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The Hedge Fund Effect: How Hedge Funds Are Changing Electronic FX Trading
Oct 27/06
In the last five years, hedge funds have had an enormous impact on all of the world's financial markets, but their influence has perhaps been felt most by the largest market, the $2 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market. Today, t...Read more



RBC acquires Carlin to increase hedge fund clientele
Oct 26/06
RBC Capital Markets will acquire trading-system provider Carlin Financial Group in order to grow the investment bank’s reach with hedge funds.Greg Mills, global head of equity sales and trading for RBC, said the primary motivation...Read more



Is regulation the right response to hedge funds?
Oct 26/06
IROs debate with activist investors at the IR Magazine Continental Europe Conference October 26, 2006.ZURICH -- Leading IR professionals and investors gathered in Zurich yesterday to debate the most pressing issues facing the IR c...Read more



Comp for Experienced Hedgies Top $1.5M
Oct 26/06
For the first time, the average compensation for hedge fund managers with more than a decade of experience has topped $1.5 million a year, according to the just-released 2007 Hedge Fund Compensation Report, which is published by G...Read more



M&A hedge funds seen to hold sparkle into 2007
Oct 26/06
LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Hedge funds that trade on opportunities from corporate takeovers are likely to perform strongly into 2007 as takeover activity surges, industry executives said.Merger and acquisition arbitrage funds are ...Read more



Traditional Vs. Alternative Thing of the Past: Study
Oct 25/06
Differentiating between traditional investment management and the hedge fund industry is passé, a TABB Group study claimed. "Traditional asset management is dead," the study said, calling a contrast with the hedge fund s...Read more



Hedge fund growth to plateau in 2011?
Oct 25/06
In the blogosphere, All About Alpha, picks up on a new Merrill Lynch report which suggests that the explosive growth in the number of hedge funds is on course to peter out around 2011.The authors point out that the hedge fund indu...Read more



Alternative investments go mainstream
Oct 25/06
Alternative investments such as hedge funds and real estate are becoming part of the mainstream, while a new definition of "alternative investments" in North America could encompass capital-protected and structured produ...Read more



Moore Capital Hires Amaranth Team for New Canadian Office
Oct 25/06
(Bloomberg) -- Hedge fund Moore Capital Management said it will open an office in Canada with a new team of traders hired from Amaranth Advisors, the Greenwich, Connecticut firm that lost $6.6 billion last month on natural-gas tra...Read more



Fractal Edge, HFN Technology Wins Award
Oct 23/06
Fractal Edge, a software information services company, was recently named Best Visualization Provider by Waters magazine. Fractal Edge's trademark Fractal Map technology is used by HedgeFund.net. Fractal Maps are able to showcase ...Read more



Ontario looks to regulate hedge funds
Oct 23/06
OTTAWA - Ontario may regulate hedge funds within a "few months," the provincial minister responsible for securities regulations said.If the Toronto-based Ontario Securities Commission doesn't soon deal with the matter, &...Read more



Norshield principals face million dollar hearing
Oct 20/06
Hedge fund manger John Xanthoudakis and two other Norshield officers are facing an Ontario Securities Commission hearing that could see them fined $1 million each on charges of breaching securities law and conduct contrary to the ...Read more



HBO Comedy on Hedge Fund Trader in Production
Oct 20/06
HBO is developing a show starring a fictional hedge fund trader, Variety reported. The cable network is letting "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin pitch a comedy series involving a 40-something hedge fund trader. The report ...Read more



Hedge funds rake in record inflows
Oct 20/06
A record $44.5 billion in new assets flowed into hedge funds in the third quarter, according to published reports citing data from Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research Inc.The figure represents the biggest single-quarter gain since t...Read more



Hedge funds can't escape the regulatory spotlight
Oct 19/06
LONDON (Reuters) - Almost out of the blue hedge funds are facing a chorus from policymakers for greater regulation, although many believe they can do it themselves and worry that new rules would cramp their style.In the space of o...Read more



Tech firm hires hedge fund manager
Oct 19/06
SS&C Technologies has announced the hiring of Henry Toy, formerly a senior executive with the New York-based hedge fund, Fore Research. SS&C is a global provider of financial services software."Our success as one of t...Read more



Hedge fund whiz back on the Street
Oct 18/06
Manos Vourkoutiotis, the head of the Canadian arm of crumbling hedge fund firm Amaranth Advisors LLC, has already raised $800-million of seed capital to open a new fund, marking a lightning rebound from the destruction of Amaranth...Read more



AIMA Canada chief joins call for improved disclosure
Oct 18/06
The U.S. government and regulators are calling for better public disclosure from hedge funds, and the new head of Canada's alternative investment industry association said yesterday he believes this is a "healthy" point ...Read more



Amaranth to shut its doors next year
Oct 18/06
Fallen hedge fund manager Amaranth Advisors LLC began letting go of employees on Oct. 13 and plans to close shop for good by March 31, founder Nicholas Maounis told Connecticut labor officials, according to published reports.The G...Read more



Passively managed hedge funds have potential to outperform actively managed funds
Oct 18/06
Passive strategies could generate similar returns, but with lower feesRules-based passive hedge fund strategies could provide an increasingly attractive alternative to active hedge fund management as the industry continues to matu...Read more



RBC Hedge 250 Index® Returned 0.02% in September 2006
Oct 17/06
 RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of September 2006 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 0.02 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 5.69 per cent. These returns are estimated an...Read more



UN warning over role of hedge funds
Oct 17/06
The United Nations has issued a controversial warning about the economic and social dangers facing countries where private equity funds take over a local company. It came after it found that a fifth of all major cross-border deals...Read more



Put third of assets into hedge funds, Myners says
Oct 17/06
GLOBAL – The average pension fund should invest 25%-35% of its assets in hedge funds, says Paul Myners, the former Gartmore chief who wrote an influential report on institutional investment for the government. He urges the industr...Read more



Harcourt launches Canadian onshore FoF
Oct 16/06
Harcourt is pleased to announce the successful launch of the Belmont Dynamic Growth Fund, Harcourt’s first onshore fund of hedge funds product structured specifically for Canadian investors. Having experienced a strong demand in t...Read more



Overhaul of hedge fund regs proposed in Canada
Oct 16/06
OTTAWA - Proposals on how to improve Canadian hedge fund regulation are among the 65 recommendations on how best to modernize Canada's securities laws that the Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation unveiled this month.&qu...Read more



Grassley Asks Treasury for Ways to Spur Hedge Fund Transparency
Oct 16/06
October 16 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley told Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that hedge funds pose too much risk to the U.S. pension system, and asked him to find ways to boost transparency in...Read more



Redwood Asset Management Launches The Redwood Long/Short Fund
Oct 16/06
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/16/06 -- Redwood Asset Management is pleased to announce the Launch of the Redwood Long/Short Fund (RAM103). The fund will be managed by Andrew McCreath, President and CEO of Waterfall Inves...Read more



U.S. senator alarmed at hedge fund risk to pensions
Oct 16/06
Charles Grassley wrote a letter to federal agency heads asking to report on transparency requirements facing hedge funds.WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said in a letter to federal a...Read more



Hedge Funds: Still Risky Business
Oct 16/06
In the wake of Amaranth, S&P finds that certain investment practices still could undermine the new controls put on fundsDespite Amaranth's $6-billion one-week loss in September, the largest in hedge fund history, industry sour...Read more



Citadel, Funds Bet $3 Billion After Amaranth Falls
Oct 16/06
Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Citadel Investment Group LLC, the $12 billion hedge fund manager, T. Boone Pickens and the Merchant Commodity fund expect natural gas to rebound from a historic losing streak. Hedge funds amassed a $3 billio...Read more



Hedge Fund Hotel opens in Toronto
Oct 16/06
KnowledgeSuites provides a physical space which houses and promotes entrepreneurship and which can greatly improve the survival and growth prospects of a start-up company. KnowledgeSuites is located at 175 Bloor Street East, in th...Read more



Ex-Ontario Teachers PM Launches Stra
Oct 13/06
Richard Whelan, a former portfolio manager at the CAD96 billion Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, has launched his own multi-strategy hedge fund firm. Dubbed King's Crossing Capital, the firm's strategy rolled out Sept. 1 with $50 mi...Read more



What's Driving the Hedge Fund Boom?
Oct 13/06
With many investors clamoring for these risk takers, it's time for an S&P guide to what's facing them nowLittle did Alfred Winslow Jones know in 1949 that an investing strategy he's said to have created would turn into a $1 tr...Read more



Amaranth collapse was 'easily foreseeable'
Oct 13/06
THE collapse of Amaranth Advisors, in which investors have lost $6.4 billion (£3.45 billion), was “anything but unforeseeable”, according to one of London’s most respected hedge fund investors. Fauchier Partners, which manages $4....Read more



New Star to launch unique access to hedge fund industry performance
Oct 12/06
New Star Asset Management (New Star) is pleased to announce the launch of Hedge ETS, a London listed daily tradable security, providing access to performance representative of the hedge fund asset class through investment exposure...Read more



OSC pursues case against Norshield
Oct 12/06
Says recovery of money 'will be nominal'JANET MCFARLAND The Ontario Securities Commission has levelled a raft of allegations against collapsed hedge fund Norshield Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. and three of its former top executi...Read more



AIMA Canada announces executive committee
Oct 12/06
The Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association has announced its new executive committee for 2006-08. Jim McGovern is stepping down from his role as founding chairman and will be replaced by Phil Schmitt...Read more



Study Forecasts Increased Institutional Investment In HFs By 2010
Oct 11/06
A long awaited study from the Bank of New York and Casey, Quirk & Associates released Tuesday showed that institutional investment in hedge funds will climb from 15% to 25% by 2010. The study, titled “Institutional Demand for ...Read more



Hedge funds heed call of the wild in EMs
Oct 11/06
Hedge funds are piling into emerging markets. In the past year alone, they have more than tripled their trading in emerging market bonds and now account for 45 per cent of annual volumes, according to research conducted by Greenwi...Read more



Toronto Stock Exchange eyes US options partner
Oct 10/06
From Financialnews-us.com: The Toronto Stock Exchange is in talks with a US counterpart over a partnership that would give the Canadian market access to options trading on Canadian stocks, according to industry sources. A source s...Read more



Firm Offers Class Action Claims Processing
Oct 10/06
Schwab Enterprise has partnered with HFS Worldwide to create a class action claims processing unit to help hedge funds recover money owed to them in lawsuits. Class action suits against scandal-ridden companies like Enron and Worl...Read more



Institutions pin hopes on hedge funds
Oct 10/06
Institutions such as pension funds will pour more than $500bn into hedge funds in the next four years, accounting for more than half of the expected inflows.According to a study by Casey, Quirk & Associates and the Bank of New...Read more



BluMont offers team approach
Oct 10/06
Closed-end fund provides expertise in variety of stylesBluMont Capital, which has been absent from the world of closed-end funds for about a year, is determined to show that investors will respond if they are shown the right oppor...Read more



Fund of hedge funds face investor pressure due to disappointing performance
Oct 10/06
Many investors are now wondering whether it is worth paying an extra layer of fees Tuesday, October 10, 2006 By James LangtonFunds of hedge funds are facing increasing pressure from investors to demonstrate their investment value,...Read more



Top Canadian hedge fund managers to present in Geneva `Access Canada` event October 19th
Oct 09/06
Opportunity awaits in the well regulated, non-correlated Canadian alternative investment market -- and qualified European investors are invited for a first hand look. 'Access Canada' will showcase seven of the country's top hedge ...Read more



Don’t bet on hedge funds
Oct 08/06
Keep up with the Joneses? Maybe you shouldn’t.Wall Street thrives on envy, and nothing triggers more envy than hedge funds. They are the financial playground of the rich, offering not only cachet, but also the prospect of dazzling...Read more



Amaranth to Cut About 60% of Workers as It Liquidates
Oct 06/06
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Amaranth Advisors LLC, the hedge-fund manager that's liquidating after losing $6.5 billion betting on natural gas, plans to cut about 60 percent of its workforce within a week. As many as 250 of Amaranth's 42...Read more



‘Vultures’ Eyeing Portus Corpse
Oct 06/06
All told, investors in defunct Canadian hedge fund Portus Alternative Asset Management haven't done too badly, compared to other hedge-fund blowups. Court-appointed bankruptcy trustee KPMG expects investors to eventually get about...Read more



Hedge Funds Threatening Option-Scam Defaults Win Case
Oct 06/06
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds won the support of a New York court in their battle for early repayment of bonds from companies that miss financial-reporting deadlines. A New York Supreme Court decision against consulting firm B...Read more



Pensions largely unhappy with hedged bets
Oct 06/06
Less than a quarter of pension funds are satisfied with their investments in funds of hedge funds, according to Mercer Investment Consulting, but more than half continue to allocate money to them.A survey by the New York-based fir...Read more

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