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Achieving global distribution: A user’s Guide for investment managers...
Jul 23/12
Achieving global distribution: A user’s Guide for investment managers seeking greater access to the global market The world is flat. This adage rings true within the hedge fund industry, as hedge fund managers face a difficul...Read more



Hedge Funds Lag Behind a Generic Stock/Bond Mix
Jul 23/12
Before they discovered hedge funds, pension funds and school and foundation endowments typically held portfolios with 60 percent in equities and 40 percent in bonds. Many would be better off if they had stuck with that formu...Read more



Hedge fund industry assets sink as performance ebbed in Q2
Jul 20/12
Even though investors put a net $4.1 billion into hedge funds in the second quarter of 2012, it was not enough to offset performance losses at many funds that resulted in total industry assets shrinking. Hedge fund capita...Read more



The Dumbest Idea In Finance: A Diversified Hedge Fund Portfolio
Jul 20/12
Modern financial theory holds that a diversified portfolio of securities is the most efficient way for an investor to access an asset class. Idiosyncratic risk, the risk associated with an individual stock say, can be diversif...Read more



Prominent investors offer ways to get returns
Jul 19/12
With Europe's debt crisis bubbling along and fears rising in some quarters that the U.S. stock rally might fizzle, prominent investors have ideas ranging from betting against Europe's common currency to shorting Hewlett Pack...Read more



State Street to acquire Goldman Sachs Administration Services
Jul 19/12
State Street Corporation has agreed to acquire hedge fund administrator Goldman Sachs Administration Services (GSAS) from The Goldman Sachs Group, in a cash transaction with a total purchase price of USD550 million. The dea...Read more



Investors reduce exposure to directional strategies
Jul 19/12
This quarter investors appear very reluctant to make strong bets and are planning to reduce their exposures to directional strategies with most equity long-short strategies seeing a significant drop off in demand for this qu...Read more



Investment management industry facing regulatory avalanche of disparate rules, says KPMG
Jul 19/12
In its fourth annual analysis of global financial regulations, KPMG says investment managers continue to face daunting challenges brought on by a changing global regulatory environment, which is fraught with unanswered quest...Read more



Hendry: ‘Bad Things are Going to Happen’
Jul 18/12
Hugh Hendry is lying low. The Glaswegian founder of $800 million hedge fund Eclectica stepped out of the limelight last year after a series of feisty television appearances made him Britain’s best-known hedge fund manager. ...Read more



Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Witness Trend Reversals
Jul 18/12
Hedge fund performance was flat to slightly negative in June as global markets witnessed several trend reversals during the month. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index registered a marginal loss of 0.14% during the month, bringi...Read more



Nervy hedge funds fearful of summer volatility
Jul 17/12
With politicians struggling to shore up plans to tackle Europe's debt crisis, hedge fund managers are finding it hard to come up with moneymaking ideas to suit markets focused on the latest announcement by euro zone or U....Read more



Calpers Badly Misses Target as Return Drops to 1%
Jul 17/12
Europe's debt crisis and slowing global growth held the biggest U.S. public pension fund to a disappointing 1 percent gain in the last 12 months, well below its return target and its hefty 20.9 percent gain the year before. ...Read more



Barclays Boss Told Me To Change Libor, Says Banker
Jul 17/12
A former senior Barclays executive has justified his decision to order his staff to manipulate interest rates during the 2008 banking crisis because he believed he was acting on the instruction of the Bank of England. Je...Read more



Surveys Give Big Investors an Early View From Analysts
Jul 16/12
They are supposed to be among Wall Street’s most closely guarded secrets: changes in research analysts’ views, up or down, of a company’s prospects. But some of the nation’s biggest brokerage firms appear to be givi...Read more



Top 300 Hedge Funds Get Bigger, Nearly Surpass $750 Billion AUM Mark
Jul 16/12
The Top 300 US Equity Hedge Funds have seen their assets increase by more than $110 billion, or 6.75%, since the beginning of 2012. Overall, the top U.S. equity hedge funds manage a combined $746 billion in equity assets. On a...Read more



Fund manager Spork appeals hefty penalties
Jul 13/12
Disgraced hedge fund manager Otto Spork is appealing a sentencing order by the Ontario Securities Commission to pay a $1-million fine plus millions more back to investors. Ontario Divisional Court will hear the appeal by the ...Read more



UCITS Hedge Strategy Indices
Jul 13/12
June shows fractional loss to cap second quarter reversal   Further losses in June extended the drawdown in the UCITS Hedge Index to four consecutive months, but the scale of the loss for the month was a mi...Read more



AIMA supports removal of ban on general solicitation and advertising by US hedge fund managers
Jul 13/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has expressed support for the elimination of the ban on general solicitation and advertising by hedge fund managers in the...Read more



Hedge funds pin hopes on French revolution
Jul 12/12
France's small band of hedge fund managers, long dismissed as risk-addicted buccaneers in their home market, are betting on a renaissance as investors burned by stocks and sovereign debt look elsewhere for returns. It is ...Read more



U.S. hedge fund escalates fight with Canada's Telus
Jul 12/12
* Mason Capital asks court for access to proxy voting * Votes related to failed plan to merge two share classes * Hedge fund says information to guide investment strategy * Company says it may reintroduce share-unificat...Read more



Hedge fund withdrawals jump to highest since '09-data
Jul 11/12
Hedge fund outflows surged to their highest level in almost three years this month, data from hedge fund administrator GlobeOp shows, in a sign investors may be losing faith in the sector after mixed performance amid choppy ...Read more



‘Look the manager straight in the eye,’ say selectors
Jul 11/12
Despite staging a comeback in many portfolios, as low yields elsewhere fuel the need for returns, hedge funds still face demands for trust, transparency and track records. “I expect the hedge fund and absolute return industr...Read more



Top 100 alternative investment managers exceed USD3trn AUM
Jul 11/12
Assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally now exceed USD3trn, according to research produced by professional services company Towers Watson in conjunction with the Financial Times. The Global Alte...Read more



AIMA publishes paper on social and economic value of hedge fund industry
Jul 11/12
The Alternative Investment Management Association has published a German-language educational paper about the social and economic value provided by the hedge fund industry. The paper stresses the financial stability benefits ...Read more



Hedge funds post modest gains, trailing stock market
Jul 10/12
Hedge fund performance once again trailed the stock market in June, continuing a pattern for the year. In June, the average hedge fund posted a meager 0.05 percent gain, according to the broadest industry index maintained...Read more



UCITS HFS Index takes fourth monthly loss in a row, down -0.09% in June 2012
Jul 10/12
The UCITS HFS Index continues its downward trend with a loss of -0.09% in June 2012 after it already dropped -1.40% from March till May 2012. The loss this month is attributable to the first two weeks of trading in which the U...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.45 per cent in June
Jul 10/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.45 per cent in June as the index component strategies reported mixed results for June. Fixed income arbitrage (0.92 per cent), global macro (0.15 per cent) and ...Read more



Top Small & Mid-Cap Focused Hedge Funds see assets jump by 18.8%
Jul 09/12
The Top 50 Small-Cap and Mid-Cap focused hedge funds have seen their equity assets jump by nearly $7 billion, or 18.8%, since the beginning of the 2012. According to the most recent ranking, the top SMID Hedge Funds now overse...Read more



Fund business bounces back as island targets new markets
Jul 09/12
After a blip at the end of 2011, Guernsey’s fund industry started the new year vigorously with growth in the total net asset value of funds under management and administration in the island of GDP8.7bn in the first quarter, ...Read more



Hedge funds fail to wow in first half
Jul 06/12
Hedge funds have little to brag about halfway through 2012, with some of the industry's biggest names reporting only small gains and trailing the benchmark U.S. stock index by a wide margin. Paul Tudor Jones' flagship fun...Read more



The UCITS Hedge Fund Index Global down in June
Jul 06/12
The UCITS hedge fund Index Global is down -0.23% in June bringing its year to date performance to -0.33%. The UCITS Alternative Index Fund of Funds is down -0.77% bringing its yearly performance to -2.39%. 10 out of 11 strateg...Read more



AIFMD & the Death of the traditional Hedge Fund
Jul 05/12
“So the EU has closed its doors to the US hedge fund industry”. - Financial Times, Oct 2011 Make no mistake the AIFM directive is going to change the Hedge Fund industry forever. This legislation (now in advanced draft form...Read more



Equity market neutral, macro and volatility most sought after strategies in Ucits space
Jul 04/12
Equity market neutral, macro and volatility strategies are likely to be the most popular allocations in the next six months, according to a survey by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the Ucits Alternatives Index fa...Read more



Hedge funds boost bets against the euro
Jul 03/12
Large hedge funds increased their bets against the euro last week as investors viewed the two-day European Union summit in Brussels with skepticism. The funds boosted their short position against euro futures to $20 billion...Read more



Investors back Ucits hedge multi-manager model in theory, if not in practice
Jul 03/12
Investors in Ucits hedge funds overwhelmingly believe in the fund of funds model for investing their vehicle type, but it is not clear they are putting their money behind them, as 40% of the products hold €20m or less....Read more



Hedge fund eyes 35 pct return from Greek bonds buy
Jun 29/12
London-based hedge fund firm Adelante Asset Management has bought a position in the cut-price bonds of debt-laden Greece, betting that efforts by European politicians to restructure its debt mountain will provide a short-...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager Skill Is Misperceived
Jun 29/12
A recently published paper examines the reasons behind hedge fund alpha creation, questioning the degree of pure skill involved. (June 28, 2012) -- Investors must better distinguish between skill of hedge fund ...Read more



Hedge fund managers paid too much, says hedge fund manager
Jun 28/12
Manny Roman, the chief operating officer at Man Group, has said that hedge fund managers are paid too much. Speaking at Fund Forum in Monaco yesterday, Roman said from a social standpoint "of course ...Read more



Hedge Fund Heaven
Jun 28/12
How the JOBS act helps hedge funds target investors. To the average investor, the hedge fund industry is wrapped in the mystique and cache that accompanies membership in the highest and most reticent echelons of society. Its l...Read more



A Con Man Who Lives Between Truth and Fiction
Jun 27/12
BUTNER, N.C. — “I’m a proven liar. Don’t believe anything I say.” That was what Samuel Israel III told me last week. He is the hedge fund manager convicted of running a $450 million Ponzi scheme who faked his own suicide in ...Read more



High-Frequency Trading Machines Favored Over Humans by CME Group, Lawsuit Claims
Jun 27/12
A small band of humans is fighting what it warns is the rise of the machines in financial markets. A group of two dozen brokers and traders has sued CME Group, the owner of major commodities exchanges in New York and Chicago,...Read more



Hedge Fund Manager's Spending Spree Will Cost Him -- and Taxpayers
Jun 27/12
SAN FRANCISCO — It seemed as if the worst was behind him. But a former tax attorney and hedge fund manager who had settled investment fraud charges is back in court fighting the feds. Lawrence Goldfarb, accused of misusin...Read more



More hedge funds buying key man life insurance post-financial crisis
Jun 27/12
Talk about key man. More than USD600 billion is currently managed by hedge funds whose founders will turn at least 60 in the next decade, according to Institutional Investor magazine. The retirement – or death – of star trad...Read more



New ETF tracks hedge fund gurus
Jun 26/12
Global X Funds, a New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds, has devised a new ETF that gives investors exposure to the long ideas of renowned hedge fund managers such as John Paulson and David Einhorn. The ...Read more



Is Your Hedge Fund Style "Drifting"? Quick, Catch It!
Jun 26/12
Hedge fund style “drift” is said to occur when a hedge fund manager strays from their stated investment strategy.   The term used to be an esoteric one, used only by professional hedge fund analysts.  However, “drifting” is ...Read more



Managing change in the Hedge Fund industry
Jun 26/12
"It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things." Niccolò Machiavelli (1446-1507), Italian ...Read more



Hedge fund exit requests lower than year ago-GlobeOp
Jun 25/12
* Exit requests rise to 3.71 pct in June from 3.31 pct in May * Requests lower than in June of previous four years * Hedge funds in positive territory so far this year LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Client demands to pull ...Read more



SEC probes Pool
Jun 25/12
One of Wall Street’s most celebrated Dark Pools, Liquidnet, told its institutional clients last week that its new Equity Capital Markets (ECM) business was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. At is...Read more



Investors cast doubt on "end of world" hedge strategies
Jun 22/12
Hedge fund investors have voiced their concerns about complex funds designed to protect against major market meltdowns, just as fears of a break-up of the euro zone have spurred huge interest in these products. So-called...Read more



Adding politics into the alpha investment mix
Jun 22/12
New Page 2 Comment by Philip Holton, research and data associate at HedgeFund Intelligence During the last five years there have been numerous shifts in strategy by managers which can best summarised by a ...Read more

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