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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.24 per cent in February
Mar 19/13
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.24 per cent for the month of February with six of the 10 sub-strategies recording positive returns.Emerging markets (0.49 per cent) and event driven (0.46 per ...Read more

CFA Institute publishes statement of investor rights
Mar 19/13
New principles are part of an initiative that aims to restore confidence in the financial industry ...Read more

Hedge fund fees under pressure
Mar 18/13
Hedge funds globally have been forced to lower their fees as returns have failed to meet investors' expectations, says PIMCO executive vice president Ryan Korinke.Hedge fund fees tend to be the most expensive of...Read more

Bullish Bets Jump Most Since July as Gold Rebounds: Commodities
Mar 18/13
Investors increased wagers on a commodity rally by the most in eight months as signs of a U.S. economic recovery bolstered the outlook for demand and drove rallies in crude oil, cotton, copper and gold. Hedge funds and other...Read more

Hedge fund industry assets reach record USD2.25trn
Mar 15/13
New hedge fund launches rose at year end 2012, narrowly trailing total launches for 2011 as total hedge fund industry assets increased to a record of USD2.25trn, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Indust...Read more

Activist Hedge Funds Make Hay
Mar 15/13
Call it the Day of the Activist. Paul Singer’s Elliott Management said it now owns 4.3 percent of energy company Hess. The hedge fund manager has created a website to take its case to investors in a newly created website...Read more

Treacherous Times for Hedge Funds
Mar 14/13
The stock rally, low fixed-income yields, plateauing commodities and legal pressures have mired hedge funds in uncertainty, raising questions about handling the ever-shifting market environment a...Read more

New global fund for accredited investors
Mar 14/13
Standard Life Investments fund offers accredited investors positive absolute returns Standard Life Investments Global Absolute Returns Strategies Private Pooled Fund (GARS) is now available to Ca...Read more

Fiera Capital QSSP II fund offering Class A shares
Mar 14/13
Series 2013 closing April 2   ...Read more

Hedge Fund Alpha Was 15% in 1990, Today its Negative: MS
Mar 13/13
  Morgan Stanley’s analysis of U.S. equities for the present and coming year gives away some interesting pointers. For instance, looking at analysts’ estimates it seems that one of the largest growths is expec...Read more

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Is Still Most Popular Hedge Fund Stock: BAML
Mar 13/13
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the most popular stock owned by hedge funds, regardless of  the size of the position during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a report released by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lync...Read more

Man Fund-of-Hedge-Funds Unit Expects Best Return Since 2009
Mar 12/13
Financial Risk Management Ltd., a unit of the world’s largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager Man Group Plc (EMG), may see the best return from its multistrategy funds of funds since 2009, said its chief investment offi...Read more

Investors Expect Hedge Fund Assets to Rise to $2.42bn in 2013
Mar 12/13
Credit Suisse is pleased to announce the results of its annual Global Hedge Fund Investor Survey, in which we analyze responses from close to 550 institutional investors, representing $1.03 trillion of hedge fund investments, ...Read more

Hedge funds gain in February as equities approach record level
Mar 11/13
Hedge funds posted gains in February as broad US equity indexes approached record levels and the US dollar surged against most major currencies, weathering renewed investor concerns on the European banking and sovereig...Read more

Hedge fund inflows set to double
Mar 11/13
Record low bond yields and the return of global confidence should see inflows into alternative equity strategies more than double in 2013, according to PIMCO executive vice president Ryan Korinke. The hedge fund expert, who i...Read more

Investors predict hedge fund industry assets of USD2.42trn at end 2013
Mar 11/13
Institutional investors predict that total hedge fund industry assets will reach USD2.42trn at the end of 2013, according to a survey by Credit Suisse.This would represent an industry growth rate of over 10 per cent or...Read more

Sprott announces launch of new investment fund
Mar 11/13
Company to issue shares in $25 million private placement Toronto-based Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII) Friday announced it will seed and launch a new alternative investment fund, the objective of which is to provide superio...Read more

Institutions expect greater returns from hedge funds
Mar 08/13
Institutional investors are expecting more from hedge fund managers in the year ahead, according to a new survey from Credit Suisse. The firm reports that return expectations among institutional investors have increased to ...Read more

Inflection Strategic Opportunities Fund Posts 18.42% Net Return For 2012, Outperforms...
Mar 08/13
Inflection Strategic Opportunities Fund Posts 18.42% Net Return For 2012, Outperforms Benchmark Indices December 2012 net return of 1.58% also outperforms Vancouver, BC – February 11, 2012 – Inflection Management Inc. to...Read more

Hedge Funds Up 0.43% In February
Mar 06/13
Did hedge funds win or lose in February? The early-reporting indices are split.While the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index showed a small 0.16% decline for the average hedge fund last month, Hedge Fund Resear...Read more

Walkers named Best Offshore Law Firm in Hedgeweek Awards
Mar 06/13
Law firm Walkers’ hedge fund team has been named top provider of offshore legal services by readers of Hedgeweek, one of the key publications serving the hedge funds and alternative investment industry. On 1 March, the ...Read more

MorningStar: Hedge Funds rose 1.9% in January
Mar 05/13
New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hedge funds in the Morningstar Hedge Fund database, rose 1.9% in January and advanced 6.3% for the trailing ...Read more

Man Group unveils £491m loss
Mar 01/13
Man Group capped a disastrous year as the hedge fund group unveiled a $745m (£491m) loss and confirmed that one of its employees had been arrested on suspicion of insider trading.The world's second largest hedge fund manager by as...Read more

Man Group Assets Fall, Adding to Pressure on New Chief Roman
Feb 28/13
Man Group Plc (EMG), the world’s biggest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, reported $2.7 billion in fourth-quarter client outflows, adding pressure on new Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Roman to improve performance. ...Read more

Wealth Managers Investing in Hedge Funds – February 2013
Feb 28/13
Hedge funds are an attractive choice of investment for wealth managers seeking diversification through alternative investments. There are currently 344 wealth managers active in the hedge fund space according to Preqin's He...Read more

Calpers to Boost Allocations to Event-Driven, Macro Funds
Feb 27/13
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System plans to boost its allocations to event-driven and global macro hedge funds to help reduce the impact of fluctuations in the stock market. The biggest U.S. pension fund ai...Read more

SEC charges hedge fund managers with fraud
Feb 27/13
The SEC has charged a pair of hedge fund managers and their Connecticut-based advisory firm New Stream Capital with lying to investors about their fund’s structure and financial condition before it failed during the financi...Read more

The 40 Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers And Traders
Feb 26/13
In 2012, prominent hedge fund managers made headlines by successfully trading against JPMorgan Chase & Co., spending lots of money to influence the U.S. presidential election, and proclaiming that a nutritional suppleme...Read more

New Hedge Fund Deposits to Triple, Deutsche Bank Says
Feb 25/13
New allocations to hedge funds may more than triple this year, pushing the global industry’s assets to a new high, according to an annual survey by Deutsche Bank AG. (DBK) Hedge fund assets worldwide may increase 11 percent...Read more

Emerging markets hedge funds position for currency volatility
Feb 25/13
Emerging markets hedge funds posted strong gains to conclude 2012, which continued through early 2013, as stimulus measures in developed markets contributed to EM currency and equity market gains. The HFRX Multi-Emerging Mar...Read more

The Hedge Fund Hot 100
Feb 25/13
There are a lot of lists of hedge funds and hedge fund related business. Usually and appropriately for an absolute return concept, the lists are usually about absolute size. “Who is the Daddy?” tends to be the main question. ...Read more

Commodities Tumble on Speculation Hedge Fund Selling Positions
Feb 21/13
Commodities fell, capping the biggest loss in more than two months, as metals and energy tumbled amid speculation that a hedge fund was selling. The Standard & Poor’s GSCI Spot Index of 24 raw materials declined 1.1 perc...Read more

Volatility Falls Most Since 1930s as Stock Funds Gain
Feb 20/13
Price swings in U.S. stocks are narrowing the most since the Great Depression, a signal of reviving investor confidence that’s fueling the bull market poised to enter its fifth year. Traders work on the floor of ...Read more

Man Group combines two hedge fund units
Feb 20/13
Hedge fund manager Man Group has combined two of its hedge fund units and made changes to the company’s management structure ahead of Emmanuel Roman (pictured) taking over from Peter Clarke as chief executive officer on 28 F...Read more

Feb 20/13
London – 20 February 2013: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced two Deputy Chairmen from its existing Directors and also an investor-appointee to the AIMA C...Read more

Hedge funds cut commodity net longs; gold hit
Feb 19/13
(Reuters) - Hedge funds and other big speculators slashed their bullish bets on U.S. commodities, taking aim particularly at gold which had lost some of its lustre this year, trade data released on Friday showed. ...Read more

Man Group Combines Hedge Fund Units, Names Ellis as President
Feb 19/13
Man Group Plc, the biggest publicly traded hedge fund manager, combined two computer-driven hedge fund units and made management changes in recent weeks before Emmanuel Roman takes over as chief executive officer next w...Read more

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 2.07 per cent in January
Feb 19/13
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 2.07 per cent for the month of January, with nine of the 10 sub-strategies recording gains.Long/short equity led the way with a return of 3.54 per cent for the m...Read more

U.S. hedge funds sour on Apple; favor dollar stores
Feb 15/13
Hedge fund heavyweights from Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors to Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners threw in the towel on Apple Inc in the fourth quarter, while other managers found discount retailers Dollar General Corp and ...Read more

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.84 per cent in January
Feb 15/13
Hedge funds gained 2.84 per cent in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “Fiscal cliff fears receded, European banks strengthened, China avoided a hard landing, Japan stimulated its eco...Read more

Soros fund bets against yen, makes $1 billion
Feb 14/13
U.S. hedge fund investor George Soros has gained about $1 billion since November betting against the yen, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the firm's position. The yen lost nearly 20 percent a...Read more

Average hedge fund fee significantly lower than reported
Feb 14/13
Hedge fund industry assets are up slightly from their peak in Q3 2008, however the average fee paid on industry assets has declined much more than reported in industry surveys, which typically show that the stated fee ...Read more

Hedge funds lose USD14.2bn in assets in 2012
Feb 14/13
Hedge fund investors redeemed a net USD14.2bn in 2012, reversing a USD50.7bn inflow to the industry in 2011, according to a report from TrimTabs and BarclayHedge based on data from 3,492 funds. Hedge fund redemptions hi...Read more

The Hosting Boom: Hedge Funds Share the Operations Burden
Feb 13/13
The financial crisis and the oncoming weight of regulation was a treat for many service providers able to cater for the evolving needs of players in the hedge fund industry. The rise in operating costs in 2007 ignited specific...Read more

Canadian hedge funds worst performers of 2012
Feb 13/13
Hedge funds managers are supposed to be the smart money; market mavens whose sky-high fees are justified by their ability to outperform.But guess what? The smart money might not be so smart, at least when markets are r...Read more

Finale for funds of funds
Feb 13/13
The death march of the funds-of-funds industry continues. Funds of funds — vehicles that pool money to invest in a diverse basket of hedge funds — declined by $44.3 billion in 2012 to end the year with $501 billion. They have...Read more

Hedge Fund Performance is #1 on the Institutional Investor Agenda for 2013
Feb 12/13
In December 2012, Preqin conducted in-depth interviews with 85 leading institutional investors in hedge funds in order to get an idea of their outlook for the asset class in 2013. The study covered a range of topics including ...Read more

Hedge Funds’ Fourth Bullish Week Boosts Copper Bets
Feb 11/13
Hedge funds increased bullish commodity bets for the fourth straight week and became the most bullish on copper since December on signs of faster growth in the U.S. and China. Speculators boosted net-long positions across...Read more

Fraudulent hedge funds pose greater threat in 2013, says Hetherington
Feb 11/13
Thanks to the recent JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), signed by President Obama last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has lifted advertising restrictions for hedge funds and other kinds...Read more

Hedge funds start year with positive returns, says Eurekahedge
Feb 08/13
Returns from the Eurekahedge Hedge fund Index hit 1.98% during January as risk appetite returned and global markets gained. Some 80% of hedge funds reported positive performance during the month, against an ...Read more

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