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Forbes second annual look at Wall Streets highest HF and PE earners
Apr 17/08
Crumbling home prices and $100 oil helped Wall Street's Highest Earners pull in $19 billion last year Problems paying the mortgage, filling the gas tank and feeding the family have eroded living standards for millions of Americans...Read more



Pension funds attracted to long/short strategies
Apr 17/08
Pension funds are rapidly and increasingly adopting long-short equity strategies. This is because of the value this strategy provides by differentiating market exposure (beta) and manager skill (alpha), according to the latest Sta...Read more



Fund Managers Confident about Industry
Apr 17/08
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—The economy may be in a recession, but the hedge fund industry is moving ahead like the Energizer Bunny—at least, that's the general feeling of a group of fund managers polled in study from accounting fir...Read more



Dispelling the myths surrounding absolute return funds
Apr 17/08
bsolute return funds claim they can generate attractive positive returns in any environment and protect capital during market drawdowns. To do so they employ sophisticated investment strategies and can go long and short. Their ret...Read more



A Paradigm Shift For Hedge Fund Stars
Apr 17/08
During the last year, a new standard has emerged for hedge fund start-ups. Prior to 2006, when market conditions were ripe, it was common for superior investors to leave their well-known, established funds, raise $100 million or m...Read more



Hedge Profit Shows Tax Flaw
Apr 17/08
In 2007, Wall Street nickel-and-dimed its way to $2.8 billion in profit, it's lowest since 1994. Big Apple hedge funds, meanwhile, made a killing by any standard, hauling in up to $39 billion. But while all that hype about hedge f...Read more



Hedge Funds eye student loan market
Apr 17/08
Outside the Senate Banking Committee room Tuesday morning, the financial services lobbyists began lining up early for a hearing on an issue that rarely lures them out of their posh K Street offices: student loans.But now, some fin...Read more



Soros Says Commodity `Bubble' Still in `Growth Phase'
Apr 17/08
New Page 1 Billionaire George Soros said the boom in commodities is still in a ``growth phase'' after prices for oil, wheat and gold rose to records. ``You have a generalized commodity bubble due to commodit...Read more



Paulsons $3.7 Billion Top Hedge Fund Pay, Alpha Says
Apr 16/08
John Paulson, founder of New York- based Paulson & Co., was paid an estimated $3.7 billion last year, the most in the hedge fund industry, according to Institutional Investor's Alpha Magazine.Paulson, 52, surpassed George Soro...Read more



CIBC Man IP 220 Deposit Notes, Series 2 Closes at CAD 32.5 Million
Apr 16/08
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 has raised CAD 32.5 million in th...Read more



Volatility: A Blessing and a Curse for HFs
Apr 16/08
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—The spike in market volatility since the credit crisis hit the United States last summer is bad news for many hedge funds caught in the market's ups and downs. However, one type of hedge fund is likely to...Read more



Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down 2.11% in March
Apr 16/08
Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down 2.11% in March.The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index was down 2.11% in March, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc. The Index is down 2.01% year-to-...Read more



MFA and AIMA welcome reports by Presidents Working Group
Apr 16/08
MFA and AIMA welcome reports by President`s Working Group on best practices for the hedge fund industryThe Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and Managed Funds Association (MFA) announced yesterday that they welc...Read more



GLOBAL HEDGE FUND ASSETS RISE 27% TO $2.6 TRILLION
Apr 16/08
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Hedge fund compensation up 50 percent in 2007
Apr 15/08
NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) - Hedge fund professionals saw their pay climb 50 percent in 2007 despite the pain from the credit crunch and the increase in market volatility, a report from Alpha Magazine showed on Monday.The survey...Read more



US President Financial Working Group To Release Hedge Fund Best Practices
Apr 15/08
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Two private sector committees created by the President's Working Group will release separate sets of best practices for hedge fund investors and asset managers Tuesday.In the media event Tuesday morning, T...Read more



Hedge fund standards drive investment
Apr 15/08
 A KPMG survey has found investors strongly in favour of proposed industry standards. When making investment allocations, eight out of ten pension funds said they would favour a hedge fund manager who had complied with the Hedge F...Read more



RBC Forms Global Prime Services Group
Apr 15/08
TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, that country's biggest bank, has revamped its prime brokerage division to provide asset managers with a more coordinat...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index down -2.51% in March, -3.43% YTD
Apr 14/08
RBC Capital Markets on Friday reported that for the month of March 2008 the RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of -2.51 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to -3.43 per cent. These returns are estimated an...Read more



Whats next for hedge funds?
Apr 14/08
Michael Butler is chairman and CEO of investment bank Cascadia Capital. He is writing a book titled Financing the Future and the Next Wave of 21st Century Innovation, and is serializing it here at peHUB. What follows is an excerpt...Read more



Credit woes highlight new demands on service providers
Apr 14/08
Firms that provide services to hedge funds are changing the way they do business, and the reason is institutional investors. As these investors allocate increasingly large sums to hedge funds, they view the quality of service prov...Read more



Brian Hunter Helps Deliver 49% Return for Hedge Fund
Apr 14/08
April 11 (Bloomberg) -- A commodity hedge fund advised by Brian Hunter, the energy trader whose bad bets triggered $6.6 billion of losses at Amaranth Advisors LLC in 2006, returned 49 percent in the first quarter, according to two...Read more



Prying Open Hedge Funds Exit Door
Apr 14/08
Prominent investor Joseph Umbach is suing hedge fund Carrington Investment and its manager for putting a freeze on redemptions.Lately it has become quite common for hedge fund managers to slam shut the exit doors—tying up their in...Read more



Bayous Israel Gets 20-Year Term for Hedge-Fund Fraud
Apr 14/08
Samuel Israel, a co-founder of bankrupt hedge-fund company Bayou Group LLC, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of more than $400 million.``I lied to you and I cheated you and I cannot...Read more



Alternative Beta Shop Offers Hedging Strat For FoFs
Apr 11/08
Stonebrook Capital Management has launched a proprietary hedging strategy for fund of hedge funds managers to help them keep their heads above water in volatile markets. Developed by Jerome Abernathy, chief investment officer...Read more



Sprott Confirms C$1.5 Billion IPO
Apr 11/08
Sprott Asset Management Inc., a leading Canadian hedge fund and mutual fund operator with $6.9 billion in assets under management, has filed a preliminary prospectus for an initial public offering of shares. A report in the Glo...Read more



More Hedge Funds Likely to Collapse: BofA
Apr 11/08
There will be more hedge fund collapses this year as many managers struggle to borrow the new money they need to trade with and face investors disappointed by recent losses, a top industry executive said. "The level of blo...Read more



Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 2.40% in March and 4.42% for first quarter
Apr 11/08
Hedge funds lost on average 2.40 per cent in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, leaving the index down 4.42 per cent for the first three months of the year. Separate...Read more



Morningstar Launches Morningstar DirectSM Alternative Investment Edition
Apr 10/08
CHICAGO, April 9, 2008—Morningstar, Inc., (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced that it has launched Morningstar DirectSM Alternative Investment Edition, a global, multi-currency in...Read more



Blame the Banks
Apr 10/08
 Summary: Mallaby's update to his January/February 2007 essay "Hands Off Hedge Funds." Sebastian Mallaby directs the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is writing ...Read more



LIM Pursues the Science of History
Apr 10/08
CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—There is a day, usually in April, when the price of natural gas contracts rises more than 3%, heating oil rises more than 1% and unleaded gasoline rises more than 1%. On this day, if a trader buys crude oi...Read more



HSBC Lures Hedge Fund Clients Away From Prime Brokers
Apr 10/08
April 10 (Bloomberg) -- HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe's biggest bank by market value, is attracting hedge fund business because of concerns that prime brokers are under threat from the credit market collapse, said Tim Howell, the bank...Read more



Exposing Russias corporate corruption
Apr 10/08
Bill Browder claims office raids are part of criminal elements in law agencies. Philip Aldrick reportsOne of Russia's largest foreign investors and a leading opponent of corruption has broken cover to take on criminal elements in ...Read more



Hedge Funds Make it Hard to Say Goodbye
Apr 10/08
If you thought getting into a hedge fund was tough, try getting out of one.With the markets sputtering, some high-profile hedge funds are rejecting withdrawal requests, with some telling investors that it could be years before the...Read more



Hedge fund attempting to break up MDS
Apr 10/08
OTTAWA - A New York hedge fund wants to break up MDS Inc., owner of MDS Nordion of Ottawa, in order to increase the price of the Toronto medical sciences company stock.Obrem Capital declared Wednesday in a U.S. regulatory filing t...Read more



RBC forms global prime survives group
Apr 10/08
RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, has formed RBC global prime services group to provide prime brokerage services and support to hedge fund, mutual fund and institutional asset m...Read more



MAN hedge fund gets top rating
Apr 10/08
Recently launched hedge fund MAN RMF Dynamic has been awarded a “highly recommended” rating by Zenith Investment Partners – the only product to achieve the standard in the ratings house’s hedge fund of fund scoreboard.The fund giv...Read more



PGA Sponsor Provides New Hedge Fund Service
Apr 10/08
Custodian bank Northern Trust has gone live with its first hedge fund middle office services client. The service provides automated trade matching, derivatives processing, reconciliation and connectivity to multiple prime brokers,...Read more



Merrill Lynch to market alternative research
Apr 10/08
Launches Merrill Open Minds with seven alternative research providers.Merrill Lynch today announced that it has launched a new service to distribute alternative research products and services as a complement to the firm’s own rese...Read more



Sprott files IPO prospectus
Apr 10/08
Fans of Sprott Asset Management have another way to invest with the company — ownership. A prospectus for Sprott Inc. was filed today with each of the provinces and territories in Canada for an initial public offering. The IPO wil...Read more



Dynamics Sehgal wins North American hedge fund award
Apr 10/08
The Dynamic Power Hedge Fund, managed by Rohit Sehgal, was named best event-driven hedge fund at the first North American Lipper Hedge Fund Awards on Wednesday evening.Lipper selected the Dynamic Power Hedge Fund ahead of 101 comp...Read more



Dont blame hedge funds for credit crisis: AIMA
Apr 10/08
Everyone looks for a scapegoat during times of crisis, and for many fed up with the credit crisis, hedge funds are to blame. The Alternative Investment Management Association, however, is taking issue with what it sees as "un...Read more



MFA to fight new hedge fund regulations
Apr 09/08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Managed Funds Association, the biggest U.S. hedge fund lobbying group, would fight any effort to impose new regulations on the $2 trillion industry, favoring a market-based risk mitigation approach, the MF...Read more



Sprotts sound investment history sweetens offering
Apr 09/08
As Michael Lee Chin has demonstrated over the years at AIC, it's better to own the fund company than the fund.AIC has made a bundle holding stakes in rival wealth managers and will have another place to invest, as Sprott Asset Man...Read more



Back to the roots with a high-risk hedge fund
Apr 09/08
Talk about a high-risk hedge fund and most people assume it is a tautology. This year’s sudden collapses of the $2bn flagship fund of London’s Peloton Partners and the $1bn New York-based Focus Capital, as well as a raft of smalle...Read more



Hedge funds target of unreasonable criticism says Aima
Apr 09/08
The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based international hedge fund industry association, says the sector is facing 'a renewed wave of unwarranted criticism at a time when many hedge fund managers are doin...Read more



RBC expands prime brokerage business with Global Prime Services Group
Apr 09/08
RBC Capital Markets has announced the creation of the RBC Global Prime Services Group to provide comprehensive support to hedge fund managers, mutual fund managers and institutional asset managers via a single platform. 'We rec...Read more



Hedge funds come unstuck on truth-twisting
Apr 09/08
Commentary by Matthew Lynn Has the hedge-fund industry been built on a series of lies? For the past decade, its explosive growth has been based on a simple claim: that skilled money managers, motivated by high performance fe...Read more



Hedge Funds Lure Still Hot But Success Uncertain
Apr 09/08
Wall Street bankers and traders, fearing possible layoffs, may strike out on their own and try to launch new hedge funds in the coming weeks, a top industry official said on Tuesday.However, many are expected to fail as investors ...Read more



Hedge fund groups forge international alliance
Apr 09/08
Two hedge fund industry associations in the US and Europe have forged an alliance as alternative asset managers move closer to adopting international self-regulation principles amid calls for greater transparency. The Managed F...Read more

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