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19 Feb. 2015 Update: The UK FCA is placing the alternative fund management sector under greater scrutiny [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: We heard last week that the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s enforcement division was, as of 26 January, investigating 67 f
18 Feb. 2015 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained 0.07% in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds have started 2015 in the black, but only just. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained only 0.07% in January, following a challenging year for hedge fund performance. Still riding the wave of solid returns through 2014 are CTAs, posting 3
18 Feb. 2015 Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finishes January up 0.81% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.81% for the month of January. Press Release
18 Feb. 2015 Fund managers bullish on Europe’s quantitative easing as hedge funds achieve early 2015 gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey has found that global investors are significantly more positi
18 Feb. 2015 Big hedge funds dropped Alibaba in Q4 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some of the biggest hedge funds in the U.S. have reduced or completely unloaded their shares in China's Alibaba Group Holding in the fourth quarter of last year, anticipating a drop in the e-commerce company’s earnings in the last quarter that sent its shares
18 Feb. 2015 UCITS HFS Index starts year on positive note with 1.09% gains in January [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The UCITS HFS Index started the year on a positive note gains of 1.09% in January after finishing 2014 with a modest performance of 1.62%. Index provider 2n20 said th
18 Feb. 2015 Laven Partners releases UCITS guide [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Laven Partners has released a new guide to forming and investing in UCITS funds. UCITS funds are distributed across 86 countries. The guidebook aims to provide a clearer picture on UCITS formation and investing, highlighting both the costs and advantages to the
17 Feb. 2015 Societe Generale Prime Services acquires stake in GMEX Group [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Societe Generale Prime Services – formerly Newedge – has announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Global Markets Exchange Group International LLP (GMEX Group). Following the investment by Deutsche Börse Group AG, Societe Generale becomes the secon
17 Feb. 2015 Hedge fund returns crawl into the black in January [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds have started 2015 in the black, but only just. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained only 0.07% in January, following a challenging year for hedge fund perfor
17 Feb. 2015 Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link is attracting few users [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Only a few or less than one-third of Hong Kong’s long-only fund managers are using the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect more than two months after its much-publicized launch in November. The link was designed to provide easy access for international investors in
17 Feb. 2015 370 hedge funds shut down in Europe in 2014 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: European-focused hedge funds are closing down at a record pace because of rising cost, declining profits and waning number of new investment leads, data from Eurekahedge showed. A report by the
17 Feb. 2015 Hedge funds raise short positions in sterling, USD [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have increased their short positioning on the GBP and USD over the last three months. Along with the JPY and the EUR, the GBP is the most aggressively shorted currency by CTA and macro managers, said Lyxor Asse
16 Feb. 2015 Shearman & Sterling promotes two hedge fund partners [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Shearman & Sterling congratulates John Adams on his election to the partnership and John Reiss on his promotion to counsel. “We look forward to continuing to serve our investment funds clients.”
16 Feb. 2015 Towers Watson clients double smart beta strategies to $40bn [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Towers Watson’s institutional investment clients globally allocated over $8bn to smart beta strategies during 2014, bringing the total exposure to around $40bn (in 550 portfolio
16 Feb. 2015 Hedge fund manager Bill Browder says Putin’s net-worth could reach $200bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hermitage Capital Management co-founder and once the largest foreign investor in Russia, William (Bill) Browder, estimated Vladimir Putin’s net-worth at $200bn and described the Kremlin leader as at the center of corruption in Moscow. In an
16 Feb. 2015 Fake hedge fund manager Moazzam 'Mark’ Malik charged with stealing investors’ money [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against purported hedge fund manager Moazzam "Mark" Malik with stealing money from his investors. According t
16 Feb. 2015 UK to introduce tougher tax rules [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The United Kingdom is set to implement a tougher set of tax rules to
13 Feb. 2015 Hedge fund performance down .03% in January, outperforms the S&P 500 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aggregate hedge fund performance was down .03% in January, outperforming the S&P 500 by 297 basis points, the most since January 2014, according to the latest hedge fund monitor data from eVestment. Funds focused on European markets were among the hardest hit in
12 Feb. 2015 Private equity liquidity constraints are easing, but investors’ needs are still unmet [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A sizable share of private equity investors believe the asset class has become more liquid, but few believe the advances are sufficient to meet current needs, according to the survey,
12 Feb. 2015 Maples Fund Services fulfils AIFMD Annex IV reporting requirements [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Maples Fund Services, a division of MaplesFS, reports that it has successfully completed Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD) Annex IV reports for December 2014 for seven European Union jurisdictions, utilizing its regulatory reporting platform.
12 Feb. 2015 The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.4% in January, as reflation wind is blowing [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - >> The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.4% in January. 7 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+5.6%), the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+4.4%), the Lyxor Global Macro Index (+2.7%), the Lyxor L/S
11 Feb. 2015 Dallas-based Boardage Capital launches strategy focused on basic materials, mining and metals, and hires COO [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Boardage Capital Management, LLC, announced the launch of its strategy focused on basic materials, mining and metals. Dallas-based Boardage seeded the investment approach with internal capital in October 2013. As part of the firm’s growth, Boardage also announced the addi
11 Feb. 2015 Tax paid by UK hedge fund industry at record level [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The tax contribution of the UK hedge fund industry has never been greater than it is today, according to new research from AIMA, the global hedge fund industry body. The hedge fund sector in the UK last year produced profits and income that have generated an estimate
11 Feb. 2015 Total capital managed by the Asian hedge fund industry stood at $119.75 billion at end 2014 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Asian hedge fund industry resumed strong capital growth in 4Q to conclude 2014 at a record level of capital, as Asian equity markets posted sharp advances heading into the new year. Total capital managed by the Asian hedge fund industry stood at $119.75 billion (¥
11 Feb. 2015 Salient Partners to acquire Forward Management [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Salient Partners L.P. announced today its proposal to acquire Forward Management, LLC, an independent, privately-held asset management firm based in San Francisco, California, and investment advisor to the Forward Funds. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined fi
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