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24 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds’ favorite stocks post worst returns this year [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: With most of their favorite stocks posting worst performance since the financial crisis, hedge fund managers are hit with poor returns, according to Goldman Sachs’ latest Hedge Fund VIP list. The data said that hedge funds’ position in health care companies, par
23 Nov. 2015 Emerging Market hedge funds gain in October on China and Russia exposure [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging markets (EM) lead hedge funds gains in October driven by exposures in China and Russia as risk tolerance and liquidity returned to emerging equity markets. The HFRI Emerging Markets Index rose +3.4% during the month of October 2015 (-1.83% YTD). This was th
23 Nov. 2015 Court orders Ernst & Young to pay $25m in damages for flawed auditing of Madoff feeder hedge fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Washington Superior Court jury last week ordered auditing firm Ernst & Young to pay nearly $25m for its flawed auditing of one of Bernard Madoff’s feeder funds, Tremont Group Holdings, that resulted to losses to its investors, reported
20 Nov. 2015 Managed futures lost in October as the Barclay CTA Index is down 0.78% (+1.52% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Managed futures traders lost money in October the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge dropped 0.78% last month (+1.52% YTD). "A powerful rally in global equities coming on the heels of two consecutive down months found many trend-following CTAs on the wr
20 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds rebound in October, join market rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recovered in October as the industry joined a healthy market rebound following a period of heightened market volatility in August and September, Lyxor Asset Management said. In a
19 Nov. 2015 UCITS HFS Index turns around, up 0.96% in October (-0.05% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - After the recent draw-down the UCITS HFS Index turns around with gains of 0.96% in October 2015 to turn positive from a year to date perspective again. The broad index started great into the month, posting returns of 0.64% after the first full week of trading.
19 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds rebound in October on global equity rally [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds rebounded in October with the Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 2.19% (+0.69% YTD), after sustaining four successive months of losses, BarclayHedge reported. Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge
19 Nov. 2015 BlackRock is shutting down its Global Ascent macro fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac
19 Nov. 2015 Currency hedge fund Quaesta Capital gains 21% through Nov. 11 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Zurich-based hedge fund firm Quaesta Capital AG manages a $420m foreign-exchange options program that outperformed its major peers with 21% gains through November 11, by betting on volatility,
18 Nov. 2015 Compensation growth stalls in asset management, says new report from Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Pay levels in asset management in 2015 are projected to be slightly lower, according to a new report, Say Goodbye to Buy-Side Boom Times, from Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates. Across the industry, compensation levels are expected t
18 Nov. 2015 Fund managers more optimistic, regain risk appetite [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Fund managers have apparently regained some of their risk appetite; they have raised their exposure to equities, real estate and alternative investments and cut their cash holdings as they expect higher growth, inflation, and a US rate hike this quarter. This is
18 Nov. 2015 Chicago-based Achievement A. M. is shutting down hedge fund following losses [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Achievement Asset Management, a Chicago-based hedge fund firm, has announced it is closing down its hedge fund operation following losses on energy market bets this ye
18 Nov. 2015 Hedge funds and speculators more bearish on oil as price nears $40 per barrel [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and speculators are more bearish on oil as prices approached $40 a barrel for the first time since August, a report by Bloom
17 Nov. 2015 Aventicum launches maiden UCITS-compliant fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aventicum Alternative Equities, the investment boutique focusing on European Long/Short strategies and part of Aventicum Capital Management, announces the launch of its maiden UCITS-compliant fund. The Aventicum UCITS - Absolute Return European Equity Fund offers i
17 Nov. 2015 AR Capital suspends capital raising activities for certain investment programs due to regulatory and market uncertainty [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - AR Capital, LLC, an alternative asset manager, has announced it will suspend the acceptance of new subscriptions to certain of its current investment programs effective December 31, 2015, as a result of regulatory and market uncertainty affecting capital raising for both
17 Nov. 2015 Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (+0.4% YTD) as global macro and CTAs outperform [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global macro and CTAs outperformed the hedge fund space and delivered positive returns last week amidst difficult market conditions, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up
17 Nov. 2015 Top hedge funds slash Apple holdings in Q3 [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Several U.S.-based hedge funds reduced their holdings in Apple during the third quarter as shares of the iPhone maker dropped sharply, according to Reuters. The
17 Nov. 2015 Long/Short Equity, event driven strategies drive hedge funds in October [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds recovered in October as strong performance in long/short equity and event driven strategies led the rebound. The Greenwich Global
17 Nov. 2015 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index returns 1.09% in October (-1.37% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Wilshire Funds Management said that the Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for ho
16 Nov. 2015 Chinese hedge funds recover in October with 5.2% gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Asian hedge funds focused on China reported sharp gains in October with the HFRI China Index up 5.2% (+5.25% YTD), as investor risk tolerance and market liquidity returned to Asian financial markets. According to US data provider
16 Nov. 2015 Survey: Hedge funds failed to provide US pension funds with promised superior and uncorrelated returns [more]
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: U.S.-based public pension funds have become significant investors in the hedge fund universe, reported Preqin, a research house, in September. They are major allocators of c
13 Nov. 2015 SPARX Group teams up with ML Capital to launch the SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS Fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SPARX Asia Investment Advisors has teamed up with ML Capital to launch the SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS Fund, a Pan-Asia market neutral strategy hosted on the M
12 Nov. 2015 Envestnet PMC offers access to CAIS for delivery of alternative investment funds to advisors [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Envestnet PMC, the Portfolio Management Consultants group of Envestnet, Inc., has partnered with CAIS to make available to independent advisors access to third-party hedge funds and private equity funds. More than 43,000 advisors utilize Envestnet’s technology and
12 Nov. 2015 Hedge fund redemptions fall in first week of November [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investor confidence steadied in the first week of November as redemptions from hedge funds dropped month-on-month, according to data provider SS&C Technologies. "SS&C GlobeOp’s
12 Nov. 2015 Ex-Société Générale execs to start new hedge fund in Hong Kong [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia, for New Managers: A group of former Société Générale traders, led Jong Beum Kim, is planning to start a new hedge fund that aims to profit from Asian market volatility and the mispricing of related securities, reported
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