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Did John Paulson Really Predict the Subprime Crash?
Jun 05/09
Leading the pack of hedge fund managers who massively benefited from the subprime fallout is New York-based Paulson & Co.’s John Paulson, and Haymans’ Kyle Bass. Holman Jenkins at Hoover.org asks why did they predict th...Read more



The Quants Must be Crazy
Jun 05/09
As a number of historically top-ranked long/short managers have decided get out of the LP game, there is another pocket - a quieter, more stealthy pocket - of the hedge fund universe that is heating up to bubble-like proportion...Read more



Best Hedge Fund Investing Styles; Summer Rally For Longs?
Jun 05/09
Bill McIntosh, editor of the Hedge Fund Journal, outlines the state of the hedge fund industry, with a focus on those strategies that have been doing well since the market correction last year. Equity-based strategies, arbitrag...Read more



Will Hedge Fund ETFs Replace Hedge Funds?
Jun 05/09
The extent of the damage done by the current recession may not be fully known for years, but already a number of the hardest-hit industries are evident. The U.S. banking sector will never be the same. The domestic automotive in...Read more



Japan’s First Short-Biased Hedge Fund Bets Exporters Will Fall
Jun 04/09
Alphex Investments Co., the adviser to Japan’s first short-biased hedge fund, plans to sell exporters’ shares, wagering they’ll fall on a rising yen and weak global economy, boosting the fund that started in March. ...Read more



UK hedge funds warn on EU rules
Jun 04/09
Some of Britain’s biggest hedge funds have warned the UK Treasury they will have to leave the country unless a draft European directive is radically altered. Some have already begun contingency preparations to move to Switzerla...Read more



Flowering Tree to Grow Hedge Fund in ‘Fertile Environment’
Jun 04/09
Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte, set up by the co-founder of New York-based Sansar Capital Management LLC, plans to grow its Asian equities hedge fund by about 20 times its starting capital within the next two years. ...Read more



Hedge Hell
Jun 04/09
Investors who were attracted to Highland Capital's tough investment style are now feeling a little roughed up.Before the credit crisis hit, investors poured money into hedge funds run by Highland Capital Management in Dallas, wh...Read more



Don't Mourn for Hedge Funds
Jun 04/09
JPMorgan Chase (JPM Quote) is closing down its hedge fund business and two Boston funds also decided to give up the game. Apparently, the opportunities are drying up for hedge funds, which some say profit by manipulating the ...Read more



James Pallotta to Shut Down Raptor Global Hedge Fund
Jun 03/09
James Pallotta, the investment manager who split with longtime partner Paul Tudor Jones at the start of the year, will shut his Raptor Global Funds, saying he doubted the hedge-fund industry could sustain its short-term ...Read more



JPMorgan Said to Break Up Hedge Fund, Buyout Unit
Jun 03/09
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is disbanding an investment-banking unit that wagers the company’s money on hedge funds, leveraged buyouts and real estate, two people familiar with the plan said. The second-largest U.S. bank by...Read more



HKMA urges banks to act on allegations over structured products
Jun 03/09
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has asked banks selling complex structured products issued by Morgan Stanley to inform clients when such items become more risky.It urged the banks to investigate allegations of mis-selling of...Read more



Barclays sees hedge fund assets leveling off
Jun 03/09
* Hedge fund assets seen ending year at $1.3 trillion * Investors pushing back back on fees, lock-ups * Pensions seen boosting exposure to hedge funds (Adds details from report) By Joseph A. Gianno...Read more



Geneva's oldest private bank to shutter two funds
Jun 03/09
* Lombard Odier to close two funds of hedge funds * Seeking to restructure product range * Bank to launch two new funds at end of June By Martin de Sa'Pinto ZURICH, June 2 (Reuters) - Swiss...Read more



The Hedge Fund Association’s position on Hedge Fund Regulation
Jun 03/09
The Hedge Fund Association ("HFA") is a not-for-profit organization made up of hedge funds (both large and small), hedge fund investors (including funds of funds, family offices and high net worth individuals) and servic...Read more



Burbank’s Global Strategy Fund Rises 24% on Fertilizer Stakes
Jun 03/09
John Burbank III’s Global Strategy hedge fund rose 24 percent in May, its biggest monthly return in almost two years, as investments in fertilizer companies surged. The $1.5 billion fund, the largest run by Burbank’s San...Read more



Hedge fund industry sees USD15bn of gross inflows in April
Jun 02/09
The hedge fund industry saw gross inflows of USD15bn in April, up from USD12bn and USD4bn in March and February respectively, according to Eurekahedge. Net redemptions were USD25bn, down from a monthly average of USD65bn for t...Read more



SEC Goes After Hedge Fund Managers
Jun 02/09
Hedge fund operates took more than $2.5 million in kickbacks while putting clients into grossly overstated Wealth Management LLC accounts, the SEC claims in Federal Court. It sued the hedge fund, its managers James Putman and S...Read more



Hedge fund fraud risk certification launched
Jun 02/09
The investment industry's first hedge fund fraud risk certification has been launched by Protean Fraud Risk Appraisal, an independent risk certification firm specialising in the alternative investment sector. Protean Fraud App...Read more



International Centre for Financial Regulation appoints director of research
Jun 02/09
The International Centre for Financial Regulation has appointed Dr Richard Reid as its director of research.   One of the principle objectives of ICFR is to fuel debate around regulatory reform through the provision of indepen...Read more



The “World Series” of funds of hedge funds
Jun 02/09
We go beyond sales platitudes to determine what makes a good fund of hedge funds, and identify those in Asia that can hit home runs year after year.This story originally appeared in the May edition of AsianInvestor magazine. To...Read more



Hedge-Fund Investors May Add $50 Billion in 2009, Barclays Says
Jun 02/09
Hedge funds may increase assets by more than 8 percent this year as clients led by pension plans and rich families invest $50 billion of the cash they held while financial markets fell, according to a report by Barclays Plc. ...Read more



Islamic banks: trouble beneath calm waters?
Jun 02/09
As Western regulators stress test top banks, Islamic finance wants to broaden its regulatory approach and improve disclosure rules amid concerns that unhealthy banks may have slipped under the radar. Few Islamic financ...Read more



‘Black Swan’ Hedge Fund Bets On Hyperinflation
Jun 02/09
Universa Investments, a hedge fund firm affiliated with famed “Black Swan” economist Nassim Nicholas Taleb, is launching a new fund betting that global economic stimulus packages will lead to hyperinflation. The Black Swan Prot...Read more



Sprott Asset Management completes reorganization
Jun 02/09
New structure allows company to separately brand its business lines.Sprott Inc. has completed a reorganization of Sprott Asset Management Inc. that separates the subsidiary into three distinct business lines, the company announc...Read more



Madoff Liquidators in U.S., U.K. Agree to Cooperate
Jun 01/09
The trustees liquidating Bernard Madoff’s defunct money-management firms in the U.S. and U.K. agreed on guidelines to cooperate on recovering assets that each may have an interest in. U.S. Trustee Irving Picard said in...Read more



Hermes calling for hedge fund shake-up
Jun 01/09
Goliath of the pension funds leads charge to open up the industry to greater scrutiny Hermes is calling for a post-credit-crunch shake-up of the secretive hedge-fund industry. The manager of the BT pension fund, handling mo...Read more



Boaz Weinstein Said to Raise $160 Million for Saba Hedge Fund
Jun 01/09
Boaz Weinstein, the bond trader who lost more than $1 billion last year at Deutsche Bank AG, has raised about $160 million since the end of April for his new hedge fund, according to two people familiar with the matter. ...Read more



Institutional interest boosts sector
Jun 01/09
An increasing number and range of institutional investors are using exchange traded funds but the take up varies across countries as well as the way they use them. ETF providers are seeing pension funds, asset managers,...Read more



Warning over Weavering
Jun 01/09
Weavering Capital, the company now at the centre of Britain's first alleged hedge fund fraud, had imploded before in a period of its history previously kept hidden. Investors in the group's main fund, who have been...Read more



Younger and larger funds report better returns for 2008
May 29/09
Small hedge funds averaged a loss of -17.03 per cent in 2008, while medium-sized and large funds fared better with average losses of -16.04 per cent and -14.10 per cent respectively, according to a study by PerTrac Financial So...Read more



Funds of hedge funds defy predictions of extinction
May 29/09
Funds of hedge funds were widely predicted to become one of the principal casualties of last year's annus horribilis for the hedge fund industry. While most hedge fund indices reported average declines in 2008 of up to 20 per c...Read more



Hedge fund managers name long, short bets
May 29/09
Some of the country's biggest and best-known hedge fund managers on Wednesday shared their best investment and short-selling ideas with an audience of some 1,200 hedge fund executives. The annual Ira Sohn Investment R...Read more



Hedge fund manager Singer wants limits on leverage
May 29/09
Aggressive government action can hurt the market, but regulators should clamp down on excessive borrowing by banks and investors to prevent another credit crisis, veteran hedge fund manager Paul Singer said at a conference. ...Read more



Hedge Funds Sell Out
May 29/09
BNP Paribas' prime brokerage business recently transferred a number of its smallest hedge fund accounts to middle-market investment bank Jefferies as part of an effort to focus resources on larger clients. BNP also found homes ...Read more



Financial crisis presents opportunity for Islamic banks
May 29/09
The financial crisis presents an opportunity for Islamic banks based in some of the Gulf States according to a new report from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) released today.The report The development...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Agree on One Thing: Economy is Still Bad
May 29/09
To paraphrase a hoary joke: "What do you get when you put a bunch of hedge fund managers in a room and give them 15 minutes to prognosticate?" Disagreement, except on one count: the overall economy still has a long ...Read more



Man Canada AHL Alpha Fund closes IPO
May 29/09
Man Canada AHL Alpha Fund has completed its initial public offering of 8,835,586 Class A Units and 1,040,026 Class F Units of the Fund for aggregate proceeds of $98,756,120, Man Investments Canada Corp. said Thursday.The Class ...Read more



Creststreet L.P. completes partial transfer into Creststreet Energy Opportunities Fund
May 29/09
Creststreet 2007 Limited Partnership has completed the transfer of substantially all of the public securities component of the partnership’s portfolio, along with cash and certain private securities, to Creststreet Energy Opp...Read more



New Alt Manager Eliminates Performance Fees for Founding Investors
May 28/09
Acorn Global Investments is eliminating performance fees for the initial founding investors in the Acorn Diversified Trust.“We are providing a limited opportunity to obtain a truly alternative investment with traditional fees” say...Read more



Australian hedge funds return +3.07 per cent in April
May 28/09
Australian hedge funds recorded an average return of +3.07 per cent in April, bringing year-to-date performance to +3.73 per cent, according to Australian Fund Monitors. Almost 75 per cent of all funds were positive last month...Read more



Fortress to take first step into retail banking
May 28/09
Fortress Investment Group, a listed private equity and hedge fund company with $26.5bn in assets, is nearing an agreement that would mark the first step in a push into US retail banking, according to people familiar with the tr...Read more



Mark Bloom goes from jet setter to pauper
May 28/09
In the annals of fraud, hedge fund manager Mark Bloom will probably be remembered for two details. First, his alleged $20 million scam tipped off regulators to the larger, purported $554 million one at the brokerage firm WG Tra...Read more



Bank of Montreal Faces Challenges Ahead - Blackmont
May 28/09
Despite beating the Street’s expectations this week with its first quarter result, Blackmont Capital analyst Brad Smith downgraded the stock to a “sell” Wednesday.BMO reported adjusted diluted cash earnings per share of C$.93 T...Read more



Hedge fund firm Man Group assets fall to $44 bln
May 28/09
* AuM $44 bln vs $46.8 bln at end-March * Fee income to be lower this year * Institutional investor redemptions to slow - CEO * Pretax profit $1.2 bln vs $2.1 bln * Stock down nearly 5 pct ...Read more



Aima plans to mobilise hedge fund industry on EC directive
May 27/09
The Alternative Investment Management Association says it plans to mobilise the world's hedge fund industry on the European Commission's draft directive for Alternative Investment Fund Managers. Andrew Baker, Aima chief execut...Read more



Alpha Magazine Unveils Europe's Top 50 Hedge Fund Firms
May 27/09
Brevan Howard Asset Management, With $26.8 Billion in Total Assets, Leads Ranking as the Biggest European Hedge Fund Firm Alpha's announcement of the 2009 Europe Hedge Fund 50 shows that Europe was not immune to investor angst...Read more



Hedge Funds Agree to Return $235 Million in Madoff Case
May 27/09
Two Caribbean hedge funds operated by Banco Santander, the Spanish financial giant, have agreed to return $235 million they withdrew from their accounts with Bernard L. Madoff in the months before his global Ponzi scheme collapsed...Read more



Connecticut Senate votes to regulate hedge funds
May 27/09
The Connecticut Senate has voted to require hedge funds and private equity funds located in the state and doing business here to disclose certain conflicts of interest to customers.Supporters of the bill, which passed on a 24-1...Read more



Brazil Stock Investment to Jump, Credit Suisse Says
May 27/09
Brazil’s smaller companies will lure more of the funds flowing into equities over the next five years as investors leave fixed income because of falling interest rates, said the manager of the nation’s biggest hedge fund. ...Read more

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