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08 Mar. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 0.14% in February (+2.67% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains in February as broad U.S. equity indexes approached record levels and the U.S. dollar surged against most major currencies, weathering renewed investor concerns on the European banking and sovereign debt crisis following the results of the Italian
08 Mar. 2013 Global mutual funds saw inflows of $565bn in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar, Inc. today published its first Global Fund Flows Trend Report. The research report examines the trends that drove 2012 mutual fund asset flows in five key markets — Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States — and provides a worldwide overview th
08 Mar. 2013 Exchange Traded Derivatives trading volumes decrease 15% in 2012 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: For the first time since 2004, the number of Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) worldwide decreased in 2012 by 15% to 21bn, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges. The WFE, annually conducts a survey on derivative markets, and has rele
08 Mar. 2013 Credit Suisse’s investor survey finds more confidence in risk assets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Credit Suisse has published its annual Global Hedge Fund Investor Survey, in which it analysed the responses from close to 550 institutional investors, representing $1.03tln of hedge fund investments,
08 Mar. 2013 Australia's institutions remain wedded to alternatives [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Damien Hatfield’s Triple AAA Partners’ latest newsletter from Australia, reports on the latest in the annual studies of global pension funds from
07 Mar. 2013 D. E. Shaw Group strengthens its macro investing unit with two senior economist hires [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, announced today that Ángel Ubide, Ph.D. and Brian Sack, Ph.D. have joined as Senior Vice Presidents and Co-Directors of Global Economics in the D. E. Shaw group’s discretionary macro investin
07 Mar. 2013 NorthPoint shares some lessons learned from Form PF filings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – NorthPoint, a provider of software solutions and services for hedge funds, asset managers, and industry service providers, announced today the successful completion of the February round of Form PF submissions for a broad range of hedge funds and asset management clients.
07 Mar. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.5% in February (1.73% YTD) as alternatives prove resilient despite mixed signals [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.15% in February 2013, bringing year-to-date performance to +1.73%. 8 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+2.06%), the Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neu
07 Mar. 2013 February saw net inflows of $11.4bn into exchange traded funds and products [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETF Global reports that in February 2013 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) globally had net inflows of $11.4 billion, according to new research published in the latest ETFGI Global ETF and ETP i
07 Mar. 2013 The PrivateBank selects the Guggenheim Alternatives Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The PrivateBank today announced that it has selected Guggenheim Investment Advisory’s alternatives platform as its primary hedge fund platform provider. The Guggenheim Alternatives Platform provides The PrivateBank with tools and guidance to skillfully invest in hedge fund
07 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds seek out positive month despite losses in macro, managed futures and commodity funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds held overall returns in positive territory this month, however, good performance from equity, credit and volatility strategies was overshadowed by losses from macro, managed futures and commodity funds. According to monthly performance data from eVestm
06 Mar. 2013 IndexIQ announces February 2013 performance of its IQ Hedge Family of Benchmark Hedge Fund Replication Indexes [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, today announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristi
06 Mar. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index returns +0.55% in February (+2.43% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Alternative Investments report that hedge funds show mixed results for February, but all strategies remain positive year to date. Initial estimates reveal February’s leading strategy is Event-Driven (+1.
06 Mar. 2013 KPMG hires two tax managing directors to strengthen its alternative investment funds practice [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, is adding more depth to its Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) practice by adding two federal tax managing directors to its Los Angeles and New York offices. “KPMG is continuing to invest in and expand its Alterna
06 Mar. 2013 Lucena Research raises $1m in oversubscribed financing rounds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Lucena Research, a provider of investment decision support technology to RIAs, small hedge funds and other sophisticated investors, announced that it has raised $1.025 million in two seed financing rounds. The investor list includes a hedge fund and a registered investment
06 Mar. 2013 FRM’s Early View finds February was a positive month for hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: FRM, Man Group’s $16 billion fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business has published its February 'Early View’ looking back at the markets and industry for last month and forwards towards possible sou
06 Mar. 2013 China’s shadow banking poses threat to local banks [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – China’s "shadow banking" poses a threat to local banks as the latter are expected to foot the bill if ever the shadow banking system blows up, warned Aberdeen Asset Management. On the other hand, Aberdeen is bullish on Hong Kong-domiciled firms exposed to Gre
06 Mar. 2013 Hedge fund managers and traders are leaving Asia as opportunities dwindle [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge fund managers, traders and finance analysts are leaving Asia as poor returns left many of them unable to collect performance fees arising from the 2008 global financial crisis. In a
06 Mar. 2013 Cash balances in margin accounts drop, triggering sell signals; leverage climbs higher [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A sell signal was triggered on January NYSE Margin Debt Data, the actual balance was a negative $77.2m, according to
06 Mar. 2013 EDHEC-Risk Institute study reveals the inefficiency of Asian stock market indices [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Researchers from the EDHEC-Risk Institute have reported the results of a study entitled "Assessing the Quality of Asian Stock Market Indice
05 Mar. 2013 Asiagate to offer due diligence and business research services across Asia [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Asiagate's collective offering of company financial information and credit investigation reports provides a searchable database of nearly 13 million business records, from China to Vietnam. Other countries co
05 Mar. 2013 HFRU Composite Index up 0.66% in February [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFR's HFRU Indices revealed that the composite index increased by 0.66% in February, while the Equity Hedge Index rose +1.17% in Fe
05 Mar. 2013 Alix Capital survey finds consultants behind the curve on UCITS hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices, has published its latest UCITS Alternative Index Trends Survey on the state of the UCITS hedge funds industry. The survey
05 Mar. 2013 Cerulli claims regulators risk 'ensnaring unintended victims' with AIFMD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research from Cerulli Associates. finds that national differences are appearing as the deadline for the AIFMD approaches. National regulators risk ensnaring unintended victims as they
05 Mar. 2013 SEB's China Financial Index reveals increased demand and higher profit expectations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEB's China Financial Index showed that China's economy bottomed out during the second half of 2012, and an increasing number of indicators now point to improved business conditions. Government-led st
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