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Hedge fund exits rose in stormy September - GlobeOp
Oct 12/11
Investors pulled out around five times more cash from hedge funds in the month to October 1 than in the prior period, during one of the most turbulent few weeks for stock and bond prices since the 2008 financial crisis dampe...Read more



UCITS Hedge Fund Index – Results of Quarterly Industry Survey Q3 201
Oct 12/11
The UCITS Alternative Index Team is delighted to present the latest edition of the UAI Quarterly Industry Survey for Q3 2011. Based on answers from market participants, the report provides insight information on the state and ...Read more



Investor dissatisfaction with hedge funds increases, according to Preqin
Oct 12/11
More investors are expressing dissatisfaction with hedge funds performances with 40% saying returns were below expectations, according to research by Preqin. This compares with 28% in 2010. “Investor dissatisfaction in rega...Read more



Wall St. Banks Help Hedge Funds Recruit
Oct 11/11
Wall Street banks often boast that they hire the best and the brightest. Now, scrambling to bolster profits, they have become full-time headhunters for some of their biggest hedge fund clients, a role that is rife with potenti...Read more



Has the cost of seeding hit an all-time low?
Oct 11/11
Emerging-manager allocations have become a private equity-like deal with investor and manager incentives being more fully aligned for a set period of time In the coming months, the hedge fund industry’s grand exper...Read more



Apple’s Steve Jobs Dies at 56
Oct 06/11
Steve Jobs, who built the world’s most valuable technology company by creating devices that changed how people use electronics and revolutionized the computer, music and mobile-phone industries, died. He was 56. Jobs, who ...Read more



London retains top hedge fund spot in Europe
Oct 06/11
London remains the largest European centre for hedge funds and is second only to New York globally, according to the 2011 Fund Management survey by The City UK, an organisation which promotes UK business interests. London’...Read more



Daily Liquidity and Hedge Funds
Oct 06/11
Get this. One of the leading bloggers of the financial commentary universe is a guy from Thomson Reuters named Felix Salmon. He’s a genuine superstar and a must read among the astounding array of news and information Reuters p...Read more



Hedge funds suffer through worst quarter since '08
Oct 05/11
Hedge funds posted their worst returns in three years in the third quarter, and the fourth quarter appears to be off to an equally rocky start. For hedge funds around the world, the average loss was 5.02 percent in the th...Read more



Hedge Funds Review launches first service provider rankings
Oct 05/11
Hedge Funds Review is compiling its first service provider rankings list, giving hedge fund and fund of hedge funds managers as well as investors a chance to rate service providers. For the first time Hedge Funds Revie...Read more



Investors piling into tail risk hedge funds, according to JP Morgan
Oct 05/11
Investors are increasingly allocating to tail risk hedge funds as concerns continue to mount over the eurozone’s health and the US recovery. Tail risk hedge funds give investors protection against black swan, extreme marke...Read more



MERLIN SECURITIES RELEASES COMPASS 2.0
Oct 05/11
Multi-prime, multi-account, real-time P&L platform incorporates latest risk and exposure analytics SAN FRANCISCO – OCT. 5, 2011 – Merlin Securities, a leading brokerage services and technology solutions provider, today ...Read more



Hedge funds profit from quick bets in Europe crisis
Oct 04/11
Nimble hedge funds taking short-term bets are reaping the biggest profits from Europe's debt crisis, as markets lurching on one policymaker's comments to the next punish managers brave enough to take long-term positions o...Read more



Salida Capital’s Wolfe Says Speculation of Hedge Fund Collapse Unfounded
Oct 04/11
Salida Capital LP Chief Executive Officer Courtenay Wolfe said speculation that her Toronto-based hedge fund had collapsed is “unfounded.” “Salida is not going anywhere; we’re not blowing up,” Wolfe said today in a telephone...Read more



Emerging Equity Bears Buyers on BRIC Retreat
Oct 04/11
The longest losing streak for developing-market equities in more than a decade is turning investors who shunned the stocks a year ago into buyers after valuations fell to the lowest levels since March 2009. TCW Group Inc.’s ...Read more



Dollar Beats All Assets, Thwarts S&P Downgrade
Oct 03/11
After all the concern that the U.S. is debasing its currency, the dollar beat stocks, bonds and commodities for the first time since May as investors sought refuge from slowing growth and Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis. The ...Read more



Anonymous hackers set up activist hedge fund
Oct 03/11
Hacking group Anonymous has published a damning report on Chaoda Modern Agriculture, as the mysterious group morphs into a clone of Muddy Waters. In an unusual departure, a group of internet hackers best known for its onl...Read more



Lego and the secret of hedge fund investing
Oct 03/11
The evolution of hedge fund investing has been a bit like playing with Lego. The first box comes with instructions that are copied assiduously. Over time, the enthusiast glides effortlessly into creativity The secre...Read more



Hedge Fund Analyst: Do You Have What it Takes?
Oct 03/11
The job of the investment analyst is one of the most sought-after jobs in the hedge fund industry, especially given the exceptionally high levels of compensation that can be earned in just a few years. An investment analyst is...Read more



Prison sentences for Norbourg fraudsters
Oct 03/11
Two men who held lofty positions with scandal-plagued Norbourg received eight-year prison terms on Friday for their roles in one of Canada’s worst white-collar crimes. Jean Cholette and Serge Beugre were each found guilty ...Read more



Good at Chess? A Hedge Fund May Want to Hire You
Sep 30/11
Boaz Weinstein’s opening move on Wall Street came as a result of chess. Mr. Weinstein, now a star hedge fund manager, was trying to get a summer job at Goldman Sachs in 1991, when he was just 18. After being told there was ...Read more



Hedge funds find themselves in a marathon, not a sprint
Sep 29/11
Peter Clarke was in defiant mood on Wednesday. Man Group's shares had just plunged by almost a quarter after a downbeat trading update warned of tough times ahead for the world's largest listed hedge fund. ...Read more



Man sees market volatility hit profits
Sep 29/11
Man Group's profits for the last six months are down from USD180m to USD145m according to an unscheduled trading statement issued by the group. Peter Clarke (pictured) Chief Executive of Man, says: "The extreme volatility ...Read more



Man Group sees clients exit in volatile summer
Sep 28/11
* Net outflows $2.6 bln over three months to end-Sept * Funds under management $65 bln vs $71 bln at end-June * H1 pretax profit estimated at $145 mln LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Man Group saw clients pull out $2.6 bil...Read more



Fund Managers Not Dodd-Frank Fans
Sep 28/11
They may not agree on a lot of things, but the four panelists at the Hedge Fund Association’s Risk and Regulation Symposium last Thursday were in unison about the impact of the Dodd-Frank bill. “No” was the unanimous answe...Read more



Opinion: The futility of short selling restrictions
Sep 28/11
As short-selling restrictions in several eurozone countries are nearing their end, COO Connect looks at the pointlessness of these temporary bans. Pursuing short-sellers during financial crises in the interests of political ...Read more



How the "Crisis Effect" Has Fundamentally Altered Investor Behavior
Sep 27/11
The Financial Crisis of 2007-09 “...appears to have had an enduring effect on investor behavior. We find structural breaks in investor behavior after the global financial crisis.” So ...Read more



AIMA warns on ESMA consultation on AIFMD
Sep 27/11
European Union (EU) investors could be prevented from allocating capital into non-EU hedge funds if the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) gets its way, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) ha...Read more



RBC Dexia expands footprint in Italy with new client Tages Capital SGR
Sep 26/11
RBC Dexia Investor Services has won a mandate from Tages Capital SGR, a newly-launched independent investment management company based in London, Luxembourg and Milan.   RBC Dexia will provide depository bank, fund admi...Read more



Mourant Ozannes addresses directors' duties and concerns at recent seminar
Sep 26/11
Mourant Ozannes' litigation partner and regulatory law expert, Beverley Lacey, recently chaired and addressed a packed audience at the Royal Yacht Hotel on important recent legislative developments of concern to company di...Read more



SEC Charges AXA Rosenberg With Fraud
Sep 26/11
The co-founder of quant fund AXA Rosenberg has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is banned for life from the securities industry.The agency announced Thursday that Barr Rosenberg alleged...Read more



Waratah Advisors Hires Head of Business Development
Sep 26/11
Waratah Advisors has hired Daniel Dorenbush to lead the firm's business development and relationship management efforts, as well as assist the team in advancing Waratah's overall business objectives.   In his new role, Dorenbush w...Read more



Bloomberg launches trading platform for derivatives compliance
Sep 26/11
Institutional investors facing upcoming Dodd-Frank Act regulations on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, can get another step closer to compliance with new technology from Bloomberg's Fixed Income Trading Bloomberg FIT h...Read more



Investors flee on gloomy Fed outlook, demand fears
Sep 23/11
Commodity investors fled for the exits on Thursday in a panic over raw materials demand, unconvinced that Federal Reserve action will stem a global economic slowdown that shows signs of infecting China and Germany. Cyc...Read more



Calpers Puts $100 Million of ‘Seed’ Money in Toronto Hedge Fund
Sep 23/11
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension, invested for the first time in a hedge-fund startup, putting $100 million into a Toronto-based firm. The deal with Breton Hill Capital, whic...Read more



How to play it: Activist investors finding more targets
Sep 22/11
THE ISSUE: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is rattling the cages at Yahoo Inc. Inc., calling for big changes at the struggling online media giant to lift its stock price. The number of companies being targeted has risen sharp...Read more



Hedge fund manager warns of gold price correction
Sep 22/11
Gold is overpriced and could fall below $1,000 an ounce once bullion loses its safe-haven advantage over metals with stronger fundamentals, said the head of European commodity hedge fund Tiberius Group. Christoph Eibl,...Read more



Florida to put up to $6 billion in alternatives
Sep 22/11
Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, is searching for managers to run up to $6 billion in private equity, hedge funds, real estate, commodities and infrastructure, Kevin SigRist, deputy executive director, sai...Read more



Buy potash and sell gold
Sep 21/11
Manager: Steven Palmer, AlphaNorth Asset Management Fund: AlphaNorth Growth Fund Description: Diversified exposure to Canadian companies typically in the $100-million to $1-billion market cap range Launch date: July 25, 2011 F...Read more



Hedge Funds Underdogs
Sep 16/11
Credit Hedge Funds continue to be the underdogs of the hedge fund world. However, institutional investors should not ignore them as they offer a unique risk/reward proposition. Their conservative investment approach, low lever...Read more



The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 2.19% in August 2011
Sep 16/11
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 2.19% in August. Year-to-date performance as of August 2011 is down 3.80%. The top performing strategies over the month were Lyxor L/S Equity Short Bias Index (+5.55%), Lyxor CTAs Short Ter...Read more



Pace of hedge fund launches slows - research firm
Sep 15/11
* Second-quarter hedge fund launches slows * Overall, first half was a good one for new funds NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The number of hedge fund launches slowed in the second quarter and liquidations across the indus...Read more



Hedge fund launches exceed liquidations, HFR data shows
Sep 15/11
Hedge fund launches continued to outpace liquidations during the second quarter of 2011, according to data from the Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research (HFR). There were 280 new launches during the quarter bringing the total nu...Read more



Liquidity Is leading concern of institutional hedge fund investors
Sep 14/11
Some 75% of investors are looking for greater liquidity in their hedge fund investments following the financial crisis, according to the latest Preqin study. Funds with lock-up periods are now considered less favourable amon...Read more



"Key man" risk in hedge funds increases as star managers age
Sep 14/11
As the first generation of hedge fund leaders grows older, investors are increasingly exposed to key man risk and may be prudent to avoid an over-reliance on ageing star managers, according to the latest issue of aiCIO. "...Read more



Liquidity key to hedge fund investment, Preqin survey reveals
Sep 13/11
Investors are increasingly demanding greater liquidity as a condition for allocating capital to hedge funds, according to research specialists Preqin. Some 75% of investors surveyed said liquidity was an important issue with...Read more



Hedge Fund Study: Institutional Traders Concerned by High Frequency Trading
Sep 13/11
More than two-thirds of traders at leading asset management firms around the world are concerned about the impact of high frequency trading (HFT) on the equities market, according to a survey by Liquidnet, an international i...Read more



Hedge Funds Weather August Global Stock Market Rout Trading Gold at Record
Sep 12/11
Hedge funds run by Orix Investment Corp., Superfund and Four Elements Capital Management Pte benefited from the surge in gold last month, weathering the U.S. sovereign downgrade and Europe’s deepening debt crisis. The Ori...Read more



Twitter becomes latest tool for hedge fund managers
Sep 12/11
The millions of tweets posted on Twitter are being analysed by hedge fund managers to predict share price patterns. Traders have used an awareness of the population’s collective emotions to predict price movements for years....Read more



Top 100 Hedge Funds Get Even Bigger
Sep 12/11
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 100 hedge funds oversee a combined $548 billion in assets under management. Notably, all but two hedge funds on the list have at least $2...Read more

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