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12 Nov. 2014 Blackstone and NWI Management develop a new platform to invest in Emerging Markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, and NWI Management, LP, a global macro hedge fund, launched Blackstone NWI Asset Management L.L.C., a new asset manager jointly owned by the two firms. BNAM will offer a platform of inves
12 Nov. 2014 Crabel Capital sponsors Bermuda-based reinsurance business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Los Angeles based Crabel Capital recently sponsored the launch of Crabel Re, a Bermuda based reinsurance company that can invest in the firm’s short term systematic trading strategy, Crabel Multi- Product. Crabel Capital Holdings Ltd (“CCHL”) launched its wholly-
12 Nov. 2014 Low-interest interest rate environment necessitates rethink in investment management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association’s Alternative Investment Council (SFAMA - AIC), the low interest rate environment requires a investment management review. In a media conference held on 11
12 Nov. 2014 Asia-focused macro hedge fund managers beat U.S. peers in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last month, Asia-focused macro hedge fund managers outperformed their more experienced counterparts in the U.S., including veterans Paul Tudor Jones and Ray Dalio, whose saw their funds suffered their worst performance since last year. According a
11 Nov. 2014 More academics confirm positive impacts of hedge fund activism, but returns may decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The current wave of investor activism is being driven by hedge funds and other alternative investment managers, more notably by Pershing Square (led by William Ackman), Icahn Associates (led by Carl Icahn), Jana Partners (led by Barry Rosenstein), and Elliott Capita
11 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds gain in first week of November but wide discrepancy across strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Most hedge funds gain in the first week of November even as central banks made several announcements, according to Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. The report said that CTAs significantly outperformed last we
11 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds increase equity longs, pump the brakes on nat gas - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds have increased their equity long positions on the S&P 500, Russell 2000, and NASDAQ according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The diversified hedge fund index was down 0.4% for the week till Nov 5, while S&P
10 Nov. 2014 ISE launches ISE Fund Hub [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has launched the ISE Fund Hub, a new web based information portal for funds which are listed on the ISE. The new portal, located at www.isefundhub.com, displays important information such as fund net asset values, key fund documents and an i
10 Nov. 2014 CTAs push on higher in October with more positive returns [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announces the October performance data for its CTA performance indices. October saw all the Newedge managed futures indices post positive returns for the third consecutive month, extendin
10 Nov. 2014 Palaedino Fund and Sabre Fund Management launch Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Board of Directors of the Palaedino Fund (UCITS IV) and Sabre Fund Management Limited (Sabre) launched of the Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund. Sabre Dynamic Equity is a quantitative L
10 Nov. 2014 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index up 0.09% in October (+3.00% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds negotiated a tumultuous environment in October, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posting a narrow gain of +0.09 percent for the month, as was reported today
07 Nov. 2014 Assets classes were less diversified during the post-2009 recovery [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Welton Investment Partners LLC, a California-based alternative investment manager, examined the behavior of investible assets to better understand the financial recovery since 2009 from what they call the Glob
07 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds try new expensive products to attract retreating institutional investors [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Institutional investors’ shifting allocation strategies are driving hedge funds towards new products, according to Ernst & Young’s 2014 hedge fund and investor survey called
06 Nov. 2014 Hedge fund firms compete for top talent [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund compensation increased in 2014 as total capital invested in the hedge fund industry again reached new records, according to the 2015 Glocap Hedge Fund Compensation Report, released today by Glocap Search and HFR®. With the indus
06 Nov. 2014 BANCO Swiss Hedge Funds Awards 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - For their 8th edition, the BANCO Swiss Hedge Funds Awards once again drew the elite of the Swiss hedge fund industry together to celebrate their best and brightest. With the support of Mazars, Key Investment Services and Candriam, this year’s ceremony took place on Thursd
06 Nov. 2014 Campbell & Company hires Kathryn Kaminski PhD as Director, Investment Strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Campbell & Company today announced that Kathryn (Katy) Kaminski, PhD will join the firm as Director, Investment Strategies, effective January 2, 2015. Mrs. Kaminski is currently Deputy Managing Director of the Institute for Financial Research, a research affiliate of
06 Nov. 2014 Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s hedge fund closes down following partner’ suicide, complications [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Following his well-publicized fall in May 2011 in New York, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (aka DSK), former head of the IMF and former finance minister, went back to France. Last year, betting on his reputation as a strong economist, he launched a hedge fund with Th
06 Nov. 2014 Investment analyst: Investors should short UK assets following EU disagreement on migration [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Sunday Times reported on 18th October said that David Cameron was planning to slash EU migration by imposing an annual cap on the number of national insurance n
05 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds posted declines for October with the HFRX Absolute Return Index losing -0.35% (-0.15% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial market volatility increased sharply in October, as Oil posted sharp declines, the US Federal Reserve concluded QE stimulus measures while the Bank of Japan increased their economic stimulus program; global equities pared intra-month declines to post mixed
05 Nov. 2014 UCITS Alternative Index Global down 0.39% in October, up 0.60% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS absolute return fund performances UCITS absolute return funds were not immune to the October 2014 market turbulences and finished the month down -0.39% as measured by the UAI Global Index. Only two strategies display positive returns for the period: E
05 Nov. 2014 Parker FX Index up 2.49% in September, 2.64% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +2.49% return for the month of September. Thirty-three of the thirty-six programs in the Index reported September results, of which twenty-three reported positive results and ten incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was u
04 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds move to cover equity shorts, sell gold - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that hedge funds are moving to cover equity shorts, buying the NASDAQ after three weeks of selling. Funds are also covering their short positions on the Russell 2000. The diversifie
04 Nov. 2014 Fifth Street hires Noto away from Balcony Partners [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Fifth Street Asset Management has hired Renee Noto as Managing Director of Business Development. In this role, Noto will focus on building institutional client relationships for the Fifth Street platform and serving on the Credit Opportunities Fund investment co
31 Oct. 2014 SEC mulls distribution of $602m SAC settlement to victims [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it plans to distribute the $602m settlement money it received from Steven Cohen’s hedge fund SAC Advisors to people who claim they were victimized by former SAC portfolio manager Mathew Martoma’s illegal insider tradi
30 Oct. 2014 U.S. Bancorp Fund launches 10 actively-managed ETFs with WBI investments [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Single-source financial services solutions provider U.S. Bancorp Fund Services (USBFS) is collaborating with WBI Investments to launch the WBI Shares,
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