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Manager vows to beat hedge fund returns for less
Jun 10/08
New Page 1 Jerome Abernathy has a proposition for the world's biggest pension funds -- better returns than hedge funds without the headaches or heavy costs. This may sound too good to be true to institutional...Read more



Buffetts big bet
Jun 10/08
The celebrated investor wagers a tidy sum that even carefully chosen hedge funds won't return more than the market over time. By Carol J. Loomis, senior editor at large(Fortune Magazine) -- Will a collection of hedge funds, carefu...Read more



Police Investigating Possible Suicide by Hedge Fund Cheat
Jun 10/08
New Page 1 Sam Israel III Failed to Appear at Prison To Begin Serving 20-year Term Disgraced, physically incapacitated, and suffering from depression, hedge fund trader Sam...Read more



The hedge fund industry is big. Make that really big. Or sorta big?
Jun 10/08
New Page 1 Question: How big is the hedge fund industry, by assets under management? 1. $1.87 trillion 2. $2.65 trillion 3. $2.9 trillion 4. unknown If you chose 4., you would be right, becau...Read more



Institutional investment managers set to increase hedge fund allocations by up to 50 per cent
Jun 10/08
New Page 1 Institutional investment managers are set to increase their hedge fund allocations by 25 to 50 per cent over the next couple of years, according to Christopher C. Geczy, academic director of t...Read more



FoHF show lowest quarterly return in 1Q 2008 for five years
Jun 10/08
New Page 1 Pooled fund of hedge funds (FoHF) failed to achieve positive returns during the first quarter of 2008, according to statistics from BNY Mellon. It is the third consecutive quarter that pooled FoHF...Read more



Race-Horse Hedge Funds Begin to Gallop
Jun 10/08
New Page 1 Big Brown may have failed to complete his Triple Crown sweep on Saturday — indeed, he came in dead last. But hasn’t slowed down what appears to be a burgeoning new sector: the race-horse hedge ...Read more



New Report Throws Light On Cayman Fund Sector
Jun 09/08
Data compiled by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has for the first time provided an in-depth statistical review of Cayman Islands-regulated funds sector, which is widely acknowledged as the world's largest dom...Read more



Acuity Investment Management launches 130/30 vehicle
Jun 09/08
New Page 1 Toronto-based Acuity Investment Management has launched a new pooled fund that combines long and short strategies, the Acuity Pooled 130/30 Fund, to help investors maximize return potential in up ma...Read more



Abu Dhabi fund shifts from hedge to index-report
Jun 09/08
New Page 1 Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, which bought into Citigroup (C.N: Quote, Profile, Research), will slash its hedge fund investments and increase h...Read more



Hedge fund managers shy away from signing compliance code
Jun 09/08
New Page 1 Hedge funds have given a voluntary code for the industry a collective thumbs-down – not a single firm has signed up to the compliance standards since they were launched in January. Nearly five mo...Read more



Man Group Invests in Weather
Jun 09/08
New Page 1 U.K.-based hedge fund firm Man Group is taking a stake in an alternative investment manger whose portfolio includes weather derivatives in a bid to expand its range of alternative investment strateg...Read more



Hedge fund assets jump to $2,900bn
Jun 09/08
New Page 1 Hedge funds have more than $2,900bn under management, according to a survey of valuers of their assets, sharply up on last year in spite of the credit crunch and a series of high-profile pro...Read more



HFN administration survey finds USD 2.76trn in hedge fund assets
Jun 06/08
More than 60 administrators serviced USD2.76trn in assets managed by 13,804 hedge funds at the end of the first quarter, according to the third survey of hedge fund administrators by industry data and information provider HedgeFun...Read more



Gissing Software hedge fund data system integrates algorithms with real-time prices
Jun 06/08
Gissing Software, which specialises in the routing and transformation of real-time market and trade data, has launched a new cost-effective market data integration platform for hedge funds, the Gissing Hedge Fund Market Data Syste...Read more



Value Partners Says Smaller Hedge Funds Risk Being Taken Over
Jun 06/08
(Bloomberg) -- Value Partners Group Ltd., Asia's second-largest hedge fund manager by assets, said worsening returns in the industry may lead to bigger firms taking over smaller rivals. ``I think the industry may go through certai...Read more



HFs Bounce Back From Bad Start
Jun 06/08
According to Hedge Fund Research, hedge funds almost recovered since March from the worst start to the year in about two decades, reports Bloomberg. HFR's Global Hedge Fund Index rose 1.4% in May, adding to a 1.2% gain in April, a...Read more



AIGs hedge fund seeding is right on cue
Jun 05/08
Hedgeweek Comment: AIG's hedge fund seeding is right on cue.What a novel idea. The asset management arm of giant insurer AIG is forming a partnership with a hedge fund investment group to seed emerging hedge funds.AIG Investments ...Read more



Hedge Funds: Growing Up?
Jun 05/08
IMPORTANT WARNING: The contents of this report have been compiled in good faith by Investorsoffshore.com to provide assistance to investors, but do not constitute investment advice or recommendations. Investors should not rely upo...Read more



HF Allocations May Rise By 50%
Jun 05/08
Over the next several years institutional investment managers are expected to increase their hedge fund allocations 25-50%, according to Christopher C. Geczy, a professor at the Wharton School of Business. Investors are often sear...Read more



Goldman: Hedge Funds Short Financials
Jun 05/08
 NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—A new report from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. found that hedge funds are net short financial stocks, which was to be expected as losses and asset write-downs continue to take their toll on banks this year. ...Read more



Millionaires Again Less Bearish than Affluent: Spectrem
Jun 05/08
 CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—Respondents to the Spectrem Group's surveys in May returned to normalcy in one respect, after an anomalous showing in April. Once again, the narrower millionaires' families segment of the population indic...Read more



Pooled funds of hedge funds return -4.0 pct in Q1 - BNY Mellon
Jun 05/08
This is the third consecutive quarter that pooled funds of hedge funds have failed to achieve a quarterly positive return, the bank said.LONDON (Thomson IM) - Pooled funds of hedge funds made a 4.0 percent loss in the first quarte...Read more



Hedge Fund Due Diligence
Jun 04/08
Hedge funds are limited to a specific group of sophisticated investors mainly because they are thought to have more experience with markets and investing. However, hedge funds aren’t without risk. While you can’t control market co...Read more



Supply and demand pressures came before institutional investors, economists say
Jun 04/08
When the dust settles in Washington, the lawmakers and regulators may just rule out placing restrictions on futures trading by hedge funds and other large institutional investors, as economists are quick to explain that the spike ...Read more



Hedge Funds Care`s 5th annual Toronto Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit on November 6
Jun 04/08
Hedge Funds Care Canada announced that they will be holding the Fifth Annual Toronto Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit on Thursday November 6, 2008 at Stop 33 at the Sutton Place Hotel. Please mark your calendars for HFCC's ...Read more



AIG, Larch Lane see seeding opportunities in new hedge funds start-up trend
Jun 04/08
LONDON (Thomson IM) - AIG Investments, a global asset manager, and Larch Lane Advisors said on Wednesday they have formed a joint venture to provide seed investment for hedge funds, at a time when a trend is emerging of managers s...Read more



Nascent Hedge Fund Gets Conn. Man Sent Back To Jail
Jun 04/08
For some criminals, old habits die hard.That’s the story authorities are telling about John Eseppi, a Connecticut man convicted of larceny and barred by the terms of his parole from investment banking or anything like it. Accordin...Read more



HF Closures To Continue
Jun 04/08
The rate of hedge fund closures increased significantly last year and is expected to rise further, reports Financial News, citing one of the industry’s largest investors. Laurent Seyer, ceo of Lyxor Asset Management, a subsidiary ...Read more



OSFI offers guidance on hedge contracts and seg fund guarantee capital requirements
Jun 04/08
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has published a draft advisory that gives insurance companies guidance on the recognition of hedges in terms of their segregated fund capital requirements.In the advisory,...Read more



Teachers Private Capital hires Rakesh Gangwal as senior advisor
Jun 04/08
Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, has hired Rakesh Gangwal as a senior advisor. In his new role, Gangwal will be primarily responsible for sourcing and evaluating technology a...Read more



Hedge Funds Recoup 2008 Losses in Second Quarter, HFR Says
Jun 03/08
Hedge funds almost recovered since March from the worst start to the year in about two decades, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc. HFR's Global Hedge Fund Index rose 1.4 percent in May, adding to a 1.2 percent gain in April, an...Read more



Smutty Hedge Fund Buys iPorn.com
Jun 03/08
A hedge fund dedicated to investing in the adult entertainment industry has struck a deal for iPorn, a mobile and SMS pornography provider in the works.Beverly Hills, Calif.-based AdultVest, which claims its “online marketplace” n...Read more



Hedge Fund Portfolio Pricing Best Practices
Jun 03/08
The recent recommendations put forward in April 2008 by the President's Working Group on Financial Markets call for much-needed changes to valuation policies, disclosure, and accounting practices within the hedge fund industry. In...Read more



HFs Reveal Clues On Oil
Jun 03/08
Hedge funds have pulled back on speculative positions on oil, indicating that oil may not continue its surge of the past year, reports The Evening Standard.U.S. government and trading data show hedge-fund managers and speculators ...Read more



Acuity launches 130/30 pooled fund
Jun 03/08
Fund helps investors benefit from long and short strategies in single solution:Acuity Funds Ltd. has launched a new pooled fund that harnesses the power of long and short strategies in a single investment solution. Acuity Pooled 1...Read more



Man Prepares HF Buys
Jun 02/08
Man Group has revealed that it has readied a cash reserve to acquire smaller hedge fund managers, reports Thomson Merger News. Fink’s successor Peter Clarke said that the credit crunch had reduced the prices at which hedge fund co...Read more



Scotia Capital adds mining, hedge fund talent
Jun 02/08
Scotia Capital beefed up its institutional equity desk Friday, taking advantage of a changing of the guard at Research Capital.The investment banking arm of Bank of Nova Scotia welcomed Jerrold Annett to its sales desk. He focuses...Read more



Pensions Picking Dollars, Shorted by Hedge Funds
Jun 02/08
Whenever pension funds, mutual funds and insurance companies decide they should own dollar assets that are out of favor with hedge funds, the hedge funds lose. Institutional investors bought more dollars than they've sold this yea...Read more



The key base for hedge funds: propriety
Jun 02/08
Hedge funds have turned into the market's favourite scapegoat, blamed for just about every conceivable ill wind blowing through the global economy, from skyrocketing energy and food prices to the woes of Wall Street investment ban...Read more



Sears Lost $56M in Q1
Jun 02/08
Sears reported an unexpected $56 million first-quarter loss Thursday. The loss marked another setback for company chairman and hedge fund kingpin Ed Lampert. Lampert, mastermind of the 2005 Kmart-Sears merger, has been under criti...Read more



Canada Pension Board Opens U.K. Office
May 30/08
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has opened a London office to give it better access to investment opportunities in Europe. This is the second office the organization has established this year, after a Hong Kong bureau ope...Read more



First 130/30 Exchange-Traded Product Debuts
May 30/08
May 22 marked the debut of the first exchange-traded product to track a 130/30 strategy.The First Trust Enhanced 130/30 Index (AMEX: JFT) has launched in the form of exchanged-traded notes. JP MorganChase is the issuer of the note...Read more



Big Hedge Funds May Be Risky, Asia Is Attractive, Parker Says
May 30/08
Big hedge funds may be risky as a result of investments in illiquid assets, said Virginia Parker, chief executive officer of Parker Global Strategies LLC. ``Many people often think the larger hedge funds are much safer,'' Parker s...Read more



Latest administration survey
May 30/08
Hedgefund.net has published a new survey of fund administrators as of Q1 2008.  Usefully, the survey breaks our AUA ("assets under administration") between single manager funds and fund of funds: total single manager AUA...Read more



Canadian private equity report shows increase in activity
May 30/08
McKinsey & Company released its sixth annual report on private equity that reviews the year's early record-breaking activity in fundraising and investments, the dramatic collapse in debt markets in the second half of the year,...Read more



Institutions Open To HF Newbies
May 29/08
As hedge fund assets under management near USD3 trillion and new hedge funds continue to pop up, institutional investors warm to the idea of investing in new funds and younger managers, specifically spinout teams, reports FIN...Read more



Man Doubles Dividend After Full-Year Profit Rises 60%
May 29/08
Man Group Plc, the world's largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, doubled its dividend after earnings rose 60 percent last year and its flagship fund outperformed competitors. Man Group advanced as much as 3.5 percent in Lond...Read more



Hedge Fund Administrators Report $2.759 Trillion in Hedge Fund Assets in Q1 2008
May 29/08
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HedgeFund.net (HFN) has published its third survey of hedge fund industry administrators sponsored by Advent Software. The Q1 2008 Hedge Fund Administrator Survey covers over 60 hedge fund administr...Read more



Fink bows out of Man Group
May 29/08
Stanley Fink, the lampshade-maker’s son who brought the European hedge fund industry out of the shadows, is to step out of the limelight, Man Group, which he headed for seven years, announced on Thursday.The hedge fund management ...Read more

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