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25 Nov. 2013 Qatar Insurance Company backs Lagoon Capital to set up MENA private equity house [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lagoon Capital Partners Limited (“Lagoon Capital”), a private equity and advisory firm based in the Dubai International Financial Center and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, and HarbourVest Partne
25 Nov. 2013 Diamond Age Russia Fund generates 18.78% in September and October [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:The Diamond Age Russia Fund, managed by Diamond Age Capital Advisors Ltd., an independent investment advisory firm incorporated and registered in the Cayman Islands with offices in Moscow, reported a strong performan
25 Nov. 2013 Norway’s state pension fund returns 5% in third quarter [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Norges Bank Investment Management, manager of the Norwegian government’s global pension fund has published its third quarter report on investment returns. The Governmen
25 Nov. 2013 Meridian launches acceleration platform for emerging funds [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia for New Managers:Independent fund administrator Meridian Fund Services has launched the Meridian Ascension Platform (MAP), solution for emerging funds which seeks to accelerate their profile and cap
22 Nov. 2013 FATCA impacts Saudi investment managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Jad Fares of Advent Software warns that FATCA, the US law designed to prevent US tax-payers from avoiding tax and concealing their assets from the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is set to have a sig
22 Nov. 2013 The world economy’s wounds are healing [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:According to Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), one of Switzerland’s leading private banks (with CHF81.1bn ($85.7bn) in AuM), the world economy’s wounds are healing. The bank’s economists see for 2014 continued speed-u
22 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds enjoy fourth consecutive month of asset inflows [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The latest asset flow data from eVestment shows that hedge funds saw their fourth consecutive month of positive inflows. Inflows added approximately $9.3bn. October's performance gains increased AUM by an additional 1.74%, making it the industry's largest
21 Nov. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator measures 5.09% in November, up from 3.36% in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2013 measured 5.09%, up from 3.36% in October. “In line with historical averages, redemption requests increas
21 Nov. 2013 Alter Domus hires new global head of sales [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alter Domus, a global service provider of Fund and Corporate Services, dedicated to private equity houses, real estate firms, multinationals and private clients, announces the appointment of Patrick McCullagh as Global
21 Nov. 2013 Asian convertibles offer performance with lower volatility [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:RWC, the $7.3bn active investment manager, has recently taken a look at Asian equities, finding that demographics and higher growth rates are among the factors that drive investor interest in Asian equities
21 Nov. 2013 SEC brings fraud charges against two Florida investment advisers [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought charges against Gregory J. Adams and Larry C. Grossman, two Florida-based investment advisers. In the order, the SEC alleges that b
20 Nov. 2013 CTAs outperform over October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge reports that nine of the 11 Newedge Hedge Fund Indices experienced gains in October, including the Newedge CTA, Trend, and Short-Term Indices. Trend-following strategies, as represented b
20 Nov. 2013 US Bancorp Fund Services buys Quintillion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, announced it has agreed to acquire Quintillion Limited (Quintillion), an Ireland domiciled full-service hedge fund administrator. The announcem
20 Nov. 2013 UCITS hedge funds up 0.19% to mid November, 3.52% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.41% through mid-November, with positive contributions from Global equities with concentration in Healthcare, Technology, European and Japa
20 Nov. 2013 Mid-November Equity Hedge Index up 0.38%, 9.1% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRX Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.38% through mid-November, with gains across Fundamental Value and Market Neutral strategies adding to the YTD gain
20 Nov. 2013 Study: Consultants add no value to plan sponsors, but have significant effect on fund flows [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Oxford Said Business School academics Tim Jenkinson, Howard Jones, and Jose Vicente Martinez have published a paper entitled 'Picking winners? Investment consultants’ recom
20 Nov. 2013 JP Morgan to pay $13bn in settlement with DoJ over mortgages [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The details of a $13bn settlement agreed to by the US government and JP Morgan over mortgage misconduct leading to the financial crisis of 2008 were announced today. The settlement amounts to the largest sum ever paid by a single company to the government and inc
20 Nov. 2013 The FATCA deadline looms ever closer [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Shane Brett of Global Perspectives warns in his latest white paper of the Four Essential Tasks to Prepare for FATCA. "Time is marching on and the deadlines for FATCA are getting closer" he writes. "In
19 Nov. 2013 Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.65% in October (-2.52% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 0.65% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index remains down 2.52%. “A partial US government shutdown and another debt ceiling debate were able to temporarily stall, but not derail ongo
19 Nov. 2013 Asian asset managers on course to reach $17tln under management by 2017 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The latest report entitled Institutional Asset Management in Asia 2013 from Cerulli Associates, finds that Asian institutions – ex-Japan - garnered $10tln in assets in 201
19 Nov. 2013 New study reveals where hedge funds are most over exposed [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:eVestment, an institutional investment data and analytics firm, has issued a report entitled "Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk," which aggregates the positions of the 30 largest hedge funds and quantifies thei
18 Nov. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.80% in October (9.15% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 1.80% in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 9.15% year to date. “Investors correctly anticipated that a deal would be w
18 Nov. 2013 AIMA Hong Kong supports Financial Services Development Council initiative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIMA Hong Kong, the local branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has expressed its support for the Hong Kong Financial Services Develo
18 Nov. 2013 Context Capital Partners and former AlphaMetrix events management team launch Context Summits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Context Capital Partners and the former management team of AlphaMetrix Events, Mark Salameh and Geoff Marcus have come together to launch Context Summits, LLC. Newly formed Context Summits will embark on a series o
18 Nov. 2013 Emerging markets hedge funds up 2.5% in October, 4.7% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Emerging Markets hedge funds extended year-to-date (YTD) performance gains in the third quarter as local equity and currency markets posted a strong recovery on a continuation of the US Federal Reserve stimulus measures, according to the latest
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