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15 May. 2012 Viteos expands European operations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Viteos Fund Services, in the latest in a series of strategic moves, has announced the expansion of its European operations. The expansion comes in response to increased client demand and the build out of Viteos’ services. It follows on the recent strategic announcements o
15 May. 2012 Survey finds rising investor demand for growth stimulus [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A growing majority of global investors would like to see more stimulative fiscal policies from governments around the world, amid resurgent fears about the Greek economy, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for May. The proportion of glob
15 May. 2012 GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 0.51% (est.) in April (+3.66% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for April, 2012 measured 0.51%. Current month, flash estimate 0.51% Year-to-date (YTD) performance 3.66% Last 12 month (LTM) performance 1.22% Liv
15 May. 2012 Cerulli finds increasing demand for alternative investment vehicles [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Boston based Cerulli Associates finds that the demand for liquid, tax-friendly, transparent alternative investment vehicles is driving product development with more than one thousand open
15 May. 2012 Funds deleverage in March - BofA Merrill Lynch [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Leverage, as measured by NYSE Margin Debt, declined by 6.3% year-on-year (YOY) to $295.9bn in March, according to a
14 May. 2012 Prologue hires US agency mortgage veterans and moves office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Prologue Capital, LLP (‘Prologue’), a global/macro investment firm that manages a discretionary fixed income strategy, today announced that Michael Chapey and Noah Estrin have joined the firm. Mr. Chapey, Portfolio Manager, will work from the firm’s Greenwich, CT off
14 May. 2012 BNY Mellon study reveals Asian hedge fund industry offers promise of growth [more]
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The Asian hedge fund industry holds promise despite the challenging financial and economic climates this generation is facing, said BNY Mellon in its latest
11 May. 2012 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is almost flat in April with a performance of -0.02% (+1.52% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is almost flat in April 2012 with a performance of -0.02% (+1.52% in 2012), showing resilience despite disappointing economic news flow. Eight Lyxor Strategic Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by Lyx
11 May. 2012 Preqin: 20% of institutional investors make an average of four or five investments in hedge funds per year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund investors are keen to commit to the asset class, with more than half making two or more investments on average per year, a Preqin study reveals. Just under one-third make between two and three new investments per year, while 17% make between six and ten. <
11 May. 2012 Cheyne Capital launches UCITS real estate and credit funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cheyne Capital Management announces the launch of two UCITS IV compliant funds: the Cheyne Global Credit Fund and the Cheyne European Real Estate Bond Fund. Cheyne is the investment manager to the funds with Citibank International plc, Ireland Branch, acting as Administra
11 May. 2012 HFR sees China emerging as hedge fund capital [more]
Opalesque industry Update - Hedge funds investing in Emerging Asia posted industry-leading gains to start 2012, with the HFRI EM: Asia ex-Japan Index gaining +7.4 percent in 1Q12, the best start for the index since 2006 when it gained +12.3 percent, according to data released today by HFR, the leadi
11 May. 2012 Deutsche and Guggenheim narrow it down to RREEF [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Deutsche Bank, Germany's global investment bank, announced in an email communication today that its Management Board, which initiated a strategic review of its Asset Management division on Novembe
10 May. 2012 Investors should prepare portfolios for eventual rise in interest rates - Credit Suisse [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors may want to start preparing their portfolios for the impact of a rise in interest rates according to a new report from Credit Suisse Asset Management. Although still muted, the strengthening economy has re-ignited inflation concerns and the report authors
09 May. 2012 UCITS HFS Index continues downward trend with -0.36% in April (+1.83% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS HFS Index declined in value for the second time in 2012 by posting a loss of -0.36% in April. In the first week of trading the broad UCITS HFS Index experienced a small setback of -0.03%, however, the second week was the major driving force behind the negative p
09 May. 2012 TrimTabs and BarclayHedge: Hedge funds take in $2.3bn in March, total assets $1.8tln (est.) in Q1 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry added $2.3 billion (0.1% of assets) in March 2012, down from a $6.8 billion inflow in February and only the fourth monthly inflow since July 2011. Based on data from 3,034 funds, the
09 May. 2012 GlobeOp launches independent asset-weighted Hedge Fund Performance Index [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – GlobeOp Financial Services will launch an independent, asset-weighted hedge fund performance index on May 15, 2012. The latest in a series of monthly GlobeOp hedge fund indices, it is transparent, consistent in underlying funds and data processing, and free from selection
09 May. 2012 US hedge fund equity trading disparate in 2012 - Tabb Group [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Early optimism that market conditions are improving and markets will catch election fever early may not be played out unless the macro environment and equity volumes improve, says a
09 May. 2012 Academic research reveals hedge funds more like 'guardian angels’ than 'vultures’ [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from academics Wei Jiang, Kai Li, and Wei Wang from Columbia University, University of British Columbia and Queens University respectively shows that – contrary to popular opinion – hedge funds have a positive influence when investing in U.S. compa
09 May. 2012 Law firm Dechert warns that the new German/Luxembourg tax treaty may impact on investors [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Dechert reports that on the 23rd April 2012, Germany and Luxembourg signed a new Double Tax Treaty designed to replace the previous treaty dating back to 1958. The firm warns that the new Treaty may impact on many US, UK and other non-German investors as Luxembour
09 May. 2012 Singapore seeks to strengthen rules for fund management industry [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is seeking to strengthen its fund management industry through the implementation more internal control of the current and future players, reported Laven Partners
08 May. 2012 Eurekahedge finds smaller hedge funds lagged larger in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund returns were flat to slightly negative in April as most regions and strategies witnessed marginal movements during the month. As managers provided downturn protection amid declining markets globally, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.07% and the MSCI
08 May. 2012 Commonfund appoints Stephen J Wagenbach director of consultant relations [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Commonfund, an investment manager for institutional investors, has announced the appointment of Stephen J. Wagenbach, Director of Consultant Relations. He will cover the Midwest region. Mr. Wagenbach will be based in Wilton, CT and report to Managing Director and Group
08 May. 2012 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index shows decline for April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, has announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined -0.38% in April (+4.02% YTD), while the S&P 500 fell -0.75% (+11.16% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased +0.01% (+8.16% YTD), and the NASDA
08 May. 2012 Gramercy hires Latin American expert Gustavo Ferraro [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Gramercy, a dedicated emerging markets investment manager, today announced the appointment of Gustavo Ferraro to the new position of Managing Director and Head of Latin American Markets. Ferraro previously served as a Managing Director with Barclays Capital where he was c
08 May. 2012 Eze Castle Integration opens Hong Kong office [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a provider of strategic IT services, technology solutions and strategic consulting to hedge funds, has announced the opening of its Hong Kong office. Eze Castle’s expansion to Hong Kong builds on its success in Singapore and allows the compa
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