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27 Jun. 2013 Parker FX Index reports +0.74% for May, +1.72% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.74% return for the month of May. Forty of the forty-three programs in the Index reported May results, of which twenty reported positive results, nineteen incurred losses, and one was flat. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0
27 Jun. 2013 Consultants argue that hedge fund replicators lag indexes, hedge funds in performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new report from investment consultants Hewitt Ennis Knupp shows that hedge fund replicators, which are growing in popularity with some investors still lag the real thing in terms of performance. Some liquid alternatives on the market today, seek to replicate the
27 Jun. 2013 GFIA’s June insights report a future for best of boutique Asian hedge fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: GFIA’s June insights show a glimmer of increased confidence in the opportunities out there for boutique Asian hedge funds. Peter Douglas, GFIA founder, writes: "At an aggregate level, it’s still a very tough world
26 Jun. 2013 InvestorForce white paper finds significant differences in actual post-negotiated management fees [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - InvestorForce, part of MSCI Inc, announced that it has released the first in a series of whitepapers, Institutional
26 Jun. 2013 Scotiabank’s Canadian hedge fund index down 0.08% in May, up 7.93% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update -The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended May 2013 down 0.08% on an asset weighted basis and gained 0.39% on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to
26 Jun. 2013 Opalesque Life: The hidden hazards of a desk job [more]
There is more to life than finance! Therefore, we have created a new column as a useful addition to our comprehensive financial news coverage. Opalesque Life will touch on vital aspects of your life, such as health, psychology, business skills, travel, leadership, environment, etc. Enjoy!
25 Jun. 2013 Lighthouse Partners adds Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) calculations to managed accounts [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced Lighthouse Partners has expanded its relationship with SS&C GlobeOp to include Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) calculations for the firm’
25 Jun. 2013 Man Group's fund of fund division FRM to seed CommEq Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FRM, Man Group plc‘s (“Man”) fund of hedge fund division, has formed a strategic relationship with CommEq Asset Management (“CommEq”) which involves FRM making a seed allocation to CommEq and helping CommEq launch an
25 Jun. 2013 Catalyst seeks permission to convert another hedge fund into a '40 Act mutual fund [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Fund manager Catalyst Funds is seeking permission from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to convert another hedge fund into a '40 Act mutual fund. "We endeavor to bring unique and
25 Jun. 2013 Hedged mutual funds become the dominant vehicle for advisors and institutions looking at alternatives [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new survey out from Morningstar and Barron's shows that liquid alternatives, or hedged mutual funds are becoming the dominant vehicle for advisors and institutions looking to access hedged strategies. Morningstar and Barron’s conducted the survey in March 20
25 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds turn bullish on EUR/USD [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds turn bullish on the Euro and the US Dollar as Asia trends to the downside. According to the
25 Jun. 2013 Australia’s Zenith urges investors to understand net and gross exposure in long/short equity investments [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Zenith Investment Partners has released its 2013 Australian Long/Short Equities Sector Review. Christopher Huang, Investment Analyst at Zenith says "It is commonly held that long/short funds are as, or le
25 Jun. 2013 Stanley Druckenmiller: Expansion in credit during slower GDP growth is a problem for China [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - In its latest Equity Research report, Goldman Sachs examines the rising cost of growth in China and Asia, which is hurting profits and returns. The authors, Hugo Sc
24 Jun. 2013 SFA: ETFs, investment funds are very popular among investors in Switzerland [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - According to the Swiss Funds Association, soon to be rebranded as the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association (SFAMA) and to be headed by a new CEO, Markus Fuchs, ETFs and investment funds are very popular among Swiss investors and Swiss custody account hol
24 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds cut bets on a gold rally [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds are apparently dumping their gold holdings by the most since February; the latest data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed that net-long position to the yellow metal slid by 29% to 38,951 futures as at June 18, it was repor
21 Jun. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: June notifications 3.88%, up from 3.77% in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2013 measured 3.88%, up from 3.77% in May. Chart “The Indicator increased slightly for the month of June and is comprised primaril
21 Jun. 2013 UCITS HFS Index finishes month with slight gains, up 0.25% in May 2013, 2.18% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — The UCITS HFS Index continues its positive performance in 2013 with gains of 0.25% in May 2013. The broad index started positively into the month with profits of 0.36% after the first full week of trading. As the second week of May added additional 0.53% to the
21 Jun. 2013 Swiss global macro manager SteppenWolf launches UCITS IV hedge fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - SteppenWolf Capital, a Swiss-based, macro-focused investment management firm, launched a UCITS IV-compliant fund called "5D SteppenWolf Macro Alpha
21 Jun. 2013 PwC Australia writes on the new investment manager regime for AIMA Journal [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Writing in the AIMA Journal, PwC Australia’s tax team of Ken Woo, Tax Partner, Grahame Roach, T
20 Jun. 2013 Butterfield Fulcrum Group to be acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Butterfield Fulcrum, an industry leading alternative fund administrator, has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. Established in 1927, MUTB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the 5th large
20 Jun. 2013 Cayman Atlantic launches Twitter Trading [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After setting up the world’s first “Twitter Hedge Fund” in 2011, Paul Hawtin is back launching Cayman Atlantic at the WIRED Money conference in London on Monday 1st July 2013. Cayman Atlantic is
20 Jun. 2013 Morningstar reports MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index up 0.2% in May, 4.9% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar reported preliminary hedge fund performance for May 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through April. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index fell 0.2% in May but remains up 4.9% for the yea
20 Jun. 2013 A Leg To Stand On announces hedge fund Rocktoberfest [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A Leg To Stand On’s annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest will be happening later this year in New York and Chicago. The organization recently announced that tickets and sponsorships are on sale. The events are well attended and feature the talents of some of Wall Street
20 Jun. 2013 SEB Group reports that first quarter hedge fund returns in 2013 were almost in line with whole of 2012 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: SEB Group has reported on hedge funds for the fourth quarter of 2012 and first quarter of 2013. The bank writes: "Almost every strategy continued its strong fourth quarter trend, with the exception of Macro/CTA,
19 Jun. 2013 HFRU reports declines across the board to mid-June: Composite index down 1.72%, up 0.98% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFR's UCITS indices report the HFRU Event Driven Index posted a decline of -1.06% through mid-June, from declines in Asian and Brazilian Special Situations, Merger Arbitrage and
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  1. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali