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21 Aug. 2012 Notz Stucki gets new head, tidies up for fiscal transparency – Le Temps [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva : Notz Stucki, an asset management house founded in 1964 and head-quartered in Geneva, is revamping its business model a little as the latest generation comes to the throne. Beat Notz, Notz Stucki
21 Aug. 2012 Elementum announces two new hires to strengthen its legal, compliance and operational structure [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – An independent alternative investment manager that specializes in collateralized natural event reinsurance investments announces two new hires to strengthen its legal, compliance and operational infrastructure.
20 Aug. 2012 Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index up 1.9% in July and 3.7% YTD, sector leaked $6.5bn in June [more]
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for July as well as estimated asset flows through June 2012. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hedge funds in the
20 Aug. 2012 100 Women in Hedge Funds to give Carlyle co-CEO David Rubenstein its 2012 Effecting Change Award [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the Alternatives industry, today announced that it has named David M. Rubenstein as the recipient of its 2012 Effecting Change Award. Mr. Rubenstein will receive the award at 100WHF
20 Aug. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posts gain of +0.50% through mid-August (2.28% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global financial market volatility moderated through mid-August, as global equities built on July gains which extended into mid-August. Listed equity trading volumes were light following an incident earlier in the month that resulted in a sharp daily increase and signific
20 Aug. 2012 New study examines hedge fund clone performance [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Gregg S. Fisher, President & Chief Investment Officer of independent investment management firm Gerstein Fisher, and Nicolas P.B. Bollen, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, have released
20 Aug. 2012 JOBS Act: SEC delays rules on hedge fund soliciting [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Citing the need for more public comments, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chairman Mary Schapiro last week told Congress she would need more time before finalizing rules on repealing a ban on investments advertising. Her statement quickly drew lo
20 Aug. 2012 First domestic hedge fund launched in India [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – India saw its first domestic hedge fund launch as the state regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), approved the license of Mumbai-based Forefront Alternative Investment Trust,
20 Aug. 2012 Brigade Capital adds Deutsche Bank's Hoffman, raises collateral loan obligation [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Brigade Capital Management is adding to its staff, and recently completed a $409m collateral loan obligation (CLO) with Citigroup. Brigade is a US-based hedge fund that primarily invests in credit markets and has hired distressed-debt analyst Scott Hoffman from Deu
17 Aug. 2012 Germany to broaden eligible assets for hedge funds, allows sale only to professional investors [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The German Ministry of Finance has issued a draft bill of its proposal for implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in the country. The AIFMD is a broad based set of financial regulations implemented by the European Commission in an e
16 Aug. 2012 Barclay CTA Index up 1.85% in July (1.53% YTD), as rising prices contribute to profitable futures trading [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Managed futures gained 1.85% in July 2012 according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 1.53% year to date. “Price trends continued to move upward in the commod
16 Aug. 2012 CalPERS commits $530 million to Asia real estate funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced a $530 million investment commitment to two new real estate funds that will target investments in China. CalPERS will invest $480 million to the ARA Long Term Hold Fund sponsored by ARA
16 Aug. 2012 Chenavari finds performance across the board [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Chenavari Investment Managers have continued with their strong performance this year, with July figures showing positive ret
16 Aug. 2012 Investor appetite for real estate funds shows no signs of slowing down [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors are planning to their allocations to real estate funds according to a new investor survey from global research firm, Preqin. The firm's latest survey of over 100 private real estate investors reveals an increase in the proportion of investors planning
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
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