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Hedge fund flows up 2.29% in May, says GlobeOp
May 16/11
Hedge fund flows, as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movements Index, were up 2.29% in May. “After last month’s pause, investors continued their steady return to the hedge fund market,” says Hans Hufschmid, chief executive of...Read more



Hedge funds have $100 billion still locked up
May 16/11
Despite assurances to the contrary, a segment of hedge funds still has as much as $100 billion locked up and won't allow redemptions. Most hedge fund managers that stopped all redemptions or put illiquid assets into eme...Read more



Hedge funds talk about what comes after managers go
May 13/11
Hedge fund managers may feel invincible in private, but in public some are talking about what will happen to their firms after they are gone. "I am one of 16 partners at Maverick and if I should get hit by a bus, then ...Read more



Hedge fund inflows swell to 9-mo high
May 13/11
Hedge funds last month enjoyed their biggest monthly net inflows since August, as investors backed managers to profit from increasing market volatility, indicative data from GlobeOp Financial Services (GO.L) shows. The ...Read more



Big hedge funds reveal their likes and dislikes
May 13/11
* Many like energy companies * E*Trade, Transocean, El Paso, precious metals also eyed By Svea Herbst-Bayliss LAS VEGAS, May 12 (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers are known to be secretive, but this week several opened up ...Read more



Investors Shifting to Cash From Commodities
May 12/11
Global investors have tempered their optimism about the U.S. and world economies and plan to put more of their money in cash and less in commodities over the next six months, a Bloomberg survey found. Almost 1 in 3 of those ...Read more



Study: Hedge Fund Size & SEC/Investor Lawsuit Costs
May 12/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Large hedge funds with over $10 billion in assets under management (AUM) typically purchase $40 million or more in professional liability insurance coverage, nearly 200% more than medium funds between ...Read more



Hedge Fund Management & Professional Liability Insurance; Are Costs Really Declining?
May 12/11
It is an absolute certainty that more and more hedge funds of all shapes and sizes are buyers of liability insurance protection. This is mostly due to increased due diligence on the part of the investor base and mandates to ...Read more



SEC to Raise Threshold for Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Investments
May 11/11
It will soon become just a little harder to get past the velvet rope… Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its plan to raise certain dollar thresholds that would need to be met before investment ...Read more



Largest Hedge Funds Buy More, Pay Less for Protection Against SEC and Investor Lawsuit Costs...
May 11/11
New York-based Insurance and Risk Management Advisory Firm Releases Benchmark Study on Typical Amounts of E&O/D&O Insurance Coverage Purchased by Emerging, Medium and Large Hedge Funds White Plains, N.Y. - May 9, 2011...Read more



Hedge Funds Post Inflow of $15.7 Billion (0.9% of Assets) in March; Investors Favor Emerging Markets
May 11/11
Hedge Fund Managers Remain Downbeat on U.S. Equities but Continue to Lever Up; Nearly Six in Ten Managers Do Not Expect Fed to Tighten in 2011 New York, NY – May 9, 2011 – The hedge fund industry posted an inflow of $15.7 b...Read more



Commodities fund loses $400 mln in oil slide -report
May 09/11
* Clive Capital, commodities HF, hit hardest -report * Down 8.9 percent after oil price drops -report NEW YORK May 8 (Reuters) - Clive Capital, the world's largest commodity hedge fund, lost more than $400 million due to...Read more



Top Hedge Fund List sees Assets jump by 24% in 2010
May 09/11
The Top Hedge Funds in the United States saw their US Equity assets jump by over $35.3 billion during 2010, representing a 24% increase in assets. Collectively, the top 10 hedge funds on the list managed $182.1 billion at the ...Read more



ARROW HEDGE REBRANDS AS ARROW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
May 09/11
 • C$1.2bn AUM asset manager expands its’ horizons to European market with joint venture  • Significant lessons should have been learned by the industry; transparency and capital protection are absolutely key &nb...Read more



What’s the point of benchmarks?
May 06/11
At worst, benchmarks are an accident waiting to happen Most institutional investors have been shoe-horning hedge funds into their portfolios with long-only tools and a few have started to wise up to the fact that benc...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 1.44% in April
May 06/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index finished at 1.44% in April, up from -0.08% in March. The index stands at +2.62% year to date. “After a downturn mid-month, the Dow Jones Credit Suisse...Read more



Hedge funds up 2.2% in Q1, says Dow Jones Credit Suisse HFI report
May 05/11
Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, were up 2.2% in the first quarter of 2011, posting positive performance in each month of the quarter, according to the latest hedge fund industry revi...Read more



Silver, Gold Futures Dropping as Soros Reported to Have Sold
May 05/11
Silver futures fell, heading for the biggest three-day drop since 2008, and gold also retreated amid a report Soros Fund Management LLC sold precious-metal assets. Soros Fund Management sold some holdings because of a reduc...Read more



AlphaNorth Asset Management Launches New Mutual Fund: AlphaNorth Growth Fund
May 05/11
AlphaNorth Asset Management (the "Manager") is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary simplified prospectus for a new open-ended mutual fund: AlphaNorth Growth Fund (the "Fund"), a class of s...Read more



Team Work at Hedge Funds
May 04/11
There is no such thing as a perfect hedge fund – we are all trying. So in my role as a consultant to hedge fund portfolio managers (PMs), I am usually carrying out remedial work in some dimension. Sometimes it can be about the...Read more



How the Fund of Fund Industry is Evolving
May 04/11
If you believe the trade press, then you probably think that the fund of hedge funds (FoHFs) industry is in its death throes. We are all familiar by now with the headlines (covered in a recent post) as well as the statistics: ...Read more



A short cut to global wealth clients
May 04/11
The hedge fund industry has been marked by fundamental changes in the attitudes and preferences of investors over the past three years. High new worth clients whose hedge fund investments experienced drawdowns in 2008 have b...Read more



Small hedge funds gaining bigger slice of institutional money
May 03/11
Performance potential of emerging managers is getting attentionMore pension fund chief investment officers are taking a close look at small hedge fund managers in an ever-widening search for diversified alpha sources...Read more



Hedge Fund Gas Bets Climb to Three-Month High in Futures: Energy Markets
May 03/11
Hedge funds increased bullish bets on natural gas to the highest level in three months on smaller- than-expected stockpile gains and speculation that reduced nuclear output will spur demand for the power-plant fuel. The ...Read more



Regulation runs the risk of hitting all the wrong targets
May 03/11
Bankers lecturing the world about systemic risk and the perils of ‘shadow’ banking may strike most people as taking the mickey. But to hear Alan Greenspan pontificating about there being no need for any new financial re...Read more



Warren Buffett Versus Hedge Funds
May 02/11
At the Berkshire Hathaway annual investor meeting today, Warren Buffett updated a wager he made several years ago with a hedge fund, among the Oracle of Omaha’s least favorite animals in the financial zoo. The hedge fund manag...Read more



Hedge funds increase bets dollar will decline
May 02/11
Hedge funds increased their bets against the dollar to a massive $28.6bn (£17.1bn) in advance of Ben Bernanke's historic first press conference as chairman of the Federal Reserve last week. The sum held in short positio...Read more



How Will Osama Bin Laden’s Death Affect Markets?
May 02/11
Late Sunday night, televisions and websites around the world declared that President Obama would be making an important statement shortly.  The President’s statement turned out to be that America’s most wanted terrorist, Osam...Read more



Institutional Investor Themes: Real Assets
Apr 29/11
A few weeks ago I published my Top 5 Institutional Investor Themes on Business Insider.  Number one on the list was an increasing allocation to real assets driven in part by an uncertain inflationary outlook.  Sinc...Read more



Estate Planning with Hedge Fund Performance Allocations (part one)
Apr 28/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – By hedge fund specialist law firm Holland & Knight partner Bradley M. Van Buren. As the economy improves, advisors have experienced a reemergence of hedge funds and hedge fund managers are again f...Read more



New York dominates hedge fund industry
Apr 28/11
London, while commanding the European hedge fund industry, manages only half of the hedge fund assets of New York New York manages by far the most hedge fund assets compared with other cities in the world, with London in a di...Read more



James Burron Appointed Chief Operating Officer of AIMA Canada
Apr 28/11
TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Gary Ostoich, Chair, Alternative Investment Management Association - Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Burron, FCSI, CAIA, as Chief Operating Officer of AIMA Canada.  The app...Read more



Algorithmics launches risk reports optimized for hedge funds
Apr 27/11
London, New York, Toronto, April 22nd 2011 - To help hedge funds meet new demands from regulators and investors, Algorithmics, the leading provider of enterprise risk solutions, today announced the launch of Algo Risk Repo...Read more



SEC halts fraudulent Beverley Hills hedge fund and wealth management business
Apr 27/11
The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency court order to shut down a Beverly Hills, California hedge fund and wealth management business targeting retirees, university professors, and members of the Ch...Read more



Hedge fund launches up 51%, says PerTrac
Apr 26/11
New York, NY - April 20, 2011 - PerTrac, the leading provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, announced the release of its latest industry study, Sizing The 2010 Hedge Fund Unive...Read more



Hedge funds up 0.12% in March, according to Dow Jones Credit Suisse HFI
Apr 26/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (HFI) posted positive performance in March, up 0.12%, with five out of ten strategies in the index posting positive performance for the month. Emerging Markets was the best perform...Read more



Eze Castle publishes hedge fund operations and technology study
Apr 26/11
Eze Castle Integration, Inc has released its 2011 Hedge Fund Operations & Technology Benchmark Study of more than 220 hedge funds and alternative investment firms. The study provides insight into the operational decision...Read more



UCITS investors seeking Global Macro and Event Driven strategies
Apr 26/11
In its latest survey on the growing market for New UCITS (NUCITS), ML Capital has seen that the largest growth in investor demand this quarter, has been for Global Macro strategies, with 87 per cent of respondents planning t...Read more



JP Morgan announces trade-matching functionality for the US Tri-Party Repo market
Apr 25/11
JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services has launched its Repo Trade Matching Engine. This new functionality will enhance the operating model of the US Tri-Party Repo market, in support of the May 2010 recommendations of the ...Read more



Jury Deliberations Set to Begin in Rajaratnam Case
Apr 25/11
Jury deliberations are expected to begin Monday in the closely-watched insider trading trial of ex-Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam.  The stakes are high for both sides. The trial is a critical test of the gover...Read more



Hedge Fund Charity Party Goes Gaga
Apr 25/11
As this spring’s annual round of hedge fund charity parties gets under way, the must-have ticket, as usual, is the Robin Hood Foundation’s do. To be held May 9 at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, the gala is the ...Read more



Ontario Pension Abandons Nuclear Tech Buy
Apr 25/11
With Japan's nuclear disaster raising fears that the global market for nuclear reactors will not be as robust as previously expected, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has abandoned its purc...Read more



Amaranth Trader Hunter Fined $30M
Apr 25/11
Here's a blast from the hedge fund past: ex-Amaranth Advisors trader Brian Hunter was ordered to pay $30 million Thursday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The $30 million fine is the largest civil penalty assessed ...Read more



Hedge funds see fewer exit requests in Apr-GlobeOp
Apr 21/11
* GlobeOp Forward Redemption index dips to 2.45 pct in April * Data shows fewer investors applied to withdraw funds * Sign of improving hedge fund investor confidence LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - Investor confidence in...Read more



Hedge funds oversee $2.02 trillion, hit new record
Apr 20/11
* Hedge funds manage $2.02 trillion -- HFR * Level sets new record for industry assets (Reuters) - Hedge funds are back and bigger than ever. Fueled by fresh investor demand, these loosely regulated portfolios now man...Read more



Average size of FoHFs falls by over half, says survey
Apr 20/11
The latest Preqin research shows that there has been a significant decline in the number of hedge fund of funds managers with AUM of between USD2bn and USD5bn, while those with less than USD250m in assets now account for a l...Read more



Mixed month for hedge funds in March, says Edhec
Apr 20/11
In March, the stock market could not maintain the fast pace that began last summer. The S&P 500 index remained stable (+0.04%) despite continuously decreasing implied volatility (17.7%) over the past three months. For th...Read more



Hybrid Funds Deluged by Record Cash as S&P 500 Swings Most Since Roosevelt
Apr 19/11
More money than ever is flowing to mutual funds that buy both stocks and bonds, a sign that individuals are starting to return to equities during the most volatile bull market since at least 1942. About $18.6 billion was ...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.12% in March
Apr 19/11
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index performance in March has been confirmed as +0.12%. Oliver Schupp (pictured), President of Credit Suisse Index Co, LLC, says: "The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index fini...Read more



Hedge funds of funds set to reverse 2 years of declines
Apr 19/11
Hedge fund-of-funds managers may see a 0.89% rise in assets for the first six months of 2011, to an estimated $910 billion, following two years of asset declines, according to new analysis from researcher Preqin.Also, ...Read more

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