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09 Oct. 2012 Hennessee Group reveals index gain of 1.26% in September, 5.03% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.26% in September (+5.03% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +2.42% (+14.56% YTD), the Dow Jones I
09 Oct. 2012 PerTrac study reveals large hedge funds perform better in down years but small funds outperform generally [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from
09 Oct. 2012 Hedge funds lever up - Bank of America Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have reversed a nine month trend, increasing leverage 5.4% year-on-year (YOY) according to new research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. According to Mary Ann Bartels, lead hedge fund analyst at BofAML, leverage is up $286.6bn in Aug
08 Oct. 2012 Greenwich report finds hedge funds are cutting budgets on trading desks [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds appear to be moving aggressively to take down costs associated with their trading desks in the midst of a prolonged period of depressed trading activity, according to the results of a new study by Greenwich Associates. To assist institutions in assessi
08 Oct. 2012 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gains 0.2% in September (+2.2% YTD) as momentum continues for alternative strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.2% in September 2012 (+2.2% in 2012). 11 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Event Driven - Special Situations Index (+2.2%) and the Lyxor L/S Equity – Long Bias Index (+1.5%).
08 Oct. 2012 The Willis Pension scheme selects Towers Watson for £100m ($161m) hedge fund portfolio [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Trustees of the £1.5 billion Willis Pension Scheme have chosen Towers Watson to manage a large portion of its hedge fund portfolio on a fiduciary basis, following a competitive tender. The portfolio, which will ha
08 Oct. 2012 Seven executable offshore Renminbi FIX Benchmarks added to the FTSE Cürex FX Index Series [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FTSE, the global index provider, and Cürex Group, a developer of intellectual property and technologies that link institutional foreign exchange liquidity with global exchange
08 Oct. 2012 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index up 1.1% in September (+4.7% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Indsutry Update - Hedge funds posted their strongest monthly performance since February to conclude 3Q12, led by Equity Hedge strategies as investor sentiment improved on positive developments in the European banking and sovereign debt crisis, as well as US stimulus efforts, according to d
08 Oct. 2012 Germany passes bill to curb high frequency trading [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva – On 26 September 2012, the Federal Government of Germany published its official draft law to reduce the risks arising from high frequency trading (HFT). The HFT-Act constitutes a revision of the draft act published by the German Ministry of Finance dated 29 July
08 Oct. 2012 Dechert summarises the update on QFII rules in China and new steps to encourage foreign investment [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Dechert's Financial Services and Corporate Groups has published an extremely detailed
05 Oct. 2012 The Netherlands is the first European country to implement AIFMD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - This week Dutch Parliament approved the law, which implements the EC Directive dealing with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The Netherlands is the first European country which implemented this important new piece of regulation created to lim
05 Oct. 2012 Credit fund assets hit all time high in Q3 - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit strategies posted their eighth positive month of performance in the first nine months of the year leading all major exposures during the quarter, +3.8%, and the year, +8.7%, according to new data from eVestment | HFN. Credit fund assets reached a new all ti
05 Oct. 2012 September summary from FRM finds hedge funds holding their own despite frustrating markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The latest 'Early View’ from FRM, Man Group’s $19.5 billion fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business, finds that September wasn’t too hard on hedge funds with the sector posting positive perfo
05 Oct. 2012 Revised Swiss collective investment scheme law to come into force on January 1st, 2013 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva – The partial revision to the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA), after months of thorough checking, has finally passed the test. The Swiss National Council approved the revision in September (after the Council of States approved it in June). Th
04 Oct. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 1.11% in September (+4.73% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Alternative Investments announced that the Global Hedge Fund Index gained 1.11% in September (+4.73% YTD). Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights: Over all, positive trends continue for most strategies in September
04 Oct. 2012 HFRX Indices reports hedge funds returned positive gains in each month of the third quarter [more]
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04 Oct. 2012 Australian regulator issues hedge funds guide for improving disclosure [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia - The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released "Regulatory Guide 240 – Hedge fund
04 Oct. 2012 SEC charges hedge fund managers with defrauding investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today separately charged a pair of hedge fund managers and their firms with lying to investors about how they were handling the money invested in their respective hedge funds. The charges are the latest in a series of ac
03 Oct. 2012 Spruce Private Inestors announces investment from Estancia Capital Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Spruce Private Investors, LLC (“Spruce”), an award-winning wealth management firm that serves as an outsourced Chief Investment Officer (“OCIO”) and advisor for family offices, foundations and endowments, and Estancia Capital Management, LLC (“Estancia”), an investment fir
03 Oct. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.47% in September (+2.51% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.47% in September as five of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which s
03 Oct. 2012 Carlyle Group buys 55% stake in Vermillion Asset Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and Vermillion Asset Management (Vermillion) announced that the Carlyle publicly traded partnership has purchased, effective October 1, 2012, a 55% stake in Vermillion, a New York-based commodities investment manager with
03 Oct. 2012 Six new members join EDHEC-Risk Institute’ international advisory board [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EDHEC-Risk Institute announces that six new members have joined its international advisory board, which brings together high-level representatives from regulatory bodies, leading pension funds, professional organisations and business partners. The role of the i
03 Oct. 2012 Shanghai Hedge Fund Association appoints two industry veterans as advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Shanghai Hedge Fund Association (SHFA) has announced the appointment of two industry veterans, Anthony D’Silva and Christian Stoiber, as members of the International Advisory Council (IAC) within the association. Anthony D’Silva serves as Managing Director
03 Oct. 2012 Maples Fund Services launches fully-integrated risk solution for hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a leading independent global fund services provider and a division of MaplesFS, has expanded its hedge fund capabilities with the launch of a MaplesFS Connect risk dashboard that will complement the services provided to fund administration clients wi
03 Oct. 2012 Hedge funds - willing culprits or easy scapegoats? [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Oliver Stone changed the script of his movie "Wall Street 2" from focusing on the Hedge Fund industry to that of Investment Banking says Shane Brett in his latest Global Perspective white paper entitled
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