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CI buys majority stake in Marret Asset Management
Sep 26/13
Marret founder Barry Allan and his team join CI Toronto-based CI Financial Corp. (TSX:CIX) said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority interest in alternative asset manager Marret Asset Management Inc. ...Read more

Should hedge funds advertise?
Sep 24/13
As the ban on hedge fund, private equity fund and venture capital fund "advertising" is set to lift on 23 September, most funds are wondering if they should take advantage of the opportunity or sit it out.    ...Read more

Ministers of Finance of British Columbia, Ontario and Canada Agree...
Sep 24/13
Ministers of Finance of British Columbia, Ontario and Canada Agree to Establish a Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator In a major announcement earlier today, the Ministers of Finance of British Columbia, Ontario and Canada a...Read more

Liquid Holdings releases new version of cloud-based hedge fund platform
Sep 23/13
Liquid Holdings Group has released version 3.5 of its cloud-based hedge fund platform, Liquid. “We purpose-built the Liquid platform for hedge funds.  Our commitment to cloud computing since our inception allows us to qui...Read more

Prime brokers respond to shifting composition of the hedge fund industry
Sep 23/13
Faced with the challenges brought on by the shifts in the hedge fund industry and the changing regulatory landscape, prime brokers are attempting to differentiate themselves through unique product offerings, as well as...Read more

Buffett Says Federal Reserve Is Greatest Hedge Fund in History
Sep 20/13
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett compared the U.S. Federal Reserve to a hedge fund because of the central bank’s ability to profit from bond purchases while accumulating a balance sheet of more than $3 trillion. “T...Read more

KPMG adds three to alternative investments group
Sep 20/13
KPMG has hired three industry veterans to augment its rapidly growing alternative investments (AI) team, focusing on hedge funds, private equity firms and real estate funds.  Camille Asaro, Jay Freedman and Linda Grogan...Read more

Canada to set up new markets watchdog, but scope limited
Sep 20/13
OTTAWA (Reuters)—Canada's federal government and two of its provinces will set up a common securities regulator as a first step toward their ultimate goal of replacing the current patchwork of provincial agencies with a more...Read more

State Street survey debunks misconceptions about alternative investment industry
Sep 19/13
Investors are leading the way in shaping the future of the alternative investment industry, according to a soon to be published global survey by State Street.The survey canvassed the opinions of 400 alternative fund manag...Read more

Integrated Asset Management Corp. Announces the Sale of BluMont Capital Corporation to Arrow Capital
Sep 19/13
Integrated Asset Management Corp. ("IAM") (TSX:IAM) and Arrow Capital Management Inc. ("Arrow") today announced that they have entered into a mutual agreement for IAM to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, ...Read more

Global Hedge Fund AUM Declines in August, New Launches Up
Sep 18/13
New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds witnessed slightly negative returns in August according to this month’s Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index, which was down 0.23%. Global hedge fund AUM declined by $6.3 billion, but on the bright...Read more

Hedge Funds Fail to Stay in Positive Territory in August 2013 - Preqin’s Preliminary Benchmarks
Sep 18/13
Preqin’s early benchmarks show that hedge funds, across all strategies and regions, are struggling to maintain the same consistent gains as seen earlier this year and were unable to remain in positive territory last month. A l...Read more

Hedge funds enjoy post-crisis popularity with 'safe' image
Sep 18/13
  Hedge funds may be making their clients less money than mainstream financial markets, but with their portfolios increasingly seen as a safer, low-volatility option in a tough investment landscape they have more cash...Read more

How Hedge Funds Can Effectively Advertise
Sep 18/13
Hedge funds, private equity companies and other firms can now advertise. While these firms will be allowed to advertise on television and through the Internet, they can still only provide their investment products to “...Read more

Hedge funds-of-funds managers in midst of metamorphosis
Sep 16/13
The financial crisis forced firms to change in order to survive Scott Schweighauser says the financial crisis forced firms to change their ways. Hedge funds-of-funds managers — those that survived tortuous outflows ...Read more

Hedge funds take in USD8.2bn in July
Sep 16/13
The hedge fund industry took in a net USD8.2bn (0.4 per cent of assets) in July, reversing a USD8.9bn outflow in June, according to estimates based on data from 3,327 funds, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs.  &...Read more

Citi Surpasses USD500bn in alternative AUM
Sep 16/13
Citi has surpassed USD500 billion in alternative assets under administration – over USD300 billion in hedge fund assets under administration, and over USD200 billion of committed private equity capital under administra...Read more

Do High Net-Worth Wealth Managers have to change...
Sep 16/13
Do High Net-Worth Wealth Managers have to change their strategy to adjust to young millionaires spending habits? Survey Report highlights key trends and challenges in the High Net-Worth Wealth Management ...Read more

AIMA Canada Releases Investor/Consultant Survey on Attitudes toward Alternative Investments
Sep 12/13
Please click here to see the survey.  ...Read more

Spartan Fund Management Announcement
Sep 12/13
 Toronto, Ontario – September 9, 2013 – Spartan Fund Management Inc. is pleased to announce that the Heaps Fund has been re-branded as the LSQ Fund to reflect the growth of the Fund and its investment team. Concurrentl...Read more

Short-sell hedge funds count cost as M&A picks up
Sep 06/13
* Nokia among top short targets ahead of recent unit sale * Short squeeze was Europe's biggest since VW in 2008 * Blackberry, Alcatel among other shorted techs that may surprise * Short-only strategies down 14 pct i...Read more

HF consultants thrive as FoHFs face pressure to seek a differentiated approach, says Barclays
Sep 05/13
While funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) and investment consultants continue to dominate the industry as conduits for assets, the two propositions are likely to experience greatly different fee pool growth trajectories over ...Read more

AIMA publishes enhanced statement of principles
Sep 05/13
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published an enhanced statement of policy principles. The principles are set out in a new AIMA paper, ‘Regulating Capit...Read more

Managed Futures Down -1.32% in August
Sep 04/13
While it seemed there might be some trends of note around the middle of August; reversals in grains, energies, and bond markets in the last week of the month helped push managed futures into the red, with the Newedge CTA Ind...Read more

Nokia Handset Sale Hammers Hedge Funds
Sep 04/13
Hedge funds betting that the collapse in Finnish telecom group Nokia's share price would continue got a rude surprise on Tuesday [Sept. 3], and their rush to unwind their bets left the stock eyeing a record daily gain. Noki...Read more

Hedge funds lag as sub strategy plunges
Sep 03/13
Hedge funds returned 0.88 per cent in July and 4.59 per cent for the year to date as one sub strategy plunged deep into the red, the latest Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index has found. In total, the industry saw estimated outflo...Read more

Private Equity, Hedge Funds Are Ready For Their Close-Up
Sep 03/13
What makes private funds, such as a hedge fund or a private equity fund, “private”?The answer is a series of affirmative decisions taken by the proposed fund’s sponsors, and explicitly agreed to by prospective investors, ...Read more

Hedge Fund Association forms academic advisory board
Aug 30/13
The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has formed an academic advisory board to empower and educate students and others about the hedge fund industry.The board will hold HFA symposiums on campuses across the US featuring wel...Read more

Man Shuts Vision Fund in Overhaul of Guaranteed Products
Aug 28/13
Man Group Plc (EMG), the world’s biggest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, is shutting a range of products that aimed to protect clients from losses after they failed to meet performance targets. The company decided th...Read more

Hedge funds 'have scope' to lift bullish soy bets
Aug 28/13
There is still scope for hedge funds to raise their net long in soybean futures and options, despite the second-biggest turn bullish in positioning on record, on concerns over the increasing weather threat to the US crop. ...Read more

Tips For Investors: Rapoport on Hedge Fund Advertising
Aug 28/13
Dian Vujovich at the Palm Beach Daily News writes about the recent changes to the Securities Act of 1933, which allows hedge funds to raise money through general solicitation and advertising to the public. US hedge funds are,...Read more

Hedge Funds' 21 Top Stock Picks
Aug 28/13
The companies hedge funds like best have outperformed the S&P overall since 2001. Following what the hedge funds do is looking like a pretty good strategy, at least for stock pickers.The average hedge fund may be ...Read more

Pension funds increasing alternative asset allocations, says study
Aug 28/13
Pension fund alternative assets allocations now account for nearly 20 per cent of all pension fund assets across the globe, according to a study by Towers Watson.The 2012 Global Alternative Survey notes the number as a...Read more

Stakes are high for firms caught in ego-driven wars
Aug 27/13
Demands of activist investors are becoming more aggressive. Carl Icahn has fought a battle with Michael Dell and has taken a big sta...Read more

Spartan Launches New Version Of Global Equity Fund
Aug 27/13
Toronto-based Spartan Fund Management has launched a higher-net version of its long-short global opportunities fund.The Humber Global Opportunity Fund, managed by John Durfy and Rob Durfy, will typically have net market ...Read more

Hedge Fund Gold Bets Reach Six-Month High After Rally
Aug 26/13
Hedge funds and other speculators raised bets on higher gold prices to the most in six months as signs of slowing U.S. growth drove bullion above $1,400 an ounce for the first time since June. The net-long position increa...Read more

Merkel Says G20 Needs to Push Harder to Control Hedge Fund Risks
Aug 26/13
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters at an election rally that she’ll push for greater regulation of hedge funds at next month’s Group of Twenty meeting. Addressing a crowd of about 2,000 in the Rhine city of Bonn...Read more

UBS splitting hedge fund business
Aug 23/13
Move allows single- and multi-manager divisions to operate as distinct boutiques By James Langton | August 22, 2013 16:25 UBS Global Asset Management is splitting its hedge fund busi...Read more

EurekaHedge: Funds of Hedge Funds Outperform Single Managers
Aug 21/13
Hedge funds are back to their winning ways in July as global markets bounced back from a retreat in June, according to the newly released August 2013 Eurekahedge Report. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.02% during the...Read more

Hedge Funds Return to Positive Territory in July
Aug 19/13
Hedge funds bounced back in July after June saw the industry in the red for the first time after a 12-month positive streak. Preqin’s preliminary benchmarks indicate that single-manger hedge funds are once again in positive te...Read more

Hedge-Fund Industry’s Dell Stake Tripled in Last Quarter
Aug 16/13
Hedge-fund managers almost tripled their holdings of Dell Inc. (DELL) common shares in the second quarter while traditional mutual-fund firms cut their stakes in the computer maker, a trend that could boost Michael Dell’s b...Read more

Hedge funds further abandoned gold in the second quarter
Aug 15/13
(Reuters) - Hedge funds further abandoned gold in the second quarter of this year, lightening holdings of the world's biggest gold exchange-traded fund SPDR Gold Trust as spot prices plummeted. JP Morgan Chase &...Read more

Apple a hedge fund target; Soros doubles stake
Aug 15/13
Well-known investor George Soros has nearly doubled the size of his investment in Apple, the latest sign how the struggling stock is drawing big bets from celebrity investors. Just a day after investor Carl Icahn revealed his...Read more

Hedge funds continue rising trend in solid market environment, says Lyxor
Aug 14/13
Eleven Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month of July in positive territory.They were led by the L/S Equity - Long Bias (+3.08 per cent), the Event Driven - Special Situation Index (+2.63 per cent) and the Ev...Read more

Buy U.S. bank stocks, short Canadian banks
Aug 14/13
BCA Research says Canadian banks set to underperform Investors should be buying U.S. bank stocks and shorting the Canadian bank shares, says BCA Research. In a new note, the Montreal-based independent invest...Read more

Andrew McCreath forges ahead with successful asset management venture
Aug 14/13
Andrew McCreath has been a fixture on Bay Street for more than 20 years. He has been an analyst with Gordon Capital, a portfolio manager with two mutual fund managers (Synergy and Sentry Select) and with his own firm, Waterfal...Read more

Blackstone partners with Fidelity for hedge fund mutual fund
Aug 13/13
The Blackstone Group has partnered with Fidelity Investment's Portfolio Advisory Service to launch its first daily valued alternative investment-focused mutual fund. Sources familiar with the matter said Fidelity has provided...Read more

Hedge Funds Trim Gold Bets on Stimulus Speculation
Aug 12/13
Hedge funds cut bullish gold bets by the most since June amid speculation about whether the Federal Reserve will begin trimming its monthly bond purchases. Money managers cut their net-long position by 27 percent to 48,103 ...Read more

The ‘Problem’ with Liquid Alternatives – in one nice Table
Aug 09/13
Adding ‘alternatives’ to your portfolio has never been as easy as today with the plethora of so called ‘liquid alternatives’, or mutual funds specializing in alternative investments such as mutual funds. And the marketers have...Read more

Hedge fund investors redeemed USD8.6bn in June
Aug 09/13
Hedge fund flows went negative for the first time this year in June, according to estimates from BraclayHedge and Trim Tabs based on data from 3,369 funds.  Hedge fund investors redeemed a net USD8.6bn (0.4 per cent of ...Read more

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