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GAM to Commit Significant Cash to New Hedge Fund
Nov 20/08
Hedge fund firm GAM said on Wednesday [Nov. 19] it plans to launch a global long/short fund to invest in stocks it believes will benefit from major structural changes and plans to commit "significant" amounts of money to...Read more



Surviving and flourishing following large scale investor redemptions
Nov 20/08
As the credit crunch and the great leverage unwind continues, some hedge funds are seeing double digit losses, large scale redemption requests and enforced gating of redemptions. The gating of redemptions can be a major issue. It ...Read more



A hedge fund that actually hedges risk
Nov 20/08
This is how bad things are for hedge funds right now. On the CanadianHedgeWatch.com website, a hub for the hedge business, the lead article one recent day was headlined "The hedge fund collapse."The article, which origin...Read more



AIMA issues guidance on avoiding market abuse and insider dealing risks
Nov 20/08
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has released its latest Market Ethics Guidance Note aimed at front office, legal and compliance professionals in hedge fund management companies. The note sets how staff sho...Read more



Incredible Shrinking Hedge Fund Industry May Fall To $1 Trillion
Nov 20/08
In the not-too-distant past, it looked like hedge funds were poised to blast through the $2 trillion barrier (some estimates say the industry already has). But with hedge funds in crisis, Citigroup says they may have to settle for...Read more



Nuveen creates alternative investments arm
Nov 19/08
Nuveen Investments, a global provider of investment services to institutions and high-net-worth investors, has created Nuveen Alternative Investments, designed to serve the needs of institutional investors seeking alternative form...Read more



Credit Suisse Tremont Hedge Fund Index performance down 6.3 per cent
Nov 19/08
Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index was down 6.3 per cent in October, according to Oliver Schupp, president of Credit Suisse Index. Schupp says fund deleveraging continued to be a key theme in October,...Read more



John Paulson Buys Mortgage Bonds as Hedge Fund Losses Widen
Nov 19/08
Money manager John Paulson has started buying beaten-up mortgage bonds as hedge funds stumbled for a fifth straight month. Paulson, 52, is purchasing debt backed by home loans after generating sixfold returns last year with help f...Read more



Glitzy Greenwich feels hedge fund pain
Nov 19/08
As many hedge funds suffer big losses and anxious investors yank out their money, the town synonymous with the riches of their recent glory is now hurting.In Greenwich, Connecticut, the luxury car dealers are quiet, the prices of ...Read more



A collapsed hedge funds overlooked wind wager
Nov 19/08
Tontine became famous for its large, contrarian bets. When it decided to invest in wind energy, it was able to make a ton of money.Tontine Associates, the once gilt-edged hedge fund that collapsed rapidly over the past two months ...Read more



US banks help cut losses on locked hedge funds
Nov 19/08
The same Wall Street dealers that offered sophisticated derivatives that allowed investors to magnify their risks are now pitching elaborate instruments designed to reduce exposure to cratering hedge funds. Dealers say they are se...Read more



Hedge Funds May Fall to $1 Trillion by Mid-2009, Citigroup Says
Nov 18/08
Hedge-fund assets may fall to about $1 trillion by the middle of next year, a decline of almost 50 percent from their peak in June, because of market losses and client withdrawals, Citigroup Inc. said in a report. Managers are lik...Read more



GlobeOp Dublin strengthens hedge fund administration services
Nov 18/08
GlobeOp Financial Services is strengthening its European-domiciled hedge fund administration services following the licensing of its Dublin office by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority.The office is led by Jim Casey...Read more



London Hedge Fund Alley Rents Fall as Firms Close
Nov 18/08
Office rents in Mayfair and St. James's, the London districts with Europe's biggest concentration of hedge funds, are falling for the first time since 2005 as the alternative investment industry has its worst year in two decades. ...Read more



Wood Creek Announces Launch of New Alternative Alternatives Investment Index
Nov 18/08
First Index Ever to Track Rapidly Growing Alt-Alt Marketplace:Wood Creek Index Company, LLC today announced the launch of its "Alternative Alternatives(R) Investment Index." The Wood Creek Alternative Alternatives Invest...Read more



Hedge funds still attractive for investors
Nov 18/08
Performed better than global stocks Hedge funds are here to stay for the benefit of investors, despite media scrutiny. Despite being criticised by the media, hedge funds present an attractive value proposition to Australian invest...Read more



Russias Pharos Fund Sets up Shop in Dubai
Nov 18/08
One of Russia's top performing hedge funds, Pharos Financial Group, has opened an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to attract Gulf investors to its funds, Pharos said on Monday [Nov. 17]. "Our move to...Read more



Hedge Fund Regs Loom
Nov 17/08
Signs the government will intervene in the hedge fund industry were evident last week when five of the world’s richest hedge fund managers were grilled by a congressional committee about their secrecy, earnings and risks to the fi...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index lost 5.40 per cent in October
Nov 17/08
RBC Capital Markets has reported that the RBC Hedge 250 Index declined by an estimated 5.40 per cent in October, bringing the index's fall over the first 10 months of the year to 18.20 per cent, following confirmation of its 8.05 ...Read more



Hennessee warns of crisis of inflation on the horizon as money supply soars
Nov 17/08
Hennessee Group, an adviser to hedge fund investors, says it is warning its clients that while the US Federal Reserve and Treasury are taking the necessary action to remedy the credit crisis and mitigate the risk of the worst rece...Read more



Hedge funds look good in 2009
Nov 17/08
Transparency, quality of funds improving, says investment expert.HEDGE funds are under fire these days but they are likely to provide good investment opportunities next year, according to a senior figure in the industry. Mr Christ...Read more



Hedge funds that are weathering the storm
Nov 17/08
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?Hedge funds looking smart in this bear market.Many have taken a beating because of heavy exposure to hard-hit small-capitalization or commodity stocks, and not enough shorts in place.This week, Lawrence Par...Read more



Obama May Up Hedge Fund Pressure
Nov 17/08
Senior hedge fund managers expect the new presidential administration to increase regulation of their industry and add operational costs, according to a survey by certified public accountant firm Rothstein Kass.The survey, called ...Read more



A Safety Board for Hedge Funds
Nov 17/08
Although it received almost no mention in the media, a panel of academic witnesses preceded the five hedge fund billionaires who appeared Thursday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is led by Repr...Read more



G-20 Calls for Action on Growth, Overhaul of Financial Rules
Nov 17/08
Leaders from the biggest developed and emerging nations agreed to further steps to shore up a global economy sliding into recession, and laid out regulatory proposals to prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis. The Group of 2...Read more



Northwater Market-Neutral Trust update on fund termination
Nov 17/08
TORONTO, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - The Northwater Market-Neutral Trust (the "Trust") announced today that it is actively raising cash in anticipation of the Trust's termination on December 31, 2009. The Trust's investment advisor,...Read more



Mutual fund supremacy in decline: study
Nov 17/08
The mutual fund is certainly not going away, but a new study by the Boston-based Financial Research Corporation (FRC) concludes that its share of the retail portfolio is going to be drastically diminished, and replaced with altern...Read more



Deadline nears for investors to redeem hedge fund shares
Nov 14/08
NEW YORK — It is last call for investors to ask for their money back from poorly performing hedge funds. Whether that is a bullish or bearish sign for battered stocks is anyone's guess.Wall Street hopes the passing of the Nov. 15 ...Read more



Asian Hedge Fund industry declines sharply
Nov 14/08
Assets invested in hedge funds focusing on Asia fell sharply in the third quarter of 2008, according to data released Thursday by Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research (HFR), a leading source of hedge fund information and performance ...Read more



George Soros warns hedge funds will be decimated
Nov 14/08
Hedge funds will be decimated by the global financial meltdown and the crisis will wipe out as much as three quarters of the money they manage, George Soros, the billionaire investor, predicted in Washington yesterday. His comment...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Give Congress an Earful
Nov 14/08
Some of the hedge fund industries most successful managers told Congress Thursday to quit blaming the asset class and focus on subprime loans, financial institutions and rating agencies as the basis of the financial crisis. The Ho...Read more



Profs: Hedge Funds Didnt Cause Economic Crisis
Nov 14/08
Professors of finance who study the hedge fund industry told Congress Thursday that hedge fund firms weren't at the root of the current economic crisis. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Henry Waxm...Read more



Europeans aim to publicise benefits of hedge funds through new interest group
Nov 13/08
Preparations are underway for the creation of a new European hedge fund association, hedgemeetings.com, whose purpose will be to communicate the public utility of the industry in wealth creation and risk management. A first meetin...Read more



Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 8.04 per cent as two-month losses approach 15 per cent
Nov 13/08
Hedge funds dropped by an average of 8.04 per cent in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, and have lost 14.44 per cent of their value during the past two months.'The '...Read more



Investors still like hedge funds
Nov 13/08
Despite all the complaints from politicians about hedge funds and the negative press coverage they have been receiving over the past few months, they are set to play a greater role in many investors' portfolios in the years ahead....Read more



Hedge Funds Lost $100 Billion on Investor Withdrawals
Nov 13/08
The global hedge fund industry lost $100 billion of assets in October, according to an estimate from Eurekahedge Pte, as firms including Sparx Group Co. and Man Group Plc were hammered by investor redemptions. Funds fell an averag...Read more



Hedge fund assets drop 16% in Q3
Nov 13/08
Single manage funds fare worse than funds of funds.HedgeFund.net estimates that total assets in single manager hedge funds fell 16% in the third quarter to US$2.5 trillion.Performance losses during the quarter accounted for US$347...Read more



Soros, Falcone Defend Hedge Funds at House Hearing
Nov 13/08
New Page 2 George Soros and Philip Falcone, in a rare appearance by hedge-fund managers before Congress, defended their industry's practices and profits while splitting over whether more government regulat...Read more



Meltdown sets back hedge fund master
Nov 12/08
Math whiz Ravi Sood has ridden the highs and lows of the wild world of hedge funds.The president of Lawrence Asset Management Inc. made a name for himself running the firm's flagship hedge fund with stellar returns such as his 75-...Read more



Analyst warnings make hedge fund a marked Man
Nov 12/08
Man Group, the world’s largest quoted hedge fund manager, was one of the worst performers in a sliding market as analysts issued cautions over its debt and said that it could be forced to cash out of another $19 billion (£12.3 bil...Read more



Hedge Funds Continue to Halt Redemptions Ahead of Deadline
Nov 12/08
Hedge funds continue to suspend redemptions or close their funds as investors try to pull their money. The latest funds taking action to stem the tide include Tontine which has shut two hedge funds, according to reports, while Law...Read more



Hedge funds could help finance growth: lawyer
Nov 12/08
Hedge fund managers could play a key role in jump starting the ailing U.S. economy if Washington offers them appropriate tax breaks, a prominent hedge fund industry lawyer said on Tuesday.Sitting on billions of dollars in cash, do...Read more



October 2008 Hedge Fund Indices
Nov 12/08
Total industry assets expected to have fallen by US$100 billion1 in October, 60% of it by way of investor redemptions. 44% of the funds in the Eurekahedge database were in the black in October and 43% remain in positive territory ...Read more



Amaranth Suit v. JPMorgan Can Go Ahead
Nov 12/08
A New York State court judge said that Amaranth Advisors can go to trial on its breach of contract claim against JPMorgan Chase for losses the hedge fund firm said it suffered when its natural gas bets blew up in 2006. Amaranth ch...Read more



Porno Hedge Fund Closes To Investors, Sequel Planned
Nov 12/08
At least one sector of the economy is still thriving, if the success of its hedge fund is any indication.AdultVest Inc. announced that it had closed its Priapus Investment Fund, which invests in the adult entertainment industry, t...Read more



The Hedge Fund Collapse
Nov 11/08
The past several years, the most valued people in our society were those who could make money from money. They weren’t cancer researchers or astrophysicists. They weren’t even the really important people, like N.B.A. players or mo...Read more



Hedge Funds Decline by Fraction of Equity Markets
Nov 11/08
Hedge funds as measured by both the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ("GGHFI") and the Greenwich Composite Investable Index ("GI2") declined marginally when compared with global equity returns during the month...Read more



Investors see hedge funds as less important-poll
Nov 11/08
The days of hedge funds as a red-hot asset class may be cooling, according to a new survey released by fund research firm Morningstar on Monday.Nearly half of all financial advisers who help wealthy people invest their money said ...Read more



Battered convertibles lure brave hedge funds
Nov 11/08
Bolder hedge funds are looking to snap up convertible bonds at bargain prices, returning to an asset class that became a no-go area for them only a short while ago.The convertible bond market has tumbled 44.5 percent since Septemb...Read more



Survey Finds Widespread Use of Alternative Investments Among Institutions and Financial Advisors
Nov 11/08
Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, and Barron's, a premier business and finance magazine, released highlights of a recent national survey examining the perception and usage of alternative investmen...Read more

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