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07 Oct. 2014 Hedge Funds add $18.4 billion in August but underperform S&P 500 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $18.4 billion (0.8% of assets) in August, the highest inflow in three months and a strong rebound from redemptions of $750 million (0.03% of assets) in July. “Hedge
07 Oct. 2014 The Dutch Financial Alternatives Community raises more than €130.000,- for children’s charities across the globe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On October 2nd over 180 professionals from the Dutch financial alternatives community came together to show their support for the fund raising initiative of the Alternatives 4 Children foundation. During the annual charity gala and the rest of the year the foundation rais
07 Oct. 2014 Hedge funds ended September on negative note, convertible arb and long/short credit suffered outflows [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: It was a negative week for hedge funds as at end October 3, concluding a tough quarter for alternative strategies, according to data compiled by Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. The performance drivers of Q3 were
07 Oct. 2014 Hedge funds fell 0.57% in Q3 but still outperformed S&P500, CTAs top performers [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry fell 0.57% in Q3 but still outperformed S&P 500, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s weekly Hedge Fund Monitor. The report adde
06 Oct. 2014 R.G. Niederhoffer runs positive in all programs in September [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management saw strong September highs across all investment programs, according to performance information obtained by Opalesque. The Diversified program was up +6.7%, Optimal Alpha was up +6.7%, and iHedge was up +1.6%. The Dive
06 Oct. 2014 Deloitte's investment management practice adds two from Rothstein Kass [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Deloitte has hired two for its hedge funds team - David Benz and Lisa Sergi. Both join the firm from Rothstein Kass which was recently acquired by KPMG in an effort to build out that firm's hedge fund practice. David Benz will be based in the Los Angel
06 Oct. 2014 Finnish pension funds to stay with hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: It looks like the hedge fund industry is getting a boost of confidence from Finnish pension funds. A report by the Helsinki Times said that pension
06 Oct. 2014 ESMA 'killed’ its own 'Lamfalussy process’ when it stopped listening to market participants [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The European Securities and Markets Authority or ESMA killed its own "Lamfalussy process" when it stopped listening to market participants, said Oliver Prock CEO of
03 Oct. 2014 Castle Hall Alternatives and SwissAnalytics partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Castle Hall Alternatives today announced a strategic partnership with SwissAnalytics, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Castle Hall and SwissAnalytics will work together to extend the reach of the OpsDiligence online diligence platform, enhancing both diligence coverage and c
03 Oct. 2014 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index fell -0.77% in September (+1.19% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets ended the 3rd quarter with declines as the US Dollar surged in the month of September, driven by a combination of weak European economic data, social unrest in Hong Kong and increased geopolitical tension in the Middle East. Despite the highly suc
02 Oct. 2014 UCITS absolute return funds decline by -0.13% on average in September (0.99% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS absolute return fund performances UCITS absolute return funds decline by -0.13% on average in September 2014 bringing their performances for the year to 0.99%. The main detractors this month are Emerging Markets funds down -1.45% followed by Event-Driv
02 Oct. 2014 Retail investors likely to impact South African hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest Novare South African Hedge Fund Survey shows that new regulations which opened the industry to retail investors in the country is likely to have a profound impact on local funds. Current hedge
01 Oct. 2014 Hedge Fund Association appoints Robert Kim and Raymond Kang as Korea Chapter Regional Co-Directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association, a leading global nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, announced today two new leadership appointments focused on the expanding hedge fund community and institutional investor demand in Korea, demonstrating HFA’s enduring commi
01 Oct. 2014 Thalēs aims to set new standard for broker-client technology [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Thalēs Trading Solutions LLC has launched Harvest, an innovative proprietary technology portal designed to transform the way clients interact with their banks and Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs). Thalēs is already providing asset managers, institutio
30 Sep. 2014 U.S. crack down on tax inversion bites event driven hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Event Driven hedge fund sustained negative losses during the week ending September 26 as the U.S. crackdown on tax inversion took a bite into the strategies, according to data compiled by Lyxor Asset Management’s We
30 Sep. 2014 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index Asset Weighted up 6.54% YTD (+0.37% in August) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index gained 6.45% through August (+0.37% MTD) on an asset weighted basis and was up 8.37% (+0.97% MTD) on an equal weighted basis. The inde
29 Sep. 2014 Earth Capital Partners and BRZ Investimentos partner to invest in clean technology [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Earth Capital Partners LLP, a UK investment management business specializing in clean technology and sustainable development, and BRZ Investimentos, one of Brazil’s leading independent asset management firms, announce today a partnering to invest in clean technology, i
29 Sep. 2014 Alaska pension fund to stick with hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Now some good news for hedge funds. The $51bn Alaska Permanent Fund said it would stick with hedge funds and not follow the lead of California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to completely divest its entire $4bn hedge fund program. Alaska P
29 Sep. 2014 PIMCO sees slower growth in China and Japan to put pressure in Asian economy [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The economic slowdown in China and Japan would put pressure in the Asian region, said California-based global investment management firm Pacific Investment Management Company or PIMCO. In its third quarter
29 Sep. 2014 APS Greater China outperforms benchmarks in August with 4.94% gains (+7.31% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-headquartered fund manager APS Asset Management said that its Greater China Long/Short Fund outperformed its benchmarks in August with 4.94% gains during the month (+7/31% YTD). Comparatively, the MSCI Golde
26 Sep. 2014 Marlon Quan told to pay over $80m in connection with Tom Petters Ponzi scheme [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that Judge Ann D. Montgomery of the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, imposed permanent injunctions against Marlon Quan and three companies he controlled. Montgomery also ordered Quan and the three firms
26 Sep. 2014 Citi, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan continued to share top FICC position globally in 1H14 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The global equity markets improved in Q2 2014 after a rather soft performance in the first quarter. According to Forbes
25 Sep. 2014 CalPERS CIO Ted Eliopoulos clarifies hedge fund exit not about performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Performance has nothing to do with the decision of America’s largest pension fund, the California Public Employees' Retirement System or CalPERS, to abandon its entire $4bn hedge fund program, said its new chief investment officer Ted Eliopoulos. Eliopoulos
25 Sep. 2014 CalPERS’ move might alter hedge fund fees for good [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: When CalPERS, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, announced on September 15th that it was unwinding its hedge-fund portfolio, it was seen by many as is a significant blow to the sector’s appeal. The Fund is
25 Sep. 2014 Hedge fund Tiger Global pours $30m into Indian property portal [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-based hedge fund Tiger Global committed $30m into Indian property listings portal CommonFloor.com, reported the I
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