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02 Jul. 2012 CAIA Association marks its 10th anniversary [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The CAIA Association is celebrating 10 years as the alternative investment industry’s education provider. The anniversary celebrations began this week in London, home of the first CAIA Chapter, with a seminar entitled “The European Alternative Investment Industry: Past, P
02 Jul. 2012 Treedom Investments launches Asian forestry fund focussed on renewable resources [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Treedom Investments Ltd, Fund Advisors, announce the launch of The Asia Renewable Resources Fund (ARRF) giving institutions the opportunity to invest in a green and sustainable economy. “This is a Private Equity Fund being run on a hedge proposition basis to consolidat
02 Jul. 2012 ABS Investment Management to launch an emerging markets equity long/short fund of hedge funds [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - ABS Investment Management LLC, the Global Equity Long/Short Fund of Hedge Funds manager with over $3.75 billion under management, announces today the launch of their first commingled emerging markets equity long/short fund of hedge fund product. Founding principal Alai
02 Jul. 2012 Tomorrow’s Titans of hedge funds revealed by Ernst & Young and Hedge Fund Journal survey [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The second Tomorrow’s Titans survey identifying 40 emerging hedge fund managers who are making an increasing contribution to the industry's develop
02 Jul. 2012 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly faces of FATCA [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: More comment on the imminent arrival of 'a perfect storm of new regulation’ with the implementation of FATCA, AIFMD and Dodd Frank comes from Global Perspectives in their latest white paper which focuses on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly dimensions of FATCA.
02 Jul. 2012 Bernie Madoff’s brother Peter pleads guilty to criminal charges [more]
Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Friday the 29th of June saw Peter Madoff, the brother of notorious Ponzi scheme scammer Bernard, charged by the SEC with conspiracy and making false records in connection with the largest financial scandal in history. On Friday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Com
29 Jun. 2012 New York-based advisors Krusen Capital and Atrato get together for LionHedge Platform [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Krusen Capital Management, the hedge fund and private equity advisory firm, has partnered with investment advisor Atrato Advisors to provide independent research and due diligence for its LionHedge Platform. Krusen Capital provides strategic and tactical advice
29 Jun. 2012 Parker FX Index up +0.47% for the month of May (-0.82% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.47% return for the month of May. Fifty-one programs in the Index reported May results, of which thirty-one reported positive results and twenty incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up 0.20% in May. The med
29 Jun. 2012 Fund managers will have a longer wait for bonuses under proposed EU rules [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), issued a new paper with proposed guidelines for when fund managers will be paid b
29 Jun. 2012 IMS Group head of regulation identifies lessons for AIFMD policy makers in dangerous dog legislation [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Peter Moore, Head of Regulation at the IMS Group, commenting on AIFMD and its failure to make distinctions in the European alternative asset management industry, has drawn compa
29 Jun. 2012 SEC halts $42m mortgage fund Ponzi scheme [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a $42m Ponzi scheme operated by Small Business Capital Corp. and its principal Mark Feathers, who raised $42 million by selling securities issued by Investors Prime Fund LLC and SBC Portfolio Fund LLC - two m
28 Jun. 2012 Other Voices: Applying FATCA in Asia: still oceans apart [more]
This article was authored by Karl J. Paulson Egbert, who is based in the Hong Kong offices of international law firm Dechert LLP, and appeared in the firm’s latest Financial Services Quarterly Report. When the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") and I
28 Jun. 2012 Global assets to see slower growth by 2016 say Cerulli Associates [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cerulli Associates estimates that growth in global assets under management will moderate to 6.1% over the next five years, with non-U.S. growth weaker at 5.8% on the back of the economic troubles in Europe and spill-over concerns in some emerging markets. The
28 Jun. 2012 Banca March’s investment boutique launches fixed income hedge fund [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: March Gestión de Fondos (MGF), the investment boutique of Banca March, an independent Spanish bank, has launched a new hedge fund, according to reports from
28 Jun. 2012 SS&C acquires GlobeOp [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has announced its acquisition of GlobeOp Financial Services S.A. (GlobeOp). GlobeOp provides middle and back office services and integrated risk-report
28 Jun. 2012 Harbinger's Falcone sued by SEC for fraud [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: Yesterday, Opalesque reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had voted to sue Harbinger Capital CEO, Phil Falcone, at that time reports indicated tha
27 Jun. 2012 SEC charges Tai Nguyen and expert network firm Insight Research with insider trading [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday charged Tai Nguyen, the owner of the California-based equity research firm Insight Research, with insider trading.
27 Jun. 2012 Asian asset managers lose interest in Europe because of AIFMD [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The pending implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD) is driving the majority of Asia-based asset managers to lose interest in Europe as an investment destination. This was the result of a
27 Jun. 2012 SEC may sue Harbinger Capital's Falcone [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may sue the CEO of US-hedge fund Harbinger Capital over claims he improperly borrowed client money from his hedge fund to pay his taxes and gave preferential treatment to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to a Blo
26 Jun. 2012 CalPERs appoints Ed Robertiello to senior portfolio manager of Absolute Return Strategies [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced the appointment of Ed Robertiello as Senior Portfolio Manager of Absolute Return Strategies in the pension fund's investment office. Robertiello brings 20 years of investment ex
26 Jun. 2012 CalPERS takes $100m ownership stake in Bentall Kennedy, one of the largest real estate investment advisors in U.S. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that it has invested approximately $100 million in Bentall Kennedy, becoming a one-third owner in one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors. CalPERS acquired the ownershi
26 Jun. 2012 Finisterre Opportunity Fund appoints senior portfolio manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has appointed Darren Walker, formerly Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase as portfolio manager on the Finisterre Global Opportunity Fund. Mr Walker will report to Yan Swiderski, a Finisterre Partne
26 Jun. 2012 Dechert Hong Kong warns of compliance issues for Asian firms as FATCA deadline approaches [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Reporting from Dechert in Hong Kong, Karl J. Paulson Egbert finds that earlier hopes that the financial services industry in Asia could begin to make sense of FATCA’s
26 Jun. 2012 Hedge funds cut exposure across strategies [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: Hedge funds cut exposure across strategies this month, according to new research from Ban
26 Jun. 2012 Specialist insurance firm finds that more hedge funds buy key man life insurance post financial crisis [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Specialist hedge fund insurance group SKCG Group reports that institutional investors are pressurising hedge funds to buy key man life insurance to protect against the risk of a manager’s sudden demise. The firm says that according to a recent survey in Insti
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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    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

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

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  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali