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15 Jan. 2013 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.48% in December; Managed Futures down 1.64% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures gained 0.48% in December according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index ended 2012 with a loss of 1.64%. “The main drivers of returns last month were the uptrend in global equities and the continued weakening of the Japanes
15 Jan. 2013 RBC Hedge 250 Index up +1.11% in December (+5.81% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of December 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.11 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 5.81 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mon
15 Jan. 2013 Newedge indices end 2012 mixed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today posted the monthly performance data for its suite of Hedge Fund Indices.
15 Jan. 2013 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.48% in December (+7.67% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.48% for the month of December. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. December, November and 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are avail
15 Jan. 2013 Mariner Investment Group announces merger with Concordia Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Mariner Investment Group today announced that it is entering into a merger agreement with Concordia Advisors, an alternative asset manager with offices in New York City and London. Concordia, founded in 1993, currently manages several commingled funds and separate account
15 Jan. 2013 ComplianceAsia warns on approaching MAS re-registration deadline [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Specialist Asian compliance consulting firm ComplianceAsia has issued a client alert regarding the FMC re-registration deadline with the Monetary Authority of Si
15 Jan. 2013 Deloitte comments on AIFMD consultation while Walkers announces 'the wait is over’ [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Brian Forrester, investment partner at Deloitte has commented on the UK’s HM Treasury’s latest AIFMD paper, saying: "The position taken by the Treasury in its AIFMD consultation paper goes
15 Jan. 2013 New report on pension consultants shows increases in conflicts of interests [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Due Diligence Review Corp. has released its annual review of pension investment consultants, showing that many of them are taking on dual roles and charting new territory in order to serve and find clients. Most pensions use multiple paid consultants which perform
14 Jan. 2013 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.63% in December; Healthcare & Biotechnology Index up 13.79% in 2012 (+8.27% 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 1.63% in December, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index had positive returns in 10 out of 12 months in 2012, and was up 8.27% at year-end. “Buoyant equity markets at the beginning of the month collided w
14 Jan. 2013 Newedge to act as Swap counterparty to NEF's Ucits funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset prime brokerage, execution and clearing services, announced that the firm has been appointed as swap counterparty to the NEF Blue Mountain (GMTI) Fund
14 Jan. 2013 GAM to take a minority stake in US-based macro manager QFS, to launch UCITS version of flagship in coming months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM Group AG (GAM), a wholly owned subsidiary of GAM Holding AG, has reached an agreement in principle to enter into a partnership with QFS Asset Management L.P. (QFS), a US-based alternative asset management boutique that specialises in currency, global macro and fixed i
14 Jan. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index returns 10.32% (gross) in 2012; January net flows decline 2.58% over December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2012 measured 1.27% (10.32% YTD gross). Hedge fund flows as measured by the
14 Jan. 2013 Two Asia hedge funds select Linedata to support their businesses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Two hedge funds in Asia have selected Linedata Global Hedge to support their businesses. Linedata is a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries. One of these, Magenta Advisors PTE Ltd (Magenta), an independent bout
14 Jan. 2013 Many Chinese onshore hedge funds look to set up offshore presence in Hong Kong [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Hedge fund managers from the Chinese mainland are looking to diversify their operations into Hong Kong, AsianInvestor.net reports, citing sources f
14 Jan. 2013 Amundi Asset Management predicts possible end of the debt crisis in pivotal year ahead [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Editor Philippe Ithurbide of Amundi Asset Management has predicted likely scenarios and allocations which lie ahead in 2013 in his Cross Asset Investment Strategy: 2013 and beyond. Key points in his su
14 Jan. 2013 Quest's Greyhound Asia Fund returns 6.9% in 2012 [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Asia ex-Japan hedge fund Greyhound Asia Fund, which is managed by Doug Barnett's Quest Management's Sergej Belozerov, posted positive gains of 6.9% in 2012 compared with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan Index whi
11 Jan. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.1% in December (+3.1% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +3.1% in 2012 (+1.1% in December). Twelve Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Merger Arbitrage Index (+3%) and the Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+2.6%). Over the year, eleven Lyxor Strat
11 Jan. 2013 Advent identifies five trends for alternatives in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Advent Software has identified what it believes to be five key trends for alternatives over 2013. It writes that in 2012, the global alternative investment industry continued to grapple with the Eurozone debt crisis
11 Jan. 2013 Women hedge fund managers outperformed male counterparts last year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Women-owned or managed hedge funds continue to outperform their male counterparts and led the industry as at the end of the third quarter in 2012, said professional service provider Rothstein Kass in its latest study, &qu
11 Jan. 2013 100 Women in Hedge Funds expands board of directors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 100 Women in Hedge Funds has announced an expansion of its board of directors following an increase in global membership. In a letter to supporters from Mimi Drake, Chairwoman of the Board, said that the organization had added four new Association Board members an
11 Jan. 2013 Update: Herbalife responds to hedge fund fight [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As Opalesque reported yesterday, Herbalife, a supplement company supported by independent distributors which has recently been called a pyramid scheme by
10 Jan. 2013 French seeder NewAlpha invests in new global macro fund LindenGrove [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Paris-based hedge fund seeder NewAlpha Asset Management confirmed its 20th investment deal today. This investment is with LindenGrove Capital LLP, a recently launched London-based hedge fund manage
10 Jan. 2013 Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co’s merger arbitrage strategy up 3.7% in 2012 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Paris-based alternative asset manager Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co. confirmed its merger arbitrage strategy, the Diva Synergy Fund, had returned +3.55% (€ class) and +3.74% ($ class) net to investors in 2012, bring
10 Jan. 2013 Hong Kong hedge fund Triskele to shut down two funds [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Citing poor returns and investor redemptions, Hong Kong-based hedge fund Triskele Capital Management Ltd., announced it would close down two hedge funds, the Triskele China Fund and the Triskele Convertible Bond Fund. Triskele Chief Investment Officer Tsuyosh
10 Jan. 2013 Third Point takes 8.2% stake in Herbalife despite Ackman attack [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Daniel Loeb's Third Point, an activist hedge fund with approximately $10bn under management has taken an 8.2% stake in Herbalife, a supplement company that Bill Ackman has called a pyramid scheme. In a
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali