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28 Jul. 2015 CTAs lead hedge fund recovery as commodities slump [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are on track to deliver solid returns in July, up 1.4% month to date (0.4% of as end July 21). CTAs and global macro managers outperformed other hedge fund strategies, said Lyxor Asset Management. In it
28 Jul. 2015 McGraw Hill Financial buys SNL Financial for $2.2bn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: McGraw Hill Financial has acquired SNL Financial from New Mountain Capital for $2.2 billion in cash. SNL is a provider of financial news, data and analysis. The economic impact to McGraw Hill Financial will be partially offset by tax benefits with an estimated p
27 Jul. 2015 Churchill Asset Management hires CRO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Churchill Asset Management LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of TIAA-CREF focused on originating, underwriting and managing senior loan investments, today appointed Christopher Cox as a Senior Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer. The appointment is effective immediate
27 Jul. 2015 Asian hedge fund startups raise a record–breaking $5.32 billion in first half of 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asian hedge fund startups raise a record–breaking $5.32 billion in first half of 2015, making it one of the biggest launch seasons in the history of Asia, shows the latest AsiaHedge New Fund Survey. Key Highlights -The era of mega hedge fund spinouts has arriv
24 Jul. 2015 Adrien Pichoud appointed new Chief Economist at SYZ Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management, the asset management division of the SYZ Group, has announced the appointment of Adrien Pichoud as Chief Economist. Adrien Pichoud also sits on the Strategy Committee, which defines the Group's investment policy. Under the direction of Fabriz
24 Jul. 2015 Edward DeNoble to launch hedge fund Frontlight Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former Convexity Capital Management executive Edward DeNoble starting his own hedge fund firm, Frontlight Capital, which aims to start trading early next year, reported the
24 Jul. 2015 Australian long/short global equity fund returns 10.7% YTD from longs in Japan, U.S. banks and healthcare [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Morphic Global Opportunities Fund, a long/short global equity hedge fund, returned 10.77% in H1 2015, outperforming its benchmark (MSCI All Countries World Total Return Net Index in A$) by 1.46% net of fees. It has annualized 26.6% (net) since its August
24 Jul. 2015 ESMA delays recommendation on non-EU passporting; consults on UCITS remuneration guidelines [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) was due to provide its initial recommendation to the European Commission, Council and Parliament, as to which jurisdictions should be considered for a Passport under the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund M
23 Jul. 2015 Hedge fund manager Daniel Arbess leaves Perella Weinberg [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund manager Daniel Arbess is leaving Perella Weinberg Partners to concentrate on investments in private markets. Arbess founded the Xerion funds in late 2002, and sold the business to Perella Weinberg in 2007, then stayed on as a partner after Xerion was
23 Jul. 2015 Bridgewater turns bearish on China [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The world’s biggest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates and one of the most vocal of China’s potential is now turning its back against the world’s second largest economy as it joins a growing list of high-profile investors who are challenging China’s potentials.
22 Jul. 2015 Industry veterans launch commodity investment firm Argon Capital Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Ex-Graham Capital commodity veteran, Marcos Bueno, and former Barclays’ Global Head of Fixed Income Structuring, Aurelia Lamorre-Cargill, announced the launch of Argon Capi
22 Jul. 2015 Maples Fund Services opens San Francisco office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, an independent global fund services provider and division of MaplesFS, has announced the opening of its office in San Francisco, its first on the West Coast. Maples said this expansion further solidifies the firm’s North American presence and bolster
22 Jul. 2015 Hedge fund AuM have increased by $93 billion in first six months of 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Key highlights for June 2015, from the July 2015 Eurekahedge Report: Hedge fund assets under management have increased by US$93 billion in the first six months of 2015, with roughly US$52 billion coming from performance driven gains and US$
22 Jul. 2015 Two more executives leave Saba Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Two more key executives of the $1.5 billion Saba Capital Management are leaving the company, people with knowledge of the matter told
22 Jul. 2015 Hong Kong fund management business hits record high in 2014 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New data out from the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) shows that the fund management business in Hong Kong hit new highs in 2014. The combined fund management business in Hong Kong sustained another year-on-year increase to reach a record high of $17,68
21 Jul. 2015 Preqin: Only 15% of US hedge fund managers are now AIFMD compliant [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s latest survey of global hedge fund managers reveals that most UK- and Europe-based hedge fund managers are AIFMD-compliant. By contrast, there has been slow uptake among firms beyond the EU’s borders; a quarter of hedge fund managers based across Asia and Rest of
21 Jul. 2015 Hedge funds rally on improved risk appetite in Europe [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The sharp improvement in risk appetite in Europe has benefitted the global macro managers who maintained their long European equities stance during the turmoil. The Lyxor Global Macro Index was up 1% (+4.3% YTD) as of end July 14. The rebound came following the
21 Jul. 2015 Deutsche Bank's Global Prime Finance pegs economic growth at +3.8% by 2016 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Deutsche Bank's Global Prime Finance group is out with its monthly coverage of hedge fund trends. In a research note, analysts say that the worst part of the US economy's rough year is behind it, and despite slowdowns elsewhere in the world, global econo
20 Jul. 2015 Total global hedge fund industry capital rise to $2.97 trillion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total global hedge fund industry capital rose to the 11th consecutive quarterly record level in 2Q15, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, released by HFR®, the established global leader in indexation, analysis and researc
20 Jul. 2015 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.43% through mid-July (+1.71% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial market volatility accelerated through mid-July, with uncertainty across assets driven by extreme volatility in Chinese equities as well as fluid political & economic turmoil in Europe regarding the proposed bailout & referendum in Greece. Global e
20 Jul. 2015 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index up 0.60% through mid-July (+4.32% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial market volatility accelerated through mid-July, with uncertainty across assets driven by extreme volatility in Chinese equities as well as fluid political & economic turmoil in Europe regarding the proposed bailout & referendum in Greece. Global equity ma
20 Jul. 2015 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index down -1.46% in June, +2.44% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended June 2015 down -1.46% driven by poor performance in both equity and bond markets. Global equity markets were down with the MSCI EAFE index down -2.98% and the S&P500 down -1.94%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays Aggreg
20 Jul. 2015 Investors are better off investing in small hedge funds in times of crisis [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A paper released this month finds that there is a strong, negative relationship between hedge fund performance and size. Andrew Clare, Dirk Nitzsche and Ni
20 Jul. 2015 Korea’s National Pension Service is looking to invest $869m in offshore hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) said on Sunday it plans to invest 1 trillion won ($869 million) in overseas hedge funds in a bid to diversify its portfolio amidst the backdrop of declining rates and a waning economy. An NPS spokesman was quoted by t
20 Jul. 2015 Hedge fund Raging Capital outperforms S&P in first half of 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Princeton, New Jersey-based hedge fund firm Raging Capital Management outperformed the market in the first half of 2015; the Raging Capital Master Fund, Ltd, which focuseson small to mid-cap public equities, gaine
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