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29 Oct. 2013 Celent report predicts P2P lending in China will grow steadily [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The Future of P2P Lending in China, a new report from Celent finds that the peer to peer lending market in China has grown from $30m in 2009 to $940m in 2012, and will reach $7.8bn
28 Oct. 2013 PwC survey reveals 100% of UK asset managers think there is a compliance staff shortage [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new PwC poll of major UK asset management firms reveals that 100% believe there is a lack of appropriately qualified compliance staff in the market. The majority believe this trend will continue over the next 2-3 years.
28 Oct. 2013 GFIA believes Asian hedge fund success lies in the strength of the underlying markets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Asian hedge fund specialists GFIA estimate that there are now 760 funds dedicated to Asian markets. In its latest report, the firm comments: "Out of the reporting managers, 481 are run out Asia. As the competiti
25 Oct. 2013 Reuven Capital up nearly 40% YTD (+17.20% in September) [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:New York-based hedge fund manager Reuven Capital Investments Fund is having a good year so far posting 17.20% profits in September (38.98 % year-to-date). The hedge fund posted its strongest return in September t
25 Oct. 2013 Zurich: 100 Women in Hedge Funds to discuss why donors contribute to charities [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:Women-led business network 100 Women in Hedge Funds will sponsor a forum on October 31 to discuss why donors contribute to non-profit organizations. The event will be held at Zunfthaus zur Haue, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland. Organizers of the event sai
24 Oct. 2013 Investors want better governance, not new regulations from hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Investors are demanding better governance and codes of conduct from hedge fund and other alternative fund managers rather than new regulations, a new study by independent fund governance provider Carne Group has fo
24 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds are circling Spanish banks to buy bad loans [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Hedge funds and other foreign investors are circling Spanish banks to buy bad corporate debt cheaply in the latest sign that the eurozone economy is finally improving, various media reported. In a report by The
24 Oct. 2013 SEC approves crowdfunding rules [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed what could be the final version ofcrowdfunding rules included under Title III of the JOBS Act, at a meeting held today. Crowdfunding
24 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds have strongest quarterly asset flows since 2011 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds saw another strong month of investor inflows in September. According to the latest asset flows data from eVestment, investors added an estimated $16.95 billion during the month, a strong showing following August’s large inflows. Performance gains incr
23 Oct. 2013 Channel Capital launches event driven high yield fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Channel Capital Advisors LLP announced the launch of its high yield catalyst fund which began trading at the beginning of this month. The fund seeks to generate 10% -12% net returns with low volatility and lit
23 Oct. 2013 Study shows endowments generate zero alpha, except from alternative investments [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque:A recent paper entitled Do (Some) University Endowments Earn Alpha? by academics Brad M. Barber from the University of California and Guojun Wang, a PhD student in the Department of Economics a
23 Oct. 2013 It’s all about size in the active/passive pension investment debate [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Research paper The Governance Revolution from Evercore Pan-Asset (EPA) finds that passive investment funds cost less than active ones
23 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds that invest in 'people alpha’ outperform peers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:A new survey from Citi Prime Finance claims that hedge funds that invest in people management register higher average investment returns than their peers,
23 Oct. 2013 SAC Capital to close London office by year end, 50 employees to lose jobs [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:For the first time since being embroiled in an insider trading case, Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital has admitted that the investigation exacted a heavy toll on the business as the hedge fund announced it would close down its London office by year end and cut six portfoli
23 Oct. 2013 Deutsche Bank’s Prime Finance team finds renewed investor interest in European long/short [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Deutsche Bank’s monthly prime finance trends’ analysis finds that in terms of the US, Fed Chairman nominee Janet Yellen’s recent policy speeches revealed the degree to which Yellen is focused on labor mar
22 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds add to their S&P500 longs after US debt deal [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Fresh off the two week US debt fracas hedge funds are adding to their S&P500 and NASDAQ longs, according to the
22 Oct. 2013 US and UK still the dominant regions for hedge funds, says IOSCO survey [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:The second International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Hedge Fund Survey showed that the United States and the United Kingdom still are the two predominant regions where hedge fund managers/advisers are located. IOSCO surveyed 1,044 qualified h
22 Oct. 2013 Cerulli research focuses on impact of development of Asian fund passport on UCITS [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Latest research from Cerulli Associates focuses on the fact that regulators in Asia are considering ways of facilitating cross-border distribution in the region, either by creatin
22 Oct. 2013 New York absolute return manager re-domiciles offshore fund to Ireland [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:Marketfield Asset Management LLC, a New York-based absolute return manager that runs several equity and bond funds, recently launched its first European regulated fund. The fund in question is a liquid
21 Oct. 2013 Lyxor research finds hedge funds are well positioned for year-end 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global growth should remain firm driven by economic strength in developed markets and the backdrop is supportive for higher equity prices. The US economic recovery remains on track despite a drag from reduced government spending and uncertainty about budget resolut
21 Oct. 2013 More than 60% of institutions' flows were consultant-intermediated in the U.S. in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm, finds that more than 60% of institutions' asset flows were consultant-intermediated in 2012 with the rest coming from direct sales, according to their recent survey of institutional asset mana
21 Oct. 2013 Hedge fund creditors lead the way at Co-op Bank rescue [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Financial news in the UK was dominated this morning by the update that The Co-Operative Group seems increasingly unlikely to retain control of its 'ethical’ high street bank, Co-Op Bank, despite a
21 Oct. 2013 Third quarter trading statement sees Gottex’s Asian strategies up 9.8% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The independent, global alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings has announced its quarterly trading statement to end September 2013. Highlights from the statement include the news that
21 Oct. 2013 SAC to wind down advisory business in $1.5bn plea deal [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:From Precy Dumlao, Opasque Asia – SAC Capital, the hedge fund run by billionaire Steven A. Cohen, could close its advisory business and stop managing money for outside investors if the $1.5bn plea agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission pushes through.
19 Oct. 2013 Hedge fund capital rose to $2.51 trillion in third quarter says HFR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry surged to a fifth consecutive quarterly record in 3Q13, driven by the highest inflows in over 2 years and eclipsing another milestone of industry expansion. Hedge fund capital rose to $2.51 trillion in 3Q13, an incr
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