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Special Situations Funds Drive RBC Index
Feb 15/07
The RBC Hedge 250 Index, an investable benchmark composed of 250 funds, returned 1.18% in January, RBC Capital Markets announced today. That figure trailed both the finalized December return of 1.4% and the Standard & Poor’s 5...Read more



Among the Bric-a-Brac, Cars and Junk, A Hedge Fund
Feb 15/07
Folks turn to eBay to see if they can acquire just about anything, and now the online auction site even has a hedge fund. Among the millions of items, from automobiles to zebra pajamas and everything in between, a hedge fund is up...Read more



Hedge Funds: a growing asset class?
Feb 15/07
Hedge funds are still an alternative asset class for the majority of institutional investors, said Pawel Piesowicz, a consultant with Mercer Investment Consulting in Toronto, speaking at the Alternative Investments & Absolute ...Read more



Funds of funds maintain popularity with institutional investors
Feb 15/07
Andrew Collins, business development director with Fortis Prime Fund Solutions, argues that for the foreseeable future, funds of hedge funds are likely to remain a significant part of the hedge fund industry.The growth in the asse...Read more



Market Risk - AIMA Responds to the G7 Approach to Hedge Funds
Feb 14/07
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), a global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association has responded to the statement on hedge funds following the G7 Finance Ministers Meeting in Essen o...Read more



Operational Risk - New Pressures on Hedge Funds
Feb 14/07
Hedge funds, which have grown into managing an estimated $1.2 trillion in assets, are facing new challenges when it comes to investor relationship management (IRM). Due to larger and more varied investors, and the possibility o...Read more



Hedge Funds Seen Targeting More Restaurant Chains in 2007
Feb 14/07
NEW YORK (AP) - Applebee's International Inc.'s announcement Tuesday that it will consider a sale of the company highlights the growing influence hedge funds are having on the restaurant industry — a trend that's expected to conti...Read more



Author Publishes Hedge Fund How-To
Feb 14/07
Author and money manager Daniel Strachman published a book this month detailing how to start a hedge fund. His Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management is on sale at Amazon.com. The online retailer is offering the book for $59.85, al...Read more



Convertible arbitrage resurface
Feb 14/07
Convertible arb has returned from the dead. Two years after investors abandoned one of the pillars of the traditional hedge fund portfolio, convertible bond arbitrage is once again attracting interest – and billions of dollars of ...Read more



Hedge funds fight back at growing attack
Feb 14/07
Concern is mounting across the City of London’s thriving $400bn (£267.6bn, €305.8bn) hedge fund industry that it is soon to be the target of a vilification campaign similar to that being waged against private equity. The fears wer...Read more



Nymex agrees to buy 10% of Canada`s Montreal Exchange
Feb 14/07
From Bloomberg.com: the New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's largest energy market, will acquire a 10 percent equity stake in Canada's Montreal Exchange Inc., the exchange said.  No price was released for the investment in Ca...Read more



G7 need to understand hedge funds better, says Aima
Feb 14/07
The Alternative Investment Management Association, the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, says that leaders of the Group of Seven countries, who last weekend expressed concern about systemic and ope...Read more



Fund Manager With NFL Clients Fined $20 Million
Feb 13/07
(Bloomberg) -- Hedge-fund manager Kirk S. Wright, accused of cheating clients including National Football League players, was ordered to pay $19.9 million in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. On Feb...Read more



Fund Of Hedge Funds Flying Higher
Feb 13/07
Neither volatile markets, nor meltdowns such as Amaranth Advisors, not even average performance were able to sap the fund of hedge funds sector of its money magnetism last year, as the sector attracted more than $183 billion, way ...Read more



Pension Space Could Up HF Exposure in 2007
Feb 13/07
A "drastic change" could see more corporate pension money flow into the hedge fund space, according to Russell Investment Group. The Tacoma, Wash., company issued a report that claimed pension policy reform is going to s...Read more



Demand-driven structured products attract regulators
Feb 13/07
(February 2007) Structured products may well be the new mutual funds. But financial innovation inevitably attracts regulatory scrutiny, suggests McCarthy Tétrault securities lawyer Ronald Schwass, especially when it comes to f...Read more



Investors Doing More Scrutiny of Hedge Funds' Risk-Management Practices
Feb 13/07
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Investors are giving hedge funds' risk-management practices much more scrutiny than they did in the past, and hedge fund managers as a result are facing some difficult decisions in determining how much th...Read more



AIMA RESPONDS TO THE G7 APPROACH TO HEDGE FUNDS
Feb 13/07
London 13th February 2007. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the leading global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association has responded to the statement on hedge funds following the G7 Fina...Read more



Canadian Securities Administrators Issue Hedge Fund Notice
Feb 12/07
On January 12, 2007 the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published Staff Notice 81-316 – Hedge Funds (the "Notice"), which sets out the results of a review by the CSA of the hedge fund sector (inc...Read more



Hedge funds begin to show up on U.S. financial regulators' radars
Feb 12/07
For years, hedge funds barely registered on the Washington agenda, and that was just the way their managers liked it.These investment pools designed for wealthy individuals flourished in the shadows: They collected more than US$1 ...Read more



Hedge Fund Correlation Dropping
Feb 12/07
Correlation between hedge funds and the equity markets and one HF strategy to another are dropping, making them more attractive as a way of diversifying portfolios, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest Hedge Fund Monitor. Analyst a...Read more



Nine Risk Management Red Flags for Hedge Fund Managers and Investors
Feb 12/07
While the hedge fund industry is maturing, the risk management and valuation practices of many hedge funds can best be characterized as in their adolescence, according to last month’s global study by Deloitte Research and Deloitte...Read more



G7: Call for hedge fund scrutiny
Feb 11/07
Finance ministers say they will get ball rolling for greater oversight of hedge fund industry.ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) -- The Group of Seven richest nations vowed on Saturday to push ahead with better scrutiny for hedge funds, cal...Read more



Hedge Funds Charge Too Much for Returns, Calpers Says
Feb 09/07
(Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds charge too much in fees for performance that frequently mimics major stock indexes, said Russell Read, chief investment officer of the $225 billion California Public Employees Retirement System. Hedge fu...Read more



Merrill Lynch launches volatility arbitrage index to replicate hedge strategy
Feb 09/07
Merrill Lynch has launched a volatility arbitrage index that seeks to replicate the returns of an S&P 500 volatility arbitrage strategy employed by many actively managed hedge funds. The creation of the index is seen as paving...Read more



Hedge Funds Advance in January
Feb 09/07
Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, yesterday announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +1.48% in January, while the S&P 500 advanced +1.41%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +1.27%, and ...Read more



Frenzy Feeding Fortress Flotation
Feb 09/07
Today’s the day Fortress Investment Group makes history as the first U.S. hedge fund and private equity firm to float. From all indications, it looks like Fortress is in for a deluge of dollars as the initial public offering is at...Read more



Shares of Hedge Fund Fortress Investment Double in Trading Debut As More Funds Wait in Wings
Feb 09/07
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Fortress Investment Group, the first publicly traded U.S. hedge fund, doubled Friday in a trading debut sure to catch the attention of many players in the $1.3 trillion hedge-fund industry.The stock's ini...Read more



Relational Gets Board Seat at The Home Depot
Feb 08/07
The Home Depot announced Monday it has entered into an agreement with Relational Investors to appoint one of the fund's principals to the company's board. David Batchelder will join the board on Feb. 22 and will be appointed to th...Read more



Hedge Funds & Oil Predictions
Feb 08/07
HedgeCo.Net (New York) - OilandGasStockNews.com, an investor and industry news portal released the oil and gas trends predicted for hedge funds this year. In the ‘Insiders Corner’ an interview with Michael Brush, had investors con...Read more



A Fund In Need Is A Fund Indeed
Feb 08/07
Hedge funds and those that act like them get a thumbs up in the latest Lipper industry report. Conducted by Andrew Clark, a senior research analyst at Lipper, the study found that hedge funds and HF-like mutual funds are both ?goo...Read more



SEC Examines Hedge Fund Tip-Offs
Feb 08/07
HedgeCo.Net (New York) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether hedge funds are being tipped off about buy and sell orders placed by mutual funds.The Federal regulators that are conducting the probe, have ...Read more



Alternative investments not right for all plans
Feb 08/07
Switching to a new and advanced investment strategy could potentially backfire on pension plans without strong governance models, according to Watson Wyatt. “The quick growth of alternative investments, such as hedge funds, privat...Read more



The Circle of Hedge Fund Life
Feb 08/07
SINGAPORE (HedgeWorld.com)—Quantifying an idea that has long been discussed by hedge fund managers and investors alike, Shoham Cohen has authored a paper on his theory of the life cycle for emerging hedge funds, identifying four s...Read more



Atkins Calls For Openness
Feb 07/07
Paul Atkins, a powerful member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is calling for the agency to bring hedge funds out of the shadows. Speaking last week before the ninth annual Alternative Investment Roundup in Scottsdale, ...Read more



Longworth on Checks Against Delivery
Feb 07/07
The following are remarks by David Longworth, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, to the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.Promoting Stability, Confidence and Well-beingGood afternoon. It's good to be in Kitchener-...Read more



Lake Shore Asset Management launches new multi-asset fund
Feb 07/07
Lake Shore Asset Management has launched the Lake Shore Alternative Financial Asset Fund IV, offering investors exposure to nine global equity indexes, along with treasuries, currency derivatives, gold and oil via its weighting in...Read more



Not-So-Jolly Predictions From Rogers
Feb 07/07
Commodities expert Jim Rogers is the latest prophet of doom with dire predictions for both the private equity and hedge fund industries. Speaking to Australian journalists, Rogers expects there will be a "gigantic shakeout&qu...Read more



Hedge Fund Fees Push Up Revenue Share
Feb 07/07
High hedge fund fees have increased the industry’s share of global management revenues, even as its percentage of the total assets remains minuscule. According to a research report from Merrill Lynch, hedge funds grabbed 28% of al...Read more



Fortress Investment IPO to make history, `massive interest'
Feb 07/07
From MarketWatch.com: Fortress Investment Holdings' $600 million IPO is poised to make history Feb. 9 as the first U.S.-based hedge fund firm to stage an initial public offering. Underwriters Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers on F...Read more



New Merrill Hedge Fund Tracking Index Opens Door For Hedge ETFs
Feb 07/07
The mutual fund industry is learning that exchange-traded funds are a force to be reckoned with. Will hedge funds—which have long used ETFs to their own trading ends—soon join them in that school of hard knocks?Merrill Lynch today...Read more



New Hedge Funds Raised Less Money in 2006 on Amaranth
Feb 07/07
Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- New U.S. hedge funds raised less money in 2006 for the second year in a row because of a rout in emerging markets and the collapse of Amaranth Advisors LLC. The 86 largest new hedge funds gathered $31 billion...Read more



Alpha Scout Fund Achieves 20.46% Return For 2006
Feb 07/07
The Alpha Scout Fund, a Toronto-based fund investing in exceptionally managed hedge funds, today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2006. All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherw...Read more



Northern Trust launches 130/30 strategy
Feb 07/07
Northern Trust Global Investments has launched a Quantitative 130/30 core equity strategy, which seeks to outperform the Russell 1000 Index. The strategy has a goal of outperforming the index by 4% annually over a full market cycl...Read more



'Lose no money' oath sure pays off for this hedge fund
Feb 06/07
The most honest money manager in the country is not happy with his performance last year.This explains why the headline on John Hillery's 2006 wrap-up statement to clients reads: "What happened? You can do better!"It tur...Read more



Man Investments Canada Launches Principal Protected MGS Access Notes
Feb 06/07
Company’s first Canadian Note product offers high level of transparency into hedge fund managers.Toronto, Ontario – Man Investments Canada Corp., a leading provider of hedge fund investments, announced the launch of the Man MGS Ac...Read more



GMO Forecasts Gloomy Returns
Feb 06/07
Foundations and endowments will have a difficult time matching last year's strong returns because all sectors of the equity market have become overvalued. "We have not seen such a flat line across all equities in about 20 yea...Read more



2007 Off To A Good Hedge Fund Start
Feb 05/07
The New Year appears to be off to a good start, though decidedly less robust than a year ago. All six hedge fund benchmarks in the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy finished January in positive territory, still benefiting from the fee...Read more



Canada’s reg reform project is on tap
Feb 05/07
OTTAWA — After much consultation, the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulation Reform Project is about to surface, though exactly when isn’t clear.“Several weeks from now,” said Frédéric Alberro, spokesman for the CSA, the M...Read more



The real difference between hedge funds, mutual funds
Feb 05/07
One is rewarded for taking risks, the other is not.On March 12, 2003, AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, closed at US$1.40 per share. At the time AMR was in a serious battle with its labour unions to gain concessions it neede...Read more

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