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12 Feb. 2015 Maples Fund Services fulfils AIFMD Annex IV reporting requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a division of MaplesFS, reports that it has successfully completed Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD) Annex IV reports for December 2014 for seven European Union jurisdictions, utilizing its regulatory reporting platform.
12 Feb. 2015 The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.4% in January, as reflation wind is blowing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - >> The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.4% in January. 7 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+5.6%), the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+4.4%), the Lyxor Global Macro Index (+2.7%), the Lyxor L/S
11 Feb. 2015 Dallas-based Boardage Capital launches strategy focused on basic materials, mining and metals, and hires COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Boardage Capital Management, LLC, announced the launch of its strategy focused on basic materials, mining and metals. Dallas-based Boardage seeded the investment approach with internal capital in October 2013. As part of the firm’s growth, Boardage also announced the addi
11 Feb. 2015 Tax paid by UK hedge fund industry at record level [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The tax contribution of the UK hedge fund industry has never been greater than it is today, according to new research from AIMA, the global hedge fund industry body. The hedge fund sector in the UK last year produced profits and income that have generated an estimate
11 Feb. 2015 Total capital managed by the Asian hedge fund industry stood at $119.75 billion at end 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Asian hedge fund industry resumed strong capital growth in 4Q to conclude 2014 at a record level of capital, as Asian equity markets posted sharp advances heading into the new year. Total capital managed by the Asian hedge fund industry stood at $119.75 billion (¥
11 Feb. 2015 Salient Partners to acquire Forward Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Salient Partners L.P. announced today its proposal to acquire Forward Management, LLC, an independent, privately-held asset management firm based in San Francisco, California, and investment advisor to the Forward Funds. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined fi
11 Feb. 2015 TA Associates to acquire majority stake in NorthStar Financial [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Private equity firm TA Associates is to buy a majority stake in Omaha, Nebraska-headquartered NorthStar Financial Services Group LLC and its nine subsidiary wealth management industry service providers. According to the
11 Feb. 2015 Man GLG to shut macro hedge fund after losing 9% in January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded U.K. hedge fund manager which managed $72.3bn at the end of September 2014, is shutting down its macro hedge fund after losing 9% in January, reports
11 Feb. 2015 David Tepper joins hedge fund activists to press for GM board seat, buyback [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper of Appaloosa Management has joined three activist hedge funds to push for a board seat in General Motors in an effort to press the company to repurchase some of its shares, reported
10 Feb. 2015 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.09% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Press Release Source BMC
10 Feb. 2015 Hedge funds shed $29.1 billion in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry redeemed $29.1 billion (1.2% of assets) in December, its largest outflow since April 2009. “Hedge funds shed $12.5 billion in the second half of 2014, a sharp turnabout fro
10 Feb. 2015 Improving existing systems, data and risk management top concerns of asset managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, has announced the results of its annual survey on the priorities and challenges facing the global asset management community. Upgrading incumbent systems and data man
10 Feb. 2015 BOX to launch realized volatility options on VolX patented concept [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BOX Options Exchange (BOX) and The VolX Group (VolX), architects of RealVol Products, announced that they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement whereby BOX will list RealVol SPY
10 Feb. 2015 Leon Cooperman's hedge fund among industry's worst 20 this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Leon Cooperman’s Omega Advisors continues its "embarrassing" losses in January as the hedge fund fell 3.57% during the month, which earned it a distinction as one of the industry’s top 20 losers this early in 2015. Cooperman
10 Feb. 2015 Institutional investors, hedge funds raise $200m for Philippine-based Metro Pacific [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Long-only institutional investors, hedge funds and domestic funds have banded together to raise $200m for Philippine-based Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MIPC), a unit of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Company Holdings, through an overnight equity private placement
09 Feb. 2015 Lyxor partners with Quantmetrics for AIFM managed account platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces a new partnership with Quantmetrics Capital Management to join Lyxor’s AIFM managed account platform. With this partnership, Lyxor will launch the first AIFMD-compliant strategy on its platform. Quantmetrics’ investment strateg
09 Feb. 2015 Commonfund brings on private equity specialist [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund, a leading institutional investment manager, today announced the appointment of Jack H. Foster, Jr. as Managing Director, Private Equity Specialist. In this newly created position, Mr. Foster will work with institutional investors in the Eastern U.S. and Canada
09 Feb. 2015 Global pension fund assets reach new highs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global institutional pension fund assets in the 16 major markets grew by over 6% during 2014 (compared to around 10% in 2013) to reach a new high of US$36 trillion, according to
09 Feb. 2015 bfinance finds that higher performance does not mean higher fees for investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - bfinance, the independent investment consultancy, has released the results of its latest institutional investor study which focuses on the perennial issue of fees. It finds that reliable alpha does not necess
09 Feb. 2015 Oil, QE stimulus push hedge funds in early 2015 gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The steep losses in oil, the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing (QE) stimulus and the Swiss franc move helped push hedge funds to navigate the extreme macroeconomic dislocations across the global financial markets with positive gains in January, according t
09 Feb. 2015 Hedge funds betting on hotly contested UK election [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hotly contested general election in the UK has attracted the attention of some of the top hedge funds as they start placing their bets in the coming May polls. Joseph Oughourlian, co-founder and portfolio manager at U.S.-based hedge fund Amber Capital with r
09 Feb. 2015 Hedge funds shorting Australian dollars gain [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds which made bets against the Australian dollars have gained last week while those which wagered against the euro suffered losses as a slowdown in the Chinese economy is showing more impact compared to the possibility Greece will be forced out of the Euro.
06 Feb. 2015 Substantial flows expected for global macro hedge funds and CTAs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - ML Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake UCITS Platform, is delighted to present the 17th edition of the quarterly
06 Feb. 2015 Hedge fund Trian rejects DuPont’s board seat proposal [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Trian Fund Management LP, the Nelson Peltz-led activist hedge fund that owns about $1.8bn in DuPont Co. shares, has rejected a proposal by DuPont to appoint one of its nominees to the firm’s board. Peltz submitted four names, including himself, for nomination in DuP
06 Feb. 2015 Brevan Howard’s macro hedge fund gains 3.3% in first month of 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Brevan Howard’s flagship $24bn macro hedge fund greeted 2015 with a strong 3.32% gains in January, outperforming many peers which suffered losses because of the surprise surge in the value of the Swiss franc, reported
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  3. BlackRock is shutting down its Global Ascent macro fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega