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Top hedge funds trimmed Microsoft holdings in 4Q, added Apple
Mar 05/08
From Thomson Financial / Forbes.com - A study of the top 25 holdings of the largest hedge funds showed investors pared their holdings of Microsoft Corp. by about 30% during the fourth quarter, according to Thomson Financial Propri...Read more



Hedge funds to soar
Mar 05/08
The global hedge fund industry will double in size to as much as US$4 trillion (HK$31.2 trillion) by 2012 as investors in the Persian Gulf and Asia seek to invest in new assets, the head of the world's largest publicly traded hedg...Read more



CorrectNet and ProTrak International Offer Turnkey Solution for Hedge Funds
Mar 05/08
Partnership Links Data Aggregation and Delivery with CRM to Enhance Operational Efficiency NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CorrectNet, Inc., a market leader in information delivery and reporting applications for many of the world’s lar...Read more



Investors predict wave of fund closures
Mar 05/08
A 12% decline last year in the number of new European hedge funds created and the amount of capital they raised, the first since at least 2000, is a sign of worse to come for hedge fund managers, according to investors.A total of ...Read more



Citi Could Cut 30,000, More Pain Imminent
Mar 05/08
Citi could lay off over 30,000 in the next year and a half. That total exceeded the 24,000 figure expected. Citi is now in the middle of a companywide review in order to determine how much of its workforce will be cut. CNBC pointe...Read more



A kinder, gentler hedge-fund activism
Mar 04/08
Brian Gibson does not believe in the unspoken Bay Street commandment that Thou Shalt Not Accuse Thy Fellow Capitalists of Greed. He never has and, having long ago reached the age when a man's opinions harden, probably never will. ...Read more



Top 350 hedge funds control almost half industry
Mar 04/08
From the FT: The top 350 hedge funds control almost half the $2,100bn industry, a new study shows. The study, to be released today by Pertrac Financial, a software company, found 350 of the 15,250 hedge funds it identified had mor...Read more



Selling short is the new frontier
Mar 04/08
Shortly after being installed as chief investment officer at Calpers, the largest US pension fund, two years ago, Russell Read began making discreet enquiries about using short selling to boost the overall size of his equity holdi...Read more



Institutional Investors Make Hedge Funds A Priority
Mar 04/08
Institutional investors are increasingly making hedge funds, especially funds of hedge funds, a top priority in their portfolios, according to a new survey. In Preqin Hedge’s latest survey of 50 hedge fund managers, 55% said that ...Read more



Hedge fund managers say institutional investor base is growing
Mar 04/08
Some 55 per cent of hedge fund managers report that their institutional investor client base has increased over the past three years, according to a new report from Preqin Hedge, part of alternative investment research firm Privat...Read more



Top Hedge Fund Assets Surpass $1.6 Trillion
Mar 04/08
TOP HEDGE FUND ASSETS SURPASS $1.6 TRILLION ACCORDING TO ABSOLUTE RETURN SURVEY JPMORGAN RETAINS TOP SPOT Tudor, ESL Fall from Top 10; Replaced by Paulson, Avenue  New York, March 4, 2008 – Assets of the biggest U.S. hedge funds i...Read more



College funding under pressure
Mar 03/08
Colleges and universities in the US and Canada are likely to funnel more of their $411bn (€274bn, £207bn) in endowment assets into alternative investments in a hunt for the high returns that would cover spending increases.Lawmaker...Read more



Investment professionals fail to utilise new asset management research, Edhec says
Mar 03/08
Investment professionals are often familiar with the latest research findings and asset management techniques but rarely use them, according to the Edhec European Investment Practices Survey, carried out by the French business sch...Read more



Light Hedge Fund Oversight Works
Mar 03/08
 The light-touch regulatory regime for U.S. hedge funds is getting a deep-end-of-the-pool tryout courtesy of the ongoing credit crunch.So far, so good.A huge caveat has to be entered right here: No one knows, to switch to a b...Read more



Warning of non-dom tax exodus
Mar 03/08
The body that represents hedge funds in Britain has warned that thousands of the industry's top traders could be forced to quit the City unless the Government does a U-turn on its new non-dom tax rules.A survey of more than 80 UK-...Read more



Peloton Lays Blames on Wall Street Lending Crackdown
Feb 29/08
Peloton Partners LLP, the London- based hedge fund manager being forced to liquidate a $1.8 billion asset-backed fund, said it's a victim of Wall Street's reduced lending. ``Credit providers have been severely tightening terms ...Read more



Morningstar launches Star Ratings for hedge funds
Feb 29/08
Morningstar, Inc. MORN, a leading provider of independent investment research, today launched the Morningstar Rating for hedge funds as well as the Morningstar(R) 1000 Hedge Fund Index (MHFI 1000) and 17 indexes based on the Morni...Read more



KPMG: 31% of pension funds assets in alternatives
Feb 29/08
The demand among pension funds around the world is a major factor behind the blurring of alternative and traditional investment managers, says KPMG. Alternative investments now account for 31% of pension funds’ asset allocation, s...Read more



Potash Widely Held Among Hedge Funds and Other Pro Investors
Feb 29/08
A confluence of global factors continues to keep shares of fertilizer producers near all-time highs. Worldwide demand, backed by everything from the subsidy-backed ethanol boom to booming economies in Asia, has pushed fertilizer p...Read more



AdultVest Launches Alternative Investment Series Of Meetings
Feb 29/08
West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)- Alternative investment firm AdultVest has scheduled an ongoing series of monthly meetings to bring investors together with adult businesses that represent alternative investment opportunities.On the ...Read more



Eurekahedge Adds New Product to Offerings
Feb 29/08
EUREKAHEDGE ADDS NEW PRODUCT TO ITS OFFERINGS TO THE ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT INDUSTRY – ENHANCED EQUITY (130/30) FUND DATABASESummaryEurekahedge announces the launch of its newest offering – the Enhanced Equity (130/30) Fund Da...Read more



Hedge funds boom time has ended, says industry researcher
Feb 28/08
The explosive growth of European hedge funds came to a sudden halt last year as the impact of the credit crunch and volatile market conditions left the volume of new fund start-ups running at its lowest level for at least seven ye...Read more



Should Hedge Funds Support Barack Obama?
Feb 27/08
Barack Obama won the endorsement today of Chris Dodd, the head of the Senate’s powerful banking committee and beloved advocate of many of the hedge funds housed in his state. Once again we marvel at the Obama knack for getting peo...Read more



GAO: More HF Attention Needed
Feb 27/08
Hedge funds advisers have improved disclosures and transparency regarding their operations, but even more attention to a host of problems is warranted, according to a report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Offi...Read more



Hedge fund Elliott accuses rival of espionage
Feb 27/08
NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp sued Cedar Hill Capital Partners LLC on Tuesday, alleging its rival engaged in corporate espionage by misappropriating its proprietary software used for trading.Ellio...Read more



BlackRock strategists predict more credit crisis ripples
Feb 27/08
BlackRock’s chief strategists for equities and fixed-income instruments have reinforced their earlier skeptical view on the financial sector, saying that dislocations in the credit markets and excess leverage from the past several...Read more



130/30 fund first in Canada
Feb 27/08
In some circles, 130/30 could be a measure of one's blood pressure. In pension fund circles, it means something else: the slew of funds that have been offered in the past few years that have 130% exposure to long positions and 30%...Read more



World`s largest hedge fund firm now in India
Feb 26/08
Renaissance Technologies, the world’s largest hedge fund firm handling assets worth $35.4 billion (Rs 1,41,600 crore), has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to operate in the Indian stock mar...Read more



Hedge funds go prime time
Feb 26/08
Morningstar's star ratings signal popularity of alternative investment. By Jeff Benjamin February 25, 2008 Morningstar Inc.'s recent launch of a star-rating system for hedge funds is the ultimate move into the mainstream for an as...Read more



Guide: Service Provider League Table Guide, 2007 edition, free download
Feb 26/08
From Lipper HedgeWorld:OverviewThe enhancements to the 2007 seventh edition include a qualitative and quantitative review of the four major hedge fund industry categories, with overview charts, league tables with detailed performa...Read more



Marmer joins Hillsdale
Feb 26/08
Hillsdale Investment Management has announced that Harry Marmer has joined the firm as executive vice-president, institutional investment services, and partner.Marmer is a 20-year veteran of the institutional investment industry, ...Read more



Hedge fund report finds improved disclosure, but there are still some concerns
Feb 26/08
 A long-awaited report on hedge fund risk management and transparency released today found that although the secretive investment vehicles have improved their disclosure practices in recent years, they still warrant regulatory scr...Read more



Franklin Resources looks for alternative assets
Feb 26/08
Franklin Resources, the US investment manager responsible for $646bn (€436bn) of assets, wants to buy an alternative asset manager. Robert Lee and Larry Hedden, analysts at investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, said after a...Read more



Dynamic Funds Heads To Europe
Feb 26/08
Toronto-based asset manager Dynamic Funds is heading to Europe, bringing along a few funds that it hopes will appeal to investors across the Atlantic. Dynamic, which last year acquired Luxembourg-based VMR Funds Management, changi...Read more



Former Hedge Funds Manager, Others Face US Fraud Charges
Feb 25/08
MIAMI (AP) - The Lancer Group hedge funds' founder and four other people were charged with defrauding investors out of more than $200 million by manipulating market prices and overvaluing securities, according to a federal indictm...Read more



Film finance hedge fund Aramid aims to double assets
Feb 25/08
Firm wants to push assets past 400 mln usd as tightened credit markets spark interest from producers.LONDON (Thomson IM) - Hedge fund Aramid Entertainment Fund is embarking on a 200 mln usd fund raising as it seeks to double asset...Read more



The Queen Bee of hedge fund administration vanishes
Feb 25/08
Joanne Murphy leaves Fortis to pursue other interests, while Stewart Bent is ushered in to cover her job as a temporary measure. Joanne Murphy has departed from Fortis Bank in Hong Kong. According to her former employer she has le...Read more



Zwirn to Close Hedge Funds After Large Redemptions
Feb 22/08
D.B. Zwirn & Co., the investment firm that admitted last year to improper accounting, will liquidate its two largest hedge funds after being flooded with more than $2 billion in client redemptions.Zwirn will shut the onshore a...Read more



AQR Hedge Fund Fell Almost 15% Through Mid-February
Feb 22/08
AQR Capital Management LLC's largest hedge fund fell almost 15 percent this year through Feb. 15 as market swings tripped up computer models the managers use to make trades, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The a...Read more



2007 Was a Record Year for the Candian M&A Market
Feb 22/08
Last year saw a 44% increase over 2006 to complete C$370-billion worth of deals, and 1,941 transactions in total, thereby making 2007 a record year for the Canadian M&A market. Some of the country’s largest deals ever, such as...Read more



Back-office staff face longer hours and more responsibilities
Feb 22/08
Hedge fund managers are hiring trainees and staff with unrelated experience and giving employees added responsibility in a bid to meet demand for back-office staff.Rothstein Kass, a recruitment firm specializing in operations staf...Read more



Due Diligence Preparation Can Pay Off
Feb 22/08
The key to efficiently and effectively responding to investors' growing demand for information disclosure from both investors and regulators is due diligence. Investors in alternative investment vehicles such as hedge funds, funds...Read more



FSA clears way for small investors
Feb 22/08
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is set to clear a path for widespread retail investment in hedge funds with a key policy statement expected as early as today.The latest news and analysis from the banking and financial servi...Read more



Miscalculating the risks
Feb 22/08
Inside his boardroom, Prem Watsa keeps an unusual artifact: a bronze bust of Sir John Templeton, the 95-year-old legend of value investing.The item was a 50th birthday gift for the chairman of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., but ...Read more



Equity Hedge Funds Plummet in January
Feb 21/08
Equity-focused hedge funds had a bitter start to 2008, with most of the major hedge fund indexes down in line with the major equity market benchmarks. Long/short equity funds tracked by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes fell 6.12% l...Read more



Clinton Questions Hedge Fund Managers’ Work Ethics
Feb 21/08
Hedge funds may be funding much of her campaign and footing her daughter’s bills, but Sen. Hillary Clinton still finds fault. Suggesting that hedge fund managers and Wall Street executives don’t work as hard as the common man, ...Read more



FOCUS 130/30 managers learn lessons of volatile markets
Feb 20/08
Quantitative managers are now reviewing their models after coming unstuck in 2007. LONDON (Thomson IM) - 130/30 funds are learning the lessons of volatile markets, with quant managers reviewing their models after coming unstuck in...Read more



Hedge funds face India exposure cap as Sebi readies guidelines
Feb 20/08
Hedge funds are aggressively managed portfolio investments that use strategies such as leveraging.Mumbai: India’s stock market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) will soon come out with guidelines regulating h...Read more



Jersey launches unregulated funds regime for alternative managers
Feb 20/08
LONDON (Thomson IM) - Jersey has introduced two new classes of investment fund aimed at alternative asset managers which can be established without regulatory approval under the Channel Island's funds legislation with immediate ef...Read more



MSCI Barra to launch Asia-Pacific investible hedge fund index
Feb 20/08
MSCI Barra, a New York-based provider of investment support tools including indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics, has announced plans to launch the MSCI Asia-Pacific Hedge Fund Optix Index, a new investible hedge f...Read more

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