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19 Sep. 2012 Newedge CTA index down 1.24% in August, +0.84% YTD [more]
Opalesque industry Update – The Newedge Commodity Trading Index finished August 2012 up 0.92%, completing a recent run of three consecutive positive months. Over the same period, the CTA and CTA Trend-Sub Indices finished down 1.68% and 1.87% respectively. Sector performance data from the Newedge
19 Sep. 2012 North Creek and Butler Capital form JV to service early stage and small hedge fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - North Creek Advisors, LLC and Butler Capital Investments, LLC announced that they have formed a joint venture to enhance North Creek’s business of partnering with early-stage and small hedge fund managers to improve
19 Sep. 2012 Franklin Templeton to acquire majority stake in fund of hedge fund group K2 Advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Franklin Resources, Inc. which operates as Franklin Templeton Investments, has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in K2 Advisors Hol
19 Sep. 2012 Barclay CTA Index down 0.33% in August (+1.34% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 0.33% in August according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 1.34% year to date. “Continuation of the three-month uptrends in equity and commodity markets generated profits for many traders, but not enoug
19 Sep. 2012 RWC Partners buys three activist hedge funds and investment teams from Hermes Focus [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Three investment teams responsible for managing the Hermes Focus Funds will join RWC Partners, a $4.1bn hedge fund manager based in London, as of 1st October. These teams manage up to $800m for institutional clients. They will continue doing what they did,
19 Sep. 2012 Linedata launches hedge fund technology platform [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Linedata, a global technology firm has launched a new hedge fund technology platform. Linedata Global Hedge, is a platform supporting the full investment lifecycle for hedge funds and alternative investment managers. The platform supports trading and order manageme
19 Sep. 2012 eVestment/HFN Q2 hedge fund administrator survey: European fiscal challenges weighing on otherwise positive year [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: eVestment|HFN has released the 11th edition of their Hedge Fund Administrator Survey, a semi-annual publication and a measuring stick of the administration industry’s hedge fund and alternatives businesses, including regional representations. Survey data shows that
19 Sep. 2012 BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager survey finds less fear of European sovereign risk [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A BofA Merrill Lynch survey of global fund managers appears to show a change in sentiment from fund ma
18 Sep. 2012 EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes reveal strong August returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - EDHEC-Risk reported ‘a bountiful harvest’ for hedge funds in August, with the publication of the EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes.
18 Sep. 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch: classic market squeeze for EUR and USD underway [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Macro hedge funds have sold the US Dollar to a net short for the first time since June, according to the
18 Sep. 2012 Report finds Australian hedge and boutique universe is thriving [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The inaugural Triple A Partners/Basis Point Consulting Australian Hedge and Boutique Fund Directory reveals that there are at least 165 Australian hedge and boutique funds that control 17% of the entire Australi
18 Sep. 2012 Cayman Islands initiates e-registration for new fund launches [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Cayman Islands’ regulator has introduced an innovative rule that will make new hedge fund launches more efficient and faster. Alric Lindsay, a corporate lawyer, an independent fund director and a director of Linds
18 Sep. 2012 GIPS Standards become effective for alternative investment strategies and structures [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On October 1, a new guidance statement on Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) from the CFA Institute’s GIPS Executive Committee will come into effect for alternative investment structures. The new guidance was adopted at a meeting of the Executive Commit
18 Sep. 2012 Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio bestows global economics master-class [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: When Ray Dalio, founder and co-CIO at Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund firm in the U.S., spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations re
17 Sep. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 0.81% in August (+3.7% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge fund managers posted positive results in August on average as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rose +0.81% for the month. Most strategies reported positive returns for August, with the exception of Managed Futures (-0.16%) and Macro (-0.25%) funds. The GGHFI’s
17 Sep. 2012 Equity funds post gains In august Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 1.09% (+4.20% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 1.09% in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 4.20% year to date. “Equity prices moved mostly higher in August in spite of economic data calling for a continued slowdown in growth,” says So
17 Sep. 2012 PrimeOne solutions launches, Scotiabank adopts prime brokerage platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: CoreOne Technologies, the leading global provider of financial data creation, aggregation management and distribution services, today launched PrimeOne Solutions, a business unit that offers an end-to-end global prime brokerage technology and services platform. In additi
17 Sep. 2012 Citi enhances collateral management solution to create new efficiencies for asset managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Citi has enhanced OpenCollateralSM, its industry-leading collateral management solution, to provide asset managers with automated collateral position reconciliation via SWIFT. This new capability streamlines collateral management by creating standardization across funds
17 Sep. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes up 0.84% in August (4.52% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.84% for the month of August 2012.
17 Sep. 2012 Precious Metals Element Program launch from Four Elements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Precious Metals Element Program aims to answer investors’ need to increase and diversify exposure to gold and related metals while reducing its potential downside volatility. Four Elements Capital believes
17 Sep. 2012 The Alpha Cooperative and EAB Investment Group to offer enhanced risk management techniques to hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alpha Cooperative, LLC (“TAC”), a provider of turn‐key institutional infrastructure for asset management firms, today announces a strategic alliance with EAB Investment Group (“EAB”). The complexities in managing risk across the full structure o
17 Sep. 2012 Six new investable alternative UCITS indices launched by Alix Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index family of indices, today announces the launch of six new single strategy UAIX indices, expanding its range to 11. The UAIX indices are constructed
17 Sep. 2012 Marc Faber: Hedge fund managers could take advantage of increased volatility in markets [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Swiss-born economist Marc Faber, author of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, has painted a bullish picture on hedge funds and China and European stocks, it was reported. Speaking during a hedge fund managers’ forum in Hong Kong, Faber declared, "I think China
17 Sep. 2012 Lasair Capital's long/short equity hedge fund strategy to close down [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – New York-based shop Lasair Capital announced that its long/short equity strategy hedge fund would close down; the firm, founded by Mrs. Carrie MCCabe in 2008, will return the AuM ($250m) to investors. Lasair will
14 Sep. 2012 MFA launches educational website about the hedge fund industry [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Managed Funds Association, the voice of the global alternative investment industry, launched a new website dedicated to providing informative, educational material about the hedge fund industry. The website, Hedge Fund Fundamentals (
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