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Concerned InfuSystem Stockholders File Prelim Consent Solicitation to Call Special Mtg
Jan 25/12
Concerned InfuSystem Stockholders File Preliminary Consent Solicitation to Call a Special Meeting of StockholdersProposes to Replace Board of Directors to Represent Best Interests of InfuSystem StockholdersSANTA MONICA, Calif.--(B...Read more



Hedge funds have a lot to prove in 2012
Jan 25/12
In what Reuters labelled the “great hedge-fund humbling of 2011,” hedge funds across North America collectively suffered one of their worst years on record, in many cases underperforming even mutual funds, which themselves hav...Read more



Uptick rule could curb quant fund risk-Man Group CEO
Jan 24/12
The head of Man Group , the world's biggest listed hedge fund manager, is backing the reintroduction of the so-called 'uptick rule' to reduce the risk of a market crash prompted by lightning-fast computer traders. Peter ...Read more



Hedge fund exit requests at record low: GlobeOp
Jan 23/12
Redemption requests by hedge fund clients have fallen to the lowest monthly level on record as improving market sentiment combined with a typical seasonal lull in asset re-allocation, data shows. The GlobeOp Forward Redem...Read more



Politicians Seeking Upper Hand Over Hedge Funds in Greek Bailout
Jan 23/12
Negotiations to avert a default by Greece continue to move haltingly. The closer the parties get to a resolution--presumably replacing existing short-term debt with new, long-term bonds with a reduced coupon--the clearer it is...Read more



Volatility and uncertainty will continue to pressure L/S equity, Hedge Fund Research warns
Jan 23/12
Market volatility and uncertainty will continue to put pressure on equity long/short hedge funds going into 2012, warned Kenneth Heinz (pictured), president of the Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research (HFR). “It is difficult ...Read more



AIMA says financial transaction tax could undermine EU single market
Jan 20/12
The proposed European Union financial transaction tax (FTT) could lead to a significant decrease in cross-border trading of financial instruments in the EU, undermining the single market, according to the Alternative Investm...Read more



Hedge fund Tell Investments falls silent
Jan 19/12
Hedge fund Tell Investments is pulling down the shutters on 15 years of trading, after deciding the market is too tough. Its decision follows three years of disappointing performance. The fund, which has offices in Switz...Read more



Hedge funds may sue Greece if it tries to force loss
Jan 19/12
LONDON: Hedge funds have been known to use hardball tactics to make money. Now they have come up with a new one: suing Greece in a human rights court to make good on its bond payments. The novel approach would have the ...Read more



Man Group Assets Drop 9.5% as Market Turmoil Erodes Investment Performance
Jan 18/12
Man Group Plc (EMG), the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund, will reduce pay and eliminate jobs in a plan to reduce costs by about 10 percent as market turmoil prompted clients to withdraw money. The $75 mill...Read more



Will hedge fund holdouts scuttle Greek swap deal?
Jan 18/12
Hedge funds holding Greek bonds that mature in March may have the strongest hand in the critical negotiations to restructure the cash-strapped country's debt. The Greek government wants to swap out that maturing debt for ...Read more



European hedge funds line up bets on China downturn
Jan 17/12
European hedge fund managers are betting that China's once red hot economic growth will cool dramatically in 2012, hitting companies, economies and commodity prices that have been fuelled by the world's second largest econom...Read more



CP union wants Fred Green out
Jan 17/12
Bill Ackman’s efforts to oust Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s chief executive, Fred Green, received a ringing endorsement Monday from one of the railway’s largest unions. William Brehl, president of Teamsters Canada Rail Conf...Read more



Unusually quiet January has investors puzzled
Jan 17/12
Stock market is calm — perhaps a little too so — and experts say big move might be in store After wild price swings that left investors bewildered and not a cent richer last year, stocks are rising again, and calm has settled o...Read more



Analysis: The great hedge fund humbling of 2011
Jan 17/12
Excuses, excuses and more excuses. Some of the best-known hedge fund managers have offered lots of excuses for underperforming the major stock market indexes last year, with many large funds posting double-digit losses. In l...Read more



Hedge Funds to Draw $80 Billion in 2012, Most in Five Years, Barclays Says
Jan 16/12
Investors may add about $80 billion of new capital to hedge funds globally this year, the most since 2007, Barclays Plc (BARC) said in a report. About 56 percent of investors surveyed by Barclays plan to increase such inv...Read more



AIMA Trails New Website
Jan 16/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association says it has launched a new website. It says the new site contains a number of new features and functions designed to make it easier for our members, policymakers, inves...Read more



Finding opportunities in tough times
Jan 13/12
When Stephen Diggle and Richard Magides went their separate ways at the end of February 2011 after 10 years of working together at their Singapore-based hedge fund Artradis Fund Management, Diggle found that he still saw som...Read more



Hedge funds hunker down for Greek debt standoff
Jan 13/12
* Funds positioned for talks to succeed or fail * Part bank-owned funds among the players * Size of fund holdings may derail deal LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Hedge funds are positioning to profit from a plan to sla...Read more



Hedge funds feel the January blues as subscriptions slip
Jan 12/12
* Hedge fund exits rise in January * Net subscriptions drop 0.88 points * Investors rebalance portfolios for new year London, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hedge funds have started the new year with a bout of the January blues, ...Read more



Hedge Funds Try to Profit From Greece
Jan 12/12
Hedge funds in New York and London are trying to profit from trading Greek government bonds as European banks brace for losses from a debt swap. Saba Capital Management LP, founded by former Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) credit...Read more



Hedge funds lock horns with IMF on Greek debt
Jan 11/12
Hedge funds are taking on the powerful International Monetary Fund over its plan to slash Greece's towering debt burden as time runs out on the talks that could sway the future of Europe's single currency. The funds have ...Read more



Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index Flat, But No Carnage
Jan 11/12
Despite the apparent carnage sweeping through the hedge fund sector, with losses of billions of dollars being reported for well known name, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down just 0.21% in December as volatile ...Read more



Hedge funds decline 0.60% in December
Jan 11/12
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined 0.60% in December (-4.27% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced 0.85% (-0.02% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.43% (+5.52% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index fell 0.58%...Read more



Top 200 Hedge Fund List faces Tumultuous Quarter; Big Gainers and Losers Lead the Way
Jan 10/12
HedgeTracker’s latest Top 200 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list reveals a challenging third quarter for top 200 hedge funds with total US equity assets declining by more than $125 billion. While many top hedge funds suffered, a nu...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.41% in December
Jan 10/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was down 0.41% in December as the component strategies reported mixed results. Managed Futures and Convertible Arbitrage were the top performing strategies, up 1.82% and 1.29%...Read more



Legal and Operational Due Diligence Best Practices for Hedge Fund Investors
Jan 09/12
In the wake of the financial crisis in late 2008, many investors were left trapped in suspended, gated or otherwise illiquid hedge funds.  Unfortunately, for many investors who had historically taken a passive role with respec...Read more



Canada Regulator, Banks Take Aim at U.S. 'Volcker Rule'
Jan 09/12
TORONTO (Reuters)—Canada's financial services regulator and the country's banking sector are pushing back against the "Volcker rule" — a key plank of U.S financial reform that they say would unfairly punish Canadia...Read more



Hedge Funds Fell 4.9% in 2011 as European Debt Crisis Hurt Global Stocks
Jan 06/12
Hedge funds fell 4.9 percent last year as global stock markets slumped amid fears that the European sovereign-debt crisis would spread and managers struggled with increased market volatility. The Bloomberg aggregate hedge-...Read more



Soros says EU break-up would be catastrophic: report
Jan 06/12
A collapse of the euro and break-up of the European Union would have catastrophic consequences for the global financial system, billionaire investor George Soros was quoted as saying. "Today, the euro is potentially ...Read more



The Big Hedge Fund Stories from 2011
Jan 05/12
Although individual news items can have can have historical significance (such as story 1 below) the effort here is more to point to the themes and trends at work in the hedge fund industry last year. Here are my top stories...Read more



Hedge funds take in USD3.6bn in November
Jan 05/12
Hedge funds took in an estimated USD3.6 billion in November, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research, a welcome reversal after redemptions surged to USD9 billion in October and hit USD2.59 billion in Septe...Read more



Investors sent new money to hedge funds in November
Jan 04/12
Global hedge funds pulled in new money in November, ending months of heavy outflows when investors punished managers for a string of poor returns, new data released on Tuesday showed. Investors put $3.6 billion into hedge...Read more



November inflows up, 2011 performance down, 2012 looks bad, psychopaths taking over Wall Street ...
Jan 04/12
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: Welcome back, everyone. Around the web The Good...Read more



Hedge Funds Raise Bullish Bets by Most in 16 Months: Commodities
Jan 03/12
Speculators increased wagers (.MMLOSH) on rising commodity prices by the most since August 2010 on signs that sustained economic growth will drive a rebound in raw materials from their first annual slump since the recession...Read more



Why Hedge Funds Tripped in a Volatile Year
Jan 03/12
Many of the hedge-fund managers who came into 2011 riding a wave of momentum ended the year scratching their heads and nursing losses, whipsawed by markets that seemed to punish them month after month. Take billionaire hedge-...Read more



Three Big Questions To Decide Fate Of The World: Invesco
Dec 22/11
ohn Greenwood, Chief Economist, Invesco Ltd gives hisAnnual Economic Outlook for 2012 The Eurozone debt crisis will persist through 2012 and even beyond 2012 will be another year of balance sheet repair by the private ...Read more



New service from TIM Group helps FoHFs adapt faster to changing markets
Dec 22/11
TIM Group has launched a new service that enables the fund of hedge funds (FoHFs) industry to react faster to changing market and industry conditions. Through a series of newly developed Application Program Interfaces (APIs...Read more



Greek debt talks hit trouble as hedge fund walks out
Dec 21/11
Talks over restructuring part of Greece's massive public debt ran into trouble on Tuesday as one fund walked away from negotiations, fuelling growing doubts about whether a deal that is crucial to a new bailout agreement can...Read more



Hedge fund exit requests running at seasonal norms
Dec 21/11
More clients asked for their money back from hedge funds in December than in the rest of 2011, in line with the traditional year-end evaluation of funds' performance after a year marked by high volatility and erratic returns...Read more



A review of 2011: Hectic but manageable
Dec 21/11
2011 has been a turbulent year. Uprisings, urban riots and middle class anti-capitalist demonstrators have dominated the headlines. We have seen the demise of several crackpots (Kim Jong-Ill, Gaddafi, Bin Laden etc) and crac...Read more



Hedge Fund Share Restrictions Favor Managers Over Investors
Dec 20/11
Armed with insider knowledge, managers of share-restricted hedge funds sell off their own holdings ahead of their investors in order to avoid low returns produced by an outflow of shareholder dollars, according to a new study ...Read more



Think You Have What It Takes to Be a Hedge Fund Player?
Dec 20/11
These four ETFs can get you past the velvet ropeHedge fund investing is a little like VIP clubbing; it’s hard to resist the art of the game, the aura of exclusivity — not to mention the possibility of smoking hot returns in a ...Read more



Emerging Hedge Fund Managers Expect to Post Double-Digit Returns in 2012
Dec 20/11
Also Optimistic About Raising Assets, Says GAIM USA Survey GAIM USA Annual Survey of Emerging Hedge Fund Managers Finds 40% Hope to Raise $50 Million or More in New Capital New York, N.Y.—December 13, 2011—Emerging manage...Read more



When and How Can Hedge Fund Managers Engage in Transactions with Their Hedge Funds?
Dec 19/11
Generally, investors hire hedge fund managers to make decisions – hopefully smart ones – with respect to their assets, rather than to serve as trading counterparties.  However, circumstances routinely arise in which transactio...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.79% in November
Dec 19/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the Broad Index) finished November down 0.79%. Of the ten sub-strategies that make up the broad index, only three saw positive returns during the month – Equity Market Neutral (0....Read more



AIMA unveils updated guide for hedge funds dealing with media
Dec 19/11
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has issued an updated guide for hedge fund managers on how to deal with media. AIMA’s original Guide to Media Relations for the Hedge Fund Industry, published in 200...Read more



In November, Hedge Fund Hiring Reaches Lowest Level for 2011
Dec 16/11
Q4 Hedgehunting Worst Quarter of the Year The number of hedge fund/alternative investment firm professionals hired in November fell a staggering 50% compared to October as hiring hit the slowest pace yet this year. The drop ...Read more



Canadian hedge funds could double AuM in next five years, says AIMA Canada
Dec 16/11
The Canadian hedge fund industry could double its assets under management (AuM) over the next five years, according to the chair of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association) Canada. AuM in Canadian hedge funds i...Read more



EMs And Currencies In An Uncertain World: PIMCO
Dec 15/11
The latest issue of PIMCO’s Viewpoints, by Ignacio Sosa, is Emerging Markets Bonds and Currencies in an Uncertain World. Key points include the following. Even if the global risk environment deteriorates significantly, emerg...Read more

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