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13 Nov. 2012 Hedge fund assets up by $3.4bn in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported that the hedge fund industry took in $3.4 billion (0.2% of assets) in September, building on a $7.7 billion inflow in August. Based on data from 3,004 funds, the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report estimated
13 Nov. 2012 Positive capital flows into hedge funds reported by GlobeOp [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for October, 2012 measured 0.13%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.54% in November.
13 Nov. 2012 eVestment buys PerTrac and Fundspire [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Financial Times reports this morning that data provider eVestment is to buy
12 Nov. 2012 Advent updates its Asset and Wealth Management platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Advent Software, Inc., a provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, has announced the global availability of its update to the company’s platform for asset and wealth management. This r
12 Nov. 2012 John W. Henry to cease managing client money at the end of this year [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: John W. Henry & Co., a US-based trading group run by the owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool soccer team, announced in a letter today that it will stop managing client money at the end of this year. The firm has seen somewhat diminished returns over the past
12 Nov. 2012 Woori and NewAlpha launch Asia hedge fund-focused seeding fund [more]
From Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - A Singapore-based alternative investment manager and a Paris-based funds incubator are launching a seeding fund to invest in Asian hedge funds, after partnering in June 2011. Woori Absolute Partners
12 Nov. 2012 Peregrine reports their South African hedge funds have achieved positive performance across the board [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Warren Chapman of South Africa’s Peregrine Prime Services reports that the South African hedge funds serviced by the firm enjoyed a good October with performance positive across the board. Average returns b
12 Nov. 2012 British pensions' report criticises allocations to alternatives [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A report from The Pensions Institute, authored by Dr Debbie Harrison, Senior Visiting Fellow of the Pensions Institute, and David Blake, Director of the Institute and Professor of Pensions Economics at Cass Business School finds fundamental flaws in the investment
09 Nov. 2012 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Geneva Gala raises almost CHF300,000 for All Special Kids (ASK) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") held its 5th Annual Geneva Gala Wednesday night at the Grand Hotel Kempinski, through which it raised almost CHF 300,000 for All Special Kids ("ASK"), a Geneva-based support and enrichment non-profit
09 Nov. 2012 Sciens launches managed account analysis tool for hedge fund investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Sciens Alternative Investments, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group and provider of single- and multi-strategy funds of hedge funds and managed account services, today announces the launch of the Sciens Managed Account Risk Technologies (S.M.A.R.T.), an interactiv
09 Nov. 2012 Preqin: Institutional investors active in CTA funds have more than doubled since 2008 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - There are now 713 global institutional investors with an active CTA portfolio, a significant increase on 2011, when the number stood at 504, and 2008, when just 331 had CTA funds in their holdings. Preqin has conducted in-depth analysis of the CTA industry using its
09 Nov. 2012 Hedge fund compensation on the rise in 2012 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund compensation rose in 2012 following a challenging environment in the prior year, as industry assets rose to a record level, according to HFR and Glocap in the most recent edition of the
09 Nov. 2012 SEC accuses Commonwealth Advisors and founder of concealing $32m hedge fund losses from investors [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a hedge fund manager with defrauding investors by hiding millions of dollars in losses suffered during the financial crisis from investments tied to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Th
08 Nov. 2012 Eurekahedge: Hedge funds dipped 0.51% in October, up 3.81% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge reports that hedge funds finished October in the red amid trend reversals, across a variety of sectors, which made for a difficult trading environment. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.51%. In contrast the MSCI World Index dropped by 0.76%1 for the
08 Nov. 2012 MondoAlternative UCITS report shows inflows to single manager funds increased over third quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MondoAlternative reported that: Alternative UCITS inflows in 3Q 2012: +746.6 Euro million Single manager; -127.8 Euro million Fund of funds; +153 Euro million daily funds, +573 Euro million weekly f
08 Nov. 2012 Credit strategies dominate Lyxor hedge fund indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nine Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+1.7%), the Convertible Arbitrage Index (+0.5%), and the Distressed Index (+0.6%). The Lyxor He
08 Nov. 2012 Cantab Capital Partners closes its flagship CCP Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager, has closed its flagship CCP Quantitative strategy to new investors. The strategy was launched in 2007; it currently manages $4,5 billion in assets. The strategy was closed because it has grown to
08 Nov. 2012 UCITS HFS Index’s down -0.04% in October 2012, up 2.73% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After three consecutive positive monthly performances the UCITS HFS Index reported a loss of -0.04% for October 2012. The broad index started positively into the month with first week gains of +0.17%, followed by a mini
08 Nov. 2012 Some European institutions look to alternatives to boost returns, Greenwich survey finds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A study by Greenwich Associates entitled the 2012 Continental Europe Investment Manag
07 Nov. 2012 Hedge funds decline in October as strategies diverge on political, economic uncertainty [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted the first monthly decline in five months in October, as uncertainty over the outcome and impact of U.S. political elections and the ongoing European sovereign debt and banking crisis increased financial market volatility and further reduced investor ris
07 Nov. 2012 Ten trends transforming the financial services industry in Europe identified by SunGard [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peter Banham, head of strategy for SunGard�s capital markets business, said, �The European financial services industry is at a crossroads. Potential new regulations coming onto the statute books are causing institution
07 Nov. 2012 Hedge funds post negative returns in October - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds fell an average of 0.34% in October 2012, their first losing month following four consecutive months of positive performance, according to new research from eVestment. Credit strategies continued to post positive returns for the ninth straight month,
07 Nov. 2012 Post-Sandy trading data reveals wealth of micro flashes [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A study from market data research firm Nanex revealed that Wednesday 31st October’s market reopening in the US post-Storm Sandy was marked by unexplained price swings and 'quote spa
06 Nov. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index decreases -0.56% in October (+4.11% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights: Arbitrage strategies performed the best on average up 0.51% in October Long-Short Credit managers continued their strong performance up an average of 0.09% in October, 8.95% Year-To-Date 4 of
06 Nov. 2012 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.47% in October (+2.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.47% in October as three of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Here is a European long/short equity fund that has been beating the odds since its 2008 inception by employing its own investment model, frequent company visits

  2. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  3. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: First Trust Advisors is launching a new liquid alternatives platform aimed at building on the companies existing alternative ETFs offering by adding hedged mutual funds. Senior Portfolio Managers Rob Guttschow and John Gambla recently sat down in an

  5. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

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