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How a Hedge Fund Can Use Insider Information Legally
Feb 08/13
The government is convinced that money managers who consistently beat the market are probably using insider information to produce these abnormal returns. Unfortunately for prosecutors who want to shut this kind...Read more

Hedge Funds Look A Lot Like Cheap Index Funds These Days
Feb 08/13
Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker has an update to a chart we've seen a lot lately. It's the correlation between the the equity hedge fund index and the S&P 500. As you can see, the correlation has been getting closer and close...Read more

Spartan is pleased to announce the launch of the Noble Bay Energy Fund
Feb 07/13
 Toronto, Ontario – February 1, 2013 – Spartan Fund Management Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Noble Bay Energy Fund, a multi strategy energy fund managed by Mark Ellis, MSc & CIM. Noble Bay’...Read more

Hedge Funds Rose 0.9% Last Month on U.S. Budget Agreement
Feb 07/13
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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 1.61 per cent in January
Feb 07/13
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.61 per cent in January as each of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. Managed futures and event driven led the way with ret...Read more

Hedge funds play a vital role
Feb 06/13
Funds play "essential" role in financing the economy * Marks shift from traditional French anti-finance rhetoric * "Tactical" attempt to rebuild relations - fund manager * Left-wing lawmakers s...Read more

Hedge Fund Report Card: The good, the bad and the mostly mediocre
Feb 06/13
The current compensation structures incorporated into hedge fund offering documents are a cesspool of the past executive abuses that were thought to have been extinct Jeff Banfield is a former hedge fund manager who ma...Read more

Hedge Funds Racing Oil Refiners to $100 a Barrel: Energy Markets
Feb 05/13
Hedge funds and refiners vied to buy oil futures last month, pushing crude to the highest level since September, as the U.S. added jobs and expanded manufacturing while the government said fuel demand will rebound this year....Read more

Telus delists non-voting shares in New York after long struggle with hedge fund Mason Capital
Feb 05/13
After a drawn-out dispute with a U.S. hedge fund, Telus Corp. moved forward Monday with the reorganization of its dual-class share structure into a single class of common stock.The consolidation appears to conclude its ...Read more

Institutional Investor Appetite for Long/Short Hedge Funds
Feb 05/13
Long/short funds are a core component of the hedge fund industry and this strategy remains the most commonly sought strategy amongst institutional investors. The majority of investors on Preqin’s Hedge Fund Investor Profile...Read more

Smaller is better
Feb 04/13
Jeffrey Tarrant and Theodore Seides started out in different worlds but came together to focus on smaller hedge fund managers Jeffrey Tarrant & Ted Seides Current position: Both are ...Read more

Analysis: Canadian hedge funds' growth dreams face tough reality
Feb 01/13
Canadian hedge funds will likely remain more boutique than big box in the future, as lack of scale, poor returns and difficulty accessing big investors weigh down growth. Helped by start-ups in and around Toronto's fi...Read more

AIMA announces AIFMD implementation tools
Jan 31/13
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Survey of Allocators' Investment Trends 2013
Jan 31/13
New York; Carl Berg, managing partner of Catalyst Financial Partners, in collaboration with Susan Weerts, contributor at Seekingalpha, published The Survey of Allocators’ Investment Trends. The report explores the trends...Read more

Insider Trading Escalates At Hedge Funds, Reflecting Weak Controls
Jan 30/13
The ongoing proliferation of insider trading cases at hedge funds points to the need for more transparency into investment decisions and trading processes. One way to stop the pattern is for hedge funds to form internal cont...Read more

The Struggles of a Hedge Fund Start-Up
Jan 30/13
The old startup cliche that it only takes two traders and a Bloomberg terminal to set up a hedge fund, appears to be dead. The post-2008 reality for hedge fund startups could not be more different. The increasing demands of i...Read more

Hedge fund scorecard 2012: Mortgage masters win, Paulson on bottom again
Jan 29/13
Mortgage funds roared home with returns of almost 19 percent last year, trouncing all other hedge fund strategies and beating the S&P 500 stock index, which rose 13 percent.BTG Pactual’s $245.5 million Distressed M...Read more

Every Hedge Fund Manager In The World Is Probably Mad At George Soros Right Now
Jan 29/13
Everyone knows that overall hedge fund performance has been lackluster since the financial crisis, but there are differing explanations as to why.Last week, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, George S...Read more

Hedge Funds Boost Bullish Bets by Most Since July: Commodities
Jan 28/13
Hedge funds increased bullish commodity bets by the most in six months as accelerating growth from China to the U.S. boosted prices for a seventh week. Speculators raised net-long positions across 18 U.S. future...Read more

Soros Says Hedge Funds Can’t Beat Market Because of Fees
Jan 28/13
Soros: Pressure on Euro, Cameron Referendum George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and former hedge-fund manager, said institutions that invest in the industry should expect poor performanc...Read more

The costs of growing your own hedge
Jan 28/13
During the bull market, there was a certain cliché that it would take just two men and a Bloomberg terminal to set up a hedge fund. Costs would be minimal and, all in, managers might get going with a just a few million...Read more

Telus, Mason Settle Dispute; Share Plan to Proceed
Jan 28/13
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters)—Canadian telecommunications company Telus Corp. said on Friday [Jan. 25] it had settled a dispute with U.S. hedge fund Mason Capital Management LLC, and will go ahead with a share con...Read more

Apple's Stock Drop Might Bite Hedge Funds Badly
Jan 25/13
Last year the billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn predicted that Apple’s market capitalization could hit $1 trillion. He long ago made Apple one of his hedge fund’s biggest holdings and in a letter dated just ...Read more

Investors pulled money from hedge funds in December capping a volatile Q4
Jan 25/13
Hedge fund investor flows were negative in December, capping a volatile fourth quarter in terms of asset movement by investors, according to a report from Evestment. Positive returns drove industry AUM higher in the qu...Read more

Hedge Funds Enjoy Asset Inflow in 2012, Despite Weak December
Jan 25/13
Latest figures show a net outflow of $9.5bn from the hedge fund industry in December, however over 2012 the industry gained asset flow of $29.18bn. The eVestment report showed that the industry ended the year with total AUM ...Read more

Buffett pulls ahead in wager against hedge funds
Jan 25/13
Five years into a ten-year bet that an S&P index fund can beat hedge fund funds-of-funds, Warren Buffett is in the lead for the first time. Warren Buffett FORTUNE -- It's halfway time in the 10-year stock market wage...Read more

Jana takes case for Agrium breakup to Canada investors
Jan 24/13
* Jana wants retail division separate from wholesale * Five board candidates to visit Canadian investors * Agrium will make presentation to analysts on Monday * Agrium closes at 4-1/2 year high before Jana statement...Read more

Why the world's biggest hedge fund missed big in 2012
Jan 24/13
Bridgewater Associate's Ray Dalio has long been one of the market's best seers. That could be coming to an end.   Bridgewater's Ray Dalio FORTUNE -- Here's what needs to be asked about giant hedge fund Bridgewater Ass...Read more

Performance pushes hedge fund assets to record in 2012
Jan 23/13
Aggregate single and multistrategy hedge fund assets rose to a record $2.25 trillion as of Dec. 31, up 12.5% from a year earlier, according to year-end analysis from Hedge Fund Research. The net growth of hedge fund assets wa...Read more

Hedge fund managers at conference forecast stock gains
Jan 23/13
* Investors shift to stocks, US shares may benefit most * Shift might help equity oriented hedge funds * Many investors prefer big hedge funds to smaller players BOCA RATON, Florida Jan 22 (Reuters) - Aft...Read more

First Greece focused hedge fund up 40 per cent in 2012
Jan 22/13
A Greece focused hedge fund, launched in October 2012 by Dromeus Capital Group, finished 2012 up 40.3 per cent as the Greek debt buyback and improving market sentiment towards the country drove returns. Dromeus, the eme...Read more

Financial services CEOs say management should spend more time on risk and compliance
Jan 22/13
Nearly a third (31 per cent) of financial services industry chief executives believe that senior management should be spending more time on risk and compliance, according to a study by Kinetic Partners. Nearly half of f...Read more

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 7.67 per cent in 2012
Jan 22/13
Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished December up 1.48 per cent. Overall performance for 2012 was 7.67 per cent, according to the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index te...Read more

Relative value arbitrage leads hedge fund capital to new record
Jan 22/13
Steady inflows and performance-based gains increased hedge fund assets by USD60bn in the fourth quarter, bringing total industry capital to a record USD2.25trn, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Re...Read more

AIMA Canada Expands National Footprint
Jan 22/13
AIMA Canada Expands National Footprint Regional Committees Established in Alberta and British Columbia to Complement Existing Regional Committee in Québec  Toronto ON – January 22, 2013 ─ AIMA Canada, the C...Read more

Hedge fund mogul at risk of a short squeeze on Herbalife
Jan 21/13
Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman had an easy time vanquishing the sclerotic board of Canadian Pacific Railway last year.He’s now in an even more fascinating bare-knuckles fight, this time with He...Read more

Investment manager optimism rises for fourth successive quarter, says PwC/CBI survey
Jan 21/13
Optimism among investment managers rose for the fourth successive quarter as business volumes and incomes grew again, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.  Numbers employed also increased for the ...Read more

Small hedge funds top big ones in 2012 with strong returns
Jan 18/13
(Reuters) - In tough times, small hedge funds appear to have bested many of their bigger competitors. As the industry digests another year of largely mediocre hedge fund returns, especially at many of the largest ...Read more

Corporate Announcement
Jan 16/13
Corporate AnnouncementToronto, Ontario – January 15, 2013  Toronto, Ontario – January 15, 2013 - Spartan Fund Management is pleased to announce that Michael Brown, CFA and John Durfy, CFA, CMA have joined Spartan's Inves...Read more

Hedge funds nurse heavy losses after UPS-TNT deal collapses
Jan 15/13
Jan 14 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service's decision to abandon its 5.2 billion euro ($6.9 billion) bid for TNT Express has left hedge funds nursing potential losses of more than $700 million, as the Dutch delivery firm...Read more

Hedge Funds Cut Bets to Six-Month Low Before Rally: Commodities
Jan 14/13
Hedge funds cut bullish commodity wagers to the lowest since June before prices rallied to a two- month high on signs of a rebound in Chinese economic growth. Speculators trimmed net-long positions across 18 fut...Read more

Hedge-Fund Leverage Rises to Most Since 2004 in New Year
Jan 14/13
Hedge funds are borrowing more to buy equities just as loans by New York Stock Exchange brokers reach the highest in four years, signs of increasing confidence after professional investors trailed the market sin...Read more

Hedge Fund Risk Management on the Rise
Jan 11/13
The importance of risk management in the hedge fund industry is growing rapidly, and with it, the demand for dedicated risk analytics systems.  The necessity for greater risk management today is being driven by a change in in...Read more

Hedge funds advanced 1.45 per cent in December
Jan 11/13
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced 1.45 per cent in December and is up 6.99 per cent year-to-date. The S&P 500 increased 0.71 per cent (+13.40 per cent YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.60 per cent (+7....Read more

Mason Capital cuts its Telus stake down to 3.4%
Jan 11/13
The long-standing battle between Mason Capital and Telus Inc. over the telecom’s dual share structure took another twist Thursday with the disclosure that the New York-based hedge fund had sharply reduced its holdings. Mason,...Read more

Active management’s slow bleed
Jan 11/13
Punished by another year of bad performance from active investment managers, there is some encouraging evidence that investors are finally wising up. Call it the triumph of experience over hope, or simply a case of slow but s...Read more

Bulls beat bears in tough year for European hedge funds
Jan 10/13
* Average hedge fund ends 2012 up 6.2 pct, lags S&P * Bets on recovery in asset prices paid off for some * Bearish bets on Europe lost money By Laurence Fletcher and Tommy Wilkes LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - B...Read more

Hedge fund firm Man Group shakes up GLG unit
Jan 10/13
(Reuters) - Man Group is shaking up its GLG unit in a move that will see two senior managers leave, as chief executive-designate Emmanuel Roman looks to reverse the hedge fund firm's waning fortune. The changes will s...Read more

HFRI Monthly Indices: December and Year End 2012
Jan 09/13
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Global investors seek emerging hedge funds
Jan 09/13
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