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Man Group reports FUM of USD52.0bn at 30 June 2013
Aug 06/13
Man Group has reported funds under management (FUM) at 30 June 2013 of USD52.0bn (31 December 2012: USD57.0bn), reflecting sales of USD6.5bn, redemptions of -USD11.5bn, investment movement of USD2.5bn, FX translation e...Read more

The new rules of marketing: Guidelines for managers
Aug 06/13
The SEC ruling of 10 July 10 2013 lifting the ban on general solicitation and advertising of private placements ushered in a new era of communication opportunities and challenges for hedge fund managers.  This rule...Read more

Scotia Private Client Group launches Scotia Long Short Equity Fund
Aug 06/13
Scotia Private Client Group has launched the Scotia Long Short Equity Fund, the first alternative investment solution available through its private investment counsel.  The new fund provides accredited investors with th...Read more

Hedge funds pile into gold on rebound hopes
Jul 30/13
Hedge funds have heavily upped exposure to gold in recent weeks, viewing the metal's poor relative performance year-to-date as a buying opportunity. According to Bloomberg data from the US Commodity Futures Trading ...Read more

Breton Hill Capital named Best Overall Canadian Hedge Fund at the Hedge Funds Review Americas Awards
Jul 29/13
TORONTO, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Breton Hill Capital Ltd. received the prestigious Best overall Canadian hedge fund at the Hedge Funds Review Americas Awards 2013 last night at a reception held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New ...Read more

Hedge Funds Raise Gold Bets as Goldman Sees Decline
Jul 29/13
Hedge funds raised wagers on a gold rally as speculation that the Federal Reserve will hold off on curbing stimulus drove prices toward the biggest gain in 18 months. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. expects the rally to reverse. ...Read more

Survey: Hedge Funds Focus On Long/Short Equity and Event-driven Strategies
Jul 25/13
Credit Suisse polled 185 institutional investors on their strategy and allocation activity for its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Survey. 88% of institutional investors said that they plan to make additional allocations to hed...Read more

Jul 24/13
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Corn 'to outperform soy' thanks to hedge fund bets
Jul 23/13
Hedge funds turned less negative on corn price prospects, but remain net short by a historically high amount – raising the prospect of a substantial switch in the fortunes of prices of the grain compared with soybeans. Ma...Read more

Strings Attached to Hedge Fund Ad Rule
Jul 23/13
Getting ready to advertise your hedge fund or private equity fund when the new SEC ad rule goes into effect in a few months?  Here are a couple of things you should know.First, you may not be able to charge performance ...Read more

Hedge funds extend record asset total for fourth consecutive month
Jul 22/13
Total capital invested globally in hedge funds increased to a record level for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q2 2013, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  The growth in assets in 2Q13 exte...Read more

Hedge Fund Exits Fall to Six Month Low in July
Jul 22/13
The number of demands to pull money out of hedge funds fell in July as investors took stock after making mid-year adjustments to portfolios the previous month. Hedge fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp's forward redemption in...Read more

Commodity hedge funds suffer longest losing streak on record
Jul 19/13
* Average fund down 3.6 pct in H1 2013 * Follows losses in previous two years * Managers struggle to make money as commodity prices fall LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - Funds betting on commodity price moves have lo...Read more

New EU rules may attract hedge funds: regulator
Jul 19/13
One of Europe's top regulators has some good news for the hedge fund industry; pay curbs are not on the agenda. While they will avoid the caps on bonuses facing bankers, Europe's hedge fund managers can still expect restr...Read more

Blackstone plans open end, daily liquid, alternative mutual fund
Jul 18/13
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, is to launch its first alternative investment-focused mutual fund that offers daily liquidity.   BAAM, which is the world’s l...Read more

Hedge funds spot opportunities in Poland sell-off
Jul 17/13
- Hedge funds are betting against Poland's sovereign bonds and currency, taking advantage of a sell-off in emerging markets and slowing domestic growth to target a country that has been a top pick for foreign inv...Read more

Hedge Fund Assets Down $20.94 Billion In June
Jul 17/13
New York (HedgeCo.Net) - Hedge funds suffered losses this month according to the new Eurekahedge report. ”Hedge funds recorded negative returns in June ending their seven month winning run, as global markets witnessed broad ba...Read more

Hedge Funds Back in the Red After a Year of Positive Returns
Jul 17/13
Preqin’s early hedge fund benchmarks show that after 12 consecutive months of positive returns, hedge funds were back in the red in June, posting average returns of -1.52%. This brings the year to date return to 3.43%, compara...Read more

Hedge fund inflows hit two-year high of USD18.5bn in May
Jul 15/13
Hedge funds took in a net USD18.5bn (1.0 per cent of assets) in May, more than a 40-fold increase from April’s USD430m inflow, according to figures released by TrimTabs and BarclayHedge.  The results are based on data f...Read more

HFA applauds SEC for lifting ban on hedge fund advertising
Jul 15/13
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now adopted final rules in connection with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, lifting an 80 year old ban on general solicitation and allowing hedge fund man...Read more

Hedge Funds Are for Suckers
Jul 15/13
At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, a group of famous hedge fund managers was made to stand before Congress like thieves in a stockade and defend their existence to an angry public. The gilded five included George S...Read more

HFA Applauds SEC JOBS Act Final Rules
Jul 12/13
The New York-based Hedge Fund Assocation (HFA) has issued a brief reaction to the news that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now adopted final rules in connection with the Jumpstart Our Business Sta...Read more

Ready For Hedge Fund Commercials? SEC To End Ad Ban
Jul 11/13
Imagine driving down the highway and seeing Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn or Steve Cohen on a billboard asking you for money for their next fund. Okay. That’s unlikely because none of those guys are hard up for assets, and two ...Read more

Lifting SEC Ad Ban Promises Wider Airing of Hedge-Fund Pitches
Jul 11/13
Investment pitches by entrepreneurs and hedge funds may get a higher public profile on television, through social media and even at sporting events following the lifting of an 80-year-old rule by U.S. securities regulators. ...Read more

Assets of top 100 alternative investment managers hit USD3 trillion
Jul 10/13
Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached US$3.1 trillion in 2012, according to research by Towers Watson.   The global alternatives survey, which covers seven asset class...Read more

Hedge funds in June post first decline of the year
Jul 10/13
Hedge funds recorded their first monthly loss in eight months in June, as they battled volatile stock and bond markets, according to data published on Monday by industry tracker Hedge Fund Research. On average, he...Read more

Compliance Technology Now A Necessity For Hedge Funds
Jul 09/13
Once viewed as a luxury reserved for only the largest hedge funds, compliance technology has entered the mainstream.  The complexity of reporting obligations, combined with the expanded number of hedge fund investment advisers...Read more

Hedge funds in positive territory despite equity and bond sell-off hits, says Lyxor
Jul 09/13
All Lyxor indices ended the month of June in negative territory with the worst index performers being the CTA Long Term (-2.64 per cent), the Lyxor Long/Short Equity Market Neutral Index (-2.45 per cent) and the Long/S...Read more

Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index drops 1.15 per cent in June
Jul 05/13
The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended June down 1.15 per cent based on preliminary estimates.  It outperformed global equity and credit markets as measured by the S&P 500 (-1.34 per cent), MSCI World Index (-2...Read more

SEC to Lift Ban on Hedge-Fund Advertising
Jul 04/13
U.S. securities regulators plan to meet next week to adopt rules that would lift a long-time ban prohibiting hedge funds and other firms from advertising for private placements to sophisticated investors.The scheduling...Read more

Expected Rotation Out of Bonds Rattles Hedge Funds
Jul 04/13
A mass investor rotation out of bonds, expected earlier this year, has finally materialized—to the dismay of some hedge funds that say they now need bigger cash stashes and an increased appetite for risk in order to...Read more

Hedge funds hit by June sell-off even as many still boast 2013 gains
Jul 04/13
Sharp market sell-offs in June tripped up many veterans in the $2.25 trillion hedge fund industry with big name managers including Daniel Loeb, Barry Rosenstein, David Einhorn and Leon Cooperman nursing losses for the month....Read more

Investment Banks Eye 'Hedge Funds for the Masses'
Jul 03/13
Several investment banks are said to be eyeing the launch of hedge funds for retail investors with minimum investments as low as $1,000 following the launch of a Goldman Sachs fund in May that raised $58 million in less than t...Read more

For financial geeks, a do-it-yourself hedge fund site
Jul 02/13
In the secretive world of hedge funds, algorithms are not shared because they provide the juice behind market-beating returns, and are a key reason why hedge funds charge their clients "two and twenty" - an ann...Read more

Operational due diligence is top concern for hedge fund investors
Jul 02/13
Almost three quarters of hedge fund investors rank a fund’s compliance and regulatory framework as the top priority for 2013, according to Deutsche Bank’s Hedge Fund Consulting Group’s second annual operational due dil...Read more

SOROS: The Efficient Market Hypothesis Has Run Into Bankruptcy
Jun 27/13
In an interview with the Institute for New Economic Thinking George Soros argues that the "prevailing paradigm of efficient market hypothesis—rational choice theory has actually run into bankruptcy, very similar to the ba...Read more

Top 100 Small- and Mid-Cap Hedge Funds oversee $255 billion; Icahn Associates claims the top spot
Jun 26/13
The Top 100 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds oversee $255 billion in U.S. equity SMID assets, according to the most recent rankings. The Top 100 SMID Hedge Fund list is led by a number of the largest U.S. hedge funds ...Read more

US institutional investors favouring alternative mutual funds over hedge funds
Jun 26/13
US institutional investor interest is turning to alternative mutual funds and away from hedge funds, according to the fifth annual alternative investment survey carried out by Morningstar and Barron’s. "Alternative...Read more

Scout Capital Steps up Pressure on Tim Hortons
Jun 26/13
TORONTO (Reuters)—Scout Capital Management, a U.S. hedge fund, said on Tuesday [June 25] it is urging Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons to increase its debt levels in order to fund a share buyback, measures that...Read more

Hedge fund exits rise in June as investors reposition at mid-year
Jun 24/13
Requests to pull money out of hedge funds rose in June as investors used the mid-year point to review their portfolios and release cash to spend elsewhere. Hedge fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp's forward redemption indi...Read more

Hedge fund technology develops across the value chain
Jun 21/13
Getting the right technology solutions in place for today’s hedge fund manager is a pressing concern. Tighter trade margins and growing regulatory/compliance costs are hardly conducive to ramping up a hedge fund’s annual IT ...Read more

Hedge Funds Using ETFs for Trades
Jun 20/13
Exchange traded funds have found their way into self-directed brokerage accounts of the average retail investor, financial advisor investment strategies, and even the world’s largest hedge fund. According to the hedge fund’s ...Read more

European hedge funds struggle to break into U.S. market
Jun 20/13
European and Asian hedge fund firms are finding the potentially lucrative U.S. market impossible to ignore, but as tough as ever to negotiate. Delegates at the annual GAIM conference in Monaco this week talked about the d...Read more

Hedge Fund Performance May 2013: Returns Remain Modest as CTAs Struggle
Jun 19/13
Preqin's preliminary hedge fund benchmarks show that the positive, albeit modest, start to the year has continued into May, with average returns of 0.65%. This is the twelfth consecutive month that hedge funds have posted posi...Read more

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.42 per cent in May
Jun 19/13
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.42 per cent in May with six of the 10 sub strategies recording positive returns. Event driven led the way with a return of 2.27 per cent followed by convertible arbit...Read more

Hedge funds wrong-footed on cocoa, soy, sugar bets
Jun 18/13
Hedge funds, which it was highlighted last week had made a "disastrous" bet on corn, appear to have been wrong-footed for now on cocoa, soybeans and sugar too, regulatory data showed. Managed money, a proxy for sp...Read more

Tim Hortons faces pressure from another activist investor
Jun 18/13
(Reuters) - Restaurant chain Tim Hortons Inc, which recently outlined plans to address the concerns of activist investor Highfields Capital, now faces pressure from another such investor. U.S. hedge fund Scout Capital...Read more

Hedge funds receive meagre USD430m in April
Jun 18/13
Hedge funds took in a net USD430m (0.02 per cent of assets) in April, building on an inflow of USD817m in March, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs.  The results are based on data from 3,393 funds.   The industr...Read more

Third Eye Capital launches Alternative Credit Trust
Jun 18/13
Third Eye Capital Management has launched the Third Eye Capital Alternative Credit Trust (the ACT Fund), an open-ended unincorporated investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario.   The ACT Fund w...Read more

78% of the top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds see their Assets increase YTD
Jun 17/13
The most recent ranking for the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $65.1 billion in US equities. 78% of the hedge funds on the list saw their equity as...Read more

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