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10 Oct. 2013 State Street fund manager research reveals Asia Pacific expansion is top priority [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: New research from
09 Oct. 2013 Hedge funders reach deep into their pockets to help children [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A lot of charitable acts took place in the hedge fund industry recently. A Leg To Stand On’s (ALTSO’s) second annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago, on October 3rd, raised close t
09 Oct. 2013 Aon Hewitt poll reveals 40% of pension schemes are considering alternative assets to reduce portfolio risk [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, announced further findings from the poll of over 750 delegates at its annual pension conferences ear
09 Oct. 2013 AIMA updates guide to hedge fund valuation to reflect new accounting standards and regulations [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: How assets managed by hedge funds are valued is a critical issue for fund managers, valuation specialists and investors. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund indus
08 Oct. 2013 SEC pays $14m to Dodd-Frank whistleblower after tip leads to rapid enforcement action [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A new client alert from law firm K&L gates shows that the Securities and Exchange Commission recently
08 Oct. 2013 Infovest21 Consultant Survey says biggest concern about hedge funds is mediocre managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - "Consultants' Views on Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds and '40 Act Funds" profiles the typical consultant, their investor base, asset allocation and views on hedge funds. Specifically, the survey assesses consultants
08 Oct. 2013 Alternative manager Melanion Capital celebrates record volumes in dividend futures trading on Eurex [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Melanion Capital, Paris, the first alternative manager to specialize in investment in dividend futures, has welcomed the announcement from Eurex of record volumes in the exchange’s dividend-based derivatives segmen
08 Oct. 2013 HFR figures show composite index up 1.6% for September, 5.58% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted strong gains in September, as the US Federal Reserve maintained current bond purchase stimulus measures, German elections produced favorable results and investors prepared for the US government to shut down over the budget bill impasse. The
08 Oct. 2013 Eurekahedge reports hedge funds back in the black with 1.05% gain over September, 4.17% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds were back in the black in September as global markets trended upwards during the month. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.05%, 4.17% year to date, while global
08 Oct. 2013 Lyxor hedge fund index up 1.13% in September, +3.17% year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Rob Koyfman, Senior Strategist at Lyxor AM commented: "Funds have generally increased their risk exposure through September with a positive view of risk assets and to benefit from any year-end rally." He was
08 Oct. 2013 Gottex to partner with Headland to provide capital and guidance for Asian hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers: Gottex Fund Management Sarl, the investment subsidiary of global alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited, has launched a partnership with He
08 Oct. 2013 Beachhead Capital hires two for new marketing infrastructure, quant fund up 6.9% YTD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Peter Grieve, who was managing director at Goldman Sachs for more than 25 years, has just become Partner at Beachhead Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund advisory firm that manages several acco
08 Oct. 2013 Hedge funds take emerging markets exposure to a new three month high [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Macro hedge funds have taken their emerging markets exposure to a new three month highs reversing an outflow trend that had been the story in emerging markets for months, according to the
08 Oct. 2013 Leading indicators suggest an end to the securitized credit bull run [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new report from eVestment shows that securitized credit opportunities may be losing ground with investors as the opportunity set dwindles. Credit investments saw a flood of investor assets in recent years, but now managers and investors are having a hard
08 Oct. 2013 Toulouse Business School takes a statistical look at the impact of 2008 on investor behavior [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research from the Toulouse Business School’s Management Research Center looks at the impact of the financial crisis in Europe. The project was led by Laurent German (project director), Nicolas Nalpas, both teacher-researchers at TBS and by Guillaume Ba
08 Oct. 2013 Fund of hedge funds group FRM comments on risk averse Fed [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: FRM, Man Group’s $16.7bn fund of hedge funds business, has published its Early Bird notes on September admitting that, in contrast to their prediction, the Federal Reserve continued with monetary stim
08 Oct. 2013 Invesco study suggests more sovereign investors will allocate to local private enterprises and to alternatives [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Invesco, a global investment advisor, recently released its first Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Stu
07 Oct. 2013 New Bermuda fund legislation: self-declared exempt institutional funds offer same day registration [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bermuda has today amended its Investment Funds Act 2006 (the "Act") to create a new self-declared exempt fund which guarantees same day registration. The new Class A Exempt Funds will permit qualified investment managers to register their Bermuda-organised i
07 Oct. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rises +2.35% (est.) in September (6.07% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Strong equity markets helped raise the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index +2.35% in September 2013 according to initial estimates. Over the course of the month, the markets saw the S&P 500 (+3.14%) hit a new high followed by a decline due mainly to US budget concerns.
07 Oct. 2013 London systematic manager Future Value Capital launches macro fund on MontLake UCITS platform [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: MontLake, ML Capital’s UCITS-compliant funds platform, announced the launch of the FVC Alternative Risk Premia UCITS Fund on 30th September. It is run by Future Value Capita
07 Oct. 2013 HFI finds global hedge fund assets close to pre-crisis peak with large firms getting larger [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The Autumn report of Hedge Fund Intelligence’s bi-annual Global Review finds that global hedge fund assets are closing in on $2.35tln as big firms drive growth. Overall assets are up 9% year o
07 Oct. 2013 Cerulli finds alternatives in US mutual funds will reach 14% in 10 Years [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: According to new research from Cerulli Associates, a Boston-based global analytics firm, asset managers expect alternative mutual fund assets to comprise close to 14% of all
04 Oct. 2013 Hedge Fund Due Diligence Exchange goes live offering forensic-style due diligence reports at substantial cost savings [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFDDX has launched an innovative platform that provides new and experienced investors both forensic-style due diligence reports and a substantial cost saving. The first exchange of its kind, HFDDX’s launch coincides with a resurgence of interest in hedge fund investments
04 Oct. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rises +2.35% (est.) in September (6.07% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Strong equity markets helped raise the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index +2.35% in September 2013 according to initial estimates. Over the course of the month, the markets saw the S&P 500 (+3.14%) hit a new high followed by a decline due mainly to US budget concerns.
04 Oct. 2013 Biggest barrier to entry for boutique asset managers is in regulatory costs [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Boutique asset managers are underdogs, say Adam Sussman and Valerie Bogard of Tabb Group, a financial markets research and advisory firm. They are the authors of the
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  1. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega

  5. More institutional investors invest in CTAs compared to last year despite dissatisfaction with performance[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: "Despite a strong start to 2015 for CTAs in Q1, commodity market conditions have made return generation difficult for fund managers over much of the rest of the year to date," says Preqin’s November