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25 Sep. 2012 Central bank actions send investors to equities [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New data from EPFR shows that investors have come off the sidelines and are returning heavily to equities following recent central bank actions. EPFR Global-tracked Equity Funds posted their biggest combined weekly inflow in over four years as flows into Global, Em
25 Sep. 2012 Mixed signals from Europe with Greece attracting investor interest but Germany reporting fifth month of decline [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Some support for the results of the BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey last week, reported in Opalesque, that found that fund manag
24 Sep. 2012 Japan’s Teachers to allocate to hedge funds, REITs [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The 529,800-member strong Japan's Teachers Mutual Aid Co-operative Society, which manages an estimated $8.4bn in assets said it would allocate as much as 60bn yen ($719m) to hedge funds as early as this month, various media reported. Toru Higuchi, general
21 Sep. 2012 ALTSO to hold its ninth annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest in NYC on Oct. 11 and first annual Chicago Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest on Oct. 25 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Ninth Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest – New York City, the annual fundraiser for children’s charity A Leg To Stand On, is taking place on Thursday, October 11 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. Hedge fund managers and hedge fund related industry professionals will pe
21 Sep. 2012 GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator measures 3.76% in September, up from 3.34% in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2012 measured 3.76%, up from 3.34% in August. "Forward redemptions slightly increased in September which is typical as we approach quarter-end but redemption notices still remained at moder
21 Sep. 2012 AIMA appoints former SEC Commissioner Kathleen Casey as new Chairman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the appointment of a new non-Executive Chairman, Kathleen Casey, the former Securities and Exchange Commissioner and SEC representative to the International
21 Sep. 2012 Rand Corporation study finds hedge funds still have disruptive potential for US financial system [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new study published by The Rand Corporation entitled Hedge Funds and Systemic Risk, authored by Lloyd Dixon, Noreen Clancy
20 Sep. 2012 Hedge funds investing in Greater China attract investors, but fail to deliver returns [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: China’s decision to allow foreign hedge funds to set up operations into the country seemed to be paying off as latest data from Eurekahedge showed an increase of investor allocations to Greater China-focused hedge funds despite failing to provide profits.
20 Sep. 2012 CFTC, SEC bring charges on two Ponzi schemes, off-exchange forex scheme [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed complaints on two separate Ponzi schemes, operating in Missouri and Georgia. The CFTC filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the E
19 Sep. 2012 Newedge CTA index down 1.24% in August, +0.84% YTD [more]
Opalesque industry Update – The Newedge Commodity Trading Index finished August 2012 up 0.92%, completing a recent run of three consecutive positive months. Over the same period, the CTA and CTA Trend-Sub Indices finished down 1.68% and 1.87% respectively. Sector performance data from the Newedge
19 Sep. 2012 North Creek and Butler Capital form JV to service early stage and small hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - North Creek Advisors, LLC and Butler Capital Investments, LLC announced that they have formed a joint venture to enhance North Creek’s business of partnering with early-stage and small hedge fund managers to improve
19 Sep. 2012 Franklin Templeton to acquire majority stake in fund of hedge fund group K2 Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Franklin Resources, Inc. which operates as Franklin Templeton Investments, has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in K2 Advisors Hol
19 Sep. 2012 Barclay CTA Index down 0.33% in August (+1.34% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.33% in August according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 1.34% year to date. “Continuation of the three-month uptrends in equity and commodity markets generated profits for many traders, but not enoug
19 Sep. 2012 RWC Partners buys three activist hedge funds and investment teams from Hermes Focus [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Three investment teams responsible for managing the Hermes Focus Funds will join RWC Partners, a $4.1bn hedge fund manager based in London, as of 1st October. These teams manage up to $800m for institutional clients. They will continue doing what they did,
19 Sep. 2012 Linedata launches hedge fund technology platform [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Linedata, a global technology firm has launched a new hedge fund technology platform. Linedata Global Hedge, is a platform supporting the full investment lifecycle for hedge funds and alternative investment managers. The platform supports trading and order manageme
19 Sep. 2012 eVestment/HFN Q2 hedge fund administrator survey: European fiscal challenges weighing on otherwise positive year [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: eVestment|HFN has released the 11th edition of their Hedge Fund Administrator Survey, a semi-annual publication and a measuring stick of the administration industry’s hedge fund and alternatives businesses, including regional representations. Survey data shows that
19 Sep. 2012 BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager survey finds less fear of European sovereign risk [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A BofA Merrill Lynch survey of global fund managers appears to show a change in sentiment from fund ma
18 Sep. 2012 EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes reveal strong August returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EDHEC-Risk reported ‘a bountiful harvest’ for hedge funds in August, with the publication of the EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes.
18 Sep. 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch: classic market squeeze for EUR and USD underway [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Macro hedge funds have sold the US Dollar to a net short for the first time since June, according to the
18 Sep. 2012 Report finds Australian hedge and boutique universe is thriving [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The inaugural Triple A Partners/Basis Point Consulting Australian Hedge and Boutique Fund Directory reveals that there are at least 165 Australian hedge and boutique funds that control 17% of the entire Australi
18 Sep. 2012 Cayman Islands initiates e-registration for new fund launches [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Cayman Islands’ regulator has introduced an innovative rule that will make new hedge fund launches more efficient and faster. Alric Lindsay, a corporate lawyer, an independent fund director and a director of Linds
18 Sep. 2012 GIPS Standards become effective for alternative investment strategies and structures [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On October 1, a new guidance statement on Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) from the CFA Institute’s GIPS Executive Committee will come into effect for alternative investment structures. The new guidance was adopted at a meeting of the Executive Commit
18 Sep. 2012 Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio bestows global economics master-class [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: When Ray Dalio, founder and co-CIO at Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund firm in the U.S., spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations re
17 Sep. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 0.81% in August (+3.7% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge fund managers posted positive results in August on average as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rose +0.81% for the month. Most strategies reported positive returns for August, with the exception of Managed Futures (-0.16%) and Macro (-0.25%) funds. The GGHFI’s
17 Sep. 2012 Equity funds post gains In august Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 1.09% (+4.20% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 1.09% in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 4.20% year to date. “Equity prices moved mostly higher in August in spite of economic data calling for a continued slowdown in growth,” says So
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