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ETF assets hit all time high of USD858bn
Aug 31/09
Global exchange-traded fund assets hit an all time high of USD858bn at the end of July 2009 - 6.5 per cent above the previous all time high of USD805bn set in April 2008, according to a report by Barclays Global Investors. At ...Read more



India-specific hedge funds among top global performers
Aug 31/09
Hedge funds investing in India are now among the top performers globally, after languishing at the bottom of the charts, hit by poor returns and outflows in 2008. Inflows into India specific hedge funds, however, continue to be...Read more



AIC issues call to arms over alternatives plan
Aug 31/09
The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is drumming up support from members as it seeks to challenge proposals from the European Union that could have huge repercussions for the investment trust sector.The Alternative Inve...Read more



The Technology Gamble: Hedge Funds, Place Your Bets
Aug 31/09
The hedge fund industry is going through some massive changes right now. Despite the fact that the sector’s performance has been relatively strong in the last year, few other businesses have taken such a severe hit. The Bernie ...Read more



China Investment Investing Billions in Hedge Funds
Aug 31/09
China Investment Corp., the country’s sovereign wealth fund, is continuing to shift its investments away from cash and is investing billions in hedge funds and private-equity funds, Chairman Lou Jiwei said. China I...Read more



SEC's Schapiro: Necessary To Regulate Hedge Funds
Aug 31/09
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said Friday that it's necessary to regulate hedge funds since their impact on markets is too large for the federal government to ignore. "We need to have them regi...Read more



China Investment Investing Billions in Hedge Funds
Aug 29/09
China Investment Corp., the country’s sovereign wealth fund, is continuing to shift its investments away from cash and is investing billions in hedge funds and private-equity funds, Chairman Lou Jiwei said. China Investme...Read more



Hedge Fund Rankings Released
Aug 28/09
The Hedge Fund Journal’s Funds of Hedge Funds GLOBAL50, produced in association with Newedge Prime Brokerage Group, reports that minus a few exceptions, funds were happy to participate in the survey and submitted their assets un...Read more



Hedge Funds Emerge Stronger
Aug 28/09
Investors, like traders, need to constantly assess and re-assess market conditions in the context of their goals. This reassessment has never been more important or necessary than after the historic events of the past 18 months...Read more



S&P: Hedge Funds May Lose Leverage, Become Less Opaque
Aug 28/09
Hedge funds may have to change tactics, notably by cutting their leverage, and adapt to regulations that likely will restrict their investment strategies, according to a recent report about the $2 trillion alternative asset man...Read more



Hedge Funds Hiring Again After Downturn
Aug 27/09
Hedge funds and bank trading desks are hiring again after the downturn and have already snapped up some of the most talented managers dislodged while firms struggled in the credit crisis, industry insiders said. Hedge fund...Read more



Amaranth Advisors Hedge Fund Won’t Face SEC Enforcement Action
Aug 27/09
Amaranth Advisors LLC, the hedge- fund that lost $6.6 billion in September 2006, won’t face enforcement action by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC completed a three-year investigation to determine if Amar...Read more



Equity growth boosts performance of Asia-focused hedge funds
Aug 27/09
Surging Asian equity markets in the second quarter of 2009 contributed to the strongest performance in nearly a decade for Asia-focused hedge funds, according to figures released by Hedge Fund Research. The HFRI Emergi...Read more



For Some Investors, Night of Living ETF
Aug 27/09
Low costs are a selling point for the exchange-traded-fund industry. But more than a quarter of the ETFs on the market are hitting shareholders with high trading costs that escape many investors' notice. These ETFs typically ...Read more



After the crash
Aug 27/09
Derivatives expert Jason Russell bailed out of a Bay Street high flier when the market went bust. He's back now with his own firm and a new plan. What Jason Russell is doing seems to defy common sense. Stock markets ar...Read more



Bridgewater Moves To Keep Reports Secret
Aug 26/09
Transparency may be the buzzword in alternative investment circles these days, but Bridgewater Associates is none-too-happy about too much transparency. The Connecticut hedge fund giant, which has more than $70 billion in asset...Read more



Hedge Funds' Holdings in Financials: $70 Billion
Aug 26/09
Hedge funds made an outsize bet on financial stocks in the second quarter, according to a closely watched report on hedge-fund holdings. During the quarter, hedge funds increased their ownership in financial stocks by 55% to ...Read more



Chicago Reader sold to hedge fund in bankruptcy auction
Aug 26/09
Atalaya hires former Tribune, Pioneer Press executives to help manage publications For the second time in three years, the Chicago Reader has a new owner. On Tuesday, a New York-based hedge fund took control of th...Read more



Big European Hedge Fund Sets Up to Invest in India
Aug 26/09
Europe's largest hedge-fund manager has set up two Mauritius-based vehicles as a way for its flagship global-macro fund to invest in India, underscoring the growing interest in the region. London-based Brevan Howard Asset Man...Read more



Hedge fund of funds' assets fall by $200bn
Aug 25/09
Investors pulled an estimated $200bn (£122bn) from the hedge fund of funds sector from September 2008 to June this year, representing a 30pc drop in assets.   By Louise Armitstead Publishe...Read more



Beverly Hills Fund Manager Admits to Ponzi Scheme
Aug 25/09
A hedge fund manager in Beverly Hills, California, pleaded guilty to operating a Ponzi scheme that caused family members to lose more than $25 million. Bradley Ruderman, 46, appeared before U.S. District Judge John F. Wal...Read more



U.S. patent officers apparently getting no vacations this summer
Aug 25/09
Thinking of starting a business in the asset management industry?  Say, a company that develops methods for constructing investable hedge fund indices?  Or maybe an outfit that lends money to asset managers in exchange for a s...Read more



Pinpoint Funds Beat Peers With China Stocks, Bonds
Aug 25/09
Pinpoint Investment Advisor Ltd., a hedge fund manager of $560 million, returned as much as four times its Asian peers this year through July with profits from a rebound in Chinese stocks and debt securities. The $70 mil...Read more



New York Hedge Fund Accused Of Insider Trading In Hong Kong
Aug 24/09
Hong Kong regulators have accused New York-based hedge fund Tiger Asia Management of insider-trading and market manipulation, moving to freeze some of the fund’s assets. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission says th...Read more



Old Mutual Asset Managers predicts another downturn
Aug 24/09
Talk to the majority of fixed income managers today or read their fund commentaries and you could be forgiven for thinking the world is entering a golden economic era. To some extent, this optimism is based on bond pric...Read more



UK's FSA steps into EU hedge fund spat with study
Aug 24/09
Britain's Financial Services Authority has commissioned a cost study of a draft European Union law on the regulation of alternative investment managers, a step hedge funds hope will provide more ammunition to dilute the measur...Read more



Dutch pension scheme turns to hedge funds
Aug 24/09
These are difficult times for pension plans around the world; market tribulations in 2008 badly hurt their performance record, leaving many teetering and underfunded. Aggravating the trouble caused by plunging asset values, th...Read more



Hedge Fund Managed Accounts: Panacea Or Source Of New Risks?
Aug 24/09
There are few investors who were not caught out by the lack of liquidity and transparency in their holdings in 2008. Managed accounts can address these issues, as well as the more publicized fraud concerns that keep investors ...Read more



Madoff victims to sue accountants PwC over feeder fund audits
Aug 24/09
The world's largest accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, is being sued for billions of pounds over its role as auditor to one of the feeder funds that channelled fortunes to Bernard Madoff, thus helping prop up his ...Read more



Funds wait for fundamentals to catch up with market rises says S&P report
Aug 21/09
Managers of global equity funds are waiting for fundamentals to catch up the recent market rises before making any substantial policy changes, according Standard & Poor's Fund Services. A move to developed markets ...Read more



Tiger Asia Engaged in Insider Dealing, Hong Kong Regulator Says
Aug 21/09
Tiger Asia Management LLC, the New York-based hedge fund manager led by Bill Hwang, engaged in insider trading and market manipulation, said Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission as it seeks to freeze assets. The...Read more



Biovail Suit Against SAC Capital Thrown Out by Judge
Aug 21/09
A Biovail Corp. lawsuit against SAC Capital Management LLC was thrown out by a New Jersey judge for failing to state a claim. Biovail accused hedge funds including SAC and Sigma Capital Management of conspiring in a short...Read more



Man Seeds Hong Kong-based Minerva Macro Fund
Aug 21/09
Man Investments’ seeding fund, RMF Global Emerging Managers, has completed its second incubation deal of the last two months, providing a cornerstone investment of $50 million for Hong Kong’s Minerva Macro Fund. In July R...Read more



Ex-Bear Hedge Manager Allegedly Sought to Use Funds for Condo
Aug 20/09
Former Bear Stearns Cos. hedge fund manager Ralph Cioffi, indicted for an alleged fraud that helped bring down the securities firm, attempted to use his $2 million redemption from a fund he supervised as collateral for a...Read more



Name Of New Hedge Fund Gives Pause For Thought
Aug 20/09
The New York Times 'DealBook' column reports that ex-Lehman Brothers salesperson Edward Filippi has started a new hedge fund, and plans to commence trading next year. Nothing wrong with that. But the choice of the name...Read more



Bramdean Alts Falls 12% In Second Quarter
Aug 20/09
Nicola Horlick can’t catch a break. The London hedge fund manager, dubbed “Superwoman” by the city’s tabloids, saw her listed fund of hedge funds vehicle suffer its worst-ever month in May, lost control of the fund in June to...Read more



Hedge fund bets millions on gas prices
Aug 20/09
A hedge fund has made a large bet that natural gas prices will triple by winter just as the price of the commodity slides to a seven-year low. Traders took notice last week when the fund, as yet undisclosed, spent ...Read more



Man Group weighed down by declines in its benchmark fund
Aug 20/09
Man Group was among the few talking points yesterday as the FTSE 100 stalled. Shares in the hedge fund manager lost 3.7 per cent to 250p after the value of its benchmark fund slipped to its lowest in nearly a year. Ma...Read more



Thames River announces asset flows of nearly $4bn
Aug 20/09
London-based Thames River Capital and its affiliate Nevsky Capital announced yesterday that they have seen year to date gross inflows of nearly $4 billion (£2.4 billion) across their long only, hedge and multi-manager funds. T...Read more



Hedge Funds Soar In '09, Most Still In The Red
Aug 19/09
Hedge funds are having their best year since 1998, yet most fund managers still are well below their peaks before the market's meltdown last year, industry analysts said. Hedge fund assets rose 2.5 percent in July, contributi...Read more



Hedge Funds Had Net Inflows of $10.6 Billion in July
Aug 19/09
Hedge fund assets increased by $10.6 billion in July, rising for a third straight month, as managers trading shares benefited from global stock market gains, according to Eurekahedge Pte. Net inflows into the industry totale...Read more



Nominations open for Hedge Funds Review annual FoHF awards
Aug 19/09
The Hedge Funds Review annual fund of hedge funds awards have opened. This year the category list has been modified to reflect changes in the industry. Product awards include three best performing diversified FoHF ove...Read more



Greed can backfire on hedge fund seeders: Man
Aug 19/09
Early-stage investors in hedge funds should not be too greedy when negotiating with start-ups or it may hit their own investment, warns Man Investments, which this week agreed a short-term deal with an Asian start-up fund. ...Read more



Investors fret as Eden Rock fund falls
Aug 19/09
* Fund equity shrinks in 2009 on hedging costs, poor markets * Estimated net asset value fell to around $640 mln in July * Wind down will take until 2011 and beyond Eden Rock Structured Finance has seen its value d...Read more



Hedge funds build up short bets on VW again
Aug 19/09
Hedge funds have increased their bets on a fall in voting shares in Europe's biggest carmaker Volkswagen, according to data on Tuesday, despite the heavy losses suffered by such funds last year. Hedge funds shorting VW (VOW...Read more



Stone Coast Tops Global Custodian Survey: Rated Best Hedge Fund Administrator
Aug 19/09
Stone Coast Fund Services emerged as the highest rated hedge fund administrator in a survey by Global Custodian, the leading magazine of the international securities services industry. Stone Coast's overall rating was the be...Read more



Top Hedge Funds Under Water
Aug 19/09
After a slow start to 2009, Silver Point Capital was up 13.6 percent for the year through June 30, 2009 in its offshore fund, according to a recent performance report obtained by Institutional Investor. Still, the $6.5 billi...Read more



Investment to stay at forefront of gold demand: WGC
Aug 19/09
Investment is likely to continue making up the lion's share of gold (GC-FT935.70-3.50-0.37%) demand this year, the World Gold Council's investment research manager said, after it surged in the first half of 2009 to almost 50...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Split Over Strategy
Aug 18/09
Russell Herman, the chief executive of the hedge fund firm Dawson-Herman Capital Management, is the latest manager to shutter his fund after heavy losses last year and differences with the firm’s founder, Jonathan Dawson. M...Read more



'Terminator Salvation' producers sue hedge fund Pacificor
Aug 18/09
Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek allege a plot by Pacificor to get control of 'Terminator' rights.The legally embattled owners of "Terminator" are back -- in court, that is. Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, produce...Read more

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