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Nine out of 11 Newedge hedge fund indices positive in January

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 12:15

Nine of Newedge’s 11 hedge fund indices posted positive returns in January with the Newedge Commodity Trading Index leading the way with a gain of 6.38 per cent. »

Index

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.84 per cent in January

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 10:05

Hedge funds gained 2.84 per cent in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Trader

RDX USD index derivatives reach one million traded contracts

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 06:04

Eurex Exchange has exceeded one million contracts traded in the RDX USD index futures and options since trading began on 19 March 2012. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 2.62 per cent in January

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 16:12

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2013 measured 2.62 per cent. »

Craig Baker, global head of investment research at Towers Watson

Smart Beta strategies continue to attract assets, says Towers Watson

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 16:06

Institutional investors continue to diversify their investment portfolios into alternative assets, increasingly via direct funds rather than funds of funds, according to global data from Towers Watson. »

Money loss

Hedge funds lose USD14.2bn in assets in 2012

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 14:06

Hedge fund investors redeemed a net USD14.2bn in 2012, reversing a USD50.7bn inflow to the industry in 2011, according to a report from TrimTabs and BarclayHedge based on data from 3,492 funds. »

Greg Horn, Persimmon’s president and CEO

Persimmon Capital Management launches long/short fund

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:19

Persimmon Capital Management has launched Persimmon Long/Short Fund (LSEAX), a multi-adviser mutual fund that seeks to use long/short equity strategies to produce equity-like capital appreciation over time with less volatility than long-only strategies. »

Commodities

Commodity market increased in January amid improved macroeconomic indicators

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:09

Commodities benefited from an uptick in global growth momentum in January. »

Cayman Islands

Maples Fiduciary Services expands investment funds team

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:38

Maples Fiduciary Services has expanded its investment funds team in the Cayman Islands with the addition of Abali Hoilett as senior vice president and fund director. »

Investments

Anthony Maniscalco joins BAAM

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:18

Anthony Maniscalco, the former head of alternative asset management within Barclays’ financial institutions investment banking division, has joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business. »

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