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RBC Hedge 250 Index(R) returned 2.49 per cent in October 2007
Nov 14/07
Year-to-date performance is 9.31 per cent NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of October 2007 the RBC Hedge 250 Index(R) had a net return of 2....Read more



CFA Institute Centre releases educational brochure for hedge fund investors
Nov 14/07
The CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity today released for public circulation a free brochure that provides information primarily for retail investors on issues they should consider when investing in hedge funds. T...Read more



Portus's Manor Due to Return to Canada, Face Arrest
Nov 13/07
Boaz Manor, who fled Canada for Israel 2 1/2 years ago as his Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. hedge fund collapsed, is scheduled to return to Toronto tomorrow and will be arrested by officers from the Royal Canadian Mount...Read more



Pinnacle Alternative Investments extends investor database offer for hedge funds
Nov 13/07
Pinnacle Alternative Investments, a third party marketing and business consulting firm serving hedge fund managers, is extending the offer of access to its Global Macro-CTA Investor Database to hedge fund managers until the end of...Read more



Buyout Firms, Hedge Funds Look to Senate, Bush to Beat Tax Rise
Nov 12/07
Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Private-equity firms and hedge funds may lose their first legislative skirmish when the U.S. House votes today on a proposal to raise their taxes. They will find friendlier territory ahead in the Sen...Read more



Thomson Financial releases hedge fund tool
Nov 12/07
Thomson Financial has launched new applications for its investment accounting and processing program, Thomson PORTIA, geared at the hedge fund and insurance sectors. The program, which handles accounting management, transaction pr...Read more



Talk of Worst Recession Since the 1930s
Nov 12/07
After what Los Angeles money manager Arnold Silver called "a brutal three days," the question is: What now for the market?A Wall Street superstar this year who runs Balestra Capital Partners, Jim Melcher, says he's "...Read more



Malbec Partners launches alternative investment platform
Nov 12/07
BNP Paribas investment management subsidiary Malbec Partners has announced the launch of a global alternative investment business in response to what it says is significant investor demand for this asset class and a growing need f...Read more



Hedge-fund founder indicted in $200 million loss
Nov 12/07
Paul Eustace, the founder of a King of Prussia hedge fund that imploded amid a 2005 probe, was indicted on charges that he defrauded clients and caused them to lose at least $200 million. Eustace, of Ontario, Canada, created false...Read more



GAM manager to move to Dubai to manage GAM Frontier Opportunities Equity Hedge
Nov 09/07
Sean Taylor, investment director at fund of funds provider GAM, seemed quite pleased about his forthcoming move to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when he told attendees about it at Harcourt's quarterly breakfast meeting on Nov. 7. M...Read more



Picton Mahoney Asset Management Announces Closing Date for One of its Hedge Fund Offerings
Nov 09/07
The Picton Mahoney Long Short Equity Fund will be closed to new    investments on or before November 30, 2007    TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Picton Mahoney Asset Management today announcedthat the Picton Mahoney Long Short Equity Fund...Read more



Money managers' marketing gets failing grade
Nov 09/07
Money managers are misrepresenting their performance track record in marketing materials provided to investors, the Ontario Securities Commission said in a new report released Friday.The OSC reviewed materials prepared by portfoli...Read more



Securities regulator tightening up on marketing practices of hedge funds
Nov 09/07
TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission is tightening up on the marketing of hedge funds and other vehicles aimed at supposedly sophisticated investors.A staff notice released Friday provides a list of "suggested practice...Read more



Toronto-based Ark Fund Management chooses RBC Dexia as investor services provider
Nov 08/07
 RBC Dexia Investor Services has been selected by Ark Fund Management Limited to provide a full range of investor services including custody, investment finance, valuations and unitholder recordkeeping for the company's entire fam...Read more



Credit Suisse/Tremont launches AllHedge Index
Nov 08/07
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Group announced today that it has launched a new investible hedge fund index derived from the group’s market leading Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index.The new index is designed to pr...Read more



Canadian Pension Plans are Keen on 130/30
Nov 08/07
Nearly one-third of Canadian pension funds are seriously considering or are already using a 130/30 strategy, according to a new survey from Pyramis Global Advisors. Of the 157 defined benefit (DB) pension plans surveyed. 26% are s...Read more



Hedge-Fund Tax Rise Faces `Uphill Climb' in Senate, Baucus Says
Nov 07/07
Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Tax increases on managers of hedge funds and buyout firms are ``on the table'' to help prevent a separate tax increase on 21 million middle-class households this year, Senate Finance Committee Chairm...Read more



Investors put $18.6 bln into hedge funds in Sept
Nov 07/07
Investors added $18.6 billion in new money to hedge funds in September, marking the third-lowest inflow this year, according to data released on Tuesday. Funds that specialize in emerging markets took in 61 percent of the total as...Read more



Quadrexx Launches All-Canadian Investable Hedge Fund Index
Nov 07/07
Quadrexx Asset Management is flying the Maple Leaf high. The Toronto-based firm has unveiled what it calls the first investable Canadian hedge fund index product whose constituents are exclusively from north of the border.Canadian...Read more



Dubai borrows $1.26bn to pay for hedge fund
Nov 07/07
Dubai Holding, owned by the emirate's ruler, on Tuesday said it had taken a $1.26 billion loan from investment bank Morgan Stanley to pay for the acquisition of a stake in a US hedge fund.Och-Ziff Capital Management in October sai...Read more



The Hogarth of hedge funds offers a glimpse into a hidden world
Nov 06/07
Artist spends six months documenting the mysterious lives of the wizards of finance.he men and women (or, let's face it, largely men) who are making fantastic fortunes working in hedge funds are often credited with tickling the ar...Read more



Arrow Points To Hedge-Like Mutual Fund
Nov 06/07
The latest offering from mutual fund firm Arrow Funds is an alternative to hedge funds. The Arrow Alternative Solutions Fund, the second mutual fund from the Olney, Md.-based firm, utilizes three long/short strategies, according t...Read more



Where have all the hedge funds gone?
Nov 06/07
The hedge fund industry is grappling with its first shakeout in a decade as investors increasingly recoil from startups considered susceptible to the toxic shocks of this year's credit markets.New hedge funds are opening at the sl...Read more



Pictet Funds has announced the launch of a lower-risk absolute return product
Nov 02/07
Backed by the strong track record of the EUR2bn PF (Lux) Absolute Return Global Diversified Fund, Pictet Funds has announced the launch of a lower-risk absolute return product, the PF (Lux) Absolute Return Global Conservative Fund...Read more



Barclays Capital announces note linked to fund of hedge funds
Nov 01/07
Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, has announced plans to launch a note linked to the US Opportunities fund, a US-focused equity long/short fund of hedge funds managed by Optimal Investment Service...Read more



Investors in failed hedge funds seek to oust Bear Stearns
Nov 01/07
Investors who lost hundreds of millions of dollars when two Bear Stearns hedge funds collapsed in August are joining forces to replace Bear Stearns affiliates and designees as managing parties of the failed entities and set the st...Read more



Crédit Agricole offers online access to hedge fund database
Nov 01/07
As part of its ongoing strategy to develop products in alternative investments, Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management has announced the opening of online access to the Casam CISDM Database, formerly the MARHedge Database, th...Read more



Single-manager assets under administration reached record $2.5 trillion
Nov 01/07
Produced by HedgeFund Manager Week magazine, this comprehensive, ten-page survey includes responses from a record number of fund administrators, accounting for almost all third-party assets. Key findings include: Total single-mana...Read more



Hedge fund guru shorts Wall Street
Nov 01/07
LONDON -- Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Hedge Fund with billionaire George Soros, has boosted his bets against U.S. securities firms because of their salary "excesses" and money-losing investments.Mr. Rogers said...Read more



IRS Probes Hedge Funds, Buyout Firms for Tax Abuses
Nov 01/07
Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The Internal Revenue Service has begun an inquiry into suspected tax abuses at hedge funds and private- equity firms after determining many firm partners don't file returns and may have improperly ch...Read more



Portus co-founder Manor to return to Canada in November
Oct 31/07
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Boaz Manor, co-founder of Portus Alternative Management Inc, is expected to return to Canada next month to face a slew of criminal and civil charges, including fraud, KPMG, the recei...Read more



Tale of college ties and a $62,000 Porsche
Oct 31/07
Take two college friends, a hedge fund and a $62,000 Porsche, stir in allegations of fraud and the potent legal brew will next week lead to a $537m (£260m) court case against the former brokerage of Man Group, the London hedge fun...Read more



Adviser Guilty in Ohio Investment Loss
Oct 31/07
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An investment adviser to the state agency for injured workers was convicted Tuesday of fraud charges connected to the loss of $216 million in a high-risk hedge fund, becoming the 20th person convicted in a wide-...Read more



Confessions of a Fallen Hedge-Fund Prince
Oct 31/07
When most of his high school classmates were worrying about SATs and prom dates, Orange native Timothy Sykes was skipping class to trade stocks in the school library. And when most of his college friends were planning keg parties,...Read more



Subprime Claims Merrill CEOs Job
Oct 30/07
It's all over but the shouting, according to news reports. Merrill Lynch's Chief Executive Officer Stan O'Neal is wrapping up negotiations over his severance package after the bank posted a third-quarter loss of $2.24 billion foll...Read more



Sex Engenders Hedgies’ Woes
Oct 30/07
For the small number of women in hedge funds, their sex looms large as an obstacle to their advancement. According to a survey by Financial News, 75% of female hedgies in London felt their gender stood in the way of their success,...Read more



HFs In Superleague Of Their Own
Oct 30/07
The largest hedge funds appear well on their way to dominating the world of HFs. According to research by Morgan Stanley, the bigger they are, the harder they make it for their smaller brethren to survive. “We see the ‘superleague...Read more



Dubai to Buy $1.26 Billion Stake in Hedge Fund Och-Ziff Capital
Oct 30/07
Dubai International Capital LLC agreed to buy 9.9 percent of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC in a transaction that values the New York-based hedge-fund firm at about $12.5 billion. Dubai International, controlled by Sheikh M...Read more



Jeffrey L Gould named head of distribution for Citi Alternative Investments
Oct 29/07
Jeffrey L Gould has been appointed managing director and global head of distribution for Citi Alternative Investments, responsible for overseeing all of its sales and distribution efforts for institutional and high net worth clien...Read more



Facebook Looking for More Cash
Oct 29/07
Facebook, the online social networking site, is looking for a few more good investors, including hedge funds and private equity groups, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Facebook apparently feels that it doesn't ne...Read more



CalSTRS Seeks Alternative Investment Advisors
Oct 29/07
The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has issued a request for proposals seeking alternative investment portfolio advisors to recommend partnerships, perform due diligence and assist and advise its staff. The ...Read more



Amaranth Fine May Signal More U.S. Futures Regulation
Oct 26/07
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and U.S. futures exchanges are fighting efforts by Congress to give two regulators authority over the $4.2 trillion commodities market, a move they say will drive trading overseas. At issue...Read more



US hedge funds shut out
Oct 26/07
Mumbai: The doors may have shut for US-based hedge funds wanting to invest in India. That’s because, SEBI chairman M Damodaran said on Thursday that only entities regulated in their own countries will be allowed to participate in ...Read more



Democrats unveil sweeping tax reforms
Oct 26/07
Democrats on Thursday unveiled proposals for the most sweeping reform of the US tax system in two decades, promising relief for middle-class families and a reduction in corporate rates.The plan would be funded in part by an estima...Read more



IIs To Add $90B In HF Coffers
Oct 26/07
Institutional investors are expected to pump another $80-90 billion into the hedge fund industry over the next 12 months, according to Private Equity Intelligence. Preqin bases its prediction on current average II allocations of 1...Read more



Canadian market fertile ground for hedge funds
Oct 26/07
There is a resurgence of interest among retail investors in the Canadian hedge fund market, according to one hedge fund manager.At the second annual Meet Canadian Hedge Fund Managers Forum in Toronto, Allan Brown, a partner and he...Read more



Wealthy 'moving to hedge funds
Oct 25/07
The world's wealthiest private investors are planning to put more money into alternative investments over the next three years, a report says. The study said the global rich are increasingly attracted by private equity schemes and...Read more



Rangel Seeks $48 Billion Hedge Fund, Buyout Firm Tax
Oct 25/07
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel said he will propose a $48 billion tax increase on executives of hedge funds and private-equity firms to help pay for curbing another tax this year. The New York Democrat said...Read more



Hedge Funds Are Still A Draw
Oct 25/07
Investors put significantly less money into U.S. hedge funds in the third quarter, when credit market woes sparked heavy losses at many prominent portfolios. But demand did not dry up, as some analysts had predicted.Pension funds,...Read more



JPMorgan Asset Management launches four 130/30 funds for institutional investors
Oct 25/07
PMorgan Asset Management has announced the launch of four 130/30 Funds aimed at institutional investors in Europe, the JPM US Select 130/30 Fund, JPM US 130/30 Fund, JPM Europe Select 130/30 Fund and JPM Europe 130/30 Fund.JPMorga...Read more

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