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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
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

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