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15 Sep. 2015 Anthony Limbrick tells hedge funds to get ready for new era of increased volatility [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Anthony Limbrick, whose 36 South Capital was one of the few hedge funds which made money during the selloff in August, told hedge funds to prepare themselves for a new era in increased volatility as the recent market turbulence is a just a preview of what is to come
15 Sep. 2015 Japan hedge funds best performers among Asia funds in August [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index was down -0.35% in August (+4.99% YTD), whereas the Eurekahedge Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund Index returned -5.1% (+2.8% YTD) and the Eurekahedge Greater China He
15 Sep. 2015 SEC settles with hackers trading on non-public press releases [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The SEC announced a $30 million settlement today with Ukrainian-based Jaspen Capital Partners Limited and CEO Andriy Supranonok over trading on non-public information obtained by hacking press releases. More than 30 defendants are still being prosecuted in the s
15 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds extend bearish position in U.S. traded agricultural commodities [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed that hedge funds have extended their bearish position in the top U.S.-traded agricultural commodities following a selldown in grains. In a report,
14 Sep. 2015 Comprehensive Standalone solution helps asset managers ease costs and risks while reducing hurdles to global expansion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEI has introduced a comprehensive new global regulatory risk and compliance platform that centralises handling of an investment firm’s regulatory and compliance functions across investment vehicles, products, and jurisdictions around the globe. SEI’s Investment Manager S
14 Sep. 2015 HFRI Emerging Markets Index fell -4.5% in August (-3.17% YTD) on sharp equity, currency losses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets-focused hedge funds suffered sharp losses over the past three months as of end August as regional equity and currency markets fell dramatically, driven in part by the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan by the Chinese Central Bank, reported
14 Sep. 2015 Donald Trump says Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton 'are controlled by hedge funds’ [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Jeb Bush are receiving major donations from hedge funds and that the sector controls them. In an interview on
14 Sep. 2015 Strategic Preservation mulls closing fund to new investors, hires IR director [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Kirk Bostrom, founder and general partner of Strategic Preservation Partners LP (SPP) said, in an e-mail received by Opalesque, that his company may close its Strategic Preservation Fund to new investors in the coming we
11 Sep. 2015 John Paulson’s flagship hedge fund fell 4.2% in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: John Paulson’s flagship hedge fund, Paulson Partners declined 4.2 percent during last month but remains in the black with 6.52 percent gains year-to-date, reported
11 Sep. 2015 Hedge fund aggregate returns down -2.19% in August - eVestment [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds had a rough month in August, according to the latest performance data from eVestment which shows an aggregate return for the industry of -2.19%. The slide in August also brought overall year-to-date returns down to -0.95%. All asset-backed lendi
11 Sep. 2015 361 Capital soft closes 361Managed Futures Strategy Fund [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 361 Capital has announced a soft-close on its 361 Managed Futures Strategy Fund. The soft close is in response to the fund meeting its capacity constraint of $1 billion in AUM. The counter-trend managed futures program will be closed to new investors beginning S
10 Sep. 2015 GSAM launches GS Absolute Return Multi-Asset Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Today, Goldman Sachs Asset Management announced the launch of the Goldman Sachs Absolute Return Multi-Asset Fund, which seeks to generate consistent, attractive returns that are less dependent on the direction of traditional markets. The Fund invests across multiple asset
10 Sep. 2015 All Newedge managed futures indices posted negative performance in August [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following a strong start to the second half of the year which saw the Newedge CTA Index rise over 3% in July, challenging market conditions resulted in a difficult month and all CTAs ended August 2015 in negative territory, according to the indices calculated by Societe G
10 Sep. 2015 NFA submits cybersecurity guidance proposal to CFTC [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The National Futures Association (NFA) submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on August 28, 2015 a proposed Inter
10 Sep. 2015 Catalyst Funds acquires Huntington Asset Advisors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Catalyst Funds, a US-based alternative-focused mutual fund company, announced on Wednesday the acquisition of Huntington Asset Advisors (HAA) from Huntington National Bank, effectively expanding its
10 Sep. 2015 Barnegat fixed income relative value hedge fund is one of the gainers in August [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue’s $673 million Barnegat Fund is again back on the black. The fixed income relative value hedge fund generated 0.7% returns in August despite the market volatility during the month. Year-to-date, the fund is
09 Sep. 2015 Marshall Wace to form long-term strategic partnership with KKR [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following the announcement by KKR & Co. L.P. today, Marshall Wace LLP and affiliates, a leading global liquid alternatives manager, confirms it is forming a strategic alliance with KKR, one of the world’s leading global investment firms. Under the terms of
09 Sep. 2015 Hartwig Kos joins SYZ Asset Management as co-head of the multi-asset team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management division of the SYZ Group, has announced the appointment of Hartwig Kos as Co-Head of the Multi-Asset team. Hartwig Kos will co-manage the team with Fabrizio Quirighetti and also serve as Vice-CIO of SYZ Asset Manag
09 Sep. 2015 Preqin’s most consistent performing hedge funds over the past five years [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin issues league tables of funds that have consistently generated higher returns and lower volatility than their peers. Drawing on data compiled for the 2015 Preqin Alternative Assets Performance Monitor, Preqin has created league tables of
09 Sep. 2015 Assure Services’ fund administration team forms new firm -- Cornerstone Fund Services [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Assure Services announced today that its team that provides outsourced CFO and fund administration services for venture capital and private equity funds has formed a new firm and rebranded itself as Cornerstone Fund Services. Cornerstone, which is affiliated wit
09 Sep. 2015 50 South Capital adds to private equity team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Chris McCrory has joined 50 South Capital Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation, as a Vice President on the Private Equity team. McCrory will focus on primary investment opportunities in U.S. buyout funds and direct co-investments alongside pri
09 Sep. 2015 Emerging markets, activist strategies lead hedge fund declines in August as global equities plunge [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets and activist hedge funds lead the hedge funds decline in August 2015 as global equity markets experienced sharp losses led by uncertainty over Chinese growth, falling oil prices and the timing of U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate increases, accordi
08 Sep. 2015 The facts on CalPERS private equity program [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A history of success Since its private equity program began in 1990, its investment returns (net of fees, including carried interest) have averaged: 1-year: 8.9 percent 3-year: 14.1 percent 5-year: 14.5 percent 10-year: 12.2 percent 20-year:
08 Sep. 2015 International hedge fund managers said to establish operations in Australia [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Australia’s hedge fund industry is growing very strongly that a number of international hedge fund managers are looking to establish operations there, said Jack Inglis, CEO of global hedge fund industry association Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA
08 Sep. 2015 Hedge funds rebound in late August and early September [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds rebounded as market conditions improved at the turn of the month, said Lyxor Asset Management. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.4% last week, following a 3.3% drawdown in August. Lyxor said in its
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