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Japan Teachers Fund to Start REIT and Hedge Fund Investments
Sep 24/12
Japan’s Teachers’ Mutual Aid Co- operative Society, with about 600 billion yen ($7.6 billion), will start investing in real estate investment trusts and hedge funds as it seeks to diversify risks and boost returns. The p...Read more



Yield-Hungry Investors Lock Up Their Cash For Longer
Sep 24/12
Investors in hedge funds are becoming increasingly willing to lock up their money for longer and invest in less liquid strategies, in a sign some are choosing the chance to earn bigger returns over easy access to their cash....Read more



Hedge fund exit requests hit 2012-high in September: data
Sep 21/12
Client demands to pull money out of hedge funds rose to their highest level this year in September, industry data showed, as investors reacted to lackluster performance. Hedge fund administrator SS&C GlobeOp's forward...Read more



Call for entries for 2012 AIMA Canada Research Award
Sep 21/12
Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012  TORONTO ON September 19, 2012: AIMA Canada is issuing a call for entries for the 2012 AIMA Canada Research Award. The deadline for submissions is Dec...Read more



Hedge funds buoyed by stock markets in August
Sep 14/12
Hedge funds racked up further gains in August, helped by rising stock markets, low volatility and the relative absence of major political shocks in the euro zone, whose debt crisis has proved so hard to handle for managers i...Read more



Are Hedge Funds Beginning to Right Size Themselves?
Sep 14/12
There are some signs that the hedge fund industry is moving towards a more appropriate capital base. Leo Kolivakis, who covers hedge funds and other classes of investment for Canadian pension funds, noted that outflows from...Read more



Hedge fund assets for prime custody jump 40 per cent in two years
Sep 14/12
Hedge fund assets available for prime custody services now stand at an estimated USD684bn, a 40 per cent increase since 2010, according to BNY Mellon. The increase reflects both growth in overall hedge fund assets under man...Read more



U.S. judge tosses Canadian insurer case vs hedge funds over rumors
Sep 13/12
A U.S. judge has thrown out a long-running lawsuit in which Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd sought billions of dollars from hedge funds it claimed spread false and negative rumors about the Canadian insurer to drive down it...Read more



BlackRock: Hedge Fund Giant Gets $15 Million Fine
Sep 13/12
BlackRock has been fined £9.5 million ($15 million) by the UK Financial Services Authority. The worlds biggest asset manager is said to have failed to follow rules protecting clients money, Reuters reported. The problem occur...Read more



Infovest21 Survey: Family offices/foundations allocate average 21% of portfolio to hedge funds
Sep 13/12
Infovest21's just released family office/foundation survey explores single family office, multiple family office and foundations' views of hedge funds and funds of funds. The respondents were primarily US-based with an avera...Read more



Hedge funds extend summer gains on euro optimism
Sep 12/12
Hedge funds posted gains for the third consecutive month in August, as the Euro advanced on optimism for a resolution of the European sovereign debt crisis. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted a gain of 0.8 per cen...Read more



Canada's Telus wins key legal fight against U.S. hedge fund
Sep 12/12
Canadian telecommunications provider Telus Corp said a court has ruled that its largest investor, hedge fund Mason Capital Management LLC, cannot hold a meeting of its shareholders to consider a proposal that could have thwa...Read more



Investors Pull More Money Away From Hedge Funds
Sep 12/12
Investors took more money away from hedge funds in July when they asked for $7.4 billion back, underscoring their frustration with an industry that has long promised to make money in all markets but is currently delivering o...Read more



Hedge fund money in commods at 1-year high
Sep 11/12
The money held by hedge funds and other big speculators in commodities has hit a one-year high, with markets rallying in anticipation of U.S. and European economic stimulus efforts, trade data showed on Friday. Led by sur...Read more



End to ‘Alpha’ a Stress for Fund Managers
Sep 11/12
It is no secret that investors of all stripes have struggled to beat the market since the financial crisis. The majority of hedge funds, for instance, have trailed both global stocks and bonds since the start of 2010, meanin...Read more



Hedge Funds Lifted Wagers to 16-Month High Before Rally
Sep 10/12
Hedge funds raised bullish commodity bets to the highest in 16 months before speculation that policy makers in the U.S., China and Europe will revive global growth pushed prices higher for a sixth week. Money managers inc...Read more



Hedge funds shun risk-taking practice, as do their investors
Sep 10/12
The stereotype of a hedge fund manager is of a gambler on markets, a high risk taker. At the moment, however, the reality is flying in the face of that archetype. Then you read industry biographies of years past, the picture...Read more



The Best Movie Yet About The Financial Crisis
Sep 10/12
There have been a few stabs already at films about the financial crisis that hit America in 2008 and 2009, but so far none have really done a great job of simultaneously explaining what happened, while a...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.56 per cent in August
Sep 10/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.56 per cent in August as five of the seven index component strategies reported positive results. Long/short equity (1.66 per cent) and global macro (0.88 per cent)...Read more



Hedge Fund Association Expands Leadership Team
Sep 10/12
NEW YORK – September 10, 2012 – The H...Read more



Hedge fund investors take fundamentalist view
Sep 07/12
Relative-value and credit hedge funds are seen as better bets than CTAs and macro strategies. But Dr Doom lives up to his name. Credit, fixed income and relative-value strategies are seen as among the best bets in t...Read more



AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index shows move away from financial sector
Sep 07/12
Hedge fund managers tracked by the AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index distanced themselves from financial sector investments in the second quarter, representing a steep reversal from the previous quarter in which financi...Read more



Hedge funds strengthening risk management practices, says MFA study
Sep 07/12
Hedge funds are continuing to develop risk management practices that fit the needs of investors and fund managers alike, according to a study from the Managed Funds Association, BNY Mellon, and HedgeMark. The study, entitled ...Read more



How Will the JOBS Act Impact Hedge Funds?
Sep 06/12
Hedge funds, watch out -- the JOBS Act will drive the next major shift for the hedge fund industry, Margolis Advisory Group claims. (September 5, 2012) -- The advertising ban for hedge funds is over, thanks to the Jump...Read more



Pension Funds Shift Gear, Go an Alternative Route
Sep 06/12
Alternative assets classes aren’t looking so alternative these days. J.P. Morgan JPM +2.13% expects pension funds will raise their allocation to investments such as infrastructure, property, private equity and natura...Read more



AIMA names head of asset management regulation
Sep 06/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association has appointed Jennifer Wood as its head of asset management regulation. Wood was most recently a partner with Dechert, where she focused her practice on advising UK, US, Eur...Read more



AIMA Canada Announces Executive Committee Membership for 2012-2014
Sep 06/12
Toronto ON – September 6, 2012 – AIMA Canada, the national group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), is pleased to announce the composition of its Executive Committee for 2012-2014 which wi...Read more



For Hedge Funds, a Half Percent Is the New Move
Sep 05/12
Wary of geopolitical tumult and eager for their first quiet August in years, some hedge-fund managers scaled back the size and scope of their bets in recent weeks, a pullback that was reflected, say traders, in muted monthly...Read more



Performance Comparison of Canadian Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds
Sep 05/12
In this paper, I used performance measurement tools and other risk adjusted measures to analyse, evaluate, and compare the performance of Canadian hedge funds and mutual funds. In my analysis I have compared the performance ...Read more



Hedge Fund Bulls Push U.S. Gasoline to Labor Day Record
Sep 04/12
Hedge funds raised bullish bets on gasoline to more than a three-month high, helping push prices at the pump to record levels for the U.S. Labor Day holiday, as Hurricane Isaac roared toward the Gulf of Mexico and a dea...Read more



Man Group debuts computer-driven bond hedge fund
Sep 04/12
Hedge fund manager Man Group has launched a computer-driven fund that will try to make money trading government bonds despite the ultra-low yields on offer, the latest step by the struggling firm to try and revive its fortun...Read more



Hedge funds bet France is more peripheral than core
Aug 31/12
Hedge funds are going against market consensus and betting that ultra-low French government bond yields are unsustainable, believing a sluggish economy and the new government's policies will eventually force up borrowing cos...Read more



Poof! $1 Billion Slashed From 2012 Facebook Revenue Forecast
Aug 31/12
  Facebook‘s revenues, particularly from advertising, won’t grow as fast as expected this year, according to a revised forecast from market researcher eMarketer. EMarketer today said ...Read more



Hedge Funds Cleared to Advertise Under SEC Proposal
Aug 30/12
Hedge funds may go from soliciting individual investors behind closed doors to conducting wide advertising campaigns without restrictions under a rule proposed today by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC commis...Read more



Hedge Funds’ Performance? Volenti non fit injuria
Aug 30/12
(Latin: "to a willing person, injury is not done")Many years ago, when I was but a hedge fund neophyte in short trousers (for it was Summer), I attended a weekend conference at Oxford University. I retain two memorie...Read more



Single-Manager HFs See AUM Climb 5% In H1
Aug 29/12
Single-manager hedge funds (including commodity trading advisors) saw their assets under management rise 5.23% in H1 2012 to $1.89 trillion, according to PerTrac. On the other hand, funds of hedge funds saw their AUM fall 4.9...Read more



Hedge funds up 1.42 per cent in July
Aug 29/12
Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished July up 1.42 per cent with eight out of 10 strategies in positive territory. In total, the industry saw estimated outflows of approximately US...Read more



OSC settles for $8.8-million – but Portus co-founder can't pay
Aug 28/12
Broke and banned from working in the financial industry for life, the co-founder of failed hedge fund Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. has agreed to repay $8.8-million to make up for the fund’s missing diamonds – des...Read more



Emerging markets hedge funds lead industry into second half of 2012
Aug 28/12
The number of emerging markets hedge funds reached a record high in quarter two 2012, overcoming the headwinds of volatile performance and investor redemptions, according to the latest HFR Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Industr...Read more



Hedge Funds’ Assets Continued to Rise in First Half of Year, According to PerTrac Study
Aug 28/12
PerTrac Releases Update to Yearly Study on Size a...Read more



CommonWealth Fund Services Receives Highest Ranking...
Aug 27/12
CommonWealth Fund Services Receives Highest Ranking Among Canadian-founded Fund Administrators in Global Survey   TORONTO August 27, 2012 - CommonWealth Fund Services Ltd., a Toronto-based fund administrator, today...Read more



Hedge Fund Bets Jump to 15-Month High on Bull Rally: Commodities
Aug 27/12
Hedge funds boosted bets on rising commodities to the highest in 15 months, driving prices into a bull market as the U.S. drought worsened and the Federal Reserve signaled it may take more steps to spur economic growth. ...Read more



Republicans eye a return to gold standard
Aug 27/12
Is gold money? Some Republicans think it should be. The Republican Party is considering setting up a commission to examine the pros and cons of going back to the gold standard, according to draft documents of the party platf...Read more



Number of hedge funds investing in emerging markets hits record high
Aug 24/12
The number of hedge funds investing in emerging markets has hit a new record, increasing by 3.5% since second quarter last year. There are now 1,073 of these funds on the market, according to a report published by spec...Read more



The 45 Stocks That Big Hedge Funds Love The Most
Aug 23/12
Research group Factset is out with its latest quarterly report on the equities exposure for the  50 largest hedge funds.  They found that 45 of 50 managers increased their stock positions by an average of 3 percent in Q2. P...Read more



Hedge Fund Industry's Summer Habits
Aug 23/12
Most people think of summer as more laid-back than its seasonal counterparts, and that view is no different for the hedge fund industry. eVestment|HFN spoke to Jonathan White of hedge fund administrator Viteos, Donald Stein...Read more



Cautious investors may tame hedge funds, at a cost
Aug 22/12
* Institutions now account for 2/3 of hedge fund assets * Institutions push hedge funds to curb risk-taking * Many want funds to cut leverage, protect against losses * Some steer clear of short-selling An academics' ...Read more



Hedge funds nibble at Greek bonds on hopes of deal
Aug 22/12
A handful of plucky hedge funds are nibbling again at cut-price Greek government bonds, increasingly optimistic that progress in talks between Athens and international lenders will deliver a better principle payout for bon...Read more



Commodities Enter Bull Market After Drought Damages Crops
Aug 22/12
Commodities entered a bull market, gaining 21 percent from a June low, as grain prices surged after the most severe U.S. drought in half a century and as crude oil rallied amid increased tension in the Middle East. The ...Read more



Telus renews fight with hedge fund Mason Capital
Aug 22/12
Telus Corp. is escalating its war with a U.S. hedge fund by reviving a plan to give all of its shareholders equal voting rights, despite the failure of a similar proposal in the spring. The Vancouver-based telecommunications ...Read more

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