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13 Jun. 2013 SWF Institute rankings: total sovereign wealth funds' assets amount to $5,473bn [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - According to the SWF Institute's latest Sovereign Wealth Fund Rankings, the total amount of sovereign wealth funds' asset under management is now $5,473bn, to which oil and gas relate
13 Jun. 2013 Mariner’s incubation platform takes on new volatility arbitrage fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:- Mariner Investment Group, a $10bn alternative asset manager headquartered in New York which launched an
12 Jun. 2013 Alain Dubois to join MSCI from Lyxor Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that Alain Dubois, currently Chairman of Lyxor Asset Management, is to join the firm as Managing Director and Head of New Business and Product Development for the MSCI index busi
12 Jun. 2013 Horizon Cash Management introduces emerging manager fund cash account [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Horizon Cash Management LLC, an investment advisor specializing in active cash management solutions for the alternative investment industry, today announced a first-of-its-kind product offering, The Emerging Manager Fu
12 Jun. 2013 AIMA's CEO Andrew Baker to stand down from role at the end of 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Andrew Baker, Chief Executive Officer of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that he will stand down at the end of 2013. AIMA is in the pr
12 Jun. 2013 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 1.79% in May, 7% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.79% in May 2013 (+7.00% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +2.08% (+14.34% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +1.86% (+15.35% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index climbed +
12 Jun. 2013 SEI: Alternatives go mainstream [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The market opportunity for retail alternatives is already huge, continues to grow, yet is still in its infancy, says SEI in a new 24-page report called "The Retail Alternatives Phenomenon." SEI is a leading global provider of investment processi
12 Jun. 2013 Chris Boas holds off hedge fund launch due to fundraising difficulties [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Citing money concerns, former Citadel’s global head of credit Chris Boas has put on hold his plan to launch his new hedge fund, Longwood Credit Partners LLP.
12 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds attract $50bn in five months and return 0.20% in May, 3.89% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The May report from Eurekahedge shows that hedge funds witnessed the seventh consecutive month of positive returns in May, despite mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.20% duri
12 Jun. 2013 Dechert details four key ways AIFMD will impact on US investment advisers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Law firm Dechert has published a note on how the European AIFMD regulations will impact on US investment advisers. The
12 Jun. 2013 Study shows Canada’s top 10 pension funds drive nation’s growth [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – A landmark study by the Boston Consulting Group showed that Canada’s 10 largest public pension funds are one of the country’s main growth drivers while at the same time providing Canada with one of the strongest retirement income systems in the world. The
11 Jun. 2013 400 Capital Management expands financial, investor relations team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: 400 Capital Management LLC, a structured credit investment manager, announced today two new additions to the firm. John Bateman has joined as chief financial officer, and Tami Witham, CFA, has joined as a director and investor relations product specialist. “The op
11 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds cut market exposures across strategies [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds of all types are cutting market exposures, according to the latest Hedge Fund Moni
11 Jun. 2013 UBP is changing its alternative funds' management model [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Arié Assayag, head of alternative investments at Union Bancaire Privée, aka UBP, told Swiss daily Le
11 Jun. 2013 Swiss fund of hedge funds house ALTIN weighs up options for share buyback programme [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – ALTIN, the $250m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, said it was evaluating different options to implement the share buyback programme to acquire up to 10% of the share
11 Jun. 2013 Australia’s Basis Point launches newsletter and website focused on Significant Investors [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Australia’s consultancy for business and marketing intelligence on the financial and investment markets Basis Point has launched a new website and newsletter focused on the new
10 Jun. 2013 Lyxor Asset Management strengthens its international development with the appointment of Gilbert Tse as Head of Lyxor for Asia [more]
Opalesque industry Update: Lyxor Asset Management announces the appointment of Gilbert Tse as Head of Lyxor for Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Gilbert has a reporting line to Pierre Gil, Lyxor’s Head of International Development. In this newly created role, Gilbert Tse will be responsible for coordi
10 Jun. 2013 Unigestion establishes research partnership with Cass Business School [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Unigestion, the boutique institutional asset manager with GBP 9 billion of assets under management, announced today that it is to collaborate with the Centre for Asset Management Research (CAMR) at Cass Business School, a renowned London-based institution ranked among the
10 Jun. 2013 Cayman is prepared to commit to the multilateral convention [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Cayman Islands Government today announced that it is prepared to commit to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. It also announced that it has accepted invitations from UK Prime Minister David Cameron to atten
10 Jun. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index reports 0.33% performance in May, 3.53% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Lyxor’s Flash report, finds that nine Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month of May in positive territory, led by the Special Situations (+3.05%), the Lyxor Long/Short Equity Long Bias Index (+1.66%) and t
10 Jun. 2013 US CFTC reports highest decline since April in commodity investment [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission over the weekend reported that the bullish position held by hedge funds and other large speculators in U.S. commodities recorded the highest decline since April on concern over oil and natural gas, demand and the o
07 Jun. 2013 Hedge funds gain +0.5% in May as bonds, currencies fall - HFRI [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted their 7th consecutive monthly gain in May and the 11th gain in the last twelve months as strong performance in Equity Hedge and Event Driven strategies offset weakness in Macro and CTA strategies, according to data released today by HFR.
07 Jun. 2013 OECD: Global economy is moving forward at multiple speeds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - According to the OECD’s latest economic outlook, out last week, "a variety of factors account for the different speeds at which growth is projected to strengthen in advanced economies." These factors include household deleveraging; health of the financia
07 Jun. 2013 FRM reports on a month of volatility in Asian markets and success for global macro managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest Early View from FRM, Man Group’s $16.7bn fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business includes the following key highlights: Asset price movements during May were surprisingly
06 Jun. 2013 Goldman Sachs raises $58m in first month of its 'hedge fund for the masses’ [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Less than a month after introducing its "hedge fund for the masses," Goldman Sachs asset management arm’s (GSAM) Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund raised $58m from interested retail investors, reported
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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