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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

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

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

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. »

Hedge funds decline 1.58 per cent in November, says Hennessee

Mon, 17/12/2007 - 06:00

Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined -1.58 per cent in November (+11.94 per cent YTD), while the S&P 500 decl »

UK pension fund survey: Overall equity allocations drop to 63.9%

Wed, 12/12/2007 - 06:00

Nearly half of UK pension funds now have hedge fund investments as the appetite for alternatives among pension funds continues to grow. »

Equity market neutral best performing strategy in November 2007

Tue, 11/12/2007 - 06:00

Only one of the six strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in November, mirroring the monthly performance in August - the only other month this year wh »

Inflows total USD 16.0bn in October as hedge funds post best monthly return in seven years

Mon, 10/12/2007 - 06:00

TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge report that hedge funds posted an estimated inflow of USD 16.0 billion in October, the lowest since January 2007, but well ahead of inflows in »

Collins Stewart launches stand-alone fund management business, re-brands wealth management business

Thu, 06/12/2007 - 06:00

London-listed financial services group Collins Stewart plc has launched a stand-alone fund management business, Collins Stewart Fund Management, and has re-branded its wealth management bu »

Man Investments: US economy could present opportunities for hedge funds

Wed, 05/12/2007 - 06:00

Man Investments says that uncertainty over the US economy was likely to create substantial trading opportunities for hedge funds in 2008 but possible market disruptions could affect some s »

Delman SA launches 100/30 fund, managed by Mirabaud & Co

Tue, 04/12/2007 - 06:00

Delman SA, a Geneva-based company specialising in the creation and the delegation of managed funds, has launched the DM Swiss Equity Asymmetric Fund, which uses a 100/30 structure. »

C.P. Eaton Partners opens Shanghai office

Wed, 28/11/2007 - 06:00

Independent placement agent C.P. »

Thames River Hedge+ raises GBP83.5m in C share issue

Mon, 26/11/2007 - 06:00

Thames River Capital has received applications totalling GBP83.5m from the placing of C shares in its top-performing fund, the Thames River Hedge+ fund managed by Ken Kinsey-Quick and Alex »

Brighton House Associates improves investor search for hedge fund clients

Wed, 21/11/2007 - 06:00

Boston-based Brighton House Associates, which provides investor leads to the hedge fund industry, has announced the upgrade of its SalesDesk search engine, which offers access to its propr »

Equity long-short gained 3.8 per cent in October, says Dow Jones

Fri, 16/11/2007 - 17:47

The six strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes all posted gains in October, giving the industry a good start to the fourth quarter of the year. »

Deutsche research predicts massive increase in securities lending by 2010

Fri, 16/11/2007 - 06:01

Deutsche Bank has released to its global prime finance clients a report that predicts the boom in 130/30 investment strategies could generate an additional USD600bn of borrowing demand for »

RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 2.49 per cent in October

Wed, 14/11/2007 - 17:01

The RBC Hedge 250 Index enjoyed a net return of 2.49 per cent in October, according to RBC Capital Markets. »

Hedge funds advance 2.88 per cent in October, says Hennessee

Mon, 12/11/2007 - 06:41

Hennessee Group, an adviser to hedge fund investors, has announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased by 2.88 per cent in October and is up 13.65 per cent in the first 10 months »

Multi-currency fixed-income mandates benefit from 130-30 approach, says Barings

Fri, 09/11/2007 - 05:57

Baring Asset Management, which was among the first wave of managers to be awarded a global fixed-income 130-30 mandate by CalPERS in June, believes that relaxing long-only constraints can »

Credit Suisse/Tremont launches investible AllHedge Index

Thu, 08/11/2007 - 06:00

The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Group has launched the Credit Suisse/Tremont AllHedge Index, a new investible hedge fund index derived from the group's Credit Suisse/Tremont Hed »

Investors in failed hedge funds seek to oust Bear Stearns

Thu, 01/11/2007 - 07:13

Investors who lost hundreds of millions of dollars when two Bear Stearns hedge funds collapsed in August are joining forces to replace Bear Stearns affiliates and designees as managing par »

SEI passes USD100bn in alternative assets under administration

Wed, 31/10/2007 - 07:11

Oaks, Pennsylvania-based SEI has passed the USD100bn mark in alternative investment assets under administration, bringing worldwide total assets administered by the firm to more than USD42 »

Fund manager diversification will hit returns in the future, says report

Wed, 31/10/2007 - 07:07

Forty per cent of fund managers worldwide have diversified into long-only funds and 30 per cent into alternatives over the last three years, causing convergence between investment strategi »

Hedge Connection sees investor success for members

Wed, 24/10/2007 - 07:23

Hedge Connection, an internet-based research and networking platform for hedge funds and qualified investors, has provided an update on the progress of its hedge fund members following all »

New hedge fund classifications would boost confidence, says Bank of New York Mellon

Tue, 23/10/2007 - 07:00

The convergence between hedge fund and equity market returns, combined with inconsistencies in hedge fund classification, could cause widespread confusion on how such funds should be used »

New Star makes fourth public offering of Hedge ETS

Fri, 19/10/2007 - 08:16

New Star Asset Management is making a fourth offering of Hedge ETS, a London listed daily tradable security. »

Moody's assigns operations quality rating to Brevan Howard Master Fund

Thu, 18/10/2007 - 07:48

Moody's Investors Service has assigned an operations quality rating of OQ1, the highest possible, to the Brevan Howard Master Fund, the flagship vehicle of global macro hedge fund manager »

Hedge funds returned 2.44 per cent in third quarter, says Morningstar

Thu, 18/10/2007 - 07:47

Hedge funds in Morningstar's database returned an average of 2.44 per cent over the third quarter of this year, outperforming the S&P 500 and MSCI World indices in US dollar terms afte »

Diversus Investment Advisers targets institutions with investment consultancy

Tue, 16/10/2007 - 07:38

After spending the past 12 years in senior marketing roles for the investment management sector in the Asia-Pacific region, Nicholas Smith has gone solo with the launch of investment consu » Online Universes sees wide spread of August performance

Mon, 15/10/2007 - 08:06

Hedge fund managers averaged a decline of 1.79 per cent amid August's financial market turbulence, but performance varied widely, according to a survey of 5,255 fund products in the HedgeF »


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