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November inflows up, 2011 performance down, 2012 looks bad, psychopaths taking over Wall Street ...

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Author: Chris Clair, Reuters

November inflows up, 2011 performance down, 2012 looks bad, psychopaths taking over Wall Street and more

What’s news around the hedge fund industry for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012:

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Around the web

The Good: Hedge funds took in $3.6 billion in November. (BarclayHedge)

The Bad: Hedge funds end 2011 on a very bad note. (DealBook)

And The Outlook: Bridgewater takes grim view of 2012. (WSJ.com)

Why hedge funds tripped in a volatile year. (WSJ.com)

Governance of hedge funds falling short of mark, says USS. (IPE.com)

William D. Cohan: Did psychopaths take over Wall Street? (Bloomberg)

Morgan Stanley backing off equities, moving to managed futures. (Opalesque)

Exposing American banks’ multi-trillion umbilical cord with Europe. (ZeroHedge)

The unraveling of MF Global. (WSJ.com)

What Swiss investors thing hedge fund start-ups should do. (Opalesque)

Looking ahead to 2012: The hedge fund industry speaks, part 1. (FINalternatives)

Agecroft Partners predicts hedge fund industry trends for 2012. (Hedge Fund PR)

‘Glitch’ tarnishes Choice Investments’ Darren Weingrow’s gift. (FINalternatives)

CTAs on the front lines of the MF Global battle. (Futures Magazine)

Ten trends for hedge fund flows in 2012. (WSJ.com)

Hedge funds bail on hobbled euro. (Advanced Trading)

It’s time for a new direction in financial services: investor protection. (Managed Futures Education Center)

MF Global: A case for risk management. (G2Fin Tech)

Capula Investment Management’s Yan Huo gets £27 million bonus. (FINalternatives)

Scott Rothstein fingers Platinum Partners, Centurion Credit and Level 3 Capital in Ponzi scheme, says Banyon Investments’ George Levin knew about it. (FINalternatives)

Many investment strategies used by hedge funds to balance risk, ensure returns. (MFA blog)

Commodity Search Partners’ Peter Henry on commodity traders and hedge funds. (Bloomberg TV)

The outer limits of insider trading. (DealBook)

Why are asset management fees still rising? (WSJ.com)

When investors rush in, and out, together. (The New York Times)

Lawmakers to press SEC to change rules on settlements for wrongdoing. (The Hill’s On the Money blog)

Wall Street trades at speed of light need traffic cops – opinion. (Bloomberg)

Biggest shipping hedge fund sees frozen gas beating crude in 2012. (Bloomberg)