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10 Jul. 2012 Hedge fund performance improves slightly, inflows $852m in May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in a lackluster $852 million (0.05% of assets) in May, but that was an improvement over April’s net outflows of $3.2 billion. Based on data from 3,001 funds, the May TrimTabs/Ba
10 Jul. 2012 Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.06% in June (+2.10% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +0.06% in June (+2.10% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +3.96% (+8.66% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced +3.93% (+5.42% YTD), and the NASD
10 Jul. 2012 Hedge funds end Q2 positively, investors remain focused on macro environment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: New data from eVestment/HFN shows that despite broad based uncertainty throughout the first half of the year and the early part of June, hedge funds were able to end the quarter on a positiv
10 Jul. 2012 AIMA stresses social and economic value of hedge funds bilingually [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Continuing in their drive to extoll the virtues of hedge funds, The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published a German-language educational paper about the social and economic value provided by
10 Jul. 2012 SEC approves new derivatives rules, more to follow [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved new rules and guidance for derivatives. The rules are the next step in regulation of the over-the-counter derivatives market in the US, and outline specific definitions for terms such as swaps and security-
09 Jul. 2012 HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index up 0.5% in June (+1.7% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds posted a narrow gain to conclude the first half of the year, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posting a gain of +0.05 percent for the month of June, according to data released today by HFR, the global leader in the indexation and analysis of the hedg
09 Jul. 2012 SunGard and Advent Software launch new workflow for Wrap/Separately Managed Accounts [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: SunGard and Advent Software, Inc., leading providers of software and services for the global financial services and investment management industry, have introduced an integrated trading solution that helps “wrap” managers conduct business with sponsors directly via the Sun
09 Jul. 2012 Aspect Capital announces Client Services and Marketing appointment [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aspect Capital Limited (“Aspect”), the London-based systematic investment manager, today announced the appointment of Jamie Murray to the position of Director of Client Services and Marketing. In this capacity, Jamie will report to John Wareham, Aspect's Chief Commerc
09 Jul. 2012 Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 0.84% in June (+2.71% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Greenwich Alternative Investments reported the June results for its Global Hedge Fund Index and sub-strategies. The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gained 0.84% in June and is up 2.71% for 2012. Other highlights: Most hedge fund strategies
09 Jul. 2012 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down -0.45% in June (-0.42% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.45% in June as the index component strategies reported mixed results for June. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides daily published index values which seek to enable investors to tra
09 Jul. 2012 UCITS HFS Index takes forth monthly loss in a row, down -0.09% in June (+1.02% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS HFS Index continues its downward trend with a loss of -0.09% in June 2012 after it already dropped -1.40% from March till May 2012. The loss this month is attributable to the first two weeks of trading in which the UCITS HFS Index took losses of -0.31% and -0.22
05 Jul. 2012 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (“LAB”) Index up 1.40% in June (+4.71% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: The Credit Suisse LAB Index was up 1.40% in June according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse.   Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the
05 Jul. 2012 UCITS Alternative Index Global down in June [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global is down -0.23% in June bringing its year to date performance to -0.33%. The UCITS Alternative Index Fund of Funds is down -0.77% bringing its yearly performance to -2.39%. 10 out of 11 strategies indices return negative performances this
05 Jul. 2012 Hedge fund Fletcher International, files for bankruptcy, sues to stop liquidation [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: US-based hedge fund Fletcher International Ltd. managed by Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher, has filed for bankruptcy in district court in Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal
05 Jul. 2012 Eurozone crisis and exchange controls pose potential problems [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: As funds and regulators look for ways to work through the eurozone crisis, exchange controls may be gaining more widespread use. However, they will impact how agreements are constructed and may impact if an agreement goes forward at all. A
04 Jul. 2012 HFRX Global declines -1.69% (+1.52% YTD); Macro: CTAs gain +2.81% in volatile month of May [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Global equity markets declined sharply in May as European sovereign debt and bank liquidity concerns resulted in a sharp increase in investor risk aversion; mixed economic data in US and disappointing results of large technology IPO also contributed to investor concerns.
04 Jul. 2012 Fundraising for private real estate funds declines in Q2 [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Fundraising for private real estate funds declined in the second quarter compared to the first three months of 2012, according to the latest data from information provider Preqin. In its
03 Jul. 2012 EDHEC-Risk North American index survey finds investors have some concerns [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: In its first EDHEC-Risk North American Index Survey of 139 investment professionals, including institutional investors, asset managers, private wealth managers, investment banks and brokerage firms, the EDHEC-Risk Institute has analysed the current uses of and opi
03 Jul. 2012 Factorial Management implements integrated portfolio and risk management system [more]
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Hong Kong based pan-Asia multi-asset hedge fund firm Factorial Management Limited has announced the implementation of its integrated portfolio and risk management system for its flagship fund, Factorial Master Fund. Barun Agarwal, Chief Investment Officer of
03 Jul. 2012 SEC freezes the assets of investment adviser who disappears in Georgia [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen the assets of an Georgia-based investment adviser who has disappeared after orchestrating a $40m fraud. The SEC alleges that Aubrey Lee Price raised money from more than 100 investors living primarily in Ge
03 Jul. 2012 Study reveals hedge funds are not such bad guys on the herding front [more]
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: A new study, entitled Hedge Fund Herding and Crowded Trades: The Apologists’ Evidence from American academics Blerina Reca, from the Department of Finance at the University of To
02 Jul. 2012 Hedge funds beat the S & P in second quarter [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor reports that the investable hedge fund compos
02 Jul. 2012 Alix Capital reveals trends in alternative Ucits [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices, has published its latest survey on the UCITS hedge funds industry, the UCITS Alternative Index Trends Survey. The survey assesses outlook for the UCITS hedge fund sector and v
02 Jul. 2012 Cube Capital opens Cube Global Opportunities to external investors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Cube Capital, the $1.3 billion global alternatives investment firm has opened its $100M Cube Global Opportunities (CGO) fund to outside investors for the first time since its launch in May 2009. Cube Global Opportunities is an event driven fund with a mandate to i
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

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