Welcome to CanadianHedgeWatch.com
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

General News




U.S. fund firms find Canada tough sledding
Jan 22/07
OTTAWA — Why aren’t more American mutual fund firms paying attention to Canada? After all, Canadian investors have begun flocking to such investments. “Preliminary estimates for December indicate net [mutual fund] sales reached $2...Read more



Canada may cave on bid for national securities cop
Jan 22/07
OTTAWA — Less than nine months after stating in its budget a preference for a national securities regulator, Canada’s federal government seems to be caving in to the political realities and focusing on the passport model used by t...Read more



RBC Capital Markets Hires Bugler From Scotiabank
Jan 22/07
(Bloomberg) -- RBC Capital Markets, the investment- banking unit of Canada's biggest lender, hired Colin Bugler from Bank of Nova Scotia to expand its prime brokerage service for hedge funds. Bugler, who has experience in internat...Read more



Sears Holdings: An affordable hedge fund
Jan 22/07
As the debate carries on about whether Sears Roebuck and Kmart stores' parent Sears Holdings Corp. is a retailer or an investment vehicle attempting to mimic Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, a bigger question looms: Who cares?...Read more



Colleges Increase Hedge Fund, Private Equity Allocations
Jan 22/07
Colleges and universities continued to plow ever-larger portions of their endowments into alternatives last year. But, like hedge funds, their efforts left them lagging the broader markets.According to a survey from the National A...Read more



Tremont Trust May Terminate
Jan 22/07
Hedge fund manager Tremont Capital Management announced Thursday it will hold a special meeting of unitholders to consider the early termination of the Tremont Capital Opportunity Trust. The trust is currently scheduled to termina...Read more



A shadow over hedge funds
Jan 22/07
A truism of investing is that to beat the market consistently, an investor must either take above-average risk or trade on inside information. That inevitably casts a cloud over hedge funds, which exist to beat the market. Many fa...Read more



Amaranth Collapse Slows Hedge Fund Investments During 4Q
Jan 19/07
Hedge fund investors were scared off by the collapse of Amaranth Advisors LLC during the fourth quarter, and slowed their deposits into the market. Investors plowed nearly $16 billion into hedge funds during the fourth quarter, do...Read more



Hedge funds rake in $126.5 billion
Jan 19/07
Hedge fund inflows for the quarter ended Dec. 31 were $15.8 billion in a year that brought in a record $126.5 billion of hedge fund inflows, according to data released by Hedge Fund Research Inc. in Chicago.Industry-wide returns f...Read more



Inflows to hedge funds down 64% after Amaranth collapse
Jan 19/07
Hedge-fund inflows declined 64 percent in the fourth quarter from the record pace of the previous three months, as investors reacted to the collapse of Amaranth Advisors LLC.Fund managers attracted $15.8 billion in the final three...Read more



Unlocking Keys To Hedge Fund Failures
Jan 18/07
 Due diligence can make or break a hedge fund, according to researchers at France’s EDHEC business school. In a paper titled Quantification of Hedge Fund Default Risk, which appeared in HFD sister publication Journal of Alternativ...Read more



Bank Blip Sends Hedge Funds Lining Up Liquidity Options
Jan 18/07
The way banks are aggressively going after hedge funds, one wouldn’t know that the HF industry in Europe is looking elsewhere for financing and securities lending services, but Greenwich Associates says that is exactly what’s goin...Read more



Overseas investors drive hedge funds: Report
Jan 18/07
A new report into the hedge fund industry by specialist consultant John Glass and Rainmaker has found while the local hedge fund market is $22 billion, it's becoming a big exporter with one quarter of the money being managed for o...Read more



Wealthy investors cut exposure to hedge funds
Jan 18/07
Industry faces a challenge in restoring its popularity among important segment.The very richest Americans have soured somewhat on hedge funds, according to new research from Spectrem Group.It found that households with a net worth...Read more



Top five hedge fund trends for 2007
Jan 18/07
Investors have always been fascinated by hedge funds--the vast amounts of money involved, the secrecy, the lax regulation and the promise of wealth. But that may all be changing for individuals as hedge fund investor profiles chan...Read more



Canada Trying its Hand at Hedge Fund Registration
Jan 17/07
Unbowed by the failure of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s hedge fund registration rule, Canada is trying its hand at the same. It may be easier to make that happen north of the border, because hedge funds already are...Read more



Survey Says, Growth Will Be Moderate
Jan 17/07
According to a Deutsche Bank survey of hedge fund investors, the industry will continue to grow modestly in 2007, with projected inflows of $110 billion and average returns of around 10%. Deutsche Bank contacted nearly 700 investo...Read more



Convertible arbitrage top hedge strategy
Jan 17/07
Returned 15.2% in 2006, RBC says. KEITH DAMSELLMUTUAL FUNDS REPORTERConvertible arbitrage was the hedge fund strategy of choice in 2006.The complex investment strategy returned an average of 15.2 per cent last year, reported RBC D...Read more



Emerging-market hedge funds lead pack
Jan 17/07
Hedge funds concentrating on emerging markets rose 20.49% and performed better than any other hedge fund strategy in 2006, according to data from New York-based Credit Suisse's Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index.Overall the in...Read more



Norshield hearing delayed until April
Jan 17/07
The Ontario Securities Commission will hold its next hearing on allegations against Norshield on April 4, 2007. Counsel for the respondents provided the regulator with a status report on the case earlier this week.Hedge fund manag...Read more



Regulation Won't Impede Canadian Boom
Jan 17/07
MONTREAL, Canada (HedgeWorld.com)—New registration requirements in Canada are unlikely to hamper the rapid expansion of hedge funds in this country as Canada is now maturing into a "world-class alternative investment market,&...Read more



Fears over lending to hedge funds sparks probe by US and UK
Jan 17/07
Concern that booming lending to hedge funds may have led to a relaxation in credit standards has prompted US and European regulators to start the first joint investigation into whether banks and brokers are managing such risks app...Read more



Funds Retain Faith With Commodities
Jan 16/07
LONDON (Dow Jones)--Fund managers, having spent a number of years wooing the commodity sector, appear to have removed their rose-tinted spectacles at the start of 2007.  Having been widely cited as the main factor behind the bull ...Read more



Hedge Funds End 2006 up +12.07%
Jan 16/07
The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (the "Index") returned +1.49% in December (+12.07% YTD), according to hedge fund index provider Greenwich Alternative Investments, LLC. By comparison, the S&P 500 returned +1.40%...Read more



AIMA Responds to Consultation on Investment Manager Exemption
Jan 16/07
London 16th January 2007. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the leading global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association has responded to the proposed revision of Statement of Practice (SP1...Read more



2007 A Breakout Year For Replication?
Jan 16/07
In the next half decade, hedge fund replication strategies may account for 40% of managed HF assets, and the drive in that direction is likely to take hold this year. So suggests Dr. Lars Jaeger of Partners Group, developer of the...Read more



RBC Hedge Index Returns 10.6% in 2006
Jan 16/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—When the dust settled, convertible arbitrage emerged as the leading strategy for 2006 in the RBC Hedge 250 Index, returning 15.16% for the year in something of a comeback story. Provided the result isn't ...Read more



'Hedge funds can't be checked, can have broad restrictions'
Jan 16/07
--- PTIMumbai, Jan 16: Hedge funds, which are a regulator's nightmare due to their practice of profiting from declining stock prices, cannot be checked but broad restrictions are possible, a financial expert said today."There...Read more



More than half of boomers lack a written financial plan: survey
Jan 16/07
More than half of Canadian boomers don’t have a written financial plan, with 21% indicating that their plans are “in their head”, while 34% admitted that they don’t have a plan at all. That’s according to a survey of Canadians bet...Read more



Canadian Dollar Falls Prey to Funds as Oil Drops
Jan 15/07
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Traders are making the biggest bets ever against the Canadian dollar. Hedge funds and other large speculators started the year with a record C$8.5 billion ($7.2 billion) wagered that the currency will fall a...Read more



Did the Commodity Bull Get Gored?
Jan 15/07
The fact that it’s smoky in Melbourne again seems appropriate. Visibility is down to just a few hundred meters, which is more than you could say for commodity markets. The stock market can see just fine, apparently, with the ASX/2...Read more



The inexact art of hedge fund indexing
Jan 15/07
As hedge funds become increasingly mainstream, their performance and returns regularly popup in the investment landscape. The industry's performance is usually measured by one of the dozen or so hedge fund indices that have sprung...Read more



Catalyst CEO, CFO resign, clearing the way for hedge fund to gain more control
Jan 15/07
TORONTO (CP) - The two top executives at Catalyst Paper Corp. (TSX:CTL) resigned from the Vancouver company Monday, clearing the way for hedge fund and major shareholder Third Avenue Management LLC to install its own people to run...Read more



ETFs with no fund managers – just logic
Jan 15/07
The hedge fund industry faces strong headwinds in the coming year or so. For one thing, 2006 was the fourth straight year that it underperformed the markets.Fortunately for hedge funds, it is all about spin, so here’s what manager...Read more



Canadian Mangers Will Need to Register
Jan 15/07
TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—Hedge fund managers in Canada are to be subject to new requirements to register with provincial securities commissions, according to statements from the Canadian Securities Commission (CSA), the umbrella g...Read more



Hedge Fund Survey: Longer Lock-Ups OK; Private Equity, Nay
Jan 12/07
Hedge fund investors are embracing longer lock-up periods, and largely disapprove of HF investments in private equity, according to Deutsche Bank’s Fifth Annual Alternative Investment Survey. The poll of more than 1,000 representa...Read more



Canadian Regulators Release Results of Hedge Fund Review
Jan 12/07
TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today issued Staff Notice 81-316 Hedge Funds, summarizing the findings of a sample-based review of hedge funds in Canada. The CSA conducted the revie...Read more



Securities regulators say hedge fund manager registration should be mandatory
Jan 12/07
TORONTO (CP) - Canadian securities regulators say the mounting popularity and possible risks of hedge funds highlight the need to register hedge fund managers operating in Canada.A review of hedge funds released by the Canadian Se...Read more



Hedge fund industry needs to clean up its image
Jan 11/07
Lack of regulation and transparency have brought the issue to the G8 table. The hedge fund industry’s inability to manage its own image is coming home to roost. Until now, regulators have failed to impose any meaningful rules on h...Read more



Asset Managers will spend more on marketing in 2007, hedge fund budgets half the size of mainstream
Jan 11/07
A new survey published today by Fin international finds that buoyant markets are driving marketing budgets up across all asset management classes. From small hedge funds to large institutional and retail players, 95% of asset mana...Read more



Investors Love Hedge Fund IPOs, Survey Shows
Jan 11/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—There is a growing tendency for investors to consider investing in publicly listed hedge funds, a surprising new trend considering how recent a thing it is for hedge funds to gain access to the capital ma...Read more



Most hedge investors dissatisfied with funds
Jan 11/07
Almost 75% of hedge fund investors said it is difficult to find a manager who satisfies their performance objectives, according to a survey released today by Deutsche Bank AG of Frankfurt, Germany.The Fifth Annual Alternative Inve...Read more



GM to Highland: Cut us in
Jan 11/07
General Motors is demanding a bigger cut of the recapitalization package Highland Capital Management offered Delphi Corp. Bankrupt Delphi in December had OK'd a $3.4 billion refinancing deal from Appaloosa Management and Cerberus ...Read more



Emerging Markets Tops In 2006
Jan 10/07
Hedge funds that focus on emerging markets emerged as the best performers in at least two HF indices. Both Hedge Fund Research and HedgeFund.net reported 2006 returns in emerging market strategy as 25.13% and 21.72%, respectively,...Read more



Will Hedge Funds Take A Bath In Oil?
Jan 10/07
There’s rumbling that hedge funds may get hit hard in the energy sector – again -- if oil prices continue to slide. Oil prices are hovering around $55, dropping nearly 12% since the beginning of the year, thanks to a spring-like w...Read more



Reuters Becomes Global Sponsoring Member
Jan 10/07
London 11th January 2007, AIMA, the global trade association for hedge fundsannounces that Reuters has become AIMA’s sixth global sponsoring member.Reuters, including Lipper and Lipper HedgeWorld, will initially join ineight impor...Read more



2007 may shatter newly minted records for global asset management M&A
Jan 10/07
M&A activity in the global investment management industry in 2006 surpassed previous records for number of transactions, disclosed deal value, and the amount of assets, and a repeat performance is in store in 2007 if capital m...Read more



SkyRank Releases New On-Line Hedge Fund Ratings
Jan 10/07
East Brunswick, NJ -- January 10, 2007 -- The SkyRankTM System of Hedge Fund Ratings is pleased to announce the release of its new hedge fund ratings subscription product which uses the MorningstarR high quality hedge fund data en...Read more



Picking at Domain-Name Stocks
Jan 10/07
URL: http://www.thestreet.com/newsanalysis/techstockupdate/10331607.htmlInternet domain names such as vodka.com (sold for $3 million in 2006), business.com (sold for $7.5 million in 1999), sex.com (sold for $12 million in 2006) an...Read more



Financial assets hit $140 trillion in 2005 - WSJ
Jan 10/07
NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The world's financial system was awash with $140 trillion worth of stocks, bonds and other assets as of 2005, according to a study by McKinsey & Co., the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.T...Read more

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 36 - 37 - 38 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 46 - 47 - 48 - 49 - 50 - 51 - 52 - 53 - 54 - 55 - 56 - 57 - 58 - 59 - 60 - 61 - 62 - 63 - 64 - 65 - 66 - 67 - 68 - 69 - 70 - 71 - 72 - 73 - 74 - 75 - 76 - 77 - 78 - 79 - 80 - 81 - 82 - 83 - 84 - 85 - 86 - 87 - 88 - 89 - 90 - 91 - 92 - 93 - 94 - 95 - 96 - 97 - 98 - 99 - 100 - 101 - 102 - 103 - 104 - 105 - 106 - 107 - 108 - 109 - 110 - 111 - 112 - 113 - 114 - 115 - 116 - 117 - 118 - 119 - 120 - 121 - 122 - 123 - 124 - 125 - 126 - 127 - 128 - 129 - 130 - 131 - 132 - 133 - 134 - 135 - 136 - 137 - 138 - 139 - 140 - 141 - 142 - 143 - 144 - 145 - 146 - 147 - 148 - 149 - 150 - 151 - 152 - 153 - 154 - 155 - 156 - 157 - 158 - 159