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17 Oct. 2013 Nikko Asset Management buys Treasury Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has acquired the Asia-Pacific investment manager Treasury Asia Asset Management Limited (TAAM), the company announced today. TAAM’s Singapore and Sydney-based team of eight highly experienc
17 Oct. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index post gain of 0.50% through mid-October, 4.82% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains through mid-month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posting a gain of +0.50%, including a gain of +0.39% on October 10th, the largest 1 day gain in almost 2 years, while the HFRX Market Directional Index rose +1.07%. HFRX Equity
17 Oct. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains 0.48% through mid-October, 2.44% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted gains through mid-October, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.48% through mid-October, 2013. • HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.88% through mid-October, with positive contributions from Emerging Ma
17 Oct. 2013 Study finds the SEC is not bringing charges in 20% of cases with a Wells Notice [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Law firm Sadis & Goldberg has commented on an independent study by the Wall Street Journal which found that 20% of individuals and entities who received Wells Notices from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commi
16 Oct. 2013 Barclay CTA Index slides 0.54% in September (-3.13% YTD), as reversals in oil and bonds produce trading losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.54% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 3.13% after three quarters in 2013. “While the US Fed’s surprise decision n
16 Oct. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund reports 1.64% return in September, 5.34% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds bounced back in September with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +1.64%, 5.34% year to date, along with equity markets as measured by the S&P500, up +3.14%, MSCI World, up +4.82% and FTSE 100,
16 Oct. 2013 Silverhorn’s quantitative relative value fund officially launches, up 6.3% YTD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:"The Silverhorn SICAV-SIF Dynamic Relative Value Fund has now officially launched," Jessica McCarroll announced in an e-mail on Friday. "All returns from October onwards will be provided weekly by our administrator, Oppenheim Asset Management Services S.à.r.l.
15 Oct. 2013 Palmer Square Capital Management launches third mutual fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palmer Square Capital Management today announced that it has launched its third mutual fund. Palmer Square’s Fountain Short Duration High Income Fund will be managed on a day-to-day basis by Palmer Square’s fundamental credit team and the firm’s majority-owned affiliate,
15 Oct. 2013 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge funds investors buy a net $10.0bn in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in a net $10.0 billion (0.5% of assets) in August, building on an $8.2 billion inflow in July, according to estimates based on data from 3,340 funds. “Year to date, th
15 Oct. 2013 The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Finished up 1.27% in September (+5.35%) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.27% for the month of September. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. August, September and YTD 2013 performance numbers are listed below and are avai
15 Oct. 2013 First week of October BofAML figures reveal hedge funds outperformed the S&P500 index [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s report for hedge fund activity from the first week of October
14 Oct. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.11% in September (7.29% YTD) as affordable Care Act and demographics boost healthcare sector [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.11% in September 2013, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 7.30% year to date. “The Fed’s decision to delay tapering surprised
14 Oct. 2013 Libel suit against Bill Browder thrown out by British court [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Law and Order In Russia reports that the UK court has thrown out Ru
14 Oct. 2013 QLO Capital joins the Trium Multi-Manager Alliance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Trium Capital welcomed QLO Capital onto their multi-manager platform. The platform, Trium Multi-manager Alliance ("TMA"), launched late last year, is an innovative alliance of quantitative and systematic style early stage hedge fund mana
14 Oct. 2013 City Financial to launch Asia Macro fund, to be run by Geoffrey Barker [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial Investment Company Limited (City Financial), the independent investment manager with approximately USD$1.3 billion assets under management, announces the launch of an Asian macro fund scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. The fund will be managed by Geof
14 Oct. 2013 Morgan Stanley launches MS Broadmark Tactical Plus UCITS Fund under FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley announces the launch of a new fund, the MS Broadmark Tactical Plus UCITS Fund, under its FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella. The Fund, which is managed by Broadmark, seeks to produce aboveaverage risk-adjusted returns with less downside volatility than the
14 Oct. 2013 UCITS HFS Index recovers again, up 0.52% in September (1.27% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After mixed results in the second half of the year the UCITS HFS Index reports gains of 0.52% in September 2013. The broad index started positively into the month with modest gains of 0.09% in the first week of trading. The best weekly result came in the second week of Se
14 Oct. 2013 AlphaMetrix issues statement to quell rumors [more]
Mark Melin, Opalesque Futures Intelligence, Chicago: As rumors swirl regarding the potential downfall of a significant player in the alternative investment arena, with concerns regarding customer segregated funds paramount in light of the MF Global and PFG scandals, AlphaMetrix releases a st
14 Oct. 2013 $1.25tln GPIF Japan reports 10.23% return [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The annual report from the Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan – the world’s largest pension fund - showed returns to March 31st 2013 for fiscal year 2012 were 10.23%. The
11 Oct. 2013 International Association of Financial Engineers changes its name to the International Association for Quantitative Finance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Founded in 1992, the IAFE has been a leader in educating the field of finance in Financial Engineering and Quantitative Finance. As the field has developed over the years with more professionals and students then ever using these methods in their daily work the organizati
11 Oct. 2013 Some key EU markets 'gold-plating' AIFMD - AIMA/EY survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Some key European markets are "gold-plating" the marketing requirements for legacy national private placement regimes (NPPR) over and above those required by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to 'AIFMD: The Road to Impleme
11 Oct. 2013 AlphaMetrix says it is encountering "significant cash flow issues" [more]
Mark Melin, Opalesque Futures Intelligence, Chicago: AlphaMetrix Group, one of the largest independent alternative investment platforms for hedge funds and managed futures, said it had "encountered significant cash flow issues," accordin
10 Oct. 2013 Hennessee reports hedge funds up 1.97% in September, 8.57% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.97% in September (+8.57% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +2.97% (+17.90% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.16% (+15.46%
10 Oct. 2013 Preqin research shows Sovereign Wealth fund assets surpass $5tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research in the 2014 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review reveals that sovereign funds globally have added over $750bn to their total assets under management over the last year, from $
10 Oct. 2013 GABV study reveals significant differences between the financial performance of banks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - An updated study comparing key financial information about the world’s biggest banks, or Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions (GSIFIs), and a group of leading sustainable banks has shown significant difference

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