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14 Sep. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index up 1.06% (est.) in August, 3.81% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of August 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.06 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 3.81 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next
14 Sep. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 0.83% (est.) in August, 6.76% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for August 2012 measured 0.83%. • Current month, flash estimate 0.83%* • Year-to-date (YTD) performance 6.76%* • Last 12 month (LTM) performance 6.80%* • Live
14 Sep. 2012 Hedge fund industry association joins calls for clarification on implementation of new advertising rules in the US [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Following on from the Opalesque story earlier this week about Dukas Public Relations’
13 Sep. 2012 Oak Hill Advisors adds to managing directors to its New York office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. (“OHA”) today announced that Dalia Cohen and Eric Storch have joined the firm as Managing Directors. Dalia Cohen joined the firm on August 1 as Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations, a new role within the client coverage group. Eric Stor
13 Sep. 2012 PerTrac releases infographic on hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — From Alfred Winslow Jones coining the term “hedged fund” in 1949 to the recent passage of the JOBS Act, Illuminating the World of Hedge Funds, the new infographic released today by PerTrac, provides a top to bottom look at the hedge fund industry for asset manageme
13 Sep. 2012 HFR: Hedge fund launches declined through mid-2012; 245 in 2Q, down from 304 in 1Q [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund launches declined through mid-2012, as managers prepare for increased reporting requirements and investor demand for institutional infrastructure continues to increase, according to HFR, the global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global h
13 Sep. 2012 Lyxor announces the launch of physical ETFs to develop its offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces the launch of a physical ETF range by the end of 2012, starting with fixed income index trackers. In order to fully address investors’ requirements, Lyxor has decided to develop this approach
13 Sep. 2012 Infovest21 Survey: Family offices/foundations allocate average 21% of portfolio to hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Infovest21's just released family office/foundation survey explores single family office, multiple family office and foundations' views of hedge funds and funds of funds. The respondents were primarily US-based with an average asset size was $1.6 billion.
13 Sep. 2012 Corzine not likely to start a hedge fund anytime soon [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Troubled broker and former chief executive of bankrupt brokerage firm MF Global Jon Corzine is not likely to start his own hedge fund. At least not anytime soon, people close to him interviewed by
13 Sep. 2012 Public relations professionals weigh in on JOBS Act changes for hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: This year, the US Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to change a previous rule that prohibited hedge funds from advertising. Since then the SEC has been working through a rule
13 Sep. 2012 Man-GLG global macro fund’s manager, Ben-Brahim, to take early retirement [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Driss Ben-Brahim, co-Portfolio of the Man GLG global macro fund, is to retire soon. He will continue to co-manage the Fund until October 31st, 2012, and then transition to an advisory role until the end of the calendar year, according to a client release fro
12 Sep. 2012 Corgentum opens San Francisco office, becomes largest US independent operational due diligence provider [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Corgentum Consulting, the leading provider of the industry’s most comprehensive hedge fund operational due diligence reviews, today announced that the firm has continued to expand its operations with the opening of a new office in San Francisco. The new location establishe
12 Sep. 2012 Direct Access Partners acquires listed equity derivative team from I.A. Englander & Co. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Direct Access Partners, LLC (Direct Access), a diversified institutional financial services enterprise, today announced that it has acquired the listed equity derivative trading team from I.A. Englander & Co. The acquisition marks the significant expansion of the fir
12 Sep. 2012 Hedge fund assets available for prime custody jump 40% in two years, says BNY Mellon [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, reported today that hedge fund assets available for prime custody services now stand at an estimated $684 billion, a 40% increase since 2010. The increase reflects both growth in ov
12 Sep. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index shows continuing hedge fund inflows (+1.07%), low outflows in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 1.07% in September 2012. "Solid net flows into hedge funds continued in September, taking the cumulative index to a new high yet again. It is especially interesting to
12 Sep. 2012 Cerulli finds that capricious markets and rock bottom yields play havoc with institutional portfolios [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from Cerulli Associates in the The Cerulli Edge: Global Edition, September 2012 issue shows that 'capricious markets and rock-bottom yields are playing ha
11 Sep. 2012 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge fund redemptions at $7.4bn in July 2012 with assets down 23.2% since peak [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported that the hedge fund industry redeemed $7.4 billion (0.4% of assets) in July, building on outflows of $4.2 billion in June. Based on data from 3,119 funds, the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report estimated th
11 Sep. 2012 Eurekahedge: Hedge funds up 0.47% in August as market sentiment remained optimistic (+3% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted another month of positive returns for August as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.47%1 during the month. Market sentiment was optimistic for most of the month, with prospects for QE3 increasing, positive signals from the Euro zone and stronger U
11 Sep. 2012 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 0.97% in August, 3.82% year to date [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.97% in August (+3.82% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +1.98% (+11.85% YTD), the Dow Jones Indu
11 Sep. 2012 MFA announces board of directors, continues global outreach [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed Funds Association (MFA), the voice of the global alternative investment industry representing hedge fund and managed futures firms that manage over seventy-percent of total industry assets, today announced its 2012/2013 Board of Directors. The new Board will includ
11 Sep. 2012 IndexIQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index up 2.23% in August (+6.94% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, today announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteris
11 Sep. 2012 Wells Fargo rebrands its LaCrosse hedge fund business to leverage the firm’s other alternative investments [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – To be able to leverage its market reputation and many other offerings for alternative investment managers, diversified, community-based financial services company Wells Fargo has rebranded its hedge fund admi
10 Sep. 2012 HFR: Hedge funds extend summer gains on euro optimism [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted gains for the 3rd consecutive month in August, as the Euro advanced on optimism for a resolution of the European sovereign debt crisis. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted a gain of +0.8 percent for the month, with leadership across Equity Hedg
10 Sep. 2012 Auriel Capital partners with Inflection Point Capital to enhance sustainable investment offering [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Auriel Capital Limited (‘Auriel’), a European Equity Long/Short manager, has partnered with Inflection Point Capital Management (IPCM), an asset management boutique focused on sustainability solutions, to create a new joint venture, Inflection Point Partners LLP (IPP). Th
10 Sep. 2012 Maples and Calder opens in Singapore [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Law firm Maples and Calder has announced the opening of its newest office, situated in Singapore. The Singapore office is located in the Singapore Land Tower in Raffles Place and will be managed by funds partner, Nic
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