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15 Jul. 2014 CalPERS posts 18.4% return year-to-date [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) reported a preliminary 18.4 percent return on investments for the 12 months that ended June 30, 2014. CalPERS assets at the end of the fiscal year stood at more than $300bn. Alternative strategies
15 Jul. 2014 SEC charges Ernst & Young with violating independent auditor rules [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Ernst & Young with violations of independent auditor rules for lobbying activities at the firm. Ernst & Young has agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle those charges, according to a statement. T
14 Jul. 2014 Head of Texas Teachers Emerging Manager Program departs [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Stuart Bernstein, director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Emerging Manager Program, has elected to return to the private sector and join former TRS Directo
14 Jul. 2014 KKR takes minority stake in hedge fund BlackGold Capital Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - KKR & Co. L.P., a leading global investment firm, and BlackGold Capital Management, a credit-oriented hedge fund specializing in energy and hard asset investments, today announced that KKR is acquiring a 24.9% interest in BlackGold. Financial terms of the transaction were
14 Jul. 2014 Cayman Islands former London director cleared of lobbying [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Commissioner for Standards in the UK’s House of Lords has cleared the Cayman Island’s former London office director Lord Blencathra of breaking the rules by lobbying Parliament and MPs. The Commissioner has found that Lord Blencathra did not in reality lobb
11 Jul. 2014 South African hedge funds performed well in June [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds serviced by Peregrine Holdings’ unit Peregrine Capital performed well for June, much in line with positive market sentiment all around. Resources led the way this
11 Jul. 2014 Hedge fund performance turns positive [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After two months of losses, hedge funds achieved gains in all strategies in May with the median fund increasing 1.01% for the month, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Deutsche Bank. Globally, emerging markets equity funds led the recovery gain
11 Jul. 2014 Event driven strategies outperform over the first half of 2014 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Event driven strategies, driven by the success of activists outperformed within the hedge fund cohort for the month of June, Q2, and the first half of 2014 according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment. Overall hedge fund performance was al
10 Jul. 2014 Global Advisors announces world’s first regulator approved Bitcoin Investment Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global Advisors Jersey Limited, an
10 Jul. 2014 Netagio launches first British Bitcoin, gold & sterling exchange [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Netagio, the UK-based digital currency broker, today announced the launch of the first and only British exchange enabling retail customers and institutional investors to trade gold, Bitcoins and GBP on a single peer-to-peer exchange platform. Building on Netagio’s growth
10 Jul. 2014 Institutional investors rely on 'brokers vote’ to decide which managers, advisors to hire [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Institutional investors rely on the so-called "broker vote" to determine which fund managers or advisors to keep, and ultimately, how their research and advisory service dollars will be apportioned as they pare back on the list of brokers and providers. This was
10 Jul. 2014 361 Capital launches Global Macro fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Denver-based 361 Capital has launched its Global Macro Opportunities Fund and will wrap a global macro strategy in the mutual fund structure. As Opalesque has previously reported, 361 Capital is already in the market with other liquid alternative funds. The
09 Jul. 2014 Finance expert sounds alarm on 8 ways a new global crisis will hit by 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance at the top-ranked IMD business school and Director of the World Competitiveness Center, recently predicted that a crisis for the global economy is likely and that not enough action is being taken to avoid it. He said that based on statist
09 Jul. 2014 Hedge fund manager George Schultze says investors should take advantage of fixed income market [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: George Schultze, founder and managing member of New York-based distressed securities manager Schultze Asset Management, LLC said fund managers should take advantage of future direction in the fixed income market. S
09 Jul. 2014 As S&P hits new highs, hedge funds reduce short positions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: While last week saw record highs in the broader market, hedge funds also cut their short positions in S&P500. Technicals suggest remaining bullish, according to the most recent
09 Jul. 2014 Regulated funds optimistic about growth prospects [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Regulated funds are surprisingly optimistic about their prospects according to the latest survey of regulated fund managers from E
08 Jul. 2014 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gains 1.3% in June (3.2% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains in June 2014 to conclude the first half of 2014, as equities eclipsed new records and implied volatilities fell sharply despite rising geopolitical tension. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index® gained +1.3 percent for the month, led by Equi
08 Jul. 2014 Hedge funds get $16.9bn in May; January-May inflow of $72.2bn highest since 2007 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research report that the hedge fund industry took in $16.9 billion (0.7% of assets) in May 2014, down slightly from $19.1 billion (0.8% of assets) in April. “Hedge funds raked in $72.2 billion in the first five months of this
08 Jul. 2014 Lyxor hedge fund index up 0.7% in June (+1.6% YTD); illiquid premium get monetary support [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - >> The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.7% in June 2014 (YTD +1.6%). 7 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Merger Arbitrage Index (+1.7%), the Lyxor Special Situation Index (+1.7%) and the Lyxor Long Short Equity Market N
08 Jul. 2014 IDS Group hires Richard Murray to head up Business Solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IDS has announced Richard Murray will join the company as head of Business Solutions. Richard has a strong investment background having worked for a number of years in London for Bank of Americ
08 Jul. 2014 Survey finds continued rise of mutual funds as vehicle of choice for alternative strategies [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A joint study by independent investment research firm Morningstar, Inc. and financial magazine Barron’s found that mutual funds accelerate as vehicle of choice for alternat
07 Jul. 2014 Korea’s Woori Assets releases RPF for single hedge fund strategies, including CTA [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: South Korea’s Woori Asset Management has called on hedge fund firms across the globe to submit single strategies for a hedge fund of funds mandate. The call for new strategies is in tandem with Woori Investment Securities. The qualifications for the RFP are:
04 Jul. 2014 Emerging manager platform QuantX hires new COO, CIO [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Robert Parauda, who was a co-portfolio Manager at Lanx Management LLC from 2009 to 2013 and Global Head of Equity at Deutsche Bank, where he ran a portfolio of
04 Jul. 2014 SEC agrees to dismiss six year old case against Gabelli’s CIO [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: In the midst of the credit crisis, Gabelli Funds had another beast to contend with: claims of market-timing abuses by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
04 Jul. 2014 Japan story not over for hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management said the geopolitical issues around the globe are not much of a threat but warned China poses a particular concern. At the same

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