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04 Mar. 2013 Significant gap between investors’ return expectations and market reality- Legg Mason [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Investors around the world are receiving annual returns from their income-producing investments that are, on average, almost 3% lower than they desire, according to a major new survey from global asset manager, Legg Mason Global Asset Management. The survey, whi
04 Mar. 2013 Principal Global Investors to acquire majority stake in Liongate Capital Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Principal Global Investors, LLC, a leading global asset manager and a member of the Principal Financial Group, today announced an agreement to acquire a 55 percent stake in Liongate Capital Management (Liongate), a global alternative investment boutique based in London and
04 Mar. 2013 Morningstar reports returns of 1.9% for hedge funds over January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar Inc, a provider of independent investment research, reported preliminary hedge fund performance for January 2013 as well as estimat
04 Mar. 2013 ETFs and Global Equity Mutual Funds post record two month inflow [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that $55.1 billion poured into global equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in January and February, the biggest two-month inflow on record.
04 Mar. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index global up 0.14% in February, 1.17% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The February performance figures for the UCITS Alternative Index Global revealed gains of 0.14% in February, up 1.17% in 2013. The UCITS Alternative Index Funds of Funds does slightly better with a pr
04 Mar. 2013 GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity reaches over £1bn ($1.47bn) in assets under management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG, the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc announced that the currency-hedged GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity, launched in January 2010, has surpassed £1bn ($1.47bn) in assets under management. Manage
04 Mar. 2013 Drooms launches AIFMD/command in response to new reporting requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Drooms, the virtual data room provider, has launched AIFMD/command, a virtual data room solution for the large number of fund managers who are lacking the resources to comply with the inco
04 Mar. 2013 Asian fund of hedge funds’ assets fell 50% in 2012 [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Assets of Asian fund of hedge funds (FoHFs) fell 50% from $35bn in 2011 to $16bn as at end 2012, according to a report in AsianInvestor.net. The report q
04 Mar. 2013 Swiss views on hedge fund selection, GLG, evolving, event driven and equity long/short strategies – Le Temps [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Swiss daily newspaper Le Temps produced a number of hedge fund related articles on Monday, and here is a snapshot. The nature of hedge fund selection is changing According to Albert-Philippe Brini, head of hedge fund selection at Hyposwiss Privat
04 Mar. 2013 Asian and emerging market hedge fund specialist detects a whiff of bullishness [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Whisper it, but if GFIA’s Peter Douglas thinks 'the smell of bullishness is in the air’ then things must be improving in the Asian and emerging market hedge fund world. Douglas comments that after four long lon
04 Mar. 2013 Update: Einhorn's Greenlight Capital drops lawsuit against Apple [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn has voluntarily dropped his lawsuit against Apple. As Opalesque has reported, Einhorn
04 Mar. 2013 Hedge fund manager Sepero pleaded guilty to two separate fraud schemes [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – A Glen Rock, New Jersey hedge fund manager pleaded guilty to two separate counts of frauds, including defrauding a disabled widow of her life savings by claiming to run several hedge funds that generate huge profits investing in foreign currency trading. In a
01 Mar. 2013 Napier Park Global Capital completes spinout from Citigroup [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Napier Park Global Capital, a global alternative asset management firm, has completed its spinout from Citigroup. Napier Park has approximately $6.8 billion in assets under management, a four-year operational track record and more than 100 employees in offices in New York
28 Feb. 2013 Preqin reports funds of hedge funds started 2013 with strong returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s February edition of its Hedge Fund Spotlight shows that 2013 has seen further positive performance for funds of hedge funds, with these vehicles generating returns o
28 Feb. 2013 Armstrong Investment Managers appoints Vincent Tournant, partner and chief operating officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Armstrong Investment Managers is a discretionary global macro manager a based in London with over $200 million in assets under management. AIM was established in 2009. The firm has appointed Vincent Tournant as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer. The company has also ad
28 Feb. 2013 Man results show effects of another tough and challenging year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group has posted its results for the financial year ended 31st December 2012. Key points include: Funds under management (FUM) at 31 December 2012 of $57.0 billion (31 December 2011: $58
28 Feb. 2013 AIMA’s Hong Kong chapter welcomes open-ended investment company proposal [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Hong Kong chapter of the global hedge fund industry association, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), on Thursday welcomed the proposal of Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary John Tsang to allow local open-end
28 Feb. 2013 State Street unit shuts down Japanese fund of hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – State Street Global Advisors’ alternative unit SSARIS has announced it will close its Japanese fund of hedge funds on concerns about dwindling assets and poor returns. A report by
28 Feb. 2013 Parker FX Index up +0.93% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.93% return for the month of January. Fortytwo of the forty-five programs in the Index reported January results, of which thirty reported positive results and eleven incurred losses,
27 Feb. 2013 Allenbridge approves three new funds for Kuber Ventures' platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kuber Ventures announces that three new managers have been approved by independent due diligence partner, Allenbridge, for its platform. The new additions bri
27 Feb. 2013 Sound Fund Advisors examines SEC data on hedge fund directors, shows US fund governance lags UK, EU [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new whitepaper from Sound Fund Advisors looks at current practices on hedge fund governance through an examination of calendar-year 2012 data from the SEC on ove
27 Feb. 2013 SEC brings fraud charges against managers of Connecticut hedge fund New Stream Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has brought formal charges against the managers of Connecticut-based hedge fund New Stream Capital. The charges say that investors were lied to when managers David Bryson and Bart Gutekunst secretly revised the fund’s ca
27 Feb. 2013 EDHEC-Risk Institute lists weight of evidence on effects of short selling and high frequency trading [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Frédéric Ducoulombier, Director of Executive Education, EDHEC-Risk Institute and Director, EDHEC Risk Institute–Asia comments on the proposed restrictions on trading which have been thrown up by the global financial crisis in this month’s
27 Feb. 2013 AIFMD’s remuneration guidelines will impact Swiss domiciled fund managers too [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the final Guidelines on remuneration of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) earlier this month. The rules will apply to managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs) including hedge fund
26 Feb. 2013 Revere Emerging Managers Fund opens to investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Revere Capital Advisors (Revere), the London and New York-based boutique emerging hedge fund manager specialist, announces the official launch and opportunity to invest in its portfolio of earlystage hedge funds, the
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