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Man Group appoints Citi to provide fund administration services
Nov 13/12
Citi has completed the implementation of Man Umbrella Sicav, the Luxembourg fund business of the Man Group. Citi will provide an integrated range of services that includes custody, depositary bank, fund administration and ...Read more



Why are Hedge Fund “Stars” Failing?
Nov 13/12
The hedge fund world is dominated by big personalities and high profile traders that leave their home funds or bank and setup their own hedge fund. Greg Coffey of GLG and Pierre-Henri Flammand of Goldman Sachs are probably t...Read more



John Henry to Close Commodity Trading Firm at Year-End
Nov 12/12
BOSTON (Reuters)—John Henry, who made a large enough fortune in commodities to become the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, plans to close his trading firm to outside investors at the end of the year. John W. Henry & Co. ...Read more



Ex-Goldman Trader Accused of $118 Million Loss Denies Fraud
Nov 12/12
NEW YORK (Reuters)—A lawyer for a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trader denied on Friday [Nov. 9] U.S. civil accusations that his client had defrauded the Wall Street bank of $118 million. The trader, Matthew Marshall Ta...Read more



Report: Hedge Fund Returns Lag, But Pay Rises
Nov 12/12
Compensation is up and performance is down at hedge funds globally this year, according a new study of bonuses and total pay packages.  “2012 has proven to be a better year for the hedge fund industry,” said the report by he...Read more



Credit-orientated hedge fund strategies continue to dominate, says Lyxor
Nov 09/12
Nine Lyxor strategy indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+1.7 per cent), the Convertible Arbitrage Index (+0.5 per cent), and the Distressed Index...Read more



Hedge funds decline in October, says HFRI
Nov 09/12
Hedge funds posted the first monthly decline in five months in October, as uncertainty over the outcome and impact of US political elections and the ongoing European sovereign debt and banking crisis increased financial mark...Read more



Hedge fund results mixed in October
Nov 08/12
Hedge funds delivered mixed results in October but in aggregate closed in negative territory, according to GAM.The HRFX Global Hedge Fund index lost 0.5 per cent, bringing its year-to-date performance to 2.1 per cent. ...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.47 per cent in October
Nov 08/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.47 per cent in October as three of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month.The three top performing strategies were e...Read more



Hedge Funds Lost 1.9% in October as Global Stocks Dropped
Nov 07/12
Hedge funds lost 1.9 percent in October as global stocks slumped after companies reported earnings that spurred concern the economy was weakening. Multistrategy, global macro (BBHFMCRO) and long-short equity managers all ...Read more



Emerging Stocks Rise Most in Three Weeks on Obama Victory
Nov 07/12
Emerging-market stocks rose, driving the benchmark index to its biggest gain in three weeks, and currencies strengthened after U.S. President Barack Obama won re-election. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF) climbed 0...Read more



Soros says Obama victory means 'more sensible politics'
Nov 07/12
Billionaire investor George Soros said late Tuesday that the projected re-election of President Barack Obama will open "the door for more sensible politics." Soros, who has contributed mightily to Democratic cau...Read more



Hedge Funds and Obama Part II – What to Expect
Nov 07/12
The USA wakes up this morning to four more years of President Obama in the White House. It is no secret that Romney was favoured amongst the majority of Wall Street and the Hedge Fund community. What lies in store for Obama’s ...Read more



Hedge Funds Down, But Outperform S&P
Nov 07/12
Hedge funds lost money for the first time since May last month, hurt by exposure to the broader stock market, which also sank in October. On average hedge funds fell 0.34 percent in October according to a group of early-rep...Read more



Allocators enjoy the ‘low risk-taking world’ of hedge funds
Nov 06/12
Low net positions and the popularity of relative-value strategies suggest that hedge managers are reining in their risk. Go to the cinema these days and you will see hedge fund managers being portrayed as high-flying risk-t...Read more



Where the Hedge Fund Assets Are
Nov 06/12
Global hedge fund assets under management (AuM) were estimated to total $2.147 trillion as of June 30th of this year. Almost 96% of those assets were being managed in just nine countries (total AuMs in $billions): ...Read more



Perceived benefits of hedge fund regulation deteriorating, says Ernst & Young
Nov 06/12
Despite increasing regulatory requirements for hedge funds, only 10 per cent of investors feel that regulations effectively protect their interests and 85 per cent of investors do not believe these requirements will he...Read more



Franklin Templeton completes purchase of majority stake in fund of hedge funds specialist K2 Advisor
Nov 05/12
Franklin Resources, which operates as Franklin Templeton Investments, has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in fund of hedge funds manager K2 Advisors Holdings LLC. The proceeds of this transaction by Fra...Read more



Hedge Fund Masters Flunk Money-Making Test
Nov 05/12
Generating strong returns is getting so tough for hedge fund managers, supposedly the high-earning masters of any market, that some are shutting up shop and more look poised to follow. Years of choppy markets whipsawed by pol...Read more



Hedge fund cashes in on Greek bonds
Nov 02/12
London-based hedge fund Adelante Asset Management has made a 70 percent gain on a sale of Greek bonds, showing the potential for big profits from betting on a recovery in the fortunes of a country effectively off-limits to i...Read more



Franklin Templeton Completes K2 Advisors Transaction
Nov 02/12
Investment firm Franklin Templeton Investments announced Monday that it has completed its purchase of a majority stake in a fund of hedge funds manager. Franklin Templeton also said in its statement that KS Advisors will use...Read more



Performance is an issue, but price is the bigger problem
Nov 01/12
It is not at all clear that hedge fund managers see how much the end-investor world has changed Attending the InvestHedge Forum this month was in some senses a tonic for anyone who has been a bit dispirited by the generally – ...Read more



Man needs one small step – to diversify from structured products
Nov 01/12
It is not surprising that Man sought to diversify through GLG and FRM to try and reduce dependence on structured products related to AHL It was not long ago that Man Group, the London-listed investment house, appeare...Read more



A bit of a Blur: The Line between Hedge Funds and Asset Management
Nov 01/12
As the line between hedge funds and asset management turns into a grey area, PROHEDGE explores the next great challenge for the hedge fund industry. Recent industry commentary and opinion has focused to a great extent on the ...Read more



Vision Capital Corporation is pleased to announce that it received two awards...
Nov 01/12
Vision Capital Corporation ("Vision") is pleased to announce that it received two awards at the 2012 Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards held last night hosted by KPMG.     The V...Read more



Maximizing Returns for Investors Over the Long Term
Nov 01/12
AlphaNorth Asset Management won the award for 'Best 3-Year Annualized Return' (July 31, 2009 - July 31, 2012) for its flagship hedge fund, the AlphaNorth Partners Fund, at the Fifth Canadian Hedge Fun...Read more



Down October Shaping Up For Hedge Funds
Oct 31/12
Even before Hurricane Sandy slammed the nation's financial and hedge fund center, October was shaping up to be a forgettable month for the hedge fund industry.Bank of America Merrill Lynch said that hedge funds were down ...Read more



Hedge funds need a unique thesis if they want to succeed
Oct 31/12
There are thousands of hedge funds competing in the marketplace. They come in all shapes and sizes, but all too often they approach investors with the same thesis.“The things that everyone sees all the time are long/short...Read more



'Quant' Funds Headed For Worst Month Since August 2007
Oct 30/12
Computer-driven hedge funds are headed for their worst monthly performance since the start of the credit crunch after making losing bets in dozens of markets including bonds, currencies and commodities. Many of the funds, kno...Read more



Hedge fund managers likely to benefit from stock selection, says Lyxor
Oct 29/12
The European Central Bank’s “whatever it takes” promise has substantially reduced tail risks, according to Lyxor. Risk premiums that have remained abnormally high since the outset of the financial crisis should diminish over...Read more



Where are the Portus diamonds?
Oct 29/12
John Finnigan’s first question for Boaz Manor was a formality. Pen poised, Finnigan asked for Manor’s address. Manor stared at the ceiling. A silence hung in the air of the law firm’s boardroom. Finally, in exasperation, Fin...Read more



Hedge Fund Advisors Plan to Increase Use of ETFs
Oct 26/12
Guggenheim Investments, which represents $130 billion in hedge fund assets, announced the results of a survey of financial advisors who attended the Morningstar ETF Invest Conference in Chicago. The results found that 78 perc...Read more



Hedge Fund Inflows Continued in September, FoHFs Faced Pressure
Oct 26/12
The trend to direct investment a benefit to credit and macro funds, equity and emerging markets faced redemptions in Q3   Hedge fund assets rose in September for the third consecutive month to reach $2.587 trillion....Read more



Pension funds to increase HF allocation despite recent poor performance
Oct 26/12
Contrary to recent articles in the main stream media, pension funds will continue to increase their allocation to hedge funds despite the recent poor performance within the hedge fund industry, says Don Steinbrugge of Agecro...Read more



Hedge Fund Havens Weigh Taxes as Caribbean’s Debt Rivals Greece
Oct 25/12
From the Cayman Islands to the Bahamas, hedge fund havens are considering a surprising remedy for widening deficits -- higher taxes. The Bahamas is planning a town hall to debate a tax overhaul that may include the nation’s ...Read more



Hedge fund incubator says size matters for hedge funds, and 'small is good'
Oct 24/12
Seeders and managers are advocating smaller funds as candidates for outperformance in the current markets, at a time the industry's largest managers are handing back money to investors. Jeroen Tielman, CEO and founder of hed...Read more



Linedata signs Vertex One Asset Management for Linedata Global Hedge
Oct 24/12
Canadian investment firm Vertex One Asset Management is the latest client to sign up for Linedata’s newly launched Linedata Global Hedge hosted platform. Linedata’s Canadian client base has grown by 35 per cent since opening ...Read more



Hedge Funds Cite 'Fiscal Cliff' as Top Concern: Survey
Oct 23/12
The upcoming elections and the impending “fiscal cliff” have hedge funds more on edge than any other issue, according to a survey by Macro Risk Advisors. More than 60 percent of responding hedge funds listed the possibility...Read more



Hedge Fund Risk Management: Lessons from 2008
Oct 23/12
As part of the PROHEDGE “Get ready for GAIM” series, we covered some of the challenges in hedge fund risk management in anticipation of a talk from Dr Christian Szylar, Global Head of Risk and Performance Measurement at Mar...Read more



AIMA calls for depository passport in Ucits V position paper
Oct 23/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has called for the establishment of a Ucits depositary “passport” regime in its position paper on the proposal for a Ucits V direct...Read more



Hedge funds' commods bullish bets at August lows; gold hit hardest
Oct 22/12
Hedge funds and other big speculators have cut their bullish bets on U.S. commodities to the lowest levels since the end of August, data showed on Friday, as global economic worries pushed prices off their peaks. Funds ha...Read more



Have superstar traders lost their magic?
Oct 22/12
Hedge fund maestro Greg Coffey is retiring at 41 after a glittering career. And, after a distinctly lacklustre performance recently, many of his contemporaries are following suit. The Wizard of Oz, Greg Coffey, has clicked his h...Read more



Hedge funds reach record size thanks to recent strong returns
Oct 19/12
Strong returns during the third quarter have boosted the hedge-fund industry to its largest size ever, offsetting a more muted appetite among investors for these types of funds, research data shows. Global hedge funds now...Read more



Hedge Fund Investors Increase Operational Demands
Oct 19/12
Global hedge fund AUM is back up to pre-2008 levels according to statistics, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Private investors or high net worth individuals have left hedge funds and Institutional Investors have ...Read more



S&P Capital IQ – Two-Thirds of Global Equities Fund Managers Defy Europe Fears
Oct 19/12
Two-thirds of global equities fund managers are overweight Europe ex UK, despite well-documented fears of recession, unemployment, government defaults and a potential eurozone break-up, says S&P Capita...Read more



Hedge fund firm Man Group posts $2.2 bln client outflows
Oct 18/12
Man Group posted its fifth consecutive quarter of outflows on Thursday, as the embattled hedge fund firm's struggle to revive its fortunes is hampered by poor performance from its flagship fund. The firm reported net outf...Read more



FUNDS OF HEDGE FUNDS: Mayhem, mergers and managing money after Madoff
Oct 18/12
In a recent poll of the InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club – made up of 103 funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) with more than $1bn in assets – 61% of those that responded stated that consolidation was likely to continue over the comi...Read more



SEC Charges $1 Billion Hedge Fund Adviser And Two Executives With Fraud
Oct 18/12
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former $1 billion hedge fund advisory firm and two executives with scheming to overvalue assets under management and exaggerate the reported returns of hedge funds they mana...Read more



4 facts about hedge funds
Oct 18/12
Understanding the hedge fund industry requires knowing what is going on now and also identifying current trends affecting how hedge funds operate, invest, form, and trade. Read: Dispelling hedge fund myths Here are four h...Read more



Written guidelines needed for hedge fund managers
Oct 18/12
It’s important to ask managers the right questions about what is going on with the firm and its day-to-day operations.When considering hedge fund managers more emphasis needs to be placed on due diligence and getting everything ...Read more

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