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Biggest hedge funds tighten grip
May 24/07
The biggest hedge funds tightened their grip on the industry last year, with the top 100 passing the $1,000bn mark for the first time and holding more than two-thirds of all hedge fund assets, according to a new survey.The 100 ...Read more



Danish managed hedge fund takes over Swedish tobacco company
May 24/07
Parvus, a London-based hedge fund managed by Dane Mads Eg Gensmann, has taken over power in the Swedish tobacco company Swedish Match. The fund is now the major stock holder with a total 9.9% of shares. Once again, an activist...Read more



Jarislowsky takes aim at investor 'scum'
May 23/07
Never one to mince words, Stephen Jarislowsky says he dislikes hedge funds so intensely that he refers to them as "scum." In a recent luncheon interview in Toronto, he took aim at this growing phenomenon. Always...Read more



Arrow Hedge unveils principal protected notes
May 23/07
New notes linked to Arrow Multi-Strategy Fund   Bank of Nova Scotia and Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. today announced the launch of The Bank of Nova Scotia Arrow Multi-Strategy Fund Deposit Notes, Series 1.Designed to ...Read more



Hedge Funds Inc.
May 22/07
Hedge funds and their managers are known as high rollers. But some experts worry the funds are growing too corporate and too cautious Hedge funds have developed a reputation as the highest of high rollers. Huge risk and hug...Read more



AIMA ISSUES REVISED SOUND PRACTICES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEDGE FUND MANAGERS
May 22/07
London 22nd May 2007. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has today published its revised Guide to Sound Practices for European Hedge Fund Managers.   The Guide - originally published in 2002 - ...Read more



Hedge funds in the sights of regulators
May 21/07
(Reuters) - Hedge funds, the target of German-led calls for tighter international supervision, have blossomed in recent years as investors seek the higher returns their riskier, less-regulated investment strategies can gener...Read more



Administered Hedge Fund Assets Reach $2.267 Trillion in Q1 2007
May 21/07
HedgeFund.net (HFN) has published the first ever survey of hedge fund industry administrators. The results of the survey show that administered hedge fund assets, excluding double counting of funds of hedge funds assets and ...Read more



AIMA WELCOMES FINANCIAL STABILITY FORUM HEDGE FUND REPORT
May 21/07
London 21st May 2007. The Alternative Investment Management Association (“AIMA”) has warmly welcomed the Financial Stability Forum’s (“FSF”) report on potential financial system risks relating to hedge funds and its recommen...Read more



Canadian Bank Hires Amaranth Trader
May 14/07
Bank of Nova Scotia has hired former Amaranth trader Matt Donohoe. According to reports, the third largest bank in Canada hired Donohoe for its global energy derivatives group. He is now based in Toronto, reporting to Scotia...Read more



LTCM founder to launch new hedge fund
May 11/07
Three alumni of Long-Term Capital Management, the 1998 collapse of which remains the most notorious hedge fund blow-up, are reportedly reuniting to start up a new alternatives business. LTCM co-founder Eric Rosenfeld, ...Read more



Ontario Teachers' embarks on London scouting mission
May 11/07
The private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the C$106bn (€71bn) Canadian pension fund, has opened its first foreign office in London as part of its push to make bigger, direct private equity investme...Read more



AIMA Welcomes Ecofin Conclusions
May 09/07
London 8th May 2007. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) welcomes the Council of European Finance Minister (ECOFIN) conclusions this afternoon on hedge funds. These conclusions highlight a nu...Read more



Hedge Funds Strong In April
May 09/07
A pair of indices show that hedge funds had a strong April on the back of soaring global equities markets, but their lead on the broader markets has been whittled to an almost negligible amount. HedgeFund.net’s Hedge Fund Aggre...Read more



EU finance ministers agree to keep an eye on hedge funds but set no new rules
May 09/07
BRUSSELS, Belgium: EU finance ministers agreed Tuesday to keep an eye on hedge funds, steering clear so far of setting new rules for the high-risk, high-return investments — although Germany said it will keep seeking support fo...Read more



Secrets of Top Hedge Funds
May 09/07
By exploiting arcane areas of risk in finance, these private investment funds have been raking in huge profits. Herewith, a peek at some of their strategies Hedge funds are fueling some of the biggest fortunes in hist...Read more



SEC Set To Make Activism Easier; Not Easy Enough, Says Goldstein
May 09/07
Activist hedge funds’ salad days may be in the not-too-distant future, as the Securities and Exchange Commission wrestles with the notion of shareholder democracy in the wake of a court decision. But one high-profile activist...Read more



Hedge Fund Leverage - Worse Than You Think
May 09/07
In general, hedge funds are not good investments. Combine the steep fees with the fact that the overwhelming majority of fund managers underperform the market, and the odds are stacked against the investor right from the sta...Read more



Credit Suisse expands global hedge fund advisory service
May 09/07
Service now available to private banking clients around the world Credit Suisse announced today that it is expanding its hedge fund advisory service to its private banking clients worldwide, effective immediately. The Hedge F...Read more



Buffett Balks At Hedge Funds
May 08/07
One of the greatest investors in history is warning that hedge funds are no silver bullet. Warren Buffett, at a press conference following the annual meeting of his Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Neb., cautioned that investing in ...Read more



Hedge-Fund Strategy by Harvard Gets Senate Scrutiny
May 08/07
May 8 (Bloomberg) -- Offshore hedge-fund investments by Harvard, Yale and Stanford are prompting scrutiny by ...Read more



Debate Escalates Over Hedge Fund Fees
May 08/07
Are hedge fund managers fees getting too rich for investors’ blood? While managers of these regulated investment pools are getting richer — they took home an estimated $14 billion last year — there are grumblings among some inv...Read more



When the shark bites
May 07/07
A coterie of buyout shops, hedge funds and private-equity firms are on the prowl for prey like Ragged Tooth sharks stalking their dinner. If the world's biggest bank frets over talk of a hostile buyout, nobody can feel safe fro...Read more



Funds of funds feel the squeeze
May 07/07
Funds of hedge funds are set to come under increasing pressure as institutional investors become more comfortable investing in hedge funds directly and low-cost synthetic replication strategies become more widely available, it ...Read more



Hedge funds double IT jobs
May 07/07
The hedge fund industry has doubled its share of new IT jobs in financial services in the last 12 months making it a rival to traditional fund managers in its demand for computer experts. A study of 6,000 new IT positions in ...Read more



Baucus Says Hedge-Fund Tax Bill Is `Nowhere Close' (Update2)
May 07/07
May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said his panel is ``looking at the general question'' of how hedge funds and private-equity firms are taxed, though Congress is ``nowhere close'' to drafti...Read more



Canada to launch alternative trading system
May 05/07
Seven Canadian investment firms have clubbed together to launch an alternative trading system to rival the Toronto Stock Exchange, the latest in a string of new platforms challenging the traditional exchanges. The new...Read more



Measuring Risk in the Hedge Fund Sector
May 04/07
Recent high correlations among hedge fund returns could suggest concentrations of risk comparable to those preceding the hedge fund crisis of 1998. A comparison of the current rise in correlations with the elevation before the ...Read more



Hedge funds may pose huge market risk: Fed
May 04/07
Could be largest risk since Long-Term Capital Management crisis in 1998 says New York Federal Reserve Hedge funds may now pose the biggest risk of a crisis since 1998, when the implosion of Long-Term Capital Management threaten...Read more



UBS Profit Falls as Hedge Fund Losses Hurt Bond Fees (Update9)
May 03/07
May 3 (Bloomberg) -- UBS AG, the world's biggest money manager, reported a third straight decline in quarterly profit and said it plans to scrap the hedge fund run by John Costas after losses in the U.S. mortgage market...Read more



National Bank of Canada and BNP Paribas have created a joint venture offering hedge fund managed acc
May 03/07
National Bank of Canada and BNP Paribas have created a joint venture offering hedge fund managed accounts. BNP Paribas has acquired a stake in Innocap Investment Management—an 11-year-old subsidiary of National Bank—which ...Read more



Signs That A Hedge Fund May Be Trouble
May 02/07
If your firm is a counterparty to a hedge fund, invests in or partially owns a hedge fund or places clients' money in a hedge fund, it may be somewhat accountable if the fund commits fraud, losses money or goes bankrupt. Of cou...Read more



Bank of Canada concerned by debt-financed buyouts
May 02/07
Reuters reports that Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge expressed concern on Tuesday about the rise in debt-financed buyouts of public companies and said central bankers need to keep an eye on the issue. Dodge appeared more s...Read more



National Bank of Canada and BNP Paribas join forces in hedge fund managed accounts
May 02/07
Paris, Montreal, New York, May 2, 2007 – National Bank of Canada and BNP Paribas announced today that they have formed a joint venture offering hedge fund managed accounts, a vehicle of choice for retail and institut...Read more



Citigroup to Buy Bisys to Expand Hedge-Fund Services (Update3)
May 02/07
May 2 (Bloomberg) -- Citigroup Inc., the biggest U.S. bank, agreed to buy Bisys Group Inc. for $1.47 billion, broadening the services it offers hedge funds and private-equity firms to include accounting and other administ...Read more



British Win Major Concession From Allies On Hedge Funds
May 02/07
The European crusade to increase hedge fund oversight and transparency may have suffered a fatal blow, with European Union finance ministers agreeing to drop a call for regulators to examine whether the current level of transpa...Read more



Hedge fund managers and investors gather in Toronto
May 01/07
When dozens of Canadian hedge fund managers gather as they did in downtown Toronto's Hedge Fund Hotel last Thursday, with 21 individual presentations courtesy of both interesting start-ups and established fund groups, its a hot...Read more



Opening doors to closed hedge funds
May 01/07
Many of the biggest names aren't taking any more money. But there are ways to gain access. Call it the Groucho Marx problem: Investors trying to put money into hedge funds frequently find that the mana...Read more



Bank of Montreal Has Trading Loss of C$450 Million (Update6)
Apr 30/07
April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of Montreal said it lost as much as C$450 million ($404 million) from natural gas trading, just seven months after similar bets led to the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC. The pretax...Read more



For Hedge Funds, a Billion-Dollar Image Problem
Apr 30/07
“Obviously what we make is absolutely obscene,” said Marc Lasry, founder and managing partner of Avenue Capital Group, speaking about his fellow hedge fund managers a recent panel sponsored by the Milken Institute. “I’m not ...Read more



Tide turns against short-sellers
Apr 30/07
Short-sellers are facing growing structural barriers in their quest to profit from share-price declines, a reversal of fortune that helps explain the heavy losses suffered recently by hedge funds that bet against Amazon, the in...Read more



ABN Amro chief claims bank became 'toy for hedge funds'
Apr 30/07
Rijkman Groenink, chief executive of ABN Amro, faced a Dutch court on Saturday as "a lawyer for his own company" to claim that the biggest bank in the Netherlands had become a "toy for hedge funds".His extra...Read more



German, US finance watchdogs sign cooperation accord
Apr 27/07
BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. and German regulators on Thursday signed an agreement designed to smooth the sharing of information about financial services firms with a global presence and boost transparency. &quo...Read more



How to Hitch Your Wagon to the Hedge-Fund Stars: Mark Gilbert
Apr 27/07
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Now that social arbiter Tom Wolfe has anointed hedge-fund stars the new Masters of the Universe, how can you finagle your underachieving self a seat on the gravy train before it hits the buffers? ...Read more



Morgan Stanley starts to climb mountain to riches
Apr 27/07
Executives and advisers have been hired in an attempt to turn round high net worth business Things are looking up for Morgan Stanley’s wealth management business after a string of impressive hires by chief executive ...Read more



Caymans Says ‘No’ To Hedge Fung Regulations – For Now
Apr 27/07
With hedge funds contributing a significant portion of the economy of the Cayman Islands, you can’t really blame its government for not wanting to rock the boat by imposing stricter regulations on them – at least not until ever...Read more



'Hedge funds for everyone' draw ire of some investment professionals
Apr 27/07
NEW YORK: Three salespeople surrounded a speakerphone in a glass-fronted store across from the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, talking with their counterparts in Chicago and Toronto. In the lobby...Read more



Goldman’s Shipton to be Aima deputy
Apr 25/07
The head of Goldman Sachs’ hedge fund consultancy will work alongside Christophe Lee in the Hong Kong/China chapter. Goldman Sachs prime broker James Shipton, who is head of the firm’s hedge fund consultancy business, has taken...Read more



Hollywood Meets Hedge Funds, Courtesy of Milken
Apr 25/07
As Hollywood and hedge funds enjoy an ever closer relationship, a conference that began this week at the Beverly Hilton may help to strengthen those ties. The gathering, held by the Milken Institute, a think-tank founded by the...Read more



Hedge funds start self-regulating
Apr 25/07
As a mark of its growing maturity, the international hedge fund industry last month released two congruent sets of "sound-practice" principles relating to the valuation of hedge fund portfolios. According to local hed...Read more

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