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20 Nov. 2014 Gross: Inflation is required to pay for prior inflation [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As inflation rises, every dollar will buy a smaller percentage of a good. While deflation will mean a decrease in the general price level of goods and services. These two economic conditions are both in the waiting room. The consensus would like the former to
19 Nov. 2014 Barclay Hedge Fund Index Slips 0.11% in October (+2.87% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 0.11% in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. After ten months in 2014 the Index is up 2.87%. “Continued easing by the ECB and the BOJ as the Federal Reserve wound down its bond purchases, the unraveling o
19 Nov. 2014 US equity markets should continue to perform well in 2015 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UBP’s Investment Outlook 2015: “Divergence” Contrary to expectations, Europe did not undergo a healing process in 2014; whilst long-dated bonds generated remarkable performances, European equities underperformed. “The United States wheeled its economy into intens
19 Nov. 2014 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index up 3.45% YTD (est.) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - - Hedge funds are up 3.45% year-to-date with roughly 18% of funds boasting double digit returns for the year, half the number for the same period last year. - Total net asset flows for 2014 were trimmed to US$55 billion for the year as hedge funds saw their fourth
19 Nov. 2014 ABN AMRO offers investment funds an international podium [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Amsterdam Investor Forum (AIF) offers alternative funds a podium to present themselves to a group of over 200 professional investors. As of today interested funds can apply and enter into the competition. On 11 February, the 6 shortlisted funds will have the floor
18 Nov. 2014 Newedge bolsters capital introduction & advisory teams in North America [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announced three key appointments to its capital introduction and advisory teams as part of its overall commitment to enhance its prime brokerage offering in North America. These appointments, which are
18 Nov. 2014 Activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn sees major stocks correction [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund manager Carl Icahn is expecting a market sell-off any time in the next three to five years. Icahn made the prediction during the
18 Nov. 2014 Hedge Funds are still in timid recovery mode, but up 1% since mid-October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are still in a timid recovery mode as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index registered a modest 0.1% gains last week, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. The market recovery gathered mom
18 Nov. 2014 Hedge funds revert to net long position on S&P500 - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are back at a net long position on the S&P500, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Technicals suggest that the trend remains bullish for the near term. The diversified hedge fund index was up 0.1% for t
17 Nov. 2014 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes down 0.80% in October (+2.58% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 0.80% for the month of October. Press Release Credit Suisse H
17 Nov. 2014 Hedge Funds post sixth monthly loss in 2014 - Preqin [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds have posted their sixth monthly loss in 10 months in October 2014, according to Preqin's Hedge Fund Analyst. The industry has struggled to deliver absolute returns against a backdrop of market volatility, as well as concerns surrounding the imp
17 Nov. 2014 American hedge funds buy Alibaba, making it the most widely bought stock in the U.S. [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some of the biggest U.S. hedge funds are buying shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group making it the most widely bought stocks in the U.S. market, reports said. Since its $25bn IP
17 Nov. 2014 Perella Weinberg is closing its Xerion hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Another big hedge fund is shutting down and is joining the list of fund managers who have thrown in the towel. Daniel Arbess said he was shutting down
14 Nov. 2014 Best Swiss hedge funds announced [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - HedgePole, in cooperation with Hedgegate and Crossbow Partners, announced this year’s winners of the Swiss Alternative Funds Awards: 1. Best Swiss Hedge Fund: RBR Capital Advisors AG: RBR European Long
14 Nov. 2014 Direct lending set to spur further growth in the private debt alternative asset class [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Direct lending funds have continued to gain traction in the private debt marketplace, and are the prevailing strategy for private debt fund managers established since 2008. A
14 Nov. 2014 Equinox Funds launches the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Equinox Funds, a provider of alternative investments, has announced the launch of the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund. By deploying a medium-term trend following strategy developed by Aspect Capital Limited, a legendary alternative asset management firm ba
14 Nov. 2014 Third Point to launch a proxy contest with Dow Chemical [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund Third Point is reported to be opening a proxy fight with Dow Chemical Co. after negotiations to add two new board seats bogged down Thursday, said
13 Nov. 2014 100 Women in Hedge Funds raises $1.93m for Cerebral Palsy International [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a leading global non-profit organization for alternative investment management investors and professionals, today announced that, through the success of its annual New York Gala and other U.S. fundraising events this year, $1.93 million in gross
13 Nov. 2014 Asia hedge fund industry growth slow as macro uncertainty increases [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Total capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry expanded to a fourth consecutive quarterly record in 3Q, though growth remained muted as a result of increased Asian macro uncertainty, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report,
13 Nov. 2014 Funds of hedge funds up 0.3% in Q3 with a small plus [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Despite some negative headlines, developments in the 3rd quarter of 2014 were again sufficient to result in a plus sign. Thanks to a strong August with an increase of almost one percent, the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index was up 0.3% on the previous quarter. Fun
12 Nov. 2014 Blackstone and NWI Management develop a new platform to invest in Emerging Markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, and NWI Management, LP, a global macro hedge fund, launched Blackstone NWI Asset Management L.L.C., a new asset manager jointly owned by the two firms. BNAM will offer a platform of inves
12 Nov. 2014 Crabel Capital sponsors Bermuda-based reinsurance business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Los Angeles based Crabel Capital recently sponsored the launch of Crabel Re, a Bermuda based reinsurance company that can invest in the firm’s short term systematic trading strategy, Crabel Multi- Product. Crabel Capital Holdings Ltd (“CCHL”) launched its wholly-
12 Nov. 2014 Low-interest interest rate environment necessitates rethink in investment management [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association’s Alternative Investment Council (SFAMA - AIC), the low interest rate environment requires a investment management review. In a media conference held on 11
12 Nov. 2014 Asia-focused macro hedge fund managers beat U.S. peers in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last month, Asia-focused macro hedge fund managers outperformed their more experienced counterparts in the U.S., including veterans Paul Tudor Jones and Ray Dalio, whose saw their funds suffered their worst performance since last year. According a
11 Nov. 2014 More academics confirm positive impacts of hedge fund activism, but returns may decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The current wave of investor activism is being driven by hedge funds and other alternative investment managers, more notably by Pershing Square (led by William Ackman), Icahn Associates (led by Carl Icahn), Jana Partners (led by Barry Rosenstein), and Elliott Capita
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