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Hedge funds bet China is a bubble close to bursting
Jan 17/11
The world is looking to China as a springboard out of recession - but some hedge funds are betting the country's credit and growth levels cannot be sustained. ...Read more



Financial Services Technology Leader James "Skip" Smith Joins Confluence as VP of Product Dev.
Jan 14/11
(PITTSBURGH, PA – January 12, 2011) Confluence, a global leader in investment management data automation, today announced that industry veteran James "Skip" Smith has joined the company’s...Read more



Soros Bets the Farm
Jan 14/11
An agriculture company backed by the billionaire George Soros on Thursday filed to go public in an offering of more than $400 million. The company, Adecoagro, based in Luxembourg, but with extensive farm holdings in Sou...Read more



Don't Bank on Hedge-Fund Gold Rush
Jan 14/11
One sign the financial world may be returning to normal: Hedge-fund start-ups in 2010 reached the highest level since the boom, with 715 new funds launched in the first nine months of the year, according to Hedge Fund Resear...Read more



AUSPICE CAPITAL ADVISORS NAMED ONE OF ALBERTA VENTURE MAGAZINE'S FAST GROWTH 50
Jan 14/11
Alternative Investment Firm Ranks High in List of Alberta’s Fastest Growing Companies   Calgary, Alberta (January 13, 2010) – Auspice Capital Ad...Read more



How to Bet On the Apocalypse
Jan 13/11
With fish and birds (sort of) mysteriously dying and 2012 a mere 358 days away, insurance companies are ratcheting up their bets that the end-times are upon us. The New York Times' Azam Ahmed reports that "catastr...Read more



Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.88% in December
Jan 13/11
Hedge funds gained 2.88 per cent in December and are up 10.86 per cent in 2010 according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “After two years of strong gains, close to 64 per cent of the hedge funds that...Read more



Beta 2 Outperforming Hedge Funds
Jan 13/11
Beta 2 Limited, a forex investment boutique, compare their performance and the returns for their clients against Hedge Funds in 2010. in quarter four alone our clients were up between 4.4% and 27.9% ...Read more



PINNACLE FUNDADMINISTRATION EXPANDS NORTH AMERICAN SERVICES WITH NEW VANCOUVER OFFICE
Jan 12/11
Charlotte, NC, January 4, 2011 –Pinnacle Fund Administration (“Pinnacle”), a provider of full service fund administration services to onshore and offshore alternative investment vehicles, today announces that it has ...Read more



Hedge funds positive in December, says Credit Suisse LAB Index
Jan 12/11
Returns for Credit Suisse's LAB Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds experienced positive performance in December according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. "The...Read more



Regulatory requirements are biggest challenge for hedge fund CFOs, says SEI survey
Jan 12/11
While the economy remains a concern, hedge fund CFOs say addressing new regulatory requirements and meeting evolving investor expectations are the biggest challenges for 2011, according to a poll by SEI.  The poll, conducte...Read more



Currency Hedging Strategies for Canadians Investing in U.S. Stocks
Jan 11/11
Investing in foreign stocks inevitably carries certain risks besides the initial risk of the investment. One of the most important factors to consider when investing internationally is the currency or forex risk involved in th...Read more



Hedge-Fund Deposits Reach Nine-Month High on Risk Appetite, TrimTabs Says
Jan 11/11
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Hedge Funds' Returns Beat Global Equity Markets in 2010, Eurekahedge Says
Jan 11/11
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Hedge Funds Gain 1.7% in December, Reach Two-Year Peak
Jan 11/11
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Hedge Funds Almost Double Bullish Gas Bets on Cold Snap
Jan 10/11
Hedge funds almost doubled bets on gains in natural gas as futures climbed to the highest level since August on forecasts for colder-than-normal weather. The funds and other large speculators raised their net-long positions,...Read more



Carlsberg chief calls for hedge fund crackdown
Jan 10/11
The chief executive of Carlsberg has called for a crackdown on hedge funds and other speculators and warned that the world's biggest brewers could have to hold spare capital to cope with commodity price volatility. ...Read more



Netflix Short Was Hedge-Fund Manager Whitney Tilson's Biggest 2010 Loser
Jan 07/11
b Whitney Tilson, co-founder of hedge fund T2 Partners LLC, said Netflix Inc. was his biggest loser in 2010, less than a month after the movie-rental company’s chief executive officer publicly asked him to stop betting ag...Read more



Next Life: From Hedge Funds to Oysters
Jan 07/11
Jeff Northrop left Exis Capital Management and started New York Oyster Co. to sell the harvest from his family's Connecticut oyster beds When he left the New York offices of Exis Capital Management, Jeff Northrop thought he was ...Read more



Merger arbitrage hedge funds poised for rich pickings in 2011
Jan 07/11
There is strong consensus among merger arbitrage hedge fund managers that 2011 will be a banner year for the strategy. Merger arbitrage funds returned a modest 4.3% on average in 2010, according to data provider Hedge Fund R...Read more



Hedge Funds Seen Doing Better as Volatility Lessens
Jan 06/11
This will be a better year for hedge funds, with the prospect of less market volatility than in 2010, according to Randall Dillard, the chief investment officer at Liongate Capital Management LLP, a fund of hedge funds, the Fi...Read more



Agecroft sees tailwinds for small and mid-sized hedge funds in 2011
Jan 06/11
Reduced competition from large hedge funds and fewer investors on the sidelines should help small and mid-sized managers capture a greater share of inflows in 2011, according to Agecroft Partners. Hedge fund ...Read more



How The Huge Currency Hedge Fund FX Concepts Delivered Stellar Returns In 2010
Jan 06/11
FX Concepts' Global Currency Program - a $3.2 billion currency hedge fund - earned returns of 12.53% last year by focusing on selling the coin of nations whose central banks pumped the most cash into the financi...Read more



Hedge-Fund Inside Tips Are Like Paying for Sex
Jan 05/11
Snippets of secretly taped conversations from the U.S. government’s latest hot case ring with a certain familiarity. “The service we provide is, you know, whatever you’re looking for,” a newly charged criminal defendant says...Read more



The Incredible Shrinking Fee
Jan 05/11
A price war is slashing expenses to the bone on index-tracking exchange-traded funds and mutual funds. And that suits Harold Evensky fine. "It's great," says the Coral Gables, Fla., financial adviser, who makes those ...Read more



Hedge Funds Increase Bullish Crude Bets to Four-Year High
Jan 04/11
Hedge funds raised bullish bets on crude oil to the highest level in more than four years on speculation that futures will climb as the U.S. recovers from the deepest recession since the 1930s. The funds and other large sp...Read more



Gibraltar - an attractive proposition for the hedge fund industry
Jan 04/11
1 January 2011 was a key milestone in Gibraltar’s fiscal history. On this date the new Income Tax Act came into effect and completed the territory’s 14 year transition from ‘tax haven’ to mainstream European financial services...Read more



Porsche wins $2 billion U.S. hedge fund suit's dismissal
Jan 03/11
A U.S. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 10 hedge fund groups accusing German automaker Porsche SE (PSHG_p.DE) of cornering the market in shares of Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE), resulting in more than $2 billion of damages...Read more



Hedge Funds Extend Gains, but Insider Probe Swirls
Jan 03/11
Hedge funds notched another run of gains in 2010. But as the year closed, a wide-ranging insider-trading investigation spooked the industry and cast a cloud that will loom in the months ahead. Journal Report Read th...Read more



Hedge funds offered weak returns in 2010
Jan 03/11
Hedge funds often claim to offer strong returns that are not correlated with broader markets, but in 2010 many failed on both of those counts. That failure came in large part because hedge funds cannot make as many bets w...Read more



Bermuda updates investment fund regulation
Dec 31/10
The aim of the Amendment Act is to align “the regulatory framework for funds and fund administrators more closely with the requirements that exist in other regulatory legislation in Bermuda, while ensuring that the framework overa...Read more



Hedge Fund Projects: Epic Louis Armstrong Bio
Dec 31/10
Good news for music lovers and art investors, film producers Oley Sassone and Bill Badalato are seeking hedge fund financing for a major motion picture based on the young life of Louis Armstrong, entitled Black & Blue.Total bu...Read more



New Arrest Made in Expert Insider Trading Investigation
Dec 30/10
There has been another arrest in the government's ongoing investigation into the alleged links between hedge fund firms and insider information furnished by third-party expert networks. Winifred Jiau, 43, was arrested Tuesday at h...Read more



Smaller Asian Hedge Funds Shunned Despite Big Gains
Dec 30/10
Size does matter, when it comes to Asian hedge funds looking to raise capital. Investors continue to give overwhelming preference to larger hedge funds over small hedge funds. But many small hedge funds like The Thai Focused Equit...Read more



Hedge fund managers turn extremely bullish on US equities
Dec 29/10
About 46% of the 92 hedge fund managers the firms surveyed in the past week are bullish on the S&P 500, while only 19% are bearish. “These bullish and bearish readings are the highest and lowest, respectively, since the...Read more



Hedge funds suffer mild setback in November
Dec 29/10
The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index declined 0.8%, while the currency-hedged Morningstar MSCI Composite Index dropped 0.1%. For the year to date through November, these indexes have risen 6.1% and 7.2%, respectively. Bot...Read more



UCITS celebrates it's 25th birthday
Dec 29/10
Twenty five years ago this week saw the first formal adoption of the UCITS directive, since when it has gone through two further incarnations, with a third, UCITS IV, due next July. Leading the way in embracing UCITS has bee...Read more



UBS teams up with HFR to roll out UCITS-compliant ETF
Dec 29/10
Swiss bank UBS AG has teamed up with US-based Hedge Fund Research, a market leader in hedge fund analytics and indexation, to launch a UCITS-compliant ETF. Based on HFR’s HFRX Index, which uses a UCITS III methodology to cal...Read more



State Street Investor Confidence Index® for December 2010
Dec 29/10
State Street Global Markets, the investment research and trading arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® for December 2010.  Globally, Inves...Read more



All assets are illiquid
Dec 23/10
Much of financial theory is built on the premise that markets are liquid for the most part and that illiquidity, if it exists, occurs in pockets: it shows up only with very small, lightly traded companies, emerging markets and...Read more



Volatile trading on hedge fund market likely to extend in 2011
Dec 23/10
Prices on the hedge fund secondary market remain volatile, according to the latest data from Hedgebay.  A lack of price stability has been the recurring theme of 2010, evidenced once again when the average trade price dropped...Read more



SEC charges hedge fund manager, trustees with running multi-million dollar offering fraud
Dec 22/10
Scheme raised in US$34 million from investors in U.S., Canada The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil injunctive action against the operators of two defunct hedge funds, which it claims conducted...Read more



Vision Capital Hedge Fund Reaches $32.8M
Dec 22/10
A hedge fund sponsored by Vision Capital Advisors has attained $32.84 million, according to an amended SEC filing. Definitive Guardian Partners, LP debuted in May of 2009 with $12.75 million, under the name Vision Guardian ...Read more



Toronto-Dominion Bank Close to Deal for Chrysler Financial
Dec 21/10
Toronto-Dominion Bank is close to a $6.3 billion purchase of Chrysler Financial Corp., the auto lender owned by Cerberus Capital Management LP, according to people close to the matter. The deal, they say, could be announce...Read more



Hedge Funds May Skirt Direct Fed Scrutiny: Source
Dec 21/10
The U.S. Federal Reserve does not believe any one hedge fund can topple the financial system and therefore the private pools of capital may escape direct supervision by the central bank, an industry source fami...Read more



Two Arrested in $20 Million Hedge Fund Fraud Scheme
Dec 21/10
New York Federal prosecutors have charged two more hedge fund hedge fund managers with fraud, according to Courthouse News Services. The 4-count indictment says that two New Jersey hedge fund managers, William Shternfeld and ...Read more



Taiwan Offers Trove of Insider Data for Hedge Funds Seeking Trading Edge
Dec 20/10
For technology companies, Taiwan is home to the biggest custom producers of chips used in products like Apple’s iPhone and Dell computers. For hedge funds, it’s a cornucopia of confidential data, leaked from chipmakers a...Read more



UBS and HFR launch ETF on HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index
Dec 20/10
UBS and Hedge Fund Research have launched the UBS ETFs plc - HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index SF, the first exchange-traded fund built on the investable benchmark of hedge fund performance.  The ETF was listed on the Deutsche Boe...Read more



Jeff Vinik's Hedge Fund Turns to Index Tracking After Stock-Picking Gains
Dec 17/10
Jeffrey N. Vinik, the hedge-fund manager whose stock selections have beaten markets for the better part of two decades, has invested almost half of his U.S. equity portfolio in passive index funds. Of the $3.39 billion i...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.25 per cent in November 2010
Dec 17/10
The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 0.25 per cent in November, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 4.05 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalised by the middle of next month. The retur...Read more

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