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21 Jan. 2013 In search of higher returns ALTIN shifts portfolio to less liquid strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ALTIN, the $250m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, announced its entire portfolio of holdings as part of its continued commitment to full investor transparency. &l
21 Jan. 2013 French banks fear that parliament may decide to forbid them to work with hedge funds – Le Figaro [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Paris’ financial district is very concerned, French daily newspaper Le Figaro reported yesterday. The French finance minister Pierre Moscovici proposed rules last month that speculative activity be segregated away from banking activity. However, large French b
18 Jan. 2013 New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index commentary reviews hedge fund performance in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index team today released its 2012 Hedge Fund Market Review. The report includes statistics on hedge fund performanc
18 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds end year positively but fail to keep pace with the stock market in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: In December, stocks confirmed the rebound of the previous month with a significant progression of the S&P 500 index (+0.91%), according to EDHEC-Risk. Implicit volatility (18%) was slightly on the rise but still in the low range. For the full year, the S&P 500 generated a
18 Jan. 2013 LGT Capital Partners wins GBP280m alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LGT Capital Partners has won a GBP 280 million multi-alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council. It represents one of the largest mandates focused exclusively on alternative investments ever awarded by a UK local authority pension fund. The mandate includes he
18 Jan. 2013 Inflows, performance bring total hedge fund assets to $2.25tln in Q4-12; HFR launches HFRU family of UCITS hedge fund indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Steady inflows and performance-based gains increased hedge fund assets by $60 billion in the fourth quarter, bringing total industry capital to a record $2.25 trillion, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today by HFR, the establ
18 Jan. 2013 Dromeus Capital ‘s Greece focused hedge fund up 40% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new Greece focused hedge fund, launched in October 2012 by Dromeus Capital Group, finished 2012 up 40.3% as the Greek debt buyback and improving market sentiment towards Greece drove returns. Dromeus, the Emerging Markets alternative investment specialist, says th
18 Jan. 2013 Hedge fund inflows edge slightly higher in 2012 despite end of year redemptions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Inflows to hedge funds ended 2012 slightly higher than 2011, despite redemptions in December according to new data from eVestment. The industry finished 2012 with assets increasing 5.9% from ye
17 Jan. 2013 Morgan Stanley and Quantitative Investment Management partner to launch a new UCITS Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Morgan Stanley today announced the launch of a new fund under its FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella. The launch is the second in a series of four CTA strategies to be made available in a UCITS format through Morgan Stanley’s partnership with Equinox Fund Management L
17 Jan. 2013 Cerulli reports increased interest in environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG) and not just among non-profits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: New research from Boston-based global analytics firm Cerulli Associates shows increased interest in environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG), and not just among non-profit organizations. "A trend we have seen over the past 12 months is increased requ
17 Jan. 2013 U.S: futures and options volume fell 13.2% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The number of futures and options traded on U.S. exchanges fell 13.2% in 2012 to 7.0 billion contracts from 8.1 billion in 2011, according to statistics compiled by the Futures Industry Association. For the month of December, total U.S. futures and opt
17 Jan. 2013 Global ETF and ETP assets reach a new high of nearly $2tln ($1.95tln) at the end of 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global assets invested in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) hit an all-time high of nearly $2 trillion ($1.95 trillion) at the end of 2012. ETF and ETP assets have increased by 27.6% from $1.53 trillion to $1.95 trillion during 2012, accordin
17 Jan. 2013 Laven Partners comments on confusion over hedge fund administrator role [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Laven Partners chief executive officer, Jerome de Lavenere Lussan, has commented on the role of fund administrators in hedge funds, saying: "There is confusion in the hedge fund industry regarding the respons
17 Jan. 2013 Risk management and innovation are the priorities for credit institutions in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Global solutions provider Linedata has published the results of its second survey of the lending and asset finance industry on the priorities and challenges facing the lending and asset finance sector. The fir
16 Jan. 2013 Maguire and Moreno named Partners at Greylock Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Greylock Capital Associates, LLC announced today that it has named John C. Maguire, currently Chief Operating Officer, and Juan Pedro (JP) Moreno, currently Managing Director and Head of Research, as new partners at GCA, which is the parent company of Greylock Capital Mana
16 Jan. 2013 Krusen Capital partners with Meeschaert Group to offer alternatives solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Krusen Capital Management, LLC, the New York-based SEC-registered investment advisor, has announced a strategic partnership with Meeschaert Group, a leading European private banking and wealth management firm, to provide clients with alternatives advisory services, manager
16 Jan. 2013 Saxo Bank launches Saxo Prime FX service for institutional client base [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Saxo Bank, the multi-asset online trading and investment specialist, announced the launch of Saxo Prime, its new FX Prime Brokerage solution, offering institutional clients direct market access (DMA) to major FX liquidity
16 Jan. 2013 2012 another disappointing year for hedge funds - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 2012 ranks as the fifth worst year in 18 years for hedge fund performance on the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Diversified Hedge Fund Index, according to
16 Jan. 2013 HFRX Index returns to end December 2012 show slow year for hedge fund performance [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: December 2012 performance of the
16 Jan. 2013 BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey finds investors increasingly bullish as global economy regains growth path [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new survey of fund managers done by Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that investors are becoming cautiously bullish on the global economy and as such are taking a renewed interest in equities. The new year sees asset allocators assigning more funds to equities
16 Jan. 2013 BlackRock’s McCombe says China hiring is most important decision so far [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – The appointment of former Goldman Sachs executive Wang Hsueh-ming as chairman of BlackRock’s operations in China is his most important decision so far, said Mark McCombe, chairman of BlackRock’s Asia-Pacific office. Wang will start in her new function on Febr
15 Jan. 2013 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.48% in December; Managed Futures down 1.64% in 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures gained 0.48% in December according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index ended 2012 with a loss of 1.64%. “The main drivers of returns last month were the uptrend in global equities and the continued weakening of the Japanes
15 Jan. 2013 RBC Hedge 250 Index up +1.11% in December (+5.81% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of December 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.11 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 5.81 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mon
15 Jan. 2013 Newedge indices end 2012 mixed [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today posted the monthly performance data for its suite of Hedge Fund Indices.
15 Jan. 2013 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.48% in December (+7.67% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.48% for the month of December. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. December, November and 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are avail

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