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Comment: Indian hedge funds take on Bollywood moguls

Mon, 19/01/2009 - 05:58

Two activist hedge funds have locked horns with the top management at Bollywood group The Indian Film Company over alleged low returns. »

Blackstone to rationalise single manager hedge funds businesses

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 11:59

The Blackstone Group is making changes to the single manager hedge funds businesses within its alternative asset management segment, including consolidating its distressed securities fu »

Barclay CTA Index up 1.54 per cent in November and heads for best performance since 1995

Wed, 17/12/2008 - 12:20

Managed futures enjoyed a new gain of 1.54 per cent in November, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, taking the index's cumula »

Hedgeweek Comment: Paulson sets an example for his peers

Wed, 03/12/2008 - 06:01

There are not many investment options that can deliver strong positive returns in the current turbulent market environment, but US hedge fund manager John Paulson has managed to do that - »

RWC Partners plans distressed convertibles fund

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 12:55

RWC Partners is planning to launch a convertible bond fund in January to take advantage of pricing anomalies in the convertible bond asset class. »

New Zealand Absolute Return Index gains 2.83 per cent in October

Fri, 21/11/2008 - 16:00

The Ernst and Young New Zealand Absolute Return index surged in October to its second highest level since launch in July 2007, gaining 2.83 per cent for the month. »

Barclay CTA Index up 3.48 per cent in October as 2008 gain tops 10 per cent

Mon, 17/11/2008 - 05:47

Managed futures posted a gain of 3.48 per cent in October, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, taking the index's cumulative a »

RBC Hedge 250 Index lost 5.40 per cent in October

Mon, 17/11/2008 - 05:40

RBC Capital Markets has reported that the RBC Hedge 250 Index declined by an estimated 5.40 per cent in October, bringing the index's fall over the first 10 months of the year to 18.20 per »

Hedge fund assets fall 5.52 per cent in October as worst-ever year looms

Thu, 13/11/2008 - 10:21

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 5.52 per cent in October, only narrowly improving on the industry's dismal record the previous month, and is now down by nearly 16 per cent over »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 8.04 per cent as two-month losses approach 15 per cent

Thu, 13/11/2008 - 06:17

Hedge funds dropped by an average of 8.04 per cent in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, and have lost 14.44 per cent of the »

Edinburgh's SVM says long/short funds buck downward trend in 2008

Wed, 12/11/2008 - 06:15

Edinburgh-based independent fund management group SVM Asset Management has reported that the its Highlander long/short fund has returned 18.1 per cent over the first 10 months of 2008 and »

Deutsche's Rreef takes minority interest in Rosen Real Estate Securities

Thu, 30/10/2008 - 06:01

Rreef Alternative Investments, Deutsche Bank's global alternative asset management business, has agreed to acquire a significant minority interest in Rosen Real Estate Securities, a Berkel »

Hedgeweek Comment: The weeding-out process

Thu, 30/10/2008 - 05:58

As the domino effect from the credit crunch continues, it is becoming increasingly clear that many hedge funds will be forced to shut down due to the interplay of shrinking access to lever »

Rated hedge funds may be under fire, but they will likely recover, says report

Wed, 29/10/2008 - 05:53

Although hedge funds' earnings volatility will likely be higher and assets under management lower as the markets work through the current credit downturn, rated hedge funds are positioned »

Singapore's Artradis to launch Asian Convertible Bond Fund

Tue, 28/10/2008 - 06:03

Singapore-based alternative asset manager Artradis Fund Management, which currently has more than USD4bn in assets under management, has annouced it will launch the Artradis Asian Converti »

CMA Global Hedge proposes redemptions and discount controls to address NAV discount

Thu, 23/10/2008 - 06:42

The board of Guernsey-domiciled closed-ended hedge fund CMA Global Hedge PCC has announced measures to address the problem of the persistent discount of its share price to the fund's net a »

CF Partners launches carbon emissions hedge fund strategy

Tue, 21/10/2008 - 07:02

London-based CF Partners (UK), an environmental finance firm specialising in carbon advisory and trading, is launching a carbon emissions hedge fund strategy. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund sees opportunity in "new sub-prime"

Mon, 20/10/2008 - 09:15

As world grapples with the consequences of the implosion of the US sub-prime mortgage sector, some hedge fund managers seem to have already spotted a comparable market, following reports t »

Hedge fund assets decline by USD210bn in third quarter, says HFR

Fri, 17/10/2008 - 19:36

Steep performance losses and record investor capital redemptions reduced the size of the hedge fund industry by USD210bn in the third quarter, the largest three-month decline in assets sin »

New Zealand Absolute Return Index shows strong performance against peers

Thu, 16/10/2008 - 06:51

The Ernst & Young New Zealand Absolute Return Index, launched just over a year ago by New Zealand Absolute Return Association, the organisation representing the country's hedge fund, C »

Morningstar 1000 hedge fund index falls 7.8 per cent in September

Thu, 16/10/2008 - 06:42

Last month hedge funds reported the worst losses since the Morningstar Hedge Fund Index was launched in January 2003, with a decline of 7.87 per cent for the Morningstar 1000 index, more t »

Managed futures keep inching upward with 0.68 per cent September gain, says BarclayHedge

Tue, 14/10/2008 - 07:07

Managed futures posted a modest gain of 0.68 per cent in September, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, taking the index's cum »

New F&C Ucits fund to target absolute returns with low volatility

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 12:17

F&C Asset Management has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits III fund that will target net annual returns of between 2 and 4 per cent over short-term money-market rates with low vola »

Hedge fund indices record month of woe for most managers

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 07:03

Hedge funds declined by an average of 5.94 per cent in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, bringing the index's decline sin »

Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 06:52

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 6.24 per cent in September, the worst month for the industry since August 1998, and is now down by 10.28 per cent over the first nine months of t »

Dean Art Investments joins hedge fund platform Harbour Capital

Tue, 07/10/2008 - 06:54

Dean Art Investments, a new portfolio management company that will invest in the booming art market, has launched the USD50m Dean Art Fund, the first fund to join the Harbour Capital hedge »

Hedgeweek Comment: Turmoil, what turmoil?

Thu, 02/10/2008 - 09:53

Pick up any financial newspaper or business section from the past few weeks and you will find it very hard to come across a positive story. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds prepare to counter potential redemptions

Wed, 01/10/2008 - 09:57

As fears of mass redemptions reverberate through the hedge fund industry, many managers are implementing defensive tactics to counter the possibility of investors withdrawing their capital »

RAB Capital wins vote on lock-up for RAB Special Situations strategy

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 17:30

RAB Capital has announced that investors in the Cayman-domiciled RAB Special Situations Fund Limited and the Delaware-based Special Sits LP have voted by a 'considerable margin' to approve »

Managed futures hold steady in August as Barclay CTA Index gains 0.11 per cent

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 19:34

Managed futures held steady in August, posting a small gain of 0.11 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, and the inde »

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