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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
16 Oct. 2012 US leads the world in number of single manager hedge funds - Preqin [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The United States continue to lead the world as the jurisdiction of choice for single manager hedge funds – 61% of all single manager hedge funds are located in the US according to a
16 Oct. 2012 Hedge funds remain highly correlated to the S&P 500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds remain highly correlated to the S&P 500, according to a new report from Bank o
16 Oct. 2012 SALT Conference kicks off in Singapore to fire up Asian hedge funds [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – The latest round of the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference (Salt) kicks off in Singapore on Wednesday with the aim of reviving Asian hedge funds, various media reported. The three-day event will be held
15 Oct. 2012 MLC Appoints DGAM as hedge fund advisor [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: MLC, the wealth management division of the National Australia Bank, has appointed Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation, a leading institutional alternative investment manager and advisor, as its hedge fund advisor. MLC conducted a global search for a p
15 Oct. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.61% for September (+4.52% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of September 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.61 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 4.52 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of nex
15 Oct. 2012 Barclay CTA Index down 0.69% in September (+0.51% YTD); 61% of managed futures traders take losses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Managed futures lost 0.69% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 0.51% year to date. “A second month of rising equity prices generated profits for momentum-based managers, but losses in commodity and interest rate
15 Oct. 2012 Stuart MacDonald joins Aquila Capital as Managing Director [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:Aquila Capital, has announced the appointment of industry expert, Stuart MacDonald as Managing Director to assist in developing Aquila’s growing institutional business. Stuart joins Aquila Capital from Gems Advisors, having previously worked in a senior capacity at firm
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