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How Savvy, Rich Investors Are Preparing For More Global Stress
Jun 22/12
Global economic fundamentals are not sound. The U.S. economy is the shining star of the world’s major economies, and it needs Fed Reserve life support to grow over 2 percent.  The Federal Reserve Bank will extend its Operatio...Read more



Global hedge fund industry undergoes significant change
Jun 22/12
The hedge fund industry has undergone significant change since the beginning of the financial crisis, resulting in the need to grow operational infrastructure and increase transparency, says a report by KPMG, and the Alterna...Read more



Hedge funds struggle with European politics
Jun 21/12
Investors voice anger at idle, expensive hedge funds Barclays pension fund CIO says cannot ignore low prices Hedge funds bets derailed by sudden policy change MONACO, June 20 (Reuters) - Euro zone turmoil has turned Eur...Read more



Investors fled Europe-linked hedge funds in May: report
Jun 21/12
Investors cut their exposure to hedge funds that invest in and are located in Europe during May as the euro zone financial crisis wrought havoc on global markets, data showed on Wednesday. Investors last month withdrew ab...Read more



Barclay CTA Index gains 2.64% in May
Jun 21/12
Managed futures gained 2.64% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 1.92% year-to-date. “The risk-off trade which started to gain momentum in April moved into high gear in May, all...Read more



GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index returns 0.43% in May
Jun 20/12
The gross return of the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for May 2012 measured 0.43%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance is 4.15%, while over the last 12 months, the index has returned 2.25%. Since inception performance stands...Read more



Hedge Funds Boost Bullish Bets as Stimulus Pressure Rises
Jun 19/12
Hedge funds raised their bullish commodity bets as mounting speculation that central banks will announce more economic stimulus halted a slide in prices and drove gold to its longest rally since August. Money managers r...Read more



Greek Vote Eases Immediate Fears
Jun 19/12
Marcus Svedberg, Chief Economist at East CapitalEast Capital argues that the outcome of the Greek election was as good as could have been hoped for but whilst the initial market reaction was positive, ...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 1.33% in May
Jun 19/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 1.33% for the month of May. Dedicated short bias was on of just four of the 10 sub strategies to end the month in positive territory at 9.03%, while Long-Short Equity...Read more



HF launches accelerate as support for bank regulation builds
Jun 19/12
New hedge fund launches in Q1 2012 increased to a level not reached since 2007 as hedge fund capital rose to a record level of USD2.13 trillion, according to the latest Market Microstructure Industry Report, released today b...Read more



Hedge fund money in commodities up after May slump
Jun 18/12
Hedge fund money in commodities posted its first weekly gain in seven weeks, data on Friday showed, as investors waded into riskier assets after a June 11 rate cut by China and on hopes for relief soon to the euro zone cr...Read more



Hedge fund closures hit 2-year high in 1st quarter
Jun 18/12
Hedge fund closures rose to a two-year high in the first quarter of 2012, data released Friday showed. According to tracking firm Hedge Fund Research of Chicago, 232 funds liquidated in the first three months of the year....Read more



Credit hedge funds profit despite rocky markets
Jun 15/12
In a year of uneven returns for many U.S. hedge funds, managers who invest mainly in bonds have outshone stockpickers. Over the first five months of the year, credit-focused hedge fund portfolios were up 4.11 percent comp...Read more



KPMG and AxiomSL Form Alliance to Assist Investment Advisers Faced With...
Jun 15/12
KPMG and AxiomSL Form Alliance to Assist Investment Advisers Faced With New Regulatory Requirements Including Form PF Alliances are a core part of KPMG's growth strategy, with AxiomSL serving as the latest example NEW YORK, ...Read more



Hedge Fund Industry Assets to More than Double in 5 Years: Citi Prime Finance Survey
Jun 13/12
Institutions Expected to Increase Hedge Fund Allocations Hedge Fund Firms Set to Compete Head to Head with Traditional Asset Managers in Regulated Alternative & Long-Only Products Assets invested with hedge fund firms coul...Read more



AIMA Canada Research Award Winner Demonstrates Implementing a Low-Volatility Investment Strategy...
Jun 13/12
AIMA Canada Research Award Winner Demonstrates Implementing a Low-Volatility Investment Strategy Not as Simple as it Might Seem The Alternative Investment Management Association-Canada Inc. (AIMA Canada) is pleased to annou...Read more



A New ETF Built On Stocks From Top Hedge Funds
Jun 11/12
Want to buy like the best hedge fund managers? A new exchange-traded fund, Top Guru Holdings Index (GURU, $15.48), offers a simplified way to become an at-home version of say, Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn. Unlike other ...Read more



Hedge fund managers turn to third party marketing
Jun 11/12
Demand from hedge fund managers for third party marketing and distribution solutions has increased, according to Agecroft Partners, a third party marketeer (TPM). It said that the TPM industry is experiencing this enhanced i...Read more



Fund selection should focus on quality, says Barclays' Arguello
Jun 08/12
Until recently, the thinking behind a funds platform of third-party fund managers was that it should be comprehensive, that it should ‘cover the waterfront’. But the credit crisis has forced many banking groups to radically ...Read more



Hedge Funds Lose 2.9% in Worst Month Since September
Jun 07/12
Hedge funds fell 2.9 percent in May, their worst month since September, as stocks slumped on concern Greece may exit the euro and the global economy is weakening. The decline was driven by long-short equity, multistrategy a...Read more



On eve of advertising era, hedge funds want SEC clarity
Jun 07/12
On the verge of being able to at last advertise, the hedge fund industry is looking for more clarity on how to determine who can be an eligible client.The SEC is expected to release ru...Read more



Man overboard: Hedge fund drops out of FTSE 100
Jun 07/12
Hedge fund manager Man Group is to drop out of the FTSE 100 following the index’s latest quarterly review after a fresh period of poor share price performance took its toll on the company.  The FTSE Group said yesterday even...Read more



Europe At A Crossroads: Invesco
Jun 07/12
Mark Nash, senior portfolio manager at Invesco Fixed Income, shares his views on Greece, the eurozone and the European government bond market Greek politics remains the precedent and has opened up the possibility of E...Read more



Facebook is Top Short-Seller Target Among Large Stocks
Jun 07/12
No large U.S. company is attracting more attention from short sellers than Facebook Inc. (FB), amid bets the world’s biggest social-networking company will keep falling after losing $27 billion since its initial public offeri...Read more



U.S. hedge fund looking for buyer for its $2-billion stake in Telus
Jun 06/12
The U.S. hedge fund that battled Telus Corp. is shopping its almost 19-per-cent voting stake in the firm to global telecom companies interested in getting a head start should Canadian foreign-ownership rules be relaxed. Mason...Read more



Invest like a hedge fund honcho with the Top Guru Holdings ETF
Jun 06/12
There's no doubt that hedge funds have had a tough time beating the broader stock market in recent years, but they've still got an edge over individual investors when it comes to stock picking. And if that's your thing, invest...Read more



eVestment | HFN Industry Release: May 2012
Jun 06/12
Hedge Funds Down in May, Investor Allocations in 2012 Indicate Just Caution   May 2012 was very similar to September 2011 in that Europe’s sovereign crisis was a primary focus and equity and commodity markets were severely...Read more



Macro and systematic strategies fare best during tough year for FoHFs
Jun 06/12
Macro and systematic trading strategies, low-beta equity hedge and fixed income strategies did a “reasonable job of containing losses” during a poor year for the fund of hedge funds (FoHF) sector in 2011, according to financia...Read more



OSC fines Otto Spork $1-million
Jun 05/12
The bizarre tale of the Canadian hedge fund manager who falsely inflated returns from investments in companies poised to sell Icelandic glacier water is nearing its sorry end.Otto Spork, a dentist-turned-fund manager who ...Read more



Top Hedge Fund Gurus bet on Romney
Jun 05/12
Founders of some of the largest and most well-known hedge funds are throwing big dollars at “Restore Our Future,” a super PAC that is backing Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The donor roll for the super PAC nearly resemble...Read more



Are commodities at risk of de-financialization?
May 31/12
Unless returns on commodity futures and options start to pick up soon, institutional investors may sour on the asset class and scale back or terminate their exposure to it, ending a decade-long trend that has seen increas...Read more



One In Nine Fund Managers Has Regulatory Black Mark, New Forms Show
May 31/12
The hedge-fund industry thrives on secrecy. Clients sign non-disclosure forms to keep investment results secret, hedge funds and private-equity firms compare their performance to themselves instead of the broader stock indexes...Read more



Alternative investment usage among institutions and financial advisors slowing, says survey
May 31/12
Morningstar has released highlights of the company’s fourth-annual national survey examining the perception and usage of alternative investments among institutions and financial advisors. "Institutional investors and fin...Read more



Taleb Says Euro Breakup ‘Not a Big Deal’ as U.S. Scariest
May 30/12
Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan,” said he favors investing in Europe over the U.S. even with the possible breakup of the single European currency in part because of the euro area’s superior deficit situation. Eu...Read more



Hedgie saw dangers of bank betting
May 30/12
Billionaire hedge-fund titan Paul Singer saw it coming. Days before JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announced the trading debacle that resulted in a $2 billion loss, Singer wrote that the Volcker Rule would not stop big banks ...Read more



Back To The 60s
May 30/12
Mark Barnett, UK equity income manager at Invesco Perpetual, explains why he thinks the stock market currently offers exciting opportunities for investors seeking incomeQ: How have recent political developments ...Read more



Romney Super PAC Backed by Hedge Fund Billionaires
May 30/12
Forbes reports that at least 30 billionaires, 7.5% of the Forbes 400, have donated to the Mitt Romney-backing super PAC Restore Our Future, among them are some of the top hedge fund managers this year. . According to Restore...Read more



U.S. SEC Shuts Down $11 Million Ponzi Scheme
May 29/12
Regulators have charged a New York fund manager who was running an $11-million Ponzi scheme, federal court filings showed. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Jason Konior with defrauding investors by promisin...Read more



Hedge funds bet wrong on wheat, right on copper
May 28/12
Hedge funds and other money managers betting on a continued rally in U.S. wheat from dry weather bought close to $2 billion worth of contracts in the grain over a week before the market's tumble three days ago, trade data on...Read more



Funds of hedge funds fight to stay relevant
May 28/12
For funds which market themselves on their ability to spot the sharpest hedge fund minds, it could be their greatest challenge yet. Investors who once trusted them to find the best returns are gaining the expertise and confide...Read more



Canadian hedge funds down in April
May 25/12
The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended April 2012 down 2.99% on an asset weighted basis and down 1.86% on an equal weighted basis. The aim of the Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index is to provide a comprehensive ov...Read more



The “Short Sale,” the secret sauce behind market neutral products …
May 25/12
The “Short Sale,” the secret sauce behind market neutral products … What Baseball teaches us about professional conjectureAsk any hedge fund expert or Wall Street professional and they will acknowledge that the short sale is the...Read more



Exploring growing opportunities in hedge funds amid global uncertainties
May 24/12
Continued turmoil in Europe has created market dislocations and increased global market volatility. Reduced lending activity from financial firms - combined with the continued divesting of assets - has contributed to an ...Read more



Gold Bubble? Demand Data Continues To Show No Bubble
May 24/12
Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD 1,555.00, EUR 1,229.44, and GBP 989.56 per ounce. Yesterday's AM fix this morning was USD 1,575.75, EUR 1,233.95, and GBP 998.76 per ounce. Gold fell $26.20 or 1.64% in New York yeste...Read more



Sino-Forest Engaged in ‘Fraudulant Scheme,’ OSC Alleges
May 23/12
Sino-Forest Corp. cofounder Allen Chan helped run a “complex fraudulent scheme” that exaggerated the timber producer’s assets, secretly benefited from a 2010 acquisition and misled investigators, Canada’s main financial re...Read more



A Hedge Funder Who Bet $100 Million On The Facebook IPO...
May 23/12
A Hedge Funder Who Bet $100 Million On The Facebook IPO Just Called And Boy Was He Furious We just got off the phone with a hedge fund manager who says his fund owns Facebook stock "in excess of a $100 million."The...Read more



Opinion: Greater Fools in Facebook Circular Firing Squad
May 23/12
James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. The Facebook IPO, which started as a global search for a greater fool, developed on Monday [May 21] into a circular firing squad. Facebook's newly minte...Read more



Man Group to acquire FRM
May 22/12
Man Group is to acquire London-based hedge fund research and investment specialist Financial Risk Management (FRM) in a deal worth up to USD82.8million. Once the acquisition is completed, which is expected to be before the en...Read more



Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.44% in April
May 22/12
Hedge funds lost 0.44% in April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 5.05% year-to-date. “Equity markets in the US, Europe, and Japan traded lower on the month, giving back...Read more



Weak start to Q2 for hedge funds
May 22/12
With the exception of a stable CTA Global strategy and a profitable Fixed Income Arbitrage strategy, all the major hedge fund strategies in the EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes finally registered losses after a first quarter o...Read more

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