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Toronto and Montréal merge in $1.3bn deal
Dec 11/07
The Toronto Stock Exchange and Canada’s largest derivatives market are combining following $26bn (€18bn) of exchange mergers so far this year.Montréal Exchange and TSX Group, the owner of the Toronto stock market, have agreed to c...Read more



Ultrawealthy group to increase hedge fund investments
Dec 11/07
Despite the market's current volatility, the love affair between ultrawealthy investors and hedge funds is still torrid, according to a new survey by the Institute for Private Investors, a New York-based association for very wealt...Read more



Hedge Funds Hit $4 Trillion Mark, Survey Says
Dec 10/07
Hedge fund asset levels jumped 11 percent in the six months from April to November, while the industry’s combined assets under administration have reached the $4 trillion milestone, according to a new survey. Buoyed in part by ...Read more



How Effective Are the 130/30 Funds and Are They Here to Stay?
Dec 10/07
There are those in the market jittering behind their computer terminals, softly rocking back and forth while whispering ‘recession’ and there are others celebrating ridiculously healthy daily gains via the Dow Jones. But as CNN...Read more



Canadian Exchanges Plan to Merge
Dec 10/07
OTTAWA, Dec. 10 — After several false starts, the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Montreal Exchange announced a merger today valued at 1.31 billion Canadian dollars.There had been pressure on the exchanges to come together as a way...Read more



Paulson Plan May Not Fly with HFs, Investors
Dec 07/07
WASHINGTON (HedgeWorld.com)—The subprime mortgage interest rate freeze plan presented Thursday [Dec. 6] by President George W. Bush may be a tough sale for hedge funds and bondholders who hold the securities backed by those loans....Read more



Another Amaranth Alum Loses Big
Dec 07/07
Whoever did the hiring at Amaranth sure knew how to pick 'em. Make no mistake-in the Amaranth Alumni Hall of Fame, Brian Hunter is numero uno. After all, that $6.6 billion didn't just flush itself down the toilet. But with Hunter ...Read more



For hedge funds, Singapore is a mecca
Dec 07/07
TOKYO: Akira Sunaga runs a Japanese hedge fund and displays the rising sun of his country's flag on company name cards. Yet his office is in Singapore. Sunaga chose the island state, 3,294 miles, or 5,300 kilometers, from Tokyo...Read more



Investors give hedge funds cold shoulder in October
Dec 07/07
BOSTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Investors pulled $2.8 billion out of hedge funds in October, ignoring promises by these loosely regulated portfolios to make money in all markets, new data released on Thursday show. TrimTabs Investme...Read more



Hedge Fund Industry Estimate: 11th Largest Economy In the World?
Dec 07/07
Last week, we reviewed a series of estimates for the size of the global hedge fund industry that pegged it anywhere between $1.25 trillion and $2.68 trillion, a range of error that, if it were an annual GDP figure, would rank as t...Read more



Leave currency hedging to professional traders
Dec 07/07
The latest investment myth to hit the street is the importance of currency hedging to long-term investors.A recent commentary from Mackenzie Investments is typical."Canadian investors have watched our dollar rise strongly aga...Read more



Some Big Hedge Funds Surge with Market Upheavals
Dec 06/07
NEW YORK (Reuters)—Many hedge funds have had a rough ride this year, particularly in August and November, but a number have benefited from the market volatility to produce substantial gains, fund managers and others said. Some ...Read more



Bear Stearns Faces New Round of Hedge Fund Claims
Dec 06/07
NEW YORK (Reuters)—The first of a new round of investor claims was filed against Bear Stearns Cos. on Wednesday [Dec. 5] for its role in managing two mortgage hedge funds that collapsed earlier this year, securities lawyers said. ...Read more



November bloodiest month for hedge funds in 7 years
Dec 06/07
Hedge funds are set to record their worst returns since 2000, according to the latest data from Hedge Fund Research. The WSJ reports the industry as a whole lost 2.6 per cent of investors capital over the first 29 days of Novem...Read more



Paulson Funds Up (Less) In November
Dec 06/07
New York-based Paulson & Co.’s hedge funds, up triple digits this year, experienced lower returns in November, as many hedge funds tanked. The $28 billion hedge fund manager’s Credit Opportunities I fund is up almost sixfold ye...Read more



Fears make resources sparkle
Dec 05/07
Hedge fund manager Otto Spork believes the pummelling taken by resource stocks because of fears that the U.S. subprime mortgage mess would slow down the North American economy has created buying opportunities. "We are look...Read more



Hedge Funds Set to Post Worst Month Since 2000
Dec 05/07
Hedge funds are set to record their worst month of returns since 2000 after struggling to protect the value of their portfolios from last month's volatile markets. The industry lost 2.6% of its investors' capital in the first ...Read more



Peering over the hedge
Dec 05/07
For the modern day MBA student the sector is venerated very nearly as much as that of private equity, while to the uninitiated it is almost as mysterious -- welcome to the world of the hedge fund. Not only puzzling, hedge funds...Read more



Credit Suisse to Launch Product That Mimics Hedge Fund Returns
Dec 05/07
Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Credit Suisse Group plans to launch a product to replicate hedge fund performance with more liquid securities by the first half of 2008, said Oliver Schupp, a managing director in the firm's alternative inve...Read more



Moore Capital's Canadian Hedge-Fund Unit Lost 15% Last Month
Dec 05/07
Moore Capital Management Inc.'s Canadian hedge-fund unit, run by former Amaranth Advisors LLC traders, lost 15 percent in November on stock and convertible- bond bets, two people with knowledge of the firm said. The Toronto-based ...Read more



Absolute Return Awards 2007
Dec 05/07
Media Contact: Brendan McManusWalek & Associates212.590.0524bmcmanus@walek.comPAULSON TAKES 3 TOP HONORS INCLUDINGMANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEARAT ABSOLUTE RETURN AWARDS 2007CITADEL HAILED AS BEST LONG-TERM PERFORMERPASSPORT WINS...Read more



Man Investments: US economy could present opportunities for hedge funds
Dec 05/07
Man Investments says that uncertainty over the US economy was likely to create substantial trading opportunities for hedge funds in 2008 but possible market disruptions could affect some strategies.In its annual review and preview...Read more



Hedge Funds Don’t Hedge
Dec 05/07
In the aftermath of the subprime mortgage meltdown in the U.S. came the news that certain fixed-income based hedge funds had sustained significant losses or in some cases collapsed. Now it seems that many pension funds are revisit...Read more



Institutional investors to focus on alternative investments
Dec 04/07
Institutional investors worldwide plan to increase portfolio allocations to alternative investments as they expect private equity returns to increase, with hedge fund and real estate returns remaining steady, according to a new Ru...Read more



Alternative Investments Becoming Mainstream
Dec 04/07
Pension funds, endowments and foundations expect to dedicate an even larger slice of their total investment portfolio to private equity, hedge funds and real estate, according to a report. The 2007-2008 Russell Investments Survey ...Read more



Caisse’s ABCP Exposure Not a Risk to Credit Profile
Dec 04/07
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s $13.2 billion holdings in third-party asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) is not a risk to its credit profile, says DBRS. The credit rating agency notes “that the ABCP position will da...Read more



Hedge fund study floated
Dec 04/07
A bill sitting in the House Ways and Means Committee would create a commission to study the hedge fund and private-equity industries. Introduced by Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., HR 3417 would create a 10-member panel that would explo...Read more



IIs Predict Big HF Jump By 2009
Dec 04/07
Institutional investors around the globe are predicting a major increase in allocations to hedge funds—everywhere, it seems, except in Australia. According to Russell Investments’ eighth global report on alternative investments, I...Read more



Ultra Rich Consent To HF Advice
Dec 04/07
The ultra rich like to take risk more than the average investor, but even they seem to be nervous about hedge funds. According to the Spectrem Group’s latest report of the $25 million-plus investor club, 64% would not consider put...Read more



Hedge fund leader's widow, brothers clash over estate
Dec 04/07
JUPITER, FLA. — A life of private jets and black-tie balls ended with Seth Tobias, a wealthy investment manager and a familiar presence on CNBC, floating face down in the swimming pool of his mansion here.It was just after midnigh...Read more



PerTrac announces data distribution deal with Eurekahedge
Dec 04/07
PerTrac Financial Solutions announced today an agreement with Eurekahedge to implement direct downloading of Eurekahedge’s investment databases for use with PerTrac software. PerTrac will make six popular Eurekahedge databases ava...Read more



Moore Capital's Canadian Hedge-Fund Unit Lost 15% Last Month
Dec 04/07
Moore Capital Management Inc.'s Canadian hedge-fund unit, run by former Amaranth Advisors LLC traders, lost 15 percent in November on stock and convertible- bond bets, two people with knowledge of the firm said. The Toronto-b...Read more



Alternatives become mainstream, says Russell Investments
Dec 04/07
Pension funds, endowments and foundations that responded to a recent survey across the world are forecasting that over the next two years they will dedicate an even larger slice of their total investment portfolio to private equit...Read more



Sears Down Not Out
Dec 03/07
Barron's reports: Sears Holdings got smoked Thursday, falling more than 10%, to around $104, after the retailer disclosed a shockingly bad third quarter.Earnings fell 99%, from $1.27 a share a year earlier to just a penny. Sales a...Read more



Hedge Funds Inflate December Returns
Dec 03/07
Hedge funds tend to report better than average returns in December. This isn't the greatest surprise, since they can earn massive incentive fees (typically 20% of gross profits) based on their year-end performance. As discussed in...Read more



Hedge funds flee UK tax clampdown
Dec 03/07
Scores of London-based hedge fund managers are moving part of their operations to Switzerland in readiness for a proposed UK tax crackdown on non-domiciled residents, according to Kinetic Partners, an investment management consult...Read more



Hedge funds betting big on US presidential race
Dec 03/07
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Wealthy hedge fund managers closely guard their investment strategies, but mounting political donations reveal how some "hedgies" are betting in the crowded US presidential race.Hedge funds' campaign d...Read more



Smart money' doesn't look so smart these days
Nov 30/07
Hedge and private-equity fund managers, once considered the smartest guys on the street, now are finding Wall Street to be particularly mean.Thursday, shares of Sears Holdings (SHLD), the centerpiece of hedge fund manager Edward L...Read more



Sovereign Wealth Funds Biting into the World’s Biggest Companies...
Nov 30/07
Transparency and Motives in Question...Oil is called "black gold" for a reason. Any country with enough of it not only has an endless line of customers, but pockets overflowing with cash. In that sense, oil is just as mu...Read more



Half of Top Performing Hedge Funds Are "Asian"
Nov 30/07
With little under 6 weeks to go to the end of calendar year 2007 the latest statistics of global hedge fund managers according to the Banque Syz list of approximately 300 hedge fund managers have 9 out of the top 20 performers hav...Read more



Canadian Hedge Fund Industry raises more than $200,000
Nov 30/07
Canadian Hedge Fund Industry raises more than $200,000 at 4th Annual Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala. TORONTO, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - Canada's hedge fund industry rallied in support of the treatment and prevention of child maltreatment...Read more



Canadian Investment Awards winners announced
Nov 30/07
During four of the past six years, Mawer World Investment  has been selected as the best international equity mutual fund. Last night, when he picked up his latest trophy for that category, the fund's veteran manager Gerald Cooper...Read more



Private Market Attracts Hedge Fund Trading
Nov 29/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Hedge funds and private markets for unregistered securities sound like a marriage made in heaven. But such places may be less a venue for offering hedge fund interests and more a new source of trade ...Read more



Overstock.com drama spurs lawsuits
Nov 29/07
In a raft of lawsuits and countersuits on Wall Street, companies allege conspiracy, and now hedge funds cry foul. Fortune's Bethany McLean reports.(Fortune) -- In August 2005, a company called Overstock.com filed a lawsuit against...Read more



New Mexico boosts hedge fund allocations
Nov 29/07
New Mexico State Investment Council, Santa Fe, increased the hedge fund allocation of two funds it oversees — the $10.85 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund and the $4.73 billion Severance Tax Permanent Fund — to 15% of assets fr...Read more



The World`s 50 Richest Arabs
Nov 29/07
The Arab world now boasts a record 47 billionaires, according to the annual Arabian Business Rich List.The long awaited list of the world’s 50 richest Arabs is believed to contain a record number of new entries, with the entry lev...Read more



Hedge fund investors demand better deals
Nov 29/07
Hedge fund investors are beginning to assert their rights and demand better deals, following a wave of fund restructuring this year, commented Mark Brady, partner at international law firm Eversheds. Investors in failing funds rar...Read more



Firms bolster carbon emissions trading
Nov 29/07
Barclays Capital has bought a stake in a Canadian company that reduces greenhouse gas emissions as the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange, the US environmental derivatives market, increased access to its products in anticipation of ...Read more



Three In $1M HF Comp Club
Nov 29/07
Who holds the best paid position at a hedge fund? It’s the director of sales and marketing, who, according to Infovest21’s latest executive compensation survey of hedge funds, earns an average of $1.3 million, even as it earns amo...Read more



Have you considered having your fund of hedge funds professionally rated?
Nov 28/07
With close attention being paid to the ability of fund of hedge funds managers to pick underlying funds that continue to prosper in more volatile market conditions, investors are increasingly examining the processes used by fund o...Read more

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