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CPP investment fund earned 14.9% return in fiscal 2010
May 21/10
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it has recovered most of the ground that was lost during the recession, capitalizing on the aftermath of the global financial crisis by making a record number of acquisitions.“Th...Read more



Draft rules to hamper hedge fund access to Europe: lobby group
May 21/10
A draft directive passed by a European Parliamentary body would prevent as much as 80 percent of the world's hedge funds from accessing money from European investors, fragmenting what is currently a global industry, the head...Read more



Baby-Faced Hedgie Launches Global Macro Fund
May 21/10
A 24-year-old former analyst for Pharos Capital Group has decided to leave the confines of private equity for the hedge fund industry. Alejandro Paschalides in March launched the Carina Capital Fund I, a global macro vehicle ...Read more



El-Erian Says S&P 500's Plunge May Worsen
May 21/10
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s 12 percent decline from April’s high may worsen amid concern that Europe’s debt crisis will derail global growth, said Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief executive officer of Pacific Investment ...Read more



Regulatory reform the top concern for European investors: Fitch
May 20/10
Regulatory reform is the top concern for European investors when it comes to bank credit quality, says Fitch Ratings.“Regulation remains a concern to investors, with 83% believing proposed changes represent critical or impor...Read more



Sarona launches first impact investment fund for emerging markets
May 20/10
Sarona Asset Management Inc. has successfully completed a first closing of its Sarona Frontier Markets Fund I LP, with over $12 million in investor commitments from 34 limited partners, the Waterloo, Ont. company said Wednes...Read more



Hedge Fund Marketing: 10 Steps to Gain More Clients
May 20/10
Raising money for hedge funds has never been tougher and it seems like it will remain tough for quite some time, maybe forever. It is what most hedge fund managers are talking about and trying to figure out. It was not tha...Read more



Greek crisis is ‘tip of iceberg’ in Euro Region, Roubini says
May 20/10
The crisis engulfing the euro area is not over yet as Greece remains the “tip of an iceberg,” New York University professor Nouriel Roubini said. “It’s not over,” Roubini said in an interview with BBC radio broadcast today. ...Read more



Brevan Howard Opens Its $200 Million Energy, Commodities Fund to Investors
May 20/10
Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, Europe’s largest hedge fund manager, started accepting external investors for a fund investing in energy and commodities. Brevan Howard Commodities Strategies Master Fund Ltd. got $200 mill...Read more



Britain cornered as EU backs hedge fund crackdown
May 19/10
European Union finance ministers backed stricter controls for hedge funds and private equity groups on Tuesday, handing a defeat to Britain's new coalition government at its first EU meeting. The draft rules will control pay ...Read more



Hedge Funds Bet Europe's Bailout Won't Solve Crisis
May 19/10
Kyle Bass, who made $500 million in 2007 on the U.S. subprime collapse, is betting Europe’s debt crisis won’t be solved by the $1 trillion loan package the International Monetary Fund and European Union agreed on last week. ...Read more



Fund managers favour U.S. stocks amid EU crisis: Merrill survey
May 19/10
The United States is a safe haven for institutional investors once again, as fund managers are shying away from Europe and emerging markets, according to the latest the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers.The survey, ...Read more



Private equity buyout industry shows signs of recovery in Q1 2010
May 19/10
Investment and fundraising levels that were up in the first quarter as Canada’s buyout industry demonstrated signs of recovering from the global economic slowdown, according to figures released Tuesday by CVCA – Canada’s Ven...Read more



Canadian Margaret Franklin, CFA, to Chair CFA Institute Board of Governors
May 19/10
Margaret Franklin, CFA, has been elected chair of the Board of Governors of CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals that administers the CFA program worldwide and advocates for high standards of practice...Read more



Merkin Investor Awarded $1.8 Million in Madoff Case
May 18/10
An investor in J. Ezra Merkin’s Ascot Partners LP, a feeder fund for Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, was awarded $1.75 million by arbitrators who found Merkin intentionally breached his fiduciary duty by not disclosing Madof...Read more



Seeking less scrutiny, hedge funds flock to Asia
May 18/10
As regulators in developed markets step up oversight of hedge funds, these free pools of capital are increasingly set to make their home in Singapore and Hong Kong. That will accelerate the flow of talent and foreign fund...Read more



Hedge funds continue to add in financials
May 18/10
Some prominent hedge fund managers increased their stakes in financial stocks in the first quarter, showing confidence that the U.S. economy is back on a sustainable growth path. Hedge fund manager John Paulson, who famou...Read more



Man Group to buy GLG in bid to kick-start growth
May 17/10
Deal values GLG at $1.6 billion Earnings enhancing from 2012 Man shares down nearly 9 pct LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - Hedge fund firm Man Group PLC (EMG.L) has agreed to buy rival GLG Partners for $1.6 billion as it se...Read more



EU prepares to vote on new hedge fund rules
May 17/10
A key committee of Euro MPs is preparing to vote on a controversial new directive regulating hedge funds and venture capitalists. London-based fund managers have said the proposals will make it impossible for funds based out...Read more



Hurt hedge fund servicer tightens up procedures
May 17/10
Making a multi-million dollar settlement to resolve a legal dispute with a former client can be a painful process, particularly when it pushes a company into a full-year loss.But GlobeOp Financial Services, the London-...Read more



Hedge funds hit by May volatility
May 17/10
Some of the world's biggest hedge funds have suffered significant losses this month after high levels of volatility across markets and the shortlived stock market plunge in New York combined to wipe billions from portfolios. ...Read more



Surge in institutinal electronic trading reported by Tradeweb
May 14/10
Institutional trading of interest swaps on online market provider Tradeweb's multi-dealer to client marketplace increased by over 71% in the first four months of 2010 compared to the same period in 200...Read more



Cayman Islands defends itself in note to AIFM rapporteur
May 14/10
The Cayman Islands has intervened in the debate over the EU's alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) directive, in an attempt to press the jurisdiction's case for a European passport. Cay...Read more



Bayview to Absorb Alphex Invesment's $11 Million Fund as Takamatsu Joins
May 14/10
Bayview Asset Management Co., a Tokyo-based investment boutique, will hire Alphex Investments Co. President Ichiro Takamatsu in July and fold some of the 1 billion yen ($10.8 million) fund he manages into its own. Alphex, a T...Read more



Sumitomo to Boost Overseas Commodity Staff as Demand for Hedging Climbs
May 14/10
Sumitomo Corp. Global Commodities Ltd., a London-based unit of Sumitomo Corp., plans to boost its staff by 28 percent within two years to meet increased demand for hedging commodity risk. The unit of Japan’s third-largest t...Read more



Sprott Q1 profit slips to $5.9 million
May 13/10
Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII), a Toronto-based asset management and investment funds company, reports its first quarter net profit fell to $5.9 million or four cents a share from $7.4 million or five cents last year.Assets under ma...Read more



EU defends hedge-fund rules in face of US pressure
May 13/10
EU internal market commissioner Michel Barnier on Wednesday defended Europe's right to set tough new hedge-fund rules as he sought to heal a transatlantic spat.Ending a three-day US visit, Barnier met Treasury Secretary Timo...Read more



White House's Orszag Says Higher Tax in Fund Managers to Pass Within Weeks
May 13/10
White House budget director Peter Orszag predicted Congress would approve higher taxes on managers of private equity firms, real estate funds and other investment partnerships in the coming weeks. Orszag, speaking yesterday ...Read more



Revival of the Swiss Hedge Fund Industry
May 13/10
The Swiss hedge fund pioneer BrunnerInvest launched a new fund of hedge funds earlier this month. The fund is part of a new generation of funds of hedge funds investing solely in liquid strategies such as long-short equity a...Read more



Matrix appoints Head of Risk from MAN Group
May 13/10
Matrix Group, the privately owned UK financial services business, announces the appointment of Tiraneh Tehranchian as Head of Risk. Tiraneh joins from Man Global Strategies, Man Investments where she was Head of Risk for ne...Read more



SEC's New York Chief Canellos Focuses on Sales to Institutional Investors
May 13/10
George Canellos, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Manhattan office, said he is pushing his staff to scrutinize products normally sold to institutional investors after the financial crisis showed that even s...Read more



Hedge funds poised to outperform amid market volatility
May 12/10
Many attractive opportunities have recently emerged in the hedge fund space, but it’s critical for investors and advisors to conduct strict due diligence with respect to these investments, institutional managers said on Tues...Read more



Toronto should be home to national securities regulator: McGuinty
May 12/10
Toronto is the Wayne Gretzky of Canada’s financial markets and should be home to a new national securities regulator, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.Quebec may complain that it would be hurt by the creation of ...Read more



EU-based hedge fund-style products pull in $200 billion
May 12/10
Investors have poured almost $200 billion into "hedge fund lite" and alternative funds based in Europe, data showed on Tuesday, as clients scarred by the credit crisis seek transparent ways to access hedge fund ret...Read more



NY AG sues money manager in Madoff scandal
May 12/10
New York's attorney general has sued a hedge fund management firm and two of its former executives for failing to alert clients about Bernard Madoff's investment practices.Andrew Cuomo's office claims the firm Ivy Asset Mana...Read more



Japan Hedge Funds Have Best Four-Month Return Since 2004, Eurekahedge Says
May 12/10
Japanese hedge funds, the world’s worst performers last year, returned 6.7 percent in the first four months of 2010, the best year-to-April return in six years, according to Eurekahedge Pte. The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund I...Read more



EU's Barnier: deliberation on hedge fund rules soon
May 12/10
European Commissioner for Internal Markets and Services Michel Barnier said on Tuesday that European Union ministers and parliament will begin deliberations on new hedge fund regulations in a few days in an effort to ensur...Read more



Demand for hedge funds stays strong in March
May 11/10
Global hedge funds took in a strong $7.6 billion in new money in March, although that was less than half the previous month's inflow, data released on Monday showed. The inflows helped raise assets in the loosely regulated h...Read more



Fortis agrees sale of hedge fund unit to Credit Suisse
May 11/10
Credit Suisse is to buy Fortis Bank Nederland’s hedge fund administration unit Prime Fund Solutions (PFS) after months of negotiation. News that the two banks were in talks broke in December 2009. Fortis ...Read more



Hedge Fund Assets and Performance Continued to Climb in April
May 11/10
Hedge fund performance was positive again in April 2010 and net investor flows indicated allocations continued to outpace redemptions. Below are early estimates for April 2010 hedge fund asset flows and performance. A ful...Read more



Paulson & Co. Said to Close Largest Funds to New Investments
May 11/10
Billionaire John Paulson, whose Paulson & Co. oversees $35 billion in hedge funds, told clients he plans to close his largest funds to new investments. The Advantage funds, which seek to profit from distressed debt, bankr...Read more



CPP Investment Board buys Manhattan properties
May 11/10
The CPP Investment Board has purchased minority stakes in two office properties in the heart of New York City, in its latest investment play in the real estate market.The two properties _ one on Avenue of the Americas and th...Read more



National securities regulator would harm Quebec economy: study
May 11/10
A group of business and civic leaders in Quebec is being formed to oppose the federal government’s plan to try and form a single national securities regulator.The group, which includes such heavy hitters in the province’s bu...Read more



Britain blamed for euro turmoil over hedge fund curbs block
May 10/10
Britain's refusal to entertain eurozone curbs on highly speculative investment fund managers has cost Europe dearly, former Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez said on Saturday."Look at the hedge funds decision that ...Read more



Hedge funds losing the Ucits battle
May 10/10
The hedge fund industry is losing the battle to be the dominant force in the rapidly expanding alternative Ucits arena, according to analysis by Strategic Insight, a New York-based consultancy.Scores of hedge fund houses hav...Read more



Confederation of British Industry Urges EU to Reject Private-Equity Law
May 10/10
The Confederation of British Industry urged European Union lawmakers to vote against tighter regulation of private-equity firms. Members of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee are scheduled to vo...Read more



Caldwell Canada Fund engages Meisels to provide research
May 07/10
Ron Meisels, a prominent technical analyst, has been engaged as a consultant to provide research for the Caldwell Canada Fund, Caldwell Investment Management Ltd. announced Thursday.Meisels, president of Phases & Cycles ...Read more



Merkel says lack of hedge fund regulation a scandal
May 07/10
It is a "scandal" that hedge funds are not regulated, but rules to oversee them should come in three weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. In a speech in Berlin, Merkel did not give further de...Read more



European Equity Outflows Exceed $2 Billion on Greece Concerns, EPFR Says
May 07/10
Investors cut their holdings of European equity funds by more than $2 billion in the week to May 5, the biggest outflows in almost a year, amid concern Greece’s debt crisis would spread, according to EPFR Global. “The damage ...Read more



Ex-Alpha Titans Launch ‘Next Generation’ Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund
May 07/10
A new hedge fund is seeking to punch well above its weight with what it calls a “significant evolutionary advancement” in multi-strategy vehicles. Evolved Alpha says it uses an open architecture to include potentially sever...Read more

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