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Research ratings not holy grail
Oct 25/07
S&P highlights need for more holistic advice as it restructures ratings. Research ratings are not the holy grail of advice on funds and managers, according to Standard and Poor's (S&P). "Users of the rating need to un...Read more



Man Investments partners with CIBC to launch timely vehicle for Canadian investors
Oct 25/07
Please download the Press Release from here. ...Read more



Hedge Fund's Goal: Buy English Soccer Team
Oct 25/07
Another hedge fund is looking for a piece of the beautiful game.Sisu Capital is seeking a 55% stake in the Southampton Football Club, and the team’s board has reported agreed in principle to move forward on the £40 million (US$82 ...Read more



Hedge Connection sees investor success for members
Oct 24/07
Hedge Connection, an internet-based research and networking platform for hedge funds and qualified investors, has provided an update on the progress of its hedge fund members following allocations to credit, global macro and PIPES...Read more



Bank Report Explores Hedge Fund 'Myths'
Oct 24/07
Many hedge fund firms don't deserve their public images as volatile, alpha-driven investment vehicles, according to a report from the Bank of New York Mellon.The bank's report, which was prepared with research firm Oxford Metrica,...Read more



G10 ministers welcome efforts to improve hedge fund practices
Oct 24/07
Officials review progress on FSF report on highly leveraged institutions. The finance ministers and central bank governors of the countries of the Group of Ten are expressing support for hedge fund industry efforts to improve thei...Read more



Hedge Funds Care Canada to Host 4th Gala
Oct 23/07
TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—Hedge Funds Care Canada will hold its Fourth Annual Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit in Toronto on Nov. 8. Hedge Funds Care Canada is part of the larger Hedge Funds Care alliance, composed of hedge ...Read more



New hedge fund classifications would boost confidence, says Bank of New York Mellon
Oct 23/07
The convergence between hedge fund and equity market returns, combined with inconsistencies in hedge fund classification, could cause widespread confusion on how such funds should be used to diversify investment portfolios and res...Read more



Senior bankers call for loans shakeup
Oct 22/07
The world's leading private sector bankers last night called for sweeping reforms to address problems exposed by this summer's crisis in credit markets in an effort to restore investor trust and confidence.The group said there nee...Read more



"Poor" Hedgies Unhappy With Pay
Oct 22/07
It may come as a shock to the folks in Washington—who want to dig further into the pockets of hedge fund managers with a higher tax—that some of those pockets are not so deep. According to Hedge Fund Search Digest’s compensation s...Read more



Jacko’s Beat Goes On For HF
Oct 22/07
King of Pop Michael Jackson is facing a frightening situation this Halloween: he needs to come up with a $5 million loan payment to Fortress Trust and at this point he appears not to have a ghost of a chance of scaring up the fund...Read more



Assistant Claims Wife Killed Circle T Partners Founder
Oct 22/07
An associate of Circle T Partners founder Seth Tobias, who was found dead in his pool last month, is making explosive new claims about the hedge fund manager’s death.William Ash, who says he worked for five years as a personal ass...Read more



Subprime woes a prescription to hedge
Oct 22/07
Hedge fund manager Allan Brown has become more cautious on North American stock markets despite the recent rallies, saying he doesn't believe the credit woes in the United States are over."This credit crunch has been probably...Read more



Vulture funds find carrion thin on the ground
Oct 19/07
Vulture funds set up by the likes of Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, TPG and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to hunt down fire sales in the LBO debt market have yet to find any great deals. As much as USD300 billion of debt is going for pretty ...Read more



'Super' Fund Remains a Mystery
Oct 19/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—They're calling it the Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit, though right now, no one exactly has figured out what it is. On Monday [Oct. 15] Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America C...Read more



Due diligence key to maxing hedge fund potential
Oct 19/07
Despite the Portus and Norshield debacles, hedge funds can still play an important role in an investor portfolio, provided advisors understand how they work and conduct proper due diligence, hedge fund specialists say. Hedge funds...Read more



Hedge-Fund Rockers Tap Inner Jagger to Help Disabled Children
Oct 18/07
Bloomberg- Last month, at a basement bar in a New York Cajun restaurant, Chris Heasman of Lazard Asset Management and about 20 other hedge-fund executives dressed down in jeans and T-shirts spent the night belting out songs by the...Read more



Technology Biggest Spending Area For Hedge Funds
Oct 18/07
West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)-According to a poll of over 100 top global hedge funds, and fund of funds managers, collectively managing some $900 billion in assets, shows that three quarters of respondents identified technology as...Read more



Maturity bringing new confidence for hedge fund staff, says Ernst & Young report
Oct 18/07
The world's leading hedge funds managers are more concerned about attracting and retaining talented people and managing growth than anything else, according to new research - Navigating New Complexities - published by Ernst & ...Read more



HFs, PE Home In On Mortgage Biz
Oct 18/07
Hedge funds and private equity funds are increasingly picking up the pieces of broken mortgage-lending businesses and the folks with home loans hanging over their heads are not happy about it. According to Associated Press, the tr...Read more



The fund manager, the stripper and the missing millions
Oct 18/07
Canada's hedge fund industry has its share of rogues, but few are as colourful as Paul Eustace. By his own admission in a deposition filed in court, Mr. Eustace lied to investors, lost $208-million (U.S.) in his hedge funds and st...Read more



Hedge Funds Have Best Month in Over a Year, Eurekahedge Says
Oct 17/07
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- An index tracking global hedge funds had its best month in over a year as the Federal Reserve cut the overnight lending rate by a larger-than-expected half a percentage point, according to Eurekahedge. The E...Read more



Hedge Funds Can't Reveal Secrets and Do Business
Oct 17/07
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Transparency is the aspirin of the political and regulatory worlds: Whatever the problem, one small dose of disclosure will often fix it. The latest patient? Hedge funds, those lightly regulated private pool...Read more



Eclectica says soft commodities to emulate oil rally
Oct 17/07
ONDON (Reuters) - Soft commodities like corn and wheat, which have lagged behind the oil price rally, are set to boom, helped by a growing world population and rising income in developing countries, Eclectica Asset Management said...Read more



The Hedge Fund Edge
Oct 17/07
The financial landscape might be in ruins but you certainly wouldn’t know it by sneaking a peak into the average hedge fund’s portfolio. According to an article on hedgeworld.com, a report from Credit Suisse Index Co. says that ma...Read more



HSBC Investments to launch climate change fund
Oct 16/07
LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC Investments is set to open next month a climate change fund which will invest in companies that make their profits from fighting global warming.This is the latest in a string of such funds.Rising emissions ...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced To Prison
Oct 16/07
NEW YORK -- A former hedge fund manager was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to securities fraud, admitting that the scheme cost investors $88 million.John H. Whittier, 41, of Hailey, Idaho was als...Read more



Hedge Funds Get Physical
Oct 16/07
Investing in hedge funds no longer involves a virtual or paper chase for higher returns. Hedge funds are increasingly acquiring stakes in physical commodities as a way to boost performance. “Wherever you look, the trend is to move...Read more



Major Leaguers Catch Hedge Fund Fever
Oct 16/07
You can look it up: a new hedge fund is boasting a customer list like a veritable all-star Major League Baseball roster. The Miami fund has so far penciled Jose Contreras, Orlando Hernandez, Jorge Posada and Alfonso Soriano-each a...Read more



G7 sees hedge funds implementing a code of conduct from 2008
Oct 15/07
FRANKFURT (Thomson Financial) - The G7 industrial states expect the hedge funds industry to implement its own code of conduct from next year, Financial Times Deutschland said, citing G7 sources. It said the code of conduct would p...Read more



First fine art hedge fund domiciled in Guernsey
Oct 15/07
The world's first-ever genuine fine art hedge fund has been domiciled in Guernsey and listed on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange. London-based Artistic Investment Advisers' Art Trading Fund is a three-year closed-ended Guernsey ...Read more



Event-Driven Still Seen A Winner
Oct 15/07
Event-driven strategies will continue to benefit from the current market turmoil through the first quarter, according to half the respondents of Reuters quarterly survey of fund of hedge fund managers, making it the top choice for...Read more



Alleged Portus Fraudster Blames KPMG For Surrender Holdup
Oct 15/07
Boaz Manor says he really wants to return to Canada to face fraud charges stemming from the collapse of his hedge fund, Portus Alternative Asset Management. But he claims that representatives of his alleged victims simply won’t le...Read more



Hedge funds: Be afraid of those definitions
Oct 13/07
"Be afraid, very afraid," says Howard Smith, CEO at QIM asset managers. It's not the man in the hooded cloak and dagger that's getting to him, it's the gay abandon being applied to the definition of what a hedge fund is....Read more



Hedge Funds Enter Mortgage Arena
Oct 13/07
PHILADELPHIA - Hedge funds and private equity investors are gaining a foothold in the business of mortgage loan servicing as some of the country's biggest mortgage lenders crash into bankruptcy. Their arrival on the scene has alar...Read more



Funds of hedge funds see opportunities in turbulence
Oct 12/07
By Nigel DaviesLONDON (Reuters) - Market turbulence has created windows of opportunity for managers of funds of hedge funds eager to scavenge profits from ongoing volatility even while they are wary of an economic downturn, a Reut...Read more



Andy Warhol-based fund says art boom to go on
Oct 12/07
By Jan DahintenSINGAPORE (Reuters) - A hedge fund that invests in prints by Andy Warhol, the pop artist known for his brightly coloured paintings of Campbell soup cans, is betting the boom in the art market will continue because o...Read more



Do hedge funds merit caution?
Oct 12/07
Keep them on a leash; we need safeguardsUntil now, only the FIIs, such as pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, foundations and endowments were permitted by SEBI to register with it for undertaking portfolio investment...Read more



Thomson Financial Invests $180 Million in TradeWeb
Oct 12/07
West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)-Thomson Financial yesterday announced it plans to form a strategic partnership with nine of the world's leading global dealers including, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Lehman ...Read more



Man Charged in Gym Assault of Mgr Fired
Oct 12/07
Stockbroker Christopher Carter, charged with attacking a hedge-fund manager and fellow gym-goer during a workout routine, has lost his job. Carter, who worked for Maxim Investments Group, allegedly attacked Stuart Sugarman during ...Read more



Resources seen as key hedge fund attraction
Oct 11/07
TORONTO -- Canadian hedge fund managers oversee about $20-billion in assets, but can add octane to their growth by playing the resource card to tap foreign investors, says the chairman of the industry association."Canada exte...Read more



Hedge Fund Working Group recommends more disclosure
Oct 11/07
A group representing leading hedge fund managers based mainly in the United Kingdom has published a consultation document that proposes improved disclosure for the industry.The Hedge Fund Working Group (HRWG) was launched in June ...Read more



130/30 Not So Alternative
Oct 11/07
A 130/30 strategy shouldn't be considered to be an alternative investment, according to a roundtable discussion yesterday at the Hedge Funds World Canada 2007 conference in Toronto. It’s a substitute for a traditional investment w...Read more



Hedge funds are able to recover quickly following market turmoil: report
Oct 11/07
Hedge funds are able to recover quickly after market turmoil, according to new research from Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc.The research examines the effects of five crises on hedge funds and world financial markets, finding that he...Read more



Dire HF Prediction For 2008
Oct 10/07
Growing discontent with hedge fund performance coupled with ever-increasing assets in the industry could lead to a “large number” of HF collapses in 2008, according to doomsayer Giles Conway-Gordon of San Francisco-based Cogo Wolf...Read more



Accentuating Too Much Positive?
Oct 10/07
Hedge fund managers, in an effort to make their portfolios look like winners, may be massaging results by picking and choosing what to report, a new study said. The research, by Assistant Finance Professor Veronika Pool of Indiana...Read more



Hsu Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges
Oct 10/07
Former hedge fund manager Albert Hsu pleaded guilty on Monday to attempting to arrange for the kidnap and rape of his former mistress. Hsu was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, according to a report by The Stamford Advo...Read more



Cayman watching Jersey hedge fund move
Oct 10/07
Financial regulators in the Cayman Islands say they are keeping a close eye on developments in Jersey, where regulators are set to announce a ‘zero regulation regime’ for certain hedge funds.According to a Wall Street Journal repo...Read more



SEBI lifts embargo on hedge funds
Oct 10/07
 MUMBAI: Capital market regulator Sebi has finally lifted the embargo on hedge funds, albeit in a calibrated way. In the past fortnight, close to six hedge funds have been allowed to register with the regulator. However, these fun...Read more



Hedge Funds Were Prepared for Credit Crisis
Oct 09/07
Robert Discolo, head of the hedge fund strategies group at AIG Investments, welcomed the downturn caused by the summer’s credit crisis.The group had been waiting for it for months. Discolo said: “If there’s one thing that history ...Read more

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