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Hedge Fund Investors Cut Corners On Background Investigations

New York (HedgeCo,Net) – Corgentum Consulting announced the results of a survey that shows investors and operational due diligence analysts under research hedge funds when it comes to background investigations. 37% of those surveyed stated that they do not conduct any […]

Hedge Funds Underperform in August

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +1.05% in August (+2.96% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +3.77% (+8.39% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +3.23% (+3.15% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +4.82% (+9.67% […]

Spirit Music Group Expands With $50 Million From Hedge Fund Giant

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Fortress Credit Corp., an affiliate of $63.8 billion hedge fund manager Fortress Investment Group LLC, has invested $50 million in new capital commitments to independent music publishing company, Spirit Music Group, to pursue its expansion plans. […]

Former Money Manager Charged With Stealing Hedge Fund Fees

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former hedge fund manager Sean C. Cooper has been accused of fraudulently taking excess management fees from the accounts of investors, the SEC reports. An investigation found that Cooper improperly withdrew more than $320,000 from a […]

SEC Sanctions 19 Hedge Fund Advisers, Private Equity Firms

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The SEC has issued sanctions in an enforcement initiative uncovering certain hedge fund advisers and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it during a restricted period. The SEC last […]

Investcorp Acquires Approximately $250 Million In Real Estate

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Investcorp, the $11 billion hedge fund manager, is expanding its U.S.-based real estate arm. Through separate transactions, Investcorp has acquired a portfolio of office and industrial properties in Durham, NC, Seattle, WA and Jacksonville, FL for […]

TMF Custom House Fund Services Launches New Platform In Conjunction With AIFMD Reqirements

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund service provider TMF Custom House Fund Services, announced that it is now offering clients a depositary lite, or ‘Depo Lite,’ platform to support alternative investment managers marketing their funds in Europe to fulfill their […]

CalPERS Eliminates Hedge Fund Program

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The $300 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that it will eliminate its hedge fund program, known internally as the Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) program, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce complexity […]

Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Up 4.16% YTD

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The latest issue of The Eurekahedge Report focuses on the US$275 billion UCITS hedge fund industry along with our regular coverage of monthly returns, performance and asset flows. Highlights from this month’s report: Hedge funds are […]

Fitch Report On Hedge Fund Reinsurance

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Fitch reports today that newly formed hedge fund reinsurers are unlikely to achieve an Insurer Financial Strength rating in the ‘A’ category under Fitch Ratings’ methodology. This is due to both general constraints applied to start-up […]

Hedge Fund Index: August performance 1.10%, September net flows advance 0.58%

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – SS&C GlobeOp announced that its Hedge Fund Performance Index for August measured 1.10% and its Capital Movement Index showed net flows advance 0.58% in September. “Subscriptions were nearly double that of redemptions for September, although capital […]

Norm Champ’s Remarks to the Practicing Law Institute, Hedge Fund Management Seminar 2014

Norm Champ, SEC Director, Division of Investment Management – “I am joined here today by two of my Investment Management colleagues – Dan Townley, who will be discussing the Volcker Rule later this afternoon, and Aaron Schlaphoff, who will be participating […]

SEC Tightens Regulatory Oversight For Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Securities and Exchange Commission is creating a new office within the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) that will coordinate efforts to provide data-driven risk assessment tools and models to support a wide range […]

Top Celebrities Raise $12 Million In Support Of Charity Day

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller, Michelle Williams, Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi and many others joined Cantor Fitzgerald and hedge fund brokerage firm BGC Partners yesterday, raising approximately $12 million for charities around the world. Founded to commemorate […]

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  • TransCanada targeted by activist U.S. hedge funds
    Friday, September 19, 2014 : Permalink

    CBC – Canada, which has seen a fair share of U.S. activist investors cross the border in the last years, may soon have more of them knocking on its door. Calgary-based TransCanada Corp is emerging as a possible target, with […]

  • Peak6 Hedge-Fund Business to Spin Out From Chicago Trading Firm
    Friday, September 19, 2014 : Permalink

    WSJ – Chicago trading firm Peak6 Investments LP is spinning out its $2.3 billion hedge-fund business, which will change its name and focus on growth by trading European credit and stocks out of a new London office. Peak6 Investments, which […]

  • Omni backs ex-Barclays top trader to launch European hedge fund
    Friday, September 19, 2014 : Permalink

    Reuters – Omni Partners is preparing to launch a hedge fund to be managed by former head of European equity trading at Barclays Howard Spooner in December, as the London-based firm looks to diversify its product offerings to investors. The […]

  • Pound Lures Hedge Funds Seeing Scotland’s Status Quo
    Friday, September 19, 2014 : Permalink

    Bloomberg – Hedge funds are more bullish on the pound than any time since July as voters in Scotland head to the polls today to decide whether to break away from the U.K. While opinion polls show the referendum is […]

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  • Innovative Dealflow Platform Revolutionises Investor and Capital Raiser Relationships
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : Permalink

    The Commodities Investment Exchange (CoinVex) platform allows managers of Private Equity, Family Offices and Energy companies to identify global cross commodity/cross transaction investment opportunities and connect directly with Capital Raisers. In eliminating the need for Brokers, CoinVex is focused on […]

  • Newgate Compliance Successfully Completes First FCA Application
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : Permalink

    Newgate Compliance, the independent compliance consultancy firm co-founded by former FCA Regulators Martin Herriot and Aron Brown, has completed its first FCA application successfully without delays and beating all timing expectations. The application was submitted on behalf of global investment […]

  • 2014 HFC Southeast Grantees Announced
    Monday, September 15, 2014 : Permalink

    Hedge Funds Care announced that in 2014,  they distributed $85,000 to 6 programs that are preventing and treating child abuse in the Southeast area. Our 2014 Southeast Grantees: Advocates for Bartow’s Children: Provides family assessment, parent education and coaching, and […]

  • 4 Essentials Your Financial Advisor Should Have
    Friday, August 29, 2014 : Permalink

    User Contributed News – Shocking stats continue to make news regarding America’s preparedness for retirement, including the fact that one of five citizens near retirement age have zero money put away for the golden years, according to statistics recently released […]

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