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16 Jan. 2013 Saxo Bank launches Saxo Prime FX service for institutional client base [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Saxo Bank, the multi-asset online trading and investment specialist, announced the launch of Saxo Prime, its new FX Prime Brokerage solution, offering institutional clients direct market access (DMA) to major FX liquidity
16 Jan. 2013 2012 another disappointing year for hedge funds - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 2012 ranks as the fifth worst year in 18 years for hedge fund performance on the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Diversified Hedge Fund Index, according to
16 Jan. 2013 HFRX Index returns to end December 2012 show slow year for hedge fund performance [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: December 2012 performance of the
16 Jan. 2013 BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey finds investors increasingly bullish as global economy regains growth path [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new survey of fund managers done by Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that investors are becoming cautiously bullish on the global economy and as such are taking a renewed interest in equities. The new year sees asset allocators assigning more funds to equities
16 Jan. 2013 BlackRock’s McCombe says China hiring is most important decision so far [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – The appointment of former Goldman Sachs executive Wang Hsueh-ming as chairman of BlackRock’s operations in China is his most important decision so far, said Mark McCombe, chairman of BlackRock’s Asia-Pacific office. Wang will start in her new function on Febr
15 Jan. 2013 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.48% in December; Managed Futures down 1.64% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures gained 0.48% in December according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index ended 2012 with a loss of 1.64%. “The main drivers of returns last month were the uptrend in global equities and the continued weakening of the Japanes
15 Jan. 2013 RBC Hedge 250 Index up +1.11% in December (+5.81% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of December 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.11 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 5.81 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mon
15 Jan. 2013 Newedge indices end 2012 mixed [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.
15 Jan. 2013 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.48% in December (+7.67% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.48% for the month of December. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. December, November and 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are avail
15 Jan. 2013 Mariner Investment Group announces merger with Concordia Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Mariner Investment Group today announced that it is entering into a merger agreement with Concordia Advisors, an alternative asset manager with offices in New York City and London. Concordia, founded in 1993, currently manages several commingled funds and separate account
15 Jan. 2013 ComplianceAsia warns on approaching MAS re-registration deadline [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Specialist Asian compliance consulting firm ComplianceAsia has issued a client alert regarding the FMC re-registration deadline with the Monetary Authority of Si
15 Jan. 2013 Deloitte comments on AIFMD consultation while Walkers announces 'the wait is over’ [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Brian Forrester, investment partner at Deloitte has commented on the UK’s HM Treasury’s latest AIFMD paper, saying: "The position taken by the Treasury in its AIFMD consultation paper goes
15 Jan. 2013 New report on pension consultants shows increases in conflicts of interests [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Due Diligence Review Corp. has released its annual review of pension investment consultants, showing that many of them are taking on dual roles and charting new territory in order to serve and find clients. Most pensions use multiple paid consultants which perform
14 Jan. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.63% in December; Healthcare & Biotechnology Index up 13.79% in 2012 (+8.27% 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 1.63% in December, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index had positive returns in 10 out of 12 months in 2012, and was up 8.27% at year-end. “Buoyant equity markets at the beginning of the month collided w
14 Jan. 2013 Newedge to act as Swap counterparty to NEF's Ucits funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset prime brokerage, execution and clearing services, announced that the firm has been appointed as swap counterparty to the NEF Blue Mountain (GMTI) Fund
14 Jan. 2013 GAM to take a minority stake in US-based macro manager QFS, to launch UCITS version of flagship in coming months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM Group AG (GAM), a wholly owned subsidiary of GAM Holding AG, has reached an agreement in principle to enter into a partnership with QFS Asset Management L.P. (QFS), a US-based alternative asset management boutique that specialises in currency, global macro and fixed i
14 Jan. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index returns 10.32% (gross) in 2012; January net flows decline 2.58% over December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2012 measured 1.27% (10.32% YTD gross). Hedge fund flows as measured by the
14 Jan. 2013 Two Asia hedge funds select Linedata to support their businesses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Two hedge funds in Asia have selected Linedata Global Hedge to support their businesses. Linedata is a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries. One of these, Magenta Advisors PTE Ltd (Magenta), an independent bout
14 Jan. 2013 Many Chinese onshore hedge funds look to set up offshore presence in Hong Kong [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Hedge fund managers from the Chinese mainland are looking to diversify their operations into Hong Kong, AsianInvestor.net reports, citing sources f
14 Jan. 2013 Amundi Asset Management predicts possible end of the debt crisis in pivotal year ahead [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Editor Philippe Ithurbide of Amundi Asset Management has predicted likely scenarios and allocations which lie ahead in 2013 in his Cross Asset Investment Strategy: 2013 and beyond. Key points in his su
14 Jan. 2013 Quest's Greyhound Asia Fund returns 6.9% in 2012 [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Asia ex-Japan hedge fund Greyhound Asia Fund, which is managed by Doug Barnett's Quest Management's Sergej Belozerov, posted positive gains of 6.9% in 2012 compared with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan Index whi
11 Jan. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.1% in December (+3.1% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +3.1% in 2012 (+1.1% in December). Twelve Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Merger Arbitrage Index (+3%) and the Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+2.6%). Over the year, eleven Lyxor Strat
11 Jan. 2013 Advent identifies five trends for alternatives in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Advent Software has identified what it believes to be five key trends for alternatives over 2013. It writes that in 2012, the global alternative investment industry continued to grapple with the Eurozone debt crisis
11 Jan. 2013 Women hedge fund managers outperformed male counterparts last year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Women-owned or managed hedge funds continue to outperform their male counterparts and led the industry as at the end of the third quarter in 2012, said professional service provider Rothstein Kass in its latest study, &qu
11 Jan. 2013 100 Women in Hedge Funds expands board of directors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 100 Women in Hedge Funds has announced an expansion of its board of directors following an increase in global membership. In a letter to supporters from Mimi Drake, Chairwoman of the Board, said that the organization had added four new Association Board members an
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  3. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  5. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo