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25 Jan. 2013 Agilith North American Diversified Fund ends December +5.8% ( +44.4% 2012) [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 2012 ended on a high note for Canadian firm Agilith Capital. The Agilith North American Diversified Fund ended december up +5.8% and ended 2012 up 44.4% in total, putting the fund in the top decile for funds in North America. The fund, which started in 2007 is up
24 Jan. 2013 Mixed asset funds in Asia gain net inflows in 2012 [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Mixed asset funds in Asia drew healthy investor interest in some markets last year, according to the latest data from research provider Cerulli Associates. According
24 Jan. 2013 KKR buys 25% stake in Bermuda hedge fund Nephila Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Nephila Capital Ltd., a Bermuda-based, investment manager focused on investing in natural catastrophe and weather risk announced late today that New York-based buyout firm, KKR will buy a 25% stake in the company from management and minority stakeholder Man Group p
24 Jan. 2013 The new EU Financial Transaction Tax: why it seems set to impact financial institutions worldwide, and why legal challenges are likely [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As Opalesque first reported yesterday, the European Commission, the EU's executive arm has resolved to use the "enhanced cooperation pr
23 Jan. 2013 InvestorForce acquired by MSCI [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - More merger and acquisition news, following on from the announcement that ConvergEx is selling Eze Castle Software and RealTick, comes with MSCI's statement that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Investor Force Holdings, Inc., an ICG company and a
23 Jan. 2013 Eze Castle Software and RealTick sold by ConvergEx to TPG [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ConvergEx Holdings, LLC, (“ConvergEx”) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its software platform business, consisting primarily of Eze Castle Software LLC and RealTick LLC, to an affiliate of TPG
23 Jan. 2013 Swiss commodity asset manager Diapason launches relative value petroleum fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Diapason Commodities Management, a $7bn independent commodity investment manager headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, launched the Diapason Relative Value Petroleum Industry Fund (“DRVPIF”). DRVPIF is an energy markets arbitrage fund and is the first fund b
23 Jan. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator measures 2.04% for January 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for January 2013 measured 2.04%, down from 6.19% in December. "Investor redemption notifications for January are
23 Jan. 2013 Systematic manager Cantab Capital Partners launches macro fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cantab Capital Partners, the USD4.7 billion systematic global macro manager, has launched a new fund: the CCP Core Macro Fund. It will be opened to external investors on 01 February 2013. This launch is an important milestone for both Cantab and the systematic
23 Jan. 2013 Jesse Redmond starts hedge fund research and media company named Next Alternatives [more]
Opalesque Industry Update- Jesse Redmond, co-founder of Evolved Alpha and Alpha Titans,
23 Jan. 2013 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gains 1.11% MTD through January 21 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets posted gains to begin 2013 as investors responded to near term settlement of many of the issues surrounding the US fiscal cliff on the final trading day of 2012. Equity gains were broad based across regions, with leadership from the US, UK, Italy, S
23 Jan. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.45% through mid-January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets posted gains to begin 2013 as investors responded to near term settlement of many of the issues surrounding the US fiscal cliff on the final trading day of 2012. Equity gains were broad based across regions, with leadership from the US, UK, Italy, Sp
23 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds go long emerging markets and the euro [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest monitoring data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research shows that h
23 Jan. 2013 Asian hedge fund managers bullish about 2013 prospects [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hedge fund managers in Asia are bullish about their prospects in 2013 in the light of positive performance in 2012, Alexander Mearns, Eurekahedge chief executive
23 Jan. 2013 European Commission allows 11 countries to proceed with Financial Transaction tax plan [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, gave its accord to 11 member countries to go ahead with a planned Financial Transaction tax (FTT). Germany and France reportedly persuaded Spain, Italy, Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Austria, Portugal, Slov
23 Jan. 2013 Mark Yusko steps down as investment chief at Endowment Fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Mark Yusko, the investment chief at the Endowment Fund, has been removed from his post, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. As Opalesque
22 Jan. 2013 Continuum Investment Management, L.P. announces strategic partnership with Grosvenor Capital Management; receives $85M seed capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Continuum Investment Management, an asset management firm focused on investing in the structured fixed income market, today announced a strategic partnership with Grosvenor Capital Management, one of the oldest and largest global alternative investment managers with over $
22 Jan. 2013 Global legislative pressure mounts on high frequency trading [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: At the end of last week, the finance committee of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, held an expert consultation on the draft Act to reduce the risks arising from high frequency trading. Shortly after that meeting, US Congressman, Edward Markey, s
22 Jan. 2013 Clifford Chance reports on inconsistencies and concerns around FATCA [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Clifford Chance has issued a detailed briefing note on the final FATCA Regulations, asking is FATCA now just compliance, or do real risks remain for international financial institutions and transact
22 Jan. 2013 Positive news for hedge funds says Lyxor research [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Lyxor Asset Management’s latest research reveals that they have two key calls for 2013: Risky assets outperform safe heavens Hedge funds offer inviting risk-return profiles The roots of their op
22 Jan. 2013 Report claims Obama’s second term as US president is good news for Africa’s growth [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The re-election of President Barack Obama will bring good news and opportunity for the economies of African nations, according to the
21 Jan. 2013 Alix Capital names winners of first UCITS Alternative Index Awards [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index family of indices, has announced the winners of its inaugural UCITS Alternative Index (UAI) Awards. The awards, which will be held annually, honour the UCITS hedge funds that have returned the best pe
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
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