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Arrow Hedge proposes fund merger
Mar 06/06
Unitholders to vote on merger of two Epic funds Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. has called a special meeting of unitholders of the Arrow Epic North American Diversified Fund to approve its proposed merger of the fund into the Arrow Epic...Read more



Ratings agencies scope out hedge funds
Mar 06/06
With interest in hedge funds exploding, some ratings agencies are starting to scrutinize the lightly regulated, opaque industry.Moody's Investors Service in New York is one. It's developing a methodology for rating hedge fund oper...Read more



Reports of hedge funds' demise exaggerated
Mar 06/06
There are some signs that hedge funds -- the beat-up asset class beset with scandal last year -- are poised for a recovery."On the institution side, we're getting a lot of traction and retail is coming back," said Franço...Read more



Biovail denies Gradient claims
Mar 04/06
Biovail Corp. has rejected allegations that private investigators working for its New York law firm intimidated employees and former employees of an Arizona securities research company at the heart of its $4.6-billion (U.S.) lawsu...Read more



SciVest launches five new funds
Mar 02/06
SciVest Alternative Strategies is adding five new funds to the company's lineup, including the SciVest-branded Oil Sands Index PLUS Fund, Income Portfolio PLUS Fund, Commodity Index PLUS Fund, Asia Pacific Long-Short Equity Fund a...Read more



UBS opens Toronto hedge fund office
Mar 01/06
UBS has opened a new hedge fund services office in downtown Toronto. The office will provide a complete range of hedge fund administration services for the company's North and South American hedge fund client base of international...Read more



Scotia Capital launches hedge fund index
Mar 01/06
Scotia Capital announced the launch of the Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index on Wednesday at the company's Canadian Hedge Funds forum, being held in Zurich, Switzerland. "The Canadian hedge fund industry ha...Read more



Quadrexx to launch L/S Canadian equities fund
Mar 01/06
Toronto-based Quadrexx Asset Management will launch a long/short Canadian equities fund on March 31 with an initial investment of some C$2 million (US$1.7 million)....Read more



Overstock 'happy' to assist Biovail lawsuit
Feb 28/06
Biovail Corp.'s lawsuit against a Wall Street hedge fund was driven by a "wealth of information" it received from an Internet retailer, which also claims it was a victim of short sellers of its stock, and three former em...Read more



Moody's to rate hedge funds
Feb 27/06
Anyone who's watched a hedge fund blow up has asked the question: should investors have seen it coming? Gary Witt, a senior vice president and credit officer at Moody's Investors Service, certainly has and the answer, more often t...Read more



Banks, clients look to dodge Norshield bullet
Feb 27/06
Two of Canada's biggest banks and their clients may be among the few parties to get the bulk of their money out of Norshield Financial Group.Investors in the troubled hedge fund company gathered in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver ...Read more



Morningstar reports to shed light on hedge funds
Feb 27/06
Morningstar Inc. (MORN.OQ: Quote, Profile, Research), one of America's best-known mutual fund ranking firms, is ready to publish reports on hedge funds and shed new light on an often secretive but successful industry, company exec...Read more



Regulators decide no specific rules needed for hedge funds
Feb 25/06
Canada's securities regulators have decided not to introduce specific regulations governing hedge funds."We have a full group of rules that apply to all those sorts of vehicles," David Wilson, chairman of the Ontario Sec...Read more



Canadian Pharm Firm Sues SAC Capital, Camelback
Feb 23/06
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (HedgeWorld.com)—Biovail Corp., and its subsidiary Biovail Pharmaceuticals, filed a lawsuit in a New Jersey state court Wednesday [Feb. 22] against the hedge fund manager SAC Capital Advisors LLC, Stamford, Co...Read more



Portus Progress
Feb 22/06
By Chris Clair, Senior Financial Correspondent: A series of disagreements about appropriate disclosure among the various entities working to untangle the collapse of the Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. hedge fund has thus...Read more



Norshield to Return Little to Investors
Feb 22/06
The receiver for defunct Canadian hedge fund Norshield said Tuesday investors will get back at most 10 cents on the dollar. Speaking to more than 200 investors in Toronto, RSM Richter partner Raymond Massi said investors will get ...Read more



Assets in Hedge Funds of Funds continue to grow in 2005
Feb 21/06
Assets continued to flow into the largest fund of hedge fund groups at a rate of 12% for 2005, despite widespread pessimism that asset flow trends were likely to reverse, according the latest survey of the InvestHedge Billion Doll...Read more



Portus fails to taint hedge fund sector: No capital slowdown
Feb 20/06
The Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. scandal may have put Canada's fledgling hedge fund industry on the global map last year, but not in a way anyone in the business would have liked.At hedge fund conferences, one can only...Read more



Hedge funds centre stage
Feb 15/06
On March 1, about 75 European pension plan chiefs, private bankers and other institutional investors will gather in the Park Hyatt hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, to hear about a new investing opportunity: Canadian hedge funds.In re...Read more



Canadian Pro-Hedge Funds announces brand expansion
Feb 14/06
Pro-Hedge Funds announced the completion of its corporate expansion and new division development, with the official unveiling of its new website and brand extension; under the Pro-Financial Asset Management banner. Building on the...Read more



Former Canadian mutual fund pro launches space and aeronautics fund
Feb 14/06
Stephen Rogers, a former large cap U.S. growth portfolio manager at Canadian mutual fund firm AGF Management, is launching a hedge fund focused on opportunities in the space and aeronautics industries. The fund, titled the Albireo...Read more



Hedge funds return nearly 4% in January
Feb 13/06
The average hedge fund manager earned their clients 3.7% in January, taking advantage of market inefficiencies in the small-cap sector, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index."Small-cap value and growth stocks were the sta...Read more



Pro-Hedge launches deposit notes
Feb 08/06
Pro-Hedge Funds alternative investments has added a new structured product to its lineup. The Pro-Performance Blue Chip Yield Deposit Notes, available for sale until March 31, 2006, invest in a portfolio of 30 stocks, picked from ...Read more



Hedge fund blow up – fact or fiction (threat or menace?)
Feb 07/06
Our industry has lost one of its most popular and well liked individuals. More than that, our industry has lost one its great thinkers. So many people that I have spoken to have commented on his vision not only as it related to em...Read more



BluMont Discusses Redemptions
Feb 07/06
When Toronto-based hedge fund BluMont Strategic Partners reported a gain of 19.21% over the past 12 months, investors responded by redeeming nearly 2 million units, reducing its assets by CAN$22.9 million ($19.9 million). Accordin...Read more



NASD Steps Up Hedge Fund Probe, Seeks Customer Data
Feb 02/06
Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The NASD is expanding a probe of the world's biggest brokerage firms for possible improper sales of hedge funds to individual investors, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The industry reg...Read more



Hedge funds planning for increased compliance costs: report
Feb 02/06
New era of regulation has arrived Thursday, February 2, 2006 Nearly one-half of hedge funds surveyed expect their compliance costs to increase over the next 12 months, according to a recent study by Greenwich Associates.These expe...Read more



Portus updates
Jan 31/06
 Dealers agree to return Portus referral fees to investors 57 firms to return $12 million in fees  Tuesday, January 31, 2006   By IE Staff  Investment and mutual fund dealers contacted by regulators have agr...Read more



BluMont, Man expand distribution arrangement
Jan 30/06
(January 30, 2006) BluMont Capital today announced it has updated its distribution arrangements with Man Investments. BluMont will continue to service the existing structured products offered by Man, including two offerings th...Read more



Robson Van Eck Hard Assets Fund Available for Purchase
Jan 27/06
Toronto, January 25, 2006"This single manager hedge fund product speaks well of what Robson has to offer – the ability to find superior fund managers and deliver them to Canadians in a convenient and investable format" s...Read more



Picasso Lures Hedge-Fund-Type Investors to Art Market
Jan 26/06
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- In September 2004, Philip Hoffman did something unusual: He bought a painting he actually likes. It was a work by Ed Ruscha, a pop art icon whose paintings hang in the National Gallery in Washington. Hof...Read more



BluMont Strategic Partners Hedge Fund appoints new board member
Jan 23/06
BluMont Strategic Partners Hedge Fund announced has appointed Stephen Stacey to its board of trustees and to hold the position of chairman.Stacey has been involved with the Canadian investment industry for the last 35 years, havin...Read more



BluMont launches new series of BluMont Man-IP 220 notes
Jan 17/06
BluMont Capital Corp. has launched its third series of the BluMont Man-IP 220 Notes, a multi-manager/multi-strategy investment product with a 100% principal repayment guarantee from Citibank Canada.BluMont’s Canadian product launc...Read more



Drop in risk appetite curbs hedge fund returns in December
Jan 11/06
S&P Hedge Fund Index rose 2.28% in 2005 Wednesday, January 11, 2006 By James LangtonHedge fund returns, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s Hedge Fund Index, gained a paltry 0.26% in December as a widespread reduction in ...Read more



BluMont Capital Announces Management Change
Jan 10/06
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 10, 2006) - BluMont Capital Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BCC) announced today that Toreigh N. Stuart, Chief Executive Officer has left the Corporation effective immediately.Thomas H. Simpson, Chairman sa...Read more



Setback for Paulson in Algoma Fight
Jan 10/06
By Christopher Faille, Financial Correspondent Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:18:20 AM ET TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—A judge in the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario denied a request from the New York-based hedge fund manager Pauls...Read more



From Mutual to Hedge Funds, and Back Again
Jan 08/06
ARE mutual funds making a comeback among Wall Street's best and brightest?In recent years, lured by the potential to earn tens of millions annually, dozens of promising young traders have quit their jobs at established firms to st...Read more



Morgan Stanley's Biggs Shares Pain of Top Hedge-Fund Players
Jan 06/06
Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- One day in 2001, an affable hedge- fund manager known as Grinning Gilbert realized that his wager on tech stocks had turned into a black hole threatening to devour his net worth of $20 million. He went home a...Read more



Founder of troubled Norshield steps talks out to dispel perception of improper dealings
Jan 03/06
MONTREAL -- John Xanthoudakis wants to restore his shattered reputation.The founder of troubled Norshield Financial Group has stepped back into the media glare in an effort to dispel the perception of improper dealings at his cont...Read more



BluMont Capital announces executive changes
Jan 03/06
BluMont Capital has separated the roles of president and CEO and appointed a new chairman. Stephen Kangas has stepped into the role of president, taking over from Toreigh Stuart, who continues to serve as BluMont's CEO. No rea...Read more



Sprott Asset Management Hires Synergy, CI Vet
Jan 03/06
By Christopher Faille, Financial Correspondent Tuesday, January 03, 2006 1:13:27 PM ET TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—Sprott Asset Management Inc. has hired Peter Hodson as an investment strategist. Mr. Hodson was a portfolio manager at...Read more



BluMont Capital Reports Results for Fiscal 2005
Dec 28/05
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 28, 2005--BluMont Capital Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BCC - News) today announced audited financial results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2005. Review of the 12-Month Period Ended Septembe...Read more



Portus boss Manor makes first court appearance
Dec 27/05
By ORLY HALPERNTuesday, December 27, 2005 Special to The Globe and MailTEL AVIV -- The founder of collapsed investment company Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. attended a hearing in a Tel Aviv district courthouse yesterday...Read more



Hedge Funds Combat Negativity
Dec 19/05
New Cerulli report identifies trends and profitabilityBOSTON (HedgeWorld.com)—Hedge funds still are trucking down the path of profitability despite some noteworthy obstacles thrown in the way by investors and regulators this year....Read more



Arrow Hedge Partners launch Japan Long/Short Fund
Dec 16/05
TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Jim McGovern, Managing Director and CEO of ArrowHedge Partners Inc. of Toronto, Canada is pleased to announce the launch ofthe Arrow Japan Long/Short Fund, which is now available for purchase.    The Arrow...Read more



Norbourg goodies up for grabs
Dec 15/05
By BERTRAND MAROTTE Globe & MailThursday, December 15, 2005 Page B1MONTREAL -- Surveillance equipment and memorabilia of hockey legend Maurice Richard were among the items on the block yesterday in an auction of property belon...Read more



Hedge Funds Will Never Outgrow This Hulking Beast
Dec 13/05
Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Quick now, which investment vehicle is growing fastest here in the mid-'00s? a) hedge funds; b) exchange-traded funds; c) mutual funds. Answer: c) mutual funds, hands down. And no, that's not a trick questio...Read more



Dow Jones hedge fund strategies make gains
Dec 13/05
Equity long/short (US) strategy top performer in November Tuesday, December 13, 2005 By James Langtonwww.investmentexecutive.comFive of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted gains in November...Read more



Portus update
Dec 12/05
A founder director of Langbar International, the AIM-listed cash shell at the centre of a fraud investigation, has been interviewed by Italian prosecutors who are looking into the collapse of a Canadian hedge fund. Jean-Pierre...Read more



Icahn Seeks Shelter in Hotel Chain
Dec 07/05
By Christopher Faille, Financial Correspondent Wednesday, December 07, 2005 4:31:47 PM ET TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc., a luxury lodging chain, said that it would strongly oppose the tender offer and...Read more

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