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09 Jan. 2013 Hennessee index up 1.45% in December, up 6.99% over 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.45% in December (+6.99% YTD), while the S&P 500 increased +0.71% (+13.40% YTD), the Dow Jones Indu
09 Jan. 2013 Jason Gerlach elected President of California Hedge Fund Association [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sunrise Capital Partners' Managing Director Jason Gerlach will serve as President of the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) in 2013. CHFA, a non-profit, member-based organization, was founded to foster growth and development of the hedge fund commu
09 Jan. 2013 Asian managers say pension funds will be their most profitable institutional business in 2015 [more]
Managing retail assets can be more profitable than institutional mandates, but retail business in most regions has taken a knock from poor flows, stiff competition, and lingering investor interest in low-cost products such as bond and money market funds. In response, asset managers are looking at ne
09 Jan. 2013 Peak Re is launched in Hong Kong to tap underserved reinsurance markets in Asia Pacific [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peak Reinsurance Company Limited, a new reinsurer established to capture the growing demand for modernised reinsurance solutions in Asia Pacific, announces that it has successfully obtained the formal authorization by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of Hong Ko
09 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds end the year positively, outperform S&P in Q4 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds ended 2012 on a positive note returning an average of +1.5% in December, +1.8% in Q4 and ending the full year +7.3%. Returns lagged broad equity markets for the year, but outperformed in Q4 and many strategies produced strong returns for the year, accord
08 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds post December gains as fiscal cliff averted (+1.2% Dec., +6.2% FY12) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds climbed in December as equities posted strong gains on the year's final trading day in anticipation of the passage of legislation to avert the U.S. Fiscal Cliff. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +1.3 percent for the month, bringing FY 2012
08 Jan. 2013 Northern Trust Appointed by Bridgewater Associates for hedge fund servicing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Northern Trust announced today it has been appointed by Bridgewater Associates, one of the worlds largest global hedge fund managers, to independently replicate certain middle and back-office services for its approximately $140 billion in assets under management, as part o
08 Jan. 2013 FRM predicts compelling case for active management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FRM, Man Group's $19.5bn fund of funds and managed account business has published its 'early view' on hedge funds. Market outlook
08 Jan. 2013 BarclayHedge reports hedge funds took in $4.7bn in November 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported that the hedge fund industry took in a net $4.7 billion (0.3% of assets) in November, reversing a $10.3 billion outflow in October. The results are based on data
08 Jan. 2013 MKP Capital Management announces principal appointments and sale of passive, minority interest [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: MKP Capital Management, L.L.C., a diversified alternative asset manager, today announced the promotions of Jason Bonanca, Head of Strategy and Research, Henry Lee, Chief Risk Officer, and Richard Lightburn, Senior Portfolio Manager, from Partners to Managing Members. All
08 Jan. 2013 Eurekahedge says hedge funds gained 6.19% in 2012, assets at $1.78tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 2012 finished up on a positive note with hedge funds posting substantial gains across all regional and strategic mandates in December. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.46%, bringing its year-to-date return to
08 Jan. 2013 Senior hires announced for GLG's macro and fixed income platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GLG, the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc announced a number of senior hires to its macro and fixed income team. The appointments are part of a focus on expanding GLG�s strategy as it relates to abso
08 Jan. 2013 Second real estate debt fund for Montello [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - London based financial firm Montello Capital Partners has launched its second real estate debt fund. The new Montello Development Finance LP will focus on lending to London residential property develop
08 Jan. 2013 Fund of hedge funds investment firm PAAMCO names three new partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), the US$ 8.5 billion fund of hedge funds investment firm, promoted Jim Meehan, Scott Warner and David Weinberger to Partners. These promotions highlight the firm’s focus on developing its employee-ownership
08 Jan. 2013 BlackRock energy guru joins Boston hedge fund for expected $400m fund launch [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GRT Capital Partners, LLC, a privately held asset management firm, today announced that Daniel J. Rice III, former co-manager of BlackRock’s $900 million Energy & Resources Fund, has joined the firm’s Energy division. Mr. Rice is expected to start with more than $400mm in
08 Jan. 2013 Fiscal cliff aversion creates final 2012 performance boost for hedge funds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Commenting on the December 2012 performance of hedge funds, Hedge Fund Research found that the last minute recovery in US equity markets, literally on the final tradin
08 Jan. 2013 Agecroft predicts key trends for the hedge fund industry in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Donald Steinbrugge, Managing Member of Agecroft Partners predicts that the hedge fund industry will set a new record for assets in 2013 despite the lackluster investment performance for the industry over
08 Jan. 2013 Family office Athena Capital opens New York branch [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Family office Athena Capital Advisors, has announced the opening of a New York City office and the hiring of Zung Nguyen to lead the new office. This is the second location for Athena Capital Advisor
08 Jan. 2013 APS Asset Management to expand in China after obtaining QFII license [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Singapore-based APS Asset Management announced plans to expand its operations in China after securing a qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII
07 Jan. 2013 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +1.58% (est.) in December beating most equity and bond benchmarks (6.27% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights • December 2012 sees positive returns for all hedge fund strategies with Arbitrage funds leading the way
07 Jan. 2013 Hedge Fund industry veteran Todd Groome joins independent director services firm Highwater [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Former Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and hedge fund industry veteran, Todd Groome, joins the Highwater Group. As an addition to the specialist corporate governance team at Highwater, Mr. Groome contributes significantly to the depth
07 Jan. 2013 BofAML reveals 2012 flash return of 3.02% for hedge funds composite index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that the hedge funds 2012 flash return for the investable h
07 Jan. 2013 Cerulli: client service, useful website, brand most important factors in advisors' choice of asset manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New research finds strong client service, useful website, and recognizable brand are the most important factors in advisors' choice of an asset manager, according to Boston-based global research firm, Cerulli Associates. "The most important att
07 Jan. 2013 UCITS Alternative Index Global up 0.50% in December, 1.63% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks: The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.50% in December and ends 2012 with a positive performance of 1.63%. The UCITS Alternative Index Funds of Funds is up 0.45% in December and down -1.34% for the year. Five out of eleven strategy bench
07 Jan. 2013 It pays to invest in Greek bonds like Third Point [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Daniel Loeb's $10bn hedge fund firm Third Point saw its flagship fund return 21% YTD compared to 13% for the S&P 500, accor
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