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Hedge funds feel the pain
Apr 01/08
Hedge funds are having their worst start to the year on record after March turned into one of the ugliest months for popular strategies and several funds imploded. Daily data from Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research showed that, wit...Read more



Front Street's Fund Focuses on Public Equities
Apr 01/08
TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—Front Street Capital will launch the Global Agri Fund in May, according to Frank Mersch, the firm’s co-founder and co-chief investment officer. The long-biased, long/short fund will target publicly traded ...Read more



Man Group buys half of US credit manager Ore Hill in $235 million deal
Mar 31/08
Ore Hil in turn takes 50 percent stake in Man's Pemba Credit AdvisersLONDON (Thomson IM) - Man Group Plc. said on Monday it has agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in U.S.-based credit specialist fund manager Ore Hill.Ore Hill ha...Read more



Hedge Funds Struggling With SMAs
Mar 31/08
Hedge fund firms are struggling with trade allocation issues when it comes to managing separately managed accounts, or SMAs, alongside the fund. A growing number of investors in recent months have requested SMAs to benefit from, a...Read more



Investors desert the middle ground and pull $100bn out of equity funds
Mar 31/08
Investors worldwide pulled close to $100bn (£50bn) out of equity funds in the first three months of this year - a record shift that accelerates a longer-term trend away from US and western European stock markets.Equity funds suffe...Read more



Worried hedge funds move cash
Mar 31/08
Nervous hedge funds are moving cash away from their prime brokers and into AAA-rated institutional money market funds as they try to limit the risk of being unable to access their money (PDF).“We’re talking to hedge funds at the m...Read more



Only 25% Of Wealthy Know Of Alts
Mar 31/08
Three out of four mass affluent investors admit that they don’t know what alternative investors are, according to a new survey by Rydex Investments. Conducted in conjunction with e-Rewards, the study of 500 mutual fund investors w...Read more



Man Group Gives Rosy Forecast
Mar 31/08
Some hedge fund firms were unfazed by the turbulent start to 2008. Take U.K.-based Man Group. With assets under management of $75 billion, making it the largest listed hedge fund firm in the world, it said it expected to beat mark...Read more



Toronto Hedge Fund Manager Arrested In Drug Sting
Mar 31/08
A prominent Canadian hedge fund manager has been charged with buying drugs for an undercover police officer.Matthew MacIsaac of MM Asset Management was one of 33 people arrested at a Toronto bar as part of a drugs sweep on St. Pat...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Mukai Picks Analysts, Not Stocks for Japan
Mar 28/08
Tadashi Mukai outperformed all his hedge fund rivals in Japan last year by researching analysts, rather than companies. Mukai's $21 million UMJ Neutro Fund climbed 11 percent, the biggest return among 13 market-neutral funds, t...Read more



Taleb Outsells Greenspan as Black Swan Gives Worst Turbulence
Mar 27/08
On a freezing day in March 2007, Nassim Taleb walked into a conference room at Morgan Stanley's Manhattan offices on 47th Street and Broadway to address a group of the firm's risk managers. His message: Your models don't work. Usi...Read more



Hedge fund closures in 2007 total $18.6bln, according to Absolute Return
Mar 27/08
At least 49 hedge funds closed down in 2007, representing $18.6 billion in assets, according to recently released research published by Absolute Return magazine, a unit of HedgeFund Intelligence. More than half of the 10 largest s...Read more



Is the Tax Code unfair to hedge fund investors?
Mar 27/08
Much of the election-year criticism of hedge funds misses the point when it focuses on the claim that hedge fund operators get unfair tax breaks, experts say. There is abuse in the current Tax Code when it comes to hedge funds, bu...Read more



Accused East Side Madame A Hedge Fund Vet?
Mar 27/08
A New York woman arrested this week for allegedly running a prostitution ring reportedly worked in the hedge fund industry.According to Kristen Davis’ lawyer, his client has worked in the hedge fund industry, although where or in ...Read more



Man Group to beat forecasts despite turmoil
Mar 27/08
LONDON (Reuters) - Man Group, the world's biggest listed hedge fund firm, said on Thursday it would beat analysts' average profit forecast for the year ended March 31, despite turmoil in financial markets.The group (EMG.L: Quote, ...Read more



Bears in charge, says U.S. fund guru
Mar 27/08
Jim Rogers, the co-founder of the Quantum Hedge Fund with financier George Soros and a legendary U.S. investor, says the bears are in charge everywhere, except for commodities and Taiwan. He sees virtually all commodities picking ...Read more



Hedge fund replication potential highlighted
Mar 27/08
UK – Hedge fund replication has moved into the spotlight following the Universities Superannuation Scheme’s £200m allocation to the strategy.This represents one of the largest allocations to hedge fund replication in the UK and co...Read more



Recent Regulatory Issues Affecting Adviser & Dealer Firms
Mar 27/08
In addition to the recent publication of a revised version of National Instrument 31-103 – Registration Requirements, there have been a number of other regulatory developments since the beginning of 2008 which may affect or be of ...Read more



Hedge funds diversify
Mar 26/08
Active investment as practised by hedge funds is now decidedly not the traditional asset management model of a fund putting all of its cash into a portfolio of 100 or so different stocks. Negotiating the volatile markets of the pa...Read more



Study Finds Alternatives Knowledge Scarce
Mar 26/08
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Most people don't know what alternative investments are and even those who are interested do not invest because they don't have enough information, according to a survey of mass affluent investors. Rydex ...Read more



Merrill Boosts Prime Brokerage, Targets Multi-Strategy Funds
Mar 26/08
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Merrill Lynch & Co. boosted its hedge fund clientele by 50 percent in a year and is targeting multi-strategy funds seeking to do business with more than one prime broker, managing director Jeff Penney s...Read more



CAIA makes significant updates to level II curriculum, new additions to be included
Mar 26/08
CAIA makes significant updates to level II curriculum, new additions to be included in September 2008 level II exams:The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® (CAIAA), an independent, not-for-profit international o...Read more



Hedge funds could shift focus to equities: Eurekahedge
Mar 26/08
Even as FII flows have improved, there have been individual instances of some large midcap sell offs. Tracking individual stocks down, raising apprehensions that some of these hedge funds might still be facing some redemption pres...Read more



Hedge funds hold nearly $2.2 trillion
Mar 26/08
Assets managed in nearly 10,000 hedge funds totaled $2.16 trillion as of Dec. 31, estimated researchers at Credit Agricole Structured Asset Management in a new report. The CASAM 2007 Industry Report said that while most hedge fund...Read more



Long Live Hedge Funds? Not Quite
Mar 26/08
Longevity is not one of the hedge fund’s best features. In fact, of the 9,761 hedge funds recorded by Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management, only 2.45% have been around 15 years or longer, with another 15.25% between eight a...Read more



Lunch Lady Suffers as Banks Prepare $2 Trillion in Lending Cuts
Mar 26/08
Peloton Partners LLP liquidated a $1.8 billion London hedge fund, gadget-retailer Sharper Image Corp. filed for bankruptcy -- and Monica Tomasso is paying 35 percent interest to expand her school-lunch business. The global cred...Read more



CASAM publishes 2007 industry report on hedge funds and commodity trading advisers
Mar 25/08
Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management (CASAM) released the 2007 Industry Report on hedge funds and commodity trading advisors (CTAs). The Industry Report includes over 100 charts and graphs drawing data for analysis from the...Read more



Hedge funds finally waking up to the importance of bespoke systems
Mar 25/08
Hedge funds, which have been slower than others to embrace the full benefits of technology, are finally waking up to the importance of systems. However, despite an increasing focus on these investors by software vendors, an off-th...Read more



Hedge funds cut commodities exposure
Mar 25/08
Commodities prices have been falling across the board as hedge funds cut their exposure to one of the most popular asset classes so far this year, suggesting that recent record prices have been buoyed by speculative flows.The spre...Read more



Hedge funds seen keeping tight hold of borrowing
Mar 25/08
NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) - Hedge funds paused on Monday from last week's aggressive moves to pare debt and add cash to their balance sheets, but few are expected to return to a reliance on strategies involving heavy borrowing ...Read more



Hedge funds ought to celebrate while they can
Mar 25/08
So far so good - or at least, not too bad - seems a fair assessment of how the financial crisis has so far treated hedge funds. Although some have collapsed, including two managed by Bear Stearns, and others have hit trouble, they...Read more



Goldman Fund In Talks For Piece Of Hedge Fund Trafalgar
Mar 25/08
A Goldman Sachs private equity fund that invests in hedge fund managers is in talks to take a minority stake in London-based Trafalgar Asset Managers.The US$500 million Petershill fund, managed by Jonathan Sorrell, has been in tal...Read more



Revealed: the dirty tricks of rogue traders
Mar 24/08
A hedge fund based in London set up a "dirty-tricks unit" to manipulate share prices and get illicit information on companies in an attempt to make millions on the stock market, an insider has revealed.As the official hu...Read more



Canada Pension Adds Hedge Fund Vet
Mar 24/08
The CPP Investment Board has added a Fortress Investment Group veteran to lead its global capital markets group.Ed Cass joins the Canada Pension Plan division after serving as chief investment officer of a Toronto-based Fortress h...Read more



Blackstone Seeds Two More Hedge Funds
Mar 24/08
The Blackstone Group is beefing up its year-old fund of hedge funds vehicle that invests exclusively in managers that it has seeded. The Strategic Alliance Fund, which has already raised $1.1 billion and invested in its first two ...Read more



Top Lawmaker Pushes for More Power Over Banks, Hedge Funds After Bear Stearns Near-Collapse
Mar 24/08
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key House Democrat is calling for tougher and broader regulations of the financial system after the fall of investment bank Bear Stearns.Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the chairman of the House Financial Services ...Read more



Dow Jones Breaks Away From Credit Suisse, S&P with New 130/30 Index
Mar 20/08
Dow Jones announced the launch of their 130/30 Index last week, putting the firm in competition with Credit Suisse (CS) and S&P for the attention of 130/30 investors. Like CS and S&P, Dow Jones simply executes a pre-existi...Read more



Hedge Fund risk management more important than ever
Mar 20/08
As the credit crunch continues to take its toll on financial markets, with several hedge fund managers the latest victims of an illiquid market, Malcolm Kemp, Head of Quantitative Research at Threadneedle looks at why risk managem...Read more



Thompson Hine partner joins Hedge Fund Association board
Mar 20/08
Richard Heller, a partner with the law firm Thompson Hine, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Hedge Fund Association, an international non-profit association of hedge fund managers, service providers and investors...Read more



Hedge Fund Managers Wary of Primes
Mar 20/08
The tables are turned. Now, instead of prime brokers worrying about the financial health of their customers, hedge funds are worried about the financial health of their prime brokers--and the investment banking parents of their pr...Read more



The 5 Ps of Crisis Communications
Mar 20/08
The hedge fund manager looked at the sea of red on his screen, almost afraid to read beyond the headlines. Could he really take another day of catastrophic market news? Another day, another disaster! When the phone rang, he cringe...Read more



Did Hedge Shorting Kill Bear?
Mar 20/08
[Quit Rolling Your Eyes at This Headline]It took 'em long enough but the witch hunt to see if a hedge fund conspiracy caused the downfall of Bear Stearns is underway. The SEC is looking into the possibility that hedge funds bet on...Read more



Meriwethers Bond Fund Loses 24%, Endeavour Capital Falls 28%
Mar 20/08
JWM Partners LLC, the investment firm run by ex-Long-Term Capital Management LP chief John Meriwether, lost 24 percent in its $1 billion fixed-income hedge fund this year through March 14, according to two people with knowledge of...Read more



Sherrs One William Street Leads New Hedge Fund
Mar 20/08
David Sherr, a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executive, is opening a New York-based hedge fund to trade today's most toxic investments: mortgage bonds and asset-backed securities. Sherr, a 21-year Lehman veteran who most re...Read more



Transparent alternatives wanted
Mar 20/08
A few years ago the thought of a hedge fund manager tipping his hand or letting investors get a glimpse inside his "black box" was laughable, the stuff of fairy tales. This secrecy was acceptable — and still is — because...Read more



Big Rally for Stocks to Continue, Jim Rogers Says
Mar 19/08
U.S. stocks, which surged the most in five years yesterday, will likely continue their rally this year because the ``out of control'' Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates to save investment banks from collapse, investor Jim R...Read more



Why todays hedge fund industry may not survive
Mar 19/08
Hardly a week goes by without the implosion of a hedge fund. Last week it was Carlyle Capital, with an astonishing $31 of debt for each dollar of equity. But we should not be surprised. These collapses are inherent in the hedge-fu...Read more



Hedge Funds Resilient Through February: CS/Tremont
Mar 19/08
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com) - Despite tumbling stocks and dour economic news in the United States and abroad, most hedge fund strategies made headway in February, according to the Credit Suisse/ Tremont Hedge Fund Index. As a whole ...Read more



How Sulzberger beat the hedge funds at their own game
Mar 19/08
The New York Times chairman may have neutralized his hedge fund critics by giving them board seats.NEW YORK (Fortune) -- It seemed too easy. Two months ago, a pair of little-known hedge funds informed the New York Times that they ...Read more



Casualties feared in crisis-hit hedge funds
Mar 19/08
The Mayfair and St James's hedge fund industry is in a crisis that could see the closure of dozens of funds, with hundreds of highly paid financial professionals coming back on to the market.Those are the dire warnings from hedge-...Read more

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