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

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

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:58

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 launches fund dedicated to art market

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:58

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

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 »

SEC to lift price restrictions on short selling

SEC to lift price restrictions on short selling

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:55

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

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

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:54

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 acquires stake in Integrated Asset Management

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:53

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

Buoyant markets and buyouts boost hedge fund returns in May

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:52

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

Hedge fund seminar highlights new focus on permanent capital

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:52

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 to launch greater China long/short equity fund

Thu, 21/06/2007 - 07:00

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 »

Ellis joins Everest Capital to boost institutional support functions

Ellis joins Everest Capital to boost institutional support functions

Thu, 21/06/2007 - 06:59

Ross Ellis has joined the Miami office of global hedge fund management firm Everest Capital as a director to boost the firm's institutional support functions, focusing on enhancing investo »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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