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04 Apr. 2013 EDHEC-Risk study finds UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new study from the EDHEC-Risk Institute finds that UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals. The research i
03 Apr. 2013 Investment manager Litman Gregory sells minority interest to private equity firm [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Litman Gregory Asset Management announced today that effective April 1, 2013, it has received a minority investment from boutique private equity firm Rosemont Investment Partners, LLC. Rosemont provides strategic capital to asset management businesses. Rosemont’s investmen
03 Apr. 2013 GAM reports that March was an 'encouraging month for hedge funds' [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM's Hedge Fund Performance Update finds that several trends in risk markets continued in March with positive performance in equities, notably in the US and Japan, continued strength in the US do
03 Apr. 2013 IStar Systematic Fund up 3.63% YTD after returning 3.24% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The IStar Systematic Fund, backed by seeding specialist IMQubator, reconfigured its trading strategy in April, 2012, and turned a negative performance into a positive return for the year, ending up at +3.24% at the end of December, 2012*. The Fund is now up 3.63
03 Apr. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index up 0.85% in March, 2.36% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posted a gain of +0.85% in March, with leading contributions from Equity Hedge strategies. HFRU Equity Hedge Index ros
03 Apr. 2013 Sustainable wealth management platform Arjuna Capital launched [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Adam Seitchik and Farnum Brown have joined with Marion, MA wealth manager Baldwin Brothers Inc. (BBI) to launch Arjuna Capital, a sustainable wealth management platform. Adam Seitchik is Arjuna’s Chief Investment Of
03 Apr. 2013 UAIX Global up 0.41% in March, 1.59% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index March 2013 performance figures show that the UCITS Alternative Index Global gained 0.41% in March and is up 1.59% in 2013. The UCITS Alternative Index Funds of Funds gains 0.70% this
03 Apr. 2013 HFRX Equity Hedge Index for March up 1.24% and 4.69% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The March 2013 performance notes for the HFRX Indices reveal that global financial markets continued to extend gains through March as developed markets generally outperformed emerging markets,
03 Apr. 2013 Hedge fund returns increase 3.3% in Q1 - still underperforming S&P [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest data from lead hedge fund analyst Mary Ann Bartels at Bank of America Merril
03 Apr. 2013 Seward & Kissel’s hedge fund report finds an increase in equity funds and management fees differ with strategies employed [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Seward & Kissel announced the findings of its annual New Hed
03 Apr. 2013 Investor lawsuit against Paulson & Co. over Sino-Forest loss is dismissed [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - A Florida federal judge dismissed an investor lawsuit alleging that Paulson & Co. had fail to notice red flags when one of its hedge funds, Paulson Advantage Plus L.P., bought a stake once worth $880m in Sino-Forest Corp,
02 Apr. 2013 Simple Alternatives expands investment management team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Simple Alternatives, LLC, announced today the appointment of Clark Jones expanding the investment team managing the firms’ flagship S1 Fund (SONEX). In this role, Mr. Jones will bolster the investment team’s portfolio allocation and risk management efforts. Jon
02 Apr. 2013 The AIFMD and Bermuda – implementation update [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), the Bermuda regulator, has recently made an important announcement by confirming that Bermuda is now able to satisfy the three core conditions that are required of a so called “Third Country” under the Alternative Investment Fund Manag
02 Apr. 2013 Hedge fund Agcapita Partners, launches Agcapita Farmland Fund IV [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Agcapita Partners has announced that the Agcapita Farmland Fund IV will open to investors on April 18th 2013 with a $20 million offering. Agcapita is the only farmland investment fund eligible for registered plans (RRSP, TFSA, RESP etc). Fund IV will be open
02 Apr. 2013 Hedge Fund Association extends reach with three new regional chapters [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Hedge Fund Association today announced three appointments that demonstrate its continuing expansion. The HFA has appointed regional directors to head its newly established chapters in Australia (Adriana Kostov), Texas (Mark A Feanny, M.D.) and Utah (Ronnie Hale). These
02 Apr. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up 1.22% in March (+2.17% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.22% in March according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the performance of the
02 Apr. 2013 Implications of the AIFMD for US and European hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On July 22 of this year, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will come into force in the EU and will have implications for funds based there or funds marketed there. Because the directive also deals with fund marketing, the AIFMD can have
02 Apr. 2013 Switzerland responds to challenges to its commodity trading industry in new report [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Switzerland is one of the most important commodity trading centres in the world, said the Swiss Federal Council in a release last week announcing the publication of a backgro
02 Apr. 2013 Swiss watchdog FINMA revises market conduct rules [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA announced on 27th March that it is in the process of fully revising Circular 08/38 on "Mark
02 Apr. 2013 Demand for Bitcoin comes from geographic areas most affected by Cypriot financial crisis [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The digital currency Bitcoin hit $100 yesterday (and $102 today), and has outperformed every currency this year. Its value on 1st January was under $15. Bitcoin (or BTC) was created in 2009 as an op
01 Apr. 2013 London-based quant hedge fund Henri Capital closes down, returns money to investors [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Henri Capital Partners LLP, a London-based hedge fund firm founded by former Winton Capital analysts Yi-Hong (Joey) Huang and Filip Wuytack in April 2011, requested a vol
01 Apr. 2013 "Ignore Japanese alpha at your peril" says GFIA [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: GFIA addresses the subject of the resurgence of hedge funds in Japan in this month’s issue of their research insights, asking is the recovery rational, or a false signal? "Compared with when we last visited the
28 Mar. 2013 Parker FX Index reports +0.48% (est.) for February, +1.46% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.48% return for February 2013. Forty one of the forty-five programs in the Index reported February results, of which twenty reported positive results and twenty-one incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.21% in
28 Mar. 2013 EDHEC-Risk’s annual European ETF Survey confirms satisfaction levels and investor approval of ESMA guidelines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EDHEC-Risk Institute announces the results of the EDHEC European ETF Survey 2012, which represents a comprehensive survey of 212 European ETF investors. The survey was conducted as part of the Amundi ETF research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “Core-Satellite and ETF In
28 Mar. 2013 Increase of 38% in Hong Kong's hedge fund assets since 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The “Report of the Survey on Hedge Fund Activities of SFC-licensed Managers/Advisers” shows that hedge fund assets under management (AUM) in Hong Kong increased 38% from the time of the last survey in September 2010 to US$87.1 billion as of 30 September 2012. The major fi
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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