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05 Mar. 2014 UAI Global Index up +1.06% in February; (+0.68% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks UCITS absolute return funds display a healthy monthly performance in February with a progression of 1.06% for the UAI Global Index. With the exception of two, all strategies are up for the month. Similar as in January the best performing one is Lon
04 Mar. 2014 Funds continue to cover S&P 500 shorts - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are the least short they've been on 10-year notes in six months and have also taken steps to cover short positions on the S&P500 according to
03 Mar. 2014 Banque Morval Awards Latin American equity advisory mandate to Copernico Capital Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Banque Morval S.A. announced that it has awarded a specialist equity advisory mandate to Copernico Capital Partners effective 10 March, 2014. Copernico is appointed as the investment advisor to Banque Morval in it
03 Mar. 2014 Winton Capital plans to hire 100 personnel for expansion [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Europe’s fourth largest hedge fund firm Winton Capital announced plans to hire 100 additional personnel as it unveiled its expansion thrust this year, including launching five funds a
03 Mar. 2014 Hedge funds are keeping exposure in emerging markets at low level [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are keeping their exposure in emerging market at a low level and say they are under invested to the segment, according to the latest survey by Societe Generale. The survey said many hedge fun
28 Feb. 2014 HFRI Emerging Markets (Total) Index declines by 2.5% in January after gaining 7% in 2013's last four months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds investing in Latin America and Eastern Europe experienced sharp losses to begin 2014 even as the funds saw strong capital inflows from investors to start the year, according to the latest HFR Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today b
28 Feb. 2014 Parker FX index down -0.49% for the month of January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.49% return for the month of January. Thirty-five of the thirty-eight programs in the Index reported January results, of which fifteen reported positive results and twenty
28 Feb. 2014 Man Group’s assets fell 5% to $54.1bn in 2013, sees challenges ahead this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The world’s largest publicly traded hedge-fund firm Man Group reported a 5% decline in funds under management (FUM) in 2013 to $54.1bn from $57bn a year ago, as it sees challenges ahead this year. In the fourth
28 Feb. 2014 Ponzi operator Yusaf Jawed’s lawyer Robert Custis banned from practicing before the SEC [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The United States District Court for the District of Oregon issued a final judgment against Oregon attorney Robert Custis and banned him from appearing or practicing before the Securities and Exchange Commission as an attorney under Rule 102(e) of the Commission’s R
27 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds report resurgence in inflows from sources of private wealth [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 50% and 34% of hedge fund managers reported a growth in capital coming from family offices and wealth managers respectively in 2013. Preqin’s global survey of over 100 hedge fund managers at the end of 2013 showed that managers also saw inflows from institutional source
27 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds, speculators trim bearish wagers on Japanese yen [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and speculators trimmed their bearish wagers on the Japanese yen as they lost confidence Japan central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda can keep depreciating the currency to boost growth and taper inflation. According to
27 Feb. 2014 Campbell & Company deconstruct roll yield and its impact on portfolio performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: In a new white paper, Campbell & Company examines roll yield and addresses misconceptions regarding its nature, measurement and relevance. Roll-yield is a sometimes overlooked component of futures returns, that can have a significant impact on the gain or loss a
27 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds regain their ability to restrict redemptions - study [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new hedge fund study released today by Seward & Kissel revea
26 Feb. 2014 John Paulson plans to invest $1bn into Puerto Rico within two years [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Billionaire John Paulson’s hedge fund, Paulson & Co., announced plans to invest up to $1bn into Puerto Rico’s embattled economy over the next two years, particularly in real estate and resort. According to
26 Feb. 2014 SAC Capital’s Steven Cohen mulls hiring trading monitor [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen told his employees at SAC Capital Advisors that he intends to hire a chief surveillance officer to monitor trading after he pleaded guilty to securities fraud in November last year that also ordered him to convert his firm
25 Feb. 2014 BNY Mellon to acquire full ownership of HedgeMark International, LLC [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 65% interest of HedgeMark International, LLC, a current affiliate and a provider of hedge fund managed account and risk analyti
25 Feb. 2014 Hedge fund S&P500 long positions drop to year lows [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Speculative positioning has reduced S&P500 longs to their lowest levels since September 2012, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. The Diversified Investible Hedge Fund Composite Index is down 0.88%
25 Feb. 2014 Investment managers optimistic about 2014 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Fund managers are more optimistic about the prospects for 2014 even if they are slightly concerned about world growth, and medium-term government bonds according to new research from Towers Watson. Their latest survey of investment managers shows that they are m
25 Feb. 2014 Macquarie warns hedge funds against big coffee bet [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Banking, financial, investment and funds management services advisor Macquarie Group warns hedge funds against their big coffee bet and said jumping in coffee futures risks being wrong-footed by a correctio
24 Feb. 2014 Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index fell 0.9% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc. a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for January 2014 as well as estimated asset flows for 2013. The Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearl
24 Feb. 2014 Heptagon Capital brings two Global Equity Strategies to UCITS Investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Heptagon Capital, the London-based investment management firm with $8.4bn assets under management, has just launched two new Global Equity funds on its Irish UCITS platform: the Oppenheimer Global Focus Equity Fund and the Kopernik Global All-Cap Equity Fund. This takes t
24 Feb. 2014 William Ackman says Fannie, Freddie Mac could be Ten Bagger [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist investor William Ackman is confident that his big gamble on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will deliver him huge returns. A report by The Journal
24 Feb. 2014 Hedge funds are bullish in gold and crude oil [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are bullish on gold and crude oil and poured huge money into the yellow metal and so-called "black gold", triggering the highest wager since 2011, data from the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed. According to the
24 Feb. 2014 Carl Vine gets Dymon Asia’s support to kickstart a $500m global hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former SAC Capital Advisors manager Carl Vine got the backing of one of Asia’s largest hedge funds Dymon Asia Capital (Singapore) Pte to launch a $500m global equity long-short hedge fund with a focus toward the Asia-Pacific region.
22 Feb. 2014 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ends January down -0.73% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month of January down -0.73%. The month saw different performance results for stocks versus bonds. Global equity markets dropped over doubts about the stability of some emerging market currencies but credit markets improved
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