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Lipper seeks higher profile in Canada
Feb 05/07
If your favourite funds didn't do well at the Canadian Investment Awards this year, don't despair. Mutual funds will get a second kick at the can next month when Lipper, the U.S.-based mutual fund rating service, hosts its first a...Read more



Morgan Stanley enters Asia hedge fray
Feb 05/07
Morgan Stanley is opening a Singapore prime brokerage office to serve the growing hedge fund industry there, according to Reuters. Singapore is racing to catch up with Hong Kong, as the amount of assets invested in Asia by hedge f...Read more



Sextant Caps Water Fund At €250 Million, To Launch New Hedge Fund Next Month
Feb 05/07
Toronto-based Sextant Capital Management is making a splash with its latest fund. The Caymans-based Sextant Strategic Global Water Fund Offshore Ltd, which launched just this month, is planning to close in mid-February with €250 m...Read more



Man hires banks for broker IPO
Feb 04/07
Man Group, the world's largest hedge fund manager, is understood to have lined up five banks, including Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, to handle a Wall Street listing of Man Financial, its US-based brokerage business.Despite claimin...Read more



Mutiny at Pirate Capital Roils Hudson After Worst Year Ever
Feb 02/07
(Bloomberg) -- Tom Hudson and his pirates had a blunt message for Canadian ski-resort owner Intrawest Corp.: ``Surrender the Booty.'' It was March 2006, and Hudson, who runs a hedge fund firm called Pirate Capital LLC, spied treas...Read more



Former Boyz ll Men Producer To Launch Tech-Focused Hedge Fund
Feb 02/07
One morning back in 1995, struggling composer/producer Dennis Ross’ phone rang at 3:43 a.m. On the other line was Boyz II Men.The multi-platinum R&B group—one of the biggest in the music world—wanted to meet with him in Philad...Read more



All That Glitters Is Not Goldstein
Feb 02/07
Hedge fund manager Philip Goldstein’s reputation as the man who single-handedly killed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s HF registration rule may get a little tarnished as he finds himself in a tangled Web with another regu...Read more



SEC, if people want to risk money in hedge funds, let 'em
Feb 02/07
Central banks have been leery of hedge funds ever since Long Term Capital Management went kablooie back in '98, spawning the classic trader's riddle: How many Nobel prize-winning economists does it take to unwind a losing derivati...Read more



Hedge fund group to price IPO Feb. 8
Feb 02/07
Fortress Investment Group LLC will price its initial public offering on Feb. 8, making it the first hedge fund or private equity firm to become publicly traded, according to a filing with regulators today. The New York-based hedge...Read more



Hedge Fund Attrition Rate Dips For 2nd Year
Feb 01/07
For the second year in a row, hedge fund attrition rates have fallen, according to Hennessee Group, which may sound like good news also suggests the industry is in for change that doesn’t bode well for some players. Basing its fin...Read more



Hedge Funds Paying More For Research
Feb 01/07
Hedge funds and other institutional money managers are paying for personalized research, according to Cogent Consulting. The Summit, N.J.-based firm, which represents clients with more than $3 trillion in assets under management, ...Read more



Hedge Funds Smoking In PIPES, Signal Potential Problems
Feb 01/07
Hedge funds have become big players in the private investments in public equities market, with PIPEs investments totaling $28 billion last year alone, and that may present a problem for the industry and regulators. It certainly ha...Read more



Index Funds Prove They’re Not The Real Deal
Feb 01/07
Investable hedge fund indexes are proving they’re nothing like the real thing. According to USA Today, the investments meant to mimic hedge funds have produced less than stellar returns since they were introduced five years ago, t...Read more



Hedge funds ’smooth out’ market volatility
Feb 01/07
THE latest Nedgroup Investments Hedge Fund Review reveals that the participating funds with track records longer than 12 months delivered an average return of 19,9% for the year ending December. Lizelle Steyn, Manager Alternative ...Read more



Over 450 hedge funds closed down in 2006
Feb 01/07
Reuters - Over 450 hedge funds went out of business in 2006, capping a year during which Amaranth Advisors LLC liquidated after bad bets on natural gas cost the firm $6.6 billion, the biggest single loss ever at a hedge fund.Hedge...Read more



"OSFI says bank dealings with hedge funds are acceptable"
Feb 01/07
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada has found that Canada's major banks' exposure to hedge funds is very small, and when they do deal with hedge funds, they take a sufficiently cautious approach. In h...Read more



PerTrac Premieres Two New Hedgefund.net Databases
Feb 01/07
Featuring Expansive Data on Hedge Funds in Asia and Europe New YorkPerTrac Financial Solutions, creators of the PerTrac Suite of Investment Management Solutions, a unified front-and-middle office platform for investment analytics ...Read more



Mauldin Issues Call to Arms, or Keyboards
Feb 01/07
WASHINGTON (HedgeWorld.com)—Since columnist John Mauldin issued a call to arms in his newsletter Friday [Jan. 26], the Securities and Exchange Commission has received a flood of comments on its proposed rule to increase the minimu...Read more



Investors protest SEC hedge fund threshold
Feb 01/07
 Some individual investors want the Securities and Exchange Commission to know that they can take care of themselves.Accusing the watchdog agency of sins ranging from paternalism to outright discrimination against the less-than-fa...Read more



Key Asset's James Freeman on HedgeWorld TV
Jan 31/07
Lipper HedgeWorld today is launching a new feature: HedgeWorld TV. Produced in cooperation with Cantos, the United Kingdom's leading provider of financial video online, HedgeWorld TV brings you interviews with leading figures in t...Read more



Loss at Goldman Hedge Fund Racks Duo at Secretive Global Alpha
Jan 31/07
(Bloomberg) -- Mark Carhart looks out over the packed New York conference and tells investors that Warren Buffett has it all wrong. Carhart, 40, co-head of the quantitative strategies group at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., uses his Ju...Read more



Arrow offers stand-alone Canadian Income Fund
Jan 30/07
Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. today announced the launch of Arrow Canadian Income Fund. The fund will invest primarily in Canadian income trusts and dividend-paying common shares, with a focus on North American securities.The fund’s i...Read more



Rookie Hedge Fund Managers Score Big
Jan 30/07
Emerging hedge fund managers outperformed not only all major hedge fund indices in 2006 but also leading U.S. stock indices save one. According to VanthedgePoint Group, clients of its VanthedgePoint Securities platform saw returns...Read more



Hedge funds leaning too much on leverage
Jan 30/07
Not since the time of Long Term Capital Management in 1998 where it lost $4.6 billion in less than 4 months has leverage been at the all time high that it is at now.Hedge funds are riding high on the abled use of leverage (also kn...Read more



Fund of Hedge Funds Perform Swimmingly In Pooled Pension Funds
Jan 30/07
Pooled funds of hedge funds performed better over the long term than other pooled pension fund allocations, according to Mellon Analytical Solutions. In its latest pooled pension funds update, Mellon found that over a five-year pe...Read more



Do hedge funds belong in a portfolio?
Jan 29/07
When we think about portfolios, most of us think about a diversified approach to investing. And while that may be true, there are different ways to optimize portfolios and different theories about which way is best.One approach to...Read more



SciVest launches Cayman-based global net short equity fund
Jan 29/07
Toronto-based quantitative global investment manager SciVest group has launched the Cayman-domiciled SciVest Global Net Short Equity Fund. The fund is an offshore version of its top-performing Canadian-domiciled Net Short Equity F...Read more



Look out Canada: Hungry hedge funds are circling
Jan 27/07
When Hollywood fastens onto a trend, watch out. It may be a sign the trend has peaked or fading. Hedge fund managers beware. Doug Ellin, the creator of the HBO's Entourage, the hit comedy about the fast money and fast lives of you...Read more



Bono, Who Preaches Charity, Profits From Buyouts, Tax Breaks
Jan 26/07
(Bloomberg) -- During the final concert of U2's world tour on Dec. 9, Bono, the Irish rock band's lead singer, launched into ``One,'' a song about a love affair gone sour. ``Did I disappoint you or leave a bad taste in your mouth?...Read more



Hedge Funds Flee Tax Haven in Virgin Islands, Hounded by IRS
Jan 25/07
(Bloomberg) -- At the Deep End Bar, a poolside grill in St. Croix just steps from the Green Cay Marina, a handful of money managers and investors sip Cruzan rum from a local distillery and reach for complimentary bug repellent as ...Read more



The Bank of New York Tops $100 Billion in Hedge Fund Assets
Jan 25/07
HedgeCo.Net (New York) - The Bank of New York has surpassed the $100 billion mark in hedge fund assets under administration, reflecting rapid growth in the bank's focus on hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, multi-strategy hedge fu...Read more



The Younger They Are, The More They Like Alternatives
Jan 25/07
 The younger the millionaire, the more likely he or she will invest in alternative investments, according to Northern Trust’s Wealth in America Survey 2007. The poll found that that 27% of millionaires between the ages of 27 and 4...Read more



Attack of the hedge funds may roil ETF markets
Jan 25/07
The last thing the exchange-traded-fund world needs is more craziness, and yet that's what it's going to get in April from hedge funds.Hedge funds, basically mutual funds that use more sophisticated strategies, are already using E...Read more



Hedge funds and derivatives not a big worry for Bank of Canada governor
Jan 25/07
TORONTO (CP) - There are economic factors that cause anxiety for the governor of the Bank of Canada, but hedge funds and derivatives are not among them.New financial techniques - so far - have lived up to their promise of redistri...Read more



Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association
Jan 24/07
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association® today announced two new appointments that will help strengthen and increase the organization’s ability to service its growing worldwide membership, naming Heather Ka...Read more



SEC Commission in Hedge Fund Alert
Jan 24/07
Short-termist activist hedge funds could gain undue influence on companies’ boards as a result of expected new rules allowing shareholders to vote on company directors, Paul Atkins, a commissioner at the SEC has warned. In a speec...Read more



Emerging hedge fund managers bullish on US equities, bearish on Russia
Jan 24/07
Managers of fledgling hedge funds expect US equities to be the top-performing asset class in 2007, but see Russia and Latin America as regions to avoid this year, according to the second annual Emerging Hedge Fund Manager Sentimen...Read more



More Aggressive Bank Moves Into Hedge Funds
Jan 24/07
Credit Suisse and Jefferies are planning more aggressive moves in hedge funds. According to Bloomberg News, Credit Suisse wants to take advantage of what it views as a greater emphasis on individual managers as opposed to funds of...Read more



Endowment Hedge Fund Returns Eclipsed
Jan 24/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—School endowments' hedge fund investments had higher returns in fiscal 2006 than in 2005 but still earned slightly less than the average for all asset classes in endowment portfolios, according to a new s...Read more



Emerging Managers Neutral on U.S. Economy, Equities
Jan 24/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—The minds of newly minted hedge fund managers, flush with new perspectives and ideas, are grounds that many investors find fertile: Studies often show that managers produce their best performance in their...Read more



Merkel Eyes Currencies, Hedge Funds During G-8 Chair
Jan 24/07
(Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to spur the Group of Eight industrialized nations to reduce foreign-exchange rate imbalances and improve hedge-fund transparency, hallmarks of her government's G-8 presidency an...Read more



Hedge Fund Sentiment Survey Shows Technology as Best Investment
Jan 24/07
HedgeCo.Net (New York) - VanthedgePoint Group Inc. announced the results of its second annual Emerging Hedge Fund Manager Sentiment Survey.When asked where to invest in the U.S. stock market, hedge fund managers said that Technolo...Read more



Too Late To Invest In Hedge Funds?
Jan 24/07
The way Harold Bradley sees it, the best time to invest in hedge funds has long past. In an interview with Investor’s Business Daily, Bradley, who retired as chief investment officer at American Century Investments on Jan.12, said...Read more



What’s Ahead For Hedge Funds In 2007
Jan 23/07
What’s in store for hedge funds in 2007? Forbes magazine sees an industry that is increasingly going to be kept on its toes as a result of changing investment habits and changes in regulation that will wrap hedge funds into a more...Read more



High net worth Americans reduce exposure to hedge funds
Jan 23/07
The proportion of rich Americans owning hedge fund investments declined in 2006, particularly those with investible assets of USD25m or more, among whom hedge fund ownership dropped by nearly 30 per cent, according to Spectrem Gro...Read more



Dazzled by hedge funds? Look closer
Jan 23/07
The returns are in and anyone who owns a hedge fund, the hottest investment since the junk bond, maybe since the invention of capitalism, should be delighted. The benchmark CS/Tremont Hedge Fund Index rose 13.9 per cent in 2006, a...Read more



CAIA Association reminds Jan 29th closing date for March 2007 exams
Jan 23/07
The CAIA Association today announced that all prospective candidates seeking to participate in its March 2007 exams must register by Monday, January 29. Late registrations are not accepted. Qualified individuals seeking to enroll ...Read more



BluMont calls special meeting to consider share acquistion proposed by IAM
Jan 23/07
Kangas to step down as CEO following the meetingBluMont Capital Inc. today announced that Integrated Asset Management Corp. (IAM), BluMont’s principal shareholder, has requested that BluMont seek shareholder approval for IAM to ac...Read more



Harry Kat: The FundCreator view on hedge fund replication and synthetic funds
Jan 22/07
 Harry Kat calls his model `hedge fund inspired`, `hedge fund resembling funds` rather than replicationSince the launch of FundCreator we have received various emails from people who, put simply, stated that “You guys are mad, the...Read more



A question of privacy for hedge funds
Jan 22/07
You should never feel sorry for someone who owns their own aircraft, said actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in a bad movie a few years ago. And it can be difficult to feel sorry for hedge fund managers, particularly when it comes to their...Read more

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