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12 Feb. 2013 ZHAW: Swiss funds of hedge funds returned around 3% in 2012 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - According to Zurich’s ZHAW School of Management and Law, Swiss-based fund of hedge funds (FoHF) showed some positive results in the second half of 2012, and the first quarter of 2013 is getting off to a good start too. The
11 Feb. 2013 Opus Fund Services opens New York office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Opus Fund Services, an independent full-service fund administrator, today announced the expansion of its US platform with the opening of its New York office. The Park Avenue location will initially focus on business development and will be headed by the new Director of Sal
11 Feb. 2013 ESMA rules aim to curb excessive risk taking by alternative fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published final Guidelines on remuneration of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). The rules will apply to managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs) in
11 Feb. 2013 Lyxor reports hedge funds have started 2013 on a high note [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.6% in January and 12 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neutral Index (+5.1%), the Lyxor L/S Equity Long Bias Index
11 Feb. 2013 The Swiss Funds Association reflects on demanding but successful 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 2012 proved to be a demanding but successful year for the Swiss Funds Association (SFA). The Association celebrated its 20th anniversary, and focused on the partial revision of the Collective Investment Schemes Act (C
11 Feb. 2013 BNY Mellon forecasts Asian hedge fund stars will continue to attract capital this year [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Investment management and investment services company BNY Mellon has released its market outlook for 2013, predicting that Asian hedge fund stars will continue to attract capital this year, despite challenges. In a
11 Feb. 2013 Zenith believes Aussie market neutral funds offer out-performance and diversification across the board [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Australian investment researchers, Zenith Investment Partners have published their 2013 Equity Market Neutral Review. The firm examined seven of what they consider the best of the market neutral funds off
08 Feb. 2013 New York City pension system invests $450m in Fire Tree and Cantab hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The $127bn New York City pension system is investing $450m into two hedge funds, according to recent reports. $250m will go to Fire Tree Partners, a New York City-based event driven fund. The remaining $200m will go to Cantab Capital Partners, a quantitative
08 Feb. 2013 Och-Ziff reports GAAP Net Loss of $315.8m for 2012, assets increase of 13% (to $32.6bn) [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Och-Ziff, one of the largest institutional alternative asset managers around, today reported GAAP Net Income of $50.7m for the fourth quarter of 2012 and a GAAP Net Loss of $315.8m for the full year. At the same time, the firm’s assets under management (A
08 Feb. 2013 David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital sues Apple over preferred stock [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: David Einhorn, hedge fund activist and Apple investor is not happy with the company. This morning in a press release, Einhorn called out the company on new proxy for its charter saying it should give shareholders a bigger cut of its growing cash pile. Greenlight i
08 Feb. 2013 Update: Apple releases a statement on Greenlight suit, Einhorn chats with Tim Cook [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Earlier today, Opalesque reported on a lawsuit filed against Apple by activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital. Ein
08 Feb. 2013 Educational endowments earned investment returns averaging -0.3% in FY2012, down sharply from 19.2% in FY2011 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Educational endowments took a hit to their returns over 2012. Data gathered from 831 U.S. colleges and universities for the 2012 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® (NCSE) show that these institutions’ endowments returned an average of -0.3%(net of fees) for th
08 Feb. 2013 Ex-partner at Grant Thornton charged with stealing $4m in client payments [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Craig B. Haber, an Ex-partner at accounting firm Grant Thornton, who was involved with the firm's hedge fund practice was arrested at his home in New York City yesterday, by postal inspectors on charges of stealing approximately $4m in client payments. Haber wo
08 Feb. 2013 SEI/AIMA panel comments on remuneration rules for European alternative fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A panel put together by SEI and AIMA recently discussed the new rules and application guidelines of the AIFMD remuneration requirements, declaring that the
07 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds post strong January gains as macro risks shift [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted strong gains in January as the resolution of the US fiscal cliff and investor optimism regarding the European banking and sovereign debt crisis drove gains across all hedge fund strategies to begin 2013, according to data released today by HFR. The HFRI
07 Feb. 2013 Eurekahedge reports positive start to 2013 for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted excellent returns in January on the back of rising risk appetite and rallying equity markets globally. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.98% during the month, while the MSCI World Index gaine
07 Feb. 2013 UCITS fund based on Winton Capital's diversified program launched by Morgan Stanley [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley announced the launch of a new fund under its FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella. The fund, which provides exposure to the Winton Diversified Program, is the third in a series of four CTA strategies to
07 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds start 2013, much like 2012 - equities and emerging markets on the rise [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are starting the year off much like the last, with an early rally in equities and emerging markets followed by credit. According to new data from eVestment, in January, hedge funds performance was broadly positive, and driven by long-biased equity mark
06 Feb. 2013 Politics and policy drive year-end gains for Asian hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Asian hedge fund industry posted strong gains to conclude 2012, led by hedge funds investing in China, India and Japan, as capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry increased by 7.5 percent for 2012, according to the latest
06 Feb. 2013 Academics' managed futures paper reviews composite CTA performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Thomas Schneeweis, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management, Richard Spurgin, Clark University - Graduate School of Management and Edward Szado, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management have published a
06 Feb. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +2.62% in January, led by long/short strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Alternative Investments reported that all strategies reported positive returns for January on average, with 85% of reporting funds posting gains for the month. Long-Short Equity managers led the way, posti
06 Feb. 2013 January performance of IndexIQ indices reveals long/short strategy ahead on 1.77% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmark
06 Feb. 2013 Reduced policy intervention in 2013 will lead to opportunities for global macro and specialist trading funds says FRM [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Man Group’s fund of hedge funds business FRM, has published its early view of January, including a review of markets and hedge funds. The firm finds that, while there were distinct signs of a classic 'r
06 Feb. 2013 Peregrine reports their South African hedge funds started 2013 strongly with positive gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Sandton, South Africa-based global provider of wealth and alternative asset management solutions Peregrine Holdings Ltd., said the all the hedge funds it services started the year very strongly with equity long/shor
05 Feb. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closes up 1.61 % in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.61% in January 2013 as each of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily publishe
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably