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Industry Standards Board Wants Changes in Hedge Fund Disclosures

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The Hedge Fund Standards Board wants to improve the disclosures to investors regarding potential conflicts of interest. One proposal in particular would require managers to disclose any parallel funds if the proposal is adopted. Yet another proposal […]

Omega Advisors Subpoenaed

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Reports from CNBC and Bloomberg stated that hedge fund firm Omega Advisors has been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey. According to reports, the authorities are seeking information […]

Hedge Fund Philanthropy: Man Booker International Prize 2015 Finalists

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. “We are very […]

The Carlyle Group To Acquire Conifer Financial Services

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Global hedge fund asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Conifer Financial Services LLC, a $100 billion independent asset services firm. The transaction, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected […]

Newly Launched Hedge Funds Have Best Year Since 2004

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – New hedge funds in the US netted over $34 billion in last year’s explosive launch environment, posting the best fundraising total in a decade, Absolute Return research shows. The largest was the Two Sigma Absolute Return […]

Billions: Hedge Fund Drama Comes To Showtime

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Paul Giamatti “John Adams” and Damian Lewis of “Homeland” are slated to play rivals in an upcoming drama co-written by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Business Insider reports. “The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is […]

Fund Growth Slows Again

New York (Hedgeco.Net) – For the third consecutive year, the number of new hedge funds launched dipped. In the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report, research firm HFR reported that there were 1,040 new hedge funds launched in 2014 and […]

A Different Way To Play A Rate Hike

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Rather than betting on bonds going down when the Fed finally raises interest rates, a recent article from CNBC suggests that hedge funds are making their bets in the currency markets. According to the article, such heavyweight […]

Former Federal Reserve Governor Joins NY Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former Federal Reserve governor Jeremy C. Stein has agreed to consult at $20 billion hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management, the Wall Street Journal reports. Stein is also a Harvard economics professor. The WSJ says: “Hedge funds, […]

Northern Trust: Hedge Fund Industry “Blind Spots” Persist

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Amid the rapid growth of the hedge fund industry and the complex regulatory climate following the financial crisis, hedge fund managers and institutional investors have differing views on transparency and independent controls, according to a new […]

Hedge Funds Become More Bullish on Stocks

According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor, hedge funds increased their bullish bets on the Russell 2000 and they lowered their bearish bets on the S&P 500 last week as well. The weekly Commitment of Traders […]

Hedge Funds Pushing Up Valuations For Tech Start Ups

Late-stage tech startups are getting funded at a rate not seen since the late 90s during the dot-com bubble. According to a recent Bloomberg article, hedge funds and mutual funds are dumping money in to the tech arena and they […]

Blackstone Partners With Hedge Fund Security Analytics Firm RedOwl

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Blackstone Group, a $300 billion hedge fund investor, has made an undisclosed strategic investment with RedOwl Analytics, a security analytics firm. “Our relationship with RedOwl began when we brought them onboard to help secure Blackstone,” […]

Cannabis Researcher To Present At Miami Hedge Fund Conference

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – One World Cannabis Ltd., a subsidiary of Israel-based developer of cannabinoid-based therapies, OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp., is presenting at the WALL ST. Conference (WSC) in Miami, Florida today. “We are excited to be presenting to such high profile […]

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  • Hedge Funds: Don’t Call Us a Hedge Fund
    Yesterday, March 27, 2015 : Permalink

    WSJ – One of the keys to running a hedge fund is learning how to say you don’t. Grappling with years of uneven performance, image problems and deep-pocketed clients who have publicly distanced themselves from the industry, hedge-fund managers are […]

  • Cooperman’s Omega Hedge Fund Receives Federal Subpoenas
    Yesterday, March 27, 2015 : Permalink

    Bloomberg – Leon Cooperman’s $9.4 billion hedge fund firm Omega Advisors was subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are seeking information on trading in certain securities. Cooperman, the billionaire […]

  • Nikkei falls to more than 1-week low as hedge funds take profits before quarter end
    Yesterday, March 27, 2015 : Permalink

    Reuters – Japan’s Nikkei share average gave up early gains and fell to its lowest level in more than a week on Friday, led by futures selling as hedge funds took profits from its recent rise. The Nikkei benchmark fell […]

  • Female hedge fund manager seeking senior role? Head to Hong Kong
    Yesterday, March 27, 2015 : Permalink

    The Tally – Women hedge fund managers wanting to climb to the top of their profession might want to avoid London and look further east, according to data published earlier this month by Preqin. As the below chart shows, Hong Kong […]

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