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05 Jan. 2015 Hedge fund manager Thomas Gilbert Sr., shot by son in New York apartment [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Thomas Gilbert Sr., the founder and managing member of the $200m hedge fund firm Wainscott Capital Partners, was shot dead by his son during an argument Sunday afternoon in his apartment on Manhattan's East Side, several media reported. An investigator told
02 Jan. 2015 Investors concerned about volatility of Indian hedge funds after stellar 2014 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Despite recording a strong 38.95% gains in January to November 2014, investors are not expected to make a beeline for India-focused hedge funds on concerns about high volatility of returns of Indian hedge funds. In a
02 Jan. 2015 2015 to bring solid growth for hedge funds, inflows in 2014 almost doubled [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry is well positioned for another year of solid growth in 2015, said eVestment in its 2015 Hedge Fund Industry Outlook released o
31 Dec. 2014 Hedge fund asset flows to remain steady through 2015 - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Asset flows into hedge funds are likely to remain steady over the course of 2015, according to a new hedge fund report from eVestment. The findings show that baring a large and unexpected global or financial event, eVestment expects asset flows into hedge funds
30 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds wary of Greece [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Over the past few years, nearly every high profile hedge fund manager has invested in Greek debt or equities, reported Value Walk last month. John Paulson (
30 Dec. 2014 Hedge fund Merchants’ Gate shuts door [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Jason Capello’s Merchants’ Gate Capital is closing its doors before the end of the year and told investors it would return 90% of their money by January 31, 2015, according to a report by
30 Dec. 2014 India-focused hedge funds turn cautious, hire forensic accountants [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: India-focused hedge funds are now more cautious before investing and have hired the services of specialized firms, including investigators, to provide an assurance on the money they are investing. According to a report by
30 Dec. 2014 GMO holds high hope for Russian energy sector [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Hedge funds lost in mid-December on oil and Russian ruble concerns, claims HFR, as the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index declined -1.31% (-1.14% YTD). Oil prices plunged through mid-December on excess supply concerns, contributing to increased equity market volat
29 Dec. 2014 Fund of funds compensation survey: CEO tops the list at $1.4m, CIO at $1.2m [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - In its just-released "13th Annual Compensation Survey for Funds of Funds Managers with Assets Over $1 Billion," Infovest21 found that the Chief Executive Officer is the highest paid position with an average compensation of $1.4 million. The Chief Investment Offi
29 Dec. 2014 Oklahoma Firefighters reduces hedge fund allocation [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Troy Brown, director of consulting at The Bogdahn Group said that the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System, Oklahoma City has reduced its allocation into hedge funds and private equity to 8% from 11% of its assets. The Bogdahn Group, is a consultant to
29 Dec. 2014 India-focused hedge funds amongst the best performers in 2014 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: India-focused hedge funds are amongst the best performers in 2014 after posting a strong net increase of 41.9% as at end Dec. 16, according to a report compiled by
29 Dec. 2014 Hedge fund Magnolia Road drops lawsuit against EDMC [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund Magnolia Road Capital has dropped out from its lawsuit against a restructuring deal at Education Management Corp. (EDMC), a report said. Ja
29 Dec. 2014 New Zealander CTA manager takes his own life [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Rob Holroyd, founder of a CTA called Commodity Strategies, took his own life on Friday 12th December. His death is "a big shock and loss to the NZ alternatives community," a hedge fund manager told Opalesque. A
23 Dec. 2014 HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index down -0.66% in mid-December (+3.85% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU Relative Value Arbitrage Index posted a decline of -0.13% through mid-December, with positive contributions from Volatility and hedged European exposures offset by declines in Emerging Markets and Global Fixed Income managers. HFRU Event Driven Index poste
23 Dec. 2014 Little-known hedge funds outperform giants this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Little-known hedge funds provided the biggest gains in 2014, beating their much larger giant counterparts, according to research firm Simplify. Mumbai-based Hiren Ved's $53m long-short equity fund Alchemy Capital Management registered the highest returns
23 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds rebound after two month slump, AUM up to $3.070 trillion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund AUM has rebounded following two months of investor outflows according to the latest asset flow data from eVestment. Investors added $5.4 billion into hedge funds and performance gains bumped total industry AUM up to $3.070 trillion. Investor allo
23 Dec. 2014 S&P 500 long positions largest in a year - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund long positions of the S&P500 are at their largest this year according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Overall, the diversified hedge fund index was down 0.8% for the week through Dec 17, while S&P500 was down
23 Dec. 2014 Hedge funds decline in mid-December on oil and Russian ruble concerns [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds decline in mid-December on oil and Russian ruble concerns Hedge funds declined slightly in mid-December with the HFRX Market Directional Index falling -0.73%, while the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index retreated -1.31%, said industry tracker Hedge Fund Re
23 Dec. 2014 Long/short hedge funds show resilience amid volatile market conditions [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index continued to slide last week as global risk aversion was elevated. The last quarter of 2014 has been particularly difficult, with negative returns in December (-2.4% MTD) in addition to the October drawdown, said
22 Dec. 2014 Former employees of Blackrock, Macquarie and Millennium to open Hong Kong hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Three former employees of BlackRock, Macquarie Group and Millennium Capital Management have joined hands to launch a Hong Kong-based hedge fund that will bet on trading opportunities in at least 13 Asian stock markets using computer models. In a report, the
22 Dec. 2014 For hedge funds, 2014 is the year of man vs. machine [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The year 2014 is proving to be the year of man vs. machine for the hedge fund industry, according to industry insiders. He
22 Dec. 2014 Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link fails to live up to expectation so far [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: In a report, Reuters said that demand has been subdued with the bulk of activities coming from short-term speculative investors. Las
19 Dec. 2014 Roy Niederhoffer leads initiative to revive New York City Opera [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - New York hedge fund manager Roy Niederhoffer, President and founder of R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, has taken initiative to revive New York City Opera, which was inaugurated by New York Mayor LaGuardia in 1943 as “the People’s Opera” and went on to become a jew
19 Dec. 2014 Fed to extend banks' deadlines for winding down private equity firms, hedge funds and specialty securities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wall Street received an early Christmas gift Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced it would delay by one year the implementation of the Volcker Rule, specifically the ban on banks to engage in proprietary trading,
19 Dec. 2014 Male still dominates females in hedge fund job hunting [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by finance hiring site Vettery found that the hedge fund industry is still dominated by male than their female counterpart. CNBC reported
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