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14 May. 2014 Hedge funds reduce S&P500 exposure to a net short [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: After a few weeks of going long the S&P500, hedge funds have cut their exposures to a net short, but technicals suggest remaining bullish, according to the most recent data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. The Diversified Investible Hedge Fund
13 May. 2014 CalPERS launches search for Chief Investment Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) seeks an experienced investment professional for the role of Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to lead and manage its 400-plus person Investment Office, which invests CalPERS $285 billion in assets across a
13 May. 2014 SEC welcomes guilty verdict against the Wylys [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission – Division of Enforcement on Monday welcomed the guilty verdict against the Wyly brothers for engaging in a $550m civil fraud. Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC Division of Enforcement
13 May. 2014 ETF flows dramatically shift beneath market’s calm surface [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: David Santschi, Chief Executive Officer of TrimTabs said flows of electronic traded funds (ETFs) shifted dramatically beneath the market’s calm surface as he also noted massive rotation out of growth and
12 May. 2014 Northern Lights buys stake in Buick Capital, which will be renamed Northern Lights Alternative Advisors, LLP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update, for New Managers - Northern Lights Capital Group, LLC, a provider of strategic capital and resources to boutique asset management fi
12 May. 2014 Investor flows into hedge funds cross US$50bn mark [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds posted their second consecutive month of negative returns in April with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index down 0.15% as global markets continued to falter amid a sluggish start to the year. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 0.78%, slightly ahead of th
12 May. 2014 Hedge funds down -0.67% in April;+0.79% YTD [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index lost -0.64% in April (+0.79% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +0.62% (+1.93% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +0.75% (+0.03% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index declined -2.01% (-1.49% Y
09 May. 2014 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 0.66% in April (YTD -0.14%), L/S Credit funds best performers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - >> The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.7% in April (YTD -0.1%). 6 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month of April in positive territory, led by the Lyxor L/S Credit Arbitrage Index(+1%), the CTA Long Term Index (+1%) and the Lyxor Global Macro Index (+0.9%).
09 May. 2014 Tosca Opportunity fund annualises 14.4% since 2005, closes to new inflows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The leading UK activist fund manager, Martin Hughes, has announced that Tosca Opportunity (and sister fund, Tosca Mid Cap) will accept no further inflows after 2 June 2014. In his explanatory newsletter, issued on 7 May 2014, the PM makes it clear that the expected futur
09 May. 2014 Barnegat hedge fund gains 3.1% in April (+10.5% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Barnegat Fund reported its share price increased by 3.1% in April bringing its year-to-date gains to10.5% . The fund’s compounded annual rate of return is pegged at 18.8% since its launch in 2001. In its latest results, Barnegat said its current assets under
08 May. 2014 Counterpoint Asian Macro fund reaches $122m AUM [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial’s Asia Macro hedge fund, Counterpoint, has launched with over $120m in assets, making it one of the largest Asian hedge fund - and the largest Asian macro fund - launches in the last 12 m
08 May. 2014 Michael Hintze’s charitable foundation donates £5m to London's National History Museum [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Sir Michael Hintze, an Australian-born hedge funder living in London, has just made a donation of £5 million ($8.48m) to London’s Natural History Museum
08 May. 2014 Hedge funds report mixed results in April as weak technology drags performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry sustained a slight decline in April as technology exposure ragged the gains registered in Fixed Income-based Relative Value Arbitrage and Macro strategies, according to data released by
08 May. 2014 SEC files fraud charges, asset freeze against Aphelion Fund for false results [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges and an asset freeze against New York-based investment advisory firm Aphelion Fund Management and two of its executives for allegedly distributing falsified performance results to prospective investors in two
07 May. 2014 Trias L/S Fund celebrates its second anniversary – performance since inception at +58.2% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Entrepreneur Partners AG, a FINMA-regulated asset manager domiciled in Zurich, is celebrating the second anniversary of its proprietary fund Trias L/S Fund. Since inception the value of fund units has increased by 58.2%, clearly outperforming long-only equity indices and
07 May. 2014 Lyxor records substantial AuM growth supported by strong ETF inflows in 1Q 2014. [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management has continued to strengthen its presence in the European ETF market, with net inflows of USD1.6bn during the first quarter of the year thus reflecting a 6% growth in AuM since end of 2013. Furthermore, Lyxor dominated the European ETF market in Marc
07 May. 2014 Hedge funds see record $38.6bn inflows in Q1, outperform S&P 500 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds registered a three-year high $38.6bn in fresh inflows in the first quarter of 2014, reported TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. In March, th
07 May. 2014 Hedge funds almost flat in April with 0.11% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund space closed April almost flat with 0.11% gains (+1.08% YTD), according to the latest Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index. "Equ
07 May. 2014 CFTC is finalizing rules on computer-driven trading [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. market regulator Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Tuesday it is finalizing a draft rule on computer-trading that are often used by banks and hedge funds in a practice called high-frequency trading. According to a report by
06 May. 2014 Why are hedge fund assets reaching all time highs while they underperform the S&P 500? [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - By Don Steinbrugge from Agecroft Partners: There is a constant flow of articles in the media articulating that hedge funds have performed badly because they have underperformed the S&P 500 index. Many of these articles suggest that it is just a matter of time before i
06 May. 2014 Ayaltis reports exceptional results for its Flagship Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Ayaltis flagship fund Areca Value Discovery finished the first quarter 2014 with a performance of +5.21% in USD. Since Inception in December 2008 the fund returned 57.24% with a volatility of 4.47% p.a. In a challengi
06 May. 2014 Acquisition will see first Brazilian corporation establish Guernsey base [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Agreement has been reached in principle for Guernsey fund administration firm Fund Corporation to be acquired by Brazilian emerging markets specialist Providence Financial, subject to regulatory approval. All 10 Fund Corporation employees will join a newly-estab
06 May. 2014 UCITS absolute return funds end April down -0.37%; (-0.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS absolute return funds end April down -0.37% as measured by the UAI Global Index and have now turned slightly negative on average for the year down -0.03%. Equity focused strategies record the worst monthly returns with -0.98% for the UAI Long/Short Equity and -0.89%
06 May. 2014 Macros increase S&P500 exposure - BAML [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds are increasing their long exposures to the S&P 500 - specifically macro funds are adding to their overall long positions according to
05 May. 2014 Cerulli: 53% of advisors' clients between 50 and 70 years old, eRIAs emerge as threat [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates found that 53% of advisors' clients are aged between 50 and 70 years old. "Advisors are finding it increasingly difficult to attract young investors," said Kenton Shirk, associate director at
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