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Hedge fund managers need to pay closer attention to details of regulation to avoid...
May 01/12
Hedge fund managers need to pay closer attention to details of regulation to avoid compliance pitfalls Hedge funds need to pay more attention to the fine detail of regulation of the industry. The in-house general ...Read more



Provinces support national regulator plans
May 01/12
The federal government is working with the provinces in an attempt to finally create a common securities regulator within Canada—it will replace the patchwork of 13 regional regulators currently in existence. Finance Minister...Read more



Man Group Jumps on Analyst Recommendations, Bid Potential
Apr 30/12
Man Group Plc (EMG), the world’s biggest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, jumped the most since November 2010 in London trading as analysts recommended buying the shares on prospects for better returns and a potential bid. T...Read more



Hedge funds bet against eurozone
Apr 30/12
Hedge fund managers make for unlikely supporters of François Hollande, the French socialist presidential candidate. But it is Mr Hollande's potential victory in the coming second round of the French elections, and with it a s...Read more



Hedge funds line up bets on Spain's debt woes
Apr 27/12
Hedge funds have spotted money-making opportunities in Spain, betting that market fears over the southern European country's deepening debt crisis have made some assets too cheap relative to other securities. Managers hav...Read more



Wells Fargo to Acquire Merlin Securities
Apr 27/12
Expands customer reach and broadens product suite for asset managers New York – April 27, 2012 – Wells Fargo Securities, the capital markets and investment banking business of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), today an...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers See Tough Year for Industry
Apr 26/12
Hedge fund managers are predicting a tough year for the sector in 2012.A report by the consulting firm Rothstein Kass found about half of the 400 hedge fund managers who responded believed that 2012 would be a “a difficul...Read more



Hedge fund's "Billion Dollar Club" loses out to smaller rivals as equity markets rise
Apr 26/12
Hedge fund allocators were right last year in deciding to funnel more money to firms with $1bn or more - dubbed the ‘Billion Dollar Club' - but this year the higher exposure of smaller funds to rising equity markets ha...Read more



Hedge Funds Top Over 17 Years
Apr 25/12
Hedge funds significantly outperformed traditional asset classes such as equities, bonds and commodities over the last 17 years according to a new study by The Centre for Hedge Fund Research at Imperial College in London....Read more



The Value Hedge Funds Produce
Apr 25/12
A timely study from Imperial College’s Centre for Hedge Fund Research shows conclusively that hedge fund management strategies produce value. This is the case not only for investors using hedge funds, but for markets and, ...Read more



Hedge fund exit requests hit new April low - GlobeOp
Apr 24/12
Investor demands to pull money out of hedge funds fell in April, data shows, in a sign that renewed volatility in financial markets may not be piling fresh pressure on more clients to quit the sector. The GlobeOp Forward ...Read more



Managers pocket 28 percent of hedge fund profits - study
Apr 24/12
Hedge fund managers pocketed 28.1 percent of profits generated by their funds over the past 18 years, new research from London's Imperial College found. The research, commissioned by KPMG and hedge fund industry body the ...Read more



Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Wagers by the Most in Four Months
Apr 23/12
Hedge funds cut their bets on higher commodity prices by the most in four months on mounting concern that Europe’s debt crisis will derail global growth and curb demand for raw materials. Money managers lowered net-long po...Read more



Hedge-fund ads are a game-changer
Apr 23/12
Be careful of pitches from private-equity firms The one thing that might have allowed convicted felon Bernie Madoff to run his phony hedge-fund business even longer in the face of an eroding stock market is successful adverti...Read more



Man Group to launch computer-driven bond hedge fund
Apr 20/12
Hedge fund manager Man Group is developing a computer-driven government bond fund, aiming to attract investors put off by the ultra-low yields in many developed fixed income markets and worried about further debt defaults. ...Read more



It’s time consultants gave funds of funds another go
Apr 20/12
Funds of hedge funds has become a dirty term since the financial crisis. The industry has struggled to shake off the mistakes of 2008: investments in funds of convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff, liquidity mismatches ...Read more



Hedge Funds Piled Into Financials Last Quarter
Apr 19/12
Hedge funds: We just can’t get enough of the financial sector. Bank stocks’ strong first quarter was also a time when funds were gobbling up the sector, judging by new data from Credit Suisse’s (CS) Pankaj Patel. We won’t get ...Read more



The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.05% in March
Apr 19/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.05% for the month of March. The top performers of the index’s ten sub-strategies were Event-Driven (0.79%) and Fixed Income Arbitrage (0.74%) while the worst performe...Read more



AIMA paper highlights AIFMD differences
Apr 19/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published detailed analysis of the European Commission’s draft implementing rules for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which shows subst...Read more



Starting a hedge fund loses its appeal
Apr 18/12
The old picture of the hedge fund start-up as two traders and a terminal at a posh London address looks ever more dated as the risky financial environment makes jobs at bigger firms a safer bet. A tough year for hedge fun...Read more



JOBS Act will drastically alter HF industry, says Kinetic
Apr 18/12
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act liberalises the way private placements are conducted and allows general solicitation and general advertising, according to Kinetic Partners, a global professional services firm ...Read more



New Canadian regulations on dark pools protect institutional investors
Apr 18/12
Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, has welcomed the decision by the Canadian regulators, released on Friday 13 April, to ensure that the new Canadian rules on dark pools preserve appropriate protections for ...Read more



Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.19% in March
Apr 18/12
Hedge funds gained 0.19% in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “The US equity market extended its unbroken rally to four months in March, while European and Asian stock markets were mos...Read more



Linedata wins prestigious HFMWeek award for third year running
Apr 18/12
<!-- DIV.WordSection1 { page: WordSection1 } --> Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced that i...Read more



Green Light for Hedge-Fund Ads Means Caution on Main Street
Apr 17/12
Thanks to a little-noticed provision tucked into the just-signed jobs bill, hedge funds may soon be making a bold move into marketing—and the mainstream. The JOBS Act, signed by President Obama on April 5, lifted a decades-old ...Read more



Four Questions to Consider BEFORE Investing in Hedge Funds
Apr 17/12
In a world of low expected returns across most asset classes, it can be tempting for investors to search for ways to increase their expected returns by turning towards alternative investment strategies such as hedge funds.  Th...Read more



Stop Press: Fund Managers Have Skill: Inalytics
Apr 17/12
Contrary to what some cynics might think, fund managers do possess skill. At least, that is the gospel according to Inalytics, the specialist manager evaluation firm. It says that research it has carried out shows that...Read more



Walkers Retraction
Apr 17/12
An article previously published regarding Walkers Management Services incorrectly stated that Walkers settled a complaint for $9.29 million in Massachusetts. This was incorrect. All the cases in involving Walkers have been s...Read more



Hedge fund inflows advance 0.35% in April
Apr 16/12
Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.35% in April. "Outflows tend to be seasonally higher at quarter ends as investors rebalance their portfolios," says Hans Hufschmid (pictu...Read more



Hedge funds see silver lining in Dodd-Frank law
Apr 13/12
Some hedge funds are seeing a silver lining in the Dodd-Frank law as it lifts the industry's veil of secrecy. After years of resisting closer governmental oversight, the $2 trillion industry grudgingly came to accept the ...Read more



Hedge funds attracting cash in 2012 rebound
Apr 13/12
Investors put more cash into hedge funds over the past month, data from hedge fund administrator GlobeOp shows, encouraged by a rebound in financial markets and better fund performance this year. Net inflows into hedge fu...Read more



Analysis: Funds cut expenses lending hot stocks to shorters
Apr 13/12
A string of frothy initial public offerings gave a surprise boost to some of their mutual fund shareholders in the first quarter. Some funds that bought into hot IPOs, like Zynga and Groupon, are boosting their returns by...Read more



De-risking High On Pension Fund Agenda: Schroder Poll
Apr 12/12
Schroders recently asked a group of pension funds their thoughts* on defined benefit strategies, governance and de-risking.Defined Benefits: Governance A little over half (56%) of the respondents revealed that the avera...Read more



Hedge funds take in USD6.8bn in February
Apr 12/12
Hedge funds took in an estimated USD6.8 billion in February, reversing a trend that saw more than USD21.5 billion flow out of these funds in January 2012 and December 2011, the largest outflows since July 2009, according to ...Read more



Hedge Funds Off to Best Start in Six Years
Apr 11/12
Hedge funds are off to their strongest start since 2006, with the average fund gaining 4.94% in the first quarter, according to data released Monday. But the industry’s performance still trailed U.S. stocks, which posted their ...Read more



Private equity investors buy up illiquid hedge fund assets
Apr 11/12
Private equity investors are moving in on hedge funds with illiquid assets they want to get off their hands in a switching of ‘problem assets' between sectors of the alternatives industry. Florian de Sigy (pictured),...Read more



Hedge funds pick emerging markets for rates simplicity
Apr 11/12
Hedge funds believe more predictable monetary policy in emerging markets is making it easier to profit from bond and currency bets there than in developed markets. Central banks in emerging markets face a classic trade-off b...Read more



Hedge funds gain in first-quarter, but lag broader market-data
Apr 10/12
Hedge funds posted their strongest start to the year since 2006 but still trailed the stock market's surge, largely because many managers began the new year with a more timidly positioned portfolio, data released on Monday s...Read more



The Thin End Of The Hedge?
Apr 10/12
The Hedge Fund Association, an international organisation that represents hedge funds, service providers and investors, has praised President Barak Obama for signing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and p...Read more



Staying in tune
Apr 05/12
Growing support for Opera, the risk transparency initiative, could indicate that the hedge fund industry’s traditionally autonomous members are becoming increasingly willing to collaborate. Could it be a sign of things ...Read more



For some prominent hedge funds, a strong first quarter
Apr 05/12
A handful of prominent hedge fund managers reported strong first quarter results after the industry recorded dismal returns in 2011, but only a few managed to top the performance of the rallying U.S. stock markets. Daniel...Read more



Royal Bank of Canada acquires full ownership of RBC Dexia Investor Services
Apr 05/12
Royal Bank of Canada is to acquire the 50 per cent stake that it does not already own of the joint venture RBC Dexia Investor Services Limited (RBC Dexia) from Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA (BIL) (formerly Dexia Banq...Read more



IIROC has produced an educational webcast...
Apr 04/12
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has produced an educational webcast to provide insight into issues related to accredited investors. The 30-minute webcast released by IIROC e...Read more



Hedge fund fury at Brussels directive
Apr 02/12
Hedge funds and private equity firms are furious over what they see as an attempt by the European Commission to harden up controversial new regulations over alternative investments. ...Read more



Schroders 'Talking Diversified Growth'
Apr 02/12
Schroders is drawing attention to a new video in which Lauren Juliff interviews Johanna Kyrklund, head of multi asset investments, for an update on its diversified growth investment strategy.  Highlights include...Read more



Sprott Inc. Q4 earnings tumble 95%
Mar 29/12
Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII) says its fourth quarter net income fell 95% while revenues also slipped as it booked a big year-end hit on performance fees amid weaker precious metals prices and stock market volatility. The Toronto...Read more



Hedge Fund Man Group Launches Transparency Portal
Mar 29/12
Man Group plc. (‘Man’), the $8 billion hedge fund investment manager, has launched Clarus, an online portal for investors in managed accounts to obtain greater transparency in their underlying investments. The financial cris...Read more



Ontario to Boost OSC Enforcement
Mar 28/12
The Ontario government plans changes to securities legislation to bolster the Ontario Securities Commission's enforcement capabilities. In the provincial budget released Tuesday, the government said it plans to propose ame...Read more



Cayman Islands hedge fund reforms on-track
Mar 27/12
Cayman Islands is extending the deadline for hedge fund operators to register their master funds, showing how delicate the balance is between improving financial regulation in the country, while not driving away hedge fund oper...Read more



Hedge funds take profits after bumper Q1
Mar 27/12
(Reuters) - Hedge funds are cashing in some of their chips after enjoying a bumper first quarter, wary that a sudden change in market sentiment could see them take the sort of losses suffered in last year's volatile markets. H...Read more

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