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05 Jul. 2013 BlueCrest’ systematic trend following hedge fund loses almost 17% in six weeks - Reuters [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The BlueTrend fund, one of BlueCrest Capital Management’s systematic trend-following hedge funds, has recently had one of its worst ever peak-to-trough losses, writes Laurence Fletcher of
05 Jul. 2013 Swiss fund of funds Gottex completes acquisition of UK-based multi-asset manager Frontier [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Gottex Fund Management Holdings, an independent global alternative asset management group,
05 Jul. 2013 Australian hedge fund news: Future Fund lowers alternatives allocation, superfund CEOs don’t like new Strong Super reforms [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: So what is happening in down under’s hedge fund industry? According to Triple A Partners’ latest newsletter, Australian Hedge, authored by Damien Hatfi
04 Jul. 2013 Egypt's stock market views the unrest as good news [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Egyptian EGX 30 Price Return Index, which in the last month dropped by 14% and started rising again on 25th June, lost just 0.3% on July 3rd after gaining around 4.2% on July 2nd.
04 Jul. 2013 FRM predicts hedge fund managers will remain well-hedged and low on performance over coming months [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Man Group’s $15.5bn fund of hedge funds’ business FRM’s latest Early View finds that markets over June
04 Jul. 2013 Prosecutors seek 15 years for AIJ Investment Advisors Co. president [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Prosecutors are seeking 15 years in prison for Kazuhiko Asakawa, the president AIJ Investment Advisors Co. For defrauding some 17 pension funds of ¥24.8bn. Mr. Asakawa admitted to a cover up in March 2012 according to
03 Jul. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index drops -1.15% in June (+3.54 YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update- The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month down -1.15% based on preliminary estimates, outperforming global equity and credit markets as measured by the S&P 500 (-1.34%), MSCI World Index (-2.61%), and Barclays Aggregate Bond Index (-1.55%). Despi
03 Jul. 2013 Diapason launches commodity investment platform Virtuoso [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Diapason Commodities Management, one of the largest independent commodity investment managers globally, has introduced its new Smart Beta commodity investment product - Virtuoso - which is
03 Jul. 2013 ESMA publishes research on the sale of complex products to retail financial consumers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a research report on Retailisation in the EU, which examines the growth in the sale of complex financial products to retail financial consumers in the European Union (EU). ESMA’s research focused
03 Jul. 2013 UCITS compliant hedge funds down 2.33% in June, up 0.35% year to date says HFRU [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted declines, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index declining -2.33% in June. HFRU Relative Value Arbitrage Index declined -1.57% in June, with d
03 Jul. 2013 Despite fed denials, fiscal policy may be nearing an inflection point [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Letters out today from two funds indicate that fiscal policy, at least in the US may be at an inflection point despite recent denials from the Federal Reserve. The newest GAM Insight letter, highlights the rapid Jun
03 Jul. 2013 More investment banks to offer 'hedge funds for the masses’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After Goldman Sachs’ successful launch of a "hedge fund for the masses" in May that allowed retail investors to allocate as low as $1000 into the once exclusive hedge funds space, more investment banks are reported to be in
03 Jul. 2013 A 39% drop and fourth year of decline finds the fund business in Jersey struggling [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The Statistics Unit of Jersey, has released the 2012 Survey of Financial Institutions report which covers
02 Jul. 2013 HFR Indices down across the board for June (-1.33%), still positive year-to-date (+3.16% ) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Global financial market volatility persisted throughout June as investors positioned for a reduction of stimulus efforts and bond purchases by the US Federal Reserve. US Treasury bonds posted sharp declines as yields rose sharply for the 2nd consecutive month, with 10 year
02 Jul. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index loses 1.37% in June, gaining 0.94% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In June, the UCITS Alternative Index Global loses -1.37% as most strategies suffer from the broad market correction. Its year to date performance stands now at 0.94%. The funds of funds perform slightly worst
02 Jul. 2013 Hedge fund flash returns down 2.10% after rapid June sell off [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are down 2.10% after June's big sell off underperforming the S&P 500's price return of down 1.69%, according to
02 Jul. 2013 Freeman & Co: 32% more asset management M&A transactions so far this year [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: This time last year, problems with European economies overshadowed much of the progress made in the global rehabilitation of the financial industry, states Freeman & Co., a boutique M&A advisory firm base
02 Jul. 2013 Feds uphold 10 year sentence of Zvi Goffer [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld the 10 year conviction of stock trader Zvi Goffer nicknamed "Octopussy" because of the numerous access he had to various sources of inside information, it was learned. In a report by the
02 Jul. 2013 Ex-Primary Global Research Longoria, Shimoon cooperate in insider trading case, avoid jail terms [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: 47-year-old Mark Anthony Longoria and 41-year-old Walter Shimoon, two former consultants for expert networking firm Primary Global Research LLC, avoided prison terms by cooperating with the U.S. government’s five-year investigation of insider trading. According
02 Jul. 2013 HSBC Private Bank overweights alternatives [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: HSBC believes that market volatility will continue in the short term, that any reduction in the Fed’s monetary stimulus would be gradual and that this would support equity markets in the medium term. While the bank remains cautious on fixed income, cash, co
01 Jul. 2013 Deutsche Bank survey identifies hedge fund regulatory change as driver for greater due diligence [more]
Opalesque Industry Upate - Deutsche Bank has identified the changing regulatory environment as the most significant factor driving the growing importance of operational due diligence amongst hedge
01 Jul. 2013 James Ind joins GLG's macro and relative value hedge fund team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG, the discretionary investment manager business of Man Group plc (“Man”), announced the appointment of James Ind to its Macro and Relative Value team. James, who joins from Russell Investments, will assist in
01 Jul. 2013 Malta introduces new AIFM Directive rulebooks and applications [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The Malta Financial Services Authority announced on 28th June the publication of its new Investment Services Rulebooks and application process for the European Union’s Alternative Invest
28 Jun. 2013 U.S. Defense of Marriage Act expands definitions of 'accredited investor’ and 'qualified purchaser’ [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The June 26th decision of the US Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, by invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), will lead to many changes for same-sex married couples. One of which is the meaning of the term "spouse" in
28 Jun. 2013 European Union launches long term investment fund type and guidelines for infrastructure projects [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The European Union wants to get more investors interested in long term investments as it prepares to build out its infrastructure project pipeline. In order to do this, the European Commission is proposing the creation of private European Long-Term Investment
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