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Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index up 1.26 per cent in March
Apr 24/13
The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended March 2013 up 1.26 per cent on an asset weighted basis and gained 0.39 per cent on an equal weighted basis.  The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provi...Read more

Seeding and alternative fund routes for start-up hedge fund managers
Apr 23/13
On 28 November 2012, Bloomberg ran the highly successful Hedge Fund Start-up Conference from its European Head Quarters in London. The objective was to provide new managers with a range of key insights from industry experts ...Read more

Hedge fund AUM up by USD122bn in Q1
Apr 23/13
Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry expanded during the first quarter at the fastest rate since 2010 as global financial institutions positioned for both growth and volatility across fixed income, ...Read more

Hedge Funds Plowed Into Gold as Market Looked Vulnerable
Apr 23/13
Hedge funds and other big speculators plowed new money into gold even after the precious metal posted a record loss in dollar terms this week, according to trading data on Friday [April 19] that also showed inflows for many ...Read more

Goodwood Capital Fund cuts incentive fee
Apr 23/13
Moved aimed at providing greater certainty to investors Toronto-based Goodwood Inc., the manager of Goodwood Capital Fund, said Friday that in an ongoing effort to reduce costs for its investors in...Read more

'Go big' in alternatives, conference attendees urged
Apr 23/13
Some consultants recommend investing 35% to 40% in alternative investments John Geissinger, New York-based partner at consulting firm Hewitt EnnisKnupp Inc., recommends investing 35% to 40% in alternative inves...Read more

Hedge Fund Gold Wagers Defy Worst Slump in 33 Years
Apr 22/13
Hedge funds increased bets on gold rallying after prices plunged the most in 33 years, underscoring billionaire John Paulson’s view that bullion will rebound. Fund managers and other speculators increased net-long positio...Read more

Lipper: Tough First Quarter For Commodity Funds
Apr 22/13
Commodity funds took a beating in the first quarter, with the average actively managed fund in the Lipper Global Commodity sector down 1.83 percent, as market volatility provided no clear direction. A cross-commodity sell-off...Read more

End of losses as Salida Strategic Growth Fund gets the axe
Apr 22/13
If nothing else, the decision to terminate the Salida Strategic Growth Fund, (known previously as the Salida Multi Strategy Hedge Fund), means the unitholders won’t be subject to any more losses on their in...Read more

Hedge fund exit requests seen stable in coming months
Apr 19/13
Client demands to pull money out of hedge funds fell in April and are expected to remain at a steady level in the coming months as investors wait to see how funds cope with the continuing European debt crisis. Hedge f...Read more

Launch bad
Apr 19/13
Breaking into the hedge-fund world is harder than before IF SETTING up a hedge fund were easy, more people would do it: bar inheritance or winning the lottery, there are few swifter paths to immense ...Read more

Make Money With Gold, Despite the Plunge
Apr 18/13
NEW YORK (Reuters)—Stephen Hammers, co-manager of the recently launched $23 million Compass EMP Commodity Long/Short Strategies fund, doesn't expect gold's downward trajectory to last very long. As the price of gold fell to $...Read more

Silver Slump Splits Hedge Funds From Ingot Hoarders
Apr 17/13
Hedge funds are betting on cheaper silver for the first time since at least 2006, splitting from investors accumulating close to the biggest hoard ever and the analyst consensus for prices to rebound from a bear market...Read more

Global hedge fund assets edge up slightly
Apr 17/13
• Assets continue rising slowly, but well below 2007 peak • Net inflows continue despite negative returns in 2011 • New York still the leading centre, followed by London London, 12 April 2012 - Assets in global hed...Read more

Global hedge fund assets top USD2.2trn, says HFI
Apr 17/13
Assets in global hedge funds continued to grow in 2012 on the back of solid average fund performance across the industry last year and new inflows from investors worldwide, according to the latest research from ...Read more

Sharp drop in gold caught many funds off guard
Apr 16/13
Hedge fund manager John Burbank, a long-time investor in gold, said the recent sharp selloff in the precious metal came as a surprise to many investors as some economic improvement and a general decline in commodity prices t...Read more

Hedge funds attract USD11.4bn in February
Apr 12/13
Hedge funds took in a net USD11.4bn (0.6 per cent of assets) in February, building on an inflow of USD4.3bn in January, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. The results are based on data from 3,4...Read more

Franklin Templeton launches new fund
Apr 12/13
Toronto-based Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. launched a new fund on Thursday to help investors keep more of their real returns from global equities. The fund, called Templeton Growth Fund, Ltd. Series A (Hedge), uses fo...Read more

Quant funds run one third of hedge fund assets
Apr 11/13
Quantitative fund assets rise to $677 bln * Growth in computer-driven funds beats all hedge funds LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - Funds employing mathematical formulas and computer models that dictate when to buy and se...Read more

Rise in hedge fund exits show impact of Cyprus crisis
Apr 11/13
Investors took more cash out of hedge funds than they put in over the past month, when a banking crisis in Cyprus caused wobbles in financial markets. Hedge fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index, ...Read more

Hedge Funds Cut Bets Most Since ’08 as Prices Slump: Commodities
Apr 10/13
Hedge funds reduced bets on a commodity rally by the most since 2008 as rising supplies of everything from copper to sugar and slowing U.S. growth drove prices to the biggest slump in six months. Speculators cut ...Read more

Activist investors find allies in mutual, pension funds
Apr 10/13
U.S. institutional investors, who used to shun activist investors and side with a company's management on most controversial issues, are starting to change their tune. Aggressive shareholders such as Carl Icahn, Nelso...Read more

Top 100 Small- & Mid-Cap Hedge Funds surpass $270 Billion Mark
Apr 09/13
The Top 100 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $271.8 billion in U.S. equity SMID assets, according to the most recent ranking. Thirteen hedge funds on the list have greater than 90% of their assets invested ...Read more

Macro Hedge Funds Still in a Funk
Apr 09/13
Despite recent sharpening of trends, many macro vehicles continue to plod through with sluggish returns. Did macro hedge funds miss their golden opportunity in the first quarter? It sure seems like it. For the past f...Read more

Hedge funds track equities to record level in Q1 2013
Apr 09/13
Hedge funds extended gains in March to conclude the first quarter of 2013 at record levels, tracking US equity performance, which also advanced to close the quarter at new highs.The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index g...Read more

Fiera caps Tactical Bond Yield Fund
Apr 08/13
Decision follows 2013 budget announcement ...Read more

Hedge funds are too big to beat the market
Apr 08/13
There's an adage among investment professionals that you don't want to be a member of a crowd. It means that it's time to exit when an investment strategy gets "crowded" due to investors chasing returns. William Bern...Read more

Investors turn their backs on "black swan" hedge funds
Apr 05/13
(Reuters) - Hedge funds set up to profit from huge market slides are falling out of favour, signalling that investors are increasingly confident leading central banks can avert the kind of meltdown that followed the L...Read more

As Hedge Funds Thrive on Mortgages, the House Party Is Far from Over
Apr 05/13
Since 2008 strategies focusing on the U.S. residential mortgage market have been one of the few bright spots for the hedge fund industry. Several mortgage-focused hedge funds posted returns of 20 to 40 percent last year, a...Read more

Jump in new hedge funds with equities strategies in 2012, says Seward & Kissel study
Apr 05/13
Some 64 per cent of new hedge fund funds covered by a recent study carried out by Seward & Kissel had equity or equity-related strategies, up 14 per cent from the 2011 study.Driven by the firm’s commitment to u...Read more

Hedge funds see third consecutive month of positive performance
Apr 05/13
Hedge funds enjoyed a third consecutive month of positive performance for the year, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up 0.7 per cent for March and up 3.1 per cent for the quarter.Gains were led by equity-centr...Read more

More than a third of hedge fund professionals feel pressured to break rules in pursuit of alpha
Apr 04/13
Nearly half (46 per cent) of hedge fund professionals believe their competitors engage in illegal activity, more than one third (35 per cent) have personally felt pressure to break the rules, and about one third (30 pe...Read more

The Bailout Of Cyprus Was Another Big Win For Hedge Funds
Apr 02/13
One of the aspects of the Cyprus bank bailout deal hatched by the EU and the Cypriot government in March that has been noted as a big positive by analysts across Wall Street is the fact that it won't hurt the so...Read more

Top 100 Hedge Funds Nearly Eclipse $600B, Up 26.2% over Past Year
Apr 02/13
The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $25 billion, or 4.3%, over the fourth quarter. During the course of 2012, the top funds saw their...Read more

Hedge fund managers face tough business climate and heightened investment expectations
Mar 28/13
Hedge fund managers must rethink their business models, provide tailored solutions, and offer multi-faceted client communications, according to a study conducted by SEI in collaboration with Minard Capital.   This ami...Read more

The hedge fund rebound could be short-lived—or then again, maybe not
Mar 27/13
Hedge funds are set to do remarkably well this quarter. Data from consultancy Hedge Fund Research show that, in January and February alone, the average fund was up 2.7% (paywall), and the average equity-f...Read more

Hedge Funds Must Adapt or Risk Losing Investors
Mar 27/13
Hedge funds have been warned that they must alter their investment and operating models if they wish to avoid losing institutional investor confidence. This is according to a survey conducted by SEI.   “Based on w...Read more

Portfolio manager changes at Dynamic
Mar 27/13
Toronto-based GCIC Ltd., manager of the Dynamic Funds, Tuesday announced portfolio manager changes to certain funds, including the decision to end the sub-advisory relationship with Toronto-based Marret Asset Management Inc....Read more

Hedge funds take commodity bets back to month high from 1-yr low
Mar 25/13
* Rebound largely helped by new $4 billion net long in gold * Corn, natural gas also see strong buying March 22 (Reuters) - Hedge funds and other big speculators have taken their bullish bets on U.S. commoditie...Read more

Hedge Funds Most Bearish Ever on Copper, Favor Gold
Mar 25/13
Hedge funds are making the biggest bet against copper on record as global inventories expand to a nine-year high, while concern that Europe’s debt crisis will spread spurred the biggest gain in gold bets since 2008. Spec...Read more

More wealthy Americans turn to alternative investments to reach financial goals
Mar 25/13
Affluent Americans are more likely to allocate assets to alternative investment strategies in asset classes such as private equity, real estate investment trusts and hedge funds today than they have been for several ...Read more

Hedge funds raise bets against Hungary bonds
Mar 22/13
(Reuters) - Some hedge funds have begun quietly increasing their bets against Hungarian sovereign bonds in the belief that the yields don't properly reflect the country's political and economic outlook. The amount...Read more

Hedge funds to reap rewards on Cyprus default bet
Mar 22/13
* Cyprus sovereign bond signals default a remote outcome * Depositor tax seen as the only option * Politics takes precedence as crisis deepens By Natalie Harrison and John Geddie LONDON, March 20 (IFR) - The market p...Read more

Latest Top 10 Hedge Fund List Reveals Citadel as the New #1
Mar 22/13
The latest edition of HedgeTracker’s Top Hedge Funds list reveals Citadel Investment Group to have the highest US equity assets under management as of the fourth quarter of 2012. The top spot had previously been held by Renais...Read more

Hedge funds storm back into form
Mar 22/13
With crisis in Cyprus, gloom in the UK's Budget and growing fears of a correction in the US Treasury market, you could be forgiven for thinking markets were as turbulent as ever. For some, though, the sun is shining: 2013 h...Read more

S&P 500 Beating All 15 Hedge Fund Strategies in 2013
Mar 21/13
S&P 500 Beating All 15 Hedge Fund Strategies in 2013   By Jacob Wolinsky   S&P 500 still reigns supr...Read more

First quarter AIMA Journal reviews hedge fund regulatory change worldwide
Mar 21/13
The latest edition of the AIMA Journal includes a comprehensive review of all the regulatory and policy news relating to the hedge fund industry worldwide. The cover story is a piece by Simon Savage, Risk Specialis...Read more

February was modest month for hedge fund strategies, says Edhec-Risk
Mar 20/13
Equity-focused hedge fund strategies exhibited returns that were broadly consistent with market dynamics in February, according figures released by Edhec-Risk. Edhec’s long/short equity strategy (0.41 per cent) showed s...Read more

Inflection Ranks First Worldwide In HedgeFund Intelligence League Table For 2012
Mar 20/13
Inflection Also Wins High Rankings From Two Other Organizations  Vancouver, BC – March 18, 2012 – Inflection Management Inc. today announced that hedge fund database HedgeFund Intelligence ranked the Inflection Strategic...Read more

Top Small-Cap Hedge Funds Surge by 10.5%, Eclipse $32 Billion in Asset Under Management
Mar 19/13
The Top 50 Small-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $32.4 billion in U.S. equity assets, allocating 68.7% of their overall assets, or $22.3 billion, to companies with market capitalizations that are less than $2 billion. Notab...Read more

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