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Institutional investors express greater interest in start-ups, according to JP Morgan survey
Jul 14/11
Institutional investors have expressed greater willingness to allocate capital into smaller and start-up hedge funds, according to a survey by JP Morgan’s Capital Introduction Group (CIG). Some 69% of the bank’s institution...Read more



Hedge fund investment could reach USD195bn in next 12 months, says Preqin
Jul 14/11
The latest Preqin hedge fund investor study has revealed that just under one-third of investors plan to make a commitment to the asset class in the coming 12 months, investing up to a combined USD195bn. Of these investors, 47%...Read more



Hedge fund Baupost seeks profit in Canadian quarry
Jul 14/11
* Klarman's group takes stake in proposed mega-quarry * Joins wider trend of buying nontraditional assets * Project hinges on approvals; local residents oppose (In U.S. dollars) TORONTO, July 13 (Reuters) - One of Boston's ...Read more



Pensions Want Look Into Fund's Records
Jul 13/11
Three Louisiana public pension funds say they are assembling a team of experts to examine the books and financial statements of a New York hedge-fund firm they invested with after the firm responded to redemption requests with...Read more



Mackenzie converts closed fund
Jul 13/11
It's a brave new world for owners of the Canadian Shield Fund, a closed-end fund set up by Mackenzie Financial Corp. in late 2009. Thanks to a recent conversion, the fund is now an open-ended mutual fund with a familiar n...Read more



Institutional investors' appetite for hedge funds increases - Preqin
Jul 13/11
Approximately 32% of institutional investors intend to allocate capital into hedge funds over the next 12 months, according to data from research specialists Preqin. This could result in between $125 billion and $195 billio...Read more



The Cooling Market for Hedge Fund Traders
Jul 13/11
The tide is suddenly heading out to sea for aspiring hedge fund traders. Ilana Weinstein of the IDW Group, which specializes in hedge fund recruitment, says that the new financial regulation bill has fundamentally changed the ...Read more



Hedge-Fund Investors Scout Out Web Firms
Jul 12/11
Spurred by their appetite for technology companies and seeking higher returns, a growing number of hedge-fund managers have started to invest more in private Internet companies. When daily-coupon website LivingSocial Inc. sa...Read more



Soros warns Greek default 'inevitable'
Jul 12/11
Billionaire investor George Soros has warned a Greek default is “inevitable”, and EU leaders must adopt a plan B to stem contagion to the rest of Europe. Writing in the Financial Times, the founder of the Quantum hedge...Read more



Clients exit hedge funds after poor returns: data
Jul 12/11
Investors' net withdrawals from hedge funds hit their highest level in nearly two years last month, data showed on Monday, as the funds struggle to make money in choppy markets dominated by fears over the eurozone...Read more



Greece crisis snares hedge funds
Jul 11/11
The Greek debt crisis snared hedge funds in Mayfair and Manhattan last month, according to new surveys of the industry's performance. Average losses for hedge funds in June were 1.6pc, according to the Hedge Fund Resea...Read more



Hedge funds slash bets after June losses
Jul 11/11
Hedge funds have sharply cut back on bets and are less willing to make punts on market moves after a tough June in which turbulence over Greece's debt crisis left managers nursing further losses. Hedge funds found few be...Read more



Global Composite Hedge Fund Indewx Lowest Since 1998
Jul 11/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – June has been a difficult month for hedge funds all across the board, with most strategies suffering a loss, according to the latest performance data from HedgeFund Intelligence. Hedge funds were d...Read more



AIMA Says Hedge Funds Are 'Safe To Fail
Jul 08/11
A London-based financial organization said Thursday that hedge funds should not be subject to regulations currently being discussed in the U.S. The Alternative Investment Management Association, which has 1,250 corporate mem...Read more



Mets and Einhorn Still in Discussions
Jul 08/11
Hedge fund manager David Einhorn is reportedly still in discussions with the New York Mets to acquire a 33% stake in the baseball franchise. Einhorn, the head of the hedge fund firm Greenlight Capital, has been in negotiations...Read more



Man Group inflows surge after Japan fund launch
Jul 07/11
* Net inflows $3.7 bln in 3 months to June * Funds under management $71 bln * GLG's hedge funds on average made losses in quarter * AHL falls 3.2 pct between May 30 and July 4 * Shares rise 3.1 percent (Adds detail) ...Read more



Hedge Funds Bet on Wider European Debt Crisis
Jul 07/11
Hedge funds that trade bonds and loans are increasing bets that Europe’s sovereign debt crisis will spread to Portugal, Spain and Italy, even after Greece won a temporary reprieve with 12 billion euros in aid. “Nothing you...Read more



Hedge funds in Mena: bigger than thought
Jul 07/11
As much as $10bn was invested in hedge funds focused on the Middle East and north Africa before the 2008 financial crash, says a report by Hedgefund.net, a US-based research house. The downturn caused a dramatic outflow as i...Read more



Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
Jul 07/11
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” is the ancient Tao observation, as paraphrased by Dr Wayne Dye...Read more



Study: Most Institutions Considering Hedge Funds
Jul 06/11
A new survey from Infovest21 says 60% of institutional investors surveyed see hedge funds as a possible solution to pension underfunding problems. The Q2 2011 survey involved 32 institutions/consultants allocating to ...Read more



Paulson's Lehman Bet Poised To Wipe Out Sino-Forest Loss
Jul 06/11
Paulson & Co. may recoup almost every penny it lost on a Chinese timber bet with its bet on Lehman Brothers bonds. Under a deal struck by two warring groups of creditors last week, Paulson is poised to enjoy a $554 ...Read more



Atlanta Man Charged In $7M Hedge Fund Scam
Jul 06/11
A Georgia man appeared in front of a federal judge last week on charges that he bilked $7 million from investors in a Ponzi scheme using a phony "hedge fund" front. Charles Michael Vaughn, 42, made an initial appeara...Read more



Hedge funds step up asset chase
Jul 06/11
HEDGE funds are expected to play a larger role in the real estate investment trust sector as they look to capitalise on the discount between asset values and unit prices. Charter Hall Office REIT is in the frame as the US hed...Read more



Hedge fund giants are coming up small this year
Jul 06/11
* Losses at big-name funds startle investors * Lackluster performance could translate into redemptions * Managers may have to take more risk to get into black BOSTON, July 5 (Reuters) - The first half of 2011 has been humbl...Read more



Starting Up, Funds Turn to 'Seeders'
Jul 05/11
Far from Wall Street, few have ever heard of Robert T. Discolo. But in the world of hedge funds, Mr. Discolo is one popular guy.He oversees a seeding fund at PineBridge Investments, which means he provides cash for hed...Read more



Citi Prime Finance report on direct investing in hedge funds
Jul 05/11
Here’s a link to that Citi Prime Finance report many media outlets have been referencing of late. It’s in a fairly annoying format, via citi.com, but it’s worth e-thumbing through. Among the findings:- Funds with between ...Read more



Hedge Funds Seeking Gains in Greek Crisis
Jul 04/11
It has been a tough year for the London-based hedge fund Algebris Investments. Algebris, a $1.3 billion fund that focuses on global financial stocks, was down about 7 percent for the year through late June because of share...Read more



Hedge fund managers express concern over cyber crime
Jul 04/11
Hedge fund managers are becoming increasingly alarmed about the threats posed by cyber-attacks to their businesses. Several high profile institutions including the US Central Intelligence Agency, Sony, Lockheed Martin and ...Read more



Obama singles out hedge fund managers, oil cos to take hit
Jul 04/11
‘Ending tax breaks required to cut deficit’ US President Barack Obama pressed his case on Saturday for achieving deficit reduction, in part by ending tax breaks and singling out hedge fund managers, oil companies and billion...Read more



Why Barack Obama's Hedge Fund Tax Hike Won't Work
Jun 30/11
Barack Obama’s plans to reduce the budget deficit by raising taxes on hedge fund managers show that he’s more interested in political theater than responsibly dealing with the budget. When Obama says he wants to end the “t...Read more



Investors Look To Hedge Fund 'Clones' In ETFs
Jun 29/11
In the wake of unprecedented turmoil for the hedge fund industry, stemming from legal probes, lackluster returns and looming anti-growth regulations, a new crop of so-called "hedge fund replication" investments a...Read more



Target your sales and marketing communications more effectively
Jun 29/11
ProFundCom is a must-have state of the art hedge fund marketing and sales intelligence software platform that delivers highly detailed insight into your ability to access the marketplace. This affordable software application,...Read more



High Net Worth Individuals Pulling Out Of Hedge Funds
Jun 28/11
Hedge funds have surpassed the magic $2 trillion mark. And new hedge fund launches have reached their highest levels since 2007, with nearly 300 hedge funds launched in the first quarter of this year, according to HFR. Howev...Read more



CTAs Continue To Let Down Investors
Jun 28/11
When the going gets tough, CTAs thrive. At least that’s what many of them want you to think. Trouble is, reality has not been keeping up with the marketing hype of late.  Through Tuesday, June 21, 16 of 21 Commodity T...Read more



Solvency II to have major cultural impact on asset managers, says Fitch
Jun 27/11
itch Ratings believes that asset managers will have to adapt to the changes brought by the new Solvency II capital regime which comes into effect 1 January 2013. European insurers are the biggest institutional clients of Eur...Read more



BNY Mellon Asset Servicing appointed by Barclays
Jun 27/11
BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in investment servicing, has been appointed by Barclays Wealth Funds Limited to provide transfer agency and fund accounting services to UK-domiciled assets valued at GBP4bn (USD6...Read more



SEC adopts Dodd-Frank Act amendments to Investment Advisers Act
Jun 24/11
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules that require advisers to hedge funds and other private funds to register with the SEC, establish new exemptions from SEC registration and reporting requirements for ce...Read more



Asian hedge fund assets hit USD134billion
Jun 24/11
Despite market volatility and aggressive selling of China equities in May, which saw Shanghai’s CSI 300 Index fall 6.5 per cent, Asia ex-Japan hedge funds actually did well in attracting new assets. The latest report by Singapor...Read more



John Paulson Also Is Taking a Bath on Gold Mining Stocks
Jun 23/11
John Paulson, the prominent hedge-fund manager who scored a $5 billion payday last year, has suffered further losses in two key funds of his $38 billion Paulson & Co.The $9 billion Advantage Plus fund has lost about 15% so...Read more



Opportunity in small caps
Jun 17/11
Steven Palmer, president and CEO of AlphaNorth Asset Management, is bullish for the second half of 2011. “This period of weakness we’ve been through during the past three months is a great buying opportunity for several reasons...Read more



SEC and CFTC under-resourced to deal with hedge fund regulation
Jun 16/11
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) lacking resources mean they will face an uphill struggle implementing many of the regulatory requirements geared towards hed...Read more



Managed futures fall 2.06% in May
Jun 16/11
Managed futures lost 2.06% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is up 0.19%.  “An increase in margin requirements aimed at curbing speculation in silver futur...Read more



Family Offices Look to Add More Hedge Funds
Jun 16/11
Ever since the financial crisis hit, small hedge funds have been under a cloud. They’ve struggled to raise money more than their bigger brethren, who appeal to investors looking for the safety of size. Big funds also be...Read more



Hedge Fund Launches: Access Fund Management New SMAs
Jun 15/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund investment adviser Access Fund Management, LLC (AFM), is now applying their expeience in hedge fund manager selection and portfolio optimization to their new Separately Managed Accounts (SMA...Read more



Bloomberg to Reveal Top 50 Financial/Hedge Fund People
Jun 15/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Bloomberg Markets Magazine has announced plans to unveil an exclusive list of the most influential people who move the world’s markets, Bloomberg Markets 50, in their October 2011 issue. The list will...Read more



Hedge funds retreat 1.13% in May
Jun 15/11
Hedge funds gave back 1.13% in May according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index remains up 1.87%. “After eight months of steady gains, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index fell back in M...Read more



Hedge funds could struggle to find clearing member due to regulatory uncertainty
Jun 14/11
Some hedge funds could find themselves in a last minute mass scramble to find a clearing member to deal with their over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions due to the regulatory uncertainty concerning clearing in both t...Read more



Target your sales and marketing communications more effectively
Jun 14/11
ProFundCom is a must-have state of the art hedge fund marketing and sales intelligence software platform that delivers highly detailed insight into your ability to access the marketplace. This affordable software application,...Read more



Hedge fund redomiciliation trends in evolving markets
Jun 14/11
RBC Dexia’s latest survey, undertaken in conjunction with the global consulting firm KPMG, analyses the key domiciliation and redomiciliation strategies adopted by fund managers within the global hedge fund industry, techniq...Read more



Merlin Canada Opens Toronto Stock Exchange
Jun 14/11
Daniel Dorenbush, CEO, and Aaron Vermut, Chairman, Merlin Canada Ltd. joined Gary Knight, Vice President, Trading, TMX Group to open the market on June 10, 2011. Merlin is a prime brokerage services and technology provider...Read more

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