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17 Sep. 2015 HFSB adds cyber security memo to toolbox [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The HFSB has added a Cyber Security Memo to its Toolbox. This memo will help managers identify their key digital assets (“crown jewels”) and also provide a list of practical “quick win cyber
17 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds raise volatility bets [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund bets on stock market volatility have reached record levels, reported The Journal. Schaeffer’s Investment Research has studied dat
17 Sep. 2015 Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass warns of China’s accelerating bad debt [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Kyle Bass, founder and managing partner of Hayman Capital Management, a Dallas-based hedge fund, has warned of accelerating bad debt in China. In an interview with
17 Sep. 2015 New advisory firm launched to identify most talented trading managers [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Dallas-based Coquest Inc., a large independent broker, has launched Coquest Advisors, an independent research and advisory firm. Coquest Advisors will provide due diligence on co
17 Sep. 2015 Study: Pension funds invest worldwide, but some markets are more favored than others [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Pension funds around the world are increasingly looking beyond their borders to address their investment needs, according to the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) which today released its global pension fund report, "Beyond their borders: evolut
16 Sep. 2015 New York Life Investment Management International names Naïm Abou-Jaoudé chairman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York Life announced today that Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, 49, has been appointed chairman of New York Life Investment Management International, the international arm of New York Life Investment Management LLC, responsible for leading NYLIM’s efforts outside the Un
16 Sep. 2015 European ETF investor survey reveals investors want more information and innovation [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ETF.com, the leading independent authority on exchange-traded funds (ETFs), together with Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), a market leading ETF custodian and administrator, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management announce the results of their new Annual European ETF Investor
16 Sep. 2015 Veteran energy traders join NY-based proprietary trading firm Vectra [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lloyd Bloom and Tom Holland have joined Vectra Capital LLC. Mr. Bloom was formerly Managing Director, Mitsui & Co Risk Management, Ltd. from 2003 to 2013 during which time he and Mr. Holland grew one of the largest and best respected natural gas and power trading bus
16 Sep. 2015 KeyQuant launches Key Trends 15 Fund Ltd; moves to new office space in Paris [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KeyQuant has announced the launch of its new Cayman Fund, the Key Trends 15 Fund Ltd, which will comply with both the European AIFM directive and the US ERISA regulation concerning US corporate pension plans. The Fund employs the same medium to long-term trend fo
16 Sep. 2015 Maples Fund Services selected as administrator for Promeritum Investment Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, an independent global fund services provider and division of MaplesFS, has been selected by Promeritum Investment Management LLP as administrator for their Promeritum Fund SPC, an emerging market fixed income hedge fund. Maples Fund Service
16 Sep. 2015 Alternative single manager funds more suitable for larger investors, multi-manager funds for small investors [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Many investors have been embracing more sophisticated alternative investment strategies since the global financial crisis, for more downside protection. And one important decision they have had to make was whether to use single manager or multi-manager funds.
16 Sep. 2015 Nearly 1,300 China hedge funds have shut down [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Nearly 1,300 of China’s hedge funds have shut down since the Chinese stock market plunge in August. But the worst is yet to come as Chinese authorities have introduced new restrictions on short selling and other hedging strategies, reported
16 Sep. 2015 New rules make banks more choosy on hedge fund clients [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: New regulatory rules are changing banks’ perspective and they are becoming more picky and choosy when providing prime brokerage services to hedge fund clients. Jon
16 Sep. 2015 UCITS HFS Index fell -1.28% in August (+0.67 YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Alternative UCITS were not spared by the market turbulence in August. The UCITS HFS Index was down 1.28% during the month (+0.67% YTD). Dennis Drenjovski of 2n20.com
15 Sep. 2015 Arthur Bell expands to Ireland [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arthur Bell CPAs, a leading professional services firm dedicated to servicing the alternative investment industry, announced today that it has formed Arthur Bell Limited based in Ireland to better serve its international clients. This expansion follows the opening of an A
15 Sep. 2015 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes down 1.99% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 1.99% for the month of August.
15 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds post returns of -1.88% for August (+1.96% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned -1.88% for August, as market volatility saw most regions and strategies post negative returns. Returns for 2015 YTD have slipped to 1.96% overall, following the second consecutive month of negative performanc
15 Sep. 2015 SS&C acquires Primatics Financial [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced the acquisition of Primatics Financial for approximately $122 million on a cash and debt free basis from The Carlyle Group. The ac
15 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds gain ahead of FOMC meeting [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds move higher with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index posting a positive return of 0.6% as of end Sept. 8 (YTD 0.3%) as equity markets recovered following the August sell off, Lyxor Asset Management said. The best co
15 Sep. 2015 Anthony Limbrick tells hedge funds to get ready for new era of increased volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Anthony Limbrick, whose 36 South Capital was one of the few hedge funds which made money during the selloff in August, told hedge funds to prepare themselves for a new era in increased volatility as the recent market turbulence is a just a preview of what is to come
15 Sep. 2015 Japan hedge funds best performers among Asia funds in August [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index was down -0.35% in August (+4.99% YTD), whereas the Eurekahedge Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund Index returned -5.1% (+2.8% YTD) and the Eurekahedge Greater China He
15 Sep. 2015 SEC settles with hackers trading on non-public press releases [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The SEC announced a $30 million settlement today with Ukrainian-based Jaspen Capital Partners Limited and CEO Andriy Supranonok over trading on non-public information obtained by hacking press releases. More than 30 defendants are still being prosecuted in the s
15 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds extend bearish position in U.S. traded agricultural commodities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed that hedge funds have extended their bearish position in the top U.S.-traded agricultural commodities following a selldown in grains. In a report,
14 Sep. 2015 Comprehensive Standalone solution helps asset managers ease costs and risks while reducing hurdles to global expansion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEI has introduced a comprehensive new global regulatory risk and compliance platform that centralises handling of an investment firm’s regulatory and compliance functions across investment vehicles, products, and jurisdictions around the globe. SEI’s Investment Manager S
14 Sep. 2015 HFRI Emerging Markets Index fell -4.5% in August (-3.17% YTD) on sharp equity, currency losses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets-focused hedge funds suffered sharp losses over the past three months as of end August as regional equity and currency markets fell dramatically, driven in part by the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan by the Chinese Central Bank, reported
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: An above-average proportion of Singaporean HNW wealth is allocated to alternative investments - the majority of which is held in hedge funds, according to the latest research by ReportLinker. In its report entitled, Wealth in Singapore: HNW Investors 2017

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