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23 Oct. 2012 Report finds computer-based trading is 'beneficial’ for markets [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The great and the good of the academic and financial world came together to produce today’s report from Foresight "The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets (201
23 Oct. 2012 EPFR data shows investors searching for returns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Data-provider EPFR reports that over the week ending 17th October, a smidgeon of better news from the US combined with expectations that Spain will seek a bailout sooner rather than later, has encouraged
22 Oct. 2012 IMQubator believes emerging hedge fund managers are better placed to generate premium returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Early stage managers are better positioned to benefit from current market conditions, according to Jeroen Tielman, CEO and Founder of IMQubator, a multi-strategy hedge fund incubation platform. Citing a new report from
22 Oct. 2012 AIMA calls for depositary passport in UCITS V position paper [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has called for the establishment of a UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) depositary “passport” regime in its Position Paper on the
22 Oct. 2012 Gottex Brokers Alternative opens US office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Brokers, an interdealer brokers in interest rate derivative products, announced today that it has opened its first office in the United States, focusing on brokerage services in the secondary market for alternative investments through its specialized entity Gottex
22 Oct. 2012 1,504 hedge fund advisers have registered with SEC since passage of Dodd-Frank [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reported on Friday that the number of advisers to hedge funds and other private funds that have registered with the agency since the Dodd-Frank Act required mandatory registration in 2010, has reached 1,504. Thi
22 Oct. 2012 ESMA issues new guidance on short selling [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has provided a new question and answer document online as guidance concerning short selling rules in the eurozone. The Regulation pla
19 Oct. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index commentary offers insight into September hedge fund performance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.04% in September. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of September. Some key findings from
19 Oct. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator measured 3.19% in October, down from 3.76% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2012 measured 3.19%, down from 3.76% in September. "As we enter the last quarter, October Forward Redemptions follow the seasonal trend of being lower than September," said Bill Stone
19 Oct. 2012 Trinity: Managers need to verify who the investors are [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Trinity Fund Administration, the boutique Dublin-based fund administrator, issued the latest in a series of articles on corporate governance: Investor Due Diligence in Alternative Investment (part 4) In an industry where reputation is one of th
19 Oct. 2012 Investors still putting money into emerging markets despite tepid performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Middle East and Africa focused funds have been one of the best performing sub-sectors of the hedge fund industry in 2012, according to new data from eVestment. Emerging markets strategies outperformed in Q3 2012 with those investing in the Middle East & Africa pos
18 Oct. 2012 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index rose 0.7% in September, 4.8% YTD [more]
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for September 2012 as well as estimated asset flows through August. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hed
18 Oct. 2012 Newedge CTA index down 0.86% in September, +0.10% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Newedge CTA Trend Sub Index was down 2.08% in September 2012, closing the third-quarter with nearly flat performance year-to-date. The index has been up as much as 5.5% and down as much as 2.0% in 2012. After September’s +0.98% return, the Volatility Trading Index h
18 Oct. 2012 EDHEC reports 2.76% September gain for emerging markets hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In September, stocks maintained their uptrend (S&P 500: 2.58%), with implied volatility near historical lows (VIX: 15.7%). High-grade bonds fell slightly (Lehman Global: -0.31%, Lehman US: -0.18%), while riskier fixed-income instruments strengthened significantly (Convert
18 Oct. 2012 HFR: Total hedge fund assets surged to a new record in Q3 by +3.6% to $2.19tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Total hedge fund assets surged to a new record on strong 3Q performance and the 3rd consecutive quarter of net inflows, eclipsing the previous record set in the first quarter of 2012, according to data released today by HFR, the global leader in the indexation, research a
18 Oct. 2012 UCITS hedge funds assets up 4% in the third quarter, 18.5% year to date Alix Capital reports [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: UCITS hedge fund AUM increased by 4.0% in the third quarter contributing to a total increase of 18.5% from the beginning of the year according to a new report from Alix Capital. The firm now estimate
18 Oct. 2012 ALTIN, a Swiss fund of funds boosts credit allocations, makes new hedge fund allocations in Q3 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: ALTIN, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, disclosed its hedge fund portfolio holdings as part of its policy of full transparency to investors. The portfolio, featuring more than 30 underlying hedge funds and rep
18 Oct. 2012 SEC proposes new swaps rules, opens public comment period [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today voted unanimously to propose capital, margin, and segregation requirements for security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants. The proposed rules follow the approval of similar swaps rules b
18 Oct. 2012 SEC charges Yorkville Advisors with overvaluing AuM, exaggerating returns [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva – New Jersey-based Yorkville Advisors LLC, a former $1 billion hedge fund advisory firm, and founder and president Mark Angelo and chief financial officer Edward Schinik were charged today by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with scheming to over
17 Oct. 2012 CalPERS selects chief financial officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Cheryl Eason as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a newly created position to oversee the financial and risk management operations of the $243 billion Pension Fund. Cheryl Eason comes to CalP
17 Oct. 2012 Wall street to raise over $1m for at risk youth in NYC through Trading Day [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Nonprofits for Children) announced today that Canaccord Genuity, the global capital markets division of Canaccord Financial Inc., will sponsor the seventh annual Trading Day for Kids, a fundraising event that provides a vehicle for institutional in
17 Oct. 2012 Bond funds see strong inflows as investors look at risk to equities, weaker earnings [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bond funds posted their second biggest weekly inflows year-to-date during the week ending October 10 on investors’ concerns over the risks posed to equities by global growth and weaker corporate earnings. Data provider
17 Oct. 2012 Shareholder activism likely to increase over Q4, 2013 driven by weak earnings reports [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new study done by New York-based law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel
16 Oct. 2012 UCITS HFS Index returns 0.36% in September 2012 with a year to date return of 2.77% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After a negative second quarter in 2012 the UCITS HFS Index reported gains for the third consecutive month in September. This positive monthly outcome is due to a strong performance in the first half of September: the f
16 Oct. 2012 First study of impact of Dodd-Frank suggests hedge funds are adapting well [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: It comes with a big warning, but an empirical study entitled 'Hedge Fund Manager Registration Under the Dodd-Frank Act’ by Wulf A. Kaal from the University of St. Thomas, Minn
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    Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives From PIOnline.com: Texas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1. Trustees approved 2015 tactical investment plans for the hedge fund, private equity and in

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    From Artemis.bm: It’s not just hedge funds that are entering the insurance and reinsurance market in search of so-called long-term capital to put to work in their strategies, private equity firms targeting the space are also seeking opportunities to add assets under management. The entry of large pr

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    From Bloomberg.com: New York’s real estate world is filled with tales of ordinary people who bought property decades ago and saw values skyrocket to the millions. Seth Weissman is seeking investors to get in early on the next hot neighborhoods. The veteran of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and hedge

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  5. Investors now net short S&P500 and increased Russell shorts, technicals suggest further selling[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added