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Fat-tail attraction
Mar 28/11
Investors’ interest in hedging tail risk is growing “TAIL-RISK” hedging was the talk of Wall Street in 2008 after global markets nosedived and traumatised investors tried to figure out how they could protect themselves ...Read more



Investing Like It’s 1999
Mar 28/11
Investing Like It’s 1999 Banks pouring money into technology funds, wealthy clients and institutions clamoring to get pieces of start-ups, expectations of stock market debuts building — as Wall Street’s machinery kicks i...Read more



Sprott scouting overseas to build global presence
Mar 25/11
Sprott Inc. (SII-T9.510.232.48%) is looking to spread its wings beyond Canada and the United States in its bid to become a global leader in hedge funds and other alternative investing strategies. The Toronto-based investmen...Read more



Now There's A Hedge Fund That Invests In The Most Expensive Watches In The World
Mar 25/11
People have been paying so much for watches recently that now there are a few hedge funds dedicated to investing in them.We're just in the beginning stages of a "cycle of interest" in watches, say the founders of Pre...Read more



Light at the end of the tunnel, or light of an oncoming train?
Mar 25/11
New Page 2 There is good reason for everyone in the hedge fund community to be both optimistic and apprehensive right now There is good reason for everyone in the hedge fund community to be both optimi...Read more



Outlook stable for hedge funds in 2011, says Moody's
Mar 24/11
The 2011 credit outlook for hedge funds is stable overall, with signs of improvement underpinned by the industry's positive performance and profitability, says Moody's Investors Service in an Industry Outlook published today...Read more



Hedge fund industry to change as pension investment rises
Mar 24/11
Hedge fund managers will have to lower fees, change their business strategies and lower their risk tolerance as pension funds increase their allocation to the asset class, Moody's Investors Service believes. ...Read more



Funds for the inflation-wary investor
Mar 24/11
Investors are increasingly worried about inflation and are turning to emerging-market and commodity funds in order to offset its pernicious effects, according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). The AIC, the tr...Read more



Switzerland approves its first hedge fund
Mar 23/11
The Swiss financial services regulator has granted its authorisation to Switzerland's first hedge fund, in a development fuelled by the growing desire of institutional investors for greater regulation of alternative ...Read more



Living with "fat tails" and coping with risk
Mar 23/11
If 2011 is proving anything to investors, it's that they may have to put up with a world of repeated economic and political shocks -- but the caution this produces may benefit the global economy in the long term. As the first...Read more



Six Best Books to Read for a Career in Hedge Funds
Mar 23/11
If you're planning to break into hedge funds or want to accelerate your career in the industry, it's useful to read the same books that bigwigs in the field do. We spoke to Roy Cohen, career coach and author of The Wall Stre...Read more



Hedge Funds Slash Bullish Commodity Bets Most in Eight Months
Mar 22/11
Hedge funds cut their bullish bets on commodities by the most for any week since June as Japan’s nuclear crisis threatened the global economic recovery. In the week ended March 15, an index of managed-money net- long posit...Read more



Barclay CTA Index up 0.96% in February
Mar 21/11
Managed futures gained 0.96% in February according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “Geopolitical upheaval in the Middle East, rising commodity prices, and an on-going rally in equity markets were the main d...Read more



Hedge fund deposits not always welcome in Zurich
Mar 21/11
Hedge fund staff who relocated to Switzerland to avoid UK tax are finding life in Zurich, above, less easy-going than in London. GlaxoSmithKline boss Andrew Witty should be warmly commended for his engagingly old-fashioned...Read more



Hedge fund liquidates all exposure to Japan
Mar 21/11
CAI boss comfortable after eliminating exposure to country, citing situation full of unknowns function resizeImage() { var imgBox = document.getElementById('imageBox'); var photo...Read more



Hedge funds hit by quake-fueled market selloff
Mar 21/11
Paulson, Tudor, Sparx among firms suffering losses SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Some hedge funds suffered big losses from the market selloff this week in the wake of Japan’s ...Read more



New rules for hedge funds
Mar 18/11
Money is pouring back into hedge funds, and global assets under management in the industry are nearing their 2008 peak again. But hedge fund investors are allocating their capital differently, and have more power than ever b...Read more



How investors turned the tables on hedge funds
Mar 18/11
Neil Chelo's job is to be able to tell good hedge fund managers from not-so-good ones. An investment analyst, Chelo honed his skills under the tutelage of Harry Markopolos, the forensic fraud investigator widely credited with...Read more



Hedge Fund Launch: The Football Fund.
Mar 18/11
The Football Fund has launched and is officially open and trading with a February NAV of $99.16 per share. Having completed its initial investments the new hedge fund is currently open to private investors for a limited period...Read more



Porsche says new hedge fund suit unsubstantiated
Mar 17/11
* Hedge funds file new lawsuit vs Porsche in NY state court * Follows January's appeal to federal court's suit dismissal * Traders say suit unlikely to scupper Porsche/VW merger * Porsche shares up 0.2 pct, outperformi...Read more



Texas Lawmakers See Light on Hedge Fund Investments
Mar 17/11
The Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS) may double the amount it allocates to hedge funds after a state representative introduced a bill raising the cap on investment in the asset class. (March 16, 2011) -- In an ef...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index confirmed to finish up 1.38% in February
Mar 17/11
Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (Broad Index) is confirmed up 1.38% in February. Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., LLC, said: "The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund ...Read more



Porsche Sued by Greenlight Capital, Tiger Global Over Short-Selling Losses
Mar 16/11
Porsche SE, the German automaker, was sued by hedge funds Greenlight Capital Inc., Tiger Management LLC and other funds over $1 billion in short-selling losses. The funds accused Porsche of fraud, saying it hid its plan to c...Read more



Tests await proprietary stars seeking hedge fund riches
Mar 16/11
Many a top bank trader will struggle to replicate what ex-Goldman Sachs stars Pierre-Henri Flamand and Morgan Sze are doing: raising billions of dollars to start their own hedge funds. Traders who have been paid well for year...Read more



Buyers Creep In Amid Broad Market Tumult
Mar 16/11
Fears of a Japanese nuclear disaster drove stocks and commodities down around the world on Tuesday, but signs emerged that investors were beginning to buy again—and stocks in Tokyo staged a defiant snapback rally on Wednesday ...Read more



The Ten Deadly Sins of Hedge Fund Managers
Mar 16/11
Part of the skill of product development in the alternative UCITS hedge funds space is coming up with an approach that will address many of the fears and concerns institutional investors have about hedge funds. The best starti...Read more



Top Hedgies Scaling Back on Stock Exposure
Mar 15/11
Hedge funds are sometimes called the smart money due to their investing prowess and according to top hedge fund manager Anthony Scramucci the smart money is turning away from stocks, at least on a relative basis. Scaramuc...Read more



Hedge Funds Had Bets Against Japan
Mar 15/11
The catastrophe in Japan has placed renewed focus on the country's already fragile economy—and brought unexpected profits to investors who have long bet that the nation eventually will be dragged down by its debt problems. ...Read more



Dynamic Power Hedge Fund Series Consolidation
Mar 15/11
TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Ltd. (the "Manager"), manager of Dynamic Funds(R) ("Dynamic"), today announced a series consolidation for Dynamic Power Hedge Fund (the ...Read more



Hedge Funds Increase Bullish Sugar Bets to Highest in a Year
Mar 14/11
Hedge funds increased bullish bets on sugar to the highest in more than a year on expectations that worldwide demand will increase. In the week ended March 8, funds and money managers increased net-long positions, or wager...Read more



London markets poised for sell-off after earthquake in Japan
Mar 14/11
Insurers are likely to come under renewed pressure as estimates of the scale of potential claims against them more than tripled over the weekend to $30bn-$50bn (£19bn-£30bn) as the scale of the crisis unfolded. Analysts s...Read more



Top hedge funds lead industry assets to $1.3 Trillion mark
Mar 14/11
Hedge fund industry assets in the United States for managers with more than $1 billion in assets under management grew by $115 billion during 2010, reaching $1.297 trillion. According to a recent survey by AR Ma...Read more



Hedge Fund Survey, Popcorn Disclosure, Energy Bill: Compliance
Mar 11/11
One in four hedge funds is already clearing over-the-counter derivative trades, up from none in October, before new rules require changes later this year to the $583 trillion market, according to analysts at UBS AG. Most ...Read more



Pension funds favour direct hedge fund investments
Mar 11/11
More pension funds are taking direct stakes in hedge funds and steering clear of funds of hedge funds to slash their fees and boost performance. Or at least that is the view of Simon Ruddick, an executive with the hedge fund c...Read more



Euro falls as sovereign woes persist
Mar 10/11
The euro fell on Thursday, with furtherpullbacks seen likely, as worries about how Europe will addressits fiscal problems offset expectations of an upcoming rate hikeby the European Central Bank. The single European currency...Read more



HSBC sees macro hedge funds profiting from Libya crisis
Mar 10/11
Hedge funds that bet on interest rates and currencies are set to profit from the economic fallout from Libya's unfolding crisis, says HSBC Alternative Investments, which has already benefited from rising oil prices. The u...Read more



Teachers, Municipal Workers Are Among Those Picked for Rajaratnam's Jury
Mar 10/11
Teachers, retirees, municipal workers, a Federal Reserve employee were among the 18 jurors chosen to consider insider-trading charges against Raj Rajaratnam, co-founder of hedge fund Galleon Group LLC. The panel also includes ...Read more



Hedge funds and equities in demand in 2010, says Towers Watson
Mar 10/11
The number of equity mandates awarded by global professional services company Towers Watson’s (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) clients worldwide in 2010 increased by over 30% from 2009, while the number of hedge fund mandates grew by 50% ...Read more



Paulson Now Richest Alternatives Billionaire
Mar 10/11
Four years ago, he wasn't even a billionaire. But today, John Paulson is the richest alternative investments mogul in the world, according to Forbes magazine's latest roster of global billionaires. With a net worth of $16 bil...Read more



Sprott says silver will keep outshining gold
Mar 09/11
Silver is likely to keep outperforming gold thanks to strong dollar flows, though both are still good investments compared with copper and other base metals, according to Eric Sprott, the hedge-fund manager and Canadian invest...Read more



10 Reasons To Be Bullish on Hedge Funds
Mar 09/11
Following an extensive survey of hedge fund investors, Deutsche Bank concluded there are 10 reasons to be positive about the industry “Bullish sentiment on market performance, flows and industry dynamics were the clear mess...Read more



Hedge Fund to Predict Markets Using Twitter
Mar 09/11
Last fall, Indiana University informatics professor Johan Bollen stumbled upon an astonishing connection: The social network Twitter could predict swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 87 percent accuracy. Six...Read more



Hedge funds gain in February, trail broader index
Mar 08/11
* Hedge funds return 1.39 pct in February * Mark second straight months of gains * Returns still lag broader index BOSTON, March 7 (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers delivered gains for a second straight month in February, accor...Read more



Hedge Fund Bull Bets Hit Four-Year High After Trailing S&P 500 13% Return
Mar 08/11
As gains at his hedge fund tumbled from 49 percent in 2009 to 3 percent last year, Pierre Philippon of London-based Zadig Asset Management was hearing from clients. They wanted to know if the company, which runs the Zadig Fu...Read more



Reporters caught in fund lawsuit crossfire
Mar 08/11
Some well-known business journalists are getting caught in the legal crossfire between a Canadian insurer and a group of hedge funds it accuses of betting against its shares. Last month, in a little-noticed move, Daniel Loeb,...Read more



Funds of hedge funds reverse post-crisis decline
Mar 08/11
* Firms with more than $1 bln see assets rise 5 pct in H2 * Top 10 funds grow 10 percent * Blackstone biggest manager, GAM drops out of top 10 LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - The fund of hedge funds industry has reversed a post c...Read more



Top hedge funds' fresh commodity bet: plastics
Mar 07/11
* Hedge funds' new flavor of the quarter: LyondellBasell * Move over gold...Investors diversify beyond yellow metal * Inflationary pressures seep into food, energy, materials NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - "Just one word .....Read more



Top funds sell some Apple, Google
Mar 07/11
* Lone Pine, Maverick, others cut share holdings * Investors doubt shares can continue at heady pace * Concerns over Apple CEO's health * Apple, Google fundamentals seen sound SEATTLE, March 7 (Reuters) - Nervous analysts ...Read more



Hedge Fund Bull Bets at Four-Year High After Lagging S&P 500
Mar 07/11
As gains at his hedge fund tumbled from 49 percent in 2009 to 3 percent last year, Pierre Philippon of London-based Zadig Asset Management was hearing from clients. They wanted to know if the company, which runs the Zadig Fun...Read more



The future of FoHFs lies in the numbers
Mar 04/11
Stop press: funds of funds are back The story of 2010 was a story of assets; recovery of performance; and recovery of self confidence. Not only have the best survived the tests of the last few years, but there are alre...Read more

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