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Todd Groome, Chairman, AIMA

AIMA’s investor steering committee publishes new guide for institutional investment

Tue, 31/05/2011 - 13:43

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published a guide for investors and managers, written by members of AIMA’s Investor Steering Committee (ISC), that reflects preferences and priorities for institutional investors and investment allocations. »

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Institutional hedge fund capital set to surge

Mon, 23/05/2011 - 09:48

The latest Preqin study of institutional hedge fund investors has found that just 7% have no plans to increase their commitments to the asset class over the next three years. The results suggests that there will be a significant inflow of institutional capital into the industry in the next few years. »

Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.80% in April

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 06:00

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.80% in April, with estimated new asset flows totalling USD9bn. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge

Hedge funds gain 1.32% in April

Tue, 17/05/2011 - 12:00

Hedge funds gained 1.32% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date the Index is up 3.24%. »

Amy Benstead, manager of hedge fund data at Preqin

Preqin survey finds 50% rise in public pension plans investing in hedge funds

Thu, 17/03/2011 - 16:00

Preqin research shows that the number of public pension systems investing in hedge funds has increased significantly over the past four years. There are now 295 public pension plans worldwide known to be allocating to hedge funds, up from 196 in 2007. The mean allocation to the asset class has also grown in the same period from 3.6% to 6.6%; it is now one percentage point higher than the average private equity allocation of these investors. »

Jeremy Alun-Jones, Group Managing Director of Stenham Asset Management.

Northern Trust wins USD3.5bn mandate from Stenham Asset Management

Sun, 06/03/2011 - 10:59

Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) has been appointed by Stenham Asset Management, a leading global fund of hedge funds manager with USD3.5 billion in hedge fund assets under management to provide custody, fund administration, credit and foreign exchange services. »

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Hedge funds outperform JSE by almost 10% per three-year period

Thu, 24/02/2011 - 14:35

 The results of the latest Blue Ink All South African Hedge Fund Composite (BIC), which tracks the performance of around 100 hedge funds in South Africa, reveals that Hedge Funds outperformed the All Share Index (ALSI) by almost 10% over a three-year period between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2010. Investors who stuck with Hedge Funds earned total returns of 30.28% versus 20.60% from equities. »

AlternativeSoft: “Galleon” Alpha Analysis

AlternativeSoft: “Galleon” Alpha Analysis

Thu, 12/11/2009 - 13:05

The aim of this document is to show the real life application of the ‘Style Analysis’ feature applied to a hedge fund claiming to deliver alpha. »

One in five hedge funds misrepresent funds and performance to investors, study says

One in five hedge funds misrepresent funds and performance to investors, study says

Thu, 15/10/2009 - 13:00

Over 20 per cent of hedge funds frequently misrepresent important information about funds and their performance to investors, according to a study by NYU Stern Finance Professor Stephen Brown. »

Comment: Private equity fundraising takes a hit

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 06:58

Private equity fundraising in the first three months of 2009 dropped to its lowest level in more than five years - news that will be a surprise to few - while the number of buyout firms sc »

Time could be right for global macro hedge funds, says Credit Suisse

Thu, 26/03/2009 - 11:52

Credit Suisse Liquid Alternatives, Alpha Strategies, has released a report exploring how the global macro hedge fund strategy has performed through market dislocations. »

Comment: A billion-pound show of confidence

Tue, 03/03/2009 - 06:00

Amid the constant flow of bad news for the hedge fund industry comes a shot in the arm for the sector, with the news that the UK's second-largest pension fund, the Universities Superannuat »

Emerging markets hedge funds post record losses in 2008, says HFR

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 12:03

Hedge funds investing in emerging markets concluded 2008 with seven consecutive months of performance declines, resulting in cumulative losses of nearly 37 per cent, according to Chicago-b »

Hedgebay Trading Corporation launches pricing service for hedge fund investors

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 06:00

Secondary hedge fund market intermediary Hedgebay Trading Corporation has announced the launch of the Hedgebay Pricing Service for hedge fund investors. »

Hedge Funds post gains as equity markets suffer worst January in history, says Hennessee

Thu, 12/02/2009 - 06:02

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 1.10 per cent last month, its second successive positive month, while US equity markets suffered their worst January on record, according to Hennessee »

Comment: From space flight to hedge fund investment

Tue, 03/02/2009 - 06:01

South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, who gained worldwide fame in April 2002 when he paid an estimated USD20m to take part in a space flight, has demonstrated his faith in the fut »

Emerging market equities suffered most in 2008, says Morningstar

Fri, 23/01/2009 - 05:56

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index lost 10.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and 22.2 per cent for the year, wiping out the last two years of gains. »

Investors withdrew USD152bn from hedge funds in fourth quarter, says HFR

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 16:03

The hedge fund industry concluded the most tumultuous year in its history with investors withdrawing a record USD152bn in capital in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to industry data »

Redemptions and performance losses cut hedge fund assets by USD782bn, says Hennessee

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 05:59

Adviser to hedge fund investors Hennessee Group has estimated that hedge fund industry assets decreased by USD782bn in 2008 to USD1.21trn, a 39 per cent decline that leaves industry assets »

Hedge funds post modest gains in December and are optimistic for 2009, says Hennessee

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:01

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 0.51 per cent in December, reducing the industry's average decline over 2008 to 19.15 per cent, according to Hennessee Group, a provider of industry d »

Hedge fund liquidations accelerate in the third quarter, says HFR

Thu, 18/12/2008 - 16:05

A record number of hedge funds liquidated in the third quarter of 2008, according to Chicago-based industry data provider Hedge Fund Research. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 2.34 per cent in November

Tue, 16/12/2008 - 06:03

Hedge funds declined by an average of 2.34 per cent in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, bringing the index's decline sinc »

Hedge fund investors "exit emerging markets"

Thu, 11/12/2008 - 11:59

A sharp spike in investor risk aversion had a significant impact on hedge funds investing the emerging markets in the most recent quarter, according to Hedge Fund Research. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Will the bell toll this time for 2-and-20?

Mon, 08/12/2008 - 05:58

Even some of what seem to be the biggest and most solid hedge fund managers in the world are now having to renege on their promised liquidity in order to avoid having to liquidate assets o »

Augustus Global Rates Fund more than doubles assets in 12 months

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 16:03

Boosted by an annual return of 13.56 per cent over the 12 months to October 31, Augustus Asset Managers' JB Global Rates Hedge Fund has seen its assets under management more than double in »

Ucits funds see outflows of EUR193bn so far in 2008, says Efama

Tue, 02/12/2008 - 15:58

For the first nine months of 2008, Ucits recorded total net outflows of EUR193bn, including EUR92bn in the third quarter, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association, w »

Hedge fund asset flows went into reverse in third quarter, says Lipper report

Tue, 02/12/2008 - 14:25

Net hedge fund industry asset flows in the third quarter reversed the trend of the previous two quarters, with a decline of USD18.6bn following a net inflow of USD4.03bn during the second »

Jersey's financial services industry demonstrates resilience during testing times

Thu, 27/11/2008 - 15:58

The latest figures compiled by the Jersey Financial Services Commission indicate that fund and other business in the island held up well during the third quarter of the year despite the di »

Hedgeweek Comment: The merry-go-round goes on

Thu, 27/11/2008 - 05:59

Hedge funds need to sell off a further USD200bn in assets to meet their objectives on deleveraging, according to a survey by US research firm Sanford C. »

Wood Creek launches Alternative Alternatives Investment Index

Mon, 24/11/2008 - 16:02

Connecticut-based Wood Creek Index Company has launched the Alternative Alternatives Investment Index, which aims to capture the performance of investment managers active in investments ou »

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