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Meltdown 101: How does a hedge fund work?
Oct 23/09
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 the super rich use exotic investing techniques to grow yet richer...Read more



Galleon a shipwreck: Hedge fund shop to 'wind down'
Oct 23/09
Insider-trading-tainted firm that last week oversaw $3.7 billion suddenly swamped by clients demanding their money back. Arrested manager has no choice but to bail.At this time a week ago, most Galleon Group employees were wonderi...Read more



Sri Lanka War Victims Sue Rajaratnam in U.S. Court
Oct 23/09
Accused hedge fund billionaire Raja Rajaratnam and his family's foundation were sued in a U.S. court on Thursday [Oct. 22] over allegations that they provided $5 million to Tamil Tigers militants in his native Sri Lanka's civil wa...Read more



Hedge funds to win back Lehman cash
Oct 23/09
Hedge funds with money tied up in the Lehman Brothers administration were given a boost yesterday as the High Court ruled that cash and securities held by the collapsed bank as custodian should be returned to clients.Justice Brigg...Read more



State Street charged with fraud against pension funds
Oct 23/09
State Street has been charged with “raiding the custodial accounts” of California’s largest pension funds by fraudulently pricing foreign currency trades.California’s attorney general Edmund Brown filed a lawsuit against the bank ...Read more



Hedge funds aren't too big to fail
Oct 23/09
Galleon is sinking. It's no surprise that after founder Raj Rajaratnam was charged with insider trading, investors in the U.S. technology-focused hedge fund should head for the exits -- and the firm decide to wind its funds down. ...Read more



European Bank Warns on Hedge Fund Rules
Oct 23/09
The European Central Bank has warned that E.U. plans to tighten regulation of hedge funds and other alternative investors risk creating a two-tier playing field that could drive the industry out of Europe. European governments and...Read more



Market trends drive Credit Suisse/Tremont index higher in September
Oct 22/09
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index finished up 3.04 per cent in September as hedge funds were able to take advantage of market trends. Every strategy in the index posted positive performance except dedicated short bias....Read more



Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index up 7.4 per cent in Q3
Oct 22/09
The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index climbed 7.4 per cent during the third quarter of 2009 and 17.2 per cent through the first nine months of the year. The currency-hedged Morningstar MSCI Hedge Fund Composite rose 6.1 per ce...Read more



Managed futures managers rise for second month in a row
Oct 22/09
Managed futures managers delivered healthy returns for September—their third positive month in 2009—as trend-following models were able to capitalize on significant market trends, according to a report by Lipper Tass. The sub...Read more



Hedge funds on course for record returns
Oct 22/09
Hedge funds are set to record their best annual returns in 10 years, according to the Credit Suisse Tremont Index report.The index is up 15 per cent for the year-to-date, with 83 per cent of all funds posting positive performance....Read more



EU mulls lighter rules for hedge funds
Oct 22/09
Sweden, holder of the European Union presidency, wants to ditch a proposed borrowing limit for hedge funds in a move that will please Britain but anger France and others seeking tougher control of the secretive industry. Skip r...Read more



Watchdogs tell hedge funds: we are on to your game
Oct 21/09
When the FBI arrested Raj Rajaratnam last week, a chill went down the spines of more than a few of his rival hedge fund managers. There but for the grace of the gods ... Insiders at the Securities and Exchange Commission, ...Read more



Morningstar Reports Hedge Fund Performance for Third Quarter 2009, Asset Flows Through August
Oct 21/09
Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for the third quarter of 2009 and asset flows through August 2009. Hedge funds are recov...Read more



Galleon staff eye exits, investors debate
Oct 21/09
* Galleon staff ready to leave, worry about firm's stigma * Investors debate on action, lawyers review documents * Galleon traders start liquidating positions By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON,...Read more



Hedge funds post best quarter return since 2005
Oct 21/09
Hedge funds in the third quarter recorded their best three-month average return since the third quarter of 2005, recording a 7.25% gain, according to the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index.Also, 83% of all hedge funds had p...Read more



Hedge manager Sprott sees trouble when easing ends
Oct 21/09
When so-called quantitative easing by central banks ends, the world economy may slip back into trouble, Canadian hedge fund manager Eric Sprott warned on Tuesday. Toronto-based Sprott called Citigroup, Fannie Mae, Fr...Read more



Women on top: Female hedge fund bosses out-perform their male counterparts
Oct 21/09
Women in the hedge fund industry have given strength to the theory that the world of finance would be more efficient if females were in control.According to new figures from Hedge Fund Research, funds run by women have been doi...Read more



Billionaire Bust Rocks Hedge Funds, Community
Oct 20/09
The arrest of Raj Rajaratnam has had worldwide impact, even sending the stock market in his native Sri Lanka tumbling. The impact is felt as new details arise about the investigation that led to the arrest of the hedge fund...Read more



Rajaratnam Said to Speak to Staff as Investors Seek Withdrawals
Oct 20/09
Raj Rajaratnam came to work at his Galleon Group hedge fund firm this morning, gathering employees for a speech and telling them he is innocent even as investors sought redemptions from the $3.7 billion hedge fund firm, accor...Read more



Hedge fund legend Robertson likes plastic not gold
Oct 20/09
Hedge fund pioneer Julian Robertson, whose Tiger Management once oversaw $22 billion in assets, told a conference of money managers on Monday he is bullish on credit card companies, but would steer clear of gold as an inflatio...Read more



Einhorn bets on major currency 'death spiral'
Oct 20/09
Greenlight Capital is betting on the possibility of a major currency collapse and a surge in interest rates, the hedge-fund firm's manager David Einhorn said Monday, citing ballooning government deficits in some of the world's ...Read more



SEC charges six in largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme
Oct 19/09
Billionaire hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and five other top US company executives have been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme. Rajar...Read more



U.S. Said to Target Wave of Insider-Trading Cases After Galleon
Oct 19/09
Federal investigators are gearing up to file charges against a wider array of insider-trading networks, some linked to the criminal case against billionaire hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam that shook Wall Street last week, p...Read more



Research condemns hedge fund managers
Oct 19/09
More than 20 per cent of hedge fund managers "misrepresent" legal or regulatory problems they have faced in their funds when questioned by analysts, a report by leading academics suggests. The research is a furt...Read more



Sri Lanka claims billionaire trader funded terrorists
Oct 19/09
Raj Rajaratnam, the New York-based billionaire and hedge fund manager charged in an alleged insider trading scheme on Friday, was funding the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which is considered a terrorist group by the US, th...Read more



Industry concern over 'fad' of FoAR funds
Oct 19/09
Multi-managers have expressed severe concerns over a possible new wave of funds of absolute return funds, warning their potential underlying holdings are insufficiently transparent or diverse. As hedge fund managers rebui...Read more



Carl Icahn: Time to Short Real Estate?
Oct 19/09
Legendary 'corporate raider' and hedge fund manager Carl Icahn recently sat down and divulged his thoughts on the current markets. He basically said that the stock market is 'schizophrenic,' and could swing in either direction ...Read more



Due diligence key to hedge fund investing
Oct 19/09
Downturn reveals that some managers of funds of funds didn't look under the hood or kick the tires.The losses of 2007 and 2008 in the [hedge]-fund-of-funds industry showed us that some funds of funds turned out not to be as div...Read more



State Street Enhances Service Solutions for Fund of Hedge Funds
Oct 19/09
State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, today announced enhancements to its fund of hedge funds service offerings, which build on its comp...Read more



One in five hedge funds misrepresent funds and performance to investors, study says
Oct 16/09
Over 20 per cent of hedge funds frequently misrepresent important information about funds and their performance to investors, according to a study by NYU Stern Finance Professor Stephen Brown. With co-authors William Goetzmann...Read more



Fund of hedge fund industry still in reconfiguration despite strong performance
Oct 16/09
Fitch Ratings says the fund of hedge fund industry is still in reconfiguration despite being on course to register the best annual performance in ten years. Industry consolidation, decreased assets under management and change...Read more



Hedge Funds Began Hiring Frenzy in Late August, Heidrick Says
Oct 16/09
Hedge-fund firms went on a hiring binge in late August and September as they sought to rebuild assets under management after the industry’s worst year, according to Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. Much o...Read more



Hedge Fund Industry Trends - 2009
Oct 16/09
Hedge Fund Industry Trends - 2009: Heidrick & Struggles Issues Report onSearch/Recruiting and CompensationNEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heidrick & StrugglesInternational, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII) has issued its H...Read more



Hedge funds hiring again, payouts likely leaner
Oct 16/09
* Hedge fund hiring picked up in August * Endowments, money managers now competing for talent By Svea Herbst-Bayliss NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - After spending months on the sidelines, hedge funds ...Read more



Transparency failings dog hedge fund industry: study
Oct 16/09
Many funds don’t disclose problems to investors. Hedge funds often aren’t forthcoming with investors about their regulatory troubles or their performance records, new research finds.Accord...Read more



Barclays Stockbrokers has launched two FTSE 100 structured products
Oct 15/09
The firm says the recent rally in global stock markets has been significant, but investor opinion is divided as to what the future holds for the market over the medium term. While some investors are confident of growth opportun...Read more



Hedge funds set to soar
Oct 15/09
Hedge funds returned 2.5 percent in September, heading for their best performance in six years, as global stock markets rose and the US Federal Reserve suggested interest rates would remain low, Eurekahedge Pte said. The Eur...Read more



State Street Expands Hedge Fund Administration Services
Oct 15/09
State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, announced today the addition of custody, cash management and foreign exchange serv...Read more



Hedge fund launches to rise, but smaller
Oct 15/09
The pace of hedge fund launches is taking off after a year-long slumber, but the incoming class of start-ups is finding it tougher to beat out established giants and lure money from investors still scarred by last year's turmoi...Read more



Are hedge fund managers stretching the truth?
Oct 15/09
Out of every five hedge fund managers, one is prone to fibbing, according to research from NYU's Stern School of Business. This is likely to pour salt in the wound of an industry that's been in rough shape for the past year. And...Read more



Dexia Asset Management appoints Canadian head
Oct 15/09
Dexia Asset Management has appointed Christophe Vandewiele as head of its Canadian office. Vandewiele has more than 16 years of international experience in the financial, banking and insurance industries. Prior to joining De...Read more



High water marks still haunt hedge funds
Oct 15/09
Hedge funds have rallied from last year’s stunning losses, yet hundreds of managers remain deep in the hole and face some tough decisions in the coming weeks. The fund industry suffered one of its worst years ever in 2008, whe...Read more



Hedge Funds Headed for Best Year Since 2003, Eurekahedge Says
Oct 14/09
Hedge funds returned 2.5 percent in September, heading for their best performance in six years, as global stock markets rose and the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested interest rates will remain low, Eurekahedge Pte said. The Eu...Read more



Mass.-based scammer sentenced to 7 years
Oct 14/09
Convicted Ponzi scheme operator Michael C. Regan, who was accused of stealing $8.9 million from investors, was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y. Regan, a Massachusetts-bas...Read more



Fund managers attacked for hiding charges from investors
Oct 14/09
Alan Miller, the founding shareholder of New Star Asset Management, has branded the fund management industry "disgraceful" for hiding charges from investors. New Star's former chief investment officer es...Read more



How To Start Your Own Hedge Fund
Oct 14/09
After taking a beating, and watching investors flee in droves, hedge fund assets are back to nearly $2 trillion, according to HedgeFund.net. And with capital flowing, thanks to the Fed, it's time for you, yes you, to grab you...Read more



Tough decisions ahead for hedge funds
Oct 13/09
Hedge funds have rallied from last year's stunning losses, yet hundreds of managers remain deep in the hole and face some tough decisions in the coming weeks. The fund industry suffered one of its worst years ever in 2...Read more



Prime brokers vie for blue-chip hedge funds
Oct 13/09
Credit may be hard to come by if you're a small business owner, but if you're a hedge fund, particularly of the blue-chip variety, you're probably not complaining. Prime brokers, having retrenched following the collapse of Le...Read more



Elements of European alternative investment directive “poorly drafted”: AIMA
Oct 13/09
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has welcomed the European Commission’s acknowledgement that their draft directive on alternative investment fund managers should be revised, but has expressed reservation...Read more

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