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15 Oct. 2012 Stuart MacDonald joins Aquila Capital as Managing Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Aquila Capital, has announced the appointment of industry expert, Stuart MacDonald as Managing Director to assist in developing Aquila’s growing institutional business. Stuart joins Aquila Capital from Gems Advisors, having previously worked in a senior capacity at firm
15 Oct. 2012 Marcum LLP and Twenty-First Securities Corp. urge public companies to pay 2012 dividends before year-end; help shareholders avoid major tax increases of the fiscal cliff [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Marcum LLP, and Twenty-First Securities Corporation, are joining forces to urge publicly traded companies to pay year-end 2012 quarterly dividends to shareholders on or before December 31, when the tax cuts enacted by the Bush administration in 2003 are due to expire. By
15 Oct. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.04% in September, (+5.61 YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. September, August and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are available at www.hedgeindex.com. The following fund was
15 Oct. 2012 Average large US public pension allocates 7.4% to hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released Special Research Report, Infovest21 examined the asset allocation of 26 large US public pension funds which allocate at least $1 billion to hedge funds. In this sample, the a
15 Oct. 2012 Alternative UCITS fund from Morgan Stanley and SLJ Macro Partners LLP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of a new fund under its Irish UCITS umbrella, FundLogic Alternatives Plc. The MS SLJ Macro UCITS Fund (the “Fund”), will provide investors with an opportunity to gain exposure
15 Oct. 2012 Investors in real assets find supply in hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gamma Finance, an independent specialist provider of advisory services to the alternative investment sector, has been awarded advisory mandates of $500 million by clients seeking to optimise exits from a diverse range of lower-liquidity assets, including real estate and p
15 Oct. 2012 Virginia hedge fund manager indicted on 26 counts of fraud [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Jeffrey A. Martinovich, a Newport News, Virginia-based hedge fund manager has been indicted by a grand jury on 26 counts of fraud including mail fraud, wire fraud, unlawful monetary transactions, and bankruptcy fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in pris
15 Oct. 2012 South Korea’s pension system to seek legal changes to allow it to invest in hedge funds [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Korea’s National Pension Service with $340bn in assets, is set to start an internal deliberation and decide whether to seek legal changes to its charter and allow it to invest in hedge funds.
12 Oct. 2012 100 Women in Hedge Funds' London Gala and other UK fundraising efforts raise over £630,000 gross for SkillForce [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF"), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the Alternatives industry, today announced that the gross proceeds raised from its annual London Gala and other fundraising during the year in support of SkillForce, a le
12 Oct. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.99% in September (+4.6% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers mostly reported gains in September, with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.99% for the month. September strategy returns are very similar to the August results, most strategies reported positive September returns, with the lingering exception
12 Oct. 2012 Broadfin Capital up +6.5% in September (+18.4% YTD), celebrates 7th anniversary [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Broadfin Capital, a New York-based hedge fund focused on health care technology equities, is celebrating its 7th anniversary with strong returns. The firm pos
12 Oct. 2012 Nanex: More high frequency trading events in the U.S. last week [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva – Last Wednesday (October 3rd), shares of Kraft Food spiked by $13. When the market opened, Kraft shares went from $45.55 to a high of $58.54 before the Nasdaq cancelled trades above $47.82. This was another episode created by high frequency traders (HFT).
12 Oct. 2012 Dutch Financial Alternatives Community raises more than Eur100,000 for charity [more]
On 3rd October, more than 160 professionals from the Dutch financial alternatives community participated in the fund raising initiative of the "Alternatives 4 Children" foundation. The foundation raised more than EUR100,000 through this year’s gala donations. These will support the Charity's cau
11 Oct. 2012 Megan Corcoran joins Maples Fund Services from GlobeOp [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Maples Fund Services, a division of MaplesFS, has expanded its U.S. operations with the hire of Megan Corcoran, Director of Business Development, Americas. Based in New York, Megan will focus on expanding opportunities for continued growth of the fund services business in
11 Oct. 2012 Hedge fund performance up, inflows down according to SS&C GlobeOp [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September, 2012 measured 1.11%. The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index is an asset-weighted, independent monthly window on hedge fund perfor
11 Oct. 2012 AIMA launches Middle Eastern initiative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIMA is seeking to create a network for managers and service providers in the Middle East that can give the local industry a voice in terms of engaging with investors and its relations with policymakers and regulators. The in
11 Oct. 2012 HedgeMark creates two positions to strengthen services in the Americas and EMEA [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent hedge fund managed account platform and risk analytics provider HedgeMark, an affiliate of BNY Mellon, the world's largest provider of asset custody, administration and related services with
10 Oct. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 1.79% in September (+5.99% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 1.79% in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 5.99% year to date. “In spite of news that highlighted continuing economic deterioration in the US, Europe, and China, investors remained in
10 Oct. 2012 BlueMountain Credit Opportunities Fund I closes with $1.4bn in commitments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: BlueMountain Capital Management a private investment firm with over $10 billion in assets under management today announced the closing of the BlueMountain Credit Opportunities Master Fund I LP the firm’s most recent and largest longer-dated credit fund, with over $1.4 bil
10 Oct. 2012 Cerulli: Households with $100k-$500k in investable assets are sweet spot for asset managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - According to The Cerulli Edge-Retirement Edition, 3Q Issue, most households with between $100,000 and $500,000 in household investable assets for retirement have not developed a formal retirement income plan or engaged with a financial advisor. "This
10 Oct. 2012 Commonfund names Eric W. Kolts as Managing Director, Commodities Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Commonfund, an investment manager for institutional investors, today announced the appointment of Eric W. Kolts as Managing Director in its Commodities Group. Mr. Kolts will be based in Wilton, CT and report to Tyler Stevens, Managing Director, Commodities Group.
10 Oct. 2012 SEC to require "presence exams" for new investment advisers [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is sending a letter to new investment advisors telling them they will now be required to take a "presence exam," as part of its ne
09 Oct. 2012 eVestment HFN: Securitized credit funds returned +13.73% YTD versus +4.94% for the hedge fund aggregate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: eVestment|HFN today announced that securitized credit funds are among the hedge fund industry’s best performing sub classification in 2012, according to their latest sector focus report. Securitized credit funds returned +13.7 percent year-to-date (YTD) through September c
09 Oct. 2012 Newedge launches enhanced FX prime brokerage platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Newedge announced today the launch of a new Foreign Exchange (FX) Prime Brokerage (PB) platform. While forex has been a part of the company’s suite of prime brokerage services for institutional clients, this enhanced version will provide institutional clients with access t
09 Oct. 2012 Eurekahedge: Hedge funds up 2.63% during 3Q 2012 (+4.23% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: September was another winning month for hedge funds as the sector posted its third consecutive month of positive returns. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.02%1 in September and 2.63% dr 3Q 2012 while September year-to-date the index is up 4.23%. Global markets ral
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