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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
17 Sep. 2012 PrimeOne solutions launches, Scotiabank adopts prime brokerage platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: CoreOne Technologies, the leading global provider of financial data creation, aggregation management and distribution services, today launched PrimeOne Solutions, a business unit that offers an end-to-end global prime brokerage technology and services platform. In additi
17 Sep. 2012 Citi enhances collateral management solution to create new efficiencies for asset managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi has enhanced OpenCollateralSM, its industry-leading collateral management solution, to provide asset managers with automated collateral position reconciliation via SWIFT. This new capability streamlines collateral management by creating standardization across funds
17 Sep. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes up 0.84% in August (4.52% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.84% for the month of August 2012.
17 Sep. 2012 Precious Metals Element Program launch from Four Elements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Precious Metals Element Program aims to answer investors’ need to increase and diversify exposure to gold and related metals while reducing its potential downside volatility. Four Elements Capital believes
17 Sep. 2012 The Alpha Cooperative and EAB Investment Group to offer enhanced risk management techniques to hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alpha Cooperative, LLC (“TAC”), a provider of turn‐key institutional infrastructure for asset management firms, today announces a strategic alliance with EAB Investment Group (“EAB”). The complexities in managing risk across the full structure o
17 Sep. 2012 Six new investable alternative UCITS indices launched by Alix Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index family of indices, today announces the launch of six new single strategy UAIX indices, expanding its range to 11. The UAIX indices are constructed
17 Sep. 2012 Marc Faber: Hedge fund managers could take advantage of increased volatility in markets [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Swiss-born economist Marc Faber, author of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, has painted a bullish picture on hedge funds and China and European stocks, it was reported. Speaking during a hedge fund managers’ forum in Hong Kong, Faber declared, "I think China
17 Sep. 2012 Lasair Capital's long/short equity hedge fund strategy to close down [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – New York-based shop Lasair Capital announced that its long/short equity strategy hedge fund would close down; the firm, founded by Mrs. Carrie MCCabe in 2008, will return the AuM ($250m) to investors. Lasair will
14 Sep. 2012 MFA launches educational website about the hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Managed Funds Association, the voice of the global alternative investment industry, launched a new website dedicated to providing informative, educational material about the hedge fund industry. The website, Hedge Fund Fundamentals (
14 Sep. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index up 1.06% (est.) in August, 3.81% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of August 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.06 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 3.81 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next
14 Sep. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 0.83% (est.) in August, 6.76% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for August 2012 measured 0.83%. • Current month, flash estimate 0.83%* • Year-to-date (YTD) performance 6.76%* • Last 12 month (LTM) performance 6.80%* • Live
14 Sep. 2012 Hedge fund industry association joins calls for clarification on implementation of new advertising rules in the US [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Following on from the Opalesque story earlier this week about Dukas Public Relations’
13 Sep. 2012 Oak Hill Advisors adds to managing directors to its New York office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. (“OHA”) today announced that Dalia Cohen and Eric Storch have joined the firm as Managing Directors. Dalia Cohen joined the firm on August 1 as Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations, a new role within the client coverage group. Eric Stor
13 Sep. 2012 PerTrac releases infographic on hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — From Alfred Winslow Jones coining the term “hedged fund” in 1949 to the recent passage of the JOBS Act, Illuminating the World of Hedge Funds, the new infographic released today by PerTrac, provides a top to bottom look at the hedge fund industry for asset manageme
13 Sep. 2012 HFR: Hedge fund launches declined through mid-2012; 245 in 2Q, down from 304 in 1Q [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund launches declined through mid-2012, as managers prepare for increased reporting requirements and investor demand for institutional infrastructure continues to increase, according to HFR, the global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global h
13 Sep. 2012 Lyxor announces the launch of physical ETFs to develop its offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces the launch of a physical ETF range by the end of 2012, starting with fixed income index trackers. In order to fully address investors’ requirements, Lyxor has decided to develop this approach
13 Sep. 2012 Infovest21 Survey: Family offices/foundations allocate average 21% of portfolio to hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Infovest21's just released family office/foundation survey explores single family office, multiple family office and foundations' views of hedge funds and funds of funds. The respondents were primarily US-based with an average asset size was $1.6 billion.
13 Sep. 2012 Corzine not likely to start a hedge fund anytime soon [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Troubled broker and former chief executive of bankrupt brokerage firm MF Global Jon Corzine is not likely to start his own hedge fund. At least not anytime soon, people close to him interviewed by
13 Sep. 2012 Public relations professionals weigh in on JOBS Act changes for hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: This year, the US Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to change a previous rule that prohibited hedge funds from advertising. Since then the SEC has been working through a rule
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