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Allocations to alternatives triple over past 10 years
Jul 13/10
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Hedge funds bank on a second-half jolt
Jul 12/10
Most hedge funds managed to come through the market tumult of the first half with flat to slightly lower returns, but that kind of ho-hum performance may not satisfy wealthy investors going forward. For the year to date, ...Read more



Hedge fund guru Stanley Fink predicts 'years of austerity'
Jul 12/10
The UK economy will recover, but “only after four or five years of austerity” and never to the three to four per cent annual growth rates it achieved in the past, hedge fund guru Stanley Fink told an audience at Manche...Read more



'Absolute return' funds fail to deliver
Jul 12/10
Adverts talk about how "absolute return" funds deliver positive returns in all market conditions, and highlight their potential for reducing risk – reassuring words for nervous investors. But a leading financial advi...Read more



Garrison Hill/ Redwood to Launch Canada's first European Crisis Fund / Financial Post Feature
Jul 12/10
Garrison Hill/ Redwood to Launch Canada's first European Crisis Fund / Financial Post Feature Thursday, June 24th 2010 12:00am Toronto, Ontario: Garrison Hill Capital Management along with partner Redwood Asset Manage...Read more



Charlemagne AUM fall in first half
Jul 09/10
* Assets under management down 9.5 pct * Net management fees up 24 pct year on year (Adds details) LONDON July 9 (Reuters) - Emerging markets equity specialist Charlemagne Capital (CHAR.L) said on Friday it had posted ...Read more



Singapore fund assets up 40 pct to $877 bln in 2009
Jul 09/10
Total assets managed by fund managers in Singapore rose 40 percent to S$1.21 trillion ($877 billion) last year, above the pre-crisis peak of S$1.17 trillion in 2007, the central bank said on Friday. Asia Pacific continued...Read more



Hedge Funds `Frozen in Headlights' Cut Trading
Jul 09/10
Hedge-fund managers, Wall Street’s best compensated and supposedly smartest investors, are dazed and confused. Reeling from the worst second-quarter performance in a decade, hedge funds have scaled back trading as they strug...Read more



Hermitage Capital receives more death threats
Jul 07/10
A senior executive at Hermitage Capital Management has received death threats for pursuing allegedly corrupt Russian police officers in events that echo the killing last year of the hedge fund's former investigative lawyer Ser...Read more



Clients returning to Gartmore after Rambourg
Jul 06/10
British fund firm Gartmore (GRTR.L) said clients were returning to its European hedge funds after big withdrawals following the March suspension of star fund manager Guillaume Rambourg. Gartmore had revealed more than 1 b...Read more



Investigation into K1 hedge fund hit by death
Jul 06/10
One of the suspects in an international hedge fund fraud case has apparently shot himself while being arrested by police on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Dieter Frerichs, who was the managing director of K1 Group, a German ...Read more



Ex-Goldman Trader Maruyama Targets $114 Million for New Japan Hedge Fund
Jul 06/10
Tan Maruyama, a former proprietary trader at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., aims to boost assets of his new Japan-focused hedge fund that bets on securities ranging from equities to convertible bonds to about $114 mill...Read more



Hedge funds see "trying" year in 2010
Jul 05/10
Seven out of 10 said they expect a "trying" year as the industry faces regulatory oversight and competition picks up with more funds likely chasing investment dollars, according to a survey by accounting and audit ...Read more



Rogers Investment Wins $90 Million Hedge-Fund Mandate From Japan Investor
Jul 05/10
Rogers Investment Advisors K.K., a Tokyo-based fund-of-hedge-funds adviser, said it won a mandate worth about $90 million from a Japanese institutional investor, adding to signs of recovery in the nation’s hedge-fund i...Read more



A Hedge Fund Manager Talks Candidly About the Financial Crisis
Jul 05/10
Over at MarketBeat, we’ve got a theory on what caused the great financial crisis of 2007-09. It wasn’t just excess leverage, subprime housing hysteria or computer models gone wild. It was — on its most basic level — a failur...Read more



Energy Hedge Funds Close After Investor Withdrawals
Jul 02/10
Energy hedge funds in Europe are collapsing after investor withdrawals forced managers to scale back bets amid sliding prices for oil, coal and electricity. At least six funds managing more than $158 million shut in the...Read more



Some NY hedge fund execs may escape new tax
Jul 02/10
Hedge fund executives who commute from Connecticut or New Jersey to offices in New York might escape having to pay income taxes on their investment profits after all, Governor David Paterson said Thursday. Another way of ...Read more



Hedge fund fury over more EU pay curbs
Jul 02/10
Hedge fund managers face curbs on pay after they were caught in an EU-wide clampdown on bankers bonuses. Under a deal agreed with the European Parliament, bankers will be able to receive no more than 30 per cent of any bonus...Read more



Ontario investors warned of advance fee scheme
Jun 29/10
The Ontario Securities Commission is warning investors not to send money to Prudence Trust Management or Goldstein Asset Protection. Representatives of these entities may be soliciting residents of Ontario in an advance fee ...Read more



NASAA website lets investors view background information on advisors
Jun 29/10
NASAA said Monday that the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website has been enhanced to allow investors to electronically access information about individuals who work for money management, financial planning and other ...Read more



Fiscal consolidation, financial sector reform are what’s needed now: BIS
Jun 29/10
Deficit reduction and financial reform are both needed to ensure the stability of the financial system, the Bank for International Settlements said at its annual meeting in Basel, Switzerland.Speaking at the meeting on Monda...Read more



Clark sets out to ‘Smarten Up’ financial industry
Jun 29/10
Laurie Clark, a 20-year veteran and advocate of the finance and investment industry, opens the doors to Smarten Up Institute, on June 30.Headquartered in Vancouver, the institute “is being launched in response to multiple re...Read more



New York state may tax out-of-state hedge fund execs
Jun 29/10
Recession-hit New York could raise an extra $50 million a year by collecting income taxes from people who work for hedge funds in the state but live elsewhere, according to a legislative plan to raise revenue. The new pl...Read more



The Euro Bounce: A Bear Market Rally or the Start of Something Bigger?
Jun 29/10
Several weeks ago, with the Euro trading around 1.19 versus the dollar, weeks of European discontent, and media pundits unanimously declaring the End of the Euro, I wrote in my article “End of the Euro? Not so Fa...Read more



Eurekahedge launches Ucits hedge fund index as universe grows
Jun 29/10
Eurekahedge has launched a Ucits hedge fund database and index with a universe of 600 funds representing $100 billion in assets under management. The information provider said it expected the ...Read more



ING plans development of synthetic prime brokerage business with hire of Colin Bugler
Jun 29/10
ING has ambitious plans to create a multi-asset class synthetic prime brokerage product for hedge funds and has hired industry veteran Colin Bugler to run the business. Bugler will lead ING's newly created ...Read more



U.S. Exchanges Said to Seek Broader Scope for Trading Curbs
Jun 29/10
U.S. stock exchanges will propose doubling the number of companies covered by a two-week-old test of trading curbs and expanding the program to include hundreds of exchange-traded funds, according to two people with direct k...Read more



CSA proposes changes to registration rules for dealers, advisors and fund managers
Jun 28/10
Canadian securities regulators are proposing changes to the registration reform that was adopted last fall.The Canadian Securities Administrators announced Friday that they are seeking public comment on proposals to amend ...Read more



OSC halts vote on Magna plan
Jun 28/10
The Ontario Securities Commission has given a yellow light to a plan to buy voting control of auto-parts giant Magna International (TSX:MG.A) away from founder Frank Stronach.In a decision released late Thursday, the commiss...Read more



Feds releases final regulations to boost protection for private pension plan members
Jun 28/10
The Department of Finance has finalized regulations relating to federally regulated private pension plans, aiming to enhance protection for plan members, reduce funding volatility and modernize the rules for investments by p...Read more



Sell Aussie as China Slowdown May Drop It to 84 U.S. Cents, Westpac Says
Jun 28/10
Investors may benefit from selling the Australian dollar against the greenback as it may decline 4 percent as China’s economy slows, Westpac Banking Corp. said. Investors should sell the so-called Aussie as it gains toward 88...Read more



Meridian Fund Services Rolls Out a Corporate Governance Program
Jun 28/10
Meridian Fund Services, a leading edge global hedge fund administrator with offices in New York, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Nova Scotia, is pleased to announce the roll-out of their Corporate Governance Best Practices (...Read more



Canada does not need global bank tax, Flaherty says
Jun 25/10
Canada’s finance minister says the global bank tax “gets much more attention than it deserves,” and stresses that G20 leaders must focus on more pressing financial reforms when they meet this week.Jim Flaherty said Thursday ...Read more



Directors ‘very concerned’ about Stronach premium, Harris tells OSC
Jun 25/10
Former Ontario premier Mike Harris, the lead director of Magna International Inc., says a special committee of directors was “very, very concerned” about the premium being offered to Frank Stronach in return for giving up hi...Read more



NBSC fines WFG Securities for unregistered office in Fredericton
Jun 25/10
WFG Securities of Canada Inc. and a company employee have been reprimanded and the company was ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $20,000 for operating a branch office in Fredericton without proper registration and ...Read more



New Canadian hedge fund targets euro-zone crisis
Jun 25/10
It’s not surprising that hedge fund managers will try to make money from Europe’s financial crisis. But a hedge fund whose investment strategy simply focuses on the woes in the euro-zone seems, well, rather narrow. ...Read more



SEC Set to Restrict Political Donations by Firms Seeking Pension Business
Jun 25/10
U.S. regulators are poised to restrict investment advisers from giving money to politicians to win pension business in response to abuses in an industry that oversees $2.4 trillion of public retirement funds. Securities and E...Read more



Investor who shorted subprime hits college stocks
Jun 25/10
Problems that fueled the subprime mortgage crisis, such as easy access to loans and a lack of oversight, also plague some for-profit U.S. colleges, producing unprepared graduates burdened by debt, a hedge fund investor told la...Read more



Convictions of two U.S. former executives set aside
Jun 25/10
The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside some convictions of former Enron Corp Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling and former media baron Conrad Black, a setback for the U.S. Justice Department in some of its biggest corporate f...Read more



Japan Hedge Fund Funnex Plans Asian Expansion With New Chinese President
Jun 25/10
Funnex Asset Management Co., a Japanese hedge fund with about $2 billion in assets, plans to expand into Asia and has replaced its founding president with a Chinese native to further that transition. Xiao Minjie, a former s...Read more



Value fund managers start buying BP shares
Jun 25/10
Fund managers who focus on undervalued and unloved stocks have started buying shares of oil giant BP Plc (BP.L), which have lost about half their value since the Deepwater Horizon spill, and looking at related energy compani...Read more



Lower returns and constrained innovation: the unwanted consequences of product transparency and simp
Jun 25/10
Regulatory requirements may constrain the pursuit of alpha Investor demands for simple, clear, low-risk products may inhibit innovation 24 June 2010 Investor demands for more clearly-defined, transparent and lower-risk ...Read more



More private equity deals in Q2, but hardly 'mega'
Jun 25/10
Buyout funds are making a comeback, scouring deals from Australia to America after nearly two years of virtual shutdown, but private equity-backed M&A volumes remain far short of the boom times. Bankers say that while a ret...Read more



Côté named deputy governor, Bank of Canada
Jun 24/10
The Bank of Canada named Agathe Côté as a deputy governor, effective July 30.The central bank said Tuesday that Côté will join its governing council and share responsibility with deputy governor Tim Lane for overseeing the b...Read more



Jovian Capital’s fourth quarter, year-end losses narrow
Jun 24/10
Jovian Capital Corp.’s losses in the final quarter and full year dropped as revenues for both periods improved, fuelled by growth of its assets management and ETF businesses, the company said Wednesday.Net loss in the Januar...Read more



Magna proposal would send shares soaring if approved, tumbling if not: analysts
Jun 24/10
Magna International Inc.’s share price may skyrocket by as much as 17% if a proposal to buy out founder Frank Stronach’s voting control of the auto parts giant is approved by shareholders, analysts say.One analyst described ...Read more



Hedge Funds Hit by Wrong Kind of Volatility
Jun 24/10
The turbulent financial markets that have characterized the first half of this year have been no friend to hedge funds, producing what could be called the wrong kind of volatility�more like a trampoline than a slide. ...Read more



JPMorgan Eyes Brazilian Hedge Fund: Report
Jun 24/10
JPMorgan Chase is in talks to buy a large Brazilian asset management company, the Financial Times reported in its Monday [June 21] edition. Citing people close to the situation, the paper said the New York-based bank was in...Read more



Hedge-Fund Investors Almost Double Macro Bets as Global Trades Proliferate
Jun 24/10
Hedge funds that bet on economic trends are attracting cash at almost double last year’s pace as they seek to profit from events such as Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and China’s decision to let the yuan trade more freely. S...Read more



European diplomats clash over hedge fund clampdown
Jun 24/10
Controversial EU rules for hedge funds hung in the balance on Wednesday with European lawmakers and diplomats in a stand-off that some warned could spoil Brussels' attempts to overhaul the regulation of finance. It is the lates...Read more

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