Mazin Jadallah, chief executive of AlphaClone

AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index shows move away from financial sector

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 06:05

Hedge fund managers tracked by the AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index distanced themselves from financial sector investments in the second quarter, representing a steep reversal from the previous quarter in which financials were the index’s most overweight sector relative to the S&P 500. »

Richard Baker, president and chief executive of the Managed Funds Association

Hedge funds strengthening risk management practices, says MFA study

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 06:00

Hedge funds are continuing to develop risk management practices that fit the needs of investors and fund managers alike, according to a study from the Managed Funds Association, BNY Mellon, and HedgeMark. »

James Patrick, managing director, adviser managed programmes, Envestnet

Envestnet partners with Fund Evaluation Group

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 15:58

Envestnet, a provider of technology-enabled wealth management solutions for investment advisers, has formed a hedge fund research alliance with Fund Evaluation Group (FEG), an institutional investment consulting firm. »

Arrow

Credit Suisse LAB Index up 0.53 per cent in August

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 14:36

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was up 0.53 per cent in August, according to Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Magnifying glass

SunGard identifies ten asset management trends affecting fund management industry

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 14:07

The lines between institutional asset managers and alternative investors are becoming increasingly blurred due to investment strategies, priorities and goals becoming aligned, according to Martin Boyd, president of SunGard’s asset management business. »

Fraud

SEC charges attorney and two South Florida residents over USD27.5m investment fraud

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 12:07

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an attorney and two others living in South Florida for their roles in a USD27.5m investment scheme that led investors to believe they were purchasing securities consisting of “pre-sold” commodities contracts with a pre-determined profit. »

Chris Topple, global head of prime clearing services at Newedge

Newedge strengthens alternative investment solutions group

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 10:34

Newedge has made two appointments in its alternative investment solutions (AIS) group, a part of Newedge’s prime clearing services. »

Roman Rosslenbroich, co-founder and chief executive of Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital’s Risk Parity 12 Fund delivers four years of strong performance

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 06:31

Alternative investment company Aquila Capital’s AC Risk Parity 12 Fund has achieved four years of consistently positive year-on-year returns. »

Law books and gavel

SEC charges California man for illegal tips to hedge fund manager

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 06:20

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a California man with illegally tipping a hedge fund manager with inside information about Nvidia Corporation’s quarterly earnings that he learned from his friend who worked at the company. »

Man holding money

Secondary market a source of ‘permanent capital’ for hedge funds, says Hedgebay

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:20

Hedgebay has called on hedge fund managers to take advantage of secondary market platforms, claiming they can provide a permanent source of funding. »

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