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28 Mar. 2013 Parker FX Index reports +0.48% (est.) for February, +1.46% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.48% return for February 2013. Forty one of the forty-five programs in the Index reported February results, of which twenty reported positive results and twenty-one incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.21% in
28 Mar. 2013 EDHEC-Risk’s annual European ETF Survey confirms satisfaction levels and investor approval of ESMA guidelines [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EDHEC-Risk Institute announces the results of the EDHEC European ETF Survey 2012, which represents a comprehensive survey of 212 European ETF investors. The survey was conducted as part of the Amundi ETF research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “Core-Satellite and ETF In
28 Mar. 2013 Increase of 38% in Hong Kong's hedge fund assets since 2010 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The “Report of the Survey on Hedge Fund Activities of SFC-licensed Managers/Advisers” shows that hedge fund assets under management (AUM) in Hong Kong increased 38% from the time of the last survey in September 2010 to US$87.1 billion as of 30 September 2012. The major fi
28 Mar. 2013 Dechert highlights practical considerations as FSA ceases to exist [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A timely note from Dechert points out that Monday 1st April, a Bank Holiday in the UK, will see the end of the current financial
28 Mar. 2013 Preqin’s research shows UCITS hedge funds offer liquidity and transparency at the expense of returns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from Preqin into UCITS compliant hedge funds asks what is their appeal to investors? Hedge fund compliant UCITS have been permitted since 2001. Prior to that, the legislation, originally passed in 1
28 Mar. 2013 SEC issues guidance update on social media filings made by investment companies [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management has published a guidance update
28 Mar. 2013 Towers Watson catalogues global pension changes over 2012 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Global news on pension fund investment issues from Towers Watson’s latest Global Investment Matters finds that from
27 Mar. 2013 Preqin finds Asia Pacific hedge funds enjoy strongest start to 2013 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s latest Hedge Fund Spotlight reveals that hedge funds focusing on the Asia - Pacific region posted significant returns in January and February 2013, posting 3.97% and 2.18% in each mo
27 Mar. 2013 Apex to offer free office space and advisory service for fund start ups [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Apex Fund Services, one of the world's largest independent fund administration companies, launched a free office facilities and fund incubation service to fund managers looking to start a new fund. The new office facilities service forms part of a new d
27 Mar. 2013 CF Partners launches utilities, infrastructure and oil focused global equity hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CF Partners, the advisory, trading and investment firm, has announced that its new Long/Short Global Equity fund focusing on utilities, infrastructure and oil has delivered a return of net 6.44% for its investors in it
27 Mar. 2013 Japanese stockmarket reaches new highs [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest surge from the Japanese stockmarket reveals its sixth consecutive month of gains in February, with a 3.8% return over the month. Masashi Oda, Chief Investment Officer, SuMi TRUST commented: "A key positive driver was the nomination of Mr Haruhiko Kurod
27 Mar. 2013 Lipper's annual review of funds finds argument for performance fees on absolute return funds doubtful [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Lipper’s Matthew Lemieux and Ed Moisson have published the annual review of the European fund industry, finding that sales across Europe totalled €230.4bn ($295bn) for 'long-term’ f
27 Mar. 2013 Cayman preps funds to be marketed under EU's AIFMD [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands government has passed an amendment that will allow its financial services regulator to enter into a memoranda of understanding
27 Mar. 2013 S J Berwin comments on UK FSA second consultation paper on AIFMD [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: S J Berwin has published a note on the UK Financial Services Authority's second consultation paper on implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive in the UK.
27 Mar. 2013 Towers Watson claims smart beta reduces equity dependence [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest issue of Towers Watson’s annual Global Investment Matters publication contains an article claiming that
27 Mar. 2013 Commonfund institutional investor survey finds 59% will retain same hedge fund exposure this year [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Investor surveys abound these days, each giving unique insight into what investors want and believe. For example, a Northern T
27 Mar. 2013 Hedge fund administrators continue to consolidate - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Consolidation among the largest administrators continues, driven by regulation, demand for more sophisticated services, and the rise of direct institutional investment in hedge funds according to the 12th annual
26 Mar. 2013 SEI survey highlights six areas of potential change and improvement for hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - SEI, a U.S.-headquartered financial solutions provider, has just published the results of a su
26 Mar. 2013 Global Perspectives white paper looks at the downward pressure on hedge fund fees [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest white paper from Global Perspectives asks Hedge Funds - end of the "Gilded Age"?. Global Perspectives’ Managing Director, Shane Brett, opens with a quote from The
26 Mar. 2013 Hedge funds take record long positions in S&P 500 and Russell 2000 futures [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have bought the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 futures to record long positions, according to
26 Mar. 2013 Morgan Stanley and Equinox team up to tackle European market [more]
Mark Melin, Editor Opalesque Futures Intelligence After successfully launching four CTA strategies on Morgan Stanley’s FundLogic Alternatives platform in recent months, the prime broker announced plans to partner with m
26 Mar. 2013 Cayman Islands Stock Exchange launches Xetra Trading Platform [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange in partnership with the Deutsche Börse Group has launched its own Xetra Trading Platform. The platform will rely on the Xetra trading system, developed and operated by the Deutsche Börse Group in Frankfurt, Germany. The partnershi
26 Mar. 2013 Swiss SFA reiterates focus on promoting Swiss asset management, plans name change [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The current Swiss Funds Association (SFA)’s Asset Management Strategy for Switzerland is "aimed at establishing asset management as a key mainstay of the Swiss financial sector, and renowned internationally for the
26 Mar. 2013 French government is progressing on proposed rules to restrict bank lending to hedge funds - Les Echos [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Le Figaro, a French daily, reported in January that Parliament was looking into two different aspects of a proposed rule to segregate speculative activity from banking activity. The first one would consist in monitoring the relationship between banks and hedge
25 Mar. 2013 Equinox and Morgan Stanley partner with Longchamp in the European regulated CTA sector [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Morgan Stanley and Equinox Fund Management LLC (“Equinox”), a U.S.-based multi-manager, have announced their partnership with Longchamp Asset Management
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