Investing in Hedge Funds

Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services

June hedge fund inflows higher at +1.36%, says GlobeOp

Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index were positive 1.36% in June.  »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge

Hedge funds see inflows of USD17.5bn in April

The hedge fund industry pulled in USD17.5 billion (1.0% of assets) in April 2011, the fourth straight inflow, according to TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge. Industry assets increased to USD1.8 trillion, the highest level since October 2008. »

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NewAlpha Asset Management announces 16th strategic investment with PAMLI

NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global hedge fund incubation specialist, has announced its 16th strategic investment with PAMLI Capital management (PAMLI), a New York-based hedge fund management firm focused on global credit investments with assets under management in excess of USD100 million. »

Todd Groome, Chairman, AIMA

AIMA’s investor steering committee publishes new guide for institutional investment

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published a guide for investors and managers, written by members of AIMA’s Investor Steering Committee (ISC), that reflects preferences and priorities for institutional investors and investment allocations. »

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Institutional hedge fund capital set to surge

The latest Preqin study of institutional hedge fund investors has found that just 7% have no plans to increase their commitments to the asset class over the next three years. The results suggests that there will be a significant inflow of institutional capital into the industry in the next few years. »

Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.80% in April

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.80% in April, with estimated new asset flows totalling USD9bn. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge

Hedge funds gain 1.32% in April

Hedge funds gained 1.32% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date the Index is up 3.24%. »

Amy Benstead, manager of hedge fund data at Preqin

Preqin survey finds 50% rise in public pension plans investing in hedge funds

Preqin research shows that the number of public pension systems investing in hedge funds has increased significantly over the past four years. There are now 295 public pension plans worldwide known to be allocating to hedge funds, up from 196 in 2007. The mean allocation to the asset class has also grown in the same period from 3.6% to 6.6%; it is now one percentage point higher than the average private equity allocation of these investors. »

Jeremy Alun-Jones, Group Managing Director of Stenham Asset Management.

Northern Trust wins USD3.5bn mandate from Stenham Asset Management

Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) has been appointed by Stenham Asset Management, a leading global fund of hedge funds manager with USD3.5 billion in hedge fund assets under management to provide custody, fund administration, credit and foreign exchange services. »

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Hedge funds outperform JSE by almost 10% per three-year period

 The results of the latest Blue Ink All South African Hedge Fund Composite (BIC), which tracks the performance of around 100 hedge funds in South Africa, reveals that Hedge Funds outperformed the All Share Index (ALSI) by almost 10% over a three-year period between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2010. Investors who stuck with Hedge Funds earned total returns of 30.28% versus 20.60% from equities. »

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