Commodity, equity hedge funds post strong returns in February... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity and equity hedge funds lead strong performances in February as the commodity, equity and fixed income markets recovered from January’s volatility despite continued turbulence in emerging markets, said data provider
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1.9% in February (+1.45% YTD)... [more]The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.9% in February, bringing year to date performance to +1.45%. 11 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 12 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+3.48%), the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+3.4%) and the Lyxor L/S Equity Long Bias In
Hedge funds guard data more, give clients new reason to grumble... [more]From Reuters.com: After years of complaining about high fees and lackluster returns, hedge fund investors have something new to grumble about: It is getting harder to see even the most basic data about what's happening with their money.
Big-name hedge funds like Third Point Capital, Paulson &
Guarding pension schemes against the impact of QE tapering... [more]From eFinancialnews.com: Pension fund investment strategies are facing a rocky ride as the US Federal Reserve continues to take steps towards ending quantitative easing by gradually tapering the amount of bonds it purchases.
Fund managers and advisers are warning that schemes holding assets th
Comment – A deeper conversation on women in hedge funds... [more]From NYTimes.com: …The few women who break into the industry face meaningful barriers. Several wrote about the lack of mentorship and apprenticeship programs. “I’ve always envied my peers, all men of course, who have the ability to call their mentors for advice regarding their careers,” said one wom
Regulatory – Hong Kong’s market watchdog streamlines push for more oversight... [more]From FT.com: Hong Kong’s market watchdog is boosting its corporate investigations staff by more than 10 per cent and bringing in litigators to speed up probes as it moves to improve its monitoring of company behaviour. The steps are part of wider efforts to protect the integrity of the city’s market
North America – Bridgewater wants to keep presence in Westport... [more]From CTPost.com: Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds, plans to keep a presence at its Glendinning Place corporate campus, regardless of whether it moves some of its offices out of town, according to the lawyer who has proposed a change in the regulations governing the site