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08 Feb. 2013 David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital sues Apple over preferred stock [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: David Einhorn, hedge fund activist and Apple investor is not happy with the company. This morning in a press release, Einhorn called out the company on new proxy for its charter saying it should give shareholders a bigger cut of its growing cash pile. Greenlight i
08 Feb. 2013 Update: Apple releases a statement on Greenlight suit, Einhorn chats with Tim Cook [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Earlier today, Opalesque reported on a lawsuit filed against Apple by activist hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital. Ein
08 Feb. 2013 Educational endowments earned investment returns averaging -0.3% in FY2012, down sharply from 19.2% in FY2011 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Educational endowments took a hit to their returns over 2012. Data gathered from 831 U.S. colleges and universities for the 2012 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® (NCSE) show that these institutions’ endowments returned an average of -0.3%(net of fees) for th
08 Feb. 2013 Ex-partner at Grant Thornton charged with stealing $4m in client payments [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Craig B. Haber, an Ex-partner at accounting firm Grant Thornton, who was involved with the firm's hedge fund practice was arrested at his home in New York City yesterday, by postal inspectors on charges of stealing approximately $4m in client payments. Haber wo
08 Feb. 2013 SEI/AIMA panel comments on remuneration rules for European alternative fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A panel put together by SEI and AIMA recently discussed the new rules and application guidelines of the AIFMD remuneration requirements, declaring that the
07 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds post strong January gains as macro risks shift [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted strong gains in January as the resolution of the US fiscal cliff and investor optimism regarding the European banking and sovereign debt crisis drove gains across all hedge fund strategies to begin 2013, according to data released today by HFR. The HFRI
07 Feb. 2013 Eurekahedge reports positive start to 2013 for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted excellent returns in January on the back of rising risk appetite and rallying equity markets globally. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.98% during the month, while the MSCI World Index gaine
07 Feb. 2013 UCITS fund based on Winton Capital's diversified program launched by Morgan Stanley [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley announced the launch of a new fund under its FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella. The fund, which provides exposure to the Winton Diversified Program, is the third in a series of four CTA strategies to
07 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds start 2013, much like 2012 - equities and emerging markets on the rise [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are starting the year off much like the last, with an early rally in equities and emerging markets followed by credit. According to new data from eVestment, in January, hedge funds performance was broadly positive, and driven by long-biased equity mark
06 Feb. 2013 Politics and policy drive year-end gains for Asian hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Asian hedge fund industry posted strong gains to conclude 2012, led by hedge funds investing in China, India and Japan, as capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry increased by 7.5 percent for 2012, according to the latest
06 Feb. 2013 Academics' managed futures paper reviews composite CTA performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Thomas Schneeweis, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management, Richard Spurgin, Clark University - Graduate School of Management and Edward Szado, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management have published a
06 Feb. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +2.62% in January, led by long/short strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Alternative Investments reported that all strategies reported positive returns for January on average, with 85% of reporting funds posting gains for the month. Long-Short Equity managers led the way, posti
06 Feb. 2013 January performance of IndexIQ indices reveals long/short strategy ahead on 1.77% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmark
06 Feb. 2013 Reduced policy intervention in 2013 will lead to opportunities for global macro and specialist trading funds says FRM [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Man Group’s fund of hedge funds business FRM, has published its early view of January, including a review of markets and hedge funds. The firm finds that, while there were distinct signs of a classic 'r
06 Feb. 2013 Peregrine reports their South African hedge funds started 2013 strongly with positive gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Sandton, South Africa-based global provider of wealth and alternative asset management solutions Peregrine Holdings Ltd., said the all the hedge funds it services started the year very strongly with equity long/shor
05 Feb. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closes up 1.61 % in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.61% in January 2013 as each of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily publishe
05 Feb. 2013 Towers Watson selects MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform as allocations to alternative investments increase [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Towers Watson, a global investment consultant, will start including MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform into some of its hed
05 Feb. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.96% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted the sixth gain in seven months, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +1.96% in January, the strongest gain since December 2010; the HFRX Market Directional Index gained +2.57% for the month, the strongest gain since September
05 Feb. 2013 HFRU Equity Hedge Index rose +1.31% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets posted strong gains in January to start 2013, as the resolution of the US fiscal cliff negotiations, optimism over the European sovereign debt crisis and a dynamic M&A environment provided catalysts for strong equity market gains globally. Re
05 Feb. 2013 Hedge fund returns positive in January, up +1.74% - still lagging S&P [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were up overall in January 1.74%, however they still underperformed the S&P 500 which returned 5.04%, according to the
05 Feb. 2013 Risk easing continued in the fourth quarter, trend likely to continue - Axioma [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Risk continued to decline in the fourth quarter of last year, a trend that is likely to continue according to the most recent quarterly risk report issued by Axioma. Possibly ex
05 Feb. 2013 New U.S. laws criminalize theft of quantitative trading and investment models and other trade secrets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Two new laws recently passed in the US may make life tougher for US employees of financial services firms that misuse company trading models, according to a
04 Feb. 2013 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up 1.10% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.10% in January according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, �The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (�CSLAB�), which aims to reflect the performance of t
04 Feb. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index Global starts year on positive note, up 1.03% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global starts the year on a positive note with a progression of 1.03%. The UCITS Alternative Funds of Funds Index performs even better advancing by 1.31%. Nine out of 11 strategies return positive performances this month: with a gain of 1.98% t
04 Feb. 2013 ML Capital finds investors believe 'the worst is over' [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: ML Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake UCITS Platform, has published the ninth edition of the quarterly ML Capital Alternative UCITS Barometer (Barometer). ML Capital
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    From FT.com: Winton, the London-based hedge fund, has increased the assets in its low-cost equities fund to more than $1bn for the first time in a sign that traditional stock managers may come under increasing pressure from computer-driven rivals. Winton, which manages about $25bn in total ass