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Winner of 2010 AIMA Canada- Hillsdale Research Award Announced
Apr 19/11
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Hedge Funds Bounce Back
Apr 18/11
Hedge funds are bounding back, with return-hungry investors pumping up the industry to a size not seen since before the financial crisis laid it low. Total hedge-fund assets are approaching $2 trillion and are soon expecte...Read more



Hedge fund gates now below 5% of industry assets
Apr 18/11
Hedge funds have gates on about $60bn of investors’ money, say fund brokers Tullett Prebon. Though this is large in absolute terms, the 3% of industry assets involved is far below the 35% impaired as the fi...Read more



Blumont To Merge, Close Core Hedge Fund
Apr 18/11
BluMont Capital has announced a plan to merge BluMont Core Hedge Fund with Exemplar Market Neutral Portfolio, a class of shares of Exemplar Portfolios Ltd. BluMont says the merger would benefit investors because the Market ...Read more



AlphaNorth Asset Management announces limit to new investors in the AlphaNorth Partners Fund
Apr 15/11
AlphaNorth Asset Management announces that the AlphaNorth Partners Fund (the "Fund") will implement limitations to new investors. Purchases of the Fund's Class A and Class D shares will be limited to existing i...Read more



Hedge Funds With Short Lockups Win Investors, Survey Finds
Apr 15/11
Investors are turning to hedge funds such as Caxton Associates LLC that don’t have restrictions on withdrawals when making new commitments, according to a new survey of fund clients. Hedge-fund customers plan to allocate 90 ...Read more



Coal option volumes reach 2.46 million tonnes
Apr 15/11
LCH.Clearnet Ltd (LCH.Clearnet) has cleared the first single expiry OTC coal options trades. Initial transactions have totalled 670 lots in API 2 options to date, across both quarterly and calendar tenures, reaching volumes ...Read more



London retains lure for hedge funds as banks demur
Apr 14/11
* Executives say London presence key in Europe * Cite lifestyle, business networks * Some managers move back to London from continental Europe LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) - While banks may be thinking of moving their ...Read more



Lehman, Creditors Agree on Plan Approval Timeline
Apr 14/11
NEW YORK (Reuters)—Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. on Wednesday [April 13] agreed to put creditors' competing restructuring plans on the same timeline for court approval as its own plan, but reserved the right to raise future ...Read more



Will New U.S. Insider Case Taint Rajaratnam Jury?
Apr 14/11
NEW YORK (Reuters)—As lawyers for Raj Rajaratnam tried to poke holes in the federal government's insider trading case against the Galleon Group co-founder, prosecutors were charging another former star hedge fund manager with gett...Read more



Will Hedge Fund Registration Overwhelm the SEC?
Apr 13/11
Looks like another deadline of the Dodd-Frank Bill will come and go. This one is the much talked about July 21 hedge fund registration deadline. SEC Associate Director Robert Plaze recently sent a letter to the President o...Read more



Hedge funds flat in March
Apr 13/11
Hennessee Group LLC announced yesterday that its hedge fund index was up just 0.23% in March and 2.35% year-to-date. In comparison, the Standard & Poor’s index was up 5.43% during the same period in 2011, but down 0.10% in...Read more



Hedge funds haul in USD34.9bn in February
Apr 13/11
The hedge fund industry raked in USD34.9 billion (2.0% of assets) in February 2011, the heaviest inflow on record, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Industry assets stand at USD1.73 trillion, the hi...Read more



Hedge funds are a mystery to most investors
Apr 13/11
A recent survey conducted by Thesis Fund Management, a New York based registered investment advisor and manager of The Flexible Fund (TFLEX), has revealed that many Americans are in the dark when it comes to hedge funds. Whe...Read more



CFTC-SEC release joint study
Apr 12/11
CFTC-SEC release joint study on feasibility of mandating algorithmic descriptions for derivativesThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commissions) have delivered to Congress a jo...Read more



Twitter Hedge Fund Delays Launch Citing Demand
Apr 12/11
A hedge fund that plans to utilize Twitter feeds has postponed its debut due to growing demand by potential investors, according to a report. The fund, created by London-based hedge fund investors and brothers Paul and Simon...Read more



Hedge Fund Investors Hold Their Nerve in March: Data
Apr 12/11
Hedge fund investors largely held their nerve as the Japanese earthquake and the North African crisis weighed on markets, new data from London-listed hedge fund services firm GlobeOp shows. While investors such as wealthy...Read more



Prop desk spin-outs face tough road ahead - AIMA CEO
Apr 12/11
* Says capital raising environemt remains challenging * Expects fewer $1 billion hedge fund launches * Only those with track record, infrastructure could make it HONG KONG, April 12 (Reuters) - Only a small number of propr...Read more



SEC Considering Hedge Fund and PE Firm Registration Extension
Apr 12/11
The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering giving hedge fund and private equity firms additional time to register to be in compliance with the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Robert Plaze, the associate director...Read more



Hedge funds see record inflows in February
Apr 12/11
Hedge funds saw record inflows in February as institutional investors allocated more money to the industry, BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research said Monday. Managers pulled in $34.9 billion in February, leaving ind...Read more



Hedge Funds Boost Bullish Bets on Grain, Soy as Demand Rises
Apr 11/11
Hedge funds boosted their bullish bets on corn and soybeans to the highest in four weeks as demand surged for food, livestock feed and fuel. Bullish bets on wheat jumped the most since early December. The funds and other lar...Read more



The Next Best Crooks
Apr 11/11
With the masterminds of the financial crisis having escaped justice, United States Attorney Preet Bharara is left to prosecute this generation of insider traders. But is he too aggressive? And how valuable is second pr...Read more



Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index down 0.3% in March
Apr 11/11
The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge funds platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, lost 0.3% in March. The Middle East/North Africa turmoil captured the attention of mos...Read more



Hedge Funds Chase Japan Opportunities After Enduring Quake, Nuclear Crisis
Apr 08/11
Hedge funds investing in Japan are scouting for opportunities after weathering the country’s worst earthquake and resulting nuclear crisis as the Bank of Japan pumped record funds into the financial system. R-SQUARED Ma...Read more



Hedge funds in black in March, but trail S&P for year
Apr 08/11
Hedge fund managers are up for the year but lag S&P Many managers caught off guard by events in early March (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers eked out tiny gains in March and are up for the year, according to data rele...Read more



Energy Oil Traders Bet Mideast Political Instability Will Last
Apr 08/11
The Mideast uprisings and a recovering world economy have pushed oil prices to the highest levels since 2008: $121 recently for Brent crude. Yet except for Libyan crude, which provides 2 percent of world supplies, oil is f...Read more



Search starts for Hedge Fund Idol
Apr 08/11
A hedge fund manager seems to have been inspired by the TV talent shows in his search for two analysts. Aram Fuchs, a partner at Fertilemind Capital, has set up an online site, Capitalist Collective, for candidates to...Read more



Many Hedge Funds Still Smarting From the Financial Crisis
Apr 07/11
Last year, Kenneth C. Griffin, the founder of the hedge fund giant the Citadel Group, celebrated his second year of double-digit gains. But despite the strong performance, Mr. Griffin has not climbed back from the losses endu...Read more



Credit Suisse, Dow Jones Indexes Launch Liquid Hedge-Fund Index
Apr 07/11
Credit Suisse Group (CS, CSGN.VX) and Dow Jones Indexes said Wednesday they are launching an "investable" index that allows investors to track the daily performance and weekly liquidity of liquid hedge...Read more



Hedge Funds Posted Positive Performance in March - HedgeCo.Net
Apr 06/11
Returns for the Credit Suisse LAB Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds experienced positive performance in March according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. “The Credit ...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers (Slightly) Less Bearish On Equities In March
Apr 06/11
Some 36% of hedge fund managers identified themselves as being bearish on the S&P 500 (SPY) in March,  down from 40% in the previous month, according to a survey by TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. “While hedge fund managers r...Read more



More than 100 hedge-fund M&A deals expected
Apr 06/11
'Alternative' deals topped traditional transactions for first time in 2010 There may be more than 100 mergers and acquisitions this year involving hedge-fund firms and other so-called alternative asset managers, according to ...Read more



GlobeOp indexes to shed light on hedge fund flows
Apr 05/11
* Data to track 8-10 pct of global hedge fund industry * Indexes to show actual and expected capital flows LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) - GlobeOp Financial Services (GO.L) is launching two new indexes tracking capital flows o...Read more



FoHFs and the value of values
Apr 05/11
“Value is not cyclical, it is timeless – it just takes patience” As value investors stole the show at the recent InvestHedge FoHF Awards in New York, “I got to thinking,” as Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the Cit...Read more



Institutional investors' appetite for absolute return to increase in 2011, says Fitch
Apr 05/11
Fitch Ratings says in a new hedge fund sector update that stronger flows to hedge fund and absolute return strategies in 2010 should increase during 2011, as institutional investors seek diversifying sources of performance...Read more



Hedge funds took $18 billion in institutional money in first quarter
Apr 04/11
Investments rebound to pre-crisis levels as institutions return to the class 2011 is off to a roaring start for institutional investing in hedge funds, following a year of recovery for the hedge fund industry. First-quarter...Read more



SEC enforcement to target fund industry
Apr 04/11
'Trouble ahead,' compliance official says The mutual fund industry will be one of the targets of more-aggressive enforcement by the SEC, according to experts who spoke last week at an Investment Company Institute conference. ...Read more



Asean linkage to boost hedge funds' interest
Apr 01/11
An increase in hedge funds' investment in Thai securities is expected, following the Asean linkage that will make cross-transactions between six Asean bourses possible, Thailand's Phatra Securities says. Jon Wongswan, vic...Read more



Japanese crisis triggers $800m hedge fund swing
Mar 31/11
Hedge funds are now positive on Japanese equities for the first time since November, after betting heavily on the sector following the massive earthquake, which triggered a 11% one-day crash in the Japanese stock marke...Read more



Hedge fund returns won't save public pensions
Mar 31/11
State pension funds are putting more of their money into higher risk investments like hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and commodities. But it won't fix their problems. As most everyone knows (and as politicians and ...Read more



Secondary market continues to rise as investors start the year with positive outlook, says Hedgebay
Mar 30/11
The secondary market has seen the return of stability at the start of 2011, with February showing an increase in the average trade price for the second consecutive month, according to Hedgebay. The rise to 73.15%, although s...Read more



KPMG boosts hedge funds practice with appointment of tax partner Dan Roman
Mar 30/11
 KPMG’s investment management group is pleased to appoint Dan Roman to its hedge funds tax practice. Roman joins as a partner from Ernst & Young where he advised hedge funds and private equity houses on UK and cross bo...Read more



Macro Hedge Funds to Profit as Markets Brush Off Shocks
Mar 30/11
At Caxton Associates LLC, an $11 billion hedge fund, Chief Investment Officer Andrew Law is betting on rising prices for commodities including oil. Fulcrum Asset Management LLP’s Gavyn Davies likes Japanese stocks. Managers...Read more



Quantitative Hedge Funds Hurt by Japan Catastrophe, FT Reports
Mar 30/11
Several big quantitative hedge funds, which employ mathematical strategies fed into computers, have suffered severe losses as a result of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Financial Times reported. The $4 billion f...Read more



Investors concerned over "super-size" hedge funds
Mar 30/11
The hedge fund industry's strong rebound from the credit crisis has prompted investors to ask whether some funds have grown too large and inflexible to keep delivering bumper returns for which the sector is famous. The growth...Read more



Hedge Funds Bump Up IT Spending
Mar 29/11
Hedge funds around the world are ramping up their technology spending to provide better service to the growing mix of institutional clients they serve and to ensure they're well prepared to adequately meet increasing complianc...Read more



Hedge funds, private equity funds demand confidentiality
Mar 29/11
Recent rules proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with the Dodd Frank reforms have received strong attention and criticism from hedge funds and private equity funds.Sponsors and managers ...Read more



Man Group looking to reverse fund outflows
Mar 29/11
* Set for small net positive or flat flows * Shares down this month on fears over Japan impact * AHL down this year, further from high-water mark LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) - Man Group (EMG.L), the world's bigges...Read more



Sentry Select Capital Inc. announcement
Mar 29/11
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Sentry Select Capital Inc. ("Sentry" or the "Manager") is pleased to announce that it will complete the restructuring of Sentry Select MBS Adjustable R...Read more



Global hedge fund assets exceed $2 trillion
Mar 29/11
Industry assets increased 11% in 2010, returning to 2006 levels. Global hedge fund assets increased by more than 11% in 2010 to reach $2.022 trillion by yearend, up from $1.820 trillion a year earlier, according to ...Read more

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