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Top 100 Hedge Fund List gets shaken up by Market Turmoil
Dec 15/11
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 100 hedge funds have not had it easy recently. A number of large hedge fund industry stalwarts saw their assets drop precipitously. Leadi...Read more



Ucits hedge funds being unfairly targeted for criticism
Dec 15/11
Ucits hedge funds have been unfairly vilified for wrapping complex products in the Ucits framework, it has been argued. “Ucits alternative funds are working within the existing parameters of Ucits. Many of the alternative ...Read more



Hedge fund redemptions surge after losses - survey
Dec 14/11
Hedge fund investors finally seem fed up. After months of heavy losses, big and small clients asked funds to return $9 billion in October. That number is three times as large as the $2.6 billion (1.7 billion pounds) they ...Read more



Emerging hedge fund managers optimistic on 2012 prospects, survey says
Dec 14/11
Emerging managers expect their hedge funds to achieve gains of 10 percent or more in 2012, according to the Global Alternative Investment Management (Gaim) USA survey of emerging hedge fund managers. The survey of 90 emerging ...Read more



Great Expectations Of Hedge Funds: 10%-plus in 2012
Dec 14/11
Emerging managers expect their hedge funds to achieve gains of 10% or more in 2012, according to the GAIM USA survey of emerging hedge fund managers.  The survey of 90 emerging managers (defined as having $250m or less in...Read more



Hedge fund group spent $1 million lobbying in 3Q
Dec 13/11
(AP)  WASHINGTON — A trade group representing hedge funds spent more than $1 million in the third quarter lobbying federal officials on financial regulations, including a new rule that will expand disclosure requirements for ...Read more



GlobeOp: Hedge Funds Close 2011 On a Positive Note
Dec 13/11
Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 1.55% in December. “December closes the year on a positive note with net inflows of 1.55 percent, driven primarily by healthy subscriptions,” said ...Read more



Hedge fund subscriptions hit post-Lehman high
Dec 12/11
* Outflows increase to 1.86 pct from 0.83 pct a month ago * Funds attracted net subscriptions of 1.55 pct * Investors seen sticking with managers despite low returns LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hedge funds look set t...Read more



2012 could be good year for hedge funds despite volatility, says HFR's Heinz
Dec 12/11
Hedge funds have reason to be optimistic in 2012 despite the ongoing market volatility, Kenneth Heinz, president of Hedge Fund Research (HFR) has claimed. According to HFR’s data, hedge funds are launching at a rate not see...Read more



Hedge fund managers lament the end of the golden era
Dec 09/11
For years, running a hedge fund was the road to riches, but with the giddy years of double-digit returns at an end, prospects for profits look decidedly more gloomy, top managers and investors say. When famed short-seller...Read more



2012: Hedge funds go retail globally
Dec 09/11
New Page 2 Asset management dynamic is back in play as hedge funds try to navigate the retail minefield As the global Occupy movement continues to make its mark on the capitalist world, hedge fund afflue...Read more



Eurekahedge Index Down In November
Dec 09/11
Preliminary figures show that the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.65% in November amid larger declines in global markets. Risk aversion remained high during the month with the eurozone debt crisis continuing to ...Read more



Global macro hedge fund returns fail to impress
Dec 08/11
Some of the hedge fund industry's best-known "macro" hedge fund managers -- celebrated for shrewd bets on global economic events -- are struggling this year to generate returns befitting their star status. In a ...Read more



Should Hedge Funds Hedge Against Asia?
Dec 08/11
A piece of advice for all the hedge funds flocking to Asia: think twice when investing here. According to data just released by Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research, hedge fund investments in Asia ex-Japan posted the worst year-...Read more



Hedge Funds Fell 1% in November, Beating Global Stocks Hit by Euro Crisis
Dec 07/11
Hedge funds fell 1 percent in November as global stock markets slumped because of growing concern that the European sovereign-debt crisis would spread. The Bloomberg aggregate hedge-fund index dropped to 116.03 from 117.22 i...Read more



Europe 'Will Never Hold It Together': CIO
Dec 07/11
The European debt crisis has revealed that the euro zone is in a final phase and cannot be saved as a single entity, David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC. "Europe is in a termina...Read more



FoHF assets stay level despite performance dip
Dec 07/11
Total fund of hedge funds (FoHF) assets have levelled out in the past six months, despite a summer of industry-wide performance woes that many predicted would cause a retreat in overall capital.   According to HFMWeek’s 17th...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.95% in November
Dec 07/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was down 0.95% in November as a majority of component strategies declined. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides the benefit of daily published index valu...Read more



Hedge funds face challenges to get to grips with Form PF, experts argue at COOConnect debate in New
Dec 06/11
Hedge funds have been urged to hurry up and ensure they are fully compliant with all regulation before they file their Form PF, industry experts have said at an event on Dodd Frank registration hosted by COOConnect in New York...Read more



Selecting the right stocks for the current climate
Dec 06/11
Can you improve your investment process in such a way that it selects the right stocks for the current environment? That’s the question addressed by a new white paper on Quantitative Stock Selection [1]issued by Saemor Ca...Read more



Hedge funds on red alert for bank leverage squeeze
Dec 05/11
Hedge funds are steering clear of the big bets they are famous for, rattled by worries that the lenders who bankroll their most lucrative plays will soon turn the taps off. With memories of sudden margin calls at the heig...Read more



Emerging hedge fund performance questioned
Dec 05/11
Faulty data blamed for inflating returns artificially, critics say Emerging-hedge-fund managers are getting more attention from institutional investors because they tend to produce better returns than larger, more establish...Read more



Top Five Hedgehunters of 2011
Dec 05/11
Who hired the most in 2011?  Welcome to the $10 billion+ Club. As hedge fund professionals prepare to enjoy the holiday season despite a rough year in the markets, HFObserver took a look back at 2011 to see which firms most a...Read more



Soros: World Financial System on Brink of Collapse
Dec 02/11
The world financial system not only isn’t functioning, it’s on the brink of collapse, according to investor George Soros. The Hungarian-born philanthropist, who recently spent time in areas where his charities are active, suc...Read more



Hedge Funds Dump Stocks, Hoping for Rebound in 2012
Dec 01/11
Frustrated by market volatility over the European debt crisis and uncertain U.S. economic outlook, the so-called smart money—hedge funds—has thrown in the towel for 2011 and pulled out of stocks, according to fund mana...Read more



Recession Ahead, Euro Break Up Possible: Schroders
Dec 01/11
The latest Economics and Strategy Viewpoint from Schroders’ chief economist and strategist, Keith Wade, and European economist, Azad Zangana Global Economy: Growth downgraded - no more muddle through We have cut our f...Read more



Four Hundred Dow Points Aren’t What They Used to Be Amid Record Volatility
Dec 01/11
What does today’s stock rally equal in past markets? About half as much. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) reached 12,045.68, up 490.05 points from yesterday’s close. Adjusting for the market’s volatility in 2011, the...Read more



The 2011 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards were handed out Wednesday night in Toronto
Dec 01/11
The evening honoured companies and individuals that investment research fien Morningstar Canada believes have made a difference in the lives of investors through superior investment products, service, marketing, and ...Read more



Hedge funds fear Italy, Spain default: survey
Nov 30/11
Almost half of hedge fund managers believe Italy and Spain, two major countries at the center of the euro zone debt crisis, are likely to default, a survey published on Tuesday showed. A majority of the managers surveyed...Read more



HFA Opens In Southern Europe
Nov 30/11
The Hedge Fund Association (the HFA) reports from Florida that it is launching a new branch to chamption hedge funds domiciled in Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal. José Castellano, managing director of Pioneer In...Read more



Citi’s economists forecast recession and expansion in a turbulent world
Nov 30/11
Citi’s economists are forecasting slower global growth, a recession in the Euro Area and further sovereign debt downgrades over the next two to three quarters. In a report released today – “Prospects for Economies and Financi...Read more



HFR Emerging Markets Hege Fund Industry Report Q3
Nov 29/11
Emerging markets hedge funds posted strong performance gains in October, reversing sharp losses from September as emerging market (EM) economies and assets continue to experience volatility relating to the European sovereign d...Read more



Is that the chalk outline of Europe on the floor?
Nov 29/11
Newedge – Blain’s Morning Porridge – November 28 2011By Bill Blain, senior director, special situations, Newedge (as seen on TV) T: +44 207 676 8615; Mobile: +44 777 088 1033; E: Bill.Blain@newedge.com Is that the chalk ...Read more



Alternative fund executives remain confident in their brand despite economic uncertainty, poll
Nov 29/11
According to the results of a poll by SEI, the majority (63 perc ent) of alternative investment managers are optimistic about their firm's prospects over the next three years, and of those, a full 50 per cent feel this way d...Read more



Despite a Rough Year, Hedge Funds Maintain Their Mystique
Nov 28/11
Hedge funds, the golden children of finance, are having a very rough year. For one, they are not making money the way they used to. Returns for a number of funds, including those of star managers like John A. Paulson, have falle...Read more



Ackman doesn't buy idea CP doomed to underperform
Nov 28/11
Hedge fund investor Bill Ackman apparently isn't buying the idea that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is doomed to underperform rival Canadian National Railway Co. because of a rail system burdened by steeper tracks throug...Read more



Canadian M&As seen shrugging off market turbulence
Nov 25/11
Market turbulence won't likely dissuade a wave of Canadian merger and acquisition activity in coming months as private equity funds deploy piles of cash for new investments and seek buyers for their mature assets. Strategic bu...Read more



Icahn Sells 2.9 Million Shares of Motorola
Nov 25/11
Activist investor Carl Icahn reported in a regulatory filing that he sold 2.9 million shares of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $114 million. Last week, Motorola said that its stockholders approved the $12.5 billion dea...Read more



Asia Hedge Funds Embracing Transparency to Win Cash
Nov 25/11
Asian hedge funds, starved of capital, are increasingly giving up their treasured secrecy and allowing clients more control of their investments in order to draw money from institutions. The so-called managed accounts that ...Read more



Where to put $100,000 now
Nov 24/11
Currently on newsstands, the latest Canadian Business issue entitled “How Make Money in 2012” includes insight from AlphaNorth Asset Management’s President and CEO Steve Palmer on pg. 38.   As part of this issue’s ...Read more



Wells Fargo launches Hedge Fund Manager Holdings Index
Nov 24/11
Wells Fargo & Company has launched the Wells Fargo Hedge Fund Manager Holdings Index. The Index measures the real-time performance of the 100 largest positions in equities and equity-related securities as reported quarte...Read more



Madoff trustee settlement to recover $326 million from IRS
Nov 23/11
The trustee seeking money for victims of imprisoned swindler Bernard Madoff has reached an agreement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to recover $326 million that was earlier transferred to the agency by Madoff...Read more



British Regulators Bar Hedge Fund Executive From Industry
Nov 23/11
British financial regulators on Monday barred a hedge fund compliance officer from working in the country’s financial services industry, in connection with deals resulting from the collapse of Lehman Brothers.It is the first...Read more



Debate rages over viability of outsourcing hedge fund COO function
Nov 23/11
Debate is raging as to whether hedge funds, particularly start-ups, should be outsourcing the chief operating officer (COO) role.Outsourcing the middle and back office is not an uncommon trait and is definitely not unique to...Read more



New Yorker Profiles Hedge Fund Tech Maestro Peter Thiel
Nov 22/11
ew York (HedgeCo.net) – In the upcoming issue of The New Yorker, writer George Packer profiles hedge fund and venture-capital entrepreneur Peter Thiel. The article “No Death, No Taxes” comes out on November 28th. His ventur...Read more



Shternfeld Gets 5 Years For Fake Hedge Fund Scam
Nov 22/11
William Shternfeld was sentenced to five years and three months in prison on Friday, after pleading guilty to conspiring to cheat investors with a fake hedge fund. Shternfeld and his partner, Benjamin Koifman, were b...Read more



Dodd-Frank, EMIR To Spur Infrastructure Build-out
Nov 18/11
The move to electronic trading and central clearing from Dodd-Frank and EMIR will catalyse efforts to build out scalable, utility-like pricing infrastructures, says Boston-based research and consulting firm Celent. Applicati...Read more



Man GLG Emerging Markets Income Fund Raises $120 Million Through Initial Public Offering
Nov 18/11
Man Investments Canada Corp. (“Man Canada”) is pleased to announce that the Man GLG Emerging Markets Income Fund (the “Fund”) has completed its initial public offering of 10,049,921 Class A Units and 1,950,079 Class F Units, for a...Read more



EU watchdog unveils rules to protect customer assets
Nov 17/11
European Union regulators has unveiled rules to better protect customers' assets from 2013, sparking a funds industry warning that typically low custodian fees would have to rise. The European Securities and Markets Authority ...Read more



Call for entries for 2011 AIMA Canada Research Award
Nov 17/11
Deadline for submissions is December 31stAIMA Canada is calling for entries for the 2011 AIMA Canada Research Award. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011. This prestigious award carries a $10,000 cash prize and is now...Read more

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