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Amy Bensted – Manager, Hedge Fund Data, Preqin

Disappointing year for hedge fund returns, says Preqin study

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 11:54

Just 11% of institutional hedge fund investors have stated that returns on their investments have exceeded expectations in the past 12 months, the latest Preqin study shows. »

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Hedge Funds to spend USD2.09bn on information technology in 2011, says Citi survey

Mon, 03/10/2011 - 06:00

Hedge funds will spend approximately USD2.09 billion on information technology (IT) in 2011, representing an average of approximately nine basis points of assets under management, according to the Prime Finance 2011 IT Survey released today by Citi (NYSE:C) Prime Finance. »

Peter Clarke, Chief Executive of Man Group

Man sees market volatility hit profits

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 11:11

Man Group's profits for the last six months are down from USD180m to USD145m according to an unscheduled trading statement issued by the group. »

Eben Karsten, portfolio manager at Blue Ink Investments,

BIC outperforms ALSI by 3% in July

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 13:03

The latest Blue Ink All South African Hedge Fund Composite (BIC), which tracks the performance of around 100 hedge funds in South Africa, outperformed the All Share Index (ALSI) by more than 3% in July. This outperformance was achieved with significantly less volatility levels than the local equity market. »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.

Some 83% of hedge funds report losses in August

Wed, 21/09/2011 - 06:00

Most hedge fund strategies experienced widespread and significant losses in August, contributing to a 3.42% fall in the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index is down 2.50%. »

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RBC Hedge 250 Index returned -2.41 per cent in August 2011

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 12:00

The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of -2.41 per cent in August., bringing the year-to-date return of the Index to -1.45 per cent. »

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The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 2.19% in August 2011

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 16:00

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 2.19% in August. Year-to-date performance as of August 2011 is down 3.80%. »

Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR

Hedge fund launches outpace liquidations as industry assets reach record level, says HFR

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 13:15

New hedge fund launches in the second quarter of 2011 totalled 280, a slight decline from the 298 new funds that were launched in the first quarter, according to data released today by HFR in the latest edition of Market Microstructure Report: 2Q11. »

Charles Gradante, Co-Founder of Hennessee Group

Hedge funds suffer worst loss in over a year

Mon, 12/09/2011 - 06:00

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined 3.38% in August (-1.92% YTD), while the S&P 500 declined 5.68% (-3.08% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -4.36% (+0.31% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index decreased -6.42% (-2.78% YTD).   »

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IndexIQ's broadest hedge fund index out performs S&P 500 in August

Wed, 07/09/2011 - 16:00

Early estimates for the very volatile month of August show broad hedge fund industry performance somewhere in the –3 to –5% range, while the IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index, IndexIQ’s broadest hedge fund replication index, finished August down –1.10%. »

Athanasios T Ladopoulos, partner, Swiss Investment Managers,

SIM launches Directors Dealings Fund

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:55

Swiss Investment Managers (SIM) will launch the Directors Dealings Fund (DDF) in September, the first hedge fund in Europe and the US investing solely in the reported share dealings of company directors and senior corporate executives in their own firms. »

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ALTIN Fund of Hedge Funds announces Half Year 2011 Performance

Wed, 31/08/2011 - 12:16

In the first half of the year, ALTIN – the USD270m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed in the London and Swiss stock exchanges – was able to protect its investors' portfolios, according to the firm's performance figures for the first six-months of 2011. »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge. 

Hedge funds pull in USD3.8bn in June

Tue, 09/08/2011 - 16:00

The hedge fund industry took in USD3.8 billion (0.2% of assets) in June, the sixth straight inflow as well as the eleventh in 12 months, according to the latest figures from BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research.  »

George Sullivan, executive vice president and head of alternative investment solutions group, State Street

State Street and InfraHedge form strategic alliance to offer enhanced capabilities to institutional hedge fund investors

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 09:41

State Street Corporation and InfraHedge, a UK-based company providing  an independent governance and risk management infrastructure for institutional investors to invest in hedge funds through managed accounts, have formed a new strategic alliance marked by State Street’s majority equity investment in InfraHedge. »

Kevin Ewer, portfolio manager at Blue Ink Global

SA investors look to hedge funds for offshore diversification solutions

Wed, 20/07/2011 - 17:00

With relatively high equity market valuations and low interest rate environments in virtually all developed markets, South African investors looking for offshore diversification are faced with a challenging prospect in terms of both risk and returns. »

Andrew Baker, CEO, AIMA

AIMA creates forum for smaller managers

Mon, 18/07/2011 - 13:14

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has created the AIMA Smaller Managers’ Group. The members of the group comprise AIMA manager member firms in Europe with USD250 million or less in assets under management.   »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge

Hedge funds take in USD8.1bn in May

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 14:48

The hedge fund industry posted an inflow of USD8.1 billion (0.5% of assets) in May 2011, according to the latest report from BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. The inflow marks the fifth straight as well as the seventh in eight months. Industry assets remain unchanged at USD1.79 trillion, just below the highest level since October 2008. »

Sebastien Chaker, Managing Director of Calastone’s Luxembourg office

Lyxor Asset Management connects to Calastone

Sun, 10/07/2011 - 13:32

Paris-based investment manager Lyxor Asset Management has signed up to Calastone enabling its clients to transact electronically at zero cost into its alternative investment fund range using Calastone’s independent cross-border transaction network. »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge

Hedge fund managers turn bearish on US equities, according to Survey

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 14:00

Hedge fund managers have turned bearish on US equities, according to TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge. About 38% of the 87 hedge fund managers the firms surveyed are bearish on the S&P 500, up from 29% in May and the highest share since February. Only 27% of managers are bullish, down from 30% in May. »

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BarraOne selected for firm-wide investment risk management by AMP Capital

Tue, 05/07/2011 - 12:00

AMP Capital Investors has selected MSCI's BarraOne for firm-wide multi-asset class investment risk management. »

Tim Gascoigne, Global Head of Portfolio Management at HSBC Alternative Investments Limited

HSBC maintains highest conviction overweight in hedge funds as volatility is set to continue

Wed, 29/06/2011 - 11:59

HSBC Private Bank is maintaining its highest conviction overweight in hedge funds in the belief that the active and flexible investment approach employed by hedge funds is well suited to the current volatile market conditions. »

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Citi Prime Finance survey highlights rapid shift to direct HF investment by pension and Sovereign Wealth funds

Tue, 28/06/2011 - 12:00

Institutional fund managers have undertaken a dramatic shift to direct hedge fund investing following the global financial crisis, according to a new survey from Citi Prime Finance.   »

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GlobeOp HF forward redemption indicator sees modest increase in June

Tue, 21/06/2011 - 16:32

The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2011 recorded a modest increase to 4.01%, up from 3.92% in May but lower than the 4.39% of a year ago. »

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New Barclays Capital report looks at women and minority owned hedge funds

Wed, 15/06/2011 - 13:02

In recent years, there have been an increasing number of pensions and other institutional investors who have expressed interest or started investing in women and minority owned investment companies. Indeed, such investing is now mandated for public pension plans by several states, including Ohio, California and Illinois. However, the debate over these practices remains fierce, while the number of women and minority owned funds continues to be relatively small, even as demand increases. »

Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services

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

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 13:27

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

Tue, 07/06/2011 - 14:00

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

Thu, 02/06/2011 - 10:00

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

Tue, 31/05/2011 - 13:43

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

Mon, 23/05/2011 - 09:48

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

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 06:00

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

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