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27 Nov. 2012 CIO rises to top spot on hedge fund pay scale according to a new survey from Infovest21 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Infovest21, a global investment information services provider has published the results of its latest hedge fund compensation survey. The results are based on data from 14 separate hedge fund management firms, all
27 Nov. 2012 Shapiro, head of SEC steps down, Elisse Walter appointed to replace her [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After nearly four years in office, SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro today announced that she will step down on Dec. 14, 2012. Shapiro has been a controversial Chairman, leading the Commission through the 2008 financial crisis and ushering in a new wave of regulation.
27 Nov. 2012 Communist China accuses U.S. of over regulation and blackmail [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: In a twist of irony, communist China which runs a centralized economic policy, has criticized the U.S. � a champion of free market principles � for imposing too many regulations which it described as "destructive and counter-productive" on the
26 Nov. 2012 Emco launches alternative fund investing in late night licensed venues [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EMCO Capital Advisers is launching a Cayman registered alternative investment fund focused on investment in late night licensed venues in the UK. The Fund is aiming for exceptional returns to investors over a rolling two
26 Nov. 2012 Newscape launches third specialist UCITS fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newscape Capital Group, the London based investment firm, has launched its third specialist UCITS Fund, its second launch in as many months. The Newscape Dynamic Rates and Currency Fund will target an annualised retu
26 Nov. 2012 Update: Martoma insider trading case further drags down hedge funder Steve Cohen [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: - The insider trading case against former health-care portfolio manager at CR Intrinsic Investors, Mathew Martoma, a unit of Steve Cohen’s $14bn hedge fund firm SAC Capital Advisors, has shed a serious doubt on Cohen himself as he and his firm are further dragged into w
26 Nov. 2012 Spartan launches Teraz Fund, hires Dejan Knezevic as vice-president for national sales [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Toronto, Canada-based hedge fund manager Spartan Fund Management Inc., announced the recent launch of the Teraz Fund that aims to provide investors with long term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfoli
23 Nov. 2012 China relaxes hurdles for foreign boutique managers and expands permitted offshore investments for insurers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On 22 October 2012, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) issued the long-awaited Implementation Measures to the Provisional Measures for the Overseas Investment with Insurance Funds (Implementation Measures). The Implementation Measures introduce two
23 Nov. 2012 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank completes acquisition of Daiwa Global Asset Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On November 21st Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited (“SMTB”) completed the acquisition of the Global Asset Services Division from Daiwa Securities Group. The Global Asset Services Division comprises Daiwa’s Fund Administration/UCITS Management Company, Custodian, Trustee
22 Nov. 2012 ESMA rules that UCITS may not invest in unregulated hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In a further indication of policy orientation at European level that is seeking to limit the instruments that UCITS funds may invest in, on 20 November 2012, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published a formal opinion on its interpr
22 Nov. 2012 Study: Can ESG deliver Alpha? (I) Most hedge funds have not yet seized the responsible investment opportunity but this will change [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Research piece authored by D. Michael Adams, Partner, Autumn Capital Partners, an investment consultancy firm based in London. Investors are increasingly seeking strategies that deliv
22 Nov. 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ends October down 0.19% on asset weighted basis (-4.32% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended October 2012 down 0.19% on an asset weighted basis (-4.32% YTD) and up 0.12% on an equal weighted basis (-2.35% YTD). Description The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehe
22 Nov. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index declines -0.14% through mid-November (2.01% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets posted sharp declines through mid-November, 2012, as investors discounted the results of the US Presidential election, the uncertainty surrounding the renewal of US tax incentives and continued uncertainty regarding the European banking and sovereign
21 Nov. 2012 GAIA launches Farming 20 Index and Tracker Certificate [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: GAIA, in partnership with EFG International Finance, is launching the first investment vehicle of its kind focusing uniquely on listed farming companies around the globe. Investment into the worlds food producers is not only opportunistic given low current valuations of t
21 Nov. 2012 Marc Hotimsky becomes CQS Chairman [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CQS announced the appointment of Marc Hotimsky as chairman. As a senior member of the management team, he will assist in furthering CQS’ institutionalisation. Commenting on Mr. Hotimsky’s appointment, Michael Hintze, C
21 Nov. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November measured 5.19%, up from 3.19% in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2012 measured 5.19%, up from 3.19% in October. "In line with seasonal expectations, we had higher forward redemption requests in November due to investor rebalancing," said Bill Stone, Chairman and
21 Nov. 2012 AIMA, Deutsche publish new Roadmap to Hedge Funds for institutional investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, and Deutsche Bank today announced the launch of a new edition of the educational guide for institutional investors in hedge funds - the Roadmap to Hedge Funds.
21 Nov. 2012 Hedge fund industry three-month growth streak halted - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds three month growth streak hit the wall in October as asset outflows eclipsed growth according to new data from eVestment. Total estimated hedge fund assets under management declined by $29.5bn in October, the largest drop since September 2011. Flows for
21 Nov. 2012 Asia Pacific investors dominate Australian fund scene [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new report from the Financial Services Council and The Trust Company offers a unique insight into funds flowing into Australia, particularly after tax policy changes, introduced in response to the 2009 Johnson Rep
20 Nov. 2012 Barclay CTA Index down 1.74% in October (-1.36% YTD); 70% of managers end month with a loss [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures lost 1.74% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index now has a negative return for the year with an overall loss of 1.36%. “October was a difficult month for most CTAs with roughly 70 percent of managers rec
20 Nov. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge fund index down 0.18% in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished October down 0.18%, with 5 out of 10 strategies in positive territory; In total, the
20 Nov. 2012 Hedge funds find room to maneuver - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds are taking fewer extreme positions according to new data from Bank of Americ
20 Nov. 2012 SEC charges alleged investment adviser with investor fraud, after spending seed capital on drugs and gambling [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today charged Stephen A. Colangelo, Jr., a purported investment adviser in New York with defrauding investors who he convinced to invest in his start-up businesses while in reality he was spending their money on illegal
19 Nov. 2012 Walkers appoints Ingrid Pierce as Global Managing Partner [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Walkers has announced that Ingrid Pierce has been appointed as Global Managing Partner of the firm. Before joining Walkers in 2002, Ingrid enjoyed a successful career as a barrister in London. She was made a partner of the firm in 2007. Also the Head of Walkers'
19 Nov. 2012 Edhec: performance of hedge fund strategies exposed to equity-related risk factors remained positive in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In October 2012, stocks experienced a setback (S&P 500: -1.85%), with implied volatility increasing slightly (VIX: 18.6%). High-grade bonds were nearly flat (Lehman Global: -0.17%, Lehman US: -0.06%), risky credit remained strong (credit-spread index: 1.00%) extending
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