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Developing markets ideal for hedge funds
Aug 26/08
MANAMA: Developing markets are fertile ground for hedge funds, if the funds have experienced managers, according to Paulson and Company founder and chief executive officer John Paulson."Underdeveloped markets are less efficie...Read more



Russell Investments winds down three of its four FoHFs
Aug 26/08
The funds Russell is closing, which focused on institutional investors, are gradually returning principal to clients, although when all the money will be reimbursed is unclear. The funds of funds' assets shrank to less than $2 bil...Read more



Appeal of 130/30 funds swells
Aug 26/08
The wild popularity of 130/30 funds notwithstanding, recent analysis of the unique long-short strategy suggests that advisers would be wise to check under the hood for a closer look at the portfolio and not just jump in to the lat...Read more



Fortress Plans Hedge Fund for Mideast, North Africa Investments
Aug 26/08
New Page 1 Fortress Investment Group LLC, the manager of $18 billion in hedge funds, plans a new fund to invest in the Middle East and North Africa as countries in the region seek to expand their economies b...Read more



Columbia professor says hedge fund compensation scheme a success
Aug 25/08
The subprime turmoil: What’s old, what’s new, and what’s next:he subprime crisis is the joint product of perverse incentives and historical flukes. This column explains why market actors made unrealistic assumptions about mortgage...Read more



Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips a further 2 per cent in July
Aug 22/08
Hedge funds lost an average of 1.99 per cent in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, and are now down by 4.44 per cent since the beginning of this year. The Barclay Fund o...Read more



Hedge Investors on Cautious Tack in Choppy Markets
Aug 22/08
 LONDON (Reuters)—Funds of hedge fund portfolios are battening down the hatches in the current volatile markets by building up cash or steering clear of strategies with too much exposure to market movements. With returns in the he...Read more



Korean investor linked to Lehman Brothers
Aug 22/08
Lehman Brothers reportedly came close to striking a deal with a Korean sovereign wealth fund to inject almost $5bn into the troubled investment bank - only to see the talks collapse.Lehman chairman and chief executive Dick Fuld is...Read more



Hedge Funds Lower Bets on Rising Stocks, Goldman Report Finds
Aug 22/08
New Page 1 Hedge funds reduced their bets in the past year that U.S. stocks would gain as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index declined and credit conditions tightened, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said. Such...Read more



Emerging-market hedge funds gain traction
Aug 21/08
Emerging-market strategies gained some momentum during the quarter ended June 30, but are still struggling, according to Hedge Fund Research Group LLC of Chicago.HFR reported today that emerging-market hedge funds took in $995 mil...Read more



Hedge fund manager ordered to pay USD280m to defrauded investors
Aug 21/08
Hedge fund manager Paul Eustace of Ontario, Canada, has been ordered to pay more than USD279m in restitution and a USD12m civil penalty under a court order settling an enforcement action brought against him by the US Commodity Fut...Read more



Who Needs A Hedge Fund Anyway?
Aug 21/08
Returns are meager or negative, capital flows are slowing and hedge funds appear to be folding at a record rate; so monied investors might be prompted to ask ... who needs a hedge fund anyway?  “Institutions have taken over the he...Read more



Ex-Amaranth trader rakes in the money
Aug 20/08
Apparently unscarred by the Amaranth Advisors fiasco, the trader whose natural gas trades triggered the collapse of the Connecticut hedge fund manager nearly two years ago is back in business. A commodity hedge fund advised by Bri...Read more



Receiver unlikely to recover all fraud losses
Aug 20/08
A Canadian hedge fund manager ordered to pay almost $300m in compensation and fines after defrauding investors is unlikely to pay more than has already been recovered, according to lawyers for the receiver of the failed fund.A US ...Read more



A TV reporter gambles, and loses, on running a hedge fund
Aug 20/08
Do you remember a time, only a short while ago, when virtually anybody could start a hedge fund? It seemed so easy: Billions of dollars were being thrown around like confetti, even at first-time managers. Greenwich, Connecticut, t...Read more



Hedge fund assets climb 4% in second quarter: HFN
Aug 19/08
New Page 1 Total hedge fund assets increased an estimated 4.41% in the second quarter to US$2.973 trillion, According to a new report from HedgeFund.net (HFN). HFN reports that investors allocated an es...Read more



Hedge fund SageCrest files for bankruptcy
Aug 19/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund SageCrest Finance LLC, which once invested roughly $900 million, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based fund, managed by Windmill Management LLC...Read more



Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished July with -6.55%
Aug 19/08
Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished July with -6.55% on equal weighted basis:The index underperformed both the TSX Composite and the S&P 500 index on both an asset weighted basis and equal weighted ba...Read more



Former UBS manager sees hedge fund plummet 85%
Aug 19/08
New Page 1 SRM Global Master Fund, the two-year-old hedge fund established by former UBS trader Jonathan Wood, has lost 85% of its value from its inception through July, sources said, according to a repo...Read more



Jumping off the bandwagon
Aug 19/08
New Page 1 Middle East, Europe institutions scrutinizing hedge fundsSome Middle Eastern and European institutional investors are reviewing or reducing their hedge fund allocations, concerned that some managers...Read more



Running a Hedge Fund Is Harder Than It Looks on TV
Aug 19/08
New Page 1 Do you remember a time, only a short while ago, when virtually anybody could start a hedge fund? It seemed so easy: billions of dollars were being thrown around like confetti, even at first-time man...Read more



PAAM Hedge Fund, Founder Ordered to Pay $300 Million
Aug 19/08
New Page 1 Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management Co. and the hedge fund's founder, Paul Eustace, were ordered to pay almost $300 million by a federal court after U.S. commodities regulators accused hi...Read more



Miami Hedge Fund Swindler Sentenced
Aug 18/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund fraudster Salman Shariff has been sentenced to 57 months behind bars, years after swindling millions from trusting investors. The Miami-based funds raked in almost $11 million from 1998 ...Read more



Hedge Funds See Counterparty Risk As Threat To Global Markets
Aug 18/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund managers say that counterparty risk in credit-default swaps represents a serious threat to global financial markets and there will be another major financial services firm meltdown as a...Read more



Hedge fund Turnberry to liquidate, give money back
Aug 15/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund Turnberry Capital Management LP, which specializes in distressed debt, is telling investors that it plans to shut down and return their money after many asked for it back. "We int...Read more



Investors take steps to foil activist ploy
Aug 15/08
New Page 1 Investors who have grown frustrated with one of shareholder activism's classic moneymaking ploys - buying stock in a company and then calling publicly for it to be sold at a premium - are ...Read more



States Double Down on Hedge Funds as Returns Slide
Aug 15/08
New Page 1 Public pension funds in the U.S. are increasing bets on high-risk hedge funds and real estate in an attempt to fill deficits in retirement plans and make up for their worst performance in six years....Read more



Hedge Fund Incubator Adds To Portfolio
Aug 14/08
New Page 1 U.K.-based hedge fund incubator PCE Investors has reportedly added four new managers to its stable. Three of the new managers are private equity funds, Financial News reports. The firm boasts a lau...Read more



Pickens' hedge fund loses value
Aug 14/08
New Page 1 The commodity half of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens's BP Capital hedge fund lost 35 percent of its value in July, the New York Post said, citing sources. The fund is believed to be down about 10 perc...Read more



Calif. Firm Offers HF Replication Strategy
Aug 14/08
New Page 1 Tarzana, Calif.-based Martin Asset Management, an alternative investment management boutique, has launched exchange-traded fund strategies that it says replicate hedge fund returns without the ris...Read more



Dillon Read Vet Plans Commercial Real Estate Hedge Fund
Aug 13/08
New Page 1 Another former executive from a defunct UBS hedge fund group is planning his own hedge fund firm. Brian Harris, who ran the commercial real-estate lending business at Dillon Read Capital Management...Read more



Morningstar to rate funds of hedge funds
Aug 13/08
New Page 1 Morningstar Inc. of Chicago is taking its research of the hedge fund industry to the next level with plans to categorize and rate the 3,500 funds of hedge funds in its database.The firm already cate...Read more



US Government may be culprit in oil price surge
Aug 13/08
New Page 1 Politicians in the US and the UK have blamed hedge funds and their involvement in the derivatives markets for the 11.3% rise in the oil price so fa...Read more



Did It Help to Curb Short Sales?
Aug 13/08
New Page 1 A rule that made it harder to short some financial stocks — and that may have helped raise prices and reduce the volume of shorting in those stocks — expired Tuesday, as the Sec...Read more



Ex-Amaranth trader bounces back
Aug 13/08
New Page 1 Brian Hunter, the trader who was blamed for the collapse of $9bn hedge fund Amaranth Advisors two years ago, has taken advantage of last month’s plunge in commodity prices to he...Read more



European hedge fund selects Canadian software
Aug 13/08
European hedge fund giant BlueCrest Capital Management has announced that it has adopted Toronto-based Algorithmics' Algo Risk Service for its risk management practice."We are delighted to be working with BlueCrest in providi...Read more



Hunter, Touradji Hedge Funds Outperform as Commodities Plummet
Aug 12/08
New Page 1 Commodity hedge-fund traders Brian Hunter, Paul Touradji and Renee Haugerud made money in July as prices for energy, metals and agricultural products fell the most since 1980. Peak Ridge Comm...Read more



Hedge fund indices lose ground in July
Aug 12/08
New Page 1 The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (GGHFI) and the Greenwich Composite Investable Index (GI2) posted losses of 2.31% and 1.72% for July respectively. The S&P 500 Total Return for the ...Read more



Hedge Fund Comic Gets One-Liner From Crowd: Don't Quit Day Job
Aug 12/08
New Page 1 Hedge-fund manager Ben Shoval, wearing a green Thomas Pink shirt and a $1,600 Giorgio Armani suit, grabbed the microphone last week at New York's Broadway Comedy Club to riff on his day job. ``A ...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index Returned -2.37% in July
Aug 12/08
 RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of July 2008 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of -2.37 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to -4.20 per cent. These returns are estimated and w...Read more



SEC short-sale rule ending; market move debated
Aug 11/08
New Page 1 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Short trading in 19 major U.S. financial stocks will revert to rules governing other shares on Wednesday as a Securities and Exchange Commission experiment against abusive sho...Read more



Babcock Says Profit to Drop 40% as Investments Slump
Aug 11/08
New Page 1 Babcock & Brown Ltd., the worst- performing stock on the MSCI Asia-Pacific Index, said first-half profit dropped as much as 40 percent as share and real estate prices tumbled, eroding the va...Read more



Sexism and the city: you don't need men when you run $60bn in assets
Aug 11/08
New Page 1 Susan Solovay, founder of a New York-based fund of hedge funds, explains to Martin Baker why her strategy of investing only with female managers will pay off – and why Warren Buffett is in fact a wo...Read more



Buffett profit declines but tops forecasts
Aug 11/08
New Page 1 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway posted its third straight profit decline as lower rates pressured results in insurance operations. Second-quarter net income fell 7.6%...Read more



Salida Capitals multi strategy fund down -28% in July, -21.06% YTD
Aug 11/08
Toronto-based Salida Capital’s Salida Multi Strategy Fund finished the month of July down more than 28%, as the recent economic and financial market downturn took a direct hit on the fund’s core sectors and names, leaving it with ...Read more



Hedge Fund Outlook Is `Much Worse' Than 1998, LTCM Veteran Says
Aug 08/08
New Page 1 The $1.9 trillion hedge fund industry, mired in its worst performance in two decades, faces ``much worse'' conditions than in 1998, when Long-Term Capital Management LP collapsed, a veteran of that ...Read more



Hennessee Group says hedge funds fell 1.95 per cent in July
Aug 08/08
New Page 1 The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 1.95 per cent in July and is now down by 3.23 per cent so far in 2008, according to Hennessee Group, a provider of industry data and adviser to hedge fund ...Read more



NFL Owners Could Put up a Steel Curtain to Hedge Fund
Aug 08/08
New Page 1 Mention the Pittsburgh Steelers and there are certain things that may come to mind.  Five Superbowl rings, their dominance in the 70’s, or maybe even greats like Lynn Swan and Terry Bradshaw.  But w...Read more



GlobeOp sees assets under administration grow 22 per cent in first half
Aug 08/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund administrator GlobeOp Financial Services, which offers business process outsourcing, financial technology services and analytics to hedge funds and other asset managers, has reported a 22...Read more



Icahn Hires Hedge Fund Reporter For Blog
Aug 07/08
Legendary activist investor and hedge fund manager Carl Icahn’s blog was never going to be typical. Now, its taking on the look of a real news source.Icahn has hired Dane Hamilton, a reporter covering alternative investments for T...Read more

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