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14 Nov. 2013 Update: Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.7% in October (7.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a month which historically has produced negative results, hedge funds returned an average of +1.7% in October 2013 as indicated by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index. 81% of the Global Index's constituents reported positive returns for the month. Equity markets,
14 Nov. 2013 Global convertible bond team at RWC take on RWC Cautious Absolute Rate and Currency fund, renames it [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Global Convertible Bond team at RWC, headed up by Davide Basile, has taken over the RWC Cautious Absolute Rate and Currency fund. The fund will be renamed RWC Core Plus and it will be co-managed by Basile and Lakshman Harendran. The objective of the fund will
14 Nov. 2013 100 Women In Hedge Funds raises $1.27m for Best Buddies International at annual New York gala [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a leading global non-profit organization for professionals in the alternative investment management industry, today announced that, through the success of its annual New York Gala and other regional fundraising events so far this year, $1.27 mill
14 Nov. 2013 Luxembourg regulator authorises first RQFII UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Luxembourg regulator CSSF has authorised the first RQFII fund under the UCITS scheme. The UCITS can invest 100% of its net assets in China A-shares. It can invest in these shares through the use of the RQFI
14 Nov. 2013 Growth marked as top strategic goal for hedge funds this year - survey [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Ernst & Young have released their annual global hedge fund survey, which looks at how managers
14 Nov. 2013 ESMA approves first round of trade repositories for derivatives [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:The European Securities and Markets Authority has approved its first round of trade repositories for derivatives. The registrations will take effect on 14 November 2013, with the reporting obligation beginning 90 calendar days after the official registration date
13 Nov. 2013 Governance and performance research show it pays to be good [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PIRC, Europe’s largest independent governance research specialists and Inalytics, who measure investment skill, have announced a new collaborative service to allow pension
13 Nov. 2013 Hedge Invest launches HI Sibilla Macro Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Invest SGR, award-winning independent asset manager, launches HI Sibilla Macro Fund, a new single manager Global Macro strategy that adds to its offer within the Irish Sicav, Hedge Invest Interna
13 Nov. 2013 Asian investor sentiment pessimistic in third quarter [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:The latest Asian investor sentiment survey from Manulife found that investor sentiment across Asia fell sharply in the third quarter of this year, with the most noticeable declines seen in Japan and Indone
13 Nov. 2013 African and Asian trade flourishes driven by growth on both sides [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Sub-Saharan Africa trades more with Asia than with any other region, and economic ties between the two continents will become even closer over the coming years according to a new report,
12 Nov. 2013 2013 asset flows for hedge funds at $100bn to end October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds delivered healthy gains in October as global markets trended upwards during the month. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.40% during the month, 5.83% year to date, while global stock indices out
12 Nov. 2013 LTGA calibration continues to favour short-duration bonds, could undermine sovereigns and corporates' financial stability [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Discussions on the Omnibus II Directive have been in deadlock since July 2012. The main points of contention relate to the integration of ALM mechanisms into the standard formula. Their omission from the QIS5 impact study led to increased artificial volatility of prudenti
12 Nov. 2013 BofAML diversified figures show opening November return of 0.19%, 5.36% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Key takeaways this week from the Bank of Americal Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor included:
12 Nov. 2013 Qualified expectations for Chinese asset management expansion overseas [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Latest research from Cerulli entitled 'Asset Management in China 2013' finds that a spate of regulatory changes has unleashed opportunities for Chinese asset managers to potentially expand into regional mark
12 Nov. 2013 All Lyxor indices in positive territory for October; Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.58% for month, 4.8% ytd [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Lyxor reports that all the Lyxor Strategy Indices ended the month of October in positive territory, led by the CTA Long Term (+4.03%), the L/S Equity Market Neutral (+1.77%) and the L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.63%). T
12 Nov. 2013 Brevan Howard gains top spot in European hedge fund rankings [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Europe’s hedge funds are uniquely dynamic according to the latest Europe’s Top 50 survey of Europe's hedge funds ranked by assets under management, from
11 Nov. 2013 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 1.37% (+9.90% YTD), hedge funds gain in strong market as US reaches debt deal [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.37% in October (+9.90% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +4.46% (+23.16% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +2.75% (+18.63% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +3.9
11 Nov. 2013 Jack Inglis named as new AIMA CEO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that Jack Inglis will be the new CEO of the organisation. Mr Inglis joins from Barclays where he was a member of the Global Executive Committee for Prime Serv
11 Nov. 2013 Assets close to record levels at world’s largest fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Latest research from Pensions & Investments and Towers Watson shows that assets managed by the worl
08 Nov. 2013 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 1.48% (est.) in October (7.19% YTD) as U.S. outlook improves [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted broad-based gains to begin the fourth quarter, as the U.S. government shutdown concluded while investors and fund managers positioned for an anticipated reduction of the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures in early 2014. The HFRI Fund Weighted Compo
08 Nov. 2013 Hedge funds post second best monthly performance of 2013 in October -eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:October was the second best month of 2013 for hedge funds, who recorded average returns of 1.5% for the month and 7.1% for the year, according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment. eturns were driven by equity exposure and supported by the con
08 Nov. 2013 Reservoir, Blackstone, Protégé, NewAlpha and Grosvenor make it to HFMWeek’s list of top 5 seeders [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: HFMWeek’s "Seeding Top Five – 2013" survey, out yesterday (Nov.6), puts Reservoir Capital, which manages $5.6bn in assets, at the top of the list. "Reservoir Capit
08 Nov. 2013 Dexia explains why alternative funds will outperform again [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:Fabrice Cuchet, head of alternative investments at Dexia Asset Management (AM), told the French media on Wednesday, ahead of Dexia’s yearly alternative investment
07 Nov. 2013 European alternative UCITS see close to double in interest levels this month [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The ML Alternative UCITS Barometer's major findings this month included bullish views on European L/S Eq
07 Nov. 2013 Global Prime Partners selects BNY Mellon for global clearing and custody services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global Prime Partners ("GPP"), the global prime brokerage boutique which specialises in supporting emerging managers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with BNY Mellon, the global lead
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac

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