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26 Feb. 2013 Revere Emerging Managers Fund opens to investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Revere Capital Advisors (Revere), the London and New York-based boutique emerging hedge fund manager specialist, announces the official launch and opportunity to invest in its portfolio of earlystage hedge funds, the
26 Feb. 2013 RWC observes activist hedge funds thrive in the current economic climate [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The co-heads of RWC Partners, Maarten Wildschut and Petteri Soininen, report that the current economic backdrop provides a very fertile ground for the team’s constructive activist strateg
26 Feb. 2013 ESMA guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues implemented into Luxembourg law, new market infrastructure on the way [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final set of guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues in December last year. According to a
26 Feb. 2013 Ineichen research looks for enduring style in investments [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Research firm Ineichen Research and Management has published a new report on hedge fund performance, commenting that returns have not been 'great’. The firm writes: "While long-term relative as well as
26 Feb. 2013 Law firm offers asset managers a navigation tool for Australian regulatory landscape [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Law firm K&L Gates’s Australian partners have published a guide to investment management in Australia. The authors, Jim Bulling and Daniel J. Knight, report that asset
25 Feb. 2013 Newedge clears first OTC IRS Swap on Chicago Mercantile Exchange [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced it has cleared its first OTC interest rate swap (IRS) contract. The transaction is also the first to be cleared on CME Clearing by a non-traditional OTC swap dealer. The clearing p
25 Feb. 2013 Morgan Stanley to launch a new UCITS Fund that offers exposure to Mesirow Financial's Absolute Return Plus Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Morgan Stanley today announced the launch of a new fund, the MS Discretionary Plus UCITS Fund, under its FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella. The fund, which provides exposure to the Mesirow Absolute Return Plus Strategy, is the last in a series of four CTA strategies to b
25 Feb. 2013 Event-driven hedge fund JJN Capital starts 2013 up 2.23% [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Event-driven opportunities and special situation JJN Capital Fund, which is managed by JJN Capital Advisors started the year on a positive note with a 2.23% gain in January. Jeffrey J. Na
25 Feb. 2013 Meridian Global Funds to hold on to gold 'but in moderation’ [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: San Antonio, Texas based Meridian Fund Managers, CEO and Chief Investment Officer and Investment Team Leader of the Meridian Global Funds, Frank Holmes said he is sticking with gold despite the recent drop in pr
25 Feb. 2013 SEC releases examination priorities for hedge funds, private equity [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities Exchange Commission has published its examination priorities for 2013, which cover a wide range of issues at financial institutions, incl
25 Feb. 2013 Update: Greenlight Capital wins first court challenge over Apple vote [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Bloomberg is reporting that hedge fund activist David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital have won a court challenge blocking Apple
22 Feb. 2013 Swiss bank REYL & Co opens London office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss bank REYL & Co continues its international expansion with the launch of a new office in London following the opening of Reyl Singapore two years ago. This development is part of the growth strategy pursued by the REYL Group and its aim of ensuring true proximity
22 Feb. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 3.96% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for February 2013 measured 3.96%, up from 2.04% in January. "Year-to-date February redemption notices fall well b
22 Feb. 2013 HFR: Emerging markets hedge funds post strong gains in 2012 and this year, and increase in numbers to 1,100+ [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Emerging markets hedge funds posted strong gains to conclude 2012 which continued through early 2013, as stimulus measures in developed markets contributed to EM currency and equity market gains. The HFRX Multi-Emerging Markets Index gained +13.1 percent for 2012, includi
22 Feb. 2013 Woori Absolute Partners and NewAlpha seed Singapore hedge fund [more]
Woori Absolute Partners, the Singapore-based alternative investment platform of Woori Investment & Securities, and NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global hedge fund incubation specialist, have announced the first strategic investment of the Woori NewAlpha Fund LP with Mosaic Asset Man
22 Feb. 2013 Hedge fund leverage returns to 2007 highs, but turnover remains at decade low - Goldman Sachs [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund net long exposure rose to 52%, matching the 1Q 2007 high, while turnover remained at decade lows, according to the latest Hedge Fund Trend Monitor from Goldman Sachs. Th
22 Feb. 2013 Update: Greenlight Capital speaks out to investors and the media, pushing for support of its Apple campaign [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As Opalesque has reported, hedge fund activist David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital have launched a fight over a change to Ap
21 Feb. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse comments on Hedge Fund Index's January performance (2.07%) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 2.07% in January 2013. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of January. Some key findings from the report include: Hedge funds, as meas
21 Feb. 2013 HFRU Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.63% to mid February, up 1.46% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS hedge funds extended gains through mid-February, with the HFRU Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.63%, with positive contributions across all main strate
21 Feb. 2013 Industry veteran Ezra Zask's hedge fund guide examines changes in the field [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The second edition of All About Hedge Funds, written by hedge fund industry expert Ezra Zask is now available. This comprehensive introduction to hedge funds tells investors and industry professionals everything they need to know about the subject in easy-to-underst
21 Feb. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +0.53% through mid-February (2.50% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds extended gains through mid-February 2013, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.53%, the 7th gain in last 8 months; HFRX Market Directional Index gained +0.84%. The HFRX Equity Hedge Index gained +1.09% through mid-February, the 9t
21 Feb. 2013 Moody’s reports that activist hedge funds will pursue larger targets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Research and analysis firm Moody’s Investor Services reports that activist hedg
20 Feb. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund index up 2.45% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds began 2013 with clearly positive results, returning an average of +2.45% in January. 80% of the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index constituents posted positive returns in January. Even so, many hedge fund ma
20 Feb. 2013 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.32% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted excellent returns in January on the back of resurgent risk appetite and rallying equity markets globally. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.24%1 during the month, the strongest January return since 2006 while the MSCI World Index2 gained 4.66% i
20 Feb. 2013 Two new deputy chairmen and investor-appointee for AIMA council [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced two Deputy Chairmen from its existing Directors and also an investor-appointee to the AIMA Council.
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added