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Clinton to Advise Declan at Teneo Capital
Nov 16/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Former President Bill Clinton  is reportedly teaming up with two of his former aides, Declan Kelly and Douglas Band, starting a private equity fund and global hedge fund consulting company. Also said...Read more

George Soros Builds Stake In Motorola Solutions
Nov 15/11
According to fresh investment disclosures, Soros Fund Management added to its holdings in Motorola Solutions during the third quarter. George Soros’s hedge fund, which recently closed to outside investors, reported owning 6...Read more

Market volatility paves way for hedge funds to lend to SMEs, says manager
Nov 15/11
Hedge funds, which lend to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can continue to thrive despite the market volatility, one manager has said. “Banks are not lending despite what they say to the media. This is presenting an...Read more

Institutional investors pour into hedge funds
Nov 14/11
This year is shaping up to be the strongest for institutional investment in hedge funds since 2007. Institutional investors, especially U.S. public pension plans, have been pouring new money into hedge funds to the tune of $39.9...Read more

Canadian securities regulators announce review of minimum amount and accredited investor prospectus
Nov 14/11
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today announced that they are reviewing the $150,000 minimum amount prospectus exemption (the minimum amount exemption) and the accredited investor prospectus exemption (AI exempt...Read more

FSA could adopt tougher penalties post-Rajaratnam
Nov 11/11
The UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) is likely to take an even tougher line and impose harsher penalties for market abuse especially following the record $92.6 million fine doled out to former Galleon Group hedge fund...Read more

U.S. Won’t Investigate Former S.E.C. Lawyer Over His Madoff Ties
Nov 10/11
The Justice Department has decided not to pursue an investigation into the role played by a former top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the calculation of payouts to victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi sc...Read more

Bond "dislocation" arbitrageurs back in the money
Nov 10/11
(Reuters) - A controversial hedge fund strategy that played a role in the demise of Long Term Capital Management may be one of the few to make money this year after managers who pursue it made their bets smaller and shorter ...Read more

Rajaratnam ordered to pay $92.8 million in SEC case
Nov 09/11
(Reuters) - A federal judge ordered Raj Rajaratnam, the Galleon Group hedge fund founder sentenced to 11 years in prison for insider trading, to pay a record $92.8 million penalty in a related Securities and Exchange Commi...Read more

Lawmakers Question MF Global Trustee’s Work on Lehman Brokerage
Nov 08/11
The trustee liquidating MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MF)’s brokerage came under fire from two Republican lawmakers who said he’s proven too slow at a similar task resolving the broker-dealer of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LEHMQ)...Read more

Gluskin Sheff appoints alternative investments strategist
Nov 08/11
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. has appointed Antony Solomon as vice president & strategist, alternative investments, the wealth management firm said Monday. Solomon will work in Toronto alongside Bill Webb, executive ...Read more

Buffett Broadens Portfolio by Spending $23.9B
Nov 07/11
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) invested $23.9 billion in the third-quarter, the most in at least 15 years, as he accelerated stock purchases and broadened the portfolio beyond consumer and financial-comp...Read more

S&P 500 Record Sales Belie Slower Growth Rate
Nov 07/11
Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies are poised to report the biggest annual sales increase on record even as analysts reduce their estimate for growth in 2012. Revenue in the benchmark gauge of American common equity wi...Read more

Norshield Appeals Dismissed
Nov 04/11
Two appeals of a Ontario Securities Commission ruling against senior executives at the now-defunct Norshield Asset Management have been dismissed by the province’s divisional court. When the Montreal-based fund manager c...Read more

Global investors allocate to Asian hedge funds in Q3 2011
Nov 04/11
Global hedge fund investors allocated over USD1.4 billion in net new capital to Asian hedge funds in Q3 2011 as global financial markets responded to developments in the European sovereign debt crisis and weakening economic ...Read more

MF Global customers fume as funds, trades frozen
Nov 03/11
Joe Ocrant, a veteran livestock trader, is livid. His accounts frozen, unable to trade with his bankrupt broker and denied access to the Chicago trading floor, his frustration over the failure of 230-year-old MF Global was ...Read more

Hedge Fund Industry Insight From The Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index
Nov 03/11
Coinciding with the launch of the Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index, the first Mizuho Eurekahedge Indices Analysis Report has been released. The report examines global hedge funds through the lens of the Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index, whic...Read more

Pershing’s William Ackman Says He’s Not Pressing for Canadian Pacific Sale
Nov 02/11
William Ackman said he isn’t pushing for a sale of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) after his activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP became the carrier’s biggest shareholder. “We don’t think the compa...Read more

Global Depression, Sovereign Default and Hyperinflation Are Top “Extreme Risks” Today
Nov 02/11
Gold is trading at USD 1,702.93, EUR 1,241.52, GBP 1,069.63, JPY 133,157,  AUD 1,648 and CHF 1,513.71 per ounce.  Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD 1,702.00, GBP 1,067.69 and EUR 1,243.06 per ounce.  Yesterday's AM f...Read more

BlackRock Praises Regulators’ Coordination on Hedge Fund Secrets
Nov 01/11
U.S. regulators were responsive to industry concerns over new disclosures for private-fund firms, changing the final rule to prevent unnecessary duplication, said Barbara Novick, co-founder and vice chairman of BlackRock In...Read more

Fall 2011 M&A Hedge Fund Industry Outlook
Nov 01/11
Madison Street Capital’s Asset Management Industry Focus Group released its Fall 2011 Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Outlook- Hedge Fund Industry, focusing on the current deal environment, buyer/seller considerations, minori...Read more

Hedge Funds Lift Bullish Bets on Growth Prospects: Commodities
Oct 31/11
Speculators boosted wagers on higher commodity prices by the most since August as improving prospects for growth in the U.S. and Europe sent prices toward their biggest rally in 10 months. Money managers boosted combined net...Read more

Hedge funds hope that stocks' rally isn't over
Oct 31/11
With the S&P 500 about to end its best month in almost 40 years, many would be happy to cash in gains and start packing for the ski slopes. Index   Last ...Read more

Hedge Funds Cut Stock Holdings Before European Crisis Summit
Oct 28/11
Hedge funds reduced bets that stocks will rise to almost the lowest level since 2009 this week, according to International Strategy & Investment Group. ISI’s index of “net exposure” to stocks slipped to 44.7 yesterday, c...Read more

Hedge funds fret over bank counterparty risks
Oct 28/11
* Some hedge funds change prime brokers after CDS spikes * JP Morgan, SEB, HSBC see rise in business * Post-Lehman reforms mean moves are still small LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Hedge funds, with memories of the havoc wr...Read more

New Support For Financial Services Creates New Jobs
Oct 28/11
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Hedge fund pay slumps as returns dive
Oct 27/11
Poor returns at hedge funds are hurting owners and senior investment professionals as heavy losses eat into the hefty incomes the industry is famous for. Compensation at hedge funds, long known for being among the highest...Read more

Tough times for new hedge funds, says veteran fund manager
Oct 27/11
Starting a new hedge fund in these tumultuous times is a difficult venture, admits Stephen Diggle, co-founder of the now-defunct Singapore-based hedge fund Artradis Fund Management. When he and co-founder Richard Magides dec...Read more

Hedge Fund Secrets, Bank Capital Deadline, Gupta: Compliance
Oct 27/11
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission responded to objections from hedge funds and private- equity funds by dialing back demands in its new rule calling for fund advisers to report internal information to regulators. ...Read more

Macro Managers Coming Through at Last
Oct 27/11
One of the disappoinments this year has been the performance of global macro managers. At the stage of half way through the year, it seemed that if a manager in this strategy had ridden the wave of QE2 inspired up-moves in e...Read more

SEC weighs easing hedge fund data rule
Oct 26/11
Regulators are considering easing a proposed rule so that fewer hedge fund advisers would have to hand over troves of confidential data to the government, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The Securitie...Read more

Can a monkey pick a hedge fund?
Oct 26/11
Hedge funds are scary. They are complicated, confusing and risky. If you’re a rich investor — the member of a wealthy family, say, or someone running a big endowment — you need someone to help you pick the right ones and avo...Read more

Gap between best and worst hedge funds hits decade high
Oct 25/11
The disparity of returns between hedge funds in September was the highest ever seen by Luke Ellis, head of Man’s multi-manager unit and a veteran of the fund of hedge funds business.   He said about one-third of...Read more

Man Group's Ellis sees hedge fund industry outflows
Oct 25/11
Investors are likely to pull money out of hedge funds in the fourth quarter, said Man Group's head of multi-manager Luke Ellis, after many funds suffered big losses this summer amidst the euro zone's deepening debt crisis. ...Read more

Hedge Funds Raise Bullish Bets Most in Two Months: Commodities
Oct 24/11
Hedge funds increased bullish bets on commodities by the most since August on mounting optimism the global economy will avoid another recession, boosting prospects for raw-materials demand. Money managers raised combined net-...Read more

Hedge funds circle cheap credit opportunities
Oct 24/11
Opportunistic hedge funds are picking up bargains in corporate bonds after a sharp sell-off this summer, preferring the sector to pricey-looking government debt. A number of managers believe credit markets are now pricing...Read more

SEC to Weigh Hedge Fund Rule on Systemic Risk Data Analysis
Oct 21/11
Hedge funds and private-equity funds will be asked to deliver “extraordinary amounts” of new data to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under a rule set for a vote next week, said SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro. Under ...Read more

State Street Global Advisors Launches Green Bond Investment Strategy
Oct 20/11
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Hedge Funds Wake Up to Transparency
Oct 20/11
The veil of secrecy has caused a problem for hedge funds and led to Dodd Frank, says an AT Summit panelist. Dodd-Frank’s impact on the buy side hasn’t entirely come to pass, but it has already caused a huge cultural shift i...Read more

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 3.20% in September
Oct 19/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index fell for a second straight month, finishing down 3.20% in September versus a monthly loss of 9.88% for the Dow Jones Global Index. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index C...Read more

FoHFs sustainability questioned in new academic research
Oct 18/11
Just 5.56% of funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) delivered alpha above the alpha of the hedge fund indices, according to research by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. “Only a small fraction of FoHFs deliver...Read more

Hedge Funds Add to Wagers in Biggest Rally of 2011: Commodities
Oct 17/11
Speculators boosted their wagers on higher commodity prices for the first time in five weeks as increasing confidence that the global economy will avoid another recession spurred the biggest rally of the year. Money managers ...Read more

Survey: Inflows Don’t Reflect Performance Differences
Oct 17/11
A new report on hedge fund inflows indicates that the rate at which money is coming into the hedge fund industry reflects that industry’s improved performance, but that if these figures are segmented by strategy or geography, ...Read more

NYC Pensions Increasing Investment in Hedge Funds
Oct 14/11
New York City pension funds are planning to increase their hedge fund investment up to $4 billion in coming years. The city’s comptroller John Liu said that at an event Wednesday hosted by the Association of Asian American...Read more

$6.1 Billion In August Hedge Fund Inflows
Oct 14/11
BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reports that hedge funds saw an inflow of $6.1bn in August, for the first eight months in 2011, hedge funds saw a heavy $51bn inflow. “Recent inflows might owe in part to excellen...Read more

Hedge funds take aim at Canadian banks
Oct 14/11
Canadian banks are often described as boring, safe and stable, but some speculators are beginning to apply another adjective: expensive. The country’s five biggest banks trade at some of the highest price-earnings multi...Read more

Man launches long/short equity fund of hedge funds
Oct 13/11
Man, one of the world's largest listed hedge fund providers, has announced the launch of Man Long Short Fund, a new long/short equity fund of hedge funds with scheduled monthly liquidity in a Registered Investment Company fo...Read more

Pension funds shun gold and hedge funds
Oct 13/11
Pension funds are avoiding gold, hedge funds, private equity and exchange traded funds in their search for alternatives to fixed income returns, according to a report from UBS and Lane, Clark and Peacock. Due to t...Read more

Hedge fund assets back above 2006 levels: data
Oct 12/11
Global hedge fund assets rose 6.7 percent to $2.16 trillion in the first half of the year as investors backed the bigger, established managers to steer them through volatile markets, data showed on Tuesday. The rise in...Read more

Gold to reclaim record highs in 2012 - fund manager
Oct 12/11
Gold prices are expected to scale record highs next year as the asset's bullish fundamentals trump the current macroeconomic uncertainty that led to a recent selloff in the precious metal, says a commodities fund manager. ...Read more

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