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18 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds lose $1.95bn lawsuit against Porsche [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some 23 hedge funds, including Viking Global Equities LP, Glenhill Capital LP and David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital, lost in their $1.95bn lawsuit against Porsche Automobil Holding SE which they accused of lying during its failed bid to take over Volkswagen AG in 2
18 Mar. 2014 After a run up, hedge funds reduce S&P500 exposure to a net short [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Following a big run up in recent weeks, hedge funds have cut their long exposures to the S&P500 back down to a net short, according to the latest
17 Mar. 2014 Maples Fund Services expands regulatory reporting service for AIFMD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a leading independent global fund services provider and a division of MaplesFS has extended its regulatory reporting service to incorporate Annex IV reporting for AIFMD. The new offering will provide an interactive solution for clients to streamline
17 Mar. 2014 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +2.46% in February (+2.18% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +2.46% in February (+2.18% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +4.31% (+0.60% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +3.97% (-1.54% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +4.98% (+3
17 Mar. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 2.00% in February; Up +1.59% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.00% in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 1.59% year to date. “Improving investor sentiment fueled by robust M&A activity and strong corporate earnings helped most global equity
17 Mar. 2014 Dubai eyes regulatory reform to attract domiciled funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Dubai is planning to relax its regulatory regime to attract more funds, including hedge funds and private equities, to move into the financial center to domicile, various media reported. The move will create a new class of funds in the
14 Mar. 2014 Niederhoffer’s CTAs up in January as short-term trends provide best opportunities [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to Roy Niederhoffer, founder of R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, a registered CTA in New York, a short term trading strategy like his firm’s can do very well on both the long and short sides in equities during a volatile period. But it is not
14 Mar. 2014 SEC files charges against North Street Capital for Winnebago share fraud [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday filed settled fraud charges in Connecticut against Alexander H.G. Mascioli and his "alter-ego, purported hedge fund, North Street Capital, LP (NSC)." Mascioli and NSC, the SEC alleges, made a fraudule
14 Mar. 2014 SAC affiliated analyst gets charged with insider trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Today the SEC filed a compliant against Ronald N. Dennis a former analyst at an affiliate of hedge fund advisory firm S.A.C. Capital Advisors for insider trading nonpublic
14 Mar. 2014 Lyxor stress tests hedge funds with seven scenarios, finds them very resilient overall to adverse market conditions [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: IN their first edition of "Alternative Insight", a research newsletter, Lyxor Asset Management’s managed
13 Mar. 2014 Investment associations CAIA and IMCA launch Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In response to the global growth of alternative investment products now available in multiple wrappers, including liquid alternative mutual funds, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and the Investment Management Consultants Association® (I
13 Mar. 2014 TAGES Capital Expands into Germany and Austria through Strategic Partnership with Gauly Dittrich van de Weyer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - TAGES Capital, a fast-growing provider of alternative multi-manager investment solutions with over $3bn of assets under management and Frankfurt-based Gauly Dittrich van de Weyer Asset Management today annou
13 Mar. 2014 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge funds get $4.4bn in January and handily outperform S&P 500 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds started the year on a positive note, taking in
13 Mar. 2014 Herbalife, Pfizer halted on legal news [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bill Ackman may finally be vindicated in his high profile Herbalife bet. Shares of the stock were halted today prior to an announcement by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it will be investigating the company. Ackman made a high profile bet against Herba
13 Mar. 2014 Cayman releases advisory on responsible officer role on FATCA [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands Government has released a new advisory note relating to the responsible officer role an
12 Mar. 2014 Hedge fund LJM Partners’ funds generate positive returns through February [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: LJM Partners’ funds, the LJM Moderately Aggressive (Cayman Islands) and LJM Preservation and Growth Fund (European onshore) maintained positive growths through February despite another bout of intense upwa
11 Mar. 2014 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.83%, recovers from early-2014 losses (1.49% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 1.83% in February 2014, according to Eurekahedge, recovering from their losses in the start of the year as the MSCI World Index posted gains of 3.87% during the month. Key takeaways for the month of February 2014: · H
11 Mar. 2014 Credit Suisse 6th Annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey finds optimism on the topics of asset growth and performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse releases its sixth annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey, entitled “Onwards and Upwards”, in which over 500 respondents participated, representing $1.16 trillion of hedge fund investments, were analysed on a number of topics including: • Growth and
11 Mar. 2014 Hedge fund industry raises nearly $2m to prevent and treat child abuse [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children (HFC), one of the most globally recognized charities backed by the hedge fund industry whose proceeds support non-profits focused on preventing and treating child abuse, raised nearl
11 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds back at net long S&P500 after buying spree [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are once again net long the S&P500 following buying spree, according to the latest
11 Mar. 2014 Seven defendants settle SEC fraud charges in NY Common Fund "Pay to Play" case [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The 'pay-to-play’ scheme involving the New York State's Common Retirement Fund, which was found out in 2009, is nearing closure. United States District Judge for Southern District of New York Katherine Polk Failla rendered her final judgment against sev
11 Mar. 2014 Oxford Capital sanctioned for $3.5m on commodities scheme; principal to serve prison time [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Illinois-based Oxford Capital and its principal Dimitry Vishnevetsky have been sanctioned by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois following a complaint from the CFTC for commodities fraud and misallocation. The sanction amounts to $3.5m
10 Mar. 2014 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index bounces back 1.93% in February (1.43% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month of February up +1.93%. Both bond and equity markets were up in February 2014 with the MSCI World Index up 5.21% and the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index up 0.53%. Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights &middo
10 Mar. 2014 White paper finds endowments' allocation to hedge funds relatively stable but role has changed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released white paper, "Endowment Interest and Allocation to Hedge Funds/Funds of Funds," Infovest21 examines endowments' use of hedge funds from both a qualitative and quantitative viewpoint. The white paper explores endowment chief investm
10 Mar. 2014 Online marketing platform revolutionises alternatives fundraising [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Latest figures from Preqin Investor Network reveal the extent to which the dynamics of fundraising have evolved in the current marketplace. Preqin’s latest industry analysis reveals 51% of institutional investors are now actively seeking out investments through proactiv
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  1. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. Investing - BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging, Nelson Peltz bets on General Electric Company and Mondelez International, Apple plummets to 4th place among hedge holdings, from No. 1, Top Q3 equity purchases and sales of top 50 hedge funds[more]

    BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging From BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, is changing course on exchange-traded funds that protect against currency volatility. After stressing the easy switch between hedged and unhedged ET

  3. BlackRock is shutting down its Global Ascent macro fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega