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U.S. hedge fund D.E. Shaw sees chance in Gulf region
Sep 15/09
New Page 1 D.E. Shaw, the world's fourth largest hedge fund, is opening in Dubai to tap public and private opportunities in the world's largest oil exporting region and ease Gulf Arab investors moves into overseas...Read more



Transparency the key word among hedge fund heads
Sep 15/09
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- Holding a hedge fund conference at a casino may not be the best optics for an industry that was cast as one of the free-wheeling gamblers of the financial crisis, but players in the fledgling Canadian sec...Read more



WAISC 2009: Hockin expects national securities regulator by 2012
Sep 15/09
As part of a panel on the new regulatory landscape in Canada and the United States, Tom Hockin, chair of the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation, gave the conference an update on what's happening with the quest for a national se...Read more



Citadel Solutions changes name to Omnium
Sep 11/09
Hedge fund administrator Citadel Solutions has changed its name to Omnium. "We chose the name Omnium because it signifies excellence and agility across all disciplines," says John Buckley (pictured), president of Omni...Read more



Spain backs tighter hedge fund rules -Guardian
Sep 11/09
Spain's Economy Minister, Elena Salgado, has backed European Union plans for tougher regulations on hedge funds in an interview with the Guardian on Friday. Spain, which will take the presidency of the European Union ...Read more



Hedge Funds Buy Gold As Hedge Against Inflation
Sep 11/09
As the Euro and the Yen continue to gain in value compared to the dollar, the price of gold remains near the $1,000 mark. The dollar is at its lowest mark since December. October gold futures closed at $995.70 an ounce on the N...Read more



Canadians moving back into hedge funds: AIMA
Sep 11/09
Canadian hedge funds will emerge stronger from the global economic crisis, driven by domestic expertise in key industries like resources and energy, and as the asset class recovers internationally, a chief industry source told ...Read more



Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index to finish up 1.68 per cent in August
Sep 11/09
Early estimates indicate the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index will finish up 1.68 per cent in August, marking the sixth straight month of positive performance for the overall asset class. Managers saw a wide dispersion i...Read more



Putting a friendly face on hedge funds
Sep 11/09
If you ask Salida Capital's relatively new president and CEO, Courtenay Wolfe, what the hedge fund industry needs more of, it may very well be a softer touch with clients. This message is coming from a firm that currently has...Read more



Bank of China to launch fund of funds
Sep 10/09
Bank of China is planning to launch a fund to invest in hedge funds, the latest sign of keen Chinese interest in the alternative investment industry. The new fund of funds will be launched next year and will be offered via Bank...Read more



Wanted: real-life, good news hedge fund stories
Sep 10/09
One consequence of Britain’s membership of the EU is that Brussels gets to govern the way business is done in London. Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital are the main targets of the European Commission’s proposals f...Read more



Hedge funds in the black for 6th straight month
Sep 10/09
Hedge funds notched another month — their sixth consecutive — of positive performance in August. Still, none of the major hedge fund indexes bested the 3.61% return of the S&P 500 index or the 3.63% return of the MSCI World ...Read more



Regulator issues hedge fund selection guidance
Sep 10/09
The Italian regulator, Consob, has issued guidance to fund of hedge fund managers on the selection of target funds for their portfolios. Over the last few months hedge funds have been subject to constant redemption requests in ...Read more



Hedge funds gain in August but lag broader market
Sep 09/09
* Hedge funds return 1.85 percent in August * Investors pulled $20 billion out of hedge funds in July (Adds data from Hedge Fund Research, flow data) Hedge fund returns rose for the sixth straight month in August putting t...Read more



New Merk funds offers currencies for all
Sep 09/09
Money manager Axel Merk has a proposition for average investors: play the currency markets like a hedge fund for a mere $2,500. Normally the world's foreign exchange markets -- where dollars, euros and yen exchange hands at...Read more



Hedge Funds Had 6th Monthly Returns in August, Eurekahedge Says
Sep 09/09
Hedge funds returned 1.1 percent in August, the sixth straight monthly gain, as managers investing in Europe and distressed debt outperformed, Eurekahedge Pte said. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index, tracking more than 2,000 ...Read more



What’s powering the Asian hedge fund roller coaster?
Sep 09/09
We’re in Asia for the next two weeks (Singapore, Hong Kong and Seoul), canvassing alternative investment professionals on last year’s annus mega-horribilis and finding out what got into the water that has led to this year’s mi...Read more



Redwood Asset Management, Ark Funds to Merge
Sep 09/09
Redwood Asset Management Inc. and Ark Financial Holdings Ltd. are pleased to announce their recent merger. The combined firm will continue to offer the highest quality mutual fund and alternative strategy funds delivering equit...Read more



Gary Ostoich Named Chair of Alternative Investment Management Association - Canada
Sep 09/09
New Chair Will Focus on Increasing Transparency, Investor Understanding and Fostering Best Practices Toronto ON – September 9, 2009 ― Alternative Investment Management Association - Canada is pleased to announce the app...Read more



AIMA's new chair to focus on lessons of '08
Sep 09/09
The last year was a brutal one for the alternative investment fund industry, but with the worst seemingly behind the new head of Alternative Investment Management Association of Canada (AIMA) hopes the lessons learned from the dow...Read more



Funds of funds industry shrinks by USD95bn in first half
Sep 08/09
The funds of hedge funds industry shrank a further 13.5 per cent in the first half of 2009, with the previous freefall broken by relatively strong positive performance of 5.12 per cent to the end of July, according to a survey ...Read more



Top pension funds back to 2006 levels
Sep 08/09
Total assets of the world's largest 300 pension funds fell by 13 per cent in 2008 to USD10.4trn, down by around USD1.5trn from last year's figure, according to Pensions & Investments and Watson Wyatt research. The researc...Read more



Myners hails success in the fight against European hedgie rules
Sep 08/09
City minister Lord Myners yesterday said he had made progress in the fight against European plans to bring in strict rules that could devastate London’s hedge fund industry, after he visited Brussels to lobby EU lawmakers.Myner...Read more



Missing Lehman Lesson of Shakeout Means Too Big Banks May Fail
Sep 08/09
The warning was ominous: “Massive global wealth destruction.” That’s what Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executives predicted before they filed the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. “Impacts all financial institut...Read more



Hedge funds avoid sticky situation in Cadbury
Sep 07/09
Figures from Data Explorers today show hedge funds have again been largely right in their short positions, this time in Cadbury.Shares in the world’s second-biggest chocolate and sweets maker shot up around 38 percent today after ...Read more



Credit Suisse in Preliminary Talks to Buy Mesirow Fund of Funds
Sep 04/09
Credit Suisse Group AG held preliminary talks with Chicago-based Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. about buying its $11 billion business that invests clients’ cash in hedge funds, according to two people familiar with the ...Read more



HSBC Seeks to Fill Lehman Void as Hedge Fund Broker
Sep 04/09
HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe’s biggest bank, is seeking to expand its role as a broker to hedge funds after last year’s collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. “It’s a significant opportunity for a new revenue stream,” s...Read more



Diploma suit by Conn. hedge fund scammer dismissed
Sep 04/09
HARTFORD, Conn. - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a man convicted of running a hedge fund scam in Connecticut who claimed New York University owed him a diploma. Hakan Yalincak (yal-in-SACK'), an NYU undergradu...Read more



After Its Madoff Report, Can Victims Sue the SEC?
Sep 04/09
The SEC internal-investigation report released on Wednesday points a clear finger of blame at the agency, stating that SEC investigators missed multiple opportunities to discover Bernard Madoff's criminal activities. ...Read more



Author finds Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme was just too good to be true
Sep 04/09
The secret to the many years of success Bernie Madoff had in running his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme was that he didn't con just his investors, but that he also ingratiated himself with the Securities and Exchange Commiss...Read more



What Investors Want from Hedge Funds Now
Sep 04/09
Transparency appears to have surpassed performance as a criterion for choosing hedge funds, according to Standard & Poor'. After contributing their fair share to the more than $1 trillion in estimated global financial indus...Read more



Cerberus to ban withdrawals from new funds
Sep 03/09
Cerberus Capital Management LP CBS.UL said on Wednesday it will prohibit investors in new hedge funds from withdrawing money for three years. Earlier on Wednesday, the Financial Times reported Cerberus planned to bar withdr...Read more



Edinburgh Hedge Funds Feel Madoff Effect as Clients Get Pickier
Sep 03/09
Hedge funds in Edinburgh say they escaped any direct losses from Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. That doesn’t mean they’re not living with his legacy. Clients are demanding more disclosure, quicker access to their money and ...Read more



MEPs pledge to change hedge fund proposals
Sep 03/09
European parliamentarians vowed yesterday to amend proposals to regulate hedge funds and private equity funds, because of fears the legislation could trigger an exodus to countries outside the EU such as Switzerland.In th...Read more



Blistering report faults SEC for Madoff misses
Sep 03/09
U.S. securities regulators missed "numerous" red flags that may have led to Bernard Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme and never did a "thorough and competent" probe despite complaints dating to 1992, a fed...Read more



Bridgewater Leads in Investor Survey
Sep 03/09
Bridgewater Associates, the giant hedge fund based in Connecticut, scored the top spot in a new survey asking institutional investors which they thought were the best of the big hedge fund firms. The survey, which was conduct...Read more



S&P signs index licensing agreement with Saudi Stock Exchange
Sep 02/09
Standard & Poor's has signed an index creation agreement with the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), which authorises Standard & Poor's to use Tadawul securities data to maintain current and launch new indices for the Saud...Read more



Mayor condemns hedge fund plans
Sep 02/09
EU plans to regulate hedge funds are a "blatant attack" on London's role as an international financial centre, the mayor of the city has said. Boris Johnson add...Read more



Funds of hedge funds stay wary, global macro leads
Sep 02/09
Funds of hedge funds managers remain cautious over the speed and sustainability of economic recovery but are inching back to optimism, a Reuters poll found. Surging equity markets from the spring have helped hedge funds rebalan...Read more



HSBC's Swiss bank reports outflows from hedge funds
Sep 02/09
HSBC Holdings PLC's Swiss private bank said clients withdrew money from its hedge funds business in the first half and made deposits with rivals offering higher interest rates. Clients withdrew a net $4 billion, the Geneva-based...Read more



Madoff Liquidator May ‘Claw Back’ Charities’ Profits
Sep 02/09
Irving Picard, the liquidator for Bernard Madoff’s investment business, said he might sue charities that took out more money than they invested with the imprisoned con man to force them to return the difference. T...Read more



Soros hedge funds buy into Marengo
Sep 02/09
Hedge funds run by billionaire New York investor George Soros have emerged as a backer of plans by Perth-based Marengo Mining to crack it as a big-time copper and molybdenum producer from its Yandera project, sou...Read more



Managing Risk and Money the Brevan Howard Way
Sep 02/09
Co-CEO Nagi Kawkabani talks tactics.Brevan Howard Asset Management occupies the summit of the European hedge fund industry by assets under management and is now among the top handful of managers globally. From day-one assets of ...Read more



Cerberus denies funds near default
Sep 02/09
Heavy losses trigger market speculation.Cerberus Capital Management LP yesterday dismissed market speculation that some of its hedge funds, which have suffered losses and heavy redemptions, are in danger of default. Trader...Read more



Sparx Group Opens Hedge Fund With Soros Strategy
Sep 01/09
Sparx Group Co., Asia’s biggest hedge-fund firm, will open its first global macro hedge fund to new investors as the company departs from its traditional focus on equities to return to profit. Cayman Island-based Sparx G...Read more



Funds of hedge funds fight back after Madoff
Sep 01/09
The fund of hedge funds industry is being forced to reinvent itself after the Madoff scandal and hefty client outflows, and will emerge from the crisis smaller but in better shape than many had expected. Investors pulled mo...Read more



Goldman Sachs Wrong on Economic Recovery, Macro Hedge Funds Say
Sep 01/09
Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who outperformed peers last year, is wagering that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley got it wrong in declaring the start of an economic recovery. Jones’s Tud...Read more



Hedge Fund Accountant Charged In Petters Fraud
Sep 01/09
A second hedge fund executive has been charged in the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme case. Harold Katz, vice president of finance and accounting at Lancelot Investment Management, appears to be cooperating with investigators as the...Read more



US takes row over EU hedge funds directive to Brussels
Sep 01/09
A group of American Congressmen are flying to Brussels this week to dispel tensions over hedge funds A delegation of American congressmen is flying into Brussels this week to dispel mounting trade tensions...Read more



AR Launch Includes New Hedge Fund Report Card
Sep 01/09
Bridgewater Associates is both the largest hedge fund in the U.S. and the most highly rated by investors, according to two surveys in AR, the new hedge fund magazine which debuts today in print and online at www.absoluteretu...Read more

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