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Emerging markets hedge funds post record losses in 2008, says HFR

Emerging markets hedge funds post record losses in 2008, says HFR

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 12:03

Hedge funds investing in emerging markets concluded 2008 with seven consecutive months of performance declines, resulting in cumulative losses of nearly 37 per cent, according to Chicago-b »

Wave of litigation could hit UK fund managers, says risk management firm

Wave of litigation could hit UK fund managers, says risk management firm

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 11:57

UK-based fund managers must take the initiative ahead of an impending wave of compensation claims against them from disgruntled investors, according to risk consultancy and internal aud »

Aima expresses support for global initiative on hedge fund regulation

Aima expresses support for global initiative on hedge fund regulation

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 11:55

The London-based Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed support for global efforts to achieve a consensus on coherent regulation for hedge funds, but continues to emph »

Germany's Merkel reiterates call for regulation of hedge funds

Germany's Merkel reiterates call for regulation of hedge funds

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 06:02

European leaders have focused on the regulation of all financial sectors, including hedge funds, at a meeting in Berlin over the weekend convened by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. »

UBS to challenge enforcement of IRS "John Doe" summons

UBS to challenge enforcement of IRS "John Doe" summons

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 17:16

UBS is to challenge a civil action launched by the US Internal Revenue Service in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida seeking judicial enforcement of a civil &quo »

US hedge funds industry: Experts predict growth by fourth quarter

US hedge funds industry: Experts predict growth by fourth quarter

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 12:21

Following a dismal 2008, when will the US hedge funds industry show signs of recovery? »

Investors drive post-Madoff growth in hedge fund service provision

Investors drive post-Madoff growth in hedge fund service provision

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 12:20

During the era of easy money, the prime brokerage arms of Wall Street titans thrived by lending money to hedge fund clients. »

Building a leader among small law firms in financial services

Building a leader among small law firms in financial services

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 12:19

In troubled times, many financial services companies are finding it hard to focus on boosting their business, while dedicating time and resources to complying with legal requirements. »

Exploring Alternatives—The Life Settlement Asset Class

Exploring Alternatives—The Life Settlement Asset Class

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 12:17

Life insurance policies have emerged as credible investments that have drawn the interest of institutional investors across the globe. »

EEA Group hires John Hobson as chief executive

EEA Group hires John Hobson as chief executive

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 12:05

EEA Group, the equity, environmental and alternative investment group, has appointed former TT International partner John Hobson as chief executive officer. »

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Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst shows that hedge funds focusing on Asia-Pacific outperformed the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark in 2014, as well as over a two-, three- and five-year basis (Fig. 1).  ... »

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Nearly double the proportion of investors view fees as a key issue in the hedge fund industry compared to last year, while performance remains the biggest concern. Investor survey results published in the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015 reveal the key issues facing investors in the coming year. ... »

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