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01 Aug. 2013 Japanese market regulator seeks record fine against Singapore hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Japan’s financial market watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC), on July 31 recommended a fine be given to Juggernaut Capital Management Pte. Ltd. for market manipulation of the shares of RISE. Juggernaut, a Singapore-based he
01 Aug. 2013 UK financial watchdog starts targeting high frequency traders [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last week fined US-based high frequency trader Michael Coscia $903,176 (£597,993) for deliberate manipulation of commodities markets. This is the first time the FCA has taken enforcement action against a high fr
01 Aug. 2013 VelocityShares launches Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap ETF [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Darien, Connecticut-based VelocityShares, a developer of exchange traded products (ETPs) for sophisticated investors, has launched the VelocityShares Equal Risk Weighed Large Cap ETF. Equal risk weighting is an innovative and academically rigorous alternat
31 Jul. 2013 MondoAlternative: Alternative UCITS saw inflows of more than Eur6bn in 2Q 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Main findings: • Alternative UCITS inflows in 2Q 2013: +6 Euro billion, Single managers; +137 Euro million, Fund of funds • 103.7 Euro billion of total assets under management monitored, up from 96.1 Euro billion at end of March 2013
31 Jul. 2013 State Street's investor confidence index up 0.8 points in July to 107.6 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index rose very slightly to 107.6 in July, up 0.8 points from June’s revised reading of 106.8. The increase was slight, and was larg
31 Jul. 2013 State Street takes the pulse of buy-side firms mandated to clear OTC Derivatives [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Buy-side firms are unprepared for new trading mechanisms, costs and increased complexity in the OTC market according to new research commissioned by State Street Corporation. The findings show that buy-side firms may need to work more proactively with pro
31 Jul. 2013 Update: Alleged SAC tipster Sandeep Aggarwal arrested [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The alleged tipster to SAC Capital about a major deal between Microsoft and Yahoo was arrested yesterday by U.S. Federal authorities, various media reported. Forty-year-old Sandeep Aggarwal, a financial analyst from Gurgaon, India, was arrested in San Jose,
30 Jul. 2013 This week in insider trading - case nears judges ruling [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The insider trading docket is pretty full this week. Cases against Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader accused of defrauding investors in a mortgage deal six years ago and Steven Cohen, the head of SAC Capital both moved forward today. The SEC a
30 Jul. 2013 Commonfund Institute finds growth in OCIO model encourages diversified asset allocation [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Commonfund Institute today announced the release of its latest
30 Jul. 2013 Irish Central Bank to scrutinize lending funds, acknowledges vital role in overcoming funding gap [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Irish Central Bank has released a new discussion paper on loan origination by investment funds.
29 Jul. 2013 Infovest21 '40 Act Survey: 53% of managers surveyed have launched or are in the process of launching a '40 Act fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a first-of-its-kind survey on '40 Act funds, Infovest21's "Hedge Fund Use of '40 Act Registered Investment Funds" survey found that 53% of the surveyed managers have launched a '40 Act mutual fund, are in the process of launching a '40 Act
29 Jul. 2013 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index down -0.2% in June; (+7.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for June 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through May. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1
29 Jul. 2013 Horizon to offer Business Boot Camp to emerging CTAs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Horizon Cash Management LLC, the investment advisor specializing in active cash management solutions for the alternative investment industry, today announced that it will offer a first-of-its-kind
29 Jul. 2013 BofAML flash return shows hedge funds up 1.19% to July 24, 3.74% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor shows that the Investable Hedge Fund
29 Jul. 2013 Cube Capital hires ex-Fauchier partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cube Capital, the $1.3 billion global alternatives investment firm, has hired Shailen Modi as the new Chief Operating Officer. Shailen will be responsible for Cube’s worldwide operations, finance, and technology functions, as
29 Jul. 2013 GLG launches Total Return Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG Partners LP ("GLG"), the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc (“Man), authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, announced the launch of the GLG Total Return Fund (“the Fun
29 Jul. 2013 Cerulli finds robust growth for long/short credit funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cerulli Associates's July's Monthly Spotlight found long/short credit funds are garnering interest. Highlights from this research: Even though long/short credit funds only re
29 Jul. 2013 Update: SAC investors face clawbacks from SEC [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The trouble hounding beleaguered hedge fund manager Steven Cohen and his $15bn SAC Capital Advisors is seen to trickle down to his investors as the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to pursue his assets through clawback. According to a commentar
29 Jul. 2013 Alpinvesta predicts better times for managed futures funds lie ahead [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Swiss-based managed futures specialist Alpinvesta has launched a managed futures fund of fund investment program designed to generate medium term growth by combining different managed futures funds
26 Jul. 2013 Infovest21: hedge fund fee structures will become more diversified [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund observers agree that the 2/20 fee structure is the exception to the rule. Fees, in general, will continue to be under pressure unless the manager is offering a strategy that is capacity constrained or unique. "Only the best pedigree, highest p
26 Jul. 2013 Hedge Funds Review and BarclayHedge announce Americas Awards 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds Review and BarclayHedge recognized the best performing hedge funds and funds of hedge funds in the Americas at the second Hedge Funds Review Americas Awards (at an event on July 25) in New York City
26 Jul. 2013 Melanion Capital receives accolade from French Ministry of Research and Development [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: We heard earlier this month that Melanion Ca
25 Jul. 2013 Parker FX Index -0.33% in June, +1.51% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.33% return for the month of June. Forty-one of the forty-three programs in the Index reported June 2013 results, of which fifteen reported positive results and twenty-six incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -
25 Jul. 2013 Risk turns upward after five consecutive quarterly declines [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Risk trended upward after 5 consecutive quarters of declining volatility, driven by concerns over macro events such as the US Federal Reserve’s change in QE policy, China’s slowing economic growth, and the continued measures of Japan’s central bank to stimu
25 Jul. 2013 Credit Suisse expects continued strong inflows into hedge funds during H2 2013 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A recent Deutsche Bank survey indicated that pension fund trustees are becoming increasingly sure of the merits of hedge
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