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08 Oct. 2013 Toulouse Business School takes a statistical look at the impact of 2008 on investor behavior [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research from the Toulouse Business School’s Management Research Center looks at the impact of the financial crisis in Europe. The project was led by Laurent German (project director), Nicolas Nalpas, both teacher-researchers at TBS and by Guillaume Ba
08 Oct. 2013 Fund of hedge funds group FRM comments on risk averse Fed [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: FRM, Man Group’s $16.7bn fund of hedge funds business, has published its Early Bird notes on September admitting that, in contrast to their prediction, the Federal Reserve continued with monetary stim
08 Oct. 2013 Invesco study suggests more sovereign investors will allocate to local private enterprises and to alternatives [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Invesco, a global investment advisor, recently released its first Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Stu
07 Oct. 2013 New Bermuda fund legislation: self-declared exempt institutional funds offer same day registration [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bermuda has today amended its Investment Funds Act 2006 (the "Act") to create a new self-declared exempt fund which guarantees same day registration. The new Class A Exempt Funds will permit qualified investment managers to register their Bermuda-organised i
07 Oct. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rises +2.35% (est.) in September (6.07% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Strong equity markets helped raise the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index +2.35% in September 2013 according to initial estimates. Over the course of the month, the markets saw the S&P 500 (+3.14%) hit a new high followed by a decline due mainly to US budget concerns.
07 Oct. 2013 London systematic manager Future Value Capital launches macro fund on MontLake UCITS platform [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: MontLake, ML Capital’s UCITS-compliant funds platform, announced the launch of the FVC Alternative Risk Premia UCITS Fund on 30th September. It is run by Future Value Capita
07 Oct. 2013 HFI finds global hedge fund assets close to pre-crisis peak with large firms getting larger [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The Autumn report of Hedge Fund Intelligence’s bi-annual Global Review finds that global hedge fund assets are closing in on $2.35tln as big firms drive growth. Overall assets are up 9% year o
07 Oct. 2013 Cerulli finds alternatives in US mutual funds will reach 14% in 10 Years [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: According to new research from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm, asset managers expect alternative mutual fund assets to comprise close to 14% of all
04 Oct. 2013 Hedge Fund Due Diligence Exchange goes live offering forensic-style due diligence reports at substantial cost savings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFDDX has launched an innovative platform that provides new and experienced investors both forensic-style due diligence reports and a substantial cost saving. The first exchange of its kind, HFDDX’s launch coincides with a resurgence of interest in hedge fund investments
04 Oct. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rises +2.35% (est.) in September (6.07% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Strong equity markets helped raise the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index +2.35% in September 2013 according to initial estimates. Over the course of the month, the markets saw the S&P 500 (+3.14%) hit a new high followed by a decline due mainly to US budget concerns.
04 Oct. 2013 Biggest barrier to entry for boutique asset managers is in regulatory costs [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Boutique asset managers are underdogs, say Adam Sussman and Valerie Bogard of Tabb Group, a financial markets research and advisory firm. They are the authors of the
04 Oct. 2013 Alternative asset industry’s initial fund marketing materials do not meet investors’ needs [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: There is a record 1,990 closed end unlisted private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds in the market, says financial research and advisory firm Preqin, all vying for investor commitments. To raise funds, fund managers must cast their net wider
03 Oct. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index Global up 0.5% in September, 2.00% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global advanced by 0.65% in September and is now up 2.00% for the year. The positive performance is due to the good results of Long/Short Equity funds - up 1.61% - as well as Emerging
03 Oct. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains 1.02% in September (2.14% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted rose in the month, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +1.02% for September. • HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +2.21% for September, 2013, the strongest gain since July 2012, with contri
03 Oct. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index up 1.39% in September, 4.29% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.39% in September 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 o
03 Oct. 2013 Cerulli projects total U.S. institutional market assets to reach $19 trillion by 2018 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm, projects the U.S. institutional market to increase 30% to $19 trillion in assets within the next 5 years. Cerulli defines the institutional market based on the identity of the end-client, classifying assets as inst
03 Oct. 2013 Comment: Equity hedged and event driven managers winners in September and likely for 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Many equity-hedged and event-driven hedge funds have continued to hold and increase positions during September, and were rewarded as several equity events occurred and markets moved higher. Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM, comments that he expects to see the tren
03 Oct. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +0.96% in September (4.29% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains for the month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.96% while the HFRX Market Directional Index rose +2.23%. HFRX Event Driven Index posted a gain of +2.10% for September 2013, led by gains in Special Situations and
03 Oct. 2013 Pirate’s arrest leads to Bitcoin collapse [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Another week, another dollar. Close on the end of September announcement of the launch of a new fund from alternative specialists
03 Oct. 2013 New hedge fund search function on HFSB site [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Pictet Asset Management (Switzerland), Reservoir Capital Group (USA) and
02 Oct. 2013 Amber Capital launches UCITS version of Italia Equity fund with $80m on Alpha UCITS Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alpha UCITS Platform has launched today the Amber Equity Fund. The Amber Equity Fund is managed by Amber Capital Italia SGR, a
02 Oct. 2013 US government shutdown’s impact on financial regulators [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Yesterday, the US government started a partial shutdown after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget plan. More than 700,000 federal employees from the departments of Defense, Commerce, Energy, Transportation, Museums, Parks, Research an
02 Oct. 2013 Implementing smart beta may impact on hedge funds finds Towers Watson [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: New research from Towers Watson looks at smart beta strategies across a range of traditional and alternative asset classes. The
02 Oct. 2013 Quantam releases active index management tools to hedge against market shocks [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent asset management firm Quantam SA announced the release of "Beta Managed Futures," a series of diversified new-generation index investment programs which include dynamic hedging against market
02 Oct. 2013 Fund raising for private real estate funds continues strong growth in Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fundraising for private equity real estate funds continue to enjoy robust growth in the third quarter of 2013 as indeed the sector generated an additional $18bn during the quarter, to reach $39bn in total assets raised in the six months of Q2 and Q3 combined. T

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