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GLG shareholders approve merger with Man Group
Oct 14/10
GLG Partners’ shareholders have approved the merger agreement for the company’s acquisition by Man Group. More than the required majority of both GLG total issued and outstanding shares and GLG's issued and outstanding share...Read more



September hedge fund returns best in more than a year
Oct 13/10
September hedge fund returns were the highest since May 2009, based on the performance of major indexes, but lagged extremely strong equity markets. The 3.57% return of the Barclay Hedge Fund index led the pack last month,...Read more



Hedge fund investors turn bullish on US stock market
Oct 13/10
Some of the world's most successful hedge fund managers said on Tuesday they have turned more bullish on the U.S. stock market against a backdrop of stronger corporate and consumer balance sheets, as well as low interest rat...Read more



Ackman Says J.C. Penney Is Attractive After His Hedge Fund Buys a Stake
Oct 13/10
William Ackman, whose hedge fund disclosed a stake in J.C. Penney Co. last week, said the retailer’s shares are “very cheap” while its balance sheet is strong and its real-estate holdings are attractive. “I like a brand...Read more



Hedge without using a hedge fund
Oct 13/10
Many market strategists and experts believe that in spite of the recent market rally, the fallout from the credit crisis has not ended. They often suggest that investors consider capital preservation strategies and to fin...Read more



Hedge Fund Raise Bullish Bets on Oil to Five-Month High: Energy Markets
Oct 12/10
Hedge funds raised bullish bets on oil to the highest level in more than five months amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will enact further stimulus measures to keep the economic recovery on track. Hedge funds and othe...Read more



France cedes to US in row over hedge fund control
Oct 12/10
France has given a clear indication that it is ready to make concessions to the US Government in their long-running dispute over controlling hedge funds. Christine Lagarde, the French finance ministe...Read more



GLG announces Ucits version of global macro fund
Oct 12/10
GLG Partners is launching the GLG Atlas Macro Alternative Fund, an Irish-domiciled Ucits-compliant version of its global macro hedge fund. The Ucits fund will be managed by Driss Ben-Brahim and GLG's chief in...Read more



Blackheath Launches First Volatility Arbitrage Fund in Canada
Oct 12/10
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Investors caught in currency war crossfire
Oct 08/10
Investors looking to defend their portfolios while a global currency war brews are bringing the equivalent of a knife to a bazooka battle, and the best hope for survival is to duck and cover. A sampling of top performing ...Read more



Hedge Fund New Stream has massive Layoffs after Pot Farm Bust
Oct 08/10
New Stream Capital has been forced to layoff most of their staff after mega fund of fund Gottex took receivership of some of their assets and is forcing a liquidation. DealFlow media was first to report the news and says the N...Read more



Theoria Capital to Double Assets as Multistrategy Hedge Fund Gains 43%
Oct 07/10
Theoria Capital Management Pte, a Singapore-based hedge fund that trades Japanese equities, futures and options, plans to double assets in its multistrategy fund after it returned 43 percent in its first year. The firm is se...Read more



Geithner Slams France's Opposition To EU Hedge-Fund Plan
Oct 07/10
-U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner expressed concern that France's opposition to EU proposals for new rules to supervise the hedge-fund industry risks creating unfair competition that would penalize non-European players...Read more



Borrowing, Shorting and a New Wave of Talent for Hedge Funds
Oct 07/10
The International Securities Lending Association held a briefing last week which disclosed some good industry level data on stock/security borrowing: the arrangements that facilitate shorting.   One o...Read more



Hedge Funds Post Year's Biggest Gain as Stock Market Rebounds
Oct 06/10
Hedge funds probably recorded their highest monthly return of the year in September, Credit Suisse Group AG said, as the benchmark gauge for U.S. equities posted its biggest rally for the month since World War II. The ...Read more



Paulson's flagship fund up 12%; wipes year's losses
Oct 06/10
* Flagship Advantage Plus fund up 12.41 pct in September * September's stock rally helps wipe out losses for year * Gold still on a hot streak, up 5.67 pct last month (Adds details on fund performance, context on indexes...Read more



Hedge Funds Will Triple Within Decade Amid Low Bond Yields, SkyBridge Says
Oct 06/10
The $1.6 trillion hedge-fund industry will triple in size in the next 10 years as investors try to limit stock market risk while seeking higher returns than bonds offer, said Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital. The ...Read more



LTCM founder John Meriwether returns with third fund
Oct 05/10
John Meriwether, the man behind the infamous $4.6bn collapse of hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management has launched a defiant comeback onto the financial stage. The tainted hedge fund doyen is hoping it...Read more



Wealthy look at hedge funds differently
Oct 05/10
Wealthy investors, whose millions helped fuel the hedge fund industry's early growth spurt, still want to own alternative assets but on new terms, bankers to the world's richest families said on Monday. Less than two year...Read more



The 10 Biggest Hedge Funds In The US
Oct 05/10
The quant hedge fund D.E. Shaw is the most glaring absence from AR Magazine's latest list (subscription required) of the biggest hedge funds in the US.Back in March, DE Shaw made it onto the list of the to...Read more



HSBC launches 2X global macro fund
Oct 05/10
HSBC Global Asset Management is to launch a new 200% levered global macro UCITS product based on its flagship absolute return portfolio, the HSBC GIF Global Macro Fund. The existing macro fund has a three year track and with a...Read more



Hedge Funds Cut Natural Gas Bullish Bets Most Since August: Energy Markets
Oct 04/10
Hedge funds cut bullish bets on natural gas by the most since August as storms steered clear of production in the Gulf of Mexico and weak demand boosted a U.S. stockpile surplus. Hedge funds and other large speculators re...Read more



Greenwich investable indices gain despite bearish equity markets
Oct 04/10
The Greenwich Composite Investable Index gained 0.29 per cent in August in tumultuous market conditions, with returns from arbitrage and futures managers contributing the most to performance.  Six of nine Greenwich investab...Read more



CFTC charges Integra Capital Management with USD3m Ponzi scheme
Oct 04/10
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained an emergency federal court order freezing the assets of defendants Rodney W. Whitney, Nicholas T. Cox and Integra Capital Management of North Carolina. The order, e...Read more



Global Advisors Adds Chief Operating Officer
Oct 04/10
Commodity hedge fund manager Global Advisors announces the appointment of Paul Russell as Chief Operating Officer.   Paul’s responsibilities will include all of the business aspects of Global Advisors including i...Read more



More Hedge Funds Underwater
Oct 01/10
By the end of last year, some 62% of hedge funds tracked by AR’s database were generating some sort of gain for investors. Heading into this month, that number had dropped to 59%. “More ominously, 22% of all funds that repor...Read more



Hedge funds hold Ireland to ransom over Anglo Irish Bank bail-out
Oct 01/10
Hedge funds are holding the Irish government to ransom over its €30bn (£26bn) bail-out of one of the country's biggest lenders, Anglo Irish Bank.   The investors are attempting to force the Iri...Read more



France's Lagarde blocks deal on EU hedge fund rules
Oct 01/10
* Lagarde gets German support to deliver blow to talks * Move puts Paris and Berlin on course for clash with U.S. * Row centres on allowing foreign funds into European Union France's economic chief Christine Lagarde das...Read more



Macro hedge funds to profit in forex, gold-Permal
Oct 01/10
Macro hedge funds should find themselves able to profit from strong emerging market currencies and commodity opportunities, while staying nimble enough in changing market conditions, said fund firm Permal. Omar Kodmani, s...Read more



Will hedge funds meet their Waterloo?
Oct 01/10
And so it has come to this. Following a last-minute surprise-attack by the French at the weekend, the UK has a fight on its hands if it wants to defend Europeans' right to invest in US hedge funds. The next few days of...Read more



Hedge Funds To Spur 30% Growth In Global ETF Assets
Sep 30/10
A new analysis piece looking at alternative investment markets concludes that hedge fund managers are shifting gears and creating ETFs at a pace that could spur up to a 30% growth in assets this year. The report comes out ...Read more



Man launches Ucits III long/short equity fund
Sep 30/10
Man has launched a Ucits III long/short equity fund called Man Long/Short Europe. The fund will be managed by Man’s long/short equity team led by Robin Lowe. It offers investors access to a number of offshore European long/...Read more



Secondary market peaks as investors take advantage of slowdown
Sep 30/10
The traditional summer slowdown in August failed to materialise on the secondary hedge fund market, as Hedgebay registered its highest volume of trading for the year. Despite the increased volume, the average price for asset...Read more



Apex Fund Services expands North America market with opening of Toronto office
Sep 30/10
Apex Fund Services, the leading, independent global fund-administration business, with over US$15bn AUM, announces its strategy to expand it's North American fund administration services and client base with the ...Read more



France threatens to veto EU hedge fund legislation
Sep 29/10
The emerging consensus on new controls for hedge funds and private equity firms has been blown apart as French officials threatened to veto the EU legislation in a move that risked isolating the UK. ...Read more



Man Group profits fall as investors withdraw money
Sep 29/10
Man Group, the London-listed hedge fund manager, saw first-half profits fall significantly as investors continued to pull their money.   Clients withdrew a net $600m (£380m) over the past three months, ...Read more



Eaton Vance to close flagship hedged mutual fund to new investors
Sep 29/10
The Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Fund, the firm’s flagship alternative mutual fund, will close to new investors on Oct. 1 because of capacity constraints.The fund, which opened in 2007 and is managed usin...Read more



Arrow launches Curvature Market Neutral Fund
Sep 29/10
Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. is launching a new fund that targets investors seeking a market-neutral strategy with above-average growth and moderate volatility. Arrow Curvature Market Neutral Fund will invest in ...Read more



Nanotech Hedge Funds Soar in 2010
Sep 28/10
German nanotechnology investor, ItN Nanovation AG, managed to achieve their objectives for 2010 in the first half of the year. The company also obtained a gross cash influx of nearly 1.3 million euros ($1.75 million) through a...Read more



5 strategies to help uncertain investors
Sep 27/10
These alternatives help clients hedge risk and reduce volatility while staying in the marketAs soon as the dust started to clear after the 2008 financial crisis, a lot of investors learned the hard way that their portfolios were...Read more



MANAGING A HEDGE FUND? SIMPLE, IT’S LIKE DRIVING THE SCHOOL BUS
Sep 27/10
YOU’VE got to hand it to Glenview Capital hedge fund manager Larry Robbins – The Capitalist has rarely heard such a creative defence of a period of negative returns.Robbins, in his latest newsletter to c...Read more



Hedge honchos & bonus babies should just shut the fund up
Sep 27/10
When the history of the Great Recession is written, one of the standout points of this era will be that the New York City economy, the epicenter of the toxic concoctions, escaped relatively unscathed. ...Read more



Hedge fund Carlson Capital settles with SEC
Sep 24/10
Carlson Capital agreed to pay more than $2.6 million to the U.S. Treasury to settle charges with the SEC that the hedge fund manager improperly participated in four public stock offerings after selling those same stocks ...Read more



Hedge Fund Crackdown May Snare European Real Estate Investors
Sep 24/10
Europe’s commercial real estate owners, saddled with 1.9 trillion euros ($2.5 trillion) of debt, may be forced to make billions of euros in cash payments under planned laws that would treat them like hedge funds. P...Read more



OSC accuses two of insider trading and tipping
Sep 24/10
The Ontario Securities Commission has accused two former employees of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. of illegal insider trading and tipping, alleging they urged family members and clients to buy shares of Masonite International Cor...Read more



Hedge edge over large-caps getting wider
Sep 24/10
Morningstar index shows hedge funds still outperforming S&P 500 for the year Hedge funds outperformed the broad equity markets in August, continuing their edge over stocks for the first eight months of the year, according...Read more



STATE STREET CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN CANADA
Sep 24/10
<!-- div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> BOSTON AND TORONTO — September 23, 2010 — State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutio...Read more



SEC sets its sights on Vision Capital
Sep 23/10
Vision Capital Advisors, a $600 million hedge fund led by two visually impaired managers, is under investigation by U.S. securities regulators, according to a confidential document reviewed by Reuters. In a wide-ranging i...Read more



Pictet launches regulated China hedge fund
Sep 23/10
* Long-short fund to be launched under UCITS format * Manager says has been increasing investment since April * Manager likes mass market, luxury retailers By Martin de Sa'Pinto ZURICH, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Swiss private...Read more



Ex-Gartmore, GLS Managers Plan Asia Big-Cap Stock Hedge Fund Canning Park
Sep 22/10
Canning Park Capital, founded by former Gartmore Group Ltd. and GLS Capital UK LLP managers, plans to start a hedge fund that will trade the equities of large-capitalization companies in Asia. The Singapore-based firm, ...Read more

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