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Hedge Funds Faced Tough Inflows and Performance, but Some Still Outperform
Jun 14/13
Hedge funds are often tracked by the media with a bit of a mysterious allure that often borders on misunderstanding. Hedge funds generally seek to have absolute returns, but in recent years the performance a...Read more

Investors push hedge fund launches higher, but fees are dropping
Jun 14/13
Confident investors pushed the number of hedge fund launches to its highest point in a year during the first quarter, and continued to push down the fees they pay fund managers. According to Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research ...Read more

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index
Jun 13/13
SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: May performance 0.77% Capital Movement Index: June net flows advance 1.17%;  WINDSOR, CT – 13 June 2013 – The gross return of the SS&C Glo...Read more

Top Technology, Media & Telecom Hedge Funds surge by 34% Year-to-Date
Jun 12/13
The Top Technology, Media and Telecom hedge funds have seen their TMT assets rise by 34%, jumping by nearly $15.4 billion since the beginning of 2013. The Top Technology, Media and Telecom Hedge Funds now reportedly oversee $9...Read more

Jun 12/13
London – 12 June 2013: Andrew Baker, Chief Executive Officer of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that he will stand down at the end of 2013...Read more

Flatiron Group, associated parties face $110M lawsuit
Jun 12/13
A lawsuit seeking $100-million for general damages, plus $10-million for punitive damges, has been launched by Performance Diversified Fund against the Flatiron Group, individuals who worked at that group, the Front Stree...Read more

Hedge funds attract US$50 billion in five months
Jun 12/13
Hedge funds witnessed the seventh consecutive month of positive returns in May amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.20%1 during the month, while the MSCI World Index2 was down 0.45% i...Read more

Hedge funds: The new reality
Jun 11/13
The hedge fund industry has been eating humble pie for the better part of the last 10 years. Funds in aggregate have underperformed the stock market over that period. If you look at just the period that coincides with the fina...Read more

Hedge funds up for fifth consecutive month, says Lyxor
Jun 11/13
Nine Lyxor strategy indices out of 14 ended May in positive territory, led by the Special Situations Index (+3.05 per cent), the Lyxor Long/Short Equity Long Bias Index (+1.66 per cent) and the Lyxor Merger Arbitrage I...Read more

Long/Short UCITS Hedge Funds Attract Interest in H1 2013
Jun 10/13
Long/short equity has been the most commonly sought hedge fund strategy amongst institutional investors in 2013, with approximately 43% of all mandates issued this year including the strategy. As long/short equity is typically...Read more

Hedge funds gain in May as bonds, currency fall
Jun 10/13
Hedge funds posted their seventh consecutive monthly gain in May and the 11th gain in the last twelve months as strong performance in Equity Hedge and Event Driven strategies offset weakness in Macro and CTA strategies...Read more

Walkers expands with new partners across global network
Jun 10/13
Walkers has invited a number of lawyers across its global network to join the partnership, as the firm expands further in key markets to support the continued growth and requirements of its clients.   Six highly exper...Read more

Investor Appetite for Fund of Funds Vehicles over the Coming Year
May 29/13
Investors look to invest in funds of funds for a number of reasons, such as portfolio diversification and access to top-tier fund managers. Preqin’s Investor Intelligence currently tracks over 5,000 active investors in private...Read more

Bell Rock adds to its team of independent fund directors
May 29/13
CAYMAN ISLANDS - Bell Rock is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Shaul as an Independent Director, as it expands its fund governance practice. PRLog (Press Release) - May 27, 2013 - GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman ...Read more

Hedge fund managers generate billions of returns in record start to year
May 28/13
Booming stock markets and global money-printing have allowed some of the world’s biggest hedge funds to generate billions of dollars of returns in a record start to the year. Last week Elliott Management made ...Read more

AIMA paper highlights areas for deeper international coordination of OTC derivatives regulation
May 28/13
London – 28 May 2013: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has produced a paper that highlights the key areas where deeper coordination of over-the-counter (OTC)...Read more

Hedge funds bet on Aussie dollar slide
May 27/13
Hedge funds hungry for trade ideas after the success of their bets on Japan's recovery have been turning their attention to the Australian dollar, betting the end of the commodities boom will drive down the currency. Fu...Read more

Oil set for biggest weekly drop since mid-April
May 27/13
* Shrinking factory activity in China limits oil demand growth * Rosy U.S. economic data raise worries Fed may end stimulus soon * Gasoline demand over U.S. summer driving season may disappoint (Adds quote, updates prices) ...Read more

Institutional investors to boost exposure to alternative assets
May 24/13
Use of hedge funds is evolving Institutional investors expect to maintain their exposure to alternative assets, such as hedge funds, a couple of different surveys find; but their role is changing.A new...Read more

Can Hedge Funds Survive Bernanke?
May 23/13
You have to wonder how long an industry that underperforms the broader market will stay around.Goldman Sachs Group Inc. published a chart today comparing the performance of hedge funds that invest in equities with ...Read more

Hedge Funds: Coming To A Billboard Near You
May 23/13
Hedge Fund advertising, though banned now, could become a reality. a new paper examines the effect of the move on the industry. Hedge funds are viewed sceptically by much of United States law. Though the firms are allowed...Read more

Google Is The New Hedge Fund Hotel, Boeing The Market Darling, And Apple's Looking Rotten
May 22/13
The 50 largest hedge funds in the world decided to sell Apple AAPL -0.74% in the first quarter, replacing it with Boeing BA +0.03% and, interestingly, Norwegian Cruise Holdings which went public in January, ...Read more

The 49 Stocks That The Biggest Hedge Funds Love Most
May 22/13
After thumbing through the latest quarterly filings from the world's 50 biggest hedge funds, Factset has published its Q1 Hedge Fund Ownership Report.  "The 50 largest hedge funds increased their equity expo...Read more

Hedge funds extend gains in April
May 22/13
Eleven out of 13 of the EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes recorded positive returns in April. Equity-focused strategies all exhibited returns consistent with their modelled exposure which has been rather low lately, with ...Read more

Hedge Funds Shift to Bearish Bets on Treasury 10-Year Notes
May 21/13
Hedge-fund managers and other large speculators held a net-short position in 10-year note futures for the first time in almost two months amid speculation Federal Reserve officials may taper the pace of asset purchases. T...Read more

Best 100 Hedge Funds
May 21/13
Hedge-fund manager Christian Zugel has made a mint in mortgage-backed securities, and he has also been wheeling and dealing in a lot of real estate. He has had to figure out how to fit a growing staff of 73 into a reno...Read more

Hedge Fund Returns Stay Positive but Performance Wanes in April – May 2013
May 21/13
Preqin’s early hedge fund benchmarks show that average returns have just managed to remain in the positive, with hedge funds posting 0.5% on average in April. This brings the average year to date return to 3.67%; however this ...Read more

Retail alternatives to triple to nearly USD1trn by 2017, says Citi Prime Finance survey
May 17/13
Global demand for retail focused, liquid alternative investment products will reach USD939bn by 2017, more than three times the current level, according to a survey from Citi Prime Finance.The growth forecast comes ami...Read more

Soros Joins Gold-Stake Cuts Before Bear Market Drop
May 16/13
Billionaire investor George Soros joined Northern Trust Corp. and BlackRock Inc. in cutting holdings of exchange-traded products backed by gold before a bear market in prices last month, while John Paulson maintained a ...Read more

The 'Smart Money' Hedge Funds Don't Look So Smart Anymore
May 16/13
Not long ago it seemed that the “smart money” was invested in hedge funds which generated outsized returns for investors. When broad markets fell by 40% in the crash of 2008 and 2009, hedgies like John Paulson, who bet against...Read more

Gold remains a good store of value, says hedge fund manager
May 14/13
Even with the recent drop in gold prices, many hedge funds and analysts believe gold is still a good investment and the best store of value.Paul Singer, founder and president of the Elliot Management, which manages ove...Read more

Ontario Teachers' Pension Names New Head
May 14/13
Retiring President and CEO Jim Leech’s successor will come from within the C$130 billion fund. Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has named Ron Mock, its senior vice-president for fixed income and alternatives, to succeed Jim Leech ...Read more

Hedge funds' bullish bets on commodities at 6-week high
May 13/13
* Managed money net longs at $63 bln for week ended May 7 * Oil, coffee, cocoa and corn see the most inflows * Soybeans, natural gas and gold see big outflows The net long money held by hedge funds and other big...Read more

Hedge fund managers advised to increase risk
May 13/13
Risk managers are at times advising portfolio managers to take more risk, which – especially in the aftermath of large market events and subsequent de-risking – marks a milestone in the hedge fund industry's move towar...Read more

Hedge Funds Look to Play High-Yield Bonds, US Stocks
May 10/13
Top hedge funds are playing into global trends and have identified U.S. stocks and inflation assets as key areas where markets are mispricing risk-reward. Two top hedge fund managers told CNBC where they are putt...Read more

The Mutualization of Hedge Funds: Will it Be Successful?
May 10/13
Before hedge funds start marketing all-out to a potentially unfamiliar segment of the marketplace, they should first learn about the culture of mutual funds. By Robert Sanborn      &nb...Read more

Hedge funds positive for sixth consecutive month, says HFR
May 09/13
Hedge funds posted gains for the sixth consecutive month, as trend-following, quantitative macro strategies successfully navigated the dramatic sell-off in gold and other commodities, according to data released by HFR....Read more

Operational opportunities to reduce hedge fund expenses
May 08/13
As the hedge fund industry has grown, so has the cost of running a fund complex. The upsurge in expenses has hastened in recent years, as firms have begun to invest in new technology and additional staff to deal with the issue...Read more

Event Driven Hedge Funds Outperform other Strategies in March – May 2013
May 08/13
Preqin's hedge fund performance benchmarks showed signs of improvements over March, with hedge funds posting an average return of 0.74% for the month, up from 0.14% in February. Event driven funds outperformed other strategies...Read more

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.72 per cent in April
May 08/13
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.72 per cent in April as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month.  Managed futures led the way with a return of 2....Read more

Hedge funds raise odds on gold rally in weeks
May 07/13
Hedge funds have raised bets on a gold rally within three weeks as central banks signal no end to economic stimulus, driving prices higher just as analysts and traders have turned the most bearish in three years. The funds an...Read more

Soros Rumor Underpins Turning Tide Against Aussie
May 07/13
Rumors that George Soros was planning to short the Australia dollar has taken the wind out of the robust currency, fueling expectations that the tide is turning for the Aussie dollar. The Aussie fell 0.6 percent ...Read more

Understanding the legal issues of structuring a hedge fund and Fund Management Company
May 07/13
One of the discussion panels at the Bloomberg Hedge Fund Start-up Conference on 28 November 2012 in London explored some of the legal issues start-up managers need to think about when establishing both the fund, and th...Read more

Another hedge fund manager bets against Canada's big banks
May 01/13
Another investor is fessing up to shorting Canada’s big and almost universally loved banks. He’s hedge fund manager Albert Friedberg, founder of Toronto’s Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd., who indicated in his latest quarterly...Read more

Hedge-fund investor presses Tim Hortons for more profit
May 01/13
Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. is under pressure from one of its top investors to boost profitability through moves like buying back shares with borrowed money or paring back in the United States, accordin...Read more

Spotting hedge fund fraud
Apr 30/13
Frank Casey, who helped blow the whistle on Bernard Madoff, offers four T.I.P.S. to identify fraud The due diligence that can stop an investor from misplacing their trust and their money with a fraudste...Read more

Long/short hedge funds outperform other strategies in Q1 2013, says Preqin
Apr 29/13
Long/short hedge funds are the top performing strategy in the first quarter of 2013, with cumulative net returns of 4.43 per cent, according to Preqin.Preqin’s April edition of Hedge Fund Spotlight reveals that long/short...Read more

Czech Push to Lure Hedge Funds Eyes Luxembourg Not Cyprus
Apr 26/13
Prague is joining Frankfurt and London in a race to attract fund managers seeking European Union offices in an industry dominated by Luxembourg. EU laws taking effect in July will force tens of thousands of hedge funds and ...Read more

Hedge funds adapt to a changing and increasingly institutional era
Apr 25/13
In 2012, hedge funds continued their long process of recovery that has been underway since the financial markets collapsed a few years ago – with performance improving, with assets growing and with the overall outlook for th...Read more

2013 will be a year of opportunities for hedge funds, says Lyxor research
Apr 25/13
Risk assets are set to generate positive returns for the remainder of 2013, driven by a slowly expanding global economy and ultra accommodative monetary policy, according to research by Lyxor Asset Management.Lyxor bel...Read more

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