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14 Jan. 2013 GAM to take a minority stake in US-based macro manager QFS, to launch UCITS version of flagship in coming months [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GAM Group AG (GAM), a wholly owned subsidiary of GAM Holding AG, has reached an agreement in principle to enter into a partnership with QFS Asset Management L.P. (QFS), a US-based alternative asset management boutique that specialises in currency, global macro and fixed i
14 Jan. 2013 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index returns 10.32% (gross) in 2012; January net flows decline 2.58% over December [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2012 measured 1.27% (10.32% YTD gross). Hedge fund flows as measured by the
14 Jan. 2013 Two Asia hedge funds select Linedata to support their businesses [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Two hedge funds in Asia have selected Linedata Global Hedge to support their businesses. Linedata is a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries. One of these, Magenta Advisors PTE Ltd (Magenta), an independent bout
14 Jan. 2013 Many Chinese onshore hedge funds look to set up offshore presence in Hong Kong [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Hedge fund managers from the Chinese mainland are looking to diversify their operations into Hong Kong, AsianInvestor.net reports, citing sources f
14 Jan. 2013 Amundi Asset Management predicts possible end of the debt crisis in pivotal year ahead [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Editor Philippe Ithurbide of Amundi Asset Management has predicted likely scenarios and allocations which lie ahead in 2013 in his Cross Asset Investment Strategy: 2013 and beyond. Key points in his su
14 Jan. 2013 Quest's Greyhound Asia Fund returns 6.9% in 2012 [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Asia ex-Japan hedge fund Greyhound Asia Fund, which is managed by Doug Barnett's Quest Management's Sergej Belozerov, posted positive gains of 6.9% in 2012 compared with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan Index whi
11 Jan. 2013 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.1% in December (+3.1% in 2012) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +3.1% in 2012 (+1.1% in December). Twelve Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Merger Arbitrage Index (+3%) and the Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+2.6%). Over the year, eleven Lyxor Strat
11 Jan. 2013 Advent identifies five trends for alternatives in 2013 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Advent Software has identified what it believes to be five key trends for alternatives over 2013. It writes that in 2012, the global alternative investment industry continued to grapple with the Eurozone debt crisis
11 Jan. 2013 Women hedge fund managers outperformed male counterparts last year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Women-owned or managed hedge funds continue to outperform their male counterparts and led the industry as at the end of the third quarter in 2012, said professional service provider Rothstein Kass in its latest study, &qu
11 Jan. 2013 100 Women in Hedge Funds expands board of directors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 100 Women in Hedge Funds has announced an expansion of its board of directors following an increase in global membership. In a letter to supporters from Mimi Drake, Chairwoman of the Board, said that the organization had added four new Association Board members an
11 Jan. 2013 Update: Herbalife responds to hedge fund fight [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As Opalesque reported yesterday, Herbalife, a supplement company supported by independent distributors which has recently been called a pyramid scheme by
10 Jan. 2013 French seeder NewAlpha invests in new global macro fund LindenGrove [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Paris-based hedge fund seeder NewAlpha Asset Management confirmed its 20th investment deal today. This investment is with LindenGrove Capital LLP, a recently launched London-based hedge fund manage
10 Jan. 2013 Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co’s merger arbitrage strategy up 3.7% in 2012 [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Paris-based alternative asset manager Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co. confirmed its merger arbitrage strategy, the Diva Synergy Fund, had returned +3.55% (€ class) and +3.74% ($ class) net to investors in 2012, bring
10 Jan. 2013 Hong Kong hedge fund Triskele to shut down two funds [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Citing poor returns and investor redemptions, Hong Kong-based hedge fund Triskele Capital Management Ltd., announced it would close down two hedge funds, the Triskele China Fund and the Triskele Convertible Bond Fund. Triskele Chief Investment Officer Tsuyosh
10 Jan. 2013 Third Point takes 8.2% stake in Herbalife despite Ackman attack [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Daniel Loeb's Third Point, an activist hedge fund with approximately $10bn under management has taken an 8.2% stake in Herbalife, a supplement company that Bill Ackman has called a pyramid scheme. In a
09 Jan. 2013 Palisade Capital Management buys Hermes Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Palisade Capital Management, L.L.C., a Fort Lee, NJ-based SEC registered investment advisor with $3.6 billion of assets under management, announced that Paul Flather has joined the firm as the Portfolio
09 Jan. 2013 Hennessee index up 1.45% in December, up 6.99% over 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.45% in December (+6.99% YTD), while the S&P 500 increased +0.71% (+13.40% YTD), the Dow Jones Indu
09 Jan. 2013 Jason Gerlach elected President of California Hedge Fund Association [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Sunrise Capital Partners' Managing Director Jason Gerlach will serve as President of the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) in 2013. CHFA, a non-profit, member-based organization, was founded to foster growth and development of the hedge fund commu
09 Jan. 2013 Asian managers say pension funds will be their most profitable institutional business in 2015 [more]
Managing retail assets can be more profitable than institutional mandates, but retail business in most regions has taken a knock from poor flows, stiff competition, and lingering investor interest in low-cost products such as bond and money market funds. In response, asset managers are looking at ne
09 Jan. 2013 Peak Re is launched in Hong Kong to tap underserved reinsurance markets in Asia Pacific [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Peak Reinsurance Company Limited, a new reinsurer established to capture the growing demand for modernised reinsurance solutions in Asia Pacific, announces that it has successfully obtained the formal authorization by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of Hong Ko
09 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds end the year positively, outperform S&P in Q4 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:Hedge funds ended 2012 on a positive note returning an average of +1.5% in December, +1.8% in Q4 and ending the full year +7.3%. Returns lagged broad equity markets for the year, but outperformed in Q4 and many strategies produced strong returns for the year, accord
08 Jan. 2013 Hedge funds post December gains as fiscal cliff averted (+1.2% Dec., +6.2% FY12) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds climbed in December as equities posted strong gains on the year's final trading day in anticipation of the passage of legislation to avert the U.S. Fiscal Cliff. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +1.3 percent for the month, bringing FY 2012
08 Jan. 2013 Northern Trust Appointed by Bridgewater Associates for hedge fund servicing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Northern Trust announced today it has been appointed by Bridgewater Associates, one of the worlds largest global hedge fund managers, to independently replicate certain middle and back-office services for its approximately $140 billion in assets under management, as part o
08 Jan. 2013 FRM predicts compelling case for active management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FRM, Man Group's $19.5bn fund of funds and managed account business has published its 'early view' on hedge funds. Market outlook
08 Jan. 2013 BarclayHedge reports hedge funds took in $4.7bn in November 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported that the hedge fund industry took in a net $4.7 billion (0.3% of assets) in November, reversing a $10.3 billion outflow in October. The results are based on data
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  4. Update: Prosecutors seek 12 years for hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Federal prosecutors have asked the court to sentence convicted hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi to 12 years imprisonment for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked investors hundreds of millions in dollars, including a Venezuelan pension fund, report

  5. Institutions - Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’, Taiwan's BLF plans $2bn in alternative mandates[more]

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