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Ex-DKR Oasis Analyst Plans Japan-Focused Hedge Fund
Jul 21/09
Frederic Eechaute, a former senior analyst at DKR Oasis Management Co. LP, will start a Japan- focused equity hedge fund that trades stocks using its own analyst database. Eechaute, who will split his time between Tokyo...Read more



Hedging back in vogue among lucrative convertibles
Jul 21/09
Hedge funds stand to make gains from convertible bonds arbitrage again after last year's huge losses decimated the sector, though improving markets have made the job more complicated. Managers have been using a simple "...Read more



Citadel Is Said to Take U.S. Stock Exchange Strategy to Europe
Jul 21/09
Citadel Investment Group LLC, the $12 billion hedge fund firm founded by Ken Griffin, is seeking to replicate in Europe the success of its four-year-old strategy of investing in U.S. equity markets. The firm will buy a majo...Read more



Boone Pickens Seeks Investors For Hedge Funds
Jul 21/09
Well, here we go again. After his energy fund lost 98% and his equities fund lost 64% in 2008, Boone Pickens is back for more. Yep, he is raising money for new iterations of essentially the same hedge funds that his hedge fund...Read more



Hedge-Fund Assets Rise for First Time in Year to $1.43 Trillion
Jul 21/09
Hedge-fund assets grew for the first time in a year, to $1.43 trillion, as investment performance improved and customer withdrawals decreased in the second quarter, according to data compiled by Hedge Fund Research Inc. Asse...Read more



Ex-Pimco Palghat to Double Assets in Fixed-Interest Hedge Fund
Jul 20/09
Kapstream Capital, Australia’s biggest fixed-income hedge fund, will almost double assets under management in the next month as pension funds seek returns in all market conditions. The Sydney-based firm has secured in...Read more



Ex-hedge fund manager sentenced for insider trading
Jul 20/09
* Tom sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison * Charges stem from $10.5 bln Citizens' deal in May 2004 BOSTON, July 17 (Reuters) - A former hedge fund manager in Massachusetts was sentenced to a year and a day in f...Read more



Madoff trustee sues hedge funds in attempt to claw back $870m
Jul 20/09
Irving Picard, the trustee charged with recovering money for investors in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, is suing four offshore hedge funds in an attempt to claw back nearly $870m. The filings ramp up Mr Picard's efforts to r...Read more



Can This Hedge Fund Trick Boost Your Returns?
Jul 20/09
Sometimes investing seems so simple. Buy stocks that will outperform their competitors. Avoid stocks that will underperform, or even better, sell them short. Then sit back and watch the money come pouring in. That's the ...Read more



Obama bill seeks to shine spotlight on hedge funds
Jul 17/09
The Obama administration on Wednesday sent Congress legislation that would pry open hedge funds to wider scrutiny, requiring those with more than $30 million under management to register with the government and greatly boost ...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Indicted In Petters Remains Jailed; Trial Delayed
Jul 17/09
Gregory Bell, the Illinois hedge fund manager charged with helping cover up a multi-billion Ponzi scheme, remains in jail despite winning bail, as the alleged mastermind of that fraud won a delay in his trial. Thomas Petters,...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Freed!
Jul 17/09
A federal magistrate judge has ordered the release on bail of an Illinois hedge fund manager. Gregory Bell allegedly helped Minnesota Businessman Tom Petters orchestrate what prosecutors call a $3.5 billion ponzi scheme. Pr...Read more



Pickens Said to Seek Investors for Hedge Funds After 79% Gain
Jul 17/09
T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire energy investor hit by losses and client redemptions in 2008, is raising money after his hedge funds gained as much as 79 percent this year, according to two people familiar with the matte...Read more



U.S. Treasury Proposes Hedge-Fund Registration Legislation
Jul 16/09
The U.S. Treasury proposed legislation to require hedge-funds managing at least $30 million to register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rules would require hedge funds to report on a confidential basis t...Read more



Bermuda reports progress in enhancing financial regulation
Jul 16/09
The Bermuda Monetary Authority says it made significant progress toward enhancing the regulatory framework for Bermuda's financial services industry during 2008. Its 2008 Annual Report says this involved the introduction of key...Read more



Invest like a hedge fund with one simple ETF
Jul 16/09
The average investor has no shot at hedge-fund style strategies. It takes big money and a staff of gurus. But ProShares is trying to change all of that with the introduction of its latest ETF. Did it get the job done? By Andre...Read more



Investors head for cover as falling equities test nerves
Jul 16/09
Investors have responded to a fall in world equity markets by scaling back their risk taking and returning to recession-proof stocks, according to a survey of fund managers by Merrill Lynch.   Average cash balances rose to 4....Read more



Swindler Israel Gets Two More Years for Bail-Jumping
Jul 16/09
Hedge fund swindler Samuel Israel was ordered on Wednesday [July 15] to serve two more years behind bars for a wild escapade in which he faked his own death in an attempt to avoid a 20-year prison sentence. Mr. Israel's vanis...Read more



State Street Announces Private Equity Index Results
Jul 16/09
New Page 2 STATE STREET ANNOUNCES Private Equity Index RESULTS Please download the report from here. ...Read more



Demand Rises for Operational Experts
Jul 15/09
In the post–Bernie Madoff era, it seems an investor can’t have too much help. At least that’s what the emergence of independent hedge fund operations experts, the newest group of consultants looking for a place at the table, se...Read more



Myners promises alternative to draft EU hedge rules
Jul 15/09
The European Commission’s draft directive on hedge funds and private equity funds can and will be improved, according to the financial services minister, Lord Myners. “The UK government does agree there is a case for regulation ...Read more



Lehman’s U.K. Administrator Seeks to Return Hedge-Fund Assets
Jul 15/09
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. may return hedge-fund assets as soon as next year that were frozen when the New York-based securities firm collapsed in the largest bankruptcy on record. PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lehma...Read more



HSBC Sued Over $578 Million ‘Fake’ Profit From Madoff
Jul 15/09
HSBC Holdings Plc and a Cayman Islands-based hedge fund were sued by the trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s business over claims they withdrew $578 million in “fake” profit from the con man’s firm before it collapsed. ...Read more



ML note - hedgies sell equities
Jul 15/09
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch’s latest “Hedge Fund Monitor” note shows managers are aggressively selling equities and building a record net long position in 2-year Treasuries.According to the note, hedge funds last week continu...Read more



100 Women in Hedge Funds Award Goes To Kathryn Hall
Jul 15/09
CEO and CIO of Hall Capital Partners, Kathryn Hall, will be awarded the 100 Women in Hedge Funds 2009 Industry Leadership Award at its New York Gala, on November 18, 2009. Each year, the organization identifies a woman whose pro...Read more



MFA commends CDS working group report
Jul 15/09
The Managed Funds Association has commended a working group paper analyzing US and European credit default swap clearing solutions. The paper, 'Report to the Supervisors of the Major OTC Derivatives Dealers on the Proposals of...Read more



Integrated Asset Management Corp. Purchases Common Shares of Augen Capital Corp.
Jul 15/09
hares outstanding: 36,615,615 TORONTO, July 14 /CNW/ - Augen Capital Corp. ("Augen") (TSX-V: AUG) announced today that Integrated Asset Management Corp. ("IAM") has, since the filing of an early warning r...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index(R) returned 0.33 per cent in June 2009
Jul 15/09
RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of June 2009 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.33 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 10.72 per cent. These returns are estimated a...Read more



Investors speak out against EU plans for fund regulation
Jul 14/09
INSTITUTIONAL investors yesterday rallied behind the hedge fund industry’s efforts to combat the European Commission’s (EC) draft directive on the regulation of funds.The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), one of Eur...Read more



U.S. judge gives fraud lawyer 20 years in prison
Jul 14/09
Marc Dreier, a high-profile New York lawyer who admitted to a $400 million investment fund fraud that unraveled at the same time as Bernard Madoff's huge swindle, was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on Monday. Dreier'...Read more



Ex-Morgan Stanley traders launch alternatives firm
Jul 14/09
Cinneas Foreign Exchange LLC, an alternative investment management firm specializing in momentum based trading in the foreign exchange market, has announced the launch of a Commodity Trading Advisor. Created for individual inve...Read more



First No-Load, Open-End Hedge Fund Replication Mutual Fund Marks One-Year Anniversary
Jul 14/09
The IQ ALPHA Hedge Strategy Fund Posts Strong Results During Turbulent Period    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The IQ ALPHA Hedge S...Read more



Madoff Sent To North Carolina Prison
Jul 14/09
Bernard Madoff’s 150 years in the clink just got a little tougher. The convicted hedge fund fraudster, who admitted to running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme earlier this year, was moved from his Manhattan jail cell to a federal pr...Read more



Hedge fund star to launch new UK fund
Jul 13/09
LANSDOWNE PARTNERS, one of Mayfair’s largest hedge funds, is to open its doors to fund manager Patrick Degorce, a former French navy officer who split from the high-profile activist investor Christopher Hohn earlier this ...Read more



Feeder fund assets frozen in Petters Ponzi case
Jul 13/09
* SEC accuses Gregory Bell, Lancelot Mgmt of fraud * Judge orders Bell to repatriate overseas assets * Lawsuit also accuses Thomas Petters of securities fraud (Adds details, background) WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - A...Read more



Hedge Funds Record Strong First Half
Jul 13/09
The Wall Street Journal reports: Hedge-fund performance jumped in the first half of the year, easily outpacing stock-market performance and marking a rebound from a disastrous 2008, according to data from Hennessee Group LLC...Read more



Ex-Credit Suisse Trader Satchell to Start Credit Hedge Fund
Jul 13/09
Stephen Satchell, the former Tokyo- based head of Asian proprietary credit trading at Credit Suisse Group AG, plans to start an Asia-focused credit hedge fund as early as this month. The GCS Asian Opportunity Fund I w...Read more



Opportunity to bring hedge funds onshore
Jul 13/09
Europeans intent on blasting offshore hedge funds, manifested in the somewhat misguided proposal for a European Union draft directive [on alternative investment fund managers], should focus instead on a great opportuni...Read more



Cesr plans to tighten rules for short selling
Jul 13/09
Hedge funds and other short sellers of equities would be forced to reveal short positions of as little as 0.1 per cent of a company’s outstanding stock under proposals outlined by the Committee of European Securities R...Read more



Augustus Buys Canadian, Norwegian Currencies Against Aussie
Jul 13/09
Augustus Asset Managers Ltd., a London-based money-management firm with about $7.6 billion in assets, is betting that the Canadian and Norwegian currencies will outperform the Australian dollar, which is “overvalued.” ...Read more



Sprott announces reorganization and change of name to Cadomin
Jul 13/09
Sprott Molybdenum Participation Corporation announced today that it has effected the distribution of substantially all of its assets to its shareholders, consisting of a cash distribution of approximately $1.76 per share and on...Read more



Aima welcomes white paper on reforming financial markets
Jul 10/09
The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed comments about the hedge fund industry contained in the Treasury's white paper on reforming financial markets. Chief executive Richard Baker (pictured) says the Tre...Read more



Man Group funds under management down USD3.5bn in Q2
Jul 10/09
Man Group's funds under management totalled USD43.3bn at 30 June, a fall of USD3.5bn from the USD46.8bn reported at 31 March 2009. However, strong private investor sales for the quarter of USD3.4bn and reduced redemptions led ...Read more



Hedge Funds Little Changed in June, Drew $4 Billion
Jul 10/09
Hedge funds had net inflows of $4 billion in June as the index measuring their performance remained little changed after posting its longest stretch of monthly gains since July 2007, according to Eurekahedge Pte. T...Read more



Hedge funds for Average Joes? Yes, they do exist
Jul 10/09
Irish-American author J.P. Donleavy, in his wonderful book The Unexpurgated Code, details the difficulties of social climbing in England if you are not to the manor born. People who try to invest in hedge funds will find themse...Read more



Thomson Reuters’ latest tool will give investment managers ‘an edge’
Jul 10/09
Thomson Reuters has launched an investment management software solution - Lipper for Investment Management – that can leverage Lipper’s global fund data and content   The solution is aimed at providing...Read more



Buffett Bidder Calls Lunch ‘Investment in Our Future’
Jul 09/09
The hedge fund manager that won Warren Buffett’s annual charity auction said the $1.68 million price for a steak lunch with the billionaire is “an investment in our future” amid the global recession. Salida Capital...Read more



Hennessee Hedge Fund Index rose 0.64% in June
Jul 09/09
An index of hedge funds run by consulting firm Hennessee Group LLC rose 0.64% in June, leaving it up 11.74% in the first half of 2009, easily out-pacing equity and bond market benchmarks. The Standard & Poor's 500 index ros...Read more



Penjing’s Wu to Expand Seeding of New Hedge Funds
Jul 09/09
Ronnie Wu, chief investment officer of the $400 million hedge fund of funds house Penjing Asset Management Ltd., will start a pool of money dedicated to providing early investments to new hedge funds next month. I...Read more



NYSE Technologies secures OneTick deal with Man Group
Jul 09/09
AHL, a quantitative investment manager and a division of Man Group, has selected NYSE Technologies' OneTick solution to serve the needs of its multi-asset class research groups. OneTick is a tick capture and time-series analysi...Read more

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