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13 Aug. 2015 Chris Rokos courts investors for his $3bn hedge fund launch [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Brevan Howard top trader Chris Rokos is inviting investors for one of the largest hedge fund launches this year that is nearing its target of $3bn,
13 Aug. 2015 AIMA joins S3 Partners to survey Basel III impact on hedge funds and asset managers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge fund industry association Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has teamed up with S3 Partners to conduct a study on the impact of Basel III bank capital rules on hedge funds and money managers and their financing relationships. AI
13 Aug. 2015 Hedge Fund Industry Returns 1.49% - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of -0.35% in July, bringing YTD returns to 1.49%, according to the latest performance data from eVestment. Returns were as mixed as markets over the month of July. According to the report, origination & fi
12 Aug. 2015 SEC arrests Russian hedge fund manager in unprecedented hacking scheme of unreleased financial news [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have arrested Russian hedge fund manager Vitaly Korchevsky for allegedly pilfering and profiting more than $30 million from unreleased financial news hacked from companies including Toronto-based Marketwired L.P. The
12 Aug. 2015 David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Re seen to earn $30.4m from China devaluation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: China’s decision on Wednesday to further devalue its currency is expected to benefit hedge fund manager David Einhorn as his Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., insurer is expected to earn $30.4 million or 2.2% of its investment assets, reported
12 Aug. 2015 Hedge funds shorting Aberdeen Asset, see more trouble ahead [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are shorting Scottish firm Aberdeen Asset Management as they expect that concerns on China will further see more trouble ahead,
12 Aug. 2015 Factor-based analysis could better quantify CTA performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs often cite risk management as a key to their success. Despite this claim, the process for evaluating CTA risk management has remained somewhat qualitative. A new white paper by Campbell & Company,
11 Aug. 2015 Michael Gull and Nicholas Granata join Wells Fargo Global Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Wells Fargo Securities, the capital markets and investment banking business of Wells Fargo & Company, announced today that Michael Gull and Nicholas Granata have joined the Global Fund Services division. Both individuals will be based in New York and report to Leslie
11 Aug. 2015 Agecroft Partners predicts hedge fund industry assets to increase a quarter trillion dollars by summer of 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - This is an update to an article I wrote last summer explaining why the hedge fund industry assets were reaching all-time highs, despite underperforming the S&P 500 index. This is more relevant today as hedge fund industry assets continue to set new records.
11 Aug. 2015 Marshall Terry joins Rotation Capital as Managing Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rotation Capital, an SEC-registered alternative asset management firm that invests across the capital structure with a focus on credit opportunities and special situations, today announced that it has appointed Marshall Terry as a Managing Director, Chief Operating O
11 Aug. 2015 Rotella Capital appoints Dean W. Crowder as global head of strategic business development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rotella Capital Management, Inc., a Chicago- and Bellevue- based adviser of systematic trading programs in managed futures and equities, has announced that industry veteran Dean W. Crowder, III has joined the firm as Managing Director & Global Head of Strategic Business D
11 Aug. 2015 Managed futures start second half of the year with strong performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services today announces the July performance data for its Newedge CTA indices. Following a mixed first half of the year, CTAs returned to positive performance in July, according to the indices calculated by Societe Generale Prime Servi
11 Aug. 2015 CTAs and global macro hedge funds post strong starts this month [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A fairly heavy load of economic data was released last week, said Lyxor Asset Management. On balance they were positive in developing but remained on the soft side in emerging market. The divergence between developing
11 Aug. 2015 Mixed results for hedge funds in July as China, energy worries drag performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds’ exposure to China, energy and discretionary commodity offset a powerful recovery by macro systemic diversified strategies in July, said
07 Aug. 2015 Private debt fund managers face intense competition to deploy record levels of dry powder [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Private debt fund managers are currently sitting on a record $185bn in dry powder, capital commitments from investors that are yet to be invested. Fund managers are keen to invest this capital in attractive investment opportunities, as 66% of respondents to a recent Pr
07 Aug. 2015 Singularity managed futures program up +20.43% YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss-based managed futures fund Singularity closed a volatile July posting positive net returns of +6.53% during the month and pushing YTD to +20.43%. Singularity is a multi-strategy CTA using a systemic, trend following approach. The fund seeks to maintain a lo
07 Aug. 2015 Long/short hedge fund replication leads gains in July [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Long/short hedge fund replication strategies led gains in July as Index IQ reported the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. The IQ Hedge Long/Short Inde
06 Aug. 2015 UCITS Alternative Index Global down 0.56% in July (+2.89% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Monthly UCITS Alternative Index Benchmarks as of July 31st 2015 Weekly UAIX Indices as of August 5th 2015 Weekly UCITS Alternative Index Blue Chip as of August 5th 2015... Full performance table:
06 Aug. 2015 Accordo Compliance enters strategic partnership with Trinity Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Accordo Compliance Solutions LLC, a full service, solutions-oriented compliance consultancy to the financial services industry in the US, has announced its new strategic partnership with Trinity Fund Administration Ltd., an independent global specialist hedge and private
06 Aug. 2015 Bermuda takes steps to satisfy third country requirements of Europe’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities Market Authority is currently considering which non EU jurisdictions or ‘third countries’, may be granted passport rights under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Non-EU fund managers covered by the passport will
06 Aug. 2015 Hedge fund industry in New York nearly three times the size of the industry in London [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research out from Preqin shows that the hedge fund industry in New York is nearly three times the size of the industry in London. Managers based in New York have total assets under management of $1,024bn. Aggregate AUM for London-based managers, at $3
05 Aug. 2015 CalSTRs on the hunt for hedge fund advisor [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is on the hunt for a new hedge fund advisor. According to the RFP, CalSTRS is seeking an advisor to provide expertise on hedge fund investments via managed accounts whenever possible. In the pas
05 Aug. 2015 Aberdeen acquires Arden [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire Arden Asset Management LLC, a provider of hedge fund solutions with offices in New York and London. This acquisition is in line with Aberdeen's strategy to strengthen and grow its glo
04 Aug. 2015 Event-driven hedge funds underperform but prospects are improving [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event driven managers underperformed, both in the past two weeks (-0.9% as of end July 21) and (-0.6% as of end July 28), partly as a result of exposures to commodity-related sectorss, said Lyxor Asset Management.
03 Aug. 2015 Arthur-Sera offers new alternative products across hedge fund strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wealth management services firm Arthur-Sera has announced new alternative products large selection of hedge fund strategies as the firm continues its innovation in the alternative investment markets. Arthur-Sera
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London for New Managers: SJL Capital LLC, an investment advisory firm based in California, has launched its maiden fund, the SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP. The fund, which began trading

  2. Manny Roman to move from Man to Pimco[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Emmanuel (Manny) Roman, an investment world veteran, has been hired by PIMCO, the large US bond fund house, as chief executive officer. PIMCO's current CEO Douglas Hodge will assume a new role as managing director and senior advisor when Roman joins P

  3. HFR: Hedge funds post strong gains in mid-July as markets recover from Brexit losses[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted strong gains through mid-July as the equity markets continued the recovery from Brexit losses. The HFRX Market Directional Index gained +2.17% (+4.22% YTD) and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +1.03% through mid-month (+0.19%

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