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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
24 Jul. 2013 Cerulli: Competition intensifies with alternative managers entering the retail space [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to new research from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm, the competition within the liquid alternative space has intensified with alternative managers entering the retail space. Alternative Products and Strategies 2013:
24 Jul. 2013 Cerulli: European managers brush off emerging market debt woes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With central bank statements dictating fund flows, traditionally risky strategies are laid bare. However, manager conviction in emerging market debt (EMD) strategies is not lost, according to the July edition of The Cerulli Edge - European Monthly Product Trends.
24 Jul. 2013 Update: Steven Cohen’s attorneys dispute SEC’s neglect charges [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Steven A. Cohen denied the charges filed against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that he failed to stop insider trading practices at his $15bn hedge fund firm, SAC Capital Advisors, an
23 Jul. 2013 Gottex reveals assets down but returns up over quarter to end June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management announced its trading statement for the quarter ended 30 June 2013. Highlights included: The flagship fund of hedge funds products continue to
23 Jul. 2013 Activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb sells 40m Yahoo shares [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb of Third Point sold his entire stake in Yahoo for a huge profit as he also left the search engine’s board after a successful campaign to shake up the firm’s leadership, various media reported. According to
23 Jul. 2013 WTI speculators go all in - Bank of America Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: WTI long positions hit record highs among hedge funds according to the latest hedge fu
22 Jul. 2013 AIFMD is here: Watershed moment in asset management regulation not so much 22 July 2013 as 22 July 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managers transition into the new regulatory landscape of the AIFMD In some respects the wait is over. 22 July 2013, the date for the national transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD") across Europe is here. T
22 Jul. 2013 BNY Mellon survey: AIFMD will reduce choice and increase costs for fund managers and investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research by BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, points to significant uncertainty about Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) requirements despite today’s first deadline for authorisation. BNY Mellon surveye
22 Jul. 2013 Morgan Stanley launches Asia UCITS fund with Dalton Investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley announced the launch of a new fund, the MS Dalton Asia Pacific UCITS Fund (the “Fund”), under its FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella. The Fund provides exposure to
22 Jul. 2013 Six of Newedge’s 11 hedge fund indices positive in H1 2013, CTA Index -1.5% in June, +1.03% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Six of Newedge’s 11 hedge fund indices reflected positive performances during the first half of 2013. The Newedge CTA Index closed the first six months of 2013 up 1.03 percent, despite a decline of -1.5 percent in June 2013. The Newedge Trend Index rose 0.76 percent
22 Jul. 2013 ML Capital finds Global Macro still king of alternative UCITS [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: ML Capital’s Alternative UCITS Barometer’s latest report finds that investors have bullish views on US Long/Short E
22 Jul. 2013 SEC files civil suit charges against SAC's Steven Cohen over insider trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against hedge fund adviser Steven A. Cohen for failing to supervise two senior employees and prevent them from insi
22 Jul. 2013 Gold prices rise to highest level since 2011 [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Gold prices jumped to their highest level since 2011 as hedge funds and speculators raised their net long positions by 56% to 55,535 futures and options last week, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC),
19 Jul. 2013 Hedge fund asset flows turn negative in the second quarter [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: June redemptions turned Q2 flows negative and flows for the first half of 2013 are the second slowest in the last ten years lagging only 2009 in the aftermath of the financial crisis, according to new data from
19 Jul. 2013 BlackRock gains in Q2-2013: $3.8tln in AuM, net income of $729m [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: BlackRock, Inc., the large investment management, risk management and advisory services firm headquartered in New York City, announced
19 Jul. 2013 Fitch: U.S. P&C insurers’ investing in alternatives set to increase [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to a new special report by Fitch Ratings, U.S. property and casualty insurers are investing in alternatives, including hedge funds and private equity, for diversification and higher returns in their portfolios. And this allocation could increas
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