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24 Jul. 2012 BlackRock’s Bob Doll says US growth should remain positive [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Doll, Senior Advisor to BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with $3.56tln in assets under management as at end June 30, 2012, said that to suggest that the US economy is heading into a re
23 Jul. 2012 Hatteras Funds to hold five-city "Meet The Managers" forum [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hatteras Funds, a boutique alternative investment specialist providing unique alternative investment solutions for financial advisors and their clients, will host a series of forums across the U.S. for financial advisors, home office research teams and consultants to meet
23 Jul. 2012 Morningstar reports hedge fund index fell 0.9% in June (+1.6% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Morningstar Inc, a provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for June 2012 as well as estimated asset flows through May. The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 he
23 Jul. 2012 Gottex’s LUMA managed account platform partners with Southport Harbor to be its U.S. representative [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - LUMA Solutions Services Limited (LUMA), a Gottex Solutions Services subsidiary (GSS), which operates a leading European platform offering managed accounts services for UCITS III, European onshore and offshore funds, has recently engaged in a strategic non-exclusive partne
23 Jul. 2012 Savile Finance’s two funds maintain positive performance [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Two Savile Finance Group’s funds closed the month of June up with their Bermuda-based Savile Opportunity Fund International up +1.04% last month (+4.69% YTD), and the U.S.-based Savile Opportunity Fund up +1
20 Jul. 2012 Recent CFTC rule changes will effect fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: A client-alert from New York-based law firm, Schulte, Roth & Zabel details four recent developments with respect to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) regulatory issues that directly affect fund managers: The SEC and CFTC approve
20 Jul. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index says total industry AuM down to $1.73tln [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.40% in June, as announced on Monday (Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.
20 Jul. 2012 GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator measures 2.18% for July, down from 3.71% in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 2012 measured 2.18%, down from 3.71% in June. "Forward redemptions remain low, this month's percentage being one of the lowest in the history of the Indicator,” said Bill Stone, Chairman and Chie
20 Jul. 2012 Trinity: There is no panacea from counterparty risk in today’s world [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Trinity Fund Administration, the boutique Dublin-based fund administrator, issued the latest in a series of articles on corporate governance - Counterparty Exposure Risk. Given the recent news of Peregrine Financial Group (PFG), counterparty risk is a very timel
20 Jul. 2012 Gottex assets down 2.1% ($7.41bn) in Q2, flagship funds of hedge funds post positive returns YTD [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: In today’s trading statement for the second quarter of 2012, Gottex Fund Management Holdings Ltd, an independent global fund of funds group incorporated in Guernsey and listed in Switzerland, revealed that its flagship fund of hedge fund products continue to
20 Jul. 2012 Kinetic Partners comments on draft UCITS V directive [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Kinetic Partners Dublin based member Killian Buckley has
19 Jul. 2012 After acquiring Hedge Fund Beta Business and team from Lyster Watson, Van Eck will offer Trackers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - On June 29, 2012, Van Eck Associates Corporation acquired a Hedge Fund Beta business and team from Lyster Watson & Company, and will be offering a suite of strategies called Trackers. Trackers are hedge-style "beta" strategies based on indexes developed usin
19 Jul. 2012 HFR: Investors allocated $4.1bn to hedge funds in 2Q12, but total industry AuM declined 1.3% (to 2.1tln) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Investors continued to allocate new capital to the hedge fund industry in 2Q12, exhibiting a clear and continued preference for strategies with characteristically low exposure to global equity markets, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report,
19 Jul. 2012 Asia’s new hedge funds raise $2bn in first half of 2012 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A survey published by AsiaHedge reveals that, despite tough market conditions, new Asian hedge f
19 Jul. 2012 Egerton, Odey, DE Shaw, JP Morgan bet on Peugeot’s downfall [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: PSA Peugeot Citroen, a large French carmaker, saw its shares drop by 54 cents, or 7.7%, to Eur6.48 in Paris trading late last week,
18 Jul. 2012 Oak Hill Advisors closes $1.35bn European distressed credit fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. today announced the final closing of its OHA European Strategic Credit Fund, a credit fund focused on distressed debt and corporate restructurings in Europe. The Fund closed at its cap of $1.35 billion, significantly exceeding the firm’s initial ta
18 Jul. 2012 Fund launches help boost alternative UCITS assets to EUR 129bn, says Alix Capital [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - • UCITS hedge funds AUM increased by +7.5% in Q2 2012 contributing to an increase of 18.3% for the last 12 months • The total assets managed by UCITS hedge funds has now reached EUR 129 billion • The 20 largest funds now accounts for E
18 Jul. 2012 100 Women in Hedge Funds hosts 2012 Geneva Gala to benefit All Special Kids (ASK), November 7 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Save the Date to celebrate All Special Kids (ASK) at this year's 100 Women in Hedge Funds Geneva Gala! Fantastic preparations are underway. The charity, location and date are set. Now all you need to do is to secure a table for yourself and your guests before they
18 Jul. 2012 I2BF and RUSNANO Capital launch strategic resources Fund to invest in Russian nanotech market [more]
Opalesque Industry update – Rusnano Capital (RNC), the Russian government-owned nanotechnology investment company, and international technology investment group I2BF Global Ventures have announced the launch of the I2BF-RNC Strategic Resources Fund to invest in later-stage nanotechnology companies.
18 Jul. 2012 HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.56% in mid-July (+1.79% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets posted mixed performance in the first half of July, with intense scrutiny of bank LIBOR submissions and weak US employment figures complementing continued investor concerns regarding European sovereign debt crisis. Global equity markets generally pos
18 Jul. 2012 Hedge funds take on defensive positions [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: Macro hedge funds are taking on defensive positions according to a new report from Bank o
18 Jul. 2012 Alternative UCITS investors flock to defensive strategies [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Maltese-headquartered ML Capital has published the latest edition of its survey of users of alternative UCITS, and found that investors are taking a defensive stance, with a significant redirection of assets tow
17 Jul. 2012 Traxis liquidiates Bigg's fund after death [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: Traxis Partners LP, the $1.2bn hedge fund of recently deceased Barton Biggs will be liquidating one of the vehicles he managed and moving the funds into another pool, Bloomberg
17 Jul. 2012 Barclay CTA Index down -1.81 in June on ECB meeting, (+ 0.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Managed futures lost 1.81% overall in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 0.03% year to date. “The month-end ECB agreement to make loans directly to eurozone banks drove prices in some of the major equity, currency, a
17 Jul. 2012 State Street adds Goldman Sachs' administration unit, becomes largest global hedge fund administrator [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Goldman Sachs Administration Services (GSAS), a leading hedge fund administrator, from The Goldman Sachs G
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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

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