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17 Apr. 2012 EDHEC-Risk survey reveals that “transparency, information and governance” tops the list of concerns for European fund managers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - More than 160 high-level European fund management industry professionals were surveyed by EDHEC-Risk as part of the “Risk and Regulation in the European
17 Apr. 2012 HFRX Absolute Return Index down -0.45% in March (+0.58% YTD) [more]
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17 Apr. 2012 Hedge funds reducing risk - BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research [more]
Bailey McCann,Opalesque New York: Macro hedge funds are reducing their risk according to the latest research from BofA Merrill Lynch hedge funds analyst, Mary Ann Bartels. Macros are aggressively selling S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, 10-year Treasuries and commodities, while partially covering USD, accordi
17 Apr. 2012 Securities lending, repo, money markets to face shadow banking regulations [more]
Bailey McCann,Opalesque New York: As part of the effort by all central banks to more closely monitor systemic risk, a variety of regulations have been put forth in the years since the 2008 financial crisis. In the US, the Dodd-Frank Act serves as the platform, in the UK the Financial Services Autho
17 Apr. 2012 Commodities lag stock markets over the past six months [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Switzerland-based commodities-focused asset management firm Tiberius Asset Management reports that over the past six months, the commodities space has underperformed the U.S. stock markets by a
16 Apr. 2012 Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.19% in March hedge funds up 5.69% in first quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 0.19% in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “The US equity market extended its unbroken rally to four months in March, while European and Asian stock markets were mostly weaker,” says Sol Waksman, founder and
16 Apr. 2012 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.05% in March (+4.40% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. February, March and YTD 2012 performance numbers are listed below: The following funds are no longe
16 Apr. 2012 Global hedge fund assets rose to $2.059tln in 2011 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assets in global hedge funds edged up slightly during 2011, despite the strong headwinds in global markets and the negative performance delivered on average from funds in the industry last year, according to the latest research from HedgeFund Intelligence. Assets in h
16 Apr. 2012 Report claims Australia’s superannuation strength offers model for Asian fund management industry [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: New research from Cerulli Associates finds that the Australian model of encouraging superannuation or the building of pension funds under management has led to a strong and successful fund management industry. Currently Australia enjoys some US$1.81 trillion
13 Apr. 2012 CalPERS names Kathleen Webb new chief of risk, compliance and ethics [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced the appointment of Kathleen K. Webb as the pension fund’s Chief Officer for Risk, Compliance and Ethics. In this newly created position, Webb will be responsible for providing an independent
13 Apr. 2012 RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.36% in March, 3.35% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of March 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.36 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 3.35 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next m
13 Apr. 2012 Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.35% in April [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.35% in April. "Outflows tend to be seasonally higher at quarter ends as investors rebalance their portfolios," said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp F
13 Apr. 2012 FH International A.M. launches U.S. feeder to emerging market short term debt hedge fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FH International Asset Management LLC has launched the FH Emerging Markets Short Term Debt Fund LP, a Delaware-domiciled feeder to the Master Fund for qualified domestic/taxable investors, effective April 1, 2012. FH International Asset Management LLC is the
13 Apr. 2012 Capula Investment Management expands into Hong Kong [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Capula Investment Management, a $13bn hedge fund linked with financial firm Goldman Sachs is expanding its business into Hong Kong. According to a Reuters acc
12 Apr. 2012 Mount Kellett completes $4 billion fund raise [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Mount Kellett Capital Management (Mount Kellett) announced today the recent completion of fundraising for its second private special situation and opportunistic investment fund, Mount Kellett Capital Partners II. Since February 2011, Mount Kellett has raised
12 Apr. 2012 Skybridge Capital Expands Global Footprint [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge), an alternative investment firm, today announced the continued expansion of its global distribution footprint with the addition of five new members to its sales team and new partnerships with major distribution platforms. SkyBridg
12 Apr. 2012 Preqin: Sovereign funds like hedge fund managed accounts [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are, for hedge funds, institutional investors with big potential. According to an article in Preqin’s latest newsletter
12 Apr. 2012 US JOBS Act impacts on hedge fund and other alternatives offerings [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Law firm Dechert’s Financial Services Group has commented on the practical implications for offerings of hedge funds and private equity funds since President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, JOBS Act, on April 5th 2012. In their
12 Apr. 2012 eVestment Q1 hedge fund data shows positive performance despite march downturn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: According to new Q1 data provided on a conference call by global provider of institutional investment data and analytics, eVestment Alliance hedge funds showed strong first quarter performance despite a slight do
11 Apr. 2012 Lyxor launches new alternative fund with CAXTON HAWK on UCITS platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management announces its partnership with HAWK Quantitative Strategies LLC, a company associated with Caxton Associate LP to launch the third alternative single manager on its Lyxor Dimension UCITS Platform. With this launch, Lyxor continues to expand and dive
11 Apr. 2012 JOBS Act would allow funds to market offerings to a much larger audience and to a greater degree than ever before [more]
By Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act , which was signed into law by President Barack Obama last week, could provide some welcome relief for the alternative investment industry, both in how funds are marketed and in a potential increase in the investor b
11 Apr. 2012 Credit Suisse says investing driven by high volatility, low-yeilds the 'new normal' [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit Suisse Asset Management has released a new whitepaper which says that the 'new normal’ for investing will be defined by highly volatile markets and low yields. The paper "New Normal Investing: Is the (Fat) Tail Wagging Your Portfolio?" authored by Yog
11 Apr. 2012 BofAML research reveals highest long/short equity market exposure since August 2011 [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch has found that the investable hedge
11 Apr. 2012 Despite largely flat March hedge fund performance, FRM is quietly confident of better times ahead [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Looking back on March hedge fund performance, hedge fund investment specialists FRM found that hedge fund performance across the board was largely flat with returns varying considerably through strategies. In FRM’s
10 Apr. 2012 Kaufman Rossin Fund Services opens office in Texas [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Kaufman Rossin Fund Services (KRFS), a top rated fund administrator, today announced it is opening an office in Dallas in order to focus on administration and relationship management for hedge funds, commodity pools, fund of funds, private equity funds and family offices.
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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  3. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

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    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

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