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Wary Investors Peek Over the Hedge
Jul 02/07
July 2, 2007 -- Shell-shocked mortgage bond traders who just closed the books on a surpassingly ugly June are eyeing the calendar warily, waiting for the next two weeks to bring the first word of just how much damage hedge fun...Read more



AIMA responds on UK FSA "FAIFs"
Jul 02/07
London, July 2007. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the leading global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association has welcomed the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) proposal to allow aut...Read more



Lake Shore Asset Management Accounts Frozen by U.S. (Update4)
Jun 29/07
June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Lake Shore Asset Management Ltd., a hedge fund firm run by a former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, had its assets frozen by a federal court after regulators said it overstated its hold...Read more



U.S. hedge funds step up pressure on Ameritrade
Jun 29/07
Claim TD is wielding minor stake to influence sale The Toronto Dominion Bank's top executive shrugged off criticism yesterday ...Read more



Bear Stearns Hires Lehman's Lane as Head of Fund Unit (Update4)
Jun 29/07
June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos., battered by the near-collapse of two hedge funds that forced the firm to put up $1.6 billion for a bailout, ousted the head of its asset- management division. J...Read more



Some Portus investors may cash in soon
Jun 29/07
Unitholders in one of the investments in the collapsed Portus Group may soon be able to retrieve what's left of their money as the receiver moves to wind up the investment.Portus Group had three investment vehicles: two managed ac...Read more



Credit Suisse puts twist on hedge indexing
Jun 28/07
Credit Suisse has launched a new indexed leveraged hedge fund, with a unique daily liquidity feature and exposure to multiple hedge fund strategies and managers. The Credit Suisse/Tremont Index Strategies Fund, which opened two...Read more



Which Way Hedge Funds?
Jun 28/07
The new masters of the universe are the huge hedge fund empires like Cerberus, Citadel, Farallon, Highbridge and Och-Ziff, which are fast becoming modern merchant banks to rival Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, says Harold B. Ehr...Read more



More ‘Hedge Fund Hotel’ Flak For UBS
Jun 28/07
Massachusetts regulators step up accusations that the Swiss bank went too far by offering posh digs and lush perks to hedgies in exchange for future business.Massachusetts regulators accused Swiss banking giant UBS AG of improperl...Read more



Criterion Global Dividend Currency Hedged Fund raises distribution
Jun 28/07
Quarterly distribution climbs 5¢Criterion Investments Ltd. today announced that it is raising the annual distribution of Criterion Global Dividend Currency Hedged Fund to 55¢ from 50¢ a share. The increase will be reflected as of ...Read more



Moszkowski Says Bear Stearns Rescue of Fund Unlikely (Update1)
Jun 27/07
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos. probably won't bail out the second of its money-losing hedge funds, Merrill Lynch & Co. analyst Guy Moszkowski said, a day after sounding the alarm that investors couldn't ``ru...Read more



Hedge Funds Cashing Out of Big Lots Shares After Price Doubles
Jun 27/07
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Big Lots Inc., the largest U.S. seller of overstocked and discontinued items, has an online Wild and Wacky Find museum where customers can submit items they stumble upon while shopping at the compan...Read more



Private BCE 'Bad For Canada
Jun 27/07
The Star reports: Canadians may not like the idea of a marriage between two top phone companies, but Telus Corp. CEO Darren Entwistle says BCE Inc.'s future will be bleak if the phone giant falls into the hands of private-equity p...Read more



Credit Suisse Launches Index Strategies Fund
Jun 27/07
Credit Suisse has launched a fund targeting Australian investors. The new offering, the Credit Suisse/Tremont Index Strategies Fund, provides leveraged exposure to the Credit Suisse Tremont Index with daily liquidity. “The fu...Read more



Levered Bear Funds: A Peek into the Black Box
Jun 27/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—It seems that Bear Stearns will salvage some portion of its failing structured credit portfolio by de-levering slowly after buying the debt back from creditors. So far the bank has bought the debt of...Read more



Bear Stearns not planning to bail out second fund
Jun 27/07
NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (BSC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) does not plan to bail out a second struggling fund that invests in repackaged debt securities, a source familiar with the matter said on ...Read more



Bear Stearns Turns to Marano for $1.6 Billion Bailout (Update6)
Jun 27/07
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos. assigned its top mortgage trader to help manage the $1.6 billion bailout of a money-losing hedge fund as it tries to unwind bets on investments tied to home loans. ...Read more



Bush May Oppose Tax Hike on Fund Managers, Aide Says (Update1)
Jun 27/07
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- White House spokesman Tony Snow suggested that the Bush administration will oppose legislation that would more than double taxes paid by many managers of hedge funds and buyout firms. ...Read more



UBS Cited By Massachusetts for Hedge-Fund Relations (Update3)
Jun 27/07
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- UBS Securities LLC, the investment- banking division of Zurich-based UBS AG, was accused by Massachusetts regulators of ``dishonest and unethical'' practices in dealings with hedge-fund advisers. ...Read more



GLG hedge-fund giant sold in reverse buyout
Jun 26/07
GLG Partners LP, one of Europe's largest hedge funds, says it is selling itself in a $3.4 billion (U.S.) reverse takeover that will give it access to the U.S. stock market. Under the deal's terms with Freedom Acquisition Hold...Read more



Amaranth gas trades ‘hit US consumers’
Jun 26/07
Hedge fund Amaranth and its star trader Brian Hunter built up such large positions in the US natural gas derivatives markets last year that they single-handedly sparked abnormally high gas prices for consumers across the US, a ...Read more



Ritchie, Rich No More
Jun 26/07
After two of its funds lost an estimated $700 million in investments on life insurance settlements, Ritchie Capital Management (RCM) is doing everything in its power to make sure that it never happens again. According to published...Read more



Bear Stearns Fund Won't Hurt Earnings, Lehman Says (Update2)
Jun 26/07
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos.'s bailout of a money-losing hedge fund doesn't put the firm's earnings at risk because it won't have to sell the fund's investments at depressed prices, according to an analyst at ...Read more



SEC sues London-based hedge fund advisor GLG Partners for illegal short selling
Jun 26/07
GLG agrees to pay more than US$3.2 million to settle charges.GLG Partners LP, a hedge fund firm that announced plans to go public yesterday, today agreed to settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The SEC announced...Read more



Wealth Managers Put Bulk In Hedge Funds
Jun 26/07
Investment in hedge funds by some of the largest private banks and wealth managers in the U.K. far surpasses allocations to other forms of alternatives. According to research by Financial Times, affluent investors have an estimate...Read more



Bear Stearns's `Friends' Reject Hedge Fund Rescue in LTCM Redux
Jun 25/07
June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos. is getting a taste of its own medicine. It was Bear Stearns, the biggest broker to hedge funds, that nine years ago declined to join 14 other investment banks in...Read more



AIMA Responds to IOSCO Valuation Principles
Jun 25/07
The Alternative Investment Management Association (“AIMA”), the leading global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, has issued its response to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO...Read more



Bear Stearns May Put Up Less to Rescue Hedge Fund (Update2)
Jun 25/07
June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bear Stearns Cos. may put up $1.6 billion to rescue one of its money-losing hedge funds, half as much as it offered last week, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. ...Read more



Wealth managers 'put 25% in hedge funds'
Jun 25/07
Some of the UK's biggest private banks and wealth managers are putting as much as a quarter of their typical investment portfolio into hedge funds, according to FT research.But other high-profile "alternative" investm...Read more



It’s full steam ahead for funds of hedge funds
Jun 25/07
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is toying with the idea of authorising funds of hedge funds. This would effectively give the watchdog’s seal of approval for hedge funds to be sold to UK retail investors for the first t...Read more



Use hedge funds to reduce risk, not boost returns, cautions Merrill Lynch
Jun 25/07
Investors should choose hedge funds that invest in markets and strategies not included in their existing portfolio.Hedge funds still have their use for investors, but they have probably underestimated the funds’ risks, says Merril...Read more



Those magnificent men and their fee machine
Jun 23/07
Buyout expert Onex is looking to get bigger - but not too big, as it branches out with new funds The initial public offering of Blackstone Group, the 13th-largest IPO ever, could not have come at a better time for Onex Corp. I...Read more



This time, the hedge funds are on the sidelines
Jun 22/07
Telus Corp. will have to solve many problems, including satisfying competition regulators and keeping its own shareholders onside, to win BCE Inc. with its planned cash-and-stock bid. But one aggravation Telus may not face is oppo...Read more



Scotia Capital's prime brokerage business looks to global opportunities
Jun 22/07
Scotia Capital may be a relative newcomer to the global prime brokerage market, and although the global corporate and investment banking and capital markets arm of the Scotiabank Group proclaims that it is not looking to go head-t...Read more



Hedge funds see carbon trading opportunities
Jun 22/07
DUBAI: The world's largest provider of hedge fund investments yesterday said the emergence of carbon trading in the developing world is creating major opportunities for international funds.Man Investments said in a report that the...Read more



Hedge fund seminar highlights new focus on permanent capital
Jun 22/07
The alternative investment industry, including both hedge funds and private equity, is undergoing a shift in ownership structure as managers seek to create permanent capital through stock market listings, while establishing the pa...Read more



Artemis Offers Canadian Investors P.E. FoFs
Jun 22/07
Toronto-based Artemis Investment has launched the Elite Private Equity, a fund of funds giving Canadian investors access to U.S.-based p.e. funds managed by some of the world's largest firms. The new offering is expected to close ...Read more



Punk Art, Porn and Hedge Fund Insurance
Jun 22/07
LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—On the face of it, there would seem to be little to link the 1970s hardcore punk rock scene, and the transgressive and sometimes shocking art it spawned, with the dour world of insurance. And so it was that...Read more



Merrill Sells Portion of $850 Million Bear Funds (Update1)
Jun 21/07
June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Merrill Lynch & Co. backed away from a threat to dump about $850 million of securities it seized from Bear Stearns Cos. hedge funds, according to a person with knowledge of the firm's plans. ...Read more



Unions Say No to Hedge Funds
Jun 21/07
World Trade Union Leaders Warn Pension Investors Off Hedge Funds BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- International trade union leaders on Thursday warned pension funds not to invest in private equity and hedge funds, saying they frequently ...Read more



CalPERS Committs $100M To P.E. FoFs
Jun 20/07
The $245 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System is committing $100 million to newly formed Washington, D.C.-based emerging markets shop EMAlternatives. EMAlternatives will focus on investing in firms that emplo...Read more



Hedge funds propose voluntary code to resist pressure for regulation
Jun 20/07
A group of 13 mostly London-based hedge fund managers has proposed establishing a working group to examine the possibility of a voluntary code of practice for the industry amid calls from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic ...Read more



Fund Managers' Taxes May Rise as Senate Targets Fees Stratagem
Jun 19/07
June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge-fund and private-equity managers, already under congressional scrutiny for the lower tax rate they pay on their profits, may also be targeted for a strategy they use to pay less on their manag...Read more



Reuters launches risk management system tailored for hedge funds
Jun 19/07
Reuters is launching JRisk On Demand, a tailored risk management solution for the hedge fund industry that it says delivers real-time risk management tools directly to the individual manager's desktop.According to Reuters, a growi...Read more



BlackRock May Purchase Stakes in Startup Hedge-Fund Managers
Jun 19/07
BlackRock Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. asset manager, is considering buying minority stakes in hedge-fund managers to raise profit from one of the fastest growing areas of asset management. BlackRock, whose existing hedg...Read more



Hedge fund firms to consider voluntary standards
Jun 19/07
LONDON (Reuters) - A group of leading hedge fund executives is to consider adopting voluntary standards for the fast-growing and much criticized industry.The group, to be headed by Sir Andrew Large, former deputy governor of the B...Read more



Hedge Funds Forecast Windfall in Europe's Growing Power Market
Jun 18/07
June 15 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge fund manager Marcel Melis ignores stock charts, commodities reports and bond prices as he sips his morning coffee. All his attention is focused on one thing: the weather. Me...Read more



Feds Indict Adviser for Huge Borrowing
Jun 18/07
The adviser, who managed investments for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, allegedly borrowed 4500 percent of a fund's assets. Charging Mark D. Lay with failing to report to investors overleveraging that had grow...Read more



Activist investors flex their biceps
Jun 18/07
THREE weeks ago, Marcus Agius, chairman of Barclays, received a call from Nat Rothschild of the New York hedge fund Atticus requesting a meeting.The timing seemed odd, given Agius was trying to execute the world's biggest bank...Read more



NYC Pensions Could Consider Hedge Funds Beginning in Fall
Jun 15/07
New York City’s pension plans are carving out an allocation to alternatives this fall, and hedge funds could end up as part of that allocation. Speaking at the Plan Sponsor & Minority Manager annual consortium, New York Ci...Read more

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