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Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund heads for the races

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund heads for the races

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 13:54

It is increasingly common for hedge funds to have an unusual or esoteric investment strategy. But in times of global uncertainty, they are certainly cementing their alternative image. »

CMSA opposes separate credit rating system for structured finance products

CMSA opposes separate credit rating system for structured finance products

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

The Commercial Mortgage Securities Association has responded to the International Organisation of Securities Commissions' consultation on the role and modus operandi of rating agencies by »

HFN highlights spike in attrition rate seen in hedge fund database

HFN highlights spike in attrition rate seen in hedge fund database

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

Hedge fund data provider Hedgefund.net has reported a spike in the number of funds removed from its live database last month as a result of liquidation, failure to report performance or th »

New Jersey federal court freezes assets of purported USD7bn hedge fund manager

New Jersey federal court freezes assets of purported USD7bn hedge fund manager

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

A New Jersey court has charged Robert J Sucarato, who claimed he was running a hedge fund business with USD7bn in assts under management and offices in New York and Chicago, with fraudulen »

US institutions expanding allocation to alternatives, says Greenwich report

US institutions expanding allocation to alternatives, says Greenwich report

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

The sponsors of US pension schemes are looking to increase the diversification and reduce the correlation of assets in their portfolios by increasing their holdings of alternative investme »

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 06:59

As established hedge fund strategies suffer from the fallout of the US sub-prime debacle and the credit crunch, some managers are adjusting their investment approach, typified by the growi »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Drake shuts Global Opportunities Fund after 25 per cent decline

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Drake shuts Global Opportunities Fund after 25 per cent decline

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 06:55

New York's Drake Management has finally decided to close down its USD2.5bn Global Opportunities Fund, which lost 25 per cent in 2007, having already suspended investor redemptions in Decem »

AlphaTran Capital launches global long/short equity fund

AlphaTran Capital launches global long/short equity fund

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 06:54

Newly-authorised investment manager AlphaTran Capital has launched a global long/short equity fund with a value and large capitalisation bias. »

FOFiX Active offers investors risk search capability for hedge fund databases

FOFiX Active offers investors risk search capability for hedge fund databases

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 06:54

FOFiX 3.1, the new version of Riskdata's flagship risk management service for funds of hedge funds, will incorporate FOFiX Active, which enables users to import data feeds from hedge fund »

Heidrick & Struggles adds specialists in hedge fund recruitment

Heidrick & Struggles adds specialists in hedge fund recruitment

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 06:53

Heidrick & Struggles International, an executive search and leadership consulting firm, has added four executives from Schwab Enterprise, a boutique firm specialising in executive plac »

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