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MFA creates new membership class for hedge fund service providers
May 02/08
The US-based Managed Funds Association, whose membership consists of professionals running hedge funds, funds of funds and managed futures funds, has announced the establishment of a new class of membership for service providers.T...Read more



Hedge Fund Fees Shrink as U.S. Pensions Make Direct Investments
May 02/08
New Page 1 U.S. hedge-fund investors are paring the roughly $80 billion they pay in annual fees by cutting out the middlemen. New York State's $155 billion retirement system has shifted a portion of its $5.3...Read more



People Moves: Salida Capital
May 01/08
Salida Capital, the Toronto based private investment management company, has appointed David Fleck as co-president, splitting the job’s duties with president and chief operating officer Gary Ostoich. Fleck was formerly with BMO Ne...Read more



Toronto Police Seek Accused Hedge Fund Fraudster
May 01/08
Canadian police are on the hunt for a man accused of defrauding investors of C$400,000 (US$395,000) in a hedge fund scam.An arrest warrant for John Bygott was issued yesterday, the Globe and Mail reports. Toronto police allege he ...Read more



Small hedge funds close at higher rate than large funds
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 Small hedge funds have a turnover rate that is much higher than large hedge funds, according to a study by HedgeFund.net (HFN). Funds with less than $15m in assets under management account for 21.6%...Read more



More Bad News Surfaces on Meriwether Funds
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 Reports continue to surface that hedge-fund manager John Meriwether is letting investors exit his global macro fund after the roughly $300 million portfolio lost 14 percent this year. Reuters repor...Read more



Annex Association ex-chair wanted in fraud allegations
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 A former chairman of the Annex Residents' Association is wanted in the alleged defrauding of investors of $400,000. An arrest warrant for John Bygott of Toronto was issued yesterday. The 56-year-ol...Read more



Fund Exec Sues to Get Bonu$
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 A former hedge fund portfolio manager is suing his former employer claiming he was stiffed on his compensation at a time when he needed cash to care for his cancer-stricken son. Stephen Czech ...Read more



Citi To Cover Some Hedge Fund Losses
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 Citigroup plans to offer compensation to investors in a pair of its hedge funds in an effort to hold on to some of its top retail brokerage customers and head off a flurry of lawsuits. The hedge fu...Read more



SkyBridge Capital makes strategic investment in insurance industry hedge fund
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 New York-based SkyBridge Capital, which provides strategic capital to new and early-stage hedge funds, has invested in Capital Returns Master, a global long/short equity hedge fund specialis...Read more



Hedge Fund Women
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 "I love risk," says Renee Haugerud. Those aren't idle words. The 52-year-old launched her own commodity-based global macro fund a decade ago with only $5 million in assets and transformed...Read more



Prime brokers and custodians vie for hedge fund mandates
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 The collapse of Bear Stearns last month added urgency to the fight between prime brokers and custodians for hedge fund mandates. There has been increasing convergence between these previously d...Read more



Federal Court Freezes Assets Of 'Hedge Fund'
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 If it looks like a $7 billion hedge fund with returns in excess of 1,800% on a compounded basis for the past 10 years, then it must be… a scam.  A federal court in New Jersey has entered a statutory ...Read more



Hedge Fund Pushes Circuit City-Blockbuster Tie-Up
Apr 30/08
New Page 1 HBK Investments, the largest shareholder of Circuit City Stores, is pushing the electronics retailer to accept an unsolicited bid from Blockbuster Inc. The Dallas-based hedge fund also indicated it ...Read more



Calpers CEO exits, following fund's top investor
Apr 29/08
New Page 1 The chief executive officer of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers), the biggest U.S. pension fund, said on Monday he would retire, days after its chief investment officer sa...Read more



Next in line at CalPERS
Apr 29/08
New Page 1 A former Barclays Global Investors bigwig, the head of a major charitable foundation and a Russell Investments strategist are among those who could fill the shoes of departing CalPERS CIO Russel...Read more



UK hedge fund to take on Securities and Exchange Commission
Apr 29/08
New Page 1 On one level, it appears almost comical – a tale that manages to draw in Harry Potter’s enemy Lord Voldemort, Shakespeare and a series of TV shows. On another, it is a story that involves some of t...Read more



Investors hedged in by a great con
Apr 29/08
One of the curiosities of markets which financial crises highlight is the tendency of investors and money managers to go charging after the herd into the latest glamour sector or product even though they know it will eventua...Read more



Banks need to be bold and show hedge funds the money
Apr 28/08
Is this the beginning of the end of the credit crisis?The US debt markets have shown signs of a renaissance in recent weeks.Both investment-grade and riskier high-yield corporate credit have rallied forcefully this month. The supp...Read more



Hedge fund guru in trouble again
Apr 28/08
ohn Meriwether, founder of the hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management which imploded at the end of the 90s, has run into trouble with his latest business.His current hedge fund, JWM Partners, gave investors in its JWM Global Macr...Read more



Salida pumps up the volume
Apr 25/08
New Page 1 Salida Capital has quietly put up an eye-popping performance since its launch seven years ago. The hedge fund is now ready to make some noise. Toronto-based Salida signed up a co-president this week...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Turning the Woes of the World into Billion-Dollar Paydays
Apr 25/08
New Page 1 The sums they’re raking in would have been impossible to believe even just half a dozen years ago. Sixteen tons, singers once crooned, and what do you get? Well, if you hauled 16 tons for 16,000 th...Read more



Banks wary after hedge fund backlash
Apr 24/08
New Page 1 Investment banks are learning the hard way that fat hedge fund fees are not necessarily a route to instant riches.Half a dozen hedge funds and similar leveraged vehicles run by banks and...Read more



CalPERS Chief Investment Officer Russell Read Resigns
Apr 24/08
New Page 1 Russell Read quit as chief investment officer at the California Public Employees' Retirement System, ending a two-year stint overseeing the largest U.S. public pension fund's $244 billion hold...Read more



BNY Mellon Asset Management launches global macro fund
Apr 24/08
New Page 1 BNY Mellon Asset Management has launched a global macro absolute return fund aimed at institutional investors, the Dublin-domiciled qualifying investor fund BNY Mellon Enhanced Coefficient Select Fu...Read more



Optimism suggests better times ahead for alternatives
Apr 24/08
New Page 1 Greg Coffey, GLG Partners' star emerging markets fund manager, has walked away from a handsome fortune in share options and other bonus payments to start his own business. Can he earn more m...Read more



20-Year-Old Preps Global Macro/Stat. Arb Hedge Fund
Apr 24/08
New Page 1 You’re probably familiar with Tim Sykes, the 26-year-old hedge fund manager named as one of the industry's most promising young stars by Trader Monthly two years ago, or maybe even Evan Vaughan, who...Read more



Gadfly Plans Hedge Fund Lobby
Apr 24/08
New Page 1 Phil Goldstein, an outspoken critic of some of the SEC’s hedge fund rules, is calling for his fellow hedge fund managers and firms to form a group to fight against current and future rules. Gol...Read more



GLG star manager set to forfeit $250m to quit job
Apr 23/08
New Page 1 Greg Coffey, the star emerging markets fund manager at GLG Partners, will forfeit about $250m (£125m) of shares and bonus payments in order to leave the London-based, New York-listed hedge fund and ...Read more



Hedge Fund Action Adds to Oil Market Froth
Apr 23/08
New Page 1 Hedge fund activity is playing a part in oil's surge to record highs above $118 per barrel, but long-term fundamental supply constraints are the key driver of the price boom. "In the short-...Read more



Hedge Funds Attract $16.5 Billion, Least Since 2005
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 Hedge funds attracted $16.5 billion of new cash in the first quarter, the smallest inflows since the end of 2005, as a credit drought, falling home prices and a U.S. economy on the brink of recessio...Read more



Hedge fund investment slows in wake of market volatility
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 New investment in hedge funds slowed markedly in the first quarter, as market volatility and the fallout from the US credit crisis took a significant toll on the amount of money flowing into...Read more



Hedge Fund Investing and Politics
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 If you were a member of the Wall Street aristocracy, one of those hedge fund hot shots who makes half a billion dollars a year, which horse would you bet on in the race for the White House? Senato...Read more



Legal Tem Investigate Citigroup's Falcon, ASTA and MAT Hedge Fund Collapse
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The decline of Citigroup's fixed income hedge funds has led to investor claims and an investigation of Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C), according t...Read more



Man Investments launches capital-guaranteed hedge fund product
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 Man Investments has launched Man Vision Index Notes, a capital-guaranteed hedge fund product that seeks to benefit from the key developments of the future including the growth of emerging markets, t...Read more



Swiss Private Bank Opens Hedge Fund To Outside
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 Swiss private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch is more than 200 years old, a fact it advertises in its newest product: a hedge fund. 1798 Global Partners—named for the year in which Lombard Odier wa...Read more



Investors favour hedge fund standard adoption
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 Eight out of 10 pension funds favour a fund manager who has complied with the hedge fund best practice standards, according to a survey by KPMG. Investors were asked about the standards recently out...Read more



Hedge Crashes Bond Yields
Apr 22/08
Scores of hedge funds, already suffering through one of the poorest performance stretches in recent memory, got blasted last Thursday after one giant fund sold investments on the belief that the Federal Res...Read more



GLG Loses Coffey, Manager of Its Largest Hedge Fund
Apr 22/08
New Page 1 Greg Coffey, the manager of more than a quarter of GLG Partners Inc.'s $24 billion in hedge-fund assets, quit amid speculation that he will start his own firm. Coffey, based in London, will run...Read more



Pension funds fire underperforming hedge fund managers
Apr 21/08
Institutional investors are firing underperforming hedge fund managers, say institutional consultants. Loss-incurring quant funds are particularly under pressure from pension fund withdrawals. The pruning and reallocation of a...Read more



Ermitage launches UK-listed products linked to funds of hedge funds
Apr 21/08
New Page 1   Alternative asset manager Ermitage Group has announced the launch of two London Stock Exchange-listed notes that provide professional investors with tax-efficient access to offshore f...Read more



High Profile Team to Launch Canadian Focused Fund
Apr 21/08
Lightwater Partners Ltd., headed by Man Group alum David Vickerman, is launching a long/short equity fund focused on mid to large cap opportunities in Canada. The Lightwater Canadian Opportunities Fund aims to take advantage of gr...Read more



Hedge Fund Inflows Slow To A Trickle
Apr 21/08
New Page 1 Fresh off of a year in which they poured record amounts of money into hedge funds, investors were a good deal more reticent about continuing to do so in the first quarter. Hedge fund inflows during...Read more



How Hedge-Funders Are Spending Their Cash
Apr 21/08
After Alpha Magazine this week released its hedge-fund list, showing the top 25 fund managers earned $16 billion in 2007, I started wondering: What do hedge-funders do with all that money?They do what most people do after big year...Read more



Fidelity follows dubious fad by opening 130/30 fund
Apr 21/08
Mutual fund companies come up with new ideas all the time, but most don’t gain any traction.So when Fidelity Investments joined the latest trend earlier this month and opened a 130/30 fund, it signaled that the newest fad in fun...Read more



Wendys rejects two bids from activist Peltzs firms
Apr 21/08
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Wendy's International Inc. has rejected two acquisition proposals from firms headed by activist investor Nelson Peltz, according to filings Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Wendy's decli...Read more



Goldman Trader Birnbaum to Form Hedge Fund After Subprime Gains
Apr 17/08
Josh Birnbaum, one of the traders who led Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s push into bets against subprime-mortgage bonds, has left the world's biggest securities firm and plans to form a $1 billion hedge fund. Birnbaum, 35, confirme...Read more



Some of the bigger funds now charge 5 and 40
Apr 17/08
NEW YORK: The top hedge fund managers took home dizzying sums last year, fed by a bull market in commodities and investors' willingness to pay up for proven track records.Institutional Investor's Alpha reported Wednesday the top 5...Read more



Scotia Capital Canadian HF Index down -2.95% for March
Apr 17/08
The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished March 2008 down -2.95% on an asset weighted basis and down -2.12% on an equal weighted basis. The index underperformed both the TSX Composite and the S&P 500 in...Read more



Canadian Hedge Watch indices in March
Apr 17/08
Canadian Hedge Watch indices in March, worst return for Equity Hedged Index at -3.32%, best HF Notes Index at 0.26%, all indices down YTD Canadian Hedge Watch's CHW-HF Composite Index and sub-indices returns for March, 2008. Detai...Read more

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