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Hedge Funds Reach Record High Of $1.2 Trillion
Aug 22/12
Hedge funds in North America are at an all-time peak and assets under management are at the historically high level of $1.2 trillion, according to the August edition of The Eurekahedge Report. Asia-based North America investi...Read more

KPMG Continues to Expand and Strength Its Alternative Investment Funds Practice with...
Aug 22/12
KPMG Continues to Expand and Strength Its Alternative Investme...Read more

Hedge fund exit requests rise in August
Aug 21/12
Client demands to pull money out of hedge funds rose to their second-highest level this year in August, industry data showed, in a sign some investors may be reassessing these freewheeling portfolios after their performance ...Read more

Soros holds 7.85 pct of Manchester Utd Class A shares
Aug 21/12
Hedge fund titan George Soros reported a 7.85 percent passive stake in Manchester United PLC Class A shares as of Aug. 9, according to a filing with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Soros's eponymous ...Read more

How to Start a Hedge Fund
Aug 21/12
Starting a hedge fund is much different from launching other kinds of companies. Most significantly, there is almost no chance that you will be able to start this business out of a garage. No -- to get a hedge fund up and ru...Read more

Nominations: 2012 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards
Aug 21/12
Canadian hedge funds are due to submit their data to be considered for the Fifth Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, sponsored by KPMG. The winners will be announced on 30 October, but the judges will be meeting in September t...Read more

New Hedge Funds Abound, Despite Tepid Industry Performance
Aug 20/12
It’s been a rough couple of years to be a hedge fund. Weak performance, enhanced regulation and an aggressive crackdown on insider trading have cast a harsh spotlight on the industry.Not that you’d know it by looking at ...Read more

Hedge fund replication strategies increase in popularity
Aug 20/12
Replication strategies have gained in popularity as investors increasingly are looking to capture the benefits of hedge fund investing while avoiding their associated high fees, opacity of process and holdings, and low level...Read more

How to name your hedge fund
Aug 20/12
Having trouble coming up with your company or fund name? If you’re looking for some suggestions, why not try out the hedge fund name generator (yes, it’s a real tool). It spits out random three-word combinations, which end...Read more

Hedge funds bet on oil spike as Israel attack fears grow
Aug 17/12
Hedge funds are quietly laying new bets on a potential spike in oil prices tied to the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran, skewing the options market to a bullish bias for the first time in six months. Signs that...Read more

Since when does a huge hedge fund need subsidies?
Aug 17/12
Since when does a huge hedge fund need subsidies? Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, the biggest in the world with $130 billion under management, may get up to $115 million in help from the U.S. state of Connecticut to buil...Read more

Gold rises on hope for U.S. easing, hedge fund bullish
Aug 16/12
Gold rebounded on Wednesday from two straight losing sessions, as muted U.S. consumer inflation raised hopes for monetary stimulus and a prominent hedge fund manager's increased appetite for bullion brightened market sentime...Read more

Currencies in Your Future Portfolio?
Aug 16/12
Since the economic decline in 2008, there has been a growing demand of individual and institutional investors to consider various choices of non-correlated investments to reduce tail risk (downside deviation)(i) and correlat...Read more

Hedge funds cut back on energy, buy agriculture in 2nd quarter
Aug 15/12
Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management was bullish on Chipotle's burritos and tacos in the second quarter, while activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC soured on energy stocks as the firm dumped shares in Marathon Petroleum a...Read more

Soros Reveals Stake In Facebook
Aug 15/12
Hedge fund Soros Funds has filed his quarter 13-F report with the SEC. According to the report, Soros completely dumped his stakes in Citigroup (420,000 shares), JP Morgan (701,400 shares) and Goldman Sachs (120,000 ...Read more

Escape the hedges
Aug 15/12
Investors have figured out another way to dump their hedge funds: sell their partnership interests on the secondary market. Even such big names as SAC Capital Advisors and Elliott Management are on the block as investors cla...Read more

Hedge funds profit from Facebook, oil in July
Aug 14/12
Trading oil, the euro and shares in Facebook (FB.O) were among the bets to help drive gains for hedge funds in July, meaning the industry has largely shrugged off the euro zone debt crisis to make money every month so far ...Read more

Hedge Funds Have $74 Billion as Europe Fire Sale Delayed
Aug 14/12
Hedge funds and private-equity firms have amassed an unprecedented 60 billion euros ($74 billion) to invest in distressed debt in anticipation that Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis will push banks into the biggest fire sale in...Read more

Hedge fund flows advance 1.36% in August, says SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index
Aug 14/12
Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 1.36% in August. "Net inflows resumed in August taking the cumulative Index to a new high despite the continued uncertainty in European...Read more

Hedge Funds Reduce Wagers After Longest-Ever Rally: Commodities
Aug 13/12
Hedge funds trimmed bets on a commodity rally for the first time in nine weeks as signs of U.S. growth and speculation that central banks will do more to stimulate economies drove prices to a three-month high. Money manage...Read more

Hedge Funds Capitulate on European Shorts
Aug 13/12
Hedge funds that base investment decisions on economic trends are unwinding bets against European stocks (SXXP) at the fastest pace in three years, speculating policy makers will step up the fight against the debt crisis. ...Read more

Drought drives investors back to grain funds after long exodus
Aug 10/12
Investors who had fled agricultural commodity funds for more than a year rushed back in droves last month as the worst U.S. drought in more than half a century caused prices to surge, data from fund tracker Lipper showed on ...Read more

Hedge funds redeem USD4.9bn in June 2012
Aug 10/12
The hedge fund industry redeemed USD4.9bn (0.3 per cent of assets) in June, compared with inflows of USD1.1bn in May, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. The hedge fund industry redeemed USD4.9bn (0.3 ...Read more

CI Financial Q2 Profit Drops as Markets Sour
Aug 10/12
CI Financial Corp. said on Thursday [Aug. 9] that its profit fell in the second quarter, despite efforts to cut costs, as gloomy global markets and net redemptions sideswiped assets under management. Canada's No. 3 invest...Read more

Macro hedge funds lead broad-based July gains
Aug 09/12
Hedge funds posted gains for the second consecutive month in July as Macro CTA managers captured strong trending dynamics across multiple asset classes, pushing the HFRI Macro: Systematic Diversified Index to a gain of 2.8 p...Read more

Fund funds’ funk
Aug 09/12
Fed-up investors yanked $8B+ in JuneInvestors are sick and tired of paying fees for little in return, and in no place is that more evident than in the fund-of-funds industry. In June, investors pulled $8.7 billion from such fir...Read more

S&P 500 bests hedge funds for second consecutive month-HFR
Aug 08/12
Hedge funds on average gained 1.05 percent in July, trailing the benchmark S&P 500 Index for the second straight month, according to data from research firm Hedge Fund Research Inc. Hedge funds in the $2.1 trillion in...Read more

The Long And The Short Of It
Aug 08/12
by Gilles Sitbon, fund Manager of Sycomore L/S Opportunities, and Olivier Mollé,fund manager of Sycomore L/S Market NeutralWhat place do equity long/short strategies have in an investment portfolio? The current marke...Read more

Some smaller hedge funds outshine their bigger rivals
Aug 07/12
A number of hedge fund industry spin-outs are showing up their bigger and better-known brethren by delivering eye-popping returns in a year marked mainly by lackluster performance. After a horrible 2011, this year is not ...Read more

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.02% in July
Aug 07/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.02% in July as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for July. The top perfuming strategy was managed futures (3.26%) while Fixed i...Read more

Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund indices positive in July
Aug 07/12
IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has reported positive performance for six out of seven of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices. The IQ Hedge Glo...Read more

Macro hedge funds take investors' fancy
Aug 03/12
Asian institutional investors plan to increase allocations to global macro, relative-value credit and fixed-income arbitrage hedge funds, but hold a dimmer view on EM-related strategies, a survey finds. Globally, 63% of insti...Read more

Earnings surprises, price reaction and value
Aug 03/12
The earnings season is upon us and each company’s earnings announcement is eagerly awaited, traded upon and talked about. For widely followed companies like Apple, the obsession with what the next earnings report will deliver ...Read more

Energy super-cycle begins to slow as US chokes on crude
Aug 02/12
Looking at the smaller picture, Brent Crude had a lot of macro risk priced in coming into 2012. Expectations of Middle East unrest – in particular Iran – and a liquidity event coming out of the US saw prices reach USD123/bbl...Read more

RIM eyes further reductions
Aug 02/12
Research In Motion may shutter its few company-owned North American retail stores and slash 3,000 jobs under a previously announced restructuring plan by the BlackBerry maker. A source familiar with RIM’s retail presence said...Read more

Fund managers believe AIFMD will lead to less competitive market
Aug 01/12
Fund managers believe the European Commission’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive will lead to fewer non-EU fund managers operating in Europe resulting in a less competitive market, according to research from De...Read more

Big banks act tough with hedge fund clients
Jul 31/12
Major banks face growing pressure to extract more money from, or even sever ties with, unprofitable hedge fund clients as they cut costs in the face of tough trading conditions and try to refocus on the biggest managers. ...Read more

Average investors poised to bite into hedge funds: survey
Jul 31/12
The rich may not be so different after all. After decades of investing in exclusive hedge funds, America's super rich are getting company as alternative investments are joining the investment management mainstream, a repo...Read more

Hedge Fund Ads: What's to Crow About?
Jul 31/12
In just a few weeks, the SEC is supposed to issue new rules which will trigger the start of hedge fund advertising under the JOBS Act. In addition to wondering what those rules will be, industry professionals are also curi...Read more

Hedge Funds Add Wagers in Longest Streak Since 2009: Commodities
Jul 30/12
Hedge funds raised commodity bets in the longest bullish streak in three years as speculation that policy makers will increase economic stimulus drove prices toward the biggest monthly rally since October. Money managers r...Read more

Investors demand hedge funds show clean hands on Libor
Jul 27/12
Investors are pushing some of the world's biggest hedge funds to show that their traders played no part in the interest rate rigging scandal plaguing major banks. These hedge funds have responded with in-depth internal pr...Read more

German govt wants to limit hedge funds to professionals
Jul 26/12
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble wants to limit direct investment in hedge funds to professionals in order to protect private investors from risky assets, via a new bill regulating alternative investment funds, his...Read more

Israel belatedly joins the global hedge fund boom
Jul 26/12
The number of funds has more than doubled to 60 in the last five years and their assets have quadrupledTo join the mystery-shrouded world of hedge funds you need money - oodles of it. Only the filthy rich can afford to fro...Read more

Allocation to event driven managers increases to 11.45 per cent, says Altin
Jul 26/12
After a period of “risk on” in the first quarter of 2012, the second quarter proved to be the complete opposite, says Altin, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges. The futur...Read more

Comment is free We need a 'bloodhound' hedge fund to sniff out financial skulduggery
Jul 25/12
Forget the banking inquiry, let's assemble a crack team of activists and ex-traders to profit from exposing top-level scandals The recent spate of banking scandals has shown how small cracks in seemingly impenetrable corporat...Read more

Man reports FUM of USD52.7bn
Jul 25/12
Funds under management at Man Group totalled USD52.7bn at 30 June 2012, down from USD58.4bn at 31 December 2011. The figure reflects sales of USD7.2bn, redemptions of USD9.6bn, investment movement of -USD0.3bn, FX translation...Read more

Meet the Futures Industry: A Breakdown of Terminology, Roles and Responsibilities
Jul 25/12
These days, the futures industry has been in the spotlight in a way we've never seen. Granted, we can think of better reasons to pay attention to our corner of the world, but the enhanced attention to our space has highlight...Read more

"Black box" fund may not be enough to revive Man
Jul 24/12
A recent uptick in the performance of its flagship AHL fund may not be enough of a cure for hedge fund manager Man Group after a sharp fall in assets, analysts said. The firm, whose shares have lost more than three quarte...Read more

Telus counters ‘misleading allegations’ from Globalive, dissident shareholder
Jul 24/12
Telus Corp. has rebuffed claims it’s offside with Canada’s foreign-ownership laws, filing documents with regulators on Monday denying what the wireless carrier calls “misleading allegations” made by competitor Wind Mobile and ...Read more

Top Tech Picks From a Hedge Fund Guru
Jul 23/12
After reporting second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, technology bellwhether Intel cut its revenue forecast for 2012 amid slowing PC sales and a wavering global economy. Despite weak demand in the PC industry the tech sect...Read more

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