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05 Dec. 2013 Eiffel Credit Opportunities launches on Sciens Managed Account platform [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 that
05 Dec. 2013 Boom in China’s internet propels U.S. hedge fund Passport Capital to double-digit gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:The surge in China’s internet sector has helped U.S, hedge fund Passport Capital to register double-digit gains of 18.3% this year after posting a 2.4% profits in October, the firm said on Wednesday. In a report,
05 Dec. 2013 Seven commandments for hedge fund investment [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Asia Pacific hedge fund industry veteran Peter Douglas at GFIA has taken the time to do an end of year reflection on his 28 years’ exposure to the world of professional investing - a figure which if you include
04 Dec. 2013 Comment: Hedge fund industry may be effected by Judge's ruling allowing the City of Detroit to reduce pension benefits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Judge Steven W. Rhodes’ ruling that the City of Detroit is officially bankrupt and that pension benefits for public pension fund beneficiaries may be reduced will have major repercussions throughout the public pension fund industry. Historically, many public pens
04 Dec. 2013 Former BlueMountain Capital portfolio manager to join Mariner Incubation Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Mariner Investment Group, the global alternative asset manager, today announced that it has named Jonathan Loflin, formerly a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner of BlueMountain Capital, to run a global derivatives relative-value portfolio on the
04 Dec. 2013 HFRX up 0.96% in November, 9.65% ytd; HFRU up 0.92%, 8.25% ytd [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Research reported that global financial markets posted mixed performance through November, with gains in US offset by mixed performance across Euro
04 Dec. 2013 Hong Kong SFC starts insider trading and false misconduct trial against Tiger Asia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:Hong Kong’s market regulator, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) that it has commenced proceedings in the Market Misconduct Tribunal against Tiger Asia Management and three of its officers for alleged insider trading and false trading . According to internat
04 Dec. 2013 SEC charges Miami trader with insider trading, short selling violations [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Miami-based trader, Charles Raymond Langston III, with insider trading in the stock of a Chinese company and conducting illegal short sales in the securities of three other companies. According to
04 Dec. 2013 Hedge funds increase long exposure to S&P500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds have increased their overall long exposure to the S&P500 index and NASDAQ according to
03 Dec. 2013 Hedge fund manager compensation survey: CIO, CEO and PM have average total compensation over $2M [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released "12th Annual Compensation Survey for Hedge Fund Managers with Assets Over $1 Billion," Infovest21 found that the Chief Investment Officer, with a total compensation of $2.43 million, topped the list of 20 positions at the typical hed
03 Dec. 2013 Franklin Square Capital Partners launches new global credit alternative fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Franklin Square Capital Partners, a leading manager of alternative investment funds, announced the launch of its latest offering, FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund, an unlisted closed-end fund that invests primarily in global credit. The Fund seeks to generate an attrac
03 Dec. 2013 Indus Valley Partners launches 40 Act Fund reporting functionality for hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a leading provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, announced today the addition of a standard ‘40 Act’ rules library within the IVP Polaris data warehouse. This will enable fund managers to ensure their trading does not
03 Dec. 2013 Commonfund appoints Kristofer S. Kwait head of head fund research [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund, an institutional investment firm serving nonprofits, pension funds and other institutional investors, today announced that its Hedge Fund Strategies Group had added the title of Head of Hedge Fund Research to current Managing Director, Kristofer S. Kwait.
03 Dec. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index up +0.49% (+3.71% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks November is another good month for UCITS absolute return funds. As measured by the UCITS Alternative Index Global their monthly progression equals to 0.49% and to 3.71% since the beginning of the year. With the exception of the U
03 Dec. 2013 RIAs grew 8%, other advisory channels declined by more than 1% between 2004 and 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to the latest research from Cerulli Associates, a global analytics firm, the number of advisors practicing in the registered investment advisor (RIA) model grew at an annualized rate of 8% between 2004 and 2012, while every other advisory channel declined by mor
03 Dec. 2013 Citco launches Citco Mutual Fund Services for 40 Act funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Citco Fund Services has launched Citco Mutual Fund Services to meet the growing demand for liquid alternatives structures, which provide access to alternative investment strategies via more traditional structures such as mut
03 Dec. 2013 MSCI launches multi-factor index range [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MSCI Inc. announced the launch of the MSCI Multi-Factor Indexes. This innovation offers institutional investors a basis for passively implementing index-linked multi-factor strategies transparently and cost-effectively.
03 Dec. 2013 Witness claims Steven Cohen was out of loop in insider trading case [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:A witness told a Manhattan Federal Court on Monday that SAC Capital Advisors’ founder Steven Cohen was kept out of the loop by portfolio manager Michael Steinberg about his alleged inside information on Dell, various media reported. Testifying on his third day on
03 Dec. 2013 Sparks fly over Rhode Island's troubled pension fund, SEC could investigate [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Ever since Rhode Island implemented pension reform in an effort to stem growing liabilities, sparks have been flying in that state over what many believe to be high hedge fund fees paid on the backs of pensioners for lackluster performance. Rhode Island General T
03 Dec. 2013 Sun Hung Kai to expand its alternatives platform [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Sun Hung Kai Fund Management is to expand its alternatives seeding and incubation platform according to a report in
03 Dec. 2013 Basel III regulations seen as biggest challenge for many financial institutions [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:A new report from Celent entitled Basel III and Liquidity Risk Management Solutions; Balancing Compliance and Profitabil
02 Dec. 2013 Positive December for equities and hedge funds forecasted [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, believes the equity markets are likely to continue their momentum heading into the end of the year and lead to additional gains for investors during the month
02 Dec. 2013 Asia Frontier Capital launches Vietnam fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asia Frontier Capital Limited is pleased to announce the latest addition to its fund offering: “AFC Vietnam Fund”. The fund will be available for subscription to qualified new investors as of 10th of December 2
02 Dec. 2013 Deutsche Bank study finds hedge funds increasingly launching long only funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Deutsche Bank has published the results of its latest study which shows that hedge funds are launching traditional long only strategies in direct competition with asset managers. The Deutsche Bank sur
02 Dec. 2013 Cayman Islands signs agreements with two regulators [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:The Cayman Islands over the weekend signed several deals with two foreign regulators to improve tax cooperation. In its latest alert, international law firm
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  1. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega

  5. More institutional investors invest in CTAs compared to last year despite dissatisfaction with performance[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: "Despite a strong start to 2015 for CTAs in Q1, commodity market conditions have made return generation difficult for fund managers over much of the rest of the year to date," says Preqin’s November