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30 Apr. 2015 SEC charges funds of hedge funds Alpha Titans, executives, and auditor for improper expense allocations [more]
Update: Please note the important updated information at the end of the article.The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based hedge fund advisory firm and two executives involved in improper allocations of fund assets to pay undisclose
29 Apr. 2015 UCITS Alternative Index announces index provider change [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS Alternative Index has announced that effective on May 1 2015 Hedgeanalytics AG will become the new index provider for the UCITS Alternative Index (UAI) family of indices. Hedgeanalytics AG is a Spin-off Company from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
29 Apr. 2015 IDS launches ManCo for South African hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: All existing South African hedge funds have to register with the Registrar of Collective Investment Schemes before the end of September. On 6th March 2015, a
29 Apr. 2015 Belgium and Luxembourg regulators require non-EU feeder AIFs to report on master fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Belgian and Luxembourg regulators now require non-EU alternative investment fund managers (non-EU AIFMs) to make "Annex IV" reports in respect of master funds if one or more of that master fund’s feeder funds are marketed in Belgium and Luxembourg, respectively,
29 Apr. 2015 Swiss group Pictet releases first public annual and financial reports [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Pictet Group, a Swiss private bank, has just released its first public annual report and financial report since it opened for business in Geneva in 1805. I
28 Apr. 2015 Altegris launches Altegris KKR liquid alternative fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Altegris, a provider of alternative investment strategies, announces the launch of the Altegris KKR Commitments Fund. The Fund offers accredited investors an opportunity to gain diversified exposure to KKR by committing to three different forms of private equity – primari
28 Apr. 2015 ETF/ETP assets may surpass hedge funds assets in Q2 2015 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent research and consultancy firm ETFGI said that it expected assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industry to surpass assets in the global hedge fund industry during this quarter. In its report entitled
28 Apr. 2015 Hedge funds remain resilient amid trend reversals [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Recent market conditions were less supportive for hedge funds, with a reversal of market moves witnessed so far this year, reported Lyxor Asset Management in its
28 Apr. 2015 Asian fund managers see increase in regulations, adopt wait-and-see approach [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A big number of asset managers in Asia see an increase in regulations in the region but said that adopting a wait-and-see approach might offer opportunities, according to a survey done by https://www.rbcits.com/ RBC Investor & Treasury Services at this year’s FundFo
24 Apr. 2015 Eric Schmidt takes minority stake in D.E. Shaw [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hillspire, the family office for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has taken a 20 percent stake in D.E. Shaw Group. The interest was previously owned by Lehman Brothers Holdings. Schmidt may be a welcome investor in D.E. Shaw, given David Shaw’s own bac
24 Apr. 2015 Ben Goertzel to launch hedge fund managed by artificial intelligence [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based financial technology start-up Aidyia co-founder and chief scientist Ben Goertzel said he would launch a hedge fund in the U.S. to be managed by artificial intelligence, reported
24 Apr. 2015 U.S. does not want hedge funds to invest in offshore re-insurers for tax purposes [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday introduced a new rule aimed at limiting hedge funds’ ability to reduce their tax bills by investing in insurance companies in offshore tax havens. As a general rule, the U.S. tax laws does not allow hedge funds to use off
24 Apr. 2015 Gottex posts strong performance in its Asian and multi-asset hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Independent global asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited reported strong gains from its multi-asset and Asian strategies. Gottex said that as at end April 10, the firm’s multi-asset products
24 Apr. 2015 Study: Liquid alts outperform hedge funds in 2014 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research from Preqin shows that liquid alternative products outperformed hedge funds in 2014. According to the report, the average alternative mutual fund delivered returns of 4.36% over the course of 2014, compared to 3.78% for single-manager hedge funds
23 Apr. 2015 Time to reduce reinsurance exposure? [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The reinsurance sector has not produced the greatest returns lately. Meanwhile alternative investors have been piling into it as a source of permanent capital, and this apparently threatens the returns on equity. But the asset class remains, as always, a wort
23 Apr. 2015 Ruling: Hedge funds suing Argentina can have access to bond offering details [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan ruled yesterday that hedge funds are entitled to details of a recent bond offering by Buenos Aires, reports
23 Apr. 2015 Hedge fund DoubleLine Capital acquires $20m of junk-rated Puerto Rico bonds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital, an investment management firm based in Los Angeles, bought $20m of junk-rated Puerto Rico bonds, according to
23 Apr. 2015 Hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry says 'contentious posturing' is paying off [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hugh Hendry, founder of the hedge fund Eclectica, said that his decision in 2013 to turn from a bearish to a bullish stance is starting to pay off – in terms of returns. Speaking to an Auckland audience via Skype from the UK this week, Hendry said his hedge fund, wh
22 Apr. 2015 Barclay CTA Index gains 0.50% in March, 3.47% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures traders gained 0.50% in March 2015 according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 3.47% year to date. “Equity markets were mixed, commodities gave back the prior month’s gain, and interest rates turned lower after tr
22 Apr. 2015 Hedge funds assets approach $3tln milestone as investors return to macro [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global hedge fund assets surged to a new record to begin 2015, as 1Q15 performance gains through the volatile macroeconomic environment attracted the largest capital inflow since 2Q14. Total hedge fund assets increased to $2.94 trillion, an increase of $95 billion, led by
22 Apr. 2015 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.46% in March (+2.57% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds were up 0.46% in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 2.57% through the end of the first quarter, versus a return of 0.95% for the S&P 500. “Prices for risk assets declined in March as the hea
22 Apr. 2015 Asian long short hedge funds rally continues [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian long/short equity managers, in particular long biased ones, have continued their meteoric rise, reports Lyxor Asset Management in its latest Weekly Briefing: a typical long-biased Asia Pacific manager was up +10%
22 Apr. 2015 ALTIN’s hedge funds generated strong returns in Q1 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: ALTIN AG, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges and featuring more than 40 underlying hedge funds, reported that all its hedge funds generated strong returns in the fir
21 Apr. 2015 CIFC adds investor relations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - CIFC Corp, a leading relative-value credit manager, today announced that Ruth Lane has joined the firm as Head of Investor Relations, a newly created position. Ms. Lane reports to Head of Business Development R. Spencer Potts, who joined the firm in February to
20 Apr. 2015 Carlyle shutters liquid alts business [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Carlyle Group's on again, off again relationship with retail investors has seen another breakup. The investment firm announced over the weekend that it will be closing two liquid alternative mutual funds it launched last year. According to regulator
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