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27 Sep. 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index Asset Weighted up 1.07% in August, (-0.95% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended August 2013 up 1.07% on an asset weighted basis (-0.95% YTD) and rose 0.79% on an equal weighted basis (0.26% YTD). The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Canadia
26 Sep. 2013 Morgan Stanley partners with Longchamp and La Française to provide investors with access to new alternative UCITS funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morgan Stanley today announced its partnership with Longchamp Asset Management (“Longchamp”), a French-
26 Sep. 2013 Embattled hedge fund SAC Capital continues to outperform with 13% gains YTD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Embattled hedge fund manager Steven Cohen continues to defy the odds as SAC Capital Advisors’s main hedge fund outperforms its rivals and registered 13% gains as of last Friday, various media reported. Meanwhile, the $14bn firm is facing criminal charges for al
26 Sep. 2013 Cloud satisfaction rates high says Eze Castle [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A recent survey from Eze Castle Integration, Inc., "Examining Cloud Usage in the Investment Management Industry", which was conducted in partnership with IDG Research, found that of the 1
26 Sep. 2013 Tripartite deal makes hedge funds travel more convenient [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A tripartite deal between the Hedge Fund Association, Virgin Atlantic, and The Appointmen
25 Sep. 2013 Update: Prosecutors want up to $2bn in settlement from SAC Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number is up. Federal prosecutors are asking between $1.5bn and $2bn to settle the insider trading charges against Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors, says the
25 Sep. 2013 Skybridge’s Ray Nolte says Asian hedge funds face performance and asset-raising challenges [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge funds are facing major difficulties compared with their larger counterparts in the West as they are forced to achieve higher performance and stay relevant in the changing market environment, said Ray Nolte, Co-Managing Partner and Chief Investment O
24 Sep. 2013 Former hedge fund manager John Tausche gets four and a half years in prison for fraud [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Sixty-two year-old hedge fund manager John C. Tausche was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison in a federal penal colony after he was found guilty of participating in a $311m scheme to defraud his investors. A report by
24 Sep. 2013 Ernst & Young’s survey details adaptability of prime brokers on back of changing hedge fund industry [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Ernst & Young’s latest survey of prime brokers finds that the industry is facing fresh challenges with
24 Sep. 2013 Napier Park Global expands in UAE with new Dubai office [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The $6.7bn alternative asset management firm Napier Park Global has expanded its operations into the UAE with the opening of its new office at the Dubai International Financial Centre. With the new offic
24 Sep. 2013 AIFMD for American, Asian and other non-EU hedge fund managers [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest
24 Sep. 2013 Hedge funds increase equity exposures, sell commodities [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are aggressively increasing their S&P500 exposure and are buying most currencies against the US Dollar, according to the latest
23 Sep. 2013 Japan expects more hedge funds to open shop in Tokyo [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Japan’s market regulator, the Financial Services Agency, is hoping Tokyo will attract more foreign hedge funds to put up shop in the country since the agency relaxed its rules to open investment management busin
23 Sep. 2013 Kenton-Dau says Risk Level Orange for comet activity means financial crisis may be on its way [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: We are sitting at risk level Orange in terms of a likely tail risk event, says Branton Kenton-Dau, Principal of Kenton-Dau’s Tail Event Warning system. He asks: "Is the tr
23 Sep. 2013 Advertising could prove both a boon and a bane for funds [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: As the 80-year old ban on hedge funds advertising is formally lifted on Monday (Sept. 23, 2013), financial services reputation expert Davia Temin asks wheth
23 Sep. 2013 Apec meeting approves progress on Asia Region Funds Passport [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Finance Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies convened its 20th annual meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on 19 and 20 September 2013 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, Indonesia's Finance Minister. The
20 Sep. 2013 eVestment: August saw the highest hedge fund asset inflows of 2013 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: August was a positive month for the hedge fund industry, even though returns were down, hedge funds outperformed the S&P500 overall, and saw their best month yet for asset raising. According to eVestment, inflows totaled $19.6bn in August – the largest on r
20 Sep. 2013 Latest research from Preqin finds the US hedge fund industry up $150bn year to date [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: New research from Preqin finds that the US-based hedge fund industry has seen assets grow by a significant $150bn in 2013 so far. Their latest research showed that the US hedge fund industry has recovered
20 Sep. 2013 Advent survey finds 75% of investors want to see research management systems in place at hedge funds [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Advent Software, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, conducted a survey on how investors select hedge funds. The su
19 Sep. 2013 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posts gain of +1.04% through mid-September (4.38% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted gains for the month with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posting a gain of +1.04% while the HFRX Market Directional Index rose +1.85%. HFRX Event Driven Index posted a gain of +1.66% through mid-Septemb
19 Sep. 2013 Economists and fund managers question how long post taper decision euphoria can continue [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Jon Mawby, manager of the GLG Strategic Bond and GLG Global Corporate Bond funds says there are too many tail risks to taper, commenting that while the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided not to taper ass
19 Sep. 2013 Dechert alerts registered CTAs on new NFA quarterly filing requirements [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Dechert reports that the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA) has announced its new quarterly filing requirement for commodity trading advisors (CTAs). Dechert explains that such requireme
19 Sep. 2013 SEC charges hedge fund manager Shadron Stastney for breaching fiduciary duty [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against Shadron L. Stastney, one of the founders of New York hedge fund firm Vicis Capital that once managed as much as $5bn and accused him with breaching his fiduciary duty by engineering an undisclosed pri
19 Sep. 2013 Executives cite customer demand, technology as top reasons to change business models [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG said that increasing and more sophisticated customer demands as well as new technologies are forcing asset managers to change business mode
18 Sep. 2013 Mixed performance from Newedge indices in August -1.75% (-1.73% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Newedge CTA and Trend Indices decreased in August, finishing down 1.75% and 2.53%, respectively. Commodity strategies, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Index and its sub-indices, were positive in August, while the Newedge Macro Indices encountered a difficult
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