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US judge refuses ex-hedge fund managers plea
Aug 07/08
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug 6 (Reuters) - Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who faked his own death to avoid going to prison, agreed on Wednesday to plead guilty to jumping bail, but a judge refused to accept his admission.In t...Read more



Tremont Appoints CIO
Aug 07/08
Tremont Capital Management has selected Scott Metchick to serve as its next cio. Metchick has been working in the fund of hedge fund industry for more than 20 years. He was previously cio at fund of funds EIM. Before that, he work...Read more



Even Hedge Funds Are Hurting
Aug 06/08
The easy bull-market ride is over, capital has dried up, and even the S&P 500 index is outperforming most hedge funds.It's the summer of hedge fund discontent. Just as managers seemed on the verge of making back their losses f...Read more



Hedge funds expand role as small business lender
Aug 06/08
CHICAGO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Hedge funds are known for playing many roles on Wall Street, but last-resort lender to small businesses that are turned down by banks is hardly one of them.Yet with the credit crunch pushing many major U...Read more



Advent Software and Atlantic Link form consulting alliance
Aug 06/08
Advent Software, a leading provider of software and solutions to the global investment management industry, has established a consulting alliance with Atlantic Link, a London-based consulting firm specialising in the alternative i...Read more



Choose wisely in fragmenting hedge fund industry
Aug 05/08
LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds are looking less and less like a single asset class as the credit crisis sweeps through the industry and picking the right strategy will become more important than ever in the second half.The days wh...Read more



Capital inflows to Asian hedge funds decline
Aug 05/08
The second quarter of 2008 saw Asia-focused hedge funds around the world gain capital inflows of $530 million from investors, says Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research. But the industry’s total assets under management grew by a mere ...Read more



Hedge Fund Fight Nite date change
Aug 05/08
Competitors are signing up for extra boxing lessons and working their gloves for the annual Ding Dong that will now take place on October 30.The Hedge Fund Fight Nite 2008 date has been confirmed now as October 30. The event, supp...Read more



Close Wealth Management adds Canadian dollar class to All Weather Fund
Aug 05/08
Close Wealth Management Group has launched a Canadian dollar class to its Close All Weather Fund, providing a fourth currency option alongside the established sterling, euro and US dollar classes, which collectively have more than...Read more



Advent Software announces consulting alliance with Softagon
Aug 04/08
Advent Software, a provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, has established a consulting alliance with Softagon Corporation, a provider of custom integration and data management consulting se...Read more



Hedge Fund Industry To Hit $4 Trillion This Year
Aug 04/08
Hedge funds are heading for $4 trillion despite a slowdown in asset growth, according to a new survey.The industry managed about $3.8 trillion in assets as of March 31, Carbon360 Research said. Funds of funds—including private equ...Read more



TD Waterhouse fined $2m for inappropriate hedge fund sales
Aug 01/08
New Page 1 Brokerage TD Waterhouse Canada has agreed to pay a fine of $2 million as part of a settlement with regulators over the sale of hedge funds to clients who weren't qualified to own them. The settleme...Read more



Investments in Asia hedge funds halved in Q2 -data
Aug 01/08
New Page 1 Investors almost halved the money they put into Asia-focused hedge funds in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year as a selloff in stocks hurt appetite for risky assets, d...Read more



Salidas Multi Strategy Hedge Fund Seen Down
Aug 01/08
Salida Capital Corp., a big Canadian hedge fund, estimates its C$161 million Multi Strategy Hedge Fund will be down about 30% this month, marking the fund's biggest one-month decline, by a significant margin, since its inception i...Read more



Hedge fund assets hit $3.8 trillion
Jul 31/08
Assets invested in hedge funds totaled about $3.8 trillion as of March 31, according to results of a survey by operations consulting firm Carbon360 Research. Fund-of-funds assets, including both private equity and hedge fund strat...Read more



Hedge Fund Hotels Nurture Start-Ups
Jul 31/08
West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)- Hedge funds have grown from as few as 300 funds in 1990 to more than 10,000 today. However, there has been a recent drop in new fund launches due to the recent credit crunch, closures and bankruptcy ...Read more



More hedge fund growth expected
Jul 30/08
Despite surpassing the much-anticipated 10,000 mark in hedge funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands, the number of these funds is expected to continue to rise, industry experts say.Second-quarter figures from the Cayman Islands Mon...Read more



Fore Research Fund Fell in July as Preferred Stocks Collapsed
Jul 30/08
New Page 1 Fore Research & Management LP, a New York hedge-fund firm that oversees about $2.5 billion, lost as much as 12.4 percent in its convertible-bond fund this month as preferred shares of financ...Read more



Sprott results could surprise on the upside
Jul 30/08
Veteran fund manager Eric Sprott has enjoyed a reputation as an astute stock picker.While shares of Sprott Inc., which he founded, have yet to emulate the upside of some of his winners, some market watchers remain upbeat on the as...Read more



Marshals, Coping With Business Crime Wave, Sell Fund Portfolios
Jul 30/08
New Page 1 Samuel Israel, convicted of fraud in the collapse of his Bayou Group LLC hedge fund, had the U.S. Marshals on his tail long before he faked his own suicide last month to avoid a 20-year sente...Read more



Hedge fund buys 5.3 percent of RadioShack stock
Jul 29/08
Citadel Investment Group is bullish on RadioShack, buying 6.9 million shares, or 5.3 percent of the electronics retail chain’s stock, according to a federal filing Monday.With the purchase, the Chicago-based hedge fund becomes the...Read more



Investors still relishing the taste of alternatives
Jul 29/08
The topsy-turvy stock market has not rattled wealthy individuals, whose appetite for alternative investments - including hedge funds, venture capital and private equity - remains hearty, according to a survey being released on Tue...Read more



Cayman-registered hedge funds rise to over 10,000
Jul 29/08
NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) - The number of hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands exceeded 10,000 in June for the first time, another indication that the hedge fund industry continues to grow despite market turmoil, Cayman ...Read more



Exec Fired For Housewives Show Lands at Hedge Fund
Jul 29/08
The private equity executive who lost his job because he appeared on "The Real Housewives of New York City" has found work at a hedge fund. Jason Coldone has joined Chimay Capital Management. Colodne lost his job at Patr...Read more



Hedge funds caught in short squeeze
Jul 29/08
LONDON -- Hedge funds may post their worst month in at least five years after bets on financial stocks falling and on crude oil rising backfired.Hedge Fund Research Inc.'s Global Hedge Fund Index of more than 55 funds slid 3.2 per...Read more



Hedge Fund Keep Sniping at Each Other
Jul 28/08
With a proxy fight looming next month, Pompano Beach body-armor producer Point Blank Solutions wants to postpone its annual meeting for a second time so it can continue talks with potential investors. The disclosure that Point Bla...Read more



Alternatives Solutions for Canadian Investors
Jul 28/08
TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—Canadian money manager Sceptre Investment Counsel Ltd. and alternative asset specialist Fairfield Greenwich Group launched a joint venture to provide alternative investments to Canadian institutional and h...Read more



IFSL RESEARCH - HEDGE FUNDS 2008
Jul 28/08
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The Biggest Asian Hedge Funds Are Only Getting Bigger
Jul 25/08
Alpha Unveils the 25 Largest Single-Manager Hedge Fund Firms in Asia The biggest Asia-based funds are only getting bigger. Collectively, the 25 largest funds in Asia had $52.2 billion in assets as of March 31, up ...Read more



Hedge funds turn insto
Jul 25/08
New Page 1 The global hedge fund space is undergoing a period of radical change as large hedge funds become institutionalised, new research shows. According to international strategy consultancy Celent, large h...Read more



Southwest's Hedge Fund Pays Huge
Jul 25/08
New Page 1 The best stimulus package in the world right now is being run not by the federal government, but by Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV). Earlier today, the carrier defied peers by reporting a 22% impr...Read more



GSA eyes $1 bln limit for Alpha Capture hedge fund
Jul 25/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund firm GSA Capital plans to raise a further $200-$300 million for its new Alpha Capture fund, which aims to use top stock ideas from investment banks for its trades, the company told Re...Read more



Soros Could Be Wrong
Jul 25/08
New Page 1 Book Review A Roadmap For Troubling Times By Louis-Vincent Gave and the GaveKal Team, GaveKal-Dragonomics, Hong Kong, 2008, 260 pp., $12 (paperback). HONG KONG (HedgeWorld.com)—...Read more



Tech hedge fund targets institutional money
Jul 24/08
New Page 1 The former chief technology strategist for JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and a partner are reaching out for institutional investors after generating solid returns ...Read more



AIMA says Italian fund proposals should boost hedge fund industry
Jul 24/08
New Page 1 The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the proposals set out in this week's industry report on the state of the Italian mutual fund industry. The London-based hedge fund...Read more



TransAlta gets $7.75 billion bid; Canada's largest generator of wind power is targeted by a pair of
Jul 23/08
New Page 1 Two U.S. private equity firms are offering about $7.75 billion - or $39 a share in cash - to privatize Alberta-based utility TransAlta Corp., which had been under pressure by a major investor to boo...Read more



George Soros Turns Bullish?
Jul 23/08
ew Page 1   While most investors were dumping stocks across the board early last week, The Economic Times of India reported that billionaire global investor George Soros had gone on a buying spree in the Indian ...Read more



Legal changes boost appeal of hedge funds
Jul 23/08
New Page 1 With markets worldwide suffering from the impact of the credit crunch over the past year and amid a drop in overall fund investment in Spain, stemming from market conditions but also tax changes, he...Read more



Foreign managers kept waiting as hedge fund regime clicks into gear
Jul 23/08
Some two years after the launch of Spain's registration regime for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds, the development of the market has been steady rather than spectacular, as a mixture of the country's big banking instit...Read more



Hedge fund sues RBS for €250m withdrawal
Jul 23/08
New Page 1 Royal Bank of Scotland is embroiled in a multi-million pound lawsuit after reversing a €250m ($394m) investment by ABN Amro in a London hedge fund shortly after its takeover of the Dutch ban...Read more



Hedge Fund Groups Urge SEC to Let `Naked' Short-Sale Ban Expire
Jul 22/08
New Page 1 Two hedge fund groups are urging U.S. regulators to refrain from renewing beyond next week an emergency rule to curb certain short sales in shares of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and 17 investment bank...Read more



SEC proposals on short-selling 'catastrophic'
Jul 22/08
New Page 1 US equity markets would suffer "catastrophic damage" if the Securities and Exchange Commission's emergency rules on short-selling were extended as proposed, said the two main hedge...Read more



Coal price surge coincides with hedge funds' growing interest
Jul 22/08
New Page 1 Coal prices have doubled over the past year to record levels and could spike even higher as a power crisis in China combines with supply problems in leading exporting countries to tighten th...Read more



Hedge Fund Strategies Struggle in Summer Market
Jul 22/08
New Page 1 The stock market's wild ride this summer has taken hedge funds along with it. Eight out of 13 hedge fund strategies tracked by the EDHEC Alternative Indexes posted negative returns for the month ...Read more



Bayou hedge fund fraud continues to reverberate
Jul 22/08
New Page 1 Frustrated investors in the defunct Bayou Management hedge funds run by Sam Israel, the fund manager who faked his death last month in a vain bid to escape prison for a USD450m fraud, are now going ...Read more



Napster Takeover Looms as Funds See Cash Exceed Stock
Jul 21/08
New Page 1 Napster Inc., the Internet music pioneer whose shares have plunged 95 percent in six years, has become takeover bait for hedge funds zeroing in on a cash hoard exceeding the company's market value. ...Read more



Harbinger suspends Inmarsat talks, still wants deal
Jul 21/08
New Page 1 U.S. hedge fund Harbinger remains interested in buying British satellite communications firm Inmarsat (ISA.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), but is suspending talks for now because of th...Read more



Man caught in Cayman hedge fund collapse
Jul 21/08
New Page 1 Detectives from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)’s Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) have arrested a 47-year old man on suspicion of theft, false accounting and issuing false documents fo...Read more



More Bear Stearns charges possible
Jul 21/08
New Page 1 Additional charges may be announced in the case against former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, federal prosecutors said in court yesterday. The investigation into ...Read more



Flow of new capital into hedge funds continued to slide in second quarter, says HFR
Jul 21/08
New Page 1 Allocations to hedge funds have slowed to their lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2005 as volatile financial markets prompt investors to adjust strategy exposures, according to Chicago-based ...Read more

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