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Moody's Warns of Potential LTCM-Scale Fund Collapse
Aug 17/07
Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Moody's Investors Service fueled concern that the global credit crisis is worsening by speculating that a hedge fund collapse on the same scale as Long-Term Capital Management LP in 1998 is possible...Read more



Market turmoil leaves hedge funds poised between threat and opportunity
Aug 17/07
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which has admitted to losses in the hedge funds it manages totalling up to USD3bn amid continuing fall-out from the US sub-prime mortgage sector meltdown, sums up the mixture of threat and opportuni...Read more



Short managers shine amid gloomy July for hedge funds
Aug 17/07
Hedge funds recorded on average little or no gains in July as managers suffered from sharp falls in US, European and Asian equity markets, widening credit spreads and rising oil prices. The main exception to the gloom was dedicate...Read more



Hedge funds threatened in world turmoil
Aug 17/07
The US markets plummeted for the sixth consecutive day as traders became increasingly rattled that the continuing global turmoil may be about to claim a large hedge fund as its latest victim.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell a...Read more



Goldman Fund Cuts Fees to Woo Investors After Loss
Aug 16/07
Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. waived fees to draw investors to its Global Equity Opportunities hedge fund after stock-market losses wiped out $1.4 billion of assets this month, according to a person with...Read more



Hedge Funds Sail On, Despite the Storm
Aug 16/07
New York Times- As many hedge funds were nursing deep losses and bracing for a possible wave of redemptions this week, members of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association were popping open champagne bottles. What’s to cheer about? S...Read more



Iraq Gets Its First Hedge Fund
Aug 16/07
The country may be at war, it may have no constitution to speak of and government that barely works, but at least it now has its first hedge fund. Launched by Iraq Fund Management Aug. 1, to coincide with opening day on the Iraqi ...Read more



Hedge funds take more than a trim
Aug 16/07
James Quinn explains how turbulent markets left computer-driven technology, used by managers to operate investment strategy, struggling to cope.Masters of the Universe. The new investment bankers. Hedgies. Whatever name you choose...Read more



AIMA aims for greater hedge fund disclosure
Aug 16/07
Amid the background of hedge fund collapses both locally and in the US, the Alternative Investment Management Association of Australia (AIMA) today released new risk disclosure guidelines for Australian hedge funds.   The voluntar...Read more



Hedge funds return 6.82% year-to-date, says RBC Capital Markets
Aug 15/07
RBC Capital Markets reports that for the month of July, the RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of minus 0.14%, leaving hedge fund returns on the year at just under 7%. This modest negative return brings the year-to-date return o...Read more



Investors Mull How to get Out of Hedge Funds
Aug 15/07
With a number of hedge funds hammered by market turmoil, the question some hedge-fund investors are now dealing with is: Should I be heading for the exit?The subprime-mortgage turmoil and the subsequent volatility in financial mar...Read more



DWS Scudder offers portable alphas access to alternative asset classes
Aug 14/07
DWS Scudder, the US retail division of Deutsche Asset Management, has launched the DWS Alternative Asset Allocation Plus Fund, an open-ended mutual fund that seeks capital appreciation by investing in alternative asset categories ...Read more



Quant quake shakes hedge-fund giants
Aug 14/07
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Some of the largest firms in the $1.5 trillion hedge-fund industry have been hit this month by big losses among so-called quantitative funds, which use computer models to generate trading ideas. The ...Read more



Hedge funds forced into equities fire sale
Aug 14/07
Goldman Sachs has made the announcement that everyone has been waiting for. The investment bank admitted yesterday that three of its high-profile hedge funds had off-loaded massive equity holdings following days of stock market tu...Read more



Man, RAB Honchos Buy Up Own Stock
Aug 14/07
Top management at Man Group and RAB Capital bought up stock in their respective businesses Friday. Their activity took place as the value in publicly-traded hedge fund businesses continued to decline amid widespread market volatil...Read more



HedgeFund.net and HedgeVideo Announce Strategic Alliance
Aug 14/07
Companies Team Up in Groundbreaking Relationship For Innovative Hedge Fund Videos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, New York: August 13, 2007 HedgeFund.net ("HFN") and HedgeVideo, Inc. today announced a strategic alliance ...Read more



MF Global denies exposure to embattled hedge fund manager
Aug 14/07
MF Global (formerly Man Financial) says that it has no exposure to institutional money manager Sentinel Management Group, which is sought to freeze a wave of redemptions plaguing some of its funds. On Tuesday, the Illinois-based S...Read more



Goldman's Global Alpha Falls 26% in 2007, People Say
Aug 13/07
Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s $8 billion Global Alpha hedge fund has fallen 26 percent so far this year, a decline that may prompt more investors to withdraw their money, according to people familiar with the f...Read more



Blue Planet hedge fund cuts bets
Aug 13/07
LONDON (Reuters) - Market turmoil caused by the U.S. subprime meltdown could mark the start of a financial crisis, said Scottish fund firm Blue Planet Investment Management, which has removed most of its hedge fund's long and shor...Read more



Pack Mentality Among Hedge Funds Fuels Market Volatility
Aug 13/07
On Wall Street, there is a rage against the machine.Hedge funds with computer-driven or quantitative investment strategies have been recording significant losses this month. The managers of these funds are the products of the trad...Read more



U.S. Stocks Gain After Retail Sales Top Forecast; EMC Climbs
Aug 13/07
Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose after retail sales exceeded economists' estimates in July and optimism about the planned initial public offering of an EMC Corp. unit boosted technology shares. EMC, the world's largest make...Read more



Burgeonvest and Halcyon to sell four funds to BluMont
Aug 13/07
Halcyon Canadian Demographic Fund to merge with Halcyon Hirsch Opportunistic Canadian Fund Monday, August 13, 2007 By  IE StaffBurgeonvest Securities Ltd. and Halcyon Fund Management Inc. announced today that they have entered int...Read more



Structured investment vehicles’ role in crisis
Aug 12/07
Policymakers and investors have been obsessed in recent years about the potential for a hedge fund collapse to spread financial panic. But it seems one of the biggest threats to stability is coming from the age-old risk of short-t...Read more



Highbridge, Goldman `Quant' Hedge Funds Lose Money
Aug 10/07
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds that use mathematical models to drive investment decisions, including those run by Highbridge Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Tykhe Capital LLC, are losing money in August. Hi...Read more



U.S. Stocks Tumble on Credit Concerns; Banks, Brokers Retreat
Aug 10/07
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks tumbled as subprime mortgage contagion and hedge fund losses halted a three-day rally and sent brokerage shares to their worst rout since 2002. ``The fear is feeding on ...Read more



Hedge fund industry facing stress test, says NBF
Aug 10/07
After spreading the risk everywhere through securitization, banks and brokers are now facing some difficult choices Thursday, August 9, 2007 By James LangtonFinancial firms are facing a tough choice as they decide how to deal with...Read more



Hedge Fund Fiasco Growing In Breadth, Depth
Aug 10/07
It’s not 1929, exactly, but hedge fund managers might be forgiven for the hyperbole.The carnage and catastrophe wrought by the collapse of the sub-prime market continue to hit hedge funds particularly hard. And hedge fund misery i...Read more



Returns To Sender, As Art Delivers Big
Aug 10/07
Picture this: A hedge fund manager who can deliver 400% on his investments in a decade. It may sound surreal, but Adam Sender has done it, not by applying his HF acumen to something as mundane as dollars, but to works of fine art....Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Rokos Plans Luxury Home in Former U.K. Hotel
Aug 09/07
Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Chris Rokos, a partner at U.K. hedge fund Brevan Howard Asset Management, plans to transform a dilapidated former hotel in Kensington into a luxury 10-bedroom home for his family. ...Read more



Hedge funds hit critical list worldwide
Aug 09/07
Hedge funds globally suffered their second-worst week in four years during the final full trading week of July as continuing concerns about the spread of US credit problems took their toll on performance. The Hedge Fund Research i...Read more



All Business Schools Launch Finance Career Resource Guide
Aug 09/07
West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)- With investment banking giant UBS forecasting the world economy to grow about 3.5 percent each year and rapid proliferation of multi-billion dollar hedge funds and private equity funds, All Business ...Read more



Hedge funds bankruptcy alarm
Aug 09/07
The failure of two Cayman Islands-based hedge funds, which is estimated at US$4 billion in losses, could have severe repercussions on the offshore banking industry in the Cayman Islands, according to experts in the sector.US finan...Read more



Growth At Top European HF's Drops By Half
Aug 09/07
Assets at the 10 largest hedge funds in Europe grew at a rate less than half of a year earlier, Financial News reports. The top firms managed a total of $370 billion, which represents 40% of all HF assets in Europe and 20% of glob...Read more



Hedge Fund Assets Near $2.6T
Aug 09/07
Hedge fund assets in the second quarter rose 8% to $2.593 trillion, according to HedgeFund.net. The Q2 2007 HFN Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report states that 53% of the $196.9 billion flow is credited to new money, with the re...Read more



Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index returns 1.2% for July
Aug 08/07
Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index returns 1.2% for July, Asian, emerging markets doing particularly well (3.9%)Early reporting funds for July 2007 suggest a decent month for hedge funds, with the composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index ...Read more



Subprime Sublime For Paulson, Hayman
Aug 08/07
Amid the bad news of fallen funds, wrong way bets and liquidations there are some smiling faces at firms that got it right about the spiraling down subprime mortgage sector. Performance of the Dallas-based Hayman Capital Partners’...Read more



Hedge-Like Mutuals Feeling Down
Aug 08/07
Mutual funds that act like hedge funds have not been practicing what they were preaching to investors – namely, that they would better withstand market turns than conventional mutuals. According to The Wall Street Journal, mutuals...Read more



Hunter Bemoans FERC Suit
Aug 08/07
Former Amaranth trader Brian Hunter is complaining a suit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could derail his new firm. Hunter was the man behind the $6 billion loss Amaranth experienced in the course of about a week last...Read more



B of A Hires Hedge Honcho
Aug 08/07
Bank of America's alternatives arm has hired a new director of hedge fund investments. Spencer Boggess will oversee portfolio management, research, performance reporting, database management and standards review for hedge funds at...Read more



Crude tumbles as hedge funds, others bail out
Aug 07/07
From the WSJ: Crude-oil futures slumped nearly 5% to a one-month low, suffering their biggest loss in seven months as hedge funds and other big speculators with record bets on price gains bailed out after oil failed to push to new...Read more



Bear Stearns Caymans Filing May Hurt Bankrupt Funds' Creditors
Aug 07/07
Bear Stearns Cos.' decision to liquidate two bankrupt hedge funds in the Cayman Islands instead of New York may limit creditors' and investors' ability to get their money back. While most of their assets are in New York, the funds...Read more



Bear Stearns Removes Spector After Debt Market Losses (Update3)
Aug 07/07
Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos. ousted Co-President Warren Spector after errant trades that led to the collapse of hedge funds tied to the slumping housing market. The board of the nation's fifth...Read more



Paulson, Hayman Hedge Funds Increase; Goldman Fund Falls 16%
Aug 07/07
Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Paulson & Co., the New York-based hedge-fund manager whose assets more than doubled this year to $20 billion, is posting among the industry's highest returns by wagering that declines in subprime...Read more



Navigator sues over hedge fund losses
Aug 07/07
The crisis engulfing Bear Stearns over two collapsed hedge funds has deepened after Navigator Capital Partners, an institutional investor, filed what is thought to be the first US court claim against the bank, naming several of it...Read more



Hedge Funds Blamed For Market Whipsaws
Aug 06/07
The market’s whipsawing – closing up 150 points one day, down 200 or so the next – in the waning minutes of trading is the work of hedge funds, Associated Press reports. Actually, AP used stronger language, saying the recent wild ...Read more



AIMA Names Deputy Chief
Aug 06/07
The Alternative Investment Management Association has named Andre Baker to the newly-created position of deputy CEO, where he will focus on battling regulation in the U.K.The London-based lobby group said that Baker, currently chi...Read more



Goldman's Global Alpha Fund Fell 12% in Two Weeks, 16% in '07
Aug 06/07
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Global Alpha hedge fund fell almost 12 percent in the two weeks ended Aug. 3, bringing this year's decline to 16 percent after losses in stocks and bonds. This year's drop in the $9 billion fund, managed...Read more



Investors told to brace for more blowups
Aug 03/07
Asia Pacific investors should prepare themselves for further fund blowups after Macquarie Bank became the third Australian money manager in less than a month to warn of heavy losses on bad bets from credit markets.And odds are goo...Read more



Some hedge funds post big gains in July -WSJ
Aug 03/07
NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Some hedge funds were able to post big profits in July, usually by betting on problems in the subprime-mortgage market, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.One fund run by Hayma...Read more



Volatility Is Back, So Why Aren’t Hedge Funds Happy?
Aug 03/07
Volatility is back with a capital V, so why doesn’t that stand for victory in the hedge fund universe? When the market barely moved, they longed for the return of volatility, but only a few, such as Paulson & Co. – up 22.6% in...Read more

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