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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
10 Oct. 2013 Long-only and fund of funds UK manager Ignis AM launches new absolute return strategy [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Ignis Asset Management has just launched its latest absolute return strategy, the Ignis Global Macro Government Bond Fund, with £25m ($40m) seed money. Registered in Luxembourg as a Specialised Investment Fund (SIF), this hedge fund is suitable for
10 Oct. 2013 Update: FX Concepts winds down investment management operations [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Yesterday, FX Concepts sent a general e-mailed announcement from its New York offices that the company would wind down its investment management business over the next few weeks. "Assets
10 Oct. 2013 eVestment: Hedge funds end Q3 2013 on pace to beat 2012 returns [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Even though hedge funds have had a hard time outperforming the S&P500 this year, they are still on pace to beat 2012 returns according to new research from eVestment. Hedge funds rose an average of 1.7% in September, ending Q3 up 2.4%, and have returned an
10 Oct. 2013 State Street fund manager research reveals Asia Pacific expansion is top priority [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: New research from
09 Oct. 2013 Hedge funders reach deep into their pockets to help children [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A lot of charitable acts took place in the hedge fund industry recently. A Leg To Stand On’s (ALTSO’s) second annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago, on October 3rd, raised close t
09 Oct. 2013 Aon Hewitt poll reveals 40% of pension schemes are considering alternative assets to reduce portfolio risk [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, announced further findings from the poll of over 750 delegates at its annual pension conferences ear
09 Oct. 2013 AIMA updates guide to hedge fund valuation to reflect new accounting standards and regulations [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: How assets managed by hedge funds are valued is a critical issue for fund managers, valuation specialists and investors. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund indus
08 Oct. 2013 SEC pays $14m to Dodd-Frank whistleblower after tip leads to rapid enforcement action [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new client alert from law firm K&L gates shows that the Securities and Exchange Commission recently
08 Oct. 2013 Infovest21 Consultant Survey says biggest concern about hedge funds is mediocre managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - "Consultants' Views on Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds and '40 Act Funds" profiles the typical consultant, their investor base, asset allocation and views on hedge funds. Specifically, the survey assesses consultants
08 Oct. 2013 Alternative manager Melanion Capital celebrates record volumes in dividend futures trading on Eurex [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Melanion Capital, Paris, the first alternative manager to specialize in investment in dividend futures, has welcomed the announcement from Eurex of record volumes in the exchange’s dividend-based derivatives segmen
08 Oct. 2013 HFR figures show composite index up 1.6% for September, 5.58% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted strong gains in September, as the US Federal Reserve maintained current bond purchase stimulus measures, German elections produced favorable results and investors prepared for the US government to shut down over the budget bill impasse. The
08 Oct. 2013 Eurekahedge reports hedge funds back in the black with 1.05% gain over September, 4.17% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds were back in the black in September as global markets trended upwards during the month. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.05%, 4.17% year to date, while global
08 Oct. 2013 Lyxor hedge fund index up 1.13% in September, +3.17% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Rob Koyfman, Senior Strategist at Lyxor AM commented: "Funds have generally increased their risk exposure through September with a positive view of risk assets and to benefit from any year-end rally." He was
08 Oct. 2013 Gottex to partner with Headland to provide capital and guidance for Asian hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers: Gottex Fund Management Sarl, the investment subsidiary of global alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited, has launched a partnership with He
08 Oct. 2013 Beachhead Capital hires two for new marketing infrastructure, quant fund up 6.9% YTD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Peter Grieve, who was managing director at Goldman Sachs for more than 25 years, has just become Partner at Beachhead Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund advisory firm that manages several acco
08 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds take emerging markets exposure to a new three month high [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Macro hedge funds have taken their emerging markets exposure to a new three month highs reversing an outflow trend that had been the story in emerging markets for months, according to the
08 Oct. 2013 Leading indicators suggest an end to the securitized credit bull run [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new report from eVestment shows that securitized credit opportunities may be losing ground with investors as the opportunity set dwindles. Credit investments saw a flood of investor assets in recent years, but now managers and investors are having a hard
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

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