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05 Dec. 2014 U.S. focuses Och-Ziff probe on multi-million dollar deal with friend of Gadhafi’s son [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Federal investigators are focusing on a multi-million dollar payment made by hedge fund Och-Ziff believed to have been funneled to London-based Lebanese businessman Mohamad Ali Ajami, who is a friend of Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son. According to
04 Dec. 2014 Eurekahedge and MPI announce new benchmark index tracking the top 50 hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge, an alternative fund data and research house, has announced the launch of a new index, the Eurekahedge 50, created in partnership with Markov Processes International, Inc. (MPI), a premier provider of quantitative tools and technologies for analysing investmen
04 Dec. 2014 Former SAC and Och-Ziff executive Ken Xu raises $300m for Asian hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Former SAC Capital Advisors and Och-Ziff managing director Ken Xu has raised roughly $300m to launch his own hedge fund based in Hong Kong. Xu generated the money mostly from institutional investors to launch the BosValen Master Fund which started trading on Nov. 3.
04 Dec. 2014 Hong Kong hedge funds urged to challenge the Inland Revenue Department on remuneration [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Industry players are calling on hedge fund managers in Hong Kong to go to court and challenge the city’s Inland Revenue Department policy on taxation of remuneration. The call was issued after some 12 hedge fund firms based in Hong Kong have settled with the
04 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds are 'closing like crazy’ this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are "closing like crazy" with more than 400 shut downs in the first half of this year alone at a rate not seen since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, various media reported. According to
04 Dec. 2014 Markets may remain strong into New Year, but watch out for oil price impact [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Equity markets rallied in November while bond yields continued to fall as market volatility generally subsided. The US dollar continues to be strong. Metals prices are falling. And the high global liquidity might remain as such for a while. According to
03 Dec. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posts gain of 0.94% in November (4.56% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS compliant Hedge Funds posted gains for November with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posting a gain of +0.94%. HFRU Macro Index posted a gain of +1.96% for November 2014, the largest gain since July 2012, led by CTAs and Discretionary Currency exposur
03 Dec. 2014 BNY Mellon Elects Ed Garden of Trian to Board of Directors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon, a leader in investment management and investment services, has announced that it has elected Ed Garden, Chief Investment Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (Trian), as a director, effective immediately. With the addition of Garden, B
03 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds gain in November with CTAs leading the way [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains for November with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.33% and the HFRX Market Directional gaining +1.26% for the month, according to data provider
03 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds move across asset classes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds made significant moves across asset classes the past week as large speculators sold S&P 500, NASDAQ and Russell contracts, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor
03 Dec. 2014 San Francisco pension may reduce hedge fund allocation from recommended 15% to just 3% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The $20bn San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System is planning to reduce its exposure in hedge funds after its chairman, Victor Makras, made strong representation before its board to rethink the pension fund’s investment approach. In a report,
02 Dec. 2014 First Luxembourg UCITS receives authorisation to use the Shanghai Hong-Kong stock connect program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A number of Luxembourg UCITS have shown interest for the pilot program that provides mutual trading access between the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets (Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect). This program offers an opportunity for UCITS to invest into A-shares listed on t
02 Dec. 2014 UCITS absolute return funds advance by 0.89% on average in November (+1.89% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS absolute return fund performances UCITS absolute return funds advance by 0.89% on average in November as measured by the UAI Global and are now up 1.49% for the year. The best performing strategy is CTA with a progression of 4.07%, the la
02 Dec. 2014 CTAs post highest monthly gains in November since 2002 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds delivered healthy returns in November, a welcome development following the October drawdown, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1.8% last mo
02 Dec. 2014 Van Eck launches first long/short equity index mutual fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-based asset management firm Van Eck Global announced two major recent changes to its lineup of funds. With a change both of name, from the Van Eck Long/Short Equity Fund to the Van Eck Long/Short Equity Index
01 Dec. 2014 Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman bullish on Fannie and Freddie Mae [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman of Pershing Square is confident with the shares of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, buying more shares while others are unloading. According to
01 Dec. 2014 David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital hedge fund gains 5.8% in November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Finally some good news from David Einhorn. His Greenlight Capital posted a 5.8% gains in November (+11% YTD) buoyed by strong stocks. According to
01 Dec. 2014 Brevan Howard to shut down commodity hedge fund due to poor performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After suffering nearly a 4.3% decline through the end of October, Brevan Howard Asset Management announced it would shut down its $630m commodity hedge fund that is managed by Stephane Nicolas, various media reports said.
28 Nov. 2014 36 South launches tail risk hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 36 South Capital Advisors LLP announce the launch of the Kohinoor Series (Cayman) Fund on November 3rd, 2014 with initial capital from a US pension plan client of Meketa Investment Group. The new Cayman domiciled fund provides ERISA investors access to the same investment
28 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds renew confidence in fundraising and focus on liquidity and governance in 2015 [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The hedge funds space has renewed its confidence into fundraising as the effects of the 2008 global financial crisis are pushed further in the rear view mirror, said international law firm Walkers Global in its
28 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds want investors to lock up their money longer for lower fees [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: More and more hedge funds are convincing their investors to lock up their money for a longer period of time, in some cases more than twice the usual one-year period, in exchange for lower fees. In a report,
27 Nov. 2014 Catalyst Funds converts third hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, has announced the launch of the Catalyst/Stone Beach Income Opportunity Fund (IOXAX). The Fund is a conversion of the Stone Beach Special Opportunity Fund, LLC, a hedge fund. Now available as a mutual fund produ
27 Nov. 2014 Swiss state funds research project aimed at improving returns of systematic trading strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Center for Alternative Investments & Risk Management at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and AIMcapital AG (AIM) have joined hands in a research project aimed at improving the returns of systematic trading strategies in response to changing marke
27 Nov. 2014 The rise of Luxembourg [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in Western Europe with a population of half a million, and a territory made of
26 Nov. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index post gain of +0.62% through mid-November (4.44% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets experienced mixed performance through mid-November, including several large M&A announcements, continued declines in Oil on weak demand, and a favorable response to interest rate cut by Chinese Central Bank. Global equity markets were also mix
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