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Why Hedge Funds’ Biggest Fear Is Their Investors
Mar 25/09
The biggest peril hedge-fund investors see in the months ahead isn’t the credit-market paralysis that has spawned a rising number of government spending programs, nor is it the expected performance of funds chastened by the ind...Read more



Reuters Summit: Prisma Sees Hedge Funds as Key to Bank Revival
Mar 25/09
Hedge funds, vilified in the past year for roiling markets and driving brokerages into the ground, are poised to play a key role in leading the banking system's revival, Prisma Capital Chief Executive Girish Reddy said on Tuesd...Read more



Hedge-Fund Investors Hire Private Eyes to Avoid New Madoffs
Mar 24/09
Randy Shain said he wasn’t stunned when hedge-fund managers Paul Greenwood and Stephen Walsh were arrested last month for allegedly misappropriating $554 million in client funds. A probe three years ago by his First ...Read more



Hedge Fund Assets to Fall 11% in 2009, Study Says
Mar 24/09
The global hedge fund industry may shrink by 11 percent this year as funds liquidate and investor withdrawals persist, a Deutsche Bank AG survey said. Industry assets may fall to $1.33 trillion by December, accordi...Read more



Hedge Fund Investors See Returns of 5 to 10%
Mar 24/09
Hedge funds are down, but not out. That, anyway, is the conclusion of a closely watched industry survey to be published on Tuesday, which paints a sobering portrait of what was once one of the highest-flying businesses on Wall...Read more



Bond firms back Treasury program; hedge funds balk
Mar 24/09
Some managers say they’re gung-ho about participating in the U.S. Treasury’s $1 trillion Public-Private Investment Program, although some hedge fund managers are giving it less than rave reviews.Fixed-income managers said the ...Read more



Regulators set to act on hedge fund pay: CQS
Mar 24/09
Financial regulators are likely to bring in rules allowing investors to sue if hedge fund fees and manager pay do not match performance over the longer term, said Michael Hintze, chief executive of hedge fund firm CQS. Hintze ...Read more



Hedge fund investors trying something new: Due diligence
Mar 24/09
When looking at hedge funds, an investor will check out a variety of risk measures. But over the years, there was something that was often overlooked: fraud.However, as the credit markets seized up, we discovered that there wer...Read more



Aima responds to Iosco's short selling proposals
Mar 24/09
The Alternative Investment Management Association has published its response to the proposals on short selling by the Iosco Task Force on Short Selling. Andrew Baker, chief executive of Aima (pictured), says short selling is ...Read more



Credit Suisse/Tremont Launches Enhanced Chinese Version of Its Hedge Fund Index Website
Mar 24/09
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc today announced the launch of an enhanced Chinese version of its website: www.hedgeindex.com. The newly enhanced website updates a previous Chines...Read more



Connecticut’s ‘Rodeo Drive’ Abandoned as Hedge Funds Collapse
Mar 23/09
Finding a parking spot for your Mercedes or BMW on Greenwich Avenue, the main shopping strip of the U.S. hedge-fund capital, used to be a challenge. Not anymore. With the recession hammering retail sales, empty curbside spac...Read more



Inside the world's biggest hedge fund
Mar 23/09
Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio's intense focus on principles helps him make money in good times and bad. Now he's bracing for some very tough times indeed. window.onerror=function(){clickURL=document.location.href;ret...Read more



SFO may investigate Weavering Capital's failed flagship fund
Mar 23/09
A spokesman for the SFO said it is "seeking an early meeting" with PricewaterhouseCoopers, which was appointed liquidator to Weavering's biggest fund on Thursday night. The Macro Fixed Income Fund, which is based in ...Read more



Segregated accounts "best way for investors to access hedge funds"
Mar 23/09
International Asset Management has published a paper exploring the advantages and disadvantages of the different options open to investors who want to access the hedge fund space.  The access options open to investors, other...Read more



Investable indices launched
Mar 23/09
Hedge Fund Research has launched more than doubled the number of HFRX indexes, adding 38 to the existing offering with indexes for sub-strategies, geographic regions and specific countries. The total number of indexes now ...Read more



Segregated accounts "best way for investors to access hedge funds"
Mar 20/09
International Asset Management has published a paper exploring the advantages and disadvantages of the different options open to investors who want to access the hedge fund space.  The access options open to investors, other than ...Read more



Iosco publishes hedge funds oversight recommendations
Mar 20/09
The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a consultation paper containing preliminary findings and recommended regulatory approaches to mitigate risks associated with the trading and traditional lack o...Read more



Further confirmation of hedge fund woes
Mar 20/09
Hedge fund closures in the United States rose to a total worth of US$84-billion in 2008, with Bernie Madoff feeder funds contributing a big chunk to that record figure.More than 200 hedge funds or fund families shuttered or began ...Read more



Hedge fund makes headlong rush into gold
Mar 20/09
Investor John Paulson, whose hedge fund made billions betting against subprime mortgages, is making a massively bullish call on gold.Paulson & Co. paid $1.28-billion (U.S.) yesterday for an 11-per-cent stake in AngloGold Ashan...Read more



HMC Hedge Fund Founder Grebow Sentenced to Four Years in Fraud
Mar 20/09
Bret Grebow, co-founder of hedge fund HMC International LLC, was sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding investors out of $7.8 million in what prosecutors said was “a classic Ponzi scheme.” Grebow, of Highland, ...Read more



A Look at the Hedge Funds That Closed
Mar 20/09
Hundreds of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds shut their doors last year as the fallout from the global financial crisis and Bernard L. Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme proved to be too much to bear. In North America, mor...Read more



Hedge Funds Lost $25 Billion in February on Recession
Mar 19/09
Investors pulled out a total of $25 billion from hedge funds in February, the seventh consecutive month of redemptions, as stocks worldwide tumbled and a global recession deepened, an industry report shows. Total h...Read more



15% of hedge funds closed in ’08
Mar 19/09
A record 778 hedge funds liquidated during the fourth quarter, capping a year that saw financial markets melt down and investors yank $150bn of their money at the end of 2008, Hedge Fund Research said yesterday. The ranks of he...Read more



Shell-shocked investors eye funds warily
Mar 19/09
Hammered by the dot-com crash and the current financial meltdown, investors will take some time before being enticed en masse back into many funds, speakers at the Reuters Funds Summit said this week. Equity funds in pa...Read more



Regulator to demand more data from hedge funds
Mar 19/09
Britain's financial regulator is to ask London-based hedge fund managers for more information on their holdings and risk exposure, mirroring a plan recently put forward by the industry.The Financial Services Authority (FSA) said...Read more



AIMA and CBI react to Turner Review
Mar 19/09
Lord Turner has published his review of financial regulation, stating that regulators and central banks need to gather better macro-prudential information on hedge fund activities. Andrew Baker, chief executive of the Alternati...Read more



A Perfect Storm for Alternative Investment Sector
Mar 19/09
Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive of PIMCO, an investment management firm with more than $747 billion in assets under management, says the alternative investment industry is in the midst of a perfect storm, according to a colum...Read more



Constellation Investment Consulting Announces Hedge Fund Managers Welcome Invasive Due Diligence
Mar 19/09
In a web-based survey conducted by Constellation Investment Consulting Corp., a leader in risk management for the hedge fund industry, the company today announced that in light of recent scandals, managers ...Read more



Boutiques and hedge funds lure cream of global banking
Mar 19/09
Boutique investment firms and top hedge funds are slowly lapping up the cream of global banking talent as the financial crisis forces banks to cut staff and limit the pay of their top risk-takers. From Singapore to New ...Read more



Hedge Funds Can’t Save Themselves With Lower Fees: Matthew Lynn
Mar 18/09
It works for street traders. It can work for airlines, retailers and carmakers. But hedge funds? As the financial community staggers from disaster to disaster, some alternative-investment managers have decided that slashing ...Read more



SEC Mulls Requiring Hedge Fund Registration
Mar 18/09
Recent moves by the Securities and Exchange Commission to tighten its grip on so-called registered investment advisers (RIAs) is being viewed as a possible precursor to mandatory registration of hedge funds, industry watchers ...Read more



EU hedge fund law due in April
Mar 18/09
Hedge fund managers will be waiting on tenterhooks next month to see what kind of regulations the European Union will propose to impose on the hedge fund and private equity sectors, after months of deliberation and spe...Read more



Mutual funds can regain market share: Swisscanto
Mar 18/09
A drive toward safety and simplification can help mutual funds claw back market share from structured products and hedge funds, which are suffering massive redemptions in the crisis, fund firm Swisscanto said. The funds ind...Read more



More than 200 U.S. hedge funds close
Mar 18/09
Between the bear market run on the stock market and the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal, the American hedge fund industry has come under heavy pressure. While politicians clamour for more regulation of the industry, the fun...Read more



Yen Swap Spreads Near Record as Hedge Funds Stay Away, RBS Says
Mar 17/09
Japan’s attempts to end financial turmoil failed to lure hedge funds back to its swap markets, leaving premiums paid by domestic borrowers near a record, RBS Securities Japan Ltd. said. Hedge funds, which lost mor...Read more



Trim the hedge funds
Mar 17/09
"We've got to take - a little bit - the glitz away," said Arki Busson, the one hedge fund investor that the gossip columns have heard of. He was referring to a charity fundraiser, which, even in its deglitzed form, so...Read more



AIMA welcomes G20 ministers' endorsement of hedge fund manager regulation
Mar 17/09
The Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed its satisfaction with the approach to registration and regulation of hedge fund managers endorsed by finance ministers of the G20 countries at their meeting this w...Read more



Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Confirms February Performance Down 0.88%
Mar 17/09
Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index was down 0.88% in February, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc. ...Read more



Hedge fund bodies commit to global standards
Mar 17/09
Three major hedge fund industry bodies have written to the Financial Stability Forum (FSF) to commit for the first time to working toward global industry standards, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The...Read more



OSC continues order against Sextant
Mar 17/09
The Ontario Securities Commission has ordered Sextant Capital Management Inc. to continue to halt sales of its hedge fund invested in Icelandic glaciers until June 17.On Monday, OSC staff requested an extension of the order to...Read more



Hedge fund groups ready to accept intervention
Mar 16/09
The hedge fund industry in the US is likely to accept new government regulations and inspections. Prominent frauds in the US have broken the confidence of the groups and individuals who invested in some of the more esoteric he...Read more



No quick recovery for hedge funds
Mar 16/09
The hedge-fund industry is unlikely to recover fully until 2013, and about a quarter of all hedge funds will close their doors in the next 12 months, analyst Brad Hintz said. Hedge-fund assets will decline by 18.2 percent this y...Read more



Financial watchdog out to clip the hedge funds
Mar 16/09
Secretive hedge funds will eventually be subject to the same supervisory rules as banks, under a tightening of Britain’s system of regulation. The changes, which will require banks and other lenders to build up their reserv...Read more



G20 Agree Hedge Funds Need To Register, Supply Info
Mar 16/09
The Group of 20 leading economies have agreed that hedge funds have to register and supply information, a delegation source said Saturday. The official, who declined to be named, said that will be part of the G20 com...Read more



Hedge-fund industry recovery unlikely until 2013
Mar 16/09
The hard-hit hedge-fund industry is unlikely to recover fully until 2013, and about a quarter of all hedge funds will close their doors in the next 12 months, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Brad Hintz said. Hedge-fund ass...Read more



Madoff to Appeal Bail, Net Worth Revealed
Mar 16/09
Lawyers for jailed swindler Bernard Madoff argued for his release pending sentencing and a list of assets put he and his wife's net worth between $823 million and $826 million, according to court papers filed on Friday [March 1...Read more



Madoff pleads guilty, is jailed for $65 billion fraud
Mar 13/09
Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty on Thursday to orchestrating the biggest investment fraud in Wall Street history and was jailed to await a sentence that could keep him in prison for the rest of his life. As some of his vi...Read more



OSC seeks receiver for Sextant hedge fund
Mar 13/09
The Ontario Securities Commission is seeking to appoint a receiver and manager of "all the property and assets" of Sextant Capital Management Inc. and related entities of the hedge fund company which is the s...Read more



Funds of Funds Shrink 30%
Mar 13/09
The fund of funds industry is finally taking a hit, as institutional investors reconsider the wisdom of throwing money at anyone who happens to have a bunch of hedge fund managers on speed dial. These days, apparently, you are...Read more



Hedge Fund Datapoint of the Day
Mar 13/09
This is how badly the hedge-fund universe is being shaken out these days: John Paulson lost 16% of his assets under management in the second half of 2008, and still managed to rise to 3rd place in the list of biggest...Read more

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