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Hedge Funds, Insurers Seek to Escape Stricter Rules, NYT Says
Jun 13/11
Zurich Financial Services AG (ZURN) and Citadel LLC are among insurers, hedge funds and mutual-fund companies that have tried to convince U.S. regulators that stricter oversight intended to prevent future failures doesn’t...Read more



World’s Smallest Hedge Funds Increase Assets as Investors Seek ‘New Blood’
Jun 13/11
The world’s smallest hedge funds struggled to raise money in 2010. This year, investors want in. Funds managing less than $5 billion increased assets by $16.3 billion in the first quarter after adding $10.7 billion of new mo...Read more



Major improvements in hedge fund transparency, according to Preqin poll
Jun 13/11
Hedge fund transparency has markedly improved over the last year, according to a Preqin poll of institutional investors. Some 96% of investors surveyed said there had been an improvement in the level of hedge fund transpar...Read more



Hegde funds down 1.8%in May, says Lyxor
Jun 10/11
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 1.80% in May. Year-to-date performance as of May 2011 is up 0.30%. The month of May was quite volatile and negative for the majority of Hedge Fund strategies. The top performing strategies...Read more



CalPERS redeems from hedge fund portfolio
Jun 10/11
The $233.6bn California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the US, has made a series of redemptions from its hedge fund portfolio over recent months. The pension’s most recent f...Read more



Bank Said No? Hedge Funds Fill a Void in Lending
Jun 09/11
Hedge fund managers have been called plenty of names. Now, they can add another: local banker. When Rentech, a clean energy business in Los Angeles, was rejected by its long-time banker last year, it asked a hedge fund for mon...Read more



Big Funds See Red in China
Jun 09/11
Hedge-fund titan John Paulson is hardly alone in his wager on a Chinese company whose stock lately has swooned. Several other prominent money managers, including mutual-fund giants that invest individuals' money, made simil...Read more



Is size important? You bet!
Jun 09/11
Earlier this week, Dalton Strategic Partnership soft-closed its European absolute return UCITS fund to new investors at $500 million following a period of ‘strong inflows’ (see earlier story). At the same time, howeve...Read more



Linedata opens office in Canada as it continues its global expansion and growth
Jun 09/11
PARIS and TORONTO, June 9, 2011 – Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN), the global leader for investment management and credit solutions, today announced it opened a new office in Toronto, Canada, further expanding its presence i...Read more



ITG Acquires Canadian Research Firm to Boost Trading Business
Jun 08/11
Investment Technology Group Inc. (ITG) acquired Ross Smith Energy Group Ltd., its second purchase of an equity research firm, for $38.5 million in cash, the New York- based brokerage said today in an e-mailed statement. ...Read more



Freight Traders Luring Hedge Funds to Expand Market
Jun 08/11
The new freight derivatives trading screen from the Baltic Exchange, a 267-year-old bourse that sets global shipping prices, will attract hedge funds and expand the $24 billion market, Citigroup Inc. (C) and Cargill Inc. sa...Read more



4 Reasons Investors Are Fleeing Equities
Jun 08/11
Overview A few weeks ago I published my Top 5 Institutional Investor Themes on Business Insider.  Number two on the list was a further de-risking of traditional long equity portfolios. Equities and bonds have represented th...Read more



Apex Fund Services Secures $30 Million Commitment from FTV Capital
Jun 08/11
First institutional financing to drive expansion through continued organic growth and acquisitions  London, UK 7 June, 2011 Apex Fund Services (“Apex”), one of the world’s largest independent fund administration&nb...Read more



Survey: Co-domiciled Hedge Funds On The Rise
Jun 07/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – A survey report released today by RBC Dexia and KPMG predicts that hedge fund managers will continue to create EU-domiciled hedge funds to complement their Cayman Islands or other offshore offerings, b...Read more



Credit Suisse LAB Index down 0.9% in May
Jun 07/11
The Credit Suisse LAB Liquid Indices posted mostly negative performance in May, signalling a challenging month for hedge funds according to Dr Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suiss...Read more



Here's One Way to Beat the Market
Jun 06/11
Beating the market is easy. Just understate its performance. Various investment promoters are touting their stock-picking prowess by comparing their returns, including dividends, to the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index ...Read more



Pension Funds Poised To Pump Billions Into Hedge Funds
Jun 06/11
Pension plans — to be more precise, corporate pension plans  —  are expected to pump billions of dollars into hedge funds in coming years to help boost investment portfolio returns. According to a report by MarketWatch...Read more



Emerging market hedge fund assets at record $121 bln - HFR
Jun 06/11
Assets managed by hedge funds betting on emerging markets rose to more than $121 billion in the first quarter of 2011, toppling the previous record of $117 billion set in 2007, according to data released by industry tracker ...Read more



Consultant fed 'spot-on' tips to fund managers
Jun 03/11
Opening arguments in trial of Primary Global's Jiau First expert network consultant to go to trial Eight guilty pleas in expert networking part of probe (Adds first witness' testimony, trial details) NEW YORK, June 2 (R...Read more



Assessing New Hedge Funds
Jun 03/11
Family offices shouldn’t shy away from emerging hedge fund managers, many of whom outperform their more experienced brethren.   By Alan Swersky    In the relatively short history of hedge fu...Read more



Annual Auction for Lunch with Warren Buffett
Jun 03/11
RAISE YOUR VIRTUAL PADDLES FOR THE POWER LUNCH OF A LIFETIME Annual Auction for Lunch with Warren Buffett Benefits San Francisco’s GLIDE   eBay Giving Works Charity Auction Runs From June 5 - 10 ...Read more



Hedge funds post May losses from choppy markets
Jun 02/11
Most hedge funds lost money in May's volatile markets, with stock- and commodity-focused funds bearing some of the biggest losses. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index tracking about 250 funds fell 1.83% in the month as of May 2...Read more



Institutional investors outline operational wish list for hedge funds in AIMA guide
Jun 01/11
Corporate governance featured highly in an institutional investor guide laying out terms for the allocation of capital to hedge funds. The guide, which was published by the hedge fund industry body, the Alternative Investm...Read more



Buyout Firms Morphing Into Asset Managers as Deals Dwindle
Jun 01/11
After making their founders billionaires, buyout specialists such as Carlyle Group and KKR & Co. are turning into asset managers that run hedge funds and strip malls as fresh capital and takeover targets become scarce. ...Read more



Hedge funds are circling the REITs
Jun 01/11
THE $74 billion listed real estate investment trust sector (REIT) is bracing for a big upheaval as speculation mounts that international hedge funds are poring over a list of 14 local REITS that are trading below net tangible ...Read more



AIMA’s Investor Steering Committee Publishes New Guide for Institutional Investment
May 31/11
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published a guide for investors and managers, written by members of AIMA’s Investor Steering Committee (ISC), that reflects pre...Read more



Blackrock espouses virtues of alternative investments
May 31/11
Blackrock Alternative Investors espoused the virtues of alternative investments and the diversifying role they can play in institutional client portfolios in a May 25 presentation entitled: The role of alternatives in instit...Read more



BluMont Capital Corporation Completes Fund Merger
May 31/11
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 30, 2011) - BluMont Capital Corporation ("BluMont Capital") announced today that the merger of BluMont Core Hedge Fund (the "Core Hedge Fund") into Exemplar Marke...Read more



Oil Fluctuates as U.S. Driving Season Counters Concerns Over U.S. Economy
May 30/11
Oil fluctuated in New York as speculation that fuel demand will increase after the start of the U.S. summer driving season countered concern that the economy of the world’s biggest crude consumer is slowing. Futures rose ...Read more



Hedge fund chiefs: short green tech, store gems
May 27/11
Bet against solar energy, says famed short seller James Chanos. Squirrel away gems, advises bond guru Jeffrey Gundlach. Go long on discount retailer Family Dollar, counsels activist investor Bill Ackman. These and other h...Read more



Hedge funds warned over interacting with investors via social media
May 27/11
Hedge funds that utilise social media such as Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook to interact with investors must ensure their staff are fully compliant when using these digital communications platforms. Hedge funds that utilise ...Read more



Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft CEO to go
May 26/11
Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn called for Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to step down, saying the software company's long-time chief was stuck in the past. Einhorn, speaking at the annual Ira S...Read more



Man Group looks to kick on after client inflows
May 26/11
* Change in asset level likely to be driven by client flows * Said in March it expects pretax profit of $560 mln * AHL fund down 6 percent since May 2 after volatility LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Man Group (EMG.L), the...Read more



Hedge Fund Assets Cross $1.81 Trillion
May 26/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge funds delivered another month of strong returns aided by favourable market conditions in April 2011 and rallies in underlying markets, according to the May 2011 Eurekahedge Report. Total net fl...Read more



Hedge funds up 1.8% in April says DJ Credit Suisse hedge fund index
May 25/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index posted positive performance in April, finishing up 1.80%, with nine out of ten strategies posting positive performance for the month. Managed Futures was the best performing se...Read more



Soros brings fund managers to Two IFC
May 25/11
Hedge fund guru George Soros has installed 21 fund managers at his Hong Kong office, East Week, sister publication of The Standard, reported.The roster includes his elder son Robert Soros, former Tiger Asia Management di...Read more



Institutional hedge fund capital set to surge
May 24/11
The latest Preqin study of institutional hedge fund investors has found that just 7% have no plans to increase their commitments to the asset class over the next three years. The results suggests that there will be a signifi...Read more



Forward redemption notices on the up in May
May 24/11
Hedge fund forward redemption notices increased slightly in May according to the latest results issued by one of the industry's major indicators. The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2011 recorded a modest incre...Read more



Vision Capital Announces Appointment of Jeff Roberts as Senior VP and Assistant Portfolio Manager
May 24/11
Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey T. Roberts as its Senior Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager. Jeff joins the Vision tea...Read more



Sean Foley Appointed CFO of Butterfield Fulcrum Group of Companies
May 24/11
Note to Canadian Editors - Butterfield Fulcrum and FORS, which services $100 billion in assets under administration, employ over 100 people in Canada with three offices: Toronto; Waterloo, Ontario; and ...Read more



Hedge Funds Snap Up Cisco, Intel and Yahoo
May 20/11
Hedge funds have been all over the place in their investment choices in the technology sector, so it's been difficult for investors to discern a pattern. Hedge funds, which manage money for the wealthy, were net buyers of n...Read more



Strauss-Kahn Resigns as IMF Managing Director
May 19/11
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, once considered a leading contender to win the French presidency next year, resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund after being charged with attempting to rape a New York hotel maid. ...Read more



Spork committed fraud, OSC rule
May 19/11
Canadian hedge fund manager Otto Spork committed fraud by falsely inflating returns from investments in Icelandic glacier-water companies and charging investors nearly $7-million in fees, the Ontario Securities Commission...Read more



Hedge Farm! The Doomsday Food Price Scenario Turning Hedgies into Survivalists
May 19/11
On the rare occasion that New Yorkers talk about farming, it's usually something along the lines of what sort of organic kale to plant in the vanity garden at the second house in the Adirondacks. But on a recent afternoon, T...Read more



The World's First Twitter-Based Hedge Fund Is Finally Open for Business
May 19/11
This week, Derwent Capital Markets, a London investment firm, launched a $40 million hedge fund that will use Twitter to guide its investments. The world's first social media-based hedge fund will monitor a selection of tweet...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.80% in April
May 18/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.80% in April, with estimated new asset flows totalling USD9bn. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, says, "Nine out of ten sectors posted po...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 0.94 per cent in April
May 18/11
RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of April 2011 the RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 0.94 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the index to 2.62 per cent. These returns are estimated an...Read more



Hedge funds gain 1.32% in April
May 18/11
Hedge funds gained 1.32% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date the Index is up 3.24%. “Higher prices for equities and bonds in April provided an accommodating environment fo...Read more



Citigroup Sold by Hedge Funds Eton Park, Viking as Banking Revenue Slumps
May 17/11
Eton Park Capital Management LP and Viking Global Investors LP were among at least five hedge funds that exited their Citigroup Inc. (C) stakes in the first quarter as investors shied away from U.S. banks facing revenue d...Read more



What to do if a hedge fund comes looking for your debt
May 16/11
WITH bank loans tricky for small businesses to get their hands on, staying in the black is becoming more difficult. While this is terribly stressful for entrepreneurs, hedge fund managers are rubbing the...Read more

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