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Hedge funds posted positive performance in February based on Credit Suisse LAB Index performance
Mar 04/11
Returns for the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds experienced positive performance in February. Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit S...Read more



Managed futures now Europe's biggest strategy
Mar 04/11
Managed futures has become the largest hedge fund strategy in Europe by asset size – making up almost a fifth of USD382 billion European market. The strategy outperformed the average hedge fund by 1.5% over five years (on an...Read more



Hedge Funds in U.S. May Face Unprecedented Demands for Information on Risk
Mar 03/11
Hedge funds, broker-dealers and mortgage companies may face unprecedented demands for data on everything from risk exposure to trading partners as U.S. regulators seek to identify firms that pose a potential threat to the fi...Read more



Libyan-Backed Hedge Fund's Fundraising Challenged by Uprising
Mar 03/11
Former Bear Stearns Cos. executive Frederic Marino started an $800 million hedge fund with the backing of Muammar Qaddafi’s government. Now his plan to attract new investors is being threatened by fighting in the streets of th...Read more



Arrest made in Cinar/Norshield fraud scandal
Mar 03/11
Four people faces 36 charges of fraudAn 8-year-old investigation has yielded 36 charges against four men involved in an alleged fraud scandal that dates back to 1998. The four men face charges in the fraud that saw millions of ...Read more



Greenwich investable hedge fund indices climb in January
Mar 02/11
The Greenwich Composite Investable Index gained 0.60% in January to begin 2011 on a positive note.  Equity markets gave little pause in January and moved to fresh highs in the US and Europe. Most hedge funds captured the up...Read more



Baystar Capital Hedge Fund Manager Will Pay $14 Million to Settle SEC Suit
Mar 02/11
A California hedge fund manager agreed to pay $14 million to settle claims by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he secretly diverted cash from investors to entities he owned and controlled. Lawrence R. Gold...Read more



$100mm+ Hedge Fund Launches
Mar 01/11
A couple of hedge fund managers are proving that the fund raising environment for new launches is improving. Earlier this month, newly formed Indaba Capital launched its first hedge fund with a reported $150 million in assets ...Read more



Managed futures: it’s the Hite club
Mar 01/11
There is a corner of the hedge fund industry that is a distinctly British success story. The managed futures strategy – among the least understood and most complicated – is now the biggest of the European hedge fund in...Read more



Marret Multi-Strategy Income Fund files final prospectus
Mar 01/11
Fund’s five portfolios managed separately   Marret Multi-Strategy Income Fund has filed a final prospectus for a $350 million offering, Marret Asset Management Inc. said Monday.The Fund will be managed ...Read more



Emerging markets to face challenges in 2011
Feb 28/11
Steven Bell, chief economist at GLC Ltd, one of London's oldest hedge fund firms, prefers emerging markets currencies to equities · Investment case to be presented at Hedge Funds World Middle East Conference in Dubai from ...Read more



Has Middle East unrest hit hedge funds?
Feb 28/11
It comes as no surprise that the unrest in Libya and the rest of the Arab world has upset the investment world. It directly affected the price of oil that hit the unprecedented high of $119 per barrel. This week, we are wi...Read more



Hedge Funds Cutting Food-Price Bets as Grain Prices Take `Harrowing Fall'
Feb 28/11
Hedge funds are leading an exodus from agricultural markets, slashing bullish bets in the U.S. from almost the highest levels on record after grain prices slumped, money managers said. Speculators reduced bets on rising w...Read more



Hedge funds wary of punts on North African chaos
Feb 25/11
Hedge funds are so far shying away from the political turmoil in North Africa, despite their reputation as risk-takers on the lookout for a quick gain. Only a handful are starting to hunt ways to profit with investments, fo...Read more



Porsche Slumps as Extended Share-Price Probe Delays Merger With Volkswagen
Feb 25/11
Porsche SE’s planned merger with Volkswagen AG will probably be delayed into next year because of German legal obstacles. Porsche plunged the most in 19 months. An investigation into share-price manipulation allegations wil...Read more



Hedge funds up slightly in Jan, says Morningstar
Feb 25/11
Hedge funds enjoyed a slightly positive January, but trailed most stock-market indexes, according to figures released by Morningstar. The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index and the currency hedged Morningstar MSCI Hedge Fund ...Read more



Porsche says delay to VW merger now more likely
Feb 24/11
* Probe of shares manipulation taking longer than expected * Prosecutors see probe lasting into 2012 * Porsche cuts chance of merger completing within schedule (Updates with Porsche statement) FRANKFURT, Feb 23 (Reute...Read more



Emerging Managers Shine at Hedge Fund Summit
Feb 24/11
New York (HedgeCo.net) – Opal Financial Group sponsored the recent Emerging Managers Summit, and over 300 institutional investor participants heard loud and clear what has become well-established: Emerging investment fund mana...Read more



NIAGARA CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD. LAUNCHES FUTURES-FOCUSED FUND AFTER 4 YEAR INCUBATION PERIOD
Feb 24/11
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Hedge Funds Boost Bullish Silver Bets as Mideast Tensions Mount
Feb 23/11
Hedge funds boosted bullish bets on silver to the highest in almost four months as tensions in the Middle East sent the metal to a 30-year high. Managed-money funds held net-long positions, or wagers on rising prices, tota...Read more



GFM launches free quantitative fund date service Globalfunddata
Feb 23/11
We are delighted to announce the launch of Globalfunddata, a free-to-use quantitative fund data service providing details of more than 34,000 funds of all kinds, including hedge funds, exchange-traded funds and traditional ...Read more



Opportunity knocks as market comes back to life
Feb 23/11
By Simon Gray - The outlook for the fund industry in the British Virgin Islands continues to brighten thanks to increasing investor confidence and reassurance that offshore funds are now unlikely to be shut out of European m...Read more



Hedge fund industry assets rise to $1.917tr
Feb 22/11
DUBAI - Hedge fund launches raised more money in 2010, a sign that investor confidence began to recover enough to back new managers, according to an industry survey. According to Hedge Fund Research, investors committed $13....Read more



Institutions Damp Hedge Fund ‘Startup Spirit,’ Citi’s Roe Says
Feb 22/11
Hedge-fund startups are slowing as institutional investors favor larger managers and regulators increase oversight of the industry, according to Citigroup Inc. “We are seeing the larger funds getting larger and less of the ...Read more



Man Group Wants to Expand Asia Business, Handelsblatt Reports
Feb 22/11
Man Group Plc will expand its business in Asia and may hire hedge-fund manager teams in the region, Handelsblatt reported, citing an interview with Chief Executive Officer Peter Clarke. While Man Group aims to be clo...Read more



Institutions make hedge funds focus on risk, cut fees - survey
Feb 11/11
Hedge funds are taking risk management far more seriously, cutting fees and increasing transparency to woo institutions that contribute the most assets to the $1.9 trillion (1.18 trillion pounds) hedge fund industry, a surve...Read more



Soros Joins Paulson Saying Fed Did Too Little to Prevent Financial Crisis
Feb 11/11
George Soros and John Paulson, who oversee two of the world’s largest hedge funds, say the Federal Reserve helped cause the financial crisis through inaction and lack of oversight, according to interviews released yester...Read more



Company veterans to acquire Butterfield Fulcrum
Feb 10/11
Fund industry executives Glenn Henderson and Tim Calveley have partnered with BV Investment Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, in an agreement to acquire fund administrator Butterfield Fulcrum. The Butte...Read more



Richard Gere Nears Deal for 'Arbitrage'
Feb 10/11
"Primal Fear" and "Days of Heaven" actor Richard Gere is close to finalizing a deal for an upcoming movie about a hedge fund magnate's dramatic fall from grace, according to entertainment Web site Deadline ...Read more



How Not to Get Caught Insider Trading
Feb 10/11
First, don't buy a million dollar apartment in a building with good surveillance systems. Former SAC Capital Advisor Donald Longueuil must be regretting the choice to purchase a two-bed, two-bath condominium in the Lenox Hill ...Read more



Man launches first product combining AHL and GLG
Feb 10/11
Man has launched Man IP 220 GLG Ltd, a product that offers investors access to a combination of Man’s flagship managed futures manager AHL and a broad range of GLG’s discretionary strategies for the first time. The product i...Read more



Canada’s JC Clark Licks Wounds and Accepts Bull Market; Buys HP
Feb 10/11
JC Clark Ltd., a Toronto-based hedge fund manager that got burned by its forecast that stocks would tumble last year, has reversed course and taken its most-bullish position since the depths of the 2008-09 bear market. Co-...Read more



UCITS III funds to surge by more than USD185 billion in a year, says DB survey
Feb 09/11
Investors expect more than USD185 billion to flow into UCITS III absolute return funds in the next twelve months, according to a Deutsche Bank survey of the industry. Using current estimates that USD140 billion is under mana...Read more



Advent's Tamale RMS carries strong momentum into 2011
Feb 09/11
Advent Software's Tamale RMS research management solution (RMS) – part of the firm's Advent suite – continues to expand its leadership across a diverse range of market segments and geographies. In 2010, Advent added new Tamal...Read more



Blackstone results show the firm does things its own way
Feb 09/11
However, the firm chose to downplay the importance of the loss by pointing to a doubling in ‘Economic Net Income’ (ENI) to $1.4bn.By both generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and ENI measures, Blackstone’s perform...Read more



Diamondback investors ask for $534 million back
Feb 09/11
Investors in Diamondback Capital, one of four hedge funds raided last year as part of the government's insider trading probe, have asked to take out $534 million by the end of March, the firm said. In a letter to investor...Read more



TMX Group confirms talks with London Stock Exchange regarding merger
Feb 09/11
TMX Group confirms talks with London Stock Exchange regarding merger Deal would make the new company the world’s biggest exchange operator for mining and energy stock. TMX Group (TSX:X), which operates...Read more



Canadian central in Wall St. insider probe
Feb 09/11
If there is an American dream, Walter Shimoon was living it – right up until the moment he was arrested.The Ottawa native and Carleton University graduate had built a successful career as a technology executive in California. ...Read more



Some execs leave expert firm Gerson Lehrman
Feb 08/11
Gerson Lehrman Group, the largest so-called expert network firm, has been hit by a series of top-level executive departures in recent weeks, according to three sources familiar with the company. At least a half-dozen top ...Read more



Schroders launches two absolute return currency funds
Feb 08/11
Schroders has launched two absolute return currency funds - Schroder ISF Absolute Return Currency EUR and Schroder ISF Absolute Return Currency USD. Both are UCITS III compliant with daily liquidity, and aim to offer both i...Read more



GM doubles hedge fund allocation
Feb 08/11
has become the largest U.S. pension fund investor in hedge funds — and possibly the biggest in the world — after nearly doubling its allocation during the past five years. Detroit-based GM's $87.8 billion defined benefit pla...Read more



AIFM Directive – ramifications for level-two implementation
Feb 08/11
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFM Directive) is hugely complex. Many have reservations on this contentious European initiative, a final draft of which was passed by the European Parliament on 11th Nove...Read more



Sprott completes Global Resources deal
Feb 08/11
Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII) has completed its acquisition of Global Resource Investments, Ltd., Terra Resource Investment Management, Inc. and Resource Capital Investment Corporation, the Toronto-based asset management company sai...Read more



Algorithmics awarded patent for operational risk capital modeling framework
Feb 07/11
Algorithmics, a provider of risk solutions, has been awarded a patent for its operational risk capital modeling framework. The patent recognises Algorithmics’ investment in its operational risk solutions at a time when operational...Read more



CastleRock Asset Management launches inaugural newcits
Feb 07/11
 This week saw the launch of an inaugural newcits from New York-based CastleRock Asset Management – the CastleRock US Liquid Equities UCITS fund. The US equity specialist, whose BVI fund uses equity long/short to generate alpha, b...Read more



Six Analysts Charged In Hedge Fund Insider Trading Case
Feb 07/11
The SEC yesterday charged Mark Anthony Longoria, a manager at A.M.D.; Daniel L. DeVore, a manager at Dell; Winifred Jiau, a consultant with insider information about Marvell Technologies, and Walter Shimoon, an executive at Flextr...Read more



Asian Hedge Funds Attract $500M In 4Q 2010
Feb 07/11
Investors poured $500 million in net new capital into Asian hedge funds in 4Q 2010, according to a new report from Hedge Fund Research. The hedge fund research firm says investors favored strategies protecting against inflation.HF...Read more



Hedge fund manager has Midas touch
Feb 04/11
John A. Paulson made $4 billion betting against newfangled mortgage investments. But he made even more betting on an old-fashioned investment: gold.Paulson, a hedge fund manager who sprang to fame when the housing market col...Read more



Lehman reaches settlement with German affiliate
Feb 04/11
Bankhaus, Lehman's second-largest foreign affiliate, said in a statement on Wednesday that it has also decided to support the revised plan of reorganization filed by Lehman Brothers Holdings last week. Settling intercompany ...Read more



UBS launches Canada-U.S. interlisted algorithmic trading
Feb 04/11
UBS has launched interlisted algorithmic trading for clients trading equities listed on both Canadian and American exchanges, the Swiss wealth management company said Thursday.“The trading volume on Canadian and US exchanges...Read more

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