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15 Apr. 2014 SEC allows investment funds to use social media [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably
14 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds lose 0.48% in March; +1.50 YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index lost -0.48% in March (+1.50% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +0.69% (+1.30% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +0.83% (-0.72% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index declined -2.53% (+0.54% Y
14 Apr. 2014 GEMS Group acquires Kenmar-Olympia Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - GEMS Group acquires Kenmar-Olympia. The agreement has received legal and regulatory approvals. This merger gives birth to the GEMS Kenmar-Olympia Group active in managing over two billion US dollars through a wide range of asset management products and services b
10 Apr. 2014 Some hedge funds and speculators got bets wrong as gold prices edge up [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and speculators got their timing wrong as gold prices edged up to $1,311.10 on Wednesday. Although posting a mere 0.18% gain, gold prices remained on an upward trend, after prices dipped into a seven-week low of $1,277.29 earlier this month, according to
10 Apr. 2014 Hedge fund assets: older, bigger shops control and gather the most assets [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: eVestment is out with a new report that looks at the age and asset raising of hedge funds for possible correlations. Not surprisingly, the oldest, biggest hedge funds have the most assets. Also not surprisingly, these funds typically have a slightly lower rate
09 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds end Q1 in positive territory - still lag S&P500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds ended the first quarter of 2014 up 1.31% but that wasn't enough to beat the broad index which was up 2.01% for the same period according to the
09 Apr. 2014 CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u
08 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds get $24.3bn in February, highest monthly inflow in three years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds received $24.3 billion (1.1% of assets) in February, the highest monthly inflow in three years, building on an inflow of $4.4 billion (0.2% of assets) in January. “The hedge fund indus
08 Apr. 2014 CalSTRS selects Meketa Investment Group as co-consultant [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Meketa Investment Group, a global investment consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide general consulting services to the Investment Committee of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). CalSTRS is the lar
08 Apr. 2014 Hedge funds attract over US$30 billion in the first quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds sealed the first quarter of the year with another month of negative returns, down 0.18%1 in March as managers navigated through a choppy start to the year. However, strong returns posted by fund managers in the previous month saw them through with the Eurekahe
08 Apr. 2014 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index down -0.34% in March (+1.07% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted mixed performance in March as investor uncertainty over secular unrest in Ukraine and Syria, as well as mixed macroeconomic outlooks for China, Europe and the U.S., contributed to increased volatility across equity, currency, commodity and fixed income
08 Apr. 2014 SEC launches task force to investigate hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is creating a new squad to investigate private funds managers. SEC examiners will be looking at how hedge funds communicate to their clients, value assets and provide disclosures. The group appears to have emerged
07 Apr. 2014 Commonfund names new board chair [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund announced today that Robert Litterman has been elected Chair of the Commonfund Board of Trustees. Dr. Litterman succeeds outgoing Board Chair, Brad Gallagher, who is stepping down to focus on his business interests. Bob Litterman has been a member of
07 Apr. 2014 North MaxQ Macro UCITS fund launched on MontLake UCITS platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ML Capital, Investment Manager to the MontLake UCITS Platform, has launched the North MaxQ Macro UCITS Fund. North Asset Management, a London based independent alternative asset manager, enjoys over ten years of success managing the North MaxQ Macro investment strategy.
07 Apr. 2014 Only 4% of hedge fund managers say to have registered to market under JOBS Act [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s recent survey of more than 150 private equity and hedge fund managers reveals that these firms have been slow to take advantage of the marketing opportunities presented by the JOBS Act, which allows them to advertise and perform general solicitations to showcase
07 Apr. 2014 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.16% in March (+1.18% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month of March down -0.16%. Equity markets were mixed in March with the S&P500 +0.84% but the MSCI World Index down -0.09%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index were down -0.17%. March saw the
07 Apr. 2014 Qatar backed investment manager sets up in Geneva, launches European long/short hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aventicum Capital Management today announces the launch of its second investment business, Aventicum Alternative Equities, as the group expands its presence into Europe. Aventicum Capital Management (“Aventicum”) is a multi-boutique investment management busine
04 Apr. 2014 IndexIQ Hedge Composite Beta Index returned -0.45% in March (+1.05% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, announces the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. The IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index returned -0.45% in March 2014 (+1.05% YTD), the IQ
04 Apr. 2014 UCITS Alternative Index Global down 0.33% in March (+0.34% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UAI Benchmarks Most UCITS absolute return funds return negative performances in March 2014. The UAI Global which tracks the performance of more than 700 single UCITS absolute returns funds is down -0.33% for the period. Funds of funds also e
04 Apr. 2014 Hong Kong Jockey Club invests in Och-Ziff, Millennium hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Hong Kong Jockey Club has invested $1.2bn in alternatives, including hedge funds, private equity and private real estate funds, according to media reports. "It is the first time the club goes direct and there is room to add more direct managers in t
04 Apr. 2014 FATCA deadline looms for hedge funds [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Deadlines are fast approaching for funds to comply with FATCA, the IRS announced an April 25 deadline for fund managers to register their offshore funds and offshore master funds with the IRS. Funds have until May 5 2014 to get their Global Intermediary Identif
03 Apr. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Deputy CIO of Utah Retirement Systems to move into private sector [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Larry Powell, who since 2008 had been Deputy CIO of the Utah Retirement Systems, today announced his resignation to focus on the next chapter of his career, where he will be looking for opportunities in the private sector (Foundations/Endowments or Family Offices).
03 Apr. 2014 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down -0.23% in March (+1.11% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial markets posted mixed performance for the month of March, as investors discounted the impact of rising geopolitical tension and economic sanctions surrounding the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Global equity markets also posted mixed performance as US equ
03 Apr. 2014 Context Asset Management taps Velocity Capital for multi-strat fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: On Monday, Opalesque reported on the launch of a new mutual fund from Context Asset Management. VelocityCapital has announced that it will be
02 Apr. 2014 Brightlight Capital appoints of D. E. Shaw veteran Bob Covaci as senior analyst and Chief Operating Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Brightlight Capital Management, a long/short small cap value manager, announced the appointment of D. E. Shaw veteran Bob Covaci as senior analyst and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Covaci joins the firm at its new office in Westport, CT. “This is a very excitin
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Opalesque recently talked to one of the portfolio managers of the Oaks funds, which are emerging and frontier market hedge funds focusing on equity long/short with a directional approach. They are run by

  5. Winton’s low-cost equities fund tops $1bn for first time[more]

    From FT.com: Winton, the London-based hedge fund, has increased the assets in its low-cost equities fund to more than $1bn for the first time in a sign that traditional stock managers may come under increasing pressure from computer-driven rivals. Winton, which manages about $25bn in total ass