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02 Mar. 2016 Study finds hedge funds are hot social media topic but fund managers hardly Tweet [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by integrated communications and marketing firm Peppercomm has found that hedge funds are becoming a hot topic on social media, though hedge funds themselves still sit on the sidelines. The study added
01 Mar. 2016 Hedge funds on the bright side ahead of key March monetary decisions and G20 summit [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: All hedge fund strategies were on the bright side as of end February 26 ahead of the key March monetary decisions and the G20 summit. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.5% (-2.0% YTD), with global macro strongly outperforming.
01 Mar. 2016 Investors say hedge fund performance key factor for investment [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A Preqin survey has found that some 53% of investors rated a hedge fund’s returns as a key factor they take into account when evaluating new investment opportunities. But while the performance of the hedge fund secto
01 Mar. 2016 Argentina's bond holdouts reach agreement [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Argentina and the bond holdouts have reached an agreement on the country's debt. The agreement could pave the way for the country to be part of capital markets for the first time in 15 years. Daniel A. Pollack, Special Master appointed to preside over s
29 Feb. 2016 New Zealand Superannuation Fund awards Ramius $200m mandate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The NZ Super Fund has appointed a subsidiary of Ramius LLC, the global investment management business of Cowen Group, Inc., to manage a US$200 million merger arbitrage mandate. The mandate focuses on investment opportunities arising through merger and acquisition tra
29 Feb. 2016 Marshall Wace, hedge funds are looking for safe haven from biased European regulations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are looking for safe refuge from unfair European regulations, claimed Paul Marshall, CIO of Marshall Wace. Writing an opinion piece for the Finan
29 Feb. 2016 Collins Capital closes retail hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Diversified multi-manager and multi-strategy hedge fund Collins Capital has announced it would shut down its Collins Alternative Solution
28 Feb. 2016 City Financial announces hard close of credit strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial, with portfolio manager Shahraab Ahmad, has advised the Directors of the Decca Fund, of which it is Investment Manager, to close the Fund to any further subscriptions for both existing and new investors. The Decca Strategy's assets under management
28 Feb. 2016 Devet Capital Investments wins AIF Factor 2016 at the Amsterdam Investor Forum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Devet Capital Investments was voted the AIF Factor 2016 winner during ABN AMRO Clearing’s 5th Amsterdam Investor Forum held today. The fund successfully pitched their investment strategy and convinced a group of over 250 delegates, comprising of investment managers, insti
26 Feb. 2016 Emerging markets hedge funds post steep decline in assets at start of 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge funds felt the pain of the market rout in January and posted steep declines in assets due to concerns about slowing growth and weakening currency in China, falling energy prices, and geopolitical risk precipitated a steep drop in risky assets
26 Feb. 2016 Tech CEOs go on the defense against activists [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Technology companies have been a target for activist investors in recent years. As the growth drivers in technology change, businesses have adapted and that doesn't always equate with immediate shareholder value. This makes companies ripe for activist action
25 Feb. 2016 Dominique Grandchamp to head Investment Consulting for Aon in Switzerland [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc has appointed Dominique Grandchamp as its new Head of Investment Consulting for Switzerland. Dominique Grandchamp spent the last four and a half years with Mercer where, as Senior
25 Feb. 2016 Newalpha announces acceleration deal with Germany-based Prime Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global emerging manager acceleration specialist, has announced a seeding agreement with Prime Capital AG. Founded in 2006, Prime Capital is an independent financial services provider and asset management firm focusin
25 Feb. 2016 Cybercrime looms large on the horizon for asset managers, but regulation and operational systems remain immediate priorities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, releases the results of the 2016 Global Asset Management and Administration Survey. · Cybercrime is seen as the greatest business disruptor ov
25 Feb. 2016 ALTIN categorically rejects Alpine Select’s call to pay out dividend and recall three board members [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Swiss listed multi-strategy fund of hedge funds ALTIN AG on Thursday categorically rejected the proposals of Alpine Select AG to pay out a substantial dividend and to recall three long-standing members of the Board and
23 Feb. 2016 Hedge Fund Standards Board suggests uniform data definitions for more transparency [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has published its standardised Administrator Transparency Reporting (ATR) data structure as part of its Toolbox. The HFSB is custodian of the Hedge Fund Standa
23 Feb. 2016 Hedge funds slightly up in mid-February as UK discusses 'Brexit’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were slightly up in the week ending 16 February with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (-2.9% YTD) as the political leaders in the European Union are fighting over United Kingdom’s future presence in the EU and the financial markets erred on the side
23 Feb. 2016 Computer-driven hedge funds, managed futures start the year with positive gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) that use computer programs to guide how they trade and managed futures started the year on a positive note as the Barclays CTA Index was up 0.95% in January. In its
22 Feb. 2016 Hedge fund withdrawal requests stay low in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for February 2016 measured 3.27%, up from 2.31% in January. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator for February of 2016 was 3.27%, an increase from 2.31% for January of 2016,"
22 Feb. 2016 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down -1.11% in mid-February (-3.85% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets posted declines through mid-February as investor risk aversion increased and oil and equity volatility remained elevated after steep January losses. Global equity markets were led by steep intra-month losses across Technology, Biotechnology and Fi
22 Feb. 2016 Greenwich: Poor performance drives hedge funds down -2.49% in January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Poor performance in long/short equity and event driven strategies resulted in the decline of hedge funds last month, with the Greenwich Global
19 Feb. 2016 Citadel quick in terminating 15 executives after sharp drop in start of 2016 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Ken Griffin’s $26bn hedge fund has terminated 15 investment executives from one of its stock-trading units as Citadel’s main fund dropped 6.5% at the start of 2016,
19 Feb. 2016 BarclayHedge says hedge funds suffer worst start since 2008 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds started 2016 on a bad start not seen since the global financial crisis according to BarclayHedge. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index declined 2.83% in Janu
19 Feb. 2016 CalPERS elects new Investment Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Henry Jones has been elected Chair and Bill Slaton, Vice Chair for the CalPERS Investment Committee. Jones was elected to the CalPERS Board in 2007 by retired CalPERS members. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015, and also serves as Vice President. Jones retired as
18 Feb. 2016 North Dakota’s energy regulator expresses 'big concern’ with hedge funds over oil assets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: North Dakota's head of Department of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms has expressed concern over reports hedge funds and other investors are buying oil assets in the states. Indeed Helms has "big concern" over the issue that he has ordered background checks on poten
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  1. The Big Picture: The case for emerging market debt in 2017[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Emerging market (EM) assets outperformed in 2016 mainly because of stronger fundamentals and an improving international environment, with GDP picking up speed, leading to positive earnings revisions for the first time in five years,

  2. Short Selling - Long-short hedge funds are ditching the shorts to focus on longs[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: What happens when you take the "short" out of a long-short trading strategy? Some hedge funds are about to find out. Equity long-short fund managers, the biggest category in hedge funds, hold the fewest bearish stock bets on record, data compiled by Credit Suisse Group AG s

  3. SWFs - China sovereign wealth fund CIC plans more U.S. investments[more]

    From Reuters.com: China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country's sovereign wealth fund, is looking to raise alternative investments in the United States due to low returns in public markets, its chairman said on Monday. CIC will boost its investments in private equity and hedge funds as wel

  4. Some hedge funds strong start in 2017 nice contrast to 2016[more]

    With the 2016 HSBC Hedge Weekly performance rankings in the books - a year in which the same leader-board entries pretty much dominated unchallenged throughout the year - comes a new leader board that is a hard-scrabble mix of hedge fund styles and categories. What is clear after but a few short wee

  5. Macro hedge funds and CTAs outperform in December on strong dollar[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new U.S. administration will remove barriers to growth and investment, Lyxor Asset Management said. December also saw the Fed hik