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05 Apr. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.62% in March, bringing YTD performance to +2.36% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.62% in March 2013, bringing year-to-date performance to +2.36%. 10 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+2.09%), the Lyxor L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.41
04 Apr. 2013 Lyxor and alternative asset manager Canyon partner to launch UCITS-compliant credit strategy fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management launched the Lyxor/Canyon Credit Strategy Fund, a UCITS-compliant vehicle designed to access Canyon Capital Advisors LLC’s event driven and credit-oriented strategies across a broad spectrum of asset classes. Canyon is partnering with Lyxor to bring
04 Apr. 2013 Timetric: Number and wealth of U.S. HNWIs set to increase, as well as their investments in alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Although the global economic crisis had a significant adverse effect on US High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), recovery is already evident and substantial growth is forecast to 2016. The American Dream Disturbed Whilst the US still accounted for 30% of the global
04 Apr. 2013 TrimTabs finds US equity funds post biggest quarterly inflow in nine years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TrimTabs Investment Resarch reports that U.S.-listed U.S. equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds received $52.0 billion in the first quarter, the biggest quarterly inflow since the first quarter of
04 Apr. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.18% (est.) in March and +3.86% for the first quarter 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds are off to a good start for 2013 as the first quarter comes to a close. Initial estimates show all strategies posting positive first quarter returns as well as positive returns for the month of March. • Arbitrage strategies were the most successful in Mar
04 Apr. 2013 EDHEC-Risk study finds UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new study from the EDHEC-Risk Institute finds that UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals. The research i
03 Apr. 2013 Investment manager Litman Gregory sells minority interest to private equity firm [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Litman Gregory Asset Management announced today that effective April 1, 2013, it has received a minority investment from boutique private equity firm Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC. Rosemont provides strategic capital to asset management businesses. Rosemont’s investmen
03 Apr. 2013 GAM reports that March was an 'encouraging month for hedge funds' [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM's Hedge Fund Performance Update finds that several trends in risk markets continued in March with positive performance in equities, notably in the US and Japan, continued strength in the US do
03 Apr. 2013 IStar Systematic Fund up 3.63% YTD after returning 3.24% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The IStar Systematic Fund, backed by seeding specialist IMQubator, reconfigured its trading strategy in April, 2012, and turned a negative performance into a positive return for the year, ending up at +3.24% at the end of December, 2012*. The Fund is now up 3.63
03 Apr. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index up 0.85% in March, 2.36% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posted a gain of +0.85% in March, with leading contributions from Equity Hedge strategies. HFRU Equity Hedge Index ros
03 Apr. 2013 Sustainable wealth management platform Arjuna Capital launched [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adam Seitchik and Farnum Brown have joined with Marion, MA wealth manager Baldwin Brothers Inc. (BBI) to launch Arjuna Capital, a sustainable wealth management platform. Adam Seitchik is Arjuna’s Chief Investment Of
03 Apr. 2013 UAIX Global up 0.41% in March, 1.59% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index March 2013 performance figures show that the UCITS Alternative Index Global gained 0.41% in March and is up 1.59% in 2013. The UCITS Alternative Index Funds of Funds gains 0.70% this
03 Apr. 2013 HFRX Equity Hedge Index for March up 1.24% and 4.69% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The March 2013 performance notes for the HFRX Indices reveal that global financial markets continued to extend gains through March as developed markets generally outperformed emerging markets,
03 Apr. 2013 Hedge fund returns increase 3.3% in Q1 - still underperforming S&P [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest data from lead hedge fund analyst Mary Ann Bartels at Bank of America Merril
03 Apr. 2013 Seward & Kissel’s hedge fund report finds an increase in equity funds and management fees differ with strategies employed [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Seward & Kissel announced the findings of its annual New Hed
03 Apr. 2013 Investor lawsuit against Paulson & Co. over Sino-Forest loss is dismissed [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - A Florida federal judge dismissed an investor lawsuit alleging that Paulson & Co. had fail to notice red flags when one of its hedge funds, Paulson Advantage Plus L.P., bought a stake once worth $880m in Sino-Forest Corp,
02 Apr. 2013 Simple Alternatives expands investment management team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Simple Alternatives, LLC, announced today the appointment of Clark Jones expanding the investment team managing the firms’ flagship S1 Fund (SONEX). In this role, Mr. Jones will bolster the investment team’s portfolio allocation and risk management efforts. Jon
02 Apr. 2013 The AIFMD and Bermuda – implementation update [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), the Bermuda regulator, has recently made an important announcement by confirming that Bermuda is now able to satisfy the three core conditions that are required of a so called “Third Country” under the Alternative Investment Fund Manag
02 Apr. 2013 Hedge fund Agcapita Partners, launches Agcapita Farmland Fund IV [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Agcapita Partners has announced that the Agcapita Farmland Fund IV will open to investors on April 18th 2013 with a $20 million offering. Agcapita is the only farmland investment fund eligible for registered plans (RRSP, TFSA, RESP etc). Fund IV will be open
02 Apr. 2013 Hedge Fund Association extends reach with three new regional chapters [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Hedge Fund Association today announced three appointments that demonstrate its continuing expansion. The HFA has appointed regional directors to head its newly established chapters in Australia (Adriana Kostov), Texas (Mark A Feanny, M.D.) and Utah (Ronnie Hale). These
02 Apr. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up 1.22% in March (+2.17% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.22% in March according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the performance of the
02 Apr. 2013 Implications of the AIFMD for US and European hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On July 22 of this year, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will come into force in the EU and will have implications for funds based there or funds marketed there. Because the directive also deals with fund marketing, the AIFMD can have
02 Apr. 2013 Switzerland responds to challenges to its commodity trading industry in new report [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Switzerland is one of the most important commodity trading centres in the world, said the Swiss Federal Council in a release last week announcing the publication of a backgro
02 Apr. 2013 Swiss watchdog FINMA revises market conduct rules [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA announced on 27th March that it is in the process of fully revising Circular 08/38 on "Mark
02 Apr. 2013 Demand for Bitcoin comes from geographic areas most affected by Cypriot financial crisis [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The digital currency Bitcoin hit $100 yesterday (and $102 today), and has outperformed every currency this year. Its value on 1st January was under $15. Bitcoin (or BTC) was created in 2009 as an op
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