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Jefferies Adds Head of European Structured Debt Capital Markets
Nov 30/10
Jefferies today announced the addition of James P. Fadel, who joins as a Managing Director and Head of European Structured Debt Capital Markets in London. He will be responsible for the origination, execution and ...Read more



Asia-focused hedge funds seen starting to attract inflows
Nov 29/10
Hedge funds investing in developing Asia have begun to attract money from investors after a poor first half of 2010 when many were hurt by outflows despite strong interest in emerging markets, industry players said. Globa...Read more



Hedge fund manager bets on China as the next 'enormous credit bubble' to burst
Nov 29/10
Mark Hart, an American hedge fund manager who has made millions predicting the crises in US sub-prime market and European debt, has launched a fund to bet on the imminent implosion of China. ...Read more



SWFs boost hedge funds portfolio
Nov 29/10
Sovereign funds increase direct investments into longer dated assets, says Paamco chief Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have made hedge funds an increasingly sizeable percentage of their portfolios, especially after the ons...Read more



Strategy Allocation in Funds of Hedge Funds - IAM as an example
Nov 25/10
International Asset Management Limited is Investment Manager for Alternative Investment Strategies Limited, a Channel Islands Listed diversified portfolio of hedge funds. Through the Channel Islands Stock Exchange some top lev...Read more



Are hedge funds the new mutual funds?
Nov 25/10
And how Asian managers are reinventing themselves as "classic hedge funds" to avoid this trap Like it or not, hedge fund managers today have to show all the trappings of a savvy corporate executive if they wa...Read more



CalPERS invests $500 million in new environmentally-conscious strategy
Nov 24/10
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States, recently put $500 million into a strategy that invests in environmentally-focused global public companies. The...Read more



Hedge funds and mutual funds get subpoenas
Nov 24/10
Hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors and mutual fund firm Janus Capital Inc said on Tuesday they were among money managers asked to provide documents to U.S. securities regulators as part of a widening probe by federal authoritie...Read more



Eurex to launch Canadian single stock futures on 25 November
Nov 24/10
Eurex will launch single stock futures on leading Canadian companies on 25 November 2010. The new listings reflect customer demand for expanded offerings in the rapidly growing equity derivatives segment. The futures contra...Read more



FBI Target Diamondback Returned Three Times the Average for Fund Category
Nov 23/10
Diamondback Capital Management LLC, one of three hedge funds raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, returned three times as much as peers since being founded in 2005, according to an investor letter. Diamondback g...Read more



Moody's publishes approach for rating hedge fund managed accounts
Nov 23/10
Moody's has extended its hedge fund Operational Quality Rating Methodology to encompass managed accounts. Moody's will use the same OQ rating definition, scale and approach for managed accounts, including managed account pla...Read more



Transparency crucial as hedge funds fight for assets, says PwC
Nov 22/10
Hedge fund managers must significantly increase levels of transparency into their governance and operational structures if they are to win institutional investors’ favour for allocation of assets over traditional asset manag...Read more



Managers turn to forex experts as rate changes evolve
Nov 22/10
The ongoing “competitive devaluation” in the foreign currency market has seen forex trading continue to thrive as funds seek to mitigate their risk and capitalise on ever evolving rate changes. The foreign exchange market has...Read more



AIMA launches Chinese translation of hedge fund guide
Nov 22/10
The Alternative Investment Management Association has launched a Chinese translation of the first global hedge fund guide for institutional investors. The Chinese version of Aima’s Roadmap to Hedge Funds was launched in Shang...Read more



Artemis Brings U.S. Hedge Fund Manager Cooperman To Canada
Nov 22/10
TORONTO (Dow Jones)--Artemis Investment Management aims to give Canadian retail investors access to the investment prowess of well-known U.S. hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, the latest attempt to provide exposure to ...Read more



SEC to step up supervision of hedge funds
Nov 19/10
Hedge funds and private equity funds would be subject to supervision under a plan being considered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC meets later on Friday to vote on a proposal that would require the regi...Read more



Mid-Size Hedge Funds Face More Costs
Nov 19/10
Mid-size hedge fund managers pursuing institutional investors may be underestimating the challenges and costs associated with competing for clients, according to a new survey. Consulting service firms McGladrey and Greenwi...Read more



Investors sign up to Hedge Fund Standards Board
Nov 18/10
The Hedge Fund Standards Board today announced the launch of a new investor chapter. Signatories include many of the biggest investors in hedge funds, accounting in total for hedge fund assets of about $180bn. Ant...Read more



A Hedge Fund Republic?
Nov 18/10
Earlier this month, I offended a number of readers with a column suggesting that if you want to see rapacious income inequality, you no longer need to visit a banana republic. You can just look around. ...Read more



Canadian hedge funds outperforming indices
Nov 17/10
Canadian hedge funds continued to outperform North American equity markets in October.The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index climbed 3.69% on an asset weighted basis and rose 2.8% on on an equal w...Read more



George Soros: What’s His Fund Been Buying?
Nov 17/10
The value of billionaire investor George Soros’ hedge fund increased by 31.6% to $6.7 billion at the end of the third quarter compared with the previous quarter, as he boosted his stake in blue-chip stocks AT&T ...Read more



GAM fails to plug fund of funds leak
Nov 16/10
Swiss asset manager GAM continued to suffer outflows from its fund of funds business in the third quarter on the back of reduced appetite from private clients, bucking the trend of money returning to the the wider fund...Read more



CalPERS first to license Ermitage risk-management system
Nov 16/10
CalPERS agreed to be the first pension fund to license a portfolio construction and risk management system developed by hedge fund-of-funds manager Ermitage Group.Ermitage has managed about $130...Read more



Uncertainty over alternatives ruling
Nov 16/10
Uncertainty persists among fund management experts about the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) directive despite its approval last week. The European Parliament voted in favour of implement...Read more



Asset managers raking in big bucks again
Nov 16/10
On the back of stronger portfolio performance, U.S. asset managers are once again expected to bring home hefty compensation packages, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates. The repo...Read more



10 things you didn't know about hedge funds
Nov 16/10
They seem to have a lot of advantages, but can also suffer big losses Hedge funds can be alluring. They aim to make money regardless of market direction, can borrow money to boost returns and can use techniq...Read more



A record number of hedge fund firms come to market
Nov 15/10
UK hedge fund management companies are being formed at the fastest rate since the financial crisis. More were launched in the third quarter of this year than in any other quarter since before Lehman Brothers collapsed ...Read more



Authorities Probe a Top Hedge Fund
Nov 15/10
SEC, U.S. Investigate Whether Harbinger Capital Gave Preferential Treatment to Some Clients One of America's most prominent hedge funds is being probed by federal authorities, who are investigating whether the firm gave illeg...Read more



Perfect pitch opens door to pension mandates
Nov 15/10
Sales and marketing has been a rare growth area for hedge fund hiring as funds rebuild depleted assets and target new markets. Those with the connections to bring on board institutional investors are most in demand. ...Read more



New computer programs help hedge fund AHL's revival
Nov 12/10
New computer programs designed to cope with choppy markets have helped Man Group's flagship hedge fund AHL produce stronger returns after last year's damaging losses, its manager told Reuters. Tim Wong, chief executive ...Read more



New research finds big hedge funds more vulnerable
Nov 12/10
Contrary to conventional wisdom, bigger may actually not be better when it comes to investing with hedge funds. At least that is what fund manager Jason Orchard and Fordham University accounting professor Haim Mozes found, arg...Read more



CalPERS Returns 13%, Alt Investments Mixed
Nov 11/10
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) released its returns for fiscal year 2009-2010 and things are looking up for the United States’ largest public pension plan. For the year ended on June 30, CalPE...Read more



Investors to increase allocations to hedge funds in 2011
Nov 11/10
Over a third of investors intend to increase their allocations to hedge funds in 2011 and only 10% said they would decrease the money they put into the industry, according to a survey by Preqin. Fund managers...Read more



Canada’s hedge fund industry raises funds for child abuse prevention and treatment
Nov 11/10
<!-- div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> Event has raised more than $1.2 million Close to 200 leaders of Canada's hedge fund industry gathered in Toronto on November 3 for the seventh annual O...Read more



Hedge funds forced to drop their fees in wake of meltdown
Nov 10/10
INVESTORS are enjoying more negotiating power than ever before when it comes to investing in hedge funds, putting increasing pressure on managers to lower fees and offer greater liquidity in the wake of ...Read more



Activism by hedge funds and pension funds expected to rise in 2011
Nov 10/10
Activism is set for a continued rise. A recent study found a majority of corporate and activists expect hedge fund investors to increase their activism over the next 12 months. Activists have a ...Read more



Sales and client service teams for mid-size hedge funds crucial to attract institutional money
Nov 10/10
A majority of mid-sized hedge funds do not have sufficient client service personnel and infrastructure to compete effectively for institutional capital according to a new study. The study by Greenwich Associates ...Read more



Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala Raises More Than C$200,000 for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse
Nov 10/10
Toronto ON November 10, 2010 – Close to 200 leaders of Canada’s hedge fund industry gathered at the Ultra Supper Club in Toronto November 3rd for the seventh annual Open Your Hearts to the Children Gala. The special fundraisi...Read more



Merlin Securities Expands into Canada
Nov 10/10
Daniel Dorenbush, Former RBC Managing Director, Tapped as CEO of Merlin Canada Merlin Clients Now Have Access to National Bank Correspondent Network for Custody and Clearing NEW YORK--(B...Read more



'Nightmare' for Gartmore as Roger Guy quits
Nov 09/10
Asset manager Gartmore Group was plunged back in crisis on Monday after its chief rainmaker Roger Guy quit – sending shares crashing 15pc to 107p.   Analysts projected up to £3bn of ...Read more



Credit Suisse Wins Exclusive Agreement With Hedge Fund KIMCO
Nov 09/10
Credit Suisse Group AG, Switzerland’s second-largest bank, said it reached an agreement with KIMCO International Pte to be the exclusive distributor of the Singapore-based hedge-fund manager’s Japan-focused funds. Credit...Read more



Hedge funds took in $3.8 billion in September
Nov 09/10
Global hedge funds took in $3.8 billion (2.36 billion pounds) in new money in September, marking the third straight month of inflows, data released on Monday by TrimTabs and BarclayHedge show. As hedge fund industry perfo...Read more



Hedge fund industry voices opposition to proposed SRO
Nov 09/10
‘Redundant’ layer of regulation would add to costs and suppress growth A lobby group for hedge funds says it is opposed to the creation of a self-regulatory organization for hedge funds. The Hedge Fund Association ...Read more



Hedge Fund Association opposes self-regulatory organisation
Nov 08/10
The feasibility and benefits of creating such an organisation are currently under investigation by the Government Accountability Office in accordance with Title IV, Section 414 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consum...Read more



Year-end bonuses to climb by five per cent, report suggests
Nov 08/10
The 2011 Glocap Hedge Fund Compensation Report says this marks the second consecutive year that bonuses increased since 2009, when they rose about 15 per cent on average above the depressed levels of 2008. Despite the increas...Read more



October another strong month for hedge funds - HFR
Nov 08/10
* Average hedge fund up 2.35 pct in October - HFR * Second month in a row of gains after flat first half * Macro strategies still performed better than most NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Hedge funds reported a strong perf...Read more



Banks go toe to toe as Wall Street woos hedge funds
Nov 05/10
The battle to be the top dog in the lucrative business of clearing trades and lending money to hedge funds is heating up as a handful of U.S. and European banks are intensifying their push into the space. Citigroup (C.N),...Read more



Thiel’s Clarium Hedge Fund Said to Decline 17% Through October
Nov 05/10
Clarium Capital Management LLC, the hedge-fund firm run by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, lost 17.1 percent this year for clients, according to an investor briefed on the returns. The firm’s $347 million Clarium LP fund dec...Read more



MAN’S FUM RISE 5% FOLLOWING STRONG INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE
Nov 05/10
Man Group (“Man”) today announced funds under management (FUM) for the six month period to 30 September 2010 of $40.5 billion. This was up 5% from 30 June 2010 (FUM: $38.5 billion) and ahead of the 28 September pre-close estim...Read more



STATE STREET APPOINTED BY WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD...
Nov 05/10
<!-- div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> BOSTON and TORONTO — November 4, 2010 — State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institution...Read more

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