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Hedge Fund Investing and Holding Trends for Q4
Feb 24/09
As the October Volkswagen debacle demonstrated all too well, keeping a tab on crowded hedge fund positions is important to avoid six sigma type blow ups. Furthermore, as hedge funds tend to (generally) be better early indicator...Read more



Hedge Funds Pitch PIPE Dreams
Feb 24/09
Hedge funds providing Private Investments in Public Equity can help companies, provided the funds are able to find the cash, the chief investment officer of hedge fund firm West Coast Asset Management told Markets Media in an i...Read more



Aima expresses support for global initiative on hedge fund regulation
Feb 24/09
The London-based Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed support for global efforts to achieve a consensus on coherent regulation for hedge funds, but continues to emphasise that they were not responsible fo...Read more



Hedge funds seen to survive crisis
Feb 24/09
The hedge fund industry can survive the credit crisis despite the recent damage to the sector, the chairman of the Hedge Funds Standards Body told the CESR conference on Monday."These people (hedge funds) will possibly ...Read more



The way to regulate hedge funds is through their providers of leverage
Feb 24/09
Hedge funds and the rest of the shadow banking system are almost certainly going to be brought into the regulatory net.But governments should not try to supervise them directly. It will be far more productive to focus on h...Read more



Creststreet selects RBC Dexia as investor services provider
Feb 24/09
Benefits to Creststreet include quality, reliability and service in the alternative arena. Toronto-based Creststreet Asset Management Ltd., an investment management firm specializing in ener...Read more



Soros Says Financial Crisis Marks End of a Free-Market Model
Feb 23/09
Billionaire investor George Soros said the current economic crisis has its roots in the financial deregulation of the 1980s and marks the end of a free-market model that has since dominated capitalist countries. Liberaliz...Read more



US hedge funds industry: Experts predict growth by fourth quarter
Feb 23/09
Following a dismal 2008, when will the US hedge funds industry show signs of recovery? This question has steadily made the rounds among fund managers, institutions, endowments, pension plans, and other quarters, especially duri...Read more



European finmins agree on hedge fund regulation
Feb 23/09
European finance ministers meeting in Berlin on Sunday agreed on the direct regulation of hedge funds, a German government source said. The source said "the call for direct regulation of hedge funds was no longer...Read more



Harold Bradley: Hedge fund lies, darned lies and statistics...
Feb 23/09
It’s all over the media. Hedge funds didn’t do their job in 2008. A group called Hedge Fund Research (HFR) publishes performance data on hedge funds and funds of hedge funds. Consultants have been gushing for years over the mag...Read more



Prime Brokers Finishing With OTC
Feb 23/09
Hedge funds of varying sizes report being given notice by prime brokers that OTC derivative give up arrangements will end quickly, according to GlobeOp, an independent financial technology firm which provides integrated middle ...Read more



Mutual Fund Player Turned Hedge Fund Back Home
Feb 23/09
A mutual fund VIP who set out for the hedge fund frontier has returned to his first love. Junk bond trader David Glancy left a sweet gig at Fidelity Investments in 2003 to roll out Andover Capital, a hedge fund that invested ...Read more



Making $ense - Hedge Report
Feb 20/09
BNN takes a broader look at the state of the industry in Canada with Daryl Ching, VP, Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. Watch Interview Here     ...Read more



Hedge Fund Research more necessary now than ever
Feb 20/09
Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research Inc. has positioned itself as a leader in hedge fund information at a moment when transparency is paramount for fund managers and investors alike. Capitalizing on market uncertainty, it's a gro...Read more



Hedge Fund Redemptions Rise in January
Feb 20/09
Hedge-fund investors pulled $74 billion out of the industry last month, according to TrimTabs Investment Research, as the stock market suffered amid bleak economic reports. The redemptions represent about 5% of assets under man...Read more



Gersten Savage Announces Specialized Practice to Advise Hedge Funds on Madoff Impact
Feb 20/09
The law firm of Gersten Savage, LLP has formed an interdisciplinary practice to advise hedge funds, investment funds and institutional investors on potential consequences arising from the Bernard Madoff fraud and other aspects ...Read more



Asset managers ready to cut fees in 2009-Mercer
Feb 20/09
Resistance from investors burnt by a turbulent 2008 will make asset managers more willing to cut fees this year, a study by consultant Mercer said on Thursday. Mercer said overall fees in most asset classes were stable...Read more



Hedge funds need to communicate with investors on an unambiguous basis
Feb 20/09
Calls for hedge funds to be less opaque was a common request among investors who participated in a survey of institutional investors, including pension funds, banks, endowments and insurance companies across the world. Ove...Read more



More complex asset-management deals likely: report
Feb 19/09
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The asset management sector is in for more consolidation, but deals this year will likely involve complex structures and have a distressed flavor rather than transactions done for strategic reasons, a repor...Read more



Hedge-Fund Clients Pulled $74 Billion in January, TrimTabs Says
Feb 19/09
Hedge-fund investors withdrew $74 billion in January as the economy worsened and equity markets fell, according to a report from TrimTabs Investment Research. The withdrawals were the second highest on record, after...Read more



Vancouver takes over $700M loan for Olympic Village
Feb 19/09
The City of Vancouver has taken over $700 million in financing from a New York-based hedge fund to complete the construction of the troubled Olympic Village project. The deal, which was announced by city manager Penny Ballem du...Read more



Soros ups stake in Potash Corp
Feb 19/09
Billionaire investor George Soros's hedge-fund firm bought more shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. in the fourth quarter, almost doubling its holdings.Soros Fund Management LLC increased its holdings in Potash by 2.6-m...Read more



Canadian hedge funds outperform
Feb 19/09
Canadian hedge funds did what they are supposed to due in January, delivering solid positive performance despite dreary results from market benchmarks. The average domestic hedge fund was up 3.09 per cent last month on an asset...Read more



Children’s Investment Fund Sells Mastercard, Buys Rival Visa
Feb 19/09
Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, the London-based hedge fund founded by Christopher Cooper-Hohn, sold off its shares in Mastercard Inc. and added shares of rival credit-card network Visa Inc. in the fourth quarter...Read more



Investors Hungry for Climate Change Information
Feb 19/09
There is a growing appetite for climate change related information within the investment community and other sectors. Institutional investors, bankers, bond-rating agencies, insurance companies, investment dealers and other st...Read more



Hedge Fund Returns Improved in January
Feb 19/09
A hedge fund research group provided further evidence on Tuesday that the industry's performance has markedly improved so far this year, despite ongoing market turbulence. Hedge funds returned 1.09% to investors in January, acc...Read more



Paul Smith explains how to seed a hedge fund
Feb 19/09
Asia’s Sultan of Seeding, Paul Smith of Triple A Partners, talks about distribution woes, flying economy class and the "undefinable id" of hedgies. ...Read more



Hedge-Fund Firms Pressed to Consolidate After Losses Erode Fees
Feb 18/09
New Page 1 Mohammed Syed has spent the past seven years scouting out the best hedge-fund investments for clients of his Axiom Fund Manager Ltd. Now, he’s seeking to expand the $100 million he oversees by a...Read more



Alternative investment firms to the rescue
Feb 18/09
As governments around the world are recapitalising their countries' financial institutions, hedge fund managers and private equity firms are planning their own rescue operations. One example is Countrywide, the UK's largest re...Read more



UK could experience a crash similar to Iceland
Feb 18/09
The global financial crisis could be entering a 'new and more treacherous phase', which could push international countries to the brink of failure and further hinder the global economic recovery, according to Hennessee Group. ...Read more



Sears chief Edward Lampert's hedge fund more than doubles stake in CIT Group
Feb 18/09
ESL Investments Inc., the hedge-fund firm run by Sears Holdings Corp. Chairman Edward Lampert, more than doubled its stake in CIT Group Inc. in the fourth quarter, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commissi...Read more



Pickens Reduces Energy Investments, Holdings Fall 97%
Feb 18/09
T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who forecasts oil will more than double in the next 10 months after being driven down by the global recession, shed energy-related shares as their value declined, a public ...Read more



Wilbur Ross interested in U.S. toxic fund
Feb 18/09
Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday he would invest in the U.S. government's private-public investment fund designed to help mop up banks' troubled assets, provided that low-cost funding, as well as guarantees in s...Read more



Mutual funds gaining ground on hedge funds?
Feb 18/09
Hedge funds have gained a increasing share of the investment pie in recent years but the trend could could be reversing, judging by separate comments made by UBS and Deutsche Bank on Tuesday. Timothy Bell, global head of hedge ...Read more



Almost all hedge fund strategies posted their worst losses in 2008, says Edhec
Feb 18/09
All hedge fund strategies except for CTAs and short sellers posted their worst losses in 2008, according to a report from Edhec. Véronique Le Sourd, senior research engineer at the Edhec Risk and Asset Management Research Centre...Read more



Coffee Risks Squeezing Starbucks, Funds on Supply
Feb 17/09
An unexpected coffee rally sparked by dwindling supplies risks squeezing Starbucks Corp., Kraft Foods Inc. and hedge funds betting on a decline. Demand may exceed output by 8 million 60-kilogram bags in the coming...Read more



New Fund Of Funds To Focus On Pure-Play Cleantech Investments
Feb 17/09
The Far Hills Group, a financial services firm specializing in the placement of alternative investment offerings, has joined forces with cleantech fund manager Russell Diamond (pictured) to form Solution Capital Partners, a clea...Read more



UBS sees 35 pct drop in hedge fund assets from peak
Feb 17/09
Global assets of hedge funds may drop to $1.2 trillion by the end of the first quarter, down 35 percent from 2007 as the number of managers decline and funds rely less on strategies that use leverage, a UBS executive said on T...Read more



Australian Hedge Funds Will Attract New Cash in 2009
Feb 17/09
Australian hedge funds will attract a net inflow of cash in 2009 after record redemptions by overseas investors led to the closure of at least 10 funds in the fourth quarter, the local arm of the Alternative Investment Managem...Read more



U.S. hedge fund takes bigger bite of BCE
Feb 17/09
U.S. hedge fund Paulson & Co. has become the fourth largest shareholder in Montreal-based BCE Inc., the country's biggest telecommunications group. US. regulatory filings show it bought 17.1 million BCE shares during the fi...Read more



Preqin: Investors still back hedge funds
Feb 17/09
Over three-quarters (76.9 per cent) of investors said the turbulence of the last year has not affected their confidence in the hedge funds industry, according to a survey by Preqin. 'The Institutional Inve...Read more



Staying positive
Feb 17/09
There seems to be an endless wave of bad news hitting the hedge fund industry at the moment — gates and suspensions, record poor performance, the Bernard Madoff scandal and so forth – but there are still one or two reasons to b...Read more



Toughest time yet for asset managers
Feb 17/09
Asset managers face tough times – not as tough as banks perhaps but challenging nonetheless. Assets under management have fallen, outflows have been high, and the change in fortunes has happened too quickly for managers to adju...Read more



Mexican Hedge Fund Takes Over Canadian Mining Company
Feb 17/09
Canadian mining, development and exploration company, Frontera Copper Corporation, has agreed, due to the recent downturn in the copper market, to Mexican hedge fund Invecture’s hostile take over bid. After determining that the...Read more



Yen May Weaken 13% Against Dollar, Hedge Fund Says
Feb 17/09
The yen may weaken 13 percent against the dollar this year as Japanese exporters lose competitiveness and the nation’s economic slump deepens, according to Asia Genesis Asset Management Pte. The decline in Japan’s ...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 1.48% (est.) in January
Feb 17/09
RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of January 2009 the RBC Hedge 250 Index (an investable index) had a net return of 1.48 per cent. January’s returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next ...Read more



Making $ense - Hedge Report
Feb 17/09
New Page 1 Interview on hedge fund investing for retail investors BNN takes a broader look at the state of the industry in Canada with Daryl Ching, VP, Canadian Hedge Watch. Watch Interview Here     ...Read more



Canadian institutional investors "vary in enthusiasm for alternatives"
Feb 16/09
Canadian pension plan sponsors, endowments and foundations are going back to basics and revisiting the fundamental principles by which they run their portfolios, according to a survey by research and consulting firm Greenwich A...Read more



Hedge funds cut down to size
Feb 13/09
Unquestionably, 2008 was a very poor year for fund of hedge funds. Even though the average falls of 20.7 per cent were significantly less than the 40 to 50 per cent falls in equity markets, most investors in fund of hedge fu...Read more



Little is absolute about absolute return funds
Feb 13/09
When does "absolute" imply something that in reality is far less than certain?When it comes to absolute return funds. That's the label mutual fund companies have put on hedge fund-style products that they've been roll...Read more

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