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Historical Performance of Hedge Funds in Down Markets
Nov 04/09
Addressing the rising concern among investors that the financial markets are due for a near term correction, Charles Gradante, Co-Founder of the Hennessee Group, said, “With the equity markets up over +50% since the lows reached i...Read more



Paulson & Co. win Management Firm of the Year
Nov 04/09
Paulson & Co. won Management Firm of the Year at last night's 2009 Absolute Return Awards Dinner for the third consecutive year. Paulson was nominated for five awards this year. SAC Capital International won the prestigious aw...Read more



Bear Fund Managers Ask U.S. Judge to Dismiss Charges
Nov 03/09
Lawyers for former Bear Stearns Cos. hedge-fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin asked a federal judge in Brooklyn to dismiss fraud and wire charges against the two men after prosecutors rested their case today. ...Read more



Flurry of hedge fund start-ups buoys industry
Nov 03/09
Hedge fund launches are growing in size and number after months of subdued activity in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers last year.The revival of fund start-ups is one of the clearest signs yet that the $1,400bn globa...Read more



Hammering inside traders and hedge funds -- while bigger problems fester
Nov 03/09
Two weeks after billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam was handcuffed and walked out of his New York apartment by authorities at dawn, the roster of corporate brass at some of America's biggest companies brought down by ...Read more



Managed Account Platforms Growing Rapidly at Hedge Funds: Infovest 21
Nov 03/09
Managed account platforms, which represent 2 percent to 4 percent of hedge fund industry assets, are growing rapidly and could account for as much as 20 percent of total industry assets by 2014, according to a report released M...Read more



Hedge Fund Specialists Man Investments and Credit Suisse Launch Joint Offering
Nov 03/09
Man Investments and Credit Suisse are launching a managed accounts initiative in response to investors’ increased demands for transparency, liquidity and control. The new initiative brings together Man’s extensive managed accou...Read more



Warning: Your brain is killing America's capitalism
Nov 03/09
Warning: The investor's brain is infected with a deadly disease. And like P.T. Barnum, Wall Street knows your brain's a sucker just waiting for any excuse to get back to playing their game at their casino by their rules.Yes, yo...Read more



Systematic Alpha Management Futures Fund Wins 2009 HFMWeek U.S. Performance Award
Nov 03/09
Systematic Alpha Management LLC, an alternative asset manager focused on market neutral, absolute return oriented quantitative trading strategies, announced today that Systematic Alpha Futures Fund LTD Class B has be...Read more



The Hedge Fund Investor’s Burden and Poor Investment Practices
Nov 03/09
Hedge fund investors should be alert. Some fundamental practices in wide use contain significant levels of misguidance that undermine the quality of the investment process. Broad corrective action may be too ambitious to propo...Read more



Oracle hedge fund chief sees healthcare sector boom
Nov 02/09
U.S. healthcare reform is likely to benefit hospital, drug and biopharmaceutical companies if it becomes reality this year or next, Barron's business weekly said on Sunday. It quoted leading hedge fund manager Larry Fe...Read more



Outlook for global hedge funds positive
Nov 02/09
The outlook for global hedge funds appears rosy with US pension funds likely to drive growth. Observers said the challenge going forward will be in how regulations for the industry evolve and are implemented. They believe ...Read more



Edged with colour
Nov 02/09
Edge for hedgies: You can’t take the edge out of hedge funds. Along with other investors, most of them are looking for that extra insight. There’s no excuse for illegally trading on inside information, as Galleon Group founder ...Read more



The hedge 'plunder'
Nov 02/09
Federal agents this week are zeroing in on a $20 million Florida beachfront mansion owned by a hedge-fund titan who, law enforcement authorities believe, financed a lavish lifestyle -- complete with two corporate jets, a ...Read more



Former hedge fund executive charged by US SEC
Nov 02/09
A former top executive at hedge fund firm ValueAct Capital is one of seven people charged with trading on inside information in Acxiom Corp (ACXM.O). Ronald Yee, who had been the San Francisco-based hedge fund firm's ...Read more



Funds exiting stocks
Nov 02/09
Investors could be rocked again Monday by sliding stocks after Friday's broad sell-off -- sparked in part by hedge funds hitting the cash register and selling stocks after a good year. Such moves by huge hedge funds can ...Read more



Hedge-fund boss Elena Ambrosiadou buys superyacht Maltese Falcon
Nov 02/09
Hedge-fund manager Elena Ambrosiadou has emerged as the mystery buyer of the Maltese Falcon, one of the world’s largest private yachts. Greek-born Ambrosiadou, who runs Ikos Asset Management, bought the 289ft yacht from...Read more



Debunking the myths: Hedge funds are still a good bet when investing
Nov 02/09
Hedge funds are the redheaded stepchildren of the investment world. Most media tend to portray them as deliberately secretive, wildly speculative investments sealed off to all but the wealthiest investors and managed by aggress...Read more



State Street Apointed to Service $2.2 billion for Saskatchewan Teachers'
Nov 02/09
State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, announced today that it has been appointed by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation to provide a ...Read more



Northwater Market-Neutral Trust update on status of wind-up
Nov 02/09
The Northwater Market-Neutral Trust (the "Trust") today is providing investors with a further update on the status of the liquidation of the Trust's assets in connection with theDecember 31, 2009 (the "Termination...Read more



Bear Stearns Funds Were ‘Heavily’ Subprime, Broker Tells Jury
Oct 30/09
Bear Stearns Cos. told investors after two of its hedge funds collapsed that the funds’ exposure to subprime-related securities was 10 times what a broker believed them to have been, the man testified at a fraud trial. ...Read more



Accused Raj Rajaratnam "Confident" Can Win At Trial
Oct 30/09
Lawyers for Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire founder of Galleon hedge fund accused of insider trading, said the U.S. government's case is weak and they were confident of winning any trial, according to a letter filed in court on...Read more



Galleon fears raised in 2001
Oct 30/09
Concerns about the business practices of Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and his associates were raised inside JPMorgan Chase as far back as 2001, according to an internal company document seen by the Financial Times.Mr ...Read more



My Hedge Fund Portfolio Keeps Moving Ahead
Oct 30/09
Hedge funds continue to make headlines, and most of them are not good. The big insider-trading case involved a hedge fund firm, and news stories indicate the investment process of the firm was to get an “information edge” that ...Read more



Paladyne Systems Partners with RiskMetrics Group to Provide Risk Reports to Hedge Funds
Oct 30/09
Paladyne Systems, Inc., a leading provider of technology and services to the global hedge fund industry, today announced a strategic partnership with RiskMetrics Group, a leading provider of risk management and ...Read more



Barclays among losers amid fraud inquiry at German fund
Oct 29/09
K1 Group, founded by German psychologist Helmut Kiener and which claimed returns of 825pc from 1996 until last year, is being investigated by European authorities and the FBI in the US. The investigation of the fund...Read more



Directorship service for hedge funds is launched
Oct 29/09
A service that provides independent directorship to hedge funds and investment funds has been launched in the UK & Ireland. Independent Fund Director Services provides an experienced and qualified investment professional who...Read more



K1 Hedge Fund Said to Be Linked to FBI Money-Laundering Sting
Oct 29/09
A Federal Bureau of Investigation money-laundering sting targeting two financial professionals in Florida and Nebraska is tied to an international probe of German hedge-fund firm K1 Group, people familiar with the matter said. ...Read more



Galleon hedge funds 90 percent liquidated
Oct 28/09
Galleon Group, the hedge-fund firm at the center of the biggest insider-trading case in decades, liquidated most of its $3.7 billion portfolio last week, a person familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. New York-b...Read more



More brokers look to ETFs to replace hedge funds
Oct 28/09
* Brokers add ETFs to sophisticated allocation strategies * ETFs seen as more transparent, liquid than hedge funds By Aaron Pressman BOSTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - As wealthy investors stream out of hed...Read more



OMERS to cut back on external GPs
Oct 28/09
The pension’s goal is to reduce externally managed investments to 20 per cent of its portfolio. Currently, OMERS’ private equity portfolio is 65 per cent invested through fund managers and 35 per cent through direct investments...Read more



Hedge-Fund Boxers Take Black Eye in Hong Kong Contest
Oct 27/09
Benoit “La Tornade” Descourtieux, the second-oldest contender in Hong Kong’s third annual Hedge Fund Fight Night for charity, finds it easy to draw a link between managing money and martial arts. “As long as we do...Read more



Hedgies set for recovery
Oct 27/09
THE HEDGE fund industry is close to recouping the losses it suffered during the financial crisis, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).HFR’s indexes show that the average fund needs to gain just two per cent to reac...Read more



Galleon charges shine harsh light on hedge-fund industry
Oct 27/09
Insider-trading charges against hedge-fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam are rippling through the $1.5 trillion industry, because being aggressive about obtaining information is an integral part of many firms' strategies. ...Read more



Hedgebay launches secondary hedge fund market index
Oct 27/09
The Hedgebay Global Hedge Fund Secondary Market Index provides hedge fund investors with statistics on the key aspects of the secondary market. Most notably it offers the average discount or premium to net asset value of hedge...Read more



Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index rises 1.1 per cent in September
Oct 27/09
The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 1.1 per cent in September, taking year-to-date performance to +5.4 per cent. Alternative strategies generally performed well in September as macroeconomic data came in better than expecte...Read more



Canadian hedge fund execs raise funds for child abuse prevention
Oct 27/09
Leaders of Canada's hedge fund industry and their guests will gather November 4 for the sixth annual Open Your Hearts to the Children Gala, a special fundraising evening organized by Hedge Funds Care Canada. The event will be h...Read more



Finsearch360°com - valuescope to launch public Beta
Oct 27/09
First Semantic Search Engine for Finance & Technology featuring Natural Language Processing MUNICH, Germany, 26 October 2009 – valuescope GmbH, a specialist in semantic web business applications, today announced the la...Read more



Investor Confidence Commentary
Oct 27/09
State Street Global Markets, the investment research and trading arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® for October 2009.        Global I...Read more



Galleon Wiretaps Rattle Hedge Funds as Insider Trading Targeted
Oct 26/09
First came the biggest bear market since the 1930s, then Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme and the threat of increased regulation. Now hedge funds have a new concern: getting caught on tape as the government expands it...Read more



Structured products: A case of apples and pears
Oct 26/09
As the end of each financial year approaches, institutions offer structured products as a way to lower tax. Attractive as that sounds, it’s simply not that easy. Often it’s an apples and pears argument when comparing structured...Read more



Morgan Stanley's Richard Portogallo Learns From Crisis
Oct 26/09
When Richard Portogallo left his job running Morgan Stanley’s illustrious prime brokerage business in January 2006 to head up the bank’s U.S. equities division, his promotion signaled how important hedge funds had become to ban...Read more



Hedge Fund Prices Decline for Fourth Month, Hedgebay Data Show
Oct 26/09
Hedgebay Trading Corp., operator of the oldest site for swapping stakes in hedge funds, said September transactions show the fourth monthly drop in prices for funds in the $1.4 trillion industry. Transactions in Se...Read more



Hedge funds see biggest returns since 2007
Oct 26/09
Convertible bonds have produced some of the most remarkable hedge fund gains this year after savage deleveraging in the asset class in 2008, according to industry research.The Edhec-Risk Institute and Morningstar both flagged up...Read more



A look at hedge funds and how they work
Oct 26/09
Investment tool seen as mysterious and exclusively for wealthy.The arrest of a billionaire in an insider trading case last week drew new attention to hedge funds -- investment firms that, for many, evoke an exclusive world where...Read more



Fund of funds, the diversification alternative
Oct 26/09
If one compares mutual funds to the supermarkets of the investment world, a fund of funds (FOFs) would be something of a warehouse available to the retail buyer. “Fund of funds can be extremely useful as they manage expertise o...Read more



Muriel Siebert calls for hedge fund regulation
Oct 26/09
Siebert, the first woman to join the NYSE and chief executive of her own brokerage, says hedge funds are at the heart of the financial industry's problems.Muriel "Mickey" Siebert is used to fighting for what she wants....Read more



Eurekahedge: industry on track to hit $1.5 trillion mark by year-end
Oct 23/09
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 2.6% in September (est.), bringing its YTD returns to 16.1%. Managers attracted capital for the fifth consecutive month with net inflows of US$15.1 billion in September, bringing the current a...Read more



Nadel Bail Battle Resumes Today
Oct 23/09
Accused Ponzi schemer Arthur Nadel will once again attempt to win his release from jail today, eight months after his arrest on charges of running a $400 million hedge fund fraud. But prosecutors are doing all they can to keep Nad...Read more



Galleon Founder Puts Up Apt. To Secure Record-Setting Bail
Oct 23/09
Accused insider-trader Raj Rajaratnam was back in federal court yesterday, signing the paperwork for his record $100 million bail.The Galleon Group founder, who faces 11 charges of conspiracy and securities fraud in an alleged $20...Read more

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