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21 May. 2013 All Edhec-Risk Alternative indexes in positive territory in April and YTD (except for Short Selling) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In April 2013, the stock markets’ winning streak extended to six months. The S&P 500, with a 1.93% return, reached an all-time high while equity implied volatility remained extremely low, with the VIX at 13.5%. High-grade bonds rebounded (Lehman Global: 0.89%, Lehman
21 May. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May measures 3.77%, up from 2.95% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2013 measured 3.77%, up from 2.95% in April. Chart: www.globeopindex.com/forward_redemptions.go “Redemption requests are in line wi
21 May. 2013 April hedge fund asset flows slow to the smallest growth rate to start a year on record +0.2% [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investor flows for hedge funds were effectively flat during the April and YTD net inflows of $5.8bn in the first four months is the slowest growth to start a year on record, according to the latest asset flow data from
21 May. 2013 Market neutral fund exposures near 2012 highs - Bank of America Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Market Neutral hedge funds have increased market exposure to 16% net long, approaching the 2012 high, according to
21 May. 2013 Senior SEC official supports hedge fund ads [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – All roads are leading to the lifting of the hedge fund advertising rule, as another senior official from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said she favors allowing hedge funds to publicly advertise. But SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter said the rule
21 May. 2013 Singapore may get ahead of Switzerland on tax matters [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Bank secrecy was codified by the 1934 Swiss Banking Act, and is prevalent in certain countries such as Switzerland, Lebanon, Singapore and Luxembourg, as well as offshore banks and other tax h
20 May. 2013 Commodity firm Diapason launches fund based on tangible forestry assets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Diapason Commodities Management, one of the largest independent commodity investment firms globally, announced it is to launch the ForestCare Investment Fund, an institutional product investing in tangi
20 May. 2013 Some are dumping gold as price continues to slump [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Gold prices are declining and some investors are losing faith in the metal, although not all of them. A report by the Sydney Morning Herald s
20 May. 2013 IKOS wins IP case after bitter three year battle [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A UK high court judge has ruled for Elena Ambrosiadou and her $3bn European hedge fund firm IKOS Partners, in a bitter three year fight with her former business partner and husband Martin Coward over the intellectual property rights for the quantitative analysis s
20 May. 2013 Grand jury orders Steven Cohen to testify in insider trading probe [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – A federal grand jury has subpoenaed Steven A. Cohen and ordered the hedge fund billionaire to testify in the widening insider trading probe, the New Yo
17 May. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.16% through mid-May (4.98% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted a 7th consecutive monthly gain through mid-May, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +1.16% ; the HFRX Market Directional also posted a gain of +1.43%. HFRX Event Driven Index posted a gain of +1.81%
17 May. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index rises +1.43% through mid-May (3.77% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge Funds posted the strongest gain since HFRU launch, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index rising +1.43% through mid-May. • HFRU Equity Hedge Index rose +2.30% through mid-May 2013, the strongest gain since January 2012,
16 May. 2013 Newedge CTA index up 1.45% over April, 4.36% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eight of Newedge’s 11 hedge fund indices showed positive performance during the month of April. The Newedge Trend Index increased 3.85% in April, followed by the Newedge CTA Index, wh
16 May. 2013 Hedge funds are betting on Freddie and Fannie’s recovery [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds are betting on the recovery of government-controlled enterprises (GSEs), particularly Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, reports The Wall Street Journal. Iron
16 May. 2013 UK Treasury's Q&A publishes narrower focus on AIFMD implementation [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Owl Regulatory Consulting reports that the UK Treasury’s recent 'Q&A’ on the transposition of the AIFMD has been reinforced this week by its Responses to the two Consultations that it published earlie
16 May. 2013 Bfinance risk management survey finds diversification is key for institutional investors [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: bfinance, the institutional investor consultancy, has published the results of its first Risk Management Survey of institutional investors responsible for assets under management of some $480bn, located in Europ
15 May. 2013 Barclay CTA Index gains 1.11% in April (+2.11%); systematic traders up 2.46% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures gained 1.11% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 2.11% year to date. “Rising prices for equities and debt securities were fueled by central bank easing, and coupled with falling commodity prices dr
15 May. 2013 RBC Hedge 205 Index up 0.08% in April, (+4.23% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of April 2013 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.80 percent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 4.23 percent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mont
15 May. 2013 Drury Capital gains 8.13% in April (+14.39% YTD), defies commodities market sell-off [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Drury Capital defied the commodities market sell-off in April after its Diversified Trend-Following Program gained 8.13% last month (+14.39% YTD). This strong performance comes at a time when many commoditie
15 May. 2013 BofA Merrill Lynch’s investable hedge fund index up 0.93% month to date, 4.54% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest Hedge Fund Monitor from Bank of America Merrill Lynch finds that macros are c
15 May. 2013 Fund managers expect a slowdown in China but a continued boom in Japan [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest fund manager survey from BofA Merrill Lynch finds that investors are positioning themselves
14 May. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.75% in April (+4.96% YTD); Pacific Rim equities up 13.50% in 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 0.75% in April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 4.96% year to date. “Equity markets rose again in April on indications of continued easing early in the month and positive earnings reports lat
14 May. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 0.79% so far in April (4.4% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds were up +0.79% in April 2013 posting their fourth straight month of growth in April. Distressed Securities managers led all strategies, adding +2.98% during the month. Regionally, managers focusing on Asia’s developed markets also had a strong month, up +3.39%
14 May. 2013 Level Global founder Anthony Chiasson gets six and a half years for insider trading [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Level Global Investors’s founder Anthony Chiasson was sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment for insider trading that earned him and his company $68m in illegal profits, Federal Judge Richard J. Sullivan said on Monday. During Chiasson’s sentencing, S
13 May. 2013 Ineichen Research launches weekly momentum monitor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ineichen Research & Management AG (“IR&M”) has announced the launch of a new service, the IR&M momentum monitor, a weekly momentum screening as part of its risk management research effort. The momentum monitor was
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