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Private Equity Investment Volume Remains Strong in Q1 2015

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Private equity investment volume remained strong in Q1 despite a seasonal slowdown in overall private equity activity, according to the Private Equity Growth Capital Council’s (PEGCC) Trends Report for the first quarter of 2015. Investment volume […]

Biotech Rallies: Composite Models Take Advantage

New York (HedgeCo.net)  – The biotech sector has been on an incredible run over the last four years and so far in 2015, the rally has continued. In the last four years, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NYSE: IBB) has gone […]

Married Couple Sentenced To Jail For Stealing $6.5 Million Through A Fictitious Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – An Oklahoma husband and wife were handed prison sentences yesterday for stealing over $6.5 million from six victims who thought they were investing in a hedge fund. Linda Livolsi was sentenced to 45 months (3.75 years) in […]

Agape Employees Convicted For Massive Ponzi Scheme

New York (HedgeCo.Net) After four weeks of trial, a federal jury in New York, returned guilty verdicts against Diane Kaylor and Jason Keryc, former employees of Agape World, Inc. (Agape), on charges of securities fraud, conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire […]

NY Financial Advisor Charged With Stealing $20 Million From Customers

New York (HedgeCo.Net)  – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against a New York City-based financial advisor accused of stealing at least $20 million from customers to fund his own brokerage accounts and then squandering the bulk of […]

Hedge Fund Advisor BlackRock Settles With SEC For $12 Million

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – BlackRock Advisors LLC has agreed to settle SEC charges of failing to disclose a conflict of interest among its ranks and will pay a $12 million penalty. The hedge fund advisor will also hire an independent […]

Global Equity Mutual Funds and ETFs Get $88.3 Billion in 2015

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that strong investor interest in non-U.S. equities is broadening from Europe and Japan into emerging markets.  Even ahead of the stimulus announced Sunday, exchange-traded funds focused on Chinese equities posted 22 […]

Hedge Fund Manager: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – In a recent Ted Talk, hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones II spoke about fairness in the investing arena and how a focus solely on profits is, as he puts it, “threatening the very underpinnings of society.” […]

Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Return $54.1 Billion In Q1

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds returned $54.1 billion in performance-based gains for the first quarter of 2015; their highest Q1 gains on record since 2006 which brings the total industry AUM to a record high of nearly $2.2 trillion. […]

Seward & Kissel Says Hedge Funds Are Looking More Like Family Offices

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – According to a recent study from Citi Private Bank, an increasing number of hedge funds are converting to family office structures for various regulatory and compliance reasons. Image courtesy of Switzerland Family Office “It is absolutely […]

eVestment: Hedge Funds up 23.7% in 2014

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Total private equity and real estate funds AUA saw a big jump, up 23.7% year-over-year for a total in 2014 of US $1.580 trillion eVestment reports. Adoption of outside fund administration is almost universal among hedge […]

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.60% in March

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.60% for the month of March. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. February, March and YTD 2015 performance numbers […]

Blackstone Hedge Fund Reports $30 Billion In New Capital

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Blackstone Group, a hedge fund with over $300 billion, reported today in their First Quarter 2015 Results, that their economic net income has doubled since last year, while their distributable earnings rose nearly 160%. “Blackstone again […]

The Revolving Door: Fed Chief Bernanke To Advise At Hedge Fund Citadel

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Citadel Investment, the hedge fund founded by billionaire Ken Griffin and one of the largest on Wall Street with over $25 billion in assets under management, has hired former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke […]

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    Yesterday, April 24, 2015 : Permalink

    MarketWatch – When investors hear the words “hedge fund,” several possible thoughts come to mind. Among them: deceit, scam, blowup, leverage, cloak-and-dagger, excessive fees and speculative. Like any other, the hedge fund industry has had its saints and sinners. To […]

  • Hong Kong start-up to bet millions on hedge fund run by artificial intelligence
    Yesterday, April 24, 2015 : Permalink

    Start Ups – A financial tech start-up based in Hong Kong will soon launch a hedge fund in the US managed by artificial intelligence. Ben Goertzel, co-founder and chief scientist of the venture, called Aidyia, said the fund will start […]

  • Paulson, Highbridge Bermuda Ventures May Be at Risk From IRS
    Yesterday, April 24, 2015 : Permalink

    Bloomberg – Investment vehicles set up by Paulson & Co. and Highbridge Capital Management in tax-friendly Bermuda may be under threat from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The IRS, in proposed rules published Thursday, said that the favorable treatment enjoyed […]

  • Biotech Rallies: Composite Models Take Advantage
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 : Permalink

    New York (HedgeCo.net)  – The biotech sector has been on an incredible run over the last four years and so far in 2015, the rally has continued. In the last four years, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NYSE: IBB) has gone […]

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  • Anglo Irish Global Pink Pound Prosperity Program
    Friday, April 17, 2015 : Permalink

    User Contributed News – Anglo Irish Global (AIG) now offers it’s Partners in the LGBT Community the opportunity to benefit from lucrative trade returns at nominal investment at the same time securing well needed funds for LGBT charities and organizations. […]

  • The Wealthiest Women In Tech
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 : Permalink

    User Contributed News – Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman claimed the top spot on a Wealth-X list released today of the five wealthiest women in the technology sector. The 58-year-old boasts a US$1.3 billion fortune, the bulk of which is derived from […]

  • Broadridge Launches Trade Expense Managed Service
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : Permalink

    User Contributed News – Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) has launched a new managed service offering to help capital markets firms streamline and automate the costly and increasingly complex area of trade expense management. The company’s expanded managed service offering […]

  • IFSB Seminar Discusses Financial Inclusion and Islamic Finance
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 : Permalink

    User Contributed News – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) successfully organised a ‘Seminar on Enhancing Financial Inclusion through Islamic Finance’ on 31 March 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This Seminar is organised in conjunction with the IFSB Annual Meetings and […]