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Canadian hedge funds Well positioned to receive greater share from global Institutional investors
Jan 09/07
Study shows Canadian hedge funds maturing into a world-class investment optionMONTREAL, Quebec – January 9, 2006 – Canadian hedge funds are developing into a world-class alternative investment opportunity benefiting from the most ...Read more



Hedge-Fund Borrowing Examined by Fed, SEC, European Regulators
Jan 09/07
Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. and European regulators, turning a spotlight on one of Wall Street's most profitable businesses, are conducting a joint probe into whether banks and securities firms set strict enough limits on loans to ...Read more



Amaranth Founder Explores New Firm
Jan 08/07
After losing billions of dollars of investors' money, Amaranth founder Nick Maounis is trying to start a new firm. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Maounis is teaming up with former colleagues to start a money man...Read more



Managers prepare billion dollar launches
Jan 08/07
At least four hedge fund managers are set to raise funds of more than $1bn (€758m) in the first three months of the year – almost as many as in the whole of last year – despite the $6.5bn (€5bn) collapse of Amaranth Advisors in th...Read more



Hedge Funds Rose 1.6% in December, 13% in 2006, Report Says
Jan 08/07
Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds globally returned an average 1.6 percent in December to finish the year with their best performance since 2003, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc. Hedge funds tracked by the Chicago-based firm ...Read more



Portus's Manor in court as gem case drags on
Jan 08/07
TEL AVIV -- After nearly two years in exile, co-founder of bankrupt investment firm Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. Boaz Manor is embroiled in a new round of hearings aimed at solving the case of the disappearing diamonds...Read more



Outside the Hedge Funds, Looking In
Jan 07/07
IT’S time for wise investors to start listening to Marx. But put away your college copy of “Das Kapital” because I’m talking about the well-known social theorist Groucho Marx, the man who famously said he wouldn’t want to belong t...Read more



Bumper pay day for fund pioneers
Jan 07/07
FUND MANAGERS at Boyer Allan, the London hedge fund that pioneered specialist investing across Asia, have reaped huge pay packets after capitalising on the booming markets in China and India. The group, founded by Jonathan Boyer a...Read more



Hedge Funds Industry Could See 10% Returns In '07
Jan 05/07
With cautious optimism, Ray Nolte, chief investment officer for fund of hedge funds at Citigroup Alternative Investments, predicts that hedge funds will finish 2007 at around 10% after fees, up about a percentage point from a year...Read more



Barclays Ph.D.s Build Hedge Fund Giant Inside Bank
Jan 05/07
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- One morning in October, a money manager named Seanna Johnson flips on her computer and watches the screen fill with numbers. In front of her is a list of 100 Japanese stocks she should buy or sell. The shares...Read more



Bankers say more hedge fund listings in pipeline
Jan 05/07
From the FT: ....“Everyone is interested,” says one British banker who advises hedge funds on going public. “These initial public offerings are seen as the next phase in the evolution of hedge funds.” ...In the past year more than...Read more



Amaranth's Maounis May Start New Investment Firm, People Say
Jan 05/07
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Nicholas Maounis, whose hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC collapsed in September after losing a record $6.6 billion, may start a new investment firm, two people with knowledge of his plans said. Maounis, 43, h...Read more



Lipper HedgeWorld Announces Joint Venture with ISI Publications
Jan 05/07
New York, NY, January 3, 2007 Lipper HedgeWorld, the hedge fund industrys premier news, events, research and Lipper TASS data provider, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Toronto-based ISI Publications, ...Read more



Diversify hedge funds in '07, says Citigroup
Jan 05/07
Hedge fund returns will rise this year, but investors should proceed with caution, according to Citigroup Inc.'s wealth management group.The New York-based financial services company said it expects an average return of about 10% ...Read more



Oil below $56 after plunge on stock build, weather
Jan 05/07
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held below $56 on Friday after falling nearly 9 percent over the past two days to its lowest close in 18 months, as traders fret over growing U.S. fuel stocks and mild weather.The hefty losses in o...Read more



Hedging Their Bets
Jan 05/07
A rising number of hedge funds and fund managers are outsourcing middle and back-office functions in an effort to focus on core competencies.As competition forces hedge funds to move into more-complex instruments in search of high...Read more



Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Settles SEC PIPE Case for $110,000, 3-Year Ban
Jan 04/07
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former New York hedge fund manager will pay $110,000 to settle charges of fraudulent trading in three PIPE deals, which are private investments in public equity.Joseph Spiegel, a former manager for Spinner Asse...Read more



Man Investments, Terrapinn announce Hedge Fund World Awards, Middle East
Jan 04/07
Man Investments, a leading provider of hedge fund products, and business media group Terrapinn today announced the launch of the Hedge Fund World Awards which recognises and honours excellence in the Middle East hedge fund industr...Read more



$2.5M "Accredited Natural Person" Proposal Out
Jan 04/07
An unpopular SEC proposal that, if passed, would require a hedge fund investor to have $2.5 million or more in investable wealth has been unveiled. The "accredited natural person" proposed requirement popped up on the SE...Read more



Emerging market strategy trumps hedges
Jan 03/07
Emerging market hedge funds beat out other hedge fund strategies in 2006, according to a Wall Street Journal report.Funds focusing on emerging markets gained 17.2% in 2006, compared to average gains of 13% for all hedge funds acco...Read more



Distressed investing to climb in 2007
Jan 03/07
Investing in distressed companies will become even more attractive to hedge funds in 2007 as markets conditions continue to favor the strategy and it has outperformed expectations.Virginia Parker, founder and chief investment offi...Read more



Acquisition Complete, RBC Carlin Unveils Options Pro
Jan 03/07
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—RBC Carlin can already check two items off its list of resolutions for 2007, as RBC Capital Markets confirmed that its acquisition of Carlin Financial Group is complete, and the new RBC Carlin division la...Read more



BluMont Strategic Partners Hedge Fund unitholders approve proposed merger and wind-up
Jan 02/07
BluMont Strategic Partners Hedge Fund (the "Fund") (TSX: BSP.UN) today announced that its unitholders approved the proposed merger of the Fund with BluMont Canadian Opportunities Fund (the "Canadian Opportunities Fu...Read more



Hedge funds back to double digit returns
Jan 02/07
Hedge funds generated double digit returns last year for the first time since 2003, with net gains of between 12% and 14% anticipated for the industry as a whole in 2006, according to preliminary estimates.A banker said he expecte...Read more



U.S. regulators grow alarmed over 'hedge fund hotels'
Jan 01/07
NEW YORK: Inside a Philip Johnson- designed office tower in the Boston financial district, UBS, the giant Swiss bank, is running a "hedge fund hotel."Just as venture capitalists and others during the technology boom crea...Read more



Silver lining hidden in Amaranth debacle
Jan 01/07
The most encouraging sign for the hedge fund industry last year isn't found in market statistics, or total returns, or even rising asset values. No, that sign is found in scandal, and the spectacular collapse of Greenwich, Conn.-b...Read more



Tremont looks abroad to expand its hedge-fund business
Dec 29/06
Canada part Of International Growth StrategyA couple of weeks ago, I made the long flight from Vancouver to New York City to meet with the CEO and president of one of the larger hedge fund firms around, Tremont Capital Management....Read more



Fund of funds managers fear new correction
Dec 29/06
Fund of funds managers remain wary of another bumpy year for global equities.The latest Citywire fund of funds survey shows managers are generally divided on whether North America is the place to be, even though all managers are u...Read more



The Private Lives of Hedge Funds
Dec 29/06
Hedge fund managers, let us toast the triumphs and travails of your secretive world as the year draws to a close.Already I can hear some of you yelping. You hate being called secretive. You insist that it is federal laws that proh...Read more



Wine and Hedge Funds
Dec 28/06
HedgeCo.Net (New York) - Aside from the hedge fund millionaires investing in the land rich wine making lifestyle, a new trend is now being seen among hedge fund investors in the buying of premium wines. Merryl Lynch noted the surg...Read more



What’s hot and what’s not in hedge funds
Dec 28/06
A review of the best and worst performers in a mixed year, when record amounts were invested but managers failed to spot the trends An investor in hedge funds tells a story about the day Japanese equities began to fall in 1989. He...Read more



Investors too complacent on world economy -IMF
Dec 27/06
WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Global economic growth is on a solid track but still faces risks, the IMF said on Wednesday, cautioning that the apparent complacency of many investors could trigger a market upset if something cause...Read more



S&P to begin assessing the operational quality of hedge funds
Dec 22/06
NEW YORK: Standard & Poor’s (S&P) is to begin “assessing” the operational risks of hedge funds in the New Year. The new “assessment” process, which will rank hedge funds between categories one and five, will be separate fr...Read more



Endowments With $1B Pools Swimming In Hedge Funds
Dec 21/06
 The bigger the university endowment, the higher the allocation to alternative investments, according to preliminary results of a survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA-CREF. Accord...Read more



Fear of Hedge Funds is 'Overblown'
Dec 21/06
Fears that hedge funds will rock the financial boat are greatly "overblown," and are based "more on ignorance or simplistic caricatures than on actual knowledge." That's the assessment of Washington Post column...Read more



Smart trades that have made this a good year for some
Dec 21/06
When Brian Hunter, a gas trader at Amaranth Capital, made a terrible bet on gas futures earlier this year, the news of his $6bn losses mesmerised the markets.What received less attention - partly because it was well hidden - were ...Read more



Hands Off Hedge Funds
Dec 20/06
 Summary: The massive growth of hedge funds has sparked warnings of instability and demands that the industry be regulated. But the fear of hedge funds is overblown, based on a misunderstanding of their role in the international Ţ...Read more



Hedge funds ignite uranium price
Dec 20/06
The price of uranium surged to a record high this week, capping an extraordinary run for the radioactive metal, which has doubled in value over the past year on interest from hedge funds, financial firms and speculative buyers.The...Read more



Monetary Monitoring Of Hedge Funds Suggested
Dec 20/06
Calling more regulation a "knee-jerk reaction" to the proliferation of hedge funds that "may do more harm than good," Andrew Rozanov of State Street Global Advisors has a better idea to keep an eye the ever-gro...Read more



S&P may form hedge fund operational risk service
Dec 20/06
NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Ratings firm Standard & Poor's expects to establish a service that would rate hedge funds on their operational risk early next year, moving to serve growing demand from investors in the ballooning ...Read more



AIMA Warns On FSA Rule Changes
Dec 20/06
LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—The Alternative Investment Management Association has warned that rule changes by the Financial Services Authority concerning regulatory capital that come into effect on Jan. 1, 2007 are much more restricti...Read more



Integrated Asset Management Corp. Announces Intention to Acquire Remaining Common Shares of BluMont
Dec 20/06
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- Integrated Asset Management Corp. ("IAM")(TSX VENTURE: IAM) today announced that its board of directors has determined to take such action as is necessary, includ...Read more



Front Street Announces Reopening of Special Opportunities Canadian Fund Ltd.
Dec 20/06
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 20, 2006) - Front Street Capital (Front Street) announced today that it will reopen the Front Street Special Opportunities Canadian Fund Ltd. (the Fund) to new purchases effective January 2, 2...Read more



Some HFs Celebrate Double-Digit Returns With A Bang
Dec 19/06
Hedge funds are poised to prove the industry is alive and well, performance wise, by finishing 2006 with double-digit returns for the first time in three years. Some of those funds are coming back with outsized returns reminiscent...Read more



Funds Of Hedge Funds: Profits Of Gloom?
Dec 19/06
No one questions an investment bank's and securities firm's right to make money, but Bloomberg News is suggesting that its one of Wall Street's "dirty secrets" that it would be nice if the funds of hedge funds they opera...Read more



Delphi Gets Funding From Hedge Funds
Dec 19/06
Auto parts maker Delphi announced Monday it would get up to $3.4 billion from hedge funds and investment banks in a bid to emerge from bankruptcy. Hedge funds Appaloosa, Cerberus and Harbinger are all contributing investments, as ...Read more



Barclays Capital launches options on HFR Manager Select
Dec 19/06
Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, is to offer its clients call options on bespoke baskets of hedge funds on an independent platform. Clients can build a basket of between 5 and 10 hedge funds,...Read more



KPMG Ready To Begin Distribution Of Portus Assets
Dec 19/06
Receiver for failed Canadian hedge fund, Portus Alternative Asset Management is ready to begin distributions to investors, according to a filing last week in the Ontario Superior Court.Last June, KPMG, the receiver, said it estima...Read more



Investors, Do Your Homework, Ex-FBI Agent Says
Dec 19/06
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—The guilty pleas last week of James Marquez, co-founder of Bayou Management, who admitted that he conspired to defraud investors in the now-defunct fund, is a reminder that investors also have a role to p...Read more



Bermuda makes it easier for funds to set up
Dec 19/06
BOSTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Bermuda, already a popular home for hedge funds because of generous tax breaks, enacted a new law designed to help the island become an even more popular investment center, an industry association said o...Read more

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