Old Park’s Maestro strategy returns +2.08% (+3.16% YTD)... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: London-based Old Park Capital’s Maestro Managed Futures Strategy returned +1.08% in January and +2.08% in February (+3.16% YTD) as political uncertainties in emerging markets continue to create
Hedge funds post best performance since January 2012... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund performance was strongly positive in February with average returns the highest since January 2012 according to the latest data from eVestment. The industry's diversity in January, and ability to capitalize on directional moves in February, has agg
High-speed trader Infinium Capital winds down... [more]From Canindia.com: High-speed trader Infinium Capital Management, which has struggled financially, has stopped trading and is working to wind down the company, President Mark Palchak told Reuters on Thursday.
The closure of Chicago-based Infinium reflects pressures on high-speed trading firms st
Carlyle commodity hedge fund Vermillion's assets halved to below $1bn... [more]From Reuters/Chicagotribune.com: U.S. private equity group Carlyle said assets at its commodities hedge fund Vermillion fell by more than half in the nine months to December, suggesting investor redemptions at the fund after some negative returns.
New York-based Vermillion Asset Management was
Outlook – Rothschild: Macroeconomic risks suggest hedging is prudent... [more]From Valuewalk.com: Rothschild Wealth Management just published their Rothschild Market Newsletter for March, a copy of which was reviewed by ValueWalk. Chief Investment Officer Dirk Weidman makes the case that 2014 will be a year of continued recovery in the financial markets, but he does highlight
Regulatory – Dual registrants, alternatives top SEC's concerns... [more]From Financial-planning.com: As SEC examiners make their rounds at advisor practices this year, they will be taking a hard look at dually registered firms and the use of non-traditional mutual funds, according to the head of the commission's compliance unit.
The focus on practitioners who are