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U.S. judge orders Nadel to pay up
Aug 25/10
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The Hedge Fund Exodus
Aug 25/10
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Hedge Funds Bet Most on Higher Commodities Prices Since 2008, Led by Food
Aug 24/10
Speculators including hedge funds are more bullish on commodity prices than at any time since April 2008 after adding to wagers that wheat and corn will keep climbing, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show. An in...Read more



GAM H1 profit rises as hedge funds recover
Aug 24/10
GAM H1 net profit 106.3 mln Sfr Assets under management climb to 116.6 bln Sfr * Hedge funds unit has first net inflows in two years Company to buy back up to 10 pct of shares (Adds analyst details, background) Swiss ...Read more



The Complete Q2 Hedge Fund Holdings Update
Aug 24/10
In Which We Discover That 181 HFs Hold Apple Stock The quarterly Goldman Hedge Fund Trend Monitor, aka the HF groupthink update, is released, chock full of HF holding trivia, such as that should Apple ever miss its pr...Read more



U.S. ends probe of hedge fund "idea dinner"
Aug 23/10
Hedge fund managers can go back to eating, drinking and sharing trading ideas now that sources say federal investigators have dropped an inquiry into whether a group of money-managers conspired at a so-called "idea dinn...Read more



Hedge witch hunt
Aug 23/10
Fund presses to get magazine to reveal sourceOne of New York's wealthiest hedge-fund gurus is on a witch hunt to track down the person who leaked his fund's latest quarterly investor letter. The hunt, started this week with co...Read more



Retired tech exec's hedge fund hit with lawsuit
Aug 23/10
A father and son who ran a pair of small hedge funds catering to Silicon Valley Indian professionals are defending themselves against a lawsuit filed by angry investors who say the two hid big losses in 2008. The lawsuit is...Read more



Emerging markets hedge funds experience further capital outflows
Aug 23/10
Hedge funds focusing on emerging markets experienced net outflows of $1.5 billion and performance losses of $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2010, according to data from Hedge Fund Research. Assets under management (AUM)...Read more



Elliott fund goes to court to keep results secret
Aug 20/10
Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp sought an emergency court order on Thursday to allow it to investigate who leaked its latest investor report to industry magazine Absolute Return + Alpha, and said publication of its result...Read more



The EU's anti-hedge fund proposal is probably illegal
Aug 20/10
All right, here’s one last go. For the past year, I’ve been banging on about the sheer awfulness of the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: a scheme to regulate, not just hedge funds, but all private equit...Read more



$14 Billion Swiss Hedge Fund Develops Dow Jones Index Relationship
Aug 20/10
SAM, the E11.2 billion ($14.36 billion) hedge fund focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, is deepening its eleven-year-old collaboration with Dow Jones Indexes by expanding its worldwide Sustainability Index offering...Read more



Hedge-Fund Group Says EU Derivatives-Trading Reforms Should Move Forward
Aug 19/10
The largest trade group representing hedge funds called on the European Union to move ahead with reforms of the over-the-counter derivatives market saying “the benefits will outweigh increased costs.” Hedge fund manager...Read more



AM Hedge Fund Said to Lose 6.6% in July as Volatility Plummets
Aug 19/10
AM Investment Partners LLC, the hedge-fund firm that said in March it would merge with BAM Capital LLC, slumped as much as 6.6 percent in July, according to an investor, as stock-market volatility plunged the most in 1...Read more



Wachovia Defeats VCG Hedge Fund Lawsuit; Judge Says Bank Owed More Money
Aug 18/10
Wachovia Corp., the bank now owned by Wells Fargo & Co., won dismissal of a lawsuit that accused it of forcing a hedge fund to make higher margin payments than necessary on a credit-default swap. U.S. District Ju...Read more



PE and hedge fund money flows into financial services
Aug 18/10
Harbinger Capital’s $350m (£225m, €270m) deal to buy the troubled US life-insurance business of Old Mutual, the Anglo-South African financial services group, came as a surprise to many in the City – not least b...Read more



Delaware High Court Clears Way for Coordination of Hedge Fund Investors
Aug 18/10
Attorneys say ruling will facilitate communication among victims of poorly run funds Attorneys from Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos helped a hedge fund investor earn an important ...Read more



George Soros slashes exposure to US equities
Aug 18/10
George Soros has slashed the amount of money he is willing to gamble on the fortunes of the US stock market in the second quarter as market volatility increased.The legendary investor's Soros Fund Management – which has app...Read more



Lampert fund trims stakes in financials
Aug 17/10
* Lowers stakes in CIT Group, Citigroup - filing * No longer lists shares in SLM Corp, Wells Fargo  Billionaire hedge fund manager Edward Lampert further trimmed stakes he owned in major U.S. financial companies d...Read more



Fund managers make big bets on oil stocks
Aug 17/10
Top hedge fund managers went bargain hunting in the oil patch in the second quarter, buying shares whose prices had tumbled after BP's Gulf of Mexico well disaster and in the face of lower oil prices. Top managers includ...Read more



UK hedge fund firm Eddington Capital to shut down
Aug 16/10
Firm to wind down funds then shut down Clients have withdrawn assets over past two years Performance beat peers in 2008, flat in '09 and '10 UK hedge fund firm Eddington Capital is to shut down and return capital to cli...Read more



Hedge Funds Cut Bets on Rising Gas by 23% as Prices Fall: Energy Markets
Aug 16/10
Hedge funds slashed their bets on rising natural gas to the lowest level this year as prices fell, a sign the fuel may repeat last year’s 19 percent August slide during a so-far quiet hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico....Read more



Three Asset Managers Team Up To Seed Emerging Hedge Funds
Aug 16/10
Three asset management firms have joined forces to launch a hedge fund seeding business. Atlantic Asset Management, Montage Asset Management and Palmer Square Capital Management announced today that they have formed a strate...Read more



Hedge Funds Coming Back in 2010
Aug 13/10
Hedge funds are regaining some of their fixed-income trading clout they lost during the worst of the financial crisis, according to a new report. The past 12 months have seen a shift in hedge fund focus to more liquid ...Read more



Hedge fund-collapse claims against Perots dismissed
Aug 13/10
A Dallas federal judge has dismissed claims filed against entities affiliated with H. Ross Perot, after the collapse of a Perot family hedge fund.The Parkcentral Global Hub hedge fund had a value of $2.5 billion in ear...Read more



Hedge Funds versus Equities
Aug 13/10
Forget about correlations.   Since Jan 1998, over 159 months, Hedge funds were positive when equities were positive 80 months or 50.35% of the time. Hedge funds were negative when equities were negative 47 months or 29....Read more



Hedge funds return to fixed-income trading
Aug 12/10
Managers refocusing their attention onto more liquid products Hedge funds are becoming bigger players in U.S. fixed-income markets once again, according to new research from Greenwich Associates. A recent study by Greenwi...Read more



Hedge fund cuts Connaught stake after value tumbles
Aug 12/10
Hedge fund Breeden European Partners has more than halved its stake in troubled social housing repairs group Connaught (CNT.L), after the value of its holding plunged by more than 13 million pounds in recent weeks. ...Read more



What Not to Do When Blowing the Whistle
Aug 12/10
Under the new financial regulation law, informants can earn a hefty sum if they provide valuable information about illicit activities within their firms. But in one recent high-profile banking scandal, Bradley Birk...Read more



Hedge Funds Post Biggest Gain in Four Months as Markets Rally
Aug 11/10
Hedge funds posted their biggest gain in four months in July as a rally in equity, commodity and bond markets lifted returns, according to Eurekahedge Pte. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index, which tracks more than 2,000 ...Read more



Hedge fund firm CQS bets credit rally can last
Aug 11/10
Hedge fund firm CQS is betting on a further improvement across credit markets, believing cheap valuations and a benign outlook for interest rates will prolong the recent rally in bond prices. The firm -- which runs $7.5 b...Read more



Investors pull $3.7 bln from hedge funds in June
Aug 11/10
Investors had added $4 bln in May React to poor performance numbers Redemptions expected to continue Investors pulled $3.7 billion out of hedge funds in June, punishing these loosely regulated portfolios for their poo...Read more



Big is beautiful in hedge fund land, for now
Aug 11/10
More than ever, sovereign wealth funds and institutions are entrusting their money disproportionately to the largest hedge funds. They may find out bigger isn’t always better.The size fetish has meant that the share of ...Read more



OSC penalizes 2 ex-Norshield executives
Aug 10/10
The Ontario Securities Commission has ordered two former executives of Norshield Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. to pay $2.1-million each in penalties after concluding they knowingly misled investors about the financial...Read more



Alpha Capital, Krusen Capital forge relationship
Aug 10/10
Krusen invests with Paulson, Shaw among others Alpha investments include PIMCO, Franklin, Fairholme BOSTON Aug 9 (Reuters) - Money management firms Alpha Capital Management and Krusen Capital Management have joined for...Read more



F&C rejects 'bully' tag in hedge fund court case
Aug 10/10
Barthelemy appears as a witness F&C case already cost 4.1 million pounds at end-2009 Shows pitfalls for fund firms venturing into hedge funds F&C Asset Management (FCAM.L) has rejected accusations of bullyin...Read more



Italy Hedge Fund Stars, Chefs Lured by Malta Climate
Aug 10/10
When money manager Simone Chelini left his Milan job last year to seek a hedge fund-friendly country, he rejected some obvious locations. “Luxembourg? Grey, flights are expensive. Ireland? Always rains.” Instead, Chelini ...Read more



Why Winning Hedge Funds Are Wary
Aug 09/10
Investors who dodged the crisis are uncertain about what's ahead The promise of hedge funds is that they have the freedom to move quickly in and out of different assets, and to bet prices will go down as well as up. That ...Read more



Icahn Wagered $1 Billion on Energy Stocks During BP Oil Spill
Aug 09/10
Financier Carl Icahn disclosed that his hedge funds invested almost $1 billion in energy stocks during the second quarter as they were pummeled by declining crude prices and the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Icahn pl...Read more



Capacity issues dead ahead
Aug 09/10
Big firms could find little room for institutional investors by end of year Institutional investors could face capacity constraints by year's end, thanks to their predilection for investing in big hedge funds. The hed...Read more



Hedge funds post July gains; some score big
Aug 09/10
Average hedge fund up 1.9 pct in July - Hennessee * Citadel, SAC among strong performers (Adds details from Hedge Fund Research) Hedge funds posted small gains in July but lagged the broader market because many manag...Read more



Madoff Trustee Wins $180 Million Judgment in New York Against Vizcaya Fund
Aug 06/10
The trustee for Bernard Madoff’s investment-advisory business won a $180 million default judgment against Vizcaya Partners Ltd. over claims the hedge fund profited from the conman’s fraud. Vizcaya, based in the Bri...Read more



Anthony Ward's CC+ Cocoa, Coffee Hedge Fund Said to Have Gained 3% in July
Aug 06/10
Armajaro Holdings Ltd.’s CC+ fund, managed by Anthony Ward, returned more than 3 percent in July, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter. The cocoa and coffee fund gained 3.05 percent, according to th...Read more



Schroders slammed over Sloane performance fee
Aug 06/10
Ben Yearsley, a senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown, has slammed Schroders for the performance fee structure the firm has introduced on its Sloane Robinson Emerging Markets fund. Yearsley says that an annual...Read more



Merlin launches enhanced performance reporting for hedge funds
Aug 06/10
<!-- div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> Merlin Securities, a prime brokerage services and technology provider for hedge funds, managed account platforms and family offices, has launched a new reportin...Read more



Investors reward hedge funds with increased allocations
Aug 05/10
A Russell Investments survey has found that allocation to alternative investments, including hedge funds, is set to rise, despite an increased awareness of the risks involved. The 2010 Global Survey on Alternative Inves...Read more



L&G Investment Management records small rise in institutional hedge fund AUM in first half
Aug 05/10
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) institutional hedge fund assets under management (AUM) increased by 3% in the first half of the year, rising from £97 million to £100 million. LGIM also recorded a 2% increase ...Read more



Asian hedge funds enjoy capital boost during second quarter
Aug 05/10
Investors allocated over $360 million in new capital to Asian hedge funds in the second quarter of 2010 reversing the net asset outflow in the first quarter, according to Hedge Fund Research. Total capital invested in Asian-...Read more



Portfolio Manager Sues Over Hedge Fund That Never Launched
Aug 04/10
Diamond Lake Investment Group never generated a nickel for an investor. But it has generated at least one lawsuit.The hedge fund, founded by former Merrill Lynch trading chief Dow Kim, never got off the ground. By the end...Read more



Shamrock Named by New York City as Among Fired Fund Managers
Aug 04/10
Four New York City employee pension funds paid $7.6 million to Shamrock Capital Advisors, a money manager that racked up losses of as much as 22.8 percent before it was dropped, according to City Comptroller John Liu’s off...Read more

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