Comment: Timing investments by the fund life cycle

Shoham Cohen, co-founder of Singapore-based hedge fund service provider ESC Financial Services, says that while many professionals and investors in the industry are aware of the fund life »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Beleaguered Bear Stearns funds face uncertain future

The future of two credit funds run by Bear Stearns remains murky following the reported seizure of USD800m of assets to auction off by lender Merrill Lynch. »


SGAM Alternative Investments launches fund dedicated to art market

SGAM Alternative Investments has launched an investment fund dedicated to the art market that it says is the first investment structure backed by a leading global asset manager to offer in »


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

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 »


SEC to lift price restrictions on short selling

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to lift restrictions on short selling that prevented traders selling borrowed stock if prices were declining, but it has strengthened rules »


Hedge funds attract USD100bn in inflows in year to March, says report

Net inflows into hedge funds totalled USD20.7bn during the first quarter of 2007, and with a performance gain of USD49.9bn resulted in net hedge fund assets totalling an estimated USD1.51t »


Lehman Brothers acquires stake in Integrated Asset Management

Lehman Brothers has acquired a 9.4 per cent stake in London-based fund of hedge funds manager Integrated Asset Management through a second capital-raising in less than a month that brought »


Buoyant markets and buyouts boost hedge fund returns in May

The hedge fund industry continued to enjoy strong returns in May, according to leading index providers, with strong equity market performance and buoyant merger activity bringing significa »


Hedge fund seminar highlights new focus on permanent capital

The alternative investment industry, including both hedge funds and private equity, is undergoing a shift in ownership structure as managers seek to create permanent capital through stock »


AIMS Asset Management to launch greater China long/short equity fund

AIMS Asset Management, one of the first foreign fund management companies to be licensed in Malaysia in 1996, is launching a long/short greater China equity fund in this month, adopting th »


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