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Asian Hedge-Fund Numbers Rise to a Record on Economy, Eurekahedge Reports
Sep 22/10
The number of Asian hedge funds reached a record 1,278 as more managers opened firms to tap interest in the world’s fastest-growing economies, according to Eurekahedge Pte. A total of 125 Asian hedge funds started ...Read more



SW8 Asset Management Adds Analyst
Sep 22/10
The Wall Street Journal reports: SW8 Asset Management Inc., a new hedge fund that has generated some strong performance numbers, moved to expand its operations, adding analyst Justin Anis. Anis joins SW8 from Wealhouse Capit...Read more



Hedge Fund Closure Rate May Rise to 20% on Lack of Capital, Merrill Says
Sep 21/10
As much as 20 percent of hedge funds globally may be liquidated by the first quarter because smaller managers are starved for fees and new capital, according to Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch & Co. unit. ...Read more



Ex-Capstone Investment Trading Head Yashar to Start Volatility Hedge Fund
Sep 21/10
Stephen Yashar, the former global head of trading at New York-based Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, plans to start a hedge fund focusing on options contracts. Cosyne Capital Management LP, based in Stamford, Connec...Read more



Petite potatoes: Canada’s hedge fund industry
Sep 21/10
Those who talk about Toronto’s future as a global financial centre should spend a little time at Canada’s annual hedge fund summit before they get too starry-eyed. The gathering last week, known as the World Alternative In...Read more



AIMA Canada Announces Executive Committee Membership for 2010 - 2012
Sep 21/10
AIMA Canada Announces Executive Committee Membership for 2010 - 2012 Toronto ON – September 21, 2010 – AIMA Canada, the national group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), is ple...Read more



Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Natural Gas Bets to Lowest This Year
Sep 20/10
Hedge funds reduced their bets on rising natural gas prices to the lowest level this year as mild weather and a lack of storms in the Gulf of Mexico forced traders to unload their bullish positions. Hedge funds and other lar...Read more



Currency strategies evolving amid ongoing search for alpha
Sep 20/10
Global currency managers are venturing far beyond the carry trade to diversify their sources of returns from the foreign exchange market, in yet another sign that the asset class is entering the next phase of evolution ...Read more



UBS's Asia Hedge Fund Clients Raise Short Bets 30% on Mixed Economic Signs
Sep 20/10
UBS AG’s hedge fund clients in Asia have increased short bets on stocks three times as fast as their long holdings this year amid conflicting views about the global economic recovery. Outstanding stock shorts of local an...Read more



A potential path for small funds of funds
Sep 20/10
A persistent view exists that the fund of funds (FF) industry is on a steady but inevitable decline. I agree that the industry is currently purging. The purging process will be painful and last as long as investor bullishness ...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Set Up for Next Acts
Sep 17/10
James J. Pallotta, a legend of the hedge fund industry, is calling a do-over. James J. Pallotta closed Raptor Global last year and is opening a new fund. After shutting his giant fund following a hu...Read more



Fund of funds shutdowns lowest in two years: HFR
Sep 17/10
Funds of hedge funds closures globally dropped to the lowest level since the first quarter of 2008 in the three months to June, according to Chicago-based industry data provider Hedge Fund Research Inc (HFR). The numb...Read more



Soros warns on gold rally, says nothing safe
Sep 16/10
Billionaire financier George Soros said on Wednesday that gold prices might continue to rise after hitting record highs this week but he renewed a warning that gold is the "ultimate bubble." Soros said that with...Read more



Hedge-Fund Man Finds Inner Lion in Outer Space
Sep 16/10
To: The Loyal Investors of The FundFrom: The Manager Like a lot of hedge-fund guys, I’ve recently endured what might be misconstrued as a nervous breakdown. Before CNBC or the New York Times or some other rag grabs the story...Read more



Hedge fund launches and liquidations drop
Sep 16/10
Hedge fund liquidations dropped to pre-financial crisis levels in the second quarter of 2010 although new launches also declined, according to new data. Figures released by Hedge Fund Research showed just 177 sin...Read more



SEC Examines Funds of Hedge Funds
Sep 10/10
The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether firms that collect fees for funneling investors into hedge funds are properly overseeing client money and dealing with potential conflicts of interest, people familia...Read more



Calpers After Scandal Embraces Risk Facing $240 Billion Gap
Sep 10/10
Joe Dear is giving a pep talk to more than two dozen colleagues at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. As Dear paces before his people on this July afternoon in Sacramento, he implores them to shake off the...Read more



Another large investor joins fight against Cypress management
Sep 10/10
The shareholder revolt that has been rocking Cypress Bioscience since late July expanded this week when a second hedge fund lashed out at the San Diego company’s management team and its expansion strategy.“The only measur...Read more



EU Punts Again on Question of Hedge Fund Passport
Sep 10/10
The EU has again postponed a planned vote on a new EU-wide regime for the registration and regulation of hedge funds and their managers. American funds have been awaiting a final decision on these proposals with a mixture...Read more



Vote on EU move to regulate hedge funds delayed again
Sep 09/10
The European Union will again delay voting on regulation aimed at giving foreign hedge funds a single license to operate in Europe due to disagreement over the move, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday. Jean-Paul Gauzes, ...Read more



Gottex slips into operating loss, sales shrinking
Sep 09/10
* Gottex had operating loss of $1.1 mln in H1 2010 * AuM fall to $7.3 billion at end H1 * Sees negative impact on full-year revenues * Wins new business of $560 mln in Q2 ZURICH, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Swiss hedge funds ...Read more



Hedge-Fund Industry Gained Average of 0.4% in August, Research Firm Says
Sep 09/10
Hedge funds rose an average 0.4 percent last month, led by managers who bet on economic trends, Hedge Fund Research Inc. said. The industry gained 1.7 percent this year through August, the Chicago-based resear...Read more



August is another cruel month for hedge funds
Sep 09/10
* Average hedge fund down 0.55 percent-survey * Stock market decline hurts, gold bets do well * Macro, relative value strategies show strength (Updates with Hedge Fund Research numbers) Most hedge funds lost money aga...Read more



Adviser Misled Retirees in Hedge Funds Hurt by Madoff, SEC Says
Sep 08/10
U.S. regulators accused Colorado investment adviser Neal Greenberg of misleading clients including retirees while marketing hedge funds that later had losses linked to Bernard Madoff’s record Ponzi scheme. Greenb...Read more



UCITS spur European hedge fund asset growth-survey
Sep 08/10
UCITS-compliant hedge fund assets up at several firms * BlackRock, Dexia, M&G among biggest UCITS asset gainers Brevan Howard, Man Group hold on to top spots Assets in Europe's top 50 hedge fund managers rose by 11 p...Read more



Hedge funds shrink in July as billions walk
Sep 08/10
The global hedge fund industry shrivelled a little more in July when investors pulled out nearly $3 billion (1.9 billion pounds) after the loosely regulated portfolios posted losses in May and June, researchers reported on ...Read more



Hedge Funds Turn Gasoline Bears First Time in Four Years: Energy Markets
Sep 07/10
Hedge-fund bets against gasoline exceeded wagers that prices will rise for the first time in almost four years as the fuel fell in the final week of the U.S. driving season. Net-short positions held by money managers in ...Read more



First online hedge fund ‘at forefront of sector’
Sep 07/10
Gareth Abbot, a former City trader who returned to Glasgow six years ago to become a fund management entrepreneur, has created Scotland’s first computerised hedge fund business. Crinan Capital seeks absolute returns to ...Read more



IAM Launches Global Government Bond Long / Short Manager
Sep 07/10
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RAB chief quits as asset fall continues
Sep 03/10
Hedge fund manager RAB Capital surprised investors yesterday with the shock of resignation of its chief executive as the company fights to halt a decline in its assets. Stephen Couttie stepped down as ...Read more



OGI's Bedwick Set to Double His Global Macro Fund Assets to $100 Million
Sep 03/10
The OGI Global Macro Fund, run by former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. proprietary trader Allan Bedwick, is set to double assets to about $100 million this month after outperforming hedge-fund peers globally. With ...Read more



Hedge fund platform embraces spirit of UCITS
Sep 03/10
The decision by Natixis to launch its UCITS facility for hedge funds is well-timed. The French bank’s existing managed funds platform, which provides hedge fund managers with a range of different structures, will soon be playi...Read more



SEC Sues Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Goldfield for Insider Trading in MedImmune
Sep 02/10
A former hedge-fund manager who reaped $14 million trading on confidential information about the 2007 takeover of MedImmune Inc. will pay $600,000 to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claims, the agency said....Read more



Funds of hedge funds face up to bleak future
Sep 02/10
Many small European funds of hedge funds could close or be forced into a merger or sale as falling asset bases hit a sector whose reputation is already badly damaged in the eyes of investors and hedge funds alike. Having ...Read more



The Robespierre of the Hedge-Fund Revolution
Sep 02/10
A hedge-fund manager's "investor letter" -- really more of a staged, theatrical tantrum -- has been getting a lot of attention lately. Daniel S. Loeb's diatribe demonstrates that banker greed is still out of contro...Read more



Hedge fund Elliott drops request to probe magazine
Sep 01/10
Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has dropped its court bid to investigate who leaked one of its investor reports to an industry magazine. In court documents filed on Tuesday in New York State Court, Elliott said it woul...Read more



Ex-Mizuho Traders Arima, Leung Raise $120 Million for New Japan Hedge Fund
Sep 01/10
Einoshin Arima and Giselle Leung, former proprietary traders at Mizuho Securities Co., raised about $120 million for a new hedge fund that will bet on rising and falling stocks, mostly in Japan. The Hareion Fund wi...Read more



Reyl says time ripe for hedge fund seeding
Sep 01/10
Money has been flowing back into hedge funds in recent months after gushing out during the financial crisis, but only to the largest, most liquid funds, leaving glaring opportunities for more intrepid investors. The deart...Read more



Hedge Funds Seek to Prevent Ambac From Taking Bond-Insurance Unit's Assets
Aug 31/10
Hedge funds including King Street Capital LP and Stonehill Capital Management LP filed a motion seeking to prevent Ambac Financial Group Inc. from taking assets out of a bond-insurance unit. The policyholders filed...Read more



Hedge funds cut BofA for Citi
Aug 31/10
Hedge fund manager Lee Ainslie swapped a bet on one big bank for another in the second quarter, selling off all his shares of Bank of America Corp(BAC.N) and investing in Citigroup Inc instead. Ainslie's Maverick Capital ...Read more



Yuan revaluation drives hedge fund flows
Aug 31/10
Investors flocked to Asian hedge funds in the second quarter, attempting to take advantage of China's moves towards increased currency flexibility, according to a note by US-based Hedge Fund Research. Asian hedge funds experi...Read more



Hedge funds see Microsoft as a bargain
Aug 31/10
* Stock is "insanely cheap" says one investor * Trades at 10 times expected 12-month profit, below peers * Suffers perception gap with Apple * Concerns over response to iPad * Value momentum in stock...Read more



Bigger, safer but duller
Aug 30/10
A secretive industry opens up to meet the demands of investors and regulators FOR much of the past two years hedge-fund managers have tried to convince queasy investors not to give up on them. Now it seems that some of t...Read more



Ernst & Young Sued by Investors Over $17 Million Loss in Parkcentral Funds
Aug 27/10
Investors in Parkcentral Capital Management LP hedge funds, whose investments were wiped out in 2008, sued Ernst & Young LLP, accusing the accounting firm of fraud in its role as the funds’ auditor. Ernst & Youn...Read more



Another Year Another Challenge for Funds of Funds
Aug 27/10
In 2008 the fund of funds industry had a tough time producing returns for investors because only 30% of hedge funds produced a positive return. For 2009 things were tough for funds of funds as they couldn't get out of ...Read more



Madoff judge asks Gibraltar to hand over seized funds
Aug 26/10
NEW YORK — A US judge overseeing the liquidation of Wall Street con man Bernard Madoff's assets has asked a court in Gibraltar to transfer seized funds to pay victims, according to a court document Wednesday. The funds amount...Read more



$800 Million Hedge Fund Discloses SEC Scrutiny
Aug 26/10
Yorkville Advisors, the Jersey City, N.J. hedge fund firm that recently reported $864 million of assets under management, has disclosed to investors that it provided information to the Securitie...Read more



Barclays Didn't Know What Backed $45 Billion Lehman Loan, Witness Says
Aug 26/10
Barclays Plc didn’t know its risk when it bought Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s brokerage and was told by the U.S. Federal Reserve to lend the defunct firm $45 billion, a former Barclays trading executive testified. ...Read more



Will Hedge Fund Investors Panic Next?
Aug 26/10
As individual investors, we don't necessarily need to worry about what mutual fund, hedge fund, and institutional managers are doing with the money they have under management. Instead, we seek out high-quality companies, with ...Read more



Man Group appoints new head of fund of funds unit
Aug 25/10
To head up $14.2 bln fund of funds unit Continues overhaul since $360 mln Madoff loss Former FRM managing director, now fund manager at GLG Hedge fund firm Man Group (EMG.L) has hired former FRM executive Luke Ellis t...Read more

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