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12 Nov. 2012 British pensions' report criticises allocations to alternatives [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A report from The Pensions Institute, authored by Dr Debbie Harrison, Senior Visiting Fellow of the Pensions Institute, and David Blake, Director of the Institute and Professor of Pensions Economics at Cass Business School finds fundamental flaws in the investment
09 Nov. 2012 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Geneva Gala raises almost CHF300,000 for All Special Kids (ASK) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") held its 5th Annual Geneva Gala Wednesday night at the Grand Hotel Kempinski, through which it raised almost CHF 300,000 for All Special Kids ("ASK"), a Geneva-based support and enrichment non-profit
09 Nov. 2012 Sciens launches managed account analysis tool for hedge fund investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Sciens Alternative Investments, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group and provider of single- and multi-strategy funds of hedge funds and managed account services, today announces the launch of the Sciens Managed Account Risk Technologies (S.M.A.R.T.), an interactiv
09 Nov. 2012 Preqin: Institutional investors active in CTA funds have more than doubled since 2008 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - There are now 713 global institutional investors with an active CTA portfolio, a significant increase on 2011, when the number stood at 504, and 2008, when just 331 had CTA funds in their holdings. Preqin has conducted in-depth analysis of the CTA industry using its
09 Nov. 2012 Hedge fund compensation on the rise in 2012 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund compensation rose in 2012 following a challenging environment in the prior year, as industry assets rose to a record level, according to HFR and Glocap in the most recent edition of the
09 Nov. 2012 SEC accuses Commonwealth Advisors and founder of concealing $32m hedge fund losses from investors [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a hedge fund manager with defrauding investors by hiding millions of dollars in losses suffered during the financial crisis from investments tied to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Th
08 Nov. 2012 Eurekahedge: Hedge funds dipped 0.51% in October, up 3.81% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eurekahedge reports that hedge funds finished October in the red amid trend reversals, across a variety of sectors, which made for a difficult trading environment. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.51%. In contrast the MSCI World Index dropped by 0.76%1 for the
08 Nov. 2012 MondoAlternative UCITS report shows inflows to single manager funds increased over third quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MondoAlternative reported that: Alternative UCITS inflows in 3Q 2012: +746.6 Euro million Single manager; -127.8 Euro million Fund of funds; +153 Euro million daily funds, +573 Euro million weekly f
08 Nov. 2012 Credit strategies dominate Lyxor hedge fund indices [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Nine Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+1.7%), the Convertible Arbitrage Index (+0.5%), and the Distressed Index (+0.6%). The Lyxor He
08 Nov. 2012 Cantab Capital Partners closes its flagship CCP Strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager, has closed its flagship CCP Quantitative strategy to new investors. The strategy was launched in 2007; it currently manages $4,5 billion in assets. The strategy was closed because it has grown to
08 Nov. 2012 UCITS HFS Index’s down -0.04% in October 2012, up 2.73% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After three consecutive positive monthly performances the UCITS HFS Index reported a loss of -0.04% for October 2012. The broad index started positively into the month with first week gains of +0.17%, followed by a mini
08 Nov. 2012 Some European institutions look to alternatives to boost returns, Greenwich survey finds [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A study by Greenwich Associates entitled the 2012 Continental Europe Investment Manag
07 Nov. 2012 Hedge funds decline in October as strategies diverge on political, economic uncertainty [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted the first monthly decline in five months in October, as uncertainty over the outcome and impact of U.S. political elections and the ongoing European sovereign debt and banking crisis increased financial market volatility and further reduced investor ris
07 Nov. 2012 Ten trends transforming the financial services industry in Europe identified by SunGard [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peter Banham, head of strategy for SunGard�s capital markets business, said, �The European financial services industry is at a crossroads. Potential new regulations coming onto the statute books are causing institution
07 Nov. 2012 Hedge funds post negative returns in October - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds fell an average of 0.34% in October 2012, their first losing month following four consecutive months of positive performance, according to new research from eVestment. Credit strategies continued to post positive returns for the ninth straight month,
07 Nov. 2012 Post-Sandy trading data reveals wealth of micro flashes [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A study from market data research firm Nanex revealed that Wednesday 31st October’s market reopening in the US post-Storm Sandy was marked by unexplained price swings and 'quote spa
06 Nov. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index decreases -0.56% in October (+4.11% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights: Arbitrage strategies performed the best on average up 0.51% in October Long-Short Credit managers continued their strong performance up an average of 0.09% in October, 8.95% Year-To-Date 4 of
06 Nov. 2012 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.47% in October (+2.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.47% in October as three of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which
06 Nov. 2012 GAM's hedge fund team reports mixed results for October [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM's October performance update reports that October was an eventful month with continued policy uncertainty in Europe and the US, corporate earnings broadly disappointing and super-storm Sandy d
06 Nov. 2012 AIMA launches AIFMD Implementation Project [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced its AIFMD Implementation Project ahead of the release of the final implementation text of the Alternative Investment F
06 Nov. 2012 Two of Matrix Group's companies are seeking protection from creditors – Report [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva – Matrix Group, the UK financial services business, may be in deep trouble, as it is currently trying to protect itself form its creditors, according to a fresh report from Bloomberg. Matrix Group is an
06 Nov. 2012 Eurex Clearing’ central counterparty service to go live on Nov. 22 [more]
Eurex Group , a global player in the financial derivatives business, announced today that Eurex Clearing’s innovative central counterparty (CCP) service for the securities lending market will go live on 22 November. This will be the
05 Nov. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index loses 0.52% (est.) in October (+2.15% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets posted mixed performance for October 2012, as investors discounted mixed US employment data and earnings reports as well as the uncertainties of the continued European banking crisis, US political election and the economic impact of Hurricane Sandy.
05 Nov. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index down 0.64% in October (+2.31% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update:The Credit Suisse LAB Index was down 0.64% in October according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the performance of
05 Nov. 2012 The Ucits Alternative Index Global down 0.17% for October, up 0.81% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global ends October down -0.17% bringing its year to date performance to 0.81%. The performance of the Funds of Funds universe is also negative for the period with -0.54% for the UCITS Alterna

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