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Tremont Capital expands with MD hire
Feb 20/08
Fund of hedge funds manager and data provider Tremont Capital Management has added a managing director for investment management services in the latest move to expand its business.Susan Crotty’s responsibilities will straddle the ...Read more



Advent Software and Atlantic Link form consulting alliance
Feb 19/08
Advent Software, the leading provider of software and solutions to the global investment management industry, has established a consulting alliance with Atlantic Link, a London-based consulting firm specialising in the alternative...Read more



SMART funds offer new opportunities for wealth management
Feb 19/08
The Bahamas moved into the international financial services business as long ago as the 1930s and was a pioneer of the offshore funds sector. Building on its long history of providing investment fund services, the country has take...Read more



Waiting for the flood
Feb 19/08
At least $52 billion in unallocated hedge fund cash sitting on launching pad, looking for a green light.Institutional investors allocated a record $66 billion to hedge funds in 2007, but $52 billion of that has yet to be invested....Read more



Trends: Global Macro is making a comeback
Feb 19/08
From the WSJ: As Wall Street firms hunger for dependable trading profits, an out-of-favor strategy is making a comeback. Now that volatility has returned and interest rates are moving, some traders using a so-called global macro s...Read more



Shades of Amaranth: Firm Makes Wrong Bets on Gas
Feb 19/08
Houston-based hedge fund energy firm Saracen Energy Partners lost money betting that natural gas prices would go down, according to a Dow Jones report. This was the same kind of bets on natural gas futures that blew up Amaranth tr...Read more



Hedge Funds Holding Up Investors Face Involuntary Bankruptcy
Feb 19/08
Ritchie Capital Management LLC, the operator of four hedge funds that failed since 2006, is fighting what may be an unprecedented bid by investors to recover their money by forcing one of the funds into bankruptcy. If the eff...Read more



Citigroup not Banking on Hedge Funds
Feb 18/08
HedgeCo.Net (West Palm Beach) - Citigroup has put a halt on investor withdrawls from CSO Partners, a hedge fund specializing in corporate debt. The decision came about after investors tried to clear out 30% of the fund’s $500 mill...Read more



... and tips from hedge fund gumshoe
Feb 18/08
Given the number of prominent hedge fund meltdowns, blowups and fraud convictions in recent years, many investors might derive peace of mind by accessing the expertise of a bona fide hedge fund detective before they invest in a fu...Read more



Interest in hedge funds alive
Feb 18/08
 Long considered one of the hottest industries in Fairfield County's financial sector, the number of hedge fund launchings has been on the decline the past two years, according to one industry expert."There's some very good t...Read more



Morningstar Launches Star Ratings and Indexes for Hedge Funds
Feb 15/08
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2008—Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today launched the Morningstar Rating for hedge funds as well as the Morningstar® 1000 Hedge Fund Index (MHFI 1000SM) ...Read more



Survey finds risk aversion high among fund managers
Feb 15/08
Fund managers are at their most risk averse in seven years, according to the latest monthly attitude survey from Merrill Lynch which found nearly a third of its 190-strong panel have bought hedges against the risk of further stock...Read more



Hillsdale Preps 130/30 Strategy
Feb 15/08
Toronto-based Hillsdale Investment Management has begun trading a 130/30 strategy that it hopes to offer to investors within six months. The firm is in talks with Canadian institutional clients about seeding the fund.Hillsdale beg...Read more



Man Investments launched capital-protected hedge fund index product
Feb 14/08
Man Investments is looking to attract investors seeking to capitalise on the current market turmoil with the launch of the Man AP Stratum Index Notes, a capital-protected product that targets medium-term growth exceeding 10 per ce...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index down -1.82% in January
Feb 14/08
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of January 2008 the RBC Hedge 250 Index(R) had a net return of -1.82 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to -1...Read more



PH&N hedging bets on a new fund
Feb 14/08
In the staid Canadian fund-management business, Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management is as blue chip as they come. If you know anything about the low-profile Vancouver firm, it is probably that PH&N charges low fe...Read more



In Big HF Admins They Trust
Feb 14/08
Size matters in hedge funds, and in their choice of firms to administer them. According to Lipper HedgeWorld, as the industry continues to grow, the biggest hedge funds will continue to choose the largest HF administrators mainly ...Read more



Eurekahedge Jan 2008 Hedge Fund Index at -3% est.
Feb 13/08
Eurekahedge Jan 2008 Hedge Fund Index at -3% est., early reporting suggests a rough start of the year.Early-reporting funds to the Eurekahedge databases suggest a rather rough start to the year 2008, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fun...Read more



Hedge fund sells off InterOil stake
Feb 13/08
CALGARY — — InterOil Corp., which is seeking to develop a liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, appears to have lost a believer, as a hedge fund run by one of the U.S.'s richest men has sold all of its shares in the c...Read more



Peltz aims to take control of Wendy’s board
Feb 13/08
Nelson Peltz's firm Trian Fund Management said it wants to expand and gain control of Wendy's International, in the latest twist in the battle to control the US hamburger chain's board.Trian said it wants to increase the size of W...Read more



Hedge executive to launch new firm backed by GE
Feb 13/08
NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Carrie McCabe, among the most prominent women executives in the hedge fund industry, is launching a new hedge fund investment firm backed by General Electric's (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) asset ma...Read more



Merrills Goldsmith Quits for Hedge Fund
Feb 13/08
(Bloomberg) -- Merrill Lynch & Co.'s Graham Goldsmith, head of a team of traders and bankers who invest in distressed company debt, is leaving to join Strategic Value Partners LLC, the hedge fund run by former colleague Victor...Read more



First Avenue Eyes $750 Million for Fund of Hedge Funds
Feb 13/08
Alternative investments firm First Avenue Partners said on Monday it planned to raise up to $750 million (384 million pounds) for a portfolio that will invest with start-up hedge funds, as well as funds that have seen heavy outflo...Read more



Michigan Hedge Fund Frauds Fined $3.1M
Feb 12/08
In sickness, health and hedge fund fraud: A husband-and-wife pair has been ordered to pay more than $3 million for allegedly defrauding investors in their hedge fund.A federal judge in Michigan has ordered Ty and Monette Klotz to ...Read more



Bad Bets and Accounting Flaws Bring Staggering Losses
Feb 12/08
Mark S. Fishman was a modern prince of the markets — a pedigreed money manager who raised billions of dollars at the height of the hedge fund boom. But last week his dream collapsed. Hobbled by bad trades in the credit markets, Mr...Read more



Fund of fund alpha in short supply
Feb 12/08
Difficult business a fund of hedge funds manager - that is if you believe the adage that there may be 15,000 hedge funds out there, somewhere, but only about 150 or so are much cop.Is there any reason to think that the quality of ...Read more



Hedge funds of funds hit $1 trillion in assets says InvestHedge Billion $ Club survey at end-2007
Feb 11/08
The global funds of hedge funds industry grew at an increasing pace in 2007, as more than $264 billion was added to assets managed by the leading firms during 2007, according to the latest survey of the InvestHedge Billion Dollar ...Read more



No clear predictions how hedge funds will do in 08
Feb 11/08
 Even a "go anywhere" investment can go down.Many of those freewheeling investment partnerships known as hedge funds, which logged an average gain of 10 percent last year, have suffered losses of 5 percent or more in ear...Read more



All in pursuit of short supply alpha
Feb 11/08
The people who run funds of hedge funds routinely comment that there may be 15,000 hedge funds on the market, but only 150 or so make the grade. Presumably they are not the same 150 across the board, or the performance of funds of...Read more



Performance only the start for hedge funds
Feb 11/08
Until recently, impressive performance was all a hedge fund needed to attract assets. But that is no longer a ready formula for success. For one thing, delivering stellar returns is more easily said than done in difficult markets....Read more



Tool that helps to benchmark funds
Feb 11/08
Investing in hedge funds is a time-consuming activity. It is a taxing enough task to assess the strategy and performance of a single fund, without having to compare a raft of similar funds and come to a sensible conclusion about t...Read more



Watching hedge fund bets for market trends
Feb 11/08
LONDON: If hedge funds are, as is often claimed, the investment vanguard, their latest moves appear to be telling financial markets it is time to take a break from the trading patterns that have dominated since mid-2007.Investment...Read more



Hedge Funds Lost 1.8% Last Month as Global Stock Markets Fell
Feb 08/08
Hedge-fund managers lost an average of 1.8 percent in January as stock markets around the globe got off to their worst start since 1990. The biggest losers were managers who buy and bet against stocks, known as long-short funds...Read more



TD Securities deepens hedge fund coverage
Feb 08/08
TD Securities is using the coming retirement of a star trader to revisit both the way it covers hedge fund clients, and the way the dealer invests its own capital.At the end of April, TD Securities head of proprietary trading John...Read more



Axa Investment Managers strengthens fund of hedge funds business
Feb 08/08
Axa Investment Managers has strengthened its fund of hedge funds business division with the appointments of Rajiv Jaitly as chief operating officer, Sharmila Soosaipillai as senior operational due diligence analyst and Shiblee Ala...Read more



Hedge Funds May Be Scenting Market Turn
Feb 08/08
LONDON (Reuters)—If hedge funds are, as is often claimed, the investment vanguard, their latest moves appear to be telling financial markets it is time to take a break from the trading patterns that have dominated since mid-2007. ...Read more



Administrator OpHedge hires Peter Sanchez as chief executive
Feb 08/08
Middle- and back-office administrator OpHedge Investment Services has appointed as its new chief executive Peter Sanchez, who was most recently global head of capital markets securities wholesale operations at Royal Bank of Canada...Read more



SRM hedge fund sees sharp fall
Feb 07/08
SRM Global, the hedge fund that is Northern Rock’s largest shareholder, has fallen almost 50 per cent since it raised $3bn (£1.5bn) in Europe’s biggest hedge fund launch in 2006, according to investors, as a series of big bets tur...Read more



CalPERS invests $350m with emerging managers
Feb 07/08
The California State Employees’ Retirement System has expanded its investments in emerging managers by placing $150m (€102m) in a minority-focused hedge fund of funds and an additional $200m in a long-only equity manager, as the p...Read more



Hedge fund administrator Fulcrum chooses Advents Geneva
Feb 07/08
Advent Software, a leading provider of software and solutions to the alternative investment management industry, has announced that hedge fund administrator Fulcrum Group has implemented Geneva, its portfolio management and fund a...Read more



Hillsdale Investment Management Hires Dr. Taha Jaffer as Director of Research
Feb 07/08
TORONTO, February 6, 2008 -- Hillsdale Investment Management announced today that Dr. Taha Jaffer has joined the firm as Director of Research. Dr. Jaffer will lead the firm in critical areas including global risk management as wel...Read more



Global hedge fund industry facing shakeout
Feb 06/08
New book from Mercer highlights concern about the fast-growing industry - where there are '8,000 planes in the air and 100 good pilots'.LONDON (Thomson IM) - A 'shakeout' is expected among global hedge funds amid increasing concer...Read more



Walkers Funds Services names senior vice-president as client base soars
Feb 06/08
Cayman Islands-based Walkers Funds Services, which provides specialist offshore services for investment fund structures, has announced the appointment of Andrew Edgington to its management team as senior vice-president.Walkers Fun...Read more



Canada gets first hedge fund incubator
Feb 06/08
There’s a chicken-and-egg dilemma that comes with trying to set up a hedge fund.Most institutions need to see a track record before they give a manager any capital. Even if the individual in question shot the lights out running mo...Read more



U.S. hedge fund adviser charged $40 million for late trading scheme: SEC
Feb 06/08
Ritchie Multi-Strategy Global Trading Ltd. and two executives were charged.A Chicago-area hedge fund adviser has agreed to pay $40 million in a settlement concerning an alleged late trading scheme.The US Securities and Exchange Co...Read more



Looking at Rogue Trading From the Clinical Psychology Point of View
Feb 05/08
In the wake of yet another rogue trading scandal, it is a little tempting for financial institutions to introduce another round of stringent risk management controls; yet, such mechanistic measures may actually become counterprodu...Read more



Investors flee Japan hedge funds, prompting shake-up
Feb 05/08
TOKYO (Reuters) - Investors pulled $7.7 billion out of laggard Japanese hedge funds last year, more than a fifth of their investments, prompting a shake-up of the industry and draining the faltering economy of prized foreign capit...Read more



Credit crunch tempers hedge fund launches
Feb 05/08
The largest hedge funds set up last year raised marginally more than those that launched in 2006 as the effects of the credit crunch meant managers took a cautious approach to fundraising and committed more to multi-strategy inves...Read more



RBC Capital To Invest In Emerging Hedge Fund Managers
Feb 04/08
RBC Capital Markets has just launched a new platform that will invest in emerging hedge fund managers. According to the firm, the RBC Emerging Manager Allocator platform is a proprietary pool of capital that will be invested in a ...Read more



New Hedge Fund Launches Raise $31.5 Billion in '07
Feb 04/08
NEW YORK, February 4, 2008 – The Absolute Return New Funds Survey for 2007, published in the February issue of Absolute Return magazine, shows that assets for new hedge fund launches in the U.S. surpassed those of 2006.  The 81 la...Read more

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