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Hedge funds see USD5.9bn outflows in April, but CTA assets continue to soar

Hedge funds see USD5.9bn outflows in April, but CTA assets continue to soar

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 13:47

Hedge funds suffered an estimated capital outflow of USD5.9bn in April, the first since the industry saw outflows of USD2bn in December 2005 and the largest since USD6.1bn in October 2001, »

Institutional investment managers set to increase hedge fund allocations by up to 50 per cent

Institutional investment managers set to increase hedge fund allocations by up to 50 per cent

Mon, 09/06/2008 - 20:39

Institutional investment managers are set to increase their hedge fund allocations by 25 to 50 per cent over the next couple of years, according to Christopher C. »

Hedgeweek Comment: AIG's hedge fund seeding is right on cue

Hedgeweek Comment: AIG's hedge fund seeding is right on cue

Thu, 05/06/2008 - 07:00

What a novel idea. The asset management arm of giant insurer AIG is forming a partnership with a hedge fund investment group to seed emerging hedge funds. »

AIG Investments and Larch Lane partner to seed emerging hedge funds

AIG Investments and Larch Lane partner to seed emerging hedge funds

Wed, 04/06/2008 - 23:31

AIG Investments and Larch Lane Advisors, the alternative investment affiliate of Old Mutual Asset Management, have formed a joint venture to make seed investments in hedge funds.< »

Thames River Hedge+ raises barely half GBP200m target for new share issue

Thames River Hedge+ raises barely half GBP200m target for new share issue

Tue, 03/06/2008 - 07:00

The board of Thames River Multi Hedge PCC, a closed-ended Guernsey-domiciled protected cell company, has received applications for GBP106.6m in new shares through the placing and offer for »

Triple A Partners to seed Korea-focused long/short fund

Triple A Partners to seed Korea-focused long/short fund

Sun, 01/06/2008 - 21:42

Asia Alternative Asset Partners (Caymans), an Asian alternative fund seeding and distribution business that has as a strategic investor CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets Group, an institutional re »

Russia-focused fund becomes first listing on London&#039;s Specialist Fund Market

Russia-focused fund becomes first listing on London's Specialist Fund Market

Fri, 30/05/2008 - 08:37

A hedge fund focusing on Russia and the former Soviet Union, Da Vinci CIS Private Sector Growth Fund, has become the first listing on the Specialist Fund Market, the London Stock Exchange's new market »

HFN administration survey finds USD 2.76trn in hedge fund assets

HFN administration survey finds USD 2.76trn in hedge fund assets

Fri, 30/05/2008 - 08:35

More than 60 administrators serviced USD2.76trn in assets managed by 13,804 hedge funds at the end of the first quarter, according to the third survey of hedge fund administrators by indus »

Scotia Capital Canadian hedge fund index declines 2 per cent in April

Scotia Capital Canadian hedge fund index declines 2 per cent in April

Wed, 28/05/2008 - 07:52

The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished April down 2.05 per cent on an asset-weighted basis and down 1.12 per cent on an equal-weighted basis. »

Industry study predicts greater standardisation and regulation in fund portfolio pricing

Industry study predicts greater standardisation and regulation in fund portfolio pricing

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:55

The hedge fund industry lacks consistently applied pricing standards and methodologies that are needed to improve transparency of fund pricing and valuation, according to a research paper »

PerTrac study confirms that emerging hedge fund managers outperform older, larger funds

PerTrac study confirms that emerging hedge fund managers outperform older, larger funds

Tue, 20/05/2008 - 11:27

The latest edition of the Emerging Manager Study carried out by PerTrac Financial Solutions has confirmed the findings of the original study, released in March 2007, that emerging hedge fu »

Mitsubishi takes minority stake in Aladdin Capital and injects seed capital

Mitsubishi takes minority stake in Aladdin Capital and injects seed capital

Mon, 12/05/2008 - 23:46

Mitsubishi Corporation has invested USD39m to acquire a 19.5 per cent stake in Aladdin Capital Holdings, an alternative investment manager specialising in fixed income hedge funds and coll »

Structured credit funds slowed decline in March, index suggests

Structured credit funds slowed decline in March, index suggests

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:56

Both gross and net monthly returns for the Palomar Structured Credit Hedge Fund Index showed further negative performance in March, albeit significantly reduced from their decline in Febru »

Hedge funds see increased opportunities from market volatility

Hedge funds see increased opportunities from market volatility

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:56

Despite a number of high-profile failures in the hedge fund industry and the continuing impact of the credit crunch, many managers believe the market dislocation has created increased buyi »

Standard Life Investments opens Global Absolute Return fund to retail investors

Standard Life Investments opens Global Absolute Return fund to retail investors

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 19:20

Standard Life Investments has launched its Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund to retail investors, offering access through a unit trust to the same advanced investment techniques alrea »

Hedge fund investors increase focus on risk management, says Deutsche survey

Hedge fund investors increase focus on risk management, says Deutsche survey

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:07

Risk management has joined the performance, philosophy and pedigree of hedge fund managers among the key criteria for investors in manager selection, according to the sixth annual Alternat »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds offer flexibility in uncertain markets

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds offer flexibility in uncertain markets

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:03

Hedge funds have, to put it mildly, a mixed reputation. »

Istithmar World acquires majority stake in Gulf Stream Asset Management

Istithmar World acquires majority stake in Gulf Stream Asset Management

Wed, 30/04/2008 - 13:05

Dubai-based Istithmar World Capital, the private equity and alternative investment arm of the Gulf emirate's state investment business Istithmar World, has agreed to acquire a majority sta »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds banking on IPO route

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds banking on IPO route

Wed, 30/04/2008 - 07:04

Many hedge fund and fund of fund managers have been analysing the IPO route lately. »

SkyBridge Capital makes strategic investment in insurance industry hedge fund

SkyBridge Capital makes strategic investment in insurance industry hedge fund

Wed, 30/04/2008 - 07:00

New York-based SkyBridge Capital, which provides strategic capital to new and early-stage hedge funds, has invested in Capital Returns Master, a global long/short equity hedge fund special »

Thames River Hedge+ seeks GBP200m through new share issue

Thames River Hedge+ seeks GBP200m through new share issue

Tue, 29/04/2008 - 07:00

The board of Thames River Multi Hedge PCC, a closed-ended Guernsey-domiciled protected cell company, has announced plans to raise up to GBP200m through the issue of new shares in the Thame »

New Maculus fund boosts ADM Capital assets to USD2.4bn

New Maculus fund boosts ADM Capital assets to USD2.4bn

Tue, 29/04/2008 - 07:00

Asia Debt Management Hong Kong, an investment advisor specialising in distressed debt, has announced the launch of ADM Maculus Fund V, a five-year private equity-style fund that has closed »

Hedgeweek Comment: Optimism suggests better times ahead for alternatives

Hedgeweek Comment: Optimism suggests better times ahead for alternatives

Thu, 24/04/2008 - 07:00

Greg Coffey, GLG Partners' star emerging markets fund manager, has walked away from a handsome fortune in share options and other bonus payments to start his own business. »

New capital flows into hedge funds dried up in first quarter, says HFR

New capital flows into hedge funds dried up in first quarter, says HFR

Tue, 22/04/2008 - 07:15

Investors pulled back on investing in hedge funds in the volatile first quarter of this year with a net inflow of just USD16.5bn in new capital coming into the industry, according to Chica »

Systematic Absolute Return to survey environmental alternative investment universe

Systematic Absolute Return to survey environmental alternative investment universe

Mon, 21/04/2008 - 13:18

Zurich-based fund of hedge funds manager Systematic Absolute Return is conducting a survey of the environmental alternative investment universe, an area that the firm says is generating ex »

Quantek announces RMF strategic investment in its Frontier Fund

Quantek announces RMF strategic investment in its Frontier Fund

Mon, 07/04/2008 - 07:00

Quantek Asset Management, an investment management subsidiary of Miami-based Bulltick Capital Markets, has received what it describes as a substantial long-term strategic investment into t »

Canadian institutions prefer real estate and private equity to hedge funds, says report

Canadian institutions prefer real estate and private equity to hedge funds, says report

Thu, 13/03/2008 - 06:00

Freed from past regulatory constraints on foreign investments and driven by a desire for diversification and higher returns, Canadian pension schemes, endowments and foundations are buying »

Comment: the case for absolute return investing

Comment: the case for absolute return investing

Mon, 21/01/2008 - 06:30

Daniel Sheard of Augustus Asset Managers discusses how poor equity and fixed-income performance have driven the development of absolute return investment and how it is becoming an establis »

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down -1.21 per cent in November

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down -1.21 per cent in November

Wed, 19/12/2007 - 06:00

Weakness in the US markets, falling UK house prices and low consumer confidence were among the factors that drove the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down -1.21 per cent in November »

Hedge funds down 1.61 per cent in November, up +10.53 per cent YTD

Hedge funds down 1.61 per cent in November, up +10.53 per cent YTD

Mon, 17/12/2007 - 06:00

The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index is up +10.53 per cent year-to-date despite falling -1.61 per cent in November and continues to outpace equities for the month and year. »

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