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Forsyth goes into administration
Sep 13/07
A specialist investment group with $1.2billion (£600million) under management went into administration yesterday.Forsyth Partners, with 110 staff and investments in 39 funds, called in administrator Grant Thornton after its Dubai-...Read more



JPMorgan Ranks as Top U.S. Hedge-Fund Manager With $56 Billion
Sep 13/07
JPMorgan Chase & Co. topped the list of the largest U.S. hedge-fund firms, managing $56.2 billion as of July 1, according to HedgeFund Intelligence's Absolute Return magazine. JPMorgan's hedge-fund assets have jumped 65 percen...Read more



FoHFs Cope With, Without Lockups
Sep 13/07
Funds of hedge funds, especially big ones, are coping surprising well in the face of redemption requests even though they lack lock-ups as hedge funds do, according to bfinance. Interviews with several FoHFs reveal that they have ...Read more



Hedge funds boost bottom line for managers-study
Sep 13/07
BOSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Hedge funds are the new "must-have" products for all types of asset managers who rely on them to boost their bottom line, according to a study conducted by consulting firm McKinsey and Institu...Read more



Hedge fund investors bracing for lower returns
Sep 13/07
NEW YORK -- Hedge fund investors have grown used to huge returns. No longer.Last month's market volatility has caused the $2.4-trillion (U.S.) industry to suffer its only losses of the year. Hedge funds collectively posted decline...Read more



Hedge fund compensation continues to increase, says report
Sep 12/07
Compensation for hedge fund jobs continues to increase across the board according to a new report released by Glocap Search LLC, Institutional Investor News and Lipper HedgeWorld.The 2008 Hedge Fund Compensation Report provides an...Read more



More taking CAIA exams as alternative investment industry grows
Sep 12/07
SINGAPORE : As a growing number of hedge funds set up base in Singapore, there is increasing demand for talent in the financial services industry. And a new finance qualification, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA...Read more



Citigroup's Old Lane Hedge Fund Lost 5.9% in August
Sep 12/07
Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Old Lane LP, the hedge-fund firm acquired two months ago by Citigroup Inc., lost 5.9 percent in August, quadruple the industry's average decline, as bond and emerging markets fell. ...Read more



Ex-Amaranth Hunter gets job at buyout firm
Sep 12/07
Brian Hunter, the energy trader whose portfolio triggered the collapse of $9bn (€6.5bn) US hedge fund manager Amaranth Advisors, has become a consultant to a new commodities hedge fund run by US private equity firm Peak Ridge Capi...Read more



Biovail Settles with Stock Analyst
Sep 12/07
Biovail Corp. has settled a lawsuit against one of the defendants in a lawsuit against research analysts and hedge funds that Biovail claims acted in concert to drive down the company's stock price, which helped short sellers to p...Read more



Emerging Funds Tumble
Sep 11/07
Emerging markets hedge funds were the weakest link in the industry last month, according to Hedge Fund Research, with those focused on Russia and Eastern Europe tumbling 3.89% and Latin-focused funds falling 2.93%. The performance...Read more



Betting against U.S. credit sector pays off for CI Global Opportunities Fund
Sep 11/07
Betting against U.S. credit sector pays off again for top-performing fund in Augustby Christian Charest |  11 Sep 07 A handful of specialty offerings flourished, but most equity funds faltered last month.For the second month in a ...Read more



Acuity Launches New Alpha Managed Portfolios
Sep 11/07
Managed portfolio program combines multiple Acuity mandates within each new portfolio.TORONTO, September 11, 2007 – Acuity Funds Ltd. has added a managed portfolio program to its existing family of mutual funds and pooled funds.“A...Read more



Short positions key to sidestepping turmoil
Sep 11/07
Hedge funds are supposed to make money when the markets rise and when they fall. Unfortunately, it's easier said than done. Andrew Allentuck speaks to three managers of Canadian hedge funds on how they made money in a tough market...Read more



S&P releases new fund of hedge funds directory
Sep 11/07
Standard & Poor's fund services has announced the release of its fourth annual fund of hedge funds directory. Copies of the directory, covering over 50 rated funds of hedge funds, are available to intermediaries and institutio...Read more



Biovail Plans to Pursue Lawsuit Against Hedge Funds
Sep 11/07
Biovail Corp., the Canadian maker of the antidepressant Wellbutrin XL, plans to pursue a lawsuit against a group of hedge funds it accuses of driving down its share price after settling a separate case. Biovail, based in Mississau...Read more



Top Hedge Fund Assets Near $1.5 Trillion
Sep 11/07
Media Contact: Brendan McManusWalek & Associates212.590.0524bmcmanus@walek.comMichelle CelarierEditor, Absolute Return212.224.3021mcelarier@absolutereturn.netTOP HEDGE FUND ASSETS NEAR $1.5 TRILLIONJPMORGAN RETAINS TOP SPOTHig...Read more



August hedge fund performance data shows drop of 1.31 per cent
Sep 11/07
Hedge funds lost 1.31% in August with Emerging Markets, High Yield and Macro strategies posting declines while quantitative funds broadly represented across strategies including Equity Market Neutral, Equity Hedge, Relative Value ...Read more



Big Payoff for Marketers
Sep 11/07
Marketers of hedge funds can expect to make up to $675,000 a year in their second full year at a fund, according to a new study by Schwab Enterprise. The study, entitled "Pay Me," looked at salaries of marketers and inve...Read more



130/30 Strategies Not Just a Fad
Sep 10/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—A majority of investors said they consider 130/30 strategies to be a new investment paradigm with long-term potential, as opposed to a passing trend. Furthermore, nearly half of investors currently implem...Read more



Swiss Watchdog Wants to Lure Hedge Funds
Sep 10/07
ZÜRICH, Switzerland (Reuters)—Switzerland is home to some of the world's biggest hedge fund buyers but is missing out on business opportunities by not attracting the actual hedge fund managers to Switzerland, the Federal Banking C...Read more



Man Investments sees turmoil as opportunity
Sep 10/07
Reuters- Cash-rich hedge funds are likely to spot investment opportunities in the financial market turmoil which has hit a few of their high-profile rivals, a senior official at Man Investments said on Thursday. "I don't thin...Read more



Single-Digit HF Hikes Seen
Sep 10/07
Base salaries and year-end bonuses doled out to hedge fund professionals are likely to fall within the single-digit range this year as a result of current credit woes, according to the 2008 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. Released...Read more



ATS Responds to Hedge Funds
Sep 10/07
ATS Automation Tooling Systems is urging stockholders not to vote in favor of a rival board slate put forward by two dissident hedge funds. Goodwood and Mason Capital have nominated seven new board members, four of whom are affili...Read more



Hedge Funds Fell 1.31% in August, Most in 15 Months
Sep 10/07
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge Funds fell 1.31 percent on average in August, the worst monthly performance since May 2006, led by declines in emerging-markets and macro funds. Emerging-markets funds dropp...Read more



Northern Rivers reveals two new funds
Sep 10/07
Toronto-based Northern Rivers Capital Management is expanding, with the launch of two new mutual funds. The Northern Rivers Evolution Fund, which carries a minimum entry level of $15,000, will be managed by Hugh Cleland and Alex R...Read more



Current method of regulating hedge funds is best: Bank of Canada report
Sep 10/07
Although hedge fund failures are not uncommon, they typically don’t have systemic implications. Monday, September 10, 2007 By James Langton, Investment ExecutiveThe existing indirect method of regulating hedge funds is probably th...Read more



Hedge funds are walking away from Sears
Sep 09/07
 Fellow hedge fund managers are bailing out of Edward Lampert's Sears Holdings Corp. as eroding sales and profits dog the nation's largest department store chain.Six of the 10 largest sellers of Sears shares during the second quar...Read more



Hedge fund scam nets USD30m
Sep 09/07
Federal agents are investigating a brazen group of New York scam artists who raised about $30 million from unsuspecting investors by posing as principals of a successful hedge fund and then fled with the loot, The Post has learned...Read more



Bear Stearns Expands Top Management With Unit Heads
Sep 08/07
Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos. expanded its top management committee to include more division heads following the collapse of two hedge funds and the ouster of co-president Warren Spector. The...Read more



Hedge-Fund Managers Eyed by Congress for Medicare Tax
Sep 07/07
Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- James Simons, the highest-paid hedge- fund manager in the U.S. last year, could pay enough in Medicare taxes to provide health insurance for about 4,800 senior citizens. Such esti...Read more



Funds braced for further outflows after July withdrawals
Sep 07/07
An estimated USD55bn was withdrawn by investors from funds of hedge funds in July, the worst month for redemptions in seven years, according to a new report on hedge fund investment flows. The report is produced by TrimTabs Invest...Read more



Fortis launches new Chinese equities fund for institutions
Sep 07/07
Fortis Investments has launched the New Equity Opportunities China Fund, which is geared to institutional investors and aims to exploit opportunities in both Chinese-listed equities (A and B-shares) and Chinese equities listed in ...Read more



Banks' Stress Test
Sep 07/07
Many investors and bankers want the monetary authorities to ease policy to defuse the current credit crisis but it's the banks that need to play their part as well.They get two chances to do just that this month.First, about $113 ...Read more



Arrow offers two new hedge funds
Sep 07/07
Arrow Hedge Partners has launched two new Canadian-based long/short funds, the Arrow Roundtable Fund and the JC Clark Opportunities Fund, which are focused on the small- and mid-cap market."The opportunity for extraordinary g...Read more



Hedge Funds Aren't `Piranhas' in Japan's Pond, Regulator Says
Sep 06/07
Japan doesn't want to deter hedge and buyout funds when it introduces new legislation this month that puts them on the regulator's radar screen, its chief said. ``Japan needs an ecosystem with plenty of bait, not a pond full of di...Read more



August volatility brings record broking volumes at Icap
Sep 06/07
Global interdealer broker Icap, which is active in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, energy, foreign exchange and equity derivatives, experienced record volumes for its electronic broking products in August aga...Read more



Hedge Funds Expand in Primary Lending Amid Credit Tightening
Sep 06/07
NEW YORK (AP) - Hedge funds are increasingly positioning themselves as direct lenders to companies that are having trouble borrowing money from banks or through the bond market.These investors aren't strangers to the world of lend...Read more



Picton Mahoney closes hedge fund
Sep 06/07
Picton Mahoney Asset Management has announced that its Market Neutral Equity Fund will be closed to new investments on or before September 28, 2007. The firm says the decision was made in light of the strong level of capital inflo...Read more



Grant Thornton Creates Financial Services Group
Sep 06/07
Grant Thornton UK LLP announced last week that it established a new financial services group after completing its July 1 merger with U.K. accountancy firm RSM Robson Rhodes LLP. The group replaces Grant Thornton's financial market...Read more



Pension group changes view on private equity bills
Sep 05/07
A large trade association representing more than 500 U.S. pension funds reversed its stance on two legislative proposals meant to more than double the taxes aimed at private equity firms, according to a letter obtained by Reuters ...Read more



Seth Tobias, Hedge-Fund Boss and TV Commentator, Dies
Sep 05/07
Seth Tobias, the managing member of hedge-fund firm Circle T Partners LP and a financial-news commentator, was found dead yesterday in the pool of his Florida mansion, police said. He was 44. Tobias was discovered by his wife, Fil...Read more



Hedge funds not out of mire yet as credit crunch continues to bite
Sep 05/07
LONDON (Thomson IM) - The hedge fund industry needs to brace itself for even more difficulties as the problems which initially affected credit managers spread across the spectrum of asset classes, according to Liz Chong, industry ...Read more



What Lies Ahead For HF Industry
Sep 05/07
With the summer of hedge fund discontent coming to a close, The Wall Street Journal has looked into its crystal ball to see what lies ahead for the battered industry. One does not need to be a fortune teller to surmise there has b...Read more



New 'fat tail' risk management product to be launched on HFR platform
Sep 05/07
A new risk management product for funds of hedge funds, pension funds and endowments will be launched on the HFR Asset Management platform in October by 36 South Investment Managers, a 'tail risk' hedge fund manager. The fund, 36 ...Read more



Aug.: Five Down, One To Inch Up
Sep 04/07
As expected, August was pretty much a downer for hedge funds. Five of the six Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks ended the month at various levels of bad, and the only one to climb just barely did so. Equity long/short was h...Read more



Man Investments raises USD382m for greenhouse gas fund
Sep 04/07
nstitutional investors have committed USD382m in the second stage of asset-raising for the China Methane Recovery Fund, a pioneering fund sponsored by Man Investments that invests in technology to extract methane gas from coal min...Read more



Lid lifted more on hedge funds with new data
Sep 04/07
Investors got their first glimpse at monthly statistics about which types of U.S. hedge funds are pulling money in or giving it back, when a data firm published numbers that analysts say could shape investment choices.TrimTabs Inv...Read more



Funds of hedge funds selling adds to volatility
Sep 03/07
Deleveraging by funds of hedge funds as they faced redemptions from investors may have contributed significantly to the stock market turmoil in the summer, according to research by BarclayHedge and TrimTabs.Their data sugges...Read more



Canadian Exchange merger
Sep 03/07
Investors push for Canadian exchange merger:Major shareholders in the TSX Group, the parent of the Toronto Stock Exchange, and its rival, the Montreal Exchange have mobilised to push for a merger between the companies, a deal the ...Read more

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