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22 Mar. 2013 More wealthy Americans turn to alternative investments, says Northern Trust [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust study finds private equity, hedge funds and REITs, among top investment choices for High-Net-Worth Affluent Americans are more likely to allocate assets to alternative investment strategies in asset classes such as private equity, real estate invest
22 Mar. 2013 Investment fund deadline for swap data reporting, recordkeeping and CICIs Is April 10 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s April 10, 2013 deadline for investment funds that are U.S. Persons to comply with swap data reporting and recordkeeping rules is fast approaching. Investment funds must also obtain a CFTC Interim Compliant Identifier (CICI)
22 Mar. 2013 Investors add $20.3bn to hedge fund investments in February, making 2013 positive for inflows overall [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund investor flows were positive again in February. After a somewhat sluggish start, the spike in February flows has created a pattern very similar to the first two months of 2012. Investors added an estimated $20.3bn in net new capital in February, while pe
22 Mar. 2013 SEC to ask tough questions of fund directors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In a recent keynote address, Norm Champ, the Director of the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission, noted that his division would be working closely
21 Mar. 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index end February down 0.76% (0.70% YTD) on asset weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended February 2013 down 0.76% (0.70% YTD) on an asset weighted basis and declined 0.85% (0.39% YTD) on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview
21 Mar. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator 4.33% for March 2013, up from 3.96% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2013 measured 4.33%, up from 3.96% in February. Full chart “March redemption activity increased sligh
21 Mar. 2013 Hermes PBK, Northern Light’s Accelerator Fund makes first investment in New York hedge fund Taurasi Capital [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - In September 2011, Northern Lights Capital Group, LLC, an $11bn private equity firm based in Seattle, and Hermes BPK Partners LLP, a $1.6bn fund of hedge funds based in the UK, set out to launch a new investing platform that would provide access to early stage
21 Mar. 2013 Academics find that each dollar of performance leads to disproportionately more dollars in future revenue [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Academics Jongha Lim from the University of Missouri, Berk A. Sensoy and Michael S. Weisbach from The Ohio State University have written a paper for the Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics on
20 Mar. 2013 Pensions account for about 8% of the hedge fund manager's investor base while family offices represent about 54% - InfoVest21 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Infovest21's just-released survey results for its "Manager Snapshot Survey," provides a profile of the typical hedge fund organization in today's environment. Highlights include: Investor Base Changes
20 Mar. 2013 Horizon survey reveals 73% of CTAs has been impacted by the failure of one or more FCMs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Horizon Cash Management said that 73% of the commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and commodity pool operators (CPOs) that responded to its survey were impacted by one or more of the futures commission merchant (FCM) fail
20 Mar. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.24% for February, up 2.31% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.24% in February. Key highlights include: Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fu
20 Mar. 2013 Alpinvesta Asset Management launches EIF fund in Gibraltar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss investment boutique and managed futures Fund Of Fund (FOF) specialist, Alpinvesta has launched the DNA Managed Futures Multi Strategy Fund. The company, which is based in Geneva and a member of the Swiss Associati
20 Mar. 2013 Gottex acquires Frontier Investment Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings, an independent global alternative asset management group with USD 7.0 billion in fee-earning assets, has announced that it has reached agreement on the acquisition of a majority intere
20 Mar. 2013 Tony Morrongiello appointed CEO of Swiss fund of hedge fund house ALTIN [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Swiss fund of hedge funds house appointed Tony Morrongiello to the position of CEO of the company. Morrongiello, who starts today, will manage ALTIN’s day-to-day operations and work towards maximising the firm’s shareholder value. ALTIN, which was founded
20 Mar. 2013 Two European Court of Justice decisions offer little clarity for investment firms and VAT [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Two recent decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the value added tax (VAT) treatment of investment management services illustrate that this is still an area of some uncertainty that is continuing to evolve. The first decision, in the GfBk case,
20 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds still lagging S&P 500, commodities under pressure [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds continue to lag the market, according to new data from lead hedge fund analyst
20 Mar. 2013 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index reports gains of 0.22% in February, 2.33% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The March issue of the Eurekahedge Report reveals that the hedge fund sector has more than $1.8tln under management and enjoyed positive returns across all regions in 2012 – with Asia ex-Japan achieving best p
19 Mar. 2013 February performance data released for Newedge’s hedge fund indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today posted the monthly performance data for its suite of Hedge Fund Indices. Newedge’s Alternative Investment Solutions Group, part of Newedge’
19 Mar. 2013 BofA Merrill Lynch survey finds US investors increasingly confident [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Increasing confidence in the outlook for the U.S. dollar and U.S. equities is offsetting investors’ renewed concerns over China, according to the
19 Mar. 2013 EDHEC-Risk indices show modest returns for February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The EDHEC-Risk Institute's Alternative Indexes showed modest gains for February, as stock markets continued to rise for the fourth consecutive month. The S&P 500 gained 1.36%, registering a 6.61
19 Mar. 2013 HFRU figures show 0.86% return to mid-March, 2.26% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gained +0.86% through mid-March, with leading contributions from Equity Hedge strategies. HFRU Equity Hedge Index gained +1
19 Mar. 2013 Mid-March figures from HFRX show Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.39%, year to date up 3.29% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The HFRX Daily Indices March 2013 Intra Month Update reveals that hedge funds posted gains over the period, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.86% through mid-March, 3.29% year to
19 Mar. 2013 Saxo Bank reflects on Cyprus situation from macro, fx and commodity standpoint [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Mads Koefoed, head of Macro Strategy at Saxo Bank, writes that the situation in Cyprus has stolen the headlines, while Ireland and Portugal who have achieved extensions on maturities, have slipped below the rada
19 Mar. 2013 First quarter AIMA Journal reviews hedge fund regulatory change worldwide [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest edition of the AIMA Journal includes a comprehensive review of all the regulatory and policy news relating to the hedge fund industry w
18 Mar. 2013 Lyxor launches UCITS fund that replicates Winton Capital’s Diversified Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces the launch of a new UCITS-compliant fund which aims to replicate Winton Capital Management Ltd.’s Diversified Program. This bespoke UCITS compliant strategy is designed to: give access to a direct and genuine exposure to Winton’s manag
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