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14 Dec. 2012 Efficient chosen as research partner for new STOXX Managed Futures Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Efficient Capital Management, LLC, a leading provider of multi-manager Managed Futures portfolios, announced its selection as the research partner for the newly launched iSTOXX Efficient Capital Managed Futures 20
14 Dec. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.40% in November (+6.36% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 0.40% in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 6.36% year to date. “In spite of an early month sell-off driven by fiscal cliff fears followed by a mid-month rally fueled by encouraging eco
13 Dec. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index up 0.77% gross in November (8.9% YTD); Capital Movement Index shows net flows up 0.40% in December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November 2012 measured 0.77% (chart here). Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Ca
13 Dec. 2012 Legg Mason and Permal acquire Fauchier Partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Legg Mason, Inc. and affiliate Permal announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fauchier Partners, a leading European based manager of funds of hedge funds
13 Dec. 2012 Select Asset Management acquires Total Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Specialist investment management group Select Asset Management Limited announced the acquisition of Australian financial services business Total Fund Services (TFS) for an undisclosed amount. TFS provides specific regu
13 Dec. 2012 Hedge funds must reach $250m in AUM to break even - Citi Prime Finance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to a new survey released this morning by Citi Prime Finance, it takes $250m in assets under management for a hedge fund to exist on its management f
13 Dec. 2012 Optimistic fund managers raise risk appetite [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Asia-focused fund managers have joined the bullish bandwagon for next year and expressed optimism that equities will experience a widespread rally in 2013. According to a
13 Dec. 2012 Hedge fund manager Bill Hwang to pay $44m, forfeit $16.7m in gains for illegal trading in Chinese bank stocks [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia –Sung Kook "Bill" Hwang, the founder and portfolio manager of Tiger Asia Management, a $1.2bn New York-based hedge fund firm, and Tiger Asia Partners, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and agreed to pay more than $60m in settlement against crimina
12 Dec. 2012 Gravitas claims alternative investment industry on threshold of a new era [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Rethinking the cloud, a heightened call for operational freedom and an arms race to scale will be industry-defining issues for the alternative asset management industry in 2013, according to Gravitas, a co-sourcing pl
12 Dec. 2012 LGT Capital Partners (USA) acquires real estate funds manager Clerestory Capital Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – LGT Capital Partners announced that LGT Capital Partners Holding (USA) Inc. acquired Clerestory Capital Advisors, LLC ("CCA"), a New York-based investment and advisory firm that provides investors with global access to real estate via funds, co-investments and s
12 Dec. 2012 Horton Point expands into seeding and incubating emerging systematic managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Horton Point LLC, a systematic trading firm based in New York, is expanding into the seeding business. Originally built as proprietary trading firm, Horton Point later expanded to include a number of institutional managed account investors. It is now moving into the i
12 Dec. 2012 Cerulli report claims China’s largest asset managers will go global in five years [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: On the back of regulatory change instituted by Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and other drivers for growth in the Chinese asset management industry, Cerulli Associates projects that the Chinese mutual fund industry's assets
12 Dec. 2012 Client redemptions and headwinds keep conditions challenging for Gottex [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Gottex Fund Management reports that it continues to face headwinds in its fund of fund business 'as a substantial number of large institutional investors develop their own capabilities’. "Although we h
12 Dec. 2012 Martin Currie shuts down China Hedge Fund after being hit with $14m fine [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – International equity specialists Martin Currie is closing down its long/short equity strategy China Hedge Fund after the firm was slapped with a $14m fine from U.S. and UK regulators for favoring one cli
12 Dec. 2012 Shadow banking may be good for the economy - FSB [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Financial Stability Board has released 19 new documents on shadow banking, taken together these documents provide an outline of how the regulator is likely to view shadow bank
12 Dec. 2012 SEC charges New York-based fund manager with conducting fraudulent trading schemes [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) atoday charged a New York-based fund manager with conducting a pair of illegal trading schemes to financially benefit his investment fund Octagon Capital Partners LP. According to the
11 Dec. 2012 CFTC grants no-action relief from registration to family offices that are commodity pool operators [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The CFTC recently granted no-action relief to family offices that are commodity pool operators ("CPOs") from CPO registration with the CFTC. This relief is not self-executing; a family office that is a CPO must provide notice to the CFTC in order to clai
11 Dec. 2012 Hedge fund launches tracking 2011 levels, 275 in Q3 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: New hedge fund launches and liquidations maintained the pace of recent quarters in 3Q12 despite the overhang of macroeconomic risks, political uncertainties and anticipated regulatory changes, according to data released today by HFR, the leading provider of indexation, res
11 Dec. 2012 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 0.36% in November, up 5.47% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.36% in November (+5.47% YTD), while the S&P 500 increased +0.28% (+12.61% YTD), the Dow Jones
11 Dec. 2012 BarclayHedge and TrimTabs: Hedge fund investors redeemed $10.8bn (0.6% of assets) in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge fund investors redeemed $10.8 billion (0.6% of assets) in October, reversing a combined $9.8 billion inflow for August and September. Based on data fro
11 Dec. 2012 Study claims risk parity strategies are becoming more familiar across Europe [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UK and European institutional investors reveal a growing, but in some cases limited familiarity of Risk Parity strategies according to an independent Europewide study, commissioned by Aquila Capital<
11 Dec. 2012 EurekaHedge index up 0.52% for November, up 4.51% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The EurekaHedge Fund Index reported hedge funds have posted marginal gains in November amid mid-month reversals in market trends. TheEurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.52% bringing its year-to-date (YTD) return to 4
11 Dec. 2012 Hedge fund manager claims Japanese debt worse than that in Greece [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Hedge fund manager, Chris Rigg, from Audley Capital believes that the debt levels in Japan are worse by some measures than those in Greece. Rigg has issued a stark message about investment in Japanese
10 Dec. 2012 Peter Clarke to step down from role as CEO of Man Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group announced that Peter Clarke, Chief Executive, has advised the company of his intention to retire as Chief Executive and to step down from the Board on 28 February 2013. Following a rigorous evaluation pro
10 Dec. 2012 ESMA proposals will impact Eur3bln of CTA UCITS assets: Alix Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based investment boutique specialising in regulated alternatives investments, is publishing a paper which reveals that ESMA proposals limiting the use of indices by UCITS funds will require a change in investment approach for EUR 3 billion of CTA
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

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  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali