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Asking Hedge Funds to Turn Themselves In
Jan 08/13
Hedge funds had long operated under the regulatory radar, with few reporting obligations and a well-deserved reputation for secrecy. Now, the government is weighing whether to require them to report any suspicious transactions...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.99 per cent in December
Jan 08/13
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.99 per cent in December as each of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. Event driven (2.14 per cent) and emerging markets ...Read more



Hedge Funds Squeezed With Shorts Beating S&P 500
Jan 07/13
Speculators are abandoning money- losing bets that stocks with the closest links to the U.S. economy will fall as America’s most-hated shares stage the best rally in a year relative to the broader market. The 20 stocks with ...Read more



Hedge funds to see brighter opportunities in 2013
Jan 07/13
But lower revenues might result as institutional investors successfully push fees down But lower revenues might result as institutional investors successfully push fees down and hedge fund managers offer low-cost versio...Read more



2&20 fee structure no to fizzle out by 2020
Jan 07/13
reakingViews expects 2% management fee and 20% performance fee will no longer be an industry standard, despite its surprising persistence over the credit crunch and Eurozone crisis. During the crisis investors have demanded g...Read more



The Future of Hedge Funds
Jan 07/13
Entering the New Year, on the advice of Shane Brett, Author of ‘The Future of Hedge Funds’ and Founder of Global Perspectives consultancy, the objective should be to prepare for the inevitable operational demands of AIFMD. R...Read more



New Year, New Face in Fund Administration
Jan 07/13
Tower Fund Services launch creates f...Read more



Seeding and alternative fund routes for start-up hedge fund managers
Jan 04/13
For today’s start-up hedge fund manager, increased regulation and compliance have raised the barriers to entry considerably. Factor in the ever-challenging task of raising capital in an increasingly crowded marketplace...Read more



UCITS on the rise
Jan 03/13
According to EFAMA figures, net inflows into UCITS rose to €41bn in October, up from September’s net €10bn outflow. This growth lies in bond funds, in particular, rising from €9bn to €25bn.  Bernard Delbecque, Director of Eco...Read more



The Big Fiscal Cliff Deal Winners: Hedge Fund And Private Equity Moguls
Jan 03/13
In 2010 Steve Schwarzman, who runs the private equity and hedge fund behemoth the Blackstone Group, compared efforts to raise taxes on private equity and hedge fund managers with Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Schwarzman ...Read more



Hedge funds gain US$75 billion in 2012
Jan 02/13
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Hedge fund industry loses out again
Jan 02/13
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AIFMD Level 2 brings alternative investment fund industry closer to reality, says ALFI
Dec 24/12
The establishment of a regulated alternative investment industry in Europe took a major step forward with the publication of the European Commission’s so-called “Level 2 measures” to supplement certain elements of the Altern...Read more



Aston Hill completes purchase of Citadel Securities
Dec 24/12
Aston Hill Financial has completed its purchase of Citadel Securities, a provider of investment advice and services to private and institutional investors. The deal was previously announced on 15 November. Aston Hill is a di...Read more



Hedge fund exit requests jump after lackluster year
Dec 21/12
Client demands to pull money out of hedge funds rose to their highest level in more than three years in December, at the end of a year that has left many investors disappointed with performance. Hedge fund adminis...Read more



Hedge Fund Outlook 2013, Part 2 of 2
Dec 21/12
In the second of a two-part series, PROHEDGE speaks to Phillip Chapple, Executive Director of KB Associates in the UK about the outlook for the hedge fund industry in 2013. Click here if you missed part one. Phillip has ov...Read more



British Hedge Fund Manager Tops 2012 Poll and more...
Dec 21/12
British Hedge Fund Manager Tops 2012 Poll Alan Howard, founder of Brevan Howard, has come out on top in a poll of Britain’s richest Hedge Fund managers in 2012. With a personal fortune of $...Read more



Innovative new fee structures cast doubt on the dominance of "2 & 20"
Dec 20/12
Hedge fund managers are increasingly looking to flexible and tailored fee structures to improve the alignment of investor and manager interests and help ensure a stable capital base. This is according to a new whitepaper pub...Read more



Hedge Fund Outlook 2013, Part 1 of 2
Dec 20/12
In a two-part series, PROHEDGE speaks to Phillip Chapple, Executive Director of KB Associates in the UK about the outlook for the hedge fund industry in 2013. Phillip has over 15 years experience in the financial services in...Read more



AIMA reponds to final AIFMD implementation text
Dec 20/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has responded to the publication of the final text of the implementing measures of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD) by the European Commissi...Read more



“If you want, you can re-create hedge funds in a low-cost way”
Dec 19/12
New study demonstrates investors can use passive portfolios themselves to outperform hedge fund managers. According to a study for the Wall Street Journal by William Bernstein, investment manager at Efficient Frontier Adviso...Read more



New president for Hedge Funds Care
Dec 19/12
Hedge Funds Care, an international non-profit organisation that raises funds and awareness for programmes to prevent and treat child abuse, has appointed Dean C Backer as president. Backer takes over from John M Budzyna, who...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.64 per cent in November
Dec 19/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.64 per cent for the month of November, with all but one of the ten sub-strategies finishing the month in positive territory. Emerging markets (+1.10 per cent) and mul...Read more



Hedge Funds Haven't Been This Invested In Stocks Since 2006
Dec 19/12
One chart really jumped out of BofA Merrill Lynch's latest global fund manager survey. According to BofA Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett, "Hedge fund net exposure to equities jumped to its highest level sinc...Read more



New European Regulations Will Put Compliance Pressures On ...
Dec 19/12
New European Regulations Will Put Compliance Pressures On U.S. Alternative Fund Managers To Plan Ahead ...Read more



Telus says Mason avoided disclosing sale of its stake
Dec 18/12
* Hedge fund has been blocking share conversion plan * Telus says foreign ownership level spiked, fell back Dec 17 (Reuters) - Canada's Telus Corp said on Monday it believes U.S. hedge fund Mason Capital Management LLC ...Read more



Investors More Open to Longer Mandates, According to Report
Dec 18/12
This year’s Preqin investor survey showed the number of hedge fund investors demanding more liquidity from portfolio managers fell by 36% this year. Amy Bensted, Preqin’s Head of Hedge Fund Products, tells Investments and Pe...Read more



AIFMD “a disgrace” According to Fund Managers
Dec 18/12
Unhappy hedge fund managers discussed the AIFM Directive Level 2 at an infoline AIFMD event last week. The blind sighted view of regulators and the implications for service providers, especially depositories, stirred debate ...Read more



Top 200 Hedge Fund List grows by more than $50 billion
Dec 18/12
The Top 200 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list fared well in the third quarter of 2012 as total US equity assets under management increased by greater than $50 billion (or 8%) from $650 billion to >$700 billion. More than 70% of t...Read more



Arden Asset Management launches USD700m alternatives mutual fund
Dec 18/12
Arden Asset Management has launched an open-end mutual fund, the Arden Alternative Strategies Fund, with more than USD700m in assets, which offers investors access to professionally-managed hedge fund strategies. The fund see...Read more



Hedge Funds Reduce Bullish Bets by Most in a Month: Commodities
Dec 17/12
Hedge funds cut bullish commodity bets by the most in a month as the Federal Reserve warned the U.S. budget impasse may damage the economy, increasing concern about demand just as prices head for the first loss since 2008. ...Read more



Top Small- & Mid-Cap Focused Hedge Funds surpass $125 Billion Mark
Dec 17/12
The Top 50 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $125.7 billion in U.S. equity SMID assets, according to the most recent ranking. The Top 50 SMID Hedge Fund list is led by a few of the biggest U.S. hedge fun...Read more



Hedge fund managers look to stability in 2013
Dec 14/12
A steady recovery is in store for Greater China markets next year, while uncertainty looms over the US and eurozone, Asia-based hedge fund managers predict. Hedge funds this year were spared the dramatic market moveme...Read more



German Elections May Result in More Hedge Fund Regulation
Dec 14/12
Peer Steinbrück, former German Finance Minister, was nominated as the Social Democratic Party’s candidate, to take on Angela Merkel in the 2013 election. Critical of the alternative investments industry, Steinbrück would be ...Read more



AIFMD not enough to protect investor welfare
Dec 14/12
Increased complexity, as the number of service providers and third parties rapidly increase in the alternative investments industry is an unproductive cost. Regulation, targeted to protect investors, is necessary explains Mi...Read more



Budget Talks: Obama Adviser to Meet With Hedge Fund Managers
Dec 14/12
New York (Hedge Co.Net)  - The White House is reaching out to hedge fund managers in an effort to resolve the budget dispute, Bloomberg reports. According to an administration official, senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is...Read more



Hedge funds to face industry defining issues in 2013, says Gravitas
Dec 14/12
Rethinking the cloud, a heightened call for operational freedom and an arms race to scale will be industry-defining issues for the alternative asset management industry in 2013, according to Gravitas, a co-sourcing pla...Read more



Hedge fund business expenses exceed USD14bn globally, says Citi survey
Dec 14/12
It takes at least USD250m in assets for a hedge fund to be self-sustaining on its management fees alone, while the largest hedge fund firms incur significant additional costs due to complexity and size, according to th...Read more



How Can Fund of Funds Stay Relevant?
Dec 12/12
Fund of Funds have found it increasingly difficult to operate in a Post-Madoff world. Fund of Funds have seen a steady decline in their allocations as a proportion of total hedge fund assets from 72.9% to 43.3% in 2012. All ...Read more



New Initiative, New Leaders, For Hedge Fund Association
Dec 12/12
From New York The Hedge Fund Association today announced that it has created a new High Net Worth Advisory Board focused on developing educational programs and networking events globally for HNW investors. It...Read more



With Fiscal Cliff Looming, Hedge Funds Generate Gains
Dec 12/12
Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +0.36% in November (+5.47% YTD), while the S&P 500 increased +0.28% (+12.61% YTD), the Dow Jones Industr...Read more



Hedge fund manager bulls outnumber bears three to one
Dec 12/12
There has been a dramatic turnaround in sentiment among global hedge fund managers over the last 12 months, according to Aksia’s Annual Global Hedge Fund Manager Survey.  The research and portfolio advisory firm polled the op...Read more



Hedge Funds May Profit Most From Japan’s Election
Dec 11/12
This may be the election that Japan bears such as J. Kyle Bass have been waiting for. Hedge-fund managers betting against Japan in recent years, including Bass of Hayman Capital Management LP, are counting on a doomsday sce...Read more



Man Man hedge fund chief steps down
Dec 11/12
Peter Clarke, who leaves with $950,000 after presiding over 87% share price fall since 2008, to be replaced by Manny Roman Shares in troubled hedge fund Man rose 5% after Peter Clarke's depart...Read more



Fund managers seek alternatives to automated trade-study
Dec 11/12
Almost a third of fund managers believe automated trading has had its day and are considering a move to alternative trading methods, including a return to "human-led trading models", a study released on Monday show...Read more



Asian hedge funds in transition
Dec 10/12
IMQubator's Eliza Lau highlights the improvements taking place in Asia's hedge fund industry. Some large European investors are increasing interest in hedge funds in Asia, and advisers based there are recommending not ...Read more



All Change: Hedge Funds Favour Fixed Income over Equities
Dec 10/12
A seismic shift is occurring in the hedge fund industry. For the first time ever, assets in fixed income are set to overtake equities.  The reason is down to performance. In a year where the S&P 500 returned 15% plus div...Read more



Hedge Funds Positive Again in November, Led by Credit & Volatility Strategies
Dec 10/12
Industry weathers segmented losses in China, FX and commodity exposures for its seventh positive month in 2012   Hedge funds returned an average of 0.69% in November 2012, returning back to positive territory after Octobe...Read more



Top 10 Hedge Funds up 6.3%, Surge past $200 Billion AUM mark
Dec 07/12
The Top 10 Hedge Funds saw their US Equity assets increase by $12.2 billion, or 6.3%, during the third quarter of 2012. It was a great quarter overall for the top hedge funds, as 8 of the top 10 funds saw their assets increase...Read more



Institutional Investors Must Expand Risk Capabilities to Cope with Alternative Investments
Dec 07/12
The by-product of Institutional Investors allocating increasingly more capital to alternative investments is that they take on more non-linear risk and as a result, existing tools and definitions for risk may become antiquated...Read more

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