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Middle East Investors to Increase or Maintain Hedge Fund Allocations
Mar 09/10
Middle East-focused investment researcher Capintro Partners has released the findings of its latest survey, the Middle East Hedge Fund Investor Survey for 2010. Capintro surveyed 66 investors from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait,...Read more



Citi hires ex-Tribridge partner to head Asia distressed
Mar 09/10
Citigroup (C.N) has hired John Liptak from Hong Kong-based hedge fund Tribridge Capital to head its Asia Pacific distressed and special situations group, an internal memo seen by Reuters showed. Liptak, who has been involved in...Read more



Britain in final push to tone down EU hedge fund rules
Mar 08/10
Tighter regulations are set to hit City disproportionately hard, critics claim British diplomats will today begin the final stage of a desperate rearguard action against new European legislation that London-ba...Read more



Hedge fund ranking reveals nasty scars from financial crisis
Mar 08/10
Exclusive club now has 11 members, but big names drop out A ranking of the world's largest hedge fund managers sharply illustrates the ravages the financial crisis wreaked on firms in the past two years. It also sho...Read more



Fund manager Henderson eclipses New Star
Mar 08/10
Fund management can be an unforgiving business. From next month, there will be precious little left visible of the legacy of John Duffield, the founder of New Star Asset Management, and one of the industry’s h...Read more



Singapore Plans Greenwich-Style Hedge-Fund Area at Nepal Hill
Mar 05/10
Singapore is planning to create its own hedge-fund capital modeled after Greenwich, Connecticut, in a cluster of ex-British army homes called Nepal Hill, a 15- minute cab-ride from the city-state’s main banking district. The...Read more



New U.S. tax panel head targets hedge fund taxes
Mar 05/10
Representative Sander Levin will take over the Ways and Means tax-writing panel in the U.S. House of Representatives pending the outcome of ethics probes against fellow Democrat Charles Rangel. Levin may be best known on Wa...Read more



Investors control hedgies, private equity
Mar 05/10
Investors with cash to deploy are calling the shots for private equity and hedge funds desperate to win back business, and only some of the top firms are now able to dictate terms again. Funds are having to negotiate on th...Read more



Canadian Hedge Funds Outperform: AIMA Canada Winner
Mar 05/10
This year’s AIMA Canada-Hillsdale Research Award Winner finds that smaller is better when it comes to Canadian hedge funds. The 2010 winning paper, called The Great White North, was written by ...Read more



Hedge fund launches pick up pace: Morgan exec
Mar 04/10
Managers are launching more hedge funds this year than last year at a time when pension funds and other wealthy investors are poised to put fresh money into these portfolios, a top Wall Street executive said on Wednesday. &q...Read more



Hedge fund GLG bullish on euro, avoids Greece
Mar 04/10
Hedge fund firm GLG Partners (GLG.N) is bullish on the euro and believes bets on Greek bonds are unattractive, in views contrary to the high-profile trades some hedge funds are making on Greek's debt crisis. While a number o...Read more



Hedge fund says housing market may dip again
Mar 04/10
Hedge fund firm Pine River, which makes big bets on housing, is bracing for a double dip in that market, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday. "There are still issues in the housing markets and it would not surpr...Read more



Chanos talks China, drops hints on bets
Mar 04/10
For weeks now, short-seller James Chanos has been telling anyone who will listen that China is sitting on a huge property bubble that's going to eventually burst. But Chanos concedes it could take a quite a while for him an...Read more



Hedge Fund assets shoot back to pre-crisis levels
Mar 04/10
The Hennessee Group LLC has released its latest hedge fund update, concluding that the hedge fund industry has begun to rebuild its assets, increasing by over $750 billion in 2009. The +62% increase from one year ago, contrasts...Read more



U.S. probes hedge fund bets against euro: report
Mar 03/10
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether hedge funds might have acted together betting against the euro, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar ...Read more



U.S. Said to Tell Hedge Funds to Save Euro Records
Mar 03/10
The U.S. is asking hedge funds not to destroy trading records on euro bets, according to a person with knowledge of the requests, as Europe and the U.S. step up scrutiny of the funds’ role in the Greek debt crisis. ...Read more



The Hedge Fund Industry Association on New CESR Short Selling Plansh
Mar 03/10
“The Alternative Investment Management Association, believes that short-selling is a wholly legitimate market practice, that helps capital markets function more effectively.” Andrew Baker, CEO of AIMA said in a statement, “We w...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers reluctant to abandon 2 and 20, but Open to Negotiations
Mar 03/10
Despite the forecasts and heavy outflows from the hedge fund industry, managers seem to be maintaining their strong grip on the standard “two and twenty” fee structure. The Financial Times reports that a Credit Suisse survey ha...Read more



Ex-Galleon Manager Pollock Plans Stock Hedge Fund at CastleBay
Mar 03/10
-- Justin Pollock, a former portfolio manager at Galleon Group, and three others he worked with in Singapore at the U.S. firm that closed, joined CastleBay Capital Management Pte and will start an Asian equity hedge fund. ...Read more



Hedge funds, private equity face profit squeeze
Mar 02/10
Hedge fund and private equity firms face a tough future of higher costs and lower profits as they struggle to cope with investor demands for better supervision of their assets and lower asset bases. Small firms in particular...Read more



Japan hedge funds see increased interest: Triple A
Mar 02/10
Japanese hedge funds are catching the eye of foreign investors who have shunned the region for years now, according to a top executive with Triple A Partners, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund seeding and distribution company. &q...Read more



Soros hedge fund bets on demise of the euro
Mar 02/10
George Soros, one of the world's leading investors, believes the euro "may not survive" and has publicly declared that he is buying into gold – even though he says he considers it a "bubble". Soros Fund ...Read more



Viking's Halvorsen a top tiger cub
Mar 02/10
Andreas Halvorsen's $12 billion hedge fund firm, Viking Global Investors, is off to a better start than last year, when it suffered one of its worst quarters since the fund opened. DealsIn a rare bout of underperforma...Read more



Brazil-focused FoHF launches
Mar 02/10
Geneva-based asset management company Bedrock Group has launched a fund of hedge funds (FoHF) focusing on managers in Brazil. The Bedrock Brazil Fund was launched with approximately $40 million of assets under manage...Read more



The Increasing Importance of Investor Relations for Hedge Funds
Mar 02/10
For Hedge Fund and Fund of Hedge Fund managers seeking to raise capital, how important is it to develop and maintain an institutional grade Investor Relations infrastructure? Since the start of the hedge fund industry, the pr...Read more



Asia Set to grab One-Fifth of Global Hedge Fund Flows
Mar 02/10
Asia is likely to capture as much as 20% of the total global inflows into hedge funds in 2010 with investors drawn to the region's stellar performance last year, a senior executive at Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit said o...Read more



Hedge Funds required to provide Uniform Data Starting in September
Mar 01/10
LONDON (Reuters) Hedge fund supervisors worldwide will require hedge funds to provide uniform data across jurisdictions from September in a bid to spot broader risks more quickly, a global regulatory body said on Thursday [Feb....Read more



Hedge Firm RAB to auction Stakes in Fund: Report
Mar 01/10
LONDON (Reuters) Hedge fund firm RAB Capital is to organise an auction to allow aggrieved investors to sell-off stakes in its Special Situations fund, the Financial Times reported . Investors in the fund had agreed to...Read more



Soros Signals Gold Bubble as Goldman Predicts Record
Mar 01/10
March 1 (Bloomberg) -- George Soros is helping drive up gold prices by doubling his bet in a market even he considers a “bubble” as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Barclays Capital and HSBC Holdings Plc predict more gains before...Read more



State Street’s Hooley Sees European Path to More Global Future
Mar 01/10
State Street Corp. Chief Executive Officer Joseph “Jay” Hooley said he will seek acquisitions in Europe and Asia to help the third-largest custody bank lift earnings by as much as 15 percent annually. “I’m determi...Read more



Hedge-Fund Managers ‘Keen for Clarity’ on Singapore Regulation
Feb 26/10
Hedge-fund managers are “keen for clarity” on what Singapore’s regulator will do to increase oversight of the industry, said Han Ming Ho, who heads the funds practice group in the city state at Clifford Chance. The Mon...Read more



International regulator to cut down hedge fund secrecy
Feb 26/10
Hedge funds will have to provide international regulators with detailed information about their trading positions in a move that will lift the lid on the workings of the opaque sector.The International Organization of Sec...Read more



SEC adopts short selling restrictions
Feb 26/10
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to adopt a rule that will restrict the short sale of stocks that are rapidly declining in price. Under the rule, a circuit breaker would be triggered if a stock dec...Read more



Hedge Funds Lure More Cash From Pensions as Benefit Gap Looms
Feb 25/10
Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Florida’s state pension system, manager of $112 billion for a million firefighters, teachers and garbage collectors, is set to decide next week on the size of its first i...Read more



Inmate named in extortion bid of hedge fund SAC
Feb 25/10
What may sound like the beginning of a joke is actually the increasingly bizarre plotline of the unfolding criminal case against Milton Balkany, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and director of religious school in Brooklyn, New York....Read more



Citi in talks to sell hedge fund unit - source
Feb 25/10
Citigroup Inc (C.N) is in advanced talks to sell its $4 billion hedge fund business to SkyBridge Capital LLC, a New York firm that invests in start-up fund managers, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Hammere...Read more



Hedge Fund Assets May Rise 14% in 2010 as Rules Buoy Confidence
Feb 24/10
Hedge fund assets may climb 14 percent this year as proposed regulations ease the concerns of risk-averse investors, according to Eurekahedge Pte. Assets may reach $1.68 trillion by the end of the year, compared with abo...Read more



London's hedge funds given boost by FSA
Feb 24/10
The embattled hedge fund industry received a boost from a surprising source yesterday after the Financial Services Authority argued that they do not pose a dangerous risk to banks that lend to them. As European policymakers...Read more



Commoditrade Hedge Fund Goes Managed Accounts Route For Outside Investors
Feb 24/10
London-based Commoditrade is opening its hedge fund unit to outside investors next month. The investment firm has renamed the unit, which it bought last February, for the occasion. Rather than investing in AMCO Commodities, inv...Read more



What influence? Top Hedge Funds Control Just 1%
Feb 24/10
Worries that hedge funds have undue influence in share trading look overblown after a Tuesday report from the U.K. Financial Services Authority found that 50 of the U.K.'s largest hedge-fund groups control less than 1% of the E...Read more



Hedge Fund Corriente Gives Cash Back To Investors After Making A Killing Shorting European Debt
Feb 24/10
Corriente’s European Divergence Master Fund LP is cashing out a portion of the profits they made shorting European government bonds now. A source at Bloomberg says the hedge fund will be returning $320 million to investors in th...Read more



Hedge funds pose little risk to financial markets concludes FSA
Feb 24/10
Hedge funds do not pose a high level of risk to financial markets, concluded a report by the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA). The regulator found hedge funds present a low level of credit counterparty exposure ...Read more



US to probe hedge fund impact on oil markets
Feb 23/10
The United States plans to investigate how hedge funds and other speculators create volatility in oil markets, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said on Monday in Saudi Arabia. He said speculation, blamed for oil prices that...Read more



Aisling’s Coleman Plans Hedge Fund to Trade Resource Shares
Feb 23/10
Aisling Analytics Pte, manager of the $1.6 billion Merchant Commodity Fund, plans to start a $300 million equity hedge fund. The Merchant Equity Fund will be an equity long-short fund investing in commodities and natural ...Read more



Odey closes Asia fund in spite of outperforming rivals
Feb 23/10
Odey Asset Management, the London boutique owned by the highly rated hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, has shut its Asia fund after failing to raise enough money, despite substantial outperformance through the financial crisis. ...Read more



Atheros Executive Hariri Will Waive Indictment in Galleon Case
Feb 23/10
Former Atheros Communications Inc. Vice President Ali Hariri agreed to waive his right to a grand jury indictment, prosecutors said, an indication he may plead guilty and bolster the government’s evidence in the Galleon Group L...Read more



Hedge funds to invest more in troubled cos-survey
Feb 23/10
Hedge funds will increase their investments in distressed debt and equity this year and expect to make more money doing it, the Reuters HedgeWorld & Dykema 2010 Insolvency Outlook Survey found. The most attractive ar...Read more



Equity Advance/Decline Ratio Key Indicator for Hedge Fund Performance
Feb 23/10
A study by Hennessee Group has confirmed that hedge funds generally lag their traditional counterparts when the equity markets experience strong advances and winners greatly outnumber losers as witnessed in 2009. Conversely, ...Read more



Hedges Have Largest Short Position Against Euro Ever
Feb 22/10
Based on data reported to the CFTC, Societe Generale has released its latest monthly hedge fund report that examines what speculators are buying and selling across various asset classes. SocGen's research indicates that hed...Read more



BlackRock Said to Plan Asia Credit Hedge Fund to Start in March
Feb 22/10
BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest asset manager, plans to start a hedge fund to trade corporate bonds in Asia, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The New York-based manager will launch the BlackRock Asian...Read more

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