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18 Mar. 2013 Man Group’s Annual Report reflects impact of 'a turbulent market and economic background’ [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The Man Group Annual Report for 2012 shows a further decline in profitability for the group due to a 43% drop in high margin guaranteed product FUM and $7.3bn of net outflo
18 Mar. 2013 SAC Capital affiliates pay largest ever insider trading settlement- $614m [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Two affiliates of Connecticut-based hedge fund SAC Capital, run by Steven Cohen made the largest ever settlement for insider trading at $614m today. As Opalesque
18 Mar. 2013 Alternatives firms get more clarity as Cayman opts for model 1 on FATCA [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Opalesque first reported in January that while the final rules for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the US were issued, some key countri
15 Mar. 2013 RBC Hedge 250 Index returned +0.37% in February, (+2.02% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of February 2013 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.37 percent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 2.02 percent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next m
15 Mar. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.5% (est.) in February, 2.8% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Modest performance in global markets in February 2013 was reflected in hedge funds with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index increasing on average +0.33%. Just over 50% of reporting managers reported positive gains in February. As a group Long-Short Equity manag
15 Mar. 2013 InfraHedge hires hedge fund industry veteran Robert Picard as President, North America [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - InfraHedge, the State Street-owned managed account platform with over $7.6 billion of client assets, today announced it has appointed Robert Picard to the newly-created role of President, InfraHedge North America. Picard will lead InfraHedge’s North American
15 Mar. 2013 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes up 0.24% in February (2.31% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.24% for the month of February 2013. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. January, February and YTD 2013 performance numbers are here:
14 Mar. 2013 New hedge fund launches rise on back of record industry asset increase [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New hedge fund launches rose at year end 2012, narrowly trailing total launches for 2011 as total hedge fund industry assets increased to a record of $2.25 trillion, according to the latest release of the HFR Market
14 Mar. 2013 New report details the wealth management market in Canada [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Timetric has published a new wealth book, detailing the wealthy population in Canada. Entitled 'Canada 2013 Wealth Book: Land of the Tar Sands’, the repo
13 Mar. 2013 Barclay CTA Index down 0.53% in February; currency traders gain from stronger US Dollar (+0.77% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures lost 0.53% in February according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 0.77% year to date. “A combination of trend reversals and downdrafts across the major futures markets made the task of extracting profits more
13 Mar. 2013 ConvergEx expands its capital introduction offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ConvergEx Group, a leading technology company, announced that ConvergEx Prime Services is greatly expanding its capital introduction program to make 2013 the most active year for cap intro events in the comp
13 Mar. 2013 SS&C GlobeOP hedge fund index up 0.37% for February, 3.05% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SS&C GlobeOp announced that its Hedge Fund Performance Index for February measured 0.37% with a year to date return of 3.05%, and its Capital Movement Index showed net flows advance 1.18% in March. To
13 Mar. 2013 Zurich Baker & McKenzie partner gives briefing on regulatory change in Swiss financial world [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Marnin Michaels, Practice Group Leader of the Baker & McKenzie Zurich Wealth Management practice, has given a presentation on various types of information exchange agreements
13 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds in nine month surge [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds from across strategies posted nine straight months of positive gains as the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge reported that the sector profited 0.42% in February, bringing year-to-
13 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds add exposure, cash levels drop [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are continuing to add exposure, cash levels are down to 4.6% in 4Q’12. The top two stocks purchased were Facebook, and Citigroup and most sold were Apple and Tyco International, according to
12 Mar. 2013 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge fund assets are flowing back ($4.3bn in January) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $4.3 billion in January 2013, compared with outflows of $20.7 billion in December. The results are based on data from 3,459 funds. Despite the January inflows, the industr
12 Mar. 2013 Eurekahedge reports global hedge funds in positive territory for February [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Eurekahedge reports that its benchmark Hedge Fund Index was up 0.13% over the month of February, outperforming the MSCI World Index which showed a loss of 0.07%. Key highlights for February 2013 include
12 Mar. 2013 China’s rule amendments to allow hedge fund registration [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – China is set to formally recognize hedge funds with the full implementation of amendments to its Securities Investment Funds Law that allows registration of hedge fund firms in the mainland. The changes in Beijing’s investment funds will pave way for the formal e
12 Mar. 2013 Agecroft Partners expands into pension marketing [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – As public pension funds steadily increase their allocations into hedge funds, global hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm Agecroft Partners wants to be in the middle of the ac
11 Mar. 2013 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 0.23% in February (+3.01% YTD), hedge funds lag equity markets as rally continues [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hennessee Group LLC, a hedge fund research and consulting firm, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.23% in February 2013 (+3.01% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced +1.11% (+6.20% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +1.40% (+7.25%
11 Mar. 2013 IMQ seeds Romanesco's Persistence Program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - With investors looking for strategies with low equity correlation and high liquidity, coupled with exposure to both currency and commodity markets, early-stage seeding specialist IMQ has seeded a new systemat
11 Mar. 2013 Swiss Bankers Association appoints head of the Asset Management Initiative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Swiss financial centre is to be developed into a leading location for asset management. In order to ensure that the required work progresses quickly, Peter W. Grünblatt has been appointed Head of the Asset Management Initiative at the Swiss Bankers Association.&l
11 Mar. 2013 Fugitive hedge fund manager Florian Homm arrested in Italy [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The long arm of the law finally caught up with Florian Homm, the fugitive hedge fund manager who had eluded arrest for nearly five years. Homm was arrested in Italy and is expected to be extradited to the U.S. to face a slew of securities fraud charges, various me
11 Mar. 2013 PIMCO vice president Korinke expects inflows into hedge funds to double this year [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Ryan Korinke, vice president of global investment solutions provider PIMCO believes that inflows into hedge funds could double this year as global investors confidence returns and also due to the
10 Mar. 2013 Hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller comes out to say he sees trouble ahead [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - American hedge fund veteran Stanley Druckenmiller came out of the woodwork recently. He spoke on Bloomberg TV to give his bea
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  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-Citi trader launches 'sleep-at-night’ long/short equity fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: After working at Citi's proprietary trading desk, managing a large portfolio between 2008 and 2011, Joel S. Salomon founded SalaurMor Management in New Yor

  2. Investing - U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles, Quants win back investors as Swiss franc fuels volatility gains, David Einhorn's $7bn hedge fund is loading up on this stock, Hedge fund BlueMountain Capital unveils Ocwen Financial short, claims default on notes[more]

    U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles From Reuters.com: U.S. investors stung by the falling euro who want to stay invested in Europe are turning to exchange-traded funds designed to strip out the impact of the region's currency. The biggest among so-called "cur

  3. News Briefs - Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing, Winklevoss twins to launch bitcoin exchange with FDIC insured deposits, Robertson’s legacy from hedge funds to New Zealand, Real estate managers exploring smaller open-end funds[more]

    Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing It is the Facebookification of monetary investing. From social networking platforms that enable young investors to stick to every other's stock-picking mojo, to internet sites for initially-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley

  4. Update: Prosecutors seek 12 years for hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Federal prosecutors have asked the court to sentence convicted hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi to 12 years imprisonment for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked investors hundreds of millions in dollars, including a Venezuelan pension fund, report

  5. Institutions - Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’, Taiwan's BLF plans $2bn in alternative mandates[more]

    Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’ From WSJ.com: The head of one of the world’s largest pension funds said that across asset classes, “everything is expensive.” Ron Mock, who leads Canada’s $141 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, said that the plan would