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10 Dec. 2013 Swiss case law pressures offshore companies to reinforce operations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - From Laven Financial Services: On 16 May 2013, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court decided that the effective place of management of a finance company established in Guernsey was actually in the Canton of Zug. As a consequence, the finance company was found to be liable for d
10 Dec. 2013 ‘Patchwork quilt’ of AIFMD requirements will deter non-EU firms [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The ‘patchwork quilt’ of regulatory requirements resulting from European Union member states exercising discretion under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive is likely to deter many non-EU firms from operating in the market – but that need not be the case, a
10 Dec. 2013 BNY Mellon launches AIFMD regulatory reporting service [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon has announced a new service for fund managers that helps them identify, aggregate and manage the regulatory reporting requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager’s Directive (AIFMD).
10 Dec. 2013 Long term trend following CTAs recover performance in November [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Lyxor’s latest report finds things are improving on the performance front across the board but for CTAs in particular. The firm reveals that 10 out of 13 of the Lyxor Indices ended the month of November in positiv
10 Dec. 2013 Herbalife fights Ackman back [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:After relentless attacks from activist hedge fund manager William Ackman, Herbalife has turned the table against him and is also calling on investors in his his firm Pershing Square Capital to pull out their money from the $12bn company. According to a
10 Dec. 2013 Hedge fund managers see Asia-focused funds cheaper by 43% [more]
Komfie Manolo, Opalesque Asia:The majority of hedge fund managers in North America, Europe and Asia believes that running a hedge fund in the Asia-Pacific region is cheaper by some 42% compared to operating the same in Europe or the U.S., mainly because of lower-than-average salaries in the regio
09 Dec. 2013 Climate change and land depletion driving returns from farms [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Climate change and depletion of agricultural land are the most important factors driving investment returns from farmland, according to new research by Aquila Capital (“Aquila”), one of Europe’s leading independent
09 Dec. 2013 Hedge funds on gain streak for third consecutive month, Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.37% in November (7.39% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds delivered their third consecutive month of positive returns as global markets maintained their upward momentum. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.37% during the month, edging past the MSCI World Index which gained 1.27% in the month of November 2013.&l
09 Dec. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite index posts 11th gain in 13 months, up 1.03% in November (8.31% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended 2013 gains in November, with positive contributions across all strategy areas led by Equity Hedge, as the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted its 11th gain in the past 13 months, as reported today by HFR, the established global leader in the ind
09 Dec. 2013 Rules on custody are the focus of most recent UCITS V draft [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The most recent draft of the UCITS directive finds the Council of the European Union agreeing on an amendment that will tighten rules on custody. The main priorities
09 Dec. 2013 Most of Paulson’s funds rise in November [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:John Paulson’s main hedge fund, the $2.4bn Recovery Fund, which bets on the recovery in the U.S. economy is up 57.6% YTD after a 9.9% gain in November thanks to investments in financials, according to media reports. Other Paulson fund also generated good returns l
09 Dec. 2013 Emerging hedge fund managers struggle to cover expenses with management fees [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia for New Managers:Emerging hedge funds struggle to cover operational expenses solely on their management fee alone and do not realize comfortable operating margins at any point below $1bn in assets under management, that was the finding of the second annual Hedg
09 Dec. 2013 State Street bullish on growth in 2014 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management business of
09 Dec. 2013 There may be recoupling in 2014 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:According to Julius Baer Group Ltd., an international Swiss private banking group, the global economy will be much more in sync in 2014. "Just when economists and investors have
06 Dec. 2013 Stock markets are celebrating victory too early [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:According to SEB, a Nordic financial services group, stock markets are celebrating victory too early. "World economic growth is poised to accelerate, but this will happen slowly and right now market hopes are ahead of the evidence in many cases," says the
05 Dec. 2013 Alasdair Robertson elected Chairman of MaplesFS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Maples group recently held its bi-annual elections for various management positions. Henry Smith will continue in the role of Global Managing Partner of Maples and Calder, a position he has held for four years. Alasdair Robertson, a member of the MaplesFS
05 Dec. 2013 Arrow Capital Management closes purchase of BluMont Capital Corporation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arrow Capital Management Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received all necessary approvals of applicable securities regulatory authorities and that on December 2, 2013 it completed the previously announced transaction in respect of its purchase of BluMont Capital
05 Dec. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rises +0.85% in November (+8.27% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund strategy highlights: Hedge Funds posted another positive month in November with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.85%. Equity markets as measured by the MSCI World Index were up 1.37% but the Barclay Aggregate Bond Index
05 Dec. 2013 Eiffel Credit Opportunities launches on Sciens Managed Account platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sciens Alternative Investments, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group and provider of single- and multi-strategy funds of hedge funds and managed account services, today announces that
05 Dec. 2013 Boom in China’s internet propels U.S. hedge fund Passport Capital to double-digit gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:The surge in China’s internet sector has helped U.S, hedge fund Passport Capital to register double-digit gains of 18.3% this year after posting a 2.4% profits in October, the firm said on Wednesday. In a report,
05 Dec. 2013 Seven commandments for hedge fund investment [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Asia Pacific hedge fund industry veteran Peter Douglas at GFIA has taken the time to do an end of year reflection on his 28 years’ exposure to the world of professional investing - a figure which if you include
04 Dec. 2013 Comment: Hedge fund industry may be effected by Judge's ruling allowing the City of Detroit to reduce pension benefits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Judge Steven W. Rhodes’ ruling that the City of Detroit is officially bankrupt and that pension benefits for public pension fund beneficiaries may be reduced will have major repercussions throughout the public pension fund industry. Historically, many public pens
04 Dec. 2013 Former BlueMountain Capital portfolio manager to join Mariner Incubation Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Mariner Investment Group, the global alternative asset manager, today announced that it has named Jonathan Loflin, formerly a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner of BlueMountain Capital, to run a global derivatives relative-value portfolio on the
04 Dec. 2013 HFRX up 0.96% in November, 9.65% ytd; HFRU up 0.92%, 8.25% ytd [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Research reported that global financial markets posted mixed performance through November, with gains in US offset by mixed performance across Euro
04 Dec. 2013 Hong Kong SFC starts insider trading and false misconduct trial against Tiger Asia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Hong Kong’s market regulator, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) that it has commenced proceedings in the Market Misconduct Tribunal against Tiger Asia Management and three of its officers for alleged insider trading and false trading . According to internat
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  4. Indices - Barclay CTA Index gains 7.71% in 2014; largest traders return 12.31% for the year, Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index family outperforms investable hedge fund index counterparts in 2014[more]

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  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-Citi trader launches 'sleep-at-night’ long/short equity fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: After working at Citi's proprietary trading desk, managing a large portfolio between 2008 and 2011, Joel S. Salomon founded SalauMor Management in New York