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20 Nov. 2014 Barclay CTA Index down 0.49% in October (3.88% YTD); market volatility challenges active traders [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.49% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 3.88% for the year. “A spike in intra-month volatility coupled with sharp mid-month price reversals in financial markets made for a difficult t
20 Nov. 2014 Newedge: volatility trading and quantitative macro hedge funds outperform in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the performance for its suite of hedge fund indices for the month of October. An increase in market volatility during October helped the Newedge Volatility Trading Index post str
20 Nov. 2014 Advent Geneva platform to incorporate Investor Analytics LLC's full suite of risk services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Further securing its position as a leading provider of global risk analysis and management solutions, Investor Analytics LLC today announced a significant new partnership with Advent Software – empowering customers with a highly integrated portfolio and risk managemen
20 Nov. 2014 Investors redeem again in October - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investor redemptions from hedge funds in October outpaced new allocations for the second consecutive month resulting in a slight net outflow of $2.9 billion, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. The industry has not had two consecutive months
20 Nov. 2014 Gross: Inflation is required to pay for prior inflation [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As inflation rises, every dollar will buy a smaller percentage of a good. While deflation will mean a decrease in the general price level of goods and services. These two economic conditions are both in the waiting room. The consensus would like the former to
19 Nov. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Slips 0.11% in October (+2.87% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.11% in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. After ten months in 2014 the Index is up 2.87%. “Continued easing by the ECB and the BOJ as the Federal Reserve wound down its bond purchases, the unraveling o
19 Nov. 2014 US equity markets should continue to perform well in 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UBP’s Investment Outlook 2015: “Divergence” Contrary to expectations, Europe did not undergo a healing process in 2014; whilst long-dated bonds generated remarkable performances, European equities underperformed. “The United States wheeled its economy into intens
19 Nov. 2014 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index up 3.45% YTD (est.) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - - Hedge funds are up 3.45% year-to-date with roughly 18% of funds boasting double digit returns for the year, half the number for the same period last year. - Total net asset flows for 2014 were trimmed to US$55 billion for the year as hedge funds saw their fourth
19 Nov. 2014 ABN AMRO offers investment funds an international podium [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Amsterdam Investor Forum (AIF) offers alternative funds a podium to present themselves to a group of over 200 professional investors. As of today interested funds can apply and enter into the competition. On 11 February, the 6 shortlisted funds will have the floor
18 Nov. 2014 Newedge bolsters capital introduction & advisory teams in North America [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced three key appointments to its capital introduction and advisory teams as part of its overall commitment to enhance its prime brokerage offering in North America. These appointments, which are
18 Nov. 2014 Activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn sees major stocks correction [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn is expecting a market sell-off any time in the next three to five years. Icahn made the prediction during the
18 Nov. 2014 Hedge Funds are still in timid recovery mode, but up 1% since mid-October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are still in a timid recovery mode as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index registered a modest 0.1% gains last week, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. The market recovery gathered mom
18 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds revert to net long position on S&P500 - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are back at a net long position on the S&P500, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Technicals suggest that the trend remains bullish for the near term. The diversified hedge fund index was up 0.1% for t
17 Nov. 2014 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes down 0.80% in October (+2.58% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 0.80% for the month of October. Press Release Credit Suisse H
17 Nov. 2014 Hedge Funds post sixth monthly loss in 2014 - Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds have posted their sixth monthly loss in 10 months in October 2014, according to Preqin's Hedge Fund Analyst. The industry has struggled to deliver absolute returns against a backdrop of market volatility, as well as concerns surrounding the imp
17 Nov. 2014 American hedge funds buy Alibaba, making it the most widely bought stock in the U.S. [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some of the biggest U.S. hedge funds are buying shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group making it the most widely bought stocks in the U.S. market, reports said. Since its $25bn IP
17 Nov. 2014 Perella Weinberg is closing its Xerion hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Another big hedge fund is shutting down and is joining the list of fund managers who have thrown in the towel. Daniel Arbess said he was shutting down
14 Nov. 2014 Best Swiss hedge funds announced [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HedgePole, in cooperation with Hedgegate and Crossbow Partners, announced this year’s winners of the Swiss Alternative Funds Awards: 1. Best Swiss Hedge Fund: RBR Capital Advisors AG: RBR European Long
14 Nov. 2014 Direct lending set to spur further growth in the private debt alternative asset class [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Direct lending funds have continued to gain traction in the private debt marketplace, and are the prevailing strategy for private debt fund managers established since 2008. A
14 Nov. 2014 Equinox Funds launches the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Equinox Funds, a provider of alternative investments, has announced the launch of the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund. By deploying a medium-term trend following strategy developed by Aspect Capital Limited, a legendary alternative asset management firm ba
14 Nov. 2014 Third Point to launch a proxy contest with Dow Chemical [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund Third Point is reported to be opening a proxy fight with Dow Chemical Co. after negotiations to add two new board seats bogged down Thursday, said
13 Nov. 2014 100 Women in Hedge Funds raises $1.93m for Cerebral Palsy International [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a leading global non-profit organization for alternative investment management investors and professionals, today announced that, through the success of its annual New York Gala and other U.S. fundraising events this year, $1.93 million in gross
13 Nov. 2014 Asia hedge fund industry growth slow as macro uncertainty increases [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry expanded to a fourth consecutive quarterly record in 3Q, though growth remained muted as a result of increased Asian macro uncertainty, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report,
13 Nov. 2014 Funds of hedge funds up 0.3% in Q3 with a small plus [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Despite some negative headlines, developments in the 3rd quarter of 2014 were again sufficient to result in a plus sign. Thanks to a strong August with an increase of almost one percent, the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index was up 0.3% on the previous quarter. Fun
12 Nov. 2014 Blackstone and NWI Management develop a new platform to invest in Emerging Markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, and NWI Management, LP, a global macro hedge fund, launched Blackstone NWI Asset Management L.L.C., a new asset manager jointly owned by the two firms. BNAM will offer a platform of inves
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  1. Hedge funds see $14.3bn outflows in Q1, CTAs and multi-strategy lead net inflows[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in the first quarter of the year, totaling $14.3bn, data from Preqin showed. This continues from the $8.9bn overall net outflows that funds recorded in Q4

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-Millennium manager to launch global macro hedge fund on 2 May[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Markus Thielen left his London job last year to start a global macro hedge fund in Hong Kong, where he first moved in 2004. He is now the chief investment off

  3. Performance - Blackstone profits plunge 77% as performance fees dive, Hedge fund stars' fortunes hostage to market swings, Hedge fund manager goes from billionaire to millionaire in profits plunge, Hedge funds biggest losers in SunEdison's 'magic money machine'[more]

    Blackstone profits plunge 77% as performance fees dive From FT.com: Blackstone, the world’s biggest manager of alternative investments from private equity to real estate, suffered from sharply lower performance fees amid turbulent markets in the first three months of the year, even as it

  4. Third Point calls Q1 "catastrophic" for hedge funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The first quarter of this year was rocky for hedge funds based on aggregate performance from the industry, but now we are beginning to hear what the managers thought of it as quarterly letters make their way to investors. Dan Loeb, CEO of New York-based $17 bill

  5. Asia - Stabilization of China's capital outflows may hinge on Janet Yellen, Fink says China to do well this year as bubble threat postponed, Chinese hedge fund to invest in India’s infrastructure[more]

    Stabilization of China's capital outflows may hinge on Janet Yellen From Bloomberg.com: Whether China’s recent stabilization of its currency and capital outflows continues -- or downside pressure reignites -- may hinge in large part on Janet Yellen. If the Federal Reserve chair sticks to