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28 Mar. 2013 Dechert highlights practical considerations as FSA ceases to exist [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A timely note from Dechert points out that Monday 1st April, a Bank Holiday in the UK, will see the end of the current financial
28 Mar. 2013 Preqin’s research shows UCITS hedge funds offer liquidity and transparency at the expense of returns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from Preqin into UCITS compliant hedge funds asks what is their appeal to investors? Hedge fund compliant UCITS have been permitted since 2001. Prior to that, the legislation, originally passed in 1
28 Mar. 2013 SEC issues guidance update on social media filings made by investment companies [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management has published a guidance update
28 Mar. 2013 Towers Watson catalogues global pension changes over 2012 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Global news on pension fund investment issues from Towers Watson’s latest Global Investment Matters finds that from
27 Mar. 2013 Preqin finds Asia Pacific hedge funds enjoy strongest start to 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s latest Hedge Fund Spotlight reveals that hedge funds focusing on the Asia - Pacific region posted significant returns in January and February 2013, posting 3.97% and 2.18% in each mo
27 Mar. 2013 Apex to offer free office space and advisory service for fund start ups [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Fund Services, one of the world's largest independent fund administration companies, launched a free office facilities and fund incubation service to fund managers looking to start a new fund. The new office facilities service forms part of a new d
27 Mar. 2013 CF Partners launches utilities, infrastructure and oil focused global equity hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CF Partners, the advisory, trading and investment firm, has announced that its new Long/Short Global Equity fund focusing on utilities, infrastructure and oil has delivered a return of net 6.44% for its investors in it
27 Mar. 2013 Japanese stockmarket reaches new highs [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest surge from the Japanese stockmarket reveals its sixth consecutive month of gains in February, with a 3.8% return over the month. Masashi Oda, Chief Investment Officer, SuMi TRUST commented: "A key positive driver was the nomination of Mr Haruhiko Kurod
27 Mar. 2013 Lipper's annual review of funds finds argument for performance fees on absolute return funds doubtful [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Lipper’s Matthew Lemieux and Ed Moisson have published the annual review of the European fund industry, finding that sales across Europe totalled €230.4bn ($295bn) for 'long-term’ f
27 Mar. 2013 Cayman preps funds to be marketed under EU's AIFMD [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands government has passed an amendment that will allow its financial services regulator to enter into a memoranda of understanding
27 Mar. 2013 S J Berwin comments on UK FSA second consultation paper on AIFMD [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: S J Berwin has published a note on the UK Financial Services Authority's second consultation paper on implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive in the UK.
27 Mar. 2013 Towers Watson claims smart beta reduces equity dependence [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest issue of Towers Watson’s annual Global Investment Matters publication contains an article claiming that
27 Mar. 2013 Commonfund institutional investor survey finds 59% will retain same hedge fund exposure this year [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Investor surveys abound these days, each giving unique insight into what investors want and believe. For example, a Northern T
27 Mar. 2013 Hedge fund administrators continue to consolidate - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Consolidation among the largest administrators continues, driven by regulation, demand for more sophisticated services, and the rise of direct institutional investment in hedge funds according to the 12th annual
26 Mar. 2013 SEI survey highlights six areas of potential change and improvement for hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - SEI, a U.S.-headquartered financial solutions provider, has just published the results of a su
26 Mar. 2013 Global Perspectives white paper looks at the downward pressure on hedge fund fees [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest white paper from Global Perspectives asks Hedge Funds - end of the "Gilded Age"?. Global Perspectives’ Managing Director, Shane Brett, opens with a quote from The
26 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds take record long positions in S&P 500 and Russell 2000 futures [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have bought the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 futures to record long positions, according to
26 Mar. 2013 Morgan Stanley and Equinox team up to tackle European market [more]
Mark Melin, Editor Opalesque Futures Intelligence After successfully launching four CTA strategies on Morgan Stanley’s FundLogic Alternatives platform in recent months, the prime broker announced plans to partner with m
26 Mar. 2013 Cayman Islands Stock Exchange launches Xetra Trading Platform [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange in partnership with the Deutsche Börse Group has launched its own Xetra Trading Platform. The platform will rely on the Xetra trading system, developed and operated by the Deutsche Börse Group in Frankfurt, Germany. The partnershi
26 Mar. 2013 Swiss SFA reiterates focus on promoting Swiss asset management, plans name change [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The current Swiss Funds Association (SFA)’s Asset Management Strategy for Switzerland is "aimed at establishing asset management as a key mainstay of the Swiss financial sector, and renowned internationally for the
26 Mar. 2013 French government is progressing on proposed rules to restrict bank lending to hedge funds - Les Echos [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Le Figaro, a French daily, reported in January that Parliament was looking into two different aspects of a proposed rule to segregate speculative activity from banking activity. The first one would consist in monitoring the relationship between banks and hedge
25 Mar. 2013 Equinox and Morgan Stanley partner with Longchamp in the European regulated CTA sector [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Morgan Stanley and Equinox Fund Management LLC (“Equinox”), a U.S.-based multi-manager, have announced their partnership with Longchamp Asset Management
25 Mar. 2013 Former Commodities Corporation traders launch Witherspoon Asset Management, managed futures fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Three veteran investment professionals have teamed up to form Witherspoon Asset Management LLC, a Princeton-based investment adviser. Witherspoon’s principals are Lee Gladden as CEO, Thomas Kuntz, CFA as Chief Operating Officer, and Tyler Vernon as Managing Director. Both
25 Mar. 2013 Man Group to continue funding of Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance for another five years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group plc and the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI) announce the extension of Man’s funding of the Institute through to 2018. This five-year funding extension underscores Man's commitment to building a world-leading quantitative investment bus
25 Mar. 2013 Gottex Fund Management ends 2012 with gross revenues of $47.9m (2011: $58.6m) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), an independent global alternative asset management group, has announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2012. Highlights: Continued posit
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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