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Landmark Environmental Partnership
Jul 07/08
A break-through initiative launched today by the Abu Dhabi Government-owned International Petroleum Investment Company (‘IPIC’) and one of the world’s leading alternative investments firms, Man, will benefit the environment by red...Read more



High Growth Reported for the Hedge Funds in Europe 2008
Jul 07/08
The European Hedge fund market is going through a period of exponential growth; however the extent of the MBS crisis on the market is uncertain. This report assesses the opportunities and pitfalls for this market LONDON (Marketwir...Read more



AIMA to publish guidelines for fund of hedge funds managers
Jul 07/08
THE Alternative Investment Management Association is set to publish a global guide to sound practices for fund of hedge funds managers.The industry body’s guide – which is due for publication in early 2009 - will focus on areas in...Read more



Institutions still committed to hedge funds despite falling returns, says report
Jul 04/08
Last year's downturn in hedge fund performance has not caused institutions to shift their thinking with regard to their hedge fund investments, according to a study by Greenwich Associates and Global Custodian.The share of hedge f...Read more



Angry hedge fund clients at the gate
Jul 04/08
When investments go bad, angry investors sometimes write nasty letters to the people in charge. Others sue. This week Paul Omeara took things a step further.Omeara broke into the Wayland home of hedge fund manager Michael C. Regan...Read more



Lehman’s murky hedge fund play
Jul 04/08
If you’re Lehman Bros. (LEH), the market has doubts about your balance sheet, your stock is down, and rumors say you’re going out of business or bound for the auction block. So forming a hedge fund that looks like nothing more tha...Read more



Mainstream fund managers lack appetite for complex financial instruments
Jul 04/08
Investors have little appetite for complex instruments and their faith in fund managers has fallen as a direct result of the credit crisis. These and other attitudes are detailed in a report from KPMG. The study said 20% of manage...Read more



RBC Pitches Canadian Paper To Fidelity
Jul 04/08
Royal Bank of Canada is trying to sell its commercial paper to U.S. investors for the first time after a portion of the market collapsed in Canada, Bloomberg News reports. Canada's largest bank wants to sell its asset-backed paper...Read more



Summit-GPIF may mull alternative investments
Jul 03/08
TOKYO, July 2 (Reuters) - Japan's public pension fund, the world's largest, said on Wednesday it may consider alternative investments in the future, but it must take into consideration risks, market size and other factors. "W...Read more



Hedge fund manager Israel ordered back to NY
Jul 03/08
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 2 (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel III back to New York to face new charges after he surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, ending a nationwide manhunt triggere...Read more



Prince Charles To Introduce £1B RE Fund
Jul 03/08
Prince Charles is prepping the launch of a £1 billion real estate fund that will invest in sustainable projects, The Telegraph reports. The Prince hired Credit Suisse, which has already begun fundraising money with Middle Eastern ...Read more



Morningstar advisers grade funds to build a diversified portfolio, allocation to alternatives now 8%
Jul 03/08
At Morningstar Investment Services, analysts give "grade point averages" to mutual funds that they consider for their recommended portfolios. The averages are based on a fund's investment process, performance, expense ra...Read more



RBC Makes LatAm Structured Push
Jul 03/08
RBC has hired Flavio Paparella, head of the financial institutions desk at Bank of Ireland, to lead its structured products sales push into LatAm. The position is a new one for RBC, whose presence in the region is largely made up ...Read more



CIBC Man AHL Diversified Deposit Notes close at $37.8 Million
Jul 03/08
Toronto, Ontario – Man Investments Canada Corp. (‘Man Canada’), a division of leading global hedge funds provider Man Investments, with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (‘CIBC’), is pleased to announce that it raised CAD 37....Read more



Dynamic Launches an Array Of Hedge Funds & FOHFs
Jul 03/08
Dynamic Funds ("Dynamic") has announced the launch of two global growth funds, the Dynamic Power Global Navigator Class and Dynamic Power Global Balanced Class.The fund manager also launched a hedge fund of funds, the Dy...Read more



IndexIQ Launches First No-Load Open-End Mutual Fund Designed to Replicate Hedge Fund Performance
Jul 02/08
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The first no-load open-end mutual fund based on hedge fund replication designed to give investors access to hedge fund-like performance characteristics was introduced today by IndexIQ (www.indexiq.com). ...Read more



Sooner or later, most hedge fund strategies pay off
Jul 02/08
I have a habit of discussing in this column hedge fund strategies and ideas that are out of favour. Sometimes I am right in recommending out-of-favour ideas, sometimes I am wrong. No, correct that. The idea is usually right sooner...Read more



Advent passes 100 Moxy clients in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Jul 02/08
Advent Software, a provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, has announced that the total number of clients for its Moxy trade order management solution has passed 100 in Europe, the Middle E...Read more



Investcorp single manager hedge fund platform reaches $2 billion
Jul 02/08
Investcorp managers in the single manager platform have raised over $2 billion in assets. The platform, started in 2005 to support emerging talent in the hedge fund industry, provides between $50 million and $100 million in seed c...Read more



Insurance Brokers Launch Hedge Shield
Jul 02/08
Integro Insurance Brokers and Amber Partners have launched Hedge Shield, which is insurance coverage designed to protect sophisticated investors from hedge fund losses due to fraud, allegations of fraud and other such activity. Un...Read more



Alpha Names HF Execs To Hall of Fame
Jul 02/08
To honor the people behind the phenomenonal success of the hedge fund, Alpha Magazine has created the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame. The first 14 inductees have all had an outsize impact on the hedge fund industry, enjoyed spectac...Read more



Man Investments wins best hedge fund company at the banker middle east industry awards 2008
Jul 02/08
Man Investments was named the best hedge fund company in the middle east at the banker middle east magazine industry awards 2008 held at the emirates towers hotel in dubai recently.Man Investments is the first ever recipient of th...Read more



Buffett Has $2.1 Million Lunch Date With Hedge-Fund Manager
Jun 30/08
New Page 1 A lunch date with billionaire investor Warren Buffett was sold to a Chinese hedge-fund manager yesterday for more than $2.1 million during an online auction, more than tripling last year's record...Read more



Cover offered for hedge fund fraud
Jun 30/08
New Page 1 When hedge fund manager and convicted fraudster Samuel Israel III disappeared this month, leaving nothing but the message “suicide is painless” scrawled in the dust on his car, you can be su...Read more



Foreign wealth pours into London's hedge funds
Jun 30/08
New Page 1 Foreign sovereign wealth investors are targeting London's hedge fund industry as they seek to boost returns on their vast savings, much of it generated from trade with the west in oil and other comm...Read more



The Truth Behind Buffetts Big Bet
Jun 27/08
Ten years. Two contenders. One winner of a $1 million prize.On one side, legendary investor Warren Buffett; on the other, fund of hedge funds operator Protege Partners. The battle? Whose net returns will be higher over the next de...Read more



Hedge funds and private equity investors should be obliged to be more open
Jun 27/08
The Legal Affairs Committee wants the Commission to propose new rules so that companies are not left in the dark on the investment policies of hedge funds or private equity investors who buy up their shares. They also want EU-wide...Read more



White Oaks Wealth Advisors Releases New White Paper
Jun 27/08
White Oaks Wealth Advisors releases a new white paper on the value of considering alternative investments in a strategic wealth management investment strategy.Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 26, 2008 -- White Oaks Wealth Advisors, In...Read more



ETFs Come of Age
Jun 27/08
Jack Ablin, chief investment officer of Harris Private Bank and U.S. portfolio strategist for BMO Capital Management, is among the biggest buyers of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the country. With $62 billion of assets under man...Read more



Hedge fund investors want out sooner, not later
Jun 26/08
BOSTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Worried about hedge funds' low returns and high fees, more well-heeled investors are now talking about getting out of these loosely regulated portfolios than getting into them.Hundreds of investors have...Read more



Subprime Billionaire John Paulson: Not a Credible Witness, Court Says
Jun 26/08
If we were playing a word-association game and you said “John Paulson,” we’d say “rich.” Paulson, after all, is the hedge-fund honcho who reaped $3 billion–$3 billion!–shorting the mortgage market.But rich wasn’t among the adjecti...Read more



BetaPro Management Inc. Announces Launch of Horizons BetaPro ETFs based on U.S. Dollar
Jun 26/08
TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Jovian Capital Corporation (TSX: JOV) ("Jovian") and its related company BetaPro Management Inc. ("BetaPro") are pleased to announce the launch of four new Horizons BetaPro Exchan...Read more



Citadel Slammed By Cyber Crime
Jun 26/08
Unknown people in Shanghai have cloned the Citadel Investment Group Web site and established a link to investor passwords, thereby exposing clients of the $17 billion hedge fund, Chicago Tribune reports. The cyber crime is said to...Read more



HF Launches Hit Eight-Year Low
Jun 26/08
The number of hedge funds launched in the first quarter was the lowest for a quarter since 2000, Financial Planning reports. This is chiefly because of volatile market conditions and the credit crisis. Fund liquidations increased ...Read more



Asia to Create Thousands of Hedge Fund Jobs, Pinnacle Says
Jun 26/08
(Bloomberg) -- Asia's expanding hedge fund industry will probably create tens of thousands of jobs in the next five years, even as investment bank recruitment dries up after the U.S. subprime mortgage market collapse, said Sherida...Read more



Fortress War Chest Up $1B
Jun 25/08
To capitalize on Wall Street’s woes, Fortress Investment Group is considering adding another $1 billion to its coffers, the New York Post reports.The U.S.' first publicly traded hedge fund is aiming to raise the extra cash on top ...Read more



Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Shop To Unveil Intelligent Portfolio
Jun 25/08
New York-based Castlestone Management, a $1 billion multi-strategy hedge fund shop, is adding to its list of products. The firm next week is launching the Intelligent Portfolio, a multi-strategy fund of hedge funds that will inves...Read more



Hedge funds must take advantage of skills outflow
Jun 25/08
The time is right. Hedge fund managers have never had it better in terms of having access to the best available talent to boost their business. In the wake of the job cuts announced by many investment banks and other financial ins...Read more



Alternative Investment Firms Seeking out Sell-side Technology to Support Fund Growth
Jun 25/08
A new category of software vendor is moving into the alternative investments space, addressing various aspects of the trade lifecycle of both established and growing hedge funds, according to Gravitas Technology, a leading technol...Read more



Hedge funds lobbying with stealth
Jun 25/08
Sometimes in Washington, stealth is more important than strength. In recent years, hedge fund managers, who oversee those secretive and lightly regulated pools of billions of dollars of investment capital, have gotten increasingly...Read more



Goldman Sachs goes alternative on research
Jun 25/08
Goldman hits the information superhighway with the provision of third-party research services in Asia, but some local hedge fund managers might need a bit of persuasion to use the product. Goldman Sachs is launching its Hudson Str...Read more



Former PIMCO Manager To Start Fund
Jun 24/08
Former PIMCO portfolio manager John Brynjolfsson plans to start his own hedge fund, a person familiar with his plans, told Bloomberg. Brynjolfsson, who focused on Treasuries and commodities, will run Armored Wolf with Viking Asset...Read more



Hedge fund rules give glimpse into a rich and murky world
Jun 24/08
When equity markets were tumbling earlier in the year commentators appeared to find the perfect scapegoat to blame for the market's woes: the so-called ‘short sellers’. These are the investors – mainly hedge funds - who bet on sha...Read more



Adult entertainment hedge funds get Wall Street investors excited
Jun 24/08
 Peter Lynch, the famed investor and vice-chairman of Fidelity Investments, often advised to "invest in what you know".Maybe that is why Francis Koenig thinks Wall Street is ready to come around to putting big money into...Read more



Turmoil in 2007 hammers hedge funds - study
Jun 24/08
NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) - Hedge funds around the world became more cautious, reducing the amount of debt they took on to buy assets by the end of last year as returns took a beating from turmoil in global credit markets, accor...Read more



Mortgage-Securities Revival Proves Elusive
Jun 24/08
The investors being counted on to revive the mortgage market are getting off to a difficult start.In recent months, a number of hedge funds have been dabbling in down-and-out securities linked to the fate of U.S. homeowners, inclu...Read more



130/30 strategy to watch in 2009 says S&P
Jun 24/08
130/30 funds is one of the trends Standards & Poor’s (S&P) will watch closely in 2009, according to Srikant Dash, global head of research and design at S& P Index and Portfolio Services (S&P). Dash said he thought ...Read more



AIMA sought delay in implementation of FSA short-selling disclosure rules
Jun 23/08
The Alternative Investment Management Association, the international hedge fund industry association, has formally registered its concern with the UK's Financial Services Authority over the reasons, timing and method of its announ...Read more



Hedge Funds Learn to Profit from Higher Volatility
Jun 23/08
 MONACO (Reuters)—Hedge fund returns look set to pick up this year after a poor start, as managers learn the painful lessons of recent months and feel well positioned to profit from opportunities arising in credit and equity marke...Read more



Top global fund managers run $822 billion in alternatives for pension funds
Jun 23/08
Real estate managers lead the rankings, occupying the top nine positions and managing 62 percent of pension fund alternative assets.LONDON (Thomson IM) - Alternative assets managed on behalf of pension funds by the world's largest...Read more

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