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Institutional investors spur hedge funds to
May 22/12
Institutional investors spur hedge funds to grow operational infrastructure and increase transparency, says AIMA/KPMG Survey The post-2008 influx of institutional money into hedge funds has resulted in a marked increase in the ...Read more



Ackman Sends Wake-Up Call to Sleepy Canada Boardrooms
May 18/12
William Ackman’s triumph at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) may echo across boardrooms far from the railroad’s Calgary headquarters. In a Canadian corporate culture long resistant to activist shareholders, the U.S. h...Read more



Hedge Fund Stars Gundlach and Einhorn Have a Sixth Sense --They See Dead Countries
May 18/12
At the Ira Sohn conference Wednesday, rock star investors gave their best picks to a well-dressed group of 2000 attendees from hedge funds and mutual funds around the world.  At the 17th Annual Conference, where procee...Read more



AIMA Canada Publishes new AIMA Canada Handbook
May 18/12
106-page Handbook Profiles Canada's $30 Billion Hedge Fund Industry  AIMA Canada, the Canada National Group of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the global hedge fund industry association, today re...Read more



No big insights at "best ideas" hedge-fund event
May 17/12
A highly anticipated hedge-fund conference on Wednesday where managers are invited to share their "best ideas" with investors fell flat on that score. Bill Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, ca...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.04% in April
May 17/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.04% for the month of April. Four of the broad index’s 10 sub-strategies recorded positive returns - Fixed Income Arbitrage (0.69%), Multi-Startegy (0.58%), Managed ...Read more



Inside secretive hedge funds
May 17/12
CNBC takes a look at Appaloosa Management’s portfolio and discussing whether to invest in technology with Carol Pepper, Pepper International chief executive, and Phil Silverman, managing partner of Kingsview Capital. ...Read more



Soros’s Firm Buys JPMorgan, Suntrust in First Quarter
May 16/12
Billionaire George Soros’s investment firm added to financial stocks in the first quarter, including shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Suntrust Banks Inc. (STI) He sold the company’s stake in Google Inc. (GOOG) The ...Read more



Hedge Funds Up Over $11 Billion in April
May 16/12
Total inflows amounted to $28.13 billion while client redemptions added to $17.72 billion. The MSCI World Index dropped 1.62% on the back of rising eurozone sovereign yields, weak US economic data and slow Chinese growth. Key...Read more



Buy bullion, not gold stocks: top hedge fund manager
May 15/12
Albert Friedberg is one of Canada’s top hedge fund managers. He keeps a low profile, but every quarter, he hosts a conference call for clients where he outlines his investment ideas. His current call: We’re facing the p...Read more



Hedge fund investors keen to commit funds
May 15/12
Hedge fund investors are keen to commit to the asset class, with more than half making two or more investments on average per year, a Preqin study reveals. Just under one-third make between two and three new investments per ...Read more



Analysing sovereign risk for portfolio management decisions
May 15/12
London, 12-13 June, 2012 – A seminar providing an overview of the historical background and the recent trends of sovereign risks, as well as an analysis of sovereign risk in bond portfolios, and discussing both the assessmen...Read more



Bonfire of the hedge fund oil longs
May 15/12
John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. Bullish investors finally abandoned hope for a recovery in oil prices, at least in the short term, in the week ending May 8, slashing their long positions ...Read more



Hedge Funds Are Shadow Banks in Need of Regulation, Bafin Says
May 14/12
Hedge funds act as shadow banks and should be added to the list of organizations in need of regulation, according to Raimund Roeseler, head of banking supervision at Germany’s financial regulator Bafin. Shadow-banking def...Read more



Fund Managers Missing Rally Dump Bearish Bets Most Since ’08
May 14/12
As individuals bail out of U.S. stocks at the fastest rate in three decades, professional speculators have cut bearish bets by the most since 2008. Money managers are net short 19,375 contracts on the Standard & Poor’s ...Read more



Alternative strategies resilient in April
May 14/12
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was almost flat in April with a performance of -0.02% (+1.52% in 2012), showing resilience despite disappointing economic news flow. Eight Lyxor Strategic Indices out of 14 ended the month in posit...Read more



Credit Suisse's Asset Management Division launches Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Fund
May 14/12
Credit Suisse's Asset Management Division has launched the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Fund, which seeks to offer access to hedge fund-like returns, with the flexibility of daily liquidity, increased transparency and 10...Read more



Investors inject more cash into hedge funds
May 11/12
Investors grappling with volatile financial markets upped their bets on hedge funds over the past month, data from hedge fund administrator GlobeOp shows, indicating renewed confidence in their abilities to cash in on turbul...Read more



GlobeOp launches monthly Hedge Fund Performance Index
May 11/12
GlobeOp Financial Services is launching an independent, asset-weighted hedge fund performance index on 15 May, 2012. The latest in a series of monthly GlobeOp hedge fund indices, it is transparent, consistent in underlying f...Read more



Hedge funds take in USD2.3bn in March
May 11/12
The hedge fund industry added USD2.3 billion (0.1% of assets) in March, down from a USD6.8 billion inflow in February and only the fourth monthly inflow since July 2011. Based on data from 3,034 funds, the March TrimTabs/Bar...Read more



Top absolute fund of funds performance
May 11/12
Here’s a list of the top 10 best performing funds of hedge funds, based on absolute returns, for the year-to-date as of March 31 as tracked by Dow Jones Credit Suisse. Other charts showing trailing 12-month, 3-year and ...Read more



eVestment|HFN Industry Release: April 2012
May 10/12
Hedge Fund AUM Fell in April 2012, Performance was Negative amid Mixed Flows   Hedge funds performance was mixed in April, but average returns were negative, -0.29% after one of the best first quarters on record. Funds ...Read more



Hedge funds declined 0.38% in April
May 10/12
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined 0.38% in April (+4.02% YTD), while the S&P 500 fell 0.75% (+11.16% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.01% (+8.16% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index declined 1.46...Read more



Investors Hedge Against Losses as Europe Fears Resurface
May 10/12
The resurgence of the euro zone's debt woes as a dominant force in the U.S. equity market has sparked a flurry of cautious bets in the options market as investors brace for more uncertainty. The S&P 500 may have lost only...Read more



Hedge funds as “guardian angels”
May 10/12
Think hedge funds are the kiss of death for companies filing for bankruptcy? Not so according to researchers from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, which shows that hedge funds actually have a positive influence when the...Read more



Telus withdraws share conversion proposal
May 09/12
Telus Corp, Canada's No.2 telecommunications provider, said it is withdrawing its proposal to convert its non-voting shares to common shares, following a run-in with dissident shareholder Mason Capital. Telus earlier as...Read more



Hedge funds trade in narrow range in April
May 09/12
Hedge funds posted a narrow decline to begin Q2 2012, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declining by 0.36 per cent in April, according to data released today by HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc). The April decline foll...Read more



Man Group Hires New Risk Head for Troubled Fund
May 09/12
Man Group has replaced the head of risk at its embattled flagship AHL fund as pressure mounts on chief executive Peter Clarke to stop the rot in the British company's shares, now trading at the lowest level in more tha...Read more



The Hedge Fund And Private Equity Stock Train Wreck
May 08/12
When some of America’s biggest hedge fund and private equity firms started to sell ownership through initial public offerings a few years ago, many investors rushed to buy the stocks. The hedge fund and private equity industri...Read more



Transparency Runn Amok
May 08/12
Form PF herds private funds into data hellIf the private fund industry hadn't gotten the message before, the new SEC reporting requirement - Form PF - should do the trick. For hedge funds and private equity fu...Read more



Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.33% in April
May 08/12
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.33% in April as most of the index component strategies reported negative results for April. Event driven and long/short equity were the worst performing sub stra...Read more



After Strong Start to Year, Hedge Funds Fall in April
May 08/12
Hedge funds lost some ground in April, after the industry stormed into 2012 with the best first-quarter of performance since 2006. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index fell 0.36 percent last month, according to data relea...Read more



Hedge Funds Long Money in Commodities Up After 4 Weeks
May 08/12
Hedge funds and other money managers made more positive wagers on commodities than negative bets for the first time in five weeks, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reported Friday [May 4], as softening U.S. data rais...Read more



Ontario Teachers to Back Ackman in CP Rail Vote
May 08/12
Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund, a large Canadian Pacific Railway shareholder, will vote for William Ackman's slate of directors instead of the incumbent board, strengthening the activist investor's hand ahead of next week...Read more



Eze Castle Integration Opens Hong Kong Office to Further Expand Availability of its ...
May 08/12
Eze Castle Integration Opens Hong Kong Office to Further Expand Availability of its Premier Hedge Fund IT Services in Asia Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of strategic IT services, technology sol...Read more



Hedge Funds Bet Wrong Before Biggest Slump Since October
May 07/12
Hedge funds raised bets on higher commodity prices for the first time in six weeks, just before the biggest three-day slump since October as U.S. jobs data fell short of expectations and European manufacturing contracted. ...Read more



Hedge Funds Fell 1% in April as Global Markets Decline
May 07/12
Hedge funds fell 1 percent in April, tracking stocks worldwide, as renewed concern that the European sovereign-debt crisis would worsen and global economic growth would stall halted an equity-market rally earlier in the year...Read more



Funds Made Big Hike in Bullish Oil Bets Before Rout
May 07/12
Hedge funds and big speculators boosted their bullish bets on U.S. crude oil price by the most since October in the week to May 1, just before the steepest fall in crude this year, regulatory data showed on Friday [May 4]. ...Read more



Regulator hands out “parking ticket”
May 07/12
On January 26, 2011, a FINRA hearing panel found that Hedge Fund Capital Partners LLC and Howard G. Jahre, its president and majority owner, violated numerous FINRA rules and provisions of the Securities Exchange Ac...Read more



Hedge Funds Up 0.12% In April
May 04/12
Hedge funds were up slightly in April, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index reporting a gain of 0.12%.The positive performance was due, in part, to the showings of macro and relative value strategies and came as equity ...Read more



The End is Nigh for Smaller Funds of Hedge Funds
May 04/12
For some time there have been questions raised about the sustainability of the business models of funds of hedge funds as a category. There is no doubt that they will continue to exist and that there will be winners as...Read more



BCSC won’t intervene in dispute between Telus and hedge
May 04/12
Securities regulator says Mason Capital Management disclosures comply with requirements By Canadian Press | May 03, 2012 10:45 Source: The Canadian Press The British Columbia Securities Commission says it won't look in...Read more



A Call To Cut Hefty Hedge Fund Fees
May 03/12
Here’s more evidence of a fundamental shift in the hedge fund industry: an influential pension consultant wants to see a big shake up in the way hedge funds charge investors. Towers Watson, one of the world’s largest institut...Read more



The Coming Hedge-Fund Merger Wave
May 03/12
Hedge-fund marketing leads to mergers and consolidation: That’s the short version of the argument voiced this week by Larry Tabb, founder and chief executive of the Tabb Group. And smaller hedge funds, the ones some voice...Read more



Now unhappy investors turn the heat on struggling Man Group
May 02/12
The struggling hedge fund giant Man Group became the latest blue chip to face an investor revolt over pay yesterday, as fresh evidence of the firm's stumbling performance sent its shares tumbling again. Its chief execu...Read more



Struggling Hedge Fund Under a Cloud
May 02/12
The Man Group, a London institution known for its computer-driven trading and famed literary prize, has taken a pounding in the eyes of investors and clients, raising questions about whether the $59 billion firm could be ...Read more



Best Way To Restore Risk?
May 02/12
What is the best way to add risk back to portfolios?, asks Johanna Kyrklund, head of multi-asset investments at Schroders, in a May Day message. She then very helpfully answers her own question.“With events in E...Read more



Man Group Has $1 Billion Outflows; Shares Slide on Cash Concern
May 01/12
Man Group Plc (EMG), the world’s biggest publicly traded hedge fund manager, said clients withdrew a net $1 billion in the first quarter and costs such as employee bonuses ate up more cash than analysts expected. The ...Read more



Regulatory Focus on Hedge Funds Continues
May 01/12
The regulatory focus on hedge funds continued during the first quarter of 2012, as new iniatives continued to roll out, and milestones in the implementation of rules put on the books last year were hit.For “large” hedg...Read more



Exchange clearing of OTC derivatives likely to reduce counterparty risks for hedge funds
May 01/12
The move to more standardised OTC derivatives as products go to exchange clearing could reduce counterparty risk but may also hit hedge fund strategies reliant on customised vehicles. Many issues are still outstanding ...Read more

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