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12 Feb. 2013 Maples Fiduciary Services expands investment funds team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Following continued growth, Maples Fiduciary Services, a leading global fiduciary services provider, has expanded its Investment Funds Team in the Cayman Islands with the addition of Abali Hoilett as Senior Vice President and Fund Director. Abali has extensive exp
12 Feb. 2013 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge funds lost $14.2bn in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge fund investors redeemed a net $14.2 billion in 2012,
12 Feb. 2013 Hennessee reports hedge funds up 2.69% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, a hedge fund research firm and adviser to hedge fund investors, announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +2.69% in January, while the S&P 500 advanced +5.04%, the Dow Jones Industr
12 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds bearishly positioned, watching for correction [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds remain bearishly positioned in the markets despite a rally in Japan and some positive trends in US equities. According to the
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
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Financial reporters often tout new funds and investments as uncorrelated investments, but few can say they are uncorrelated to everything but weather. Enter Blue Sky Alternative's water fund which invests in the permanent rights to Australia's water. Sev

  2. Regulatory – Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades, Alternative funds to get SEC test for leverage, liquidity[more]

    Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades From Thelawyer.com: A recent Wall Street Journal article — ‘Activist investors often leak their plans to a favoured few’ — focused attention on ‘activist’ investors and stock analy

  3. …And Finally – This week's least competent criminal is Austrian[more]

    From ABCnews.go.com: A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. Police in Salzburg said the 59-year-old man walked into a police station in the city on Friday night. Sp

  4. Investing – Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures, Marcato Capital Management makes new bet on Dillard’s[more]

    Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures From Law360.com: Hedge funds have joined the rush to real estate deals and development in recent months to close the financing gap left by tightening bank standards, but attorneys say many aren't prepared for the disclo

  5. Agecroft Partners estimates 90% of hedge funds using social media[more]

    The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media is broadly used by investors as part of their due diligence process on hedge funds, by service providers in their sales efforts to hedge funds, and by hedge funds to enhance