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19 Nov. 2015 Currency hedge fund Quaesta Capital gains 21% through Nov. 11 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Zurich-based hedge fund firm Quaesta Capital AG manages a $420m foreign-exchange options program that outperformed its major peers with 21% gains through November 11, by betting on volatility,
18 Nov. 2015 Compensation growth stalls in asset management, says new report from Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pay levels in asset management in 2015 are projected to be slightly lower, according to a new report, Say Goodbye to Buy-Side Boom Times, from Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates. Across the industry, compensation levels are expected t
18 Nov. 2015 Fund managers more optimistic, regain risk appetite [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fund managers have apparently regained some of their risk appetite; they have raised their exposure to equities, real estate and alternative investments and cut their cash holdings as they expect higher growth, inflation, and a US rate hike this quarter. This is
18 Nov. 2015 Chicago-based Achievement A. M. is shutting down hedge fund following losses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Achievement Asset Management, a Chicago-based hedge fund firm, has announced it is closing down its hedge fund operation following losses on energy market bets this ye
18 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds and speculators more bearish on oil as price nears $40 per barrel [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and speculators are more bearish on oil as prices approached $40 a barrel for the first time since August, a report by Bloom
17 Nov. 2015 Aventicum launches maiden UCITS-compliant fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aventicum Alternative Equities, the investment boutique focusing on European Long/Short strategies and part of Aventicum Capital Management, announces the launch of its maiden UCITS-compliant fund. The Aventicum UCITS - Absolute Return European Equity Fund offers i
17 Nov. 2015 AR Capital suspends capital raising activities for certain investment programs due to regulatory and market uncertainty [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AR Capital, LLC, an alternative asset manager, has announced it will suspend the acceptance of new subscriptions to certain of its current investment programs effective December 31, 2015, as a result of regulatory and market uncertainty affecting capital raising for both
17 Nov. 2015 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (+0.4% YTD) as global macro and CTAs outperform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global macro and CTAs outperformed the hedge fund space and delivered positive returns last week amidst difficult market conditions, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up
17 Nov. 2015 Top hedge funds slash Apple holdings in Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Several U.S.-based hedge funds reduced their holdings in Apple during the third quarter as shares of the iPhone maker dropped sharply, according to Reuters. The
17 Nov. 2015 Long/Short Equity, event driven strategies drive hedge funds in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recovered in October as strong performance in long/short equity and event driven strategies led the rebound. The Greenwich Global
17 Nov. 2015 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index returns 1.09% in October (-1.37% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wilshire Funds Management said that the Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for ho
16 Nov. 2015 Chinese hedge funds recover in October with 5.2% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge funds focused on China reported sharp gains in October with the HFRI China Index up 5.2% (+5.25% YTD), as investor risk tolerance and market liquidity returned to Asian financial markets. According to US data provider
16 Nov. 2015 Survey: Hedge funds failed to provide US pension funds with promised superior and uncorrelated returns [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: U.S.-based public pension funds have become significant investors in the hedge fund universe, reported Preqin, a research house, in September. They are major allocators of c
13 Nov. 2015 SPARX Group teams up with ML Capital to launch the SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SPARX Asia Investment Advisors has teamed up with ML Capital to launch the SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS Fund, a Pan-Asia market neutral strategy hosted on the M
12 Nov. 2015 Envestnet PMC offers access to CAIS for delivery of alternative investment funds to advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Envestnet PMC, the Portfolio Management Consultants group of Envestnet, Inc., has partnered with CAIS to make available to independent advisors access to third-party hedge funds and private equity funds. More than 43,000 advisors utilize Envestnet’s technology and
12 Nov. 2015 Hedge fund redemptions fall in first week of November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investor confidence steadied in the first week of November as redemptions from hedge funds dropped month-on-month, according to data provider SS&C Technologies. "SS&C GlobeOp’s
12 Nov. 2015 Ex-Société Générale execs to start new hedge fund in Hong Kong [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia, for New Managers: A group of former Société Générale traders, led Jong Beum Kim, is planning to start a new hedge fund that aims to profit from Asian market volatility and the mispricing of related securities, reported
12 Nov. 2015 Northern Trust appoints Ali Sheikh as head of hedge fund services in Asia-Pacific [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services has appointed Hong Kong-based Ali Sheikh as head of hedge fund services in the Asia-Pacific region. Shiekh will be reporting to Peter Sanchez, global head of Northern Trust H
11 Nov. 2015 Asia ex-Japan leads with 6.94% YTD as hedge funds end losing streak [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds reversed their four month losing streak with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.33%1 in October while the MSCI World Index2 climbed 7.22% during the month. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 1.77% while underlying markets as represented by the MSCI
11 Nov. 2015 Avenue Capital to shut down original hedge fund due to poor performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based asset management firm Avenue Capital has confirmed plans to shut down its original hedge fund, Avenue Investments, because of poor performance. According to
11 Nov. 2015 Quantitative volatility-focused hedge fund up 31% YTD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Higher Moment Capital, a quantitative volatility specialist manager based in Cambridge, MA, has produced differentiated returns since 2009 and may be well positioned to benefit from a continued higher vol
10 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds confront impact of financial market regulations and challenges of evolving prime broker relationships [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers are experiencing the ripple effects of new regulations on banks and prime brokers, with hedge funds facing increased trading fees and broader changes to business relationships. These dynamics place additional pressure on margins and are leading manager
10 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds continue rebound on encouraging economic data [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds continue their rebound this month, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.2% as of end Nov. 3 (+0.3% YTD). In its Weekly Briefing, Lyxor Asset Management said that event driven outperformed other strategies b
10 Nov. 2015 Chinese police freeze shares by mother of hedge fund manager Xu Xiang [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Chinese police on Tuesday ordered a two-year freeze on the more than $670 million of shares owned by the mother of Xu Xiang, the Shanghai-based hedge fund manager and general manager of Zexi Investment, reported
10 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds are bullish on sugar futures as prices rise [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are loading up on sugar as futures prices rose 39% since August 24, the biggest jump since 2011, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed. It added that hedge funds and money managers set a two-year high record bullish bets on raw
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