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Hedge fund of funds industry is all about niches, says Agecroft Partners
Mar 27/12
Opalesque Industry Upate - The hedge fund of funds marketplace has experienced net redemptions four years in a row. This trend is expected to continue in 2012; however, Agecroft Partners has observed that some hedge fund of ...Read more

Goldman loses bid to end lawsuit over risky CDO
Mar 22/12
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding investors by selling risky debt linked to subprime mortgages that it planned to bet against. The decision by U.S. District Judge ...Read more

Eisman Said to Start With $22.9 Million From Friends, Family
Mar 22/12
Steve Eisman, who rose to fame betting against subprime mortgages at FrontPoint Partners LLC before leaving last year, raised $22.9 million for his new hedge fund, which started trading March 1. Eisman, who managed more than ...Read more

Passport Said to Fire 14 Employees After Hedge Fund Loss
Mar 21/12
Passport Capital LLC, the $3.8 billion hedge fund run by John Burbank, fired 14 employees within the past week after losses in 2011, said two people with knowledge of the the matter. Passport’s dismissals include seven employ...Read more

Linedata tops poll of 41,000 Hedgeweek readers for second year running
Mar 21/12
PARIS, LONDON, 21 March 2012: Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced that it has been selected for a second year running as the...Read more

N.Y. Mets owners settle with Madoff trustee for US$162 million
Mar 20/12
Settlement is in the best interest of Madoff Ponzi scheme victims The trustee for Bernie Madoff's former firm has secured another US$162 million for victims of the massive Pon...Read more

BCSC tightens exempt market rules
Mar 20/12
Regulator adding two new conditions to its rules regarding registration exemptionsThe British Columbia Securities Commission is tightening its exempt market rules to limit who can sell exempt securities without registering. ...Read more

Mitch Ackles Elected President of Hedge Fund Association
Mar 19/12
Mitch Ackles Elected President of Hedge Fund Association, Ron S. Geffner Elected for 2nd Term as Vice President   International Industry Organization Installs David Friedland as Chairman, Also Ele...Read more

Hedge Fund Conference That's All About Charity
Mar 13/12
The Boston chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds is hosting a hedge fund conference that takes the concept of charity very seriously. The non-profit announced recently that all of the net proceeds from its National Conferenc...Read more

Hedge Fund Inflows Up: GlobeOp
Mar 13/12
Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 2.10% in March. “Another month of healthy inflows continues the recent trend,” said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Serv...Read more

Investors back hedge funds as performance rebounds
Mar 12/12
Investors ploughed more money into hedge funds over the past month, data from hedge fund administrator GlobeOp shows, as hopes of a resolution to the euro zone debt crisis and a rebound in markets boosted confidence after l...Read more

Hedge Funds Trim Bullish Bets
Mar 12/12
Hedge funds reduced bets on higher commodity prices for the first time in seven weeks after China cut its growth target, just as prices rallied on signs the U.S. economy is improving and Greece is containing its debt crisis....Read more

Why Stocks Are Riskier Than You Think
Mar 12/12
Most people can get the money they need for retirement without gambling heavily on equities, say Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu A growing sense of urgency is driving many investors to ta...Read more

Hedge funds post best start to year since 2000
Mar 09/12
Hedge funds posted their strongest start to a calendar year since 2000, with significant contributions from strategy areas which underperformed in 2011, according to data released today by HFR. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composi...Read more

Consultants top HFM investor influence list
Mar 08/12
Investment consultants should now be regarded as the most influential group in the hedge fund investor community, contributors to HFMWeek’s countdown of powerful allocators and advisors have said. The 30-strong list, which w...Read more

Slow, steady tops fast trading on Wall Street
Mar 08/12
Today's coda for investing in the market calls for rapid-fire trading and an eye for the next hot sector. The investing heroes in this world are hedge funds such as Renaissance Technologies, which made founder James Simons a...Read more

Bold Hedge Funds Mull Risky Greek Debt Battle
Mar 08/12
Some hedge funds are refusing to join Greece's bond swap, threatening legal action if the government does not come up with a better offer and complicating efforts to restructure the country's debt. Greece's private credito...Read more

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.31% in February
Mar 07/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.31% in February as all of the index component strategies reported positive results for February. The top performing strategy was Convertible Arbitrage (2.34%), fol...Read more

AIMA urges FSB to exclude credit hedge funds from shadow banking debate
Mar 06/12
Credit hedge funds should not be considered part of the shadow banking sector, according to a paper by AIMA, the hedge fund industry body. The paper argues credit hedge funds unlike banks and other non-bank financial instit...Read more

In Defence Of Hedge Funds
Mar 06/12
The latest edition (Q1 2012) of the AIMA Journal is now available. This issue contains:  Address from Andrew Baker: “In defence of hedge funds: institutional investors are giving a vote of confidence” Gove...Read more

Eurekahedge Launches New Insurance Linked Hedge Fund Index
Mar 06/12
Eurekahedge has launched a new hedge fund index, the ‘Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index’, focusing on insurance linked securities  in partnership with ILS Advisers. Increasing amounts of government intervention in worldwide fina...Read more

Hedge funds are not “shadow banks”, says AIMA
Mar 05/12
 Hedge fund managers do not operate in the shadows, report statesAmid calls to ramp up regulation of the so-called "shadow banking" sector, the Alternative Investment Management Association argues that hedge fun...Read more

Winner Announced for Toronto CFA Society and Hillsdale’s Canadian Investment Research Award
Mar 02/12
Toronto CFA Society and Hillsdale’s $10,000 Award for Canadian Investment Research Goes to Rotman for Pension Research Toronto, 1 March 2012: Toronto CFA Society and Hillsdale Investment Management announce that Alexander Dyc...Read more

Learning the lessons of macro managers
Mar 02/12
Global macro hedge funds are attracting investors and fund selectors alike as expectations grow for the strategy's performance in 2012. Global macro hedge funds are increasingly in the spotlight due to their reputation for...Read more

Man Group eyes client wins as outflows slow, shares up
Mar 01/12
* Funds under management $59.5 bln at end-Feb * Holds dividend at 7 cents, making 16.5 cents for 9 months to end-Dec * Says "significant reduction" in the rate of net outflows * Shares up 7.8 percent * Pret...Read more

Why CitiGroup Hid its Hedge Fund Numbers
Mar 01/12
This coming April issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine reports that four of Citi’s seven biggest hedge funds have underperformed their indexes since they started, according to investors. Five of the seven lost money in 2011. T...Read more

Global hedge funds see $70bn net inflow of funds in 2011...
Mar 01/12
PRESS RELEASE 29 February 2012 Global hedge funds see $70bn net inflow of funds in 2011 as launches outpace liquidations for second year running  · Net asset flows remain positive for second successive year with...Read more

Foreign hedge funds may access China money soon - paper
Feb 29/12
China has decided in principle to allow foreign hedge funds to raise capital on the mainland, the South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday, a move that can potentially open up opportunities for the capital-starved ...Read more

Hedge Fund Risk Management is “A Work in Progress”
Feb 29/12
For a long period I was unable to carry on reading SEI’s fifth annual global survey of institutional hedge fund investors beyond this summary point: “RISK MANAGEMENT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Only one in five of those we ...Read more

Here's The Stunningly Simple Reason Why Hedge Fund Hiring Focuses So Much On Personality
Feb 29/12
Although hedge funds and investment banks both occupy the financial sphere, we've heard very different tales about the interview experience to get into the respective types of firms.One trend that's popped up in abundance with...Read more

eVestment|HFN Strategy Focus Report: Macro
Feb 29/12
The eVestment|HFN active and inactive databases have performance and asset information for 468 unique funds that invest across a variety of markets with a macro approach. The macro fund universe is one of the more diverse in a...Read more

Sprott strikes deal to buy Toscana companies for $14 million
Feb 29/12
Investment manager acquires a team of energy specialists and lenders as well as a Calgary presence Investment firm Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII) says it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Toscana Capital Corp, and its Toscana Ene...Read more

Hedge fund assets may hit $2.1 trillion in 2012: survey
Feb 28/12
Hedge fund assets under management could reach $2.13 trillion at the end of the year, as investors put more cash into the industry and managers report positive returns, a survey conducted by Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) showe...Read more

Leading Investors Allocated Billions to New Hedge Funds Within Twelve Months of Launch
Feb 28/12
Citi Prime Finance Global Survey Reveals an Average Ticket Size of $16 Million for Day 1 and Early Stage Investments Compared to $37.7 Million for Established Managers Globally, 78 leading investors who provide capital to hedge fu...Read more

Investors Eye New Hedge Funds, But Move Cautiously
Feb 28/12
Investors play it safe and allocate far less money to new hedge funds than to more seasoned portfolios, even though research shows newcomers often perform better, according to data released by Citigroup Inc. on Monday [Feb. ...Read more

John Wilson Named Lead Manager of Sprott Opportunities Funds
Feb 28/12
Sprott Asset Management LP ("Sprott") today announced that, effective immediately, John Wilson has assumed lead portfolio management responsibilities for Sprott Opportunities Hedge LP and Sprott Opportunities RSP Fu...Read more

Hedge Fund Assets May Rise to Record, Deutsche Bank Survey
Feb 27/12
Global hedge fund assets may rise 12 percent this year to a record $2.26 trillion as investors reduce cash and seek returns, according to an annual survey of investors by Deutsche Bank AG. The industry may see $250 billion of...Read more

Institutions committed to hedge funds but the message is clear: more information please
Feb 27/12
Following the publication of Part 1 of SEI’s The Shifting Hedge Fund Landscape report last month, Part II of the report, officially released 27 February, continues to reinforce the message that despite facing tough performan...Read more

2011 an active year for OSC enforcement
Feb 27/12
Ontario regulator ordered a total of $60.4 million in penalties, disgorgement and costs Following the lead of the Canadian Securities Administrators, which published its enforcement stats earlier this week, the Ontari...Read more

Fiera Sceptre Agrees to Acquire Natcan
Feb 27/12
Fiera Sceptre transaction will increase AUM to $54BNews ReleaseWe are excited to advise you that earlier today Fiera Sceptre announced the acquisition of the business of NATCAN Investment Management, a subsidiary of the ...Read more

Arrow Capital Management Inc. announces closer partnership with Garrison Hill Capital Management Inc
Feb 27/12
Garrison Hill Capital Management Inc. (“Garrison Hill”), a Canadian based “global macro” investment management firm announced today that it has entered into a comprehensive arrangement with Arrow Capital Management Inc. (“Arrow Ca...Read more

Apple, Google, Microsoft: Hedge Funds' Favorite Companies
Feb 24/12
Want to start a hedge fund? Here's a tip to get you started: Just buy shares of Apple, and you'll immediately be just like hundreds of your soon-to-be competitors. Apple is the biggest public company in America -- so big tha...Read more

Hedge-Fund Managers And Doctors Are Now Pawning Fine Wine For Quick Cash
Feb 24/12
Cases of fine wine are now being used as collateral to obtain quick cash loans by the rich, including "hedge-fund managers, bankers, lawyers, doctors and even Oscar winners," writes Leslie Gevirtz for Reuters. Pa...Read more

Schroders Shares Top 10 Tips for De-Risking
Feb 24/12
Schroders’ UK Strategic Solutions Team, led by Mark Humphreys, shares its Top 10 Tips for successful de-risking1.            Start with the end in mind: What is the goal of your de-risking plan? A buy-out of the liabil...Read more

Hedge Funds Gain 2.15% in January 2012, Eurekahedge
Feb 24/12
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.10% in January on the back of a strong resurgence in risk appetite, making it the strongest monthly return for the index since December 2010. The MSCI World Index gained 4.96% as marke...Read more

Succession Key Considerations for Hedge Fund Managers in Developing a Succession Plan (1 of 2)
Feb 23/12
Many hedge fund managers may be surprised to learn that they are mortal.  But managers are being reminded of this unpleasant fact with increasing frequency by institutional investors requesting robust succession plans.  In one...Read more

From alpha to smart beta
Feb 23/12
The industry’s language is changing Dear investor,In line with the rest of our industry we are making some changes to the language we use in our marketing and communications. We are writing this letter so we can explain ...Read more

Graphics: Hedge fund rankings and holdings – Q4 2011
Feb 23/12
Borrowed from Reuters Insider, below are graphics that depict which hedge funds finished the fourth quarter of 2011 with the most assets and which stocks the top 30 hedge funds are buying and selling.Top 5 hedge funds ...Read more

CSA Report Highlights 2011 Enforcement Activity
Feb 23/12
Fines and administrative penalties of more than $52 million; Illegal distributions remain the biggest source of enforcement activity Overall securities enforcement activity dropped a bit in 2011, according to a report r...Read more

Hedge Fund Forward Redemptions at 3.14% up from 1.85% in January
Feb 22/12
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund administrator GlobeOp Financial Services announced that its Forward Redemption Indicator for February shows notifications at 3.14%, up from 1.85% in January.  In line with seasonal adjustm...Read more

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