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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.
20 Feb. 2013 Scotiabank reveals new Canadian hedge fund indices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Canadian bank Scotiabank reported that its Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended January 2013 up 1.47% on an asset weighted basis and up 1.25% on an equal weighted basis. Scotiabank explains th
20 Feb. 2013 New research focuses on best practices for investing in alternatives [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new white paper from the Greenwich Roundtable outlines what they consider best practices for investing in hedge funds, and other alternative investments, along with some common mistakes to avoid. The research paper investigates how investors can avoid being victi
19 Feb. 2013 Hedge funds make strong gains in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: In January, stocks gained significant momentum, with the S&P 500 (5.18%) reaching a five-year high in the context of sharply decreasing implied volatility (VIX: 14.3%). High-grade bonds lost
19 Feb. 2013 Large speculators raised exposure as HF composite index achieved 0.50% to February 13th [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s weekly report on hedge funds found that long/short hedge funds aggressively bought market exposures to 29% last week, still below 35-40% benchmark. However, the firm writes, macros red
19 Feb. 2013 100WHF announces third year of CAIA Scholars Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds is pleased to announce the third year of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds / CAIA Scholars program. The scholarship program, administered by the
19 Feb. 2013 Aquila launches Risk Parity Bond strategy as antidote to current fixed income uncertainties [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - At a time when the outlook for fixed income is so uncertain, Aquila Capital intends to launch a Risk Parity Bond strategy. This is the first strategy of its kind in the market. It is designed to provide fixed income investors with a truly diversified and liquid counterbal
19 Feb. 2013 Towers Watson survey: fund managers more optimistic on equities, not so on world growth and bonds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Fund managers have turned more optimistic about the prospects for equity returns while remaining negative on world growth and medium-term government bonds, according to a global survey of investment managers conducted by professional services firm Towers Watson. The surve
19 Feb. 2013 UCITS HFS Index starts 2013 with positive January return of 1.20% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS HFS Index reported the highest monthly gains since January 2012 and is up 1.20% for January 2013. The broad index started positive into the new year with a performance of 0.63% after the first days
19 Feb. 2013 Americans with money in pension fund are likely to have some in Cayman, so why all the fuss about Jack Lew’s investment? [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia - Why are people still surprised that Americans including both Republicans and Democrats have money invested in Cayman investment funds, asks Cayman Finance. Especially since when it is certainly the case that a
18 Feb. 2013 Inflows to hedge funds positive for the fourth consecutive month - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investor flows were positive in January, the fourth consecutive month where directionality reversed from the month prior, according to the latest hedge fund inflow data from eVestment. $9.4 billion of new capital was added, and total AUM increased $60bn to $2.660tn
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