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12 Nov. 2013 Brevan Howard gains top spot in European hedge fund rankings [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Europe’s hedge funds are uniquely dynamic according to the latest Europe’s Top 50 survey of Europe's hedge funds ranked by assets under management, from
11 Nov. 2013 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 1.37% (+9.90% YTD), hedge funds gain in strong market as US reaches debt deal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.37% in October (+9.90% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +4.46% (+23.16% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.75% (+18.63% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +3.9
11 Nov. 2013 Jack Inglis named as new AIMA CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that Jack Inglis will be the new CEO of the organisation. Mr Inglis joins from Barclays where he was a member of the Global Executive Committee for Prime Serv
11 Nov. 2013 Assets close to record levels at world’s largest fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Latest research from Pensions & Investments and Towers Watson shows that assets managed by the worl
08 Nov. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 1.48% (est.) in October (7.19% YTD) as U.S. outlook improves [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted broad-based gains to begin the fourth quarter, as the U.S. government shutdown concluded while investors and fund managers positioned for an anticipated reduction of the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures in early 2014. The HFRI Fund Weighted Compo
08 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds post second best monthly performance of 2013 in October -eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:October was the second best month of 2013 for hedge funds, who recorded average returns of 1.5% for the month and 7.1% for the year, according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment. eturns were driven by equity exposure and supported by the con
08 Nov. 2013 Reservoir, Blackstone, Protégé, NewAlpha and Grosvenor make it to HFMWeek’s list of top 5 seeders [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: HFMWeek’s "Seeding Top Five – 2013" survey, out yesterday (Nov.6), puts Reservoir Capital, which manages $5.6bn in assets, at the top of the list. "Reservoir Capit
08 Nov. 2013 Dexia explains why alternative funds will outperform again [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:Fabrice Cuchet, head of alternative investments at Dexia Asset Management (AM), told the French media on Wednesday, ahead of Dexia’s yearly alternative investment
07 Nov. 2013 European alternative UCITS see close to double in interest levels this month [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The ML Alternative UCITS Barometer's major findings this month included bullish views on European L/S Eq
07 Nov. 2013 Global Prime Partners selects BNY Mellon for global clearing and custody services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global Prime Partners ("GPP"), the global prime brokerage boutique which specialises in supporting emerging managers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with BNY Mellon, the global lead
07 Nov. 2013 Nearly half of asset managers expect to hire alternative investment personnel [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm finds that 47% of asset managers expect to hire dedicated marketing personnel and 41% expect to hire dedicated sal
07 Nov. 2013 French investment groups create European leader in incubation of active funds, NewAlpha AM [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:Opalesque wrote in April that there may be a merger between two large French seeding platforms:
07 Nov. 2013 Endowment study reveals decline in allocation to alternative assets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The 2013 NACUBO Commonfund Study of Endowments or NCSE’s preliminary data gathered from 461 U.S. colleges and universities shows that these institutions’ endowme
06 Nov. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.86% (est.) in October, 7.36% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Stronger equity market performance in October helped the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund index increase 1.86% for October 2013. Despite an early market selloff due mostly to the US debt concerns, the resolution of the Government Debt Crisis and continued bond buying by the F
06 Nov. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up 1.65% in October, 6.01% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.65% in October 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 of t
06 Nov. 2013 Gottex to establish joint venture with Chinese asset manager VStone Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), an independent global alternative asset management group, announced it is to establish a joint venture with VStone Asset Management (VStone), a well-established private ass
06 Nov. 2013 CFTC acuses AlphaMetrix of fraud, files suit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a complaint in the a U.S. District Court in Chicago accusing AlphaMetrix Group of fraud. The regulator alleges that the company agreed to rebate fees back to participants in the commodity pools between
06 Nov. 2013 CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton out in a surprise exit [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) member Bart Chilton will be leaving his post. The timing of the exit was a surprise and is potential replacement is as yet, unnamed. Chilton outlined his exit in remarks titled,
06 Nov. 2013 Some equity long/short managers are reducing net market exposure [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:According to the monthly reports of two alternative asset managers, many hedge fund managers, especially those pursuing equity long/short strategies, decreased their net exposure towards the end of October. One suggests this could be a harbinger of a pullback
06 Nov. 2013 Assets in US alternative mutual funds balloon to $550 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Assets under management for listed alternatives have ballooned to $550 billion since 2008, growing the group to more than double its initial size. Alternative UCITS funds are also growing at a similar rate in Europe,
06 Nov. 2013 Interest in African hedge funds continues to grow - survey [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Novare Investments second annual Africa funds survey shows growing interest in the continent. Report data shows that capital flows to Africa focused funds are becoming more steady, a trend which is expected to continue as more African countries develop and mature
05 Nov. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains +1.27% in October, 3.24% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted gains, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +1.27% in October, 2013. • HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +1.93% in October, with positive contributions from Global equity, India and Turkey and mixed performan
05 Nov. 2013 IndexIQ’s Hedge Composite Beta Index up 1.44% in October, 2.62% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, today announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes for October 2013. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the p
05 Nov. 2013 Strongest growth since January for Equity Hedge, up 1.92% for October, 8.68% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRX notes that global financial markets posted gains for the month of October as US lawmakers passed a budget deal, ending the US government shutdown and averting a default on US
05 Nov. 2013 SAC enters guilty plea in insider trading case [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Troubled hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors will plead guilty to an insider trading probe launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The guilty plea is part of a broader settlement over the insider trading charges, as part of that settlement the f

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