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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
15 Oct. 2012 Marcum LLP and Twenty-First Securities Corp. urge public companies to pay 2012 dividends before year-end; help shareholders avoid major tax increases of the fiscal cliff [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Marcum LLP, and Twenty-First Securities Corporation, are joining forces to urge publicly traded companies to pay year-end 2012 quarterly dividends to shareholders on or before December 31, when the tax cuts enacted by the Bush administration in 2003 are due to expire. By
15 Oct. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.04% in September, (+5.61 YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. September, August and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are available at www.hedgeindex.com. The following fund was
15 Oct. 2012 Average large US public pension allocates 7.4% to hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released Special Research Report, Infovest21 examined the asset allocation of 26 large US public pension funds which allocate at least $1 billion to hedge funds. In this sample, the a
15 Oct. 2012 Alternative UCITS fund from Morgan Stanley and SLJ Macro Partners LLP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of a new fund under its Irish UCITS umbrella, FundLogic Alternatives Plc. The MS SLJ Macro UCITS Fund (the “Fund”), will provide investors with an opportunity to gain exposure
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  1. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

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    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali