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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 […]

Bad coffee and a red Ferrari: Here are some of the ‘red flags’ at new hedge funds

(Business Insider) A group of hedge fund allocators revealed the biggest “red flags” that stop them from placing money with an emerging manager at the Absolute Return Symposium in New York on Wednesday.One thing to look out for is the […]

Fortress Hedge Fund Seeing ‘More Cracks’ in Credit Markets

Fortress Hedge Fund Seeing ‘More Cracks’ in Credit Markets Bloomberg posted on Wed 17 Feb 2016 Permalink Print The Fortress Investment Group LLC fund that has predicted an Asia credit meltdown to rival 1997 says it is seeing more warning […]

The hedge fund manager who nailed the subprime crisis says China’s problem right now is 4 times as big

(Business Insider) Kyle Bass, founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York in 2013.Texan hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass, the founder of Hayman Capital, has sent his first letter to investors on […]

Obscure Chinese Firm Wants To Buy The Chicago Stock Exchange

(Bloomberg) While the world has gotten used to seeing Chinese companies snap up overseas businesses, the purchase of a 134-year-old U.S. stock market by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group ….why does a provincial Chinese business with no apparent ties to the […]

GSAM Launches Multi-Manager Liquid Alts Fund

(Hedgefund Intelligence) Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched a UCITS-compliant multi-manager liquid alternative fund that will follow a similar strategy to the $1.6 billion Goldman Sachs Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund, the group’s 1940 Act product offered to US investors. To read […]

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