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13 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds in nine month surge [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds from across strategies posted nine straight months of positive gains as the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge reported that the sector profited 0.42% in February, bringing year-to-
13 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds add exposure, cash levels drop [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are continuing to add exposure, cash levels are down to 4.6% in 4Q’12. The top two stocks purchased were Facebook, and Citigroup and most sold were Apple and Tyco International, according to
12 Mar. 2013 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge fund assets are flowing back ($4.3bn in January) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $4.3 billion in January 2013, compared with outflows of $20.7 billion in December. The results are based on data from 3,459 funds. Despite the January inflows, the industr
12 Mar. 2013 Eurekahedge reports global hedge funds in positive territory for February [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Eurekahedge reports that its benchmark Hedge Fund Index was up 0.13% over the month of February, outperforming the MSCI World Index which showed a loss of 0.07%. Key highlights for February 2013 include
12 Mar. 2013 China’s rule amendments to allow hedge fund registration [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – China is set to formally recognize hedge funds with the full implementation of amendments to its Securities Investment Funds Law that allows registration of hedge fund firms in the mainland. The changes in Beijing’s investment funds will pave way for the formal e
12 Mar. 2013 Agecroft Partners expands into pension marketing [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – As public pension funds steadily increase their allocations into hedge funds, global hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm Agecroft Partners wants to be in the middle of the ac
11 Mar. 2013 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 0.23% in February (+3.01% YTD), hedge funds lag equity markets as rally continues [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hennessee Group LLC, a hedge fund research and consulting firm, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.23% in February 2013 (+3.01% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +1.11% (+6.20% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +1.40% (+7.25%
11 Mar. 2013 IMQ seeds Romanesco's Persistence Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With investors looking for strategies with low equity correlation and high liquidity, coupled with exposure to both currency and commodity markets, early-stage seeding specialist IMQ has seeded a new systemat
11 Mar. 2013 Swiss Bankers Association appoints head of the Asset Management Initiative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Swiss financial centre is to be developed into a leading location for asset management. In order to ensure that the required work progresses quickly, Peter W. Grünblatt has been appointed Head of the Asset Management Initiative at the Swiss Bankers Association.&l
11 Mar. 2013 Fugitive hedge fund manager Florian Homm arrested in Italy [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The long arm of the law finally caught up with Florian Homm, the fugitive hedge fund manager who had eluded arrest for nearly five years. Homm was arrested in Italy and is expected to be extradited to the U.S. to face a slew of securities fraud charges, various me
11 Mar. 2013 PIMCO vice president Korinke expects inflows into hedge funds to double this year [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Ryan Korinke, vice president of global investment solutions provider PIMCO believes that inflows into hedge funds could double this year as global investors confidence returns and also due to the
10 Mar. 2013 Hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller comes out to say he sees trouble ahead [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - American hedge fund veteran Stanley Druckenmiller came out of the woodwork recently. He spoke on Bloomberg TV to give his bea
08 Mar. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 0.14% in February (+2.67% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains in February as broad U.S. equity indexes approached record levels and the U.S. dollar surged against most major currencies, weathering renewed investor concerns on the European banking and sovereign debt crisis following the results of the Italian
08 Mar. 2013 Global mutual funds saw inflows of $565bn in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc. today published its first Global Fund Flows Trend Report. The research report examines the trends that drove 2012 mutual fund asset flows in five key markets — Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States — and provides a worldwide overview th
08 Mar. 2013 Exchange Traded Derivatives trading volumes decrease 15% in 2012 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: For the first time since 2004, the number of Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) worldwide decreased in 2012 by 15% to 21bn, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges. The WFE, annually conducts a survey on derivative markets, and has rele
08 Mar. 2013 Credit Suisse’s investor survey finds more confidence in risk assets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Credit Suisse has published its annual Global Hedge Fund Investor Survey, in which it analysed the responses from close to 550 institutional investors, representing $1.03tln of hedge fund investments,
08 Mar. 2013 Australia's institutions remain wedded to alternatives [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Damien Hatfield’s Triple AAA Partners’ latest newsletter from Australia, reports on the latest in the annual studies of global pension funds from
07 Mar. 2013 D. E. Shaw Group strengthens its macro investing unit with two senior economist hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, announced today that Ángel Ubide, Ph.D. and Brian Sack, Ph.D. have joined as Senior Vice Presidents and Co-Directors of Global Economics in the D. E. Shaw group’s discretionary macro investin
07 Mar. 2013 NorthPoint shares some lessons learned from Form PF filings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – NorthPoint, a provider of software solutions and services for hedge funds, asset managers, and industry service providers, announced today the successful completion of the February round of Form PF submissions for a broad range of hedge funds and asset management clients.
07 Mar. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.5% in February (1.73% YTD) as alternatives prove resilient despite mixed signals [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.15% in February 2013, bringing year-to-date performance to +1.73%. 8 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+2.06%), the Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neu
07 Mar. 2013 February saw net inflows of $11.4bn into exchange traded funds and products [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETF Global reports that in February 2013 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) globally had net inflows of $11.4 billion, according to new research published in the latest ETFGI Global ETF and ETP i
07 Mar. 2013 The PrivateBank selects the Guggenheim Alternatives Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The PrivateBank today announced that it has selected Guggenheim Investment Advisory’s alternatives platform as its primary hedge fund platform provider. The Guggenheim Alternatives Platform provides The PrivateBank with tools and guidance to skillfully invest in hedge fund
07 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds seek out positive month despite losses in macro, managed futures and commodity funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds held overall returns in positive territory this month, however, good performance from equity, credit and volatility strategies was overshadowed by losses from macro, managed futures and commodity funds. According to monthly performance data from eVestm
06 Mar. 2013 IndexIQ announces February 2013 performance of its IQ Hedge Family of Benchmark Hedge Fund Replication Indexes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, today announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristi
06 Mar. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index returns +0.55% in February (+2.43% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Alternative Investments report that hedge funds show mixed results for February, but all strategies remain positive year to date. Initial estimates reveal February’s leading strategy is Event-Driven (+1.
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    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

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  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