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Fidelity, Nicholas-Applegate debut 130/30 funds
Apr 08/08
Fidelity Investments and Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management separately announced the launch of new 130/30 mutual funds.Fidelity’s 130/30 Large Cap mutual fund is the company’s first mutual fund to engage in short selling. Spoke...Read more



MFA (US) and AIMA (UK) join forces to establish global voice for alternative asset industry
Apr 08/08
Managed Funds Association (MFA) and The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) announced today that they are entering into an alliance that will allow the two organizations to work together more closely and to collab...Read more



Hedge fund Sprott to gamble on IPO
Apr 08/08
Contrarian investor Eric Sprott is swimming against the tide again, planning an initial public offering of Sprott Asset Management Inc. in the midst of the worst IPO market in a decade.The imminent deal could value the company at ...Read more



Hedge fund industry the target of unreasonable criticism
Apr 08/08
AIMA: Hedge fund industry the target of unreasonable criticism, market turbulence offers both challenges and opportunity for managers.The Alternative investment Management Association (“AIMA”) – the global hedge fund industry asso...Read more



Hedge funds need to be creative to keep investors
Apr 08/08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers will have to become more creative to hold onto billions of dollars now that their investors are fretting about lackluster returns and want the money back, a top industry executive said on M...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Gets 6 Years for Defrauding Investors
Apr 08/08
April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Marvin Friedman, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to defrauding investors in the Global Money Management hedge fund in San Diego that he managed, was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Friedman was also ordered to pa...Read more



Simons, Mandel Post Biggest Drop in Hedge Fund Slump
Apr 08/08
Hedge-fund titans James Simons and Stephen Mandel are showing the biggest losses of their careers in the $1.9 trillion industry's worst start in more than a decade. Simons's $18 billion Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund d...Read more



ING Expands Fund-of-Funds With New Hire
Apr 08/08
ING Investment Management, (ING-IM) the asset manager arm of Dutch bank ING, has hired a new co-head for its fund-of-funds division as it continues to expand that business. William Bonde joins Harold Yoon as co-head of ING-IMâ€â„...Read more



Canadians Turn To U.S. HFs
Apr 08/08
Canadian investors stuck with hundreds of millions of dollars in distressed-debt vehicles are turning to U.S hedge funds and private equity funds to help them out of their trap. The Canadians are willing to part with their voting ...Read more



Man Group Alum Launches Canadian-focused Fund
Apr 07/08
Lightwater Partners LTD, headed by Man Group alum David Vickerman, is launching a long/short equity fund focused on Canada. The firm aims to launch Lightwater Canadian Opportunities Fund with $150 million on June 1. Vickerman was ...Read more



First-quarter redemptions hit hedge fund industry
Apr 07/08
he hedge fund industry is thought to have suffered its first net quarterly outflow in years as investors demanded billions of dollars back from the managers in which they had invested. One of the largest fund administrators said i...Read more



S&P Fund Services launches bi-annual FoHFs directory
Apr 07/08
Standard & Poor’s Fund Services, the leading provider of qualitative fund management ratings, has launched the latest edition of its Funds of Hedge Funds Directory, a bi-annual review of the Funds of Hedge Funds (FOHF) sector....Read more



New partner promotions reinforce Appleby's global funds practice
Apr 07/08
Bermuda-based offshore law firm Appleby has announced the promotion of seven lawyers to partnership, including three active in the funds practice, capping a year in which the firm added 46 new lawyers, including three lateral part...Read more



Stock hedge funds sitting on their cash
Apr 07/08
LONDON - Stock hedge funds sat on a record amount of cash as the industry posted its biggest quarterly decline in almost six years.more stories like thisEquity managers, who oversee about one-third of the $1.9 trillion in hedge fu...Read more



Hedge Funds Add $21B In February
Apr 07/08
Hedge fund inflows rebounded somewhat in February, as the industry brought in more new money than it had in several months.Investors added $21.3 billion to hedge funds in February, TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge sai...Read more



Are hedge/investment funds artificially boosting oil/gasoline prices?
Apr 07/08
One of the most intriguing questions amid the stock market's recent slump and the three-year-plus bull run in commodities, especially oil, concerns whether or not investment funds and hedge funds have artificially boosted commodit...Read more



CS/Tremont Launches Emerging Markets Index
Apr 07/08
LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Group is launching a diversified index that aims to capture the high growth potential of the emerging market economies of Latin America; emerging Europe, the Middl...Read more



Genus Launches Canadian 130/30 Equity Strategy
Apr 04/08
Genus Capital Management has launched its Canadian 130/30 equity strategy, which is designed to extract greater returns from the firm’s existing quantitative equity management processes. “We launched our 130/30 in response to inst...Read more



Kerviel lawyer says has not sued SocGen
Apr 04/08
Jerome Kerviel, at the centre of a rogue trading scandal at French bank Societe Generale (SOGN.PA: Quote, Profile, Research), has not launched any legal action against his past employer for now, a lawyer representing the former tr...Read more



US SEC sues UK hedge fund over mutual fund trades
Apr 04/08
U.S. securities regulators sued a London-based hedge fund and its chief executive on Thursday, alleging they schemed to defraud mutual funds and shareholders in the United States. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sai...Read more



SEC hunts illegal trades in Bear case
Apr 04/08
US securities regulators are trying to determine whether illegal trading and rumour mongering took place in the days leading up to the emergency sale of Bear Stearns to JP-Morgan Chase, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange ...Read more



Goldman Takes Stake In Claren Road Hedge Fund Firm - Sources
Apr 04/08
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- A private equity fund of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has added another hedge fund investment to its portfolio, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday, marking the third stakebuilding in a hedge fund...Read more



Hedge Funds Sag in Volatile March
Apr 04/08
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—All six strategies tracked by the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees losses in March as the credit crisis continues to run its course on global markets. Convertible arbitrage funds fell 4....Read more



Hedge Funds Find Openings in Low Leverage
Apr 04/08
LONDON (Reuters)—Exploiting opportunities created by wild market movements, rather than loading up on leverage, will be the key to hedge fund returns this year. While prime brokers tighten credit lines as the credit crisis unfolds...Read more



Dear investor: We have no clue
Apr 04/08
Hedge fund managers generally see themselves as smarter than the average investor. After all, their business is finding profits that others miss and earning above-average returns. How else can they justify their legendary fees, un...Read more



JPMorgan Kept Riskiest of Bear's Assets, Dimon Says
Apr 04/08
The Bear Stearns Cos. assets provided to the Federal Reserve as collateral in the securities firm's sale weren't its ``riskiest,'' JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said. ``The notion that Bear Stearns's ...Read more



Hedge Funds: A ‘Lemon’ Market?
Apr 04/08
A new twist has emerged in the long-running debate over whether the $2 trillion hedge fund industry uses its power for good or for evil. Wharton’s monthly publication, Knowledge@Wharton, reports that new research by Wharton sta...Read more



Bank chief blames rumours and market fixers for Bear's collapse
Apr 04/08
The head of the crisis-hit investment bank Bear Stearns has blamed short sellers and market manipulators for spreading negative financial rumours to induce a collapse of the 85-year-old Wall Street institution. Bear's chief exe...Read more



Hedge funds fishing around in ABCP mess
Apr 04/08
"Time is of the essence... We need to expose the truth and save many people from certain disaster. Also we need to discuss the only solution that guarantees payment and not absolute loss which is being promoted..."Brian ...Read more



Hedge Funds Boost Loans to Small Companies in Asia
Apr 03/08
An increasing number of hedge fund managers in Asia are making loans to small companies as they search for more stable returns, according to the chairman of Singapore's hedge fund lobby. As many as 25 percent of funds managing ...Read more



Hedge funds find new openings in low-leverage world
Apr 03/08
LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - Exploiting opportunities created by wild market movements, rather than loading up on leverage, will be the key to hedge fund returns this year.While prime brokers tighten credit lines as the credit cris...Read more



Are Hedge Fund Managers Talented, or Just Good at Fooling Investors?
Apr 03/08
Hedge funds are key players in the world's financial markets, but no one knows exactly what they're up to. Some believe these thinly regulated, secretive investment pools had a role in the subprime mortgage crisis, because they he...Read more



Super funds critical on alt investment regulation
Apr 03/08
 Almost one third of super funds that invest in alternatives are unhappy with the level of regulatory scrutiny in the sector, according to a Deloitte survey.Deloitte conducted the two month survey ending in December last year in c...Read more



OSC accuses hedge fund trader of influencing share price
Apr 03/08
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has accused Oakville-based hedge fund trader Darren Delage of influencing the price of shares with his trading activity. Delage was involved in trading shares of Environmental Applied Resear...Read more



All Hedge Fund Strategies In The Dumps In Q1
Apr 03/08
All six hedge fund strategies in the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted losses in March 2008, ending the first quarter in negative territory. The worst performer for the quarter was equity long-short, which ended the month of Mar...Read more



Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Group Launches LEA Index
Apr 03/08
New York, April 3, 2008 The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Group announced today that it has launched the Credit Suisse/Tremont LEA Index, a diversified index that aims to capture the high growth potential of the emerging...Read more



Picton Mahoney Reports Strong 1st Year Performance Results for 130/30 Alpha Extension Cdn Equty Fund
Apr 02/08
TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - Picton Mahoney Asset Management is pleased to announce the one year performance results for its 130/30 Alpha Extension Canadian Equity Fund. In its first year of operation, the Fund delivered strong mon...Read more



Stock Hedge Funds Held Record Cash in First Quarter
Apr 02/08
April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Stock hedge funds, unsure about which direction the markets would move, sat on a record amount of cash as the industry headed for its biggest quarterly decline in almost six years. Equity managers, who overs...Read more



Hedge funds see opportunities in credit crisis, but investors and prime brokers are wary
Apr 02/08
Courtesy of Margot Patrick, Dow Jones: Hedge funds are seeing the chance to pick up on the cheap an array of assets that have been dumped in the credit crisis. But getting the money to pay for them is proving tricky. Investors are...Read more



HSBC Alternative Investments outlines outlook for various hedge fund strategies
Apr 02/08
Convertible arbitrage Most managers expect valuations to continue to be affected in the short term by distress in the credit markets. In these markets, extreme volatility can negatively affect valuations due to the limited liquidi...Read more



Former Moore Research Head Makes Case For Alternative Beta
Apr 02/08
One hedge fund honcho thinks investors need not invest in hedge funds to get hedge-like returns. Jerome Abernathy, the former research director at Moore Capital Management, is currently marketing the Stonebrook Alternative Beta Fu...Read more



Wanna finance a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie?
Apr 02/08
In the twilight zone of alternatives, there are investors who go boldly to the outer limits. Remember Jean-Claude Van Damme, star of such all-time classic films as Timecop, Universal Soldier and Forever Monaco, in which he played ...Read more



Yellow Pages fights hedge fund factor with buyback
Apr 02/08
Lots of executives complain that hedge fund trading weighs heavy on their stock. Yellow Pages Income Fund is actually doing something about the problem.Yellow Pages announced Friday that it will spend up to $300-million buying bac...Read more



Vengeful investor and cheating wife testify in trial
Apr 02/08
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Foul-mouthed taped audio conversations reminiscent of "The Sopranos" were played Tuesday for the jury in the federal wiretapping and racketeering case against former celebrity sleuth An...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Feel Bearish In April
Apr 02/08
The first quarter may be over, but hedge fund managers expect the bad news in the financial markets to persist. Alternative asset managers continue to hold a negative view on the S&P 500, the U.S. dollar, and the 10-year Treas...Read more



Hedge-fund hemorrhage
Apr 02/08
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- If you are considering investing in a hedge fund, you may be shut out -- not because the hedge fund is oversubscribed and closed to new investors, which has been the usual reason until now, bu...Read more



$2 billion hedge fund Pardus suspends withdrawals
Apr 01/08
NEW YORK (Reuters)—Pardus Capital Management, a global activist hedge fund with more than $2 billion in assets, said on Monday [March 31] it suspended investor withdrawals in the face of slumping values of some of its holdings and...Read more



Treasury regulatory overhaul plan sparks debate
Apr 01/08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson revealed sweeping plans on Monday for streamlining a hodgepodge of financial regulations that are blamed for allowing the U.S. mortgage crisis to balloon into a full-blown ec...Read more



No hedge fund bubble…but a potentially serious capacity constraint
Apr 01/08
From AllAboutAlpha.com: Several studies over the past few years have suggested that the much heralded “hedge fund alpha” is declining. These studies have examined average hedge fund performance (overall, or funds within a specific...Read more



Fitch Launches Fund of Hedge Fund Manager Ratings
Apr 01/08
Fitch Ratings-London/New York/Paris-31 March 2008: Fitch Ratings today launches fund of hedge fund (FoHF) manager ratings, which will provide an independent, professional assessment of fund of hedge fund manager capabilities. The ...Read more

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