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26 Nov. 2014 CalPERS saves $162m through inhouse management and reducing consultants [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has announced that efforts to bring more investment management in-house and reduce consultants are among factors that have saved the Pension Fund more than $162 million in the last three fiscal years.<
25 Nov. 2014 Dexion Capital and Brown & Co launch farmland venture [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Dexion Capital, the alternatives investment bank, and Brown & Co, the UK and international agricultural professionals, today announced the launch of a joint venture, Agricultural Asset Management, which aims to bring the investment case for agriculture to a wider inve
25 Nov. 2014 CTAs , event-driven strategies lead hedge funds recovery in mid-November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: November’s performance proves to be in sharp contrast to the previous month, with equities further consolidating their upswing last week, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. CTA funds als
25 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds post mixed results through mid-November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted mixed performance through mid-November with the HFRX Market Directional gaining +0.32%, while HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and HFRX Absolute Return Index were each essentially unchanged, declining -0.01% through mid-month.
25 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds increase equity longs, stop selling gold - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have increased their equity long positions for the fourth consecutive week according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Technical suggest that the trend is likely to continue. The diversified hedge fund ind
25 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds are more bullish with Japan than at any time in last decade [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey amongst fund managers by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, conducted during the second week of November, found that hedge funds are more bullish with Japan than at any time in the last decade. The survey said fund managers also have the most positive outlo
25 Nov. 2014 Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper to return up to $4bn to investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Dragged by poor performance, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper announced a plan to return up to $4bn to his clients by January 1, 2015, various media reported. The amount represents between 10 and 20% of his $20bn hedge fund Appaloosa Management. A rep
21 Nov. 2014 Managed futures have potential to profit from market declines, provide global diversification [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A case study of managed futures by absolute return investment management Campbell & Company said that the strategy has the potential to profit from market declines and provide exposure to global marke
20 Nov. 2014 Barclay CTA Index down 0.49% in October (3.88% YTD); market volatility challenges active traders [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.49% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 3.88% for the year. “A spike in intra-month volatility coupled with sharp mid-month price reversals in financial markets made for a difficult t
20 Nov. 2014 Newedge: volatility trading and quantitative macro hedge funds outperform in October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced the performance for its suite of hedge fund indices for the month of October. An increase in market volatility during October helped the Newedge Volatility Trading Index post str
20 Nov. 2014 Advent Geneva platform to incorporate Investor Analytics LLC's full suite of risk services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Further securing its position as a leading provider of global risk analysis and management solutions, Investor Analytics LLC today announced a significant new partnership with Advent Software – empowering customers with a highly integrated portfolio and risk managemen
20 Nov. 2014 Investors redeem again in October - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investor redemptions from hedge funds in October outpaced new allocations for the second consecutive month resulting in a slight net outflow of $2.9 billion, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. The industry has not had two consecutive months
20 Nov. 2014 Gross: Inflation is required to pay for prior inflation [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As inflation rises, every dollar will buy a smaller percentage of a good. While deflation will mean a decrease in the general price level of goods and services. These two economic conditions are both in the waiting room. The consensus would like the former to
19 Nov. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Slips 0.11% in October (+2.87% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.11% in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. After ten months in 2014 the Index is up 2.87%. “Continued easing by the ECB and the BOJ as the Federal Reserve wound down its bond purchases, the unraveling o
19 Nov. 2014 US equity markets should continue to perform well in 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UBP’s Investment Outlook 2015: “Divergence” Contrary to expectations, Europe did not undergo a healing process in 2014; whilst long-dated bonds generated remarkable performances, European equities underperformed. “The United States wheeled its economy into intens
19 Nov. 2014 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index up 3.45% YTD (est.) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - - Hedge funds are up 3.45% year-to-date with roughly 18% of funds boasting double digit returns for the year, half the number for the same period last year. - Total net asset flows for 2014 were trimmed to US$55 billion for the year as hedge funds saw their fourth
19 Nov. 2014 ABN AMRO offers investment funds an international podium [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Amsterdam Investor Forum (AIF) offers alternative funds a podium to present themselves to a group of over 200 professional investors. As of today interested funds can apply and enter into the competition. On 11 February, the 6 shortlisted funds will have the floor
18 Nov. 2014 Newedge bolsters capital introduction & advisory teams in North America [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced three key appointments to its capital introduction and advisory teams as part of its overall commitment to enhance its prime brokerage offering in North America. These appointments, which are
18 Nov. 2014 Activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn sees major stocks correction [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn is expecting a market sell-off any time in the next three to five years. Icahn made the prediction during the
18 Nov. 2014 Hedge Funds are still in timid recovery mode, but up 1% since mid-October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are still in a timid recovery mode as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index registered a modest 0.1% gains last week, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. The market recovery gathered mom
18 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds revert to net long position on S&P500 - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are back at a net long position on the S&P500, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Technicals suggest that the trend remains bullish for the near term. The diversified hedge fund index was up 0.1% for t
17 Nov. 2014 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes down 0.80% in October (+2.58% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 0.80% for the month of October. Press Release Credit Suisse H
17 Nov. 2014 Hedge Funds post sixth monthly loss in 2014 - Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds have posted their sixth monthly loss in 10 months in October 2014, according to Preqin's Hedge Fund Analyst. The industry has struggled to deliver absolute returns against a backdrop of market volatility, as well as concerns surrounding the imp
17 Nov. 2014 American hedge funds buy Alibaba, making it the most widely bought stock in the U.S. [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some of the biggest U.S. hedge funds are buying shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group making it the most widely bought stocks in the U.S. market, reports said. Since its $25bn IP
17 Nov. 2014 Perella Weinberg is closing its Xerion hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Another big hedge fund is shutting down and is joining the list of fund managers who have thrown in the towel. Daniel Arbess said he was shutting down
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  4. Update: Prosecutors seek 12 years for hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Federal prosecutors have asked the court to sentence convicted hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi to 12 years imprisonment for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked investors hundreds of millions in dollars, including a Venezuelan pension fund, report

  5. Institutions - Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’, Taiwan's BLF plans $2bn in alternative mandates[more]

    Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’ From WSJ.com: The head of one of the world’s largest pension funds said that across asset classes, “everything is expensive.” Ron Mock, who leads Canada’s $141 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, said that the plan would