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Big institutions continue to take stakes in hedge fund managers
Oct 09/07
The summer's market turmoil has failed to cool the enthusiasm of global institutions for taking minority stakes in hedge fund managers, with giant reinsurer Swiss Re acquiring a 15 per cent stake in USD17bn London-based global mac...Read more



U.S. Hosts 60% Of Top HFs
Oct 09/07
Barron’s magazine ranking of the world’s top performing hedge funds gives the U.S. a boost in its boast that it is the center of the HF world. In the ongoing battle for bragging rights, the U.S. is home to 30 – or 60%, of Barron’s...Read more



Alternative investments still too hot to handle
Oct 08/07
Many trustees and fund sponsors are still wary of alternative investments, fearing governance mechanisms that are in place don’t make the grade. Even if they wanted to allocate to alternative investments, many trustees and fund sp...Read more



A Portrait of a Fallen Hedge Fund Manager
Oct 08/07
Victor Niederhoffer, the hedge-fund manager who lost his entire $130 million portfolio in the Thai stock market crash of 1997, has found himself out of luck again.The latest downfall of Mr. Niederhoffer, who in September was force...Read more



Hedge fund managers fancy Italian getaways
Oct 08/07
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Italian countryside is the vacation destination of choice for high-flying hedge fund managers who are willing to pay $2,000 to $4,000 per person a day to just chill out, said a travel adviser for the wealthy...Read more



Hedge Funds Come on Strong in September: Hennessee
Oct 08/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Subprime mortgages … what were those again? By hitching their wagon to a charging equity market, hedge funds seem to have pulled themselves out of the credit market morass that bogged down some funds' per...Read more



Hedge-Fund Woes Draw in Bargain Hunters
Oct 08/07
This summer's troubles for the hedge-fund industry have whetted the appetite of opportunistic buyers and insolvency experts, who are hunting through the wreckage in search of bargains.Fifteen hedge funds with more than $100 millio...Read more



'Hedge fund collapse is on the way'
Oct 08/07
Investors will withdraw $500bn (£245bn, €355bn) – a quarter of the asset base – from hedge funds in the next year, leading to the collapse of a "large number" of hedge funds.So spredicts Giles Conway-Gordon, managing par...Read more



Sears Holdings stock rises on Ackman stake
Oct 05/07
ATLANTA, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Pershing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman, has bought a stake in Sears Holdings (SHLD.O: Quote, Profile, Research), according to a source at the fund, and the ...Read more



Harbinger Rises More Than 65% in 2007 on Subprime, Commodities
Oct 04/07
Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Harbinger Capital Partners, the New York-based hedge fund company run by Philip Falcone, generated returns of more than 65 percent this year for investors, helped by bets against subprime-mortgage bo...Read more



September 2007 figures for the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks
Oct 04/07
Four of the six strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in September, and five of the six strategies ended the third quarter in positive territory for the year.Equity long/short, the best perfor...Read more



Crisis for a New Class of Funds
Oct 04/07
Hedge-fund executives say the next blow to hammer their industry will likely come from a wave of hedge-fund redemptions driven by highly-levered funds that invest in other hedge funds. One bellwether of how this may play out in co...Read more



New chief executive for HSBC Alternative Investments
Oct 04/07
HSBC Alternative Investments has appointed Nigel Webber as chief executive officer, in addition to his existing position as chief investment officer of HSBC Private Bank. He succeeds Barbara Rupf Bee, who has been named as global ...Read more



Hedge Fund Indices Available in Chinese
Oct 04/07
In a sign of the increased globalization of the hedge fund industry, Credit Suisse Index Co. announced Wednesday it is launching a Chinese version of its Web site, making it the first provider of hedge fund indices in that languag...Read more



Hedge funds are down but not out
Oct 03/07
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- Even though hedge funds got slapped in August with the triple-digit drop in the equity markets, their force is not diminished. Indeed, the only question about hedge funds these days is where t...Read more



Low-Key Quant Strategy Thrives in Choppy Market
Oct 03/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Watching the performance of some quantitative hedge funds this August was enough to increase an investor's blood pressure, so wild were the gyrations. There were funds that lost 30% in a few days, gained ...Read more



The CFA of alternatives
Oct 03/07
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Australia has announced the launch of a new accreditation program designed for anyone involved in the alternatives industry, including financial planners.The Chartered Alter...Read more



Perella Weinberg Buys Hedge-Fund Firm Xerion Capital
Oct 02/07
Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Perella Weinberg Partners, the investment bank founded by Joseph Perella, bought Xerion Capital, a New York-based hedge-fund manager that invests in the debt of distressed companies. Terms weren't di...Read more



Portus's Boaz Manor cancels flight to Toronto
Oct 02/07
 Boaz Manor, the co-founder of collapsed hedge fund Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc., will not be arriving in Canada today as expected to face criminal charges. Mr. Manor has been in Israel since shortly after Portus colla...Read more



Credit Suisse, AlphaSimplex Launch 130/30 Index
Oct 02/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Credit Suisse and AlphaSimplex Group have launched the first 130/30 index. The Credit Suisse 130/30 Index aims to help managers build 130/30 portfolios while also giving them a new benchmark. In addition ...Read more



HF Transparency on G7 Agenda
Oct 02/07
The Group of Seven industrialized nations will discuss hedge fund transparency when they meet next month in Washington, D.C., a German Finance Ministry spokesman said Friday. Speaking at a news conference, Torsten Albig said: “The...Read more



Man Group says hedge fund industry growth rate to continue
Oct 02/07
LONDON (Reuters) - The hedge fund industry's rapid growth rate of recent years looks unlikely to change markedly, despite poor performance from some funds in this summer's market turbulence, Man Group's chief executive told Reuter...Read more



Long and Short of It
Oct 02/07
Long/short mutual funds, which employ investing techniques used by hedge funds, are supposed to fare better than the overall market in a downturn.So a lot of small investors who last year piled into this category have been disappo...Read more



Fed Fails to Restore Creditor Confidence, Pimco Says
Oct 02/07
(Bloomberg) -- As far as the world's biggest bond investors are concerned, the Federal Reserve is failing to restore confidence in the U.S. credit markets. Pacific Investment Management Co., TIAA-CREF and Insight Investment Manage...Read more



Global Hedge Fund Assets Surge 19% to $2.48 Trillion
Oct 01/07
- Global hedge fund assets rise over 19% in the first half- New York extends its lead as the top centre- About half of industry assets still allocated via funds of funds London, Monday 1 October 2007 – Assets under management in g...Read more



Algorithmic trading and technology shaping future of forex market, says FXall report
Oct 01/07
As the role of hedge funds in the foreign exchange market continues to grow, algorithmic trading and technology are shaping the future of the market, according to a white paper issued by FXall, the online foreign exchange platform...Read more



Have you considered having your fund of hedge fund professionally rated ?
Oct 01/07
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



Hedge funds stage recovery with September returns
Oct 01/07
Hedge funds shrugged off a disappointing August and made money again last month – though funds trading in credit continued to feel the impact of the credit squeeze.The industry generated a positive return for investors of 0.85% ne...Read more



Managers: Twin Peaks for HFs, PE
Oct 01/07
Hedge funds and private equity have reached a peak in their cycles after years of growth, and both industries are poised for a thinning out of the herd as “mediocre people” get wiped out and “good people” go on, Anthony Bolton¸ a ...Read more



Barron`s first ranking of the world`s best-performing hedge funds
Oct 01/07
We developed our list based on cumulative three-year returns, net of fees, for funds with $250 million or more in assets...Barron's worked with two hedge-fund research firms, BarclayHedge (www.barclayhedge.com) and Credit Agricole...Read more



Funds eye long-short strategy
Oct 01/07
130/30 concept aims to capture alpha returns - in excess of market benchmark.Several Canadian money managers are now aggressively marketing an investment strategy dubbed "hedge fund light" to institutional folks.And it w...Read more



More Interest In Alternative Investments
Oct 01/07
Alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity and real estate should see more interest in the next few years if a survey from Citigroup proves correct.The firm asked roughly 50 chief investment officers and pension f...Read more



Meet The Hedge Fund Historian
Sep 30/07
LONDON - "The devastating nuclear exchange of August 2007 represented not only the failure of diplomacy, it marked the end of the oil age. Some even said it marked the twilight of the West." It may read like bad science-...Read more



Portus's Manor to return home
Sep 28/07
After spending years battling Canadian investigators in Israeli courts, Boaz Manor wants to come home to face the music.The co-founder of collapsed hedge fund Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. is expected to return to Canad...Read more



SEC: Mgr Used Client Cash to Send Wife on Shopping Spree
Sep 28/07
Manager Alexander James Trabulse lied about his investment performance and gave client money to his wife so she could shop abroad, the SEC alleged in a lawsuit. Trabulse, who ran Fahey Fund out of San Francisco, overstated his inv...Read more



Moody's in the dock
Sep 28/07
US - Teamsters Local 282 pension fund has filed a lawsuit against Moody’s claiming the credit rating agency misrepresented the risk involved in structured products backed by sub-prime mortgages.The union pension fund claimed Moody...Read more



Hedge fund, private equity sectors seen at a peak
Sep 28/07
LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The hedge fund and private equity industries have reached a near-term peak in their cycles after years of rampant growth, speakers at a Reuters Forum said on Thursday."Private equity and hedge fund...Read more



Man Group expects strong first-half results despite turbulence
Sep 27/07
Man Group, one of the world's largest alternative asset managers, says it expects to announce an increase of more than 15 per cent in net management fee income for the six months to the end of September when it announces its inter...Read more



Redemption effect to clobber hedge funds
Sep 27/07
Hedge funds are about to be hit by several billion dollars of withdrawals as a popular method of gearing up investment in the industry is reversed in the wake of its poor performance this summer. Fund-linked derivatives, which hav...Read more



AIMA expands Regulatory Team with new appointment
Sep 27/07
he Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) today announces the appointment of Thomas Bullman as Assistant to the AIMA Regulatory Department.This role has been created to strengthen the regulatory resources available t...Read more



The Obedience Rules for Hedge Funds
Sep 27/07
Managers, Investors To Separately Draft 'Best Practices'.WASHINGTON -- The nation's financial overseers are asking hedge-fund managers and investors to develop voluntary guidelines to help improve disclosure and mitigate the syste...Read more



SEC launches Web-based program to warn investors about questionable securities solicitations
Sep 27/07
Regulator seeking public comment The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a new Internet-based initiative to alert investors worldwide about problems with certain unregistered entities engaged in solicitation...Read more



Fidelity Jumps Into HF Game
Sep 27/07
Fidelity Investments’ U.S. institutional business is planning to build up a $20 billion hedge fund business over the next five years, according to Financial News. Fidelity’s Pyramis Global Advisors will kick off the expansion effo...Read more



Greece Nabs Fugitive HF Manager
Sep 27/07
A two-year international manhunt for a fugitive hedge fund manager ended earlier this week when Greek authorities arrested Angelo Haligiannis outside Athens, GreekNews reports. Haligainnis, a college dropout from Queens, New York ...Read more



Hedge Funds in Hollywood
Sep 27/07
Popular culture, which is created by some of the least business-savvy people on the planet, has always been slow to latch onto business and economic trends. The covers of large-circulation magazines are a good contrary indicator. ...Read more



Barron's 400 Index To Serve As Basis Of Structured Note
Sep 27/07
Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the Barron’s 400 Index will serve as the basis of a structured note issued by Morgan Stanley. This is the first time the recently launched Barron’s 400 Index has ...Read more



Citadel appoints Peter Little as chief executive
Sep 26/07
Citadel has announced the appointment of Peter Little as chief executive to lead the next phase of the company's growth plans. Based in the firm's London headquarters, his focus is on strengthening Citadel's position across Europe...Read more



Duo to draw up best practice for hedge funds
Sep 26/07
Two of the highest profile figures in asset management were on Tuesday appointed to spearhead the drawing up of guidelines for best practices for hedge funds.The appointments, by the president's working group on financial markets,...Read more



Majority of hedge funds say '08 U.S. recession likely
Sep 26/07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of hedge fund managers say a U.S. recession is "very likely" in 2008, but fewer than one in five said an economic slowdown would be bad for their funds, a survey of several-hundred hedge f...Read more



Appaloosa Calls Strike Foul
Sep 26/07
Activist hedge fund firm Appaloosa is making its bid for auto parts maker Dana Corp. conditional on there not being a strike at any of the major car manufacturers in the United States. The announcement came the day after the Unite...Read more

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