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T. Rowe Price builds Canadian institutional team
Nov 04/10
U.S.-based investment management firm T. Rowe Price has named Craig Siddall, as vice-president and consultant relations manager focusing on Canada. He will be based in Toronto. Siddall will be responsible for furthe...Read more



Northwest Founder joins Pro-Financial
Nov 04/10
Pro-Financial Asset Management has announced that two new members have joined its senior executive team, including the founder of Northwest Mutual Funds. Michael Butler, president and partner, and Tony Cox,...Read more



Cumberland introduces Market Neutral Fund
Nov 04/10
Tech-focused strategy designed to produce positive returns in volatile markets Cumberland Private Wealth Management Inc. has launched a new Market Neutral Fund offering investors a way to diver...Read more



Arrow rebrands hedge funds
Nov 04/10
Changes intended to distinguish between funds of funds and single-manager funds Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. has introduced a new marketing strategy for its funds that showcases ...Read more



FrontPoint Said to Be Hedge Fund in Albuferon Probe
Nov 03/10
A Human Genome Sciences Inc. consultant allegedly tipped hedge fund FrontPoint Partners LLC employees on the results of trials involving the hepatitis-C drug Albuferon, a person familiar with the matter said. Dr. Yves ...Read more



Cypress Lane Asia hedge fund to shut down
Nov 03/10
A former Goldman Sachs (GS.N) trader is shutting his Cypress Lane Asia hedge fund and returning investors' money a little more than a year after starting it, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The fund, with $25 million o...Read more



Billionaire Cleveland Browns Owner Claims Hedge Fund Is Hiding His Money
Nov 03/10
Billionaire Randy Lerner, the owner of the Cleveland Browns and the Aston Villa Football Club, is embroiled in a lawsuit over his October attempt to redeem $40 million from a hedge fund run by two sisters and a recent Republic...Read more



Former Merrill Lynch Vice President Launches IT Consultancy...
Nov 03/10
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A Hedge-Fund Manager's New Groove
Nov 02/10
A former hedge-fund manager who made a fortune shorting stocks has switched to the long side, and is raking in money in the process. William von Mueffling surprised clients and competitors last June by announcing he would cl...Read more



Hedge funds depend on beta as they ride careening equities
Nov 02/10
Returns beat S&P, MSCI World Index over first three quartersHedge fund managers are having a hard time making a buck this year, unless they get a boost from a whole lot of market beta. “It's been all about beta this year,”...Read more



NY fund manager sentenced to 40 years for fraud
Nov 01/10
James Nicholson, a former fund manager who admitted stealing as much as $140 million from hundreds of average investors who trusted him with their life savings, was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday. The courtroom...Read more



Hedge Funds Increase Bullish Bets on Oil to Six-Month High
Nov 01/10
Hedge funds raised bullish bets on oil to the highest level in more than six months as supplies of gasoline fell, French refinery strikes ended and plants in the U.S. and Europe returned to service. The funds and other large...Read more



Your Hidden Advantage Over Top Hedge Funds
Nov 01/10
Hedge funds are having what might be their toughest year ever. According to the editor of Bloomberg Markets, even managers "who foresaw both the mortgage implosion of 2007 to 2008 and the financial stocks recovery of 200...Read more



SEC Continues Crackdown on Overvaluations of Hedge Fund Assets
Oct 29/10
As we have previously discussed here, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Asset Management Unit has been investigating whether hedge fund managers overvalue illiquid assets so as to generate higher management fees...Read more



Inflation, deflation and investing
Oct 29/10
I must confess that I have never seen such dissension and disagreement among economists about whether we are going into a period of inflation or one of deflation. On the one side, there are those who are alarmed at the easy mo...Read more



Man Group to cut as many as 200 jobs
Oct 28/10
British hedge fund firm Man Group Plc (EMG.L) is planning to cut as many as 200 jobs over the next six months, the Wall Street Journal said, citing a person familiar with the matter. The job cuts, which include staff po...Read more



JPMorgan buys majority in Gavea hedge fund
Oct 28/10
JPMorgan acquired a majority interest in Brazil hedge fund Gavea Investimentos, an internal memo said, allowing the U.S. investment bank's clients access to the rapidly growing Brazilian economy. The acquisition was toget...Read more



Study: ETFs Altering Market Fundamentals For Hedge Funds
Oct 28/10
Tight correlations between stocks are making outperformance by hedge fund managers difficult this year, particularly for long/short funds, according to a report Tuesday by industry consultant Hennessee Group. The report refer...Read more



5 Reasons Why Warren Buffet Is Wrong About Hedge Funds
Oct 28/10
Insider Monkey, your source for free insider trading data, likes Warren Buffett;  he is one of the “insiders” this monkey imitates.  However, we don’t agree with him on hedge funds. Warren Buffett criticized ...Read more



StatPro discovers way to measure liquidity risk for hedge fund portfolio
Oct 28/10
StatPro has discovered what it said is a solution to the liquidity risk paradox. Its approach does not rely on observed bid, ask and volumes. Instead, factors such as market capitalisation, the percentage of ...Read more



Hedge Funds Struggle with “New Market Order”
Oct 27/10
Hennessee Group LLC, a consultant and adviser to direct investors in hedge funds, believes the spike in correlation between individual stocks has made alpha generation a challenge in 2010, particularly for fundament...Read more



EU Reaches Compromise on Regulations for Hedge Funds
Oct 27/10
Hedge-fund and private-equity regulations that will restrict bonuses and require increased disclosure were approved by European Union negotiators representing the European Parliament and 27 member states. The acco...Read more



Hedge fund manager faces up to 45 years when sentenced for fraud
Oct 26/10
It began with what James Nicholson described as a simple “smoothing of returns” in 2000. Nicholson’s hedge fund Westgate Capital Management sustained its first monthly loss early that year, which the Saddle River resident says...Read more



Companies woo hedge fund, sovereign fund investments
Oct 26/10
Companies worldwide are looking to attract more investment from hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds and more are contemplating secondary stock listings in emerging markets, according to a Bank of New York Mellon s...Read more



RBC deepens fixed income expertise with acquisition of BlueBay Asset Management
Oct 26/10
BlueBay Asset Management plc (LSE: BBAY) and Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) recently mutually announced that RBC would be acquiring BlueBay. In accordance with the agreement, BlueBay shareholders will receive a 29% premium on...Read more



Hedge Funds Lift Gasoline Bets a 7th Week on French Strike
Oct 25/10
Hedge funds raised their bullish bets on gasoline for a seventh straight week on speculation that a French labor strike will curtail European exports to the U.S. The funds and other large speculators increased wagers on risi...Read more



Porsche Sued by Viking Global Investors in Volkswagen Takeover Dispute
Oct 25/10
Porsche SE was sued by Viking Global Investors over claims the automaker’s attempted takeover of Volkswagen AG was an illegal stock fraud scheme that cost the hedge fund at least $390 million. The complaint against Po...Read more



Blackstone sees ‘buyer’s market’ for hedge funds
Oct 22/10
Blackstone Group LP is looking to back as many as 15 new hedge funds as the private-equity giant tries to take advantage of a wave of emerging managers and a lack of capital for start-ups in the $1.8 trillion industry. One m...Read more



October 2010 Asset Flows Update
Oct 22/10
The global hedge fund sector finished 3Q2010 on a high note as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index delivered a strong 3.37%1 return for September. A surge in risk appetite amid upbeat corporate earnings estimates and a stream o...Read more



HedgeServ: Challenging the Status Quo
Oct 22/10
Jim Kelly talks about how the fund administrator creates a "no-politics culture," why it doesn't outsource, and the fallout from Bernie Madoff Jim Kelly is not afraid to challenge the status quo. He first did so i...Read more



Pictet Says Funds of Hedge Funds `Aren't Dead' After Net Inflows This Year
Oct 21/10
Pictet & Cie., Switzerland’s biggest closely held private bank, said net inflows of $340 million into its funds of hedge funds business this year show the asset class still appeals to investors. “Funds of funds aren’t de...Read more



Hedge funds are hot again
Oct 21/10
Assets held in hedge funds swelled by $120 billion in the third quarter. Assets swelled by $120 billion in third quarterInvestors added $19 bln; the rest came from performance Hedge fund industry now manages $1.77 tr...Read more



Testing Time Ahead for Funds of Hedge Funds
Oct 21/10
Flows into the hedge fund industry turned positive in the third quarter of last year. There have been monthly blips, but a positive trend of quarterly inflows has been in place since. This year there was a net investment of $1...Read more



FoHF Gottex records AUM rise for third quarter
Oct 21/10
Inflows into managed accounts helped drive assets under management (AUM) at fund of hedge funds (FoHF) company Gottex to a 6.9% increase during the third quarter of 2010. In a trading statement for the quarter Gottex sa...Read more



AIMA Statement on AIFMD
Oct 21/10
AIMA, as the global hedge fund association, has engaged intensively and constructively with European and international policymakers on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive since the original draft was publishe...Read more



Merlin Securities Launches Real-Time P&L Application for iPad
Oct 21/10
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SEC charges hedge fund of inflating "side pockets"
Oct 20/10
Securities regulators charged two hedge fund managers at Georgia-based Palisades Master Fund with fraud on Tuesday, claiming they had overvalued illiquid assets placed in a "side pocket" to deceive investors and st...Read more



Hedge Funds Attracted $19 Billion New Money Last Quarter, Most Since 2007
Oct 20/10
Hedge funds attracted a net $19 billion of new capital in the third quarter, the most since the end of 2007, as they returned to their peak asset value before the financial crisis. Relative value funds and macro funds...Read more



Hedge Funds Eye Japan, China, Australia for Distressed Assets
Oct 20/10
Hedge funds seeking distressed assets in Asia may find the best opportunities in Japan, China and Australia next year as banks sell soured loans, and small and medium-sized businesses struggle to attract funding. Japan, Chin...Read more



Hedge fund fees start to drop amid fierce competition
Oct 20/10
Hedge funds were once known for the fat fees they charged investors, but they are trimming those charges amid growing competition for clients. When Connor Clark & Lunn Financial Group recently rolled out its first h...Read more



Hong Kong Wants Time for Hedge Funds to Meet New EU Rules
Oct 19/10
Hong Kong’s government is in talks with the European Union to help hedge-fund managers in the city cope with proposed regulations that may make it harder to raise assets in Europe. Hong Kong is lobbying the EU for a “dual re...Read more



BlueBay founders expect £82m windfall from Royal Bank of Canada sale
Oct 19/10
BlueBay's deal with Royal Bank of Canada values the company at just under £1bn, with £82m for its two founders BlueBay Asset Management is valued at just under £1bn in an agreed deal with Royal Bank o...Read more



Hedge Funds Succumbing to Mutual Funds’ Mediocrity: David Pauly
Oct 19/10
Those free-wheeling investment vehicles with assets of $1.6 trillion nosedived during the credit crash and recession -- and won’t regain their glory. Hedge funds won’t disappear. There always will be traders from Goldman S...Read more



The magnificent seven: the UK's top fund managers
Oct 18/10
Only a handful of fund managers emerged triumphant from the financial crisis. We looks at seven who hit the target.   The Magficent Seven: the UK's top fund managers ...Read more



Credit Hedge funds want Bernanke to fail
Oct 18/10
Helicopter Ben is back with QE2 and credit hedge fund managers are not happy. In fact, most of credit hedge fund managers want him to fail. They are tired of so much liquidity around.Today 15th of October Ben Bernanke ...Read more



Fed Survey: Hedge Funds and the Shadow Banking System
Oct 18/10
The new Fed’s Senior Credit Officer Opinion survey (FSCOO), modeled after the better-known Senior Loan Officer Survey (SLOS), showed that hedge funds, private-equity firms, insurance companies and other big investors got bette...Read more



Hedge fund talks derail again as France and Britain clash
Oct 15/10
Europe's new laws on hedge fund regulation have stalled again as diplomats and politicians failed to reach an agreement on controls ahead of next week's meeting of European finance ministers. ...Read more



Maounis Hires Former Amaranth Colleague for Two-Year-Old Fund in Canada
Oct 15/10
Nicholas Maounis, the hedge-fund manager whose Amaranth Advisors LLC collapsed under a record $6.6 billion loss in 2006, has hired his former partner, Manos Vourkoutiotis, to run investments in Canada for his two-year-o...Read more



Fund Manager Doesn't Hedge His Bets on Tories
Oct 15/10
As the right-leaning British government prepares to impose some of the deepest spending cuts in a generation, it is doing so with the full-throated support of the London financial elite.Michael Hintze, the founder and cha...Read more



SFCS Capital Brings Universa’s Black Swan to Canada
Oct 15/10
SFCS Capital is pleased to announce that it has developed investment products, which, among other things, provide access to the expertise of Universa Investments LP, an investment management firm founded by Mark W. Spitznagel ...Read more

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