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01 Oct. 2013 Swiss bank Banque Morval awards advisory mandate to E.C. Elbrus Capital [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Wealth management focused Swiss bank Banque Morval has awarded a specialist equity advisory mandate to E.C. Elbrus Capital Investments Limited effective October 1 this
01 Oct. 2013 Ramius launches event driven equity mutual fund that focuses on activism [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Ramius LLC is to launch of the Ramius Event Driven Equity Fund, an actively managed alternative mutual fund providing investors with daily liquidity and exposure to a broad spectrum of transformative corporate events. Ramius is the global investment manage
30 Sep. 2013 Stratton St and Universal launch UCITS Renminbi Bond Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Universal-Investment and London based fund manager Stratton Street are launching the Stratton Street UCITS Renminbi Bond Fund UI (I
30 Sep. 2013 SunGard and TABB research shows boutique fund managers find 'institutionalising' as greatest hurdle [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: According to the second annual edition of research undertaken by research and advisory firm TABB Group and
30 Sep. 2013 Philip Falcone sells Harbinger shares to Leucadia [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Troubled hedge fund manager Philip Falcone sold 18.6 million shares of Harbinger Group worth $158m to Leucadia National Corp., to meet redemption requests from investors after reaching a settlement with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to a
30 Sep. 2013 Investors still tend "to build hedge fund portfolios that are multi-strategy and diversified in nature" [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: In the 2013 Preqin Investor Network Global Alternative Report, hedge fund experts talk about what investors prefer, the changing fund of hedge funds landscape and the value of investing in hedge funds among other things. The
27 Sep. 2013 GLG managers boost Strategic Bond fund duration to exploit favourable absolute yields [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Jon Mawby and Steve Roth, co-managers of the GLG Strategic Bond Fund, have increased the duration of the portfolio over the last month as part of a move to ex
27 Sep. 2013 Event driven only hedge fund strategy in the black for August says Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst database reveals that event driven was the only hedge fund strategy to produce positive returns in August (+0.49%), with all other single-manager hedge fund strategies falling back into the negative, with a benchmark return for all single-man
27 Sep. 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index Asset Weighted up 1.07% in August, (-0.95% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended August 2013 up 1.07% on an asset weighted basis (-0.95% YTD) and rose 0.79% on an equal weighted basis (0.26% YTD). The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Canadia
26 Sep. 2013 Morgan Stanley partners with Longchamp and La Française to provide investors with access to new alternative UCITS funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley today announced its partnership with Longchamp Asset Management (“Longchamp”), a French-
26 Sep. 2013 Embattled hedge fund SAC Capital continues to outperform with 13% gains YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Embattled hedge fund manager Steven Cohen continues to defy the odds as SAC Capital Advisors’s main hedge fund outperforms its rivals and registered 13% gains as of last Friday, various media reported. Meanwhile, the $14bn firm is facing criminal charges for al
26 Sep. 2013 Cloud satisfaction rates high says Eze Castle [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A recent survey from Eze Castle Integration, Inc., "Examining Cloud Usage in the Investment Management Industry", which was conducted in partnership with IDG Research, found that of the 1
26 Sep. 2013 Tripartite deal makes hedge funds travel more convenient [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A tripartite deal between the Hedge Fund Association, Virgin Atlantic, and The Appointmen
25 Sep. 2013 Update: Prosecutors want up to $2bn in settlement from SAC Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number is up. Federal prosecutors are asking between $1.5bn and $2bn to settle the insider trading charges against Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors, says the
25 Sep. 2013 Skybridge’s Ray Nolte says Asian hedge funds face performance and asset-raising challenges [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge funds are facing major difficulties compared with their larger counterparts in the West as they are forced to achieve higher performance and stay relevant in the changing market environment, said Ray Nolte, Co-Managing Partner and Chief Investment O
24 Sep. 2013 Former hedge fund manager John Tausche gets four and a half years in prison for fraud [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Sixty-two year-old hedge fund manager John C. Tausche was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison in a federal penal colony after he was found guilty of participating in a $311m scheme to defraud his investors. A report by
24 Sep. 2013 Ernst & Young’s survey details adaptability of prime brokers on back of changing hedge fund industry [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Ernst & Young’s latest survey of prime brokers finds that the industry is facing fresh challenges with
24 Sep. 2013 Napier Park Global expands in UAE with new Dubai office [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The $6.7bn alternative asset management firm Napier Park Global has expanded its operations into the UAE with the opening of its new office at the Dubai International Financial Centre. With the new offic
24 Sep. 2013 AIFMD for American, Asian and other non-EU hedge fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest
24 Sep. 2013 Hedge funds increase equity exposures, sell commodities [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are aggressively increasing their S&P500 exposure and are buying most currencies against the US Dollar, according to the latest
23 Sep. 2013 Japan expects more hedge funds to open shop in Tokyo [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Japan’s market regulator, the Financial Services Agency, is hoping Tokyo will attract more foreign hedge funds to put up shop in the country since the agency relaxed its rules to open investment management busin
23 Sep. 2013 Kenton-Dau says Risk Level Orange for comet activity means financial crisis may be on its way [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: We are sitting at risk level Orange in terms of a likely tail risk event, says Branton Kenton-Dau, Principal of Kenton-Dau’s Tail Event Warning system. He asks: "Is the tr
23 Sep. 2013 Advertising could prove both a boon and a bane for funds [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: As the 80-year old ban on hedge funds advertising is formally lifted on Monday (Sept. 23, 2013), financial services reputation expert Davia Temin asks wheth
23 Sep. 2013 Apec meeting approves progress on Asia Region Funds Passport [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Finance Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies convened its 20th annual meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on 19 and 20 September 2013 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, Indonesia's Finance Minister. The
20 Sep. 2013 eVestment: August saw the highest hedge fund asset inflows of 2013 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: August was a positive month for the hedge fund industry, even though returns were down, hedge funds outperformed the S&P500 overall, and saw their best month yet for asset raising. According to eVestment, inflows totaled $19.6bn in August – the largest on r

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  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

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