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Former Man manager launches Canadian fund
May 29/08
Lightwater Partners, headed by Man Group alum David Vickerman, will launch the Lightwater Canadian Opportunities Fund on July 1. The fund will use a long/short equity strategy investing mainly in mid-to large cap Canadian equities...Read more



Hedge Funds Foment Russia Credit Crunch With 16% Puts
May 28/08
A relic from Russia's debt default a decade ago is threatening the country's economic resurgence by forcing more than 200 companies to increase the interest they pay to as much as 16 percent. With bond yields rising worldwide as t...Read more



Acadian Wins Big In Canada
May 28/08
Acadian Asset Management in Boston almost doubled its assets under management from Canadian pension funds to $4.6 billion last year, according to Benefits Canada magazine. Capital Guardian Trust Co., however, suffered a 38.9% decl...Read more



Cott Shares Rise 14% On HF News
May 28/08
Shares of struggling soft-drink maker Cott Corp. rose nearly 14% after a U.S. hedge fund induced a leadership shakeup, the Canadian Press reports.After years of losses, Cott’s stock rose 44 cents, or 13.8%, to C$3.61 after Crescen...Read more



Scotia Capital Canadian hedge fund index declines 2 per cent in April
May 28/08
The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished April down 2.05 per cent on an asset-weighted basis and down 1.12 per cent on an equal-weighted basis. The index underperformed Toronto's TSX Composite index and th...Read more



Road to hedge fund riches is rockier now
May 28/08
BOSTON, May 27 (Reuters) - Starting a hedge fund was long considered the road to riches for money managers, but the path has become much rockier in the last months."It is materially harder to start a hedge fund today than it ...Read more



Funds of hedge funds eye lending opportunities
May 27/08
LONDON (Reuters) - Managers of funds of hedge funds are finding good investment opportunities in strategies that fill the gap left by banks hamstrung by the credit crisis, according to S&P Fund Services.Funds that invest in a ...Read more



Struggling home builders find unexpected saviors
May 27/08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The precipitous slide in home values and a glut of unsold properties are pushing U.S. home builders to the brink of insolvency, but a posse of unexpected saviors could help keep the companies out of bankruptcy...Read more



New York Hedge Fund Thinks Canadian Co. Should Go Pop
May 27/08
Crescendo Partners thinks Canadian soft-drink maker Cott Corp. is a little flat, and the New York hedge fund is moving to shake things up.Crescendo has taken an 8.7% stake in Cott, and that it will push for changes at the struggli...Read more



Incubators on look-out for start-up managers
May 26/08
FT REPORT - FUND MANAGEMENT: Incubators on look-out for start-up managers:The upheaval in global capital markets is creating abundant new investment targets for hedge fund incubators.London's FRM, ADI Gestion of Paris and SkyBridg...Read more



11.8% gain in AUM for top 500 managers
May 26/08
Pensions & Investments’ survey of the largest money managers showed that worldwide institutional assets for the top 500 firms posted an 11.8% jump in 2007, to $27.5 trillion. Internally managed U.S. institutional tax-exempt as...Read more



Man convicted of hedge fund fraud commits suicide in jail
May 26/08
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — A man convicted in a multi-million dollar investment fraud whose victims included pro football players has committed suicide in jail, an official said Sunday.Kirk Wright, 37, hanged himself in the Union City ja...Read more



Macro hedge funds show double-digit returns
May 26/08
Hedge funds that place bets based on views of the global economic outlook are the only categories of the investment vehicles to have racked up double-digit returns so far this year.These so-called macro hedge funds, which attempt ...Read more



Hedge funds: the credit crunchs enigma
May 26/08
ROME -- Breathe in. Breathe out. You can relax now. The worst of the credit crunch, and the liquidity crisis it spawned, is over, we are told. It's getting slightly easier to borrow money. True, the banks are still taking writedow...Read more



Brevan Howard Tops Goal in $1 Billion Hedge Fund IPO
May 23/08
Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP raised $1 billion in an initial public offering of a hedge fund, double its original target. The firm, which oversaw $23.8 billion at the end of March, sold 70.8 million shares of Guernsey,...Read more



Hedge funds face a pounding on BCE
May 23/08
When hedge fund managers compare scars, the worst wounds in the room date back to General Electric's aborted takeover of Honeywell International.The BCE meltdown that is coming Thursday morning has the potential to inflict the sam...Read more



Advent Software Sponsors Global Survey of Hedge Fund Administrators
May 23/08
Survey Finds Total Global Hedge Fund Assets Under Administration Have Increased 7.7% Since September 30, 2007.Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and solutions for the global investment management ...Read more



Hedge Fund Index Shows Gains in April
May 23/08
After a generally bruising March, hedge funds regained ground in April as global stock markets recovered, according to an industry index compiled by Eurekahedge.The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index, which tracks the performance of 2,2...Read more



Amaranth, Hunter lose bid to dismiss lawsuit
May 23/08
Amaranth Advisors LLC and its former head energy trader, Brian Hunter, must face a lawsuit brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission claiming they sought to manipulate the price of natural gas futures contracts.U.S. Dist...Read more



Man Investments and CIBC launch CIBC Man AHL Diversified Deposit Notes
May 23/08
TORONTO - May 23, 2008 - Man Investments Canada Corp. (‘Man Investments Canada’) announces that Canadian investors can now access the AHL Diversified Programme as a structured note through the CIBC Man AHL Diversified Deposit Note...Read more



HF Managers Gloomy On Economic Outlook
May 22/08
A survey of more than 70 U.S. hedge fund managers and their advisers reveals that most managers have a broadly pessimistic outlook for the U.S. economy in 2008. Kinetic Partners, which provides professional services to the asset m...Read more



Hedge fund founder guilty in $150 mln fraud scheme
May 22/08
WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - A federal jury in Atlanta on Wednesday convicted former hedge fund manager Kirk Wright on charges of scamming investors, including former professional athletes, out of $150 million, the Justice Depar...Read more



Top 100 hedge funds have 75% of industry assets
May 22/08
The largest hedge funds in the world account for 75% of hedge fund industry assets, compared with 69% the previous year, continuing the trend of larger funds eclipsing smaller players. The largest 100 hedge funds have $1.3 trillio...Read more



Hedge funds rock through crisis
May 22/08
What do the names Trichet, Soros and King all have in common? They are all respected actors on the stage of international finance. And they've all made comments in the recent past suggesting that, despite optimistic musings in the...Read more



Hedge fund crowd picks up the slack for beaten-down pension managers
May 22/08
The traditional Canadian pension fund manager should brace for one depressing read in the latest instalment of Benefits Canada magazine's venerable list of the Top 40 Money Managers.In general terms, pension assets are heading out...Read more



Hedges risky but rewarding
May 22/08
What do George Soros, Jim Rogers, Steven Cohen, and Myron Scholes have in common? They all ran hedge funds. Three of them have made huge fortunes for their investors and themselves, and one is a Nobel laureate . If hedge funds wer...Read more



Toronto Hedge Fund Takes Big Stake In Sun-Times Parent
May 21/08
Polar Securities, a Toronto-based hedge fund, disclosed Tuesday that it has purchased a big stake in troubled Sun-Times Media Group (STMG).In two filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Polar said it has ma...Read more



Hedge fund assets reach an estimated $2.848trn in Q1 2008
May 21/08
HedgeFund.net yesterday released the Q1 2008 Hedge Fund Asset Flows & Performance Report. The report estimates total hedge fund assets fell 1.4% in Q1 2008 to $2.848 trillion. The release is concurrent to the release of the HF...Read more



Energy Hedge Funds Sputter Despite Soaring Markets
May 21/08
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Oil and natural gas prices have soared to new highs this year, but most energy hedge funds are having trouble turning a profit in their trades.Energy hedge fund managers interviewed by Hedge Fund Trades cite...Read more



PerTrac study confirms that emerging hedge fund managers outperform older, larger funds
May 20/08
he latest edition of the Emerging Manager Study carried out by PerTrac Financial Solutions has confirmed the findings of the original study, released in March 2007, that emerging hedge funds perform better than older, larger funds...Read more



Credit Suisse announces launch of Long/Short Equity Replication Index
May 20/08
Credit Suisse has launched the Long/Short Equity Replication Index, the first in a planned suite of alternative index replication products designed to replicate the performance of major hedge fund strategies.The Credit Suisse Long...Read more



Dual Listing Prolongs Arbitrage In Thomson Reuters Merger
May 20/08
Arbitragers take note: It isn't too late to make some gains in the takeover of U.K. news and financial-data provider Reuters Group PLC by Canada's Thomson Corp.The deal closed last month, and the new company, Thomson Reuters Corp....Read more



Alpha Magazine Introduces the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame
May 20/08
The First Inductees Are 14 Titans of Finance Who Built the Hedge Fund Industry; George Soros, Julian Robertson Jr. and Steven Cohen Are Among Those Honored:NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Alpha magazine, as part of its...Read more



Regulators approve RS rules respecting off-marketplace trades
May 20/08
RS drops request for exemption from “best-price” obligations submitted in Dec. 2007. Canada’s securities regulators are adopting rule changes in an effort to accommodate the emerging multi-market environment. They have approved pr...Read more



Hunter Gains With Infamous Strategy
May 20/08
Using a strategy similar to one the he relied on at Amaranth Advisors LLC and that led to its collapse in 2006, a commodities hedge fund advised by energy trader Brian Hunter returned 17% last month, Bloomberg News reports.The Pea...Read more



Greenwich Resists 26-Toilet Home in Hedge-Fund Town
May 20/08
It was the 26 toilets that triggered alarm among residents of Greenwich, Connecticut. ``Who needs that many toilets?'' asked Charles Lee, who lives across the street from where Russian millionaire Valery ...Read more



Behind the hedge fund news
May 16/08
The effects of the credit crunch and a generally harsher economic climate are driving various trends in the alternative investment industry. Hedge funds are become more activist investors, bold enough even to take on the UK govern...Read more



Emerging market hedge funds see assets decline in first quarter
May 16/08
Hedge funds offering exposure to emerging markets saw their assets under management fall by nearly 5 per cent in the volatile first quarter of 2008, with total capital declining from more than USD115bn at the end of last year to a...Read more



Andima officially launches Hedge Fund Index
May 16/08
Today the National Association of Financial Market Institutions (Andima) officially launched the Andima Hedge Fund Index (IHFA) at a seminar in São Paulo entitled “Portfolio Reference Standards.”  The objective is to offer a perfo...Read more



No Love For Ex-Mayor Sentenced In Hedge Fund Fraud
May 16/08
A former Ohio mayor was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday for running a hedge fund scam that cost his victims more than $150,000.Lee Skierkiewicz was indicted almost two years ago on 10 charges of theft and two charges o...Read more



ICFA Unveils Global Award Winners
May 16/08
The ICFA Global Awards 2008 winners list in full:*Global Custodian of the Year - BNY Mellon Asset Servicing*Custodian of the Year : America - including North & South America - Northern Trust*Custodian of the Year : Middle East...Read more



Riskdata Uses Factor Data to Highlight Time Bombs
May 16/08
 LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—The high-profile effect of the subprime crisis on alternative investments, notably credit strategies such as fixed income and distressed investing, is symbolized by the large number of blowups among manage...Read more



Paulson hedge fund backs Icahn's Yahoo slate
May 16/08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paulson & Co, the $30 billion hedge fund that recently built up a stake of 50 million shares in Yahoo Inc, said it intends to support a dissident board slate put forth on Thursday by investor Carl Icahn.Bu...Read more



Sprott Falls in Trading Debut After C$200 Million IPO
May 16/08
(Bloomberg) -- Sprott Inc. dropped on the Toronto Stock Exchange in its trading debut following the biggest initial public offering in Canada this year, as some investors said the stock may be expensive relative to rivals. The hed...Read more



With Sprott, the funds may be best bet
May 16/08
Money managers around this country will have enjoyed a moment of catty glee yesterday when Sprott Inc. shares traded down slightly off its initial public offering.Investment types are even more envious than the rest of us when it ...Read more



The Danger of No Comment
May 15/08
 I know a journalist who once heard some very big news indeed about a giant American hedge fund. He was able to stand up his story by talking to third parties, but, being a conscientious reporter, called the fund for confirmation ...Read more



CDOs Flicker to Life With Babson, Deutsche Takeovers
May 15/08
Collateralized debt obligations, the securities that contributed to $323 billion of bank writedowns, 65,000 job losses and the collapse of Bear Stearns Cos., may be staggering back to life. Babson Capital Management LLC took over ...Read more



Moodys to add new measures to structured ratings
May 15/08
Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday it would introduce two new measures to address investor concerns about risks to structured finance products' credit ratings, but would not create a separate rating scale."These two ...Read more



Study Identifies Companies With the Worlds Most Sophisticated Hedging Strategies
May 15/08
Four energy companies and two airlines receive top honors for having the world’s most sophisticated strategies for hedging energy exposure, according to a new survey of companies around the world by Greenwich Associates. With soar...Read more



Alternative Investment Research
May 15/08
Morningstar’s Web-based platform covers about 8,700 products:Morningstar, Inc. has launched Morningstar Direct Alternative Investment Edition, a Web-based platform that enables users to conduct rigorous alternative investment rese...Read more

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