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Deloitte Hedge Fund Practice Tops Big Four
Nov 11/08
Deloitte Hedge Fund Practice Tops Big Four in Alpha Magazine's Alpha Awards(TM) Hedge Fund Service Provider Rankings.Deloitte Also Selected as Best Accounting Firm by World's 100 Biggest Hedge Funds Deloitte today announced it was...Read more



Citadel Forced To Deny Collapse Rumors, Again
Nov 11/08
For the second time in as many weeks, Citadel Investment Group has been forced to deny rumors that it is in serious trouble.The hedge fund giant, whose flagship fund is down almost 40% this year, denied a Wall Street Journal repor...Read more



Hedge funds decline 5%
Nov 11/08
October poised to be the worst month in history for fixed income arbitrage managers.Credit Suisse Tremont Index, LLC reports that hedge funds were down an estimated 5% in October.The firm said that early estimates indicate that th...Read more



Emanuels appointment offers reassurance to hedge fund industry
Nov 10/08
US president-elect Barack Obama has asked Rahm Emanuel, a one-time aide in the Clinton White House, to be his chief of staff - a choice that is likely to reassure hedge fund managers, even though the Illinois congressman's relatio...Read more



Hedge fund winners in a year of turmoil
Nov 10/08
The largest funds have proved to be the safestBig may not always be better, but for investors in 18 of the world’s largest hedge fund managers whose flagship funds have made money this year, it has proved safer. True, some of the ...Read more



Hedge funds navigate maze of redemptions
Nov 10/08
Investors are looking at future profitability by buying stakes in managers.Millionaire hedge fund manager Andrew Lahde might have got it right. The man whose valediction last month to his industry peers announced that “with all du...Read more



What Crisis? Some Hedge Funds Are Gaining
Nov 10/08
Bernard V. Drury is a rarity on Wall Street: a hedge fund manager who is making money rather than losing it.While most hedge funds are sinking into red this year and unsettling the markets in the process, a handful of them are pos...Read more



Hedge fund managers funereal in midst of crisis
Nov 10/08
More pain expected, but some look for opportunities in 'rubble'.SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, several top hedge fund managers sent a grim message to their inv...Read more



Hedge Funds on Hot Seat
Nov 10/08
Top Managers to Go Before Congressional Panel.It is hedge funds' turn on Capitol Hill.The congressional committee that made headlines last month grilling former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Richard Fuld and former...Read more



Hedge fund star Greg Coffey astounds City
Nov 10/08
Greg Coffey has decided not to strike out on his own despite having walked out on $250m.When Greg Coffey phoned his mother last Sunday to tell her about his new job, it was not the news she was expecting. “What the hell are you do...Read more



Scholes Among Losers as Hedge Funds Slump in October
Nov 10/08
New Page 1 Hedge funds run by Jeffrey Gendell and John Burbank III posted their worst monthly losses in October. Peter Thiel gave back gains made earlier in the year. Nobel-prize winner Myron Scholes fro...Read more



Man Group sees assets decline to USD61bn as managers cut investment exposure
Nov 07/08
Man Group, probably the world's largest hedge fund manager, saw assets under management fall 9 per cent to USD67.6bn over the six months to the end of September, including a decline of USD2.7bn as a result of "extreme moves&q...Read more



Icahn Puts Money Into Hedge Funds as Outside Investors Leave
Nov 07/08
(Bloomberg) -- Carl Icahn is putting more money into his $6.6 billion of hedge funds as losses mount and outside clients abandon the activist investor. Investors plan to withdraw about 15 percent of the fund's total assets at year...Read more



Hedge Fund Exit Strategies
Nov 07/08
Because of the recent market turmoil, many hedge-fund investors have questions regarding what regulations are applicable to hedge funds, and how to withdraw their money from their hedge-fund investments if they want out. Indeed, h...Read more



Deutsche expands hedge fund admin services
Nov 07/08
The bank opens hedge fund administration offices in Singapore and Dublin in a bid to win more market share in these challenging timesDeutsche Bank has launched new fund administration offices in Singapore and Dublin to service hed...Read more



Hedge Funds Await Details of Octobers Losses
Nov 07/08
Three services that track the hedge fund industry — Barclay Hedge, Hedge Fund Research and Hennessee Group — are expected to report over the coming days just how poorly the $1.9 trillion industry performed in October. It was a per...Read more



Japanese Pension Plans Increase Alternative Investments
Nov 07/08
Japanese pension funds are bumping up their alternative investments buckets while emptying out their domestic equities portfolios in an attempt to diversify their holdings.According to a new survey by JPMorgan Asset Management, 69...Read more



UK pension funds move from equity into alternatives
Nov 07/08
Half of UK pension funds plan to decrease their allocation to equity in favour of increasing investments in alternative assets, though transparency remains a driver for allocating to the class, a new study suggests.Cinga2, a consu...Read more



Sprott says redemptions loom
Nov 07/08
Eric Sprott expects more redemptions in his firm's hedge funds from international investors soon, which he says could "ultimately be significant.""Most of the owners of the offshore hedge funds tend to be internatio...Read more



Hedge funds face image problem
Nov 07/08
If you mentioned the names Bear Stearns, Ospraie and Sowood to investors a year ago, their eyes would likely have lit up with dollar signs flashing across their retinas. These hedge funds were powerful players, making big returns ...Read more



Torontos IMFC Global Investment program gains 19.66% in October
Nov 06/08
The IMFC Global Investment program continued its strong performance in October. For the month, the fund was up 19.66 %, 41.14 % YTD. The fund comprises half physical commodities and half financial commodities.Throughout October, a...Read more



Alternatives have provided protection
Nov 06/08
An indisputable majority of pension funds have claimed diversification into alternatives has protected them in the ongoing financial crisis, the results of the latest Global Pensions 100 Panel have shown.Of the 75% of respondents ...Read more



U.S. pension funds put brakes on hedge fund bets
Nov 06/08
BOSTON (Reuters) - The love affair between U.S. pension funds and hedge funds is cooling.After helping the hedge fund industry double their assets to $1.7 trillion over the last three years, pensions funds, in their search for plu...Read more



Curious relationship between Obama and hedge funds
Nov 06/08
What a curious relationship exists between newly-elected US President Barack Obama and hedge funds.The industry has donated over $1m to Obama’s campaign, according to OpenSecrets.org (small change to a hedge fund manager, perhaps,...Read more



Salida Capital Fund Down 34% In October
Nov 06/08
Toronto-based Salida Capital Corp.’s flagship hedge fund lost more than one-third of its value last month, as the value of its private equity investments collapsed.The firm’s Multi Strategy Hedge Fund, which has fallen 63% this ye...Read more



Hedge Funds Return to Mark to Model: Duff & Phelps
Nov 05/08
Hedge funds are starting to move back to the practice of marking complex structured credit instruments to their financial models because market prices are unreliable, says financial advisory firm Duff & Phelps. James De Bono, ...Read more



Hedgeweek Comment: New president, new hedge fund rules?
Nov 05/08
Last week the US Treasury Department formally dropped its proposals for anti-money laundering regulations governing the hedge fund industry. This was partly because of the difficulties in enforcing such a system on an unregulated ...Read more



AIMA Publishes First Collaborative Guide for Institutional Investors
Nov 05/08
London, 5 November 2008: The Alternative Investment Management Association ("AIMA") announced today that it has published the world's first collaborative educational guide for institutional hedge fund investors. AIMA's R...Read more



Hedge funds count the cost of trading losses
Nov 05/08
Hedge funds and banks are expected to bear the brunt of derivative losses estimated at $15bn (£9.4bn) linked to the collapse of Iceland's three major banks - Landsbanki, Glitnir and Kaupthing - which failed in rapid succession las...Read more



Turtle hedge fund to restructure after losses
Nov 05/08
LONDON (Reuters) - The Turtle Fund, an $80 million Swiss-based hedge fund trading volatility, has stopped trading and will let investors exit after sharp losses, following a disagreement between the fund's managers. In a note to...Read more



PCE Investors and Cushman & Wakefield offer start-up solution for hedge fund managers
Nov 05/08
PCE Investors, a London-based hedge fund operations service provider, has announced an agreement with real estate advisor Cushman & Wakefield to offer a one-stop-shop solution to emerging and established hedge fund managers th...Read more



Dow Jones suspends hedge fund indices after managers are asked to deleverage
Nov 04/08
Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes has announced the temporary suspension of publication of the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Equity Long/Short and Equity Market Neutral Strategy Benchmarks from November 3 until further notice, as well as of the...Read more



Hedge funds to lead charge
Nov 04/08
Shareholder activism is likely to increase in the months ahead, and much of that activity could be centered on a Lyndhurst-based company that specializes in proxy solicitations, corporate governance and bankruptcy services.The foc...Read more



Castle Hall Releases White Paper on Hedge Fund Investing in a New World
Nov 04/08
Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence: Castle Hall Releases White Paper on Hedge Fund Investing in a New World.MONTREAL, Nov 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Castle Hall Alternatives, a leading provider of hedge fund operational due dil...Read more



HFs Money-Laundering Risk Measured
Nov 04/08
Seven years ago the Patriot Act required every financial institution to establish a program to combat money-laundering.But the roughly $2 trillion hedge-fund industry today remains free of any such government restrictions, and t...Read more



HighView Financial Group announces strategic partnership with London-based Fortune A. M.
Nov 04/08
HighView Financial Group Inc. announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Fortune Asset Management Limited to provide alternative asset management solutions, funds and research to Canadian wealth management firms in...Read more



Blue Mountain Suspends Redemptions
Nov 04/08
Blue Mountain Capital Management is the latest hedge fund shop forced to suspend redemptions and seek a restructuring in the face of big redemption requests.The firm has frozen its largest hedge fund, the $3.1 billion Credit Alter...Read more



Deephaven halts redemptions on multi-strategy fund
Nov 03/08
Deephaven Capital Management, the hedge fund arm of institutional broker Knight Capital Group, has halted redemptions from a multi-strategy portfolio after investors asked to withdraw almost a third of the fund’s value amid multi-...Read more



Hedge funds: sorry seems to be...
Nov 03/08
Hedge funds are blaming everyone but themselves for their slump For the world’s rich and powerful, the first few days of each month used to bring a little package of joy: an update from...Read more



Hedge Survivor - "Regular Joe" Tops Two Ivy Leaguers
Nov 03/08
Look who's sitting atop one sector of the hedge-fund world. Joe Wolnick, 53, the head of Halcyon Asset Management's $850 million Asset Backed Securities hedge fund, is up 3 percent through Sept. 30, making him one of the onl...Read more



Sprott wins global hedge fund award
Nov 03/08
Sprott Asset Management Inc. reports that Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd. has won the award for Best Long/Short Hedge Fund globally by HFM Week, a publication for the global hedge fund industry. The awards ceremony took place in N...Read more



T. Boone Pickens liquidates energy equity hedge fund
Oct 31/08
Hedge fund operator and oil prognosticator T. Boone Pickens liquidated one of his hedge funds last month as the stock markets plunged. The Dallas billionaire converted his energy equity fund to cash and offered investors the oppor...Read more



Experts Weigh In On Marketing Hedge Funds On Air And Online
Oct 31/08
Hedge funds are a popular scapegoat for the ongoing financial Armageddon. But are they the real culprits or just easy targets for a misinformed press?A group of industry insiders recently gathered at a conference in New York to ad...Read more



Sprott profit edges up to $3.7-million
Oct 31/08
Sprott Inc. has booked third-quarter earnings of $3.7-million, up from $3.5-million a year earlier, despite financial-market turmoil that cut its assets under management by 27 per cent during the quarter.Assets under management we...Read more



Credit Suisse/Tremont completes semi-annual rebalancing of the AllHedge Index
Oct 31/08
The Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc announced that as of October 1, 2008, the Credit Suisse/Tremont AllHedge Index (“SECTAH”), the Credit Suisse/Tremont Blue Chip Index (“INVX”) and the Credit Suisse/Tremont Specialty Indices (“LEA”)...Read more



Hedge fund market abuse controls raise concern-FSA
Oct 31/08
British regulator fears funds are relying on conversations overheard in open-plan offices to tackle irregular trading behaviour.LONDON (Thomson IM) - Hedge funds are relying too heavily on their open-plan office arrangements to ov...Read more



Cant hedge this
Oct 31/08
He's the first call on The Street. He can raise $40 million in two minutes. And now hedge-fund superstar Rohit Sehgal is afraid to open his e-mail.The terrace at One, in Toronto's Yorkville district, is more a scene than a restaur...Read more



Sprott vows to stay the course
Oct 31/08
While the market has created a swath of destruction for everyone, it's been particularly cruel to Eric Sprott, superstar fund manager and CEO of Sprott Inc. On a particularly candid conference call with investors on Thursday, Spro...Read more



Hedge funds fear bankruptcy after Porsche squeeze
Oct 30/08
New Page 1 Hedge funds were heading for a full-blown row with the German Government last night as it emerged that funds sitting on tens of billions of euro losses after short-selling Volkswagen could go ba...Read more



Hedger Paulson Betting on Oil, Natural Gas
Oct 30/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund superstar John Paulson seems to be building his stake in beaten-down energy companies. Paulson's firm raised its position in Cheniere Energy, which develops liquefied natural gas te...Read more

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