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Managed Futures Funds Lead Hedge Funds Higher in July
Aug 09/11
Stamford, CT, USA, August 8, 2011 – Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ("GGHFI") posted mixed results among strategies but generally finished the month with gains. The GGHFI advanced 0...Read more



U.S. stocks, oil, dollar fall on downgrade
Aug 08/11
U.S. assets fell sharply in early electronic trading on Sunday in response to a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor's, while the euro rose on expectations of further bond purchases by the European Cent...Read more



Investors Reduce Bullish Commodity Bets
Aug 08/11
Funds trimmed bets on rising commodity prices for the first time in four weeks amid mounting concern that the global economy is faltering. Speculators cut their net-long positions in 18 commodities by 3.6 percent to 1.23 mil...Read more



Alternatives remain expensive
Aug 05/11
Alternative investment strategies remain expensive with poorly designed performance fee structures, according to the latest Morningstar sector wrap. Twelve individual investment strategies in total were assessed in the repo...Read more



Top Hedge Funds Put Likelihood of QE3 at 60%
Aug 05/11
According to top hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci, hedge funds now believe the chance of another Fed intervention is greater than 1 in 2.Scaramucci's firm, Skybridge, surveys 950 hedge funds and after extensive conversati...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.20% in July
Aug 05/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.20% in July led by gains in the Managed Futures sector. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, says: "The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedg...Read more



Pa. Hedge Fund Manager Accused Of Fraud In Ala.
Aug 04/11
A Pennsylvania hedge fund manager lied to investors and misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors in Alabama allege. Anthony Klatch was arrested in Florida last week, just a day after his indictm...Read more



The Economic Manifesto of Elliott’s Paul Singer
Aug 04/11
“Stability is not the way of the world.”That is how Paul Singer, founder of the $17 billion hedge fund Elliott Management, describes the current environment in his latest letter to investors, a 14,000-word screed that attack...Read more



HedgePole launches independent UCITS Alternative Indices
Aug 03/11
Global Macro - HedgePole UCITS Alternative Macro Index Managed Futures (CTA) - HedgePole UCITS Alternative CTA Index   Switzerland - HedgePole AG, an independent service provider for hedge funds price collection and mi...Read more



European Market Turmoil Makes Volatility Traders First Among Hedge Funds
Aug 03/11
Hedge funds that ignore the direction markets move in to make their money have been almost the only ones to profit in Europe this year as their competitors racked up losses on commodities, banks and Europe’s debt crisis. ...Read more



Hedge fund directors warned on insurance
Aug 03/11
Hedge fund directors need to be more aware about the threats they face from investor claims. Directors should utilise specialist insurance brokers who are able to negotiate broad policy coverage if they are to effectively ...Read more



Hedge fund managers turn bullish on US equities
Aug 03/11
Hedge fund managers have turned bullish on US equities, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Bullish sentiment on the S&P 500 among hedge fund managers soared to 43% in July, the largest share since ...Read more



Man tops list of 50 biggest hedge funds
Aug 02/11
Europe’s leading funds are up 26 per centMAN Investments is Europe’s leading hedge fund, topping the list of an industry that has has bounced back as a whole in 2011.Man’s hedge fund arm had assets under management (AUM)...Read more



News Analysis: Soros' retirement
Aug 02/11
The decision of George Soros, the legendary hedge fund titan, to retire from managing outside investors’ money has sparked debate about the future of the alternative investment industry. Soros, who made $1 billion shorting...Read more



Top 100 US Equity Hedge Funds oversee $557 billion in AUM
Jul 29/11
HedgeTracker has announced the release of its latest list of the Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Funds. According to the report, the top hedge fund managers on the list oversee a combined $557 billion in equity assets under manageme...Read more



Defaulting hedge funds do not pose systemic risk, says FSA
Jul 29/11
Hedge funds do not pose a systemic risk to the financial system, according to the UK Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) latest hedge fund survey - thereby reinforcing again what most industry experts have said since 2008. ...Read more



Senator Shelby says Soros hypocrite for reforms dodge
Jul 28/11
Prominent Republican Senator Richard Shelby accused billionaire investor George Soros of hypocrisy on Wednesday for evading new hedge fund regulations he once publicly backed. Soros recently said he would return money to ...Read more



Are Hedge Funds ‘Too Big to Fail’?
Jul 28/11
Who’s afraid of hedge funds? A year after Dodd-Frank was signed into law, regulators still have not decided which large financial firms pose a risk to the financial system. Hedge funds want to be excluded. They may have a po...Read more



Debate over whether hedge fund industry bodies should consolidate
Jul 28/11
Debate is raging as to whether industry bodies representing the interests of hedge funds and other asset managers should consolidate to present a more unified front in the face of creeping regulation. One chief operating of...Read more



Soros to End Four-Decade Hedge-Fund Career
Jul 27/11
George Soros, the billionaire best known for breaking the Bank of England, is returning money to outside investors in his $25.5 billion firm, ending a career as hedge-fund manager that spanned more than four decades. Soros...Read more



Europe hedge fund launches bigger than ever
Jul 27/11
* Average size of new launches at record high of $116 mln * Total assets raised up, number of launches falls LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - New European hedge fund launches are starting life with more client capital than e...Read more



Regulation alone doesn't explain Soros exit
Jul 27/11
Hedge fund legend George Soros has suggested regulatory red tape is leading him to bow out of investing other people's money. He's not alone. Stanley Druckenmiller and Carl Icahn made similar noises when handing back investo...Read more



AlphaNorth Asset Management Announces Launch of AlphaNorth Growth Fund on Monday July 25th, 2011
Jul 26/11
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RBC Seeks to Spend as Much as C$1 Billion on Asset Management Takeovers
Jul 26/11
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Hedge Fund AQR Use Game Theory To Exploit Market Inefficiencies
Jul 26/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – $41 billion Connecticut hedge fund manager AQR Capital Management has launched a reinsurance group to develop investment strategies that have low correlation with traditional markets and hedge ...Read more



Jail Time: 7 Hedge Fund Convictions Over The Weekend
Jul 26/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Over the weekend there were hedge fund fraud related convictions in the US, Australia and Germany. All were sentenced to serious jail time. US: Five employees for hedge fund manager A&O Reso...Read more



Man on the Month
Jul 25/11
Hedge funds continued to struggle in June as volatile market movements created a difficult trading environment. The Greek debt story and unexpected policy interventions such as the release of strategic oil reserves added u...Read more



New emerging market strategies target volatility, limit downside
Jul 25/11
Offerings aim for growth while easing investors' concerns Some money managers are rolling out strategies designed to reduce volatility and provide downside protection in emerging markets as a way to appease skittish inv...Read more



Managers sell down equities on macro turmoil
Jul 25/11
Asset allocators are selling down equities to cut risk exposure as markets digest the EU’s solution to the Greek crisis, and US debt fears persist. Asset allocators including Skandia’s Rupert Watson are urging their fu...Read more



Franc Rises to World’s Most Expensive Currency as Taylor Sees Euro Parity
Jul 22/11
Even after making the Swiss franc the most over-valued major currency, traders are betting on more strength as the European Union’s sovereign-debt crisis begins to infect bigger economies. The franc rose to a record today aga...Read more



Hedge Fund Execs Alleged as Escort Service Clients
Jul 22/11
A Brooklyn high-end escort service allegedly catering to hedge fund industry clients has been broken up by police, resulting in the arrests of 17 people. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said at a Wednesday press con...Read more



BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey shows growing belief in global economy
Jul 22/11
The global economic outlook remains positive in spite of a sharp deterioration in investor sentiment towards and within Europe, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for July. A net 19 per cent of glo...Read more



Clients bet hedgies can ride out choppy markets-data
Jul 21/11
Hedge fund clients' demands for their money back fell to a record low this month, data showed on Wednesday, suggesting investors view these freewheeling portfolios as one of the best ways to ride out the euro zone debt cr...Read more



State Street to Cut 850 More Jobs After Custody Bank’s Expenses Climb 20%
Jul 21/11
State Street Corp. (STT), the third- largest custody bank, will cut an additional 850 jobs over the next 20 months after reporting earnings that missed analysts’ estimates because of rising expenses. The cuts are on top ...Read more



4 Ways Investors Are Changing the Rules of the Game
Jul 21/11
A month or so ago I published my Top 5 Institutional Investor Themes on Business Insider. Number 3 on the list was Continuing Innovation in Access Routes. What I meant by this w...Read more



Hedge funds continue to struggle in June, says Edhec
Jul 21/11
After some disappointing returns in May, the stock market endured another difficult month. In June, the S&P 500 index recorded a second month of significant losses (-1.67%) and implied volatility (16.5%) rose again (1%). ...Read more



Managed futures fall 1.31% in June
Jul 21/11
Managed futures lost 1.31% in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is down 1.51%. Seven of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had losses in June. The Barclay Diversi...Read more



Hedge fund net assets at record-topping $2.04 trillion
Jul 20/11
Despite volatile negative performance, investors poured $29.5 billion into hedge funds in the second quarter, nudging industrywide assets up 1.1% on a quarter-to-quarter basis to a record $2.044 trillion, according to dat...Read more



What to Expect from Hedge Funds Today
Jul 20/11
Much like the aftermath following the Bernard Madoff fraud, the allegations and prosecutions against certain members of the Galleon Group have predictably raised a chorus of hedge fund investor concerns. Expert research co...Read more



Soros’s Quantum Leads Hedge Funds Cutting Risk
Jul 19/11
Keith Anderson, who runs the $25.5 billion Quantum Endowment Fund for Soros Fund Management LLC, has seen enough of choppy global markets. In mid-June, Anderson told his portfolio managers to pull back on trades as the hed...Read more



Hedge Fund Association Launches Europe’s First Smaller Managers’ Group
Jul 19/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has created the AIMA Smaller Managers’ Group for AIMA’s European hedge fund managers with $250 million or le...Read more



Icahn Offers $12.6B for Clorox
Jul 18/11
Activist investor and former hedge fund manager Carl Icahn offered Friday to purchase Clorox for $12.6 billion. Icahn, whose investment firm Icahn Enterprises, owns 9.4% of the Oakland, Calif. company, said in a letter to Cl...Read more



Gold Rallies to Record in Best Run Since 1980
Jul 18/11
Gold rose to a record above $1,600 an ounce as debt concerns in Europe and the U.S. boosted demand for the metal as a protection of wealth. Bullion climbed to all- time highs in euros and pounds and silver topped $40 an ounce. ...Read more



Lehman Lacks Consensus for $65 Billion Plan, Centerbridge Says
Jul 18/11
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LEHMQ) won’t win creditors’ approval for its $65 billion plan to liquidate its assets in bankruptcy, hedge fund Centerbridge Capital Partners LLC said in a court filing. “Numerous” other credito...Read more



SEC charges Folin and Benchmark with fraud
Jul 15/11
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Sam Otto Folin (Folin), his Philadelphia-based registered investment adviser, Benchmark Asset Managers LLC (Benchmark) and its parent company, Harvest Managers LLC (Harves...Read more



US economy can be transformed by realising the 'promise of natural gas'
Jul 15/11
The US has just begun to “realise the promise of natural gas” and it “should seize the moment to transform the American economy,” according to one of the industry’s leading energy analysts said today at the 10th annual Dow J...Read more



Overnight Markets: Wall Street dips on Bernanke statement
Jul 15/11
Wall Street declined on Thursday led by technology shares after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said he’s not prepared to take immediate action to stimulate the economy and amid concern that US politicians may fail ...Read more



Hedge-Fund Demand by Japan Pension Funds Seen Rising, Credit Suisse Says
Jul 15/11
Japanese corporate pension funds, with about 60 trillion yen ($760 billion) in assets, may triple their allocations to alternative assets as they seek to reduce risks and boost returns, according to Credit Suisse Gr...Read more



Hedge funds adopting more transparency, liquidity
Jul 15/11
Investor scrutiny is driving industry changes, report suggests  Hedge funds are adopting more transparency and liquidity as the industry adapts to sweeping regulatory changes and evolving investor expectations, ac...Read more



Commodity investors seek ways to beat correlation
Jul 14/11
Investors may increasingly look to market neutral and managed futures strategies for their commodity exposure if they want to avoid the higher positive correlations that commodities have shown with other asset classes sin...Read more

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