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19 Sep. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posts gain of +1.04% through mid-September (4.38% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains for the month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posting a gain of +1.04% while the HFRX Market Directional Index rose +1.85%. HFRX Event Driven Index posted a gain of +1.66% through mid-Septemb
19 Sep. 2013 Economists and fund managers question how long post taper decision euphoria can continue [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Jon Mawby, manager of the GLG Strategic Bond and GLG Global Corporate Bond funds says there are too many tail risks to taper, commenting that while the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided not to taper ass
19 Sep. 2013 Dechert alerts registered CTAs on new NFA quarterly filing requirements [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Dechert reports that the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA) has announced its new quarterly filing requirement for commodity trading advisors (CTAs). Dechert explains that such requireme
19 Sep. 2013 SEC charges hedge fund manager Shadron Stastney for breaching fiduciary duty [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against Shadron L. Stastney, one of the founders of New York hedge fund firm Vicis Capital that once managed as much as $5bn and accused him with breaching his fiduciary duty by engineering an undisclosed pri
19 Sep. 2013 Executives cite customer demand, technology as top reasons to change business models [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG said that increasing and more sophisticated customer demands as well as new technologies are forcing asset managers to change business mode
18 Sep. 2013 Mixed performance from Newedge indices in August -1.75% (-1.73% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Newedge CTA and Trend Indices decreased in August, finishing down 1.75% and 2.53%, respectively. Commodity strategies, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Index and its sub-indices, were positive in August, while the Newedge Macro Indices encountered a difficult
18 Sep. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posts gain of +1.04% through mid-September (4.38% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains for the month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posting a gain of +1.04% while the HFRX Market Directional Index rose +1.85%. HFRX Event Driven Index posted a gain of +1.66% through mid-Septemb
18 Sep. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains +1.34% through mid-September (2.27% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted a decline for the month but outperformed the broader hedge fund industry, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +1.34% through mid-September. • HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +2.60% throu
18 Sep. 2013 Alternative investments increasingly popular with Australia's sophisticated retail investors and advisers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Select Asset Management, an Australian specialist investment management group, reports from a roundtable of leading Australian and international investors that took place in Sydney today,
18 Sep. 2013 Gramercy launches corporate and high yield emerging markets UCITS funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Connecticut-based Gramercy Funds Management, has launched two new UCITS funds, based on existing emerging markets corporate debt and emerging markets high yield strategies. The funds - Gramercy Corporate Emerging Market Debt launched with $25m and Gramercy
18 Sep. 2013 Fund managers' confidence in EU offsets sell off in emerging markets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by the BofA Merrill Lynch has found that fund managers are bullish on European equities and confidence has reached pre-crisis levels that offsets the market sell-off in emerging markets. In a poll conducted from 6 September to 12 September 2013 amo
18 Sep. 2013 Troubled fund of funds firm Common Sense may lose another investor [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Common Sense Investment Management is set to lose another investor after its CEO Jim Bisenius got embroiled in a prostitution sting and was arrested by authorities more than two weeks ago. In a report,
17 Sep. 2013 Hedge funds maintain lowest S&P500 positions in a year [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Large speculators have reduced their S&P500 long exposure further, to the lowest since September 2012, according to the
17 Sep. 2013 eVestment hedge fund administrator survey shows solid growth in assets under administration for first half 2013 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to the 13th edition of eVestment's Hedge Fund Administrator Survey, the alt
17 Sep. 2013 Morgan Creek launches daily liquidity alternative mutual fund for retail hedge fund clients [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Morgan Creek Capital Management is the latest fund manager to offer so-called hedged mutual fund business or a daily liquidity mutual fund to give its retail clients a taste of hedge fund. In a
17 Sep. 2013 Hedge funds are bearish on gold [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds turned bearish on the yellow metal after prices plunged to their worst weekly performance since the end of June and dropped to near three-year lows of $1,182 per ounce. According to
16 Sep. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund index down 0.54% in August; uncertainty triggers global equities sell-off (+5.22% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.54% in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index has a positive return of 5.22% year to date. “Uncertainty over the Fed’s tapering timeline and possible US military intervention in Syria were primary
16 Sep. 2013 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.54% in August, (+4.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 0.54% for the month of August. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. July, August and YTD 2013 performance numbers are listed below and are available
16 Sep. 2013 Hedge fund group Ramius and Ramius Alternative Solutions extend partnership [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ramius LLC, (“Ramius”) the global investment management business of Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”, today announced that it has entered into an agreement for the long-term extension of its partnership with Rami
16 Sep. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index lost -0.55% in August (+3.7%) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds faired significantly better than equity markets in August 2013 with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index giving up a minimal -0.55% on average compared to the S&P500, down -2.90%, MSCI World, down -2.33% and FTSE 100, down -3.14%. Only 5 of the 33 strateg
16 Sep. 2013 Edex Recovery Solutions to manage $150m hedge fund liquidation mandate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Edex Recovery Solutions (ERS) has won the exclusive mandate to manage the controlled liquidation of a $150M hedge fund consisting of loans as well as private and public equities. The mandate was awa
16 Sep. 2013 Hedge funds are using spy technology to gain competitive investing edge [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are apparently using spying technology traditionally used by the military to gather intelligence to gain a competitive edge before making an important investment decision. A report by the
16 Sep. 2013 Australia’s State Super Financial Services commits $200m to hedge funds [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Australia’s State Super Financial Services, one of the country’s leading financial planning companies with over 53,000 clients and more than $12bn in funds under management, has committed to invest at least $200m
16 Sep. 2013 European Commission, IMF officials weigh in on shadow banking [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: International bodies are weighing in on shadow banking. Last week, the European Commission released its roadmap for how it plans to handle risk from shadow banking activities and today, an IMF official in China said that shadow banking in China will not cau
13 Sep. 2013 Investor Analytics launches VisualVaR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Investor Analytics LLC, a global leader in risk analysis and risk management solutions, has announced the launch of VisualVaR™ – a new approach in communicating Risk using intuitive visual diagrams that explicitly reveal the amount of diversification in a portfolio
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