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Third quarter is worst ever for hedge fund redemptions
Oct 20/08
Steep performance losses and record investor capital redemptions reduced the size of the hedge fund industry by $210 billion in the third quarter of 2008. This represents the largest historical quarterly decline in assets since 20...Read more



Hedge Funds May Shed 10,000 Jobs In ‘08
Oct 20/08
As many as one in 15 hedge fund employees could be out of a job by the end of the year, one executive search firm has estimated.Options Group says that hedge funds have already cut between 3,000 and 5,000 jobs this year, numbers w...Read more



Millennium Global Liquidates Emerging-Markets Credit Hedge Fund
Oct 20/08
Millennium Global Investments Ltd., a London-based asset manager with $15 billion in assets, is liquidating a hedge fund that buys emerging-market debt after lenders withdrew credit, according to two people familiar with the situa...Read more



Ten more managers sign up to Hedge Fund Standards Board practices
Oct 20/08
The Hedge Fund Standards Board has signed up 10 more hedge fund managers to its standards of best practice and says that including the board's 14 original members, its signatories now account for around half of all hedge fund asse...Read more



Morningstar 1000 hedge fund index falls 7.8 per cent in September
Oct 20/08
Last month hedge funds reported the worst losses since the Morningstar Hedge Fund Index was launched in January 2003, with a decline of 7.87 per cent for the Morningstar 1000 index, more than double the its fall in August.Accordin...Read more



Castle Hall Alternatives opens Halifax office and hires managing director
Oct 20/08
Montreal-based Castle Hall Alternatives, a provider of hedge fund operational due diligence, has appointed Gillian Scott as a managing director to head the firm's new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Castle Hall is joining va...Read more



The Hedge Fund Apocalypse
Oct 20/08
 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett wants his fellow Americans to buy stocks, but the Greenwich, Conn., set couldn't take his advice if they wanted to. As investors scream for their money back, hedge fund managers are as paralyze...Read more



Hedge funds turn in September to forget
Oct 17/08
Canadian hedge funds posted a brutal 11.2 per cent decline in September, losses that are likely to leave many investors questioning this expensive alternative asset strategy.The latest instalment of the Scotia Capital Canadian Hed...Read more



Hedge funds do not need punishing - they are suffering enough
Oct 17/08
Giulio Tremonti, the Italian finance minister, wants to destroy hedge funds – not just a few dodgy ones, but the whole “hellish $2trillion industry”. And when Italy takes over the presidency of the G8 nations in January, he’s goin...Read more



Forced hedge fund selling may be over: TrimTabs
Oct 17/08
Forced selling by hedge funds, which has exacerbated market turmoil in recent weeks and in particular crushed a group of stocks once favored by the funds, may be easing, according to a report Thursday by TrimTabs Investment Resear...Read more



Paulson: I will kill off bad hedge funds
Oct 16/08
HENRY Paulson, the US secretary of the Treasury, is said to have told a leading banker that he wanted to kill bad hedge funds and heavily regulate the rest, it emerged yesterday. The claims surfaced in an email from ex-Lehman Brot...Read more



Hedge funds target corporate lending as banks dry up
Oct 16/08
New Page 1 NEW YORK (Reuters) - An unprecedented cash crunch is choking the ability of banks to lend and creating an opportunity for hedge funds to launch, or ramp up corporate lending facilities. Companies...Read more



For the Hedgie Walking Wounded, Some Advice
Oct 16/08
New Page 1 As the list on the Hedge Fund Implode-O-Meter grows, my sources show that the average diversified hedge funds were down about 16% YTD (to early October) and they were exhibiting current drawdown...Read more



Investors Pull $43B From Hedge Funds In Sept.
Oct 16/08
New Page 1 No news is good news for hedge funds these days, but everyday brings more news. The latest instance of unpleasant information for the industry are the enormous withdrawals suffered by hedge funds in...Read more



Paulson Says Stock-Buying Aimed at `Regulated' Firms
Oct 16/08
New Page 1 U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said his plan to inject capital into financial companies is focused on banks and thrifts, indicating unregulated firms such as hedge funds won't initially ge...Read more



Morgan Stanleys Mack Says Some Hedge Funds May Fail
Oct 16/08
Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer John Mack said tumbling markets may drive some hedge funds out of business, prompting his firm to ``resize.'' ``Friends in that community say that by year-end, you'll see the number of firms ...Read more



Talebs Black Swan Investors Post Gains as Markets Take Dive
Oct 15/08
Investors advised by ``Black Swan'' author Nassim Taleb have gained 50 percent or more this year as his strategies for navigating big swings in share prices paid off amid the worst stock market in seven decades. Universa Investmen...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -7.67 per cent
Oct 15/08
RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of September 2008 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -7.67 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to -13.17 per cent. These returns are estimated ...Read more



MyFundFinder launches online community to connect hedge funds with investors
Oct 15/08
BarclayHedge and Global Fund Technologies have launched MyFundFinder.com, a capital introduction platform designed to match up hedge fund managers with institutional and high net worth investors.The web-based platform, whose IT un...Read more



Hedge Funds: How the Smart Money Looked Dumb
Oct 15/08
 The ups and downs of the Dow are making Wall Street's so-called "smart money" look dopey. Hedge funds lost nearly $300 billion due to bad investments in the first nine months of the year, according to an analysis of ret...Read more



Compliance Eyes E-Mails For Rumors
Oct 15/08
Chief compliance officers at some hedge fund firms are keeping a closer eye on staff e-mails in response to the Securities and Exchange Commission's focus on false rumors. Regulators are looking into alleged rumor-mongering that s...Read more



Morningstar, Inc. Reports Hedge Fund Performance for the Third-Quarter 2008
Oct 15/08
Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported a summary of hedge fund performance for the third quarter of 2008. Hedge funds reported the worst losses in the Morningstar He...Read more



Number of hedge funds could halve in 09
Oct 14/08
Turmoil in financial markets could halve the number of hedge funds by next year, and the survivors will likely charge less for their service, an industry executive said on Monday.Ultra-wealthy investors, who fueled a doubling in h...Read more



Hedge Fund Matrix Launched
Oct 14/08
In a project which brings together some of the world's leading hedge fund and financial markets bodies, today marks the launch of the Hedge Fund Matrix--a user-friendly Web site that offers the first step towards harmonization bet...Read more



Worlds Super-Rich Focus on Safe Investments
Oct 14/08
 GENEVA/SINGAPORE (Reuters)—The credit crunch has scared even the world's richest people into sticking their assets in safe havens. Private bankers and asset managers at the Reuters Wealth Management Summit said gold, cash and gov...Read more



Reuters Summit-Rich Asians still cool on Islamic finance
Oct 14/08
There are concerns about whether the $1 trillion sector will go out of fashion as energy prices come down to earth.SINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Thomson IM) - Islamic finance hasn't yet fired up the imagination of wealthy Asians who want to ...Read more



Mapleridge Capital Delivers Positive Gains Inverse To Wall Street Losses
Oct 14/08
Mapleridge Capital Delivers Positive Gains Inverse To Wall Street Losses Fund to Soft Close January 1, 2009.Mapleridge Capital, an international, quantitative, systematic asset management firm based in Toronto, announced today tha...Read more



Hedge funds lose their edge
Oct 13/08
ROME — Hedge funds were adept at making money, and lots of it, in any market – up, down, sideways. They would sell short, buy long and use put options for protection. Great gobs of leverage were used to amplify returns.In spite of...Read more



Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee
Oct 10/08
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 6.24 per cent in September, the worst month for the industry since August 1998, and is now down by 10.28 per cent over the first nine months of this year, according to Hennessee Group, a ...Read more



Merriman Shelves Cleantech Hedge Fund, Faces Lawsuits
Oct 10/08
New Page 1 Investment bank Merriman, Curhan Ford Group has put off plans to launch a cleantech hedge fund citing difficult market conditions. The firm planned to launch the long/short equity crossover fund inve...Read more



F&C launches derivatives-based fund
Oct 10/08
New Page 1 F&C Asset Management Plc said on Thursday it had launched a new derivatives-based fund to open up strategies used in its Sapphire hedge fund to more investors. The F&C Active Return Fund ...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Sued For Alleged Extortion
Oct 10/08
New Page 1 A New York City art gallery has accused a hedge fund manager and former Enron Corp. executive of trying to extort more than $150,000 by claiming a painting the collapsed energy company bought was ...Read more



New short selling rules will have little impact on 130/30 managers, says S&P
Oct 09/08
The restrictions imposed on short selling of financial stocks by regulators of markets throughout the world are not having a significant impact on managers of absolute return and 130/30 equity funds, according to a survey by Stand...Read more



Hedge Funds Dramatically Outperform Equity Markets Despite Losses
Oct 09/08
Hedge funds measured by both the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ("GGHFI") and the Greenwich Composite Investable Index ("GI2") significantly outperformed equity indices despite posting their greatest losses ...Read more



Hedge funds add fuel to crisis
Oct 09/08
Hedge funds, the opaque and often vilified investment vehicles that aggressively maximize profits while flying under the radar, are contributing to the turmoil in the equities markets.Plunging stock prices have wreaked havoc on he...Read more



Top Hedge Funds Reopen to New Investors: Partners
Oct 09/08
The credit crisis is providing a rare chance for investors with sufficient cash to get into previously inaccessible hedge funds, according to Swiss-based Partners Group's head of fund manager selection Roberto Cagnati. Top hedge f...Read more



Canada rated worlds soundest bank system: survey
Oct 09/08
Canada has the world's soundest banking system, closely followed by Sweden, Luxembourg and Australia, a survey by the World Economic Forum has found as financial crisis and bank failures shake world markets.But Britain, which once...Read more



Hedge Funds Fell 4.68% in September, Biggest Drop in 10 Years
Oct 08/08
Hedge funds worldwide in September recorded their biggest drop since August 1998, hurt by losses in commodities and fixed-income convertible arbitrage securities. The HFRI Weighted Composite Index fell 4.68 percent in September, m...Read more



Hedge investors ask for lock-ups to avoid closures
Oct 08/08
Hedge fund investors are increasingly demanding longer lock-ups for their money -- a move almost unheard of a few years ago -- as fears of big withdrawals start to outweigh the need to get out of badly-performing funds. While hedg...Read more



Sophisticated investors see potential for returns from hedge funds
Oct 08/08
When considering investing in hedge funds a poll of 1,300 sophisticated private investors showed that 15% believed that hedge funds offer the potential for strong returns in the current environment. However they are also concerned...Read more



Hedge Fund Seeder Seeing Blue Skies
Oct 08/08
New York-based fund of emerging hedge fund managers SkyBridge Capital held a first close in July of its Skybridge 2 Fund, which will invest in as many as 15 underlying managers.A source close to the fundraising declined to comment...Read more



Airline Files For Chap.11 After Hedge Fund Founders Arrest
Oct 07/08
Holiday airline Sun Country filed for bankruptcy yesterday, just 3 days after the arrest of Thomas Petters, founder of hedge fund Petters Group Worldwide, the firm that owns Sun Country among other investments.Petters was charged ...Read more



Commodity Hedge Funds Escape Full Force Of Credit Crisis
Oct 07/08
Market upheaval hasn't spared hedge fund managers specializing in commodities, though unique circumstances have so far armored them against some of the harshest effects of the credit crisis. Managers of commodity-oriented funds sa...Read more



Art Fund Added To Harbours Hedge Fund Platform
Oct 07/08
Dean Art Investments, a new hedge fund that will invest in the fine arts market, has become the first fund to join the Harbour Capital Partners hedge fund platform. Dean Art is expected to launch with $50 million.The fund will inv...Read more



First class returns for alternative investments
Oct 07/08
The FTSE100 may have hit a four-year low but fine wine, art and stamps are holding their value – at least for now.Three weeks after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy triggered panic across the world of finance most investment asset c...Read more



September 2008 HF Indices
Oct 07/08
September was a historic month for global financial markets, as the bankruptcy or bailing out of major, centuries-old institutions in the US and Europe brought the year-long turmoil in the markets to a boil. The S&P500 witness...Read more



Hedge Funds Care Canada 5th Annual Open Your Heart to the Children’s Gala
Oct 07/08
Hedge Funds Care Canada 5th Annual Open Your Heart to the Children’s Gala, Toronto, November 6th On November 6, 2008 Hedge Funds Care Canada will host the 5th Annual Open Your Heart to the Children GalaWhere: Stop 33, Sutton Place...Read more



IOSCO seeks comment on regulatory standards for funds of hedge funds
Oct 07/08
The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published for public consultation a series of proposals designed to address regulatory issues concerning retail investor involvement in funds of hedge funds.IOSCO report...Read more



Fed trolls Canada to rescue U.S. banks
Oct 07/08
In a desperate bid to help U.S. banks recapitalize, Washington is dropping its inhibitions and reaching out to Canadian financial institutions to gauge their willingness to participate in rescue operations.The Federal Reserve has ...Read more



SEC Targets Hedge Fund Swindler
Oct 06/08
New Page 1 The SEC has targeted hedge funders David Myatt and William Eichengreen, both of Directors Performance Fund, with charges of fraud.  The two men allegedly took $25 million of their investment advis...Read more

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