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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
25 Mar. 2013 Schroders to acquire UK firm Cazenove Capital for around £424m ($645m) [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - This morning, the boards of Schroders plc and Cazenove Capital Holdings Ltd reached agreement on the terms of the recommended acquisition by Schroders of Cazenove Capital. The acquisition is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. This follows a d
25 Mar. 2013 SEC charges hedge fund manager and brokerage CEO with fraud [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Houston-based hedge fund manager and his firm accused of defrauding investors in two hedge funds and steering bloated fees to a brokerage firm CEO who also is charged in the SEC’s case. Acco
22 Mar. 2013 CalPERS to invest $500m in Standard Life’s Global Absolute Return Strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is investing $500M with Edinburgh, Scotland-based Standard Life Investments as part of its Multi-Asset Class (MAC) Partners Program. Standard Life is the first of four external managers selected to partner wi
22 Mar. 2013 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index up 0.5% (est.) in February (2.5% YTD), funds see inflows of $3.3bn in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, reports preliminary hedge fund performance for February 2013 as well as estimated asset flows through January 2013. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite
22 Mar. 2013 More wealthy Americans turn to alternative investments, says Northern Trust [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Northern Trust study finds private equity, hedge funds and REITs, among top investment choices for High-Net-Worth Affluent Americans are more likely to allocate assets to alternative investment strategies in asset classes such as private equity, real estate invest
22 Mar. 2013 Investment fund deadline for swap data reporting, recordkeeping and CICIs Is April 10 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s April 10, 2013 deadline for investment funds that are U.S. Persons to comply with swap data reporting and recordkeeping rules is fast approaching. Investment funds must also obtain a CFTC Interim Compliant Identifier (CICI)
22 Mar. 2013 Investors add $20.3bn to hedge fund investments in February, making 2013 positive for inflows overall [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund investor flows were positive again in February. After a somewhat sluggish start, the spike in February flows has created a pattern very similar to the first two months of 2012. Investors added an estimated $20.3bn in net new capital in February, while pe
22 Mar. 2013 SEC to ask tough questions of fund directors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In a recent keynote address, Norm Champ, the Director of the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission, noted that his division would be working closely
21 Mar. 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index end February down 0.76% (0.70% YTD) on asset weighted basis [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended February 2013 down 0.76% (0.70% YTD) on an asset weighted basis and declined 0.85% (0.39% YTD) on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview
21 Mar. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator 4.33% for March 2013, up from 3.96% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2013 measured 4.33%, up from 3.96% in February. Full chart “March redemption activity increased sligh
21 Mar. 2013 Hermes PBK, Northern Light’s Accelerator Fund makes first investment in New York hedge fund Taurasi Capital [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - In September 2011, Northern Lights Capital Group, LLC, an $11bn private equity firm based in Seattle, and Hermes BPK Partners LLP, a $1.6bn fund of hedge funds based in the UK, set out to launch a new investing platform that would provide access to early stage
21 Mar. 2013 Academics find that each dollar of performance leads to disproportionately more dollars in future revenue [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Academics Jongha Lim from the University of Missouri, Berk A. Sensoy and Michael S. Weisbach from The Ohio State University have written a paper for the Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics on
20 Mar. 2013 Pensions account for about 8% of the hedge fund manager's investor base while family offices represent about 54% - InfoVest21 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Infovest21's just-released survey results for its "Manager Snapshot Survey," provides a profile of the typical hedge fund organization in today's environment. Highlights include: Investor Base Changes
20 Mar. 2013 Horizon survey reveals 73% of CTAs has been impacted by the failure of one or more FCMs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Horizon Cash Management said that 73% of the commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and commodity pool operators (CPOs) that responded to its survey were impacted by one or more of the futures commission merchant (FCM) fail
20 Mar. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.24% for February, up 2.31% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.24% in February. Key highlights include: Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fu
20 Mar. 2013 Alpinvesta Asset Management launches EIF fund in Gibraltar [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss investment boutique and managed futures Fund Of Fund (FOF) specialist, Alpinvesta has launched the DNA Managed Futures Multi Strategy Fund. The company, which is based in Geneva and a member of the Swiss Associati
20 Mar. 2013 Gottex acquires Frontier Investment Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings, an independent global alternative asset management group with USD 7.0 billion in fee-earning assets, has announced that it has reached agreement on the acquisition of a majority intere
20 Mar. 2013 Tony Morrongiello appointed CEO of Swiss fund of hedge fund house ALTIN [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Swiss fund of hedge funds house appointed Tony Morrongiello to the position of CEO of the company. Morrongiello, who starts today, will manage ALTIN’s day-to-day operations and work towards maximising the firm’s shareholder value. ALTIN, which was founded
20 Mar. 2013 Two European Court of Justice decisions offer little clarity for investment firms and VAT [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Two recent decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the value added tax (VAT) treatment of investment management services illustrate that this is still an area of some uncertainty that is continuing to evolve. The first decision, in the GfBk case,
20 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds still lagging S&P 500, commodities under pressure [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds continue to lag the market, according to new data from lead hedge fund analyst
20 Mar. 2013 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index reports gains of 0.22% in February, 2.33% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The March issue of the Eurekahedge Report reveals that the hedge fund sector has more than $1.8tln under management and enjoyed positive returns across all regions in 2012 – with Asia ex-Japan achieving best p
19 Mar. 2013 February performance data released for Newedge’s hedge fund indices [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. Newedge’s Alternative Investment Solutions Group, part of Newedge’
19 Mar. 2013 BofA Merrill Lynch survey finds US investors increasingly confident [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Increasing confidence in the outlook for the U.S. dollar and U.S. equities is offsetting investors’ renewed concerns over China, according to the
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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