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August hedge fund performance data shows drop of 1.31 per cent

August hedge fund performance data shows drop of 1.31 per cent

Tue, 11/09/2007 - 07:01

Hedge funds lost 1.31% in August with Emerging Markets, High Yield and Macro strategies posting declines while quantitative funds broadly represented across strategies including Equity Mar »

Funds braced for further outflows after July withdrawals

Funds braced for further outflows after July withdrawals

Fri, 07/09/2007 - 07:00

An estimated USD55bn was withdrawn by investors from funds of hedge funds in July, the worst month for redemptions in seven years, according to a new report on hedge fund investment flows. »

New 'fat tail' risk management product to be launched on HFR platform

New 'fat tail' risk management product to be launched on HFR platform

Wed, 05/09/2007 - 08:30

A new risk management product for funds of hedge funds, pension funds and endowments will be launched on the HFR Asset Management platform in October by 36 South Investment Managers, a 'ta »

Hedge funds' role grows in US fixed income, says Greenwich survey

Hedge funds' role grows in US fixed income, says Greenwich survey

Mon, 03/09/2007 - 07:00

Hedge funds generated nearly 30 per cent of all US fixed-income trading volume last year among participants, double the 15 per cent they accounted for during the previous 12-month period, »

Investors' upbeat mood defies market misery, says State Street

Investors' upbeat mood defies market misery, says State Street

Wed, 22/08/2007 - 06:57

Confidence among institutional investors across the world rose by 13 points to a level of 99.3 this month, in sharp contrast to the turmoil in the world's financial markets, according to t »

Hedge funds advance in June despite equity market dip, says Hennessee

Hedge funds advance in June despite equity market dip, says Hennessee

Wed, 11/07/2007 - 06:57

Hedge funds gained in average nearly 1 per cent last month despite an equity market dip that saw all three of the best known US stock market indices in decline for the month, according to »

Institutional money tops 25 per cent of assets for largest hedge funds, says study

Institutional money tops 25 per cent of assets for largest hedge funds, says study

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:57

Direct investments by endowments, foundations, corporate pension funds and public pension schemes together represent a quarter of the assets of the world's largest hedge funds, up from 22 »

SGAM Alternative Investments offers retail access to hedge fund specialists

SGAM Alternative Investments offers retail access to hedge fund specialists

Wed, 13/06/2007 - 07:00

SGAM Alternative Investments has received authorisation in France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, Austria and Germany for SGAM AI Equity Fund, a Ucits III Sic »

Hedge funds gained 2.45 per cent in May, says Hennessee

Hedge funds gained 2.45 per cent in May, says Hennessee

Tue, 12/06/2007 - 06:57

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased by 2.45 per cent in May and is up by 7.86 per cent for the first five months of 2007, according to Hennessee Group, a registered adviser to hedge f »

Hedge funds average 2.41 per cent gain in May, says HFN index

Hedge funds average 2.41 per cent gain in May, says HFN index

Mon, 11/06/2007 - 07:56

Early estimates indicate that the HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Average, an equal weighted average of all single-manager hedge funds and CTA/managed futures products in the HedgeFund.net databa »

Institutions to invest USD85bn in hedge funds by 2008, says report

Institutions to invest USD85bn in hedge funds by 2008, says report

Fri, 08/06/2007 - 07:00

Institutional investors are poised to pump USD85bn of new money into hedge funds and funds of hedge funds over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a survey of more than 950 institutions »

Event-driven top-performing sector over the past 12 months, says Credit Suisse/Tremont

Event-driven top-performing sector over the past 12 months, says Credit Suisse/Tremont

Tue, 05/06/2007 - 06:55

The event-driven hedge fund strategy, which includes the distressed, multi-strategy and risk arbitrage sub-sectors, was the top performing sector over the past 12 months with an average re »

UK public endorses retail access to hedge funds

UK public endorses retail access to hedge funds

Fri, 01/06/2007 - 07:00

An overwhelming majority of the British public approves the plans of the country's financial industry regulator, the Financial Services Authority, to extend access to hedge fund products t »

Hedge funds returns strongest in a year, says Greenwich

Hedge funds returns strongest in a year, says Greenwich

Wed, 30/05/2007 - 14:35

The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index returned 2.04 per cent in April, the highest average monthly return for the industry since January 2006, but the index nevertheless trailed US, global »

New Star re-opens access to hedge fund index

New Star re-opens access to hedge fund index

Tue, 29/05/2007 - 06:57

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

Crédit Agricole Asset Management launches range of quantitative products

Crédit Agricole Asset Management launches range of quantitative products

Fri, 11/05/2007 - 06:58

Crédit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM) has launched a range of five quantitative sub-funds: the CA Funds Quant range, within its flagship international SICAV Crédit Agricole »

US survey reveals thinking of HNWIs with USD 25 million in total assets

US survey reveals thinking of HNWIs with USD 25 million in total assets

Fri, 27/04/2007 - 08:00

The 2007 US Trust Survey of Affluent Americans, which focuses this year on a higher net worth demographic, highlights the need for continued investor education around alternative investmen »

Man Investments launches Man AP Spectrum Ltd

Man Investments launches Man AP Spectrum Ltd

Thu, 26/04/2007 - 06:57

Man Investments has launched a new capital guaranteed product in its Man AP family. »

Hedge funds record inflows of USD 60 billion in Q1 2007, nearly 300 per cent gain over Q4 2006

Hedge funds record inflows of USD 60 billion in Q1 2007, nearly 300 per cent gain over Q4 2006

Mon, 23/04/2007 - 07:57

The hedge fund industry saw record inflows of more than USD 60 billion during the first quarter of 2007, bringing total assets under management to USD 1.568 trillion, according to data rel »

Affluent investors fail to understand hedge funds, says survey

Affluent investors fail to understand hedge funds, says survey

Fri, 30/03/2007 - 06:56

Hedge funds and other alternative investments remain little understood by affluent investors in the US, according to a new report from Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based consultancy firm spec »

Hedge fund assets up 24 per cent to USD1.89trn in 2006, says report

Hedge fund assets up 24 per cent to USD1.89trn in 2006, says report

Tue, 27/03/2007 - 08:09

The estimated net assets of the global hedge fund industry rose by 6 per cent in the final quarter of 2006 and grew by 24 per cent over the year as a whole to reach USD1.89trn, according t »

Institutional investors more comfortable with hedge funds, says survey

Institutional investors more comfortable with hedge funds, says survey

Thu, 22/03/2007 - 06:45

The governing bodies of institutional investors have become significantly more comfortable with the idea of investing in hedge funds over the past year, according to the third institutiona »

Comment: AlphaSwiss: Credit Risk - Use Hedge Fund Investments as Collateral

Comment: AlphaSwiss: Credit Risk - Use Hedge Fund Investments as Collateral

Thu, 24/08/2006 - 07:00

As hedge funds are becoming more and more part of the extended asset allocation, banks and lenders have started to look for solutions to evaluate credit risk connected to these investments »

Selling the credit market to equity investors

Selling the credit market to equity investors

Mon, 12/06/2006 - 06:59

A new product from inter-dealer broker GFI Group Inc. »

Capital Z Invests with Aviator Fund Management LP

Capital Z Invests with Aviator Fund Management LP

Wed, 17/05/2006 - 07:00

Capital Z Investment Partners is to sponsor Aviator Fund Management, LP, an asset management company focused on investing in the key Asian markets. »

UK Securities & Investment Institute accreditation of the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) Academy

UK Securities & Investment Institute accreditation of the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) Academy

Mon, 10/04/2006 - 07:57

The UK Securities & Investment Institute (SII) has accredited the DIFX Academy to provide training in benchmark financial services qual »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Ian Cadby, Ermitage Group: Building on strong relationships in Japan

The Hedgeweek Interview: Ian Cadby, Ermitage Group: Building on strong relationships in Japan

Fri, 07/04/2006 - 07:55

Ian Cadby outlines Ermitage's manager selection process and outlines the strategy of its Japan Absolute Fund. »

Hedge funds should form a larger part of multi-asset allocations

Hedge funds should form a larger part of multi-asset allocations

Fri, 31/03/2006 - 07:59

Allocations to asset classes such as hedge funds by European institutions are profoundly mistaken, argues Guy Fraser-Sampson. »

Latin American equity markets looking good for 2006

Latin American equity markets looking good for 2006

Wed, 29/03/2006 - 07:58

After three years of good performance, 2006 looks set to be another strong year for Latin American equity markets. »

Institutional investors edge back towards fohfs

Institutional investors edge back towards fohfs

Tue, 28/03/2006 - 07:58

Institutional investors have made a tentative shift back towards funds of hedge funds according to Investor Source's most recent Institutio »

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