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13F Filings: Hedge Funds’ Largest Buys and Sells

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Energy and healthcare stocks saw the largest growth in new hedge fund buying activity during Q4 2014, with AbbVie, Actavis and Alibaba as the most popular individual stocks, according to S&P Capital IQ’s Q4 Hedge Fund […]

Two New Directors To The AIMA Hedge Fund Council

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the appointment of two new directors to the AIMA Council, its global governing body. The two directors are Martin Pabari, Chief Operating […]

Pershing Wins HFMWeek Award For Best Prime Broker – Innovation

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – BNY Mellon company, Pershing LLC’s prime brokerage business unit has been named ‘Best Prime Broker—Innovation’ at the 2014 HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards hosted by HFMWeek. This is the fourth time Pershing Prime Services has won […]

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: 5.05% In November, Up From 3.12% In October

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Today SS&C GlobeOp announced that its Forward Redemption Indicator for November shows notifications of 5.05%. This figure is up from 3.12% in October. “In line with seasonal expectations, forward redemption requests increased in November due to […]

Jason Scharfman’s New Book On Hedge Fund Governance

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Case studies of hedge fund governance failures including Weavering Capital, Madoff’s UK operation and AIJ Japan are being brough to light in a new book on hedge fund governance by Jason Scharfman (Managing Partner) at Corgentum Consulting. […]

2014 Global Hedge Fund Technology Benchmark Study

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – For the fourth consecutive year, Eze Castle Integration has surveyed a section of the investment management community to understand the systems and service providers funds are working with to achieve these best practices and attract investors. Eze […]

Pension Funds Are Increasing Hedge Fund Holdings

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – U.S. financial group State Street recently published a study finding that, despite Calpers recent divestment from hedge funds, 77% of pension funds expect their appetite for alternative investments such as hedge funds and private equity funds […]

Blackstone And Colombia Management Team Up To Improve Hedge Fund Base

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Columbia Management and Blackstone’s Alternative Asset Management sector are teaming up to research and develop investment solutions that leverage Columbia’s asset management capabilities and Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, Bloomberg reports. “Collaboration with Blackstone will enhance […]

Blackstone and NWI Management Develop a New Platform to Invest in Emerging Markets

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, and NWI Management, LP (NWI), a global macro hedge fund, launched Blackstone NWI Asset Management LLC (BNAM), a new asset manager jointly owned by the two […]

Hedge Funds Down In October, S&P Up 2.32%

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index lost -0.18% in October (+1.89% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +2.32% (+9.18% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +2.04% (+4.91% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +3.06% (+10.87% […]

Highlights From The November 2014 Eurekahedge Report

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds are up 3.45% year-to-date with roughly 18% of funds boasting double digit returns for the year, half the number for the same period last year, Eurekahedge reports today. Total net asset flows for 2014 […]

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Down 0.80% in October

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished down 0.80% for the month of October. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. September, October and YTD 2014 performance numbers […]

Sandell Hedge Fund Sends Activist Letter To TransCanada

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Activist hedge fund Sandell Asset Management is taking on oil giant TransCanada, requesting a spinoff of its energy sector and urging the company to take advantage of a low tax paying affiliate. “Although we are excited […]

Hedge Fund Trends For 2015: Cybersecurity, Branding, Big Data

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Hedge fund founders, CEOs, COOs and CTOs got together to discuss the critical operational issues and trends that will impact hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles in 2015. The 9th annual Gravitas Trends thought leadership event, […]

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  • How Hedge Fund Managers Lower Their Tax Bills
    Today, November 24, 2014 : Permalink

    Forbes – Hedge fund managers are generally taxed on much of their income at an income rate of 55 percent. So when they can – using bright line strategies – lower their tax bill, they often consider these transactions. There […]

  • Hedge Funds Bet on Coal-Mining Failures
    Today, November 24, 2014 : Permalink

    WSJ – Hedge funds are betting that some of the largest U.S. coal companies are heading for the financial slag heap. The coal industry is in a prolonged slump with a long list of causes topped by sluggish demand and […]

  • Big Investors Buying Stakes for Hedge-Fund Fees
    Today, November 24, 2014 : Permalink

    Barron’s – There have been headlines almost daily about hedge funds’ poor performance and hefty fees. The funds, which typically levy a 2% management fee and take 20% of returns, have gained less than 3% in 2014, versus a 12.3% […]

  • Japanese Hedge Fund GCI Sets Up London Office
    Today, November 24, 2014 : Permalink

    FIN – Japan’s GCI Investment is setting up shop in London. GCI chief investment officer Naruhisa Nakagawa, business development manager Osamu Saito and a third employee will move from GCI’s Singapore office to the UK this week, reports AsianInvestor, joining […]

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  • SCORPEO opens Boston office and expands with senior hires in London and US
    Today, November 24, 2014 : Permalink

    User Contributed News – SCORPEO, an independent, multi asset class service provider that captures and delivers value to investors, has recruited Jack McNally as Managing Director of SCORPEO US LLC, based in the firm’s newly opened US office in Boston […]

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : Permalink

    The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) and the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that serves as the foundation for future cooperation towards the enhancement of knowledge […]

  • National Philanthropic Trust report reveals total charitable assets in DAFs grew nearly 20% to a record $53.74 billion
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 : Permalink

    The 2014 Donor-Advised Fund Report, the most complete source for U.S. donor-advised funds (DAFs) statistics, found that grants from DAFs to qualified charities reached a record high of $9.66 billion in 2013, a 12.6 percent increase over 2012. Total DAF […]

  • Magnus Carlsen vs. Seniority
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 : Permalink

    By Andrew Lerner Managing Partner, IA Capital Group andy@iacapgroup.com Last year Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand to become world chess champion. Carlsen, 22, convincingly beat Anand, 44, a top grandmaster since 1988, two years before Carlsen was born. A chess […]

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