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Market Neutral Funds Post Modest Gains in February

(Daily Alts) The 68 mutual funds and ETFs in the market neutral category averaged modest gains of 0.08% in February while flows to the category turned positive for the first time since September 2014. The Vanguard Market Neutral Fund (VMNIX) […]

The Best and Worst of February: Long/Short Equity Funds

(Daily Alts) Long/short equity mutual funds and ETFs suffered another month of losses in February, falling 0.33% in the aggregate versus a drop in the S&P 500 Index of 0.13%. Of the universe of 179 funds with a full month […]

Hedge Funds Score Tiny Gains in February

(Reuters) The average hedge fund posted tiny gains last month to beat the broader stock market index, according to new data released on Monday.Even so, investors and analysts said many of the most prominent funds were nursing heavy losses for […]

U.S. Hedge Fund Managers Pour Money Into 2016 Race (And Yes Trump Is A Factor)

(Yahoo News) Reuters reports major U.S. hedge fund managers are on pace this year to more than double the amount they gave in the 2012 election campaign, with independent fundraising groups backing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican rival […]

Hedge Funds Look To Space With New China Economy Gauge

(Bloomberg) “What we have is an independent third look at the facilities in China.” Here’s the latest way to get a read on China’s economic pulse: view it from space. San Francisco-based SpaceKnow Inc. has launched the China Satellite Manufacturing […]

AIMA Launches Hedge Fund Director DDQs

(Alternative Investment Management Association) AIMA, the global representative body for alternative asset managers, today has launched a set of Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs) for hedge fund directors. These are the first set of AIMA DDQs – questionnaire templates that fund […]

Hedges Just Picked a Fight With United Airlines

(Fortune) The hedge funds Altimeter Capital Management and PAR Capital Management, which together own 7.1% of the United Airlines operator, went public on Tuesday with a sharply worded letter seeking to replace as much as half of the company’s board […]

FCA Expects Hedge Fund Managers to Focus on Liquidity Risk

(Hedge Fund Law Report) Investment managers must ensure that they appropriately manage liquidity risks in their funds and disclose those risks to investors, according to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Working with the Bank of England to assess risks […]

Ontario $57 Billion Fund Loads Up On Bonds Amid Market Turmoil

(Bloomberg) An Ontario pension fund that manages C$77 billion ($57 billion) is seeing so much volatility in global financial markets that it increased fixed-income holdings sixfold. The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System fund boosted fixed-income assets to C$25.4 billion at […]

Hedge Fund Treasury Bets At Most Since 2013 Amid Two-Month Rally

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds are the most bullish on Treasury benchmark 10-year notes in two years, as U.S. government securities head for a second straight monthly gain.Large speculators including hedge funds boosted their positions in Treasury 10-year futures to a net […]

Ackman’s fund off 17.3 percent for year, erases banner gains from 2014

(Reuters) Billionaire investor William Ackman has managed to erase his entire 40 percent return of 2014, a performance that put him at the pinnacle of the hedge fund world. Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings portfolio has lost 17.3 percent so far […]

Hedge Funds See No Respite Ahead in Asia After Brutal Start

(Bloomberg)Hedge funds in Asia, which struggled with a brutal market selloff last month, don’t see a respite anytime soon.The $241 million Orchid China Master Fund extended January’s 11.2 percent decline to slump another 2.6 percent this month through Feb. 15 […]

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