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20 Nov. 2013 CTAs outperform over October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge reports that nine of the 11 Newedge Hedge Fund Indices experienced gains in October, including the Newedge CTA, Trend, and Short-Term Indices. Trend-following strategies, as represented b
20 Nov. 2013 US Bancorp Fund Services buys Quintillion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, announced it has agreed to acquire Quintillion Limited (Quintillion), an Ireland domiciled full-service hedge fund administrator. The announcem
20 Nov. 2013 UCITS hedge funds up 0.19% to mid November, 3.52% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.41% through mid-November, with positive contributions from Global equities with concentration in Healthcare, Technology, European and Japa
20 Nov. 2013 Mid-November Equity Hedge Index up 0.38%, 9.1% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRX Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.38% through mid-November, with gains across Fundamental Value and Market Neutral strategies adding to the YTD gain
20 Nov. 2013 Study: Consultants add no value to plan sponsors, but have significant effect on fund flows [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Oxford Said Business School academics Tim Jenkinson, Howard Jones, and Jose Vicente Martinez have published a paper entitled 'Picking winners? Investment consultants’ recom
20 Nov. 2013 JP Morgan to pay $13bn in settlement with DoJ over mortgages [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The details of a $13bn settlement agreed to by the US government and JP Morgan over mortgage misconduct leading to the financial crisis of 2008 were announced today. The settlement amounts to the largest sum ever paid by a single company to the government and inc
20 Nov. 2013 The FATCA deadline looms ever closer [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Shane Brett of Global Perspectives warns in his latest white paper of the Four Essential Tasks to Prepare for FATCA. "Time is marching on and the deadlines for FATCA are getting closer" he writes. "In
19 Nov. 2013 Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.65% in October (-2.52% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 0.65% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index remains down 2.52%. “A partial US government shutdown and another debt ceiling debate were able to temporarily stall, but not derail ongo
19 Nov. 2013 Asian asset managers on course to reach $17tln under management by 2017 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The latest report entitled Institutional Asset Management in Asia 2013 from Cerulli Associates, finds that Asian institutions – ex-Japan - garnered $10tln in assets in 201
19 Nov. 2013 New study reveals where hedge funds are most over exposed [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:eVestment, an institutional investment data and analytics firm, has issued a report entitled "Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk," which aggregates the positions of the 30 largest hedge funds and quantifies thei
18 Nov. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.80% in October (9.15% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 1.80% in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 9.15% year to date. “Investors correctly anticipated that a deal would be w
18 Nov. 2013 AIMA Hong Kong supports Financial Services Development Council initiative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIMA Hong Kong, the local branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has expressed its support for the Hong Kong Financial Services Develo
18 Nov. 2013 Context Capital Partners and former AlphaMetrix events management team launch Context Summits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Context Capital Partners and the former management team of AlphaMetrix Events, Mark Salameh and Geoff Marcus have come together to launch Context Summits, LLC. Newly formed Context Summits will embark on a series o
18 Nov. 2013 Emerging markets hedge funds up 2.5% in October, 4.7% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Emerging Markets hedge funds extended year-to-date (YTD) performance gains in the third quarter as local equity and currency markets posted a strong recovery on a continuation of the US Federal Reserve stimulus measures, according to the latest
18 Nov. 2013 The return of the fund of hedge funds predicted Downunder [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Damien Hatfield of Triple A Partners has published his latest Australian hedge fund newsletter and finds, finally, a reason to be cheery about the
18 Nov. 2013 Emerging hedge fund managers and specialist credit managers dominate fund raising in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers:Vantage Point, the third party fund placement group, has reported on key trends in fundraising during the second and third quarters of 2013. The group found that the rise in the
15 Nov. 2013 The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.59% in October (+7.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.59% for the month of October. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. September, October and YTD 2013 performance numbers are listed below and are avail
15 Nov. 2013 GLG launches undervalued assets fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG Partners LP , the Financial Conduct Authority authorised and regulated investment manager and part of Man Group plc, is pleased to announce the launch of the GLG Undervalued Assets Fund. Launching on 15 November, the fund will be managed by Henry Dixon, who
15 Nov. 2013 TrimTabs, BarclayHedge report hedge funds get $4.1bn in September, industry assets now at $2tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry added assets for the third consecutive month in September 2013, taking in a net $4.1 billion (0.2% of assets). This estimate is based on data from 3,340 funds. “The hedge fu
15 Nov. 2013 SEC charges Mark Megalli, former Level Global hedge fund trader, with insider trading [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:The U.S.’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Mark Megalli, a New-York based investment professional with insider trading. Megalli allegedly used non-public information about Carter’s Inc., a youth clothing company, to give the hedge fund firm he
14 Nov. 2013 Update: Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.7% in October (7.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a month which historically has produced negative results, hedge funds returned an average of +1.7% in October 2013 as indicated by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index. 81% of the Global Index's constituents reported positive returns for the month. Equity markets,
14 Nov. 2013 Global convertible bond team at RWC take on RWC Cautious Absolute Rate and Currency fund, renames it [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Global Convertible Bond team at RWC, headed up by Davide Basile, has taken over the RWC Cautious Absolute Rate and Currency fund. The fund will be renamed RWC Core Plus and it will be co-managed by Basile and Lakshman Harendran. The objective of the fund will
14 Nov. 2013 100 Women In Hedge Funds raises $1.27m for Best Buddies International at annual New York gala [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a leading global non-profit organization for professionals in the alternative investment management industry, today announced that, through the success of its annual New York Gala and other regional fundraising events so far this year, $1.27 mill
14 Nov. 2013 Luxembourg regulator authorises first RQFII UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Luxembourg regulator CSSF has authorised the first RQFII fund under the UCITS scheme. The UCITS can invest 100% of its net assets in China A-shares. It can invest in these shares through the use of the RQFI
14 Nov. 2013 Growth marked as top strategic goal for hedge funds this year - survey [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Ernst & Young have released their annual global hedge fund survey, which looks at how managers
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