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01 Mar. 2013 Napier Park Global Capital completes spinout from Citigroup [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Napier Park Global Capital, a global alternative asset management firm, has completed its spinout from Citigroup. Napier Park has approximately $6.8 billion in assets under management, a four-year operational track record and more than 100 employees in offices in New York
28 Feb. 2013 Preqin reports funds of hedge funds started 2013 with strong returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s February edition of its Hedge Fund Spotlight shows that 2013 has seen further positive performance for funds of hedge funds, with these vehicles generating returns o
28 Feb. 2013 Armstrong Investment Managers appoints Vincent Tournant, partner and chief operating officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Armstrong Investment Managers is a discretionary global macro manager a based in London with over $200 million in assets under management. AIM was established in 2009. The firm has appointed Vincent Tournant as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer. The company has also ad
28 Feb. 2013 Man results show effects of another tough and challenging year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group has posted its results for the financial year ended 31st December 2012. Key points include: Funds under management (FUM) at 31 December 2012 of $57.0 billion (31 December 2011: $58
28 Feb. 2013 AIMA’s Hong Kong chapter welcomes open-ended investment company proposal [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Hong Kong chapter of the global hedge fund industry association, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), on Thursday welcomed the proposal of Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary John Tsang to allow local open-end
28 Feb. 2013 State Street unit shuts down Japanese fund of hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – State Street Global Advisors’ alternative unit SSARIS has announced it will close its Japanese fund of hedge funds on concerns about dwindling assets and poor returns. A report by
28 Feb. 2013 Parker FX Index up +0.93% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.93% return for the month of January. Fortytwo of the forty-five programs in the Index reported January results, of which thirty reported positive results and eleven incurred losses,
27 Feb. 2013 Allenbridge approves three new funds for Kuber Ventures' platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Kuber Ventures announces that three new managers have been approved by independent due diligence partner, Allenbridge, for its platform. The new additions bri
27 Feb. 2013 Sound Fund Advisors examines SEC data on hedge fund directors, shows US fund governance lags UK, EU [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new whitepaper from Sound Fund Advisors looks at current practices on hedge fund governance through an examination of calendar-year 2012 data from the SEC on ove
27 Feb. 2013 SEC brings fraud charges against managers of Connecticut hedge fund New Stream Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has brought formal charges against the managers of Connecticut-based hedge fund New Stream Capital. The charges say that investors were lied to when managers David Bryson and Bart Gutekunst secretly revised the fund’s ca
27 Feb. 2013 EDHEC-Risk Institute lists weight of evidence on effects of short selling and high frequency trading [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Frédéric Ducoulombier, Director of Executive Education, EDHEC-Risk Institute and Director, EDHEC Risk Institute–Asia comments on the proposed restrictions on trading which have been thrown up by the global financial crisis in this month’s
27 Feb. 2013 AIFMD’s remuneration guidelines will impact Swiss domiciled fund managers too [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the final Guidelines on remuneration of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) earlier this month. The rules will apply to managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs) including hedge fund
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

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