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28 Jun. 2013 U.S. Defense of Marriage Act expands definitions of 'accredited investor’ and 'qualified purchaser’ [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The June 26th decision of the US Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, by invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), will lead to many changes for same-sex married couples. One of which is the meaning of the term "spouse" in
28 Jun. 2013 European Union launches long term investment fund type and guidelines for infrastructure projects [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The European Union wants to get more investors interested in long term investments as it prepares to build out its infrastructure project pipeline. In order to do this, the European Commission is proposing the creation of private European Long-Term Investment
27 Jun. 2013 Preqin: Event driven hedge funds top performers so far, +2.10% in May, +7.60% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Event driven hedge funds have outperformed other strategies in May 2013, posting net returns of 2.10%, Preqin’s June edition of Hedge Fund Spotlight reveals. This takes the overall 2013 performance of event driven funds above that of long/short funds, which have posted r
27 Jun. 2013 Parker FX Index reports +0.74% for May, +1.72% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.74% return for the month of May. Forty of the forty-three programs in the Index reported May results, of which twenty reported positive results, nineteen incurred losses, and one was flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0
27 Jun. 2013 Consultants argue that hedge fund replicators lag indexes, hedge funds in performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new report from investment consultants Hewitt Ennis Knupp shows that hedge fund replicators, which are growing in popularity with some investors still lag the real thing in terms of performance. Some liquid alternatives on the market today, seek to replicate the
27 Jun. 2013 GFIA’s June insights report a future for best of boutique Asian hedge fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: GFIA’s June insights show a glimmer of increased confidence in the opportunities out there for boutique Asian hedge funds. Peter Douglas, GFIA founder, writes: "At an aggregate level, it’s still a very tough world
26 Jun. 2013 InvestorForce white paper finds significant differences in actual post-negotiated management fees [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - InvestorForce, part of MSCI Inc, announced that it has released the first in a series of whitepapers, Institutional
26 Jun. 2013 Scotiabank’s Canadian hedge fund index down 0.08% in May, up 7.93% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended May 2013 down 0.08% on an asset weighted basis and gained 0.39% on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to
26 Jun. 2013 Opalesque Life: The hidden hazards of a desk job [more]
There is more to life than finance! Therefore, we have created a new column as a useful addition to our comprehensive financial news coverage. Opalesque Life will touch on vital aspects of your life, such as health, psychology, business skills, travel, leadership, environment, etc. Enjoy!
25 Jun. 2013 Lighthouse Partners adds Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) calculations to managed accounts [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced Lighthouse Partners has expanded its relationship with SS&C GlobeOp to include Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) calculations for the firm’
25 Jun. 2013 Man Group's fund of fund division FRM to seed CommEq Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FRM, Man Group plc‘s (“Man”) fund of hedge fund division, has formed a strategic relationship with CommEq Asset Management (“CommEq”) which involves FRM making a seed allocation to CommEq and helping CommEq launch an
25 Jun. 2013 Catalyst seeks permission to convert another hedge fund into a '40 Act mutual fund [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Fund manager Catalyst Funds is seeking permission from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to convert another hedge fund into a '40 Act mutual fund. "We endeavor to bring unique and
25 Jun. 2013 Hedged mutual funds become the dominant vehicle for advisors and institutions looking at alternatives [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new survey out from Morningstar and Barron's shows that liquid alternatives, or hedged mutual funds are becoming the dominant vehicle for advisors and institutions looking to access hedged strategies. Morningstar and Barron’s conducted the survey in March 20
25 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds turn bullish on EUR/USD [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds turn bullish on the Euro and the US Dollar as Asia trends to the downside. According to the
25 Jun. 2013 Australia’s Zenith urges investors to understand net and gross exposure in long/short equity investments [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Zenith Investment Partners has released its 2013 Australian Long/Short Equities Sector Review. Christopher Huang, Investment Analyst at Zenith says "It is commonly held that long/short funds are as, or le
25 Jun. 2013 Stanley Druckenmiller: Expansion in credit during slower GDP growth is a problem for China [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - In its latest Equity Research report, Goldman Sachs examines the rising cost of growth in China and Asia, which is hurting profits and returns. The authors, Hugo Sc
24 Jun. 2013 SFA: ETFs, investment funds are very popular among investors in Switzerland [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - According to the Swiss Funds Association, soon to be rebranded as the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association (SFAMA) and to be headed by a new CEO, Markus Fuchs, ETFs and investment funds are very popular among Swiss investors and Swiss custody account hol
24 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds cut bets on a gold rally [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds are apparently dumping their gold holdings by the most since February; the latest data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed that net-long position to the yellow metal slid by 29% to 38,951 futures as at June 18, it was repor
21 Jun. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: June notifications 3.88%, up from 3.77% in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2013 measured 3.88%, up from 3.77% in May. Chart “The Indicator increased slightly for the month of June and is comprised primaril
21 Jun. 2013 UCITS HFS Index finishes month with slight gains, up 0.25% in May 2013, 2.18% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — The UCITS HFS Index continues its positive performance in 2013 with gains of 0.25% in May 2013. The broad index started positively into the month with profits of 0.36% after the first full week of trading. As the second week of May added additional 0.53% to the
21 Jun. 2013 Swiss global macro manager SteppenWolf launches UCITS IV hedge fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - SteppenWolf Capital, a Swiss-based, macro-focused investment management firm, launched a UCITS IV-compliant fund called "5D SteppenWolf Macro Alpha
21 Jun. 2013 PwC Australia writes on the new investment manager regime for AIMA Journal [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Writing in the AIMA Journal, PwC Australia’s tax team of Ken Woo, Tax Partner, Grahame Roach, T
20 Jun. 2013 Butterfield Fulcrum Group to be acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Butterfield Fulcrum, an industry leading alternative fund administrator, has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. Established in 1927, MUTB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the 5th large
20 Jun. 2013 Cayman Atlantic launches Twitter Trading [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After setting up the world’s first “Twitter Hedge Fund” in 2011, Paul Hawtin is back launching Cayman Atlantic at the WIRED Money conference in London on Monday 1st July 2013. Cayman Atlantic is
20 Jun. 2013 Morningstar reports MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index up 0.2% in May, 4.9% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar reported preliminary hedge fund performance for May 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through April. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index fell 0.2% in May but remains up 4.9% for the yea
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  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably