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Hedge fund reinvention is on the cards
Oct 06/08
New Page 1 From his office overlooking Geneva’s Jardin Anglais, Guy de Picciotto has a unique insight into the state of the hedge fund industry.Earlier this year Union Bancaire Privée, the Swiss privat...Read more



PwC predicts more hedge fund controls
Oct 06/08
New Page 1 PwC is predicting more operational controls among hedge funds in the wake of the global financial turmoil In its newly released sixth annual global hedge fund whitepaper – ‘Operational Risk: an alter...Read more



Veterans from Man to target hedge start-ups
Oct 06/08
A group of former Man Group executives, including ex-chairman Harvey McGrath, has formed a new company to invest in early stage hedge funds.Daniel Barnett, former Man finance director, John Kinder, former head of sugar trading, ...Read more



Hedge fund funds are under pressure
Oct 06/08
LONDON - Funds of hedge funds will need to pull more than $100 billion before year-end to meet investors' demands for cash, exacerbating market drops as hedge funds sell assets, according to London's advisory firm Clontarf Capital...Read more



Patterns and Predictions launches tool for hedge funds to measure impact of financial news
Oct 03/08
Boston-based Patterns and Predictions, which offers data-mining tools based on its Bayesian statistics engine and proprietary algorithms in statistical pattern recognition systems, has unveiled Centiment, an predictive analytics a...Read more



Long gold, long silver, a lifeline for hedge funds?
Oct 03/08
What sort of strategy can the battered hedge funds pursue now? Their alleged benefit of profiting in both falling as well as rising asset markets has been severely tested. For one thing their shorting strategy has been made tempor...Read more



Star manager blames hedge funds for stock price madness
Oct 03/08
The only explanation for the 'crazy' behaviour of stocks at the moment is that hedge funds are unwinding positions with no regard to company fundamentals, says Germany's leading European equity manager, Nils Bartram (pictured abov...Read more



Cash is new hedge fund king
Oct 03/08
Hedge funds are carrying record levels of cash, underscoring how recent volatility has made it more difficult for funds to exploit attractive investment opportunities.In addition, the high cost of borrowing has reached levels that...Read more



Salida Capital Freezes Three Funds That Used Lehman as Broker
Oct 03/08
Salida Capital Corp., a Toronto-based hedge-fund manager with assets of about C$900 million ($834 million), halted redemptions on three of its funds after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Lehman acted as prime broke...Read more



Big hedge funds suffer big losses in September
Oct 03/08
Preliminary estimates show that the average hedge fund lost about 10 percent last month.Hedge funds made history in September but not the kind most managers want to remember. Among the biggest losers, as last month's returns are s...Read more



Hedge funds struggle with running costs
Oct 03/08
Hedge fund managers are spending 45% of their management fees on running their middle and back office, according to a survey conducted by KPMG on behalf of PCE Investors. KPMG also said 19% of hedge fund revenues are spent directl...Read more



Hedge funds not primarily to blame for financial collapse, say institutions
Oct 02/08
A majority of institutional investors think the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Financial Services Authority and other global regulators should permit the short selling of financial stocks, but most large companies s...Read more



Millions held in hedge funds lockdown
Oct 02/08
An increasing number of hedge funds are telling customers they cannot have their money back as rising withdrawals and exposure to Lehman Brothers hit the industry.In the past week, Amber Capital, the $3.2bn New York fund, Guy Wyse...Read more



Salida caught up in Lehman meltdown
Oct 02/08
Salida Capital has become a poster child for problems plaguing hedge funds. A $1.1-billion fund manager that just couldn't miss over the past seven years has been hit by series of problems, most shared by the rest of the industry....Read more



Hedge Funds May be Losers in $2B Alleged Fraud
Oct 02/08
On Sept. 24, the FBI raided the home of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters looking for evidence of what could be a $2 billion fraud that might hurt some asset-based lending funds. A week after the raid, Swiss funds-of-funds firm Go...Read more



Man Group funds hit by market turbulence
Oct 02/08
Hedge fund manager Man Group Plc (EMG.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Monday first-half earnings would fall as market turbulence hit its funds, sending its shares plunging 10.6 percent.Funds under management fell ...Read more



U.S. hedge fund Paulson bets big against UK banks
Oct 01/08
John Paulson, a U.S. hedge fund manager who gained a superstar reputation with a big bet against the U.S. housing market, was shown holding a $1.9 billion bet against United Kingdom banks as short sellers were forced to disclose t...Read more



Safe derivative promises immunity against excess market volatility
Oct 01/08
Chicago-based Actuarials Holdings, parent company of the Everest OTC Trade Facility and the AE Clearinghouse, has unveiled what it says is a revolutionary 'safe' derivative called the Clipper that enables traders to control total ...Read more



Fitch Monitoring Fund Of Hedge Fund Liquidity
Oct 01/08
Fitch Ratings-London/Paris-30 September 2008: Fitch Ratings has heightened its monitoring of liquidity management at fund of hedge fund (FoHF) managers. In light of increased redemption activity in the fund of hedge fund industry,...Read more



Hedge funds face worst year
Oct 01/08
Hedge funds on Tuesday closed out one of their worst-ever quarters as US managers braced for an extension of the short-selling clampdown which has robbed them of one of their most popular strategies. The hedge fund business has be...Read more



Short ban seen exacerbating sharp market drop
Oct 01/08
The global crackdown on short selling has made volatile markets more erratic and may have exacerbated the recent plunge in financial stocks because of the disappearance of a key cushion: short covers. With Monday's record drops in...Read more



Canada Banks Not Immune to Crisis Fallout
Oct 01/08
 TORONTO (Reuters)—With European banks getting propped up almost daily, unimaginable U.S. bank and insurance failures and growing economic uncertainty, Canadian bank investors have a back seat on the global roller coaster. Canadia...Read more



This Too Shall Pass
Oct 01/08
Even though most of Wall Street is in shock as the stock market collapsed 777 points (the single- largest point drop in the 200-plus year history of Wall Street) and all because the House of Representatives failed to pass the T.A....Read more



Lehman Hedge-Fund Clients Left Cold as Assets Frozen
Oct 01/08
New Page 1 Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s bankruptcy probably means the end of hedge-fund manager Oak Group Inc. after 22 years in business. John James, who runs the Chicago-based firm with $25 million of ass...Read more



Man Investments Opens Office in Calgary
Oct 01/08
New office opening identifies Western Canada as key growth market  Toronto, ON – October 1, 2008 – Today Man Investments, one of the world’s largest alternative investment firms, is proud to announce an expansion of its national p...Read more



Will hedge fund investors use a chance to cash in today?
Sep 30/08
There's tension in the hedge fund industry as investment analysts said they expect many investors to cash in their holdings today after Monday's House rejection of a $700 billion bailout for the nation's financial system. Many hed...Read more



AIMA selects new council at AGM
Sep 30/08
Three non-executive directors have been announced. Doug Shaw, managing director at Proprietary Alpha Strategies, will have responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Sean Simon, co-president at Ivy Asset Management Cor...Read more



$50 Billion in Long-Only Funds Flees Commodities Markets
Sep 30/08
 NEW YORK (Reuters)—Investments betting that commodity futures prices will move higher have drastically diminished over the past two months due to the global credit crisis, according to data released on Monday [Sept. 29]. The amou...Read more



Star Hedge Managers successfully closes $75 million IPO
Sep 30/08
The fund, which aims to provide long-term capital growth, is managed by Rohit Segal, Eric Sprott and Normand Lamarche.Star Hedge Managers Corp. has successfully closed its initial public offering of 7.5 million units at a price of...Read more



Statement About Sexism Or Soft-Core Porn: Hedge Fund Artist Pushes Buttons
Sep 30/08
Hedge fund managers have become some of the most important collectors of contemporary art in the world, buying everything from paintings adorned with dung to preserved dead sharks. But the work of Amanda Putty may shock them in al...Read more



Hedge Funds Are Bracing for Investors to Cash Out
Sep 29/08
First, the money rushed into hedge funds. Now, some fear, it could rush out.Even as Washington reached a tentative agreement on Sunday over what may become the largest financial bailout in American history, new worries were buildi...Read more



Hedge funds grudgingly to reveal US short positions
Sep 29/08
Hedge fund managers are reluctantly preparing to disclose their short positions to U.S. regulators on Monday, a move set to give a rare public glimpse into their secretive trading strategies two weeks later.For shareholders who ha...Read more



Bloodbath Ahead
Sep 29/08
The biggest performance dispersion among hedge funds and funds of funds in six years has set the stage for what some predict will be a six-month-long bloodbath. Sources said they expect the body count to total as many as 2,000 hed...Read more



Integrated A. M. announces IMFC Global Diversified Fund won 2008 Canadian Hedge Fund Award
Sep 29/08
We have been informed by Integrated Asset Management Corp. (“IAM”) and its managed futures arm, Integrated Managed Futures Corp. (“IMFC”) that the IMFC Global Diversified Fund won the Best New Fund Performance Award last week at t...Read more



Islamic funds begin to take hold
Sep 28/08
The Shariah-based investment industry is flourishing and expected todouble in assets in less than two years, said experts in Islamicfinance during a presentation at the Investment Funds Institute ofCanada's annual conference in To...Read more



Fairfax Judge Drops Rocker From Shorting-Scheme Suit
Sep 26/08
New Page 1 Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., owner of U.S. and Canadian insurers, lost a bid to keep former hedge-fund manager David Rocker as a defendant in a suit accusing several funds of trying to driv...Read more



Hedge funds cry foul over Churchs attack on short selling
Sep 26/08
Hedge fund managers reacted with fury yesterday to an attack on short selling and debt trading by leaders of the Church of England yesterday, pointing to the contradiction between what they say and how they invest their vast asset...Read more



Fortress Wont Pay Dividend, Seeks to Invest Capital
Sep 26/08
Fortress Investment Group LLC, a New York-based manager of private-equity and hedge funds, won't pay a third-quarter dividend to shareholders, saying the money can be better spent by investing in financial companies. ``Given the s...Read more



Morgan Stanley loses nearly a third of prime brokerage assets last week
Sep 26/08
New Page 1 Morgan Stanley lost close to a third of assets in its prime brokerage last week, amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars, as hedge funds panicked after the collapse of Lehman Brothers a...Read more



Frank Mersch weeks away from calling market bottom
Sep 26/08
Hedge fund manager Frank Mersch believes the decimated North American stock markets are getting close to a bottom although the waters are murky."It's very scary times," said the veteran manager at Toronto-based Front Str...Read more



Hedge fund managers optimistic despite gloomy summer
Sep 26/08
The Canadian hedge fund industry has ballooned in the past few years, with some estimating annual growth at 30%. But there is still plenty of room for more, given that plenty of the strategies, such as risk arbitrage, that have pr...Read more



London Turns Against Hedge Funds in Hunt for Culprit
Sep 25/08
New Page 1 London is turning against the $450 billion hedge-fund industry that helped make the city a contender for the title of world financial capital. As Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy...Read more



The US government will become one of the biggest asset managers on the globe
Sep 25/08
Vienna-based Salus Alpha questions the wisdom of recent intervention by US regulators in this no-holds-barred analysis of the impact of recent events.Mr. Bernanke. Mr. Paulson (Mr. BP) - This is your Plan B? Nationalisation of the...Read more



SEC orders hedge funds to turn over data
Sep 25/08
New Page 1 America’s SEC ordered more than two dozen hedge funds to turn over trading information as it ramps up its investigation into whether traders were spreading rumours to manipulate shares, reports th...Read more



Hedge funds move $100bn into safe havens
Sep 25/08
Hedge funds charging hefty fees for sophisticated trading strategies aimed at outperforming the wider market have collectively parked $100bn in simple money market funds typically used by investors seeking safe rather than spectac...Read more



T. Boone Pickens takes $1B bath on hedge funds
Sep 25/08
Famed Texas oil investor T. Boone Pickens, who has recently called for greater energy independence by investing in alternative sources, has seen his energy-related hedge funds lose nearly $1 billion this year, The Wall Street Jour...Read more



Some hedge funds frozen by SECs ban on short selling
Sep 25/08
The short-selling ban is taking the "hedge" out of hedge funds. The Securities and Exchange Commission has banned short sales of roughly 950 financial-related stocks until Oct. 2, a list that ranges from Goldman Sachs Gr...Read more



Gordon Brown warns short-selling ban may become permanent
Sep 25/08
There will be a more stringent regime governing short selling under a permanent change to the rules from January, the Prime Minister has said.Speaking at the Labour Party conference, Gordon Brown signalled that at least some eleme...Read more



Man Group Says Shorting Ban Will Not Hurt Flagship Fund
Sep 25/08
(Bloomberg) -- Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, said it doesn't expect to be hurt by the U.K.'s ban on short selling of financial shares. Man has about 14 percent of its $69 billion of assets invested...Read more



New U.K. pension scheme rules out hedge funds-CEO
Sep 25/08
The Personal Accounts scheme is 'highly unlikely' to invest in hedge funds, private equity, but will consult on Shariah and ethical investments. LONDON (Thomson IM) - LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The new Personal Accounts scheme is...Read more

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