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14 Apr. 2016 Evolution of funds of hedge funds reflects changing roles as many firms relabel themselves [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The evolution of funds of funds reflects the changing roles of traditional fund of funds in the investment landscape, said a survey by Peltz International. The annual survey also found that there fewer funds of funds but, on average, they have more assets under m
14 Apr. 2016 Cautious hedge fund positioning is proving to be supportive [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: March has been a positive month for risk assets, claimed Lyxor Asset Management in its
14 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund Raging Capital outperforms in Q1 as firm celebrates 10yr anniversary [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Raging Capital Management’s hedge fund, the Raging Capital Fund – Series B, gained 8.4% net of all fees and expenses in the first quarter of 2016. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index gained 1.3% during the first quarter. The HFR Hedge Fund Index genera
14 Apr. 2016 Cayman eases into FATCA reporting [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has said it will be taking a "soft approach" to enforcement of notification and reporting due dates under UK CDOT and US FATCA for 2016, according to an industry advisory released by the agency. The
13 Apr. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: March performance 0.90% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for March 2016 measured 0.90%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.95% in April. “Reflecting typical seasonal patterns, SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Mo
13 Apr. 2016 Ramius to seed and launch hedge fund with Samantha Greenberg [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cowen Group’s investment management business unit Ramius LLC, has entered into a strategic partnership with multi-sector equity long/short alternative asset manager Margate Capital to launch a long/short equity strategy fund. In a
13 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund Folger Hill hires Angus Wai to expand Hong Kong operations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $1bn hedge fund firm Folger Hill Asset Management has hired former SAC Capital Advisors head of Asia Angus Wai to expand its operations in Hong Kong. Folger is led by another former SAC alumnus Sol Kumin, reported
12 Apr. 2016 Hedge Funds post best monthly returns since January 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.82% in March, the best monthly return for the asset class since January 2012 (+3.06%), and only the third positive monthly return since May 2015. All leading hedge fund strategies posted gains, with equity strategies
12 Apr. 2016 ShelteR Investment Management launches a landmark alternative UCITS fund of funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ShelteR Invest Best Alternative UCITS Fund (BAU) is a Luxembourg UCITS fund. It provides investors with access to a smart portfolio of alternative UCITS fund strategies. The fund targets a gross annual return of 6% with volatility similar to bond markets. The fund manager
12 Apr. 2016 Kettera Strategies adds key industry veteran to grow Hydra platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kettera Strategies, LLC has announced that Terri Engelman Rhoads, a hedge fund veteran and pioneer in the managed account platform space, has joined the company as a partner and co-President of the firm, effective as of January of this year. Ms. Engelman Rhoads
12 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds start Q2 on negative note, CTAs still surging [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have started Q2 on a negative note, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down -0.7% as of end April 5 (-2.5% YTD), reported Lyxor Asset Management. But as usual in this adverse market environment, CTAs were a
12 Apr. 2016 Study: strategic asset allocation is a primary driver for private equity performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, has developed a new model for measuring performance attribution in private equity. The firm has released a new paper that explains how adherence to a strategic asset allocation is the primary driver for strong po
11 Apr. 2016 Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the $3tln in milestone in A1 of 2016 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the US$ 3 trillion milestone for the second time at the end of Q1. At the end of May 2015 the assets in ETFs/ETPs listed globally first exceeded the US$ 3 trillion milestone. During March ETFs/ETP
11 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund industry thinks greatest overseas investment opportunities are currently in Brazil [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - From the corruption scandal that rocked Brazilian energy behemoth Petrobras and reached as far as some of the country’s most senior politicians, to the Chinese government’s frequent intervention in its marketplace, there is no doubt that geopolitical risks can substantial
11 Apr. 2016 Four big U.S. hedge funds lose $900m over Allergan [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Four of the biggest hedge funds in the U.S. including Paulson & Co, Third Point, Viking Global, and Elliott Management lost nearly $900m in value last week as shares of Allergan plunged after the failed $160bn merger with Pfizer, reported the
11 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds most bullish bet on yen since 1992 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and large currency speculators have raised their bets that the Japanese yen will further improve against the U.S. dollar as Japan’s currency rose for the seventh straight day, data showed. A report by
08 Apr. 2016 Emerging markets hedge funds rally strongest gain since May 2009 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, their strongest since May 2009, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data released by
08 Apr. 2016 Institutional investors adapting more agile strategies in light of market uncertainties [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Official institutions across the globe are adapting their investment and operating models to be more agile in the face of challenging investment environment, claimed a new study by State Street entitled,
07 Apr. 2016 RueOne Investments launches a revolutionary platform connecting investors to actively managed direct investment opportunities [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RueOne Investments has announced the launch of the first marketplace providing accredited and institutional investors direct access to a curated selection of alternative assets that are sourced, structured, and managed by industry leading asset managers. The recently pass
07 Apr. 2016 Hedge fund Tiger Global falls 22% in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Tiger Global Management’s wagers on falling prices early in the year have failed to protect Chase Coleman’s $6bn hedge fund as the firm lost nearly 22% in the first quarter, various media reported.
07 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds are replacing venture capitalists in Silicon Valley [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new trend is emerging at Silicon Valley. Cash-rich hedge funds are replacing traditional venture firms by pouring billions into start-up technology companies, industry insiders noted. A
07 Apr. 2016 United Flight Attendants join picket at hedge funds PAR Capital and Altimeter headquarters [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of flight attendants of United Airlines (UAL) has joined pilots of the carrier and picketed the headquarters of hedge funds PAR Capital Management and Altimeter Capital Management on Wednesday (Apr. 6). The United Flight Attendants (UFA) have described the h
06 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds slog through rough quarter [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The first quarter was a rocky one for hedge funds according to the latest Lyxor weekly research note. Hedge funds as a cohort saw a 2 percent drawdown in the first quarter of this year, with only CTAs and Merger Arbitrage strategies posting positive returns.
06 Apr. 2016 Societe Generale’s CTA strategies maintain positive gains in Q1 despite dip in March [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Societe Generale Prime Services said that all its SG CTA strategies remain in positive territory in the first quarter of the year despite sustaining losses in March. In its monthly report, Societe Gene
05 Apr. 2016 Hedge funds ask court to freeze bank assets of Puerto Rico [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A group of hedge funds have asked the United States District court in San Juan to stop Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank (GDB) from transferring cash, arguing that the bank is insolvent and is incapable of meeting its debt obligations, reported the
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  4. Study - Only 30% of institutional hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new study from CEM Benchmarking, an independent provider of cost and performance analysis for pension funds, shows that only 30 percent of institutional investors hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark after fees. The study provides in depth analysis of real

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: $1bn hedge fund club grows to 668 managers, continues to dominate (Part One)[more]

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