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25 Apr. 2013 Dutch fund of hedge funds manager Kempen hires two senior portfolio managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kempen Capital Management (KCM) announced that Igor Puljic and Marjoleine van der Peet will join the Hedge Funds team at their firm in Amsterdam. Igor Puljic (36) will join KCM’s Hedge Funds team in May as senior portfolio manager. Igor has thirteen years of man
25 Apr. 2013 Fake AP Tweet: Not much can be done about bogus bad news [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Tuesday's mini sell-off following a fake tweet has led to renewed questions as to whether high frequency selling is harmful to the financial markets and whether manipulation through social media can be stopped or regulated. Meanwhile, Twitter is working on
25 Apr. 2013 John Paulson is sticking with gold [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Beaten black and blue and losing close to $1bn over gold’s sell off the past weeks, John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund guru told investors he would stick with gold, confident that the yellow metal will bounce back, various media reported. In a gathering
25 Apr. 2013 Greenwich finds that Asian banks are gaining ground on global rivals [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: In their latest report entitled Asian companies forge new ties with local banks, Greenwich Associates finds that Asian banks are gaining
24 Apr. 2013 Carpe Annum says Lyxor Research as 2013 shapes up to be a year of opportunities for hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: In their latest publication Lyxor Research writes that risk assets are set to generate positive returns for the remainder of 2013 driven by a slowly expanding global economy and ultra accommodative monetary policy.
24 Apr. 2013 Gottex Fund Management’s assets drop 9% in first quarter on client outflows [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Global alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management reported that its earning assets decreased by 9.0% to $6.41bn in the first quarter of this year compared to $7.bn at 31 December 20
23 Apr. 2013 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index up +1.5%; +4.0% in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for March 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through February. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nea
23 Apr. 2013 The Hedge Fund Association offers travel through The Appointment Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”) announced that it has teamed up with global travel management company The Appointment Group (“TAG”) as its exclusive travel part
23 Apr. 2013 Agecroft hires head of marketing for Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agecroft Partners, a global hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm, has hired hedge fund marketing veteran Jim Sauls as Managing Director and Head of European Marketing. Jim brings over 2
23 Apr. 2013 Blackstone acquires Credit Suisse’s Strategic Partners business [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Blackstone Group, one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, has signed a final agreement with Credit Suisse to acquire the Swiss investment bank’s secondaries unit called Strategic Partners. In a
23 Apr. 2013 Assets of UCITS absolute return funds rise 28.9% in last 12 months [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Assets of UCITS absolute return funds rose 11.6% in the first quarter of 2013 to reach EUR 154bn ($200bn) or a jump of 28.9% compared to the same period last year, according to the latest quarterly research by Alix
22 Apr. 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index up +1.26 in March; (+1.97% YTD) on an asset weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended March 2013 up 1.26% on an asset weighted basis and gained 0.39% on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Canadian Hedge Fund univers
22 Apr. 2013 Union Bancaire Privée and Guggenheim Financial Services launch advanced hedge fund platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the acquisition and integration of Nexar, Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA has launched an alternatives division that offers clients broad alternative investment expertise, as well as innova
22 Apr. 2013 KeyQuant launches UCITS IV compliant systematic trend-following vehicle [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KeyQuant SAS (“KeyQuant”), an award-winning investment manager specializing in systematic trend-following strategies based on a unique and innovative research model, is pleased to announce the launch of the swap-free Key
22 Apr. 2013 Hedge funds increased net bet on higher gold prices during last week’s selloff [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds are piling up on gold despite the drop in prices, data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed, BusinessWeek
22 Apr. 2013 Mark Lewis gets senior partner position at Walkers [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – International law firm Walkers Global has confirmed the appointment of Mark Lewis as senior partner to focus with the Walkers' Global Investment Funds Group. Lewis is the t
22 Apr. 2013 Fund of hedge funds manager Stenham divulges one new credit fund and one new healthcare fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Stenham Asset Management, a fund manager headquarted in London, has just unveiled two new funds of hedge funds: Stenham Credit Opportunities and Stenham Healthcare, both launched on 1st January,
19 Apr. 2013 HFR: hedge fund assets track HFRI to record In 1Q13; assets grow to $2.375tn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry expanded during the first quarter at the fastest rate since 2010 as global financial institutions positioned for both growth and volatility across fixed income, equities, currencies and commodities. Total assets unde
19 Apr. 2013 NewAlpha and Emergence seed systematic trend following program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global hedge fund seeding group and the SICAV Emergence are pleased to announce their strategic partnership with KeyQuant SAS (“KeyQuant”), a rapidly growing investment manager specializing in systematic strategies.
19 Apr. 2013 Unigestion signs the UN principles for responsible investment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Unigestion, the boutique institutional asset manager with GBP 9.0 billion ($13.7bn) of assets under management, has signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). These principles constitute a widely-respected set of guidelines that can be adopt
19 Apr. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down 0.09% in April so far (+3.04% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds had a modest decline, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index declining -0.09% through mid-April; the HFRX Market Directional also declined modestly by -0.03%. The HFRX Relative Value Arbitrage Index posted a gain of +0.39%
19 Apr. 2013 HFR's UCITS hedge fund index down 1.08% so far in April (+1.28% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS-compliant Hedge Funds posted a decline through mid-April, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index declining -1.08%. HFRU Equity Hedge Index declined -1.62% through mid-April from exposure concentrated in European equity and quantitative strategies, partially o
19 Apr. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April measures 2.95%, down from 4.33% in March [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2013 measured 2.95%, down from 4.33% in March 2013. (Chart) “April redemption activity decreased from March and remains consistent wit
19 Apr. 2013 Hedge fund investor inflows turn negative in March - preference for credit strategies continues [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund flows turned negative in March to the tune of $12.4bn, but flows for the quarter were still positive $7.6bn and total industry AUM reached $2.664tn. Fund of funds flows were highly negative again in Q1, continuing to draft on overall hedge fund flows, a
19 Apr. 2013 Blackstone’s Q1-13 AUM up 15% from last year to record $218bn [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - For the first quarter of 2013 (Q1-13), Blackstone declared its economic net income had risen by 28% to $628m, up from $491m in last year’s first quarter, driven by strong fund performance. GAAP net income wa
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  1. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali