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14 Aug. 2012 South Korean derivatives market doubles to $27tn in four years [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The South Korean derivatives market has evolved into the worlds largest in terms of trading volume accounting for roughly 20% of the global total and doubling in value in 2011 to 30 quadrillion won, or approximately US$27tn, according to
14 Aug. 2012 Dalio, Loeb look at emerging markets, big names - Kraft, Honeywell [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Ray Dalio, the head of $120bn hedge fund Bridgewater Associates has issued his second quarter letter in which he highlights some of his view of t
13 Aug. 2012 RIAs between $100m - $500m an enigma to the industry, rampant lack of support from external wholesalers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The emergence of the registered investment advisor (RIA) business model is transforming the priorities of asset management sales organizations. Cerulli projects that RIAs, including dually registered advisors, will expand their marketshare of advisor-held assets to 14% b
13 Aug. 2012 First half of 2012 sees $350bn record inflows to bond funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bond fund sales around the world are continuing at a record pace with $350 billion in net inflows during the first half of 2012, according to Strategic Insight, a business intelligence provider to the global fund industry
13 Aug. 2012 Fidelity Capital Markets helps hedge funds rate prime brokers [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Fidelity Capital Markets has launched a new tool designed to help hedge funds rate prime brokers. The new tool was first reported on by The Wall Street Journ
10 Aug. 2012 Japan funds navigate volatility as equities plunge in Q2 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds investing in Japan/Developed Asian markets quickly shifted to defensive positioning in 2Q12, protecting investor capital as Japanese equities plunged over 10 percent in 2Q12, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today by HFR, t
10 Aug. 2012 Preqin study shows institutional investors largely disappointed with hedge fund returns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Research group Preqin has conducted a study of hedge fund investors based globally, seeking to establish whether their attitudes to hedge funds have changed af
09 Aug. 2012 Gottex announces completion of Penjing acquisition and approval of share buyback [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited an independent global alternative asset management group, has confirmed that at its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held on 8 August 2012 its proposed share buyback was approved by shareholders. Gottex also announced that it
09 Aug. 2012 BNY Mellon named largest alternative UCITS administrator [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has seen its Alternative Investment Services (AIS) business named as the largest global administrator of alternative UCITS funds in the second annual administration survey by Absolute UCITS pu
09 Aug. 2012 Capital markets likely to stabilize during the second half of 2012 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Capital markets may start to stabilize according to research from Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division. The group released its Q3 2012 Alternatives Quarterly and discusses the outlook for alternatives in the second half. "Sluggish global growth and Eurozone c
08 Aug. 2012 Three Arrows Capital launches a new Asia Arbitrage Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Kyle Davies and Su Zhu are preparing to launch Three Arrows Capital in September 2012. The fund will focus on Asia market neutral liquidity constrained arbitrage. The fund is seeded and expecting to launch with $10m. Kyle will serve as Chairman and Chief Risk Officer. Su w
08 Aug. 2012 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge funds redeem $4.9bn in June 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry redeemed $4.9 billion (0.3% of assets) in June, compared with inflows of $1.1 billion in May.  Based on data from 3,012 funds, the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report es
08 Aug. 2012 Hedge funds advanced +0.47% in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.47% in July (+2.78% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +1.26% (+9.68% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average advance
08 Aug. 2012 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.15% in July [more]
Opalesque Industry Updates - Hedge funds posted positive returns for July, making it the first month since February to witness healthy returns. In July, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.15%, as managers capitalized on trends across several asset classes. Comparatively the MSCI World Index w
08 Aug. 2012 Two new managers join FX Gateway [more]
Opalesque Industry Updates - Morgan Stanley today announced that Hong Kong-based currency manager Ortus Capital Management and Swiss-based currency manager Quaesta Capital have joined FX Gateway, a multi-manager platform aimed at providing institutional investors access to select currency managers.
08 Aug. 2012 Managed futures and credit hedge funds start off the second half of 2012 with gains [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New monthly performance data from eVestment|HFN shows that while most strategies were up heading into the second half of 2012, managed futures and credit strategies led the pack. Hedge funds reporting July performa
08 Aug. 2012 Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports hedge fund performance flat [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Bank of America Merrill Lynch research reveals that hedge funds were flat last week with
07 Aug. 2012 Macro hedge funds lead broad based July gains [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted gains for the second consecutive month in July as Macro CTA managers captured strong trending dynamics across multiple asset classes, pushing the HFRI Macro: Systematic Diversified Index to a gain of +2.8 percent, according to data released today by HFR,
07 Aug. 2012 Singapore's regulators implement enhanced regulatory regime for fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that the implementation of an enhanced regulatory regime for fund management companies (FMCs) will take effect from today, 7 August 2012. Complianceasia.com reports that these changes have been in the works for q
07 Aug. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global up 0.84% in July (+0.50% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global is up 0.84% in July bringing its year to date performance to 0.50%, while the UCITS Alternative Index Fund of Funds is up 0.83% bringing its yearly performance to -1.58%. In July, 9 out of 11 strategies indices return positive performanc
06 Aug. 2012 GAM offers insight into July hedge fund performance [more]
Investment group GAM report that July was a choppy month for equity markets and risk assets in general. The MSCI World index ended the month up 1.3%, but during the month the index reversed and changed direction on four occasions moving down or up more than 3% each time. Credit markets showed simila
06 Aug. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gains +0.54% in July (+1.77% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial market volatility continued in July as evidence of slowing economies in the US and China accompanied continued investor concern regarding the European sovereign debt and banking crisis, with recent focus on weakness in Spanish banks. Yields on US and Germ
06 Aug. 2012 UCITS HFS Index breaks negative trend, up +0.97% in July 2012 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After four negative months in a row the UCITS HFS Index reported a monthly gain of +0.97% for July 2012. The broad index started positively into the month with a first week performance of +0.35%, followed up by gains of +0.15% in week two. While the third week of July mar
06 Aug. 2012 AIMA publishes comprehensive rebuttal of Hedge Fund Mirage book [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: AIMA has published a 'comprehensive rebuttal’ of Simon Lack’s book, The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It’s Too Good to be True. AIMA’s pap
06 Aug. 2012 South Korean regulator steps up efforts to expand domestic hedge fund industry [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – South Korea’s market regulator, the Financial Services Commission has introduced several moves that will further boost the nation’s domestic hedge fund industry, it has been reported. According to
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