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Swiss advised, gold-focused portfolio re-opens for investment as returns top 9.6%year-to-date on low capital exposure.

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 16:00

Goldilocks, the Swiss-run hybrid gold and currency fund is opening to investors on a continual basis following strong gains through 2011 with returns of +9.66% year-to-date (and +11.01% in the past 12 months) to end-October. The fund was originally “closed ended”. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.75% in October

Mon, 21/11/2011 - 11:30

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.75% in October as the hedge fund industry rebounded. Year-to-date performance as of October 2011 is down 5.85%. »

Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR.

Emerging markets hedge funds reverse September losses with strong October gains

Thu, 17/11/2011 - 16:00

Emerging markets hedge funds posted strong performance gains in October, reversing sharp losses from September as emerging market (EM) economies and assets continue to experience volatility relating to the European sovereign debt crisis. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge

Hedge funds rebound on equity market gains

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 13:25

Hedge funds gained 3.73% in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 3.44% in 2011. »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.

Hedge funds redeem USD5bn in September

Tue, 08/11/2011 - 13:20

Hedge funds redeemed USD5.0 billion in September, the second outflow in three months, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Industry assets decreased to USD1.72 trillion, the lowest level in 12 months. »

Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co.

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 1.85% in October

Fri, 04/11/2011 - 14:00

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was up 1.85% in October as five out of seven strategies posted gains. »

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NewAlpha AM makes 17th strategic investment with Heieck Siebrecht Capital Advisors

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 12:10

NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global hedge fund incubation specialist, has made its17th strategic investment with Heieck Siebrecht Capital Advisors (HSCA) AG, a Zürich-based hedge fund management firm focused on German equities. As of 1st November 2011, HSCA had assets under management close to USD100m. »

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Clopton Capital launches trust deed investments

Mon, 31/10/2011 - 11:24

Clopton Capital has added trust deed investments to their portfolio of lending products and investments. This is part of their alternative investment hedge fund which is currently promoted and does business as »

Lee Robinson, Chief Investment Officer, Altanta Wealth

Altana Wealth launches with new Sovereign Diversity hedge fund

Fri, 28/10/2011 - 10:00

Altana Wealth (Altana), a new investment management group founded by Lee Robinson, one of the co-founders of Trafalgar Asset Managers Ltd, is opening its Altana Sovereign Diversity Fund to external investors. »

Tyler Kim, Chief Information Officer of Maples Fund Services

Maples Fund Services expands middle office offering

Wed, 26/10/2011 - 10:00

Maples Fund Services has expanded its middle office capabilities with the launch of consolidated reporting for institutional investors. »

Eben Karsten, portfolio manager at Blue Ink Investments,

SA hedge funds outperform volatile ALSI

Tue, 25/10/2011 - 13:00

South African hedge funds outperformed the JSE All Share Index (ALSI) in August, a month characterised by high levels of volatility in local equity markets. »

Jeroen Tielman, CEO and Founder of IMQubator (IMQ)

Incubation pioneer IMQubator aims to fix 'broken' investment management model

Mon, 24/10/2011 - 11:41

Jeroen Tielman (pictured), CEO and Founder of IMQubator (IMQ), says that the existing investment management model is broken, and he is determined to take complaints from hedge fund investors in the wake of the crisis to heart, by demanding the structure and governance of the funds IMQ incubates to be better aligned with the long term interests of investors. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 3.20% in September

Tue, 18/10/2011 - 14:36

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index fell for a second straight month, finishing down 3.20% in September versus a monthly loss of 9.88% for the Dow Jones Global Index. »

Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services

GlobeOp Capital Movement Index: Hedge fund inflows advance 0.31% in October

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 16:00

Hedge fund flows, as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, advanced 0.31% in October. »

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.   »

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