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Lifting the Lid: Hedge funds stay under SEC's radar
Jun 15/07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hedge funds are flouting one of the few U.S. disclosure regulations applying to them. But instead of punishing them, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may scrap one of the rules to make it mo...Read more



Hedge-like funds can reduce risk
Jun 15/07
Individual investors who want something more than a plain-vanilla investing plan are increasingly trying out a new option: mutual funds that use hedging strategies. While a standard mutual fund looks for companies with g...Read more



High heels in hedge funds
Jun 15/07
Who would have thought there could possibly be 6,000 women in the testosterone-filled hedge funds industry.A group called 100 Women in Hedge Funds, established in 2001, boasts that many members globally, including those who make...Read more



Greenwich: Hedge Funds Having Best Year In Four
Jun 13/07
Hedge funds are on pace for their best year since 2003, as the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rose 2.18% last month to reach 6.84% year-to-date. But that’s not the only parallel with four years ago, when the Greenwich ind...Read more



Activism Pays, Especially If It's Hostile: Ivy Study
Jun 13/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—An examination of a large sample of regulatory filings showed that activist hedge funds more often than not get what they want from target companies, succeed in improving the business and make substa...Read more



BluMont, Augen plan tax-advantaged mineral flow-through vehicle on Canada`s resource sector
Jun 13/07
Augen Capital Corp. (“Augen”) (TSX-V: AUG) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent with BluMont Capital (“BluMont”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integrated Asset Management Corp. (TSX: IAM). The terms o...Read more



Sex Sells. But Does It Generate Alpha?
Jun 12/07
FT Alphaville reports: “Adult firm to launch hedge fund” ran the story, flagged up by Hedgeweek. The firm in question is AdultVest, set up by former hedge-fund manager Francis Koenig who apparently moved to LA last year with the i...Read more



The Impact of Leverage on Credit-Oriented Hedge Fund Assets
Jun 11/07
Fitch Ratings has warned investors that the next market downturn could have the potential to affect credit-oriented hedge fund assets in a very negative way. According to Fitch Managing Director Roger Merritt says that the im...Read more



As Money Pours in, Hedge Funds Come to Look More Like the Markets
Jun 09/07
“We are somewhere between the third and fifth inning in the growth of assets invested in alternative strategies,” said Todd Builione, a managing partner at Highbridge Capital Management, a $34 billion hedge fund that is majo...Read more



Amaranth says suing fund 'knew the risks'
Jun 09/07
Collapsed hedge fund Amaranth Advisors is trying to get a US pension fund’s lawsuit thrown out of court on the grounds that it knew exactly what it was getting into. Amaranth imploded last fall after losing about $6.6b...Read more



Close Brothers acquires Cayman fund business from Scotiabank
Jun 08/07
Close Brothers is to acquire three business lines, including fund administration, from Scotiabank's operations in the Cayman Islands, continuing the expansion of Close Brother (Cayman) that was launched with the purchase of the tr...Read more



Institutions to invest USD85bn in hedge funds by 2008, says report
Jun 08/07
Institutional investors are poised to pump USD85bn of new money into hedge funds and funds of hedge funds over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a survey of more than 950 institutions by Preqin Hedge, the hedge fund research ...Read more



The Hellish Hedge Fund Joke
Jun 08/07
A young dude died and went to Heaven, to be greeted by St Peter at the Pearly Gate. He said, 'I must check your record. Please stand here and wait'. 'I see you drank', he continued, 'And smoked a lot. The fact is you've done...Read more



Ameritrade CEO willing to look at any opportunity
Jun 08/07
The chief executive officer of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. said the brokerage is not only evaluating deals with other online brokers, it would also consider transactions that push its asset-gathering strategy. Joe Moglia was speak...Read more



TD challenged again by hedge funds
Jun 08/07
 Two hedge funds have sent a second letter to TD Ameritrade, challenging the company’s refusal to merge. JANA Partners and S.A.C. Capital Advisors, which own an 8.4% stake in TD Ameritrade, are also calling for the board of direct...Read more



HFN: Market Rally Outpaces Hedge Funds
Jun 07/07
Hedge funds were in a familiar position in May: well in positive ground, but also well behind the broader markets. HedgeFund.net’s equal-weighted HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Average rose 2.41% last month to reach 6.88% year-to-date...Read more



SEC and hedge funds in talks over risks
Jun 07/07
NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators, looking to allay systemic risks posed by hedge funds, have begun holding informal talks with some of the biggest funds, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner sai...Read more



Hedge Fund Creates Research Institute
Jun 07/07
The Man Group, the largest publicly traded hedge fund in the world, said it would pay £13.8 million ($27 million) to set up a research institute at Oxford University. The funds, to be paid over five years, will create the Oxford-M...Read more



Hedge Funds Off Radar At G-8
Jun 07/07
Washington Times/AP reports: Big business is on the back burner at the Group of Eight summit. Instead of focusing on concerns about hedge funds, fluctuating currencies and better transparency in financial dealings, the world's eig...Read more



It’s War: Hedgies Go Head-To-Head With Banks
Jun 07/07
 Ever since the subprime market fell out of bed, hedge fund traders savvy enough to short securities backed by iffy mortgage loans in advance have been making a fabulous killing. But the house party now could be over, as investmen...Read more



Blackstone to Appoint Ex-Canadian Prime Minster to Board
Jun 06/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Blackstone Group Management LLC will appoint Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister from 1984 to 1993, as director before The Blackstone Group LP goes public. The information was co...Read more



Hedge funds and regulators can work together
Jun 06/07
When the verdict is "guilty", it seems petty to worry about the facts of the case. Germany is asserting once again that hedge funds pose a possible threat to financial stability. Of course they do. So do the US defici...Read more



Alterra Capital partners with UK firm to offer new approach to hedge fund investing
Jun 06/07
Alterra Capital today announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership arrangement with UK-based Fortune Asset Management to provide sub-advisory services to Alterra’s hedge fund products, access to Fortune’s hedge fund p...Read more



Impact of hedge funds on credit markets continues to expand, says Fitch Ratings
Jun 06/07
The influence of hedge funds’ on key segments of the credit markets continues to grow at a dramatic pace, transforming both the cash and credit default swap markets, says Fitch Rating, and it warns of lurking liquidity risks.Cr...Read more



Corporate governance of private equity firms and hedge funds
Jun 06/07
Corporate governance of private equity firms and hedge funds are best addressed within current framework, OECD says Corporate governance of private equity firms and hedge funds are best addressed within current framework, OECD sa...Read more



Ontario Teachers Raises Stake In BCE, Joins Providence In Long-Awaited Takeover
Jun 06/07
Canada.com reports: The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and its U.S. partner Providence Equity Partners Inc. have officially joined the race to take over BCE Inc. and take it private. The communications giant confirmed late T...Read more



Hedge funds push for TD Ameritrade merger
Jun 06/07
Jana and SAC Capital accuse majority shareholder TD of 'glaring and untenable conflicts of interest' Two activist hedge funds have amassed an 8.4-per-cent stake in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. and are pushing the online broke...Read more



Abria closes fund
Jun 05/07
Abria Alternative Investments Inc. has shut the door on its flagship fund of hedge funds, blaming a spiral of redemptions that began with the implosion of Amaranth Advisors LLC last year. The Abria Diversified Arbitrage ...Read more



Impact of hedge funds on credit markets continues to expand, says Fitch Ratings
Jun 05/07
Liquidity risk is among the more important issues facing credit investors in the near-term of hedge funds’ on key segments of the credit markets continues to grow at a dramatic pace, transforming both the cash and credit default s...Read more



Maverick money
Jun 02/07
Canadian hedge funds must still climb uphill to gain true respect Allan Jacobs is the latest hedge-fund convert. Named Canada's top mutual fund manager last year, his boss at Sceptre Investment Counsel Ltd. has given him t...Read more



Top Thirty Hedge Fund Managers
Jun 02/07
ERIC SPROTT Chairman, CEO and portfolio manager, Sprott Asset Management, a mutual fund and hedge fund company Claim to fame Considered the oracle of Canadian hedge funds. Calls himself a "stock junkie" who likes...Read more



Funds less transparent, more expensive
Jun 02/07
The difference between hedge and mutual funds The investing business has always been faddish. The trendiest investment vehicle in the 1990s was mutual funds. This decade, hedge funds are the big thing. But what exactly is the...Read more



Sprott Makes Hedge-Like Mutual Fund Offering
Jun 01/07
The lines between the traditional and alternative investment universes are getting even blurrier thanks to Sprott Asset Management. The Toronto firm, which manages both hedge funds and mutual funds, recently launched the Sprott...Read more



Hedge and non-hedge collide
Jun 01/07
Investment portfolios would become increasingly more complex as both traditional and hedge fund styles of investing continue to merge, said Jeff Rogers, chief investment officer at ipac Securities. Speaking at the Rainmaker Mar...Read more



Struggling Goldman hedge fund risks losing investors
Jun 01/07
NEW YORK -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s largest hedge fund fell 3.4 per cent in the first four months of this year, trailing peers because of losses on bonds and currencies, according to a report sent to investors last week....Read more



Online Hedge Fund Cap-Intro Service Celebrates Success
May 31/07
While the largest hedge funds are seeing record inflows, mostly from institutional investors, smaller hedge funds are left slugging it out for investor dollars. In late 2005, hedge fund industry veteran Lisa Vioni combined her ...Read more



Event-Driven Is The New Black
May 31/07
Event-driven funds have been the place to be over the past year, and may stay that way for a long time to come, according to a new report from Credit Suisse. Event-driven funds—which include distressed, multi-strategy and risk ...Read more



Manor says Portus money "a fantastic story"
May 31/07
(May 2007) Boaz Manor denied he was the owner of Portus Alternative Asset Management, despite sworn documents filed with the Ontario Securities Commission Management, says a special report filed by receiver KPMG. Howeve...Read more



Man Group to List Hedge Fund on NYSE
May 31/07
LONDON — Man Group PLC, the world's largest hedge-fund manager, plans to list a hedge fund on the New York Stock Exchange in its latest push to raise money from U.S. investors. The move highlights a broader trend of he...Read more



‘Postnup’ boom among hedge fund managers
May 31/07
First it was the “prenup”, but now the postnuptial agreement is soaring in popularity among newly wealthy hedge fund managers and other executives keen to safeguard their fortunes in case they face a messy divorce.“Postnups”, a...Read more



Hedge fund's new frontier: art
May 31/07
Int the face of a spectacular run-up in global markets, savvy investors are plunking down dollars in more unconventional assets. And, in some cases, they are using complex, perhaps daring and dangerous, methods to maximize their b...Read more



Half of Britons want greater hedge fund access
May 30/07
Over half of Britons would like to see hedge funds made widely available to the public, according to new research.A survey carried out by 72 Point Limited for F&C Investments shows that just ten per cent of Britons feel that...Read more



Hedge fund veteran sees major growth ahead
May 29/07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest and best-managed hedge funds will grow exponentially in coming years, fueled by pension plans and others looking for portfolio diversification, a leading industry figure told investors on Thursd...Read more



New Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index research
May 29/07
New Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index research reveals that Event Driven hedge funds were the top performing sector over the past 12 months, returning 15.62%* New York, May 29, 2007  Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc., today relea...Read more



Hedge-Fund Manager Cohen Buys Warhol Marilyn Picture (Update1)
May 27/07
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen bought an Andy Warhol image of Marilyn Monroe, ``Turquoise Marilyn,'' in a private transaction, Jonathan Gasthalter, a spokesman for Cohen, said in a telephone inter...Read more



Hedge-Fund Pioneer Steinhardt Sees Rocky Art Market (Update1)
May 26/07
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Steinhardt, who made hundreds of millions as a New York hedge-fund manager, said owners of contemporary art may have a rocky ride when values fall. ``We've seen some extra...Read more



Winners of the Asian Hedge Fund Oscars
May 26/07
Nineteen awards were presented at Asia’s largest and most prestigious hedge fund Oscars, held last night at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Singapore with close to 500 guests from the industry attending. Coupland Cardiff’s C...Read more



Merrill Lynch to Acquire Stake in Sterling Stamos (Update6)
May 25/07
May 24 (Bloomberg) -- Merrill Lynch & Co., the world's biggest brokerage, agreed to buy a stake in Sterling Stamos Capital Management LP, a hedge fund backed by New York Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon. ...Read more



Atheist Wilson Gives $22.5 Million for Catholic Fund (Update2)
May 24/07
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- Philanthropist and retired hedge-fund manager Robert W. Wilson said he is giving $22.5 million to the Archdiocese of New York to fund a scholarship program for needy inner-city students attending Rom...Read more



US SEC probes use of leverage in new issues--official
May 24/07
NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether broker-dealers are complying with rules that bar lending to purchase new stock issues, a senior SEC official told an industry ...Read more

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