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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.33 per cent in November
Dec 07/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.33 per cent in November as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. Emerging markets (1.29 per cent) was the best per...Read more



KPMG boosts alternative investment funds practice
Dec 07/12
KPMG, the US audit, tax and advisory firm, is adding several new hires to its alternative investment funds (AIF) practice's national team in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The practice is also making additional moves to bo...Read more



Hedge funds face higher costs: Ernst & Young
Dec 07/12
Nearly 60% of hedge fund managers in North America say the cost of business has increased in the past year. However, there continues to be a disparity between managers’ and investors’ views about what costs should be borne b...Read more



Hedge funds hold out for more from Greece
Dec 06/12
Hedge funds are preparing to resist Greece's attempt to cut its debt by holding out against a government bond buyback in the hope of bigger gains further down the line. Greece had to offer a higher price than expe...Read more



Learn Effective Ways How to Market and Advertise Your Hedge Fund
Dec 06/12
Hedge Funds and other private placements have not been able to advertise for over 80 years and with the new legislation, “This will create great opportunities for a lot of emerging fund managers as well as the 2.3 trillion d...Read more



BlackRock cuts stake in Man Group below five percent
Dec 05/12
BlackRock (BLK.N) has cut its stake in Man Group (EMG.L) by almost half to below 5 percent, regulatory statements showed on Tuesday, just as the embattled hedge fund firm tries to reverse its fortunes. BlackRock's selli...Read more



Protections in hedge-fund proposal axed: Aguilar
Dec 05/12
SEC’s Aguilar raises concerns with hedge-fund ad proposalA series of investor-protection provisions were removed from a hedge-fund advertising proposal on the eve of a vote on it, a top commissioner on the Securities and E...Read more



So you want to start your own hedge fund? Top tips from hedge fund seeders
Dec 05/12
The biggest challenge when starting up a hedge fund is capital raising. This year marked a period where fewer seeding deals than ever before were undertaken. At the Bloomberg Hedge Fund Start-Up Conference, industry experts ...Read more



Nobel Prize to Get Hedge Fund Boost After Awards Sink 20%
Dec 04/12
The Nobel Foundation, which this year lopped 20 percent off its cash prizes, is planning to invest more money through hedge funds to boost its returns and restore the award to its previous size. “When we look at the analys...Read more



Hedge Funds Win as Europe Will Pay More for Greek Bonds
Dec 04/12
Hedge funds invested in Greek debt are poised to be winners after European policy makers flinched and raised the price for how much the recession-stricken country would pay to buy back its bonds. Hedge funds drove up price...Read more



Hedge Funds Increase Bullish Bets Most Since August: Commodities
Dec 03/12
Hedge funds increased bullish bets on commodities by the most since August as evidence that China is accelerating outweighed concern that U.S. lawmakers have yet to resolve an impasse over automatic spending cuts an...Read more



OSC orders Portus co-founder Mendelson to pay $320,000
Dec 03/12
The co-founder of failed hedge fund Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. has been ordered to pay $320,000 to conclude a long-running Ontario Securities Commission case.The OSC issued a ruling Friday ordering Michae...Read more



Winters warm for small caps
Nov 30/12
Technical indicators are looking up for Canadian small caps because the TSX Venture Index in December has risen nearly 80% of the time over the past decade. Steven Palmer, president and chief investment officer at Toronto-based...Read more



Hedge Funds Face Profit Headache in 2013
Nov 29/12
Hedge funds' glory days seem a long way off as they head into a tricky 2013, with bumper profits likely to remain elusive in markets now dominated by political and central bank action. Speakers at the Reuters Global Investm...Read more



Greek debt deal turns hedge fund trade to gold
Nov 28/12
(Reuters) - For a few hedge funds, Greek debt is turning into one of the trades of the year. News that Athens - backed by euro zone ministers and the International Monetary Fund - will buy back some its own debt fr...Read more



AIMA and Deutsche Bank publish hedge fund guide
Nov 28/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association, the global hedge fund association, and Deutsche Bank have launched a new edition of the educational guide for institutional investors in hedge funds – the Roadmap to H...Read more



Hedge Funds Embrace the Cloud, but Due Diligence is Still Key
Nov 28/12
Nigel Someck, Director of PROHEDGE, spoke at Monday’s “Tech in the City” event in London about cloud computing and technology outsourcing for hedge funds. Technology providers believe the industry will fully embrace the clou...Read more



'Macro Thinkers' no magic bullet for huge investment returns
Nov 27/12
Thinking big is all the rage these days with U.S. money managers. Many are hiring high-profile economists to help them better navigate global economic and geopolitical events. Hedge funds and other institutional investors...Read more



The growth of hedge funds is set for a record year
Nov 27/12
A recent CNBC segment “Why More bankers May Be Starting Hedge Funds” Global HFA a hedge fund consulting company has a few points to add. The growth of new start up hedge funds is growing faster than ever in its history datin...Read more



A new winner: The Globe's 14th Annual Online Brokers Survey
Nov 27/12
Meet the new online brokerage king, Virtual Brokers. In the 14th annual Globe and Mail ranking of online brokers, this tiny, largely unknown independent firm, beat all the big bank-owned firms as well as six-time winner Qtrad...Read more



Virtual Brokers to Absorb optionsXpress Canada Accounts
Nov 27/12
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Virtual Brokers ("VB"), a division of BBS Securities Inc., ranked #1 in the latest THE GLOBE AND MAIL Canadian online broker ranking for its costs and innovation has entered into ...Read more



BlackRock Sees Asian Demand in Illiquid Hedge-Fund Assets
Nov 26/12
BlackRock Inc. (BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, said there is rising demand from Asia-Pacific investors for less liquid hedge-fund investments as European and U.S. financial institutions clean up their balance she...Read more



Hedge Funds Buy Gold by the Ton with ETFs
Nov 26/12
Some hedge fund managers are using ETFs to back up the truck and load up on gold. Hedge fund skipper John Paulson holds about 66 tons of gold through an exchange traded fund as more portfolio managers and individual investors...Read more



Funds of hedge funds struggle to regain traction
Nov 23/12
New surveys show that investors have not returned strongly to funds of hedge funds post-crisis, with pensions in particular resisting the asset class. Funds of hedge funds remain in an unenviable state, with new studies...Read more



Trading Under the Spotlight: Can Regulation offer Opportunities for Hedge Fund Managers?
Nov 23/12
At an HFMWeek breakfast yesterday, the “spotlight” remained firmly fixed on the obstacles and opportunities on offer to hedge fund managers in an industry that will become increasingly regulated. “We’re just at the beginning ...Read more



Dejan Knezevic joins Spartan
Nov 23/12
 Toronto, Ontario – September 19, 2012 – Spartan Fund Management Inc. is pleased to announce that Dejan Knezevic1 has joined the firm as Vice-President, National Sales, responsible for the distribution of the full...Read more



AlphaNorth Asset Management is “Best of the Best” in Canadian Alternatives Again
Nov 23/12
Maximizing Returns for Investors Over the Long Term TORONTO, Canada - October 31, 2012 – AlphaNorth Asset Management won the award for ‘Best 3-Year Annualized Return’ (July 31, 2009 – July 31, 2012) for its flagship hedg...Read more



Hedge Fund Assets Declined in October, Largest Drop in 13 Months
Nov 22/12
Investors flinched on credit exposure, managed futures funds faced month of reckoning, while institutional flows & alts share trends   Total estimated hedge fund assets under management declined by $29.5 billion in Oc...Read more



Hedge Funds Uncovered for Institutional Investors
Nov 22/12
In a world of volatile financial markets, the value proposition that hedge funds offer through “active risk management” and capital protection make them an even more compelling investment prospect for institutional investors; ...Read more



Spartan is pleased to announce the launch of the Teraz Fund
Nov 22/12
 Toronto, Ontario – October 3, 2012 – Spartan Fund Management Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Teraz Fund. Teraz' objective is to provide investors with long term capital growth by investing in a diversifie...Read more



SEC charges hedge fund firm CR Intrinsic over USD276m insider trading scheme
Nov 21/12
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund advisory firm CR Intrinsic Investors LLC and its former portfolio manager along with a medical consultant for an expert network firm for t...Read more



Hedge fund strategies see mixed results in October
Nov 21/12
The performance of hedge fund strategies exposed exclusively to equity-related risk factors remained positive despite October’s challenging market environment thanks to a strong dynamic alpha, according to the Edhec-Risk Alt...Read more



Worries on U.S. taxes drive hedge fund exits to near three-year high
Nov 21/12
The demand from investors to pull money out of hedge funds neared a three-year high this month, industry data showed, amid concerns over U.S. taxation of wealthy individuals under President Barack Obama and lackluste...Read more



Institutional Investors Crowd Into Active CTA Market
Nov 21/12
Institutional investors active in CTA funds have more than doubled since 2008, Preqin says. In the last five years institutional investors have roughly doubled their allocation to Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) funds, which c...Read more



Hedge Funds Prioritise Risk Management
Nov 21/12
Hedge funds have had to reassess their risk management process in order to restore confidence in the industry. To attract investors and appease regulators funds have reprioritised risk management, changing the way their orga...Read more



How to mentor young advisors
Nov 21/12
A year into her job at Rogers Group Financial, Cecilia Tsang wrote a test that would have a profound impact on her career. But it wasn’t tied to any designations or certifications. The result would help her gain entry to the...Read more



AIMA and Deutsche Bank Publish New "Roadmap to Hedge Funds" for Institutional Investors
Nov 20/12
London – 20 November 2012: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, and Deutsche Bank today announced the launch of a new edition of the educational guide for institution...Read more



Man Group sells Lehman exposure for $456 million
Nov 19/12
(Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Man Group has sold claims to the estate of defunct U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in a $456 million deal that will boost its cash position and see it book a tidy gain. Hutchinson Investors, ...Read more



Job cuts and regulation push bankers toward hedge funds
Nov 19/12
(Reuters) - The hedge fund industry is expected to see a wave of new launches in the next year by traders who have lost their jobs at investment banks or who have left in search of better pay. The start-ups are expected...Read more



Canada LIBOR Investigators Escalate Dispute With RBS
Nov 16/12
OTTAWA (Reuters)—The Canadian agency investigating whether banks manipulated a key global interest rates accused Royal Bank of Scotland Group on Wednesday [Nov. 14] of failing to cooperate with its probe and of making misleading s...Read more



BofA Client-Meeting Quota Said to Vex Investment Bankers
Nov 16/12
Bank of America Corp. salespeople assigned to the world’s biggest stock portfolio managers were given new orders by their boss in September: attend at least 30 meetings a month with clients, or else. That works out to 1.5 gat...Read more



Asian hedge fund industry expands to record number of funds
Nov 16/12
The Asian hedge fund industry expanded to a record number of hedge funds in Q3 2012, as strong performance across emerging Asian strategies continued to attract the interest of both Asian and global investors, according to d...Read more



Hedge Fund Compensation Rises
Nov 16/12
Hedge fund compensation rose in 2012 following a challenging environment in the prior year, as industry assets rose to a record level, according to a new report. The most recent edition of the Glocap 2013 Hedge Fund Comp...Read more



FINRA increases transparency in TBA market for agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities
Nov 15/12
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has increased transparency in the so-called “To-Be-Announced” (TBA) market for agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities. This market represents more than USD270bn traded...Read more



eVestment acquires PerTrac and Fundspire
Nov 15/12
eVestment, a provider of institutional investment data and cloud-based analytic solutions, has acquired PerTrac, a provider of hedge fund analysis software and workflow solutions, and Fundspire, a cloud-based technology prov...Read more



Canada: U.S. Derivatives Trading By Canadian Fund Managers: Continued Dodd-Frank Fall-Out
Nov 15/12
Canadian fund managers that trade in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives for their investment funds should be aware of two significant U.S. developments that can be expected to affect such trading; particularly since it is recom...Read more



Madoff Controller Pleads Guilty
Nov 15/12
The former controller for Bernard Madoff has pleaded guilty to cooking the firm's books while Madoff was running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Irwin Lipkin, who is 74, denied that he knew about Madoff's fraud. But he...Read more



Global Fund Industry Rebounds, Total Assets Now $120 Trillion
Nov 14/12
The fund management industry has rebounded from the global financial crisis and conventional assets under management are now 13 percent above pre-crisis levels, a report said on Tuesday [Nov. 13]. Total assets of the global fun...Read more



2 hedge fund managers go on trial in NY, charged with making millions with inside information
Nov 14/12
A money manager the government says set a record by making $50 million on a single trade based on inside information went on trial Tuesday as a prosecutor promised to take jurors “into the world of hedge funds.” Antho...Read more



Investors Move Back Into Hedge Funds in October
Nov 13/12
Investors put more cash into hedge funds than they withdrew over the past month, attracted back into the sector by one of the few recent months in which managers outperformed stocks, new data showed on Monday [Nov. 12]. Net inf...Read more

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