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16 Aug. 2012 Denali Investors sends a letter to Shaw Group demanding fair value over acquisition deal [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Activist hedge fund, Denali Investors has sent a letter to US-based nuclear power company The Shaw
15 Aug. 2012 RBC 250 Hedge Index posted +0.73% in July (+2.70% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of July 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.73 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 2.70 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next mo
15 Aug. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.85% in July (3.19% YTD) in difficult trading environment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds gained 0.85% in July 2012, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 3.19% year to date. “Equity markets see-sawed in July, driven up and down by economic reports in the most recent news cycle,” says Sol Waksm
15 Aug. 2012 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.42% in July (+3.65% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 1.42% for the month of July. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. July, June and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below and are availab
15 Aug. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rise 0.93% (est.) in July (2.9% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge fund managers posted positive results in July 2012 on average as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rose +0.93% for the month. As indicated in our first estimates earlier this month, Futures strategies were one of the best performers in July, returning an average
15 Aug. 2012 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.42% in July (5.74% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for July 2012 measured 1.42%. • Current month, flash estimate 1.42%* • Year-to-date (YTD) performance 5.74%* • Last 12 month (LTM) performance 4.30%* • Live to date
15 Aug. 2012 Freeman & Co reports 57 asset management M&A deals in H1-2012, same as last year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Freeman & Co., a leading independent advisor to the financial services industry, released the 24th edition of its asset management industry overview covering transaction activity and opportunities for growth in the current high-volatility, low interest rate environmen
15 Aug. 2012 BofA Merrill Lynch survey finds sharp rise in investor confidence [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A global survey of fund managers from BofA Merrill Lynch has found that 15% of the 173 panellists surveyed believe that the world economy will get stronger in the coming 12 months, reflecting a sharp rise in investor sentiment from the lows of July. The figure rep
15 Aug. 2012 Number of hedge fund-led proxy fights on the rise: report [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – The number of proxy fights initiated by hedge funds is on the rise, highlighting a trend that activists in the industry are in fighting mood according to financial data company FactSet, reports
14 Aug. 2012 Milltrust International to use InfraHedge for Emerging Market managed account platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - InfraHedge, a managed account infrastructure platform and a subsidiary of State Street Corporation, has announced that it has been chosen by Milltrust International Group for the launch of its Emerging Markets Managed Accounts (EMMA plc) platform, a dedicated emerging mar
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.
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added