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The Five Reasons Hedge Funds Underperform
Dec 10/13
"The $2.5 trillion hedge-fund industry, whose money managers are among the finance world’s highest paid, is headed for its worst annual performance relative to U.S. stocks since at least 2005. "The funds returned...Read more



Growth is the top strategic priority for 67 per cent of hedge funds this year, says survey
Dec 09/13
As the hedge fund industry matures most managers are increasingly focused on growth, according to EY's seventh annual survey of the global hedge fund market. However, the survey shows that while managers want to grow throug...Read more



The Hedge Fund Way: Pay More, to Get Less, and Be Unable to Access Your Money
Dec 09/13
Another month, another marker that hedge funds are having an annus horribilis: With returns of 7.1 percent so far this year, the industry is badly trailing the broader market, where the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index ...Read more



AIMA announces new Chair and Deputy Chair of Investor Steering Committee
Dec 06/13
AIMA, the global hedge fund association, has announced a new Chair and Deputy Chair of the AIMA Investor Steering Committee (ISC), which features leading institutional investors in hedge funds from around the world and underta...Read more



Hedge fund managers more bullish than investors: survey
Dec 06/13
Institutional investors aren’t necessarily planning to increase their allocations As the hedge fund industry matures, most managers are increasingly focused on growth, according to EY's seventh annual survey of th...Read more



Asset flows: Investors pull from event-driven fund
Dec 05/13
Managed futures funds take inflows. October was a strong month for inflows into the hedge fund industry, with 80% of the Absolute Return hedge fund strategies experiencing positive inflows. Investors continue to fu...Read more



Hedge funds turn to "long-only" investing in bid to grow
Dec 03/13
Dec 2 (Reuters) - Half of hedge funds now sell products traditionally the preserve of mainstream asset managers such as "long-only" strategies, a study shows, reflecting how conservative investors have come to ...Read more



Gold Bulls Retreat as Prices Drop to Four-Month Low
Dec 03/13
Hedge funds grew less bullish on gold for a fourth straight week, the longest stretch since November 2012, as mounting concern that the Federal Reserve will curb monetary stimulus sent prices to a four-month low. The net-lon...Read more



Where a $6 Billion Hedge Fund Sees Opportunity
Dec 03/13
Tiger Global Management, the nearly $6 billion hedge fund run by Julian Robertson protégé Charles Coleman, employs an investment style that thrives on technology-driven global consumerism. Browse through the fund's holdings in...Read more



The suspiciously simple strategy behind the “best performing hedge fund in history”
Dec 03/13
With the poor performance of hedge funds—which so far have lagged behind benchmark equity indices in each quarter of 2013—it’s no wonder a fund would be breathless in promoting its money-making results. ...Read more



Arrow Capital Management Inc. Completes Purchase of BluMont Capital Corporation
Dec 03/13
Arrow Capital Management Inc. ("Arrow") is pleased to announce that it has received all necessary approvals of applicable securities regulatory authorities and that on December 2, 2013 it completed the previously...Read more



New hedge fund managers can score big gains, or losses
Nov 28/13
Wealthy investors may get more bang for their buck if they invest with brand new hedge fund managers, but they must also have a strong stomach to tolerate potential losses, a study released on Wednesday shows. Data from r...Read more



5 most popular stocks among hedge funds
Nov 28/13
After the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other major investors disclose their long equity positions in stocks that are publicly traded in U.S. exchanges. Our research has shown that investors can significantly outperf...Read more



Hedge Funds Like ETFs, but in a Different Way
Nov 26/13
Like a lot of professional investors, hedged funds like exchange traded funds. However, the affinity for ETFs displayed by some hedge funds may come as a surprise to some. That is to say hedge funds like to short ETFs. “Hedge...Read more



Global Funds of Funds Currently in Market that will Seek Exposure to Asia
Nov 25/13
Funds of funds have traditionally been a mainstay of the private equity industry as it eases investors’ foray into the asset class. Funds of funds are essentially seen as a less risky strategy for investors who are not as ex...Read more



Funds lukewarm on commodities for 2014
Nov 25/13
China and slow global growth, but some are targeting platinum group metals due to supply concerns. Participants at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit were downbeat on gold, expecting prices to extend loss...Read more



Why hedge funds still manage to seduce
Nov 25/13
Hedge fund investor Hugh Culverhouse Jr. says the $2.25 trillion industry was an easier place for wealthy individuals to make money a decade ago. Funds were smaller, returns were higher and managers did more to cultivate ...Read more



Hedge Fund Gold Bets Less Bullish as Paulson Holds
Nov 25/13
Hedge funds got less bullish on gold, cutting their net-long position to a four-month low, before prices capped the biggest weekly retreat since September. Net holdings in futures and options tumbled 20 percent to 44,291 co...Read more



Acceleration in Downtrend for Funds of Hedge Funds
Nov 21/13
Eurekahedge has just published its annual review of funds of hedge funds. It is difficult to find any good news in it. The divergence of the paths since the Credit Crunch of the single manager and multi-manager hedge fund bus...Read more



Alternative asset managers targetting retail investors: Fitch
Nov 21/13
Private equity firms are going beyond HNW investors to focus on the mass affluent Alternative asset managers are expected to ramp up their efforts targetted at retail investors, says Fitch Ratings.In a re...Read more



Top 200 New York Area equity hedge funds surpass $670 billion in assets
Nov 18/13
The Top 200 NY Metro Area Equity Hedge Funds recorded another strong quarter with assets growing by $16 billion or 2.5% to $670 billion. The growth was driven by strong performance at the top with 10 of the top 15 funds seeing...Read more



Hedge funds get USD4.1bn in September
Nov 18/13
The hedge fund industry added assets for the third consecutive month in September, taking in a net USD4.1bn, or 0.2 per cent of assets, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. This estimate is based ...Read more



AIMA announces Jack Inglis as new CEO
Nov 15/13
London – 11 November 2013: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that Jack Inglis will be the new CEO of the organisation. Mr Inglis joins from ...Read more



Equity hedge and event driven managers outperform in October, says GAM
Nov 06/13
October got off to a tentative start with investors focused on the US debt ceiling impasse, according to Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM.This issue was temporarily resolved by mid-month and markets broadly ral...Read more



Apex Technologies selects Eze Castle Integration to Deliver Private Cloud Services
Nov 05/13
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Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala
Nov 01/13
Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala Raises C$200,000 for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse  Toronto ON November 1, 2013 – Hedge Funds Care Canada is pleased to announce that this year’s "Open Your Hearts to th...Read more



How to avoid high TERs from killing your fund
Oct 31/13
The traditional route of setting up a hedge fund usually involves engaging in a series of meetings with lawyers, fund administrators, accountants, prime brokers and compliance professionals. As would-be managers tot up the dif...Read more



Maxim Group Selects SunGard for Increased Operational Efficiency
Oct 30/13
Maxim Group, a full service investment banking and brokerage firm providing services to hedge funds, investment advisors, family offices and high net worth individuals has selected SunGard’s VPM. Now live, the solution he...Read more



Hedge Funds Cut Brent Crude Net-Longs to Lowest in Four Months
Oct 29/13
Hedge funds and other money managers cut bullish bets on Brent crude to the lowest in almost four months, according to ICE Futures Europe. Speculative bets that prices will rise, in futures and options combined, outnumbe...Read more



Rush to Hedge Funds Seen Courting Lame Returns: Credit Markets
Oct 29/13
Debt investors are funneling 17 times more cash into hedge funds than into junk-bond funds that returned more in each year since the crisis, heralding a shift from chasing yields to preserving cash as interest rates rise. ...Read more



Want returns? Choose alternative investments
Oct 24/13
Everyone’s looking for an edge. And for investors, that can mean choosing non-traditional strategies and asset classes. Managed futures, real estate, and timber funds were among the alternatives explored during a panel sess...Read more



People alpha key to delivering returns, says Citi Prime Finance survey
Oct 23/13
Hedge funds that invest more in people management tend to deliver higher average returns than their peers, according to a study by Citi Prime Finance. Citi Prime Finance’s analysis of smaller to mid-sized firms with between...Read more



IOSCO finds shortcomings with hedge fund survey
Oct 22/13
Data limitations are preventing global regulators from making an assessment of the possible systemic risks posed by hedge funds, according to a report published Monday. The International Organization of Securities Commissions (...Read more



Madoff's Sons Cleared by U.K. Judge
Oct 22/13
This past weekend, a British judge cleared Bernard Madoff’s sons of wrongdoing regarding a case brought against the men by the liquidator of their father’s estate in Britain. Read: Madoff saga takes new twist in U.K. Judge ...Read more



Investors resist hedge fund exodus despite U.S. debt worries
Oct 21/13
Requests to pull money out of hedge funds dropped by a fifth in October as investors shrugged off fears that U.S. politicians might fail to end a stalemate on how to tackle a ballooning debt crisis, data on Friday showed. SS&C ...Read more



Hedge fund managers spending heavily on compliance
Oct 18/13
Global hedge fund managers are spending heavily to keep up with regulatory reforms, according to a recent survey. New research released Thursday by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), along with the Manag...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Making Significant Investments to Comply with Global Regulatory Changes
Oct 17/13
London - 17 October 2013: A global survey of hedge fund managers reveals that they are making significant investments in their firms’ infrastructure to comply with new regulatory requirements. According to The Cost of Compliance, ...Read more



For hedge funds, debt crisis largely business as usual
Oct 16/13
Hanging tough seems to have been the right strategy for a good number of money managers now that it appears a stop-gap deal to avoid a federal debt default and reopen the U.S. government is on the verge of passing. Hedge fu...Read more



Hedge Fund Closures Can’t Slow Retail-Merger Flurry
Oct 11/13
FXCM Inc. (FXCM), the largest retail currency broker in the U.S., is leading a wave of buyouts and mergers in this corner of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market as tougher regulation increases costs. In the p...Read more



SOME KEY EU MARKETS ‘GOLD-PLATING’ AIFMD – AIMA/EY SURVEY
Oct 11/13
London – 11 October 2013: Some key European markets are “gold-plating” the marketing requirements for legacy national private placement regimes (NPPR) over and above those required by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers D...Read more



AIMA publishes updated Guide to Sound Practices or Hedge Fund Valuation
Oct 11/13
London – 9 October 2013: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has updated its Guide to Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuation. The new edition of the guide ...Read more



Hedge Funds Care Gala supporting prevention of Child Abuse
Oct 11/13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada’s Hedge Fund / Alternatives Community Once Again Open Their Hearts to Support the Prevention of Child Abuse Tenth Annual Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala to be held October 23 Toronto ON October 10...Read more



Kinetic Partners offers background checks on fund managers
Oct 07/13
Kinetic Partners is now offering a global background checking service to complement its investor led fund, fund manager and service provider operational due diligence (ODD) services.  Individuals applicable for backgrou...Read more



How to Look Under a Hedge Fund's Hood
Oct 04/13
Seven questions investors should ask before investingNow that hedge funds are allowed to advertise their wares in the marketplace, it will be important for investors to understand this sophisticated asset. If you meet the incom...Read more



Investors turn their backs on "robot" hedge funds
Oct 03/13
Investors in the $330 billion computer-driven hedge fund sector are pulling out money for the first time since 2008, data showed on Wednesday, signaling the possible start of a bigger exit from the industry. These so-call...Read more



Hedge fund bets on falling corn prices hit record
Oct 01/13
Hedge funds hiked their positioning on corn prices to the most bearish ever, amid increasing hopes for US harvest yields, but turned more positive on raw sugar, and on lean hogs in which bets on rising values hit a rec...Read more



U.S. study says asset managers could pose systemic market risk
Oct 01/13
Some activities of asset managers could pose risks to the broader marketplace, according to a study released by the Treasury Department on Monday that boosted the likelihood the largest such firms would face tougher fede...Read more



Morningstar’s Nadia Papagiannis Demystifies Alternatives
Oct 01/13
The highlight of last week’s Alternative Investments Conference for us was definitely Morningstar’s Nadia Papagiannis’ presentation  titled, “Demystifying Alternatives: The ABCs of Alternative Assets, Strategies and Veh...Read more



Blackheath introduces new Managing Director, Jeff Kowal
Sep 30/13
  Introducing new Managing Director, Jeffrey Kowal   I'm pleased to announce that Jeffrey Kowal has joined the Blackheath team, as Managing Director B...Read more



Sprott launches offshore fund with Zijin Mining Group
Sep 30/13
Sprott has launched an offshore global mining fund with Zijin Mining Group.  All relevant regulatory approvals have been received in Canada and the People's Republic of China and the fund has been initially seeded with ...Read more

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