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11 Apr. 2013 Zenith believes good CTAs offer protection from market volatility [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Zenith Investment Partners has just released its 2013 CTA / Macro Sector findings. Daniel Liptak, Head of Alternatives said: "With the performance of many CTAs struggling over the last 18 – 24 months we b
11 Apr. 2013 Classic car fund launch supports growth in alternative asset investing [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Ultimate Classic Car Fund Capital Management LLC has announced the launch of the newest entry into alternative investments with its Ultimate Classic Car Fund LP and plans to raise up to $120m for i
11 Apr. 2013 Dan Loeb to launch Greek-focused hedge fund [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb is launching a new hedge fund focused on buying Greek assets on the assumption that the European Union will bailout the troubled economy. In a report by
11 Apr. 2013 Cyprus banking crisis may lead to more hedge fund redemption requests [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The worsening banking crisis in Cyprus is causing a rise in the number of redemption requests in the hedge funds industry,
10 Apr. 2013 Swiss hedge fund, Tiberius adds new natural resources fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Tiberius, the Swiss investment manager known as a leading independent commodity specialist, has further enlarged its product offering by taking over the VCH Natural Resources Fund as of 1st April 2013. The fund which has about USD 60 Million in assets will be embedded into
10 Apr. 2013 Macro Risk Advisors creates new training and recruiting program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), a leading provider of risk analysis and derivatives trade structuring for institutional investors, is aggressively expanding its research-intensive recruiting and training program to capitalize on shifts occurring at the nation’s large banks and
10 Apr. 2013 Eurekahedge reports hedge funds up 0.71%in March, 2.98% year to date with Japanese hedge funds up 10.78% in the first quarter [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.71% during March, against the MSCI World Index return of 1.76%. Key highlights for March 2013 included: Early reports indicate positive asset flows to hedge
10 Apr. 2013 Receiver in Nadel Ponzi scheme loses case against Wells Fargo [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Tampa, Florida lawyer Burton Wiand, the court-appointed receiver of Arthur Nadel’s $168m Ponzi scam lost his case against Wells Fargo which he accused of helping Nadel with his illegal scheme. According to a report by the
10 Apr. 2013 Activist hedge fund Jana Partners fails to gain seats in Agrium [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – U.S. activist hedge fund Jana Partners suffered defeat Tuesday despite early confidence of a victory after it failed to gain two board seats in Canadian agricultural supplies company, Agrium. According to a report by the
10 Apr. 2013 400 Capital Management adds to team with several hires [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 400 Capital Management, a structured credit investment manager based in New York has added several new hires following positive returns in 2012. 400 Capital Management was created in 2008. The firm actively invests in the credit markets focusing on residential and
09 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds advance +1.74% in March, up +4.80% YTD - Hennessee [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hennessee Group LLC, a hedge fund research and consulting firm, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.74% in March (+4.80% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +3.75% (+10.61% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +3.73% (+11.25% YTD),
09 Apr. 2013 Eze Castle Software and RealTick sale completed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ConvergEx Holdings, LLC announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of Eze Castle Software LLC and RealTick LLC to an affiliate of TPG. ConvergEx will now focus exclusively on expanding the global broke
09 Apr. 2013 GLG believes investors are underestimating sovereign debt risk in 'new normal' economic environment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investors are still underestimating the risks of investing in sovereign debt in the 'new normal' economic environment and remain over-exposed to their domestic markets, says Jon Mawby, manager of the GLG Strategic
09 Apr. 2013 Timetric research finds Singapore will overtake Switzerland as largest offshore banking centre [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from Timetric finds that Singapore is the fastest growing wealth centre in the Asia Pacific region and that Singapore will overtake Switzerland as the largest global offshore p
08 Apr. 2013 ML Capital survey reveals continued allocations to Global Emerging strategies UCITS [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ML Capital has surveyed a diverse range of 49 investors who collectively manage over $85 billion and today invest upwards of $19 billion into Alternative UC
08 Apr. 2013 Systematic hedge fund group Cantab Capital names Dr Matthew Killeya and Dr Genia Diamond partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager has announced that Dr Matthew Killeya (Senior Scientist) and Dr. Genia Diamond (Head of Business Development), have been named partners in the firm. The announcement is in recognition of Dr. Killeya’s and
08 Apr. 2013 Legg Mason survey finds global investors tend to shun overseas market for income [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A survey of global investors from Legg Mason finds that worldwide investors tend to shun overseas markets for income and US investo
08 Apr. 2013 FRM’s Early View finds most hedge fund strategies ended March in positive territory [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Man’s fund of fund division FRM reports in its Early View for March that the hedge fund industry posted another positive month for March, with the
08 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds return 1.1% in March, up 3.8% in Q1 - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were again positive in March, and +3.8% in Q1, with nearly 80% of the industry in positive territory for the year. March performance was representative of the trends throughout the first quarter, namely equities exposure led, credit and volatility strat
06 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds track equities to record levels in Q1 2013; HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index +1.2% in March (+3.9% Q1) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds extended gains in March to conclude 1Q13 at record levels, tracking U.S. equity performance, which also advanced to close the quarter at new highs. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +1.2 percent in March bringing the 1Q13 gain to +3.9 percent, with
05 Apr. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.62% in March, bringing YTD performance to +2.36% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.62% in March 2013, bringing year-to-date performance to +2.36%. 10 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+2.09%), the Lyxor L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.41
04 Apr. 2013 Lyxor and alternative asset manager Canyon partner to launch UCITS-compliant credit strategy fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management launched the Lyxor/Canyon Credit Strategy Fund, a UCITS-compliant vehicle designed to access Canyon Capital Advisors LLC’s event driven and credit-oriented strategies across a broad spectrum of asset classes. Canyon is partnering with Lyxor to bring
04 Apr. 2013 Timetric: Number and wealth of U.S. HNWIs set to increase, as well as their investments in alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Although the global economic crisis had a significant adverse effect on US High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), recovery is already evident and substantial growth is forecast to 2016. The American Dream Disturbed Whilst the US still accounted for 30% of the global
04 Apr. 2013 TrimTabs finds US equity funds post biggest quarterly inflow in nine years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TrimTabs Investment Resarch reports that U.S.-listed U.S. equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds received $52.0 billion in the first quarter, the biggest quarterly inflow since the first quarter of
04 Apr. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.18% (est.) in March and +3.86% for the first quarter 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds are off to a good start for 2013 as the first quarter comes to a close. Initial estimates show all strategies posting positive first quarter returns as well as positive returns for the month of March. • Arbitrage strategies were the most successful in Mar
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