process of launching a '40 Act
29 Jul. 2013 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index down -0.2% in June; (+7.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for June 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through May. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1
29 Jul. 2013 Horizon to offer Business Boot Camp to emerging CTAs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Horizon Cash Management LLC, the investment advisor specializing in active cash management solutions for the alternative investment industry, today announced that it will offer a first-of-its-kind
29 Jul. 2013 BofAML flash return shows hedge funds up 1.19% to July 24, 3.74% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor shows that the Investable Hedge Fund
29 Jul. 2013 Cube Capital hires ex-Fauchier partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cube Capital, the $1.3 billion global alternatives investment firm, has hired Shailen Modi as the new Chief Operating Officer. Shailen will be responsible for Cube’s worldwide operations, finance, and technology functions, as
29 Jul. 2013 GLG launches Total Return Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG Partners LP ("GLG"), the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc (“Man), authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, announced the launch of the GLG Total Return Fund (“the Fun
29 Jul. 2013 Cerulli finds robust growth for long/short credit funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cerulli Associates's July's Monthly Spotlight found long/short credit funds are garnering interest. Highlights from this research: Even though long/short credit funds only re
29 Jul. 2013 Update: SAC investors face clawbacks from SEC [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The trouble hounding beleaguered hedge fund manager Steven Cohen and his $15bn SAC Capital Advisors is seen to trickle down to his investors as the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to pursue his assets through clawback. According to a commentar
29 Jul. 2013 Alpinvesta predicts better times for managed futures funds lie ahead [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Swiss-based managed futures specialist Alpinvesta has launched a managed futures fund of fund investment program designed to generate medium term growth by combining different managed futures funds
26 Jul. 2013 Infovest21: hedge fund fee structures will become more diversified [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund observers agree that the 2/20 fee structure is the exception to the rule. Fees, in general, will continue to be under pressure unless the manager is offering a strategy that is capacity constrained or unique. "Only the best pedigree, highest p
26 Jul. 2013 Hedge Funds Review and BarclayHedge announce Americas Awards 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds Review and BarclayHedge recognized the best performing hedge funds and funds of hedge funds in the Americas at the second Hedge Funds Review Americas Awards (at an event on July 25) in New York City
26 Jul. 2013 Melanion Capital receives accolade from French Ministry of Research and Development [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: We heard earlier this month that Melanion Ca
25 Jul. 2013 Parker FX Index -0.33% in June, +1.51% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.33% return for the month of June. Forty-one of the forty-three programs in the Index reported June 2013 results, of which fifteen reported positive results and twenty-six incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -
25 Jul. 2013 Risk turns upward after five consecutive quarterly declines [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Risk trended upward after 5 consecutive quarters of declining volatility, driven by concerns over macro events such as the US Federal Reserve’s change in QE policy, China’s slowing economic growth, and the continued measures of Japan’s central bank to stimu
25 Jul. 2013 Credit Suisse expects continued strong inflows into hedge funds during H2 2013 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A recent Deutsche Bank survey indicated that pension fund trustees are becoming increasingly sure of the merits of hedge
25 Jul. 2013 Butterfield Fulcrum creates 150 jobs in Halifax, its domicile of choice [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent hedge fund administrator and service provider Butterfield Fulcrum announced the creation of 150 new jobs in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which it still considers as its domicile of choice for its expansion.
24 Jul. 2013 AIMA reports uneven progress in implementing AIFMD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Uneven progress is being made in implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) across the European Union, according to a joint study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA, the gl
24 Jul. 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends June -2.07% on asset weighted basis (0.06% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended June 2013 down 2.07% on an asset weighted basis (0.06% YTD) and declined 1.05% on an equal weighted basis (-0.31% YTD). The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Can
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Here is a European long/short equity fund that has been beating the odds since its 2008 inception by employing its own investment model, frequent company visits

  2. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  3. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  4. Opalesque TV: First Trust Advisors launches liquid alternatives platform[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: First Trust Advisors is launching a new liquid alternatives platform aimed at building on the companies existing alternative ETFs offering by adding hedged mutual funds. Senior Portfolio Managers Rob Guttschow and John Gambla recently sat down in an

  5. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo