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04 Dec. 2012 Hedge funds outperform S&P in November, leverage ticks up - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque Industry Update: The investable hedge fund composite index was up 0.13% for November as of November 28, compared to down 0.16% for the S&P 500, according to the
04 Dec. 2012 Hedge funds prioritize technical compliance over governance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 72% of hedge fund investors feel as though hedge funds are focused on achieving only the technical compliance, versus pursuing a culture of governance, when it comes to regulatory preparedness, according to a new survey from Corgentum Consulting, an independent pro
04 Dec. 2012 Cerulli finds global fund groups are underestimating the cost of regulatory compliance [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest edition of The Cerulli Edge-Global Edition publishes the results of a survey of 21 leading fund groups, asking for their opinions on the financial cost of four core pieces
04 Dec. 2012 SEI reports that there is a future for the fund of hedge funds industry [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The fund of hedge fund (FoHF) industry is not as dead as it might seem, says SEI in their 2012 funds of hedge funds (FoHF) survey. T
03 Dec. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global up 0.32% in November (1.13% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Here is the monthly performance review of the UCITS Alternative Index series as of November 2012. UAI Benchmarks: The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.32% in November and up 1.13% since the beginning of the year. The UCITS Alternative Funds of Funds is a
03 Dec. 2012 Swiss Funds Association welcomes cooperation with ESMA and EU on alternative investment funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved the cooperation arrangements with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA for the supervision of AIFs. The Swiss Funds Association SFA is pleased that this important agreem
03 Dec. 2012 NCB Capital is first Saudi manager to launch Shariah-compliant UCITS funds platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - NCB Capital, Saudi Arabia�s largest wealth manager, has become the first local institution to establish a non-Saudi registered range of funds under the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) platform registered in Ireland. The firm is
03 Dec. 2012 Hedge funds Kleinhenz Capital and Corriente Advisors to shut down [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Hedge funds Kleinheinz Capital Partners Inc., and Corriente Advisors have respectively sent letters to their investors to inform them of their decision to close shop and return their money, media reports indicated. In a report by
01 Dec. 2012 CAIA announces annual leadership awards [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® (CAIA), the global benchmark for alternative investment education, celebrated its 10th anniversary at its Third Annual Leadership Awards Dinner in the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on Thursda
30 Nov. 2012 Parker FX Index reports a -0.37% return for October (-1.28% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -0.37% return for the month of October, 2012. Forty five of the forty-nine programs in the Index reported October results, of which nineteen reported positive results and twenty-six incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index wa
30 Nov. 2012 Emerging markets hedge fund capital on the rise - HFR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The hedge fund industry expansion into Emerging Market economies accelerated in 3Q12, with both total hedge fund capital and the number of Emerging Markets hedge funds reaching record levels, according to data released today by HFR, the global leader in the indexation, res
30 Nov. 2012 Kaufman Rossin Fund Services appoints Harrison Blase as senior operations manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Kaufman Rossin Fund Services (KRFS), a top-rated fund administrator, today announced that Harrison Blase has joined the company as part of their strategic growth strategy. Mr. Blase will be based in the KRFS Dallas office and in his new capacity will oversee oper
29 Nov. 2012 Cerulli: Asian institutional assets face profitability squeeze [more]
Opaleque Industry Update - Niche strategy managers will prosper while general strategy managers will mostly struggle in future. Cerulli Associates estimates that Asia ex-Japan institutional assets accessible to external asset managers (i.e., addressable assets
28 Nov. 2012 Thematic review by the FSA of asset managers is imminent - Dechert [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Financial Services Authority is shortly to embark on a thematic review of asset managers. Its focus will be on the risks of bribery and corruption, sanctions and money laundering. Twenty two firms have already been identified for review and the regulator’s report is du
28 Nov. 2012 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index down -0.8% in October (+4.0% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for October 2012 as well as estimated asset flows through September. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of
28 Nov. 2012 Direxion creates one site for all its investment products [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Direxion has merged its websites for Direxion Funds and Direxion Shares into a single online destination, www.direxionfunds.com. The enhanced website allows advisors and investors to conveniently access original research and detailed information about alternative investme
28 Nov. 2012 For fiscal cliff wary asset managers, Investor Analytics offers stress tests [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Asset managers and owners have a new weapon in understanding and preparing for the fiscal cliff, such that it happens in the US. Investor Analytics LLC (IA), a global leader in risk management solutions, has developed stress tests for asset managers and owners to n
28 Nov. 2012 Hedge funds the most short the NASDAQ 100 since August '11 - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds sold the NASDAQ 100 futures to $0.5bn net short from $0.9bn net long last week, these figures are the lowest since August of 2011 according to a
27 Nov. 2012 World Federation of Exchanges urges international regulatory bodies to modify capital standards for exchange traded derivatives in support of G20 reforms [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), representing 59 publicly regulated stock, futures, and options exchanges and associated clearinghouses, today called on international regulatory bodies to modify capital standards to appropriately reflect the liquidity and efficienc
27 Nov. 2012 eVestment launches institutional investor equities holdings comparison platform, eVestment Peer Alpha [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: eVestment, a premier global provider of comprehensive institutional investment data and cloud-based analytic solutions, today launched eVestment Peer Alpha, an online platform that provides institutional investors and asset managers a tool to compare and analyze their equi
27 Nov. 2012 FBI combing social media such as Twitter and Facebook to look for securities fraud [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Two agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have revealed the Feds are combing social media, including Twitter and Facebook to look for securities fraud, a Reut
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

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